Friday, January 5, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - 2018 Sale-a-Bration & Occasions Catalog


Welcome to the 17th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month we are featuring Sale-a-Bration, and the Occasions Catalog!!! Even though they were released previously, I chose to work with the Stampin' Blends this month, because they are making their first catalog debut, in the Occasions Catalog. Prior to this they've only been available for viewing and purchase in my Online Store.


View or Download the 2018 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF HERE
View or Download the 2018 Occasions Catalog PDF HERE

I've also chosen to work with the Color Me Happy stamp set (available in wood-mount and cling-mount), and the Color Me Happy Project Kit, because they are NOT featured in any catalog but they are perfect for learning with the Stampin' Blends. You can even get the stamp set and project kit together for a 10% Discount in the Color Me Happy BUNDLE, which is also available in wood-mount or cling-mount. Check out the awesome video playlist I've put together HERE for you, using these products together. {Note: the Color Me Happy stamp set, Project Kit, and BUNDLE are available ONLY while supplies last, but they are still available as of this post!}


I've assembled my cards just a bit differently from the kit instructions, and cut up the printed card bases into 4" squares to use as backgrounds on standard cards that fold over to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".




I actually started with the stamping and coloring on separate pieces of 1-3/4" square Whisper White Thick Card stock, and used those as the focal points of each card.


Disclaimer: the stamp image does not have leaves...I drew those in!


As I mentioned above, the Color Me Happy stamp set is available in either wood-mount, or cling-mount. I personally tend to choose wood-mount stamps because I love that I only have to mount them ONCE, and then they are ready to go. This is a HUGE plus for me, especially when I am letting other people use my stamps, like when I hold a stamping event.

However, now that the Stamparatus has been announced (and had preorders), it's going to sort of muddy the waters for me, as that tool only works with cling-mount or photopolymer stamps. I just wanted to make sure you're aware of this upcoming product NOW, so you can make an informed decision on what style stamps you will want to get, in your purchases going forward. You can learn more about the Stamparatus HERE, but if you did not place a preorder by December 30, 2017, you'll need to wait until its debut in the new Annual Catalog in June to get your hands on it. I participated in the Leader-to-Leader group that provided ideas and feedback for this tool, so I already have mine...I'll be showing it to you in action soon!


CAUTION: Don't panic that you can't use the Stamparatus with your wood-mount stamps! I still love my Stamp-a-ma-jig for lining up images, and it is easy and inexpensive. The BONUS of using the Stamp-a-ma-jig with wood-mount stamps is that you can stamp each image on a sheet of vellum to use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig instead of using the plastic sheet and cleaning it off every time. Then you just store those vellum sheets in your stamp case, and you are ready for quick placement next time you use the set. Clear as mud? Don't worry, I'll do a follow up to explain it more clearly.

Stampin' Supplies: Color Me Happy stamp set, Color Me Happy Project Kit, Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Flirty Flamingo Card Stock and ink, Bermuda Bay Card Stock and ink, Dapper Denim Card Stock and ink, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive.

Click the Next arrow below to see Libby's creations!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2018 JANUARY BLOG ROLL
Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
Lisa Hardie
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott

JANUARY Monthly Perks Code: TXZCBYEK
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Sale-a-Bration FREE STAMPS and MORE!


From January 3rd, through March 31st, choose FREE STAMPS and MORE...
when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN!

SHOP: earn FREE Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Items for every $50 in merchandise,
or FREE Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Items for every $100 in merchandise.

This year, there's a new spin on Sale-a-Bration...introducing: Level 2 Rewards! For every $50 in merchandise on your order, choose any Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Item. Or, bank up your purchases, and for every $100 in merchandise on your order, choose any Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Item! And, you can always mix and match! For example, if you have a $150 order, you could choose (3) Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Items, or you could choose (1) Level 1 Sale-a-Bration Item, and (1) Level 2 Sale-a-Bration Item. How you choose to Sale-a-Brate is totally up to you!!!

HOST: earn $25 MORE FREE Stampin' Rewards with $250+ party sales.

You can Host a traditional Hands-on Party with me, and we can even hold it in my home, if you live in the Colorado Springs area. If not, consider hosting a Virtual Party with me, and we'll do everything by video! With either type of Party, you can get a Host Code from me that is unique to your Party, and anyone in the US (including APO & FPO shipping areas) can order on your Party!!! Their order will be delivered directly to them, and YOU can earn Stampin' Rewards on the merchandise totals! Just click that HOST link up above, then click the Contact Me button, and get in touch so we can pick your date(s)!

JOIN: choose TWO FREE additional stamp sets with your Starter Kit.

You can click that JOIN link and sign right up to be a demonstrator on my team if you are ready to pick up to $125 in product of your choice (PLUS your TWO FREE stamp sets during Sale-a-Bration), for only $99! But I'd really love to chat with you first, to help you make an informed decision regarding your Starter Kit order, according to your interests. There is no obligation to sell anything after you purchase the Starter Kit, so if you just want to take advantage of the HUGE bargain (including at least 20% off your future demonstrator purchases), certainly order whatever appeals to you! However, if you think you might like to hold stamping gatherings with your friends, you might want to plan your Starter Kit purchases a little more strategically. Either way, I love helping you get more bang for your buck, and understand how easy it can be to earn a little money to support your stamping "habit"! So, please email me and let me know you're thinking of Joining, if you can stand to wait just a few minutes before diving in ;-)

Check out the 30 second video below to see a handful of samples created with this year's FREE Sale-a-Bration Items! {if you are viewing this blog post in email, you'll need to click the post title to view the video}


IMPORTANT DETAILS: The Celebrate You Thinlits are carrying over into the 2018-19 Annual Catalog (debuting in June) but the coordinating Amazing You stamp set will not be carrying over. More Sale-a-Bration items are coming February 16th to refresh the FREE offerings! Some items may have limited availability near the end of promotion period, so earn yours NOW!

