Jul 242014
 

More What To Do With Your Scraps. Quick and Easy!

Your Stamping TeacherYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Have fun and play with the layout.  I used the landscape layout on this card.
  • The sentiment is from Four You!  The perfect set to use for just about any occasion!
  • Have you played with the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack?  I just love the color coordination with this group of papers.
  • What’s not to love about our circle punches.

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Jul 212014
 

Say It Your Way

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label.  You can even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):

  • Address stamp
  • Created by
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

Item # 132852 Circle Monogram Personalized Stamp $23.95

Coordinates with the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.

Order your Personalized Circle Monogram Stamp

This is mine, however, you can personalized it anyway you want.

The best part?!  The stamped images are clean with our photopolymer stamps.  I love them!

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Jul 172014
 

What To Do With Those Scraps!

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Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Coordinate different circles using the same Designer Series Paper.
  • That’s the best part of Stampin” Up’s! Designer Series Paper (DSP), they made it easy to matchy match.
  • I found the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin.
  • Yes folks!  The layout comes directly from Papercrafts Magazine.

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If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

What’s all the fuss about My Paper Pumpkin?!  I’ve added some wonderful NEW stamps to my collection.   They can be used on just about any project you are creating.  Everything comes cut, scored or die cut.  Simple as that!
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Jul 162014
 

Blended Blooms-Artsy Fartsy Style!

www.yourstampingteacher.comYour Stamping Teacher Tips:

    • Offset your main focal point to the side.
    • When inking up your stamp in Basic Black, be sure that you have full coverage of ink on your stamp.
    • I used Gold Encore ink with our Gold Embossing powder.  It really makes the image POP!
    • Thank you to Papercrafts Magazine for the inspiration. Think “lined image” for the stamp.

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Jul 112014
 

Stampin' Up! Clearance RackStampin’ Up! updated the Clearance Rack and added many items, some up to 80% off!   Remember, Clearance Rack is only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Be sure to add some beautiful Designer Series Paper to your shopping cart!

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Jul 102014
 

Stampin’ Up’s! Work Of Art!

Work Of ArtThis set is both dramatic and flowing!  Think artistic or abstract!  Sunflowers happen to be a personal favorite and of course, beekeeping, so it was easy with internet inspiration!

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • Let your imagination run wild.  There is no right or wrong way to use this set!
  • Change up the colors to go from naturalistic and subtle to bold and vibrant!
  • Use your Color Coach to fit together colors that are harmonius!

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Jul 092014
 

Need to make a card QUICKLY?! The Artisan Label Punch bundled with Label Love Stamp Set is perfect when paired with strips of Designer Series Paper.

Label LoveGuess what?!  The Artisan Label punch is on this week’s WEEKLY DEALS SPECIALS! 

 

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Jul 082014
 

Stampin’ Up! has produced some wonderful how-to videos on using the NEW Blendabilities.

 

Available Products starting July 1:

Remaining 6 colors Available August 1

  • Night of Navy  (Item 131001 – $11.95 )
  • Wisteria Wonder (Item 131002 – $11.95 )
  • Calypso Coral   (Item 130996 – $11.95 )
  • Melon Mambo   (Item 130994 – $11.95 )
  • Crumb Cake  (Item 131004 – $11.95 )
  • Smokey Slate  (Item 131005 – $11.95 )

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Jun 262014
 

Simple Technique Using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Thank YouPull out that Brayer and try a simple technique to add a little WOW to your cards!

Tips:

  • Ink up your brayer with Hello Honey and ink only part of the raised portion of the embossing folder.
  • Gently position your cardstock and pressed the inked folder onto your cardstock.
  • Be careful not to move the embossing folder to create a stamped impression.

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Jun 252014
 

Gold Vellum and Gold Foil Sheets along with NEW! Weekly Deals

Bitty Banners

The season is upon us, graduations, weddings, etc… The best part, this card can be used for just about any occasion.  Itty Bitty Banners is THAT versatile!

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Jun 242014
 

I am totally loving the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack!

Hop on over to my FACEBOOK page and check out additional samples made with this wonderful paper pack.

The BEST part is that you can change the look and feel of the card by adding different elements and paper designs.

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NOW!  All Stampin’ Up! Bundles in ONE place!

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Jun 182014
 

Weekly Deals and More….
Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Introducing Project Life

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Project Life Memory Keeping is the perfect solution for folks that love to scrapbook but are time strapped and it won’t rip your budget apart. Becky Higgins and Stampin’ Up! partnered to make it easier than ever so that your scrapbooking can look it’s very best!  From coordinating products to simple yet effective visual results, the only thing better is, everything slips into pockets. No glue or embellishments required.

Join for $50

Join and Save

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50!

This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting and get that discount!

Come and be a part of my team!  No obligation necessary!

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PrepaidThe best part….

As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase past kits and let me tell you, there are some wonderful kits that are available!

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Jun 122014
 

Good morning all!

Take a quick peek at my retired stash of Stampin’ Up! product!

All are categorized by wood mount, clear mount, both used and new.  Accessories even have their own page.

I also have many Big Shot items that are not listed.  If you are looking for a particular item, ASK ME. I may have it and have not included it on the website. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at christine@yourstampingteacher.com

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Jun 022014
 

The NEW 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is ready with LOTS of ideas for your card and scrapbook projects. There is so much inspiration and project ideas in this catalog that I can hardly stand it.  Be sure to get your copy today!

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Browse through the catalog.  (.pdf)

Stampin’ Supplies for Projects

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May 292014
 

Amazing offer from Stampin’ Up!

