When A Card Just Isn’t Enough… Put Some Pop In It!

Something fun this way comes…  I have decided to add another class to the schedule for May, I know hold onto your panties ladies- things are going to get crazy.  This is a class that I have wanted to do for sometime and just have been putting it on the back burner, but now is the time!! Get ready for the MAY TOTALLY TECHNIQUES CLASS

Totally Techniques Class Pop-Up Cards by http"//www.HandStampedStyle.com

These may look like unassuming, simple cards… but there is a surprise inside EACH one!!  This months technique features 3 different types of POP-UP CARDS!!  These are SO much fun to make and even more fun to give.  I hope that you will be a part of the class, and remember that even if you can’t make the local date you can always get the class BY MAIL or ONLINE as well, you can get the project kit for free even- mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss this.

CLASS DATE: Sat. May 23rd from 11-1 PM

*I will be adding all the fees and additional details to my CREATIVE CLASS CALENDAR before the end of the day, but I have to get my kids to school… or at least feed them before they go. :-)

Oh, and don’t forget… there are all NEW WEEKLY DEALS released today!!  Check these babies out- some super awesome products on here, for cheap!!

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Remember these will only be discounted for a limited time, on Monday at midnight… they disappear like Cinderellas dress… or was it her glass slippers?  Pretty sure she lost it all, LOL!!  Don’t let that happen to you… get in on these NOW.

REGISTER NOW for classes and events, space is limited (as I host them at my home).

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CLASS 5/23- DETAILS SOON!

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Time To Claim Your Catty!!

It’s getting close… I can hardly wait!  The NEW STAPMPIN’ UP! CATALOG is almost ready to arrive!!!  I am getting ton’s of things ready and prepped for my CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT later next month but in the meantime I have a question for you…

WHO WANTS A NEW CATTY?!

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IF… you are a current customer, meaning that you have placed an order with me in the last 3 months then YOU will automatically get a catalog sent directly to you, if you are not local to me I will ship it free of charge!!  If you are local then you can claim your catty at my CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT on MAY 30th from 2-4 PM!

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WHAT IF I’M NEW TO HSS??

If you are not a current customer, or haven’t placed an order in the last 3 months you too can CLAIM YOUR FREE CATTY by simply EMAILING ME YOUR REQUEST and I will send you a Paypal invoice of $6 to cover shipping.

If you are a HOSTESS CLUB MEMBER then you will not only get your catalog at the Catty Kickoff, BUT yours will be BOUND!!  Just another perk for being in the Hostess Club, BUT… if you happen to join AFTER MAY then you won’t get a bound catty until next years release, so if you want to get ALL the perks of being in a HOSTESS CLUB it’s always best to join right before the new catty is released.

If you are unfamiliar with how or what a HOSTESS CLUB is, CLICK HERE- I break it all down and explain everything.  It’s the best and easiest way to earn FREE HOSTESS REWARDS without the hassle of an in home party!

WHEN A NEW CATALOG BEGINS AND AN OLD ONE ENDS…

*May 18th – ALL catalogs will begin shipping this week.

*May 30th- Local stampers/Hostess Club members claim 2015-16 Annual Catalog

*June 2nd- LAST DAY to order last chance retiring items

*June 2nd – LAST DAY to order from 2015 Occasions Catalog & current 2014-15 Annual Catalog

*June 2nd- FIRST DAY to order from 2015-16 Annual Catalog

There will be so much awesomeness and activity in the next few weeks I can hardly contain myself.  Wait until you see the FULL DETAILS for the CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT- you will be as excited as I am!  Mark your calendar and be sure to get in on the awesome classes coming up for May as well.  I have an additional announcement coming for May too… just you wait!!  Actually, don’t- LOL!!

REGISTER NOW for classes and events, space is limited (as I host them at my home).

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Gettin’ Jiggie With It…

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I am still in awe of the Incentive Trip that I earned as of yesterday.  SO VERY EXCITED, even though I am getting ready to head to the amazing island of Hawaii.  Enough about that for today, I promised another helpful tip video for you a few days ago, remember when I share the video for this project?

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The video was showing you how to accomplish the MARKER TO STAMP technique, and in the video they used a STAMP-A-MA-JIG to align everything.  That is such a handy little tool, but most people don’t know how to use it.  Let me fix that.  Check out this helpful tutorial on how to use the tool-

To check out this video on my Youtube channel CLICK HERE.  There are a ton of other helpful videos there too, be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you get all the latest videos.

I also wanted to update you on the slight change to my upcoming ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT!!

