December 22, 2015

PAPER PUMPKIN 2015



Click on the video above to see the new Paper Pumpkin kit for December.  It is just on time to start the new year.  I liked it so much that I had to make it right away.  It is a perfect gift for someone special or to keep for yourself.  This month's kit comes with all the supplies to complete all twelve months, stamps for each month and ink.

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December 21, 2015

FLOWERING FIELDS - SAB SNEAK PEAK

I think you are going to love this stamp set.  In fact, when I tell you that it is a FREE one in the new Sale-A-Bration catalog, you will love it even more.  I only wish that this set was part of the annual catalog because I don't want to give it up after Sale-A-Bration ends.  By the way, this is actually stamped with six different stamps.  Can you see the possibilities with so many beautiful images in this set??



I chose shades of purple for this card, (Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant) to give it a rich look.  However, I can see this card in many different shades.  

Here is a look at the inside.

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December 20, 2015

SNEAK PEAK BIRTHDAY BLOOMS

I can see lots of possibilities with this beautiful stamp set.  It is one of many on my "have to have" list.


I stamped the image on watercolor paper using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  My favorite "go to" technique is watercoloring with Aqua Painters.  If you haven't used them, give them a try.  They do take some getting use to.  So if you have tried them, don't give up.  The key is to not have the brush too wet.  

Here is a peak at the inside.  


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December 10, 2015

STAMPIN UP YEAR-END SALE


YEAR-END SALE



The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Sale is here!  It’s time to stock up and save on Stampin’ Up! products that were added to clearance today.  Up to 60% off  PLUS many items on the Holiday Catalog Retiring List have been discounted, some up to 40% off.
These products are only available while supplies last so please don’t wait to order your favorites.
The Details:
  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale & clearance items may be combined on your order with other Stampin’ Up! products.
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December 9, 2015

Sleigh Ride and Jingle All the Way!!

I bought this set during the pre-order this summer and I am so sorry that I didn't use it sooner.  It is perfect for elegant cards and just my style!!!  The framelits and coordinating stamp set will be retiring at the end of this year.   If you would like to create this card, please make sure you place your order for these items before they are no longer available.


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November 29, 2015

CYBER MONDAY AND LAST DAY FOR THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA




Thank you for your business and for your continued support of my Stampin Up business and Stampingala.com.   

I've really enjoyed creating cards and projects to share with you.  As well as crafting with you at my classes and crops.    Knowing that I have inspired others to create and share the joys of paper crafting is so meaningful to me.  There is great joy and love that goes into making a special project and even more joy and blessings that come along with sending it.  Thank you for loving and sharing the art of paper crafting with your family and friends.

To "Thank You" I'd like to offer you a special promotion. 

ANY PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE THROUGH MY ONLINE STORE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR FREE!!  

#104430 Stampin Dimensionals
#138395 Expressions Natural Elements
#137856 Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
#119247 Basic Pearls
#119246 Basic Rhinestones
#138392 Metallic Foil Dollies

ANY PURCHASE OF $100 OR MORE YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

#138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
#102845 Blender Pens
#132180 Mini Muslin Bags
Any Current Embossing Folder

To participate in this promotion, visit my online store and enter the following Hostess Code: YH7PCJY

This is not a Stampin Up promotion.  It is a gift from me for your continued support.  To receive your free item, please email me (juliegmi@aol.com) your choice by Wednesday, December 2nd.  Please allow up to three weeks to receive your free item.  

In addition to this promotion, Monday is the last day for the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA to receive up to 50% off selected items.   To see a list of the items on sale, click on the "Promotions" tab at the top of this page.  Be sure not to miss out!!

November 21, 2015

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA - BLACK FRIDAY STAMPIN UP STYLE!!!




SAVE UP TO 50% OFF ON STAMPIN UP PRODUCTS!!!
November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Details:
  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015 
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30. 
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.

TO CHECK OUT THE ITEMS ON SALE CLICK HERE.

PLEASE USE THIS HOSTESS CODE WHEN ORDERING ONLINE DURING THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA YH7PCJYY.

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November 19, 2015

SNEAK PEAK FROM THE NEW SPRING CATALOG WITH BIRTHDAY BLOOMS

Here is a treat for you.  A sneak peak from Stampin Up's new Spring Catalog.  During the month of December, I will be sharing lots of sneak peaks.  If you don't have a Stampin Up Demonstrator and would like your very own copy, please subscribe to my newsletter and blog on the right side bar.

The stamp set is called Birthday Blooms.  I used Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black and Old Olive in and card stock to create this card.



