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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stamp with Karen Classes 2/29/16 (click here to view my blog)

Here are the two projects for Monday, February 29th.  We have special techniques to learn with these two projects.  The first one is the Bokeh technique.  Bokeh in photography has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".

Supplies needed:

Bokeh Card
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set:  Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
Ink:  Craft White, Memento Black
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Dies, Circles Collection, Rose Garden Thinlits Die
Misc:  Baker's Twine, Dazzling Diamonds, Aquapainter, dauber, heat tool, iron

Wink of Stella Card
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
DSP:  Wildflower Fields
Stamp Set:  Flowering Fields (SAB), Teeny Tiny  Wishes
Ink:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Flower Pots dies
Punches:  Word Window, Washi Label
Misc:  Blender Pen, Wink of Stella Clear and Gold Brushes, sponges

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New Weekly Deals (click here to view my blog)

WEEKLY DEALS:  effective february 23-29th (click here to shop online at my online store.)

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 138333
Regular Price: $15.00 US/$19.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.25 US/$14.25 CAN

Flower Medallion Punch Item # 137417
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Classy Designer Buttons Item # 138393
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137364
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Party for Dad's 87th Birthday Deemed a Success (click here to view my blog)

Dad had a wonderful time with his friends and family to celebrate his 87th birthday.  We had an open house at Oakmont in their private dining room for friends and family.  Part of the fun included a photo booth with a frame and props.  Everyone joined in the fun!

Stamp With Karen Classes Monday February 22, 2016 (click here to view my blog)

Here are the projects that we will be making on Monday, February 22nd.  We're looking ahead to Easter with the first card.  The second card is featured as a sympathy card.  However, it can be changed to something else by simply changing the sentiment.

The supplies needed are as follows:

Easter card:

Blushing Bride Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Mint Macaron Card Stock
Easter Lamb Stamp Set (Occasions Catalog)
Archival Black ink (Occasions Catalog)
Blushing Bride Marker
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (Occasions Catalog)
Circle Collection Framelit Dies

Sympathy Card:

Basic Black Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper
Memento Jet Black ink
Stamp Sets:  Picture Perfect and Rose Wonder
Silver Doily
Iced Rhinestone (Occasions Catalog)
Heat Tool
Embossing Buddy

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Sale-a-Bration Products good through March 31st! (click here to view my blog)


There are even more reasons to love Sale-A-Bration because we’ve added even more Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for free! Check them out (US/CA)! If you want a closer look, please  contact me.  I can provide you with more details on how to earn free items during Sale-A-Bration (ends March 31). These exclusive items have us really excited, and we know you’re going to enjoy them too!

I've just posted videos from Stampin' Up featuring the new Sale-a-bration Products. They are as follows:

  • Metallics Glitter Tape (141020)
  • Party Pants Word (141324) or Clear Mount (141327) Stamp Sets
  • Pedal Pusher Photopolymer Stamp Set (141312)

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Pedal Pusher Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Party Pants Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Metallics Glitter Tape by Stampin’ Up!

New Weekly Deals through February 22nd (click here to view my blog)

WEEKLY DEALS:  Effective February 16th-22nd Click here to shop online now.

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item # 129406
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill Item # 129027
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Brights Sequin Assortment Item # 138389
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Envelope Punch Board Item # 133774
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Tea Time for the latest Stamp Club Challenge (click here to view my blog)

Diane Meyer

Sue Rosa

Sue Rosa

Crystal Kissee

Crystal Kissee

Janet Pamplin

Janet Pamplin

Janet Pamplin

Janet Pamplin

Refreshments by Janet


Tea Time
Well done ladies!  We had a wonderful time making a tea box and card in club yesterday!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

President's Day No Stamp with Karen Classes February 15th (click here to view my blog)

We'll be celebrating President's Day and my Dad's Birthday on Monday, February 15th.  There will be no Stamp With Karen Classes that day.  

The card above is the invitation to Dad's Birthday Celebration.  

Happy President's Day and Happy Birthday to my dad!


Sky's the Limit, Perfectly Artistic DSP and Hello Stamp Set Soon to Retire (click here to view my blog)


What do you think of when you see an airplane? Travel? Adventure? Well, Sale-A-Bration’s Sky Is the Limit Stamp Set offers that and more. The rustic plane image and versatile greetings lend themselves to all kinds of life milestones from babies to birthdays. Get creative and see where this stamp set takes you—the sky is the limit!
This limited-time stamp set is only available as part of our Sale-A-Bration event—and its availability is only guaranteed through February 15. So don’t wait—contact me today to learn how you can earn this stamp set for FREE!



The more you look at this limited-time Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper off, the more you’re going to realize that you have to have it! This paper gives you two distinct looks—marbling on one side and watercolor on the other. Also, no two sheets are alike! Try using small but impactful accents or entire backgrounds that showcase the beautiful patterns to show it off in all sorts of ways. And keep in mind that this Sale-A-Bration reward is only available through February 15, 2016*, so be sure to contact your demonstrator today to take advantage of all that Sale-A-Bration has to offer!

PERFECTLY ARTISTIC DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 141021 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free. Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

! Free! © 2015 STAMPIN’ UP! 19 Limited time! HELLO → 9 rubber stamps 141240 (wood blocks included) 141243 (suggested clear blocks: a, d, h) Available in French Limited time!
Only available through February 15th.

Watch for a future post with the new products to replace these three Sale-a-bration products.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Weekly Deal (click here to view my blog)

WEEKLY DEALS:  effective february 9-15th (click here to order online.

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Baker's Box Thinlits Dies Item # 138279
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN

Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim Item # 137910
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set-Mount Item # 138813
Regular Price: $48.00 US/$59.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $36.00 US/$44.25 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Blossom Bunch Punch Item # 140612
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN