February 13, 2019

Lasting Lily Inspiration

Welcome to the Pals' February blog hop. We're so glad you're here because it's "Time to Sale-A-Brate"! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal's blog. Either way, you've come to the right place. You'll find the full line-up below to help you move, or "hop" along from Pal to Pal.

I fell in love with Lasting Lily when I saw it an OnStage in Orlando. I love stamps that make a statement when they stand alone - makes for easy stamping and great for beginners.

To get my creative juices flowing, I often like to be inspired by other stampers. I CASEd this card from Jan Clothier and used it to teach the masking technique* in one of my classes.

Color combo: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green

It's so much fun hearing and seeing the excitement when people create a project they love. And this card was a hit!

Well, I couldn't stop there, so I CASEd my CASE!

Color Combo: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizazz

I really like the offset panels in this layout. The simple, added bling in the corner finished this card to my satisfaction.

This lily and I were on a roll, so I CASEd a CASE of a CASE - you with me on that??

Color Combo: Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizazz

Which is your favorite? Let me know by sharing a comment below.

The best news is that you can get this stamp set FREE with a $100 purchase. 

Inside tip: From March 1-31, you'll be able to order the Framelits for this set! 
The sentiments included in this set are perfect for sympathy, get well, wedding and thinking of you cards.

Lasting Lily is a DistInktive stamp, meaning there's lots of detail in the stamp; it does all of the work for you. Some folks have had some challenges getting a clean impression that shows the beauty of the stamp.


     Lightly tap the ink to the stamp versus putting the stamp to the ink. 
     Or, apply the ink using a sponge dauber

     Your images will vary depending on the 'jucieness' of your ink pad

     Remember - in God's garden no two flowers are alike, make your garden your own

     For the leaves, I used both ends of the leaf and the ends of the stems

     Masking* - Stamp an image on a 'sticky note' getting the majority of the image on the sticky part and cut it out using your snips. Stamp your focal image. Now you can add images "behind" your focal point by covering your focal image with the piece you cut out and stamping over the top of it. I had masks for both the large an small lily making it possible to add the stems.

     Sponging - I used a wedge of a stamping sponge to fill in the background. Use a very light touch; you can always go over the area to darken it. A light touch also allows you to get into small spaces without affecting the color of your lilies.

      Measurements for my projects are included in my weekly newsletter.

More inspriation awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month's Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they've created! Don't forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin' Pals share their "Spring Has Sprung" projects. Don't miss the fun!

Grab your paper, stamps, ink and do some RnR Stamping!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

February 5, 2019

It's a Blooming Birthday Triangle Box!

A co-worker who I enjoy is celebrating a birthday this month and I wanted to give her a little something. I'm a believer in, "it's not necessarily what's inside that counts". Why? Because I love creating fun packaging with Stampin' Up! products!

The Pineapple Punch cardstock is a bright and cheery base for the beautiful Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper.


The shape of this box is so fun. 

It's self-closing too!

The Amazing Life stamp set had just the sentiments I needed and the Silver Sequin Trim gave me just the right amount of sparkle.

I think my co-worker will LOVE the packaging and she'll likely enjoy the chocolate inside too!

For info on how to create this project, subscribe to my newsletter.


FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 purchase 
Click HERE to see what you can get for FREE!


MORE FREE Sale-A-Bration items coming your way on February 15th.
Click here to check them out!


January 29, 2019

3 Techniques Using Brusho

Hi All,

One of the products we used in my last class was Brusho. 

This product is watercolor crystals that you mix with water in a variety of ways to get an endless number of amazing results.

Here is the card we made in class:

And here are a couple other samples I made using the same layout, but very different results: 


To get measurements and instructions on how to make these cards, subscribe to my newsletter. 

My newsletter includes project tutorials, tips, techniques and information on upcoming events and classes.

Check out Carrie's video on ways to use Brusho.

Purchase your Brusho here. Add an Aqua Painter and some Watercolor Paper and you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

I am certain Brusho will bring out your inner Picasso!


FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 purchase 
Click HERE to see what you can get for FREE!


Happy Stamping!


January 17, 2019

JOIN ME! 16 Cards for $30

Greetings all,

I hope you're enjoying the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Don't have a copy yet? Let me know and I'll send one off to you!

At the Stampin' Up! convention in Orlando this fall, the focus was on stamping for beginner, casual and advanced stampers. Having been hooked on ink, paper, stamps and glue for years, I tend to go to the advanced end of things BUT I'm going back to the basics.

A great way to get started with stamping is with a kit. Everything you need is there for you. There's no time like the present to get started!

Click on the video to check out the Incredible Like You kit. Can't see it in your email? Go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPtwFyavyF0


We'll create the Incredible Like You kit!

Monday, February 18th
6 pm- 8 pm
16 cards for $30

Reservation and payment must be received by 
February 4th.

RSVP to RnRStamping@gmail.com

I'll provide the stamp set, ink and a platform to get together and have some fun. Questions? leave a comment.

January 2, 2019

It's an Occasion to Sale-A-Brate

Hi All,

Today starts Stampin' Up's biggest celebration of the year! The annual Occasions catalog is filled with so many beautiful new products that will keep you creating for a long time to come. 

The best part of the celebration is receiving a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend! There are some extra special items you can receive free with a $100 order.

Click on the images below to check out the new catalogs. If you need a catalog, please let me know and I'll send one off to you.


To place your order, click HERE.

If your order is more than $99, I highly recommend purchasing the no risk, no obligation starter kit. You will get free product sent to you today and save 20% on future purchases. Drop when you want with no pressure to sell - it's a great discount for you!

$50 FREE PRODUCT BONUS DURING SALE-A-BRATION (January 3 - March 31). There are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin' Up during Sale-A-Bration!

Options A ($50 Stampin' Up! product bonus): Choose $175 in products for $99 (that's $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings. Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.

Option B ($50 Stampin' Up! product bonus & craft tote): Choose $175 in products for $129 (that's $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings. This kit option includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50. Perfect for on-the-go crafting. You save $20 on the tote bag as part of the kit. Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact me. I hold monthly classes for new and experienced stampers. Contact me to join one of the groups.

Enjoy the SU! celebration!

November 27, 2018

Save 10% on Tools and Ink!

Save 10% on Tuesday and Wednesday on these tools and ink:

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

**quantities are limited
Click here to shop.

November 25, 2018

Save 10% off Stamps and Kits!

Save 10% on Sunday and Monday on these items:

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
Click here to shop!

November 23, 2018

Save 10% on Paper & Embellishments


Save 10% on Friday and Saturday on these items:

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Click here to shop.

November 21, 2018

Online Extravaganza!

Shop & Save Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starting Black Friday Nov 23 #dostampingĂ‚  #stampinup  #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting

Wow! It's the Stampin' Up! Online Extrvaganza Sale. Over a 6 day stretch, nearly every item in the Annual Catalog will be on sale at 10% off.

Click here to view the flyer.

* The Online Extravaganza will run for six days, starting on Black Friday, Nov 23.
* There will be 3, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the current annual 
   catalog all at 10% off.
* Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories.
* Each sale will start and end at midnight mountain time.
            * Nov 23-34     Paper & Ebellishments
            * Nov 25-26     Stamps & Kits
            * Nov 27-28     Tools and Ink

* When one sale ends, the next one will begin.

There will be some exclusions to the sale. Click here for a list of excluded items.

Grab your catalog and start your wish list today!

November 15, 2018

Back from Convention


What a fun week. I arrived in Orlando on Wednesday and was greeted by sunshine and warm temperatures. This Wisconsin girl was happy. 

Being the 30th anniversary of Stampin' Up!, the crowd was huge. There were over 6,000 demonstrators from all over the world including Canada, Europe and the South Pacific. There was much anticipation for the doors to open on the first day!


One of the big highlights of the first day of convention was receiving a copy of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. There are LOTS of fun new stamp sets that found their way on to my must have list. 

The days included many sessions showcasing different stamp sets and providing ideas on how to use them. There sure is a lot of creativity out there. Some of the presentations had us in tears of laughter! There were sessions where we could stamp projects using new items and I can't forget Prize Patrol! I came home with a bag of goodies. I'll get some photos and post them for you.

Here's a photo of me, Kay and my roommate Janet. The three of us had a great time together.

Updates that were shared include:
     * Due to popularity of clear mount and photopolymer stamps, wood mount stamps will be discontinued.
     * New clear mount stamps will have a cling sticker that sticks to the blocks like you wouldn't believe! There's actually a trick to getting them off of the blocks because they're so sticky - you're going to love them!
     * A bag for the Stamperatus will soon be available. It includes lots of room for tools and graph paper.
     * A beautiful bag that coordinates with the Stamperatus bag will hold your stamping needs when you're on the go and will be available to new demonstrators in 2019.
     * A chief technical officer was hired to work on the website to improve your shopping experience; more forms of payment will be accepted and there will be improved access to my online store.

I look forward to sharing samples made from the stamp sets I received along with additional fun photos from the weekend.

If you're in need of any SU! items, I'd greatly appreciate your shopping my online store. Click here for quick access.

Wishing you some RnR in your stamp room!

Take care,