Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Stampin' Up! 2015 - 2016 Annual Catalog is Here!

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is open and ready for orders!  What!?!  You don't have a copy yet?  No problem....there are a couple of ways for you to see it.  You can go to my on-line store to view it on line.  You can come to my Open House this Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm or Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and pick one up.   If you aren't local, send an e-mail to susan@la-croix.net and we can work something out.  

2015 – 2016 Catalog Product Shares

I am excited to offer a few product shares from the new Stampin’ Up! 2015 -2016 Annual Catalog.   I’ve put together some collections that will not only save you money, but put you right on-trend with the latest in paper crafting! Check out all of the details below and 
e-mail me to reserve your spot.  Per Stampin’ Up! Policy, I am not allowed to post a “buy now” button so please e-mail the following information to me at susan@la-croix.net
  • ·         Name
  • ·         E-mail address
  • ·         Mailing address (US only)
  • ·         Phone number
  • ·         Which product share bundle(s) you would like to reserve

I will place orders as each share fills and send you a PayPal invoice when I place the order.  The order will take about a week to get to me.  I will sort, cut, wrap, package and mail everything out to you. 

Flat Rate Shipping: Priority Mail Shipping rates will apply depending on size of order. 

In-Color Accessory Sampler - $17.00

Tip Top Taupe – Watermelon Wonder – Cucumber Crush – Delightful Dijon – Mint Macaron

  • ·         One yard each of 1” Dotted Lace Trim in all five colors
  • ·         (2) each of the blossom accents
  • ·         (20) 6 x 6 sheets of the 2015-2017  In Color Paper Stack  (4 sheets of each color)

Add-On Ribbon Sampler - $8.00

Get 2 yards of each of the 2014 – 2016  5/8” Striped Ribbon
Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow & Tangelo Twist

In Color Inks, Card Stock & Markers

1.       Stampin’ Write Markers & Assorted 8 ½’ x 11” card stock - 20 sheets:
       4 of each In Color - $26
2.      Stampin’ Write Markers + Card stock & Pad Kit - $55

Designer Series Paper Sampler - $27.50
Please note:  This sampler does not include samples of the Color Collections Paper Stacks on the bottom of page 144 of the new Annual Catalog. 

DSP SAMPLER BUNDLE - 6 x 6  sheets of 13 Paper Packs
Color Me Irresistible  (1) ea. of 12 designs
Typeset (2) ea. of 6 designs
Everyday Chic  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Bohemian  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
English Garden  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Farmers Market  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Sweet L'il Things  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Merry Moments  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Timeless Elegance  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Schoolhouse  (1 )ea. of 6 designs
Go Wild Paper Stack (12)
Cherry On Top Paper Stack (12)
Pretty Petals Paper Stack (12)

Add-On Coordinating Card Stock - $20.50

Pictured is the Cherry on Top Paper Stack with add-on coordinating card stock

Total of 60 sheets of card stock!  (2) sheets each of 8 ½” x 11” card stock that coordinates with each designer series paper.  This year Stampin’ Up! Is offering an add-on package of (3) colors of card stock that will coordinate with 10 of the designer series paper packs.  This add-on sampler will give you a great start on paper crafting with the new designer series paper!

Bohemian – Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry
English Garden – Hello Honey, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Farmer’s Market- Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Old Olive
Sweet Li’l Things – Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
Merry Moments – Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
Timeless Elegance – Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Schoolhouse – Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Go Wild Paper Stack – Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Cherry on Top Paper Stack – Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder
Pretty Petals Paper Stack – Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Old Olive

Product Share Offer Ends June 30th!   EMAIL me to order your Sampler Sets now!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Amazing Techniqe

Shelley Gardner demonstrated this card on stage at Leadership.  This is one of those techniques that looks a little different every time you do it!  The images are stamped on Shimmery White Paper, then spritzed with a little water so the colors bleed a bit. Let it dry.  You can either create the spatters with ink and a paint brush, or stamp the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge.  This card is embellished with some white Bakers Twine and the greeting punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Additional Supplies:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Shimmery White Card Stock; Black Memento Ink, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Soft Sky Classic Ink; Painted Petals Stamp Set, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (center of flowers)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Congratulations Mark & Angie!

About a month ago, our son and his girlfriend eloped!  They wanted a very low key event so they asked the man who introduced them to marry them in the restaurant they had their first date.  We are thrilled for them and happy to have Angie join our family.  

 I used product from the Something Borrowed Suite in the Occasions Catalog.  I didn't purchase the stamp set (had I known....) but I loved the designer series paper, Sahara Sand Lace Trim and the embellishments.  

The card measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 so I made the 6 x 6 envelope and the liner with the Envelope Punch Board,  I die cut the hearts with Hearts Collection.  The "Congratulations" is from the Bravo Stamp Set.

The second photo is the inside of the card.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter!    

I just love the Berry Basket die and decided to decorate out table with a basket for everyone.  I made punch art bunnies to embellish them (thanks M.E. Stites for the punch art bunny inspiration!) and filled them with a few treats.  The little name tags are made with the From the Garden stamp set and Handpicked Framelits dies.

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One last thing....and it's a good one!!  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE Shipping and Handling on all orders placed between Monday, April 6 and Friday, April 10th!  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One Sheet Wonder!

It's been awhile since I've done a "One Sheet Wonder" project.  I have seen several versions using one particular sheet of the Painted Blooms designer series paper.  I have traced the original artist to Bonnie Waterman.  So thank you Bonnie, for the idea and inspiration!  Here is my take on the Painted Blossom sheet cards.

First, here is the un-cut sheet of designer series paper.  Isn't is pretty?  I framed one of the sheets and have it up in my Stamping Studio.

I cut this sheet into 6" x 4" pieces.  As I was making each card, I trimmed each piece further.  I've laid the cards out so hopefully you can see where each of the six pieces is from.

This was a fun project!  I am scheduling a class around it so check my website for classes.  I used the coordinating stamp set Painted Petals to complete each card.  Card stock and Ink colors include: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi.  The butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings embosslit and embellished with rhinestones.  

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Friday, February 20, 2015

"Butterflies Are Free!"

One of my favorite bundles in the Occasions Catalog is the Butterfly Basics Bundle.  I love layering two different colors of butterflies made with the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. Use a couple of folded unused dryer sheets under the card stock layer. Gently peel butterfly off of the dryer sheet and all of the little pieces you don't want will stay on the dryer sheet!  

Supplies: Butterfly Basics Stamp Set; Butterflies Thinlits Dies; Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder & Gold Foil card stock; Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Canteloupe, Wisteria Wonder & Sahara Sand Ink; Versamark Ink & Gold Embossing Powder; Pearls
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lotus Blossom Easel Card

The FREE Sale-A-Bration set, Lotus Blossom, makes such a pretty card. The 3-step stamping adds dimension and interest.  I stamped the flower and stems on the Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it again on a scrap of Whisper White, fussy cut it and adhered it next to the stamped flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To make the Easel Card, start with a piece of card stock, 11" x 4 1/4".  Score at 5 1/2" 
and 7 3/4".  This will fold into the easel.  The measurements for the flower piece are as follows:

  • Pear Pizzazz - 4 1/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White - 4" x 3 1/4"

A strip of Sticky Strip was placed along the left edge and covered with Dazzling Diamonds. The tag on the bottom is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to prop up the easel.

Supplies:  Lotus Blossom Stamo Set; Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White card stock; Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Black Memento Ink; Pear Pizzazz cotton ribbon; 1" Square & Note Tag Punches, Sticky Strip; Dazzling Diamonds.

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