Today (August 31, 2016) is the last official day to order the Thoughtful Branches bundle, stamp set, and dies. Stampin’ Up! just told us they do still have inventory left and will continue to sell it until that runs out – which could be any time – so if you want it get it before its gone.
I think it is a wonderful stamp set with some great words and versatile images. My class this month was a ton of fun. We made a cute box to hold the 4 cards and envelopes that everyone made. I swear I took pictures of the box but can’t find it with the others. So for now I just have the cards to share with you. My plan was to use a variety of the images and dies and show ideas for throughout the year – so I kind of thought of these as various seasons.
This was a quick card using Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive with Whisper White. A little peek of a doily, the new Petal Burst embossing folder and Elegant Eggplant Bakers Twine.
This idea was from another demo Dena Reko with just a minor change. I love how nicely the die lines up with the leaves on the tree. I wasn’t sure at first. But the die is designed so you can see right through it to the image you are cutting out and line it up.
I love to make cards like this that I call “window” cards. I used the new Layering Circles Framelits to cut the window in the two front layers. The trees are stamped on the layer below. And for these I used the thumping technique – its perfect to create a fall look.
I love how this one turned it – it was a favorite at the class and used a really fun technique. It’s called Salt Lifting. And I used that technique over a watercolor wash. This one is done on Watercolor paper and I used Garden Green, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for my colors. Everyone at the class had a lot of fun doing this. Here are a few instructions:
- on a clear block – I used the H block for mine – apply ink to the block using all 3 colors – Garden Green at one end, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party at the other end – over lap a tad.
- have your watercolor paper ready and I used paper towels. Lay your block on a paper towel and the watercolor paper on one too. You need a spritzer filled with water.
- spritz the ink covered block with water (watch for ink splashing off the block too) then quickly flip it over onto your watercolor paper – if your paper is bigger then the block – slide it across to the other side.
- spread salt on your paper – all over or just in spots – let dry – you can speed up the drying with a heat tool if you need to (we did that in class)
- wipe off all the salt and finish the card.
You’ll get different results each time. The ink, the salt, how much water, how much salt, etc. will all give you different results. Have fun playing with that.
This class was a ton of fun! Order today so you don’t miss this bundle!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Bonus Days are coming to and end on July 31, 2016!
For every $50 in product you order you get a Bonus Days coupon to use on an order in August.
Plus if you live here in Georgia you can also take advantage of the TAX FREE weekend – July 30/31. See below for the list of all the items included in the State Sales Tax Holiday. There is a $20 limit per item
||Snail Adhesive Refill
||Fast Fuse Adhesive
||Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
||Foam Adhesive Strips
||Mini Glue Dots
||Multipurpose Liquid Glue
||1/16″ Circle Punch
||1/8″ Circle Punch
||Black Project Life Journaling Pens
||2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
||Tear & Tape Adhesive
||Silver Mini Staples
||Fine-Tip Glue Pen
||White Stampin’ Chalk Markers
||Gold Binder Clips
||Bow Paper Clips Embellishments
||2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
||Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
SHOP NOW from the brand new catalog!
Fun times were had at the first Stamper’s Club Retreat in May. I rented us a cabin in the mountains and we went up for the weekend. We stamped, we laughed, we ate, we played games and we enjoyed our time together. I’m already making plans for another retreat for next year! If you are local to me you may want to join. Our June meeting is on the 3rd/4th. And it’s also the start of the new catalog!! Here is more information:
Would you like FREE stamps and accessories? Would you like to get together for a girls night/morning of stamping fun? Do you need a time out of the house? Would you like to try Stampin’ Up! Products before you buy them? Is your wish list a mile long? Would you like to learn new ideas, tips and tricks to make your projects “WOW”?
You should join my…
Here’s how it works: You sign up to participate in a Stamper’s Club. The club participants get together once a month. Each member joins for a minimum of 10 months. Each participant agrees to spend at least $30 at each of the meetings (plus shipping and tax). Remember, to qualify for Stampin’ Rewards a Stampin’ Up! workshop has to have $150 or more in sales. The larger the group the more rewards the hostess will earn! Club members will take turns acting as the hostess each month. That way every club member receives FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS SHOPPING DOLLARS and EXCLUSIVE “HOSTESS ONLY” STAMP SETS. Hostess months will be assigned randomly.
At each meeting, you will make three or more stamping projects – usually 2 cards and a 3D project. These get-togethers will provide you with new designs, ideas, and patterns for you to take home and try out yourself. All meetings will be held at my home (so no need to clean yours). The schedule is noted on our closed Facebook group – Monika’s Stampers Club. Each month there will be a Friday night and a Saturday morning meeting time to choose from. Keep in mind that it is okay if you cannot attend every club meeting. (you will still receive your project supplies). Simply contact me and place your $30 minimum order before the day of that meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting and do not provide your order by the meeting date, I will place a pre-determined default order on your behalf. As a hostess you may also collect orders from friends and family to increase your sales and the free merchandise you earn or schedule an additional workshop in your home before our meeting. All orders will be delivered to my home and I will post of the Facebook group when the orders arrive.
I will provide a snack and everyone needs to provide their own drink. Each member should bring their own adhesive and scissors (basic tools). In some instances, I may need to collect a small supply fee to cover the cost of additional supplies to make some WOW projects – I will try to let you know that in advance as well. If you have a request for a special project, technique or to learn more about how to use a certain product I will do my best to include that in one of our meetings. Friends who are interested in coming to check things out one month are welcome, however, they will have to book in advance due to space limits. Please contact me at least 1 week in advance with the names of any guests who may be coming. Guests may either place the minimum $30 order or pay a $15 class fee + any additional supply costs that the members have.
So in a nutshell – here’s what you get when you join the Stamper’s Club:
- The Stampin’ Up! Catalog (200+ pages of stamping ideas) and all Seasonal Catalogs and supplements.
- FREE STAMPIN’ REWARDS SHOPPING DOLLARS (minimum $25) to spend during your hostess month & your choice of EXCLUSIVE “HOSTESS ONLY” STAMP SETS, based on the total sales of your workshop, the chance to earn ½ price items
- Free Monthly Stamper’s Club class, including hands-on projects each month and a snack
- Build your supplies over time and “try before you buy” at the meeting
- Time off from your busy schedule: Friendships & idea-sharing with other stamper’s in a relaxed environment and lots of fun
- I’ve also added a Weekend Retreat at a cabin in the mountains with surprises for all members – dates, cost and the details will be posted several months in advance.
Contact me if you are interested.
I had an awesome time in Salt Lake City. I thought I had posted at least once while I was there from my phone – but apparently it didn’t work. Wifi in the hotel was not good at all and I was really busy most of the time – going from one thing to another. The new catalog is coming – it’s a great one with a TON of new things – which of course means the retired list is coming and its going to be a big one. Retiring items are while supplies last – so be sure to order early rather than waiting until it is sold out. There are a few shockers on the list. I’ll be sharing later this week with my display samples and other photos from the OnStage Live event. I had the privilege of being selected to stamp samples for the display boards – I had a brand new stamp set – you aren’t going to believe how versatile it is – and some other new products. My samples are all made featuring the carry-over In-Colors.
Here is the list in a pdf format – Retiring List.
And go here to shop in my online store – SHOP HERE. Categories are on the left – look under Retiring List to see what is going.
If you shop today you can take advantage of the last day of Weekly Deals – tomorrow they will be gone. And there are a bunch of great items on there.
Here is a quick peek at the new catalog cover:
And here are some photos from our first day of the event –
Those were the photos I tried to post and it didn’t work. I’ll have more later.
Thanks for stopping by today.
My February Hands-on class is going to feature the Grateful Bunch Bundle from the Occasions Catalog. I’ll be holding a live class here at my house on February 12th – come for the morning class at 10:00 AM or the evening class at 7:00 PM. Plus I’ll be offering this as a CLASS BY MAIL option. Payments will be due by February 12th, then I’ll order everything, receive the orders, prepare your packets and mail them back out to you.
Techniques in this class include using the Sponge Dauber and Paper Piercing.
So here are the options for you:
Attend Live class at my house – details and RSVP information can be found on my website
CLASS IN THE MAIL OPTION – Payments due by Feb. 12, 2016.
Each option has a Buy Now button that will take you to Paypal.
Option A: $45 includes Grateful Bunch Bundle (stamp set and punch), class materials to complete all 5 project, Priority Flat rate shipping.
Option B: $65 includes Grateful Bunch Bundle (stamp set and punch), Stamp & Pierce Mat, Piercing Tool, Updated Essentials Piercing Templates, class materials, to complete all 5 projects, Priority Flat rate shipping PLUS one free Sale-A-Bration item – (suggested item is Perfect Pairings stamp set). Include your Sale-a-Bration choice.
The Class in the Mail options do not include ink, adhesive, sponge dauber or the little vase for the photo holder.
Start of the year by attending this class and creating a Tin of cards! Create cards for a variety of occasions. Includes supplies for 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs) with dividers and a cute organizing tin.
Then you’ll have a place to keep all the cards that you make throughout the year so you can find what you need when you need it!
Tin of Cards
Stamping with Monika
DATE: Sunday, January 24, 2016
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP and payment due by January 12th.
Click here for more details and to RSVP
Class fee is $38. This is a PREPAID Class – all fees are due by January 12th.
Class will be held on Sunday January 24th.
After I receive your RSVP I will send you a Paypal invoice to complete the payment for the class.
Includes – supplies for 16 cards, envelopes, tin box with lid, 9 dividers, Multipurpose Liquid Glue.