Charming Cafe Bundle

Happy Friday! Today is our youngest daughter’s 35th birthday! Wow, it’s hard to believe our “baby” is 35!  When she was born my husband was in the Navy. The month before her birth, he left on the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. America, and didn’t come home until six months later.  Yep, he missed her birth.  That was really difficult but I had my parents with me at the hospital and my mom was my coach in the delivery room. Sweet memories! Happy Birthday, Erin!!!

Today’s card uses the new bundle, Charming Cafe, from the Occasions Catalog.  The bundle includes the Charming Cafe stamp set and the Cafe Builder Framelits dies (these products can be purchased separately but the bundle saves you 10%). You have the option to leave the center where I have the sentiment (which is included in the bundle) as is or to cut it out. To see all that’s available in this bundle along with some tips for using it, be sure to check out the video below!

  • Powder Pink:  4-1/4″ x 11″ (base of card)  &   3-3/4″ x 5″ (second layer)
  • Whisper White:  5-1/4″ x 4″  (first layer)    &   approx. 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ for the flower frame with sentiment

  • If you’re worried about getting your sentiment straight, stamp it FIRST onto Whisper White cardstock and then use the Framelit to cut the frame out.  After I had colored the frame, I was worried about getting my sentiment crooked.  Stamping it first solves that problem!
  • Emboss the Powder Pink cardstock (top layer) using the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the frame up.  You’ll love the dimension it gives to the card.
  • Add a glue dot to the back of your bow to attach it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by! All of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make my card are listed below and simply clicking any of them will take you to my online store.  Don’t forget that for every $50 purchase, you can choose a Sale-A-Bration gift!

Have a great weekend!

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order click here.

View the Occasions Catalog here.

View the Sale-A-Bration Catalog here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

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I love hearing from you! Leave a comment in the month of January and your name will be entered to win some stamping goodies from me!  Check back on February 1st to see if you’re the winner! 

Petal Passion

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a card I made last November in Salt Lake City during the OnStage convention.  It uses lots of new product from the Occasions Catalog and it’s all from the Petal Passion Suite (towards the end of the post you’ll find the link to my Stampin’ Up! online store for all of these products):

  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper – All of the sheets are black and white.  You can leave them as is or color them.
  • Petal Palette Stamp Set – 15 different stamps
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon – This is very similar to the organza ribbon we used to carry that has since retired and it was my all time favorite ribbon.  Just like the retired one, this new ribbon can be spritzed any color you want and it ties into a bow beautifully.
  • Petal Passion Embellishments – metal embellishments in a flower (with a pearl center) and a leaf.

The Petal Passion Suite also comes with a bundle that includes the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I didn’t use the dies on today’s project but I did include the bundles in the product list below because you’ll save 10% if you purchase the two products as a bundle.

  • Petal Passion Designer Series:  3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″       3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Calypso Coral:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″  Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Smoky Slate:  3/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White:  scrap for circle punch

 

If you have any questions about today’s card, don’t hesitate to ask!  I love hearing from you and anyone who leaves a comment or question in the month of January will have their name entered in a draw to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies from me!

We’ve had several rainy days here in California and I love it!  Hoping today is more of the same! Have a great day!

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order click here.

View the Occasions Catalog here.

View the Sale-A-Bration Catalog here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

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Flying Home

A fun new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is Flying Home.  There’s something about birds and birdhouses that just makes me smile.  

To color the images there are so many possibilities with Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils or Stampin’ Write Markers!

Did you know that it’s Sale-A-Bration time?  For every $50 purchase (before shipping/tax), you’ll receive a choice of Sale-A-Bration gifts:  stamp sets, dies, paper, and so much more. Spend $100 and you can pick out (2) Level 1 gifts or (1) Level 2.  There’s no limit to the amount of gifts you can earn!!! Click here to see what’s available!

Sale-A-Bration Idea #1 (Update:  Memento Ink was replaced with Black Archival Ink)

  • Flying Home Stamp Set in Clear:  $18.00
  • Shimmery White Cardstock:  $8.00
  • Black Archival Ink: $7.00
  • Watercolor Pencils: $16.00
  • Color Family Assortment of Cardstock:  $8.00

Total:  $57

Sale-A-Bration Idea #2

  • Flying Home Stamp Set in Wood:  $25.00
  • Watercolor Pencils:  $16.00
  • Blender Pens: $12.00

Total:  $53

All of the products mentioned are listed below and for easy shopping, just click any item and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store. Please note that the entire collection of Stampin’ Blends is listed but each pen can be purchased separately or as a combo pack in each color.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have a question!

Blender Pens

$12.00



Use the January Host Code when placing your order and receive 3 Card Kits in the mail from me!  If your order is over $150 (three Sale-A-Bration gifts!), please do not use the host code as you’ll ALSO receive Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!.  Don’t worry, I’ll still send you my card kits!

Have a great day!

