Luau Graduation Bucket of Goodies

Yippie, got my camera back last night from my hubbie so now I can share with you this cute little project I made for my daughter’s friends using the Floral Frames Framelits! I had so much fun coming up with the poem for this little Luau Graduation Bucket of Goodies. Here is my group shot of the buckets.

Luau Graduation Bucket

Originally I saw this idea on Pinterest using a 2 liter soda bottle. So when I found these little buckets at my local store I figured maybe they might be able to do something with them afterwards. And even better my daughter wouldn’t float away after having to drink all that soda, (since I needed about 8 bottles and that meant a lot of soda!)

Luau Graduation Bucket Tag and Poem

I originally made this card as one of my Luau graduation party invitation samples. It was cute and Kaitlin really liked it, but she loved the Luau Punch Art card even more. So I thought this would be a great way to attach the poem and keep in the luau theme of the party.

I used the Floral and Ovals Collection Framelits to create the flowers. For the center of the flowers I used the Creped Filter Paper (item 129393) from the Spring Catalog. First I punched the Creped Filter Paper using the 7/8” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (item 129404/127811) then I spritzed them with Pool Party and my Stampin’ Sprizer and attached the layered flower with a brad. For the guys I just used brads for the center.

Here is what the poem on inside of the card said. I typed it up in My Digital Studio, printed it out, and used one of the smaller Oval Collection Framelits to cut it.

Way to Go, You ROCK,

After completing MOUNDS of homework, being a band NERD,

and PIECEing together all of your knowledge.

You’re RED HOT and have finally hit PAYDAY: graduation!

As you STRIDE off to college and into your future,

Remember you’re no DUMDUM, so don’t listen to any SNICKERS,

because you’re one HOT TAMALE and on your way to making a 100 GRAND.

Hope your summer is CRAZY fun and doesn’t go too FAST.

Congratulations on your graduation SMARTIE!

Your future will SPARKLE

HUGS and KISSES!

Isn’t that cute? It was a hit with the guys and gals after all what kid doesn’t like candy, right? I did add some gum and small fireworks along with the candy (Stride, Crazy,  and Sparkle.)

Supplies:

Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Whisper White

Accessories: Floral Frames Collection (item 127012) and Ovals Collection Framelits (item 129381), Creped Filter Paper (item 129393), and 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (item 122940), 7/8” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (item 129404/127811)

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2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live Today!

2013-2014 Catalog Cover

Now that I’ve shared my project with you I wanted to make sure I told you about some basic business information that I know you’ll want to be aware of – After all there is a lot going on today. Make sure you read all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the exciting details.

Let’s start with the

2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Today the catalog goes live at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (My Online Store will be down from Midnight until 2 p.m. today.)

And for the first time ever

You can order from both the 2012-2013 Catalog at the same time you can order from the 2013-2014 Catalog!

  • The 2013-2014 Catalog goes live at noon (MT) on May 31st                              (that’s 2 p.m. Eastern Time)
  • The 2012-2013 Catalog ends at Midnight (MT) on Monday, June 3rd
  • The 2013 Spring Catalog ends on Friday, May 31st at midnight (MT).

Don’t have your copy yet? That’s ok you can see the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog online.

2013-2014 Catalog (flash)

2013-2014 Catalog (PDF- big file)

Just a couple of Updates from Stampin’ Up!

  • The Bracket Stamp personalized name stamp with 5 lines (item 131138) will not be available in time for the May 31 catalog launch, but it will be available soon. However, the other versions of Bracket Stamp, with 1-4 lines, will be available to order.
  • Carryover Holiday Stamp Sets (These sets are not in the catalog but still available to purchase)
    • Evergreen Stamp Set (item 127970/127973)
    • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (item 128030/128033)
    • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set (item 128042/128045)
    • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (126400/126402)
    • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (item 128048/128051)
    • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (127922/127925)
  • Retired Lists
  • Accessories List PDF (available while supplies last)
  • Stamps List PDF

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

grab your greetings imageSale 25% Off select greeting stamp sets – Yippie!

Dates: May 31st – thru June 30th

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Mystery Hostess Code

When you place your order with me using my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostesses will depend on the total sales since I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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If you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

It’s up to you, and of course I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have anytime, just call or email me.

*Please remember that if you are ordering $150 or more yourself that you will earn your own Hostess Benefits and do not want to use this hostess code.

**fine print orders placed during the Mystery Hostess Drawing using this code do not qualify for my 50/50 Board.

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Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial

Have you ever had one of those days? Well yesterday was one for me that started with a flat tire and ended with finding out my husband took my camera that contained all the items I wanted to share with you this week to work. So although I didn’t share my Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial with you yesterday I’m happy to say I recreated it and that I’m able to today.