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I had to push back the date of the original party date, so the new date for this party is SAT. MAY 30th from 2-4 PM.  Come and bring your friends, this will be a fun and FREE event!  You will of course be able to go home with your very own NEW STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOG, and if you are a HOSTESS CLUB MEMBER or JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB at the event you will get to go home with you very own BOUND CATALOG!!  They have the awesome binding on the side which makes for easy reading, like this- (these are black so they are kind of hard to see :-)  )

bound catalog from http://www.handstampedstyle.com

Just another perk for my Hostess Club Members.

In addition to the catalog you get to go home with there will be games, prizes, goodies, samples, treats, and of course some stamping to be had!!  This event is available to all my local stampers and their friends, bring a friend and you will get even more rewards, get a friend to join club and the rewards keep piling up!!  Purchase new catalog product and you get even more bonuses!!  There are going to be so many awesome things your head might explode.

If you aren’t local and can’t attend don’t you worry, I will have awesome things for my online and long distance stampers to earn and be a part of as well.  More details on all of this will be coming soon, but be sure to mark your calendar and check in with me often so you don’t miss out!

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Spain, France, Italy… HERE I COME!!

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As of 4:53 AM today I have officially EARNED THE 2016 INCENTIVE TRIP!!!  My dear determined stamper Dianne E. (who had been fighting with the Stampin’ Up! ordering site for days) finally got her order to go through and it was more than enough to push me past the qualifying mark for the trip!!  I am SO excited, I can’t contain myself. I have a special surprise for Dianne!!

I have always wanted to go to Sprain, Italy, and France and now I will be able to do all 3!!  All because I share a little paper passion with everyone I know.  Can you believe it??

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I am thinking… maybe…. just maybe… I will bring my kids along??  This might not happen again and I want them to experience different cultures and lands.  I want them to learn first hand about the places they read about in books and see on TV.  Look at some of the highlights of this trip-

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Having been on a cruise once before I now know how things work and what to expect, SO loving that!!  And check out all the ports that we will be hitting… I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!

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I have always wanted to go to Italy, and see the sights and take in the sounds and now that I don’t eat Gluten it should be a little tricky experiencing the food, but it will be a blast ALL the same! :-)

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And when we aren’t in port… the kids will get a kick out of the ship.  Truth be told, I would totally ride this bad boy… I am just not that keen on public pools… they feel like big bath tubs to me :-|

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But don’t get me wrong… I will sunbath like a mad man… with proper protection of course.

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There will be so many exciting things to see, and I think the part I am most excited about…

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The trip will be in June, which means I won’t have to take the kids out of school to experience it.

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I am so thrilled I can hardly believe it.  I can’t wait to share my excitement with everyone at my ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT next month, that’s usually where we celebrate the upcoming incentive trip and this year will be AMAZE-BALLS!!

I can’t thank all my loyal stampers and Demonstrator Family enough for helping get here.  I try my best to provide the best service and classes that you could want and in return you all help me achieve my goals, and I thank you SOOOOO much for that.  I have a special surprise for my Demonstrator Family members coming in the mail, and something awesome planned for my loyal stampers as well.  THANK YOU ALL SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

I mentioned yesterday that I had a follow up video for you on How to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig… and I apologize, this announcement pushed that back to tomorrow :-)  I also will be sharing more details about my ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF party too.  The date for that event has changed so PLEASE mark you calendar- MAY 30th from 2-5 PM.  You won’t want to miss it- there will be a lot of spoiling going on!!

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Marker to Stamp Technique Video

Good Morning!! I have a fun quick little video tutorial to share this morning.  If you have been wondering how to get several colors onto ONE stamp image let me reveal the secret… it’s not hard at all.  It’s a technique called Marker to Stamp Technique (I know real creative, huh?)  Here is an example of what I am talking about…

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See how his shirt is several different colors??  Let me show you how that technique is achieved.

Super easy right?  Now grab those markers and give this technique a GO!!  Be sure and join me tomorrow… I have a quick tutorial on how to use that other FAB tool they showed in this video that helps you get perfect placement every time!

To view this video on Youtube simply CLICK HERE.

Remember that RETIRED ITEMS are selling out, be sure to check THIS LIST for the latest updates, the X in the right column indicates that the item has sold out.

GET READY… My MAY EVENTS will be here before you know it!  There are only a few since I will be away shaking my COCONUTS in HAWAII for a WEEK :-)  So come and get crafty with me before I leave, and be sure to save the date for the ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF EVENT when I get back!

