Flourishing In Colors

Hi!  Today I have a card designed using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set – April’s Stamp Set of the Month! and the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors.  I will be sad to see these go.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases, In Color 2015-2017

This card features Delightful Dijon.  The flower was colored with markers and then cut by hand using paper snips.  The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron.

This card features Watermelon Wonder.

Stampni' Up! SU! Flourishing Phrases, In Color 2015-2017

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club, simply place an order for either the recommended purchase or a minimum order of $59.25 using this hostess code: BC7RAWEH  by April 15th (I am extending the deadline since I am a bit late in announcing the Stamp Set of the Month).

Recommended Purchase:

142323 Clear Mount Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set & Die Bundle  – $59.25

Place your order here:  On-line store

You will receive a tutorial featuring this bundle on April 20th.

Please make sure to use the hostess code when ordering – it is the only way I know you are participating in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club.

Lastly, the retirement list will be out on April 10.  Once it is announced, the 2015-2017 In Color items will be on a “while supplies last” – and they go fast!!   Please – place your order for any 2015-2017 In Color products BEFORE April 10 to guarantee you will get them!!   See below for the complete list of In Color products.

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Favorite Color Combo

Hi!  I am in LOVE with this color combination!!

Stampin' Up!, SU! Make A Medallion, Sale-A-Bration

I came across this color combination when using the Blooms & Wishes Designer Series Paper for March’s Stamp Set of the Month club and fell in love!!  Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.  How pretty they are together!  Unfortunately, Mint Macaron will be retiring at the end of May.  Time to stock up on a refill and card stock so I can continue to make cards for my personal use with this color.

The stamp set featured on this card is the Make A Medallion Sale-A-Bration set.  I love how the two stamps intertwine with each other for my main image.  And that little corner stamp?  So pretty!  Have you earned this set for FREE yet?  No?  Well, you only have 2 more days before Sale-A-Bration ends and it is no longer available!

Have you joined my closed group for my Virtual Goodbye Sale-A-Bration Facebook party? No?  Click  here to join and then pop in at 7:30PM EST tonight and have some fun!   I will be giving away prizes and every one who places a $50 US (prior to S/H and tax) with me before Friday, March 31st at NOON EST, will receive a goody bag similar to these:

The goody bags will contain ink spots, stamps and designer series paper!

Can’t make the party?  Shop my on-line store here using Hostess Code: E2HFB3RN  and you will still get a goody bag!!

Hope to see you tonight at the party!

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Thinking of Sponging?

Hi!  Welcome back!  Today I am kicking off the week with a little sponging.  This is a card we made at a workshop recently.  I had seen a similar card on Song of My Heart’s blog – she had received it from Linda, a fellow demonstrator in Australia.  So thank you, Linda, for the inspiration!

SU! Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree

I used the Paper Doilies in the Occasions catalog – did you know that they are Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other making them perfect!!  For this technique, use the side you do NOT want facing up to do your sponging then just use the other side for our card.

This card is sponged with Delightful Dijon – one of the In Colors that will be retiring in May.  If you haven’t set, seriously consider stocking up on the In Color products now – they sell out fast and the re-inkers have started showing up on the back order report.  (And don’t forget the card stock!!)

The ribbon is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards that was still available last I knew.  It is very pretty with metallic thread weaved through it.

The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Don’t forget, I am hosting a Virtual Facebook Party on Wednesday night to say Goodbye to Sale-A-Bration.  Click this link to join in the fun!

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Hey, Chick!

Hi! Back today with a card we made at the Sale-A-Bration class Saturday night.  Did you know if you place a $50 (USD) prior to S/H and tax with me -not only do you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from Stampin’ Up! – you get a FREE class using Sale-A-Bration products from me!  The class is held each month of Sale-A-Bration and we make 3 projects.  Long distance customers, I mail out the complete projects 1 week after the class!

Stampin' Up! SU! Hey Chick

Isn’t this chick just adorable!  I love the floppy feathers on its head.  For this card, we used the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The body is colored with the Daffodil Delight pencil, the feet with Pumpkin Pie, and the feathers on the head were done by coloring first with Melon Mambo – blending that out, then going over with the Pumpkin Pie pencil.  I thought it turned out pretty well and matches the Watermelon Wonder Designer Series Paper.

