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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sketched Birthday - for a guy!


I always struggle when it's time to make a birthday card for a male family member or friend.  From listening to others, I'm not the only one!  The very versatile Sketched Birthday set is easily used for cards for everyone!  Here is my card for an upcoming male birthday:


And here is the supply list for this card:

Sketched Birthday:  wood #130423, clear #130426
Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar #131296
Cardstock - Island Indigo #122923
Cardstock - Whisper White #100730
Circles collection framelits #130911
Bitty Banners framelits #129267
Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132174
Assorted Stampin' Write markers

If you live in the St Peters MO/O'Fallon MO area and would like to hold a card making class for you and some friends, let me know.  If you would like to come to a class, let me know.  If we have enough interest from people who want to get together to make some cards, we will plan a workshop.

To place an order from my online store, click the Stampin' Up logo on the right.  Remember, after your first order, you will receive a coupon for a 3% rebate on your second order placed through me.

Your comments and questions are welcome.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stampin'

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mixed Bunch and Gingham Garden

I got a new order in from Stampin' Up! yesterday, so I've had a lot of fun making some new cards today.  Halloween and fall may be right around the corner, but it's pure summer here today.  Our first (and hopefully last) 100 degree day of the summer came today.  Along with the humidity to match.   A good day to stay inside and make cards!  Here's is today's card, with it's distinctive summer feel!


Here is the supply list for this card:

Circle Thinlits #133480
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Gingham Garden DSP #129310
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set - wood #128442, clear #125537
Classic Stampin' Pad - Island Indigo #126986
Classic Stampin' Pad - Daffodil Delight #126944
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Blossom Punch #125603

As always, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  To shop with me, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.  Remember, new customers earn a coupon for a 3% rebate on your second order placed with me. 

I welcome your comments or questions.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 29, 2013

September new products available now!

No card today, but two exciting product announcements from Stampin' Up!

Butterfly Bundle Special Offer
Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle ItemPage in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
13531190
183
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
13531290
183
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch


And this new Best of 25 years set for September  (I think this is my favorite so far!): 
Best of Autumn
And some additional information about the "Best of...." sets:
 
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
 
Just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to go to my online store to order yours!
 
Happy Stampin'!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

$34






 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Open Sea - A Masculine Birthday Card

Everyone has made at least one; this is one of mine.  A masculine birthday card featuring The Open Sea stamp set.  Take a look.


Here is the supply list for this card:
The Open Sea Stamp Set - wood #128454, clear #123032
Itty Bitty Banners - wood #132022, clear #126257
Designer Series Paper Stack - Regals #130139
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Classic Stampin' Pad - Night of Navy #126970
Classic Stampin' Pad - Cherry Cobbler #126966
Circle Collection Framelits #130911
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon #132135

To place an order, or to "window shop", click the Stampin' Up! logo.  New customers get a coupon for a 3% rebate on their second order placed with through my online store.

And a couple more bits of "housekeeping":

1.  Only a couple days left to sign up for Paper Pumpkin for the special offer of $10.00 for each of the first 2 months.  Here are the details on this great deal:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit mypaperpumpkin.com to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • List me, Melanie Coverston as your demo when you sign up.

  • 2.  Only a few days left to join my Stampin' Up! team and receive a free project kit in addition to your starter kit!  Click the "Join My Team" button on the right side of the page.  Here are some more details on that great offer:

    Pick a Kit Recruiting Offer


    Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up! Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
    Kit Options:
    The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
    OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
    1
    Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
    Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
    133507
    132698
    $29.90
    2
    Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
    Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
    133507
    132697
    $29.90
    3
    Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit133463
    $19.95
    4
    Tag a Bag Bundle AND
    Tag a Box Bundle

    That's it for now!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!!!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Thankful ... a stamp-free card!

    Today I went "stamp free".  It feels a little strange, but I love the results!  Take a look:

    The Expressions Thinlits add a unique dimension to projects! 

    Here is the supply list for this card:

    Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
    Sweater Weather DSP #132184
    Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
    7/16" Trim #129287
    Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
    Naturals White Cardstock #102316

    To order any of the supplies to make this card, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right to shop 24 x 7.  Products are shipped directly to you. 

