Early Bird for Trendy Cards Ends Today

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The Early Bird discount for the Trendy Cards for All Occasions class ends tonight.  Don’t miss your chance to try out the newest products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018Annual Catalog.  You’ll also find out what’s new in colors, techniques and designs. 

Click the Register Now link and get your Early Bird discount!

Date:   June 7, 2017

Time:   7:00-9:00pm

Place:   2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Early Bird Registration:  $59

Early Bird Deadline: TODAY

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Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors

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Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors, which will be released in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!®  I’m only showing two of the new colors today: Fresh Fig and Powder PinkFresh Fig is a Shade of the Violet-Red Color Group and Powder Pink is a Tint from the Red-Orange Color Group.

When I was working on the card pictured in myYou’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card” article, I had just received my allowance of Fresh Fig card stock in my Eastern Palace Bundle.  However, I had already started using Elegant Eggplant, so I couldn’t change mid-stream.  The new color inspired a combination with Sweet Sugarplum, a Tint of the Violet-Red Color Group.

My original idea was to use Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig together, with no other colors.  I didn’t want to use Very Vanilla or Whisper White for contrast because they would create a Monochromatic Color Scheme and actually wouldn’t highlight the vibrancy of the two colors together.

I decided to add a little Powder Pink to the mix and created an Analogous Plus Color Scheme.  The Violet-Red Group and the Red-Orange Group are only separated by the Red Color Group.  So, I skipped over the Red and turned the Analogous Color Scheme these three groups create into an Analogous Plus Color Scheme.  I used to call this combination “Wide Angle Analogous”, but I had to keep coming up with names for different variations, so I lumped them all into Analogous Plus.

The Powder Pink adds vibrancy while not straying too far from the Color Families.  It’s also easier to read the “Happy Birthday” image.  This combination is good for purple-lovers, birthday, anniversary, other celebrations, thank you, thinking of you and get well cards and pages.

Product Lists, Excluding What’s Not Available Now

When the new Annual Catalog is released on June 1st, I will be posting the complete supply list shortly thereafter, so check back.

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Real Life Color Coach LogoDid you know I have the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com you may contact at any time?  And I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here.  The Hotline is perfect if you have questions about the 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Analogous Plus Color Schemes, creating color combinations for other cards or pages, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.

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Free Online Eastern Palace Class with Bundle Purchase

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I have a Free Online Class for you to help you make the most of your Eastern Palace Suite Bundle Purchase.  The Bundles are an early release from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and include a free gift already.  My Free Class is a bonus for you!

My photo shows some of the samples included in the mini class for the Starter Bundle.  If you purchase the Premier Bundle instead, you’ll receive the tutorials for the full class.  You’ll be able to purchase the Bundles through the end of May.  After that, you may only purchase the individual products.

My Free Online Class offer also ends May 31st.  After that, you may obtain the full class for $27 USD.  I’ll post an announcement about the full class availability the first week of June.

You may take a look at photos of the contents of the bundle in my Eastern Palace Suite Bundles Now On Sale post.  The details are also listed here, without the photos.

Starter Bundle:  English Bundle: 147196; French Bundle: 147198

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!

Note that the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes are FREE!!

Premier Bundle:  English Bundle: 147207; French Bundle: 147208

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

As you can see, the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and a full package of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes are FREE in this Bundle.

Remember, Eastern Palace Suite products are only available in Bundles for the month of May.  The individual products won’t be available until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog debut.  By the way, if some of the products in the Bundles go on backorder, you’ll receive the others with the backordered items shipped as soon as they arrive.

To order your Bundle (or Bundles) just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar.  I’ll send you your free tutorials about a week after your order so they arrive about the same time as your Bundle.

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You’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card

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The You’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card has an Analogous Color Scheme.  The main color is Sweet Sugarplum, the Tint from the Violet-Red Color Group.  The accent color is Elegant Eggplant, the Shade from the Violet Color Group.  I chose this combination because my daughter loves Purple in any color, and I’m giving this to her for Mother’s Day, as I noted in yesterday’s post, “Ice Cream Cone Card.”

