Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye...

As they say, all good things must come to an end.  And that end is the end of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The new catalog will go live June 1st, and with a new catalog comes many new and exciting items to use for your papercrafting hobby.  In with the new and out with the old....the Retirement list is here!

Here is a copy of the retirement list:

You can shop here:

I have been away from stamping for quite a long time.  I have a very good excuse, and his name is Aiden!  My little guy was born back at the end of October and life hasn't been the same since.  But now, my creative mojo is back in full swing and I hope to be creating and posting many projects for you to enjoy.

I also have some fun new ideas up my sleeve.  Are you following Sarah's Stamp Lab on Facebook?  Well, why not?  I'm going to be posting some fun content on there over the next couple of weeks, so head on over and Like my page.  Don't forget to hover your mouse over the arrow next to the like button and adjust your settings to show my posts in your feed or get notifications of when I post new content!

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Thanks so much for sticking with me during the craziness of having my first child!  I hope to see everyone at an event soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

You're So Lovely Project Kit

The You're So Lovely Project Kit includes supplies to make 12 adorable cards AND 12 bags with tags. But that's not all.  You can use those same supplies to make 36 treat packages instead.  Wow! Talk about endless kit possibilities.  Watch Stampin' Up! concept artist, Melody, and trainer, Andrea, as they show how to use the kit to create the treat packaging.

This kit and stamp set will be retiring soon!  Make sure you pick one up before they are gone forever!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Weekly Deals August 25th

Check out the deals being offered this week!  Remember, the discount prices are only valid Aug.25 to Aug. 31, so make sure you grab what you want ASAP!  I really love the gold glimmer paper for holiday projects.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #136

Hello stampers!

This is a card that I like to think of as a little something old and a little something new.  The old part is the  bit of Midnight Muse card stock that I added to the top of the card.  I loved that color and the envelope that holds all of what I have left is always next to my desk just in case I need this exact shade of blue!  The something new are these fabulous new dies from Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Holiday Catalog!

I have created this card for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.   You can click on the picture below to go to the challenge blog and check it out.

Here is a close up of the top portion of the card. To create the snow on the Garden Green card stock, I first sponged on some Whisper White craft ink.  Then I used my glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to add the glittery edge.  I made a bit of a boo boo when trimming the ends of my paper - lesson learned on that one!

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Items (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Jingle All the Way Stamp Set (Available in a bundle for 15% off)
Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (Available in a bundle for 15% off)
Gold & White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon
Big Shot Precision Plate

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Just Us Girls Challenge #306

Hi Stampers! 

Today I have a card to share with you that I entered into the Just Us Girls Challenge for this week.  It was a color challenge and I couldn't resist trying out some new stamps and dies.  The new Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies are so cool.  I pre-ordered the new Precision Plate for the Big Shot and it makes it super easy to cut out these intricate designs. No more wax paper for this girl!

The color challenge was to use black, red, and gray so I went with Basic Black, Real Red, and Smoky Slate as my color combo.

If you click on this image it will take you to the Just Us Girls Challenge blog where you can check out all of the fun inspiration for this color combo!
Here is a close up of the ornament.  Can you see all of the fun new products used?  

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Items (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies (available in a bundle for 15% off)
Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set (available in a bundle for 15% off)
Big Shot Precision Base Plate
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad
Silver Cording Trim
Red Foil Sheets

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Aug. 18-24

Check out these deals from Stampin' Up!  These products are only available at this price today Aug. 18th, 2015 until Aug. 24th, 2015.  Snatch them up now!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Color Throwdown #355

Hi Stampers!

I'm using more new product today for the Color Throwdown challenge.  I think I buy a snowflake set every single year.  I just LOVE snowflakes!  (Too bad I hate real snow.)  Here's the color combo for this week's Color Throwdown.  If you want to play along, just click on the image below to go to their blog.

I went with Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and Smokey Slate as my colors for this throw down.  I thought they were perfect for a snowflake card!  

It might be difficult to see in the picture, but for the turquoise snowflakes, I added some sparkle with Iridescent Ice Stampin' emboss powder.  This is really easy to do with photopolymer stamps.  First I stamped the snowflakes with the Tempting Turquoise ink.  After the ink has dried, I stamp again with Versamark and then heat emboss with the embossing powder.  It's really easy to line up the images because of the see through photopolymer stamps.

I also added some of the fun new bling from the catalog to certain snowflakes for some extra sparkle! These are the Winter Wonderland Embellishments.  Do you also see the two new punches I used on this card? 

Hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  Tell me what products from the new catalog you are most excited about in the comments!

Sneak Peek Products Used (Available Sept. 1st, 2015):
Winter Wonderland Embellishments
Snow Flurry Punch (will be available in a bundle)
Flurry of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (will be available in a bundle)
Curvy Corner Trio Punch

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