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Sheltering Umbrella

The Umbrella Builder Punch helps make cards pop in a snap!

My bestie and I just went on a craft retreat last weekend! It was so nice to have some creative time after such a busy holiday! We live in the crazy weather state-Texas! While at the retreat-we had severe weather (including tornadoes) and snow the next morning! Just crazy! But it inspired me to use this lovely Under My Umbrella Bundle!

I saw a card on Pinterest that inspire me to use the No Line Watercolor technique for the main image!i love the softness it created! To create this: use ink pads or markers to stamp the lined portion of your stamp on to paper. The. You will use a Blender pen and re-inker to color the insiders the image in the matching color. The results are stunning!

Next step is to stamp the umbrella on to the card stock color of your choice and punch it out. I added some extra bling with the new Champagne Basic Jewels! That needs to be a staple in our main catalog! Love these! Next, I added some rain drops in Pool Party on Pool Party cardstock. I cut out the stamped image and sentiment using the Stitched Nested labels. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella on the flowers!

Be sure to get your bundle today and start making some adorable cards! With Sale a Bration, you can earn a SAB catalog item with each $50 you order!! Or join our team to get a permanent 20% discount with the ability to increase that discount! We welcome hobby and business demos! Just $99 plus tax and you build your own kit with current products up to $125! AND look what else!!

A sweet and portable mini paper trimmer, a 6×6 sampler of the DSP in the Mini Catalog, and a stamp set of YOUR choice!

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Have a blessed day! Laura

Product List
Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)
$30.50
Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$16.00
Umbrella Builder Punch
$18.00
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Cute cards · Sale a Bration · simple cards

Music in my Heart

I swear it was just October! The holidays were crazy busy and my craft room was a disaster area! But, I am re-organized and re-energized! I am making some improvements to my blog and my events this year!

I finally was able to play with my pre-order goodies from the Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog! The Music from the Heart stamp set was top on my wish list! I grew up playing the piano (not well, but I could do it) and I love all types of music! I have fond memories with songs and pieces from over the years! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (yes, I know-crazy!), I wanted to create a card with a musical vibe!

First, I stamped the music notes and hearts onto a piece of Whisper White. I then cut a 5″x 3 3/4″ piece of the From My Heart DSP from the middle of the longer side to the midline of the piece of DSP. I created the folds by creasing them with my bone folder. I placed a Glue Dot under the flaps so they would stay down. Then I adhered that piece onto the stamped Whisper White piece to look like music was coming out of the opening. I used Basic Black as a mat on top of a Real Red card base.

Next, I stamped the piano on a scrap piece of Whisper White and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes dies. I colored it with the Basic Black and Real Red dark blends. I adhered it with dimensionals and adorned it with Basic Rhinestones. Inside was stamped with the treble clef and a love sentiment. That way it can be used for more than a Valentine’s Day card!

Are you ready for all the whimsical and fancy new products?? If your wish list is long like mine, you should consider joining our team! You get 20% off your purchases once you sign up! Then you have until June 2020 to meet your first quarterly minimum of $300! ($280 after your 20%) I always tell my team to order a little every month and to ask friends. We all know a few crafty friends that would love to help you meet your minimums and feed your creative habit!

Look at the additional items you get with the Sale-A-Bration incentive! A Mini-Paper Trimmer, a sampler of the 6×6 dsp, and a stamp set of your choice! That is on top of the $125 of any current product of your choice! (just $99 plus local tax) What do you have to loose? You don’t have to hold events-just enjoy the discount!

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)

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Cute cards · Holiday · simple cards · Thank you

Sneak Peek of Beauty & Joy

Nothing looks better than a topiary on your porch! This set was so much fun to play with and I see a ton of other ideas to use it for too! It can be used for all seasons! Just change up your color scheme and embellishments and you have a stamp set you can use all year!

This set if from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!!! Do you need one mailed to you!?? I can send one your way! This card also features the new Brick & Mortar 3-D embossing folder as well! To create the aged look on the bricks, I took a Craft White pad and dragged it across the top lightly. I then would rub in any areas that looked too streaked.

Then I used a strip of the 6×6 Regals DSP pack, Cajun Craze, to accent the side. The topiary is stamped with Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze. Next, I accented the greenery with Merry Merlot berries and Wink of Stella. It’s all finished with the sentiment of your choice!

The Extra-Extra deal is coming to an end next week! (8/31/19)

For $99-you get to choose $155 in any current catalog (including the holiday)! That is $30 more in product than usual!!! You will have until December 2019 to meet your minimums too! Win win! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to sign up now!