By the way, my daughter-in-law loves Pink, so her card is a Pink combination and is detailed in my newsletter this month.  To see it, just fill out the form at right and join my Mailing List.

Analogous Color Schemes are similar to Monochromatic Color Schemes, but the side-by-side colors can provide different effects.  In this combination, the Elegant Eggplant Shade tones the vibrancy of the Sweet Sugarplum TintI find this makes the combination look a little Vintage or Shabby Chic.

As you know, the Chocolate Chip and Shimmery White elements are Neutral and don’t interfere with the color scheme.  They accent and highlight.

Besides Purple lovers’ events, this color combination is good for any occasion, whether in a card, on a page, or in gift wrapping!tams# 13360

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Real Life Color Coach LogoDid you know I have the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com you may contact at any time?  And I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here.  The Hotline is perfect if you have questions about Sweet Sugarplum, Elegant Eggplant, Analogous Color Schemes, creating color combinations for other cards or pages, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.

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Ice Cream Cone Card

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I made this version of my Ice Cream Cone Card because I wanted to add some more embellishments and use them as Mother’s Day cards for my daughter and daughter-in-law.  I also wanted to use different colors.

You can see more dyed Glimmer Paper examples in my Spring Things Made My Day Card article, but you won’t find directions for this one there.  I did a technique tutorial for the original version of the Ice Cream Cone Card in my newsletter, 3am Thoughts.  It appears in the first issue of the month, which you may receive by signing up for my Mailing List now.

To join my Mailing List and receive my weekly newsletter, 3am Thoughts, filled with news, exclusive tutorials, tips & tricks, fill out the form at right.  You’ll collect 2 free tutorials (valued at $7.95 each) as soon as you sign up!

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What Have I Got Against Liquid Glue?

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I included the liquid glues (Fine-Tip Glue Pen and Multipurpose Liquid Glue) in my article a few years ago titled,What’s the Best Adhesive-2015 Edition.”  In it, I hinted at what I’ve got against liquid glue, but I didn’t spell it out.

Today, I’m going to give it to you straight!  I avoid using the liquid glues unless I really HAVE to.  So what have I got against liquid glue?

  1. It’s wet. Both glues require drying time.  I’m a “stick it and go” girl and I hate to wait around.
  2. SNAIL and Fast Fuse accomplish the same adhesive tasks and they’re ready to go immediately.
  3. It’s messy. The liquid glues seep out from under whatever you’re gluing and you can’t erase them.  In some cases, it’s so bad you have to start over.
  4. Because it’s wet, paper buckles easily. If you’re not using the buckling in your design, the paper doesn’t flatten out.

The liquid glues may work better than the tape adhesives in places with high humidity.  However, the drying time is longer.  Liquid glues do hold my hated sequin trims better, but again, they’re messy and take a long time to dry.

When the new Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog comes out, I’ll be doing another Adhesive report.  Be sure to check it out the beginning of June.

Products Mentioned In This Article

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If you need an answer to any question about Adhesives or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.comI’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.  Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Adhesives.

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Trendy Cards for All Occasions 2017 Class

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What’s new in colors, techniques and designs?  You’ll find out in this year’s Trendy Cards for All Occasions class, where you’ll be using the newest products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018Annual Catalog.  The cards shown are not what you’ll be making – we did them last year.  (You may remember that I’m not allowed to show new products yet!)

I’ve pushed back the class date for after the new catalog is out because I’m limited on the products I can get in advance… and the book has some great new stuff in it that I just have to include.

Payment must be received by the deadline and made through PayPal on the link below the class description.  Class fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable after the deadline.

Date:   June 7, 2017

Time:   7:00-9:00pm

Place:   2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Early Bird Registration:  $59

Early Bird Deadline: 5/18/17

REGISTER NOW

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Eastern Palace Suite Bundles Now on Sale

You can now order the exclusive bundles of goodies from the Eastern Palace Suite right now.  This is an early release from the Stampin’ Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalog with a special offer.  I’ve got photos for you of both bundles live!