Luau Sea Glass Jar

I made these cute little Luau Sea Glass Jars for my daughters Luau Graduation Party on Saturday. I set them around the food table as decorations filled with sand and flickering tea lights for a touch of ambiance.

They seemed to be a hit with the kids and they are sooo easy to make, you’re going to love it! The choices are endless –I’m already seeing cascading flowers made with our punches too, hmm. I think I need to make some more in a new In Colors that will be available tomorrow– lol.

I’m sure that you’ll find your own fun ways to use them. I’d love to hear about it when you do, so come back and share your creations with me. Leave me a comment when you make your own Luau Sea Glass Jars and tell me all about it and what you’ve used them for!

Supplies:

Inks: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 111840), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 115662)

Other supplies: Elmer’s Glue (I used the washable school glue), foam paint brush, bowl, water, measuring spoons, Hemp (67m), sea shells, hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Mystery Hostess Code

Mystery Hostess Code

Did you know that tomorrow, Friday, May 31st,  is the last day to order from the Spring Catalog and it is also the first day that you’ll be able to order from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog – are you excited? I know I am. Online ordering will be down  May 31st at 2 a.m. Eastern Time until 2 p.m. Eastern Time as Stampin’ Up! loads and updates the new catalog items in the system– so if you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

Or if you prefer you can use my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R  and place your own order after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When you do your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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*Please remember that if you are ordering $150 or more yourself that you will earn your own Hostess Benefits and do not want to use this hostess code.

**fine print orders placed during the Mystery Hostess Drawing using this code do not qualify for my 50/50 Board.

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FREE Anchors Away June Wallpaper

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. We had a very busy one with family and friends celebrating our youngest child’s graduation from High School. Thankfully it was a beautiful sunny weekend after weeks of rain. I’ve got a special project I’ll be sharing with you that I made for the party later this week so check back.

It’s Tuesday already and you know that that means NEW Digital Downloads and this were there is a FREE Wallpaper for your computer, so here are the new downloads for this week.

Here is a great download that is FREE just in time for June – Anchors Away June Wallpaper (item 134684). Why not get your FREE download and have this bright and cheerful wallpaper on your computer to keep you on track.

Anchors Away June Wallpaper MDS

Anchors Away June Kit (item 134683)

Anchors Away June Kit MDS

How about something special for your dad? There is plenty of time to make this book as a gift for Father’s Day – All About My Dad Photobook Template (item 134693)

All About My Dad Photobook MDS

and finally the This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards (item 134699)

This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards MDS

 

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With just a little over two weeks left of our 25% Off My Digital Studio printing and downloads I’ve got a lot to do – How about you? I’ll be taking advantage of the print sale to print all those projects that I’ve been working on including my daughter’s senior year items. You can click HERE if you’d like to see more about the 25% Off promotion for My Digital Studio.

As we come to the end of the month remember there are only a few days left to take advantage of the Retirement List and get those items that you still want. Also, the Spring Catalog ends on May 31st so if there is something you haven’t gotten yet – there is still time. Use my Hostess Code 69D43KUE until May 30th and I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

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And for those of you who have thought about joining my TEAM and becoming a Demonstrator now until May 30th  you’ll get an extra $30 in product added to your starter kit – your choice! How great is that? You can click HERE to learn more about my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers or HERE to learn more about joining.

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Raining Flowers

Do you like two step stamp sets? Here is the Raining Flowers Stamp set and a couple of different swaps I received at Leadership using the same colors. Which one do you like best? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Raining Flowers Leadership swap Sheila Barthel Raining Flowers Leadership Swap Sheila Barthel (2)

Raining Flowers is on our Retirement List and is only available until June 3rd. Click HERE to see the Retirement Lists to print your copy.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Raining Flowers (item 122765/12767)

Inks: Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (item 120992), 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim (item 118481), Vintage Trinkets (item 118765), Stampin’ Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool (item 107066)

Added bonus: When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE through May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial that includes 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

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*If you place an order that qualifies you for Hostess Rewards on your own please don’t use my Hostess Code.

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By The Tide Cupcakes

Ok, here is the last post showing you some of the items I made for my Retirement Party this past Sunday. Today I am going to share with you how I made these cute little By the Tide cupcake toppers for the treat table and my Bon Voyage banner.

