Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Remember to click on the header to go to the full website where the view is better!
Select stamps in the Annual Catalog will be on sale for 24 hours this Wednesday!
Here is a list from Deb Snyder (thank you, Deb) with page numbers and only the English versions, though the French versions are available as well:
Here is the above list in pdf format so you don’t have to click on three screen prints:
Here is Stampin’ Up!’s list with the French included:
And finally, for all of us who use Excel and sort and search:
US market_24 hour stamp sale in Excel
Wednesday morning there will be a link on the online store and you can quickly look at images of all the stamp sets.
The Hostess Code for September is: UVPPR6YT click on Sal in the computer to go to the new online store.
Have a wonderful day!
SAL, Sales A Lurking in the future
Hello Stamping Friends,
You are invited to a Facebook Live event tomorrow morning at 9:30. I will be using the Sweetest Time Bundle to CASE (copy and share everything) this bundle from the new mini catalog and to case a beautiful red and white candy cane card created by the very talented Deb Hoicks of Deb Hoicks Crafty Cottage.
That is true, Sal, and once again the mini catalog is full of amazing products, some of which I will be using tomorrow morning. Here is a sneak peak.
So join me tomorrow at 9:30 and spend the rest of your morning letting me bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crating world! There will be a prize drawing for those commenting by 9:40 and another for those who are still with me at the end. Hint: Prize patrol will be something from the new mini catalog! The event is recorded and recipes will be posted here on the blog on Wednesday.
Contact me if you need a catalog or have questions about anything. email@example.com
SAL, See A Little of the new mini catalog then buy a lot to make a lot of Christmas cards!
Karen (Hostess code is HKVNWPPX)
Hello Stamping Friends,
Be sure and click on the title to go to the full website if you are on a mobile device. I have some product videos to share and they don’t seem to work unless you click on the email and then click on the header. It’s like going through a secret portal!
Hostess Code for August: HKVNWPPX Use this when your order is under $150.
The New Mini Catalog Is Live!!
Click above on the catalog cover for a pdf of the entire catalog that you can scroll through at your leisure. It will also be posted in the “Catalog” tab so you can go to that tab and plan your parties or gift giving when you are sitting and waiting for an appointment or getting out of the hot sun and drinking tea on the deck – at Maui or a cruise ship or……
Yep! So you’ll never leave your catalog behind if you have Stampalosopher on your phone. You do have us bookmarked don’t you?
Click on each of the following screen shots to see a Youtube intro to the new product suites:
Me too, Sal, and I ordered enough to do neighbor gifts and coworker gifts for my husbands crew! I will fill them with the mini chocolate pretzels that I make:
- Square pretzels
- Hugs candies (one package has about 75 pieces)
Preheat oven to 200*. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then carefully line up your square pretzels on the pan. (Just eat the broken ones; you need the whole ones.) Place one hug candy on each pretzel and place in the oven for 2-5 minutes. Time varies depending on the temperature of your candy; if it was frozen it will take longer; if it has been setting out it will take less time. Watch for the tip to start melting down. Remove and promptly put an M&M in the center of each hug. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Here is a picture of some I made in Thanksgiving colors and mixed with a batch of Rice Krispie treats for neighbor gifts.
Contact me if you need a catalog – the annual or the mini. If the catalog got thrown out with the junk mail I will get you another. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 303-815-0838.
I need orders by tomorrow if anyone would like card kits for the August 11 Facebook Live. Club Members receive them automatically. We will make two cards for club and two extra projects to celebrate products from the new catalog. Kits are $10.
These are the products I will be using on August 11th. The kits won’t have stamped images but I will give you die cuts that you can stamp with your own Christmas greeting. You do have a stash don’t you?
We will play with decorating the envelopes:
And make cards with fun cutout borders:
And make a little gift box: (I have seen five different ways to make this little box)
Mark your calendar for August 11 at 9:30 and join us for a Facebook Live.
SAL, Showing A Little of what is available in the new catalog
PS Today the new online store goes live so things will look a bit different.
PPSS Today you can redeem your coupons from July.
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Join me today at 9:30 for a Facebook Live event where we will create two beautiful cards using the Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Dies and the Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set and Banner Blooms Dies.
The recording will remain on the Facebook page so you can view it later if you can’t attend this morning. Later I will add a blog post with the detailed directions so you can create your own Tri-Fold card or Easel card.
