Last Day to Pre-order!!

As of midnight, May 31, 2018, the 2017-2018 catalog will be retired. That means that today, May 31st is the last day to pre-order your Share What You Love Suite goodies. The pearlized doilies, the mint macaroon and blackberry bliss cardstock, the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon…all in kits that fit almost every budget. Stop by my webstore to pick up your bundle before the pre-order sale ends at midnight!

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Enjoy the suite bundled sale, and as always, have a creatively stampin’ day!

Trisha

6 MORE DAYS!!!

That’s right!!! There’s only 6 more days until the new 2018 Annual Catalog arrives, bringing new and exciting products to your door…and mine!! June 1st is the launch day for the NEW 2018 Stampin’ UP Annual Catalog, and I am so thrilled. Joining the mix of exclusive colors, there will be brand new colors to explore, as well as a couple of returning favorites. I can’t wait to start using Blackberry Bliss again!!

One of the many changes you might notice is the new ink pad case! It’s a bit smaller in size, but it’s the same great ink pad on the inside, and it’s sooo much easier to open! The new case opens just like a compact does, so no more push-slide-flip to get to the ink pad! YAY!

There are plenty of new stamp sets to replace the retired sets, as well as new framelits.  and new bundles, too! I have already pre-ordered some of my favorite things from the catalog, and can’t wait to start with classes again!

Oh my goodness! I hope you are just as excited as I am about the new catalog, and are looking forward to another fun year of creatively stamping with me!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Trisha

Pre-order time!

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This couldn’t be more true for me, and this stamp is one of the items that’s available with the pre-order promotion. Are you interested in getting your hands on some of the other new items from the 2018 Annual Catalog? Then wait no more! From now until May 31, 2018, you can order the Share What You Love Suite bundles, the same bundles I have early access to as a demonstrator. This amazing suite uses the new colors from the 2018-2019 as well as the new pearlized products, such as the pearlized doilies and Artisan pearls.  The photopolymer stamp sets are beautiful and very versatile, with the Make A Difference stamp set having individual letters and text so you can create full sentences should you choose to do so! I absolutely love this new suite, and have ordered all the products in the suite myself.

Check out the video below to see the products that are available to you now, and stop by my store get the bundles for yourself. Be on the lookout for more gorgeous projects over the next couple weeks as I preview more great items from the new catalog. Remember, retired items are running out quick, and the new catalog launches June 1st, so now is the time to pick up extras of any of your old standbys before they’re gone for good.

Share What You Love preview

Pick up your bundles here

Retiring items

Thanks for stopping by, and remember…always have a creatively stamping day!

Trisha

Hopping around Mother’s Day

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It’s May 1st, and it’s time for another blog hop! This month’s theme is  Mother’s Day! There are so many great ideas hoppin’ around blogs this time of year that I thought I’d do something a little different. I took part in my group’s monthly “card guts” challenge, which I always try to do. Here’s how it works: my Stampin’ UP upline gives each of us who sign up a card base along with some cardstock scraps and has each of us make a card. The one rule is that we must use all of the pieces she sends us in some way. We are free to add to the collection if we choose, things like embellishments or ribbons or even additional cardstock. Call it an imaginative creative challenge, but it really gets me thinking outside the box every single month, and I absolutely love it! Since I knew the blog hop theme was Mother’s Day, and I still hadn’t been able to complete my challenge (yep, it was already April 29th, and the pieces were STILL sitting on my craft table in the envelope screaming at me), there was no better time than the present to complete two tasks with one challenge. So open the envelope I did…and squealed with delight! Inside the envelope I found a mini note card, a piece of Whisper White cardstock, a piece of starburst punched vellum, a 1 1/4″ punched DSP, a strip of black cardstock, a strip of DSP and a piece of DSP 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” (Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper: Dinosaur Print/Yellow Dotted, Camera Print, and Green Weave Print). When I saw the dots, I thought of a Cheetah with reversed spots…I know, it’s silly, but it worked! I used the vines from the Petal Pair Embossing Folders to create “grass” on the Whisper White cardstock piece and then sponged it with Old Olive ink. I used the Fox Builder punch and the DSP to create my “cheetah”, glued it to an extra piece of black cardstock and cut it out. Then, I glued everything together. I also used Whisper White Pigment ink to stamp Hello on the black strip, using Sunshine Sayings stamp set. Here’s the finished card:

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Here are a couple other projects I’ve been working on this past week. You can always tell what mood I’m in by the color combinations I use. The theme for my birthday card swap seems to have narrowed down to black as the major color. Despite that, the cards turned out beautifully. Here you see how black can show off any color and just make it “pop”!

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to my blog today, and have gotten some cute, useful tips for creating your cards this month. Please visit my store to purchase any of the items used for making the projects listed above. For some more useful tips, as well as other projects that are quite amazing, follow the links below (or click the next button below) to get to the next blog, which Diana Gibbs’ page. Should you get lost along the way, just click your back button until you get back here, and use the links below to see each blog that’s in the hop.

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Barb    http://www.beelinestamping.com  (next up)

Kathya   http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Connie   http://www.texasschoolmarm.com

Ellie   http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com

Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog (you are here)