Why I joined Stampin’ Up! And August Specials!

Why I joined Stampin’ Up!

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My papercrafting journey began 11 years ago when I first started (and fell in love with!) scrapbooking.  My Stampin’ Up!  journey began about 6 months later, when I first started using (and fell in love with!) Stampin’ Up! products.  I  joined Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator about 2 ½ years ago, and what a great choice it was!  So why did I finally take the plunge and decide to become a Demonstrator rather than a customer?  Several reasons!

  1. The Ultimate Bundle Starter Kit and the opportunity to get $125 in product of my choice for $99, shipping included. What a deal!  Plus, a free Paper Pumpkin Kit and a 20% discount on all product purchases.
  2. Everything is coordinated for me! One of my biggest challenges has always been coordinating all the design elements, whether it was cardmaking, scrapbooking or a 3D project.  Stampin’ Up! solves that for me because everything is coordinated for me!  The cardstock, the “pretty papers,” inks, markers, dies, embellishments, stamps—everything!  It amazed me how much more quickly I was able to design and complete my projects when I didn’t have to spin my wheels trying to coordinate all the products I was using. Plus I get a discount on all my purchases!
  3. I immediately joined a community of stampers, absolutely one of the very best things about joining Stampin’ Up! I had been in Stampin’ Up! Stamp Clubs, but when I joined as a Demonstrator, it took the connection to a whole different level.  I quickly started my own Cards Classes and now have my own Team Members. It has really made this a joyful journey to have the opportunity to be with others who want to regularly get together for some fun stamping time.  So many new friends!

So why should you join Stampin’ Up!?  Why not?!?  Let’s get you started on your Stampin’ Up! journey today!  You can join by going to www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click the “Join” tab, or just contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk!

August Specials!

The Color Your Seasons Bundle is still available, through August 31st or while supplies last.  You can really create some beautiful projects with this coordinated stamps and dies set.  And get new Watercolor Pencil colors exclusively with this set!

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Create spring cards.

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Summer cards.

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Fall cards.

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Christmas cards.

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All with this one remarkably versatile Bundle!

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Go to my store at http://www.craftingonthehillstampinup.net to shop today before they’re gone!  Purchase this Bundle and you could earn Bonus Days coupons!

BONUS DAYS!

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Through August 31st, EVERY $50 Product Order (before shipping and tax) you place earns you a $5 Bonus Coupon you can spend in September (HINT: the new Holiday Catalog will be released September 1st!).

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

High Tide and Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

High Tide Cards

We had such fun at the July Fast and Fabulous Cards Class creating these two cards using the High Tide Stamp Set.  So summery!  Of course, these are just two of the three designs we make in this monthly Cards Class.

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This is one of the very first stamp sets I thought about when I first heard about the Stamparatus.  It really helps stamp these perfectly!

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The Stamparatus is TRULY one of the best stamping tools ever!  We use it at almost every event, so come try it out if you want to know more!

This card was created using Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock and Stampin’ Ink Pads.

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I added a small strip of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper because it coordinated so perfectly with this waterfront theme.

For the second card, I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Ink for the 2 step lighthouse stamp.

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The Pacific Point Cardstock is stamped with a stamp from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set from the Garden Impessions Suite.  The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point.  I love this sentiment!

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High Tide is a fabulous stamp set with beautiful images and great sentiments!

FAST AND FABULOUS CARDS CLASS

Come join the fun at the August Fast and Fabulous Cards Class!

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Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Crafting on the Hill Studio

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, August 12th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash!

BONUS DAYS IN AUGUST!!

For EACH $50 product order (not including shipping and tax) that you place in August, you’ll receive a $5 BONUS COUPON to spend in September!  But this offer is only through August 31st, so get those orders in now.  This is a great time to stock up on cardstock, inks and adhesives!

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Come join Stampin’ Up and the Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

August started off as one of the coolest on record here in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia, which was quite appropriate, since the Christmas Card Club kicked off on August 2nd!   We made 4 cards and all the ladies were delighted to get a head start on their Christmas cards.