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle-visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Starter Bundle:  English Bundle: 147196; French Bundle: 147198

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!

Note that the new Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes are FREE!!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle-visit http://www.3amstamper.com

Premier Bundle:  English Bundle: 147207; French Bundle: 147208

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

As you can see, the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and a full package of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes are FREE in this Bundle.

Eastern Palace Suite products are only available in Bundles for the month of May.  The individual products won’t be available until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog debut.  By the way, if some of the products in the Bundles go on backorder, you’ll receive the others with the backordered items shipped as soon as they arrive.

As my exclusive special offer to you, when you buy the Starter Bundle, you will receive a set of free tutorials with projects you can make with the items in the Bundle.  When you buy the Premier Bundle, you will receive the Starter Bundle set of tutorials, plus a set of additional tutorials for the other products in the Premier Bundle.    You will only be able to receive them free through May 31st.  After the end of the month, the tutorials will be available together as an online class.

To order your Bundle (or Bundles) just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar.  I’ll send you your free tutorials about a week after your order so they arrive about the same time as your Bundle.

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Being Bow-Challenged & How to Get Around It

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I am dreadfully Bow-Challenged.  You may have noticed if you’ve been reading me for any length of time.  And, of course, you can tell by the photo.

I last mentioned this several months ago, in my Snowflakes on a Field of Green article.  In the article, I mentioned one of my ways I get around the issue.

I decided to collect some of my tips to help you if you’re Bow-Challenged, too:

  • Tie a bow around a card layer upside down, then turn the layer right side up.
  • Tie a knot (my #1 go-to)
  • Tie a bow from a separate piece of ribbon and adhere it to an attached strip of ribbon
  • Attach pre-made bows.
  • Make bows from the Bow Builder Punch (137414 – my #2 go-to). You can make single or double loop bows with this tool.
  • Tie a knot before you tie a bow if you’re using thin or slick narrow ribbon or twine.

If you need an answer to any question about being Bow Challenged or any other technique, product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com.  Just make your subject line the technique, product or tool, such as Bow Challenged.

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Eastern Palace Suite – Early Release

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You will be able to order bundles of goodies from the Eastern Palace Suite beginning next week, May 1stStampin’ Up!® is giving this suite an early release from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and making you a special offer.

There are two exclusive bundles:  the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle.  The Starter Bundle includes a free package of Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.  The Premier Bundle includes a package of Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (I’m so excited about this!!) and a package of Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes.  Both bundles give you an advance look at three of the new In Colors for 2017-2019.  The Bundle contents are listed below.

I have a special offer for you as well:

When you buy the Starter Bundle, you will receive a set of free tutorials with projects you can make with the items in the Bundle.  When you buy the Premier Bundle, you will receive the Starter Bundle set of tutorials, plus a set of additional tutorials for the other products in the Premier Bundle.    You will only be able to receive them free through May 31st.  After the end of the month, the tutorials will be available together as an online class.

The Eastern Palace Suite video gives you hints and takes you from concept to demonstration.  By the way, you can easily skip the first 40 seconds or so to get to the good stuff.

Starter Bundle:  English Bundle: 147196; French Bundle: 147198

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!

Premier Bundle:  English Bundle: 147207; French Bundle: 147208

Description Price
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50 USD
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

 

Eastern Palace Suite products are only available in Bundles for the month of May.  The individual products won’t be available until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog debut.

You can order you Bundle (or Bundles) beginning May 1st.  Just return to www.3amstamper.com and click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar.  I’ll send you your free tutorials about a week after your order so they arrive about the same time as your Bundle.

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Spring Things Made My Day Card

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I showed you some of the components of my Spring Things Made My Day Card in my article, “Glimmer Paper to Dye For.”  The photo lets you see how everything came out!

