Cross Stitched Christmas & More

I grew up cross stitching projects for my family and friends and now you can create beautiful images with the Cross Stitched Christmas looking images with the Cross Stitch Christmas Stamp set and our Stamparatus for your family and friends this holiday season.

This card has been teamed up with our Quilt Top Embossing Folder (144687) for a subtle hand stitched look in the background too. Just lovely in it’s simplicity.

And speaking of  traditions – baking is one of my favorite things during the holidays. I crank up Bing Crosby and spend the day in the kitchen. I make old favorites and try new recipes too, so the cookie tray is always a tasting experience. So the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set is one of my favorites (142043).  Here are some wonderful swaps I received using this set.

How about you? What is a tradition you enjoy during the holidays? Why not leave me a comment and tell me your favorite tradition?

#SUDifferenceMaker

We are all part of the #sudifferencemaker community! And with Stampin’ Up!’s new Making a Difference program, they are creating more opportunities than ever before to do good.

This year, the Heart of Stampin’ Up! recipient, Rett Christensen, proposed making our event theme songs available for purchase and donating the proceeds to Autism organizations. Having a son with Autism, Rett understands how important it is to support the community.

Here is the 30 year Theme Song – Love, Live & Share It Today:

So thanks to Stampin’ Up! and Rett, you can own a piece of Stampin’ Up! history AND make a difference in the lives of those with Autism at the same time!

Dates: November 13–December 31, 2018

Two options:

  1. Complete Collection of Stampin’ Up! Theme Songs
    • $15.00 USD
  2. Single Love, Live & Share It Today – 30-year anniversary song
    • $5.00 USD

Stampin’ Up! will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to the following Autism organizations: Autism Speaks; Autism Speaks Canada; The National Autistic Society; Autism Europe; Autism New Zealand; Autism Spectrum (ASPECT); Japan Autism Society

Fun fact: Rett was also a primary contributor in composing Love, Live & Share It Today (along with a group of other Stampin’ Up! employees).

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Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Cross Stitched Christmas (147769)

Inks: Old Olive (147090), Cherry Cobbler (147083) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087)

Paper: Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Quilt Top Embossing Folder (144687), Layering Ovals (141706), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Old Olive 1/8″ Shear Ribbon (144171)

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Nature Sings, Christmas Pines & More

The Online Extravaganza continues today with Annual Catalog Stamps & Kits and so I thought I’d share some holiday cards made with sets from the Annual Catalog.

This first group uses the Nature Sings stamp set (143653/144406) and contains beautiful nature images so I’ve used it for my guy friends too.

Looking for something a bit more traditional? How about these cards using the Christmas Pines stamp set (142049)?

Or the Hearts Come Home stamp set (145413/145416)?

You know me with snowflakes. LOL! The Snowflake Sentiments set (144817/144820) is filled with great sentiments too and has a wonderful coordinating Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies (144678).

And of  course one of my favorite things – coffee! Here are a couple of cards using the Coffee Cafe stamp set (143677).

I love this set for gifts too!

And today’s final card uses the Ready for Christmas stamp set (144823) and coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies (144679)

Whew! Which set is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

There are some great sets that are on Sale today

and Dies that will be available starting Tomorrow in our Online too! So you can save 10% on everything!

 

 

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Mistletoe Season

Mistletoe – we all have memories attached to this little bit of gorgeous greenery hanging during the Christmas season.  Here in Georgia you can actually find it hanging in the trees and “pick” your own.

My son informed me years ago he did this at work to decorate for the holidays and apparently that means shooting it out of the top of trees. Some how when I picture them tromping through the woods, stealthily stalking the elusive mistletoe it seems rather comical to me.

The Under the Mistletoe Suite of products can be found in our Annual Catalog on pages 94 & 95 – this suite is filled with products to create your holiday cards. And I’m particularly loving the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels – no coloring needed.

This card uses the coordinating Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder to highlight the sentiment.