By the Tide Retirement Party Cupcakes

I used the By the Tide stamp set (item 129117/129120) from the Spring Catalog to make these cute little toppers to keep in line with the Bon Voyage theme of the retirement party.

I stamped the anchor image using Night of Navy Classic Ink (item 126970) onto Whisper White card stock (item 100730). Punched out the image using my 3/4″ Circle Punch (item 119873) and attached this to a 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (item 127811)Night of Navy card stock (item 100867) piece.

I then layered that onto a Real Red card stock (item 100052) 1 3/8″ circle and finally onto a 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle (item 119854) Night of Navy piece.

Finally I added a dab of Liquid Adhesive (item 110755) to the back and added a toothpick and a second Night of Navy Scallop Circle to cover up the adhesive.

Here is a close up of the cupcake topper. How cute right?

By the Tide Retirement Party Cupcake topper

And finally the banner – I really loved the way this turned out. I used My Digital Studio  along with the Travel Journey Digital Kit (item 121071) and World Traveler Photobook (item 130066) Digital Downloads to create the images and Designer Series Paper that I cut the letters out with using my Big Shot.

Bon Voyage Banner (1)

I took my Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117154) and used the Night of Navy patterns and cut my paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. I cut out the bottom triangles by finding the center, cutting up the middle to the point I wanted and then cutting in from both sides to that center mark. (hope that makes sense) Finally I attached the flags to some twine by punching holes in the two corners using my crop-a-dile and stringing the twine through. I tied bows on each end to finish it off.

Bon Voyage Banner (2)

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A Cup of Thanks

Here is a great little treat item that we made during my Retirement Party Sunday. It’s a great little gift to give a friend or anyone for that matter. This fun little pocket made with our Petite Pocket Die holds a couple of coffees, creamers or even biscotti. And the stamp set, Tea Shoppe (item125545/125547), is currently on the retirement list so it is only available to purchase until June 3rd. (Click HERE to see the entire retirement list).

Tea Shoppe Retirement Party

If you’re like me who loves anything to do with coffee, tea pots, or cups. You’ll really love adding this set to your collection since it contains a lot of fun images and lovely sentiments too.

I’ve used the tea cup image from the Tea Shoppe stamp set to create this focal point along with our circle and scallop punches. This is quick and easy to do and one of my favorite things to do with punches. The Not Quite Navy Designer Series Paper is from our Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117152) and it contains all 10 colors in 4 different patterns so it’s a great deal.

I’m so glad that Pool Party is part of the Color Refresh and will be added to our Subtles Collection in the 2013-2104 Catalog however, I’m really going to miss this Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon (item 122975). I’ve really loved using this ribbon because it is so easy to work with and a great size.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe (item125545/125547)

Inks: Not Quite Navy (item 126971)

Paper: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117152)

Accessories: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon (item 122975), Pool Party Baker’s Twine (item 125574), 1 ¼” and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches (item 119861/119860), 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (item 119854), 1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch (item 101227), and Paper Piercer and Mat (item 126189/126199)

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Don’t forget – When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE today thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

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Goodbye Button Buddies

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means – NEW Digital Downloads, yippie! Today Stampin’ Up! has released 3 NEW downloads, so you’ll want to check them out.

Family Spotlight Ensemble (item 134508)

Family Spotlight

Family Spotlight Photobook (item 134596)

Family Spotlight

and for home décor Potluck Frameables (item 134694), what fun right?

potluck frameable

If you’re interested in learning about My Digital Studio why not contact me? I’d love to talk with you about it and of course your always to check out my Calendar of Events. I hold a Introduction to My Digital Studio Class every month. Click HERE to see my calendar of events.

And now here is the card that I mentioned yesterday I would share with you from the Retirement Party on Sunday. It uses a two great stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd, Button Buddies (item 122735/122737) and Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151).

Button Buddies Retirment Party

This is a quick and easy card to make that is colorful and fun. Everyone seemed to enjoy making it for one of the two make n takes on Sunday afternoon during my Retirement Party. It was fun to see all the combinations of colors everyone came up with for their flowers, since everyone was able to personalize it to suit their tastes.

I’ll be sharing another project from the party on Wednesday so be sure to stop back by.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Button Buddies (item 122735/122737) and Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151)

Inks: Lucky Limeade (item 126984) and Jet Black StazOn (item 101406)

Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (item 125409)

Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons (item 119747), 1 3/8″ Square Punch (item 119877), and Glue Dots

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When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE now thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders

As promised in yesterday post I’ll be sharing how I made these cute little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders with you today. A friend of mine showed me how to make these little holders during one of our demonstrator events. I thought they were just too cute so I was excited when I ran across them and decided to use them as my little gift to everyone who attended. After all who doesn’t need Post It Notes right?

