CARD: Painted Harvest Thanksgiving

Hands down, one of the most popular stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is this one, Painted Harvest. It’s so unbelievably versatile, you can use it for any occasion so you get a  lot of use out of this set. The flowers are a two-step stamping process and you are only limited by your imagination as far as color combinations go. I created another card (click here to see it) featuring the Painted Harvest set with a totally different color scheme and look. Same set, two different projects! 

 

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CARD: Sheltering Tree

This card really feels like Fall to me. It features the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and the Paisleys & Posies set from the Annual Catalog. The Sheltering Tree set has 14 images so you can decorate your tree with a swing, a bike, rake leaves, etc. It has thoughtful sayings and the leaves on the tree create endless color possibilities! For this card, it was fall with Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Rose Red ink to color the leaves. 

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Stampin Blends How-To

I am so excited about Stampin Blends and I wanted to share these “How To” videos that Stampin’ Up created to teach us all how to get the most out of these amazing new tools! 

Just a reminder, if you would like to see the catalog and get all the details, click here.

Here is more info about the Stampin Blends colors.

Finally! As promised, here are the videos:

 

Stampin’ Blends: Feature and Benefits

Stampin’ Blends: The Basics of Blending

Stampin’ Blends: Using Color and Skin Tone

 

Color Me Happy

 

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Happy Fall! Merry Cafe Card

What’s nicer than having a hot drink on a chilly day in fall or winter? This card is a great project for any Fall occasion, to say hello, thank you or just because and it features two new products in the Holiday Catalog, Merry Cafe and the new Leaf Punch.  Whether for Halloween, the holidays season, or for cheering up a friend, the Merry Cafe set has it all! It will get you through just about any holiday or event or season. It’s a great set to use for making gift card holders, or just because cards.  The images coordinate perfectly with the Coffe Cups Framelits Dies in the Annual Catalog.  This set is made up of 29 photopolymer stamps that offer a variety of options to customize your project. The embossed leaf images on this project is actually from the Leaf Punch!Benefits of Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. 
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

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Color Me Happy! Stampin Blends are HERE!

The Stampin’ Blends Markers are available on Wednesday, November 1st.

You have lots of options so please make sure you read all the details!!

Click here to view the Stampin’ Blends Brochure

Check out these videos that show all the wonderful things the Stampin’ Blends can do!

 

 

Here’s the list of Stampin’ Blends (combo packs includes two markers, one dark and one light). You can order them by a single marker or as a combo:

  • Bermuda Bay Light – 144580
  • Bermuda Bay Dark – 144579
  • Bermuda Bay Combo Pack – 144600
  • Calypso Coral Light – 144042
  • Calypso Coral Dark – 144044
  • Calypso Coral Combo Pack – 144045
  • Cherry Cobbler Light – 144576
  • Cherry Cobbler Dark – 144575
  • Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack – 144598
  • Crumb Cake Light – 144582
  • Crumb Cake Dark – 144581
  • Crumb Cake Combo Pack – 144601
  • Daffodil Delight Light – 144586
  • Daffodil Delight Dark – 144585
  • Daffodil Delight Combo Pack – 144603
  • Night of Navy Light – 144036
  • Night of Navy Dark – 144039
  • Night of Navy Combo Pack – 144040
  • Old Olive Light – 144574
  • Old Olive Dark – 144573
  • Old Olive Combo Pack – 144597
  • Pink Pirouette Light – 144593
  • Pink Pirouette Dark – 144592
  • Pink Pirouette Combo Pack – 144604
  • Pool Party Light – 144595
  • Pool Parry Dark – 144594
  • Pool Parry Combo Pack – 144605
  • Pumpkin Pie Light – 144578
  • Pumpkin Pie Dark – 144577
  • Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack – 144599
  • Rich Razzleberry Light – 144584
  • Rich Razzleberry Dark – 144583
  • Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack – 144602
  • Smoky Slate Light – 145054
  • Smoky Slate Dark – 145055
  • Smoky Slate Combo Pack – 145058

Single Stampin’ Blends

  • Ivory – 144606
  • Bronze 144607
  • Color Lifter – 144608

When using the Stampin’ Blends Markers… you’ll want to use the Tuxedo Back Memento Pad#132708 and Whisper White Card Stock #100730.

 

Color  me  Happy

Color me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set (kit available “while supplies last”).

