Showing posts from May, 2017
A Fond Farewell to the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog & Hello New Year Hi Everyone,
Well as much as we love the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, the new 2017-2018 is even more fantastic! The annual catalog that we have looked through so many times this past year is bent up, beat up, and so many page corners bent over to mark our favorites. As we transition to the new catalog, I wonder how long it will take to have the same affect on the new catalog?

One of the things I notice in the new annual catalog is how many bundles are available. There are 23 new bundles offered this year. We really do love our dies. There are many products from the last catalog in this new one too, so not all of the favorites went. Another area that is always popular is the Specialty Designer Series Paper section. All I can say is WOW! They are beautiful. A great way to get a sampling of all of the DSP's offered is to join in on the DSP Paper share I have going on. 
I recently participated in a swap with other demonstrat…
We all Need a Little Color Theory in our Lives

Hi Everyone,
I bet you are all just dying to have a chance to get online and order new products from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I recently had an open house using new products and participated in a card swap with some demonstrators. My 2 projects are from the Color Theory product suite in the upcoming catalog. This is the first of the projects I made. I didn't send this one in the swap, because I had a little stamping boo-boo (as you can probably see). That's okay for me to share (I'm sure you all have experienced a stamping boo-boo, and sometimes there's no hiding it). This color combination uses the new In-colors. 
This second project uses really rich colors, Dapper Denim and Always Artichoke along with the new Berry Burst In-Color. I just love the 2-stamp detail of the chair. I'm amazed at how real life it appears.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. I can't wait to continue to create with th…
Friday Design Challenge Winner!

Hi Everyone,
The results are in for the most recent Friday Design Challenge. This month's lucky winner will receive the Watercolor Wishes all inclusive kit by Stampin' Up! This is a terrific prize. It will no longer be available to purchase and values at $35.00. WOW!
And the Winner is... Congratulations Jenny!

I love hosting the Friday Design Challenge each month. It's a great opportunity for stampers to create using a template as inspiration. If you haven't participated, be sure to join in the fun next time. Subscribe to my blog to receive e-mail alerts when I post. 
I hope you enjoyed these entries. A new annual catalog is just a week away. There are countless fantastic new sets, bundles, and accessories in the new catalog. If you would like one, just let me know. I'd be happy to get one to you. I also have some product share specialsand stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order any current products,  be sure to use my …
Stampin' Up! Open House Fun Daisy Delight Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,
What a fun open house I had was this past Sunday. It was warm here in the North West and we had a great time chatting and stamping. It's just about a week before the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live and I wanted to share a project with one of my favorite new bundles. It's called Daisy Delight. 
Daisy Delight is a wonderful stamp set. The coordinating designer series paper is fantastic! the beautiful, soft designs and color story is the best. I love the combination of Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonders. The coordinating daisy bunch is so fun. Your flower really pops. If you can see the gem in the center of the flower, it is the new metallic enamel shapes. The new catalog does not do these gems justice. They are a must have.

Well I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek project. It is a favorite of mine. There are countless fantastic new sets, bundles, and accessories in the new catalog. If you wo…
Stamp Set of the Month 

Do you find yourself short on time, lacking on creativity, or knowing what to do for that much needed card? Here is the answer. 

Each month, club members receive a wonderful Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies and embellishments needed to make three exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95(including shipping). If local, the cost is $28.00. Everything is pre-cut and neatly packaged, Directions and photos of the projects are included. Participants out of area, need to provide inks and adhesives. 

Hedge Hugs 2 stamps clear mount

There is no continued commitment to take part in the Stamp Set of the Month. You can choose to participate each month or skip if you want. Stamp Set of the Month also qualifies for "Loyalty Bucks", so you can earn bucks each time you take part. Collect 20 Loyalty Bucks and receive any products up to $30.00 in the current catalogs.  Here are the details:
Sign up and pay by the 5th of the monthEmail me at lennyandmary…
Can't Get Enough Eastern Palace Premier
Hi Everyone,

Well if you haven't gotten your Eastern Palace Premier products, you still have a couple of weeks to get them. I created lots of projects for the On-Stage event that was going on in April. I really liked using the vinyl medallion stickers. They are awesome! One of the projects I made that I really liked was my gift box. I was able to show that the sticky side is silver. It's perfect for the clear boxes. 

Another project I created was a gift card holder. I used the Vinyl Medallion stickers,card stock, and designer series paper from the collection.

