Tips for using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set

Today’s card is made using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and there are a couple of things that will make you more successful when you use this set. So today not only will I be sharing the tutorial for the Holiday Catalog Kick Off Make n Take, but I’ve also got a little video for you sharing some basics for this stamp set.

First here is the card that we made.

I love the way that this set has a built in watercolor feel to it – and it has quickly become one of my favorites to use with it’s pretty font. I used Fresh Fig for the flowers on this card and love the richness of the color.

Want the instructions to make this card? Well here is the tutorial

Painted Harvest Card (printable) PDF

The flowers are  fun to stamp, but I recommend completing one before moving on to the next so you remember your lining up point easier.

Tips for Using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Easy tip right? And good news this set comes with a coordinating Leaf Punch (144667) so it comes in a Bundle (146021) too!


Stamp Set: Painted Harvest (144783)

Inks: Always Artichoke (126972), Crushed Curry (131173) and Fresh Fig Classic Ink (144082)

Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Crushed Curry (131199), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706) and Regals Enamel Shapes (141681)

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Basket of Wishes

It’s the first week of fall and we’re just beginning to feel a bit of cooler weather this week. The cooler mornings and days are coming tho for us. While I hate to see the end of summer I’ll look forward to not having the air conditioning running all the time.

These two cards are some I received in my swap using the Basket of Wishes stamp set found on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog.


This set has got some wonderful sentiments along with some great images! Check out this first card that Jolene gave me.


And this fun card Sandra made using the Kraft Rope Trim (141996).


Stop on back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more fun swaps I’ve received.


Stamp Set: Basket of Wishes (142200)

Inks: Early Espresso (126974)

Paper: Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (141642), Old Olive (100702), Delightful Dijon (13838), and Crumb Cake Card stock (120953)

Accessories: Kraft Rope Trim (141996),  Project Life Corner (135346), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), and Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493)

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Vintage Leaves

Fall is fast approaching – some mornings there is a nip in the North Georgia Mountain air. And with Labor Day on Monday summer will be officially over. While I mourn the more laid back days of summer I also look forward to the change in the seasons – an of course a lower air conditioning bill. LOL.

Today’s card was given to me Terry, a fellow demonstrators. She’s added a bit of shimmer and shine to her rich Cherry Cobber Leaf by adding some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Vintage Leaves

Can you see it?

And isn’t it great that Stampin’ Up! helps us save 15% off with Bundles? You can find a money saving bundle (140235) for the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits dies on page 88 of our Annual Catalog. Whoo hoo! how great is that – Make fantastic fall projects and save too?

Of course, one of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being part of a Team and being able to share what we love with each other. With the Holiday Catalog just launching it is a wonderful time to join Stampin’ Up! I’d love to talk with you and see if it is something you might enjoy doing. Why not drop me a line or give me a call and I can tell you all bout the benefits of joining my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers. We have such fun together. I know you’d enjoy it too. If you want to learn more – you can click HERE.

Check out my up coming SEPTEMBER EVENTS –

Caring with Cards – September 15th at 2 p.m. (Clarkesville Library)

FREE event – come make a difference in some one’s life


Coffee & Cards – Tuesday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. – noon OR Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase


Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802)

Inks: VersaMark Pad (102283) and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (126966)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Leaflet Framelits Dies (138283), Circles Collection Framelit Dies (130911), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930) and Heat Tool (129053)

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Hello Fall!

Well there was a nip in the air yesterday morning as I went to the grocery store – it was the first time I pulled on a light weight jacket this fall. Aaaahhh fall  – the cool nights and cooler days. It will be  almost 80 here today – so fall is such a mixed bag! It’s a good day for painting doors I guess – I just need to get motivated and my stamps are calling me. LOL

Todays card is one I stamped after looking out the window for a bit yesterday. With the wind, the leaves were rolling across the yard.

Fall Fest

This card is clean and simple and I love the technique of using the darker layer  and then the smaller Whisper White card on the top. It allows for that pop of color without having to create an inside panel for writing.

I stamped this card using Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry – two great fall colors. I used the Bermuda Bay for the sentiment and base. A bit untraditional, but I love the color. So what do you think?


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Freaky Friends Stamp Brush Set (item #13818)

Freaky Friends Brush Set MDS

Mingle All the Way stamp Brush Set (item #138117)

Mingle All the Way brush set MDS

Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (item #138119)

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Stamp Set: Fall Fest (135194), Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517),  and For All Things (135152/135155)

Inks: Tangelo Twist (133646), Crushed Curry (131173), Sahara Sand (126976), and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (131171)

Paper: Bermuda Bay (131197) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

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For All Things & World Card Making Day

Did you know this past Saturday was World Card Making Day? Well it was, and so today I thought I’d show you one of the 12 cards we stamped on Saturday during my card making event. Everyone who attended was able to make 12 cards for all different kinds of occasions.

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This card is made using the For All Things stamp set . I love the colors of fall and as I sit here looking out my window I can already see the Crushed Curry color showing up in the trees across the street. We’ve had a real cold snap here in North Georgia this past week so I’m sure there will be a lot more color soon and the leaf watchers will be heading for the mountains to enjoy the fall color.

