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Holiday Catalog is Live!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Isn’t it beautiful?  Just click on the image to look inside.  There are snowmen and cardinals and a mini curvy keepsake box like you see here on the front, and inside there are Shimmery Crystal Effects, Snow Glitter, White Puff Paint, a Punch for the Snowman and a Moose Punch and ribbon galore and Penguins and…

Okay, enough Karen, let’s just show some examples. 

 

Thanks, Sal, I do get carried away with all the exciting new products.  Did I tell you about the white satiny ribbon with Merry Christmas printed on it and……

ENOUGH all right all ready!  You need to get down to business.

Well!  The catalog starts today and runs through January 2 of 2020.  It will be in my catalog tab if you are ever out and about without a catalog and someone asks you about those cool penguins or …. oops there I go again.  Contact me if you need a catalog.

Through September 30 you can save on Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog:

And for all you Halloween buffs, don’t miss signing up by September 10th for the cool Paper Pumpkin with a spooky box:

Click on the image to go to the Paper Pumpkin site!

Now let’s get in the mood for the holidays with a short video from the home office! (Click ‘cancel’ after it plays or you will be lost for the next hours in youtube videos and I want you to come back and see examples from the catalog!)

There are many products to make halloween fun:

And wreaths for Thanksgiving:

and wreaths for Christmas:

And bells:

And Snowmen (with a punch):

And Elves:

Did I mention penguins?

And gingerbread houses: (come to my club next week on Wednesday or Saturday and we will be making this-details below):

And Santa:

And candles with scripture:

And snow globes:

And moose- with a punch, ahhh…look at that cute raccoon:

And frosted nontraditional colors:

At the inside of the back cover of the catalog is a new set that you can buy to “Make A Difference” in our world.  Stampin’ Up! will give $3 of every purchase to a Mental Health Organization.

And that, my stampin’ friends, is just the tip of the iceberg!

I have club next week on Wednesday and Saturday and guests are always welcome for a $5 fee or $25 order. Just RSVP please.

Wednesday’s hostess code, with Cindy as our hostess,  is:  7SN9PKF9

Saturday’s hostess  code, with Terri as our hostess, is:  YRE36GMT

October 9th and 12th we will have our next Christmas Stamp A Stack starting at 9:30 each day.   You will make six cards, two each of three designs, for $20.  There are snacks and thank you gifts and lots of help if you are a new stamper.  RSVP by October 1st, please.

I forgot to tell you about the fun kits in the catalog and the black dimensionals and……

       TMI, leave something for them to discover!

Okay, Sal.  Click on Sal in the computer to go to the store and order, or click on the calendar to see events.

SAL,  Sayonara At Last

Karen  (Thanks for visiting!)

                     

Holiday Catalog Goes Live!!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Finally, the Holiday Catalog has gone live!!  We wait all year for this special time.

Click on the catalog image above to view the pdf version of the catalog.  Send a request for a hard copy of the catalog to:

stampalosopher@gmail.com

The Designer Series Paper (DSP as we call it) is phenomenal and there is a ‘Take Your Pick’ tool (page 30) with metal ends to replace our worn out plastic tipped Quicker Clicker Poker Picker Upper – tee hee, I love saying that!

I will be posting more videos from the home office so stay tuned!  Text or email me now to book your holiday card making event with a group of your friends and earn free products.  Text me at 303-815-0838 or email stampalosopher@gmail.com.

Do you like FREE?  Book a September party- at your home, my home or online, and you could earn a free set of 12X12 designer paper:

Those deer are pretty cool aren’t they.  Check out the “Dashing Deer” suite:

And just to help you out a little more, here is a shopping list:

So get ready to amaze your friends and family with beautiful cards that you have made yourself!

You can make it!  I can show you how!!

SAL,   Share A Love of stamping

Karen- Click on the computer to order.  Use hostess code YFRHTHYV if your order is under $150.

PS  Paper Pumkin is going to be spooky special this month.  Don’t miss it!  Order online with an item number or go directly to www.paperpumpkin.com but hurry – September 10 is the deadline for this kit!   Save a little by ordering a three month subscription online #137859 and you will receive September’s spooky kit, October’s kit- sometimes Thanksgiving oriented, and November’s kit which has almost always been Christmas cards.  Always a fun surprise whether cards or treat packaging!!

Night In Bethlehem

Hello Stamping Friends,

Page 26 of your holiday catalog has the Night In Bethlehem stamp set that I will be featuring here.  The bundle, in wood #146043, or clear # 146044, includes the stamp set and the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies which have the most amazing city scenes that fit one over the other to make a phenomenal card!