  • Color me Happy Bundle (cm) 148034 – $39.50
  • Color me Happy Bundle (wm) 148033 – $46.75
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set (cm) 144069 – $19.00
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set (wm) 144062 – $27.00
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit 144609 – $25.00

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Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop

 

Holiday Catalog Detailed Gate Thinlet Die Friendship Card

 

 

Welcome to the Anything but the Holidays blog hop! If you have been following along, you have arrived from Candice Fields’ blog. Wasn’t her project simply wonderful? It’s always tough to follow after a super talented person has blown everyone away with their gifts, so I am hoping my project is up to par! For my project, I wanted to do a friendship card with the Detailed Gate Thinlet die set in the Holiday Catalog

For this project, I used Silver Foil paper for the Detailed Gate Thinlet Dies in the Holiday Catalog and stamped the floral images and the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set in the Annual Catalog. The flowers are stamped in Powder Pink, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  I cut the flowers from the Lovely Laurel Thinlet Dies, which is available with the Lovely Friends stamp set in a bundle for 10% off. The card base is from Powder Pink, one of the newest In Colors, followed by Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock.  The leaves are from the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalog. I embellished with Basic Pearls and Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon. I decided to tie the card closed with the ribbon.  I wanted something feminine and sparkly for my friendship card, and I hope you like it! Here is the inside of the card:

The Holiday Catalog was release last Friday, September 1 and you can download and view it by clicking here or my emailing me to request a copy be mailed to you. I would love to be your Demonstrator and answer any questions you may have about the products or help you host a Stampin’ Up party to explore all the wonderful new products in the Holiday Catalog. 

The next step on the blog hop is Teri Wells . If you ever get lost or wonder where you are in the blog hop, you are at Jen Tribue – Stampastical.com’s site, and you should be headed to Teri Wells site. Below is a list of all the blog stops for you and I want to thank you for stopping by! I’d welcome your comments or feedback on my project, including constructive criticism. 🙂

Blog Hop List

1.  Janet Wakeland    
2.  Annette Sullivan    
3.  Melody Tess Rollins    
4.  Tamra Davis – USA    
5.  Pip Todman (UK)    
6.  Jan Musselman    
7.  Lea Denton – UK    
8.  Debbie Dutchess    
9.  Joanne Cantrell – USA    
10.  Bev Gerard    
11.  Georgia Gaydos    
12.  Carly Middleton    
13.  Betty Bickford    
14.  Liz Holloway (CANADA)    
15.  Susan Timchack aka Stampin Sue Creates    
16.  Rachael Rife Rachthestamper    
17.  Cindy Fodor    
18.  Debbie Henderson    
19.  Sandra Collett    
20.  Angélique Nederpel/Stempelkeuken – Netherlands    
21.  Dawn Thomas (USA)    
22.  Hannah McCurley – UK    
23.  Rick Adkins    
24.  Arden Dougan    
25.  Tamra Davis – USA    
26.  Stamp-Patty’s – Patty Chenail – USA    
27.  Ginger Rabesa – Stamping the Cape    
28.  Tricia Butts – Tricia’s Stamping Creations U.S.A.    
29.  Chris Slogar (USA)    
30.  Susan Murphy – Susan’s Craft Room    
31.  Fiona Stanton    
32.  Maria Pane (USA)    
33.  Claudine Delaunay (Canada)    
34.  Jackie Noble – CreativeJax (New Zealand)    
35.  Nature Gibner    
36.  Sara Levin    
37.  Karie Beglau    
38.  Sarah Cade    
39.  Claudia Perry    
40.  Katherine Cartwright    
41.  Sue Craig    
42.  Beth McCullough    
43.  Lisa Pretto    
44.  Stesha Bloodhart    
45.  Amanda Dickson    
46.  Nichole Loe    
47.  Sherry Roth – Canada    
48.  Sharon Jacobs    
49.  Frances Wagner    
50.  Candice Fields    
51.  Jen Tribue – Stamptastical.com    
52.  Teri Wells    
53.  Michele Reynolds    
54.  Christina Walker USA    
55.  Candy Ford    
56.  Diana Eichfeld    
57.  Geschtempelt – Gesche Preißler    
58.  Sue Patrsyk – InkandSparkleStamping.com  

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BRAND NEW CATALOG! The Holiday Catalog Is HERE!

Announcing the Release of the NEW 2017 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog and Products Available for Order Starting TODAY!

The Holiday Catalog is here and available online and open for orders! Stampin’ Up really went all out with this catalog. There are so many new stamps and die cuts, bundles, papers, punches, ribbon, embellishments, oh my goodness! This catalog has everything you need to get through till Spring! From gorgeous fall images and papers, to cute and spooky fun Halloween items, to gracious and gorgeous Thanksgiving sentiments and stamps and endless Holiday Cheer, this catalog has it all! 

Do you want one? If so, just email me or click here and request one online and I’ll mail it to you ASAP! In the meantime, you can view the catalog online here or by clicking on the image above or on the right of this page. If you see something you like, click here to order and have it shipped right to your door! If you have any questions, I am always here and happy to help! Be sure to check out my Facebook page later today when I will be reviewing the Holiday Catalog and showing some of the products LIVE! 

 

Having difficulty deciding what to order first? Here are some videos that highlight the various product suites in the Holiday Catalog. The videos show the products in action and highlight the features of the suites and give tips on how to best use them. 

 

 

 

 

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Sneak Peek: NEW Holiday Catalog Snowflake Sentiment Card

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek of Snowflake Sentiment Bundle Available Starting Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow is the launch of the new Holiday Catalog and to celebrate, all this week I’ve been offering sneak peeks and some of the products and projects you can make from items in the new catalog. Today wraps up the series with this Christmas card that uses the Snowflake Sentiment bundle with gorgeous snowflake stamps from the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and matching Swirling Snowflake Thinlit Dies that are so intricate and gorgeous! I also used the new Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.” I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and sentiment would really stand out. I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

To make this project, I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base and I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in Versa Mark on a scrap of Whisper White. Next is a layer of the Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and then I ran Gold Foil paper through the Big Shot with the Snowflake SEntiment Thinlit Dies twice to make the gold foil “borders.”  Then I decided to place a layer of Vellum to tone down the images a bit so that the Foil Snowflake and Merry Christmas sentiment would really stand out. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder and cut it out with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and assembled. 

Here is a video that highlights the Snowflake Sentiment bundle: 

The products featured this week are just the tip of the iceberg as far as what is offered in the new catalog. If you would like a copy, just email me and I’ll drop it in the mail for you. Be sure to check back here tomorrow to get your first look at the new catalog online! 

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Sneak Peek: Pick a Pumpkin Bundle!

Holiday Catalog’s Pick a Pumpkin Bundle Brings Gourdy Goodness

Are you getting excited for the Holiday Catalog release THIS Friday yet? Oh man, oh man, oh man, I am! I can honestly say that this is the first time where I flipped through a Catalog and loved everything in it and really struggled with what to choose first. Usually, you like things more than other things, but in this catalog, I couldn’t decide what I loved best! I loved them all! 

Obviously, I didn’t order everything in the Catalog but the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle was one of them. This set is perfect for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, as well as thank yous and “just because” projects. You have the option of Pick a Pumpkin stamp set with 10 images or the 14 different Patterned Pumpkin thinlit dies. Stamp a combination of images and cut them out and arrange them for some gourdy goodness! 

If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalog, just click here and I’ll mail one to you. Otherwise, check back here Friday at 8:00 a.m. and view the new Holiday Catalog online! 

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Sneak Peek: Halloween Card Featuring NEW Spooky Cat & Labels to Love

 

This week we are highlighting new items in the Holiday Catalog that goes live THIS Friday. So excited!!! This card features two different stamp sets and some new patterned paper! The tree image is actually from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and then I stamped the Owl from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black ink. It matched the tree image on the patterned paper perfectly and then I highlighted the Owl eyes and the Happy Owl-oween sentiment in Whisper White ink over the Basic Black. The Spooky Cat stamp set is part of a bundle and includes an adorable cat punch which I really wanted to include with this card, but it didn’t seem to work. The Owl hat is cut from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper as well. 

The black and white layer behind the Owl is actually Basic Black cardstock and I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste to create some texture. While the Embossing Paste was drying (which only took two minutes, max), I stamped the striped background in Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie paper and stamped the sentiment from another new stamp set, Labels to Love, in Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie as well. I punched out the sentiment with the Everyday Label Punch. So handy to have and with the new stamp set called Labels to Love that works beautifully with the punch and features tags and sentiments for every holiday, it is definitely a must-have! 

After that, it was a matter of putting the card together with a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base, a layer of Basic Black, then Pumpkin Pie and Embossed Basic Black and the stamped Owl layer. I used some Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine and the new Vintage Crochet Ribbon to embellish the stamped sentiment and the new Black Rhinestones to embellish the Owl’s hat. So fun to put together and making this card got me super excited for Halloween! 

The new Holiday Catalog comes out this Friday and I will post it online here for you to download or view online. Also, if you would like a copy mailed to you, click here to request one or email me.  I guarantee you will be blown away by the new goodies in this catalog! 

 

 

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