The New Mini Catalog Is Live!!

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!!  

Product List for projects in the Mini Catalog

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……

Creativity hits when you least expect it – look at me!! 

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:

  

   

I like the little cups of cocoa best!  

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)
  • M&Ms

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:  stampalosopher@gmail.com 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

Karen

PS  Today the new online store goes live so things will look a bit different.

PPSS  Today you can redeem your coupons from July.

 

Hostess Code HKVNWPPX

 

 

Mystery Card #3 and July Swap Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,

August hostess code if your order is under $150:  HKVNWPPX

Today is the last day to order and get a $5 coupon for each $50 you spend and then tomorrow is the big day when the new mini catalog goes live, you can spend your coupons and the new online store goes live!!

Demonstrators earn the same $5 for each $50 and can order right now from the new mini catalog so call quick and we can make that happen (or click the join button in the tabs above and just follow the instructions.)

Our club met by Zoom last Tuesday and we shared our swap cards and made a “Mystery Card” using the list of supplies I had sent them all earlier.

What happened to Mystery Card Challenge #2?

Hmmm….. I guess I was too excited to travel to Mount Rushmore and didn’t post.  I will have to backtrack with a different post.

The cool 1″ fold  of the base on the Mystery Card #3 lets you see and use both sides of a Designer Series Paper (DSP).  So often we let our DSP sit on a shelf because we love both sides and don’t want to use one side and lose the other.  Here is our answer to using both sides!  I am using the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on a Terracotta Tile Base.

I glued the DSP to the back of the 1″ flap and used the reverse side of one of the 3/4″ DSP strips.  On the inside you have the full DSP showing on the left and a 3/4″ strip of the DSP with the front side showing on the right.

For the greeting I used the Stitched Nested Labels and the Ornate Thanks stamp set with Old Olive ink and Soft Suede ink. The ribbon is the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and Terra Cotta Tile gems (retired).  I wish I would have had the new In Color Butterfly Gems in the Terra Cotta Tile.

 

I received pictures from some of the club members who completed the card:

 

 

Sharon made three cards while we chit chatted and made one!  She is preparing for Christmas and sends out 200+ cards so definitely time to get started!

I will be starting Christmas cards August 11 on Facebook Live (and it will be recorded if you can’t be there at 9:30AM).  I will be demonstrating 3 Christmas cards and a Christmas gift box as I launch the new Mini Catalog.  Kits are $10 for guests, free for club members.  Contact me by Wednesday and I will deliver or mail your kits to you.  You can create the cards at your leisure watching the recorded Facebook Live on the Stampalosopher Facebook page or right here on the blog.

July Swap Cards:

I promised in my July Facebook Live with the Banner Blooms Easel Birthday Card using the Rainbow Glimmer paper that I would make a card with the die cut colored so here you are:

Recipe:

  • Base:  Granny Apple Green 4 1/4 X 11 Scored at 5 1/2
  • Border:  Perennial Essence DSP 3 3/4 X 5 1/2
  • Top:  Whisper White 5 1/2 X 4  Cut with Banner Blooms Dies, colored with Stampin’ Blends
  • Inside Layer:  Whisper White 3 3/4 X 5 1/2
  • Strips for Inside Layer:  Perennial Essence DSP 1/4 X 5 1/2

Here are swaps from my creative stamping friends:

Swaps are so fun!  We just mail our cards to each other throughout the month.  If you are interested in August Swaps let me know ASAP and I will add your name and address to the list. Swaps are due to each other in time for the August 25th 9:30 am Zoom meeting.

Have a wonderful day!

SAL,   So August Leaps into the picture

Karen

 

Hand Drawn Blooms and Prized Peony

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today’s Facebook Live event was successful!!  For those of you who have done this for a long time I’m sure you are shaking your head but it was my third Facebook Live and the second one crashed and had to be abandoned.  So two successful events feels rather nice!

Club members received two card kits for this month’s club and we joined together with a Facebook Live followed by a Zoom meeting.  We created an Easel card with the Hand Drawn Blooms bundle and a Tri-Fold card with the Prized Peony bundle.

 

What you still need is the specific recipe for each card.

