Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

The Holiday catalog is soon going live! This is such an exciting time for us. As a demonstrator, we get to see and order items from each launch of a new catalog, and sometimes we just can't conceal our excitement. This is one of those days.  Today I'm showing you a new stamp set called Winter Woods. I just love anything that has to do with nature and God's creations, so this set is perfect for me. Here's two sneak peeks for you:

I embossed this grove of trees in gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the stamp set and punch from the Christmas Traditions punch box (also new in the Holiday catalog). This sentiment and punch are just as cute as can be and adds a perfect  touch, don't you think? Stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink to match the card base. I made the "snow" using a torn piece of paper and a sponge dauber in our new Gray Granite ink. 
Keeping with the same theme, I stamped this magnificent Christmas tree three times, and embossed with our copper powder. The copper really makes the trees pop off the card. Again using the Christmas Traditions stamp set and punch, I used Shaded Spruce ink to match the card base.

With so many choices, there's sure to be some great things in our Holiday catalog for you. If you do not have a demonstrator, I'd love to send you a catalog. Contact me today.  And feel free to leave me a comment; I love to read them. 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Gift-able Greetings !

Hello and welcome! I hope you're having a great day.  Would you believe, even though it's in the triple digits here in Arizona, I'm starting to think "holiday catalog"? a demonstrator, I get to preview and pre-order beautiful new products that will be in our holiday catalog. The catalog goes live for everyone else Sept 5th, but this is such an exciting time for demonstrators! We get so giddy; we just can't wait to see it.  It reminds me of my childhood, when the BIG SEARS BOOK would show up at our house. My brother and I sat for hours, as we searched for our favorite toys and clothes.  Then, quickly made a "list" of everything we wanted Santa to bring us.  It's no different now. 

To get ready for the holiday season, my stamp camp in August is themed "Gift-able Greetings" and we are going to decorate an adorable copper tin (page 192 in the annual catalog), and make a matching card.  We're also going to make a small gift bag, that is perfect for a gift card, and a matching card for that as well.  Here's our projects:

 Using the Time for Tea stamp set and the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series paper, this set is a perfect gift. I adhered the paper on the copper tin using our Tombow All Purpose Glue. I made a small card using our Whisper White card stock, cut to 3 x 6, then folded in half.  I cut a 3 x 3 piece of the Tea Room paper that matches the tin, and adhered it to the front. 
I cased (Copy And Share Everything) this little gift bag from my fellow demonstrator, Ruth Norton of Albuquerque, NM.  She did a video on Facebook and it was so easy, I had to try it. I used our Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes for the
 matching card.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, please contact me today and I'll be sure to get you on my mailing list for an annual AND a Holiday catalog. And, if you would like to order any of the items you see here, please click on my online store link right here on my blog.  

August is BONUS days too! Check out my online store for more information (starting August 1st)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super day!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

July Specials !

July is the half way mark of the regular calendar year, but it's the LAST quarter of the Stampin' Up! year. We love to end our Stampin' year on an exciting note, and we have several great promotions that start July 1st and run through July 31st, 2018.


During July, you can get a FREE package of designer series paper, when you buy 3.  Yes, it's the "Buy 3, get 1 FREE" sale! This sale has always been a HUGE hit and this year is no exception. There are several designs available for this promotion. I've listed them below for your convenience.  To see the papers and order, click on my "online store" link, located on the right side panel of my blog. Just type in the catalog number and click search, so you can view the designs.

146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00


Really?  Yes!  We just had a complete Color Revamp and have retired some colors, but have added several new ones.  How do you get free ink pads?  That's easy!  Join my team and choose any set of colors you want:  Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Colors in either the 2016-18 colors, or the In Colors in the 2018-20 colors.  This is a $$ value!  (The basics of Black, White and Vanilla are not included).

Let's talk about what "joining my team" means for you. You become part of a world of stampers, all across the U.S. and other parts of the world, who instantly become a family. You get to enjoy a 20% discount on all products you order. You get to see all the new catalogs before anyone else, AND you get to order one month sooner than anyone else.  You get invited to On Stage several times a year, to bond with people you may not have met in person. You do not have to hold workshops (unless you want to). I started as a hobby demonstrator just for the discount, and today I'm designing my own projects and hold monthly workshops. But you don't have to. Just having the discount is really cool!  And finally, I am here to be your creative coach and I'll help you every step of the way. Not sure?  Just contact me today and we can chat about it.  You're under no obligation to stay, but it's sure worth it to sign up and give it a go! With an additional $ 67.50 in free ink pads, why not try it? Check out all the details below:

  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors. ($67.50 value)
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • New demonstrators who submit their IDA before July 1 or after July 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.
If you have ever thought of joining Stampin' Up! - July will be a great time to do so.   
The Stampin' Up! starter kit is only $99:
  • Choose $125 in merchandise. 
  • PLUS an ink pad family (worth $67.50) - during July
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Animal Outing Suite

Hello and welcome! I feel I must apologize for not posting since May. I  have, many times, tried to be better at posting on a more regular basis. It seems I start to get better, then something happens in my non-stamping life, that takes me to other ends of a road.  That happened in May.  Needless to say, everything turned out fine, but it was a very expensive month.  Pool pump, central air, car and for our small business, a new copy machine.  Now that is over and done with, it's past time to get back to my favorite creative outlet.  Stamping!

