Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stampin' Blends Markers Available November 1st!

Stampin' Up! has announced the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers will be available for purchase starting November 1, 2017!  Color and blend with our exclusive Stampin' Up! colors like an artist with these high quality alcohol markers.  While markers are not refillable, they can be purchased individually when you need a replacement color!

Click to see the Stampin' Blends markers in action!

Here's why you'll love these Stampin' Blends markers with these features:
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin' Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.  The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color!
STAMPIN’ BLENDS – Available Nov. 1
Bermuda Bay:  Light 144580, $4.50 | Dark 144579, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144600, $9.00
Calypso Coral:  Light 144042, $4.50 | Dark 144044, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144045, $9.00
Cherry Cobbler:  Light 144576, $4.50 | Dark 144575, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144598, $9.00
Crumb Cake:  Light 144582, $4.50 | Dark 144581, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144601, $9.00
Daffodil Delight:  Light 144586, $4.50 | Dark 144585, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144603, $9.00
Night of Navy:  Light 144036 $4.50 | Dark 144039, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144040, $9.00
Old Olive:  Light 144574, $4.50 | Dark 144573, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144597, $9.00
Pink Pirouette:  Light 144593, $4.50 | Dark 144592, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144604, $9.00
Pool Party:  Light 144595, $4.50 | Dark 144594, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144605, $9.00
Pumpkin Pie:  Light 144578, $4.50 | Dark 144577, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144599, $9.00
Rich Razzleberry:  Light 144584, $4.50 | Dark 144583, $4.50 | Combo Pack 144602, $9.00
Smoky Slate:  Light 145054, $4.50 | Dark 145055, $4.50 | Combo Pack 145058, $9.00
Ivory:  144606, $4.50
Bronze:  144607, $4.50
Color Lifter:  144608, $4.50
Stampin’ Blends Marker Color Collection (all 26 colors + the Color Lifter):  147475, $121.50

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ICS Blog Hop October 2017 - A Note to Lift Your Spirits!

The first Wednesday of the month is here and time for another Inspire, Create, and Share Blog Hop!  This month's theme is something special and near to my heart, Courage.  
There are many people in my life that have been impacted by cancer, including my own father.  In 1996 my dad, whom I called Poppy (hence the poppies all over my blog), was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after we had moved to Iowa.  Then a few years later, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.  

Different types of cancer have different color awareness ribbons with brain tumor ribbons being gray and Leukemia being orange.  There are many different awareness ribbons for different cancers.  You can check them all out HERE.  For my project this month, I wanted to highlight those two colors plus poppy flowers.  

I finally had the time to use my new embossing paste.  I was a little afraid to use it at first as it seemed a little intimidating, but I got the hang of it quickly and even used some Peekaboo Peach reinker to change the color of the paste.  

Poppies are a symbol of remembrance.  In 2010, my dad passed away a month after I become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  He was the first person to purchase one of my cards, which was for my mom.  I have the first dollar framed and hung in my stamp room.  My business name (Stampin' Blondie) is actually a tribute to him as he called me Blondie growing up.  

For my card, I used Jar of Love for holding the poppies from the Oh So Eclectic set.  I stamped that on watercolor paper and used Soft Sky ink to stamp the water then an Aqua Painter to give a watercolor look.  I stamped the poppies in Pumpkin Pie ink with Real Red layered over.  I again used the Aqua Painter to blend it all together.  For the sentiment, I used Colorful Seasons to bring the card together.

Make sure to check out the next blog in the hop by stopping by my friend and fellow Tucson Demonstrator, Darla Robert's blog by clicking HERE or by the next button below!  

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Specials from Stampin' Up are here!

LET'S ADMIT IT: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  Back by popular demand, Stampin' Up! is bringing an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  Purchase three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October!  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  Plus this even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to purchase paper for all your crafting needs!

Details of Promotion: 
  • Sale Period: October 1-31, 2017  
  • Customer & Workshop order types qualify for this promotion  
  • There is no limit on how many times you can purchase three packages and get one free during this sale!  
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of the Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin' Rewards does not qualify for this promotion

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!  Stampin' Up! is offering another great deal to stock up on some amazing supplies!  
Stampin' Up didn't come up with World Card Making Day, we they are thrilled that it's a thing!  It's a day dedicated to doing what you love most - making handmade cards!  World Card Making Day celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it's a great time to offer you a chance to make your own cards to send to your family and friends!  

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7th, but one day isn't enough for us!  For ten days (October 1-10), you will get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets!  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you'll get two refills for FREE!  These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all - cardmaking!

Details of Promotion: 
  • Sale Period: October 1-10, 2017  
  • Customer & Workshop order types qualify for this promotion  
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin' Rewards  
  • All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin' Rewards at the sale price
  • View the new Holiday Catalog by clicking above and get a head start on your seasonal crafting!  
  • GET IT FREE.  My Exclusive Host Code and October offer (FREE gift with purchase) ends on October 31st.  You don't want to miss out on your FREE Black Rhinestone Jewels from me!  To qualify, place a $50 or more product order (total before shipping and tax) through me using the host code below by October 31st (11:50 p.m. Mountain).

Here’s how to apply your host code when ordering and earn the Black Rhinestone Jewels.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stampin' Around the Christmas Tree!

It's beginning to look a lot! Well it was this past Saturday when Holiday Stampin' Bingo was in full swing! I had such a great time hosting Stampin' Bingo holiday style for the arrival of the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog!  

We ate some delicious food, mixed our own creations at the hot chocolate bar, created two make and take projects, plus spent some quality time with each other!  Our big winner for the day was Karen who took home Hostess benefits for the day (and chose some GREAT items for her holiday crafting!) and also our Grand Prize package!

Our Grand Prize Winner Karen!!
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Merry Patterns Stamp Set FREE!

HAVE A BIG WISH LIST FOR THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?  Earn this EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  Check out this great video highlighting the stamp set!


View the new Holiday Catalog HERE and get a head start on your seasonal crafting!  

Shop online 24/7 by clicking below and use September's Hostess Code to be entered to be this month's Mystery Hostess!  September's Hostess Code is XYX34ZG2

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stampers By The Dozen September 2017 Hop- Leaves, Branches & Trees!

It's Friday and time for the Stampers By The Dozen September Hop!  This month's theme is leaves, branches, and trees!  

This month I wanted to showcase a stamp set from the Annual Catalog that is one of my favorites, Sheltering Tree!  I love the versatility of this set.  Its perfect for year round stamping and can be used for all four seasons.  My favorite aspect of this stamp set is that it layers.  You can add the swing, lean the bike up against the tree, or make it look like a winter scene with the tiny snowflakes stamp.  

This Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper has to be one of my favorite papers from the Holiday Catalog.  I love the Gold, Silver, and Bronze shine the papers have and this plaid design is my favorite from the pack.  I flipped over a Foil Snowflake to show the versatility of the backside of these and embossed my tree using Gold Embossing Powder.  For an extra pop of gold, I used Gold Foil Sheet and a some gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Tape Pack.  

The best part of this card is that it can be used for multiple occasions from birthday, to thank you, to the theme that is never fun to make, sympathy cards.  This card would be perfect for an upcoming class, but the skill level would be best for moderate stampers as the embossing can be challenging for some beginner stampers.  

Now that you have reached the end of the hop, make sure to swing back around to Rachel Pines link by clicking HERE or by clicking the next button below!

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