I chose to do a black and white scene and used white embossing for the stars and the greeting.  I placed a star above Mary with one of the Metallic Enamel Shapes #141678.  The shooting star was an accident from rolling the stamp a bit but my stampers loved it and wanted to recreate it in the sky.  Mary and Joseph were stamped with the Memento Black Tuxedo Ink #132708 and then cut out with the Bethlehem Edgelit Die.

The inside could just as well have been the outside of a card, (you will find that with most of my designs.)  The white on black designer paper is on page 13 of the holiday catalog- Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper- #144623. (DSP is my shortened version of ‘designer series paper’ when I give measurements.)   Note: the city is stamped at the bottom of the whisper white layer and lined up with the base without leaving the standard bottom border of black DSP.  This alignment makes the city stand out better.  The Whisper White layer starts as 5″  X 3 3/4″.   This top piece is cut diagonally 1″ up from the bottom and 2″ over on the top of each side.  Hint:  When you align it on your Stampin’ Trimmer, place pieces of sticky note on the trimmer to mark the diagonal and you can cut many pieces without remeasuring.  Another Hint:  put all three stamps, the star, the greeting and the city,  on a large acrylic block, use your grid paper to test and make sure they are straight, and then you can stamp the inside all at once making this a very easy card for making multiples.  Other measurements:

Base, Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 5 1/2″  X  8 1/2″ ,  scored at 4 1/4″

Outside first layer, Basic Black, 5 1/4″  X  4″

Outside city, Regular Whisper White, 5″ X 6″

Mary and Joseph, Regular Whisper White,  2 1/2″  X  2″

Inside Merry Music DSP – 5 1/4″  X  4″

Top Inside Layer – Regular Whisper White –  5″  X  3 3/4″

Start by stamping the greeting and stars with Versa Mark then embossing with white embossing powder, I used the Stamp A Ma Jig for placement of the greeting.  The stars are stamped and embossed on the top 1 3/4″ of the basic black. Don’t go down too far or you will have stars in your street!

The back of the city, the framelit with three palm trees, is adhered directly to the basic black 1″ up from the bottom.  The second layer of the city is popped up with dimensionals lining up its bottom with the bottom of the first layer.

Mary and Joseph are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut out with the framelit, and popped up with dimensionals. It is important to put the dimensionals below their heads so the bottom part is popped up and the heads are directly on the city.

Stamp your name on the back and you are done!

SAL,  See A Light shining in Bethlehem

Karen

December’s hostess code is TRSWNNDN.  Year end close outs are happening now.  Click on SAL to go to the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Is Rocking With Specials!

Hello Stamping Friends,

(Click on little SAL at the header to view the full blog, some phones won’t play the videos from the post!)

Here is a summary of all the exciting happenings followed by the details:

**The Holiday catalog is live and lovely with fabulous products for all your seasonal events!

**October and November Paper Pumpkins are going to be coordinating kits for Christmas!  Sign up before October 10th.

**Select Designer Series Paper is on sale – buy 3 get one free!

**In honor of World Cardmaking Day – select stamp sets are on sale (they coordinate with the papers on sale) and the fast fuse is buy one get two refills for free!  10 days only on this sale!

**Through October 31, Host a $300 party and receive FREE the Merry Patterns Christmas stamp set along with all your other hostess benefits!

**Stampin’ Up! will be reintroducing the alcohol markers!  Sign up as a demonstrator and you can get the entire set as your first demonstrator kit!  And the kits ship for free.  Demonstrators may purchase the markers in October so become one now and save!

**RSVP for October’s Card Buffet by next Friday, October 13.  Two sessions 9-12 and 1:30-4:30.  There will be six cards – (different from the cards in August and September).  Pictures of the card designs will be emailed to those who have sent an RSVP.  You will select which ones and let me know how many of each you would like.   Three cards of one design = $10;  Two cards of one design = $8;  One card of a design = $5.  I will have snacks and drinks and of course chocolate and a door prize at each session.

Details……Details……Details……

*The Holiday Catalog:

Click on the picture for a pdf version.  Call or email me if you would like a hard copy.

*Coordinating Paper Pumpkin Kits!

Each kit is complete by itself but they match and you will have tags and cards and gifting helps that all match!

Click on the picture below for a one minute video from the home office:

Click here to order:  paperpumpkin.com

*Select Designer Series Paper  – Buy three -get one free!

*World Cardmaking Day Celebration October 1-10!

**An additional hostess gift when you hold a $300 party – or place a $300 order:

Check out Brandi’s video of how to use this stamp set and see samples of what you can create!

**Alcohol Markers!  Early Release for demonstrators!

Sign up to join our team and you, too, can buy the alcohol markers as part of your starter kit!

