Bonus Days are here!

So, what does this mean to you?

For every $50 spent in July, you earn $5 to spend in August.  So, here's the scoop:

  • The order must be $5o before shipping and handling
  • Every order MUST include a valid email
  • There is no limit to the number of codes you can earn
  • All codes will be sent via email
  • Deadline to earn Bonus Codes is July 31 11:50 MT
  • If you place multiple eligible orders, you will receive multiple emails containing the Bonus Codes
  • VERY IMPORTANT  Make sure you keep these emails containing the codes

The codes can be redeemed any in August on any any product.  Copy and paste the codes in the "Manage Coupon Codes" box online and it will automtically take off $5 per code.  You an use multiple codes during one order.  Codes can be used only one time.  MUST be used by August 31.  

This is a great time to stock up on those basic supplies like cardstock or envelopes.  Or, work on that Wish List you made from the new Annual Catalog.  No product is excluded during the Bonus Days.

I'm here if you have any questions.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl  

 

 

Simple In-Color Card

What a weekend.  The four of us went to the Brewer's game last night.  It was super hot in the parking lot.  Thankfully, the game itself was in the shade and ended up being a beautiful night for a ball game.  AND we won!!

Today, my husband and I went to a flea market.  Super hot.  I did not enjoy that part.  Storms were coming in and we were getting ready to leave.  All of a sudden the winds came up and things were flying all around.  Table turned over, tarps went flying, glass was breaking.  I wouldn't have been surprised if it ended up being a small tornado.  We were glad to get out of there.

Want to see the new 2019-2021 In-Colors?  Here they are and all in one card!

I made this simple card for my club thank you's.  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The dies made the card even easier to make and added the stitched detail along the side.  Perfect.

 

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Don't you just love these colors?  I'm thinking Seaside Spray is my favorite right now, but gosh, Pretty Peacock is gorgeous too.  Don't forget that you can order these colors all in a single pack.  You get 4 sheets of each color.  I start out ordering the new cardstock this way every year.  Once I see and use the colors, I decide what colors I want to order the individual cardstock packs. I am on a budget too, so this is perfect.  Click here to check out the 2019-2021 In-Color Cardstock .

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Mosaic Mood Swap Card

Wow, it's hard to believe that it's already Friday.  My first week of no job and it flew by.  But, it does just seem like I'm on vacation.  It'll probably hit more in the next week or two.

The travelling peach truck came around this week and I got a box of Georgia Peaches.  YUM!  They are  now just getting ripe, so today  I made a peach cobbler and a peach coffee cake for tomorrow morning.  This was on top of also making peach jam.  I've never made this kind so we will see how it turn out.  

Yesterday, Megan and I went strawberry picking.  OMG They are so good.   I think we made about 7 recipes of freezer jam.  It's so bad for you with all the sugar, but it tastes so good.  My family absolutely loves it.  I also made a strawberry syrup and strawberry lemonade.  

Yikes,  I need a break.

 

I still haven't had time to get in my stamp room.  It's crazy.  I miss being down there in my own little world.  I think Monday will be my day to take off and spend down there.  

So, here is another swap card using the Mosaic Mood Speciality DSP.  Paper definately looks better in person than in the catalog.  Take a look at what patterns are included in this pack.

 

I'm not sure what the stamp sentiment is from.  The only requirements was that everything in the swap had to be current.  So, we know it's not from a retired stamp set.  Wish I could be more help with that.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

 

First Time Ever

This is big news. 

Starting tomorrow, for the First Time Ever, stamp sets will be included on the Clearance Rack!  They have never done this before, and Stampin' Up! doesn't know if they will ever do this again.  

Sale starts tonight at 12:01 AM (MT).  

Click here for the list of stamp sets that will be included.  There are no prices listed, so we will have to wait until tomorrow for them.  As usual, the sets are while supplies last, so I wouldn't wait too long if you need one.  There are a lot of holiday stamp sets on this list.  It would be a great way to get ahead on those Holiday cards that we all wait to the last minute to make!

Here's  more news:

Available starting Thursday, July 27, trimmer blades will be available!  We received in a shipment and the quantity will be a order limit of 3 blades per order.  Sales will start at 10:00 MT, so for us, that is 11:00 CT.  If the quantity runs low, you will received this message: "This item has been discontinued and cannot be added to your order (126995).”  Hopefully, this won't be the last shipment to be received but you never know, so plan accordingly.

