Stampin’ Blends Have Arrived!

Watch Out World of Color! Stampin Blends are available…

Stampin' Blends, premier alcohol blending markers available in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors shared by Dawn Thomas. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #stampinblends #colormehappy

 

As a demonstrator, I had the opportunity to pre-order these amazing Stampin Blends alcohol markers and I’m so glad I did.

Having never used this type of marker before I was a little bit intimidated but once I jumped in and started coloring I discovered how incredibly easy it is to create beautifully colored and shaded images. And it was relaxing!

I do have a few tips to get you started…

  • Stamp images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink-it a water based ink which means the alcohol markers won’t pick up or smear the black line images
  • Whisper White cardstock is ideal for coloring and I like to use the Stampin’ Up! grid paper underneath my coloring because the colors will bleed through the paper … in this case, bleeding is a good thing.
  • Alcohol markers blend best when the ink is moist and paper is saturated with color, meaning work in small areas as the ink will dry quickly.
  • Each color comes in a “Light” and “Dark” variety making shading very easy
  • The Color Lifter marker is a “must-have” as it can be used to fix an “oopsie” if you happen to color outside the lines, it can also be used to lighten colors to create more dramatic shading.

 

Let’s Get Started

These markers are so much fun and I have so much to share with you and show you. I will be sharing lots of ideas over the next few days, you will want to make sure you stop by and check it out.

Download/Print: Stampin’ Blends Brochure

Color Me Happy

I am really excited to share with you an exclusive kit that is only available while supplies last (I think they will sell out quickly). And when you purchase the Color Me Happy Bundle and the complete set of Stampin’ Blends along with the Color Lifter (which is the best value), you will be qualify for Stampin’ Rewards (minimum of $15 FREE product of your choice). That is a great deal!

Color Me Happy Bundle exclusive kit available only while supplies last. Makes 16 beautiful cards. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #colormehappy #stampinblends

These cards are so stinkin’ cute! I am absolutely head over heels in love with them.

Color everyone happy when they get one of these cards! Kit includes enough supplies for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Ink and adhesive sold separately.

 

Color Me Happy Bundle exclusive kit available only while supplies last. Makes 16 beautiful cards. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #colormehappy #stampinblends

You’ll be colored happy every time you create with this stamp set. The line-art images are perfect for coloring techniques.

Bundle and Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and the Project Kit together.

 

Color Me Happy Bundle exclusive kit available only while supplies last. Makes 16 beautiful cards. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #colormehappy #stampinblends

Kit includes:
• 16 card bases, 4 each of 4 designs
• 16 envelopes with printed design inside, 4 each of 4 designs
• Gold foil accents
• Die-cut cardstock background and accents
• Printed and gold foil die-cut accents
• White Baker’s Twine
• Mini Pool Party tassels
• Circle and star sequins
• Gold foil tape

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold foil, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Download/Print: Stampin’ Blends Brochure

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Paper Pumpkin Promo – ends Nov 10

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Holiday promotion available now thru Nov 10, 2017. You won't want to miss two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paperpumpkin #seasonofstyle

Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holidays sometimes sneak up on us? And since getting behind on holiday prep is so easy to do, now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin (or renew your subscription). Why? During October and November, subscribers will receive two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting.

We also carefully designed our Season of Style projects so crafters of all skill levels could feel a sense of accomplishment and say: “Wow, I made all of this cute stuff myself!”

Important note: To get November’s kit you must subscribe by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10 at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2121697


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Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

♥ ♥ ♥



 

 

Stampin’ Up! New Year begins Today!

Happy New Year!

Wow! The Stampin’ Up! New Year is coming in with a BANG!

There are 3 Things I want to tell you about…I am so excited about the month of October and the Stampin’ Up! New Year.

I’m sure you will be as excited as I am once you see what Stampin’ Up! is doing to celebrate a new year.

