Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW! Weekly Deals + 4 Favorite Projects

ON SALE: Banner Punch, #133519
It's Tuesday! Time for new Weekly Deals! Check out this week's deals and a few of my favorite projects with the featured products.

Make sure to check back tomorrow because there is a Stamp, Stock, and Save sale starting October 1st with special deals on ink pads, cardstock, envelopes, and stamps!
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Here are some of my favorite projects using the Weekly Deals products. Click on each image to see the original blog post with project deals.
ON SALE: Ticket Duo Builder Punch, #126883
ON SALE: For the Birds Stamp Set, #132001
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ON SALE: Very Vintage Designer Buttons, #129327
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ON SALE: Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, #134998
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Featured Stamp Set for September: Fall Fest 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Fest: Boo to You Card

I was trying to make a card using the ghost stamp in the Fall Fest stamp set. I think he would look great embossed in white, but I decided to use Sahara Sand ink to coordinate with the Motley Monsters designer paper to create on this simple tag card.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Fall Fest stamp set, Good Greetings stamp set, Sahara Sand ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Motley Monsters Designer Paper, Angled Tag Topper Punch
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Featured Stamp Set for September: Fall Fest 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Holiday Home Christmas Card

I'm so excited for the Holiday Happy Stampin' Extravaganza next week. We're focusing on products from the Holiday Catalog and using different stamp sets on each of the 15 different projects. We had an even better response that I expected so now I need to prep half the projects for 120 people!! Whew! Here is one of the designs I created for the class, but decided not to use. I love how versatile the Holiday Home stamp set is. Check out more ideas on my 2014 Holiday Catalog Pinterest Board here.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Holiday Home stamp set, Basic Black ink pad & cardstock, Real Red ink & cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Marina Mist ink & cardstock, Wild Wasabi ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, So Saffron marker, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Holiday Home Framelits
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Featured Stamp Set for September: Fall Fest 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2014 Founder's Circle Highlights: Kanab & Tuacahn + Another Sneak Peek!

I'm back home from Utah now, but I wanted to pick up where I left off with sharing highlights from the Founder's Circle Retreat in St. George. (Read about Day 1 and Day 2.) Day 3 of Founder's Circle was Friday, September 19. We left St. George early and took an hour and a half bus ride to Kanab, Utah.
The Stampin' Up! Home Office used to be in Kanab, Utah. Even though the Home Office and distribution facility moved four hours north to Riverton, they kept the manufacturing facility in Kanab so as not to disrupt the small community. I always look forward to visiting Kanab because we get to go behind the scenes and see how our stamps are made!

It's really a neat process. For rubber stamps, sheets of rubber are cut to the right size to match up with the mag plates. The rubber is placed over the plate and put in a special oven. Heat and pressure burn the image from the plate into the rubber. It's trimmed and cooled and then mounted to foam, die cut, and put inside a clear case with stickers (and wood blocks). See more pictures on my Facebook page here.
There are four stamp sets on each of these plates (under the sheet of rubber).
Everything is done by hand. So every stamp set is handled individually by many people. It's amazing to watch the process and I am so thankful for the fabulous people who work hard to make our stamps!

We spotted a few new stamp sets as we went from station to station and we were so excited when they gifted us with a brand new stamp set that will be released with the Occasions Catalog in January. Check it out!
This year, we got to see how they make photopolymer stamps. This is a new process for the Kanab plant in the last year and it's completely different from the rubber stamps. The photopolymer stamps start as a liquid that is exposed to light for 5-7 minutes. After the extra liquid is squeezed off the sheet (to later be re-used!), they wash, rinse, and dry the sheet of photopolymer stamps before cutting them apart to package. Check out more photos of this process on my Facebook page here.
Stamps are not the only thing they do in Kanab! They also package the Regals collection ink pads and reinkers; and cut, collate, and package our cardstock!
The plastic ink pad case is hand assembled. Then one person applies glue inside the lid and another person adds the inked pad.
Dyed cardstock comes in large sheets which are cut with this giant cutter.
In addition to touring the plant, we did make and takes and got to play with the Hello December Project Life cards and accessories that are coming out in the Holiday Supplement next month.
After a catered lunch with the employees, we went to the Jacob Hamblin Community Park in Kanab -- otherwise known to Stampin' Up! enthusiasts as the Rubber Park! Stampin' Up! donates chopped up rubber bits to cover the ground around the playground. Visiting the park is always a highlight of Founder's Circle retreats!
I took a nap when we got back to St. George because I knew from past experience that if I didn't rest, I would be sleepy during the evening performance at Tuacahn Ampitheatre. It was just what I needed and I enjoyed every minute of the Wizard of Oz!
We didn't get back to the hotel until after 11:00 pm -- good thing I had a nap! How fun to find that our pillow gift was literally a PILLOW gift! The image on the front of the pillow is a stamp image from the Project Life December Wonder stamp set coming out next month.
That covers Day 3 of Founder's Circle Retreat. Be sure to check back for photos and highlights of the last day!

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Featured Stamp Set for September: Fall Fest 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NEW! Weekly Deals Sept 23-29

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I am sitting in the airport in Salt Lake City waiting to board my first flight home. The Advisory Board Retreat was a busy two days and I haven't had a spare moment to go through my pictures yet. I'm hoping to do that on the plane. In the meantime, I wanted to share the latest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! I'm excited to see some of the new Big Shot dies in the mix! Be sure to snatch up these bargains before the sales ends next Monday, Sept 29. Shop Online Now.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Letterpress Winter "For You" Card

I have not had a chance to upload and go through photos from the last two days of the Founder's Circle Retreat yet, so be sure to check back for more about my adventures in Utah! In the meantime, here is some eye candy for you! I was trying to design a Christmas card when I created this one, but the snowflakes look more like cute swirls, so I turned it into a thank you card instead.
Stampin' Up! Letterpress Winter "For You" card
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Letterpress Winter stamp set, Lost Lagoon ink & cardstock, Soft Sky ink & cardstock, Pear Pizzazz ink, Whisper White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock, All is Calm Designer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Jewel Accents

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Update + New Clearance Rack Items!

I have lots of photos to go through before I post updates about the last two days of our Founder's Circle Retreat, so stay tuned! Today I am packing up my stuff in St. George and headed to Salt Lake City for the Advisory Board meetings at the Home Office. I'm excited and nervous to start our year of service on the board being a voice for all demonstrators across the world.

This morning, I noticed that there was an update to the Clearance Rack last week. There's just a few new items, so it's hard to tell what's new and what's not, but if you haven't checked it out lately, it's worth a look! If you are crafting for Halloween and Christmas, there are some great prices on goodies from last year's Holiday Catalog too! Check it out here.
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2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog:
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