Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle NOW AVAILABLE! Limited-time availability!

We are excited to let you know about an exclusive limited-time bundle that will be available in August, or while supplies last! The "Thoughtful Branches" stamp set and "Beautiful Branches" Thinlits dies are also available individually. We wanted to spread the word because "while supplies last" means that it may not be available through the entire month, so if you really want it, you'll want to get it early! There are already LOTS of great ideas out there on the internet, so we anticipate that it will sell out before the end of the month. Starting August 1st, you can place your order directly through our website For those of you in one of our monthly clubs, you can order it then, but we can't guarantee the availability at that time.

Here's the link to a great video that Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass, shared on Facebook Live using the set: and the link to the photo of her finished card:

If you want to see more awesome ideas with the bundle, just search for "Thoughtful Branches" in Google or Pinterest. Trust us, you'll want the bundle, it's so versatile!

Here are a few cards that we've created so far with the bundle (definitely more to come!).
Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Stylized Birthday Stamp, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry

Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Seaside Embossing Folder, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Real Red Glimmer Paper

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pearl Basic Jewels

Friday, July 8, 2016

Product Spotlight - NEW Foam Adhesive Strips

We have NEW Foam Adhesive Strips for making shaker cards!!! We've had the adhesive shaker card frames in the past, but these are straight and more flexible. Here is one of our June stamp club cards, which uses the foam adhesive strips, and also features the new Confetti Celebrations stamp set and the new Sprinkles punch. You'll notice that we used the sample on page 13 in the annual catalog as our guide, and basically just changed the colors. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days!

We're so excited about Bonus Days! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers! All you need to do for your $5 coupon is spend $50 in July! Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August! The sky’s the limit! We recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items! Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons! Click on the image above or here to START SHOPPING!!!!

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn. You'll receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 spent on a single order (catalog price BEFORE tax & shipping).

Product Spotlight - Marquee Messages Stamp Set

Such a VERSATILE & FUN stamp set! Marquee Messages (item #141727) is one of the sets that we received as part of our registration cost for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event that we attended back in April. Stampin' Up CEO Sara Douglass demonstrated a great card during a stamping presentation that she & her mom, Stampin' Up co-founder Shelli Gardner, did. We knew that we had to CASE it! So here are two versions of the same card, one regular and one gift card holder:

And then here is the outside and inside of the birthday card that Kira made for Scot using the set:

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016-18 In Color Card Kit Class

Hi Creative Friends! We're excited to share our 2016-18 In Color Card Kit Class! We used the following supplies: Watercolor Words stamp set; 2016-18 In Colors: Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy; 3/8" Ruched Ribbon; Layering Circles Framelits; Layering Ovals Framelits; 2016-18 In Color DSP Stack. We'll be hosting two sessions in our area, one in Las Vegas on 7/27, and one in Henderson on 8/2. If you're interested in attending, or in purchasing the supplies to be shipped, please email us at for information. Participants will be making 2 each of the following 5 designs:

We appreciate all of the inspiration we receive from all of the talented and creative individuals who post their work, and we are grateful to those of you who find inspiration in ours. Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Product Spotlight - NEW Big Shot Platform - YOU NEED THIS!!!

Hi Friends! Well, as promised, today is the first of what will hopefully be MANY product spotlights to show you the TONS OF AWESOME PRODUCTS offered in the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. We were so excited to learn that the new Big Shot Platform eliminates the need for using wax paper, dryer sheets, paper piercing tools, etc. when using the intricate Thinlit dies, like the Butterfly shown in the video. The new platform is a necessity, as is the die brush if you don't currently have one. We also tried the Flourish Thinlits with the new platform and it worked beautifully! Please visit our website to order, or contact your existing demonstrator. Trust us, YOU NEED THIS, it will make your life MUCH easier!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Refreshed, Inspired, & Motivated

Hello to anyone following us! We will be the first to admit that we are challenged in the arena of today's social media world! We have great intentions of staying connected and sharing what we love with everyone who's interested. After all, we get TONS of inspiration and ideas from others that so generously share, and we are SO GRATEFUL for all of them! That's what this is all about!!! Once again, we will do our best to post as often as possible (if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!).

