Enjoy the Moment

Sometimes you don’t “see” a stamp set until you begin to work with it: That was the case when I first received the Enjoy the Moment stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for attending a virtual event. TBH, I looked at it and thought “It’s kind of ugly”.

Undeterred, I set out to make myself use it, and to my surprise, I found that the botanical images were absolutely attractive when used with a variety of techniques! My first favorite was embossing in white on Crumb Cake card stock. Pull out your Rectangle Stitched Dies to make a collage of the images and add a linen thread bow for a bit of dimension.

Next I tried a fun fold card style that I saw demonstrated during aforementioned virtual event:

I think the colors really made this card spectacular: Merry Merlot, a rich burgundy color paired with Vanilla and Sahara Sand (a color I don’t use as often) just FEELS like it was the palette to make this birthday card truly terrific.

Finally, this Monochromatic card came together in mere seconds, starting with a leftover scrap from the last card:

Isn’t that Ladybug trinket just the CUTEST detail? While the card was super simple, an accessory (just like a good pair of earrings) can transform a project!

I’m seeing the Enjoy the Moment set in a brand new light and hope you do, too.

Ice Cream Corner: 3 for Free!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Sprinkle beautiful colors together with sweet images, add a hint of nostalgia, and it’s the perfect recipe for the Ice Cream Corner Suite of products from Stampin’ Up!

How COOL is this in April:
* The April “So Cool” Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite!
* My 3-for-Free Kit is all about the sweet stamping stuff in this suite, too!

The coordinating colors are: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

When you order the bundle or suite collection from my Stampin’ Store, I mail you the consumable supplies to make 3 projects and email you the tutorials! The ink pad colors you’ll need to complete the projects are the same as the coordinating colors above, but you are welcome to substitute similar colors.

You’ll be licking up all the goodness shared this month, starting with this card: It will melt hearts, but won’t melt in the mail. 

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Ice Cream Corner Ombre Card

Ice Cream Corner Ombre Card

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SUPPLIES:


STAMPS
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer stamp set (#154456)

PAPER
Pool Party (#122924), Thick Basic White (#159229), Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (#154567)

INK
Blackberry Bliss Pad (#147092), Terracotta Tile (#150086), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Pool Party (#147107), VersaMark Pad (#102283)

ADHESIVES
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)

TOOLS
Paper Snips (#103579), Rectangle Stitched Dies (#151820), Blending Brushes (#153611), Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch (#154241), Heat Tool (#129053)

EMBELLISHMENTS
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132)

Coordinating Products



January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


Ice Cream Corner Suite

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January - June Mini Catalog

Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products and many Last Chance Products are on sale!

In Colors: All 2019-2021 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly (some are already gone!) so don’t forget to add ink refills, accessories and extra card stock in your favorite colors to your craft stash.

Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through April 23rd. All other retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last! Some are discounted up to 75% so don’t hesitate to get your favorites ordered.

Some beloved crafting *essentials* you may want to snag before they are gone are the Stitched Shape dies and circle punches…I am mourning their retirement, and won’t be selling mine in my BOGO sale during my New Catalog Reception because I use them all the time.

Bundles: Bundles (with their 10% savings) all retire! Even if the bundle items carry over to the next catalog, the discount does not… so save on bundles while you can. Bundles are only available while supplies last.

ORDERING TIP: Your best bet for grabbing items before they sell out is to order online!

Host Rewards: Exclusive Host Reward stamp sets also retire. If your order qualifies for host rewards, you may want to select those stamps. You may also apply your Host Rewards to the cost of your Starter Kit.

DID YOU KNOW: When you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit between April 1 and May 3 you get early access to add new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog preorder items in your Starter Kit? Ask me for details!

All Things Fabulous Inspired

Woke up with an urgent need to create something, so I let the #TGIFC308 challenge inspire me!

Without a lot of time, I chose to let the colors and bouquet image be my inspiration and took it quite literally with the All Things Fabulous stamp set, which I haven’t had much time to play with yet:

It’s even a surprise to me when I start with something that gets the creativity flowing (like a sketch, color palette or picture) and it comes together quickly, as this card did.

Two of these In-Colors coordinate prettily together in a lighter and darker shade of blue: Seaside Spray (2019-2021) and Misty Moonlight (2020-2022). Next week the retiring list will be released and the retiring In-Colors are the FIRST things to sell out, so add your ink refills, card stock and coordinating accessories in these retiring colors to an order TODAY!

Product List
All Things Fabulous Bundle (English)
$47.50
Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Rainbows & Rubber Stamps

Today may be all about the wearing-of-the-green, but I prefer an expanded color palette: Like a RAINBOW!

That was my inspiration for my Lunchtime Live Crafting projects on my Facebook page on Monday, then we got LUCKY and found the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow with a FREE SHIPPING promotion today (March 17, 2021) ONLY! Don’t let it rain on your parade…gobble this up until midnight:

Now it’s time for a closer looks at some of my rainbow-inspired projects:

This one would certainly attract the leprechauns with it’s rainbow glimmer paper and sparkly sequins! And it’s so easy to make: Just cut 1/2″ strips of the glimmer paper and adhere to a piece of card stock.

My tip for this one is to lay the middle strip down FIRST so you don’t get the rainbow off-center, like I did. You could also make the rainbow fall diagonally across the card for a different look. I appreciated the timely message that after the clouds and rain comes the magnificent reminder that God was always there.

Wondering how to make the clouds? Here’s the condensed version for all the rainbow crafts I shared:

How about matching your stamping with your color blocking? The bright colors will help make this a happy birthday, because colors are magic like that.

Remember to place your order TODAY for free shipping! If you are ordering less than $150, you can also use my March Host Code 3UWP32JU and you may get lucky and win my monthly host code prize 😉

Stamp-a-Stack Card Class

Never miss a chance to celebrate!

