Friday, March 29, 2013

The Rest of the Card Samples

As promised, here are the rest of the cards from the Upscale Swap Group.
 Carla Schultz - Blue Ribbon, Sycamore Street DSP and Ribbon (SAB)

 Judy DiScipio - Serene Silhouettes, First Edition Specialty DSP

 Laura Barto - Quint-Essential Flower, A Word for You, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches

 Sara Bolz - Mixed Bunch, Itty Bitty Banners, Sycamore Street DSP, Ribbon & Buttons (SAB), Vine Street TIEF (SAB)

Yvette DuBord - Papillon Potpourri, Friendly Phrases, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
 From Millan.Net
Enjoy the samples!  Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Card Samples from the Upscale Swappers

I love my stamping buddies.  They are the BEST!  Remember that I said I had the flu in January/February and was sick for quite awhile?  Well, the ladies in the Upscale Swap Group decided to each send me the cards that they swapped last month, even though I was too sick to stamp cards and send to them.

From Millan.Net

So here are a few of the cards that I got.  I've listed the main stamp set used on each card.  Of course, if you have any questions about how any of the cards were made, feel free to contact me!
 Anita Ferre - Secret Garden, Secret Garden Framelits Dies, Vine Street TIEF (SAB)

 Candy Leggett - Just Thinking, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)

 Deb Currier - By the Tide

Judi Cayton - Feel Goods, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Wasn't that just the sweetest thing?  It made me feel so special!  It was like getting a hug in the mail.
From Millan.Net
There are a few more cards that I will be back to show you in a day or so. Until next time...

 Jayne Stenstrom 
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This and That and Other New Things

Well, Sale-a-bration is over.  Where will I go?  What will I do?
From Millan.Net
(too dramatic?)

Fortunately, Stampin' Up! has something else for me to look forward to!  One is a new "This and That" product line that has lots of fun ideas for the scrapbook-on-the-go. It brings the old-fashioned scrapbook into the hipster age.  This kit includes This and That Journal, This and That DSP, This and That Rotary Stamp, This and That Designer Stickers, and This and That Designer Washi Tape.  (I'm so excited to try this out!)  You can buy the This and That products separately, but why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent (March 23 - April 30 only).  Contact me for more info.

Here's a quick video about the "This and That" product line. 

And there's a new stamp set available for you to purchase.  It's a early look at something that will be in the new catalog in June.  It's called  A Round Array.  This stamp set coordinates perfectly with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 Spring Catalog).  You can purchase this new stamp set in a bundle with the coordinating punch, or you can purchase just the stamp set by itself if you already have the punch.  If you purchase the bundle, you will get a 15% discount!  But this offer is only good from March 15 - May 30, 2013.

Just in case you can't see the above flyer very well, here are the details:
Dates: March 15 - May 30, 2013
Item #
Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear)

What if you already have the punch? Don't fret! Just buy the set!
Item #
A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)
Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
M├ędallions s├ęduction Stamp Set (French; clear)
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

So I guess with these new things to look forward to, I'll survive Sale-a-bration being over. From Millan.Net

 From Millan.Net
I do have a few samples to show you today.  They are two additional inserts for my 8x8" shadowbox frame.  I'm a little behind, holiday-wise, in completing these, but I was determined that I was going to get them done.

 Many of the items used on this are from the Artisan Embellishments Kit in the Spring Catalog.  It also uses the More Amore Specialty DSP and the Hearts a Flutter stamp set, along with a few other things here and there.

 And even though I'm DONE with snow (but it might not be done with us yet!), I had seen a winter insert for these shadowboxes that I just HAD to make.  When my friend Emily came over this week, she thought that this would be a great project to work on.  I'm glad she suggested it!

Here it is in the frame.  I had to take the picture at an angle to try to keep the flash from causing too much distraction.

I hope that we will soon be seeing some of this.  I think it's high time!
From Millan.Net
Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom 
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Blog Hop

I’m excited to be joining the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.  Even though the LNS blog hop started on March 1st, you have plenty of time to play along. 
From Millan.Net
If you haven’t played the LNS Treasure Hunt before, this is a fun opportunity for you to check out some great blogs and be entered to win a grand prize of $150 in Stampin’ Up! products offered by LNS’s Sherrill Graff.  If you’ve played before, welcome back, I know you’ll enjoy this new hunt too.  Jump right in and start collecting clues!

Treasure Hunt Rules & Instructions:
-- Go to the page of Participating Blogs

--Visit each of the blogs listed (it’s always nice to leave a comment!) - Look for participating Treasure Hunt players – they will have the picture of the SU! box (below), and they will list their clue. It will either be a page or a post on their blog titled “My Clue”

--Make a note of what the clue is, and whose blog it is on 
--Once you’ve collected 50 clues, email them to ME at  listing each clue & where you found it
--You have from NOW to Sunday, May 12th, 2013 to collect 50 clues and email them to me to be entered into the contest 
--Contest closes Sunday May 12th at midnight PST
--Winner of the $150.00 Prize will be chosen Wednesday, May 15th!

Ready?? From Millan.Net
My clue is:

Sanding Blocks with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors and designs let you easily distress the surface of your paper or sand a rough edge. Different grits on all sides offer options for fine or rough sanding. 2 per package.

This list was updated on 03-23-3013.

Angela Carter     
Lisa Kmiec        
Jane Hignite       
Deborah Smart   
Penny Hanuszak
Kimberely Morris
Trish Cortez       
Beth Robinson   
Rhonda Gabriele
Jackie Watson    
Cynthia Millian  
June Reister       
Debbie Broughton
Joni Metras        
Laurie Reaume   
Sherrill Graff      
Nicole Tugrul     
Shelly Peck        
Megin Gallagher 
Marcee Rodgers 
Karen Philipp     
Kris Sobolik       
Heidi Weaver     
Carolyn Bennett 
Betty-Ann Manghi
Jan Schoenfeld   
Glenda Mollet    
Kat Zariengo      
Katherine Robers
Bev Farmer        
Tanya Stottlemire
Ligeia Baird       
Carolyn Rakowski
Danielle Calder  
Jaye Catalano    
Lesley Lendon   
Lori Ann Rogers
 Vanessa A. Terrell
Dawn Johnson   
Melissa Banbury
Janet Yates        
Cathy Parlitsis    
Laura Camacho 
Lori Sinden        
Kit Gosha          
Beatriz Redd      
Cynthia Simpson
Jayne Stenstrom  -- YOU ARE HERE!
Kelli Lichtenberg **added Mar. 22nd
Julie Fields          **added Mar. 22nd – #50!
Lauren Huntley   **added Mar. 22nd
SuZan Brown      **added Mar. 22nd

Note:  On March 23 there were 52 LNS members registered for the blog hop.  When I receive news of new participants, I will update the Participating Blog List, so please come back and check the bottom of my list for new participants. YOU ONLY NEED TO HAVE 50 CLUES TO ENTER TO WIN THE $150!

Have fun "hopping" around the blogs and searching for the clues!  For $150 in Stampin' Up! products, I would definitely check these blogs out!  Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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