2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!

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Can you believe the Holidays are around the corner?? It’s crazy! Today, I’m sharing with you my 2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul!!!! There are so many amazing products for the upcoming holidays and seasons!!! Eeeee It’s so fabulous!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th so get that pad and paper ready to start your wish list!

2018 Holiday Mini Catalog Haul, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness, you all have got to see these fabulous products. There are flowers and bling and die cuts and so much more!!! Here are a few of my favorites that I can’t wait to play with first:

~All is Bright Designer Paper – it has amazing photographic Christmas images that are just stunning and only need a greeting to make an amazing card!

~Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes – I LOVE enamel shapes and the different images and dots are perfect for lots of different styles of cards!

~Suite Season Washi Tape – There is gold, silver, and copper foil in these rolls. Bling Bling!

~Peaceful Noel Stamp Set and coordinating Sprig Punch (Bundle & Save 10%) – I love the greenery pieces and even more the punch. Punching is so much quicker than running a die through the Big Shot so adding lots of sprigs to a card will be much faster. Also, I see reindeer antlers as well as a sprig!

~Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper – FLOWERS!!!! Also, this paper is printed on shimmery white paper! Woot Woot!!!

~Tin Tile Embossing Folder – The detail and look of this folder is just stunning!!!

~Chicken Wire Elements – Silvery shine and detailed look already ready for your project. Love it!

~Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon – OMG!!!! It’s so pretty. I love this ribbon. It’s so shiny and fun!

Okay, I better stop there or I’ll be here all day. I can’t wait to get started on playing with these goodies. Stay tuned as all of those samples will be coming soon!

If you would like to see all of my Haul, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Let me know what is on your wish list in the comments below!!! You can start buying from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 5th!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Fixing Your Broken Punch!!!

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It’s okay! It’s not really broken! Today, I’m showing you how we are fixing your broken punch!!! Have you ever had that little plastic release button in the back pop out??? No worries, that doesn’t mean your punch is forever broken!

Fixing Your Broken Punch, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Have you ever had this happen?? That little plastic piece in the back of your punch pops out. This happens when it is slid into the locked position and you go to punch something. It gets pushed out when that happens. Keeping it in the unlocked position while using it is best. I feel like I have some punches that always pop out and others that never had. Who knows…but I do know how to fix it and I’m sharing that with you!

All you need to do it gently pop that plastic piece back into the slot in the back. It will need pressure to get it back in and it will sort of snap back in. Be sure to put it in with the notch closer to the outside edge of the punch. If you pop it in the other way, it won’t slide closed/locked because it will hit that notch. No worries, just pop it back out and flip it around!

Let me know in the comments below if you have had a punch do this!!!

Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here to see this all in action because it makes more sense seeing it than reading about it, I’m sure! 🙂 I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Tip for Your StazOn Black Ink!!!

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Today, I’m sharing a tip for your StazOn Black Ink. First one is don’t throw away that little clear lid!

Tip for Your StazOn Black Ink, www.LaurasStampPad.com

StazOn Ink smells AMAZING. Does anyone else love the smell of it like me? Let me know in the comments below….surely I’m not alone here. Right? I love it! It also works fabulous for watercoloring because it’s a permanent ink. StazOn for watercoloring and Memento for Stampin’ Blends!

My Tip: Don’t throw away that little clear lid on the inside of the ink pad. That is needed to keep a nice seal on the ink so it doesn’t dry out easily. Since it can get in the way or you might lose it, simply add a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the lid. That little clear lid with attach and stay perfectly.

Stazon Lid Tip, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now the ink pad is ready to use after just removing the black lid. It all comes off together and saves inky fingers. I love when something so simple really makes life easier!

StazOn Ink also has it’s own cleaner since it is a strong ink. I’ll be honest and say that I don’t use StazOn Cleaner very often. I clean my stamps with the Simply Shammy or Stampin’ Scrub and let them stain. Sometimes, when I’m done with the project, I’ll go back and use the cleaner. This is all personal preference. I know it’s best to get that ink off but it’s also a pain and I just like stamping more. It is odd because I’m such a freak about organizing and cleaning in other aspects but this I let slide. It’s okay though!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Graceful Glass Designer Vellum!!!

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Check out the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum! This paper…or vellum has beautiful prints to use as is or for coloring to really make the images POP!

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the floral sheets and the stained glass window sheets. Those will be the first ones I started coloring using the Stampin’ Blends! I’m super excited to use the new colors of Stampin’ Blends too. I can not put down Lovely Lipstick and Highland Heather. Eeeee Loving them! This is paper that you don’t want to waste any of it so check out some of my One Sheet Wonders. This way you can make the most of the paper! Click here to check out my One Sheet Wonders!

I will be posting samples using this paper soon so stay tuned!!

If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper!!!

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Who loves Black and White with a POP of color??? I sure do and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper is amazing! It has that black and white and the color pops are PINK….Eeeeee…..and Green and Gold! Bling Bling!

Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how pretty it is!!! One side of each of the sheets has gold foil on it! This makes it hard to decide which side to use for sure! Thank goodness there are 2 sheets of every pattern so then I can use 1 sheet for one side and the other sheet for the other side! These patterns are great for Birthdays and Anniversaries. I think the black and gold would be perfect for like a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. The numbers would be perfect for a little one’s birthday. The gold, black, and silver dots would be perfect for Graduation or New Years. There are just endless possibilities!

If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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The Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so fun and absolutely stunning! There are just so many amazing features to it!

Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Look at these fine details….that you don’t have to cut out or pop out the pieces in between yourself. It’s all done for you and the detail is amazing. There are 8 sheets in the pack – 4 each of the 2 designs shown above. The one on the left is a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of that floral detail. This is fun to cut into pieces or use as a full sheet for a background or scrapbook page. The sheet on the right has borders as well as pieces that can be cut for card fronts. Although you could always cut them into pieces for even more projects too! Another fabulous feature about this designer paper is that one side is vanilla and the other is white. I love that versatility built right in. Of course, you can always color the paper with a Sponge Dauber, Sponge Brayer, Spritz, etc. There are lots of possibilities with this stuff. Click the photo below to get some so you can start adding fine beautiful details to your projects!

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


NEW Colors of Stampin’ Blends!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I am so excited that the NEW Colors of Stampin’ Blends are now available!!! There are tons of colors to pick from now and it’s just heavenly!

NEW Colors of Stampin' Blends, www.laurasstamppad.com

I really love the Stampin’ Blends. They make me feel like an artist which I totally am not. Shading, shadows, and blending make me have a blank look on my face thinking I have no clue. With the Stampin’ Blends and Stampin Up’s amazing stamp designs, it’s so easy. I usually follow the lines of the image with the dark marker and then color in circles all over with the light marker. AMAZING! It’s that simple! Now of course, if you know all about shadows and shading, go for it! You are a rockstar! Either way these markers are perfect for everyone!

Now with even more colors…..like PINK….you can color and enjoy so much more! I’m most excited about Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick as well as Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green! You all know I love pink so I’m excited about those but also for a brighter/darker pink since before it was just a super light one. More shades of greens are fun for flower bouquets too! You can purchase the Stampin’ Blends individually (light and dark) or in a Combo Pack.

Let me know what color you are most excited about! Click here to start shopping Stampin’ Blends!

Happy Blendin’

~Laura


Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper!!!

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The New Stampin’ Up! Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper has beautiful shades of blues, greens, and purples! I think it will be great for masculine cards for sure!

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think that this paper will be great for backgrounds or a little border on the edge of a project. The images  and textures of the prints are subtle yet add a little pop! My favorites are the 3rd one from the right with the dots and the 2nd one from the left with that blue and purple! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to purchase the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper click on the photo below. Don’t forget that you can get the coordinating cardstock pack that comes with solid cardstock in 3 of the colors used in the Designer Series Paper Pack. This coordination makes it super easy to

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Notes of Kindness Card Kit!!!

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Happy Tuesday! I’m taking a bit of a break from Technique Tuesday but here is a fabulous kit for you to check out! The Notes of Kindness Card Kit is one of Stampin’ Up’s NEW All Inclusive Kits and it’s beautiful!!!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This kit does have flowers in it so you know I was in love at first sight. I love the mint and light pink color combination as well. The stamps are all Thank You which is something I use a lot so I’m excited there too. Any time I need more quick Thank You Notes, I can just purchase a Refill Kit too. I love that option. This kit is perfect for gift giving since it includes everything you need. It’s also great to grab and go if you want to stamp on vacation or while waiting for your oil to be changed. Just grab the box and some scissors!

This kit has a watercolor look to some of the images. There are die cuts, sticker pieces, and banners for stamping. The white banners for the greetings have a stitched edge which adds a little texture and fun to it. I am a big fan of the Stitched Shapes Framelits for that reason! Pearls and Copper Thread are the embellishments. I’m not sure I would have pairs copper with this color combination so I can’t wait to put this kit together and try it out….and then use on future projects.

I will be putting this kit together soon…..hopefully! Then I will share the completed look and my thoughts on steps and all. Click the photos below to get your kit to enjoy with me! Let me know what you think of this kit!

If you would like to see the unboxing of this kit, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Simply Shammy!!!

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Oh my goodness….the Simply Shammy is AMAZING! I was super skeptical about this item and didn’t even try it out for over 2 weeks but when I did…..OH MY! I actually said out loud, “Wow, I didn’t expect that!”

Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So the Simply Shammy arrived in a plastic cellophane bag and there was moisture in there and I thought that didn’t seem right so I pulled it out of the bag and tossed it in the drawer. I love the Stampin’ Scrub so I didn’t feel the need to use this right away. Also, I wasn’t stamping as often while waiting for Ziggy to arrive. I opened the drawer a few days later and there was the Simply Shammy, dried up, and looking sad and wrinkled a bit. Oh geez! So I ran it under water and decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness, my mind was blown! It worked so well. Why did I not try this sooner? The stamp came clean in a moment and not just slightly clean, like sparkling clean! It was amazing. Yes, the ink does stain the Simply Shammy but it does not bleed onto the next stamp when you go back to clean it!

Dirty Simply Shammy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It does kind of make the inner Laura freak out to see it stained but the fact that it cleans so well and doesn’t come off on your fingers or the next stamp…..I’ll just have to get over it. Yes, I did think about stamping a pretty image all over it. No no, Laura, don’t make it dirtier on purpose. lol This thing is just amazing and I highly suggest it to EVERYONE! I was skeptical and now I’m in love! Give it a try! Also, I now store mine in a clear mount case so that it stays wet and has something to contain it.

To clean it, simply run it under water, squeeze out the majority of the water so it isn’t dripping and use it again. Don’t wring it out to get every drop of water out because it needs to stay moist. You can see in the first photo that there are some water lines and drips where there is a bit of excess water after a simple squeeze. Get your’s today by clicking the link below!

If you would like to see all of this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Ziggy….aka Claire has arrived and all is well. We are working on learning each other and finding a bit of a “routine” so bear with me! 🙂 I will do an introduction of her soon! 🙂

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