So, mark your calendar: 

  • tomorrow starts the updated Clearance Rack
  •  Thursday trimmer blades go on sale​

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

 

Seaside Notions Swap Card

Sorry, I haven't been around for several days.  Today, I am officially out of a job.  My store closed last night and it was so very sad.  The once bustling and happy store is now empty and desserted.  Punching out for the last time in 19 years was hard.  I walked the store with two people that I will miss dearly.  We laughed and we cried.  Tears were shed remembering how the store looked when the shelves were full, and people wandered around with their carts.  

Today it seems surreal while the rest of my family went off to work and I could stay home.  I felt kind of lost, like I was missing something.  My work family was what I was missing.  I gave myself today to mourn what was, and now trying to move into the future. 

I haven't had time to get into my stamp room lately, so I have another swap card to show.   

This card just want me to visit the ocean.  I am not sure who designed this card, but I like the simplicity.  The seahorse is my favorite of all the stamps.  

The stamp set is Seaside Notions Cling Set.  This would be a great stamp set to own if you scrapbook and vacation at the beach frequently.  I can just picture scrapbook pages being made with it.

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I like how the card is split into three horizontal spaces and then one vertical.  I'm thinking that I may have to case this layout and try it myself.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always, 

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

Over the Moon Swap Card

Isn't this cow just oh so cute?  He's from the Over the Moon Cling Stamp Set.  He isn't one that I usually gravitate towards, but that doesn't mean I don't like to swap cards with him either!  

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As you know, I live in a small town in Wisconsin, but grew up in the city of Milwaukee.  My cousins from Pittsburgh PA would come every year to visit.  When I moved away from Milwaukee, they noticed more of the countryside and...cows.  They dubbed the area "Cow Country".  They can say all they want, but when we go and visit, I always have to bring cheese curds.  So, of course, when I saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of them. Heidi, the card designer, was super nice and let me stamp another cow image just for them.  I'll post it when I eventually get around to making it.  

The flowers around the cow are done by using the Stamparatus.  She had a template so we knew how to rotate the paper to get the perfect effect.  I don't remember when she purchased it from, but I love the effect.  

We colored the cow and around him with watercolor pencils.  He did need just a touch of color.  Don't you love the pink boots?

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

Butterfly Gala Swap Card

Last week at my demo meeting we did a shoebox swap.  Everything to make for a card should fit inside a shoebox.  The theme:  New Catalog.  I'll be showing these sporatically over the next week or so.  Here is the first one, and they are in no special order.

Butterflies are going monochromatic in this card.  Balmy Blue and Whisper White. 

I do believe that I am one of the few demonstrators that do not own this stamp set!  It is sooo popular and I always have other stamps that I want to get first.  Crazy right?  I do like them though.

This is the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating punch.  What is really nice is that both butterfly images are on the same stamp.  They match up perfectly for the punch.  Brillant!  

I'll share another card tomorrow.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

Good Morning Magnolia

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers.  We are just having  a calm day around here.  My In-laws's are coming over for dinner tonight.  Nothing exciting happening here.  

This flower was fun to color with the Stampin' Blends!  The majority of the colors I used were Petal Pink and Old Olive.  Light Calypso Coral was in the center of the flower and Light  Crumb Cake was the stem.  

Here's a helpful hint.  When doing a larger space, such as the flower, color the petals one at a time with both blends. Some people do the entire image with one blend and go back with the other.  I don't think the colors blend as well when done that way.  The first color has time to "dry" too much, therefore not blending as well.  I know it is kind of a pain to do it this way, but I highly suggest it for the best results.

I used the Shimmery White paper for the flower.  Wow, does that stand out!  Take a closer look.

 

Another tip I have is to cut out the image with the dies and Big Shot before you color.  This way, if the dies move in the Big Shot, you can just stamp and cut again.  You didn't waste your time coloring for nothing.  That is the worst!  I got lucky on this one. 

I don't be doing this exact card during my Stamp in the New Catalog event, but this is the stamp set I will be featuring.  The coloring is time consuming so I'm thinking about doing a variation of this card.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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