#266 – Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – February 21, 2018

Lori Marcantonio shared this card as a make and take at our team meeting on Sat.  She was inspired by a swap card she saw on a display board. Great way to use your DSP – Designer Series Paper scraps.    This card uses the “Bubbles & Fizz DSP” (pg. 13 – SAB catalog).
It also uses the “Celebrate You Thinlits” dies (pg.17 – SAB catalog).
The shimmery ribbon comes from the “Shimmer Ribbon Pack” (pg. 9 – SAB catalog).
It includes three gorgeous colors:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray.
Deb Hagberg pointed out in a comment yesterday that I have 100 days left to go on my 365 day blog challenge!  When I started June 1st, last year I really had no idea how this journey would go, but I can honestly say that it has been fun!!!  Thank you for taking the journey with me!

Mail went out yesterday for happy mail!
Winner for today’s drawing is:  Nina Whitehead

Today will make carb lovers happy…
All of the different days make me smile…who comes up with these things??? Either way, it is a good excuse to have a sticky bun; after all, it is almost like a holiday!!!

#265 – Springy Panda – February 20, 2018

I received a swap card similar to this one in Michigan.  The Party Panda (SAB catalog pg. 15) is FREE with a $50 net purchase.  He has been a hit so far!  What makes this card super-cute is the little spinner-spring that is under the Panda.  We don’t sell spinners, but I still thought it made the card fun.  This is one of the cards we will be making at the StampaStack later this week and at Bingo on Thurs. night 2/22.

I ordered the spinner-springs from Amazon.  They were about $17 for 48.

Winner for yesterday’s drawing is: Patti Hecker
Look for happy mail!!

Today is:
Shout out to our four-legged loves!
Orion – 17 lb. fur ball who loves eating melon, getting combed and watching TV
Panda who creates lots of pandemonium in the stamp room…sitting down on a stamp pad.
LOVES ribbon and chasing wadded up balls of paper.
Willow who has been part of our family for over thirteen years!  She is a sweetheart!!!

They make us smile, laugh, and all in all, they make our world a better place.

#264 – Springtime Foils Specialty DSP – February 19, 2018

LOVE this new specialty DSP!!!  It is one of the NEW Sale-a-Bration (SAB) free options with a $50 net orderl  This picture does not do it justice!  There are 12 sheets:  3 each of 4 single-sided designs. 12″ x 12″.  Colors:  Gold foil, Rose Gold foil and Silver Foil.

I added copper foil to this card to make the DSP pop!  The “celebrate” framelit was created using another SAB choice, ” Celebrate You thinlits”.    Simple and elegant; my favorite kind of card!

I used the Tombo multipurpose glue to adhere the greeting to the card.  I used glue dots to adhere the foil papers to the card base.  Snail adhesive does not work well on the back of the coated foil papers, but glue dots work great!

Coming up this week:

Weds., 2/21/18 – 8 pm CST – Facebook Live Demonstration
I will show some other projects using the Springtime Foil DSP shown above
FB group:  Stampahowlic Stampers

Thurs., 2/22/18 – 2 to 4 pm – StampaStack 
My home in Roscoe
12 cards (6 designs/2 of each)
Cost:  $25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates

Thurs. 2/22/18 6:30 to 8:30 pm  – Stampin’ Bingo
My home in Roscoe
Click here for more details and to register
Cost: $35
Bring your friends!
What you receive: $25 in product bundle just for attending, plus chances to win more product in bingo prizes, two make and takes, refreshments and fun!!! Several games of bingo for many chances to win NEW stampin’ product!
There will also be a FINAL GRAND PRIZE GAME (Bingo Blackout) which will include both new product and *extra money to spend on an order of the winner(s) choosing.

Fri., 2/23/18 – 11 to 1 pm – StampaStack
My home in Roscoe
12 cards (6 designs/2 of each)
Cost:  $25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates

Winner from yesterday’s drawing:  Carol Busby
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#263 – Blossoming Basket Bundle – February 18, 2018

I LOVE the new Blossoming Basket Bundle SAB choice.  It is a FREE choice with a $100 net purchase. The Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder will be carried over into the new 2018-19 catalog coming this June.

I like the card above because it is monochromatic and sometimes you just don’t feel like coloring. 🙂  Crumb cake cardstock is used as the base and Soft Suede ink (a slightly darker brown) is used for contrast.  I cut out the mini tag and popped it up with a mini dimensional.  Linen thread is always a great go-to for a card accent.
Here are a few hightlights from our team meeting in Huntley yesterday morning.

Here is a sweet 3-D basket that Lisa Lange created.  She used the new Basket Weave embossing folder.
Here is another cute card shared by Lisa Lange using the Waterfront stamp set (pg. 48 Occasions catalog).
This card using Brusho was also shared by Lisa Lange (pg. 26 in the Occasions catalog).

Evan Weighman and Gale Meyer working on social media.  Paula Clevenger and Lori Marcantonio sharing business ideas.
It wouldn’t be an event without some make and takes.

Some great raffle prizes…congrats to all of the winners!!!
Paula Clevenger, Evan Weightman, Gale Meyer, Patti Hecker and Lisa Lange!
Welcome to the Stampahowlic team Patti Hecker!!!

Winner from yesterday’s drawing:  Lori Marcantonio
Happy mail is coming!

Happy news…today is

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