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Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and More, OH MY!

There was SO much going on yesterday I didn’t even get to mention it all.  Let me take a minuet to update you on a few new things and remind you of a few others…

First up, yes- it is the very LAST- LAST day to register for the final classes for April and my STAMPERS BINGO event (with all the chaos around here I got my dates all screwy…) I will be closing registration for the DEAREST MOM, CONGRATS CRAG Gift Set Classes AND the STAMPERS BINGO EVENT at NOON today!

Stampers Bingo Make-N-Takes

Dearest Mom Gift Set Class

Congrats Grad Class of 2015

Second, the Stampin’ Up! website update-

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Wow, yesterday was a whirlwind… Some of you may have experienced the issues that were going on with Stampin’ Up!s website, I know I did!  It does appear that they have fixed what ever issue there was and the site is back to normal.  However I will say, in the time that I held my card class yesterday LOTS of items sold out from the retiring list.  So I will be posting an updated link for the list each day with my posts so you can stay up to date.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED RETIRED LIST .PDF

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Third, I don’t know if I mentioned it yesterday but we have all NEW WEEKLY DEALS that began yesterday too!

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And last but not least… there were products added to the CLEARANCE RACK!!

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So check out the updated RACK… there are things you will want to stock up on and they are SUPER discounted!! WIN!!

SERIOUSLY, FINAL DAY TO REGISTER for my CREATIVE CLASSES for April & May on my CALENDAR NOW- CLICK HERE!

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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…

It’s a fond farewell… Time to grab that box of tissues and your Stampin’ Up! Catalog, because it’s getting down to the wire and they will be gone before you know it.

Get them while their hot, and DISCOUNTED!!

Get them while their hot, and DISCOUNTED!!

That’s right… it’s that time of year again, where we feverishly scurry to grab a hold of the stamps and accessories that we have been meaning to get during the year but never got around to because something else caught our eye.

Well, now is the time because not only is almost everything discounted BUT if you wait and grab these later on ebay the price you pay will be too high to even contemplate (it’s highway robbery!!)  The funnies thing for me is that I own almost every item that is shown on this retiring list… and why do I think it’s funny??  Because that means I get to welcome in tons of NEW things for my class members to play with and see, so even though I am super sad to see many of these items leave and never return, I am glad to have had the chance to play with them and share them with all of my avid stampers!

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Please remember that once these items sell out, they are not returning.  They will be gone!  Stamp sets will only be produced until May 26th at which point if a set sells out of the stock on hand then that set will no longer be available, as for the accessories- once those products sell out they are gone forever.  Take a moment, and early lunch or even a bathroom break and grab those items you want NOW so you won’t have to be one of the sad ones that trolls eBay for the things you missed out on.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR SEVERAL UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS, GET IN WHILE YOU CAN!!

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Happy Birthday Balloon Bash Style!

It’s Tuesday, which means there are a LOT of things happening today. The first is a NEW SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, and this ones adorable! I used it to create a sweet (tricked-out) birthday card for a dear friend of mine. I was so in love with this card it was hard to give it away, LOL!!

Plus keep an eye out for the RETIRED LIST coming out shortly… I will be posting that as soon as it arrives, AND there will be ALL NEW WEEKLY DEALS to check out too!! Lot’s to do today!!

HAPPY Birthday little letters alphabet thinlits and Sew You exclusive set

I used LOTS of different things on this project, and they all helped the card turn out perfect! First I used the CELEBRATE TODAY stamp set and FRAMELITS to create the focal images. I used some bright cheery colors (Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, and Coastal Cabana)

HAPPY Birthday little letters alphabet thinlits and Sew You exclusive set

I made this card HUGE, so that I could make it fit a message gift certificate inside! LOL. I will make a quick video on how I did this exactly and share it later this week. I stamped the little star sparkled images inside each balloon and then used the LITTLE LETTERS THINLITS to cut out the word HAPPY from each balloon. To decorate the balloons I used pieces of 1/8″ TAFFETA RIBBON to match the colored balloons as close as possible.

HAPPY Birthday Balloon Bash little letters alphabet thinlits and Sew You exclusive set

I used those cut out letters to decorate the envelope front, I had to do something to cover up the business logo that was on there. I recycled their envelope for my HUGE card, ;-) I embellished the front with another balloon too, love them dots!

HAPPY Birthday Balloon Bash little letters alphabet thinlits and Sew You exclusive set

It turned out adorable, right?? I loved this project SOOOO much and I will be cranking out more of these too… they were SOOO easy and super fun to give. Of course everyone at the party OOoooed and Aaawwwwed over the card, they didn’t really pay attention to what was inside, bwahahahaha!!

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Babies First Year Memories

What better way to remember each month or growth and progression of your little nugget than with a frame that showcases each one?  I have been meaning to capture the many frames I have been making over the last several weeks.  One of my fitness instructor friends had a friend notice her BABIES FIRST YEAR frame I made her years ago and since then I have been making several of these every few weeks.  The friends of her friends and their friends have all been ordering them and they have been requesting the cutest colors… of course I have failed to snap pics of them before they are delivered or picked up…

The reason these look so crappy is because I snapped these literally while the customer was walking up the steps to get them… so no positioning and I tried to get the best natural light I could… oh and I was using my phone, LOL!!  A perfect storm, huh?

Babies First Year Frame

These can be ordered with or without coordinating onesies…

With each frame comes a template that the mom can use to crop her babies photo… and I make a sweet little personalized banner for the frame with the babies name as well.

These are really fuzzy but you get the picture :-)

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Months are labeled and ready for the photos to be added.

I add a custom background to each of the frames so that everything coordinates so beautifully.  I am in the process of developing an alternative style frame for Babies First Holidays… I will share as soon as that’s ready.

My customer also ordered one in purples and mints… this is what I created- yes, I know that the label on month 8 is loose… I fixed that before I let her leave with it. I forgot to remove the paper backing off the adhesive :-|

Babies First Year Frame

Request any color that best fits the babies room decor.

Creating these are so fun, and I love putting together the banners cause the wonky letters always make me smile.

Babies First Year Frame

altering the pattern of color always is difficult for me for some reason??

with some month titles I use white ink cause it stands out better, and for others I use a darker shade of the theme colors… it’s never usually the very same.  I just love using glitter for the background when it works… it’s a must to start a baby girl out early with a fair amount of glitter!

Babies First Year Frame

A lot of ink testing goes on before these babies are secured down.

Hope you enjoyed checking these out.  I do offered these for purchase in my SHOP, they are undergoing a few changes (to be able to make them more customizable) so you will be able to order these for pick up (which will include a frame) or for them to be shipped (which won’t include a frame- to make shipping and getting the product more affordable).  If you order this product to be shipped it will include an instructional video on how to put the pieces that you will receive together for your very own baby or friend.  I will announce when I have those updates completed to this product in my shop and then you can start ordering away!!

In the mean time I am off to finish getting over this fab cold that my son brought home to me last week, I have to kick this thing before we leave for HI!!!  I am always sick when we vacation for some reason, ugh!!!  So lots of rest for me again today and it’s my hubs birthday too, so I will need to stop blowing snot rockets long enough to help him enjoy his day…  while I work on that don’t you forget that there is only a few shot days to register for the last few events and classes for April and May!! And don’t forget that the 2014-15 RETIRED LIST COMES OUT TOMORROW- watch my blog for that!

REGISTER TODAY BEFORE THE DEADLINE ENDS!!!

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Butterflies Are BACK BABY!!

You know it’s Spring when the Butterflies are Back!  I am EXCITED to announce that the Butterflies Thinlits are BACK IN STOCK, finally and there is a FAB special for them to boot!  Stampin’ Up! wanted to reward you for being so patient with this whole backorder/delay issue and so you get to choose from a few AWESOME specials-

Order the thinlits & get them at 15% OFF!!

Butterfly Thinlits

CLICK HERE TO GET THEM ONLINE AT A GREAT PRICE!!

Or get the stamp set and thinlit bundle and select a FREE gift!  That’s right- gran them both and select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, seriously awesome!!

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GRAB THE BUNDLE AND SELECT A FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM TOO!! CLICK HERE TO GET ONLINE.

Available with your purchase of the Butterfly Thinlints or Bundle until 4/30!!

Available with your purchase of the Butterfly Bundle until 4/30!!

I have a FUN project to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to check back to see all the goodies!!  Today I have several of my Hostess Club members coming to their FREE CLASS to get creative and enjoy some of the perks of being a Hostess Club Member!!  If you are looking for an easy way to earn FREE Hostess Rewards (and get a few extra perks to boot) then you want to JOIN MY HOSTESS CLUB.  You commit to a nominal bi-monthly purchase amount and reap ALL the rewards- in fact in  just a few short weeks ALL my hostess club members will get their exclusive SPIRAL BOUND CATALOGS!!!  That’s a perk ONLY HOSTESS CLUB MEMBERS GET.

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR SEVERAL!!!

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