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March 2018

Fizzy Fun with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper!

Because Sale-A-Bration has so many delightful accessories, we paired this paper with the Shimmer Ribbon Pack to show off how well they work together. There are so many creative possibilities with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  If you love designer series paper, you will want to place a qualifying order to earn it! It also coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle from the occasions catalog.

Bubbles & Fizz DSP Cards

Here is a great video showing the Bubble Over Bundle and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.


The best thing about the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is that it is FREE with a minimum $50 orderl

There are two days left for the Sale-a-Bration you will want to place your order by March 31!

Please use the following Host Code when ordering:  AMBPESNJ

Here is a list of the products used in the above two cards and box:

- Birthday Wit Stamp Set(Wood-145750; Clear-145753)
- Fortunate to Know You (Wood-145888; Clear-145892)
- We Must Celebrate Stamp Set (145895; Clear-145898)
- Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (SAB-147244)
- Shimmer Ribbon Pack (SAB-147243)

Thank you for joining me today and Happy Easter!

JOIN my Team and Customize Your Wish List!


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This ultimate bundle lets you choose $125 in product and pay a reduced price of $99. The entire kit ships for free – another $12.50 savings.

During Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st-4 more days), Stampin’ Up! is adding two (2) free stamp sets of your choice – no value limit! That’s up to another $101 value!

Finally, you can will enjoy a 20% discount on any future purchases
through July 31st with absolutely NO obligation to continue.

Here are 10 reasons why this custom kit is perfect for you!

Reason #1

ICK your choice of $125 in products and pay a reduced price of only $99 January 3 – March 31, 2018.
Add any two (2) stamp sets of your choice as a BONUS during the company's largest sale of the year - "Sale-a-Bration"! 
SHOP at the 20% Demonstrator discount with no obligation through July 31, 2018!

Reason #2

FREE shipping to your front door!

Reason #3

NO obligation to ever hold a class, workshop event or club. Hobby paper crafters are always welcome!

Reason #4

20%-25% minimum discount off any and all future orders.

Reason #5

Be the first to receive new catalogs and the ability to order early before products are “live”.

Reason #6

Quarterly Stampin’ Success color magazine is filled with ideas, techniques, tips and how to instructional flyers.

Reason #7

Get all my Project PDF tutorials for free!

Reason #8

Access to our team Facebook group where we enjoy stamping as a group, free give aways, learn new techniques and meet new stamping friends!

Reason #9

One-on-one training and career development for business-minded stampers.

Reason #10

Let me introduce you to the Be Stamping (Brenda's Bunch) Team and fellow demonstrators with a creative passion just like you. 
You will meet lots of new people along with obtain new ideas and more!

Click the link HERE to JOIN my team now OR Email me and let me know you are interested.

Happy stamping!




Hippety Hoppety...Easter is on it's way!

Easter is such a special holiday...Christ dies for all our sins, everyone dresses up in their special Easter dress, and last (my favorite) are the chocolate Easter them!

Are you ready for Easter?  Well don't forget to send out
your Easter cards. 

If you haven't made your Easter cards yet, I have a treat for you (no not chocolate), but a couple of card samples
to get your creative juices flowing.

Here are my cards -

Easter-pink card collageIn this sample, I use Pink Pirouette Cardstock.

Easter-blue card collageAnd in this sample, I use Pool Party Cardstock.

Here are the products I used to  make these cards:

- A Good Day Stamp Set (Wood-145870; Clear-145873) Occasions Catalog
- Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (Wood-128748; Clear-127802)
- Blossoming Basket Bundle (Wood-147504; Clear-147505)
- 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (146139)
- Classic Label Punch (141491)
- Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)
- Bloomin' Heart Thinlits (140621)
- Leaf Punch (144667)
- Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213)
- Pearl Basic Jewels (144219)
- Cardstock: Whisper White (100730); Pink Pirouette (111351); Pool Party (122924); Daffodil Delight (119683); Wild Wasabi (108641)

Happy Easter everyone!




Petal Passion Bundle!

Recently, I mailed cards to several of my friends who needed to know that I was I'm thinking of them.

When I decided on a card to make, I immediately thought of the Petal Passion Suite of products because when stamped, they create a soft and subtle look. 
Here is the card I made with the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. 
I used the sentiment from the Weather Together Stamp Set...just because I liked the "wishing you brighter days!" sentiment.  It was exactly what I wanted to say.

Petal passion-brighter days card

I love the collage look and I made this card mixing a lot of different colors, stamp sets and dies.

First, I spritzed the card using one of our Stampin' Spritzers to give the card a softer look.   Spritzers are one of those cool tools that I forget that I have, but they create such a unique look.  The colors can be vibrant when you add several drops of refill ink or they can look softer when you use just a few drops of refill ink.

Once you add the amount of refill ink you want, fill the remaining Stampin' Spritzer bottle (3/4 full) with at least 70% by volume of alcohol. 

Next I spritzed a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock 2-3 times.  Then I took a marker in the same color and flicked the brush tip end to make speckles. 

Here is the product I used to make this card:

- Petal Palette Bundle (Wood-145973; Clear-145974)
- Birds & Blooms Thinlits (141477)
- Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)
- Weather Together Stamp Set (141543)
- Cardstock:  Shimmery White (101910); Soft Sky (131203); Pink Pirouette (111351); Wild Wasabi (108641)
- Inks:  Wild Wasabi (126959); Bermuda Bay Refill (131156); Archival Black (140931)
- Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (144605)
- Stampin' Spritzers (126185)

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

Happy stamping!

Sale-a-Bration Release #3 of 14 NEW Items!


