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Friday, January 18, 2013

Fab Valentine

It's Friday and you know what that means- a new challenge at Fab Friday! We have a color challenge this time and it is perfect for Valentine's Day (and other occasions too). I hope you will play along with us!


Here is my project using these pretty colors. This card came together so quickly and easily that it shocked me. I sometimes struggle with color challenges, and I haven't done much stamping lately. Plus, my mojo has been pretty hit or miss, but I was really happy with the results for this one. :)


Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Petite Pairs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Adorning Accents folders, Pool Party ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to swing by Fab Friday and play along.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Big News!

Stampin' Up held its annual Leadership Convention last week in Orlando, FL and lots of very exciting announcements were made. I will try to share all of them here. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
 
Paper Pumpkin
 
Stampin' Up has introduced a brand new monthly crafting subscription service called Paper Pumpkin. For $19.95 monthly (tax and shipping included), you will receive a kit with everything you need to complete a fun craft project shipped directly to your home. The projects are a surprise and will include all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories you need to create fun and useful projects like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! The best part is that it is totally flexible with no obligation. You can cancel your subscription at any time or even skip a month.
If you would like to purchase a trial kit, there is one available for $16.95 (plus tax and shipping) and it can be included on any type of order.
 
For more information or to subscribe visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com
 
Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets
 
As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up is bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. The first set is called Best of Birthdays and can be seen here. If you purchase six sets during the year, you receive a free set valued at $14.95! If you purchase all twelve sets, you will receive two free sets valued at $14.95 each!
 
New Single Stamps Released
 
There are two brand new assortments of single stamps available beginning today through March 31st. You can view the first assortment here and the second assortment here.
 
Dude, You're Welcome! Kit
 
Stampin' Up has released a brand new kit especially for the men in our lives. If you have ever wished that your hubby or boyfriend would sit down and stamp with you, this is the perfect kit for him to use to give stamping a try. The kit is $24.95 and includes:
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
For more information, visit my website.


OK, I think that is everything! Please let me know if you need more information about any of these announcements. Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration begins next Tuesday, January 22nd!!!!! Pin It

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fab Birthday!

Hello and Happy New Year! For my first post in 2013, I have my creations for the new Fab Friday Challenge. Mindy has a fun sketch for us this time. I think it is really versatile and has lots of possibilities. I can't wait to see what you do with it!


Here is my take on the sketch...

 
I like the sketch so much that I made two versions of the same card. I am in desperate need of birthday cards in my stash. My kids seem to go to at least one birthday party each month, so I can't seem to keep a good supply of birthday cards. I wanted to make a feminine and masculine version, but they are both pretty gender neutral.
 
Here are close ups of each of them.
 


Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Bring on the Cake, Create a Cupcake
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Black Staz On, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Cupcake Builder punch, 1" Square punch, Brights buttons, Baker's twine

Come on over to Fab Friday and play along! I can't wait to see what YOU make!

~Marla





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