Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sale-a-bration 2013 is coming to an end

Sale-a-bration is almost over...

Have you gotten your free SAB items...

Before they're gone forever?

If you haven't done it yet, don't miss out!
Visit my online store now
For each $50 of merchandise you buy
you get one FREE SAB item.  
Hurry! It's over on Thursday , March 22!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamps from Stampin' Up!

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity? 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
    They are clearly a great choice.

    #132956    Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
    Recommend clear blocks A, B, G, F, and I. Purchase separately.
    Includes 57 pieces. (Don't faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling. Excited?

    Now that you know about them you might want to buy them.  I know I will.  Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to order them now. Just press the Shop Now button.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pineapple Party

Old and new are combined in this masculine birthday card.  I love the combination of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock! This simple card has the two piece pineapple stamp (retired) embossed in clear Stampin' Emboss powderAdorning Accents Edgelit and matching embossing folder on Early Espresso CS for the binding and one of the Pretty Petites stamps punched with the  Petite Curly Punch for the greeting. So easy but so beautiful!

Items used: Early Espresso (119686) & Crumb Cake (120953) CS, Versamark ink, Early Espresso, Gumball Green & Daffodil Delight Stampin' markers, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder (109130),  heat tool, embossing buddy, Adorning Accents Edgelit (125595) and embossing folder (125601) , Pretty Petites stamp set (129639-SAB), Fresh Fruit stamp set (retired) , Petite Curly Punch (129405-SAB).

What I Love About Stampin' Up! ~ 2

Pool Party and Tangerine Tango with Madison Square Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration exclusive) and Color Coach Color Matching Cards
Another thing I love about Stampin' Up! is the easy coordinating of colors. Not only do they have color families (Subtles, Regals, Brights & Neutrals) that look wonderful together but two sets of beautiful InColors that change every year. The InColors keep my cards looking fresh and up to date.

They also have a Color Coach (#120148), which is essentially color flash cards to aid me with ideas for color combinations.

 But the thing I love most is that they have ink that matches card stock that matches designer paper that matches ribbon, markers, brads, buttons embossing powder...well, you get what I mean. Before Stampin' Up! I spent most of my time trying to find items in my craft room that wouldn't clash. Then I'd go to the craft store and search up and down for something that would work with what I already had, usually failing. With Stampin' Up! products I can forget searching for materials and GET CREATIVE!