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5/31 Paper Bows on Paper Clips with a Video Tutorial!

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Happy New 2013-14 New Catalog Day!! Ordering goes "live" at Noon Mtn time. I am so excited about all the wonderful ideas in this catalog! So much so that I plan to do videos all year long on how to recreate these samples for you with video tutorials! My first "request" was to show one of my customers how to make the paper bows on the paper clips pictured on page 152. This is how I did it and I hope it inspires you to make some, too!


First of all, you will need some paper strips! I've mapped out what you need to have ready above. You will also need Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, a Bone Folder and of course . . . a paper clip! Now just follow along on the video!



I am going to be hostessing some Perfect Product Shares as I do with the debut of any new Stampin' Up! catalog. You can see the information for that by clicking HERE. And, to top off all the fun we are having with the debut of the catalog . . . Stampin' Up! is offering three word sets at 25…

5/31 Grab Your Greetings Sale Starts Today!

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Sale 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, or online).
Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706$15.71

24/7 Shopping at my Stamping to Share Website
Earn hostess credit with orders of $150 or more!

5/30 Perfect Product Shares Announced!

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I know that some of you have been waiting for this and here it is!! Perfect Product Shares from Stamping to Share!! Let me know as soon as you have decided what you want as I am placing my order tomorrow!! Just can't wait to get my hands on all that wonderful paper, ribbon and awesome new embellishments.
Announcing the 2013-2014 Catalog Product Shares from Stamping to Share! The 2013-14 Stampin' Up catalog contains a treasure trove of new ideas, new stamp sets, new colors and new accessories. It’s also that time of year when I offer you some product share options and this is what I’ve put together for you:  DSP Paper Share The Perfect 6x6” Designer Series Paper Share will include all eleven of the NEW designer series paper in the 2013-14 Stampin’ Up Catalog.
In total, you will receive 66 pieces of 6x6" paper. This share includes shipping and handling for just $23. If you plan to pick it up from me in person, your share is $18.


Ribbon Shares
Ribbon Shares are the perfect way to …

5/29 Fixing an "oops!" on a Secret Garden Card

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This is the card I cased from Becky Jensen that was on my Card Buffet last month. I always have a couple of samples for my customers study while they are making the card and once in a while those samples come back to me with little wear and tear . . . or in this case, some unwanted ink stains as you can see!


Just a couple of "spots" and just big enough to be "noticeable!" But not so big that they couldn't be fixed. As I often tell my customers . . . mistakes are merely opportunities for embellishments!


Here is the card again after I had an opportunity to embellish it - just delightful and a fun new look! I hope this inspires YOU to add an embellishment or two to "rescue" a card that might otherwise be thrown away. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stay tuned . . . tomorrow I will announce my New Catalog Perfect Product Shares! I've already had people asking me about them . . . don't worry, I didn…

5/28 Stampin' Up! World Treasures Card & Video

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This card uses a tinted Tea Lace Doily and Champagne Glimmer paper to bring out the Wow! I used the World Treasures stamp set from Stampin' Up! It's nice and easy to put together but if you would like some tips . . . I've made a video for you that shows you all the "how to" from tinting the doily to stamping the inside panel. Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. Stamps:World Treasure (Wood Mount 132100, Clear Mount 126767) Paper:Elegant Eggplant (105126) Soft Suede (115318) Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885) Ink:Elegant Eggplant (126969), Daffodil Delight Ink Refill (119672) Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439) Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751) Floral Frames Framelits (127012) Paper Piercing Tool (126189) ¼” Hole Punch Accessories: Stampin' Spritzer (126185) Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) Adhesives: SNAIL (104332) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Glue Dots (103683) Dimensionals (104430) Retiring Stamp Set List PDF R…

5/27 Memorial Day Remembrance and Thank You

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Today is a day for Remembering and Thanking. A day for Prayers and maybe a Tear. I am Remembering. Thanking. Praying. Tears.

5/24 Stampin' Up! Swallowtail Sympathy

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I just love the Swallowtail stamp in the Spring Mini (which will also be carrying over into the 2013-14 Catalog). I love how you can decorate gift bags just by stamping it with various bright and happy colors onto the bag, add a bow and it's done. But, I also love how it looks on cards. I've used it several times on cards and I've achieved various looks with it as you can see HERE and HERE.

Today I want to share a more somber look with Swallowtail. I stamped it with Early Espresso onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and then layered it onto a skinny mat of Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment from Love and Sympathy stamped with Elegant Eggplant. The base of the card is Crumb Cake with a crooked panel of Wisteria Wonder trimmed even.


The inside of the card is stamped with more images from Love and Sympathy . . . nice and easy and my customers can count on this card being on the board for my May and June Card Buffets. If you are local to the Twin Cities area and would like…

5/22 Sneak Peek: Chalk Talk & a Graduation

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One of the new stamp sets that will be coming out in our new catalog is called Chalk Talk and here is a sneak peek for you! I love the trendy chalk board look that you see all over the place these days and of course Stampin' Up! has captured that unique look with this set.


And, a little family talk for you . . . my daughter, Kari Kalthoff, graduates from Concordia Academy this week. She is the Valedictorian of her 2013 class and also received the departmental award for Mathematics. We are so proud of her academic accomplishments!

Thank you so much for stopping by today . . . I appreciate you!

Stamps: Chalk Talk (available from the new catalog on May 31)
Paper:Basic Black (121045) Whisper White (100730) Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (117155)
Ink:Daffodil Delight (126944) StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Extra Large Oval Punch (119859)
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126872)
Adhesives:Dimensionals (104430) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

5/21 May 2013 Scrapbook Pages

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I was in a Scrapbooking Swap last summer at Convention and I've used the pages here and there throughout the year. With my Spring Schedule heating up, I turned to these pages to help me through the month of May with my Open Scrapbook Club. The layout above was created by Tiffany Bauer and my customers loved it! The designer series paper (now on discount) that we used is soon to be retired and it is called World Spectacular. The stamp set on these pages is called Flowering Flourishes.


Glenda Travelstead designed these pages for our swap and they were also a big hit at my class. The Flower Framelits are so pretty and show off the 2012-14 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack off perfectly. We used the alphabet stamp set . . . which really does look kind of "lazy" called Notable Alphabet. All of the flowers that you see stamped on this page came from the stamp set called Betsy's Blossoms.

I hope you enjoy these pages as much as my customers did! And again, a special tha…