    My current promotion is I will send you a coupon that entitles you to a 3% rebate after you place your first order with me.  This is in addition to any benefits you may earn from Stampin' Up!

    Thanks for looking.  Feel free to leave a comment or any questions.  I will get back to you!

    Happy Stampin'!

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    Black Tie

    Today's card is courtesy of my sister.  She is very creative and I love seeing (and receiving) her cards!  This one is a stunner - perfect for that special occasion!


     
     
    Here is the supply list for this card:
    Basic Black Cardstock #121045
    Whisper White Cardstock #100730
    Classic Stampin' Pad Basic Black #126980
    Express Yourself Hostess Stamp Set wood - #130336, clear #130339
    Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977

    Thanks for taking a look!  Click the Stampin' Up logo on the right to shop my online store 24 X 7.

    Happy Stampin'!

    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    I'm Just Sayin' ... MDS

    I have something a little different this evening.  It's been a really busy weekend, so for this card, I powered up the MDS.  It's been quite a while since I designed a card on MDS and now I wonder why.  It's so much fun...and so easy to play with the layout!  This card uses only elements that are included with the initial MDS installation.  Give it a try! 

     
    The supply list for this card is:
     
    MDS basic installation:
     
    Medallion Stamp in Smoky Slate
    Fantabulous You "I'm Just Sayin'..." stamp in Strawberry Slush
    Antique Brad #5
     
    Whisper White Card Stock #100730
    Strawberry Slush Card Stock #131295
     
    SU offers the opportunity to try MDS for 30 days for free. 
    #130910 - MDS Free Trial
    #130646 - MDS digital download
    #13-647 - MDS disc software
     
    To order any of the supplies for today's post, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.  Remember, after your first order, you will receive a coupon for a 3% rebate on your second purchase!
    


    Saturday, August 24, 2013

    "Best of" Monthly Sets

    To commemorate their 25th year, Stampin' Up! is offering a new "Best of" set every month.  Each set sells for $14.95 and is available as a clear mount set.  The best of set for August is the Best of Halloween.  This set has some of my favorite Halloween stamps from Stampin' Up!.






    Click each of the links below to see the flyer from SU with each month's "Best of" set.

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    So Thankful!


    This last Friday before Labor Day weekend, it's inevitable that fall is on the way.  The weather may say otherwise, but the calendar doesn't lie!  One of my friends and I have been admiring the "free hanging" cards. so I decided to try the technique in this Thanksgiving card.  I hope you enjoy and decide to make one as well! 





     
     
    Here is the supply list for this card:
     
    Stamp Set - Truly Grateful - wood #131730, clear #131733
    Stamp Set - Tags 4 You - wood #131820, clear #131823
    Label Bracket Punch #132153
    Label Bracket Punch and Tags 4 You stamp set available as a bundle for a savings of 15%
    Wood Bundle #133293
    Clear Bundle #133294
    Circle Framelits #130911
    Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184
    Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie #105117
    Cardstock - Whisper White #100730
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Soft Suede #126978
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Sahara Sand #126976
    Linen Thread #104199
    Sticky Strip #104294
    SNAIL adhesive #104332
     
    Thanks for checking out my post.  If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to place an order, just click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right side of the page.   And don't forget, you get a coupon for a 3% rebate after your first order!  That rebate is in addition to any hostess benefits you may earn from Stampin' Up!. 
     
    Leave me a comment with any questions or comments about this card. 
     
    Happy Stampin'!
     
     
    

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    Christmas Greetings!

    As I was sitting in my craft room trying to decide how I wanted to lay out my card this evening, I glanced at the calendar....it's August, and I'm thinking Christmas cards!  It seems a little surreal, but here we go!  Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

    Here is the supply list for this card:
    Whisper White Cardstock #100730
    Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685
    Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296
    Season of Style Designer Series Paper #132340
    Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132175
    Merry Little Christmas stamp set - wood #131826, clear #131829
    Very Merry Tags stamp set - wood #130393, clear #130402
    Mosaic Punch #131267
    Classic Stampin' Pad -  Cherry Cobbler #126966
    Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
    Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

    Happy Stampin'

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Mosaic Madness and Envelope Liners ... taking it to the next level!

