Friday inspiration….

Happy Friday! Here’s the last card sample from July’s Clean & Simple Card Class. I love that Pistachio Pudding paper! The stamp for this card comes from one of the great Project Life stamp sets, Remember This. Those sets are very versatile. Enjoy!

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Other announcements…
In Texas this weekend is tax free weekend for back to school items and lucky for us that means tax free on a few stamping essentials. Here’s the list….

· 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
· Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
· Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
· Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
· Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
· Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
· Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
· Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
· Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
· Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
· Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
· Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
· Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
· Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
· Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
· Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
· Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
· 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
· 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
· 2014-2016 In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
· Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95
· Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034,131259,131263,131262,131261) $28.95
· Project Life Journaling Pens (item 135304) $4.95
· Stampin” Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
· White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (Item 132133) $3.50
· Blendabilities Markers (Item all) $11.95 ea
· Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment Markers (item 129370) $22.95
· Paper Snips/Scissors, Fringe Scissors $9.95

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. This Sales Tax Holiday for Texas lasts from August 8-10th. So go shopping now at my website and while you are there check out the great deal on the Big Shot!

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Get inspired!!

End of July announcements…

Don’t forget today is the final day for the Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 FREE. You can place your order online at my website through the Shop link. While you are shopping check out this week’s weekly deals. There are some great products discounted including beautiful gold washi tape!

The My Paper Pumpkin special of 50% off your first two months subscription when you sign up by September 10th is still going! Take advantage of this fun discount to discover this great monthly kit! A fun crafting surprise every month that you subscribe. Go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and select me as your demonstrator and use promo code HALFOFF2

Get inspired! Check back tomorrow for more card sample inspiration from this week’s card class.

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Clean & simple card class…

Tonight is my monthly card class with a fellow demonstrator. These classes are fun and one of my favorite nights of the month because I get to share my love of Stampin’ Up! with others. At these classes I design a few cards and my upline designs a few cards. The friends who come to the class get to create each of these designs and it’s always fun to see what extra they add. Some add a stamped image to the inside of the card or to the envelope. I’m not sure what I like best about card class, maybe just all of it from sitting creating at my desk to watching these customers turned friends create. Here’s one of tonight’s designs….

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Hope to see you at a class soon!
Get inspired!

Fabulous Ornament Kit

New promotion from Stampin’ Up!….

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Available starting 11/12/2013 – while supplies last

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

Product name: Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Item #: 135813
Price: $14.95

Use my online store to place your order for this great kit or any of the other weekly deals featured below…

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MDS Weekend

This past week was Digital Scrapbooking Days and Stampin Up! was providing a week of inspiration through digital download deals, which of course inspired me! Lately life has been pretty busy and my time for scrapping and crafting with MDS has been sparse. The focus from Stampin Up! helped to inspire me to work harder to find some time to do some digital crafting and this weekend I finally found that time!

One project that I wanted to show today is chore cards for my 7 year old. I’ve been designing these in my mind for some time and we’ve been trying to figure out the best strategy for our daughter and us. I was excited to use the chore card digital download to create some cute and inspiring cards and even an envelope (using the envelope punch board) to put completed cards in. Our plan is that once she completes a card she puts them in the envelope on her bulletin board and then redeems them for either cash, Barnes & noble money, or target money. She was pretty excited and so are we. These cards also make it more her responsibility which of course make mom and dad happy!

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Find me on Facebook

I’ve gone missing here on my blog and I’m sorry for that! Life is pretty busy and my stamping time and blog posting has been sparse. I still do monthly card classes so be sure and check my calendar. I post fairly often on my business Facebook page so be sure and “like” it so you will get these updates. I’ll be back at blogging some day! See you soon and get inspired!!

Great Gatsby Inspired…

Yesterday was monthly card class and I loved it!  It’s always such a refreshing and fun evening.  This month I created 3 of the card designs for our class.  It’s such a pleasure to host these classes with my upline and to share our unique styles with our customers.

One of the many supplies I was excited to use for this card class was a featured product from the mini catalogs that now has a happy home (and extended color line) in the newly released Catalog.  It’s the Core’dinations card stock!!  I grabbed some of the Early Espresso for this card. I’m also loving the new Neutrals color, Smoky Slate. The Great Gatsby movie and the pictures of the Tiffany’s jewelry used in the movie have been on my mind lately and inspired this card. Adding the beautiful silver glimmer paper (another fabulous returning product) gave this card the sparkle it needed in my opinion. I was in need of a wedding card so the new Label Love stamp set fit the bill perfectly. While I’m going to use the card to go with a wedding present, I think you could also use this card for an anniversary card as well. And so here is the Great Gatsby inspired card from last night’s card class…

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Enjoy!!

Stampin’ Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Label Love
Ink:  Smoky Slate
Paper:  Early Espresso Core’dination Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Punch: Artisan Label, Scallop Trim