Cute cards · simple cards · Techniques · Thank you

Inspired by Carnations

I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!

The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!

I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!

I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!

Birthday · Cute cards · simple cards

Mosaic Beauty

When we were at On Stage in April, they gave all of us a pack for the Mosiac Mood Designer Series Paper. It is gorgeous! You could just get a few dies/punches, a stamp set with a lot of differnt sentiments, and you are set! I made this one for my Sweet & Simple class last month.

I have seen so many pretty cards where people have fussy cut the roses, humming birds, and patterns out and just added a sentiment. The Mosaic Moddre is the coordinating stampe set that has a willow tree in it that is so pretty!

I used the scalloped edge die from the retired Be Mine dies. And I love the Stitched Label dies! Just look at the elegant detail! You can make simple cards that will wow your friends!!

I stamped the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set onto Mint Macaron. Next, I added some pearls to the front and some gold thread to the back. All done in less than 10 minutes!

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Blessings! Laura

Cute cards · Punch Art · simple cards

A Walk Down Daisy Lane!

TIP: stamp your daisies on the Very Vanilla on top of the base to align the images.

I was so excited when I saw the Daisy Lane stamp set in the catalog! What a great addition to the Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch from last year’s catalog! AND there is a new Medium Daisy punch that is a little smaller to help you make even more detailed flowers!

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class that I hold once a month. It is a popular class for people who are new stampers or for those that need a creative fix! I used the new Birch background stamp and stamped Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla. Next, I placed the Very Vanilla piece on top of the Rococo Rose card base (my favorite new IN-Color!) and stamped the stems with Pretty Peacock. This made the placement of the daisies much easier. I then stamped the daisies off-set onto the card base and the Very Vanilla.

As you can see, I learned the hard way. But it’s still a pretty card! To finish the card, I then stamped 2 more daisies on a scrap piece of paper and then punched them out. I jused a dimensionnal to place them on top of the one on the Very Vanilla. I then added some Wink of Stella Clear to the centers. The sentiment was stamped with Pretty Peacock and cut out with the new Timeless Label punch! I added some Pretty Peacock to a sponge and distressed the edges before adhering it with dimensionals.

I had my NEW Catlaog Launch & Customer Apprecition event last weekend! It was a hit! AND I reached my first career sales milestone!!! 100k! Here are a few items I made with the new IN Colors ! A set of cards using the A Little Lace stamp set and the In Color 6×6 card pack.

Bookmarks that show case the new In Colors! Everyone recieved one of these in their goodie bags!

Stampin’ Up! has already placed the Daisy Lane stamp set as a top seller!!! I can see why! The Medium Daisy punch is on it’s way here-I can’t wait to create more with it!

Cute cards · simple cards · Thank you

Sweet Robins

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Free as a Bird is one fun set to create with for me!  The birds are just so stinkin’ cute sitting on the branch!  Notice the fun shape for the frame it is stamped on?  It’s from the new Stitched Nesting Dies!  There are several sizes and with the double stitching, you can use the negative piece as well as the original piece!  Paper saving always makes me happy!!

I created the background using the coordinating Bird Ballad DSP and Soft Suede stamped with the new Birch background stamp!  I love the new cling stamps, especially with the background stamps! You can use the Stamparatus to make your background come out perfect!  It sticks in place while you ink and clean the stamp!!

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There are some darling embellishments in the Bird Ballad Trinkets!  I chose a key this card, but you can add a sprig, a flower, or a bow too!

To create the watercolor look, I did use the Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral (light/dark), Soft Suede (light/dark), Mossy Meadow (light/dark), and Crumb Cake (light/dark).  Then I went over where I wanted to blend and highlight with the Color Lifter.

I know you can’t order quite yet from the New Catalog, but it’s only 2 weeks away!  If you are local, come join us at my Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation event on June 2nd!  Come and go from 12pm-6pm!!  Lots of new products to touch and feel! Snacks, a doorprize, a goody bag for those who RSVP, a make n take, and of course, your copy of the catalog!  Not local??  I can mail one to you!

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on some new Stampin’ Up! product, you should join our team!  I have members in other states as well as local!  For $99-you get $125 of YOUR choice (including the pre-order items!!!) in your kit!  Then you just decide if you want to be a smart shopper with a permanent 20% coupon to your own craft store or you can hold a few events to create some extra income!

Benefits of crafting include: accomplished feelings, creative surges, new friends, bonding with current friends, cheaper than therapy, a community of creative people, and so much more!!!

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There is still time to get your hands on the Everything is Rosy collection and Last Chance Items!

