Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stampin Up Avant Garden, Happy Birthday Wishes

Today was a super fun, long overdue family day!  We headed out to Dave and Busters with my daughter and her friend to have a little fun for the day.

I'm home and ready to share another sweet Sale-A-Bration Sample with you featuring the Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set.

The measurements for this card with directions, along with a few others will be emailed to my regular customers, downline and mailing list over the weekend!  Want to get in on that email?

To sign up just put your email in the box below and confirm you want to be on my list.  It's that easy!  You can also join my private Facebook group for friends and customers at this link.  I post way more projects there, including inspiration from my team and our gatherings.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Sale-A-Bration Products are Available Starting Today!

Today is the day!  The Second Sale-A-Bration offering of products is available!  I'm so excited!  I already shared this card over on my Facebook group for my customers and friends.

There are three ways to make the most of the Sale-A-Bration season!  
When you spend, host or join!

Spend: Every time you spend $50 with me in my store, you can choose one item from either the first or second offering catalogs (for the items marked FREE ~ with the hot air balloon graphic

Host: If you reach $250 in sales by hosting an event, or if you place a $250 order in my store  you also get an extra $25 in host credits!

Join: Still the best deal in the book, I'll tell you more about that here on Thursday.  Join my team for only $99, and pick out $125 (your choice) in product.  Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, you add on any two free stamp sets!  My team has so much fun, we do weekly sketch challenges, monthly meetings and have wonderful online community using the Facebook platform!

Here's a quick project I created today to share with you with the brand new glimmer paper!  First, here's a link to the complete supply list.

I cut the Mint Macaron Shimmer Paper with the leaves, and the Sweet Sugarplum paper for the flower and congrats.  In between, there's plain Early Espresso card stock to break up all that shimmer!

All the layers went together with liquid glue, except the cut expresso layer on the flower.  i used 1/4 of a dimensional to pop up that layer just a little bit.

Next, I added a drop of the glue from the fine tip glue pen.  It dried completely clear like a brad or candy dot on top of the glimmer paper.  I am so in love with this paper!
Here is another gorgeous shot of this dynamic card!

The super awesome Shannon West did a video that show the three new projects in action, you can catch a peek right here.  

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  If you need to place an order, you can place it using my current open host code 3NG6ZTXD.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stampin' Up! Watercolor with Markers Card Class featuring the Little Cuties Stamp Set In Person, To Go, or Directions Only

One of my favorite Go-To techniques is Watercoloring with Markers.  I can't wait to share it with you, either here in my studio or right in your stamping space!

Join me for this wonderful class on Thursday in person, or grab your kit to go and I'll mail to you.  
  • 9 AM or
  • 6:30 PM
  • To GO
Get your packets, pre embossed, pre cut, bows tied, so all you have to do is stamp, learn the techniques and assemble!  They are ready for you to have fun!

You'll make 3 birthday cards and 2 baby cards.  They are just so sweet and I love the colors!

To GO? You have options, the first three options are shipped to your door.
  • Include the Little Cuties Stamp Set and Aqua Painters ($39.53 value) for $45
  • Include the Little Cuties Stamp Set ($19.76 value) for $27 
  • Get just the pre-cut kit for $15 
  • Get just the directions for $10
Place a qualified order using host code CKZSWTZ6 in your shopping cart and get the kit shipped to your door for free.  Click here to shop in my online store.  During Sale-A-Bration, get a free Sale a Bration choice for every $50 that you spend in the store.

Register Now!

Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.

Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:

Stamps: 142990 Little Cuties Stamp Set
Ink Pads: 140932 Basic Grey Ink Pad, 126974 Early Espresso Ink Pad 
Markers: (ink pads could be substituted if you don't have the markers)
Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, So Saffron.

Recommended supplies to have on hand:
129026 Fast Fuse
103954 Aqua Painters 

For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.

Thank you for the opportunity to stamp with you!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Card Class, Featuring the Sealed with Love Stamp Set In Person, To Go, or Directions

Valentines are coming and this wonderful set can cover all the people that you are most grateful for!  Join us for this wonderful class on Thursday in person, or grab your kit to go and I'll mail to you.  

  • 9 AM or
  • 6:30 PM
  • to your mailbox

Get your packets, pre embossed, pre cut, bows tied, so all you have to do is stamp and assemble! 
Check out the NEW option to get the stamp set with your card kit (retail value 24.41) and shipped to your door for only $30 ~ 

Register Now!
Four Ways to get this class:
In person: at 9 AM or 6:30 PM, Thursday

Get the Kit to Go: Same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your qualifying online order on my website, and use host code BYBXWSQX.

