Do You Like Embossed Cards or Die-cuts?

Hello Friends,

The other day, I looked back at some of the old cards I made before the BS (Big Shot) and they are so plain, bare and blah!  I don’t know how I lived without it.  After the BS, practically all of my cards have embossing and/or die-cuts on them.  The embossing adds so much to the card – dimension, interest, and beauty, and the embossing folders can be used in so many ways with the Big Shot.  You can cut at least 60 different materials using it, and with the Bigz Dies, you can cut multiple layers at the same time.

Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot Special

If you don’t have a Big Shot, now is the time to purchase yours!  Why now? Because during the month of August, when you purchase a BS you’ll get your choice of 5 bundles for FREE! The bundles include the stamp set and matching Framelits Dies.

If you already own a Big Shot, you can purchase these bundles for 15% off.

Purchase your Big Shot and select your free bundle here.

Guess What else!  More products have been added to the Clearance Rack, including 15 dies/framelits sets and 6 embossing folders.  You can see them here.

So, what’s the difference between Stampin’ Up!’s Big Shot and the ones you can purchase at other stores?  You only get a 1-year warranty and no training when it’s purchased in other stores, while Stampin’ Up! gives you a 3-year warranty and lots of training on how to use it.  If you have attended any of my classes, you’ve already used the Big Shot and love it. (Especially when it’s used with the Magnetic Plate.)  It holds the die-cuts exactly where they’re placed and cut the framelits out perfectly.

Check here tomorrow when the weekly deals are announced.  You may find more dies and/or embossing folders for sale!

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Like I Need Another Craft!

Hello Friends,

I have made so many great friends during my time as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  You meet a lot of people, they come to your classes, they become customers, you get to know them, and you become friends.

Yesterday, I spent most of the day with my good friend, Kathy.  She loves to make cards andHandmade Jewelry so many other crafts.  One of the crafts Kathy does is making jewelry…beautiful jewelry! Well, guess what she taught me to do.  Yes, she taught me how to make 2 easy bracelets and earrings.  I love them so much that I have to share them with you!  This is my first one. I love the shades of blues with the silver.  I was so thrilled with it!

Bracelets and earringsThis is the second one I made.  I love it, too!  The large beads are multicolored with shades of yellow, gold, brown, and red.  The smaller beads are red and it was made with gold accents.  After Kathy showed me how to string the beads, it was pretty easy.  Of course, the ones I made are nothing like hers!

Before I go, I want to remind you of the Big Shot Special during the month of August.  From today – August 31st, 2014, you will receive your choice of one of 5 awesome stamp sets and matching die-cuts bundles absolutely FREE! Read my previous post listing all the details here.

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Using the Blendabilities Pens

Hello Friends, I hope you all have had a great start to your week. Previously, I shared a card I made for some of my classes last week.  You can see it here.  The flower image was colored with the new Blendabilities Pens.  Today, I want to share a video about using the pens. Greg’s coloring is much better than mine, of course, but you can see how easy it is to use the Blendabilities!  The current sets available are Calypso Coral (130966), Cherry Cobbler (130995), Coastal Cabana (131000) , Daffodil Delight (130998), Melon Mambo (130994), Night of Navy (131001), Old Olive (130999), Pumpkin Pie (130997), Rich Razzleberry (131003), Smoky Slate (131005), Wisteria Wonder (131002), and the Skin Tone Assortment (129370).  All of the set are $11.95 for three pens –  light, medium, and dark shades, except for the Skin Color Assortment.  It has 6 markers –  Bronze, Mocha, Blush, Natural, Nude, Ivory, and is $22.95. 

Purchase the Blendabilities by calling me, emailing me, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

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Blendabilities with the Corner Garden Stamp Set

Hi Friends,

I want to share another card with you using the Corner Garden Stamp Set and the new Blendabilities Pens.  Both of these are “must haves”, especially if you like using alcohol Blendabilitiesmarkers to color your line images.  They are similar to Copic Markers, but easier to use and less expensive.  They are made for blending and shading. The markers are also acid free and lignin free.  There are 3 markers per assortment: light, medium, dark.  Use the Momento Ink pad to stamp the image, because the colors won’t bleed like they would do with StazOn or Classic Ink pads.

On this card, I used the Pumpkin Pie set,  the Old Olive set, the Daffodil Delight set, and the Cherry Cobbler set.  The Corner Garden Stamp Set is great for coloring and shading.

The greeting is from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set and was also stamped in Momento Ink on the Whisper White Card Stock layer.  The card base was made with Daffodil Delight Card Stock.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.  They were stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched out with the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly Punches. The edges were sponged with Daffodil Delight Ink, Basic Rhinestones were added, and they were added to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Purchase the products I used to make this card by calling me, emailing me, clicking on the photo below, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.



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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hello Friends,

I hope you all have had a great weekend!  I spent most of Saturday with my daughters and grandchildren at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida. The park is so pretty and the river is always at a cool temperature.  It sure felt good on such a hot day and we had lots of fun!

Today, I’m watching the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race and getting the card kits ready for tomorrow’s class.  Here is one we made in my last few classes.  Everyone loved it! It was made using the Embossing Resist Technique. This is one of my favorite techniques and is so easy to do.Embossing Resist Technique Here’s how I did it. First, I stamped my greeting on the top right corner of a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. (It’s always a good idea to stamp your greeting first, because you don’t want to spend all that time making your card front, only to get the greeting crooked or smeared, and have to make the whole thing over!) Next, I stamped the Corner Garden Background Stamp in VersaMark Ink on the piece of Whisper White Card Stock and poured White Embossing Powder over the image.  Once it was heat-set, I used a sponge and rubbed Pool Party Ink all over the stamped image.  Next, I used Soft Sky Ink and rubbed over different places on the image. Lastly, I used Lost Lagoon Ink over some of the flowers to make them stand out.  After I was finished adding the ink to the stamped image, I rubbed over it with a tissue to take any ink off the embossed lines, which really allows the embossing to show through.

