Short and Sweet Promotion

IMG_3325Who doesn’t love sweets?  Chocolate and candy make me so happy!!! You know what else makes me happy?  Receiving more products for a great discounted price.  For one week only…August 21-28 you can join the SU! family for $99 and receive $25 more…that’s $150 worth of product that you get to pick!!! Now that’s a “sweet” deal!!!

Why join!! Here are some fun facts….

*You get to pick  your kit….$150 worth of SU! product for just $99 and FREE SHIPPING on your kit!!!

*Join now and you will not have to place another order until the end of December….25% discount on all products!!!

*As part of the SU! family you will have access to the greatest online community to help you create and grow your business no matter how far you want to take it!!!

*You will be able to preorder new products before they are available to the public (note….if you join now you can preorder products from the new Holiday Catalog which goes live August 28th)

*You will be a part of MY SU! family….quarterly get togethers with other demonstrators in my group to help get your creative juices flowing!!!

*You can EARN MONEY, Awesome Bonuses and AMAZING INCENTIVE TRIPS!!

I would love for you to join the SWEET SENTIMENTS family…..if you have been thinking about joining but have been on the fence please don’t hesitate to contact me….fesperbeth@aol.com or call me 912-312-2384.   I would love to chat and answer any questions you might have.

Ready to join?  Just go to my SU! website and click on the icon “Join now”.

Aug. 19-25 weekly deals

There are some great weekly deals this week!!! Don’t miss out!!!

Big Shot Bundles

If you ever wanted a Big Shot now is the time to get one!!!  Pick a bundle for FREE when you buy a big shot….Now through August 31st!!!  This is a great deal….Get more bang for your buck!!

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PPA212 Sketch Challenge

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This week is the annual Stampin’ Up! convention.  Quite a few of my friends and colleagues are in attendance.  There over 4,000 demonstrators learning about new products, sharing business ideas and enjoying what they love the most…Creating!!!

 

I have been been able to watch general session Live the past 2 days and I can’t wait to order from the new Holiday Catalog. All the convention attendees received their catalog yesterday…so jealous. But I was able to see some of the new products and I can’t until August 1st to place my pre-order. Woop,woop!!!

While I’m missing convention this year, I decided to create a card using the PPA212 Sketch Challenge.  I really love starting with a sketch to get my creative juices flowing.  You can go the Pals Paper Arts website and see this week’s creative designers cards.  They would love for you to play along.

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With the new catalog comes new designer paper.  Black and  white patterns are big right now.  I love the simplicity of just using two colors and the abstract designs this designer paper series has to offer.  I had already colored in my flowers with cherry cobbler blendibilities.  I LOVE the new blendibilities markers.  The more that I play with them, the more confident I get in my shading ability.  I have been watching youtube videos from other demonstrators on how to color using the markers.  It is really a matter of choice…I have decided that I like using the darkest marker first and then shading in with the lightest.  What is even more fun is coloring in the BLING!!!!  The markers are great for coloring in rhinestones, pearls, buttons…you name it!!!!

I hope that you enjoyed the card….I love to see all your comments so please let me know what you think!  Enjoy!!!

Happy Birthday USA!!!

July My Paper Pumpkin

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  I’m sure you are all getting ready for the big holiday weekend and I enjoy making handmade decorations.  This month’s My Paper Pumpkin kit was able to help.  These decorative pinwheels came in handy to make some table decorations.  I still have plenty left over to decorate my door with a pinwheel wreath.  I am loving my surprise craft kit every month in my mailbox….everything you see here came in June’s kit.  I added the vase, pebbles and ribbon.  To check out what My Paper Pumpkin is all about go to my SU! website and click on the My Paper Pumpkin link.

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July is also the time to stock up on all the new Designer Series Paper offered in the new catalog.  You can find all the paper on pages 186-187.  What’s great about these papers?  I love that you have so many colors incorporated in the designs to choose from.  So many options!!!!!  You can go HERE to see all the papers and remember when you BUY 3 YOU GET 1 FREE.

You will also want to see this week’s deals…..great products at a discounted price until Monday, July 7th!!!!  Check them out!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!!

