Saturday, August 30, 2014

Holiday Catalog is Live - Shop 'Til You Drop!!

2014 Holiday Catalog is Here!


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The 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is here and it's full of seasonal products for Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more!  You'll find lots of packaging products and ideas, new dies and punches, crafting kits, Designer Series Paper and trims, and of course stamp sets!



Click on the catalog photo to view all of the new products! Click here to shop my 24/7 online store!


Earn Good Greetings Stamp Set FREE!


Click on the photo for details!

Call me! Let's schedule a time to gather your friends, have some paper fun and get YOU the Good Greetings stamp set!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PPA Challenge



I want to start out this post by wishing my son, Michael a happy 16th birthday! I know everyone says this, but wow, time does fly. As with any parent/child relationship, we've had our ups and downs, but the downs have been few. Michael is a wonderful young man and I am very proud of him and all he has accomplished to this point.

So, on to the challenge. Well, last week I talked about how the sketches usually challenge me. This one, took one look and as my sister says, there it was, done.

 I made an anniversary card a few weeks ago and pulled out my old Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (it's the flower thing again, I just can't seem to let them go!). As I finished that card, I thought - hmmm, this stamp is calling for Blendabilities! I heat embossed the image in white onto Whisper White and went to work, coloring one petal at a time with Cherry Cobbler. When I completed all the petals, I went over the entire image, including the white embossing, with the lightest color then promptly set it aside waiting for just the right spot for it. I never thought is would come so soon!



I've not yet added anything to the inside; this card could be used for so many occasions - it may not be the only one like this that I end up making! I hope you enjoy it enough to want to play along with the Pals! Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Until next time, take gentle care,

Recipe:
Paper: Brushed Gold, Basic Black, Cherry
       Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, lightest shade of Old Olive Blendabilities         
Stamps: En Francois (retired), Fifth Avenue Floral (retired), Stippled Blossoms
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

All of the current items may be purchased in my 24/7 online store, click here to shop!







Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Deals and More!




Weekly Deals: Click here to purchase.

Paper Pumpkin: Through September 10th, purchase a monthly subscription and receive 50% OFF your first two months! Click here for more details.

Big Shot Special: Purchase a Big Shot in August and receive FREE Framlits. Click here for more details.

Short and Sweet Starter Kit Offer: Join as a hobby or business demonstrator and receive $150 in products for $99. Click here for more details.

Holiday Catalog: The new holiday catalog goes LIVE on Thursday. Need a catalog, contact me; I'll be happy to get one to you.

Clearance Rack: Looking for some good deals? Check out the many great bargains on our clearance rack.

Envelope Punch Board Class: 4 great projects AND an Envelope Punch Board! Click here for details.

Stamping Buddy: I'm always looking for some who wants to play with paper. If you'd like to learn more about paper crafting with no pressures or hassles, give me a call and we can set a play date. I'd love to show you how I get my RnR!

Questions?? I'm here to assist in any way possible.

Until next time, take gentle care,



Monday, August 25, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Class September 18th

Although the Envelope Punch Board has been around for awhile, I've had requests for a class to learn how versatile this board really is!

Four projects AND an Envelope Punch Board for $30!

**$10 off a $25 purchase when you register by September 1st.

***FREE GIFT when you bring a friend!


You'll be making the following projects:
     * Small camera card 
     * A lined envelope for your card 
     * A sweet box that will hold a full size Snickers or Milky Way candy bar
     * A gift card holder - see the inside below




Join me
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
5625 Hilldale Drive, Slinger
Registration deadline: September 5
(Based on interest, an additional class date may be scheduled)


*  Space is limited for this class!
*  Register by September 1st and receive 
                       $10 off your $25 purchase (good through 9/22)
*  FREE GIFT when you bring a friend! 

To Register:
      
     *  Pay with your PayPal account
               Log in to your PayPal account
               Enter my email address: RnRStamping@gmail.com
               Enter the amount - $30
               Click on 'Send Money'
     
     *  Charge the class. Call me at 262.644.9624 with your card information.

     *  Pay via check

All payments must be received by September 5th to allow time for materials to arrive.

Questions? Give me a call or drop an email to RnRStamping@gmail.com.

Looking forward to creating with you!




