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Monday, July 31, 2017

Swap - Returning Stamp Sets Day 1

Hello Stampers,

Earlier this summer, I participated in several swaps.  I've saved the cards to share with you while I am "away".  This first group is from a "Returning Stamp Set" swap.  I tried to pick primarily those sets that I don't have - or haven't used much!

Thanks to all the swappers for sharing their creativity!  If you have any questions about any of these cards, let me know.  I may be delayed in my response, but I will get back to you!!!

Created by:  Annmarie Turner

created by:  Linda Payne

created by:  Linda Payne



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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Happy, Happy, Happy

Greetings!

Over the past couple of months I've participated in a number of swaps.  With a swap, a stamper makes a number of the same card and sends them off to the swap organizer.  In return, the stamper receives the same number of different cards.  Swaps are very popular when a new catalog is introduced as a way to share a variety of products with blog readers and customers, even the the swapper may not own all the products shared.  Make sense?

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a Returning Sets swap.  All of these stamp sets have been available at least since the beginning of 2017.  The stamp set for my card was originally introduced with the spring 2017 Occasions catalog.  Tomorrow and the next day I will share some of the cards I received in return.

I hope you enjoy these swaps!



Special Note:  I recently joined up with some other demonstrators to write articles for our blogs that we shared.  So, I wrote 1 article and got access to 19 more to share with you.  Today is the first.  Please let me know if you like this feature by your comments or emails so I know if I should continue to participate.  No comments will tell me that you don't care for this feature.

Stamping Tip – Re-Inking Ink Pads 

Do your ink pads need re-inking? If you get a light, faded image when you stamp, then it is time to re-ink your ink pad. It is best to purchase the re-inker when you purchase the ink pad, that way you have it when you need it in the middle of a project. 
Firm Foam Classic Ink Pads – These ink pads hold less ink than the linen covered pads and require re-inking more often.  Take the re-inker and apply ink in a zig-zag pattern across the whole pad. Start again from the opposite side and apply more ink in the opposite direction. 
The ink is not immediately absorbed into the pad; it will appear to sit on top of the ink pad. Use a spoon or bone folder to gently spread the ink evenly across the entire pad. Test out the ink pad using a solid image stamp and add more ink if necessary. Clean the spreading tool with soap & water – it will be stained. 
Linen Covered Ink Pads – The Archival Basic Black and Basic Gray Classic ink pads as well as all of the older Stampin’ Up! Classic pads are made with a felt substance and have a linen top. To re-ink these pads apply ink as directed above. You will see the ink immediately soak in.  Repeat the process until you notice the absorption rate slows down. 
If you find you have added too much ink, use a paper towel to blot off the excess ink.






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Happy Stampin',
Melanie





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lovely Birthday

Hello stampers!

It's a big weekend coming up!  My very talented sister is coming to town to help me can tomatoes.  Friday evening many of us are getting together for dinner at our house and fireworks (weather permitting).  I'm very excited and looking forward to seeing everyone!

Then next week, I will have the blog on auto pilot as it is unlikely I will feel much like posting for a couple of weeks.  I hope you enjoy all the projects I have to share - and I'll be sure to let you know when I am back "live."

Meantime, it's time for a really cute card from my previously mentioned very talented sister.  I would love to know how she comes up with some of these ideas!  Let's take a look!





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Orders must be placed by July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

This month is the best time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  For $99.00, you will receive your choice of $125.00 products + an Essential Gift Pack which is an amazing assortment of  additional free products valued at $72.00!!!  Seriously, even if you never place another order (although I don't know why you wouldn't), this is an incredible value!  Here is what you will get in your Essentials Gift Pack:

I would love to welcome you to my team, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any assistance in signing up!

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Happy Stampin',
Melanie


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Peace on Earth

Hello Stampers!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have been able to get a look at the new holiday catalog for a couple of days now (you are going to love it!) and the holidays are really in the air!  So today I'm sharing a card featuring products available now and also available beginning August 1.  The colors are non traditional, but I think they work well with the message.  I hope you like my card!




The background and the stamped greeting panel are from the Carols of Christmas bundle (available August 1).

Remember, there are only a couple of days remaining to take advantage of the incredible July specials (and get the tutorial for my note card giftbox).  Check out the specials at the bottom of the page!


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Orders must be placed by July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

This month is the best time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  For $99.00, you will receive your choice of $125.00 products + an Essential Gift Pack which is an amazing assortment of  additional free products valued at $72.00!!!  Seriously, even if you never place another order (although I don't know why you wouldn't), this is an incredible value!  Here is what you will get in your Essentials Gift Pack:

I would love to welcome you to my team, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any assistance in signing up!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code KWARNWU2.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  


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Happy Stampin',
Melanie










Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Enjoy Today - Customer Thank You

Hello stampers,

Last night I ordered Holiday catalogs that will be shipped out mid August to many of you.  You are going to love this catalog!  

I've tried to take a break from sharing cards from the Eastern Palace suite of products.  But today I'm sharing the card I sent out as my customer thank you for June.  I love the easy elegance of this mostly one layer card!




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  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
Orders must be placed by July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

This month is the best time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  For $99.00, you will receive your choice of $125.00 products + an Essential Gift Pack which is an amazing assortment of  additional free products valued at $72.00!!!  Seriously, even if you never place another order (although I don't know why you wouldn't), this is an incredible value!  Here is what you will get in your Essentials Gift Pack:
I would love to welcome you to my team, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any assistance in signing up!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code KWARNWU2.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

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f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

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Happy Stampin',
Melanie










Monday, July 24, 2017

For Baby


Greetings stampers!

A while back I wrote that I would be Great Aunt to two more baby girls.  This is the second card I made to welcome the baby.  Yes, I know the embossing folder is retired now,  but in my defense, when I made the card it was available!  I just love this little bear.  He looks so real, I want to pick him up and squeeze him!





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  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
Orders must be placed by July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)

This month is the best time to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  For $99.00, you will receive your choice of $125.00 products + an Essential Gift Pack which is an amazing assortment of  additional free products valued at $72.00!!!  Seriously, even if you never place another order (although I don't know why you wouldn't), this is an incredible value!  Here is what you will get in your Essentials Gift Pack:
I would love to welcome you to my team, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any assistance in signing up!

If you are placing an online order, and your order is under $150.00, please use the Hostess Code KWARNWU2.   (If your order is over $150.00, don't use this code as doing so will forfeit your hostess benefits!).  

I
f you have any questions or comments or if there is anything I can do for you, feel free to contact me!

Ready to order?  Shop now!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin',
Melanie