Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thanks So Much


Hello Friends, 

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and went for bold color and lots of layers to create a real eye catcher.
  • The card base in Whisper White measures 5" x 5"
  • I stamped the image from the Hostess set Simply Sketched in VersaMark randomly onto Basic Black card stock (4-3/4" x 4-3/4") and heat embossed in clear embossing powder for a subtle background
  • Layered Daffodil Delight (3" x 4-3/4") and Coastal Cabana (2-3/4" x 4-3/4") card stock and topped it off with a piece of Modern Medley DSP (2-1/2" x 4-3/4") Note: Designer Series Paper is buy 3, get 1 free until July 31, 2013
  • Added Daffodil Delight seam binding and tied a simple bow
  • Tied White Bakers Twine onto Basic Black Button and added to bow with Glue Dot
  • Stamped sentiment from Simply Sketched stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink onto Whisper White card stock and punched it out with 1-3/8" Circle Punch and layered it onto a 1-3/4" Daffodil Delight circle, added Dimensional to back
  • Adhered to Coastal Cabana 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
  • Then adhered to card base with doubled sided adhesive





It's Tuesday and you know what that means-new downloads are in full bloom. (PDF) Straight from the annual catalog, the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper pairs perfectly with the Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set. While the About to Blossom August Kit adds a bouquet of possibilities to the FREE About to Blossom August Wallpaper. Don't miss out on all the floral fun!


 


Monday, July 29, 2013

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Offer


Two days left...

Purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE! That's a $10.95 savings!  Now is a great time to re-stock your paper supply.

Afternoon Picnic #131390
Polka Dot Parade #126902
I Am Me #130138

 Soho Subway #130140
Modern Medley # 126926
Gingham Garden #129310

 Etcetera  #130129
 Eastern Elegance #130131
 Venetian Romance #130144
 Birthday Basics #130145
 This and That Epic Day #130814




Sunday, July 28, 2013

carbs, schmarbs! Eat the Cake


I love that saying...carbs, schmarbs! {EAT THE CAKE}. It's from the new stamp set Yippee-Skippee! , which is full of fun sayings. I thought it went perfectly for today's clean and simple card.

I would love to thank the sweet gals that gave me this stamp set, but I don't even know their names. This stamp set was given out upon the closing session at Convention. It ran longer than expected and  I had to leave early to get back to the hotel to catch the shuttle to the airport and missed receiving it. The shuttle was late and I could have stayed a few minutes longer, but I was afraid of missing it. When the shuttle arrived,  I met the sweetest gals on the way to the airport and we were talking about Convention and what a wonderful time we all had. Come to find out they were also on my lay-over flight to Phoenix. On the plane they handed me this stamp set and said they wanted me to have it! To say the least...I was floored! How sweet is that? Thank you ladies!! I love it and think you are awesome!

When you ask someone what they love most about Stampin' Up!, the answer is always the same; it's the friendships they've made....and it's true! The products are wonderful and the people are AMAZING!  






Do you...


  • Love to stamp?
  • Looking for a creative outlet?
  • Love to purchase your supplies at a discount?
  • Maybe interested in earning extra income doing something you enjoy?
  • Want to explore a whole new level of stamping and resources?


THE LOW-DOWN ON JOINING STAMPIN' UP!

We’re just right for you if you dig:
• Making your own schedule
• Adapting your workload to fit your family’s needs
• Forging new relationships with amazing women
• Having a go-to creative outlet that you can share with others
• Getting discounts on wonderful products
• Making extra money

For more details, get the nitty-gritty on compensation here.


WE KEEP IT SIMPLE

We know you’re busy, so we made the signup process easy. Starter kits are a doable $99, and you can completely customize them to suit your individual needs and taste. You get to choose what products you want to start with and what type of business supplies you want. Then we’ll ship the kit right to your door. 

