Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Magnolia Lane

Today is the day! After many weeks of sneak-peeks and waiting... the Stampin' Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog is ready for YOU!


The Magnolia Lane Suite is one of the suites featured on the cover and I have been having so much fun with it! This large flower image is a dream to color with our Blends and last week we used the Triple-Layer Technique in class to create these cards. I just had to keep coloring and update my frame from a past Paper Pumpkin kit to display on my desk.

Online ordering will be live at 12:00 pm (MT), that's 11:00 am for those of us on the West Coast. What is at the top of your shopping list?


Carla


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Monday, May 6, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop - Needle & Thread


Welcome to the May IDEAS blog hop where we are sharing project ideas for sending the perfect Hello to someone. I have created a special soup package and card to send to a friend who hasn't been feeling well...


12 demonstrators from around the world have contributed to this tutorial bundle.

Each tutorial features at least one card and some include multiple projects. Would you like a copy of the instructions for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 
Contact me or your participating demonstrator!

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thank you for your support.

Please leave a comment for me below before following the link to see Laura's projects. Enjoy!

https://bit.ly/2PyqYOE


There are 3 ways you can receive this tutorial from me.

~ Place a $35 order and I will send it to you as a FREE Thank You gift

~ Join my Friends Ink team and download it from our exclusive FaceBook page 

~ or purchase it for $15. 

Please contact me for information at carlablakestamps@gmail.com

Carla
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Friday, April 26, 2019

Everything is Rosy Product Medley


I am in love with this bundle of products! I saw the Specialty Designer Series Papers in Night of Navy and Melon Mambo with Rose Gold Accents at OnStage and they are GORGEOUS!

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available beginning May 1st through May 31st or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. I do not think this Medley will last through the month so I highly recommend that you plan to place your order on May 1st if you would like it.

Here is a picture of what is included...


The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set - 18 stamps
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies - 10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1"
  • 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack - 48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper - 8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts - 2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts - 4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments - 60 embellishments; 1/4" 
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" Ruched Ribbon - 10 yards 
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon - 10 yards 
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint - 1/2 oz.


Here is a close-up of the Stamps...


And the Dies...


The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is different from any kits Stampin' Up! has offered before. Whereas other kits are created with beginning and casual crafters in mind and include printed instructions for specific projects, the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is made for the avid crafter. When you open the box and begin laying the products on your table, what will they inspire you to create?

Here are a few samples to get your creative thoughts flowing...




Are you in love too? The Everything is Rosy Product Medley will only be available as a boxed set - while supplies last.

Item #150059 - $80

Order online using Host Code WW6K9K6W or contact me to place your order for you on May 1st and I will send you a spool of Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon as a gift. ($6.00 value)







Happy Stamping!
Carla
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Saturday, April 20, 2019

New Catalog is in the House!

OnStage April 2019

I had SO much fun last weekend! Six members of my Friends Ink team were able to travel to Vancouver, BC for the Stampin' Up! OnStage. What is OnStage?

It started Friday night with CenterStage for Demonstrators who hold the title of Silver Elite and above. I qualify for that special night and we were treated to an over the top buffet dinner with a phenomenal display of desserts. Here is the beautiful centerpiece on the tables...


During dinner we chatted with one of the concept artists at Stampin' Up! It was a delight to hear about her job and how they work to create the samples that are displayed in our catalogs. 

One of the highlights of any Stampin' Up! event is connecting with demonstrator friends. Here I am with Canadians Elizabeth Ames and Dayanna Donng and Californian Debbi Green. I have known Dayanna & Debbi for quite some time but although I have known Elizabeth online, this is the first time we met in person.


The only other picture I took in the Convention Center on Friday was of this table all set and ready for us to arrive on Saturday morning.

Of course, I received my copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalog on Friday evening and my roommates were more than happy to get a sneak-peek when I returned to our hotel.



Saturday was a fun-filled day of new product reveal, stamping, prizes, stamping demonstration and more stamping...


We managed to get in a Friends Ink group photo before the festivities began!


The table looks a little different now.


Here are the Make & Take projects we completed...




 Psst! This one is from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit that Shelli Gardner helped to create!


I can't wait to show you more of these stamp sets and projects in the coming year! Everyone can order from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog on June 4th. Want to order in May with a discount? Join my Friends Ink team now and order starting May 2nd or join in May and add new product to your starter kit. Choosing $125 worth of product for $99 + tax is always a fantastic way to get started! 

Our next Friends Ink Stamp & Share is Sunday, May 5th. I would love to have you come to learn more about what being a demonstrator is all about. You already know that we have FUN!

Stampin' Up! is always generous during these events and this picture shows most of the goodies I came home with. From the embroidered tote bag to the stamps, Designer Series Paper, business supplies and the special little purse, they make sure the day leaves us feeling valued and excited for the year to come.

I can't wait for the next OnStage event in Portland, Oregon in November. Want to attend with me? Let's talk about it!

In the meantime... to make room for the great new items in the upcoming catalog, the list of retiring product is out. Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available until May 24th but ALL other retiring products are WHILE SUPPLIE LAST so if there is something you have been waiting to get - PLEASE don't wait too much longer. I would hate for you to miss out!





Happy Stamping!

Carla

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Making Room for MORE Awesomeness!

You know what time of year it is right? This week Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world will get to see the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Eeek! I am one of them!

The new catalog is always exciting but it is also a reminder that some of our beloved products are now on the short-list... The complete retiring list is not available yet but we do know a few details. As always, some InColors will retire to make room for new InColors. Oh, how I love these colors...

Now is the time to make sure you have an Ink Refill for each of these Ink Pads you own and stock up on the cardstock, ribbons, and embellishments.

A couple of surprises were announced by Stampin' Up! today so I have a few more things you will want to stock up on...

First: If you have and use our Stampin' Trimmer you need to know that it, along with replacement blades, scoring blades, and cutting mats will not be in the upcoming catalog. Currently, there is a limit of three (3) two-blade packages per order. On April 15th the order limit will increase to six packages and remain at 6 until they are no longer available. Please order what you need to keep cutting cleanly well into the future!

Surprise #2... Stampin' Up! is working with a new supplier for our die-cutting and embossing product line. New dies and embossing folders will be offered in the new catalog but we will not carry the current die-cutting and embossing machine. That means, if you need new cutting pads, embossing mats, magnetic plate, die brush, platforms or a Big Shot machine - now is the time to get them. 

And #3... Click Here to see the paper and ink items that will see a slight price increase on June 3, 2019. Save by stocking up today!

I really can't wait to see what we get to replace our Paper Trimmer and Die-cutting/embossing machine!


Click on any of these retiring products to start shopping...




The April Host Code is 7WSUVCZG. Please use this code during online checkout if your order is under $150. If your order is over $150 there is no need to use the code as you will receive Stampin' Rewards which equal FREE product!  

Happy Stamping!


Carla


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