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#360 – In-Color Club – May 26, 2018

The IN-Color Club
In Color Club 2018-2020

With our new catalog comes new In-Colors!

Meet Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel!
You will be seeing these new colors in everything over the next two years!

My In-Color Club is a way for you to add all of the In-Color products to your collection over the next five months – Purchase at a budget price and get some freebies along the way!

Each month you will receive all of the following in one of the new In-Colors (a different color each month)

 

 

*1 full pack of cardstock (24 sheets)

*1 bolt of grosgrain ribbon

*1 ink pad

*1 ink refill

*1 marker

*5 tiny binder clips

*8 –  6″X6″ Sheets of the In-Color DSP

 

Bonus Each Month 
You will also receive a hand-stamped card featuring the In-Colors,
plus I’ll add a new embellishment for free from
the annual catalog as a thank you from me to you for joining the club!

At the end of the club you will have ALL of the above in all 5 In-Colors!

Cost for the Club is $40 per month for five months
It starts in June and runs through October 2018
Payment is due by the 15th of each month.

If you are not local to me and unable to pick up your monthly kit, you can still join the club – you will just pay an additional $7 for priority shipping each of the five months.

If you ‘d like to join the club, please send me an email or
leave a comment below

w8mn@charter.net

Please let me know if you have questions!

Winner for today’s drawing is:  Carol Busby

#359 – Going Far – May 25, 2018

This stamp set was new last year and it is already going away.  It is the “Going Far” stamp set (pg. 35 – Annual Catalog).  It is great for graduations, retirement, bon voyage, new job, off to college…
I love the color combination:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.

Have you got your new catalog yet?  If you are local, you can stop by at one of my two events next week and pick one up.  If you are not in the area, I can always drop one in the mail for you.

I will be busy this weekend going through and pulling my retired items. 🙂  Be ready to shop!!!

Fri., June 1 – Retired Stamp Sale – Half BOGO – My home in Roscoe, IL – 10 am to noon
What you spend on retired, you receive ½ credit to shop in new catalog
Ex: You spend $100 shopping my retired merchandise, you receive a $50 credit to shop the NEW
StampaStack Option – Make 12 make & takes 
$25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates – Pay at door – Email to RSVP
You can stop by just to shop and pick up the new catalog if you don’t have time for class

Sat., June 2 – Annual Team Garage Sale – 8 am to 2 pm – My home in Roscoe, IL
Multiple Demonstrators Participating – LOTS of retired stamp sets, punches, framelits, papers & accessories – This is a HUGE event for our team each year and there is always a great turn out!!!

Winner for yesterday’s drawing is:  Jean Hayes
Keep leaving comments…I draw a winner every day for HAPPY MAIL!!!

Here is a bright spot of color to start your long weekend.  My peony bush had its one and only bloom open.  The colors are gorgeous!!!  It was worth the wait!

#358 – Manly Moments – May Paper Pumpkin – May 24, 2018

One of the number one requests I have from customers is for more “manly” cards.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin is perfect!!!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the rumor is—shopping for dads is tough. How many pairs of socks or barbecue spatulas can you buy? Well, we’ve got good news! Whether your favorite guys are sports fans or outdoorsmen or techie nerds, they’ll never tire of getting a handwritten “I love you” in big, swirly letters on their special day, especially inside a card made by you.

So. Check. Out. This. Kit. Have we got you covered for “man cards” or what? Yep, the design is bold and daring (just like all of those sweet guys in your life). The die cut stickers? You’re going to love layering the trees, lake, and mountains—which means refills are a must. Time to get to work on these rugged, manful cards? Yes! Watch the video now and get a jump on Father’s Day by creating your cards today!

Click here to watch a short two-minute video featuring the May Paper Pumpkin kit

It is awesome!  My dad reads my blog, so he will get a different card, because I want him to be surprised for Father’s Day.  Lots of versatile greetings:  Thank You, Happy Birthday,

Kit Features – $20 (that includes shipping)

Each Manly Moments kit comes with 10 card bases, 10 printed envelopes, 3 sheets printed silver foil die cuts, 1 sheet printed laser-cut elements, 5 sheets printed die-cut stickers, and 125 dimensionals. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink spot!

Kit Refill kits (just includes the consumables-see above) – $8
Because this is a masculine kit, and it is rare, rare, rare—like finding a meteorite in your backyard . . . you’ll want to stock up, and fast. And they’re a steal at $8.00  Buy yours today!

