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Stampin' Up!|Kelly Acheson
Wisconsin
Join me in my passion for rubber stamping and paper crafts!
Interests: Stamping of course! Scrapbooking - deer hunting - bear hunting - fishing
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this entire suite of products!!!! I have used more of this designer paper than any other in the Occasions Mini!!! And it's RETIRING!!! You can get yourself a pack or two or three before it's gone! As promised - here's a video showing you how to make 5 cards in 15 minutes - and you'll get to laugh with me or at me or both! It was a complete fiasco!!! Dimensions: Card Base - 7-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper - 3" x 5-1/4" PICTURE PERFECT BIRTHDAY - Photopolymer: PICTURE... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to the Control Freaks blog hop featuring A SPASH OF COLOR for our theme today. I'm super excited to show you a selection of cards with the fabulous PICTURE PERFECT PARY SUITE. You might be arriving from the talented Melissa Davies or you might be starting right here with my blog...either way...make sure you go to the bottom and look for the NEXT graphic (it looks just like the one above only it says "click here to proceed") and continue on the hop with us! There are 6 blogs in this hop with fabulous creations to share with you.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Stamp Above
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Oh how I will miss this bundle! I've had so much fun making elegant cards with it. It's retiring but still available if you need to add it to your stamping supply MUST-HAVES. This card uses BRUSHO for the beautiful colors inside the embossed rose and leaves. Stampin’ Up! Supplies: STAMPS – Rose Wonder (140697) PAPER – Watercolor Paper (122959), Always Artichoke Cardstock (105119) Vellum Cardstock (101856) INK – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708), Versa Mark 102283) OTHER – Brusho Crystal Colour (144101), Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Aqua Painter (103954), Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755) Here... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at A Stamp Above
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I have a short video tutorial with some tips about cleaning your stamping tools here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. At McGill University in Montreal, there were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had A’s so far. These four friends were so confident that, the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends in Quebec City and have a big party. They had a great time but, after all the partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Montreal until early Monday morning. Rather... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Stamp Above
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NEWS FLASH: NEW ITEMS ADDED TO THE CLEARANCE RACK!!! Click on the photo below to go right to my store to check them out: And now for today's cards: Below are all the details for my Facebook Live from Sunday. I hope you'll join me on Sunday's at 6:00 pm Central Time on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ It's always an adventure and I give away prizes for your participation!!! Comments, shares and orders get entries to win fabulous Stampin' Up! products!!! Here's my big box of BRAND NEW PRODUCTS from my preorder! As a demonstrator that attended the OnStage event... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Stamp Above
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for joining me today as we enjoy a blog hop to help raise funds for Autism Research! My daughter Hailey is pursuing a career in education (she's going to be an amazing teacher!) and her part time job as a Line Therapist for the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program has been so rewarding and extremely challenging! She's been working with two different kids in the area that are severely challenged. When I asked her to provide a little insight - here's what she said: "Working with children with autism has been a truly amazing experience for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Stamp Above
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THINK SPRING....who's with me??? After the biggest snowstorm of the winter over the weekend - I think we've had enough! I had so much fun making these cards and you'll find in the video below just how quick and easy using EMBOSSING PASTE is! Thanks so much for joining me for this blog hop - there are so many great ideas being shared. Just click on the name below mine when you get to the end to continue on. I love the bright and colorful feel of my shabby chic spring card! You'll find a video tutorial here: If the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Stamp Above
