Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jan's Banner Greetings

Happy April 17th, stampers - at least I think it's April! We have snow again here in MN, but I'm hoping it's NOT a white Easter!

Today I have a couple cards for you that feature 2 of the Weekly DEALS - the Chevron Ribbon and the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Turns out they were both created by my fellow demonstrator friend, Jan Carlson!  And she used the Hostess stamp set, Banner Greetings, on both of them!

Natural 5/8 Chevron Ribbon
NATURAL 5/8" CHEVRON RIBBON 
Price$6.95 $5.21



All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Greetings
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Extras:  Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Sequins, Chevron TIEF
Inspired by:  created by Jan Carlson

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.




Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
VENETIAN ROMANCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 
Price$10.95 $8.21





All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Banner Greetings
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Venetian Romance DSP
Extras:  Paper Doilies, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Simply Pressed Clay, 7/8" and 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punches, Bird Builder punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine Perfect Polka Dots TIEF.
Inspired by:  created by Jan Carlson

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.


I need to get some ink on my own Banner Greetings set - just never enough hours in the day to play, you know?!  If you, too, need some play time, consider attending my Friday FIVE event in May.  Read more about Friday FIVE by clicking here.  And don't forget to check out those awesome Weekly DEALS!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This just in . . . Project Life!



Woo hoo!  I am so so so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs. If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.



You'll be able to order a limited selection of Project Life products starting May 1. And with the launch of the new annual catalog on June 2, you'll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!


I am so excited about this!  For years, Becky Higgins has been a scrapbooking mentor of sorts to me - I love her design style and personality.  And her Project Life method of scrapbooking gets it done so others can enjoy my photos in the albums, not stuck away from everyone in boxes.

Check it all out on the Stampin' Up! Blog.  Then watch my Online Store on May 1 for the products featured on the SU! blog.  Cheers!


Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J



Weekly DEALS from Stampin' Up!


Check out the Stampin' Up! WEEKLY DEALS in my Online Store - deals that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deals and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.


Here are this week's deals, Tuesday, April 15 through Monday, April 21:



Here's how I used one of this week's DEALS . . .

Anywhere Glue Sticks
Price$3.95 $2.96



The Starburst Technique is super easy and packs a huge WOW factor!  Lining up the paper pieces is quick and easy when you use the Anywhere Glue Stick.  The card shown above was made at a DOstamping club class.  See another Starburst card and read more about the Starburst Technique on this blog post. Instructions are provided by Dawn Olchefske and Kathleen Wingerson.

So what are you waiting for???  Zoom over to my Online Store right away to snatch up these great Weekly Deals before they're gone!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Save the Dates - Retiring & New Products!


My awesome Stampin' Up! upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted these Stampin' Up! dates and details on her blog and I thought you'd find the information helpful. (Thanks, Dawn!)


Mark your calendars, as it's that time of year again.  Stampin' Up! clears out the "old" to make room for the new.  Below is the schedule for Stampin' Up!'s retired products list and new catalog release dates.

#dostamping #stampinup #2013-2014AnnualCatalog #retiredlist
  • Monday, April 21 - Retired List to be published (products available while supplies last)
  • Monday, June 2 - New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog goes live!  (ordering begins at 12pm MT)
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Last day to order from the "old" 2013/2014 Annual Catalog
  • Thursday, August 28th - New 2014 Holiday Catalog goes live! (ordering begins at 12pm MT)

Want a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2014/2015 Catalog?  Here's how to get yours FREE!
  • CLOclub members - automatically receive a free catalog from me!  Not in the club?  Join CLOclub today and receive all the catalogs free of charge, as a perk of membership.
  • Current and New customers -  just place an order of $25 or more in April and May, and you'll be added to my mailing list to receive a free copy!  SHOP my Online Store today!


2012-2014 In Color
2012-2014 In Color Products
Each year, 5 new In Colors are introduced and are available for 2 years.  The colors above are products that will retire - so if you need to stock up on Ink Refills, Cardstock, Embellishments (ribbon and such) - you'll want to do that now.  They have been know to sell out in the past, so stock up today!

Thanks for stopping by today - and for shopping with me!  I very much appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator!


~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Morning Videos: Carve your own stamps!

Good morning and welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons Videos! Ever looked for a certain type of stamp but just couldn't find one that would work?  Well, how about carving your own?!  Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll have a "look what I made!" moment. 

Click the Pic . . .
(Email readers go to my BLOG to see this!)


I hope you are inspired to create your OWN carved stamp!  Check out the kit HERE.

To order Stampin' Up! products, just visit my Online Store any time.  And thanks for watching cartoons videos with me today!  If you're in the mood for cartoon video reruns, check out my Videos page!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Think PINK . . . cards!



I so appreciate the Think Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness.  That little pink ribbon is such a good reminder to support our sisters in the fight and continue to research and pray for a cure!  When I looked for a few cards to share with you today, I realized I had a LOT of pink cards!!  So today - - - think PINK!  Pray for a cure, encourage someone, and be inspired by these PINK card ideas!



This PINK birthday card was created for my by my stampin' friend Cindy Olson!




This PINK birthday card was created for my by my demo' friend Reisa Pentz using punches!




Sue Schmidt created this PINK card for our shoebox swap recently, using the stamp set Punch Potpourri:




I created this PINK card at another shoebox swap for the DOstamperSTARS demonstrators using the stamp set Morning Meadow:





Thanks for stopping by today - and remember to Think PINK!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Weekly DEALS from Stampin' Up!



Check out the Stampin' Up! WEEKLY DEALS in my Online Store - deals that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deals and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.


Here are this week's deals, Tuesday, April 8 through Monday, April 14:
Brights Glimmer Brads
BRIGHTS GLIMMER BRADS 
Price$4.95 $3.71
Gingham Standard Stampin' Around Wheel
GINGHAM STANDARD STAMPIN' AROUND WHEEL 
Price$6.50 $4.88
Island Indigo Baker's Twine
ISLAND INDIGO BAKER'S TWINE 
Price$2.95 $2.21
Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set
MAKE A CAKE CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET 
Price$11.95 $8.96
Punch Pack
PUNCH PACK 
Price$16.95 $12.71
Recipes By Design Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
RECIPES BY DESIGN DIGITAL KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 
Price$9.95 $5.97
Secret Garden Framelits Dies
SECRET GARDEN FRAMELITS DIES 
Price$24.95 $18.71
Summer Starfruit 1-1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
SUMMER STARFRUIT 1-1/4" STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON 
Price$8.95 $6.71


Here's how I used one of this week's DEALS . . .


Punch Pack
PUNCH PACK 
Price$16.95 $12.71

I punched the little shapes to fit inside the stamped image - you can find out more about this card on this previous CLOcards blog post.



And here's how fellow demonstrator Jolene Harms used it . . .


I was so glad to receive this swap card from Jolene.  Doesn't that little black punchie make a cute flower accent?!



So what are you waiting for???  Zoom over to my Online Store right away to snatch up these great Weekly Deals before they're gone!  Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J