I really did enjoy using these products to create for the On-Stage event. The best thing about this current promotion is that you can get new Thick Vanilla Card stock and envelopes free. These are included in the Premier bundle. The Starter bundle also has free product. You will get the new Vanilla Note cards and Envelopes. I love the note cards and envelopes. There are 20 in a p…
2017-2018 Product Shares
In-Color Club

Hi Everyone,
With the new 2017-2018 Annual catalog, it's time to get all the wonderful new things at great savings. What makes it great? Well you don't have to empty your pocket book at one time. You have an opportunity to join in a couple of product shares with others and pay either a smaller amount over time, or simply get a sampling of things before deciding what you want to purchase in the future. Here are the details.
Join my 2017-2019 In Color Club $30.00 each month for 5 months
It's a New Stampin' Up! year. There are New In Colors, so that means it's time for the In Color Club.  This club will get you all the NEW In Color Products over the next five months so it is a little easier on your pocketbook than purchasing everything at once.  If ordering these products on your own, it costs $185.00 after shipping and tax. By being in the club, you are spending a total of $150.00, getting $15.00 in hostess rewards and saving $3…
Va-Va-Vellum Beautiful Projects

Hi Everyone,
If you saw my last Finding Friday Inspiration Post and video, you know that I am back to crafting with vellum. My weekly class this past Wednesday was all about vellum and all the wonderful things you can do with it. My advanced stampers brought a brand new stamper, so she was in for a challenge. Boy was she great. She kept right up and all her projects turned out great. We embossed the vellum both dry and wet. We colored the vellum and we punched out the vellum. I hope you enjoy the projects.

As you know, I like to take inspiration from a lot of things. I also like to C.A.S.E from other stampers. I got a card from a swap a couple of years ago and I had an idea from the layout. I hope you enjoy.

Well these were our projects and congratulations to Linda for persevering. Her projects were great, and she was very proud of herself. So, if you haven't tried working with vellum before, now is your time. Take a chance. I bet you won't be di…
Friday Design Challenge &  Water Color Wishes Giveaway

Hi Everyone,
Well the weather has turned chilly and rainy again. It's the perfect time to take out your paper and inks to get yourself crafting for another Friday Design Challenge & Giveaway. All you need to do is to create a project using the template as your guide. Here are the details:

Design your card with the template as your inspiration.Upload your card and either send to me at or send a link where you have your project. Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.Submit by May 24th I will collect samples and post all who have submitted on May 26th. Then a winner will be announced. The winner of this month's design challenge will win the Water Color Wishes all inclusive kit from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog;
Win Me!
Here are a few projects to get your creativity going. 
I hope these ideas inspire you to take on my design challenge. You can create exactly l…
Gift Box with Cards and Gift Tags

Hi Everyone,
I was so inspired by our nice spring weather, that I decided to pull out the wonderful Fresh Fruit Stamp set by Stampin' Up! to create these gift boxes with note cards and gift tags. Fresh Fruit is a retiring stamp set that is wonderful. The texture of the stamps really gives that sunkist summer look. I saw a similar set on Pinterest by Olga Cavanaugh. She used the Fruit Stand DSP and another fruit set too. You can find the dimensions on her blog. One of the things I really like are the note cards and envelopes. You get 20 pre-scored cards with the envelopes. I hope you like my version of this great project. Be sure to share or follow me to keep up with my posts.

 This set can make the perfect gift for a friend or simply keep for yourself when you need a card or tag. I also used a couple of stamps from different sets. "You are Remarkable" is from the Remarkable You Stamp set. The "For You" came from the Birthday Blo…
Finding Inspiration Friday Episode 1

 Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to my first Finding Inspiration Friday. I will post a blog and video on Fridays, but not every week. I'm excited to share my first project that was inspired by some vellum faith decals I bought. I haven't used my vellum in quite a while. One of the things I really like to do is to emboss on the vellum. I used clear embossing powder with a Versamark pad and the Pacific Point Classic Stamp pad. 

For this project, I used several sized papers, so let me list them for you, so that you can create a project like this one if you wish.
Supplies: Base sized 4 1/4" X 11 1/2" folded in halfPacific Point layer sized 5 1/4" X 4"White and vellum overlay sized 3 1/4" X 5"Inside sized 5 1/4" X 4"
To get a tutorial on this project, simply click on my video for details. I hope you enjoyed this project today. Share this with your friends and family who love to craft and need some inspiration.

This is …