 

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale. New Year for Stampin' Up! with lots of specials. For details, click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #dsp #B3G1

Details:
  • Sale period: October 1-31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion – workshop order, class order or you just want to order for yourself
  • You can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper you want to purchase from the sale items and which package you want to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
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Celebrate World Card Making Day with special deals from Stampin' Up!'s New Year. For details click through to my blog #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #wcmd2017

Details:
  • Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this sale.
  • The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

View the World Card Making Day flyer for sale pricing and for information on stamp set language availability. (US l CA-EN l CA-FR)

Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers celebrating New Year with exclusive Early Demo Release. Click through to my blog for the details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #stampinblends

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

Now is the perfect time to join my team. Why? The special perks that Stampin’ Up! shares with its demonstrators if outstanding!

  • 20-25% savings on every order
  • sneak peeks at upcoming products & catalogs
  • opportunities to pre-order products
Why a Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release?

We couldn’t wait to get these markers into your hands, so all items are available to you during our special Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release! From October 1 through October 15, you’ll be able to order the markers (limits apply), get them into your hands, practice your blending, and see how great they are before they’re available to the public!

Stampin’ Blends Features
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • We have done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results, so you can feel confident sharing them with your customers.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

*During the Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release, individual markers will not be available for purchase. No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

Details:
  • Dates: October 1-15, 2017
  • After October 15, all Stampin’ Blends products will be unavailable for purchase until the customer launch.
  • All Stampin’ Blends products will only be available on a demonstrator order during this exclusive early release.
  • New demonstrators can choose Stampin’ Blends as part of their Starter Kit.

October is going to be an exciting month as Stampin’ Up! kicks off their new year (fiscal), please make sure you check back daily for ideas and inspiration!

Make sure you take advantage of the specials before they expire:

  1. Designer Series Paper Sale – ends October 31, 2017
  2. World Card Making Day Celebration – ends October 10, 2017
  3. Stampin’ Blends – Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release – October 15, 2017

Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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More October Promotions

Host Code-September 2017. Click through to my blog for inspiration and shopping opportunities. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #septhostcode


Merry Patterns Host Promotion – Sept/Oct

 

Exclusive Host Only Merry Patterns stamp set. Available Sept 1 through Oct 31. Click through to my blog for details. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #merrypatterns

Details
  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

 


A Season of Style – Paper Pumpkin Promo ends November 10

Season of Style Paper Pumpkin Holiday promotion available now thru Nov 10, 2017. You won't want to miss two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #paperpumpkin #seasonofstyle

Have you ever noticed that the Christmas holidays sometimes sneak up on us? And since getting behind on holiday prep is so easy to do, now is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin (or renew your subscription). Why? During October and November, subscribers will receive two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects—with everything you need delivered straight to your door. And because our kits are pre-cut and ready to assemble, you can get that handmade, heartfelt touch in plenty of time for gifting.

We also carefully designed our Season of Style projects so crafters of all skill levels could feel a sense of accomplishment and say: “Wow, I made all of this cute stuff myself!”

Important note: To get October’s kit you must subscribe by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10 at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2121697


♥ ♥ ♥

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

♥ ♥ ♥



 

 

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 234: Colorful Seasons-2017/18 In-Colors

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Product Spotlight" Challenge, featuring the new In-Colors for 2017/2018.

This week I was inspired by these 5 GORGEOUS new In-Colors…I absolutely love each of them.

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 234-Product Spotlight

I love the simple elegance of this card. It is quick and easy but the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper gives this sweet card a touch of elegance.

This paper reminds me of the fancy wallpaper patterns I would see while flipping through those gigantic wallpaper sample books, that weighed as much as a small child, to occupy myself (for what felt like hours) while my mom did her shopping.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Season stamp set card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Colorful Season (NEW)

Paper: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (NEW), Fresh Fig (NEW), Whisper White

Ink: Fresh Fig (NEW)

Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestone Jewel, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (NEW)

It's All in the Details:

  1. Adhere 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper to  3-5/8" x 4-7/8" Whisper White. Adhere completed panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Fresh Fig card base.
  2. Stamp greeting (Colorful Seasons stamp set) on Whisper White with Fresh Fig ink. Die cut with 2-3/8" Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
  3. Die cut 2-5/8" circle (Layering Circle Framelits) from Fresh Fig. Adhere Whisper White circle onto Fresh Fig circle.
  4. Adhere circle layer to front panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Fussy cut a flower from a scrap of Fresh Floral DSP, adhere it to greeting panel and embellish with a rhinestone.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Season stamp set card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn

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DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 227: This Little Piggy

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #227-Sketch Pad

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Sketch Pad" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by all the beautiful spring flowers. I absolutely LOVE spring and all that it brings.