And a simple Easel Fold card

Online Extravaganza Sale – Stamps & Kits November 25th & 26th

Supplies:

 

Stamp Set:  Mistletoe Season (146768)

Paper: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (146921)

Accessories: Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder (146833), and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924)

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Star of Light & More

The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating dies are part of our Annual Catalog holiday section – This set is filled with beautiful images and sentiments. Check out these lovely cards using the set.

And if you’d love another wonderful set, take a look at the Night in Bethlehem stamp set found on page 99 in the Annual Catalog. It also has coordinating dies and creates beautiful scenes.

A little bit of sponging creates this lovely background for the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies.

And check out this card that holds a lovely scene in side

The panels are done in vellum so that you can add a battery operated votive candle.

Two great sets that hold wonderful Christmas messages – And tomorrow these stamp sets will be part of our Online Extravaganza Sale. All Annual Catalog stamps & kits will be 10% off!

In the mean time we have just today left for you to stock up on your Paper & Embellishment needs.

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Star of Light (142110) and Night in Bethlehem (144809/145282)

Accessories: Starlight Thinlits Dies (141840) and  Bethlehem Edgelits Dies (144676)

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Healing Hugs & More

Today’s cards are all made with the Healing Hugs stamp set from the Annual Catalog. I think this stamp set is one of my favorites with its DisInktive images and clearly I’m not alone. I’ve already shared my cards and their tutorials that I designed for Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap and clearly others love it as much as I do because I got to make these wonderful versions during the 2 shoe box events.

The first card uses the Joy Fold and is done in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam.

This next one uses the Soft Sea Foam but instead teams it up with Highland Heather for a softer version. The Tufted Embossing Folder (146335) adds some texture to the background as well as the little touch of stamping down the sentiment piece.

The ribbon with it’s copper edging is from our Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893)

And this final card uses the Bold Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss combination.

We added texture to the background using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder (144193) and fussy cut two flowers and the leaves. I love the way the pearls add a touch of elegance to this card.

Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

 

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OnStage Live – Orlando

Today’s photos are the final ones I’ll be sharing with your from my OnStage experience.

Here’s a quick pic of my room mate, Tracey & I

Stampin’ Up! spoiled us completely at this event, starting with our beautiful  boxes –

which contained a lovely 30 year logo bag filled with goodies and hints of what was to come.

The areas were decorated beautifully with 30 years of memories and displays- This is the year I joined. (Wow, I’ll be celebrating my 10th Anniversary soon!)

Here is a picture of our Make n Take area.

 

The excitement was high as we got our first peek at the Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration offerings.

And of course there were lots of Prize Patrols too!!!

Over the 3 day event we stamped using the NEW Cling stamps – Yes, I said NEW Cling stamps. You’re going to love these! Starting with the Occasions Catalog Stampin’ Up! announced we will be replacing our Clear Mount Stamps with Cling stamps. The same great red rubber with with a stickier label so they’ll stick to our blocks better! Whoo hoo! (After I get to play with them a bit more I’ll do a video to share some tips on assembly and use for you.) They also told us we will no longer carry Wood Mount stamps except for Background Stamps beginning with our 2019 Annual Catalog.

3 full days packed with stamping, sharing, and making friends from around the world

I’m glad that so many of my team members made this their first OnStage Live event and got to meet Shelli Gardner.

We finished the week off with a lovely dinner together with our SINKS friends at the Copper Canyon Grill. My friend, Susan gave us this lovely gift box that holds a Take Your Pick Tool and special book mark with our initials.

Happy, tired and energized by all the exciting new products we headed home. I still can’t believe all the wonderful products that Stampin’ Up! generously gave us during this event.

My table was spilling over as I unpacked!

Sound like fun? You can join me for our next OnStage in April – it’s easy to do! Simply Join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers and join the fun! Click HERE for more information or contact me to learn more

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Healing Hugs (146527/146530)

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Soft Sea Foam (147102), and Highland Heather Classic Ink (147103)

Paper: Soft Sea Foam (146988), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Very Vanilla (101650) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Petal Burst (141493), Garden Trellis (143741) and Tufted Embossing Folders (146335), Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (146893) and Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705) and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

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OnStage Display Boards & More

It’s Thanksgiving today which means a variety of actives for us – so today’s post will be a quick one that is filled with lots of photos for you.

As I sit here thinking about the past year and everything that I am thankful for in my life I must include YOU, my stamping friends. So THANK YOU for all your friendship and support over the past year. I appreciate it more than I can say. Thank You for your patience as I’ve recovered from my ruptured disks and have grappled with my inability to do my normal every day things. Thank YOU for making my life richer, fuller and happier – YOU will be one of the blessings I will be counting today. And of course Thank you for allowing me to share my passion for stamping with you!

So on to some photos to inspire us – one of my favorite parts of OnStage is the sharing of our stamping ideas so there are tons of inspiration! Here are just a few of the boards.

These first two cards use the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840). Our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (144106) make these dies so quick and easy to use!

The Time for Tea Suite of products found on page 14 & 15 of the Annual Catalog were used for this card. If you love this suite I’ve got a class coming up in December. Why not Check out my Calendar of Events? You can sign up today, get the Bundle and the class is FREE!

Love the images from the Spirited Snowman stamp set (148075/148072) found in the Holiday Catalog teamed up with the Buffalo Check (147797/147794).

And who doesn’t love this cute little hedgehog made with the Painted Harvest stamp set (144783).

How about this bright card made with Friendly Conversations (146738/146741)?

I love simplicity of this card made with the Rooted in Nature set (146479/146482)

And aren’t these paper trees cute?

I had to go looking for this cute little guy – He is from the Best Bunny stamp set (147136) which has a coordinating punch.

And finally this card was made with our Host Set, Hand Delivered (146808) I love the way the Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700) and the eclipse technique were used.

Whew! Inspired?  Now how about some shoe box swaps? The house is still quiet, lol!

I really love this One Wild Ride (141721/141724) card done in Blueberry Bushel

And the Love What You Do suite of products were used for this card.

Here’s another card made with the Best Bunny stamp set- this time it’s for baby. Done in Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

A shaker card made with the Sea of Texture stamp set (146485/146488). This card was so much fun to make with it’s beads (146337).

And a couple of card made with the Animal Outing stamp set (146597/146600)  to finish off today’s cards.

Just a little bit of news from Stampin’ Up! to finish things up

Paper Pumpkin December Kit Update:

Our Paper Pumpkin subscribers and family have grown SO MUCH that the December kit is SOLD OUT even before we start shipping out on December 11th.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR PAPER PUMPKIN ACCOUNT TO MAKE SURE YOU DEBIT/CREDIT CARD IS NOT EXPIRING FOR DECEMBER!

Due to record numbers of kits sold in the past several months, new subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin are closed for the month of December.

What this means . . .

New customers will not be able to subscribe until December 11, 2018 and will receive their first kit in January.

You will still be able to manage your account via the regular login process. However, you will NOT be able to add additional December kits to your order. I strongly recommend that you check your account information to ensure that your account is up-to-date. Due to inventory levels, we cannot guarantee a second billing. If you card gets declined, a 2nd chance may not happen and you will NOT receive a kit for December.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

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More OnStage Swaps & Team Gifts

I’ve got soo many great cards to share with you I’m not sure where to start – so today’s post  will be focusing on some of the cards I made during Sherrie’s Shoe box Swap again. All the sets can be found in our Annual Catalog.

This first one using the Floral Frames stamp set (146505/146508) we heat embossed the image and sentiment using White Embossing Powder and then used our Smoky Slate Blends Combo Pack (145058) to color in the images. So simple – but clearly beautiful as you can see.

And this next card uses the Friendly Expressions stamp set (146670/146673).

Done in Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green with a splatter of our Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046) I think the combination is quite striking.

These two were my favorites from today’s cards – but here are some more great cards too.

How about this fun and vibrant card using the Varied Vases stamp set (146644) and the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (146289)?

And these next two cards are made using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set (146744/146747).

Or how about this one using the Hanging Garden stamp set (146236/146239) and color blocking?

And the final card today is one that uses the Enjoy Live stamp set (148190)?

Can you pick just one favorite? LOL! why not leave me a comment and let me know?

OnStage Team Goodies

And now a little more about OnStage Live in Orlando – I love making these little name tags for my team for event event, after all when there are over 6,000 of the same bag roaming around you want to make sure you can find it, right? And so here is what I came up with for this events bag tag.

Each tag had 3 special charms to commemorate the event plus a special charm that my fellow team member Sue made for the end of each.

She created such a lovely dragonfly charm for me with just wire, beads and pliers. She made it look sooo easy that I can’t wait to give it a try myself when I get a chance. Although something tells me it won’t be quite as easy as she made it look! But then that is the great part about being part of a team, we all have different strengths that we share with each other!

They really looked nice on our bags I think.

I also tried my hand at some special organizers for everyone that a fellow leader shared with me.

I love the way they turned out and the little post it holders with flags for marking our new catties!

And what can I say I was having way too much fun playing in my classroom – so everyone received a little OnStage Live Survival Kit too.

Filled with everything you might need for our 3 day event. I found this cute little list and adjusted it to my needs.

What can I say, I appreciate and value my team and the richness they bring to my life! They are truly a blessing.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more wonderful swaps and some of the display boards from OnStage too!

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OnStage Swaps & More!!

I love to share projects with you and this week I’ll be sharing some of the swaps that I received while at OnStage in Orlando – It was a fantastic event with over 6,000 stampers and tons of ideas!

I’m going to start with this beautiful card using the At Home with You (143681) and Merry Christmas to You (147702) stamp sets. I hope the photo does it justice since it just shines and shimmers.

The holly images were stamped onto our Window Sheets (142314) in StazOn Jet Black Ink (101406/102566) and then layered onto our Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper to create this stunning effect. Simply beautiful.

This next card uses one of my favorite holiday sets from the Annual Catalog, Stylish Christmas (146770/146773).

This simply elegant card uses the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (146329) to wrap up the elegance.

And finally a card for fall using the Colorful Seasons stamp set (143726) and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (143751).

This card has a lot of great texture with the Woodland Embossing Folder (139673) in the background.

I’ve got some photos for you too! My first day in Orlando I was able to participate in my friend’s Sherrie’s shoe box swap. I have really come to enjoy this opportunity to stamp with friends over the years since my very first Leadership and was able to do 2 for the first time. So I spent an afternoon and evening stamping, and  having fun seeing new and old friends from all over the country.

Do you see me?

That’s me in the back under the arrow. LOL! And it was fun to have one of my team mates, Tracey join me again for this event.

The rest gathered with us for dinner that night. Our excitement high for the  start of the OnStage Live 30th Anniversary event.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more from OnStage with you.

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Festive Farmhouse Christmas

The Festive Farmhouse Suite of products is filled with products for making cards with a warm Christmas and the feeling of our childhoods. I love this little pick up.

And the sentiments are great for clean and simple cards too.

The Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder is wonderful and great for all kinds of projects since it has wonderful deep texture.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Farmhouse Christmas (*148478)

Paper: Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820)

Accessories: Farmhouse Framelits Dies (*147922), Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder (148026), Galvanized Buttons (147891)

*Farmhouse Christmas Bundle (*149941)

 

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Merry Christmas to All

I’m not moving very fast today since I’m not feeling the best so I thought I’ share some Holiday Catalog Swaps with you.

So if you love clean and simple cards for the holidays you’re going to love these first cards using the Merry Christmas to All stamp set (144702) that has been team up with the photo realistic All is Bright Designer Series Paper (147892) with its beautiful images of holly, bells and baubles on its one side and patterns on the other.

And how about some cards using the coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies (147912)?

Got a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favorite?

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Merry Christmas to All (*147702)

Paper: All is Bright Designer Series Paper (147892)

Accessories: Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies (*147912)

*Merry Christmas to All Bundle (149952)

 

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