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Happy New Year, Almost!

Chicks and Chocolate

Join Me for a

Technique Card  Class

    Saturday, January 7th, 2017

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RSVP by Wednesday,December 28th!

Central Point Library
116 S 3rd St, Central Point, OR

9:00 am until noon or noon to 3:00 pm

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The techniques will include ink embossed resist with a splash of bleach as well as great sponging techniques to recreate the winter snow.

Here are 3 of the cards that we will be creating. One is still in progress and from the new Occasions Catalog!

Use of sponging to get different effects. I will show special marker techniques coloring Mr Fox as well!
Use of sponging to get different effects. I will show special marker techniques coloring Mr Fox as well!


Using paisleys and Posies and bleach
Using Paisleys and Posies and bleach
Different sponging and coloring techniques used with Lovely as a tree to create a snow scene.
Different sponging and coloring techniques used with Lovely as a tree to create a snow scene.





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Sale- A- Bration an Other Happenings


Lotus Blossom Love during Sale-A-Bration

Can we just say that it is hard not to be in love with the Lotus Blossom available in the Sale-A Bration brochure.

CM2027BIt’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to take part in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out!Lotus Bossom layered with Blue Lagoon, Hello Honey and Sweet Dreams DSP from the new Ocassions Catty.jpg

I shopped and was able to get the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set free.

Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend between January 6 and March 31.

Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. You can host Sale-A-Bration party for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!

Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
• Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit.
• Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Earn Free Products Now!

Some of the products used in today’s card include the following:

Sale-A-Bration Begins Tomorrow! Lotus Flower Sneak Peek!

CATTY2Were you aware that this is the best time to earn free product from Stampin’Up! because for every $50 you spend beginning tomorrow, January 6th – March 31, 2015, you can choose a free item from our Sale-A- Bration catalog  Beginning tomorrow, Jan 6, both catalogs will be made public on my blog and online store as well. Believe me when I say there is something fabulous for everyone! If you do not have these catalogs and would like them , please feel free to reach out to me.

The Lotus Blossom Stamp Set is one very unique set that is in the SAB catalog of free items.

two toned lotus blossomIt is quite unique, as it is a 3 step stamp set that gives amazing depth. In this case I took it a step further by using two different color inks to make a bigger statement

Each stamp is placed on a block and stamped in the order you see below to get the depth of this flower. Because of the tab at the top of each photo polymer stamp, it is very simple to line the stamps up each time you add the next layer. Snip20150105_15



The sample to the left uses the same color each time. The trick is to stamp off once after re-inking stamp #3  which allows the previous layers to show through.




Some of the products I used for my card include the following:

Best Year Ever and Big Day- SAB Sneak Peek!

Best Year Ever and Big Day SAB Sneak Peek! Celebrate Your Big Day With Cake-Celebrate your big dayIt is so easy to do with some brand new paper and stamps being featured in the new Occasions Catalog  and SAB brochure next Tuesday, January 6th.

I was able to get the paper Best Year Ever, Big Day Stamp Set, ribbon and Pom Pom Trim free from the SAB Promotion. Doesn’t the happy pastel colors just scream to you, pull you in, make you happy? That is just what the receiver of this card will do when they open this card on their birthday. And what about that cute Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim ? Let’s Party! Don’t  forget the matching colored ribbon. Yummy!

Supplies I have used to make this card include:

Sale- A- Bration and New Occasions Catalog, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die and Bow Builder Punch #2

mini bag with belly bandThe launch of the 2015 New Occasions Catalog and beginning of Sale-A-Bration begins January 6th.  It is hard to stop talking about the brand new Bow Builder Punch and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits  Die highlighted in the new Occasions Catalog.

How cute is this bow featured on the belly band that surrounds the new Mini  Treat Bag Thinlits die?  The bows are so simple to assemble and add so much to any project. With this punch you can build a baby sized bow from cardstock or Designer Series Paper . Their finished size is 2 1/4″ x /7/8″. This card uses the new Designer Series Papers,  Birthday Bash and Sweet Dreams. It is time to begin making that wish list. For every $50 order, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration item.

Some of the materials used in creating this bag include:


Sale-A-Bration is Coming, Sneak Peek!