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I had an AHHHH HAAAA moment after playing with the embossing paste all week and wondered what it would look like if I colored it with re-inkers and used it on a white background??? And then that led me to wonder what it would look like on a black background.....AND that led to the creation of these two cards! Here's a video tutorial to show you all my tips: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. These are so much prettier in real life - photos just don't capture the GLIMMER of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to the One Stamp At A Time blog hop featuring POCKETFUL OF POSIES as our theme today! This is perfect - I'm soooo ready for spring and flowers!!! We have 20 blogs to share with you today! Make sure you scroll down to the NEXT button to continue on the hop. I chose the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching punch combined with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for a rustic look. What do you think? The stamp set and punch combo are available until the end of May as a bundle - that means you save 10%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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As soon as I saw this SIMPLE STRIPES EMBOSSING FOLDER in the Occasions Mini Catalog (page 5) I knew I wanted to try making a plaid design with it! I love when products can do more things than they are designed for - don't you? I decided to combine it with a SNEAK PEEK at the most adorable stamp set ever....ANIMAL OUTING!!! This set will be available in the new catalog coming out June 1st - I received it at the OnStage Event in Milwaukee over the weekend - LUCKY ME RIGHT? Here's a video showing you how I made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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​ I had a blast with Embossing Powder on my Facebook Live Sunday night! You can join me on my Facebook page below at 6:00 pm Central Time every Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ I made all four of these cards - you can watch a REPLAY of it here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Here's a close up of the GORGEOUS Shimmery White Embossing Paste (#145645) with the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks (#145643): ​ I think this might be my favorite!!!! This paste is so easy to use - I hope you'll give... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Stampin’ Up Supplies: STAMPS – Hello Friend (144059) PAPER – Basic Black (121045), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (144110), Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Gold Foil Sheet (132622) INK – VersaMark (102283), Tangerine Tango (126946) OTHER – Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Layering Circle Framelits (141634), Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), Embossing Buddy (103083), Pretty Label Punch (143715), Peekaboo Peach 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (144192), Big Shot (143263), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332) Cutting & Scoring: Tangerine Tango cardstock: 5 ½” x 8 ½” Basic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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I've had swap cards flying everywhere over the last couple weeks! Stampin' Up! is coming to Milwaukee this weekend for an OnStage event. I'm super excited to be heading down there early to spend a little time with one of my SU besties! I made a video showing how GREAT the Stamparatus is for making multiple cards like this one. There's some great tips in this video tutorial - a little refresher course for those of my customers that have their Stamaratus! The 2nd window of reservations were just filled in the last couple weeks - WAHOO!!!! If you didn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Are these perfect for a bunch of 4th graders? I thought so! My daughter, Hailey, is in the final stretch of her college career - WHOO HOO!!!! The hubby made the last tuition payment a couple months ago and I will NOT pay over-inflated prices for books that sell back for $10 each ever again (I'm not going to miss those $400-$500 bills) because she'll cross the finish line on May 12th!!!! HAPPY DANCE! Hailey is an education major and she was assigned to do her student teaching with 4th graders at a local school. She LOVED it and them!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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As promised on Monday - I'm sharing another fun fold card and a video showing how to make it! I used the Tutti-Frutti Bundle for this one - isn't it cute? You'll find a video tutorial filled with tips and two different sizes of this fun fold here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Here's the fun inside - LOVE IT! Dimensions: Real Red - 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" Lemon Lime Twist - 4" x 10-3/4" scored at 2-11/16", 5-3/8' & 8-1/16" & 4" x 5-1/4" & scrap Tutti-Frutti Designer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Stampin’ Up! Supplies: STAMPS – Fruit Basket (145833), Bundle (145977) PAPER – Crumb Cake (120953), Daffodil Delight (119683), Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Tutti-frutti 6” x 6” DSP (145606) INK – Espresso (126974) OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Lovely Words Thinlits (143733), Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack (145657), Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145648), Tutti-frutti Washi Tape (145610), Lemon Lime Twist 3/8” Mini Striped Ribbon (145611), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) Cutting & Scoring: Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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This was another fun challenge. I love bright colors! I immediately thought of the fabulous PETAL PASSION DESIGNER SERIES PAPER - making the floral print look like the tropical