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Punches Are In / Last Two Days of Sale A Bration

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Butterfly Duet Punch is back!   #148523, $18, or get the bundle #150599 with the punch and stamp set for $35 – just in time for the last hurrah of Sale A Bration.

The cake punch is also back!

Mom always said “all good things must come to an end” as we left the wonderful vacation we had been on – or the swimming pool -or the horseback trip!  Sigh……  We kept the memories and the pictures to remember the fun, but you have so much more;  you can keep stamps and framelits and ribbons and paper to remember our fun time this last three months with Sale A Bration.

You still have time to put in one last order and get one more free product!  Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP if your order is under $150.

Let’s look at the brochures one last time:

The ribbon was available around March 4th but sold out immediately.

 

And my favorite:

The fun isn’t over – it just takes a new venue!  I am hosting a card class with luncheon on Saturday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 16th.  The cost is $20 and we will make 4 specialty cards with product from the Occasions catalog which runs through June 3.  RSVP by April 8th (or sooner)!  You can text, email or click on the calendar on the right side of this blog and the calendar will link you to the Events page at the Stampin’ Up! website where there is a little box for sending me an RSVP.

Let me pick some of my favorite samples from wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators:

Angie Mckenzie used the Country Floral Embossing folder and a sort of spotlight technique:

Brian King used the Botanical Butterfly DSP which has black and white on one side and butterflies on the other:

 

From “Priscillastamps.blogspot.com”  comes part III of the Lovely Lattice!  I want to visit her blog and find parts 1 and II don’t you?  Stampin’ Up! is encouraging demonstrators to do one simple card for beginners, one for intermediate stampers and one for advanced. This would be the advanced card!

This gorgeous Lasting Lily card comes to us from Frenchie’s Team!  She also used the Country Floral embossing folder.  Her YouTube channel is a definite subscription must!

 

Thank you, Angie, Brian, Priscilla and Frenchie!   You are an inspiration to all of us.

Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP.    Click on little SAL waving from the computer to go to the online store –   hurry –  time is of the essence!!

SAL,   (Start A Love of stamping!)

Karen

Sale A Bration Begins! The Most Wonderful Time of the Stampin’ Year!

Happy New Year Stampin’ Friends,

Out with the old – in with the new!  New catalogs that is, and with the new Occasions catalog comes three months of Sale A Bration!

 

 

What is all the excitement about?

  • During Sale A Bration, get a free product from the Sale A Bration catalog for each $50 spent; and a large free product with a $100 purchase
  • Host a party and get an additional $25 hostess dollars with a $250 party- that is $50 of hostess dollars to spend on anything-including the starter kit
  • Join during Sale A Bration (as a hobby demonstrator-no sales required, or as a new business venture) and get $50 more in free products than usual.  You can also purchase the Craft & Carry tote as part of your starter kit for an additional $30.   $99 gives you $175 of product or $129 gives you $175 of product plus the tote bag which is only available to new recruits.   Free shipping on the starter kit makes it an even better deal!

I have parties in January and March but am open to have a party in your house or mine in February.  There are spots still open in the January 19th party but January 8th is full.  Call or text now  –  303-815-0838

Here are the pdf versions of the catalog –  just click the image and give it a bit to download.  The catalogs will also be in the catalog tab of the blog anytime you want to view them.  Contact me if you would like a hard copy of the catalogs and I will get one to you right away.

Of course you can still order from the Annual Catalog and the order will qualify for free Sale A Bration products, with a $50 order, and hostess dollars, if the order is over $150.  If your order is under $150 please use the hostess code:  AXG72X2F and the hostess for the next party will get the credit and we won’t leave free dollars on the table.

Here are some YouTube videos of the new products and a quick look at the new catalog as introduced by Stampin’ Up!