The Whisper White panel for the chick is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and the black mat is 2 11/16 x 2 11/16″.

What do you think?

If you place an order by March 31st with me, you will be invited to join in the final FREE Sale-A-Bration class!  Orders of $150 or more will also qualify you for the Big Sale-A-Bration Celebration party I host!  Last year 13 people qualified for this party – they were given goody bags, Make & Takes, games with prizes, and treats!  My way of thanking you for supporting my business!  Long distance customers received the same goody bags, the completed stamped projects and a prize!

Shop my on-line store here so you don’t miss out on any more fun!  Orders less than $150,  hostess code E2HFB3RN is active for your use.

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SSOTM – Blooms & Wishes!

Hi! I am excited today to announce the March Stamp Set of the Month – Blooms & Wishes!

Stampin' Up! SU! Blooms & Wishes

I just love this set and the font for the sentiments and am excited to use it for the March Stamp Set of the Month!  If you are interested in participating in this month’s SSOTM Club – simply purchase the following recommended items using this hostess code: SBEY2SK4

Recommended purchase:

Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set – 141784 – $21.00
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper  – 141654 – $11.00
Or place an order totaling a minimum of $32.00 prior to S/H and tax using the hostess code.

Shop here:  http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid-94565

You must use the specified hostess code so I know you are taking part in the SSOTM.  Deadline for ordering for March’s SSOTM is March 10th.   Tutorials will be emailed on March 15th.

Why would you want to take part in SSOTM?  It allows you to purchase on a budget, you will get ideas on how to use your stamp set and as a BONUS – you will earn $25 in FREE merchandise after participating in 5 SSOTM offerings!

There is NO OBLIGATION or TIME COMMITMENT.  Each month I will feature a stamp set and create 4 cards/projects using that set.  There will be a recommended purchase for the month (typically $30-35 – but some months may feature a bundle that might cost more).   If you would like to take part in that month’s SSOTM, simply place an order for the recommended amount using the specified hostess code for that month’s SSOTM and you will receive a tutorial with pictures and step-by-step directions for the 4 projects.

If you order $50 or more – you also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item – and don’t forget there are 3 new rewards to choose from as well!

Still not sure – here is a comment I received on the February SSOTM tutorial:

“Thanks Teresa,

I love all of them! Can’t wait to make them. Great images to follow too. It will be a summer adventure for the winter!”

– Kate
If you have any questions about the Stamp Set of the Month Club – please let me know!
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Sparkly Butterfly

Hi! Today I have a card for you that was inspired by Kylie Bertucci’s card here.

My version uses the Bold Butterfly detailed thinlet to create my mask for my background.  I sponged Watermelon Wonder over my mask.  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases – I just love the font in that set.  I added a bit of sparkle to my butterfly using the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  Here is a closer look at that:

I just love how this card turned out!  A little inky, but fun, technique – and a great way to use your dies!

Sale-A-Bration continues – so don’t forget that there are 3 ways to Sale-A-Brate:

1) SHOP – FREE class each month when you place a $50 order (prior to S/H and tax) with me.  Classes will feature Sale-A-Bration products! Next class is Saturday, Feb 25 at 7:30pm.  Place an order through Feb 24th and you are invited to attend for FREE!  Long distance folks, I will mail your cards to you by March 3rd.

Shop 24/7 here:   http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid-94565

2) HOST  a workshop!   Why would you want to host?  Here’s what you will get!

– An extra $25 in Hostess Benefits when your show reaches $250 in sales (prior to S/H and tax).
–  An invitation to an exclusive Sale-A-Bration Celebration to be held in April or May!
– A fun night with your family and friends!

Plenty of dates available – or we can do a Virtual Facebook Party – contact me at teresa.howe@verizon.net to set up your party!

3) JOIN MY TEAM!  NO OBLIGATIONS, NO REQUIREMENTS and TONS OF FUN!  Almost $200 worth of product for just $99 plus tax!  Original kit is $125 worth of product of your choice – then pick any 2 stamp sets for FREE as an add-on!

If you are interested in joining my team, please let me know!  I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Ready to join?  Just click here:  JOIN!