 For $99, you'll get your choice of
  •  $125 in products
  • FREE shipping on the entire kit 
  • No risk!
  • No obligation to purchase anything further!  
  • Plus, if you purchase the Starter Kit before August 31st, pick one of the following project kits free!
To view Product Suggestions for Starter Kit, click here.

 Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
Option Kit Description Item Total Value
1
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
133507
132698
$29.90
2
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
133507
132697
$29.90
3
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463
$19.95
4
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle
131371
131372
$22.45


Any questions or concerns you may have, please call (618-799-5063),  text or email  me:  mylittlecraftblog@charter.net.




Friday, July 26, 2013

Best Wishes


 My best wishes to you this Friday!

Your cards will bloom and grow with Stampin' Up! Gingham Garden  paper assortment. If you love products that coordinate, you'll love the Gingham Garden Suite (Annual catalog page 80-81).

Gingham Garden Suite:
  • Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp(w-129165, c-129168)
  • Embossing Folder (129376)
  • Candy Dots (130931)
  • DesignerWashi Tape (129314)
  • Kind & Cozy Stamp Set (w-129123 or c-129126)
  • Gingham Garden DSP (shown 129310 )



Stamps: Petite Pairs #122497
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP #12931, Raspberry card stock #126842 & Whisper White card stock #100730
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859
Tool / Accessories: Whisper White Button #130031, Whusper White Taffeta Ribbon #109070, Linen Thread #104199


Gingham Garden DSP #12931


Petite Pairs #122497


  Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month for the first two months.

Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?

 A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)

Q:Is my subscription on auto renew?

A: Yes, your subscription is on auto renew. However, you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my pumpkin" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month or cancel completely.

Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin for a specific month?

A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.

Q: It asked me if I have a demonstrator—what is that?

A: That's me! Beth Beard

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Smile - PPA Sketch Challenge #165



Margaret Moody has provided us another fabulous sketch this week for the Pals Paper Arts. You probably already know they have returned to weekly challenges and I am on Design Team 2, which is a thrill an an honor for me. 


Be sure to check out my creative team mates and see what they have done with this sketch at Pals Paper Arts. I know you will be amazed at these extraordinary paper crafters! I hope you play along with us.




Do You  Love Online Classes?
Stampin' Up! is proud to offer online classes covering a variety of topics and products. These comprehensive classes offer education and inspiration, including dozens of project ideas, detailed instructions, full-color photos, step outs, and accompanying videos when appropriate.


Seeing the Possibilities Online Class

Our online class-Seeing the Possibilities (item 134532)-provides all the basics you need to make the most of our newest photopolymer stamp offerings: Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets. Take this class to discover how quickly and easily you can line up the stamped images for precision placement, achieve just the right ink coverage, combine images together exactly where you want them.well you get the idea. The possibilities are endless!
Divided into six PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for 15 projects.
The following topics are covered in the class:
  • Backgrounds
  • Building
  • Layering
  • Versatility
  • Gift Giving
  • Memory Keeping

What to Washi Online Class

Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Originating in Japan, Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. What to Washi explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures.  Divided into seven PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

What to Washi Class:  item 134742
Price:  $14.95 US

The following topics are covered in the class:

Washi Class Flyer
  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . . 
And wait, there's more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:
  • What to Washi Class
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren't available to individual purchase until August 1! 

What to Washi Bundle:  item 134743
Price:  $36.95 US

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


My Holiday Catalog pre-order came last week while I was at Convention, so I raced home from work today to start playing with all my new treasures.

There are so many wonderful new products that your going to love! 
  • Winter Frost Specialty DSP
  • Silver Foil Sheets
  • Silver 1/8" Ribbon
  • Textured 12"x12" Smokey Slate Cardstock
  • Silver Metallic Encore Pad
  • Festive Flurry Framelit Dies and matching stamp set
and are you ready for this...
  • Envelope Liner Framelit Dies!!!  I rarely lined my envelopes because I struggled getting a nice clean edge. No more cutting by hand now...woo-hoo!