Here is a sneak peak!
See you in at 9:30!
SAL, Save A Link
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
(Click the title to go to the main blog if you are viewing in your mobile device)
Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members receive the special reward of receiving card kits.
To all the wonderful men in our life that we need to celebrate and those we will always remember this Father’s Day: Happy Father’s Day!
I used the Enjoy Life stamp set (retired) and the Silhouette Scenes (pg 136) to make three Father’s Day Cards:
The greeting: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
I did three different inside greetings as well using the “A Good Man” stamp set on page 32.
For my son-in-law, Tyler, with two little boys, Jaxson & Emmitt:
For my son-in-law, Jonathan, with a little girl – Emma:
Here they are at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo in Colorado Springs:
Such a great dad and such a great grandpa!
Well, Sal, it isn’t hard. Let me take a picture of the tools I use:
It is a piece of window sheet with several different sizes of circles punched in the sheet. (I placed the window sheet on black for the picture so you could see the different circles.) The largest circle is 1 1/2″, then 1″, 3/4″, and 5/8″ punched circles.
First, I used the Sponge Brayer (#141714 on pg. 147) and Mint Macaron ink and lightly sponged the entire front whisper white piece.
Then I placed the window sheet on that front sponged piece, held it in place with washi tape, and sponged several times over all the circles. I moved the window sheet to a new place on the front piece, secured it with tape, and sponged the circles again.
Sure, let me zoom it a bit:
The circles overlap giving the out of focus bokeh look!
I cased this layout from one at StampinSavvy.com. She used a watercolor wash for the background and added long hair to the image of the silhouette. I wanted a masculine silhouette instead so I used our Take Your Pick tool’s pointy end and removed ink from the neckline before stamping so it didn’t have any hair on the neck. I also increased the arm and leg sizes with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
We still sell the Basic Black marker individually -pg 147, #100082. I used the black marker to color the edge of the front piece by using the side of the marker- not the tip -to color all around the edge. The Just Jade base was stamped at the bottom with Versa Mark and the grass stamp in Enjoy Life.
For the inside greeting, I used the black marker once again to color the “to be a” of the Enjoy LIfe greeting stamp – see above in red. This brought the same font from the front to the inside. Remember – only use the Stampin’ Write Markers to color the back of your stamps, if you use the alcohol Stampin’ Blends they will stain your stamp.
I used the retired Guy Greetings set for the dad, grandpa and Happy Father’s Day words and the Make A Difference stamp set for a nice exclamation point.
And “voila” we are done!
Of course, it is a great layout that would work with dozens of stamps.
- Base: Just Jade 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- First Layer: DSP (designer series paper) Forever Greenery 5 1/2 X 1 3/4
- Top Layer: Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4 sponged with Mint Macaron- bokeh technique
- Inside Layer: Whisper White 4 X 5 1/4
- Inside Strip: DSP Forever Greenery 1/2 X 5 1/4
- Stamp Sets: A Good Man, Enjoy Life, Guy Greetings, Summer Days for the tiny butterflies, Make A Difference for the explanation mark
- Ink: Mint Macaron, Tuxedo Memento Black, Versa Mark
- Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
- 61/2 Black Twine to wrap DSP and 2 1/2 to tie knot
- Three black jewels for corner
Thank you for stopping by and visiting! I hope you have learned something and will come back. Next week I will post a card with the Summer Days stamp set. If you add your email address at the top right of the page, you will receive an email each time I post. Leaving a comment lets me know there is someone out there and I am not just talking to Sal and myself! I love hearing from you.
Hostess Code for June: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150 and our monthly hostess will get the hostess rewards so no free dollars are left unused. If your order is over $150 you will have earned the hostess rewards. You will get a little thank you gift from me for any order outside of club! Club members have the special reward of receiving card kits so contact me if you are interested in being a part of a club: 303-815-0838 or email@example.com.
If you are part of club and my faithful followers – THANK YOU for your support. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business!
SAL, Sharing A Love of the wonderful Dads in my life
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(June hostess code: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150.)
Thank you to those who joined me on Facebook for the catalog launch! It was comforting to see your comments and know you were there ‘cheering me on’ so to speak as I tried something new.
I will do it again this Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 and hopefully improve the presentation.