I love the combination of retiring and new products on this card.

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

And did you notice the marbling effect behind the little piggy?

I'll share the "how-to" video tomorrow but here is a little teaser pic-

Shavingcream

it's a super simple technique to give your card a lot of "WOW!"


What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: This Little Piggy – coming soon (June 1st) in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog 

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retiring)    

Ink: Powder Pink Refill (New In-Color arriving June 1st), Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, Cucumber Crush Stampin' Marker (retiring)

Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Silver Metallic Enamel Shape, Layering Oval Framelits

It's All in the Details:

  • Basic Gray card base: 4-1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2" x 3/4"
  • Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4" x 3/4"
  • Little Piggy stamped two times:
    • once on marbled paper
    • once on scrap of Whisper White, flower is colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, punched with 1/2" circle punch and adhered to marbled image with Stampin' Dimensional
  • Don't forget a twist of the Silver Metallic Thread
  • and the Silver Metallic Enamel dot in the center of the flower.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn



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Here is a closer sneak peek at the NEW stamp set that I used.

Isn't it adorable?!

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set coming June 1, 2017 shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup


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LOVE A DEAL?  

Check out the Retiring Products List here

Want to browse the products that are still available from the Holiday catalog, click here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.

But if you WANT THE BEST DEAL OF ALL!  

It's the Ultimate Bundle…the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Statement of the Heart…

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference." 

 

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge #221: Basket Builder Framelits-Love My Peeps

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #221

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Home Sweet Home" Challenge. 

This picture reminds of one of the many things that I love about the Easter season…

C-A-N-D-Y!!

  • marshmallow bunnies (but they have to be a little stale and crunchy)
  • mini robin's eggs
  • chocolate eggs
  • chocolate bunnies
  • pretty much anything that is chocolatey or pastel colored.

Love My Peeps Basket Builder Framelits card created by Dawn Thomas for DSC#221 #crackedpotstamper

I love the colors and glimmer included on this card. 


What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings and Hardwood

Paper: Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White 

Ink: Tip Top Taupe

Accessories: Basket Builder Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layering Oval Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

It's All in the Details: the fantastic thing about this card is that there is very little stamping…it is mostly layering images that have been die cut.

  • The Hardwood background was stamped off once – to create a subtle image
  • The Designer Series Paper was cut on the diagonal to give the gingham a different look. And I like it!
  • I die cut the word love four times (3 from whisper white plus 1 from Sweet Sugarplum), adhered them together with the Fine-Tip Glue pen AND then added a thick layer of glue on top of the Sweet Sugarplum layer to give it an embossed and glossy look.

Love My Peeps Basket Builder Framelits card created by Dawn Thomas for DSC#221 #crackedpotstamper



Always take the scenic route.

Dawn



My Project Supply List (click on products to shop online)


It's the Ultimate Bundle…the Stampin' Up! starter kit is for you!

It's super simple.

  • Pick out the products you want! $125 worth of goodies for only $99 plus tax. Stampin' Up! will pay the shipping (great deal)
  • No obligation to sell or recruit-unless you want to
  • at least a 20% discount on ALL purchases
  • NO STRINGS attached

Please contact me, if you have questions otherwise Click here to Start your adventure for just $99 plus tax. 

I would love to be a part of your adventure!

Statement of the Heart…

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference." 

 

Glimmer Paper-Oh My Goodness!

Oh My Goodness…I love this stuff!

And you will too!

Here is a super cute and glimmery card we did at card class last week…the ladies went wild!

NEW Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper combined with Stylish Stems card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

Want more ideas of how to use this fabulous paper?

Click the video and prepare to be WOW'ed

Which project are you going to do first? 

I can't decide. But I will share it when I do.

Have a great weekend.

Dawn


Here are the things I used to make these beauties…

 

Statement of the Heart…

"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…

in this we make a difference." 

 

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