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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Monday, February 2, 2015

Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Snow!

I fully intended to post at least a couple of times while I was in Orlando.  We were so busy, I didn't have time!  The first post from Orlando was going to be the Leadership gifts I made.  I thought I would at least post a couple of photos today and will post more project ideas over the next few days.

While the weather wasn't real warm, it was certainly warmer and sunnier than Michigan!

The second photo is what I put together as Leadership gifts for our group.  I used our Fringe Scissors to fray the top of Tag a Bag Gift Bags, filled them with chocolate, and tied them with Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine.  The heart tag stamp set is from January's Paper Pumpkin Kit and the Leadership tag was stamped with the Rotary Alphabet Stamp.  

We arrived home yesterday in the middle of a blizzard. This last photo was taken today, after the snow finally stopped!  We ended up with over 16 inches of snow!  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whew! Done!

Wow!  Finished my swaps for Leadership with a bit more than 12 hours to spare! I am loving using FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  I love the colors of the designer series paper, ribbon and buttons.  It's so fresh and bright!  Now all I have to do is pack.  Orlando, here we come!

Supplies: Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper & Accessory Pack; Coastal Cabana Classic Ink; Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe card stock; Simply Wonderful Stamp Set; White Bakers Twine; Ornate Tag Topper & Note Tag Punches  

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hmm...Whom Should I Give These To?

I was delighted when I opened up my February Paper Pumpkin and found the makings for these cute little treat bags!  If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, this is the perfect time to try it!  Sign up for a 3 month subscription  - on sale right now for $54.95 - and pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Get Creative with the Berry Basket

This Bigz Die is fantastic!  On the surface, it may seem like you can only do one or two things with this die.  While, yes, you can only make a berry basket, you can make so many different versions of it!  Forget the fact that you can choose any color of card stock.  You can put on the handle....or not.  You can use the handle around the top instead of the scallop.  You can use a scallop around the top - and double it up with a coordinating color like I did.  You can use the scallop edges glued together for a handle.  You can emboss the basket with an embossing folder before putting it together.  You can stamp on the basket before putting it together.  All of that and we haven't even discussed embellishments!!  

Can you tell that I just love, love, love this die??

Supplies:  Strawberry Slush & Pink Pirouette card stock; Bow Builder Punch, You Brighter My Day Sale-A-Bration stamp set; Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Best. Day. Ever.

Cutest. Stamp. Ever.  This FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp is so versatile - you will pull it out again and again!  Kids...adults...men...women...birthdays...graduations....etc,

Supplies:  Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Coastal Cabana card stock; Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry & Coastal Cabana markers; Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and Designer Series Paper; White Bakers Twine; Ornate Tag Topper Punch.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's in the Bag!

Here is a treat bag made with the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.  Super easy and really cute!   I used the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and Accessory Pack along with the stamp set Best Day Ever.  The Thinlits Die is in the Occasions catalog.  All of the supplies used to make the bag are FREE Sale-A-Bration items being offered right now.  It just doesn't get any better than FREE!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Flower Power

It  took me a second or two to realize the flowers on the cover of the Occassions Catalog were made of paper.  I bought the kit and wanted to have this displayed at my Open House yesterday.  I had fun putting this together.  I will tell you it takes a lot of time to complete and you will have a lot of bonding time with your hot glue gun!  But when it's done, you will have a beautiful vase of flowers that will not wilt or die!  

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Choose the Road Less Traveled....

I was intrigued by the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions Catalog.  There are some really pretty sheets.  What's different about this paper stack is that there are sheets with photographs.  The coordinating stamp set, Adventure Awaits is perfect complement to the designer series paper.  And you can save 15% if you both as a bundle! 

Additional Supplies:  Island Indigo & Brushed Silver card stock; Circles Collection Framelits; Neutrals Candy Dots; Versamark & Silver Embossing Powder (along with the compass from The Open Sea stamp set); Black Memento Ink.  (note: The compass embellishment was made using the Faux Metal technique)

Additional Supplies: Mossy Meadow & Vellum card stock; Versamark and Gold embossing powder

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

I Love FREE Stuff!!

I love Sale-A-Bration....that time of year where we can earn FREE product!  FREE stamps, FREE Designer Series Paper, FREE ribbon and buttons.  I can't wait to show you some fun projects featuring FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  I'll start with this quick and easy Birthday Wishes card.  

Supplies: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry & Whisper White card stock; Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper and Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Petal Potpourri and Four You Stamp Sets; Flower Medallion Punch;  Calypso Coral & Coastal Cabana Classic Ink; White Baker's Twine

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tulip Time

My favorite Spring flowers are Tulips, so when I saw the Love is Kindness stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog, well, I knew it was going to be coming to live at my house.  We made this card at a workshop last week.  It just makes me happy!

Supplies:  Love is Kindness Stamp; Pink Pirouette & Whisper White card stock; Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper; Oval Collection Framelits' Black Memento Ink; Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities Markers; Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.

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