You really can’t tell what color the butterflies are in the photo, which is too bad because they are so pretty.  I punched them out of Silver Glimmer Paper and then used my Lost Lagoon Marker to color them!  You can make Silver Glimmer Paper just about any color you want by using your markers, inks, or re-inkers.  I added a Basic Pearl to each one.

I just love the way it turned out!     Terry

Purchase the products I used to make this card by calling or emailing me, by clicking on the photo of the product below, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

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Moonlight Becomes You

Hi Friends,

When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother.  (She lived right next door to us.) My grandfather had passed away and she hated being alone at night, so I would spend the night with her.  She loved Bing Crosby, so we would watch all of his old movies and specials on television.  We especially loved his Christmas shows every year. Moonlight Becomes You was one of his hits from 1942 and my grandmother always said it reminded her of my grandfather when they lived back on their farm in Kentucky.

Scallop Tag Topper PunchBut, in this case, Moonlight becomes me.  I simply love the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack! It matches 3 of this year’s In-colors – Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon; and it matches 3 other colors – Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Sahara Sand.  The paper stack has 48 sheets (4 each of 12 double-sided designs) and is 4-1/2″ x  6-1/2″ in size.  It’s the perfect size for card fronts and smaller projects!

This is a card we made in some of my recent card classes.  The base is made out of Lost Lagoon Card Stock and has a piece of embossed Hello Honey Card Stock layered on the bottom-half.  Both pieces of the designer paper are from the Moonlight Paper Stack.  Don’t you just love the way it coordinates with the card stock?  The tag on the front was made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (another must-have) and sponged with Hello Honey Ink.

Do you know which designer paper the large flower was punched from? I know you don’t, because it wasn’t cut out of designer series paper!  I stamped a large image from a retired stamp set (Betsy’s Blossoms) two times in Hello Honey Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and then punched two flowers out with the Pansy Punch.  The small flower was made with the Petite Petals Punch and a small Basic Rhinestone was added to the flower, as well as random places on the card front.

I’ve used my Moonlight Paper Stack so much that all I have left are small scraps…Definitely time to order another one!

Purchase your own Moonlight Paper Stack, as well as the other products I used to make this card by calling or emailing me, by clicking on the photo below or on the “Order Stampin’ Up Online” button in the right column.



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Ink It Up!

Hi Friends,

It’s Tuesday! That means Stampin’ Up! has released the Weekly Deals for today through Monday night, August 11th.  Here they are:

Call, email me, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to place your order.


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Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set

Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I have mailed out all of the stamp sets, cards, or kits for my Stamp of the Month Clubs for July. I want to share a card with you that was made by one of Stampin’ Up!’s Artisans using the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.  Isn’t it pretty?Stamp of the Month Club

I love this set and can’t wait to get mine! I hope you like it, too, because Kinda Eclectic will be the featured stamp set for August.  if you haven’t seen this stamp set yet, it’s on page 164 in the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  It includes a great sentiment, as well as two unusual stamps.  The 4 cards will feature all of the stamps in the set.

If you would like to find out more about my Stamp of the Month Clubs, just click on the Stamp Clubs and Classes tab on the menu bar.  I can only ship the stamp sets and cards or kits  in the United States per Stampin’ Up’s Guidelines.  If you live in my area (Pasco County, Florida), I hold a Stamp of the Month Club meeting at which everyone with the kits comes and makes their cards in a group.

Join one of my clubs now!

Here is one of this month’s cards.

Classy Cut-ups Creations

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Fabulous Big Shot Deal!

Hi Friends,

Today, I want to share a fantastic deal with you!  Have you been putting off purchasing the Big Shot Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine?  Now is the time to purchase yours! From today – August 31st, 2014, you will receive your choice of one of 5 awesome stamp sets and matching die-cuts bundles absolutely FREE! (Shown below)  You can run dies and folders through this machine to cut shapes and emboss. It cuts at least 50 different materials: paper, card stock, thin metal, thin wood, magnet sheets, foam board, up to 7 layers of cloth at one time, etc!

When you purchase a Big Shot from Stampin’ Up!, you receive a 3-year warranty, vs. 1 year in other stores.  Plus, you also get FREE training from me!

(Includes Standard Cutting Pads and Multipurpose Platform.)

classy-cutups creations

If you already own a Big Shot, you can purchase the bundles for a 15% discount.

To see more information and larger photos of the bundles, or to purchase the Big Shot, visit my online store here.

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Tax-Free Holidays, Plus a Coupon!

Dear Friends,

The state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $15 per item from August 1-3. States typically define School Supply as “any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Join Stampin' Up! for only $99.00Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city and special jurisdiction taxes.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:

·         2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
·         Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
·         Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
·         Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
·         Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
·         Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
·         Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
·         Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
·         Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
·         Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
·         Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
·         2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
·         2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
·         2014-2016 In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
·         Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95
·         Stampin” Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
·         White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50
·         Blendabilities Markers (Item all)  $11.95 ea
·         Paper Snips/Scissors, Fringe Scissors $9.95

Place your orders of $65.00 or more (before shipping) now and receive a $5.00 off coupon good on your next order!

Hugs,  Terry

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