    Here is another project from my upline.  I liked the idea of the envelope liner framelits when I saw them in the Holiday catalog.  Seeing one with the coordinating card is "WOW"!



    Here is the supply list for this card and envelope:

    Mosaic Madness Stamp Set - wood #130245, clear #130249
    Mosaic Punch #131267
    (Mosaic Madness stamp and punch bundle - save 15 %
         wood #132734
         clear #132733)
    Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper #130141
    Whisper White Card Stock # 100730
    Strawberry Slush Card Stock #131295
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Strawberry Slush #131178
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Crisp Cantelope #131176
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Pool Party #126982
    5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319
    Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
    Medium Envelopes - Whisper White #107301
    Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984
    Envelope Liners Framelits Dies #132172

    Try it, I think you'll love the results!

    Happy Stampin'!








    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Halloween Thinlit Card

    I made this card on Friday.  I'm happy with the way it turned out; hope you'll give it a try!


     
    Here is the supply list for this card:
     
    Label Thinlit #133479
    Whisper White card stock #100730
    Basic Black card stock #121045
    Crushed Curry card stock #131199
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
    Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink #101731
    Versamark Pad #102283
    Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
    Best of Halloween Stamp Set - clear #134381
    Halloween Bash Stamp Set - wood #130577, clear #130580
     
     

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

    New Polymer Set from Stampin' Up! and Get a Coupon With Purchase!

    Happy Saturday!  It's been a beautiful day here in St Peters, MO, the temperatures continue to be very un-August-like - sunny, dry, and low humidity! It's really hard for me to stay inside and think of paper crafting on a day like today!

    This week Stampin' Up! introduced a new polymer stamp set.  Another Thank You, item #133454.
    I can't wait until mine is delivered! 

    And, here is the big news for new customers!  When you place your first order with me for $30.00 or more, I will send you a coupon for a 3% rebate on your next order - of any amount!  I have a stack of coupons ready to send out!  To shop with me 24 x 7, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right side of your screen. 

    Happy Stampin'!

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #99



    I've been stamping for years, but only recently decided to give some of the sketch challenges a try.  This card is inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #99. http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2013/08/freshly-made-sketches-99-sketch-by-rita.html

    Supplies used for this card:
    Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler -  wood #130953, clear #130956
    Punch: Hexagon Punch #130919
    (Also stamp set and punch available as a bundle for 15% savings - wood #132725, clear #132724)
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Baked Brown Sugar #131174
    3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim- Baked Brown Sugar #130022
    Core'dinations Paper - Regals - Night of Navy #129955
    Designer Series Paper Stack - Regals - Night of Navy #130139
    Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132174

    As always, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  If you would like to place an order, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right.  Online ordering is availble 24 x 7 and order ship directly to you.  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

    Happy Stampin'!

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    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Sneak peak!



    Here is a sample envelope that I recently made with the soon to be available envelope punch board. 

    This exciting new tool will be available for order on Sept. 1. 

    A couple cool facts about the envelope bunch board:

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!

  • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).

  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.

  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.

  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).

  • Stop by my 24 x 7 Stampin' Up! online store to order yours on Sept 1!!! 

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    New single stamps available for the holidays!




    Stampin' Up! has just released 8 brand new single stamps for the holidays:
  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These holiday-themed stamps are only available through January 31, 2014, so get them while you can

  • http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_SingleStamps5_Aug1213_NA.pdf

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    Halloween Cards ?!?




    It's starting to feel a little like fall around here (hope it's short-lived), so I have a couple Halloween cards today.  One I made as soon as my big order came in a week or so ago, the other, we made at my upline's last week.  I hope you'll give them a try!
     