Under the Mistletoe Christmas Cards

We created 2 each of the 4 designs using both Under the Mistletoe and Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Papers.

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This card was actually created using the Sheet Music Background Stamp.  The Stamparatus is an absolute life saver for stamping Background Stamps and really helped in creating the background for the Lovely as a Tree Stamp stamped in Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Ink.  It’s mounted on Cherry Cobbler cardstock, so to complete the vintage feel I used a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and a touch of Vintage Lace.  Elegant and easy!

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I mounted a strip of one of the plaids from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.  The pine bough and pine cones are from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and the coordinated Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The pine bough is stamped in Shaded Spruce.

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This card really shows off the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper!  Mounted on Early Espresso cardstock with a Copper Foil strip and a couple of sprigs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

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The first time I saw this pattern in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, I knew it would be a perfect starry night background.  Combined here with the Night in Bethlehem Stamp and coordinated Thinlits set using Night of Navy, a favorite neutral.  The Stamparatus was used to stamp the sentiment and made placement so much easier!

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Come join the Christmas Card Club!  Held the first Thursday August-November, 6:30-8:30 PM at Crafting on the Hill Studio.  Attend all 4 months and get a FREE Stamp Set the 4th month.  If you missed this past Thursday, but want to be a part of it, let me know, as I have a couple of to go Kits still available!

BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!

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Today’s the day!  Start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in September! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list or purchase limited-time bundles like the Color Your Season promotion. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30, 2018. Go to my website to find out more!

BLOOMING SUMMER SAVINGS WITH PAPER PUMPKIN

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NEW Subscribers get 50% off the August Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Just go to my store to subscribe and use the Promo Code BLOOM0818.  There’s probably a hint about the August Kit in this little picture here.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT JOINING THE CRAFTING ON THE HILL TEAM and

HOW TO GET THE STAMPIN’ UP ULTIMATE BUNDLE?   

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

Summer in the South…

There’s nothing quite like the delights of Southern Summers!  I love the long days and warm nights, the sound of the katydids at night, watermelon and snapping fresh green beans on the front porch.  The best part of the summer for me has been visiting with the grands–ALL of them!  Being with them in TN and Maryland has sidetracked my blogs this summer, but what joy for this Nana!  A favorite part of the summer for the kiddos is….

Bike Rides!

At the Crafting on the Hill Summer Stampin’ Team Party last week, we made a card using the fantastically fun Bike Ride Bundle.  I got my first bike for my 9th birthday, and it was BLUE, so I had to make this one blue!

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  • I stamped the bike body, tires and rear mount in Pacific Point, one of my favorite Stampin’ Up colors.  Bike rims are stamped with So Saffron.
  • The handles, seat, and brake are stamped with So Saffron, but you could also use a So Saffron marker.
  • The basket is the two stamp baskets, both stamped in Early Espresso.  The base was stamped full strength, the second stamp was stamped off.
  • The flowers were stamped in Wild Wasabi, then colored with Calyspo Coral and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • The “road” and the banner are Crushed Curry from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery Stamps Set (one of my favorites!), stamped in Pacific Point.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out Pacific Point Cardstock and the sentiment.
  • Adhere the strip of Color Theory DSP. Mount the tires on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use glue dots to attach the bike body and rear mount to the tires, then attach to the card base.  Adhere the basket, then the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On each tire and the banner, I used coordinating Enamel Shapes.

Such a great summery card!

Here’s the Bundle I used:

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Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas–And Watermelons!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit was One in a Melon and it’s luscious!  It was my first experience stamping images of one of my favorite fruits.  Yummy!

Here are couple of the alternates I made:

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The July Paper Pumpkin Kit is Perfectly Picturesque and it makes some stunning cards.

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I altered the mountains to look more like the beautiful mountains of North Georgia!

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I used the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper–really liked how the colors coordinated.

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and get access to the refill for this and several other Kits.

I’m here to be your Creative Coach

and bring out your “inner crafter!”

 Just contact me and we’ll talk!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®