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Freshly Made Sketches 92

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Good morning! I’m a little late with my post because I was out a little late last night! I got most of what I wanted to accomplish done yesterday and had a great time visiting my friends on Fire Island! It turned out to be a very nice day and I’m looking forward to doing it again! How was your Saturday?

Today’s post – Freshly Made Sketches 92, a sketch from Jen B….

Freshly Made Sketches #92

I decided that I wanted a super clean and simple card and this is what I came up with. The base of the card Real Red Card Stock. I used a piece of Whisper White for the background and adhered a piece of the I Am Me Designer Series Paper on the left. For my curved line used a piece of Soft Suede. The stamps on the right are from the Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Soft Suede. The greeting is cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few red sequins to the map for a little shine. You cold also used the sequins as placeholders on the map to show where you have already been adventurers! Thank you for stopping by to see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. I hope you all have a very nice Sunday!

FMS 92

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White and Soft Suede

Designer Series Paper: I Am Me

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Wanderlust Photopolymer

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NONSU!: Red Sequins

Wanderlust PP

I Am Me DSP

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

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Create with Connie and Mary 258

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Yeah, it’s the weekend peeps! And the upcoming week is a 4 day week because of July 4th. Winston is not looking forward to that holiday at all. I need to get him a Thunder Shirt this weekend, my poor Winnie. I’m off to Manhattan and the Fire Island today. Busy but fun and that’s always a good way to start a weekend. What are you all up to?

Today’s post – Create with Connie and Mary 258 colors…

CCMC 258

Before I get to my card today I want to thank the lovely ladies for choosing my card as one of their top three picks for last week’s sketch challenge! You can see my original post here and the Create with Connie and Mary post here. For today’s card I started off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of Daffodil Delight and across the bottom, a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. I punched out a piece of Night of Navy with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and used the Small Heart Punch to punch out a negative of the heart. The greeting is from the Banner Greetings Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Melon Mambo. The “washi tape” is from the Tape It Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy. Underneath that is a flower from the Secret Garden Stamp Set that is cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits. The butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies Stamp Set and is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Some Basic Jewels Rhinestones give the card a little sparkle. Thanks for visiting me today to see my Create with Connie and Mary color challenge card for this week. Have a great Saturday!

CCMC 258

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy

Designer Sereis Paper: Gingham Garden

Ink: Melon Mambo and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings (Host(ess)), Tape It, Secret Garden and Best of Butterflies Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle, Small Heart and Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Banner Greetings Host CM

Best of Butterflies CM

Tape It CM

Gingham Garden DSP

Secret Garden Framelits

1 3:4%22 Circle Punch

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Small Heart Punch

Basic Rhinestones

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

Fab Friday 21

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Are you ready… here we go… it’s FRIDAY!!!! Wee!! Yesterday turned out to be a nice day for the golf outing. It rained a little in the middle of the day but cleared up so the golfers could finish. Dinner was great! As soon as we finished packing up it started to pour, glad it waited! I’m off to Manhattan tomorrow morning to see my friend Kim and then to Fire Island to visit some friends. A busy weekend, but a fun one.

Today’s post is my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Challenge. This time around we have a fun sketch for you…

Fab Fri 21 Sketch 6-28-2013

Do you see what I see… a frame! We all know that I’m slightly obsessed with frames lately! The base of my card is Sahara Sand Card Stock. The middle of my frame is cut out with the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and filled with a piece of paper from the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper Pack. Before I adhered it to the card I put a pice of Brushed Gold behind it that I punched out with the Artisan Label Punch. The arrow, that I cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits, is also Brushed Gold. The greeting and the bird are from the Morning Meadow Host(ess) Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies to cut it out. The bird is also heat embossed in gold and cut out with my Paper Snips. I love the black, vanilla and gold together with the sahara, and the frame… well you know how I feel about that! Thanks very much for coming by to see my Fab Friday Design Team card for the Sketch challenge. Stop by the Fab Friday blog and see what other creations the talented designers have for you and enter your card in the gallery. Maybe you can be a Fab Fave and grab our new badge! Have a great Friday! 🙂

Fab Friday 21

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-mark

Stamp Set: Morning Meadow

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Framelits: Squares Collection, Apothecary Accents and Bitty Banners

Punch: Artisan Label

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Morning Meadow Host CM

Modern Medley DSP

Squares Collection Framelits

Apothecary Accents Framelits

Bitty Banners Framelits

Artisan Label Punch

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

Pals Paper Arts 161

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Today is Thursday and it promises to be a very long Thursday for me. We have the golf outing at work today and they are calling for rain. That will not be good at all. I will be there from 8:00am until 11:00pm, hopefully it won’t rain. Other that that things are good, I went into Manhattan last night and I was home by 11:00, not too bad. How are things going by you?