Bon Voyage Post it Note Holder

I think these little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders are sooo cute that not only am I using them for the Retirement Party but also as little gifts to my daughters friends who will be attending her graduation party – I thought the little piece of luggage was in keeping with them heading off to college too since they’ll be heading off to a new adventure in life.

I created these little Bon Voyage Post It Note Holders using some of our current retiring products. I chose Lucky Limeade card stock (item 122926) and my favorite Designer Series Paper, Floral District (item 126919). I love the colors in this Designer Series Paper; it’s just so bright and cheerful. Did you see the little tags? I used the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set (item 117002/120501) and chose the words enjoy and life to stamp the two little tags with. I’m really like this stamp set, it gives you such great choices to create all kind of phrases.

You can learn how to make these little Bon Voyage Post it Note Holders by watching my latest video below:

If you haven’t seen the list there is still time, just click HERE for your copy. You have until June 3rd to place your order for those items you want. But don’t delay since our accessories are only available while supplies last and things are going fast!

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you the quick and easy card that we made during my Retirement Party.

Remember –  When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set (retiring item 117002/120501)

Inks: Tangerine Tango (item 126946)

Paper: Lucky Limeade Card Stock (retiring item 122926) and Floral District Designer (retiring item 126919)

Accessories: Lucky Limeade Ribbon (retiring item 122977), In Color Brad (retiring item 122940), Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (retiring item 125572), 3/16″ Corner Punch (item 119871), Jewelry Tag Punch (retiring item 17190),  1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch (retiring item 101227), Paper Piercing Mat & Piercer (item 126199/126189)

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Just a few days left to get an extra $30 in products when you Join My Team – You’ll be the FIRST to see all the NEW and exciting products in the 2013-2014 Catalog! You can click HERE to see more information about joining my TEAM. Please contact me for all the exciting details regarding the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog and joining. This promotion ends May 30th!

Retirement Party Giveaway Winners!

I’m a bit later posting this than I had hoped but we were having so much fun stamping and visiting at during the Retirement Party that we kept going until we were all partied out – lol. Then my internet didn’t want to co-operate with me.

For those of you who couldn’t attend I thought I would share with you a couple of the pictures I took. First the shot of the goodies table – I was very proud of myself that I remembered to take one before we dug in. All the goodies were in keeping with the Bon Voyage theme.

Retirement Party Table (1)

And here is a picture of some of us stamping one of the projects using our retiring items.

Retirement Party Make n Takes

I know, I know you want to know who the winners are right? That is what you’ve been waiting for. Winner’s names were drawn during the party by those in attendance. So drum roll please………

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  • Giveaway #1 (Designer Series Paper Stack – 2 winners)

Mandy S.

Randy S.

  • Giveaway #2 (Pack of Buttons)

Mary S.

  • Giveaway #3 (Designer Series Paper Stack)

Jane F.

  • Giveaway #4 (Embossing Powder)

Mary S.

Congratulations Winners! For those of you, who won something and didn’t attend the party, please email me with your information so that I can get you your item. (Please include Retirement Party Giveaway Winner in the subject line of your email.)

Want to see some of the projects from the Retirement Party? Come back tomorrow and see the great little gift everyone attending received. A Bon Voyage Post it Note Holder along with a tutorial on how they were made!

And Remember –  When you place an order using Hostess Code 69D43KUE thru May 30th I’ll send you a FREE Boutique Boxes Kit PDF class tutorial for a 6 fun filled projects along with alternate ideas!

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*If you place an order that qualifies you for Hostess Rewards on your own please don’t use my Hostess Code since you won’t earn your benefits.

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Getting Started Video Series

Wow! It’s been a busy week here for us with all the year end events for Kaitlin. Today was honors day for Seniors so I’m posting this a bit later than I had hoped.

For those of you who are new to stamping or want to possibly pick up some new tips on how to use our products I’ll be doing a Getting Started Video Series. I hope that you will find these Getting Started Videos useful to you.

Whether you are new to stamping or an seasoned pro it never hurt to refresh our memories, right?

So today I’ll be sharing with you the second video in my Getting Started Series –

Getting Started with Stampin’ Scrub:

And if you’ve missed it here is my first video in the series Getting Started with Stampin’ Spritzers.


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There is still time to RSVP and join in the fun – call or email me today

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Have you found all my Retirement Party Giveaways? There are 4 Retirement Party Giveaways at this time that you can find on my blog, facebook, twitter and YouTube Channel.