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A Special Birthday Card

Today is a special day in our household….it’s my husband’s birthday.  He is modest and doesn’t really want a lot of fanfare but I of course love to dote on him.  I had made him a Valentine’s Day card that was done as a card in a box and wanted to make him a Birthday card in a box.  These cards are very popular right now and Pinterest has a ton of pictures of them. card in a box birthday I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new DSP (designer series paper) offered in the catalog.  I love being able to pull out lots of the colors that are used in the paper.  This paper is from the Park Lane series.  The card base is soft suede…I wanted it a little masculine (haha).  The stamp set is Sketched Birthday…hard to believe I’ve never really used this set.  I love the pen drawing images since I love to watercolor.  I stamped the images on whisper white card stock with StazOn black ink and used my aqua painter (FAVORITE!!!) and calypso coral, blackberry bliss, daffodil delight and soft suede inks to color them in.  The balloons were cut out and adhered to the box with glue dots.  Here is another view… IMG_3264 There are so many ways to decorate a card in a box…I just love using Pinterest as my inspiration!!!  You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking on the icon on the left side of the blog.

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Love seeing what I make and want to join in the fun?  It’s easy and this great deal ends today!!!  You can join the Stampin’ UP! family for just $50.  Take it out for a test drive…no penalties to drop and you get to keep all the goodies that you pick in your starter kit.  You can go to my SU! website for all the details and you can also join there!!!

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Playing with PPA209 Sketch Challenge

PPA209 Sketch Challenge

Every once in a while I need to get my creative juices going. A great beginning point is starting with a card sketch. I find lots of inspiration on Pinterest and have a board for card sketches. You can follow me by clicking on the Pinterest icon at the end of this post. I also like following the Pals Paper Arts group…they have sketch challenges every week.  I like the simplicity of this sketch.  I find that I can make the card the way I want to with just a footprint.

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The beautiful bunch stamp set is one on my top ten products from the new catalog…..you want to know why?  It has a matching punch!!!!  I am a sucker for stamps that match our punches.

Another item in the top ten are the new paper packs.  All Abloom pack incorporates 8 colors which gives you a lot of options to pick from   I started with a pistachio pudding base.  Cut it at 4 1/4 along the 8 1/2 inch side.  The card layer is daffodil delight (4 x 5 1/4) stamped with a flower image from the beautiful bunch stamp set in daffodil delight.  I did not want to leave the base “flat” so ran it through the new texture boutique machine using the new Large Polka Dot TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This machine is a great tool for those who just want to use the embossing folders.  It’s cheaper, versatile and portable.

Tags are big right now and it’s super easy to make them using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I rounded the corners of the tag with the envelope maker (a definite must!)  Two strips from the paper pack were adhered to the tag and then a piece of Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was used for the top.  I tied it on with a little piece of linen thread.

STARTING JULY 1ST….customers can FINALLY order the Blendibilities Markers!!!!  I just love, love, love them!!! If you know or have used copic markers before then you will love these.  They are alcohol in markers that come in several color assortments.  They come in packs of 3 shades (light, medium and dark) and you use them with the Memento Ink Pad.  I like the fact that you can stamp and color on whisper white card stock.  Here is a close up of the flower using the coastal cabana blendibilities….

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I have been looking at videos made by other demonstrators showing their take on the coloring/shading process.  The best one by far is by Mary Fish.  She gives 7 simple tips  on how to use the markers.  Practice makes perfect and I will continue practicing but I really like the outcome.  Enjoy!!!

Welcome New Caddy!!

New Catalog CardsIt’s hard to believe it has almost been a month since my last post.  Where has the time gone?  Having two teens in the house can be hectic…..one just driving and the other playing travel baseball every weekend. I finally had time to hold a class this past week and was able to show off some of the new products I ordered from the new catalog. I have loved seeing cards made with the Work of Art stamp set. The brushstrokes are wonderful and it is really easy to make cards with it.


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The layout of this card is different from the usual standard card. I cut a piece of 81/2 x 11 card stock in Sahara sand  and cut it to 41/2 x 11.  I folded the card stock in half and then folded one side of the card in half to give the flap fold.  My new favorite in color is blackberry bliss and I really wanted to highlight the color. I used a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of DSP from the moonlight paper pack.  The deco label framelits are a great addition to add the sentiment.  I stamped one of the brushstrokes from the set in hello honey (another new in color fave of mine) on the white label piece twice before I stamped the sentiment in blackberry bliss.

I would like to welcome two new demonstrators to my team….Kathie Viall and Jean McCurry. They have been customers of mine for some time and have been awesome paper crafters from the start.  They fell in love with Stampin’ Up! and wanted to be part of the family.   Welcome ladies!