Do you like butterflies…?  These catalogs are for you!  Butterfly thinlits, stamp sets, a new punch, designer series paper and wooden embellishments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or cupcakes…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or frogs…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or gingham and lace…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…perhaps teacups and teapots…and the best Mother’s Day stamp ever…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…beautiful flowers… flower embellishments… and rectangular stitched framelits?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….or calla lilies that we have never had a stamp for stamping….until now…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or the traditional hearts and flowers in the All My Love suite…?  (see the video of this suite in the above listing)

You can view the products as I have shown them in the last two images by going to the online store and clicking on the catalog, click the item you are interested in and then click the “+” button to enlarge it so you can tell what the framelit set includes.  Little SAL can take you there now just click on the computer image below.

SAL,   See A Lot when you shop (the hostess code is AXG72X2F)

Karen

Party Pandas Sale A Bration Free Stamp Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

What a flurry of a month this has been!  Our new grandson, Emmitt, was born January 9!

The Buchholtz family! Big brother, Jaxson, says – “Yay!”

 

Glad Grandma!
Proud Papa!
Adoring Auntie!

What a miracle is a new little life!  Fun and adventures for all in the future!

Meantime back to business and the cool new products I have to show you.  Today I will feature the Party Pandas stamp set in the Sale A Bration catalog which is free with a $50 order:

I saw this card setup on stampsnlingers.com with the pandas and balloon, then changed the designer series paper and the balloon and the circles and added hearts; so I guess this is a CASE that is copy and selectively edit instead of copy and share everything! What I would recommend with this stamp set is doing what I did here with the panda’s eyes to make them friendlier.  I used a white gel pen to increase the size of the whites and then made a bigger black dot in the middle of the white.  I thought the eyes were too beady.  Can you tell a difference?

The Designer Series Paper is Pop of Pink which is in the clearance rack for only $3.90 but it won’t last long because it is perfect for Valentines as you can see with the heart paper I used above. Click on the image to visit the clearance rack.



  • Base of the card:  Melon Mambo  5 1/2″  X  8 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″
  • 1st Layer:  Whisper White   4″ X  5 1/4″   make two so you have one for the inside
  • Top Layer:  Designer Series Paper (DSP)  3 3/4″  X  5″
  • From the DSP punch a balloon for the inside – Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609, page 207
  • From a scrap of Melon Mambo punch a balloon for the front, sponge the edges and use a white gel pen for the line
  • With the Big Shot, cut two Melon Mambo 1 7/8″ Stitched Shape Circle Framelits and two Whisper White same size
  • Melon Mambo 4 x 4 and Whisper White 4 x 4 needed for the circles, they are offset and pink on white then white on pink
  • Whisper White 2 1/2″  X  4″  for stamping the two pandas with Tuxedo black, color the circles in the hat and then fussy cut
  • Stamp Happy Birthday on Whisper White Scrap and cut with the Bunch of Banners framelit
  • The hearts are from the Brights Enamel Shapes on page 196 of the Annual Catalog #141680
  • The Baker’s Twine I used is retired but there is solid white #124262 or black and white striped  #134576  on page 199.  Trick:  to adhere your Baker’s Twine, position the twine, put a small dab of liquid Tombow on a scrap of paper, slightly lift the twine and slide the scrap with the glue under the twine, let the twine absorb a little glue then remove the scrap.  No mess!
  • Melon Mambo Marker and Black Marker were used to add a little line on the balloon to look like a tie from the twine
  • The inside greeting comes from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set page 96, the confetti is from Party Pandas

Ribbon of Courage in clear mount is $19, the Balloon Punch is $18, The DSP is $3.90, the Enamel Shapes are $9.00 and twine is $3.00 so you can reach your $50 with those purchases and get the Party Pandas for free!!

Contact me if you need a catalog!

SAL,  Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and Share A Love

Karen     (Click on the image to go to the store)

 

 

 

Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure Go Live Today!

 

Happy New Year Stamping Friends!

It is time to make new resolutions and laugh at the ones we made last year!  How about making a resolution to send XX number of handmade cards this year?  Or resolving that everyone on your birthday list will get a special handmade card from you this year?  I can help with those challenging resolutions.  Today we are introducing the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale A Bration brochure!  During Sale A Bration you can earn free products for each $50 or $100 (new this year) purchase of products from the Annual Catalog, the Occasion Catalog or the items in the Clearance Rack!  It is a great time to stock up and get ahead with your card making!  Be sure and check out the new all inclusive kit on page 15 of the Occasions catalog which makes 20 cards and the Tutti – Frutti Cards and Envelopes on page 14 of the Sale A Bration brochure which has card bases and envelopes for 16 cards.  Or buy the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and the stamp set on page 16 of the Occasions catalog and get the Tutti Frutti set free!  You will be prepared!  Check out these new product offerings and come back to the blog anytime and click on the catalog tab at the top of the blog to view the catalogs 24/7!  See them here by clicking on the catalog image:

Did you notice the logo at the upper right hand corner?  Stampin’ Up! is thirty years old this year so expect some fun celebrations in the future!

New this year are two products in the Sale A Bration brochure, pages 17 and 19, which are unique sets which you can get free with a $100 order.  Let’s check out the first free set on page 4 of the Sale A Bration brochure by watching the home office demonstrate the new product- just click on the image to see a Youtube video with many examples of how to use the set:

Leave me a comment with your goal for handmade cards you are aiming to send this year!

SAL,  Set A Lofty goal

Karen

 

 

Hey Chick!

(If you are opening this in your mobile device, click little SAL at the left  to have a more readable version of the blog.)

Hello Stamping Friends,

Crocus’, daffodils, tulips….oh my!

And then come the iris to beckon our eyes…

“Look, look,” they all seem to cry,

“Spring is here, let’s dance with delight!”

Spring is starting but Sale A Bration (SAB) will soon be ending so the news I am proclaiming from the housetops (blogtops?) is:

Only 10 days left of Sale A Bration with one free item for every $50 purchase.

Terri is our hostess this month and would love to receive credit for your order if it is under $150.

The hostess code for Terri is:  7BTDD3SU

With a purchase of $150 you will receive 10% of the total order in hostess dollars and with purchases of $250 or more you receive an extra $25, a special offer during SAB, plus the standard 10%, so you receive $50 in free products plus one item for each $50 order.

One of the free Sale A Bration stamp sets is called “Hey, Chick” and Evelyn Bicknell from Melbourne, Australia created a pocket card using the stamp set that is awesome!  She also sent a pdf instruction sheet so you can create your own Hey Chick card.  Check this out chickies:

Evelyn Bicknell

Hey Chick Pocket Card

Click on the blue link above for the pdf!  Thank you, Evelyn!

Several of you have selected this set as your free SAB item.  Send me a picture of your creation if you would like to share with our blog followers.

SAL,  (‘Spring’ ing A Long)

Karen

Click the SAL computer image to go to the online store.  Terri thanks you for your order and I thank you by sending a card with a little gift for each online order.  In January my online customers received a set of In Color Doilies (page 175) and in February my online customers received the set of 20 Note Cards and Envelopes (page 176).   For March it will be…………….a surprise!   tee hee cheep cheep!

 

 

 

 

 

Window Shopping Bundle!

Hurry Stamping Friends,

Don’t let the Window Shopping Bundle get away!  It is on page 43 of the Occasions catalog and is just the cutest!  It might get carried over in the big catalog come June 1st, however when Stampin’ Up! introduces a product with matching Thinlits it is bundled with 10% savings but not when it is carried over to the next catalog.  The bundle is $50.25 which will qualify you for a free Sale A Bration product.

Remember, purchase $50 of anything from any catalog and get one item from Sale A Bration for free.  Three additional items were introduced February 21:

Check out the sample items made with these products:

 

Click on the brochure picture below to see all the other Sale A Bration products.  But hurry the Card Tin is already sold out and product is only available while supplies last!

