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A New Kind of Stamp

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Stampin’ Up! knows there is always room for innovation, which is why we’ve trademarked a new style of red rubber stamp. Named Distinktive (see what we did there?), these stamps start with a photograph, which our amazing Stampin’ Up! manufacturing team in Kanab, Utah then turns into a photorealistic red rubber stamp! This innovative stamp style allows you to create images with depth by simply inking and stamping something Distinktive!

Check out the two Distinktive sets on pages 110 & 151 of the new catalog. Don't forget to use the June's Host Code GJFJ9M3N and receive a FREE gift from me! 


Beautiful Day Butterfly

Hi everyone.  I hope you're doing well.  I am trying to be pro-active and get posts done as well as loading cards to my Etsy shop.  Did you know I sell my handmade cards on my Etsy shop?  If you didn't, click HERE to see what's available. It's a time consuming process but I have to make time to do this.  I was able to upload about 15 cards today in about 2 1/2 hours.

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I wanted to share this card with you which is one we made in one of my stamp classes.  I used the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a piece of Vellum cardstock using VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  After it cooled I then colored the butterfly using Stampin' Blends- Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Night of Navy and Old Olive. Both on the card and the back of the Vellum.  By doing this it gives the look of stained glass. I then fussy cut the Vellum Butterfly and attached it to the top of the butterfly using a couple of Mini Glue Dots.  I then stamped the mountain and cloud images from the Waterfront stamp set on the sides of the Butterfly and on top.  In the middle I stamped "Friends".

This is such an easy card to put together and your friends will be quite impressed.  You can purchase any of the supplies I used from my On-Line store and below you will find a list of products I used to make this card.


Do You Enjoy Coloring?

IMG_2215I love to color do you?  If you answered yes then you will LOVE our new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Stampin' Up! has introduced 12 main colors in singles or combo packs (light & dark) plus three additional markers Bronze, Ivory and the color lifter.  Click HERE to see the Blends.  

And if that's not enough they have released The Color Me Happy Stamp Set and Project Kit, which can be found HERE and HERE.

This card was made using the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blends. 

If you'd like to place an order during the month of January please use HOST CODE N4BCVFG

If you would like information on how to purchase the Stampin' Blends without breaking the bank checkout my Blends Club HERE.

 


Shine Bright like a Diamond

SW_SeasontoSparkle_create_Oct1017One of the best things about many of our stamp sets is their flexibility. Many elements can be used for any season with the right kind of cardstock, Designer Series Paper, or ink color. This week, our concept artists have used the elegantly adorable Season to Sparkle Stamp Set to create projects for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day–all from the same set!

Try your hand at recreating the samples, or branch out and see what season or occasion you can incorporate with this fantastic set!

What will you make Sparkle?

 Products used to make the samples.

Season to Sparkle Stamp Set; Powder Pink, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White Cardstock; Christmas Around the World, Spooky Night, and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper; Silver Foil Sheets; Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Tuxedo Black Memento Pad; Clear Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon; Vintage Crochet Trim; Gold Mini Sequin Trim; Black Rhinestone Jewels; Rhinestones Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Big Shot™; Chandelier Thinlits™ Dies; Stitched Shapes Framelits™ Dies

To purchase any of these supplies click the shopping bag to the right of the screen or click HERE.

 

 

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New Chef in Town

I'm having fun with this stamp set and wanted to share a card we made in my recent stamp class.  We used the chef from the Birthday Delivery set, which can be found on pages 68-69 of the annual catalog or click HERE to view it.  This set has such a variety of uses for birthdays, dog lovers and even cooking enthusiast. The supplies I used are listed below and can be purchased through my On-Line store.  Don't forget during August to use Host Code 6JRBA93P for any orders less than $150.00 and receive a FREE thank you gift from me. Download The Chef Tutorial.

Chef

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Birthday Delivery

This Fun stamp can be found on page 68-69 of the Annual Catalog or by clicking HERE.  This stamp set is so much fun to use to celebrate anyone at any age birthdays.  The set has coordinating framelits, which when purchased as a bundle, you receive a 10% discount and the bundle also includes the Designer Series paper.  What more could you ask for??

Here is a card I made using this stamp set and of course I had to show the dog.  The great thing about this Designer paper is that you can cut the images directly from the paper which is what I did with this cute Poodle and the presents.  Download Birthday Delivery. tutorial.

Don't forget to use August's Hostess code 6JRBA93P at checkout if your order is less than $150.00.