The inspiration for dying Glimmer Paper came from using a previous design for my usual post on Saint Patrick’s Day.  I didn’t have any new St. Paddy’s Day images, just the greeting, so I thought about what I could do instead to make a new design.

One of my main elements for a St. Patrick’s Day card is the shamrock.  Heart shapes make good clover or shamrock leaves.  Just punch or die-cut 3 or 4 and adhere them on top of a stem.  I used heart Framelits™ and die-cut three shapes from the newly dyed Glimmer Paper.  I free-hand cut a stem from scraps of the Emerald Envy Card Stock

I missed making a St. Patrick’s Day card and I knew I was running out of time for making an Easter card, so I decided to combine elements to make a card for Spring.  Both of these celebrations occur in Spring, so the card design fits.

I used the chocolate bunny image and stamped it on Chocolate Chip Card Stock with the Whisper White Craft Pad.  When that dried, I painted the bunny with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give it gloss.  The bunny represents Easter, although I personally think it should be year-round.  It is chocolate, after all.  When the bunny was dry, I attached a medium Pearl Basic Jewel over the eye.  The bunny also needed something to emphasize it.  That called for a Blossom Bunch punch-out with Flirty Flamingo Card Stock.

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Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.  Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Spring Things Made My Day Cards.

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Last Day to Register for the Watercolor With Ink Class

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In 11 hours, you will have missed the deadline for the Watercolor Effects with Pencils class!  You still have time to join in the fun and learn to put your stamp pads and ink refills to work in new ways.  Photos are from a previous class, yours will be different!

Date: April 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Registration: $40

Registration Deadline: TODAY!!!

Sign Up Now to Reserve Your Space!

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Eek! Stains On My Wood Block!

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I hate to tell you, but stains on your wood block are going to happen.  This is a sign that your stamp is well-loved and well-used!  The more stains you have on the wood, and the more colors of the stains, the better!  I did a small article on this, Stains on Your Stamp’s Wood Block, several years ago, so I thought it’s time to mention it again.

The photo shows my Go-To stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I first got it before the Clear-Mount stamps were available, so you can see my most-used words!  I prefer Wood-Mount for words because it’s easy to line them up and you don’t have to fuss about getting the word straight.  I also like Wood-Mount for large background stamps, but that’s another story.

The wood blocks are unfinished, so they love to soak up whatever liquid is around.  Unless you ink your stamp with robotic precision, you’re going to have stains, and you won’t have time to remove them before the ink soaks in.  There is no difference to the image you get from using a stained wood block.

I thought of using a Pledge® wipe or similar to help keep the wood conditioned.  However, you don’t want to use the wipe until after you’ve mounted the stamp, since you want all the gripping power you can get.

So in conclusion, stains on your wood block are no big deal.  They mean you love the stamp and use it often!

If you need an answer to any question about the stains on wood blocks or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at 3amstamperhelp@gmail.com Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Stains on Wood Blocks.

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Beautiful You Gallery – Project 3

 

Beautiful You Gallery 3

The last project Guest Artist Rebecca Bolling sent me is a Black and White dramatic card featuring the dancer image from the Beautiful You Stamp Set (143004-Wood Mount; 143637-Clear Mount).  The Monochromatic Color Scheme highlights the dramatic effect.

The background is composed of two different patterns of paper that overlap each other and set off the image and sentiment blocks.  Embellishments include flowers with black and clear jewel centers plus flowers cut from patterned paper.  The four sizes of these flowers are stacked and adorned with pearls for the centers.

Take a look at the previous project here.

You can also make Monochromatic Color Scheme cards and pages with other colors plus WhiteNavy is a good substitute for Black, as is Purple.  A Dark Brown such as Early Espresso looks good with White.  However, Chocolate Chip would go better with Very Vanilla.  All of these make great Monochrome Schemes and allow you to add you own touches to create similar designs with the Beautiful You Stamp Set.

Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.  Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar to order what you need to make your own Monochromatic Color Scheme Greeting Cards.