If you'd like to watch Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Sale-a-Bration Video Playlist, click HERE.

REQUEST YOUR HARD-COPY CATALOG(S): Stampin' Up! has done a great job featuring their products for browsing in my Online Store, but I'm personally rather old-school about this type of thing, and I prefer holding the catalog in my hands and having it next to my stamp space for offline inspiration. If you're the same, and if you live in the US (and if you are not working with another demonstrator already), I'd love to help you with your Stampin' Up! needs. Just EMAIL ME to request your catalog(s) TODAY!

JANUARY Monthly Perks Code: TXZCBYEK
(Place your order in my Online Store using this code, and get extra perks from me! If your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Find all the current products in my ONLINE STORE,  
and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog


The 2018 Occasions Catalog
is now LIVE!!!

Click Image to VIEW
2018 Occasions Catalog PDF

OR

Right-Click to DOWNLOAD
2018 Occasions Catalog PDF

We've said Good-bye to the year 2017, and to the 2017 Holiday Catalog...I hope you were able to find the products you wanted before they retired! A few amazing Holiday products, like the Mini Pizza Boxes, 3x3 Envelopes (perfect for Valentines!), Acetate Boxes, and the Cat Punch have carried over and are still available to order--you can take a quick peek at that 2017 Holiday Catalog Carry-Over List HERE.

And now, we are saying Hello to the year 2018, and to the 2018 Occasions Catalog! It's exploding with bright and cheery spring themes, mythical creatures, roller coasters, picnics, a birthday card project kit with a coordinating set, a general purpose all-inclusive card kit, lots of birdies and flowers, and much more!!! There's so much to love, but if I had to pick a favorite, mine would be the Myths & Magic Suite.


The new stamping supplies include TWO new variations on the Embossing Paste line: Silver, and Shimmery White. You'll also enjoy the new Brusho Crystal Colour you can just sprinkle over your wet project surface for vibrant washes of color! And, if you love the look of sequins, but cuss like a sailor when it comes to gluing them on your project, you will definitely go ga-ga over the Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins. There are a couple of 4-packs of Stampin' Spots (mini ink pads) to choose from this time around, too!

If you're looking for a quick peek at some of the new products, the 1 minute video below is a nice sampling: {if you are viewing this blog post in email, you'll need to click the post title to view the video}


If you'd like to see the entire 2018 Occasions Catalog Playlist, click HERE.

REQUEST YOUR HARD-COPY CATALOG(S): Stampin' Up! has done a great job featuring their products for browsing in my Online Store, but I'm personally rather old-school about this type of thing, and I prefer holding the catalog in my hands and having it next to my stamp space for offline inspiration. If you're the same, and if you live in the US (and if you are not working with another demonstrator already), I'd love to help you with your Stampin' Up! needs. Just EMAIL ME to request your catalog(s) TODAY!

P.S.: Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has also started! Find out how you can earn FREE STUFF HERE!

JANUARY Monthly Perks Code: TXZCBYEK
(Place your order in my Online Store using this code, and get extra perks from me! If your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Find all the current products in my ONLINE STORE,  
and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Bike Ride - Step It Up Blog Hop


Happy New Year, and Welcome to the January 2018 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. I'm starting with the stepped up version this month--it's a card I used for a class at the library in November.


The good news is I finally got a new hard drive for my computer, so I can move some data over and the old drive will have room to breathe, and things won't run so slow. The bad news is that it took me freakin' forever to get the thing installed. More good news is that I got to catch up with some friends from high school on Saturday. More bad news is that it was last minute and out of town, and I only have one card done for you so far this morning!

The bad news, yet again, is that I am running behind on sleep, and that's been an easy road to my facial pain coming back...so I have to get back to bed now. BUT, the good news is that I'll be back later with another card to make things right ;-)

Stampin' Supplies: Bike Ride stamp set, Whisper White card stock, Soft Suede card stock & ink, Daffodil Delight card stock & ink, Pear Pizzazz card stock & ink pad, VersaMark ink pad (with Gold Embossing Powder & Heat Tool for greeting), Embossing Buddy, Burlap Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits (used with Big Shot), Clear Wink of Stella (to highlight the center of the flowers on the focal point), Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score).

Alrighty, here we go! The lighting for this picture is a little different, because I took it at home, but the colors are the same as on the first card. The previous picture was taken at the library...right before I gave the card away :-O This one is much simpler, and I swapped the saying for a couple of stamps from the Oh Happy Day stamp set. You can ONLY get that stamp set in the Oh Happy Day Card Kit...but the kit is a huge bargain! You get the stamp set, and a clear block that fits all the stamps, plus a mini ink pad, on top of ALL the supplies you need, to create 20 cheery cards!


Stampin' Supplies: Bike Ride stamp set, Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Whisper White card stock, Soft Suede ink pad, Daffodil Delight card stock & ink, Pear Pizzazz card stock & ink pad, Stitched Shapes Framelits (used with Big Shot), Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score).

Be sure to pop into my Online Store and check out the Year-End Sale going on ONLY through January 2nd, and grab the retiring 2017 Holiday Catalog products you want before they are gone for good!

Click the image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on...


JANUARY Monthly Perks Code: TXZCBYEK
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (HOLIDAY Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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