flowers you might find in a climate with exotic birds - like the ones from the BIRD BANTER stamp set! I've also wanted to color in the white flowers on the tiny flower print with a bunch of different colors since I first got my hands on it - what do you think? I used my AQUA PAINTER and ink from the lid of the ink pads to do all the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Welcome to the TOTALLY TECHNIQUES MARCH BLOG HOP! This month we are concentrating on a technique called CRINKLED INK! That's right! You'll be able to hop along when you click on the NEXT button down below to visit 11 different blogs featuring projects using BRUSHO from 9 different countries. WOW! You may have just arrived here from Barbara Meyer's blog or maybe you're starting with me - however you got here, please make sure you scroll down and click on the NEXT button to continue on the hop. I decided to have one more HURRAH with the EPIC CELEBRATIONS stamp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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This is the cutest stamp set!!! And it's FREE! Just in case you missed it - this stamp set is free with your $50 order until around 10 pm on Saturday, March 31st. You can get one free item with every $50 you order during Sale-a-Bration. I love how solid this image stamps and how fun the pandas make every card I've designed with it. Who doesn't love a panda??? I made a short video tutorial to show you how easy it is to create one of your own here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Lavender that is! This is the LOTS OF LAVENDAR stamp set - FREE with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. And don't forget it all ends on Saturday!!!! DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN: This is a 2-Step stamp set - I LOVE THOSE!!! I chose Sweet Sugarplum for my card base. I stamped the outline of flowers on the card base with the same ink color and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. Then I stamped the outline flowers in black and the watercolor image in Sweet Sugarplum on the Whisper White layer. Kind of a cool look don't you think? The Organza... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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If you are starting here or joining me from the talented Sara Levin - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!!! Welcome to A PAPER PUMPKIN THING BLOG HOP. There are 16 of us in this hop!!! WHOO HOO! I think you love what we've created with the March Paper Pumpkin Kit - MAY GOOD THINGS GROW - it's soooo cute! I love the vintage feel of this month's kit! I found this kit super easy to create my projects with - don't you just love it when things FLOW together effortlessly? Here's my first card and a little milk carton... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Today I have one of these super easy and fun Bridge Fold card! You're going to love this layout! It really is easy peasy - lemon squeeze! Here's a short video to show you how simple it is: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. The PETAL PASSION SUITE makes this card so simple. I used the stamp set (Petal Palette) and the PETAL PASSION DESIGNER SERIES PAPER was perfect right? I hope you'll try some of the Bridge Fold cards for yourself! You'll find all the product I used with clickable links... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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WOWZERS~I had a blast showing everyone how to make all these cards on my Facebook Live video Sunday. You can join me each Sunday at 6:00 pm Central Time here: https://www.facebook.com/AStampAbove/ If you missed the video - you can watch it here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. Gift Card Holders: This is a really easy layout - you'll love it! Here's the inside: Dimensions: Base 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-1/2" & 5-1/2" Front DSP 2-3/4" x 4" Inside DSP 2 @ 2-1/4" x 4" Whisper White 3" x 4" Wiper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Don't forget - Sale-a-Bration ends on Saturday, March 31st! Stampin’ Up! Supplies: STAMPS – Heartfelt Blooms (w-147197, c-147202) PAPER – Whisper White Thick (140272), Berry Burst (144243) INK – Berry Burst (144083), Daffodil Delight (126944), Pear Pizazz (131180), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Calypso Coral (126983), Basic Black Archival (140931) OTHER – Aqua Painters (103954), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332) Cutting & Scoring: Whisper White Thick – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” Whisper White Thick – 3” x 3 ¾” Berry Burst – 3 ¼” x 4” Instructions: When using the Aqua Painters you do not want too... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at A Stamp Above
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Don't miss out on this amazing stamp set - it's FREE until March 31st and then it's gone. You can get this HEARTFELT BLOOMS stamp set with your $50 order....as a matter of fact, you can get a free item with every $50 you order. I put together a short video tutorial to show you how each it is to make this card here: If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog. It's almost over.... Sale-a-Bration! It's only the most wonderful time of the year! From Jan 3 - Mar 31 for every $50... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at A Stamp Above