Here is the link: http://facebook.com/stampalosopher
The card I demonstrated is a bridge fold card using Grace’s Garden Stamp Set and Garden Gateway dies.
I used the Forever Greenery DSP (designer series paper) for the background. I thought the ferns looked like evergreen trees and made a great background. Remember that movie ‘Secret Garden’ where the children find the gate to a beautiful garden?
Here is the card with a large evergreen tree and then the card with a small evergreen tree (fern).
Do you feel like you are in a forest?
I put the greeting on the back.
And more flowers and a sun in the middle of the front.
I taught a little bit about using the Stamparatus to save time by mounting three of the stamps on the plate and then moving the plate down two counts on the hinge and stamping again. The stamps I only wanted to stamp once, the bird, kitty cat and little flower were on the second plate and the gate and lupines on a third plate. I used three plates instead of 9 blocks when you count the greeting on the back!!
I stamped everything with Memento Tuxedo ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends, except for the edging on the arch which I used a black Stampin’ Marker to color the edge so the arch looked very much like the gate and not so stark white. I just held the marker so I could rub the edge of the arch on the side of the marker, similar to sponging. Compare the arch on the first card without the edges colored to the arch on the second card with the coloring. Huge difference – yes? Little details like that make us artists not just crafters.
Grace’s Garden Stamp Set & Garden Gateway Dies Bridge Card Recipe
Base: Mint Macaron 8 X 4 1/4
Score the base at: 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4
Bridge Strip: Mint Macaron 5 1/2 X 1/2
Back for greeting: Whisper White 4 x 2 7/8
Front Garden Back: DSP 4 X 2 7/8
Sides and front: DSP Make 4- 4 X 1 1/8
Thick Whisper White for arch: 3 X 4 1/4, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Sun: 1″ punch of Daffodil Delight scrap, sponge the edge
Vines at corners: Mint Macaron 2 1/2 X 2 , die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Cardstock for Stamped Images: Whisper White 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 make 2
Stamp two of each of the 3 flower images, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Stamp two fence posts and two rose vines, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Stamp one gate, one cat, one bird, die cut with Garden Gateway Dies
Note: 5 X 7 1/4 magnet sheet to hold the dies in place in your plastic pouch
Stampin’ Blends Coloring
Arch, Gate and Posts: Light Smoky Slate; also used the black Stampin’ Marker to color the edge of the arch.
Note: I colored with the Stampin’ Marker on the edge because the Stampin’ Blends will bleed.
Grass: Dk Old Olive
Lupine: Dk Highland Heather and Dk Granny Apple Green
Smallest flowers: Lt Mango Melody and Dk Granny Apple Green
Medium flowers: Lt Daffodil Delight, Lt Old Olive and a touch of Dk Mango melody in the center
Large hollyhock flowers: Dk Night of Navy and Lt Call Me Clover
Rose vine: Dk Real Red and Dk Shaded Spruce
Bird: Dk Daffodil Delight
Kitty Cat: Dk and Lt Pumpkin Pie
Remember to add a Lt Smoky Slate shadow below the cat and flowers on your back greeting
We made two other projects together – the In Color Sampler sheet and the In Color bookmark. It is tradition you know!
Base: Cinnamon Cider 6 X 2 (minus a hair) Punch with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Layer: Just Jade 5 3/8 X 1 3/4 Corner round the top with the Detailed Trio Punch
Medallions: Many Medallions Dies in 1 X 5 1/2 strip Magenta Madness, 1/2 X 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee.
Ribbon: 4″ of Faux Suede and Bumblebee Gingham; 6″ of Linen Thread
Magnet Insert for Medallion Dies 6 1/2 X 6 1/4
Order Color Sampler Sheets
I will make you color sampler sheets for $1 per sheet. There are 12 total sheets:
- Basics Collection
- Brights Collection
- Neutrals Collection
- Regals Collection
- Subtles Collection
- In Color Collection 2019-2021
- In Color Collection 2020-2022
- Orange & Yellow comparison sheet
- Purple & Brown comparison sheet
- Red & Pink comparison sheet
- Green comparison sheet
- Blues & gray comparison sheet
Text your order to 303-815-0838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pay through Paypal.
See you soon!
SAL, Sharing A Lot
Click on Sal to go to the store. (June hostess code: 2KNDJXFN Use this code if your order is under $150.)