For the next month, there are two (2) ways to  join Stampin’ Up!

You can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value),

or

for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.)

Either way, this is a great deal!  (Actually, a no brainer)

Check out the details here

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But, here is what you really came for….

I have to be honest with you, when I first saw this set, it didn’t really grab my attention. But it soon grew on me as I was determined to find many different uses for it.

Do you find that this happens to you?  You purchase a stamp set and it just sits and perhaps collects dust?!

Many times, I like to use ALL elements in the set if I can.  But that is not always possible if you like a clean and simple design.

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Here I used the plain circle from Geometrical and stamped Smokey Slate with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the background.

My 2 3/8″ circle punch came in handy to punch out a piece of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  Think about it.  Change up the Designer Series Paper and coordinate the colors.  Keep the layout and you have a different look and feel to the card.  Let’s try it!  I will definitely keep you posted.

Have you been to my Facebook page?  I posted a sample changing up the color cardstock using the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set.

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May 192014
 

If you noticed recently, I decided to cut back on the amount of blogging and social media posting  I do during the week.  I wanted to see what life would be like if I reduced the amount that I was posting.  This happened as a result of some very long conversations I had with myself.

I said, “Self, would my life be gentler?”  Surprisingly,  the answer did not come so easily.  I love to post samples on my blog and talk about the way they were created and the products that were used.  But frankly, so do many other folks.  I know your time is valuable and I am pretty sure you do not spend all day catching up on all the different blogs out there,  so it would make sense that my stats and page views would be low.

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I’ve thought long and hard about  this.   Anyone who blogs knows that it can be rough!  But this is different.  This was more than just discouragement about page views and stats.

I was starting to think that maybe blogging and keeping up with my business Facebook page was like the proverbial hamster cage.   It has been about a year and a half since I started Your Stamping Teacher with the WordPress platform.   I thought things would definitely be easier.  Afterall, I had been blogging on my Blogger platform for nearly six years.

I kept thinking that if I could just function like a “well-oiled machine”, I would focus mostly on my creative passion, cardmaking.  Unfortunately, I am not a full time demonstrator who works her business during normal working hours,  has an assistant to do the day to day chores of blogging, making videos, editing videos, creating e-books, creating online classes,  stamping samples, bookkeeping, keeping up with social media (facebook, twitter, instagram), blah, blah, blah, you get the idea!   It began to  taking up more and more and more time. 

Actually,  it isn’t really funny at all.  It became stressful.  The more I got into blogging and the more I tried to “grow” my blog and facebook page, and my twitter page,  the more the blogging-related tasks just grew and grew.

For me (and I am pretty sure I am not alone in this) the tasks involved in growing a blog started to take over my life. I found that growing a blog involves SO MUCH MORE than just writing.   I have become an insomniac thinking about the social media part of it.

So what is life like without blogging everyday?  I can honestly say that my stats are the same.  I don’t know why that is?!  My Facebook page has taken a bit of a hit, because and to be honest, I am enjoying my life and not feeling the need to post every hour or so about mundane things.

Can you tell that I am relaxed?!  Could it be that warmer weather is here?  Could it also be that I love to be outdoors working in my garden or tending to my honeybees?!  Probably!  I love to cook, especially for my husband.  Growing up in a family where food was important gives me great pleasure.   I am back to exercising more because I don’t want that time to slip away from me.

For the future, I will be adding classes to my summer schedule, enjoying my club nights with my local stampers, making samples from my recent Stampin’ Up! order, tending to my ever growing garden, maybe even getting chickens, going on vacation to the Jersey Shore and definitely flying out to see my kids in Oregon AND most of all, enjoying a glass of wine or two with my husband on our patio listening to all that nature provides us in our backyard.

Funny, the tagline of this post is Why I don’t Blog Everyday, but I hadn’t been doing much savoring because I was too busy blogging.  I’m so grateful that I realized what was happening because the last thing I want is to let this season of life pass me by while I’m too busy and stressed to notice.

What does this mean for this blog?

Originally I started this blog as a way to share my creative samples and let you know of all the great things in the Stampin’ Up! world, but I also realized that it is not possible to keep a full time job AND do this one AND have my Bee Girl Soap business.

In the coming months when I am off from the school year, I hope to be taking my website in a slightly different direction.  I will keep in touch with my newsletters and to those of you who read my blog, I appreciate each and every one of you.   I value your comments  and I love getting to know you in this virtual world of blogging.  That is why it was important for me to share with you why you haven’t seen much of me lately.  I am still going to blog when I feel inspired and excited to share, but the rest of the time I will be hanging out and enjoying life at home so that it doesn’t slip away.

Please let me know how you feel about this.  Don’t worry!  I am not leaving the stamping world because, you know, I just can’t stay away.

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Christine

 

 

 

May 152014
 

Monthly Crafting Kit

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!
Monthly Kits, like a class in a box! 
Who wouldn’t love a fun surprise from Stampin’ Up! on their doorstep every month?

Paper Pumpkin I love getting my Paper Pumpkin every month. It’s always something different, but I love that there is nothing I have to do but open the box and get to crafting!

No pulling out paper or supplies, no finding the scissors or SNAIL!  Everything I need is right there in the box!! Perfectly coordinated, pre-cut, self adhesive, and designed by the pros!  Just the easy creative break I need when I don’t have a lot of time!

While the May kit has already shipped, it is not too late to order yours for June delivery.

Watch this video showing what was in the April kit!

For more information on pricing (what’s not to love about this) and all those other burning questions you may have, visit my Paper Pumpkin page!

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