Click here to SHOP NOW

Here are some alternative kit ideas:

This month’s alternate projects are a piece of cake. In fact, if you really focus, you could probably kick out these projects in an hour . . . watching baseball on TV with your manly man!

The tags for instance. Grab some Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock to make the “Happy birthday, friend” tag and the Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay Cardstock to make the “Thank you for all you do” tag. How to achieve those cool edges? Punches! The Scalloped Tag Topper and Banner Triple, respectively. Finish each tag with Silver Baker’s Twine and Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon to really make them pop.

The Thank You card featuring the tree silhouettes was made entirely from May kit elements—it’s so cool, so woodsy-looking, and so easy to make. The beautifully masculine “Happy, happy birthday Grandpa” box (which cleverly uses the plaid kit envelope liners) was crafted from Sahara Sand Cardstock, kit elements, Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, and Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine. Finally, the “You are my favorite adventure” card was amped up using a Tranquil Tide tag, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, and Layering Circles Framelits Dies. You’ll want to give this one to your guy after you’ve just been camping in the wilderness and hunting moose . . . something like that. Just kidding. (We don’t even know if you’re allowed to hunt moose!)

Above card created by Debbie Henderson 5/14/2018
“I love creating masculine cards and when I spied the cute foil-embossed layer, I knew I wanted to use it to create a tiny scenery with the sticker sheets and just a few snips of my scissors. So many possibilities with all of the layers in our box this month!”

Above cards created by Andrea Tucker 5/18/2018
“This month’s kit was a real challenge for me. I don’t often make masculine cards “on purpose.” After playing with the kit for a couple of hours, I somehow came up with two alternative cards without having to freak out about the masculine nature of the kit. I did a fun square double z fold card for Father’s Day using only stuff from the kit and a scrap of Crumb Cake Cardstock. My second card was just a fun layout option using the new Detailed Trio Corner Punch (available June 1) to make my fun tag!”

Above projects created by Daune Cotter 5/18/2018
“I made an alternative item using the Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin kit. I had fun and was so excited (and proud) of my project. Hopefully others will think it’s fun and worth a try. I do try to stay simple and I know that everyone wants cards, but I have made my card into a treat box.”
“I used the regular card base and placed the 5-1/2″ side on my Stampin’ Trimmer and scored at 1-1/2″ and 4″. I then turned the card base and scored at 3-1/2″ and 5″ on the 8-1/2″ side. I cut the notches and placed tear tape as shown. For the tag, I used the 1/8″ Circle Punch and leftover twine from the You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin kit.”

Above cards created by Deb Naylor
“This card makes the perfect gift cardholder! Just glue down the side of the bottom flap . . . easy-peasy! The Stamparatus made lining up the sentiment a snap, too!”
Demonstrator Sample By Deb Naylor
“When I opened the kit and saw the trees, I saw Christmas! Mossy Meadow screams Christmas to me! The sentiments and trees are from the November 2016 kit.”
Above projects created by Rachel Tessman 5/20/2018
“I love to see how I can make a project have a totally different look than what is expected with the elements of a kit. I added sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon, and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Share What You Love suite to give this card a “feminine flair.” The muted Soft Sea Foam-colored card base is gorgeous with the green sequins and really makes the stamped sentiment stand out. I also thought this anniversary card needed a pretty gift box, so I embossed a Silver Mini Gable Box and added blue sequins and the blue tissue paper from the Paper Pumpkin box.”

They also make great gifts!!!

Here are the different ways you can subscribe (all prices include shipping)

1 MONTH –$20  – Item #137858

3 MONTHS – $59 – Item #137859

6 MONTHS – $114 – Save $1 Per Month – Item #137860

12 MONTHS – $215 – Save $2 Per Month – Item #137861

Winner of today’s drawing is:  Susan Corsello
Look for happy mail!!!

#357 – Flirty Flowers – May 23, 2018

Another retiring stamp set, ” Flirty Flowers” (pg. 25 – Annual Catalog).
#143872 – $19.00

I think its simplicity is what appealed to me.   So cheerful and springy!!!
They used the Blender pens (pg. 200 – Annual Catalog) and ink pads to color the images.
#102844 – $12.00 includes 3 dual-tipped pens

Winner of today’s drawing:  Deb E. Ring
Happy, happy mail is coming your way!!!

Today is…
Do you pick up pennies when you see them on the ground?  I pick up any change I find and I keep it in my car cup holder for good luck.


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