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Watercoloring with the Spritzer

If you are looking for another great watercoloring technique, look no further than our Spritzers.  Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showcasing this technique.  I think it gives such a wonderful look and gives us another way to achieve the watercolor feel of a project.

If you would like to get any of the products we offer for coloring, visit my online store and get them today.  Remember, Sale-a-Bration is available for a couple more hours!  LOL!  Susan Elise



Sale-a-bration fav....

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The end of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration for 2015 is just hours away.  I have one more event, tomorrow afternoon, for Katie and her friends.  One more group of friends that will be able to choose FREE product with their order.  I have been thinking about all of the products that have been available since the beginning of January and I think that the Lotus Blossom stamp set has been the favorite.  At least with my stamping friends.  No stats from Stampin' Up! but I hope they will let us know, it would be interesting.  I thought I would post some samples today ~ to give you a little more inspiration for the set.  Enjoy!

Lotus Blossom 3

Lotus blossom

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Stampers' Drop In Event

What a fun afternoon yesterday at my end-of-SAB event!  It was great to see Diane, Cindy, Bethann, Wanda, Gina, Janie, Patti and Barbara!  Thank you all for stopping by!

Open House Favors

These are the Easter favors that I made for everyone.  I filled the bags with Easter egg candy, a Spring stamp and some pretty pastel pencils that I found at Target (they have GREAT supplies for Easter!).  The grass is from the stamp set, Sheltering Tree, in the Occasions catty.  I stamped the chick on the tag using Tangerine Tango and then on scratch paper using Daffodil Delight.  I cut out the little chicks body and popped it on top of the tangerine chick with a dimensional.  The stamp set, Lovely Amazing You, is a treat in itself ~ the sayings are really fun to use!  Click on any of the product images below to go to my online store (and, while you are there, don't forget that the Clearance Rack has lots of new items!).  Thanks for stopping by & have a sunny Sunday!

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Watercoloring with Blender Pens

I don't know about you but I love coloring with my Blender Pens.  While Stampin' Up! tries to resolve the Blendabilities issue, these are a great alternative.  Take a look at this video from Stampin' Up! to give you some inspiration:

If you have never used Blender Pens before, this is a great time to give them a try.  Visit my online store here to get your pens while Sale-a-Bration is still going on.  Stop by the Cat/Art Studio this afternoon for some stamping fun!!!



Butterfly Basics March
Several of you have recently tried to order the Butterflies Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalog and were told they were unavailable.  Stampin' Up! noted in our Tuesday Updates that their supply of this popular item has shipped from China.  They do not have an arrival date but I wanted you to know that the thinlits will be available again soon.  I will let you know when I have a date.  In the meantime you can download the directions to make the pretty card above just by clicking on the link below.  I hope to see you tomorrow at my SAB get-together!!!

Download Butterfly Basics March pdf

New items on the Clearance Rack today...

Clearance Rack March 26
Stampin' Up! has added new products to the Clearance Rack today.  Many of these items are from the Holiday Catalog and were very popular!  Check them out for the good prices and the availability ~ a nice surprise considering I thought they were gone forever.  On my STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE, upper right hand corner, click on the SHOP button, the Clearance Rack link will be listed on the left.  Let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you will join me for some informal stamping fun on Saturday afternoon, March 28, as we wind down Sale-A-Bration.  Come see ALL of the SAB products and use them to make a project or two.  FREE shipping for everyone who places an order at  my STAMPERS' DROP IN event!  EMAIL ME!

Coloring Techniques with SAB Papers Video

Just because a paper is a certain color, doesn't mean you can't give it some "character!"  Take a look at this new video from Stampin' Up! and get inspired with great ideas for using your Sale-a-Bration papers.  Bring them to life! Remember, Sale-a-Bration ends on Tuesday, March 31.  Join me this weekend for my STAMPERS' DROP IN!

 Visit my online store here or contact me with any questions about Sale-a-Bration before these fun products disappear!



Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom w gold
This is one of the cards we made last weekend at my STAMP-A-STACK class and I thought you might like the directions.  The stamp set is available only through the end of the month as SALE-A-BRATION ends on the 31st.  The set is FREE with a $50 order of any Stampin' Up! products.  And, if you are placing an order you will want to take advantage of this weeks WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin' Up! below.  Perfect for this card!!!

Download Lotus Blossom Note Card PDF

March 24 Weekly Deals

My Paper Pumpkin March Video

Cheryllynn, my hostess for Stampin' Bingo yesterday, wanted to know more about Paper Pumpkin so I wanted to post this video for you today.  The quick video showcases the March Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love what Stampin' Up! comes up with each month and these adorable invitations are such a great idea. Take a look:

Like what you see?
Check out the savings on a 3 month pre-paid subscription below!
 For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has lowered the price of the 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you  can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

Why did we choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you'll love.
  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-a-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.

Funny Bunny ~

Bunny x 2

I had a little 'play time' yesterday while my stampin' friends were having fun making 12 cards in our monthly STAMP-A-STACK.  It was great to see Lynne, Marti, Barb, Mary and her lovely friend ~ Marilyn, and Kala!  So sorry that Pam and Kristen were unable to join us but ~ their 'best' friends made their cards for them ~ that's 24 cards, ladies!!!  So, I had fun with my punches and will tell you more about these cute bunnies tomorrow.  Right now, I have to get ready for Cheryllynn and her friends who will be here in a couple of hours to play STAMPIN' BINGO!!!  Thanks for stopping by!