A Fun Watercolor Technique

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Hi friends, how are you today?

Here is a tag I created for our February Stamp of the Month Club members, using the Blooms and Wishes stamp set, watercolor paper and an aqua painter.

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I just love this easy watercolor technique. Simply stamp your image and while the ink is still wet, use your aqua painter to pull the color out. After it has dried completely, you can add the flower centers and a sentiment. Another tip is to let each color dry completely before stamping the next color, otherwise the two colors will run together.

Have you had a chance to try this technique? Leave us a comment and let us know how you liked it. It’s so much fun to hear form you- you’re the reason I love to share!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

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Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you spend, you can earn a free product!

Starter Kit

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!, now is the perfect time! For just $99, you will receive a business starter kit, $125 worth of the products or your choice, and two free stamp sets of your choice!

Hostess Code: MAV3XBWT

Shop for amazing Stampin’ Up ! products online at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net, use the above hostess code, and receive a free gift from  thankful me to wonderful you!

Clearance Rack

Don’t miss the clearance rack for up to 60% off fabulous Stampin’ Up! products!

March Stamp of the Month Club

Dont’ miss out on the March Stamp of the month Club- there are only a few more days to get in on it! Click here to find out more and then email me at stampin365@gmail.com today to sign up!

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A Hostess Gift

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Hello friends!

One of my favorite parts of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is creating handmade gifts to show my appreciation. Here is what I created and sent out to our January Hostess Code shoppers.

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This little gift includes DSP, envelopes, thick baker’s twine and some retired buttons, and I had so much fun putting it together.

Would you like to receive your own little gift from thankful me to amazing you?

It’s easy! Simply shop online in my store at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net and enter the Hostess code: MAV3XBWT. Your order will come straight to your door and soon, a little something from me will arrive, as well, just to say thanks!

Don’t forget: for every $50 you spend during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn one free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! Hooray for free Stampin’ Up! products!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Don’t miss out on the March Stamp of the Month Club! Members will receive the Lift Me up stamp set and everything they need to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95. Click here to find out more and then email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today!

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March Stamp of the Month Club: Lift Me Up

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Hi friends! How are you today?

Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95, (or $14.95 for just the card supplies.) Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions and a color photocopy of the cards. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

Our March Club features the versatile Lift Me Up stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

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The Lift Me Up stamp set has 16 lovely stamps and includes two adorable hot air balloons and six sentiments. If you find yourself needing more sentiments, this set is perfect for you. With words of encouragement, love, congrats, thanks and birthday greetings, this stamp set will be the perfect addition to your collection!

Click on the image below to see this adorable set:

 
Would you like to find out more about how you can become part of the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here and if you’re ready to join, email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today!

Don’t miss out on your chance to make these fun cards for your stash!

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Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi friends!

Just a quick post today to say Happy Valentine’s Day and share a super easy card with you. This layout could easily be used for a wedding or anniversary card, just change the colors. (I was picturing silver and white.) Even a baby card would be cute- just add the word baby to the love and use pink or blue. Cute!

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My son is back home after another hospital stay and we are so happy to have him back. I spent my days with him at the hospital, so being home is like a breathe of fresh air.

I’m busy getting the Stamp of the Month Club boxes ready to mail out and creating the cards for March’s club- so be sure to come back soon!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

Easy, Last Minute Valentine Boxes

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Hi, friends! How are you today?

Do you need an easy, last minute Valentine Day gift? If the answer is yes, these sweet little boxes, created with the envelope punch board, are just for you!

My good friend and fellow demonstrator, Jessica Walker, taught me how to make these last year, and I’ve been making them ever since.

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Created with a six by six piece of paper and perfect for holding a few piece of chocolate, these little boxes are ready in no time!

For step by step directions on how to make them, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today- I love sharing ideas with you. Have you been inspired to create something you’ve seen here at Stampin’ 365? Leave me a comment- I would LOVE to hear form you!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

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A CASE Project Using Sealed With Love

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Hi friends, how are you today?

Usually, I only put my own original projects on my blog, but when I saw this card by Satomi Wellard, using the Sealed With Love bundle, I just had to make it and share it with you!

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CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything, and I just love the way fellow demonstrators share their creativity. Be sure to go check out Satomi’s blog for lots more inspiration!

I had not seen the idea of turning the hearts so the other side of the paper shows, and I think it is brilliant- thank you Satomi! You can see her original post here.

So, would you like to know the trick she thought of to turn the hearts?

Start with your die cut, like this:

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Next, pinch the hearts up, creasing them well from both the front and the back.

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Once you have pinched them up, you can gently turn them. They do rip, so be careful! (This video is too dark and you can hear my little guy asking about the jingle bells he found in my craft room, but I just had to show you how it works!)