My July workshop is themed "It's a Jungle Out There!"  And just look at these adorable cuties! All cards were made with the Animal Expedition Suite (page 27 in the annual catalog).  The stamp set, designer series paper and dies all coordinate so beautifully, that you can't go wrong.  I chose card stock that matched the designer series paper and markers that coordinated for coloring as well. One of the things I really like about our papers is the fact that all colors in the paper, are printed on the wrapper, so it's very easy to make sure everything coordinates. No need to stress over "what goes with this". Here's my cards:

 I colored the kangaroo with Stampin' Write markers in Sahara Sand and Crushed Curry. The little koala in mama's pouch was colored with Sahara Sand.
 The giraffes were colored with markers in Crushed Curry and Early Espresso. A little snip using our leaf punch makes them look like they're way up in the trees.
And to show that you really don't have to color anything, the designer series paper has images that you can just cut out with the dies. That's what I did for Mr. Hippo and friend. See how versatile this suite is?

What do you think?  I welcome your comments and suggestions. If you would like to order this suite, or any other item, please click on my online store.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for information on some wonderful promotions starting July 1st.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Stamp 'n Hop Blog Hop New Catalog Pre Order

Hello and welcome! This month we are all excited about our brand new annual catalog. Our theme is "anything from our pre-order".  A brand new, beautiful suite of products called Share What You Love is what I've chosen.  Here are 4 cards I made using this gorgeous suite of products.

Although our new catalog goes live June 1st, this suite of products is available NOW for everyone. There are 3 bundles you can choose; "Just Getting Started", "A Little More, Please" and the "Gotta Have It All" bundles.

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year. Can you believe it? 30 years of making beautiful stamps, papers and accessories for all of us to enjoy. Pearls are the traditional 30 year anniversary gift, and this paper has some gorgeous pearl like finishes that will delight everyone. You can see the beauty of this in the photos. The papers here are gorgeous and the pearlized doilies are just a perfect add on to this beautiful paper.  There's also a sneak peek of some of the new color card stock as well. It was a lot of fun to create the same layout on each card, but just changing up the colors and papers.

If you are local and do not have a demonstrator, contact me today to get your very own copy of our new Annual catalog.  Be sure to stop by all the other blogs, to see what they've created too! Enjoy your day!

Bobbi Miller   You Are Here

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stamp 'N Hop Blog Part 2

Hello and welcome to our Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop, Part 2 ! We are still featuring more of our favorites from the Occasions catalog. Honestly, we could go on and on with Occasions favorites; there's just so much packed into this catalog, it's very hard to choose just a few. Today, I'm going to show you several cards I made with the new Waterfront stamp set.  (# 146386)

When I first got this set in my hands, I could not put it down. There are so many ideas floating around in my head. The set has several images that are designed to give a water color result without actually doing that technique.  With a little imagination, one stamp becomes something completely different. Here are my cards.