Easel Card with Rainbow Glimmer Paper:

Color #1, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo

Color #2, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay

The Banner Blooms Die was used to cut the beautiful bouquet from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.  Since the paper is multi colored the cards were different depending on where the cut was made.

Recipe:

  • Base:  4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4
  • Layer 1:  5 3/8 X 4 1/8  Make 2 and Corner Round the top of one
  • Layer 2:  Shimmer White,  4 X 5 1/4 , Corner Round the top
  • Easel Holder:  Shimmer White, 4 X 1
  • Scrap of Shimmer White on which to stamp the words to put on the banner 3 X 1 1/2
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper:  6 X 4, cut one bouquet and one butterfly
  • Twine: 10″
  • Jewels to embellish: 3
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay or Melon Mambo
  • Stamp Set:  Hand-Drawn Blooms
  • Die Set:  Banner Blooms

Gosh, you didn’t post for a month and now you made a video! When do I get to be in the video?  

Patience, Sal, I have been working with an animator and soon you will be joining the videos.

Prized Peony Tri-Fold Card:

I just received my mini catalog preorder and added a stamped image to my wedding card using the Little Treats Stamp set:

Isn’t that just the perfect addition?

Here is the original one I did in the Facebook Live Video:

 

Recipe:

  • Base:  Whisper White 12″ X 6″

To cut your tri-fold follow these step by step instructions:

  1. Place the base on the Stampin’ Up! Cutter the long way – (vertically) on 2″ mark- and cut from the 2″ to the 10″ mark on the cutter
  2. Move the base to the 4″ mark on cutter and cut from 2″ to 10″
  3. Turn the base the short way-(horizontal) and place it at the 2″ mark of the cutter and score from 0″ to 2″,  lift the scoring blade and move to the 4″ mark on the cutter and score from 4″ to 6″
  4. Move the base to the 4″ mark on cutter and score from 0″ to 6″- top to bottom
  5. Turn the base to the other side and place it at the 2″ mark of the cutter and score from 0″ to 2″, lift the scoring blade and move to the 4″ mark on the cutter and score from 4″ to 6″
  6. Move the base to the 4″ mark on cutter and score from 0″ to 6″- top to bottom

Front Base Layer:  Whisper White 5 1/8 X 3 5/8

Layer #1 all in Basic Gray:

  • (1) 5 X 3 1/2 for front base
  • (2) 5 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • (3) 3 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • (5) 1 7/8 X 1 7/8

Layer #2 in Designer Series Paper (Note: two of the top layers are whisper white)

  • (1) 4 7/8 X 3 3/8  for front base
  • (2) 5 3/4 X 1 3/4
  • (2) 3 3/4 X 1 3/4
  • (4) 1 3/4 X 1 3/4

Whisper White – all three pieces are embossed at the bottom with the Peony Edge Die

  • (1) 2 1/4 X 4 1/4  Front Banner
  • (1) 3 3/4 X 1 3/4 for stamping greeting
  • (1) 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 for stamping peony

Envelope Punch Board – Whisper White Envelope Paper 8 1/4 X 8 1/4 with 3 3/8 score line starting point

Envelope Decor – Designer Series Paper 6 X 3 1/2, glue to flap and then fussy cut to fit

Ribbon – 1/4″ Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon- 10″ for knot, 12″ for bow

Elegant Faceted Jems – 3

Peony (4) –  Petal Pink  8 1/2 X 3 , die cut the four parts, each piece slides into the next largest piece matching up the notches.  Use a bone folder to curl the edges and then sponge with Blushing Bride for a darker contrast.

Stamin (1) – Scrap of Daffodil Delight at least 1″ square

Leaves (3)- Garden Green large sections 2 X 3, die cut one of each size

Leaf accent (3)- Granny Apple Green 2 X 3, die cut one of each size

I used a glue dot to attach each piece at the notch and then added dimensionals in between the layers.

Here is the base with the gray granite layer and the DSP layers, the white part of the base is where you will glue the front base so it does not need a gray layer:

 

This shows the front base added and the die cutting at the bottom of each edge of the white pieces:

Obviously, you want to stamp the white pieces before you adhere.