Thank you, Deana, for a wonderful party to introduce the Window Shopping bundle and the Sale A Bration products.

Our project at the party was either a Birthday Box with matching card which uses the Window Shopping stamp set:

or a Thinking of You box and matching card:

Notice the banners use the Delicate Details free stamp set from Sale A Bration:

 

The Emerald Envy box uses the third one down and the Dapper Denim box uses the second one down to be a bit more masculine.  The flower and cupcake on the edges of the banner are part of the Window Box stamp set!  The banner uses a 5 1/2″  X  7/8 inch piece of card stock and the little Thinlit from the set that scores and cuts the end!  The video below will show that in detail.

For a thank you gift, I used the same Window Shopping Bundle and made a little St. Patrick’s Day basket.

 

Hmmm…. It did have chocolate in it at one time; at least the tea light and mints are still there for the picture. I used Cucumber Crush paper and the Mint Macaron ribbon which is still in the Clearance Rack.  Why a tea light?  Because the door prize was a tea light holder made with Watermelon Wonder card stock:

To make the tealight you use two pieces of the main Thinlit just as you do for the box:

Remember the middle heart is directional so punch your windows accordingly.

I demonstrated the basket pieces with the same color.  You only need one piece of the main box Thinlit for the basket and one piece 8 1/2 X 3/4 for the handle:

  The Thinlit set makes a basket just perfect for a little Easter gift!

The regular box uses two Thinlit cutouts which fit nicely on a 6 X 11 piece of paper:

The home office has a wonderful video for construction of the box so rather than recreate the wheel I will insert it here.  If you are viewing this on your smartphone you may need to click on the little SAL image at the top of the post to go to the main blog where videos work.

Drum roll please:  Presenting The Window Box Thinlit dies:

One more quick note – check the bottom of your Big Shot machine once in awhile.  The bottom screws need to be kept tightened as well as the screw on the handle.  The machine comes with a little tool to keep the handle tightened but you will need a phillips screw driver to tighten the bottom screws.

Cheerio but be back soon!   (I just went to the high school’s performance of Oliver.  It was exceptional and I can’t get the songs out of my mind- but who would want too?!)

SAL,

Karen     (Click on SAL to go to the online store)

 

Happy New Year!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today the Stitched Framelits are once again in stock!   ITEM # 145372

Item #145372, 12 framelits for $30!  What a great product!  Order the framelits, add $20 of other products and get a free product from Sale A Bration!  Just saying…..

The new year brings new catalogs.  We have a new Occasions catalog that runs through May 31, 2017 and a new Sale A Bration brochure with free products available to you with each $50 purchase;  February 21 a few surprise products will be added, so buy now and then check it out later for something else that you might love!  Click on either image below for the full catalog pdf.  These catalogs are also in the catalog section of the menu bar at the top of the blog.  Click on the little SAL icon at the top of this post to go to the full blog.  The Holiday carryover product list is also on the catalog tab in the blog if you want to purchase any of those items and then get your free Sale A Bration item.

Occasions Catalog
Jan 4, 2-17 – May 31, 2017
Sale A Bration
Jan 4 – March 31, 2017

Holiday Carryover Products

Three of my stamping club members have agreed to host online Sale A Bration clubs Jan., Feb., Mar.  Lucille is our hostess for January and the hostess code is R7QAJV2P.  I will post the codes for Feb and March as we get within 30 days since the codes are only good that long.

Now for my New Year’s / Thank You cards.  I couldn’t let the season slip silently southward (tee hee) without making sure everyone on my list received a greeting, but we were traveling in December and by 4:00 AM one morning I just had to give it up.  Upon our return, I worked on cards for the New Year and decided the design would work just as well for Thank You cards with just a little tweaking.