    Supplies for both cards:
    Tags for You stamp set - wood #131820, clear #131823
    Label Bracket Punch #132153
    (Stamp set and punch also available as a bundle at a 15% savings.  Product numbers for the bundle are - wood #133293, clear #133294)
    Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
    Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape #132156
    Modern Medley Designer Series Paper #126926
    Whisper White Cardstock #100730
    Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117
    Basic Black Cardstock #121045
    1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie #119253
    Whisper White Craft Stampin' Ink Pad #101731
    Versa Mark Pad #102283
    Stampin' Emboss Powder - Black #109133
    Window Frames Framelits #129021
    Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
     
    As always, if you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs!  Please leave a comment to let me know if you like the cards or if you have any questions.
     
    If you would like to place an order, click the Stampin' Up! logo to shop 24 x 7 (upper right).
     
    Happy Stampin'!
     

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    Sunday, August 11, 2013

    Aug 11, New Thinlits Card Dies

    New from Stampin' Up!, Thinlits card dies, an exciting new option in card making!


     To order, or for more information, click here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=1582

    Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Aug 10, A Creepy Crawly Halloween



    Today I decided to try one of the new Halloween sets from the seasonal catalog.  What do you think?
    Here is the supply list so you can make it yourself:

    Halloween Bash stamp set, Wood #130577, Clear #130580
    Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
    Labels Collection Framelits #125598
    Summer Starfruit Cardstock #126839
    Basic Gray Co'ordinations #129956
    Classic Stampin' Pad - Basic Black #126980
    3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - Summer Starfruit #126846

    To shop the Stampin' Up! online store, 24 X 7, just click the Stampin' Up! logo to the right.

    Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!

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    Friday, August 9, 2013

    Hybrid card



    This card is a hybrid - the flower panel is made using MDS, printed and embossed, and mounted on cardstock.  The advantage of using MDS for a layout such as this is the user has the ability to resize the flowers, as well as color and layer as needed.

    Supplies for this card are:
    MDS Mixed Bouquet (included with the standard MDS package)
    MDS download  #130646
    Cardstock - pool party #122924
    Cardstock - whisper white #100730
    Classicc Stampin Pad - pool party 126982
    Artisan Label Punch #130920
    Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751
    Extra Large Oval Punch #119859
    Label Love stamp set, wood #130619, clear #130622

    The ribbon used in the card is no longer available, however, this ribbon would be a good substitute:
    1/2 in seam binding in Pool Party #125582


    Never tried MDS, but would like to give it a try?  Stampin' Up! has a free 30 day trial available for download.  Click the Stampin' Up! logo to the right and order #130910.

    Happy Stamping!
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    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    I have a very crafty sister!

    Check out this stunning card I got in the mail today from my sister!  What a beauty!
    I'm not sure the picture does it justice.  Here's how to make it for yourself:

    • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock  119685
    • Basic Black Cardstock 121045
    • Pleasant Poppies Stamp, wood-132061, clear-129499
    • VersaMark Pad 102283
    • Cherry Cobbler embossing powder 122949
    • Cherry Cobbler-like grosgrain ribbon

    Thanks Jody!

    If you would like to purchase the supplies to make this card or any other Stampin' Up! products, click the Stampin' Up! logo on the right side of the page.  That will take you to my online store where you can place an order that will ship directly to your home.  The store is open 24 x 7!


    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Paper Pumpkin

    Have you tried Paper Pumpkin?  If not, don't miss this great opportunity!


     

    Welcome!


    August 5, 2013

    Welcome to my blog!  I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I love stamping and making cards!  I hope you will find some inspiration while you are here.  If you would like to purchase supplies to make any of the items shown, click the link to begin shopping 24/7.  Orders are shipped directly to you.  I also welcome your questions and comments!

    Coastal Cabana Cardstock, item 131296
    Classic Stamin' Pad, Coastal Cabana, item 131175
    Afternoon Picnic DSP, item 131390
    Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, item 131201
    Whisper White Cardstock, item 100730
    Sketched Birthday stamp set, wood #130423, clear #130426
    Square Lattice Embossing Folder, item #119976
    1-3/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch, item #119854
    Circles Collection Framelets, item 130911