There are 13 days left of our biggest sale of the year...Sale-a-Bration

On Thursday, March 15th, Stampin' Up! released 12 new items (FREE with a $50 order) and 2 new items (FREE with a $100 order).  These items are out of the Annual and Occasions Catalogs.

If you have not placed an order yet to select that perfect item out of the first or second release, make sure you check out the third release...see below!

2018 SAB 3rd-jpegOne of my favorite items on this list is the Color Me Happy Project Kit (150046).  All items are while supplies last and the Color Me Happy Project Kit will go fast.  This kit can be used with our Stampin' Write Markers, but they look beautiful when you use our new Stampin' Blends.

Here are the cards from the Color Me Happy Project Kit...I know you will love these cards as much as I do.

Color Me Happy Proj Kit

If you order the Color Me Happy Project Kit, make sure you include the Color Me Happy Stamp Set (wood 144062; clear 144069) to complete your cards.  (I know there are several Stampin' Blends Combo packs that are on back order until June, but markers work great OR you can use re-inkers with an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen.)  Any way you color the stamped images, they will be beautiful!

Here is product information I used (or could be used)
to make these cards:

Pool Party Combo Pack Stampin' Blends (144605) - Cannot be ordered
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack Stampin' Blends (144605) - Cannot be ordered
Calypso Coral Combo Pack Stampin' Blends (144045) - Cannot be ordered

*All re-inkers are available
*All Stampin' Write Markers are available

Aqua Painters (103954)
Blender Pens (102845)

Thank you for joining me today!




BINGO Night - April 3, 2018!

BINGO Night is Coming -
Tuesday, April 3, 2018!

Bingo Pic

If you like to play Bingo, then you need to RSVP
for this fun event!

Here is EVERYTHING you get for the cost of $25!
- A FREE gift upon arrival,
- A $5 Coupon to use the night of the event,
- You will make three quick and easy Make and Takes,
- A chance to win up to 6 Prize Patrols,
- A chance to win up to 5 Bingo Prizes,
- A chance to win the GRAND PRIZE (worth up to $50)

We start promptly at 6:00 p.m.
(Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. to pick out your Bingo cards, your free gift and have some great snacks.)

Please RSVP no later than Friday, March 23, 2018, if you want to attend.

Here is a picture of the Make and Takes:

4-3-18 Bingo M-T

I hope you can attend.  Please contact me if you have any questions.


Happy Stamping!


2018-2019 Annual Catalog Coming Soon!

Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31, 2018!

If you haven't purchased product that is on your wish list,
this is your reminder that you have three weeks left
to get your favorite product and pick out a
FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

(And please don't forget the second Sale-a-Bration
Release with three new items!)

SAB Banner 2018

Can you believe it, our new Annual Catalog is coming in May.  However, I need to order them to be shipped directly to you in April!!! 
Due to postage/cost increases, I need to make sure that I send them to my customers who have ordered from me recently. 
So, here is how to guarantee you are one of the first to receive your BRAND NEW 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!
Everyone who has placed at least a $50 order with me between June 2017 and March 31, 2018 will automatically be shipped a brand new catalog.  These will arrive in May with a start date of June 1st.  You DO NOT need to do anything to request it--you will just receive it totally free as a gift from me!

If you have not ordered with me since June 1, 2017, you still have THIS MONTH to do so! And it's perfect timing because it's still Sale-a-bration.  All you need is a $50 order to get your FREE 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.
I am here to help you with all your stamping and papercrafting needs.  Contact me any time for help or with questions.
As always, if you like papercrafting, invite a friend over and stamp!

Today is all about you!

If you find yourself looking for a card that says it all,
this card is for you!

Whether you need a celebrate, thank you, or congratulations card, the sentiment 'Today is all about YOU!' would work for any of them.

Tutti Fruitti Card

I used the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper and paired it with
Lemon Lime Twist.

If you haven't seen my post on Monday, take a look.  You will see that I used the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper for both cards and they turned out so different.  Stampin' Up! offers great papers that have so much versatility.

If you like the Tutti-Frutti Product Suite that is on pages 28-29 in the new Occasions Catalog, you can order it by going to my website.  Just click on the 'Shop' button at the top.

Here is the product I used to make this card:

  • Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set (147239)
  • Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145606)
  • Layering Squares Framelits (141708)
  • Black Momento Ink (132708)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Lemon Lime Twist (144245)

Happy stamping!



Fruit Basket Stamp Set!

While it’s always risky to put all your eggs in one basket, the opposite is true for fruit. Try it – you’ll love it!  The images in the Fruit Basket Stamp Set are sized to work with Tutti-frutti Classic Stampin' Spots.

The colors in the Tutti-frutti Classic Stampin' Spots (Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Soft Suede) 'pears' (no pun intended) with the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper. 

The Fruit Basket Bundle (Fruit Basket Stamp Set and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack) make wonderful cards.  I can just smell the lemons, limes, strawberries, pears and more.

Check out the card I made using the strawberry stamp and the punch.  This card is the 'sweetest'!

Fruit Basket Card-Front

Make sure you add something to the inside of the card.

Fruit Basket Card-Inside

Stampin' Up! went a bit bananas on the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper. But what represents summer and the joy of life better than fruit? Tons of it!  This paper is 6" x 6" and has 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.

Tutti Frutti DSP
Here is the product used to make this card:

- Fruit Basket Bundle - Photopolymer (145977)
- Tutti-frutti Classic Stampin' Spots (145644)
- Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (145606)
- Black Archival Ink (140931)
- Linen Thread (104199)
- Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)

Stamp with a friend today!