Milestone Anniversary

The greetings in “Milestone Moments” are so versatile; I find myself reaching for this set a lot lately.  I made this quick milestone anniversary card, but it could easily be made for many other occasions.  The stars from the Star Blast Edgelits make a fun embellishment, and what more can I say about the new SAB Glimmer Paper…love it!!

My Bermuda Bay mat measures 5″ x 3 3/4″, and the Whisper White is 4 7/8 x 3 5/8″.  I cut my banners at 1 1/2″ wide and 1″ wide so they would fit the Banner Triple Punch.  Here’s a look at the stamp set – I think you’ll agree that there are a lot of greeting possibilities here!

Several of our friends will celebrate 25th anniversaries this year – the years between 1991 and 1995 were big wedding years for our group of friends.  Boris and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in September, so today’s throwback honors that milestone…

Look at that young girl!  And that guy with brown hair!  Haha – Boris was blessed with really premature gray hair.  It turned gray not long after this picture, but I will not take blame for that.  It definitely runs in his family.

Back to Stampin’ Up! now, a few reminders…

Today is the last day to order my “Nailed It” Class To Go.  Click here for details.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on Monday’s post for the chance to win “Crazy About You” and the Hello, You Thinlits.  Click here to go to that post.

Click here to shop now, or click on an image in the carousel below to go directly to any of the products used on today’s card.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

Have a great day!

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99!!

How often do you see these numbers on a birthday card?  I don’t actually know any almost-99-year-olds, but my friend Jan’s mom is turning 99 in two weeks.  I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her, but judging from Jan’s great character, her mom deserves this sentiment.

I used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper with a few fun trims – the silver metallic thread, retired Mint Macaron enamel dots, and a piece of doily.  Of course, you could make any number, thanks to the “Number of Years” stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on Monday’s post for a chance to win “Crazy About You” and the Hello, You Thinlits.

Click here to shop now, or click on an image in the carousel below to go directly to any of the products used on today’s card.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

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NEW Sale-a-bration Products Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for February.  This month we are showing off products from the second release of Sale-a-bration items (see pdf below).  Starting today, you can choose any of these new products for free with a $50 product order.  The original Sale-a-bration choices are still available, too.

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You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Chris Slogar) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

I used a bit of the new Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper to make the grass behind the basket on my card.  The Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Collection includes three pretty colors (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay) – perfect for spring and Easter projects!

The Easter Basket and grass on my card are made with the Basket Bunch Bundle from our Occasions Catalog.  The designer paper strip is from the Succulent Garden collection.

 Thank you for taking part in our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Chris Slogar – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next, and enjoy!

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Think Spring Blog Candy

The warm weather we are having this weekend in the Midwest is a welcome tease, and I thought a giveaway would be a nice way to celebrate.  I chose “Crazy About You” and the coordinating Hello, You Thinlits for my giveaway.  You can use them to make greetings for Spring and Easter…and so many occasions!

My card is a CASE of a card by Michelle Long, from about two years ago.  I love to take a card from the past and update it with new product – in this case the Flirty Flamingo ink, little flowers from the Blossom Builder punch, and that fabulous new Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper!!  The Glimmer Paper will be available in an assortment of three colors as a Sale-a-bration freebie starting this Tuesday, February 21.

Would you like to win this stamp set (photopolymer) and thinlit set?  Simply leave a comment on this post about anything on my site.  If you don’t know what to say, just tell me what your favorite Sale-a-bration item is, and you will be entered to win the items shown.

Comments must be entered on this post by next Sunday, February 26 at noon EST.  I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.  Please enter only once.  I would love to receive comments from any country, but I am sorry, I can only ship the prize within the US.  If you receive my post as an email, please click here to enter at my website.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope to hear from you!  Click on the Reply Count below to add your comment.

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More Milestone Moments

I posted the birthday card from this collection on Monday, but I also wanted to show you a group of cards I made very quickly with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper and Embellishment Kit.  I was only planning to make the birthday card at the time, but I couldn’t stand to put away those yummy papers and coordinating embellishments.  There are so many great embellishments in the kit – I wanted to use them all!

Based on the birthday card with its added gold foil balloons, I put together three more quick and easy cards.  Thanks to the stamp set “Milestone Moments”, it was easy to change up the greetings in the same space.

Here is a baby card, again with an added bit of gold foil for the heart.  The ombre ribbon and the tassel are from the embellishment kit.

Another of the Baker’s Twines from the kit is shown here – Pool Party/Gold.

Yay!  “Milestone Moments” includes a sentiment for retirement!

You will never be disappointed if you buy embellishments and trims to go with a paper.  Those little add-ons make it so easy to make a coordinated project.  I always recommend picking a suite you like, and buying everything you like from the suite.  That doesn’t necessarily have to include everything available.  If you’ll notice, I didn’t even use the coordinating stamp set here – I chose greetings that I like.  When you lay out the products and start playing with them, as I did here, you won’t want to put them down!

Click here to shop now, or click on an image in the carousel below to go directly to any of the products used on today’s card.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

Have a great weekend!

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“Nailed It” Class To Go

Here’s a peek at the cards in my new Class To Go.  I am really pleased to be focusing on masculine cards for a change.  I admit that I usually don’t feel any urgency for masculine cards.  I stockpile cards with flowers, cute images and pretty colors…but ask me for a “guy card”, and I have to create one.

I find the “Nailed It” bundle irresistible, though – it makes me want to make cards for guys, and it is a great addition to any stamper’s collection.  I think you’ll love it, too, so I designed a class around it.

For the cost of the bundle, embellishments, and shipping, you will have everything you need to make six great cards, two each of the three designs shown – and two of these designs include special folds that are very adaptable to other stamp sets.

