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My Online Stamp Club

Nancy’s Online Stamp Club

I’m inviting YOU to join my Online Six-Month Stamp Club beginning April 2014! It’s simple: Place one online order for a min. of $25 each month using the Hostess Code I send you. Order 24/7, anytime, anywhere as long as you have a US mailing address! Collect hostess benefits one of the six months. Each month every member will receive three completed cards from me using Stampin’ Up! products.

Increasing your goodies: If you order $50 at once, you earn a STAR towards my Rewards Program!! (See program at right)  When you are hostess “SHARE” the hostess code with your friends – their orders help earn more FREE HOSTESS DOLLARS for you!!

If you’d like to participate in my April-Sept. Online Club, please contact me ASAP.

Nancy Ferb, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 1996

Guest Stamper

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This is a LOVELY Stampin' Up! Leadership swap from my California friend, Raedean Shibata! I just love the way she used the Hardwood Background Stamp to add interest!

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Here is a close-up of the excellent combination of details that makes this card so interesting! Great job, Raedean! You always have wonderful swaps!

Happy Watercolor Stamp Set - 8 images

#133188 wood OR #133191 clear


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Banners are EVERYWHERE...that includes all over hand made cards. The Banner Punch is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase! is the only S-A-B item that will be in the next BIG Catalog! I had fun with the Banner Punch and the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper STACK!!

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LOVE these papers - fresh & happy!

Fresh Print Designer Series Paper STACK

#132996 - $6.95

Fresh Prints STACK

Barrier Island Travels

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My good friend, Kathi Hendee and her hubby, Scott, recently visited us from Rockton, IL! We had two fun days exploring the barrier islands near us! Here we are for lunch on the beach (Kathi is on the right) at South Beach Bar & Grille near Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The weather was PERFECT!!

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The second day, the four of us took the Tropic Star Ferry from Bokeelia, Pine Island to Cabbage Key for lunch.

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The Brown Pelicans & White Pelicans were waiting for us to depart. White Pelicans migrate north to Minnesota and Canada to breed in the summer. These birds are actually STANDING on a sand bar.

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Here we are arriving at Cabbage Key for lunch. This island has NO cars and NO bridges. Come by boat or by a very LONGGGGGG swim!! It was CHARMING! On the ferry back, we saw Bottlenose Dolphins - ALWAYS exciting!! One Dolphin rode the ferry's wake only six feet from me. I could look in it's eye!! It all happens too fast to get a picture.

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Back at the dock, Brown Pelicans were waiting for the fishermen to come in and sell their daily catch!

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Back in our neighborhood on Alligator Creek, our visitors saw an Alligator sunning itself. Alligators are cold-blooded and don't move well in cool weather. We estimated this one at six feet. Alligators are a very old species - on earth at the same time as dinosaurs!

We had a such a wonderful two days with our friends!! Thanks for visiting Kathi & Scott!!


Washi it!

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Have you tried Stampin' Up! Washi Tape?? It's fun, easy and economical! This card features Retro Fresh This & That Washi Tapes that coordinate with Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper! The three narrow strips are Washi Tape. The tape is REPOSITIONABLE so there are no mistakes!! Try it!!

Retro Fresh This & That Washi Tape

3 designs #133001 - $4.95

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

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When you punch BOTH ends for a tag using the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you can slide ribbon through the slots! It creates a perfect sentiment layer for your card! I LOVE this FUN SWEET SORBET Designer Series Paper! It's a free item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo - on NOW till March 31, 2014!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

#133324 - $22.95 (width is 2")

Scalloped Tag Topper


How to use this site

The lower right hand column contains ALL my previously posted items. I've arranged them mostly by "name of stamp set" and "catagories" such as "Male Cards," " Sale-A-Bration" promos, or my "Photos/My Travels." Simply click a heading from the right-hand list and scroll thru all. It's really quite a HUGE library of IDEAS and tutorials for YOUR inspiration! I do not delete posts so you can find retired stamp sets. I hope you enjoy it and stop in often! Feel free to leave me a comment - I read them all!



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WHAT do you do with the Gold Sequin Trim #132983 -$4.95 in the Occasions Catalog?? Sequins have been around for a longgg time. I sewed them on my doll clothes as a kid! The GLITZY Barbie Era. Here are ideas for using Sequins to glitz-up your cards! Use a short string the same as ribbon tails. Or use them as faux-BRADS with single sequins that you pull off the stitched strand. Glue Dots are perfect for attaching!

Perfect Pennants BUNDLE w/ Framelits

SAVE 15%

#134815 - $48.50

#134816 - $41.95

One stamp, Two looks

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This single stamp is called BIRTHDAY CAKE #130390 $8.95. It's fun and challenging to see how you can use it "out-of-the-box" or other than it was designed for.

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This is the original design which I used water-based Stampin' Up! markers to color directly onto the rubber, then print.

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This card I cut out the chevron rectangles to make "gifts." Ten I punched a coordinating heart from the same design. It's increases the versatility of the  image! Get out of your box!

Outstanding North Stars

A BIG congrats to my super downline who had a great Jan. 2014:

Janell Lewellen of Byron, IL

Liz Gullett of Byron, IL

These gals are curing CABIN FEVER with FUN stampin' events and lots of gabbin'!!! Claim your prize in 7 days and continue the FUN!!

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Would you like to join my Stampin' Up! Family during Sale-A-Bration Promo and get EXTRA product of your choice in your starter kit and FREE 2014 Convention Registration???? Let's chat!! Email me: