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Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick?

You might not think that these two Stampin' Up! colors go together.  I didn't but I was obviously wrong!  They definitely go together and Stampin' Up! used them for FOIL!  So pretty.

Foil sheets croppedYou can find these foil sheets on page 12 in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  There are four of each color in the package, 12" x 12".  Kaitlyn will tell you a little more about them ~


And, we all love samples ~Projects w foil sheets


Stampin' University

As a demonstrator there are lots of resources available on the Stampin' Up! website.  I wanted to briefly explain one of them this morning ~ Stampin' University is not only dedicated to new demonstrators but has plenty of information for all demonstrators.  There is one section ~ 'I am a new demonstrator' ~ specifically for a person who is new to Stampin' Up!.  And, other sections of the site include the following topics ~ Running Your Business, Products, Recruiting and Techniques.  That last section is of interest to anyone who enjoys stamping.  Techniques come and go.  There are so many different techniques that we learn about and, then, forget.  This site is a great reminder!  For instance ~ masking, reverse masking, faux dip dye, spritzing, markering, kissing ~ all step-by-step videos in the technique section.  Plus Stampin' Up!'s You Tube Channel or just using Google to search.  There are so many!   I always run out of time before I run out of resources!

6a00e54f9444b98833022ad3ab54e4200d-800wiNow is a great time to join Stampin' Up! and check out all these resources for yourself.  During SALE-A-BRATION Stampin' Up! has put together a fabulous offer for new demonstrators ~ I would love to talk to you about it!  Click here to EMAIL ME and we'll get together!


From Stampin' Up! today...

Select Sale-A-Bration Items Available While Supplies Last

Redemption numbers for the following Sale-A-Bration products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong. Our inventory for these popular items is not yet completely depleted, but we wanted you to be aware that they are going fast and may not be available through the entire Sale-A-Bration period.

Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (item 149712)
Precious Parcel Card Kit (item 149750)

Project Sheet Tuesday

You can find HAPPY TAILS on page 33 in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.  This card would be quick and simple and one that you can easily change the saying to reflect what you, or your dog, would like to say!  The stamp set is bundled with the Dog Builder Punch (Bundle:  #150631, $31.50 saves 10%).  The Project Sheet is below, just click on the link to download and print it out for future use.  Ruff!  Ruff!

Happy Tails

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Hinge Step

Our video today features the FLORENTINE FILIGREE BUNDLE on page 40 in the Occasions Catalog.  The bundle includes the stamp set and the Florentine Thinlits Die.  Brian uses the Stamparatus to easily line up the stamps  with the overlay created by the die.  That's right, he uses the Hinge Step technique.  There is a brief description of this technique on page 40 but it is sooooo  much better to see it in person.  Enjoy!


And, a week from today I have a Stamparatus Class from 4 to 7 PM.  Let me know if you would like to attend.  The information is in the newsletter that I sent out yesterday.

Owl Prowl

On Thursday this week I attended an Owl Prowl at Norfolk Botanical Garden.  An Owl Prowl?  Well, we didn't actually get to 'prowl' as the gardens were too wet from all that rain on Thursday but we did get to meet three lovely owls ~ up close and personal.  What a treat!  Dana Lusher was the educator who brought her owls.  She is certified by the state and federal as a wildlife rehabber who specializes in birds with a passion for raptors, particularly owls.

Screech owl
Tiny screech owl
Tiny screech owl
Very tiny screech owl

My friend, Thadine, and I to show you the size of this owl.

Barred Owl w DanaThis is a Barred owl with Dana.  He fell out of the nest when he was very young, was rescued and given to Dana to rehab.  I think she said he was about three.  He thinks Dana is his Mom.  He is very vocal and makes a great education owl!

Barred Owl 2Isn't he beautiful?

Great Horned Owl w DanaThis is a Great Horned Owl with Dana.  She said that he is about 15 years old and that if he were living in the wild he would probably only live about five years.  It was a great evening!  You can find more information on FB ~ Nature's Nanny Wildlife Rehabilitation.


Stampin' Up! demonstrators were notified yesterday of a backorder  status for the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I have not been notified how the Butterfly Gala Bundle will be effected, I will let you know when I find out.  In addition, the Cake Builder Punch is also on backorder.  Both or these punches will carry over into the 2019-2020 annual catalog (good news)!

In addition, the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack has sold out!  This pack is part of the Sale-a-Bration products and has been so popular that it sold out or is on backorder.  Their next shipment will fulfill the backorders.  Once they have been fulfilled, a second shipment will arrive at the beginning of March.  At that point it will be available while supplies last.

Punch 2

By the Bay


SATURDAY,  JANUARY 26, 1:00 TO 4:00



This stamp set is on page 10 in your Sale-A-Bration brochure and features BY THE BAY.  It is a great set for coloring ~ try it with your Stampin' Blends, your Aquapainters or Blender Pen and enjoy!  I will be featuring this as one of my projects on Saturday so do let me know if you will be able to join three cats and one enthusiastic demonstrator.  Here is a card I did with this set ~ I used the Blends to color the image ~ very relaxing!!!

Poppy Parade Card

Project Sheet Tuesday

I have seen so many gorgeous cards made with this stamp set, LASTING LILY, from Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Not only are the images lovely (the production technique is called Distinktive and is developed from photographs of actual flowers) but there are ten sentiments included in the set!  That's a lot of 'thoughts' to use on our cards.  The set is a free item with a purchase of $100 in product during January, February and March.  I know you will enjoy creating with this stamp set!

Lasting Lily

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