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – All Things New

Thank you for stopping by and visiting the January Glitter Queens Blog Hop! It’s a new year and we have a brand new logo! Our theme this month is All Things New and boy, oh boy, there’s so much new!!!! The Occasions Catalog just launched and it’s filled with brand new products PLUS Sale-A-Bration is in full swing which means that with every $50 purchase, you earn free product!!

My box features lots of new goodies!

  • Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies – Occasions Catalog
  • Picture Perfect Party 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Occasions Catalog
  • Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon – Occasions Catalog
  • Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (crinkle-cut shredded paper) – Occasions Catalog
  • 1-1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – Occasions Catalog
  • 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch – Occasions Catalog
  • Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – Sale-A-Bration Catalog
  • Amazing You stamp set – Sale-A-Bration Catalog

The box couldn’t be simpler to make with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  Simply cut two of the larger die, glue the sides together and your box is ready! I’ll be honest, when I first saw the box at OnStage in Salt Lake City, my thoughts were that I didn’t need a box framelit.  So glad I didn’t listen to myself because you can make the box so fast (and it’s really cute)!  The box itself measures 4-7/8″ x 3″ x 5/8″ and what’s so fun is that our new Whisper White Narrow Notecards  & Envelopes fit inside perfectly! I chose to put a gift card inside my box along with our new Shredded Crinkle-cut Paper (this item is packaged with THREE bags of paper in dark pink, silver and white).

I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, a Sale-A-Bration choice when you make a $100 purchase.  These dies will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and wouldn’t it be great to get them FREE now??

In this version, I wrapped Berry Burst Metallic Ribbon around the box.  If you love Berry Burst, you are going to love this ribbon because it’s gorgeous!

All of the supplies I used will be listed at the end of my post and if you’d like to place an order, simply click any of the products and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! website.

I hope you’ll continue around the hop and visit everyone!  Davette Strange Miller is up next and you can visit her here! Here’s a list of the Glitter Queens in the hop today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dawn Griffith

Dee Slater

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley – You are here!

Davette Strange Miller

Products I Used For Today’s Project

Big Shot

$110.00

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order click here.

View the Occasions Catalog here.

View the Sale-A-Bration Catalog here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

Did you know that in the month of January, each day you leave a comment here on my blog, I’ll enter your name in a contest to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies??  Check back on February 1st and see who our winner is!

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

Today is the first day of Sale-a-bration AND the Occasions Catalog is now live!!!

I really do think that Sale-a-bration is THE most exciting time in the Stampin’ Up! year!  Purchase awesome Stampin’ Up! products and receive freebies!  Here’s how it works:

For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, something new is happening this year:  Level One & Level Two product choices!!!!

  • If you spend $50, you’ll receive one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you’ll receive one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Click the picture of the catalog above to take a look and see what’s available.  This year a set of Thinlits are being offered as a Sale-a-bration freebie (check out the video below)!

You can now purchase from the Occasions Catalog!! Click the cover to take a look inside!!  If you don’t already have a demonstrator and would like your very own copy of both these catalogs, email me and I’d be happy to send them to you!

Enjoy the videos below and see some of the Sale-a-bration products in action!

If you have any questions at all, please let me know!

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, here.

View the Sale-a-bration Catalog, here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

Sale-a-bration is the best time to join Stampin’ Up! The Starter Kit is $99 but you choose $125 worth of product to create your kit AND you’ll also receive your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  WOW!!!  Have questions?  Contact me and we can talk about it!

Today’s the Last Day & In With the New!

It’s the last day of the Holiday Catalog!  All retiring products from this catalog (those that are still available) can be found here.  The Year End Sales event also has some discounted products featured and those can be found here but only until today!!  Be sure to get those items you’ve had your eye on, especially the ones on sale!

The Occasions Catalog premiers tomorrow!! It’s filled to the brim with new products! Want to see a few?  Check out the videos below!

Blog Candy

Leave a comment on my blog during the month of January and you’ll be entered to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies from me! Your name will be entered each day you leave a comment or ask a question!

 

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

Check out all the products in the Year-End Sales Event!

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

Have a great day!

Happy New Year!


It’s 2018! Remember when we thought 2000 sounded so weird and now here we are, eighteen years later.  Wow! I feel that the older I get, the faster time flies by!

I hope you had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve.  Mine was quiet, which is fine with me, and was spent with my two grandchildren (2 & 5 years old).  Needless to say, we went to bed before midnight but were happy and cozy in our beds.

With the start of the new year, I am going to be making a few changes.  The first one is the frequency of my blog posts.  I have lots of new ideas but I’m not finding the time to implement them.  In the month of January, you will be able to count on projects from me on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but if I have Stampin’ Up! updates to share, I’ll definitely post more often.  

I love hearing from YOU and it’s what makes blogging fun! So, in the month of January I’m going to try something new. For every comment or question you leave here on my blog in the month of January, your name will go into a “hat.” At the the end of the month, I’ll pull a name and that person will win a prize of some Stampin’ Up! goodies! Sounds fun, right? I hope to hear from you!