I would love to hear your comments.  Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

November 15, 2015

REASON FOR THE SEASON AND A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR RINA

Today I hosted a birthday party for a special little girl.  Her name is Rina.   Her mother, Keiko attends my monthly card making classes that I hold for the many Japanese ladies that have been transferred to the US with their husbands.

Here is a picture of all the girls that attended Rina's party.


 Tomorrow I will post the cards we made.

For this week's Breakfast Club card, I inked up a new stamp set that I wasn't sure what to do with.  I think it turned out really pretty.  I stamped the image twice on Shimmery White CS, and embossed them in gold.  I watercolored with Aqua Painters using Real Red and Pear Pizzazz.  Finally, I fussy cut them out.

What do you think?


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November 11, 2015

GIGGLE GREETING - BIRTHDAYS ARE LIKE HAIRBALLS......

The more you have, the more you want to gag!!

I enjoy making cards with different folds.  This fold is great for single images.  You can just change out the image and the designer series paper and you have a new card.



This is what the inside looks like:


Here are the instructions to make this card.  If you would like to see a video on this card, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

  1. Card base - 7-1/4 x 5-1/2.  Score on the short side at 3".
  2. Snail a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Vellum (2-1/2 x 5) to Melon Mambo CS (2-3/4 x 5-1/4).  Tie a piece of Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon around this panel into a bow.  Trim off excess ribbon.
  3. Snail panel to front on card.
  4. Snail Melon Mambo CS (5-1/4 x 4) into the inside of the card.  
  5. Emboss Whisper White CS (5 x 3-3/4) with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder or embossing folder of your choice.  Snail to Melon Mambo CS in step 4.
  6. Emboss Smoky Slate CS (3 x 4) with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder or folder of your choice.  Center and snail Whisper White in step 5.
  7. Stamp the "cat" image in the corner of a piece of Shimmery White CS (3 x 2-1/4) with Versa Mark.  Sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder and heat with Heat Tool.  (Make sure it is completely heated  and the image is turned a shiny black, otherwise it will rub off).  
  8. Color with Aqua Painters and Smoky Slate ink.  Add Real Read to the tongue.  
  9. Snail to Smoky Slate CS in step 6.
  10. Stamp the entire "cat" image on a piece of Shimmery White CS (2-3/4 x 2-1/2) with Versa Mark.  Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder and heat with Heat Tool.
  11. Color with Smokey Slate ink.  
  12. Snail to a piece of Silver Foil Sheets CS (3 x 2-3/4)  
  13. Flag the end of a strip of Melon Mambo (4 x 3/4).  Snail to front of the card.  (Make sure you only add snail to the part that will be adhered to the front of the card.  Otherwise it will seal the card shut.)
  14. Add a rhinestone on the end of the strip.
  15. Add dimensionals to the back of the Silver Foil CS in step 12.  (Place the dimensionals only on the side that will be adhered to the front of the card.)
  16. Place on card making certain that you are centering it over the Whisper White CS on the inside of the card.
  17. Send it to someone special or hoard it for yourself!!
Here are the products I used for this card:




November's Tutorial:

IT'S READY!!
A step - by - step tutorial, with pictures to create these Christmas boxes and gift card/money holders!! 

The tutorial includes instructions for three different size boxes and two size gift card/money holders.
AS A BONUS, I AM OFFERING NOVEMBER'S TUTORIAL TWO DAYS EARLY.

THIS TUTORIAL IS FREE FOR AN ORDER OF $35 THROUGH MY ONLINE STORE DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER,  USING THIS HOSTESS CODE TD3JV67Z.


IF YOU WISH, YOU CAN PURCHASE THE TUTORIAL HERE FOR $7.95.

NOVEMBER'S TUTORIAL 

 

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November 2, 2015

GIGGLE GREETINGS!! BOWL OF CHERRIES

Sometimes life is a bowl of cherries and sometimes it's just the pits!


Sometimes you just need a funny card to make someone's day.  I hope that this card brings a smile to your face too.

Here are the products I used to create this card:







October 29, 2015

CHRISTMAS BOXES AND GIFT CARD/MONEY HOLDER TUTORIAL


IT'S READY!!
A step - by - step tutorial, with pictures to create these Christmas boxes and gift card/money holders!! 

The tutorial includes instructions for three different size boxes and two size gift card/money holders.
AS A BONUS, I AM OFFERING NOVEMBER'S TUTORIAL TWO DAYS EARLY.

