Friday, March 27, 2015

For Peep's Sake! Have a Sweet Spring!

It's Spring!  Well, if you live here, near L.A. it's pretty much Summer.  No matter the weather, Spring holidays are upon us and I used this really great card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as my template for a card my last Stamp Camp.  Whether or not you celebrate Easter, "Peeps" are a sweet symbol of Spring.  Here's my idea: 

The card base is Wisteria Wonder. It shows up a little gray in this photo, but it's a lovely pale shade of purple. The yellow is So Saffron and the stripes are Garden Green. 

We had a really great time at the Stamp Camp and I will have more posts from the evening shortly, so come back soon! 

Thanks for visiting! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thursday Evening, March 26, 7- 9:30
Easter Crafts & Card Fun with  LuLu’s Crafty Stamping 
at Lois’s Home in Simi Valley
Cost: $15 or get the Stamp Camp FREE with a $35 merchandise purchase at the event.
PLUS you'll get one FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 of product you purchase - it's a win-win-win - Stamp camp - Merchandise - Free product!
We'll make 2 cards - 2 each of 2 cute designs and 1 Easter/Spring Craft Project using exclusive Stampin’ Up! sets and embellishments ONLY!
 This stamp camp is fun and easy for all crafting levels.  Light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine served.  No additional purchase required.   All materials to make cards provided.  Door prize drawing!
Limit 10.  Must RSVP to hold your spot – so grab a friend and come make something 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Simple Sympathy

“Into each life, a little rain must fall”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Sympathy Card is an unfortunate necessity, and a beautiful way to send your sentiments.  This past week, a distant cousin passed suddenly.  It was my desire to create something that was simple and also beautiful to send to his family to let them know I cared.  

Trying to decide a color scheme is always difficult for me.  I have tons of ideas listed on my Pinterest page.  Sometimes other blogs help me come up with ideas.  In this case, a challenge on Paper Players helped me decide. 

I used a Textured Embossing Folder as a letterpress by inking it up before embossing the Crumb Cake cardstock.  I was pleasantly surprised at the look of velvet texture the ink left.  


Paper Players Challenge #PP235

Thank you for visiting.  Come back soon for updates to this post. 

Product News:  Blendabilities Product Discontinued

There have been quality issues with Blendabilities product line, which has resulted in frustration many demonstrator and our clients.  Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin’ Up! is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution.  Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.

Q & A
Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will also be featured in this year’s 2015–2016 annual catalog.

Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.

Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended. We ask that you use your best judgment to determine whether your product is in good condition or if you need a refund.

Q: Why did it take so long for Stampin’ Up! to discover this problem?
A: Over the months we’ve noticed quality issues with this product, but they were within normal tolerance. We’ve also received some great feedback and know that many of you have thoroughly enjoyed working with Blendabilities. However, when corrections and complaints became more and more frequent, we increased the sophistication of our quality testing. This led to discoveries that meant we had a serious problem with the product line. Although these are still great markers, our manufacturer is now reporting a 30 to 40 percent fail rate before they are shipped to Stampin’ Up!— which is unacceptable.

If you have questions, please contact me.