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Simply and Sweet

Hi!  Today I have a simple but sweet birthday card to share with you from Saturday night’s Birthday Bash class.

SU! Build a Birthday, Balloon Celebrations

The balloons were punched from the Balloon Bouquet punch – one in Night of Navy, the other in Cucumber Crush.  I used the chalk marker to give the balloons a little dimension.  The strings are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink from the Balloon Celebrations set.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and is from the Build a Birthday set.  The designer paper is from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  I heart these paper stacks – you get all the colors in the family and the patterns are perfect for cards – especially when you need something quick!

We are still Sale-A-Brating – earn FREE product with every $50  (US) spent prior to S/H and tax!  Shop my on-line store to earn your FREE goodies today!

Just a reminder that Friday, Feb 10 is the last day to place your order for this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club.  Details can be found here.

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A Huge Thank You!

Hi!  I found out this week that I made Kylie Bertucci’s Top 10 for the January International Project Highlights!

I so appreciate all of you that voted for this card!  I will be hopping with the rest of the Top 10 winners (as well as those from December) in February.

SU! So Very Much, Delicate Details, SAB 2017

This card is for you!  The card is a single layer card featuring 2 of this year’s Sale-A-Bration sets – So Very Much and Delicate Details.  A few tips – stamp the Thank You first in the center of your card.  Then stamp the lace trim – first in Mint Macaron – I had my card square to the grid on my grid paper and was able to line up the stamp using the grid lines to make sure I stamped it straight.  I then inked the same stamp in Cucumber Crush, flipped it over and again lined it up using the grid lines as well the Mint Macaron image so that it was straight and matched the first image.  Worked like a charm!  Hope this helps if you decide to try.

You can earn either or both of these  sets for FREE with a minimum $50 (US) purchase (prior to S/H and tax!)

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Stamps, Paper, Ink

Hi!  How are you?  Sorry for not posting too frequently recently – life has gotten busy and I have not yet adjusted to the new routine.  I’ll get there!

With all the extras available today in card making and paper crafting, I decided to take a little break and get back to the basics.  Today’s card is strictly Stamps, Paper and Ink.  No embellishments, no Big Shot, no punches.  Sometimes its nice to get back to the basics.  I hope you like my card.

SU! Garden In Bloom, Tin of Tags

I love this stamp set – Garden in Bloom – for its whimsical look.  Being a photopolymer stamp set, it is easy to align the images in this 2-3 step stamp set.  The little flourish in the corners is from the Tin of Cards stamp set – I just colored a small bit of the stamp for the corners.  The bee’s flight path was done by hand.  The colors are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush from the 2015-2017 In Color collection.  This just might be my card for orders this month – as each customer is helping me reach my dream.

Just wanted to give you a heads up on 2 Stampin’ Up! announcements:

First, the Stitched Framelits (an upcoming product that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog) and that are available for purchase Nov 1-30 – are going on back order soon as sales have exceeded expectation.  If you haven’t ordered your set yet – I highly recommend you do so ASAP!  Available in my on-line store!

Here are the Stitched Framelits and stamp sets that are currently 25%:


Second, Stampin’ Up!’s On Line Extravaganza sale starts on November 21st! Can’t wait to see what awesome deals they have in store – including 24 hour deals on the 21st!

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Sometimes You Feel

Like a Nut!  Hi!  Today I am bringing you a card using the A-Corny Thank You set.  This debuted in last year’s Holiday catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog.  I hadn’t used it since last year and thought it was time to pull it out and put it to use so it didn’t fell quite so lonely.

SU! Acorny Thank You

I decided to use the 2015-2017 In Colors as I think Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron work so well for fall.  The Designer Series Paper strip is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Series Specialty pack.  This is one of the Specialty papers – Vanilla with Gold Foil polka dots.  Adds just a bit of shine to the card (not that i captured that in the picture.  I also added  a touch of the burlap ribbon – now that I have started playing with it – it adds such a nice touch to fall projects.

Thinking this might be October’s Thank You cards for those that have placed  orders with me.  What do you think? Would YOU like to get one of these cards in the mail?

Just a reminder that during the month of October, you get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper with the purchase of 3.  Purchase any 3 packs of paper pictured below and get a 4th pack FREE!


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