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Beautiful You Gallery – Project 2

Beautiful You Gallery 2 Project

Today we have another design featuring the lady with the hat image from the Beautiful You Stamp Set (143004-Wood Mount; 143637-Clear Mount).  This is another one of the projects designed by my fellow paper crafter and reader, Rebecca Bolling, today’s Guest Artist.  Her first project was shown in the Beautiful You Gallery Project 1 post.

As she did in the first design, Rebecca stamped the image with a black pad on a white top layer, then again on a piece of green polka dot paper.  The hat and dress cut-outs fit over the stamped image to add color.

The Monochromatic Color Scheme consists of Black, White and Green in this card.  Black and White are very dramatic together.  The green touches add interest and elegance.  This color combination is also good for any occasion and goes very well on scrapbook pages, too.

The paper flowers are colored in different shades of green to coordinate with the dress and hat and the fiber strand down the side.  Pearls accent the flowers so they look complete.

Check back in a couple of days for the final project in the Beautiful You Gallery.

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Still Room in the Watercolor with Ink Class

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There are a few spaces left of the limited number in the Watercolor Effects with Ink Class.  Join in the fun and learn to put your stamp pads and ink refills to work in new ways.  Remember that the class designs will be different from the photos in the announcements.

Date: April 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Registration: $40

Registration Deadline: 4/19/2017

Sign Up Now to Reserve Your Space!

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Beautiful You Gallery from Guest Artist – Project 1

Beautiful You Gallery Card-1

One of my fellow paper crafters and reader, Rebecca Bolling, just received her Beautiful You Stamp Set (143004-Wood Mount; 143637-Clear Mount) and went to town.  I’m very glad she sent me photos of her work.  It’s gorgeous and I’m happy to share the card projects with you from my Guest Artist.

Today’s design features the lady with the hat image.  Rebecca stamped it with a black pad on a white top layer, then again on a piece of yellow polka dot paper.  She cut out the hat and dress and adhered them over the image on the white layer.

The embellishments include silk and paper flowers that are colored to match the image and the trims.  The rhinestone embellishments look like they are colored, too.  You can do this with an ink refill and alcohol mixture, then brush the color over the rhinestones.

White and yellow flower trim is overlaid on a wide piece of yellow crocheted trim.  This is a perfect use of spare trim scraps.  You can save your scraps from sewing projects, or buy a sack of assorted scraps at a fabric store.

The color scheme is Monochromatic – black, white and yellow.  The combination is elegant and dramatic with the yellow embellishments softening the effect.  This color combination is good for any occasion and will also go very well on scrapbook pages.

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11 Hours Left for the Discount on the Watercolor with Ink Class

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The Early Bird Discount on the Watercolor Effects with Ink Class ends tonight – 11 hours from now!  Sign up now to learn to use your stamp pads and ink refills in different ways.  We will make two cards  with coordinating envelopes.  Remember, the samples in the photos are not the designs we’ll be making.

Note:  Class fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable after the deadline.

Out of town or can’t make it?  The class will be available online, too.  Stay tuned for this announcement.

Date: April 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm

Place: 2305 Jose Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Early Bird Discount: $30

Early Bird Deadline: TODAY!!

Sign Up Here to Get the Early Bird Discount

 

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2016-2017 Retiring Stamps & Accessories Announced

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It’s that time of year!  Stampin’ Up!® has announced the retiring stamp sets and accessories from its 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  The 2016 Holiday Catalog retiring products were announced in December.  I’ve included both lists here and on my Retiring Stamps & Accessories page.

Some of the items are discounted, so if any are on your wish list, order now before they run out!  The stamp sets will be available until May 22nd, when they will then be available while supplies last, but everything else is only while supplies last.  Remember that host sets can only be ordered as host items with Stampin’ Rewards…

2016-2017 Retiring Stamps & Accessories List

2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring Stamps & Accessories List

Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150.  Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar to order what you need.

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