I started simple with standard layers, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, Dazzling Diamonds and a few rhinestones:

Enter Sheri, my beloved stamping friend, and she suggested we experiment with embossing a so we tried the layers of Whisper White and Night of Navy that were so stunning with the Christmas Joy card (see my last post for measurements) and why not mix several embossing powder colors to make a really cool firework display.  She looked a bit like a mad scientist as we got out several colors of embossing powder and began stirring them together.  I think we combined the new green glitter and red glitter powders with yellow, copper and iridescent ice:

We added lots of color with the stamps and embellishments and embossed the year in copper.  This was Paul’s favorite card!  It was a bit too colored for my monochromatic tastes so we embossed with just copper embossing powder, (Pretend you are seeing brilliant Whisper White not the phone’s pink interpretation)…

That wasn’t what I hoped for either so we tried a combination of embossing and stamping in Night of Navy.  Bingo…. loved it..

A little piece of copper metallic thread is tied around the Night of Navy Seam Binding ribbon and a glue dot placed underneath the left side to hold the bows out to the side. The inside:

(I tried a contrast button to make the image whiter which didn’t work very well.  Sigh…..)  Now a problem arose, I didn’t have enough Night of Navy cardstock to make the number of cards I needed so I went back to turquoise with a Basic Gray layer…..

I used gray bakers twine I had left over from a Paper Pumpkin but there was not enough so I took Whisper White Bakers Twine and cut a length for each card I planned on making and then soaked the twine in a mixture of Tempting Turquoise Ink Refill and water.  I hung the twine piece by piece on a hangar over the sink so any drips wouldn’t stain anything and let it dry overnight.  Bingo again!

For the inside I had two different designs, one for a thank you card and one for a New Years card:

The contrast button makes it look a little whiter but not how it looks in real life.  For the inside of the thank you:

And that my stamping friends is what happens as you design a card!  Which is your favorite?

Stamp sets used:  Jar of Love, Wonderful Year, Project Life Day to Day, Greenhouse Garden for the fireworks, Perfectly Preserved thank you, and Another Thank You stamp sets.

I am off to Amazon to find a light box.  Watch for the next post on using the new watercolor pencils!

SAL,  Shy Away Lengthy resolutions

Karen

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Sale A Bration Has Begun!

It is here dear stamping friends!  The new Occasions catalog and the Sale A Bration mini with free products to choose from for every $50 you order.

The Occasions Catalog is good through May 31, 2016 and includes several carryovers from the Holiday catalog!  Yay!

These images have a PDF  link so you can download on your mobile device and page through the catalogs wherever you are.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 10.59.05 AMThe Sale A Bration mini catalog shows all the free products you can earn during Sale A Bration- January 5-March 31, 2016 with 3 limited time products on page 16 and 19.  Club starts January 16 at 10:00 here at my home on Eagle Ridge Way so sign up now or RSVP as a guest for $5 to cover the kits.  Need catalogs?  Call me at 303-815-0838 or email karen@stampslosopher.com.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 10.59.19 AMFor those of you who are Paper Pumpkin Partiers, you can purchase another block of Paper Pumpkin at a discounted price and earn one of the products from Sale A Bration!  Save a few dollars and get a free product!  Check out the video below of the December Paper Pumpkin.

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One alternative idea I saw was to use each month for a birthday card front and circle the special date!

Weekly specials are still ongoing and the clearance rack has many items so check them out.  Each $25 order is entered into a drawing.  Use hostess code RFM9K44H if your order is under $150 and our club hostess for the month will get benefits.  With $150 or more do not use the code since you will get hostess benefits.

Winner of the hostess product for the Year End Clearance and last Holiday Hurrah was Deana!  She earned $22 of hostess product.  Thank you all for your orders.

Winner of the December prize is Melissa!  Each blog comment and each $25 order was an entry in the prize drawing.  So thank you for following and may your new year be blessed!

SAL,

KarenOnline Store

 

 

 

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