Here is a picture from the World Card Making Day event on Saturday.

World Card Making Day (1)

We had a lot of fun visiting while we stamped together. I’m so blessed to have such a great group of ladies!

Just a Few Hours Left!

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There is just a few hours left to take advantage of the Stamp, Stock & Save Promotion – Have you gotten the items you need?

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Last Call for my Blend with Friends Class

Today is the deadline for this fun class. Contact me today to hold your spot.

Blend with Friends Class

Learn how to use the NEW Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers and Make Holiday Tags or Cards using the Santa Stache Stamp Set.

Tags or Cards – It’s your choice

Class Fee includes a package of Blendabilities and more!

Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23rd at 10 a.m.  

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Stamp Set: For All Things (135152/135155)

Inks: Always Artichoke (126972), Crushed Curry (131173), and Cajun Craze Classic Ink(126965)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131158), Always Artichoke (105119), and Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

Accessories: Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon (133670),  Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine (132975), and Angled Tag Punch (133323)

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Amazing Colored Glass

This past Sunday I held my Holiday Catalog Premiere – I love these events since they give me a chance to pamper you, my customers. After all I couldn’t do and share what I love without you! So I thought I’d share some of the projects for those of you who were not able to attend.

Here is a picture of the snack table. (I’m sorry to say I forgot to take pictures of everyone though out the event since we were having such a good time – But luckily I did take some before everyone got here. LOL)

Holiday Catalog Premiere food table

Today’s project is one that I made to decorate the snack table. I came across some fall flowers while out and about one day and couldn’t resist them. Don’t you love the Blackberry Bliss mums?

fall flowers

When I got them home I realized I wanted to make a vase that would pull out the Blackberry Bliss color in the arrangement. Purple has always been a favorite of mine and I just love our new In Color!  So here is what I came up with.

Amazing Colored Glass

So what do you think? I just love the little Autumn Wooden Elements (135846) from the Holiday Catalog that I dangled down the front of the vase. I’m finding all kinds of uses for them! (They aren’t available yet but you can begin ordering from the Holiday Catalog Thursday, August 28th)

Want to know how I added the color to this vase?  Well you’re in luck I’ve made a video tutorial just for you – I’ve named this project Amazing Colored Glass! since I think it is amazing what we can do with our paper crafting supplies –  hope you enjoy it.

Here you go…. my Amazing Colored Glass Video Tutorial

Just a few tips I forgot to mention while taping.

First, you’ll want to let your vase dry really well – it may take a few days depending on how thick your color layer is.

Second, your color layer can scratch. So if your doing a vase like this, you may want to loosly line the inside with tissue paper before adding your flowers, etc.

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

I’ll be sharing more about the Holiday Catalog Premiere tomorrow so stop back by then. And If you weren’t able to pick up your copy of our NEW Holiday Catalog during my Catalog Premiere I’ll be happy to send one to you. Just contact me and include your name, address, phone number and email address and I’ll be happy to mail one to you.

P.S…. If you are a current customer of mine (which means you’ve ordered from me in the last 60 days) yours is on the way to you!


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Accessories: Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (133648), 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon (132140), Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine (132975),  Gold Sequin Trim (132983),  Autumn Wooden Elements (135846), and Glue Dots (103683)

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Oh, Hello!

Just a quick post before I head out the door to get together with my stamping gal pals. Here is a quick and easy card for fall.

That's the Ticket convention swap

I really like this card since it is so out of the box for me – Can you guess which stamp set is being used to create the pumpkin? Yep, it’s Oh, Hello – a really great stamp set that you can see is really versatile too!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a great masculine card that I’ll be sharing with my gal pals that I made for my swap tonight!


Stamp Set: Oh, Hello (item 131931/130733), Off the Grid (item 130736), That’s the Ticket (item 131946/128075) and AbC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers (item 130565)

Inks: Crumb Cake, VersaMark, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango

Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Black

Accessories: Ticket Duo Builder Punch (item 126883), Linen Thread, Small Oval Punch (item 120908), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (item 130159), Ovals Collection Framelits (item 129381), and Stampin’ Sponges

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Don’t you love fall and the change of seasons? It’s Wonderfall, right? Peak leaf watching season is just around the corner for us in this neck of the woods and that gets me thinking about leaf stamp sets. I love the variety of sets that Stampin’ Up! has to offer and the NEW Wonderfall stamp set in the Holiday Catalog doesn’t disappoint. The Wonderfall stamp set has such great patterns and textures and that makes it a lot of fun to stamp with.

Here is a card that one of my TEAM members, Janie gave me at last month’s TEAM meeting. I love the colors she chose. The card just makes me smile when I see it.


Janie, joined my downline last March and is so glad she did. How about you, have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? Thinking you’d like to get a discount on your stamping supplies or make a little extra cash for the holidays? Why not check out one of our TEAM meetings and see what it’s all about. Contact me today for more information or you can click HERE to find out more about the perks of becoming a demonstrator. It’s a great deal at only $99 for your starter kit!


Stamp Set: Wonderfall, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Basic Black

Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot Autumn Accents Die, Chevron Embossing Folder, and Very Vanilla ½” Seam Binding

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