Create a card for every occasion at the Stamp-a-Stack Card Class on Saturday, March 20th at 1 p.m. in Spanish Fork, Utah. Yes, this is an IN-PERSON class!

You’ll make 8 greeting cards (2 each of 4 different styles) as you learn new techniques and layouts to expand your craft-ability.

Bring: Scissors and adhesive (adhesive will be available to purchase at the class, if needed).

Cost: $18
Save your spot by March 17th with PayPal to loni@sfcn.org or Venmo to Loni-Spendlove

The Brilliance of Butterflies

Butterfly Bouquet from Stampin' Up!

Let your creativity take flight with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle! This stamp and die bundle is an exciting early-release from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

This unique collection is made up of:
* One LARGE stamp with intricately detailed butterfly images. 
* A coordinating multi-image die cut out the images in one pass and additional coordinating, detail-rich dies to add even more beauty to your projects. You’ll love both the convenience of stamping once and cutting once!

Only through May 3rd (or while supplies last), you can also get your hands on the gorgeous, limited-release, coordinating designer series paper and a unique, textured specialty paper that will add a pop of brilliance to your projects. Many of the paper images coordinate with the dies, too!


Butterfly Bouquet from Stampin' Up!

Paper coordinates with the dies


Butterfly Bouquet from Stampin' Up!

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION #159408BUTTERFLY BIJOU DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE


The Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is perfect for every butterfly occasion. Not only is the art style realistically detailed which allows for a wide range of versatility, these butterflies are modeled after butterfly species from around the world! The butterflies on this single stamp are arranged for an easy background stamp, or alternatively, use a masking technique to stamp individual butterflies!

This unique set is made up of one large stamp and it coordinates with the die to cut out the images in one pass.

You may want to purchase a second stamp set so you can cut the butterfly images and use independently.

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Final Days to Sale-a-Brate

You aren’t imagining things: Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration is a little shorter this year…but don’t worry: There will be 2nd Sale-a-Bration in July and August, with all NEW (limited time) products to earn! That means you only have 3 days left to snag the wonderful freebies from the current event, because it ends February 28th. I’ll share a few of the SAB products I’ve been crafting with:

Darling Donkeys has been neck-and-neck with Berry Blessings for most popular Sale-a-Bration stamp set! Do you have this one yet? I layered him on an embossed piece of vellum for a fabulous birthday card.

When you find a card pattern that will work with all of your Designer Series Paper, make a big STACK of them! That’s what I did with the Flower & Field DSP and used this card for swapping at our recent StampFest events. It’s an inexpensive card, since the paper was free!

Finally, this was ONE of the cards I demonstrated in my Lunchtime Live Crafting on my FB page this past Monday showcasing The Touch of Ink stamp set and the Oh, So Ombre paper …with plain and patterned paper that will pair well with any stamp, it’s a great choice to expand your choices for projects with Bermuda Bay, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green or Blackberry Bliss (shown). Be sure to watch the video to see the other projects I demonstrated!

Now RUN (don’t walk) to get your order in before February 28th so you can choose a free Sale-a-Bration reward (like one of these) with each $50 you add to your cart before they are gone forever!

Valentines, Kawaii-Style

The SpendLOVE family sends cards in February (for obvious reasons) and this year Cody and I stamped, cut, embossed and mailed 192 of these adorable greeting cards (with a little help from my mom):

Our son taught us that in Japan, the “culture of cuteness” is called Kawaii: When something (a human or object) is adorable in a charming, shy or childlike way. I think these frozen treats fit the Kawaii description, don’t you?

It’s a labor of love to send these cards (which include a photo of our family and a short newsletter) and as we address the envelopes, we remember our family and friends with gratitude.

Product List
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Cute Fruit Photopolymer Stamp Set
$16.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
$9.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Resin Hearts Embellishment
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

New at SU! Darling Donkeys for Sale-a-Bration

We are more than halfway through the first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration of 2021 (yes, there will be TWO this year) and the New at SU! group of international demonstrators want to make sure you can use the products you choose FREE (with your qualifying order) in simple, sensational and innovative ways! As you hop through our February event, tell us what you are inspired to try in your stamping studio.

The Darling Donkeys stamp set is one product you could choose free with a $50 purchase through February, and I imagined a vibrant In-Color card would be perfect to celebrate a birthday:

Starting with strips of the In-Color 2020-2022 colors on a piece of white card stock, I cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies and then glued it to a card base. Then I looked at the letters I had cut out and thought perhaps I should make a second card with them:

That little donkey is just ready to cut loose and celebrate, isn’t he! He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and I was tickled I could create a Twofer card (two-for-one).

Which do you like best?

The supplies I used are listed below, and kick up YOUR heels as you head over to Tricia’s site to see what she’s creating with the Approaching Perfection Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Product List
Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Playful Alphabet Dies
$34.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2020–2022 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment
$9.00
2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots
$8.00
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

February 2021 New at SU! Hop: Sale-a-Bration

Creative Juice by Loni: Darling Donkeys YOU ARE HERE

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Approaching Perfection

Stamping Flair: Darling Donkeys

Chase & Main: A Touch of Ink

Sugar & Scraps: A Touch of Ink

Moore Fun Stamping: Oh So Ombre DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Berry Blessings

As the Ink Dries: Berry Blessings

Stampin’ Scrapper: Berry Blessings

De Kijkkast: Corner Bouquet

Mamie & Papyrus: Berry Delightful DSP 

24/7 Inkspiration: Flower & Field DSP 

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Darling Donkeys

Playing with Papercrafting: A Touch of Ink

Carterie Plus: Berry Blessings

StampinMak: Heal Your Heart

Lilypad Stamper: Paper Blooms DSP & Heal Your Heart