We had the pleasure of attending the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City back in April, and we came home with some #6monthstampingoals and lots of inspiration from all of the demonstrations using the awesome new products from the 2016-17 annual catalog! We also enjoyed our time with our best friends and fellow demonstrators - ALWAYS a highlight of ANY SU! event!
Stampin' Siblings Scot & Kira - OnStage April 2016

Laurie, Scot, & Kira - OnStage April 2016

Prize Patrol Winner - Baby Bear Stamp Set

Kira, Patty, & Kevin doing their make-n-takes

All of us committing to our #6monthstampingoals during dinner

After 14 years, we hit our $200,000 career milestone sales achievement!
Although it only says Scot on the screen, it was definitely a team effort for us!

Receiving our "stage time" and applause for our achievement, with CEO Sara Douglass applauding
in the background. Of course the applause was for everyone who hit that milestone.

Selfie time while enjoying the festivities!

All is calm the day before the event starts

On our way to the first day's events

The opening performance was so amazing, complete with streamers everywhere!

Kira completing one of her make-n-take projects

Display boards showcasing all of the new products and samples.

Sample cards showing the new 2016-18 In Colors

More sample cards showing the new 2016-18 In Colors

Display board showing one of the new card kits

Scot & Kira

Scot & Kevin

Kira & Patty

Kevin, Patty, Dennis, Scot & Kira
Speaking of the new catalog and exciting products, we will be focusing our blog posts on highlighting specific products that we love and encourage your comments and questions regarding the products. We know that many of the products are nowhere near as exciting in the catalog as they are in real life, so we want to help bring them to life for you!

We'll be back soon! Until then...happy stampin'!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Zoo Babies Birthday Card

This card was inspired by Amy Koenders. Her cheerful color combination of Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry was perfect for this birthday card! The card features "Zoo Babies" and "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp sets. Although the embossing folder and ribbon are retired, substitutions could easily be made for both.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Double-Slider Card from a Friend

I (Scot) was so thrilled to receive this card in the mail yesterday from my friend and fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator Sarah Edwards. This is a double-slider card - tutorials can be found on YouTube, and I believe that Sarah watched the one done by Linda Bauwin. She used the Build a Birthday stamp set and the Lots of Labels Framelits. LOVE IT, SO COOL!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Painters Tape Background Stamping Technique

Check out our first Stampin' Siblings video - Painters Tape Background Stamping Technique. This was used on one of the cards that Scot did for our Stamp Across America event a couple of weeks ago. Here is the completed card:
The painters tape background and fox are on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and Stampin' Dimensionals were used to layer it. The fox is one of the images from "The Wilderness Awaits" stamp set. The greeting is from the "Wetlands" stamp set. The card is finished off with some of the new silver thread. We hope you found the video tutorial useful.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Get Well Soup Pouch

This pouch was made with the Envelope Punch Board, and is the perfect size for a packet of chicken soup. The pouch is decorated with the "Get Well Soup" stamp and die cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits. The background piece of So Saffron cardstock was embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Little Letters Thinlits Monogram Note Cards

The Stampin' Up Little Letters Thinlits are perfect for making monogrammed note cards. These note cards also feature the Lovely Lace embossing folder, and embellished with Pearl Basic Jewels and 5/8" Very Vanilla satin ribbon. The letters were punched out with the 1 1/4" scallop circle, and layered on the 1 1/2" circle and 1 3/4" scallop circle. These could be easily created in bulk as a great wedding or birthday gift.

Friday, July 31, 2015

If at First You Don't Succeed...TRY, TRY AGAIN!

It's been quite some time since our last post here, but once again, we recently returned from the annual Stampin' Up! Inspire.Create.Share North American Convention and we're feeling motivated to try this again! I'm sure most of you can understand how life can get in the way and priorities get shifted, but it would be our pleasure to share our stamping passion with the world on a regular basis! Before the Stampin' Up! Convention started last week, we had the pleasure of collaborating with some of our friends to host a stamping event, Stamp Across America. We had lots of enthusiastic stampers that joined us over the two-day event, and to say that we had an ABSOLUTE BLAST would be an understatement. We are so grateful to those who supported our event, and for all of the friendships that we've formed with these BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Here are some photos from the event, including a couple of the cards that Kira and I designed.
Stampin' Siblings Kira & Scot at Stamp Across America 2015

Designed by Kira - features "Grateful for You" stamp set along with "Fluttering" embossing folder.

Designed by Scot - features "The Wilderness Awaits" stamp set along with "Boho Chic" embossing folder.

Stamp Across America Design Team - front row L to R: Wendy, Kevin, Scot, Dennis; back row L to R: Jason, Kira, Patty, Anne