Today’s post – Pals Paper Arts 161, a sketch…

PPA 161

I’m just going to make this entry by a few hours. I was a little puzzled when I first looked at the sketch but I like the way the card turned out a lot! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is made up of two pieces of paper from the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper Pack. In the center is a piece of Smokey Slate that is adhered with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the Hexagon Punch to punch out two pieces of Crushed Curry and the greeting that is form the Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set. The large bee is from the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and is cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits Dies. I like the hexagons with the bee image, they are sized perfectly for each other. Thanks for dropping by to see my Pals Paper Arts card for their sketch challenge. I hope that today is a speedy one! 🙂

Pals Paper Arts 161

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Eastern Elegance

Ink: Crushed Curry and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Backyard Basics and Regarding Dahlias Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics

Punch: Hexagon

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Backyard Basics CM

Regarding Dahlias CM

Eastern Elegance DSP

Backyard Basics Framelits

Hexagon Punch

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog or the upcoming NEW Holiday Catalog!:-)

Paper Craft Crew 48

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Hello Wednesday and hello to all of you! Halfway there people and that’s a good thing. The rest of this week is going to be busy! I’m going into Manhattan tonight and then tomorrow we have a golf fundraiser at work and I will be there from 8:00am until 11:00pm, then back at work at 7:00am on Friday. Like I said busy!! Crafting time will be shortened but I will still squeeze some in, I need my balance!

Today’s post – Paper Craft Crew Sketch 48…

PCCCS048- 6-26-2013

Simple sketch with a lot of possibilities. The base of my card is Chocolate Chip Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack. The middle panel is made up of a piece of Chocolate Chip, a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies and a piece of Whisper White that I stamped in Chocolate Chip with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. A pice of Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon goes around the lower half and some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the base. The greeting and the hat are from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set, the greeting is cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies and my Paper Snips cut out the hat. I’m really liking the “sketched” look of the stamps and the Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip make a nice color combo. Thank you, as always, for coming by to see my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge. Head on over to the blog to see what my fellow designers have for inspiration and enter one of your creations in the gallery. Have yourselves a very nice Wednesday!

PCCCS048

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Designer Series Paper: Subtles Collection

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday and Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Edgelits: Finishing Touches

Embellishments: Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Sketched Birthday CM

Gorgeous Grunge CM

Subtles DSP

Apothecary Accents Framelits

Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies

Whisper White 1:4%22 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!:-)

Mojo 299

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Well now that was a hot and muggy Monday with some thunderstorms thrown in for good measure! It was very soupy here on Long Island today, I guess summer has finally arrived! I’m not complaining, it’s better than cold and rainy any day! My friend Danielle comes back from vacation tomorrow, it will be good to have her back. 🙂

Today’s post – Mojo Monday 299, a sketch by Julee Tilman…

Mojo299

I have to say that I really enjoy the Mojo sketches, they have great layers in them. My card starts with a base of Island Indigo Card Stock. I used a piece of the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper for the background. The flag is Gumball Green, it’s not in the DSP but It sure does look like it is. I punched a piece of Early Espresso out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and embossed it with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered the panel to the card I adhered some Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the back. The main panel has a background stamped with the Off the Grid Stamp in Island Indigo. For the greeting I used the Label Something Stamp Set and punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. The circle greeting is from the Notable Notions Stamp Set and is punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Another piece of ribbon is adhered behind it. A fun and not overly complicated card. Thank you for taking a look at my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card for this week. Have a great day! 🙂

Mojo 299

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla

Designer Sereis Paper: Soho Subway

Ink: Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green CLassic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Label Something and Notable Notions Clear Mount and Off the Grid Wood Mount

Embellishments: Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle, 1″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Tools: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Label Something CM

Notable Notions CM

Off the Grid WM

Soho Subway DSP

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

2 1:2%22 Circle Punch

1%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Gumball Green 3:8%22 Stitched Satin Ribbon

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!:-)

Create with Connie and Mary 257

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I’m not even going to say anything about Monday! We are back at the start of another week after a pretty nice weekend. How was your weekend? The Christening yesterday was a lot of fun. I got to see friends I haven’t seen in a while and the little kiddies are just too cute! To top it off I drove into Manhattan and home with the top down in the car, the perfect end to a beautiful weekend!

Today’s post – Create with Connie and Mary 257, a sketch…

CCMC 257

The card I’m posting today is the second one I made for this challenge, I absolutely hated the first one! The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I flagged a piece of Costal Cabana for the background. The neat chevron border across the top is made with the Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set. I then cut out a piece of Strawberry Slush with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies and stamped it in Strawberry Slush with the Dictionary Background Stamp. The hexagons are from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and the hello is from the Thanks & Hello Stamp Set, they are both punched out with the Hexagon Punch. For the abstract flower I used the Flower Shop Stamp Set and punched it out with the Pansy Punch. A little piece of Costal Cabana and a Basic Jewel Rhinestone finish off the card. I’m really liking the unusual combinations of stamps lately and hope you are enjoying them too. Thank you for coming by to see my Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge card for this week. I hope you have a nice start to your week!

CCMC 257

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Costal Cabana and Strawberry Slush

Ink: Strawberry Slush and Costal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Six Sided Sampler, Flower Shop and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Thanks & Hello Wood Mount and Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Hexagon and Pansy

Embellishments: Basic Jewel Rhinestone

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Six Sided Sampler CM

Flower Shop CM

Thanks & Hello WM

Dictionary Background CM

Show & Tell 2 PP

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Hexagon Punch

Pansy Punch

Itty Bitty Bit Punch Set

Basic Rhinestones

Here are all the Photopolymer Stamp Sets, Wanderlust, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer, Birthday Bombs Away click here for a PDF of the flyer, and Designer Typeset.The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! 

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!:-)

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