 

So clever of her, right?!?

If you are interested in joining this creative group of demonstrators who love what they do and share what they love, contact me today- I WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Stamp of the Month Club boxes will mail out on the 15th- a huge thank you to all of our club members!

 

 

 

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Watercolor Pencils- Almost Gone!

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Hello friends! How are you today?

The Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog has been incredibly popular and one of the hottest new items is almost gone: watercolor pencils. If you have not had a chance to try these, they are a must have!

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For this card, I used the free Sale-A-Bration paper called Inside the Lines and my aqua painter to blend the watercolor pencils. I fussy cut a few flowers for texture and added a bit of shimmer to the wings with Wink of Stella.

Would you like some great tips on how to use watercolor pencils? Watch this video with Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!

 

These watercolor pencils are going fast, so be sure to pick yours up before they are gone!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

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Paper Pumpkin Fun

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Hi friends and happy Monday!

Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin?

Paper pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! Perfect for both beginners and experienced paper crafters, each month the kit arrives in your mailbox with everything you need to create amazing paper crafting projects.

What’s more, the kit comes with a professional Youtube video to help you with assembly.

And now, during Sale-A-Bration, you can try a three month subscription for just $55 and earn a free Sale-A-Bration item, as well!

 

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What a great deal! Paper Pumpkin has come to my rescue so many times with fun cards and projects that I can make and share to show how much I care.

Here is the November Paper Pumpkin video:

Fun, right?!?

With my son in the hospital, I did not have time to make and use all of the cards for Christmas, so I created alternative projects that could be used after Christmas was over. The gift tag was for a house warming gift for my good friend and team mate, Emmy Erwin.

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I also created thank you cards. It’s still winter here in the Pacific Northwest, and we have had more than our normal amount of ice and snow, so these cute little wintery thank you notes are just perfect!

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So much cuteness in one box!

Would you like to learn more about Paper Pumpkin? Click here.

How about the fabulous free Sale-A-Bration items you can earn with you pre-paid three month subscription? Click here!

I have more fun stuff to share with you, so be sure to come back soon. Better yet, sign up to follow and you’ll never miss a thing!

Until next time,

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

February Stamp of the Month Club~ Blooms and Wishes

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Hello friends! How are you today?

The stamp of the Month Club is finally back! A huge thank you to all of our club members for being so understanding and gracious as I took time to care for my son these past couple months. Your support, thoughts, and prayers have truly meant so much and helped to get me through some very dark days. Now our days are full of hope and he continues to recover, which means…

I have time and energy to make stuff- yay! February’s club features the beautiful Blooms and Wishes stamp set:

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Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95. Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions and a color photocopy of the cards. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

 

The beautiful watercolor florals look great in the colors below, or club members can use the colors of their choice. After stamping the images on watercolor paper, I used my aqua painter to pull the color out. This fun watercolor technique is completely optional. The images look gorgeous with or without this technique.

 
 
Would you like more information about the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here.

In the club and already have the set? No problem! Simply email me with the substitution of your choice. (Up to $26) by February 1st.

Need to order ink or other supplies? You can shop online at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net or email me if you prefer. When ordering online, please use this month’s hostess code: Z9P6FK7A and you will receive a handmade card and thank you gift from me! (Orders of $150 or more qualify for hostess rewards and should NOT use the hostess code.)

Ready to join in on the fun and start building your stamp collection and handmade card stash? We would love to have you in the club! Email me at stampin365@gmail.com by the 1st of February to join!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

New Club Dates:

Paypal invoices sent out: the first of the month

Paypal invoice payment due: the fifth of the month

Club boxes sent out: the 15th of the month

Cool Treats Bundle

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Hi friends! How are you today?

Here is another card I created using the Cool Treats Bundle by Stampin’ Up! Have I mentioned how much fun these ice cream dies are? Just look at the details on this adorable sundae!

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The sentiments are wonderful and will add nicely to your stamp collection. Plus, with a bundle, you save 15%! How sweet is that?!?

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So happy you stopped by.

My son is headed home from the hospital today and the doctor feels this is NOT early onset dementia, but still the effects of having his baclofen pumped removed. She told us today she believes it will be very slow, but that he WILL recover- such hope in that! Thank you so much for your support and prayers.

Be sure to come back soon because I have a whole pile of projects ready to share with you- finally!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net and use the January hostess code: Z9P6FK7A to receive a handmade card and thank you gift from me! (Orders of $150 or more qualify for hostess rewards and should NOT use the hostess code.)

Need catalogs and plan to order through me?

Email me at stampin365@gmail.com for your complimentary copies!
 

 

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