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Today we celebrated the land of the free and the home of the brave.WE hope your Independence Day was monumental.
The fireworks in Tradition Port St Lucie, FL last night were absolutely fantastic.  Below is the finiale-Enjoy

Three time-saving tips for your summer stamping

Stamping is both simple and fun provided you know how to choose your materials well. But before you can come up with quality products, you need to master the stamping techniques and also learn the stamping procedures that can save you time.

 

Here are some time-saving tips and stamping ideas for you:

 

Getting started

Paper crafting and stamping are a great hobby to have. But just as in life, things may not always go perfectly. As you begin, choose stamps which can be used in a variety of ways. And as you discover your area of special interest, you can add different types of paper, more stamps, accessories and supplies. Before you start stamping, ensure that you have a good solid surface. Some thin chipboard, a couple of pieces of paper or a magazine will give your stamping surface protection. To ink large stamps easily and faster, place them on raised pads and move them around over the surface. You can also lay the stamp face up on the table then apply the pad to the stamp. This will save you a lot of time.

 

 

Cleaning your stamps

When changing colors, it is a good idea to get into the habit of cleaning your stamps after each use. The best method to clean your stamps is to use a bottle of stamp cleaner with roll-on applicator top or a scrubber. The cleaner is supposed to be applied directly to the stamp after which it is scrubbed off onto a household sponge and then the stamp is blotted dry using a paper towel. When cleaning your rubber stamps, do not soak them in water as this will loosen the adhesive.
Inks and Stamp Pads

To keep the surface fully ink and prevent uneven ink distribution, always store your stamp pads level upside down. You also need to clean your stamps when changing colors to prevent the stamp pads from becoming muddy. Clean the stamp as thoroughly as possible and do not waste a lot of time trying to remove all the stain to the last mark. This is because the little stain does not affect the stamp quality of your stamp. However, if you always use the same color of ink with a stamp, there is no need to clean it. Remember to re-ink your pad only with the same color and the same brand of ink with which it was filled when it was new.

Successful Open House

On June 6th, I held my annual Open House to launch the new catalog.  Everyone had a great time with the Make-n-Takes.  Each one made a note card using the new in-color card stock 24 sheets for $7.00 and envelope to match using the new envelope paper 20 sheets of 12 x 12 for $6.00.  You can get the envelope paper either in neutrals or in color. And of course they were using the new in-color ink pads to do their stamping.

Make n Take 6-6

Prizes were given from periodic drawings and the eats weren’t too bad either…Each attendee received their FREE catalog and if you were not able to attend and want your FREE catalog, just leave me a message and I will definitely get the ball rolling on your request.

So many of the products in the new catalog of course are gotta haves!  Like the Bohemian DSP #138446 $11.00 and matching card stock #139003 $7.00.   Here is a sample card I made with it:

Bohemian Card (2)

And the Bow makers.  To make the two larger size bows you will need the Gift Bow Die Cut #129977 $33.00 that fits into the Big Shot #113439 $110.00.  And the small bow is made with the Bow Builder Punch #137414 $18.00   Notice the little bow on card above.

Bows

 

Another great product is the new Gift Bag Punch Board #135862 $20.00.  This is awesome for making favors and paper crafting items for craft fairs or to package a special gift.  Here is a bag I made with it. I should have done a little decorating, but I believe I missed the boat on that one.

Bag (2)

If you are interested in learning more about these products or wish to purchase any of them, there are four (4) ways to get in touch with me!

Email:         janet@stampingforpleasure.com

My 24/7 Online Store:   CLICK HERE

Leave a message on Facebook   CLICK HERE

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog has Launched

The New Stampin’ Up! Catalog is now Available.  Want your FREE Catalog?  Just email me janet@stampingforpleasure.com

Be sure to add your current telephone number and when the best time to call you as it is necessary for me to talk

with you before I can mail it to you.

Looking forward to speaking with you real soon.

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The in-colors are again beautiful and blend nicely with older colors.  If you are interested in ordering at my on line store

SHOP HERE

Butterfly Name Tags

I love the new Butterfly Thinlits

They make  a great  Generic Name Tag

 

Butterfly Name Tag

If you would be interested in making one or if you would like to purchase a ready made

email me

janet@stampingforpleasure.com or just leave me a comment

Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products

Time to go

I can’t beleive that it is already the time of year to be listing our products that will be retiring.  As our new annual catalog will be launching on June 2nd, we have to make room for all the new and fascinnating products comming in the new catalog.

 I will be hosting an Open House for the local people, but if you are interested in receiving your own catalog,  just email me janet@stamping forpleasure.com with your current phone number and when the best tiime to call and I will call you and make arrangements for you to receive yours.  Look forwardto hearing from you soon.

In the meantime click here for the retired list.

Send Homemade Cards to Family and Friends

How Do you Feel receiving a One of a Kind Greeting Card?

Don’t you wish you could reciprocate?         YOU CAN!

 

Shoebox Swap

On Saturday I went to a Leadership Meeting.  During the afternoon we enjoyed a Shoebox Swap.  It was a lot of fun and the cards again were fantastic. Here is a sampling of cards that were made that afternoon.  If you are interested in instructions or what product was used, don’t hesitate to contact me at janet@stampingforpleasure.com  Better yet join my Chit Chat group for my ideas on stamping, classes, and cards for purchase.  Here are the samples:

IMG_0521          Cathy LdrshpJudy LdrshpThanks (2)Uncle Sam

Pictures really don’ do them justice.  Let me know what you think of them.  If you are interested in a shoebox swap, I will be glad to help set one up.

April Blog Candy

CLOSED

THE FIRST TEN (10) NEW SUBSCRIBERS IN APRIL WILL BE ENTERED INTO

APRIL’S DRAWING

Lotus Blossom

IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO EARN THE LOTUS BLOSSOM STAMP SET DURING THE

SALE-A-BRATION SALE, HERE IS A SECOND CHANCE TO GET IT FOR FREE

 

 

KEEP ON STAMPING

Drawing Held for March Blog Candy

The drawing was held for the March Blog Candy.  I have sent an email to the winner and am waiting for an address so I can mail the 6 piece Stamp Set.  Thanks to all who entered the drawing for March.  Be sure to come back in April to see what is happening.

Following is a picture of the Stamp Set for March.

Tags so Much

Blog Candy Ending March 31, 2015

Stop watch

EXPIRED, NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE DRAWING  2:00 TODAY

 TODAY IS LAST DAY,  SIGN UP TO GET IN ON THE DRAWING

 All New Subscribers through March 30 will be placed into a drawing to be held March 31, 2015 at 2.00 PM MSTentered

The Lucky Winner will Receive a 6 Piece Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set

To be Eligible to Participate in the Drawing You Must

  •  Fill out the Form New Subscribers and

  • Verify Your Name and Email is Correct by Clicking the Link on the Thank You Email in Your Inbox

Good Luck and Happy Stamping

 

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