Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Celebration


Here is the February Kit video:

February kit video

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Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

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If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 220-223 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Daffodil Blends


I have posted some more Watercolor classes and this is one of the cards we will be making.  This card uses the Blends markers.


Growing up Daffodils were one of my favorite flowers and Grandma had a garden full of them.  I planted lots of varieties when I lived in the country and need to start a few bulbs at my current house.  The sweet smell is intoxicating and they are a sure sign of Spring!


I stamped with Momento Black ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  I then colored with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends, Light Calypso Coral, Light Old Olive and Light Crumb Cake.  The Clouds were stamped with Soft Sky ink and cut out with the Up & Away Framelits.  The card base is Pear Pizzazz.

You're Inspiring  145805 Wood  $27.00,   145808 Clear $19.00

Lift Me Up   142893  Wood $29.00,   142895  Clear $21.00



Up & Away 142748 $30.00


Blends Collection  147475  $121.50 or available individually $4.50 each or in a combo pack $9.00


see all the numbers and colors on my web site.


Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

It's Sale-a-bration!!!!  For every $50 you order in merchandise you earn a FREE item!!  There are also some exclusive $100 items this year!

Host a party with $250 in orders and get $25 in Extra Hostess Benefits!!!

Join my Team and choose $125 in merchandise for $99 with FREE Shipping!  And Choose 2 additional stamp sets for FREE up to $101 value!!! And then receive a 20% discount on ALL your orders as a Demonstrator!! Contact me to help you JOIN!

If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the code.  You have qualified for your own Hostess Benefits and can redeem them at the time of your order.  Check out the Hostess only sets on pages 220-223 of the catalog.  The only way to earn these stamps is to have a $150 or more order.  Use your Hostess $$ to purchase the exclusive Hostess sets or purchase other catalog items.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Powder Pink Wedding


This card was inspired by the Petal Pair Embossing folder with the Floral pattern.  This folder is stunning all alone on a colored piece of cardstock.  But on Whisper White and sponged with color really makes a statement. 


I used a Powder Pink card base and added the Sentiment and Powder Pink dots.  The embossed panel was sponged with Powder Pink, Sweet Sugar Plum, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz.  


I finished this card off with a Powder Pink bow.  Wedding, Anniversary and many more Occasions for this card!

Petal Palette  145974  Clear $62.00,   145973 Wood $72.75  I realize this Bundle is quite expensive, but the possibilities are endless and you can EARN a FREE Sale-a-bration item!!


Petal Pair Embossing folder  145656 $9.00  2 folders!!


Powder Pink Finely Woven ribbon  144134  $7.00


Sponge Daubers  133773  $5.00     5 Daubers




Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Heartfelt Blends

Here is another card using the Wood Mount Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  This time I stamped with Momento ink and colored with the Blends Markers.


I used a Pear Pizzazz card base and stamped on a Whisper White panel.  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blends were colored directly to the stamped images.  The shading on the stamp gives natural shading to the images. 


You can see even more detail on this close up.  I stamped the sentiment on Vellum 1 1/4 X 4 1/2.  Then folded over the edges around the white panel.  To make the Sentiment show up better I added a 1 X 4 inch piece of Daffodil Delight card stock behind the vellum.  Love how the Sentiment floats on the card front!


Heartfelt Blooms  147197  WOOD,    147202  Clear  FREE with $50 purchase

Blends Markers     Available $4.50 each,  $9.00 combo or $121.50 for the entire set.  Look under INKS on my website for the product numbers.

Vellum Card Stock    101856  $8.00 (20) 8 1/2 X 11 sheets



Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

It's Sale-a-bration!!!!  For every $50 you order in merchandise you earn a FREE item!!  There are also some exclusive $100 items this year!

Host a party with $250 in orders and get $25 in Extra Hostess Benefits!!!

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Heartfelt Wishes WOOD!!!

I have not ordered a Wood Mount stamp set in years....but this Sale-a-bration stamp set is worth the WOOD!  And since this set is FREE with a $50 purchase it will not cost you any extra!!


Why wood?  The Flower image is pretty BIG and does not want to adhere to the clear block.  Wood gives a nice even surface to ink and press against without the worry of the stamp falling off your block.  This photo realistic stamp design does not like to be re-inked so using a stamp-a-ratus does not really help.


I love all the detail and depth in this stamp.  Sweet Sugar Plum ink on Sweet Sugar Plum card stock with a Berry Burst Bow.

Heartfelt Blooms  147197  WOOD,    147202  Clear  FREE with $50 purchase

Berry Burst 5/8 Crinkled Seam Binding  144191  $8.00 


Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

It's Sale-a-bration!!!!  For every $50 you order in merchandise you earn a FREE item!!  There are also some exclusive $100 items this year!

Host a party with $250 in orders and get $25 in Extra Hostess Benefits!!!

Join my Team and choose $125 in merchandise for $99 with FREE Shipping!  And Choose 2 additional stamp sets for FREE up to $101 value!!! And then receive a 20% discount on ALL your orders as a Demonstrator!! Contact me to help you JOIN!

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sale-a-bration Second Release


New items are available to order while supplies last for every $50 or $100 you spend!!  You can find ALL the Sale-a-bration items at my shopping site:  www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Here are pictures and number of the new items:


This embossing folder will be carried over in the 2018 Catalog!  Blossoming Basket and Basket Weave Embossing folder.  Wood 147504 , Clear 147505  FREE with $100 Purchase.




Springtime Foil Designer paper  147193  FREE with $50 purchase.
12 sheet of 12X12 single sided paper in 4 designs.  


Eclectric Expressions   147335  Wood,   147338 Clear  FREE with $50 Purchase.



Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

It's Sale-a-bration!!!!  For every $50 you order in merchandise you earn a FREE item!!  There are also some exclusive $100 items this year!

Host a party with $250 in orders and get $25 in Extra Hostess Benefits!!!

Join my Team and choose $125 in merchandise for $99 with FREE Shipping!  And Choose 2 additional stamp sets for FREE up to $101 value!!! And then receive a 20% discount on ALL your orders as a Demonstrator!! Contact me to help you JOIN!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Crafting on Vacation

Vacation is over and time to get back in the groove!  Not an easy thing to do!  At least I came home on a warm day and more warm days in the forecast!  While in Florida last week I did some crafting.....ceramics!  I had not done this for years and our Hostess Teresa arranged a painting session and will bring our items to us in a few weeks.  FUN, FUN, FUN!!  I really need to find a local studio so I can make a set of matching vases!


Adding drips to my purple vase......



Almost dry.......


Goofy pic trying to hold my vase and not get green paint on my fingers!  I can't wait to see the finished product.  Make some time to get crafty this week.  Check my calendar for upcoming classes!!





Use this HOSTESS  code AMFFT9XS.  This Hostess Code will close Feb. 28th at 6pm.

It's Sale-a-bration!!!!  For every $50 you order in merchandise you earn a FREE item!!  There are also some exclusive $100 items this year!

Host a party with $250 in orders and get $25 in Extra Hostess Benefits!!!

Join my Team and choose $125 in merchandise for $99 with FREE Shipping!  And Choose 2 additional stamp sets for FREE up to $101 value!!! And then receive a 20% discount on ALL your orders as a Demonstrator!! Contact me to help you JOIN!

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