Blessings!! Laura

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3-D projects · Cute cards · Punch Art · Thinking of You

Magnolia Madness!

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I had so much fun creating this card last weekend at our craft retreat weekend!  We timed our retreat perfectly so we can play with our pre-order products!  The Magnolia Lane Suite became my favorite to create with!  You will have to have this suite in your stash! (especially if you are from Texas).

To create this 3-D card, I used the Magnolia Memory dies to create the flowers and leaves.  I used a Sponge Dauber and some Blushing Bride to color from the center to the outer section of the petals. I used a couple Glue Dots on the backs to layer them together.  Next, I cut out the pistils with Blushing Bride and layered them on top of the Whisper White petals.  To finish off the flowers, I added some Wink of Stella and a pearl.

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They looked more like orchids, so I used the branch from the Seasonal Layers dies. The background was using one of my favorite go-to embossing folders, Subtle!!  It’s a must have! The sentiment was cut out using the new Stitched Nested Labels!  (I went a little crazy with this card!!)

Did you know that if you join our team today, you can order off the PRE-order as part of your custom kit???  Just think how jealous your friends will be that you have the newest products before they do! For $99, you get to pick $125 of current product offerings!

Then you just choose to be a smart shopper/hobby demo, a part time demo, or a business demo! Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website to sign up or shop!

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Cute cards · Promotions · Stampin' UP! Events · Thinking of You

Amazingly Beautiful

7271E5F2-8954-4F16-88B2-15982210E5E1My it’s been a busy couple of weeks!  I can’t believe we are half way through April too!  I have been preparing my roomie gifts, swaps, and club projects the past few weeks.  I made this card for a On Stage Swap and had to use it for club too!  I can let you in on a secret….the Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies are carrying over!

I have to say Highland Heather is one of my favorite colors right now!  I used the Lace 3-D embossing folder to make the Basic Grey add more texture to the card.  I added some of the bubbles using Highland Heather and I used Smoky Slate for the grainy stamp.  The butterflies were stamped with Gorgeous Grape and cut out with the Die Cutting Machine. Of course I had to add Wink of Stella to this card….it just called out for it!

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I love the Silver Baker’s Twine-it helps add some dimension and whimsy to the sentiment that I used from A Big Thank You stamp set.

We had an amazing time at On Stage San Antonio! I always enjoy spending time with my team, seeing familiar faces/friends, meeting new friends, and seeing all the NEW products!!! The best part was watching my dear friend (and downline) attend her first On Stage!  Plus-she promoted to Silver the week before!  I am so proud of her and what she brings to inspire others!

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Now down to business!  It’s time to say “goodbye” to some products to make room for the new ones!  So, here is the link for the Idea Book & Catalog 2018-2019 retiring products. Be sure to get your IN COLOR reinkers, paper, and ink pads soon!  Those go first every time!

And here is the link to the Occasions Catalog 2019 retiring products.

If you would like to order just a few items, here is April’s Host Code PH34U7UW. Be sure to reap the host rewards for yourself with orders of $150 or more!  Or, you can join my team and order off of the Pre-Order in a couple weeks!  $99 plus tax for $125 in any current product!  You will have until September 2019 to meet your quarterly minimum too!

Happy Stampin’

Laura

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Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Thank you · Vintage cards

Simply Enjoy Life

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We just had our quarterly team meeting and we love to do a card SWAP!  This was one that I did using the Enjoy Life stamp set!  I love the sentiments and positive affirmations that are included in this set! It has so many possibilities using the stamps a silhouette with a sunset, an action technique with the bike, or just a simple card like this one!

To create this card I stamped Pool Party onto Pool Party cardstock using the new Crackle Paint background stamp! I love this background stamp!  Then, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing Folder to add more texture.  Once that was adhered down, I stamped my flower/grass stamp with Early Espresso in the bottom right corner. Next I added the butterflies, the sentiment, and the Braided Linen thread! All done!  Oh, wait…..I did Wink the Butterflies!

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It’s the LAST WEEK to get your FREE Sale a Bration items!  (and they added some catalog items too-there are a set of different codes under the Sale a Bration tab)

It’s also the last week to get an extra $50 worth of product when you join our team!  How can you pass up the ultimate bundle?  No penalties, no parties required, and we are a team that loves to share creativity!

$99 plus tax and you get $175 in any current product in your kit!! (normally $125)

OR choose the Tote option for $129 and fill the tote up with yoru $175 of product!

I am always available to chat if you have any questions or concerns!  We have a private FB page too if you are not local!  Card design challenges, sneak peek ideas, business tips for those that want to expand, and lots of encouragement!
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Enjoy your week! Laura