 I live in Arizona and I chose the designer paper and colors in it, to reflect how our mountains look when the sun is setting. I used Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (# 145580) as my background, and Rich Razzleberry card stock (# 115316) as a base. A piece of Copper Foil (# 142020) was used for the layer around the focal image. Inks used are Rich Razzleberry
 (# 126950), Crumb Cake (# 126975) Pool Party (# 126982) Chocolate Chip (# 126979) and Wild Wasabi (# 126959).
 This card reminds me of how our desert looks when the spring season begins. Fields of wildflowers, with a few watering areas and small lakes. Card stock is Soft Suede (# 115318) and Early Espresso (# 119686). Inks used are So Saffron (# 126957) Marina Mist stamped off once and twice  (# 126962) Soft Suede
 (# 126978) Daffodil Delight (# 126944) Peekaboo Peach (# 141398) and Soft Sky (# 131181). The "flowers" were made using the dotted image in the set, and I used random colors in reds, yellows, blues and greens.
 This card is a much brighter version and my idea was to show off our northern Arizona areas, where we have gorgeous mountain views, pine trees and the most glorious sunsets and sunrises. They take your breath away. The main mountain image you see here is actually a water image, but I turned it upside down to make a mountain. I stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink (# 140932) and used it full strength for the middle mountain, and stamped off once for the side mountains. This gives more depth to the viewer. Other inks used are: Cajun Craze (# 126965) Wild Wasabi (# 126959) Crushed Curry (# 131173) Daffodil Delight (# 126944) Peekaboo Peach (# 141398) Pumpkin Pie (# 126945) Tranquil Tide 
(# 144085) Sweet Sugarplum (# 141395). Card stock used is Wild Wasabi (# 108641) and Basic Black (# 121045)
 I grew up in Chicago and moved to Arizona 15 years ago. My inspiration came from Kim Jolley, another demonstrator, and this is my take on our Chicago skyline, near Olive Park.  I did this on watercolor paper (# 122959) and used Basic Black Archival Ink 
(# 14931) Smoky Slate (# 131179) Soft Sky (# 131181) Rich Razzleberry (# 126950) and Pool Party (# 126962) To give more dimension to the waterfront I added a touch of Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker and just drew a heavier line to bring out the edge of the water to the city skyline.  A white gel pen makes the windows on the buildings. Card stock used us Marina Mist
(# 119682) and Basic Black (# 121045)
I have always wanted to see Alaska, and the beautiful Northern Lights. So, I decided to finally try my hand at making a card I could dream about. The card stock used is Lemon Lime Twist 
(# 144245) and Night of Navy (# 100867). Stamped on Shimmery White card stock (# 101910) I used ink colors of Lemon Lime Twist (# 144086) Night of Navy (# 126970) Rich Razzleberry 
(# 126950) and Basic Gray Archival Ink (# 140932)  To get this effect, I sponged everything with our Stamping Sponges 
(# 141337). These are essential tools in my craft room, because I love to sponge! You get 3 large sponges in a package, and I cut each one into quarters. These make the perfect size to work with.  The little stars in the sky were put there, using a white gel pen, but you could also use our White Stampin' Chalk Marker (# 132133)

So there you have it. This stamp set is a must have. Even if you've never stamped before, this set makes it easy. The images are perfect the way they're intended, but even more wonderful, when your imagination begins to soar!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please visit the rest of our hop blogs, to see what wonderful things they've created too. Enjoy your day! 

Idonna Miller

Ilka Teschke

Tracey Gouraud –

Kayla Adams -

Joanne Hodge –

Sandra Roberts –

Melissa Tennison –

Mo Rootes –

Britney Vanderlaan –

Tracie Evans Langley –

 Melissa Kerman –

Georgia Gaydos

Shannon Cole –

Lisa Kmiec –

Amy Grendel –

Jenn Charles –

Laura Mackie –

Eva Potts

Rachel Traudt –

Laurie Meier –

Susan Simpson –

Kimberly Smith -

Tracy Lewis –

Karen Pearmain –

Christina Walker –

Bobbi Miller –

Danielle Kassing –

Kirsten Aitchison –

Sharleen Luciano –

Rebecca Fellows -

Arden Dougan -

Linda Handford -

Sharon Maranich –

Mikaela Titheridge -

Andre Gordon –

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop

Hi ! Welcome to the Stamp 'n Hop blog hop! My name is Bobbi and I'm stamping with you from sunny Arizona (US). This is my very first blog hop and this month, we are featuring some of our favorite items from the Occasions catalog (available until May 31, 2018).    I hope you enjoy my card, but be sure to follow along to all the other blogs, to see what they've created too! 

One of my favorites is the Petal Passion Suite.  Black and white anything is so classy, in my opinion, and this set of papers, stamps and thinlits is certainly no exception.  I've paired this color combo with Berry Burst, a nice, bright pink from our 2017-2019 In Colors.  And that bird?  How cute is he? I stamped everything using Archival Black ink, then sponged the bird with daubers, in Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze inks.  The flowers were sponged with Berry Burst and Old Olive. The sentiment is a nice focal point, using the Pretty Label punch in the Annual catalog.  I also punched one out in Berry Burst, then cut it in half, and adhered it to the back of the white piece, so that it peeks out from behind. This gives a nice frame around the sentiment.

Products Used:

  • Petal Palette Stamp Set (Clear Mount # 145788) (Bundle this with the Thinlits and save 10% - # 145974)
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (# 145589)
  • Petals & More Thinlits (# 145655) (See Bundle information above, and save 10%)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (# 100730)
  • Basic Black Card Stock (# 121045)
  • Berry Burst Card Stock (# 144243)
  • Basic Black Archival Ink (# 140931)
  • Crumb Cake Ink (# 126975)
  • Cajun Craze Ink (# 126965)
  • Old Olive Ink (# 126953)
  • Berry Burst Ink (# 144083)
  • In Color 2017-2019 Stampin' Write Markers (# 144033) (Berry Burst used for the flower in the sentiment)
  • Pretty Label Punch (# 143715)
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (# 143263)
Card Front:
  • Whisper White Card Base (A2)
  • Petal Passion DSP cut at 5-1/2 x 2-1/4
  • Berry Burst strip cut at 5-1/2 x 1/2 inch
All items are available at my online store (link on my side bar).

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

The Holiday catalog is soon going live! This is such an exciting time for us. As a demonstrator, we get to see and order items from each la...