I stamped the greeting in Basic Gray and then colored the back of the peony stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers – Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green.

Note:  Do not use Stampin’ Blends – they will stain your stamp.

Prized Peony Suite Card

Here is a card I made using every single one of the Prized Peony Suite products for a thank you card.  I am casing Mary Deatherage of Stampsnlingers with this one:

Recipe:

  • Base:  Gray Granite  4 1/4 X 11  scored at 5 1/2
  • Front Base:  Gray Granite  4 1/4 X 5 1/2  Embossed with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder; it might need shaved a hair on the edges if it stretches
  • Front Mat: Petal Pink  2 7/8 X 5 1/2
  • Cross Panel Mat:  Petal Pink  2 1/8 X 4 1/4
  • Inside Mat:  Petal Pink  4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Front Vertical Top:  Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 3/4 X 5 1/2 colored with Stampin’ Blends Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green.  Don’t panic as you color the DSP flowers pink, as they look an ugly dark pink from the grey on the back of the DSP showing through.  Once it dries it is a pretty petal pink!
  • Front Horizontal Panel Top:  Peony Garden DSP  2 X 4 1/4
  • Inside Liner Top:  Whisper White  3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Sentiment:  Whisper White Scrap stamped with Hand Drawn Blooms and fussy cut
  • Ribbon – 1/4″ Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon- 4″, glued underneath peony with glue dot
  • Elegant Faceted Jems – 3
  • Peony (4) –  Petal Pink  8 1/2 X 3 , die cut the four parts, each piece slides into the next largest piece matching up the notches.  Use a bone folder to curl the edges and then sponge with Blushing Bride for a darker contrast.
  • Stamin (1) – Scrap of Daffodil Delight at least 1″ square
  • Leaves (3)- Garden Green large sections 2 X 3, die cut one of each size
  • Leaf accent (3)- Granny Apple Green 2 X 3, die cut one of each size

There you have it folks, recipes, pictures, a video and everything you need to create some beautiful cards!

This month is Bonus Days month and you will receive a $5 coupon by email to spend in
August for each $50 order in July.

The hostess code is XP23FNSY with Suzi as our hostess this month.

SAL,  Such A Lot (of pieces)

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Club Cards Facebook Live

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.

https://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/live/

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

Karen

Father’s Day with Enjoy Life

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:

 

For Paul:

       

Here they are at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo in Colorado Springs:

   

Such a great dad and such a great grandpa!

   That looks like so much fun!  But I am wondering how you did that cool bokeh look for the background of the card front. 

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.

  May we see that up close, please?

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!

  Not to be a pest, but could we have the recipe?

Of course, it is a great layout that would work with dozens of stamps.

Recipe

  • 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 stampalosopher@gmail.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

Karen

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Grace’s Garden & Garden Gateway Dies with Catalog Launch

Hello Stamping Friends,  (Click on the title to go to the full blog if you are viewing this on your mobile device)

(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!

Bookmark Recipe

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:

  1. Basics Collection
  2. Brights Collection
  3. Neutrals Collection
  4. Regals Collection
  5. Subtles Collection
  6. In Color Collection 2019-2021
  7. In Color Collection 2020-2022
  8. Orange & Yellow comparison sheet
  9. Purple & Brown comparison sheet
  10. Red & Pink comparison sheet
  11. Green comparison sheet
  12. Blues & gray comparison sheet

Text your order to 303-815-0838 or email stampalosopher@gmail.com. You can pay through Paypal.

See you soon!

SAL,  Sharing A Lot

Karen

Click on Sal to go to the store.  (June hostess code:  2KNDJXFN  Use this code if your order is under $150.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Catalog Launch on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/live/

Hello Stamping Friends,

Click on the above link to join me on my facebook page for the annual catalog launch.  June 9, 9:30AM MT

Here’s a sneak peak of the card we will be making:

See you there!

Karen

Hostess code:  2KNDJXFN

 

 

The New Annual Catalog Premiers

Hello Stamping Friends,

(Remember to click on the heading to go to the full blog–videos I post work better there!)

Isn’t it beautiful?!!   The photography is fabulous and when you see some of the DSP – designer series paper – made from live photos you will be amazed!

