So In Love

Over Presidents Day weekend I attended my annual retreat with my friend in Helen at the Tanglewood Lodge. I’ve really grown to treasure this time with them – it’s a wonderful break from the every day routine. I feel very lucky that the Peacocks have included me. They’re a wonderful group of ladies who came together during their children’s Camp Fire years and have continued to gather and travel together on a regular basis. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic? While they all are very different they enjoy their time together and this event includes multi-generation which is so wonderful to see.

The lodge is a wonderful building that has a great space for us to both craft and sit and relax and with the 2 kitchens there is always a wonderful smell wafting through the air. (Especially when some of the teenagers make everyone some simply yummy cookies on Sunday night!)

And this year the weather was simply gorgeous so I was able to enjoy some of the outdoor areas – eating lunch and enjoying the unusually warm weather for February. Last year we had to end early due to ice storm warnings! What a difference a year makes!

And we had a little visitor who needed some special care. This 3 day old created quite a stir. What fun it was listening to the group try to find a name for this little guy Friday night as we settled in.

My friend Kathleen pampered me a bit with some projects she brought with her all cut and ready to go – all I had to do was enjoy the stamping. So today I thought I’d share those wonderful cards she designed.

This first card uses the So In Love Bundle and I’ve included a complete supply list below for you since it was my favorite of the group, but it was a tough choice. LOL!

This second card was made using the Lift Me Up stamp set (142893/142896) and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748).

I really love the way she used a bit of our Cooper Foil Sheets (142020).

And finally a really cute Hey Chick (Sale-a-bration 143328/143331) card. After all I can’t get enough of this set! Kathleen teamed it up with the Hardwood Background stamp (133032/133035) and can you guess what the punch is?

Well it’s the Blossom Builder Punch (141469). What a great way to use this punch in an out of the box way!

And finally the cute little 3d treat that holds some Hershey’s Nuggets using the Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823).

I simply wrapped the 1″ x 3″ pieces of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738) around each nugget and added a glue dot to hold them in place. Slipped them into our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (102210) and decorated them using our Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) which made this a quick and easy project since the Duet Banner Punch (141483) fit the sentiment perfectly!

Part of the fun of this retreat is sharing ideas and learning about other crafting too. You should have seen the Alcohol Paintings some of the girls did – they were wonderful. I wish I would have gotten a photo of them to share with you. (Sigh… I always forget the camera once we get started. Having too much fun catching up with everyone.)

If the idea of having a great group of stamping friends appeals to you why not join my team? Not only will you get a wonderful discount on your Stampin’ Up! products, but you’ll have a wonderful group to craft with. We have such fun when we are together and sharing!

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

It’s a fun time of year to join Stampin’ Up! since a brand new Annual Catalog has just been release! Right now you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, for just $99 your starter kit containing $125 in product.   PLUS – your kit ships for free!

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Whether you want to join for the discount or to make a little extra cash – you’ll be able to save on your stamping supplies!

Balloon Adventure

Balloon Adventure is one of those wonderful sets perfect for creating wonderful birthday cards all year long. Not only does it contain multiple sentiments in different sizes it has a wonderful suite of products that include Thinlits die and punch that coordinates with it, so the options are endless.

Today I’m sharing with you some bright bold cards made with this set. This first one uses the Balloon Pop-up Thinlits Dies to create a fun 3d effect.

And check out these adorable little embellishments, I’ve attached mine with Baker’s Twine to the front.

The Party Animal Embellishments come in both party hats and balloons – cute little trinkets for card making and more.

This card is pop-up but Jackie used the Star Blast Edgelit Dies (142763) to create a fun 3d image for the inside along with the Candle Border Punch (142764) to create a pop of color using the negative space along the bottom.

And here are some cards from Anita and Joanne that use the stamp set with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609).

Both cards use Party Animal Designer Series Paper and the colors found in the paper. Don’t you love that Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate? Pick your Designer Series Paper and you know that any of those colors included will make a great card! I know when I was new to stamping this was a HUGE help to me!!!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Balloon Adventure (142823)

Inks: Pacific Point (126951), Crushed Curry (131173), and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink (126946)

Paper: Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (142753), Party Animal Embellishments (142775), Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (142742)

*Balloon Adventure Bundle (144708)

 

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2017 Occasions Catalog Organization 101

Whoo hoo! it’s here!!! Today’s the day the 2017 Occasions Catalog is up and you can order all your favorite goodies!!! Be patient today Stampin’ Up! is having some technical issues that they are trying to fix at this time, and since this catalog is soooo popular you might find my Online Store slow. No worries tho, since of course, your always welcome to contact me to place your order.

This new catalog is filled with tons of items perfect for your spring crafting! AND with every $50 in product you purchase you can choose a FREE items from our Sale-a-bration Catalog! Whoo! Hoo!

Check out this quick fun card we made on Saturday during the Occasions Catalog Kick Off.

This card was created using the Balloon Adventures (142823) stamp set. I love that not only does it have a set of coordinating Thinlits Dies it also coordinates with out Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) too.

And did you notice the yummy NEW Emerald Taffeta Ribbon (142742)?  The narrow ribbon with it’s trimmed edges really pops! You can see all the items in the Party Animal Suite starting on page 4 of the Occasions Catalog.

