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Friday, January 18, 2013

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Here is a sample that I made using some of the brand new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) items.  This color combination was inspired by the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.

Colors:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Petite Pairs, 

Accessories:  Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (SAB), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (SAB), Baker's Twine in Island Indigo, Pearls, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Write Marker in Island Indigo, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Best of" 25 Years Stamps

As part of Stampin' Up!'s 25-year anniversary celebration, they are bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new "Best of" set.
  • All "Best of" stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
Some things to remember:
While Stampin' Up is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

Earn a FREE Stamp Set:
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February SU is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Download the Collector's Card:
Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Monday, January 14, 2013

New from Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:  All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Why wait?  Sign up now!

~ Maria

Sunday, January 13, 2013

More Amore

Don't you just love the new Spring Catalog?  It is filled with tons of great items!  Here is a card that I made with for a recent workshop using the new More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating framelits dies.

Colors:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party

Stamp Sets:  Hearts A Flutter

Accessories:  Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies, More Amore Specialty DSP, Embossing Powder in Pool Party, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits Die, Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Hemp Twine, Small Heart Punch, Pearls, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria