Luggage Tags & Lanterns

 

We are UNDER 30 DAYS til our cruise!!

 

 

If we're friends on facebook, you may have seen this pic already:

 

My travel packet!

 

I got our travel packet in the mail this week!

And I had to sit down for a little light reading. :)

 

 

We got some cool luggage tags and our lanyards we need for entrance into specific Stampin' Up! events on the ship.

 

These are pretty typical at SU! events.

From the first moment of our first trip--to DC--Todd has called them LANTERNS.

 

haha. He cracks me up!

 

We can't go anywhere without our lanterns!

 

Luggage Tags & Lanterns! ;)

 

 

 

 

Another item in our travel packet was a standup daily itinerary/suggestions.

 

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Let me show you my favorite part:

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"Here are a few other items we recommend you pack:"

It's not just a rumor!!! :D

First line:

  • "Extra room in your luggage for Stampin' Up! goodies"

 

Aaaaahhhh!!!! It's not just a rumor!!!!

 

I LOVE IT!!!!

 

 

 

Hey--do you have a free morning tomorrow?

 

I'm having the other half of my New Catalog Open House tomorrow, 9:30am-12:30pm.

 

Feel free to stop by!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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COME SEE ME TODAY!!!

 

I'm super excited about my Open House today!

It goes 1:30pm-8:30pm at my house.

(and Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm)

 

I LOVE our new product!!

 

But I'm also EXTREMELY excited about a set of tools I bought that came yesterday!

 

 

EVERYONE--myself included--wants to see the Designer Series Paper (DSP) IN PERSON!!!

 

However, buying it ALL isn't practical or even necessarily desired. 

 

 

Well, I bought a set of DSP swatchbooks from another Demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske, and they are AMAZING!!!

 

DSP swatchbooks created by Dawn Olchefske, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I appreciate all the time she put into it!

(saved.me.so.much)

And I love her vision of having all the relevant info right on the front!

 

 

 

LOOK!!

DSP swatchbooks created by Dawn Olchefske, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

The (*) by one of the colors is the color cardstock used for the "cover".

 

 

 

I'll have these available to browse at all my events.

 

But you may want to stop by special to see them before the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale next month! (July 1-31)

 

 

Come stamp with me today and check these out!!

 

Have a great day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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A GREAT BIG WISH!

 

The Broadway Birthday bundle is so much fun!!

 

Broadway Birthday bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I used 2 different thinlits here--"Wish" and the diamonds.

 

The diamonds are a strip of 9; I just positioned it to use only 3 of them.

 

 

I have a couple quick tips for "Wish."

  • definitely use the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets. LOVE THEM!
  • center your thinlit on your cardstock (black, in my sample) so you can use the negative piece for a design, too

 

To position your cut letters [it's 3 separate pieces]:

  1. take the adhesive backing off the letters
  2. put the negative space down onto your project
  3. fit the letters back into their cutouts on the negative piece
  4. pull the negative space away again

 

 

Broadway Birthday bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Here's all I used:

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

 

Can't wait to use this bundle with you at my Open House tomorrow!

 

 

Happy day to you!

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Lots + Lots of Happy!

 

We all know that coloring isn't my thing, right?

 

Well, I STILL think it LOOKS adorable!

I just don't wanna DO it! :D

 

 

Nadine Stolt's swap for our Dazzling Demos meeting this month was from the Lots of Happy Card Kit:

 

Lots of Happy Card Kit, stamped by Nadine Stolt, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I love the design!

 

You probably can't tell, but the card I got is smaller than a gift card!

 

And with a coordinating envelope?

FUGETABOUTIT!

 

 

 

Hey--speaking of kits, did you realize that all of our "all-inclusive kits" have refills available?

 

All-inclusive = kit includes stamps and ink--besides the cards and embellishments.

 

Kit refill = all the consumables from the original kit, such as cards, embellishments and adhesives like Dimensionals or Glue Dots.

 

One last thing...have you bought a kit recently? The Mini Glue Dots in them are on a flat sheet (not a roll) and are covered with a backing like Dimensionals. Very convenient!

 

 

 

Here's a list of all our All-Inclusive Kits--besides Paper Pumpkin:

(pgs 7-10)

 

 

 

 

I have in mind doing a Notes of Kindness Kit Class end of summer or early fall.

 

I'll let you know!

 

 

 

Have a fantastic day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Color Poppin'!

 

Good morning Stampers!!

I hope you're finding a way to stay cool already this morning!

I'm very thankful for our a/c!

 

 

I have a comparison I want to share with you....

 

I REALLY wanted to use the set Around the Corner and the color Mango Melody.

 

 

 

So I pulled them both out, plus my Color Coach.

 

The color combo that caught my eye was Mango Melody, Early Espresso and Coastal Cabana.

 

BUT--I thought I didn't have enough Coastal Cabana for what I had in mind, so I went with Pool Party instead.

 

Around the Corner, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Now I LOVE Pool Party, but look at how the design POPS when I use the Coastal Cabana!

 

Around the Corner, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Turns out my design ended up not needing much Coastal Cabana afterall!

 

So I'm goin' with the poppin' colors for the rest of my cards!

(psst! this is my "thank you" card for the month)

 

Around the Corner, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

If you'd like a Color Coach, I still have a couple left for those who didn't preorder.

 

You can buy one for $8 or place any $75 order this month and get it free while supplies last.

 

 

 

Do you know my New Catalog Open House is this week???

 

I would love to see you!

You can come anytime between 1:30pm and 8:30pm Thursday OR 9:30am - 12:30pm Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Have an amazing day and week!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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We had a play date!

 

Better late than never, I guess....

 

Judy Cole is moving to Alaska early next month, and I FINALLY got to her house to check it out after all these years!

 

 

Her home in Lowell is beautiful! (Are you in the market?)

 

She has an AMAZING sewing room and a great space for stamping, too!!!

(Of course, those were some of my favorite parts.)

 

So we stamped. :D

(I don't sew.)

 

I was excited to try one of her stamp sets that I don't have [yet.]  ;)

 

Here's something I came up with:

Artisan Textures, Perennial Birthday, Itty Bitty Greetings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I used the Artisan Textures in Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape on Highland Heather cs.

 

These colors make me happy!

They make me think of some of my favorites from when I STARTED stamping, too!

 

 

Here's everything else:

 

 

Thanks for letting me spend some time with you, Judy!

 

I'm gonna miss you!

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Hooray!

 

The Broadway Bound Specialty DSP has 2 distinct color combos....

 

One side is like yesterday--full of Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist.

 

The other is largely black and gold metallic.

 

I LOVE IT!!

 

Here's a black and gold version:

 

Broadway Bound Suite, pg 68, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This combo is so stunning!

 

Broadway Bound Suite, pg 68, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

And the dots are such a fun touch to this set!

 

More gold (embossing powder) please! :)

 

Broadway Bound Suite, pg 68, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Here's the list:

Heat Tool
$30.00

 

 

 

I definitely think we'll need to use this bundle at my open house!

 

Can you believe it's next week already?

Are you planning to come?

 

Click here to RSVP:    Thursday    or    Saturday

 

 

Have a fantastic day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Quite the SPLASH of color!!

 

As I mentioned last week, the bundle that REALLY caught my eye in the catalog this year was part of the Broadway Bound Suite (pg 68-69.)

 

I mean who can resist this page???

 

Broadway Bound Suite, pg 68, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

I keep thinking that's Melon Mambo; but it's Lovely Lipstick.

 

Color Comparisons.dark pinks vs red

 

 

 

Here's what I did with the set and a little of the DSP:

 

Broadway Bound bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Remember I was telling you (in person, at least) about using the Stamparatus to stamp thank you, thank you, thank you?

 

Well, I used it here for my WISH.

 

SO MUCH FUN!!!

 

Hey--here's the video to remind you of what I'm talking about:

 

 

 

 

 

And here's everything I used:

(click any item to order)

Stamparatus
$49.00
Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

 

Have a wonderful day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Fun Varied Vases

 

The more I see the Varied Vases bundle, the more I love it!!

 

This card is from one of my downline--Deb Anderson.

 

Varied Vases bundle, created by Deb Anderson, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

She preordered this bundle. 

 

I held my breath and waited to choose it as one of my free items I earned during SAB!

 

It was rough.

(But, yes. I DID receive my order on Friday. Not Thursday like I thought. Hoping to play soon!)

 

 

 

So the bundle includes a PUNCH instead of a set of thinlits.

I LOVE PUNCHES!!

 

And I love how the leaves for the flowers mimic the leaves on the Lovely Floral embossing folder she used, too!

 

Order yours here:

 

 

(Thanks for your work, Deb--and for sharing!)

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steph

 

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Garden Impressions--it makes a good one! ;)

 

Before I chat with you, I have to tell you...

 

The winner of my Stamparatus Mystery Party is Trish Wood!!

CONGRATULATIONS TRISH!!

 

Her free product has already been ordered! :)

 


 

 

I'm sure you're super excited about our DSP Sale next month.

 

I KNOW I AM!!!

 

 

Well I happen to have a lovely card to show you that focuses on one of your options:

 

Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, created by Bev Mamayek, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

It's from one of my new friends, Bev, that I met at Milwuakee OnStage. :)

 

You know how I always tempt you with what I show you????

 

Well, we demonstrators tend to do the same thing to each other!

(THANKS, Bev!!)

 

 

I thought I'd show you a closeup of her ribbon, too:

 

Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, created by Bev Mamayek, www.dazzledbystamping.com

This is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack that coordinates with the Garden Impressions DSP/suite.

 

Here's a couple more color comparisons related to this DSP & ribbon:

 

Color Comparisons.greens

 

Color Comparisons.greens2

 

Color Comparisons.dark pinks vs red

 

If you wanna see the colors IN REAL LIFE, come on over!

I have them!

 

By the way, are you planning to come to my Open House???

 

Let me know!!

It's free--and there are 2 days available for you to come!

 

There's NO RSVP required, but I'd love for you to help me out!

Click here to RSVP:

Thursday, 6/21     1:30 - 8:30pm

Saturday, 6/23      9:30am - 12:30pm

 

 

 

HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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