Embossed & Embossed Again!

Here’s one of the cards we’re going to be making in the Tools & Techniques class tomorrow evening.

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It’s called Double Embossing.  The main part of the card is embossed on the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751), then the Decorative Frames Oval (#123130) is embossed over it.  And by doing it a certain way, you won’t have the ‘fans’ showing through where the oval is.  Come to the class and I’ll show you how!  We’ll also be making an envelope for this card.  This envelope is made with a 6″ square of matching Designer Series Paper and has a belly band wrapped around it to keep it closed.   Since the card is only 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, it can’t be mailed as it is through Canada Post, so the belly band works!  If you want to mail it, just put it into a larger envelope.  Notice the patterned paper and button?  They’re from Sale-a-Bration 2013 – the Sycamore Street Collection.   You can get them free with each $60 order

Go to my Calendar of Events to register!  I hope to see you tomorrow evening!

Don’t forget to register for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser on Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013.  Another one of the projects that I’ll be teaching in a class is this Gift Card Holder.

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Are you one of those people who give gift cards for special occasions?  If you are, then make sure you sign up for this class.  This is one of the gift card holders we’ll be making.  And yes…it really is decorated for Christmas, but you can use any Designer Series Paper and any Stamp Set for any occasion.  I’ll show you how!

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Be sure to contact Carrie Bueckert – clbueckert@sasktel.net – to sign up for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser.  The monies raised go to help the inner city school.  It’s a great way to do something worthwhile and help a good cause – and have fun at the same time!

Enjoy the sunshine we’re getting today!  Shouldn’t be too many more weeks of this cold and snow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20


Simply Said…

It’s here for Sale-a-Bration…and you can get it FREE!!  It’s the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Like the Simply Scored Scoring tool, which was introduced last summer, the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE has grooves etched every 1/8″ and can be used to make envelopes of almost any size!  Just think…a card with a totally matching envelope!  Wow!!  And better yet…you can get yours FREE during Sale-a-Bration with every $60 order from the current catalogues!

Here’s a video that Donna Griffith, from SU! Home Office, did showing the features of the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and how to use it!

I’ve had a few customers get theirs for FREE…how about you?  One customer purchased the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334 – page 181 Annual Catalogue), the new Simply Scored Border Scoring Plate (#126192 – page 26 Spring Catalogue), added an adhesive to her order and was able to get the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate FREE!!  It’s worth $15.95!!  Sale-a-Bration is a great way to SAVE!!

Be sure to check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  If y0u don’t have one…and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, let me know and I’ll get one to you!!  And remember…you can place your order online 24/7 (even in your jammies) – and have it delivered right to your door!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Don’t panic.  I’m with you.  There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.  I’ll give you strength.  I’ll help you.  I’ll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you.”   Isaiah 41:10

Oh Scraps!

Do you have a bucket, bin or bag filled with scraps?  I’m sure every paper crafter does.  Just like a knitter has lots of leftover yarn, a seamstress has mountains of leftover fabric, we have a billion pieces of leftover paper!  Some are too big to throw out and some are too small (so we think) to keep!  So what to do with them?

There’s an “Oh, Scraps”  class on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm.  Get some ideas on what to do with your scraps – and some tips on how and when to cut them!!   Bring your own bin of scraps and start to use some of them up – or you can use mine!  We’ll make some regular sized cards and some 3″ X 3″ cards.

Here’s 2 for starters…

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These are just 2 of the 3″ x 3″ cards…notice how scraps have been used to make the focal point of the cards!  Even the Melon Mambo flower under the button was cut from a scrap that was left after some punches or framelits had been used!  NOTE…Both these cards were made from retired DSP and cardstock.

And this is just the beginning…it’s like a challenge to see what can be done with the scraps so that they don’t get thrown out!  Be sure to register for this class and see what you can do with your gazillion scraps.

Remember…Sale-a-Bration is on and you don’t want to miss out on FREE!  For every $60 order you place from the current catalogues, you can get a Sale-a-Bration item for free!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”  Psalm 34:10

Sale-a-Bration! – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!


Sale-a-Bration starts today – and ends on March 22, 2012!  It’s the BIGGEST event Stampin’ Up! has throughout the whole year!  Sale-a-Bration means exclusive FREE stamps, ribbons and accessories for you!

So “How do I get them FREE?” you ask!  Well…if you love to shop, for every $60 order you place (before S&H and taxes), you’ll get to pick an item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure  and it’s yours – FREE!  And it’s for EVERY $60 you order – so if your order is $120 – you’ll get 2 items, and if your order is $180 – you’ll get 3 items.  You get the picture…the bigger your order is, the more you get for FREE!

Have your friends over for a party…and get more FREE!…or stock up yourself!  When the total of your party sales (or your order) is $525 (before S&H and taxes), you’ll also get the bundle of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, the Ribbon and Button pack and the Madison Avenue stamp set (in your choice of Wood or Clear mount)!  But…that’s not all!  You’ll also qualify for the Hostess Benefits and get another $90 in free product and a Half-Price item!  But wait…there’s more!!  Because it’s the 25th Anniversary for Stampin’ Up!, as a Hostess with qualifying sales (or your qualifying order), you’ll also receive a package of Silver Glimmer paperFREE!  Now…how great is that!  All that for FREE!!

Want to party all the time?  With Sale-a-Bration and Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary, you’ll get 25% more in your starter kit when you join my team!  You don’t earn Sale-a-Bration gifts on the Starter Kit purchase, but you will on any more orders you place during Sale-a-Bration.  And you’ll get a discount every time you place an order when you’ve joined my team!

Here’s the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  Note…it’s a long, pull-out brochure – not a booklet!  So when it opens, scroll down and you’ll be able to see it all!  To see each item, just enlarge the page!

If you would like a “paper copy” of the Sale-a-Bration brochure, and if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, give me a call or email me requesting one and I’ll be happy to get one to you!

Watch later on in the week as I post projects using Sale-a-Bration items…papers, stamp sets, ribbons, the embossing folder, the punch!  Great ideas to help you decide what you want to get!

Have a great day stamping!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Everything is possible, for him who believes.”  Mark 9:23