Ordering began today at noon!  A BIG thank you to those who have already jumped to the task of ordering before anything sells out.   My task was to get catalogs into everyone’s hands.  If you would like one please contact me.  Text: 303-815-0838

We hope to see the new cutting machine by Christmas if all goes well!

I talked to Santa and he knows it is on your list.

Thanks, Sal!

My catalog launch this year is a Facebook Live Event happening twice:

  • Tuesday morning, June 9th, 9:30 AM
  • Saturday morning, June 13th, 9:30 AM

This is the link to my Facebook business page.  If you would like a kit with the projects we will be doing give me a shout out!  The kit is $5 and you will make a card, a bookmark and a color sheet with the new In Colors.  There will be a catalog scavenger hunt with prizes!

What’s your favorite in the catalog? 

That is so hard but I think it “might” be the Peony Garden Suite on page 82. Here’s a video:

Maybe it is just because I have been looking for a peony bush for my yard and they sell out so quick that I haven’t found one.

  Better hurry before this sells out!

But then there is the Bird Bundle on page 120 and you know how I love birds!

No-really?  I couldn’t guess with all the bird pictures and figurines you have everywhere. 

Sarcasm doesn’t look good on you, Sal.

Let’s go away and let our stamping friends enjoy the catalog.

SAL,  Sending A Launch memo

Karen

June hostess code:  2KNDJXFN

 

 

 

Last Day For the Annual Catalog

If you are viewing this post in your mobile device be sure and click on the heading to go to the blog.  If I make corrections the post will still show the original without the corrections.

June 1-30 hostess code:  2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.

Goodbye Blueberry Bushel…

  Goodbye Call Me Clover…

Goodbye Grapefruit Grove…

Goodbye Lovely Lipstick….

Goodbye Pineapple Punch….

The retiring colors are my favorite ever In Colors!  Well…. maybe until now.  Tomorrow we say hello to Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight-  beautiful new In Colors that will be in the catalog for two years!

The new catalog is available for ordering starting at NOON tomorrow, June 3; but I mustn’t get ahead of myself.  Many retiring products have sold out but there are oodles left!  Click on the image to check out what’s left:

Catalog Launch

Yes, I am still having a catalog launch with all our traditional fun but this year there will be two Facebook Live events and I need to mail you kits or have you do a porch pickup starting tomorrow.  Club members receive the kits free, to guests it is a $5 fee plus shipping and you can participate from anywhere in the USA.  Just hurry and let me know so I can get the kits in the mail tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 9, Catalog Launch:  9:30 MT  Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.

Saturday, June 13,  Catalog Launch: 9:30 MT  Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.

  Can I come… Can I come…. pleeeeease…

I am working on getting you out of quarantine.  We will see what happens.

The event will be recorded and posted here on the blog and in a YouTube video so you will be able to follow along at anytime – even midnight you dear night owls.

Would you like to update your color sampler sheets or purchase a new set?   I will be preparing the comparison sheets that show all our greens, blues, etc. together on one sheet as well as a sheet for each of the color families.  The catalog launch kit will have the In Color sheet for you with the new In Colors but you can get any of the other sheets for $1 per sheet so just let me know which ones you would like.

 

Have a wonderful day!  You might want to take a nap so you can get up early to see the new catalog online.  I will post it here.  Ordering starts at NOON to give the home office time to change over all the products.

SAL,   So Anxiously Longing (for the new catalog)

Karen

June 1-30 hostess code:  2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Few of My Favorite Retiring Items

Hello Stamping Friends,

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Hostess code until June 1:  WQVF6WXZ

There are only a few days left – until June 2 – to purchase any of the retiring items.

The best place to see what is left is to go to the ONLINE STORE and click on the link for Last Chance Products:

  

Today I am sharing three cards with several of my favorites that are retiring:

First Card with my favorite- Music From The Heart, page 57 of the Mini Catalog:

  

Dawn Olchefske achieved one million dollars in sales and designed this stamp set as one of her many rewards!

When you reach one million will you design a set with me?  

Of course if Toons4Biz will allow it.

This is Whisper White with a white background and natural light just like I researched would be best for picture taking and now I have a bluish white instead of yellow.

Better go back to the Youtube videos on that one. 

Sigh….

The hearts have Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. I felt like Cinderella with the birds making the bow.

Recipe:

Base:  Basic Black 5 1/2 X 8 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4

Top:  Make 2 – 5 7/16  X 4 3/16  I know, crazy, but I wanted just a little black.  Go to the 5 1/2 mark and move back 1/16 to get 5 7/16.  For 4 3/16, go to 4 1/4 and move back 1/16.  That is easier than counting 16ths.

Piano:  Whisper White 2 1/8 X 2 3/4

Two Keyboard Pieces to layer at the bottom:  3 X 2 1/4, stamp twice and fussy cut. Adhere to bottom and then fussy cut around the bottom inside and out.

6 ” of twine

To cut your white top piece:

  • place a pencil mark from the top right corner over 3/4″ and from the corner down 2 1/4″
  • place two pencil marks from the bottom left corner up 1/4″ and up 1/2″
  • cut diagonally from the 1/4″ mark at the bottom to the 2 1/4″ mark at the top right
  • cut diagonally from the 1/2″ mark at the bottom to the 3/4″ mark at the top right
  • shave off 1/16″ on each side of the middle piece

We need a visual for that. 

Okay, let me grab the sketch book.

Once they are cut remember to cut off just 1/16″ from each side of the middle piece so you have the black showing.

Second Card with two Favorites:  Beautiful You on page 114 of the Annual Catalog and Special Celebrations:

I have used a stamp from this set on so many different cards.  Today I used it on a graduation card that I am casing from Sharon Armstrong.

   

The Congratulations is from the retiring Special Celebrations set:

Recipe:

Base:  Gorgeous Grape 8 1/2  X 5 1/2  Scored at 4 1/4

Layer 1:  Smoky Slate 3 3/8 X 4 5/8

Layer 2:  Gorgeous Grape 3 1/4 X 4 1/2

Top Layer Outside and Inside:  Whisper White 3 X 4 1/4  – make 2

Inside Layer:  Smoky Slate 3 3/8 X 4 5/8

Cap:  Gorgeous Grape 1/2″ square

Diploma:  Copy Paper  1/2″ X 5/8″ rolled up and tied with a double wrap of 2″ of colored twine

Tassle:  8″ colored with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend

  • wrap twine 4 times around 1″ of cardstock
  • cut the bottom ends and remove from cardstock
  • slip the top ends on the end of your Take Your Pick tool
  • tie another short piece of twine twice around 1/4″ from the top
  • Use a glue dot to adhere the top to the middle of the cap
  • punch a 1/16″ circle from Gorgeous Grape and put on top of the tassle

I used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend to color the dress and create sleeves then used a black journaler pen to color the edges of the sleeves.  Ivory Stampin’ Blend was used for the legs and arms and Smoky Slate for the shadow. Wink of Stella was used to color the slip.

‘Congratulations’ was stamped in Versa Mark and then sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set.  The inside greeting is a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp.

Third Card with Two Favorite Retiring Items – Flourishing Phrases on page 35 of the Annual Catalog and the Pretty Label punch:

The Flourishing Phrases greeting set and the Special Celebrations set are excellent additions to your collection and you will use them over and over. I used Flourishing Phrases for a sympathy card in a Mystery Card Challenge.  That is a challenge where you are given a specific list of supplies and measurements and you create a card with just those supplies.

 

Recipe:

  • 1/2 sheet cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper 3 X 5.5
  • Coordinating Card Stock 3.25 X 5.5
  • Stamp Set with words
  • Punched Shape
  • Ribbon
  • Matching Ink
  • Adhesive

What  – NO BLING?!

I know, Sal, it was a fun challenge but I found out none of us avid crafters can make a card without blinging it up.  I even had to add a few jewels.

Here is a card I made for my upline’s Mystery Card challenge that meets most of the criteria.  I did use two ink pads, though.

 

The challenge is on again for Saturday, May 30, at 9:30.  If you would like to join, I will send you a Zoom invitation, just send me your email.

Hostess code until June 1:  WQVF6WXZ

SAL,    Sharing A Love of products I don’t want you to miss

Karen

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