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Love This Mermaid

We have a new stamp set in the annual catalog, Magical Mermaid, and boy do I love this set.  Here is a card I made using water coloring pencils and the new Ruffled Embossing folder.  Don't you love this?    Below are the supplies that I used which can be purchased through my ON-Line store HERE  and  Download Ruffled Mermaid Tutorial

Mermaid

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Magical Mermaids

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Most of you know how much I love the beach and this new stamp set is becoming one of my favorites.  Who doesn't love a colorful mermaid?  So many possibilities with this set.  You can find it in the catalog on page 172 or click here to go to my On-line store.

Don't forget we're having Bonus Days in July.  For every $50.00 you spend Stampin' Up! will send you a $5.00 coupon which you can use towards your August purchases.  If you have any questions or need any information let me know.

 


Naturally Eclectic Stamp set

Get the Look You Want with Naturally Eclectic

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The 2017-18 catalog has so many versatile stamps it's unbelievable!  I believe this may very well be one of my most favorite catalogs.  Check out Stampin' Ups! latest projects using the versatile Naturally Eclectic suite. I'm loving this suite for all of its fun pieces you can layer to create varied looks from pretty and floral to eclectic and bold. And don’t forget the suite’s remarkable coordination with pieces such as the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays we used on the Missing You card.   Click here to see the suite associated with this set.


A Little Wild

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Are these cards not the cutest?!!!

Darling fold over tags are just minutes away with the products in this bundle. The stamp creates the front and back side of a cute baby animal and the die quickly cuts out a tag image complete with a hole to thread your ribbon.

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10% through my On-Line store HERE.

A Little Wild Clear-Mount Stamp Set
For all the precious little ones in your life, these clever stamps will help create adorable tags, cards, gift packaging, and more. Create two-sided animal images with ease and excitement!
* Quantity: 11 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, i

Little Loves Framelits Dies
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Dies create fold-over tags.
* 7 dies
* Largest image: 3-5/8" x 2-13/16" (9.2 x 7.1 cm)

Don't forget to use the Host Code at checkout which can be found on the right column of this page.


Sending Love

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With bold designs and traditional colors, this irresistible suite is one you’ll want to use for that special someone in your life!  Valentine's Day is fast approaching and what better way to say I Love You than with a handmade card.

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To  make this beautiful card click my shopping bag to the right to start your shopping.  And remember to use the Host Code KZ29CRAM for any order less than $150.00 and your name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE gift!!!

 

 


Halloween

Can you believe it is almost the end of September?  Where does the time go?  Well my stamp classes are staying ahead of the game and making cards well enough in advance so they will have them ready to mail for the holiday's.  This past week we made three Halloween cards, some used retiring products, but I believe the most popular one was the Jar of Love with candy corns.

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Aren't these just the cutest??  If you are interested in the directions email me at dawn@shallwestamp.com and I will prepare one for you.  If you are looking to purchase any of these items make sure to use Hostess Code J24F4AVP for any orders less than $150.00.  Click the shopping bag on the right column to enter my On-Line store.

 


Sympathy

I, like all of us, hate having to write a sympathy card.  This one is probably one of the hardest as this lady, my friend and ex-mother-n-law passed away this past week. She was 94 and lived a long happy life.  I met the family back in 1984 and continued a relationship after her son and I divorced.  I stayed in touch with them as well as a brother and sister-n-law.  My heart ached when I received the phone call of her passing.  I had visited with her last year on my visit to Virginia and she updated me on the grandchildren and the great grandchildren.  We then reminisced about the fun times and laughs we shared over the years.  I left that day and knew I needed to stay in touch and visit again.  I would call her periodically to see how she was doing and she would always say she was fine.  I have a trip scheduled the first week of October to attend my class reunion and Betsy was the first person on my list to visit.  I'm sorry to say that I did not get the chance to see her one last time but she will always be in my thoughts with happy memories.

Below are the  sympathy cards I made for my ex, his sister and brother letting them know how much their parents meant to me.

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If you would like to order any of these supplies go to my ON-LINE store.  Don't forget to use Hostess Code  J24F4AVP for any orders less than $150.00  Your name will go in to a drawing for a package of 2016-18 In-Color Enamel Shapes and a Grab Bag of cards from my stash!


Christmas Moose

Have you received your Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog in the mail?  If you haven't please email me so I can get one to you.

Below is a Holiday card we made at least week's class.  This is using the Holly Jolly stamp set which will be available September 1st.  Isn't this the cutest card?  Below is a list of the materials used to make this card.  Also I have my first Holiday class scheduled for September 10th.  For more information click the right side of the screen.  Kits to go are available as well.

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Price: $110.00

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