All of these products will be available to purchase August 1st and if you are a customer of mine, your catalog is on it's way. If you have never purchased Stampin' Up! products and would like a catalog; 2013 Annual or the Holiday, please email me at: mylittlecraftblog@charter.net.



Rise & Shine. . . It's Time for New Digital Downloads

 Rise & Shine Pocket Cards - Digital Download #134841
Download includes:
* 8-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 40-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 32 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* These cards are great for memory keeping and documenting your daily life
Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Whisper White


One Week Remaining! 
Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free! 

These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Convention 2013 - Be The Difference

I know I said I would share my photos of Convention, but Stampin' Up! released this video today and I think it says it all...



...and here's my dorky photo while on a tour of the home office.





You’ll get to pick a FREE project kit when you purchase the Starter Kit  between July 15 and August 31. Check out the amazing kit options packed with brand-new products below. But before you do, here are just a few of the awesome things to love when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:
  • When you sign up you’ll get $175  worth of products and business supplies all for just $99!
  • You’ll have a 20 percent permanent discount on EVERYTHING.
  • You’ll have a chance to meet tons of other creative men & women at Stampin’ Up! events and in our online community.
  • FREE shipping on the entire kit
  • No risk!
  • No obligation to purchase anything further!
  • Attend Convention 2014!
  • If you want to make money, you can sell to your friends (old and new) and do it all on your terms—your schedule, your way.
  • You’ll get to be in business with a solid company—it’s our 25th anniversary this year!
  • Don't wait - do it now and BE The Difference!

Any questions or concerns you may have, please text (618-799-5063) or email  me:  mylittlecraftblog@charter.net.
 
PLUS, you’ll get to choose one of these kits for FREE if you sign up by the end of August:

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Dear Friend Katy!




Hello Stampers!

I just got home Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention and it was amazing! I met the most wonderful men and women from all over the world. It was truly an experience of a life time. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

Today I wanted to show you this gorgeous, easel card I received at Convention from my dear friend Katy McGloin

My photos do not do it justice. It's stunning in person.


  •  I love her creative use of the pearls to hold the card open and Crystal Effects to highlight the water.


Now jump over to Katy's blog at Just Fun Stamping and check out the rest of awesome creations and leave her a little love.




Paper Pumpkin is a 30 minute  creativity escape with everything you need to create a sweet project. Plus, it's delivered to your door each month!
  • Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month for the first two months and shipping is included!
  • Sign up at mypaperpumpkin.com
  • Don't forget to choose me, Beth Beard,  as your demonstrator. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pick a Kit Offer




Purchase the starter kit and pick one of four project kits for FREE  until August 31, 2013.

Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
Option Kit Description Item Total Value
1
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
133507
132698
$29.90
2
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
133507
132697
$29.90
3
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463
$19.95
4
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle
131371
131372
$22.45

Do you...

  • Love to stamp?
  • Looking for a creative outlet?
  • Love to purchase your supplies at a discount?
  • Maybe interested in earning extra income doing something you enjoy?
  • Want to explore a whole new level of stamping and resources?


 For $99, you'll get your choice of
  •  $125 in products
  • FREE shipping on the entire kit and ink pads 
  • No risk!
  • No obligation to purchase anything further!  

You'll not only be able to enjoy Stampin' Up! discounts and benefits, but you'll become a member of a community of great friends & creative fun!
and click Join Now

Any questions or concerns you may have, please text or email  me:  mylittlecraftblog@charter.net.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Birthday - PPA Color Challenge #163



We have a color challenge this week for you at Pals Paper Arts. The challenge is to create a card using Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla (or similar colors). Play along and check out all the fabulous creations from the rest of the PPA Resident Artists for tons of inspiration!

I chose to make a masculine card for a dear friend of ours, who loves sailing. the Open Sea stamp set was perfect. As soon as I saw the images in this stamp set I knew I had to have it. It's so versatile for either masculine cards, travel, vintage, or anything else you can dream of.