ICS Blog Hop… Introducing 2017 – 2019 In Colors!

The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!

I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching.  Special card makes me think:  Card in a Box!

Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!!  And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”!  The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic.  I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.

The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement.  Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned.  That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp.  I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.

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Hope you’re inspired to play around with some of the great new In Colors!  Be sure & continue the HOP for more 2017-2019 In Color Ideas!

Next be sure & continue on the blog hop to see more In Color ideas!

Audra Monk is next up!

It’s a Great Time to Join my Stampin’ Up! Team!

 

JULY STAMPIN’ UP SPECIALS!

1st is Bonus Days!

Bonus days..

Treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!  SHOP HERE!

Bonus Days: How to Earn in July

 

 

2nd special is Christmas in July!

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Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic promotion for new demonstrators that sign up in the month of July!!

You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

It costs $99 to sign up and you get $125 in products of your choice PLUS these bonus items!!   Don’t pass up this great offer!  There’s no obligation when you sign up.  You can just let it go, or you might become addicted to the 20 – 25% discount you get as a demonstrator!

Perks:

  • You do not have to place an order until December to stay active! And any orders from now until December counts towards your $300 quarterly minimum!
  • You’ll be able to pre-order from the Holiday catalog in August;  getting all the new goodies early!
  • And you’ll love my Maui Big Shots! team!!  It’s a fun group that loves to SWAP & eat!  We’re very enthusiastic about stampin’ & would love to have you join us!!

And to give you a taste of the many perks of being a demonstrator, we will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE! 

Essentials Gift Pack

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Details

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack and Carols of Christmas stamp set will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Thanks for stopping by today & Happy 4th of July!!

SSINK Favorite DSP: Delightful Daisy

I just love the new Designer Series Paper Delightful Daisy!  A big variety of beautiful papers!!  And then there’s the Daisy Punch.  I know I’ll get tons of use out of that!

I made a Card in a Box to show off the daisies!  This card folds flat for mailing & is sure to put a big smile on the face of whoever opens it up!  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, & Daffodil Delight.

Here’s a close up so that you can better see the Daisy Delight stamp and that gorgeous embellishment, Faceted Gems!  These come in clear or gold.

I’m entering my card into a challenge called HSS Inspiration Challenge 266

Here’s a card I made that showcases this pretty paper:

My favorite piece of this Designer Series Paper is that gorgeous pink/green piece you can see in the top left!!

This card layout is perfect for using up small pieces of your DSP!  I’ll post the dimensions here.

  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
  • Paper:  Calypso Coral (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), DSP pieces (3 1/8 X 1 3/4 & 1/3/4 squares)  DSP means Designer Series Paper!
  • Accessories:  Daisy Punch, Faceted Gems
  • Hints:  Use your bone folder to curve the petals of the daisy to add a little dimension!

 

If you love these Card in a Boxes like I do, look for more in the Categories area on the right side of my blog.

Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team gals have selected for their favorite Designer Series Paper!

June Cards, Etc. Class

Time for another Cards, Etc. Class!  I think you’ll love this month’s projects!

We’ll make 3 cards and a Scalloped Tag Topper Bag.  It’s the size of a mini candy bar.  You’ll LOVE that new shimmer ribbon when you see it in person!

Here’s another picture of the bag using some retired paper:

Hurry & sign up to hold your place in class!

2 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, June 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, June 26th at 10 am
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui
  • Cost:  $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Thanks for stopping by… Hope you get a chance to join us in this fun class!

And don’t forget the Maui Big Shots! are having a BLOWOUT CRAFT SALE this Sunday, June 25th from 12 noon – 2pm!!  10 demonstrators are selling their treasures!!  Also at my house in Haiku.

Banner Day!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I love banners!  Colorful…inspiring sayings…fun art!

I recently made an Aloha Banner.  I chose the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper basically because I wanted to use that beautiful shiny pattern for the pineapple!

Isn’t that fun?!!  Instead of the Banners Framelits I usually use, I tried this with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I’ll show you a few photos from the ends:

I recently had a few of my downline ladies over to make banners of their choice.

Helen, Linda, & Destryee worked all day on their banners!!  I didn’t get pictures of all of them, but here’s Destryee’s Easter Banner:

Isn’t that beautiful?!  We all have a new appreciation for banners!!  It’s like making 20 different cards!  But the results are so great!

Here’s one I started on that day:

I’m pretty happy to have a Christmas Banner done!  It gets way too busy once we hit October…

I’d love to hear any comments you have!  Have any of you made a banner?

Thanks for stopping by…

Cheryl

May Cards, Etc. Class

Time to sign up for my May Cards, Etc. Class!  I’ve got 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 pm or
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 different cards with matching envelopes and a 3-D item
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

My 3-D item is the Popcorn Box!  It’s smaller than I thought it would be… about 3 handfuls of popcorn.  Very cute for gift giving!

You’ll practice some different techniques in this class:  Black Magic, watercoloring, masking.  Hope you can find the time to attend!  Please RSVP.

And…mark your calendars for 2 special events in June!!

  • Sunday, June 4th, 1-3pm at my house in Haiku… CATALOG LAUNCH PARTY!
    • New catalogs FREE to all who attend
    • FREE Make & Takes
    • Displays…door prizes…ice cream!
  • Sunday, June 25th, 12noon – 2pm… RETIRED STAMP SALE!!
    • HUGE discounts on retired stamps, paper, punches, etc!
    • 10+ demonstrators selling their products
    • Door prizes…cards for sale…and food, of course!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope to see you soon!  Cheryl

Fancy Tic Tacs

Because I love 3-D items so much, my monthly Card Classes have changed to Cards, Etc. Classes!  In April the 3-D item was very simple…Fancy Tic Tacs!  

Several people have asked for the directions, so here they are:

  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay
  • Paper:  Sahara Sand (3 X 4 1/2, score at 1 7/8 from both ends), Vellum & Soft Sky Scraps
  • Accessories:  16″ Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Metallic Foil Doilies, Butterflies Thinlits, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Metal Rimmed Pearls Embellishments
  • Hints:  I used Tear & Tape to attach the ribbon & Tic Tacs to the paper.

Mark your calendars!  The May Cards, Etc. Classes are

Saturday, May 27th at 2 pm or Monday, May 29th at 10am.

Hope to see you there!  Cheryl

 

Flying High in May

Going in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list!  Maybe over Napa Valley or Santa Fe.  There’s a cute stamp set called Lift Me Up that I’ve found a lot of use for!  It comes in a bundle with Up & Away Thinlits Dies!

Have you ever gone up in a balloon?  Where did you go?  I’m “up” for suggestions!  Ha!!

Be sure & check out what Crystal & Anne have created for their May calendar pages!