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Short & Sweet Starter Kit Offer

Short & Sweet Starter Kit Offer

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SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 - 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product.
  • YOU CHOOSE: Up to $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, specially priced bundles--if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit. That's $51 in FREE product.
  • FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings
  • FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!
  • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You'll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
  • Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and PURCHASE NEW PRODUCTS IN ADVANCE--one of my favorite things.
  • EARN EXTRA MONEY!  Stampin' Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!
  • TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales, you'll renew!
There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop!
For more information or to take advantage of this great offer, contact me at RnRStamping@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PPA Challenge - Play along with the Pals!

This week's challenge!


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I've mentioned before that the layout challenges often times cause me to do some serious thinking and this week's challenge is no exception. Although I like the clean and simple look, I frequently think my cards look naked, so I then proceed to dress them up a bit more, which is what I did with the layout challenge for this week.








The fun thing with these challenges is the ability to see the basic idea and run with it. Come on! Give it a try - play along with the Pals!

Until next time, take gentle care,

Recipe:
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, All Abloom DSP paper stack, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Chalklin Lines
Accessories: Fancy Fans EB, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon, 7/8" Scalloped punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals!





Many great deals again and several to use with your Big Shot. If you don't own a Big Shot, don't forget our great promotion for this month - buy a Big Shot and choose FREE framelits set.



Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

Click on the photo to go to my 24/7 online store to order your Big Shot and FREE bundle!


Bundle
Item Number
Stamp Set
Framelit
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$31.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$37.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644


Bright & Beautiful
Star
$50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful
Star
$43.95


Be sure to stop back on Friday for this week's PPA challenge!

Take gentle care,





Thursday, August 14, 2014

PPA Challenge

It's time for another PPA Color Challenge!



As I looked at the colors for this week's challenge I also thought about which stamp set I had on the shelf that is under used and remembered that I need to make some baby cards for a local gift shop. Here's my challenge card for this week. 

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Note I don't have Pear Pizzazz, so I used retired Certainly Celery. Please leave a comment to tell me what you think.

Until next time, take gentle care,


Recipe:
Paper: Certainly Celery, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Certainly Celery, Memento Tuxedo Black (inside sentiment: So Happy For You)
Stamps: Bravo, Something for Baby
Accessories: Big Shot, Baby's First Framelit, Banners Framelits, Certainly Celery Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive



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As promised, I'm back with another sample of the embossing technique used in yesterday's post. This card is a CASE from Michelle Zindorf, an amazing artist and teacher. Several years ago, prior to becoming a SU! demo, I was able to attend a class that Michelle was teaching in a nearby town. I am a crafter, but a session with her made me feel like an artist! 


In addition to the embossing technique, this card includes some brayer work, a little sponging, masking and if you look closely, you'll see lines created by the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. 

A card like this needs no sentiment, it's lovely on it's own. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I'll get back with you asap!

Thanks for stopping and until next time, take gentle care,


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pals Blog Hop By the Seashore

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Welcome to the Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools - those Stampin' Up! tools that we just can't live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty, #39 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
My favorite tool... it truly is like choosing the favorite child, they are all dear in their very own way, but let me share some of my most used tools!

Today's project is a set of 3 x 3 cards and a coordinating box in which to put them. I know the holiday catalog is much anticipated and many folks are providing sneak peaks, but I'm hanging on to the last days of summer, so I broke out my By the Seashore stamp set for my project.


Every card I make starts with the Stampin' Trimmer. SU! has the best cutting tool in town, one that can handle a 12 x 12 piece of CS or DSP with no problem. This wonderful tool can also score your project! A good cutting tool is a must have for every papercrafter. 




My box was created using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. The projects you can make with this handy dandy tool are ENDLESS! The companion Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and Simply Scored Borders Plate triple the usefulness of this amazing tool.

To create my beach scene, I used a post-it note to mask my paper and sponged Crumb Cake on the bottom of the card to create the sand. Next step was to reposition the paper and sponge in the white space with Pool Party. I filled in the horizon line with Coastal Cabana to provide the sea in the landscape.





In this photo, you can see the shine on the seashell. I used a technique that is a take off on emboss resist. I stamped my image using Stazon black ink and colored it in using a blender pen, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink. I then covered the image with Versamark ink, covered that with clear embossing powder and used my heat tool - another favorite! The end product is this shiny effect. For more depth to your project, you can actually layer color on the embossed layer and emboss the image again.

