Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Simple Elegant Card

So today I wanted to try making a card using the technique where I ink up the inside of an embossing folder and run it through the big shot. I wanted this technique to be the focal point of my card. This is the card I ended up creating. I really like the end result. Hope this card inspires you to try this technique. If you have questions be sure to post them below. Below I have also provided a video to help step you through the technique. Hope you Enjoy it!

Product List
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Stained Glass Thinlits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Layering Squares Framelits Dies
Big Shot
Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration
Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Monday, July 9, 2018


Stampin' Up! has just up the amount of products you receive with your starter kit.

Standard starter kit include $125.00 worth of products that you get to choose from any of the active catalogs. You also receive business materials such as catalogs to share with friends and order blanks. The cost to you is $99.00 including shipping.

Now here is the NEWS FLASH!!!
Limited-Time Offer: FREE Ink Pad Assortment with Starter Kit
During the Stampin' Pad Family Promotion, which runs July 1 through July 31, all new demonstrators will be able to select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads in addition to their Starter Kit! If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin' Up!, that time has arrived. Join now, and start your new business off on the right foot.

That is 10 colors with a savings of $67.50 plus tax and shipping. If you have questions please email me by Clicking Here
If you ready to join just head on over to my website by CLICKING HERE.
I would love to have you on my team. Be sure to check the page on this blog about the benefits of joining my team.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Painted Glass Bundle & card kit offering

June's classes were based on the bundle Painted Glass. This bundle offers so many different card design options--- Thank you, Birthday, Celebrate and Sympathy and I love the font!!. Pair it up with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum and the cards just turn out stunning. Below are two examples and if you order the Painted Glass Bundle, I will send you for free a packet containing enough cardstock and ribbon to create the 4 total cards, two of each design. You will need your own markers and inks to complete the projects. 

I have these two cards listed on my YouTube channel so if you want a closer look head on other there and her is the link. CLICK HERE for Link for Card One . CLICK HERE for  Link for Card two    Remember to use Hostess Code CTBFKZ9A so I know you want the kits to make these beautiful cards when you order the Painted Glass Bundle.  


Card One

Monday, May 28, 2018

Varied Vases and watercolor pencils

This beautiful card was designed by one of my Downline Judy . We had a shoebox swap and this was the Card she brought for all of us to make. I of course fell in love and had to use it for my class this past week. I love using the watercolor pencils to give this card the color pop! The stampset is product from our new catalog so I hope this card will inspire you to get out your water color pencils and use them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Ink Information

Why did we change the case?
The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can
only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to
replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more
of the same molds or try to improve the design.
We chose to improve it! 
What’s better about the case? 
We wanted the new case to:  
  • Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case
  • is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in
  • the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the
  • new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected,
  • which was a common problem with the old case style. With use,
  • the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them
  • We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into
  • the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label
  • stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels
  • to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways
  • we’ve done that:
    • see the ink’s color.
    • The stickers include a new In Color icon.
    • easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the
    • inside of the case, so you can easily
    • distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
How is the ink different?
We improved our ink formula because we noticed that our
old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads
and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t
as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.
The improved ink formula will:
  • Reduce ink bubbles.
  • Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Help lay down the ink better. 
Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink
refill on an old ink pad?
Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic
Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks.
Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed.
All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.
Where is the archival ink?
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering.
Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family.
Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new
Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad.
Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads.
Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento
Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the
Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous
surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering.
We are confident that both the
Memento and StāzOn pads are high-quality inks that
perform to our customers’ needs.  
Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?
Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink
pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to
be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast. We are
working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad
case and do not yet have a launch date. 
Here is a video showing you tips regarding the new design of pad

 If after reading you have more questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Best Birds and Blends- Come learn how to use your Stampin' Up! Blends pens

Here is the video on how to -   

I just love our Stampin Blends. You can lay down color
and they blend but not mix.

Just look at the colors. If you enjoy coloring take some time
to look at this video and then order your Blends at my online store -www.sandragrimes.stampinup.net or click the supplies
below and it will take you to my website to order. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Look who is stealing the show this summer!

June Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with one of the suites in the new annual catalog. Stampin' 'Up! won't tell us which suite until June 1st. So check back!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Card kit

April Card Kits are here.

Use Hostess code SUA6ZZEF and receive the card stock and designer series paper to complete these five cards. 
The following items are what you will need to order to complete the kit. Go to www.sandragrimes.stampinup.net or you can email me. 
Truly Taylored Bundle #147752 (clear) #146089 (wood) and the Markers to match #145668. I will provide color pdf with the instructions. Check out my video below to see more about these cards - 

Monday, April 9, 2018


The Retirement Party is here! If you have favorites that you have not ordered
better get them now. These items are while supplies last so be quick!
CLICK HERE for the Occasions Retirement List.

CLICK HERE  for the Annual Catalog Retirement List.

Remember these are while the supplies last or until May 31st.

Send me an email if you want to order something or CLICK HERE  go to my online store.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Best Bundle Yet!

Good Afternoon My Creative Friends,
Well we are closing in on the end of Sale-A-Bration! It has been a great opportunity for savings. I wanted to remind everyone of the best bundle yet and that is the demonstrator sign up starter kit.
You get $125.00 worth of product for $99.00 and no shipping cost.
During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up! sweetens the deal with your choice of two more stamp sets from either catalog.
All of your orders after are 20% off. You still get to come to class and hang out with the creative gang.
You don’t have to sell or have classes, you can be what is called a hobbyist.
This is the best opportunity all year!

CLICK HERE  for a Q&A PDF which I believe with answer most of your question.
If  you think this is something you would like to do,  call  me immediately because time is running out. March 31st. is the last day.

Wishing you a blessed day & Happy Stamping!