Sunday, May 24, 2020

Join My 2020 In Color Club

Hello everyone! The new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog launches on June 3rd and I’m so exited! With a new catalog, that means we will have 5 brand new In Colors launching as well. I have been creating with these colors recently and they are even more beautiful 
in person. 

Have you seen them yet? Here they are: 

2020-2022 In Colors
It’s always exciting to get your hands on the coordinating products in the new colors, so I am hosting an In Color Club To Go once again this year
I’m taking sign-up’s now! 


2020 In Color Club
June 2020 - October 2020

Do you want ALL of the new Stampin’ Up!® In Colors? Join my new In Color Club To Go! 
Each month, you will receive all of the products for one of the five new In Colors. 
A different color will be featured every month. 

Each month you will receive: 
  • 1 full pack of cardstock (24 sheets)
  • 1 full roll of 1/4” In Color Ribbon (10 yards)
  • 1 Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • 1 Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • 1 Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 18 In Color Enamel Dots 
  • 8 sheets of 6”x 6” Designer Series Paper
  • A hand stamped card featuring your "color of the month"
  • Each kit will also include a special surprise full-size accessory from the new catalog 
It’s like Christmas in your mailbox, five months in a row! 

Cost: $42.99 plus $8 priority shipping, every month June - October. 
If you are local in the San Antonio area, you can forego shipping and do porch pick-up. 

Once you sign up, you will be billed every month through PayPal on the 1st of each month for 5 months - June through October. Payment will be due no later than the 7th of the month. Once all payments are received, I will place the orders and plan to have them shipped back to you around the 15th of the month.

*Please note that there could be a slight delay in shipping or production during the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. I will absolutely stay in contact with any potential issues and will always do my best to ensure your order is filled every month. 

How do you sign up? 
Send me an email at: annemariehile@gmail.com and please CLICK HERE to fill out a a form with your contact information.

Once you are signed up (by 5/31), I’ll be in touch with you on June 1st with the payment invoice. 

This is super-exciting and I can’t wait to send you an envelope filled with colorful 
Happy Mail

Don’t miss out. Sign up TODAY! 



Varied Vases for PP492

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge. 
Check it out and play along with us! 
Sketch Challenge week is my FAVORITE and LeAnne’s sketch is fabulous! You can make it as simple or as layered as you like. I’ve been having fun inking up some stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of the month, so I decided to use the Varied Vases stamp set for my card for this challenge. This is a fun stamp set and also has a coordinating punch. It will be retiring on June 2nd, so if you like it, bet it while you can! For the color combo on my card, I was inspired by a swap card I received quite a while ago from a fellow demonstrator, Michelle Theriault. I just love Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana together! 

Color Combo:

This stamp set is a Photopolymer set, which makes it easy to place and line up the images because you can see through them. Once I had my trio of vases stamped, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I’ve listed more detail and all of the measurements below. There is also supply list at the end of the post. 

When I originally made my card, I actually used a retired Poppy Parade Ribbon. Oops. You can still see a little pop of it behind the black ribbon. Haha! I was going back and forth between that ribbon and the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon initially. So, I decided on the black ribbon in the end because I liked the added pop of sparkle, of course! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 2-5/8”, embossed with Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (overlap this piece on the Coastal Cabana Cardstock a little when adhering to the Whisper White Layer, the ribbon will help cover the “seam”)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 2-5/8”, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 3” x 4-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-3/4” x 3-7/8”, stamp images in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends and add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the “water” in the vases for added sparkle
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 1/2” x 2-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Versamark Ink, heat emboss using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool
  • Black Glittered organdy Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”

Finally, a peek inside the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and popped in another vase to keep the party going from the front of the card. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 29th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The current Host Code is: UUGAS7RA

If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month’s tutorial features 11 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 

Anne Marie

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Friday, May 22, 2020

First Frost for Facebook Live

Hello everyone! For my Facebook Live video this week, I featured three projects featuring one of my favorite stamp sets that will sadly be retiring at the end of the month, First Frost.  To check out the video for how these projects were made, click here: First Frost Facebook Live.


Friday's at 4:00 PM CST, I go Live over on my Stampin’ Anne Facebook Page with some fun Stampin’ Up!® projects. Please join me and if you can’t make it Live, you can always watch the replay. Also, I’d like to invite you to join my Stampin’ Anne Facebook Group for more updates, promotions, giveaways and exclusive projects. Everyone is welcome!
First Frost is a stamp set that I am so sad to see retire. It really is a great set for creating collage images and even though it’s name implies that it is a “winter” set, I wanted to showcase projects is some different color palettes to show its versatility. This card really showcases the stamps using a bright and cheery color combo using one of the new In Colors, coming out on June 3rd: Magenta Madness. I also used another stamp set that I am heartbroken to see retire, Seriously the Best. I love the big, bold sentiments, don’t you? 

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Coastal Cabana Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Magenta Madness Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones
My second project was this cute little sliding Hershey Nugget box. I also used the leaf and berry dies from the coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies. I use that berry die a LOT! 
Box Measurements and Details:
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock - 5-1/2” x 3”, score all four sides at 3/4” 
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”, on the long side score at 7/8”, 2-3/8”, 3-1/4” and 4-3/4” 
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper - 3-3/4” x 1-3/8” 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock - scrap to die cut the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock - scrap to stamp and die cut the floral image
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock - scrap to die cut the “berry” image from Frosted Bouquet Dies
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock - scrap to die cut the “leafy” image from the Frosted Bouquet Dies
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper - 1” x 3”, four pieces to wrap around the Hershey Nuggets
  • Very Vanilla Metallic Trim Ribbon and Gold Gilded Gem 
The third project I featured was another card showcasing the stamps. I popped in the brand new Ornate Floral 3D Embossing folder on the background to add some texture, too. You can find all of the measurements and details for this card HERE. 

Would you like to get a Make and Take Kit for THREE First Frost projects sent to you? 
  • Place a minimum $35 order (pre-tax and shipping) in my Stampin’ Up!® Online Store using the Host Code below by Monday, May 25th at Midnight CST 
  • Make sure to use the Host Code listed below, that’s how I know you want the Make and Takes
  • I will send you make and take materials for THREE projects, two card and one nugget box
  • Make and Take project kits include everything you need to make the projects except any stamped images, ink, adhesive…and chocolate. It’s already really HOT here in Texas and it won’t make the trip! 
I hope you enjoyed these projects using the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies! If you love them as much as I do, make sure you order them soon! They will officially retire on June 2nd. Once again, here is the link to watch the Facebook Live video for more details: First Frost Facebook Live.

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The current Host Code is: UUGAS7RA

If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month’s tutorial features 11 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
Anne Marie 

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