For the box, I used another must have tool, the paper snips, to cut out my images and then popped one of the shells up using dimensionals - are they a tool?? Not sure, but I do know they're wonderful!!


So, my must have tools? The Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, the Heat Tool and the Paper Snips. These are basics that should be in the tool kit for every papercrafter! To purchase any of these items, click on the product name and you'll go straight to my 24/7 online store.


If you enjoyed learning this technique, please leave a comment. Stop back tomorrow for another sample using this fun technique.
The next stop is Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog, #2 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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Final Line-Up
  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan 
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner 
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon 
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin' Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com 
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin' 
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons 
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully 
  31. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  34. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com 
  35. Candy Ford at Candy's Blog 
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper 
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin 
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekly Deals

Savings for You!

This week's deals contain a must have. If you don't already own the Envelope Liners Framelits Die, this is a great opportunity to purchase a tool that will snazz up each card set you , just one of the great savings for you this week.

Don't own a Big Shot? We're also offering a Big Shot Bundle this month. Buy a Big Shot and receive a FREE Framelits set. Click here for more details.



Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the August Pal's Blog Hop. 39 Pals will be featuring their favorite tools and providing dozens of wonderful ideas to jump start YOUR creative juices!

Until then, take gentle care,




Thursday, August 7, 2014

It's PPA Challenge Day!


If you've not done challenges in the past, they are a great way to stretch your creativity. There are many challenges out there in which to participate, but my favorite is the Pal's Paper Arts Challenge.

The Pals are a group of hobby and business stampers under the leadership of Mary Fish. The group has a very active, positive and supportive Facebook page, which, until convention is where I got to know members of the Pals group. When I told friends of mine that I was going to the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City, the first question was, "Who are you going with?" I received a wide range of responses when I said I travelling alone and that I had never met any of the people who were going to be there - including my roommate! Two of my besties thought I was nuts and one made me promise I'd contact her when I got to SLC to assure her that my roommate was not an ax murderer. After meeting my roomie Janet Christen Tomky, I was able to call Wendy to inform her that all was well!



Janet and I after the awards event, Convention 2014

So you may be thinking, what does all of this have to do with the PPA Challenge? Hold on for one more moment. 

This week we have a color challenge. I found color challenges to be a bit easier than sketch challenges, so if you're just beginning to play along, this is a great starting point. 



For this challenge, I broke out my What's Your Type? stamp set. I first saw this at the annual catalog reveal and thought, who would want that? But the more I saw of it, the more fun I thought it would be to play with.

Okay, the time has come for the tie-in between the challenge and the Pals:


I do "heart" the Pals. Everyone in the group made me feel so welcomed. It was great putting names and faces together, sharing ideas and laughs. If you've ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator either to get a discount on your hobby or to share your love of stamping with others, I would encourage you to become a Pal. $125 in products (including items from the not yet released to the general public holiday catalog) can be yours for only $99! I'm looking for local and long distance stamping buddies. Give me a call or send a quick email; I'd love to talk with you!

If you rise to the challenge, please send me a photo of your project; one of the best parts of stamping is sharing!

Until next time, take gentle care,



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Weekly Deals and More!

So many great things for you from Stampin' Up! Be sure to read all the way through for deals, savings and specials!


Weekly Deals:


Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
ALPHABET PRESS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
BERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD
Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
DELICATE DESIGNS TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die
HEARTS A FLUTTER FRAMELITS DIE
Oh Baby Photobook Template -- Digital Download
OH BABY PHOTOBOOK TEMPLATE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin' Pad
PEAR PIZZAZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
SMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD
Travel Log Kit -- Digital Download
TRAVEL LOG KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD



Big Shot Bundle Deal through August:


Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

Click on the photo to go to my 24/7 online store to order your Big Shot and FREE bundle!

Bundle
Item Number
Stamp Set
Framelit
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$33.75
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
$31.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$42.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
$35.95
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$43.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
$37.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$54.25
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
$45.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644


Bright & Beautiful
Star
$50.75
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful
Star
$43.95



50% off Paper Pumpkin!


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months.


Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
  • You and your customers need to visitMyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator
I'll be happy to answer any questions regarding any of these great deals, just give a shout, comment or email.

Until next time, take gentle care,