It is so exciting that Sale-A-Bration is Coming, Today’s post is another sneak peek that uses free materials I have received because I had spent $50 or more! Yes for every $50 spent on the Clearance Rack, Annual Catalog,  or Occasions Catalog, I am able to get free product. The product in the Occasions catalog will only be here for a few months as it is not going to  be carried over in the new annual catalog for next year. That means if you like it, buy it, beginning January 6th and ending March 31  to get Sale-A-Bration freebies!

Lotus Bossom layered with Blue Lagoon, Hello Honey and Sweet Dreams DSP from the new Ocassions Catty.jpg

Here is a sample of a 3 step stamp, Lotus Blossom. Using each stamp with the same ink looks like you have shaded and watercolored this simple yet beautiful flower. As in previous posts, I used layers of papers in order to make the Blossom pop!



Some of the other products I used on this card are staples for the annual catty!

Take a look at what is new on the clearance rack. Great buys while they last clearance rack , 12/23!





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Making an impression…one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

Sale-A Bration, Weekly Deals and a Walk in the Wild!


  • Earn a FREE Stampin’ Up! product gift for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 28 – March 31).  View Sale-A-Bration Brochure and gift choices!
  • Place an on-line order of $300 or more (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a bonus of $30 in additional Hostess Rewards.  Stock up for yourself or team up with a few friends to place one on-line order and qualify.  For example, if you normally would earn $50 in hostess rewards (free Stampin’ Up! product) with a $300 order, you’ll bump up to $80 (includes the $30 bonus) during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Look and see what is new for you to personalize your envelopes and cards.


Do you go to  classes or crops that require that you do some embossing while you are there but you do not want to lug your Big Shot or simply can not afford one?

 THE CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ continues!  Save up to 80% on lots of new products added to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack. Products are available only while supplies last! Lots of new papers, ribbons, punches and tools.


It is Tuesday and time for this week’s Stampin’ Up  weekly deals are this week.129324T130023T130137T125601T130024T126943T


Here is a great Masculine card for some inspiration today. hey there

Supplies needed:

 STAMP SET: Walk in the Wild (120357), Just Sayin’ (133203)

INKS: Early Espresso ( 126974),

PAPERS: Very Vanilla (100730), Early Espresso (119686)

ACCESSORIES:  Wood Grained Embossing Folder (127821), Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon (132982), Antique Brads(127554)

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Weekly Deals February 25 -March 3, 2014 and Other Promotions

129380SIt is Tuesday, so of course it is time to see what our weekly deals are this week.

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies See what you’re cutting with Framelits dies. Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. (And if you use the Magnetic Platform too, the Framelits will stay where you put them). Backyard Basics Framelits Dies are designed to cut images from Backyard Basics Stamp Set. Continue reading Weekly Deals February 25 -March 3, 2014 and Other Promotions

Happy Watercolor Wonder

Using Water Color gives your project a great deal of softness and finish! I love the textures of the paper and how the inks run through the ripples of that paper canvas. Different hues of the same color palette take on such a different life.


Supplies needed:

 STAMP SET: Flowering Flourishes (126367), Banner Blast, free with a $50 Purchase during Sale-A-Bration (133554)

INKS: Stazon Jet Black Ink (101406 ), Island Indigo (126986)

PAPERS: Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923), Smoky Slate (131202),Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper (132944), Half of a Watercolor Designer Note Cards  (133362)

ACCESSORIES:  Envelope Liners Framelit (132172), Banner Punch ( 133519), free with a $50 Purchase during Sale-A-Bration), Gumball Green  Ribbon (126847), Petite Petal Punch (133322), Candy Dots (130932)

Some of these supplies can be found in the  New Occasions Catalog.  This catalog is filled with wonderful stamps, incredible papers and bundles that you can’t pass up. Others received free with a Purchase of $50 during Sale-A – Bration. Take another peek! While earning your free products  from Sale – A- Bration, Be sure to consider making a good impression with the newest addition to our product line.

DemoHeader_TextureBoutique_Demo_Jan28_US It is the Texture Boutique. Can’t afford a Big Shot but would like to take advantage of all our textured embossing folders, add this product to your list.

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Make an Impression one stamp at a time!