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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stampin’ Up! TAX-FREE Holiday!

The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $100 per item from August 8-10. States typically define School Supply as "any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes." Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free - this offer is ONLY valid August 8, 9 and 10, 2014! Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city and special jurisdiction taxes. 

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday: 
·         2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
·         Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
·         Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
·         Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
·         Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
·         Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
·         Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
·         Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
·         Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
·         Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
·         Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
·         Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
·         Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
·         Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
·         Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
·         Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
·         2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
·         2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
·         2014-2016 In Colors Stampin' Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
·         Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034) $28.95
·         Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034,131259,131263,131262,131261) $28.95
·         Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95
·         Stampin" Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
·         White Stampin' Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50
·         Blendabilities Markers (Item all)  $11.95 ea
·         Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment Markers (item 129370) $22.95
·         Paper Snips/Scissors, Fringe Scissors $9.95

To order, just email me or even better, go to my Stampin’ Up! website at: and click on SHOP in the upper right hand menu.
*Ü* Nanc ><>
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Friday, July 25, 2014

VC-Rocks July Blog Hop–Fancy Folds and 3D projects

I am a last minute addition to the July blog hop and am so glad to be part of it!

My project is a jar to hold my washi tape. The jar came from the Dollar Spot at Target (pronounced Tar Jay in my world, lol). I made it a 3D Stampin' Up! project by making some cute circle flowers that my Facebook Friend Krystal Z shared with me.


To make the flowers, I used my SU 2 1/2” circle punch, and cut a spiral into the circle ending in the center. Then, beginning at the center, I rolled the flower fairly tightly onto a quarter of a Jumbo Sticky round. I cut skinnier pie shaped pieces of the Jumbo Sticky round for the leaves, which were created by cutting one inch pieces of Pear Pizzazz  Cotton Ribbon and folding them in half in a V shape. I layered them from tip to base of the leaf shape.  You can see a leaf on either side of the bow I made.


The bow was made of a piece about 18 inches of the Pear Pizzazz ribbon that I curved back and forth, and then tied in the center with another length of ribbon to drape down the side of the jar. Finally, I used my new Blendabilities pens in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive to color some of my Jewels Basic Pearls and Jewels Basic Pearls Large. I placed some of the yellow ones in the center of the roses as shown well in the above picture, and scattered the rest of the yellow and green pearls around the lid to fill in spots. The paper used for the roses was from the Confetti Celebrations DSP (remember all DSP EXCEPT the Specialty DSP is on sale – buy 3 get 1 free).

I filled it up with my current collection of SU Washi (memo to self – ***NEED MORE WASHI***), and now it is sitting on my table, looking adorable! My oldest daughter walked in this morning to drop off the baby for me to keep for a bit and zeroed in on it with a compliment so I think it was a success!

Happy creating, and please come back and visit my blog from time to time!

*Ü* Nanc ><>
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2014 Goal: 52 pages - 10 pages, 5 sketches, a bunch of cards made