THIS TUTORIAL IS FREE FOR AN ORDER OF $35 THROUGH MY ONLINE STORE DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER,  USING THIS HOSTESS CODE TD3JV67Z.


IF YOU WISH, YOU CAN PURCHASE THE TUTORIAL HERE FOR $7.95.

NOVEMBER'S TUTORIAL 



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HAPPY SCENES - STAMP A STACK CARD

This card is an elegant version using the Happy Scenes stamp set.  It was one of my three designs for my recent Stamp a Stack class.  If you would like to see a video on this card, please leave a comment at the end of this post.




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October 27, 2015

OCTOBER SCRAPBOOK CLUB - LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES

Yesterday I held my Monthly Scrapbook Club.  We always make a double page layout.  I chose to use Rich Razzleberry and gold as my color pallet.  Believe me when I say this, the pages came out beautifully.  The pictures truly don't do them justice.

If you are local to Canton, MI and would like to join this club, please email me and I will be happy to give you the details.  You can email me at juliegmi@aol.com.



I used the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I colored them with Aqua Painters using Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant.  Thank goodness Stampin Up offers matching framelits to cut them out.  


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October 26, 2015

BOO BINGO - STAMPIN UP STYLE

Yesterday I held my very first Boo Bingo.  It was a great success.  We made two make and takes, raffled off prizes, played six games of bingo with fabulous prizes, ate delicious treats and visited with friends.

Thanks to my friend, Lisa for the great idea!!!

Here are our two make and takes I made with the Peaceful Pines Stamp Set and  the Cup of Cheer Stamp Set:



Debbis Vassas was the Jackpot winner.  She won the coverall game which was $125 of Stampin Up products of her choice.

The next Bingo is January 2, 2016.  I only have 6 spots left.  Let me know if you want one of them.


October 24, 2015

GIGGLE GREETINGS

When I look at this card, it makes me smile!!  The colors are so cheerful.  The image comes from the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set.  This is one of four whimsical images included in the set.  Each one is as equally fun.


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October 23, 2015

PEACEFUL WREATH

Here is another stamp set that coordinates with Stampin' Up's Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I embossed the wreath with Silver Embossing Powder and watercolored with our Aqua Painters with  Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  I have added the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver Paper a Pear Pizzaz bow.

Did you notice the red berries?  I started with our Basic Pearls and colored them with a red Sharpie Marker.


Here are the products that I used to create this card.


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October 21, 2015

DELICATE ORNAMENTS CHRISTMAS FRAME

Have you seen Stampin Up's new Delicate Ornament Framelits Dies??  They make the prettiest Christmas cards and home decor items.  The first ornament I used the Red Glimmer paper, while the other two I used the Red Fancy Foil paper to create this gorgeous frame.  

I am holding a local class on Friday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The class is $35 and includes the frame.

Please email me if you would like to take this class at juliegmi@aol.com.

If you are interested in receiving a kit in the mail, the cost is $48 to cover shipping.  


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October 20, 2015

LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES


One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing.  However, when you add watercoloring with our Aqua Painters the end result is simply beautiful!!

I stamped the images with Versa Mark, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set the images.  I colored them in with Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Delightful Dijon.  No need to fussy cut out the leaves, Stampin Up has matching framelits.

If you like this card, please "pin it" on Pinterest.  I will send this card to one lucky pinner on Monday, October 26th.  All you need to do is pin the card and email me to let me know at juliegmi@aol.com.  I will randomly choose one pinner.

Here is are the products I used to create this card:
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October 19, 2015

15% off Stamps Sale and Santa's Gifts



I can't believe it-Stampin' Up! has all stamps on sale for 15 percent off for just a few days. This rarely happens, so check it out and get your stamps ordered!

Here are the details:


  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015 
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps. 
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount. 
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin' Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin' Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.
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SANTA'S GIFTS

Another one of my Monthly Club Cards this month.  If you are local to Canton, MI and would like to join one of my Monthly Card Clubs, please email me at juliegmi@aol.com.






Easel cards are so fun and make and receive.  If you would like me to film a video on making this card, please leave a comment at the end of this post. 

Here are the products I used to create this card.


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October 18, 2015

Dove of Peace


I recently held a Christmas Stamp a Stack Class and this was one of the cards we made.  I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with silver embossing powder.  I colored in some of the image with Wild Wasabi ink and the Aqua Painters.



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I hope you really like this card as much as I do.

In case you missed my Facebook post a few days ago, here is another card I posted on FB.  We made this at my Breakfast Club classes this past week.

Here are the products I used:

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