Click on the image to go to the “Join” page.

 

**Christmas Card Buffets!

The third Christmas card buffet is October 21;  the last one will be November 18.  They are held at my home in Castle Rock, 4143 Eagle Ridge Way.  There will be two sessions:  Morning 9-12  and afternoon 1:30-4:30.

RSVP for October by the 13th of October.  RSVP for November by the 10th of November.   I will email all those who RSVP a picture of the six card designs (numbered) and you will select which cards you want to create and email me the card number and how many of each you plan to make.  Make 3 of a single design for $10,  2 of a single design for $8, or one of a design for $5.  Snacks and drinks, chocolate and door prizes add to the fun!  RSVP by texting 303-815-0838 or email karen@stampalosopher.com

Stay tuned for another post this week with the August and September Christmas cards!

SAL,  (Save A Little with all these specials!)

Karen

September Club

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Hello Stamping Friends,

It isn’t too early to start thinking about the holidays!  Accordingly, our September club was all about Thanksgiving… sort of…..

The new Holiday catalog is so full of yummy stamp sets and tools that I was tempted to jump straight to Christmas cards but I didn’t….not exactly…..  My first card is the standard for a Thanksgiving card but my second card could actually be used for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.  My daughter, Stacia, lives in Steamboat Springs and the snow will be falling at Thanksgiving so the snowy card is perfect for that mountainous world.

Card 1:  Grateful For You

Grateful For You1

And for the inside:

Grateful for Inside

The base of the card is Cajun Craze.  The Brick Embossing Folder was used to emboss Very Vanilla paper and then sponged with Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, and Cajun Craze.  I sponged and responged until I reached the deep rich color I was after.

The leaves were stamped with the Vintage Leaves on Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry and then cut with the Leaflets Framelits.  The “You” comes from the Hello You Thinlits using Early Espresso Card stock and the new Precision Base Plate!  No more running the card stock back and forth several times to get a good cut.  The plate is a wonderful tool!

The Happy Thanksgiving is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the Word Window punch.  The garland is from Thankful Forest Friends and the little leaves are punched out with one of many thinlits in the Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die set.  An Early Espresso Candy Dot ties all the colors from the front into the inside.     Here are the supplies I used; click on any image to go straight to the store!

 

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 The button is retired but the Antique Brads would be a great substitute!!

Card 2:  Thinking of You

Thinking of You

This was a fun card and  a great introduction to the new holiday catalog. The stamp set with both types of trees is the Happy Scenes stamp set on page 11 of the catalog.  It can be bundled with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies that I used for the window.  (Bundling saves you 15% over buying each separately.)  I cut out two windows and glued them in the middle to make a nice big picture window.  The little dog comes from the Jingle All The Way stamp set on page 12.  One of my stampers used the fox from that set for a wild look.  The greeting is from the Happy Scenes set and bordered with dazzling diamonds glimmer paper cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  The glimmer paper is a full size banner cut out.  The greeting is cut with the same framelit twice to shorten it.   I am sure you recognize those apples from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with its matching Tree Builder punch, and the cupcake base in the stamp set makes a perfect basket when bordered with a tiny bit of Tea Lace Paper Doilies.  The little bow is Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.  The scene is stamped on our dotted specialty designer paper to give the look of falling snow.  This card uses the symmetrical embossed dotted paper from Sale A Bration but we have a more snowy looking paper on page 142 of the big catalog called the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Paper.

For the inside I just had to play with more products from the catalog:

Thankful for You InsideThe greeting is the Six Sayings host set in the holiday catalog (you host and earn the stamp set, I’ll do the work)!  See page 51. The snow flakes are from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set, page 25, and punched with the Snow Flurry Punch-another pair you can bundle and save 15%!  The Curvy Corner Trio punch is on page 18 and another must have.  We were so sad when our little ribbon slide punch retired but now we have it back with two other punches all in one.

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You lost your catalog? Contact me and we will fix that or go online to view it page by page.

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Wouldn’t you love a collectible “PINK” paper pumpkin?  In October the boxes go pink to support breast cancer research.  Subscribe by Oct. 10 for this specialty box!!  Buy several for all your friends who are survivors and support the research.
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Date Change:  The next card buffet will be October 17 starting at 10:00.

I think that is enough for one post.  Click on little Sal Pal at the start of the post if you would like to go to the blog and search for other ideas.
Leave me a comment or place an online order and be entered to win that month’s blog candy.  Sheri is our winner for July and Deana won in August.
SAL   (stamp a lot, smile a little, share a love and always be salt and light!)
Karen
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