Emboss Resist on the 4th!

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HAPPY FOURTH!  This is an old Stampin' Up! stamp set ~ I don't remember what year and, unfortunately, I didn't mark the year on the box.  The title is JULY FOURTH and it is a keeper as we don't get many specific holiday sets (except Christmas) it seems.  The technique is 'Emboss Resist' and it is an easy one.  Stamp in VersaMark and cover the stamped images with clear embossing powder.  Set the images using your Heat Tool.  I used a Blending Brush and the Misty Moonlight stamp pad to add the background color over the embossing.  When you are satisfied with the depth of the color, wipe off the embossed images with a soft cloth to make them pop!  Have a great day!

 


Happy Third! Happy New Patio!

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This is my new patio ~ right outside the door of the CAT/ART STUDIO.  I am so excited!!!  When I achieved my MILLION DOLLAR SALES with STAMPIN' UP! they put $10,000 in my account as an achievement 'gift'!  It took me several months to decide what I wanted to do with all that money and, it was really fun trying to decide.  This was the final decision and I worked with my friend, LUKE, at McDonald's Nursery ~ they completed all the work on Tuesday this week!  I LOVE IT!  See the 'old patio' below....

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And, the winner is.......

So sorry that it has taken me so long to announce the winner of my IN COLOR CONTEST that I posted on the blog on (click here) MAY 12!  Three friends sent me an email with their FAV IN COLOR selection.  Diane loves Soft Succulent.  Sarah loves Polished Pink.  Abby loves Fresh Freesia.  Alan always chooses for me and the winner is ABBY!  She will receive a 6" x 6" package of In Color Designer Series Paper and a package on In Color gems!  I will be sending cards, below, I made this afternoon to all three of my friends who participated.  The Bundle is ART IN BLOOM and you can find it on page 116 in the new catalog ~ surprise ~ the bundle contains the stamp set, dies AND an embossing folder!!!  It's amazing!

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Anything is Possible....

182587188_10220574285855344_3428409426100045297_n (2)Today is my 22nd anniversary with STAMPIN' UP!  I signed up with Martha Armstrong who was a friend at Central Fidelity ~ we worked together and I had introduced her to stamping one morning at the office when I was mailing an envelope that I had stamped with an angel to accompany my calligraphy.  She did some research, found SU online and joined.  Two years later I invited her to do a stamp party with my friends around my dining room table.  Afterwards, she suggested that I become a demonstrator and provided some details like "for a mere $300 I could get the starter kit (which was then very specific as to what you could have in your kit)".  I said NO but I was already enthusiastic about stamping and eventually changed my mind because I knew I would be using everything in that starter kit!  Next, some friends at the bank wanted me to have a party.  I said NO that I wasn't going to do parties but.......well you know the rest, right?  And, it has turned out to be a fabulous part of my life.  Just thinking about all the wonderful friends I have made because of this opportunity brings tears to my eyes.  I truly don't know what I would have done without Stampin' Up!  Thank you all for your friendship and for crafting with me all these years ~ I never would have thought that all of this was possible!

PS:  It is so much EASIER to become a demonstrator NOW then it was in 1999!  And, you do it YOUR WAY ~ anything is possible!

 


Missing Melissa? She's back!

DSPMy friend, Melissa Burroughs, occasionally surprises me by emailing me some creative project that she has been working on and I ask if I can add it to my blog.  Well Tuesday evening was her monthly stamp club meeting and she brought a set of cards that I had to share with you ~ so creative ~ and, such a good idea!  On Melissa's recent birthday weekend she decided to fussy cut (I know Abby Geddes ~ you just closed your computer!) several pieces of the current Designer Series Paper, FINE ART FLORAL (page 33, Mini Catty), that is pictured above.  She also used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon (page 140, Annual Catalog) which is so popular ~ for good reason ~ it's AMAZING.  Let me know what you think ~ I will pass you comments on to our creative friend!

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More product information from Stampin' Up!

PRODUCTS SELLING ABOVE FORECAST

There is always a risk of products going into backorder during a demonstrator preorder or within the first few weeks after the customer launch. We do our best to forecast how you or your customers may react to new products, but sometimes we sell through our inventory much more quickly than we expect.

The following products are currently outperforming their initial forecast and are at risk of going into backorder or not orderable status before we receive additional inventory:

  • 155568: BUMBLEBEE TRINKETS
  • 155571: 2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS
  • 155505: HAND-PENNED MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK

This information may create an even higher demand on many of these items, but we feel it’s better to let you know now so you can adapt your plans.


Delayed Products

From Stampin' Up! today ~ May 4, 2021

Due to unexpected delays, the following items will not be available at the beginning of the catalog sales period:

  • 155568: BUMBLEBEE TRINKETS
    • 155810: PANSY PETALS SUITE COLLECTION (EN)
    • 155811: PÉTALES DE PENSÉES SUITE COLLECTION (FR)
  • 153603: EVERGREEN BORDER PUNCH
    • 155579: EVERGREEN ELEGANCE BUNDLE (EN)
    • 155580: MAJESTUEUX SAPINS BUNDLE (FR)
  • 155372: TURTLE PUNCH
    • 155819: TURTLE FRIENDS BUNDLE (EN)
    • 155820: NOS AMIES TORTUES BUNDLE (FR)
  • 155606: SYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCH
    • 155599: IN SYMMETRY BUNDLE (EN)
    • 155600: SI-MÉTRIQUE BUNDLE (FR)
    • 155608: SWEET SYMMETRY SUITE COLLECTION (EN)
    • 155609: JOLIE SYMÉTRIE SUITE COLLECTION (FR)
  • 155434: DOTTY HEARTS EMBOSSING FOLDER

We will let you know as soon as these items are available to purchase.