January Host Code

I have a new host code for the month of January (you can always find it on the right hand side of my blog).  If you use it when placing your order, you’ll receive a card kit.  Unfortunately I’m still working on the finishing touches and will be posting all the details in the next few days! 

Enjoy this first day of a brand new year! 

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

Check out all the products in the Year-End Sales Event!

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

New Narrow Notecards & Envelopes

The Whisper White NARROW Notecards and Envelopes are debuting on January 3rd when the Occasions catalog goes live! They are the perfect size to slip inside a gift bag or attach to a gift! The cards measure 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and the envelopes are 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″.  They will also fit well inside the new Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (not shown today), also debuting on Wednesday!

The paper used for the front panel of each card is from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from the stamp set A Good Day and was cut out with the 1-3/8″ Scalloped Circle punch (both the paper and punch are available for purchase on January 3, 2017).  I also cut a Rich Razzleberry scalloped circle using the Layering Circle Framelits.  One card uses a Rich Razzleberry enamel shape from the Brights collection and the other comes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  

New Items On My Cards Today

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes #145583
  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580
  • A Good Day stamp set #145873
  • 1-3/8″ Scalloped Circle punch # 146139

Items You Can Purchase Today – click any product and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store

Big Shot

$110.00

 

If you don’t already have a demonstrator and would like me to send you an Occasions catalog, contact me and be sure to include your name and address and I’ll send one right out to you, along with the Sale-a-bration catalog!

Click here for more information about my December Card Kits.

Have a great day!

Bubbles & Fizz

Funny name for a blog post, right?  It’s actually the name of a package of Designer Series Paper that will be available for FREE when Sale-a-bration begins on January 3rd.

I received today’s card in the mail from my Stampin’ Up! Team Leader, Dawn Griffith, for my birthday in November. She used products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs, both debuting on January 3, 2018!

New Products On Today’s Card

  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  FREE with a $50 purchase beginning on January 3rd  #147244
  • Bubble Over Stamp Set (photopolymer)  #145868
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies:  #145663
  • Bubble Over Bundle (includes Bubble Over stamp set & Bottles & Bubbles Framelits at a 10% discount):  #146082
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes:  #145632
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon:  #145611

These new items will be available in my Stampin’ Up! online store starting on January 3rd.  On that day I’ll post a link to both the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalogs and you can.  If you’d like your very own copy of both catalogs and you don’t already have a demonstrator, email me your address and I’d be happy to send both off to you!

Have a wonderful day!

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

Check out all the products in the Year-End Sales Event!

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

Only a few days left to receive my December Card Kits with any size order.  Click here for more information.

Another Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

If you celebrated Christmas yesterday I hope you had a happy day! I always look forward to the day after Christmas because it’s a day of relaxation and eating leftovers!

In just a week, on January 3rd, the Occasions catalog will premier!  New products are always so much fun and today I have a sneak peek of a few new items you’ll be able to order next week!! The paper I used is part of the Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper pack.  Many of the papers in this pack have gold foil accents and it will be great for Valentine’s Day projects.

New Products I Used

  • Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper:  #145580
  • Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:  #145649
  • Perennial Birthday stamp set:  Wood #145757  Clear #145760
  • Silver Baker’s Twine:  #145569

Products That Can Be Purchased Today – Click on each product and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

Enjoy your day!

Tracy’s Quick Links

To place an order, click here.

Check out all the products in the Year-End Sales Event!

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, here.

Check out the Clearance Rack here!

Sign up for my newsletter here.

Join Paper Pumpkin here

To join Stampin’ Up!, click here.

Only a few days left to receive my December Card Kits with any size order.  Click here for more information.

 

Happy Birthday, Dad

December 22nd has always been a special day because it’s the day my dad was born.  He passed away in 2009 and would have been 89 today.  He was a great father and I miss him every single day.

He was always difficult to shop for because when he liked something, he got it.  But he loved going through the Lands’ End & LL Bean catalogs at this time of year and choosing what he’d like for his birthday and Christmas.  I received a Lands’ End catalog in the mail the other day and felt a pang of regret that he wouldn’t be going through it.

When my mom was pregnant with me, my dad was working as an extra in the movies, down in Los Angeles.  That didn’t last long but he’s in the background of many movies such as Bus Stop and The Ten Commandments.  He was a bodybuilder which led him to opening his own health club in Redwood City, California, where I grew up.

As I mentioned, he was an extra in The Ten Commandments.  Growing up, every single year we’d watch the movie and excitedly look for him.  He’s the one in the front holding the golden calf. The picture on the right is from another scene where’s he’s hammering gold.  It was always fun because this scene came right after a commercial break.  Special memories!

If you’ve read this far, thank you!  Please feel free to share in the comments section, a special memory you have of a loved one!

Happy Birthday, Dad!  We’ll miss you today and carving the turkey on Christmas!