Monday, April 30

SHARE what YOU love! May 1–31, 2018

 The Share What You Love Suite  is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp and celebrate our 30th year anniversary! May 1–31, 2018












Friday, April 27

Picture Perfect

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes 145632
Price$9.25

176 adhesive-backed epoxy accents in teardrop and circle shapes. Perfect for bubbles and raindrops.
* 1 sheet glitter accents, 1 sheet clear accents
* 88 shapes per sheet
* Teardrop 4 mm; circle 3 mm




Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper145559
Price$12.50

This paper has photographic imagery of everything that a good party needs: balloons, hats, donuts—you name it! The designed imagery on the other side makes you party even more! 

* 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs 
* 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) 
* Acid free 
* Lignin free 

Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots145641
Price$12.00

Classic Stampin’ Ink in smaller sizes. It's a great way to sample several colours, and it's portable for crafting on the go.

* 1 each of 4 colours (Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party) 
* 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (3.2 x 3.2 cm)
 I was recently at an event where CraftyPerson and friends had a lovely Birthday mini album made with many of these products and it was amazing. I love the bright colours this suite has in in! 



TW1-Birthday Album<br /> Cost: $12

Last Chance


  • Some of your favorite items will be retiring soon. This is your last chance to get some of the items on your wish list.
  • Items on the retired list are “while supplies last,” and some favorites could sell out quickly! I encourage you to place your order as soon as you can to ensure that you will be able to get all the items you want.
  • Most stamp sets will be available until the end of May but accessories are 'while supplies last'. 

Here are some of my must have items: 



Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set137154
Price$30.00

What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want--let your creativity run free. 

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 11 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, e, i







Sunday, April 22

WHOLE LOT OF LOVELY Stampin'Up! Retiring Products!

This gorgeous set of products will soon retire. If they are on your wish list order them while you still can! 
www.betty.stampinup.net
Elegant greenery stamps would look grand in any variety of colours or class it up with touches of black and gold. Pair with the all-occasion sayings and you'll be feeling the love even more.
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colours, so many uses. 
Lustrous ribbon with subtle silver shimmer. Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colours you want.
Classic gold library clips in a petite size.
Enjoy mini sequins in one trim. Use as trim or take off individual sequins.














Wednesday, April 11

BRUSHO COLOR BURST!





Just add water to Brusho’s highly pigmented ink crystals, then watch them burst into spectacular color.
Watercolor with Brusho like you would with ink, or sprinkle it over water washes or paper spritzed with water.
Follow these tips for a great experience:

  • Like any pigment ink, Brusho can stain; 
  • use Grid Paper to keep things clean. 
  • Create a shaker top by piercing one or two holes in the lid of the Brusho pot with the Paper-Piercing Tool. 
  • Use Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock. Use scraps to experiment on. 
  • Allow for drying time or dry with a Heat Tool. 


“Brusho is a fun spin on watercoloring. You get five pots in basic colors, so you can mix them to create your own colors. A little bit goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. Show off dazzling samples that you made ahead of time so they can see Brusho’s potential.
Sprinkle a few specks of Brusho on the water wash.
Blend the color with the Aqua Painter.
Using an Aqua Painter, apply water to the cardstock.
TIP: Shake different colors of Brusho on water-washed paper, then blend with an Aqua Painter. TIP: Sprinkle Brusho on a clear block; add water, mix, and apply with an Aqua Painter.


Gruenwald Guild Craftyperson Technique Retreat near Leavenworth Washington

Technique Retreat 2018


 
Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project
 
We roll out the red carpet at our Retreats.  Technique Retreat 2018 projects are centered around Brusho Crystal Colour and Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends techniques. Each Technique Retreat highlights eight techniques using one stamp set to showcase some of the many ways you can use stamps to create a large variety of different projects. You’ll be amazed and delighted with all the new things you can do with your stamps.
 
Bokeh Technique with Eclectic Expressions Tutorial

We have fun!

It's not all stamping, all the time.  We have fun.  Here we are enjoying a sleigh ride.  We even went past Grandma's House (the driver's) while sleighing through the woods.  We had hot cider by the fire.
Bokeh Technique with Eclectic Expressions Tutorial


Brusho Crystal Colour

We learned 8 Brusho Techniques in all.  These are the Brusho Projects we completed.
Bokeh Technique with Eclectic Expressions Tutorial


Techniques and Tools

Attendees were the first to see the latest release of our Techniques Magazine.  Attendees took home a stylish, studio-themed Technique Notebook filled with printable instructions and a place to hold technique samples for this year’s stamping techniques. These tutorials are specially designed to be something that you’ll come back to again and again.   Here are some attendees outcomes. 
Bokeh Technique with Eclectic Expressions Tutorial


We eat and exercised, kind of.

We have our own chef during our stay.  The food was always wonderfully filling.  So we made sure to take walks in the snow during the day to exercise off the meals....and peanut covered M&M.