Occasions Catalog Organizational Items

Now on to some organizational items that I have created for you. After all who doesn’t love organizing their craft room?

This first item is a index for the new catalog – I’ve set it up slightly different this time with the stamps in one column and the accessories in another listed by group. Let me know how you like it by leaving a comment below.

2017 Occasions Catalog Index

Printable PDF

And of course a quick and easy color reference for all of the Designer Series Paper that are new!

2017 Designer Series Paper Chart

Printable PDF

And so that you can get those Dies looking spiffy on the shelf here is my Case Inserts for the new Framelits and Thinlits. If you haven’t used these before you’ll find the ones for the Annual Catalog HERE.

Framelits Dies Case Inserts

Enjoy!

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Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

It’s a fun time of year to join Stampin’ Up! since a brand new  Catalog has just been release! Right now you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers,  for just $99 your starter kit containing over $240 in product.   PLUS – your kit ships for free!

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Look Who’s Turning 17!

Don’t you love birthdays? I know I do and when I made this card  yesterday for a special young man I wanted something bright and cheerful – so of course I reached for the Brights Collection.

Number of Years

I wanted something bold so I chose the stripped pattern from the stack. And since it was for a dude I went straight to the blues and chose the Pacific Point pattern to stay with the primary color theme I had in my mind.

I just love the versatility of the Number of Years stamp set since it covers almost everything. And the fact it has coordinating Framelit Dies…. Well as a Big Shot lover, do I need to say more? Bundle (140811) them and you’ll save 15%. Whoo hoo! Got to love that.

I’ve got my complete supply list below for you.

FREE Stamp set with Paper Pumpkin’s April Kit

Paper Pumpkin Free stamp set image

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating…

Stampin’ Up! shipped their ONE MILLIONTH KIT last month!  They are saying THANK YOU to all of their subscribers with a BONUS bonus stamp set with April’s Paper Pumpkin kit valued at $17! (You won’t want to miss it, so don’t skip or cancel.)  What to do next?

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Number of Years (140653)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434), Basic Black, Daffodil Delight (119683), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), and Thick Whisper White Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Large Number Framelit Dies (140622), Brights Sequin Assortment (138389), Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), and Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)

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Zoo Babies & More Shoe box Fun!

Yesterday I shared the card I took in my shoe box for the gathering last night and so today I thought I’d share the wonderful cards my stamping friends brought along. I’m having a hard time deciding which was my favorite so I thought I’d share them all!!! LOL!

Anna used the Zoo Babies stamp set (130453/130456) for her card and I love the was she used the Washi Label Punch (138296) to create the focal point.

Zoo Babies Stamp Divas Shoebox swap March 2016

While the card was done using only Crumb Cake card stock she added a lot of interest with the different layers and texture.

This second card was Marni’s and she used the same set I did yesterday, (click here to see my card),  Balloon Celebration (140675) along with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) – I love the way she used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550) when she bunched out some of the balloons. After all who doesn’t like a bit of “bling”?

Balloon Celebration Stamp Divas Shoebox Swap March 2016 (2)

Maria made this cute card using the Ronald McDonald House, Sprinkles of Life stamp set (139971) and the coordinating Tree Builder Punch (138295). This set will retire soon, so if you would like to make a difference and get a wonderful stamp set this is a wonderful choice since Stampin’ Up! donates $3 of every set sold to the RMHC.

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Divas Shoebox Swap March 2016 (3)

She used the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (138443) and Washi Tape (138384). Fun right? Who wouldn’t love getting this bright cheerful birthday greeting?

And the final card uses the Remarkable You stamp set (139891/139894). Done in neutrals it’s simple and elegant, something that Kathleen does so well.

Remarkable You Stamp Divas Shoebox Swap March 2016 (1)

We had the best time last night stamping, sharing and visiting together. And I love the fact we all have a different stamping style. It’s fun to see what others create with the same stamp sets! What do I love best about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? The people it has brought into my life! I really feel blessed by every stamper I’ve met over the past 7 years.

The Sale-a-bration Count Down Continues – Just 5 Days left!!!

Here are some more items that are made with the FREE Sale-a-bration options.

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Why not get yours before Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st?

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Weekly Deals March 22 2016

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Playful Pals & More

Today’s cards are soft and sweet, so why not check them out?

This first card uses the Playful Pals stamp set (140506) found on page 45 of the Occasions Catalog. At first glance it’s easy to miss, but when you see this adorable card that Laura gave me you’ll want to check it out.

Playful Pals SC Occasions Swap 2016 (1)

This set includes 50 stamps that can be mixed and matched to create all kinds of fun images. And when you bundle it with the Pyamid Pals Thinlits Dies (140618) you can make adorable little treat items too! Great news – get the bundle (141069) and you’ll save 15%!

This second card was given to me by Tanisha and uses the Balloon Builders stamp set (140645). Isn’t the bear sweet?

Balloon Builders SC Occasions Swap 2016 (2)

It’s another set that you might have missed, since it once again has lots of pieces that you can use to build all kinds of things! This set  coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) but it’s not just for balloons. Why not take a look at page 14 to see all the fun ideas?

So which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think?

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