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Mojo Monday Sketch and Sneak Peek

I have been scarce lately…..life gets in the way but I’m definitely getting my “mojo” back. I was able to order some of the new products from the upcoming catalog and had some time to play. I saw this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and wanted to play along.

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The new Work of Art stamp set has been very popular among other demonstrators and I decided to try my luck at this stamp set.  This set is perfect for the beginner stamper…very forgiving. You cannot mess up with this set!   The brushstroke images are genius and I love the sayings.

I am loving the new in colors SU! has designed for the next 2 years…..mossy meadow, tangelo twist, hello honey, blackberry bliss and lost lagoon. I can definitely see myself wrapped in these colors on a deserted island. The designer paper is called Moonlight.  It comes in 12×12 and paper pack.

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The hearts were punched out from the new heart punch that comes in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

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Don’t forget to make an insert for the inside do the card. You can glue it down or leave it loose so the recipient can use the card again to send to someone else….share it forward!!! Enjoy!
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My Paper Pumpkin – Framed Love

April My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ UP! keeps getting more exciting every time I open my mailbox!!  When My Paper Pumpkin started a year a go, I was a little skeptical.  I love the idea of getting a craft in the mail for me to create….the cards are easy, great instructions and lots of extras….BUT….I thought the cards were a little boring.  A lot of the demonstrators had the same feeling and SU! went back and revamped the whole concept and now I’m SOLD!!!  February and March’s kits were ADORABLE and I had heard just wait for April’s…well here it is.   I couldn’t wait to open the orange box and get my hands on the “Framed Love”.  The picture above shows you everything that comes in the kit and the end product.  I really wanted to add some of the flowers I had made a while ago and this is what I came up with…

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I was so pleased the way the frame came out.  I followed the directions that came with the kit and then added the paper flowers made with the die.  Here is a closeup of the flowers ….Didn’t they turn out awesome?   You can see the tags in the above picture that can be created with the photopolymer stamps.  I did add the background stamps (the flowers).   The tags can be given as a gift or you can include them with the frame.  You can wrap it all up with the box and ribbon to make it the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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If you would like to join me in my excitement every month go and check out My Paper Pumpkin and get set up.  You can sign up for every month or 3 or 6 months.  You can cancel anytime without any penalty.  It’s so worth it~

 

On Monday, April 28th, demonstrators across the country were able to see the unveiling of the new catalog…..Inspire, Create, Share 2014.   Many demonstrators went to movie theaters to get the new catalog and share in a LIVE unveiling that was held in Long Beach, CA.  From what I have heard and seen….it’s the best one yet!!!!

Tomorrow we get to pre-order out of the new catalog and I can’t wait to get my hands on some new rubber!!!!  Don’t forget to check out the retired list to see what is still available.  Everything is going fast!

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorry….

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As we are getting ready for the unveiling of the new catalog, we have to get rid of some products.  With the announcement of the retired list today, you will definitely want to go check it out.  There also FREE shipping this week only!!!!!  Check out the retired list HERE and place an order to get your FREE shipping today!!!!!  Don’t Delay….once their gone, their gone!!!!!

 

Happy Easter!

 

Easter favors for the table for Easter dinner

Easter favors for the table for Easter dinner

Happy Easter everyone!!! We a joyous day despite the weather….morning service outside, Easter basket and egg hunt and a little bocci ball.
Everytime I am with my family, I always like to make a little favor for the table. I have been seeing a lot of these cute boxes made with the tag topper punch and I wanted to make some myself.IMG_3041I had made these a few weeks ago for Teacher Appreciation week at my son’s school and they were a big success. For Easter I only had to make 17 instead of 117. I just love the Sweet Sorbet DSP that was a free gift during Sale-A-Bration. The colors in the paper just screamed “spring”. I will definitely be making more of these boxes in the future…

I have some really exciting news……
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Starting TOMORROW….Monday, April 21st….Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all items until Friday, April 25th!!! This is the first time that the company has offered free shipping on all products…not just paper, not just stamps…but EVERYTHING!!! You definitely do not want to miss out on this great deal….

ALSO….the retired list is coming out tomorrow!!!! You will want to stock up on products that are being discontinued/retiring…once they are gone, they are gone!!! Go to the Stampin’ UP! website to see the retired list and start ordering!!!!

DON’T FORGET!!!!!

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