To get this bundle and class, please email me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to receive a Paypal invoice for the Class To Go Kit, and please specify if you would like to have the stamp set in wood or clear-mount.

In order to comply with Stampin’ Up! rules, I must take orders before obtaining product for the class.  I will take orders through next Thursday, February 23, or until I reach capacity.  At that point, I will order product and create kits.  The kits will ship out to you no later than Monday, March 6.

Here’s what’s included:

Nailed It Stamp Set (please specify wood or clear-mount)

Build It Framelits

Urban Underground Embellishments (full package, some will be leftover)

Materials to make six cards, pre-cut, scored, and embossed as necessary

Six Envelopes

Twelve 6″ x 6″ sheets of Glimmer Paper in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum (or a Sale-a-bration stamp set, I cannot offer the tin and designer papers because they will not fit the priority mailing, please specify any substitution when you email)

Illustrated instructions with dimensions

You will need:

Black ink pad (I used Memento Tuxedo Black)

Big Shot

Adhesives

The class cost is based on the retail price of the bundle and embellishments with tax and shipping for me to receive the materials.  I have also added a $7 priority mail cost for shipping to you once I have added the class materials.  There is no additional cost for the card materials and instructions.

“Nailed It” Class To Go (wood)     $73.50

“Nailed It” Class To Go (clear-mount)     $65.00

Have a great day!

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Milestone Moments

I love the font and versatility of “Milestone Moments”.  It includes all of our favorite sentiments as individual words, and it includes the milestone numbers.

You can build a sentiment to suit your space – I love that I could stack “happy” and “birthday” just the way I wanted them on my card.  That cool pre-cut and foiled label shape is part of the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit.  The So Saffron/Gold twine, sequins, and Pool Party paper bow also come in the kit.

Click here to shop now, or click on an image in the carousel below to go directly to any of the products used on today’s card.  Orders of $50 or more qualify you for a free Sale-a-bration item.  You’ll also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll send you my current Featured Card.

Have a great Monday!

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Care Packages in Progress

I own so much stuff to create my own cards and favors…but I just love what Paper Pumpkin delivers each month!  For me, it’s an extra project, completely planned and ready to assemble.

The January kit offered an easy 24 treat bags for Valentine’s Day.  You can see a couple of them finished in my picture.  The kit provided everything needed, including stamps and ink, which I plan to use over and over again.

The greatest thing about the Paper Pumpkin kits is this…they are all-inclusive.  You don’t have to track down coordinating papers (and buy a whole pack), coordinating embellishments and ribbons (and buy a whole pack/spool), stamps, and ink.  It’s all there, delivered to your home for only $19.95 + tax, shipping is included.

Stampin’ Up! put out this sneak peek of the kit that will be shipped this week – I would say it looks like birthday cards, but I don’t have any info beyond this picture.  Today is the last day to subscribe to be included in this month’s subscription.

There are two ways to subscribe.  You can pay monthly by signing up here…

Click here to sign up for Paper Pumpkin

However, if you like a deal, the three-month subscription to Paper Pumpkin is on sale for $55.  When you purchase it in the online store, the purchase price counts toward Stampin’ Rewards, and you will earn a free Sale-a-bration product.  You will also be eligible for my Loyalty Rewards and free card.

When you purchase the subscription in the online store, you will immediately receive an email with a promo code.  At this point you must still activate the subscription.  Use the same link shown above to set up your subscription, but instead of entering a credit card payment, enter the promo code.  Note that you must first purchase the subscription and then use the promo code at paperpumpkin.com to activate your subscription.

During Sale-a-bration, if you purchase the year-long Paper Pumpkin subscription at $215 with an additional $35 in merchandise in the online store, you get your choice of $50 additional merchandise (Stampin’ Rewards) and five free Sale-a-bration items.

The carousel below includes the prepaid subscription items.  Click on any of them to purchase.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Also today, I sent out a batch of free Cool Treats Twisted Pop-Up cards to my online customers.  I send my current “Featured Card” as a thank-you for online orders over $35, and I would love to send you one!

Have a great weekend!

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Chicks Rule

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This quirky chicken card will go to my daughter – actually, I made two of these fun cards so I can send one to each of my daughters.  I totally CASEd a card made by my upline Terri Meehan.

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Here is Terri’s card – I loved it this way, too, but I had to switch to the chicken with wacky feathers for my girls.

I saved my chick card for Thursday so I have license to post more chicken throwback pictures!  The theme today is…hungry chickens.  I think I could make a flip book of me feeding the chickens on my grandparents’ farm over the years.  Here are just a few…

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My older sister and I with my grandfather

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How dirty the chickens would get in the rain!  Me, my sister and my brother on the patio with Grandpa.

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The little blondie is my cousin Theresa, and I am on the right.  I was so happy when Theresa was born.  It was great to have a cousin, and I wasn’t the littlest anymore!  My Uncle Joe is in the striped shirt, and speaking of stripes…how about those knit pants on me!?

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The chickens were never out as much in the winter – except for this hearty guy, “Nerder”.

I guess you can see why I love the chicken stamps!  “Hey, Chick” can be chosen for free with any $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  A $50 order also earns a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I will send you the current Featured Card (see top of right column).  Click here to shop, or use the carousel below to go directly to an item in the store.

Have a great day!

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Large Letters Framelits

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I’m keeping it simple today with a pretty paper and a large greeting.  This time, I used the Large Letters Framelits and “Happy Celebrations” on a background from the Carried Away designer series paper collection.

Carried Away is one of the items that you can choose for free with a $50 product order during Sale-a-bration.  A $50 order also earns a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I will send you my current featured card (see top of right column).  Click here to shop now, or use the carousel below to be directed to a specific product.

Thanks for stopping by!

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