30 Years of Stamping

It’s a BIG milestone to commemorate: Today is my 30th Stampaversary!

That’s a looonnggg time to have a hobby AND a career that I love, and every day has been a joy!

I had just given birth to my second child when I joined Stampin’ Up! in 1992 and while I strongly feel Motherhood is a noble calling, I REALLY needed some adult conversation and a talent that made me feel validated. My babies were wonderful, but they never said, “Good job! You are so awesome!” (until they grew into adults).

That’s why I started… and I stayed because I found a family of other creative people who loved making and sharing pretty things: Some are part of my team and others are life-long customers, and some go back-and-forth from one to the other. It’s a privilege to help others discover their inner artist, and to find validation and joy in their talents.

What makes YOU happy and brings you satisfaction? If you are looking for a purpose and passion which spreads sunshine to others as well, there is a place for you with Stampin’ Up! Come sit by me.

Now, about that “Celebrate You” card… I gave my team a challenge to make a project inspired by sunflowers, and this was mine. The supplies will be listed below, and to make the background, I spritzed a piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper with water, then used my clear blocks to pick up ink from my stamp pads and rubbed onto the wet paper. Once it was dry, I cut out the sunflowers and frame from Soft Suede card stock that I had pre-adhered adhesive sheets to, then they stuck to the front of the watercolored background. Trim around the edges and adhere it to a card base!

I’d like to think it’s because of my Stampaversary that SU! is having a 24-hour SALE on all stamps excluding hostess sets) in the Annual Catalog tomorrow (9/15/22)

If you choose to take advantage of this and add your favorite stamp sets to your cart, don’t forget to:

  • Stack on the savings by including some of the September Weekly Deals to your order (new deals arrive on Thursday)
  • Add your Perfect Partners bundle or dies to match a set you already have ~ these exclusive dies are only available in September (while supplies last).
  • Want to craft with us on World Card Making Day? You can add the Warm Welcome bundle (or one of the other suggested sets) to the same order. It’s a brand new set that will be in the 2023 Jan-June mini catalog!
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In-Color Sunflowers in Bloom

We are closing in on the end of the Annual Catalog, and that means we must say good-bye to the 2020-2022 In-Colors. Two of those colors are featured in the #tgifc358 color challenge this week and that got me dreaming of this sunny card:

During March, Stampin’ Up! has the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine on sale for 20% off, plus some stamp & die bundles are on sale that can be used in the mini machine…including the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle. I’ll share more about this tomorrow, but this is the card I created for the color challenge, using items from the Savings Are in Bloom promotion.

If you have Bumblebee, Magenta Madness (or Just Jade, Midnight Muse and Cinnamon Cider) ink pads in your stamping supplies, make sure you order the refills for your ink pads along with extra card stock NOW so you can continue crafting for a long time with these beloved colors! Once the Retiring List is announced ON MARCH 23, those are traditionally the first things to sell out.
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Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)
$51.25
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
In Color 2020–2022 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Neutrals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00

Simply Sunflowers

Summertime calls for simple stamping and when I needed a birthday card recently, I pulled out the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, the Everyday Label punch and some bright colors to craft this one:

Know what makes it even more simple? A tutorial to download for you to make it in moments, and you can change up the colors too!

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Everyday Label Punch
$18.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

One Day Only!

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

TODAY Tuesday, November 24th ONLY! Get an early start on holiday shopping and take advantage of the 10% discount on select Annual Catalog items during the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!
With almost everything in the Annual Catalog on sale at savings of 10% it’s the perfect time to get your hands on year-round and holiday crafting supplies.

Stock your stash for the New Year with extra savings on many bundles that are already discounted by 10% are included in this sale so enjoy a double-discount! Here are a just a few examples:  
Birds & Branches Bundle
Nothing’s Better Than Bundle
Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

New at SU!- Sunflowers are for Celebrating!

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With the premier of the NEW 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog at the beginning of June, our International group of demonstrator friends are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas featuring our favorite new FLORAL stamps!

It was a surprise to me, but the Celebrate Sunflowers have cheered me up immensely after the uncertainty of the past few months:

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I paired it with my beloved Buffalo Check background in a vibrant new In Color: Magenta Madness! Isn’t that just so Daisy Duke?

Even the inside of the card brings a smile to my face:

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The Stitched Rectangle and Stitched So Sweetly dies made the layers come together quickly. I know you may be as anxious as I am to get your hands on the NEW Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine and here’s some good news: The standard machine will be available for customer orders on September 1st!

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Would love to hear from you, then hop over to Tricia’s blog!

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June 2020 New At SU! Roll:

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Lovely You Bundle

Create With Cheryl – Tasteful Touches

Moore Fun Stamping – Ornate Garden

247inkspiration – Jar of Flowers

Playing with Paper Crafting – Celebrate Sunflowers

The Pampered Stamper – Prized Peony

StampinScrapper – Peony Garden

Margriet Siekman – Jar of Flowers

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Celebrate Sunflowers

Creative Juice by Loni – Celebrate Sunflowers

Simple Sunflower Celebration Card

Send a little sunshine with a sunflower card!

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The new Celebrate Sunflower stamp set is sensational to stamp with!

One detail I love is the subtle embossing folder: I adhered the vanilla card stock to the cinnamon cider layer before running it through this often overlooked tool…and it gives it a texture like a painter’s canvas:

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While I only used the stamps for this project, there are coordinating dies and when you bundle the stamps & dies together, you save 10%.

I used this card as an invitation for my annual hostess appreciation brunch and it was an easy one to make in multiples. If you would like an invitation to next year’s hostess appreciation event, June is a fine time to hold a virtual (or in-person) Stampin’ Up! party because when your total reaches $250, you earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend!

Host in June

Shoot me a message and let’s plan a party with your friends!

To create this sunflower celebration card, DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL HERE or click on the image below.

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In-troducing In-Colors, 2020-2022

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Say hello to the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors!

Tomorrow the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and the thing I look forward to the MOST are the new colors. Let me introduce you:

BUMBLEBEE: This hue is a smidgeon more mustard-y than Crushed Curry and very on-trend in fashion and home decor currently!

CINNAMON CIDER: A warm tone that reminds me of the sandstone of my hometown of St. George, Utah, but more brown than red.

JUST JADE: If you are looking for the Emerald City, this is your color! Wouldn’t it be lovely on a monochromatic care using the other greens as well?

MAGENTA MADNESS: A vibrant pink that will give your projects a pick-me-up and pop of color!

MISTY MOONLIGHT: A dark denim color that will be a neutral you gravitate to for masculine cards.

You’ll be able to add all these to your cart beginning June 3rd, including ink pads & refills, card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and accessories, along with the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set that I used for these cards.

Thanks for shopping MY STAMPIN’ STORE

Which In Color is a “must have” for you? 

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