I'll mail you the packets and email directions the following week (by January 19th ~ pending availablilty of the stamp set).  Please note** Do Not Choose - No Contact - when you place your order.  So I can see where to ship your packets!  :) I cannot see who is ordering when your online account is set up with no contact.

Online Directions Only:  Receive the printable PDF directions, and video directions by January 19th for all the cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~
If you want the pre-cut, embossed, packets to go, it's only $5 more (no brainer!)  **US shipping only on that please.

Note. digital file will also be sent by the 14th also.  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions. The photos have not been watermarked and the sheets do not have my name on them, so they are demonstrator friendly to reuse them for a class. 

Demonstrators: you may offer the sheets for free with any $50 order.
Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.

Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:

142815 Sealed with Love stamp set
1044705 Sealed with Love Bundle
Ink Pads: 126949 Real Red Ink Pad
Recomended adhesives to have on hand:
129026 Fast Fuse

For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Snow Day! How about a sketch challenge? Basic Cutting for Card Making and Stampin' Up One Wild Ride Stamp Set

Hello Friends!

Are you stuck home in the snow today?  It's snowing like crazy here in Massachusetts today!

Has it been a really long time since you sat down to stamped?

I'm taking it WAY back and releasing a "how to cut your cardstock" series.  This will start today and go for 4 weeks, and you can play along if you like by posting your card somewhere online and linking back below, OR, you can post it to my interactive group on Facebook if you don't really have a spot to post your creations.
  1. First, we will talk about decoding basic measuring for card making.
  2. Then, we will sit down and make card templates together for future use for the next 4 weeks.
  3. Finally, I will share with you a card I made using the templates in about 5 minutes and issue this weeks's sketch.  
Ready to have some fun?  So here's a peek at the quick card first.

First, do you struggle when it comes to knowing how to measure a measurement like 2 5/8".
Here is document you save to your computer, then print out and put in your craft room to decode those funky measurements. (Please save the file first, choose "save as" to do that from your file menu.  Some browsers have trouble printing PDF files.)

Next, there are two videos.  This first one teaches you how to cut for basic card making and how to make a template, so you're not left guessing what to cut at when you sit down to create, leaving you frustrated...  :)

Finally, here's a the second video (only 5 minutes) and I make this cute card using the templates from the first video in under 5 minutes. It doesn't have to take hours to make a card. 

Here's a look at the sketch we cut for.

Here is a linky tool so you can show the card you made using this sketch!  

If you need any supplies to make the above card, just click below to add them to your cart in my store. Thanks so much for visiting today!


Monday, December 12, 2016

Winner Announced! Tin of Tags stamp set and tin

Thank you so much for celebrating with me!  It was a total joy to read all your comments.  

Chosen Randomly at from all the comments, Congratulations to: Chris R. From Iowa!  This stamp set and tin will be in the mail to you this week!  

Congrats on all your cool endeavors! I love fancy folds or at least different ones as well as 3D treat holders. I am not always the best with measuring so I love tips to help me do a better job. Actually I like to learn lots of different techniques and well, just different stuff in general! Does this all count?

Again, congrats on all your accomplishments!

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. I will try to be a little better at commenting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stampin' Up Top 100, One Million Hits on the Blog! Celebrating 88, Thank You!!

Hello Friends!

What an absolute joy this journey has been for the past 10 years.  Last night I noticed that I have reached One MILLION hits on my blog here!  WOW!!

It's been a whirlwind month or two!

  • My amazing friends and I raised over 6000 for breast cancer and making strides.
  • I travelled to New Jersey for Stampin' Up's onstage event and awards ceremony.  I was SHOCKED to find out that world wide, out of 45,000 demonstrators I placed number 88!
  • I hosted an event for 40 amazing, talented crafters and enjoyed classes from my friends.
If you asked me 10 years ago if i would make this amazing, wonderful, joyful hobby into a full time career, I would say no way.  

However, that's exactly what happened.  Every single one of you matters to me!  I just want to say thank you.  I would love to buy you all a gift!!  Since, that's a little outside my budget, instead I'd like to offer some blog candy!

Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite stamping technique and/or a technique you'd like to learn more about and/or your favorite holiday tradition below.  Let me know if you're a regular reader or brand new!  The amazing friends I have met in the course of my journey and the opportunity to share what i love with all of you is a total blessing to me and i'm so grateful.  

So leave me a little bit of love here and I'll draw one winner to win the tin of tags card kit and stamp set this weekend!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your part in my journey.

Selene Kempton