Count My Blessings

Now that the Holiday Catalog Retirement list has posted I thought I’d share some of the wonderful cards made with the sets on the list. These first projects are from my Team members, and this first card is perfect for how I’m feeling today. I was so grateful I was able to reach my feet this morning and put my shoes on for the first time in days! It’s the small things right?

Anyhow, this card uses the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set (144787/144790) and the Colorful Seasons Bundle from the main catalog. Don’t you love the font? Cindy used the Baby Wipe technique to create the fall leaves along with some heat embossing for the sentiment.

I’m very grateful for my team and enjoy the time I get to spend with them. They have been such a wonderful part of my journey with Stampin’ Up! and have become wonderful friends over the years.

Here is a beautiful card made with the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle (144670) and a lovely little gift jar of chocolate chai.

This next project was made by Deborah and is filled with wonderful little goodies (that’s candy of course! Deborah is the best at finding new and unique items to fill her 3ds with.) The box is decorated with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (144613).

And how about this beautiful card using the same pack of paper?

I love the sentiment used from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (143726).

I was surprised to see the Christmas Quilt Bundle (16026) on the list of retired items. It’s such a great set for year round use – after all who doesn’t have fond memories of laying under a hand stitched quilt?

And how about this wonderful card using the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (144623) and Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder (144686)? I REALLY need to stock up on this paper since I have tons of projects left to make with it for my daughter!

Can you guess where the sentiment came from? It took me a bit, but it is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802).

And here is another card that uses the same pack of Designer Series Paper along with the Carols of Christmas Bundle (146036/146037).

And This cute little card uses the Santa Suit Bundle (144681)

Don’t forget for the best selection of products on the Retirement List you’ll want to shop early. Accessories always go fast and Bundles are considered in that group because of the Framelits and Thinlits Dies. The good new is stamp sets will be guaranteed available through December 21st. After that their while supplies last too.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Retirement List & Year End Sale I know there is a lot going on and it can be kinda confusing.

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Gourd Goodness & More

Here is Georgia we are reaping the benefits of a warm front, it’s in the mid 60s and they are expecting 70 for the high tomorrow so I’m not exactly feeling winter today. LOL!! So instead I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful swaps I received during OnStage Live in Salt Lake.

This first card uses the Gourd Goodness stamp (144785) set found in the Holiday Catalog and the wonderful Burlap Background stamp (143979/143982).

I just love the feel of texture on this card – these two sets have lots of texture built right into them. And if you don’t already have the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (128748/127802) it’s a must have, since it contains over 20 different sentiments!

These next two cards use the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802)

White embossing has been teamed up with our Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper.

And how about this card – I just love the texture created with our Embossing Paste (141979) and the Pattern Party Decorative masks (144103).

I really like the white on white used for creating the textured background on this card.

And here is a fun one – the Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283) were used to create this lovely card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163).

The die was used to create a cut out from a scrap piece of card stock which was laid on top of the Whisper White piece. Sponges were used to shade in the leaf and then the mask was removed and the tree was stamped. Striking.

And finally here is one that I recently cased for a class.

It uses the Sheet Music Background stamp, Colorful Seasons and sentiment is from the Count My Blessings stamp set from the Holiday Catalog on page 50. If you haven’t seen this set you might want to check it out.

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Color Theory & More

Do you like our 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stacks? They are perfect for card making and with multiple sheets of each pattern you can make tons of projects too!

Today’s cards highlight two of our 6×6 Stacks that are part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE October Promotion. But you’ll want to hurry since the promotion ends on October 31st!

While these first cards highlight the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (144193) they use different stamp sets to create wonderful cards!

Bright, bold and colorful this first card uses the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669) and coordinating Daisy Punch (143713) that you can purchase in a money saving Bundle (145361). A fan favorite for sure!

And how about the paint swatch look? The Crafting Forever stamp set (143955/143958) is teamed up here with two of the patterns from the stack. Do you see the crackle pattern on the pot?  It is easy to create this paper piecing look by simply stamping the pot onto the Designer Series Paper and cutting it out.

And how about the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (143852/143855)? What a wonderful set that can be used in different colors depending on your need. The sentiments are wonderful and I just love the font used in them.

These last three cards use the Wood Textures 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (144177).

The At Home Bundle with You (145351) was used to create these fun welcoming doors and how about this wonderful chair from the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348)?

It’s a wonderful stack since the pattern is the same on both sides making it perfect to create these little crates.

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Team Time = Fun Time & more!

Team Time with my peeps is always one of the best parts of the month – we have such fun together sharing and stamping together. Yesterday, we held our monthly Team Meeting, so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful projects that I’ve received during swaps from my team members.

This first card Deborah made using the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348) of products.

And this card was made using the Mabel Me Pretty  Bundle (145304/145305)

A couple of cute little boxes using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125)

And a bag using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Wood Words Stamp (143925/143928) set currently on sale during our World Card Making Day promotion.

And I love how our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106) make this Birthday Thinlits Die (143700) so easy to use! This card has a soft watercolor feel to it since it was teamed up with our Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) that is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion.

This little square card was made using the Jar of Love (141587) and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490) Isn’t it adorable?

Love Designer Series paper? How about decorating some note pads like Cindy did? I couldn’t pick a favorite – how about you? You can get your favorites this month during our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series paper promotion.

And here is the Lemon Zest stamp set (143805/142808) – we got to play with the Embossing Paste (141979) and even added color to it with a Rose Red reinker. How cool is that?

And finally here is a cute little post it note holder that Cindy made for everyone at the Peak Princess event using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125). This stuff is great for a project like this since it is a bit heavier weight kraft paper.

Whew! Lot’s of great projects and inspiration shared – right?

Celebrating with Peak Princess Day

We also had a special event last month – it’s a day of pampering that I do twice a year, I call it my Peak Princess event – after all we are Blue Mountain Stampers. LOL! We had our largest group qualify this time – 8 in total.

I love to make special appetizers and treats for everyone to enjoy. So we always begin these events with some time enjoying some goodies and sharing.

And this time the Olive Bread was a huge hit! So I thought I’d share the recipe with you too. It’s really yummy – my guys were tickled they got some too! (Just a tip cut the bread evenly so the cheese doesn’t melt and slide down one side. This half was not the prettiest, but oh so good!)

Olive Cheese Bread

1 loaf French Bread

About 25 Mezzetta © Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed Olives

6 oz. can of Black Olives, drained

2 stalks Green Onions (scallions)

1 stock Butter, room temperature

1/2 c. Mayonnaise

3 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Roughly chop both black olives and pimiento stuffed olives. Slice green onions into thin pieces. Combine butter mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined.

Spread mixture thickly onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

Mixture can also be made in advanced and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

We also get to celebrate and recognize achievements with team gifts.

And we make projects too so everyone had a make ‘n take packet ready for them – after all we love stamping together!

 

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Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve am sooo looking forward to getting my hands on these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators get to purchase them during an early-release!

HOW DO YOU GET YOURS NOW?

  • The Customer launch date has not been announced yet.
  • So if you’re someone who wants them now, why not join my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers?
  •  You will be able to get the 26 Markers NOW (including the Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers), when you choose the Stampin’ Blends to your Starter Kit for just $99 (choose a total of up to $125 of products), plus free shipping (for another 10% savings)!  That’s a fantastic deal!!!
  • NOTE:  Only available to demonstrators during the early release period of October 1-15.  It’s easy to become a happy shopper and be a Demonstrator!!!

Still have a questions? Feel free to call or email me me. I’d love to have you join in the fun and become a Blue Mountain Stamper!

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Colorful Seasons Tutorial

Summer is ending with this holiday weekend and you can already feel the cool morning air here in the North Georgia Mountains. The fall leaves will be falling turning and falling soon, but mean while I’m going to enjoy one last hurrah in the pool since the rain is suppose to clear out and we should have a beautiful holiday on Monday with the kids.

Today’s card is one I made using a fun Clear Block Technique with Stampin’ Spritzers. Check out my Tutorial for it below. I really love this Bundle of products and that fact that it has a coordinating suite of products – I just love creating with it and can’t wait to try out some fall cards now too!

Colorful Seasons Card Tutorial (printable PDF)

And of course I shared with you my Tips for Using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set HERE if you didn’t catch it.

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons (143726)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932), Calypso Coral (126983), Marina Mist (126962), Crumb Cake (126975) and Dapper Denim Classic Ink (141394)

Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Crumb Cake (120953), Crumb Cake (120953) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Seaside Embossing Folder (141481), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Clear Block F (118483)

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Tips for the Colorful Seasons Video Tutorial

I love the Colorful Seasons Bundle found in the Annual Catalog on page 147. It is part of a complete suite of products that coordinate  so it makes card making quick and easy! The fact that this set has wonderful sentiments and covers all four of our seasons is just an added bonus!

I’ve got a couple of cards I wanted to share with you today that use the stamp set.

And a quick Video tutorial showing you some quick and easy tips for using this set.

Tips for Using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set Video Tutorial:

If you would like to see more cards that I’ve posted earlier you can click HERE and HERE.

And then why not stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a card I made with you with a fun technique perfect for the holiday weekend as we say goodbye to summer.

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More Colorful Seasons

Today’s the last day to RSVP for my Colorful Seasons Class so I thought I’d share with you some more wonderful cards made with the Bundle (145348) of products.

This bundle is so great and covers all the seasons through out the year, so it’s a wonderful stamp set to have on hand for the new or experienced stamper.

If you like what you see why not sign up for my upcoming Colorful Seasons Class or get a Class to Go Kit? You’ll have the option to include this wonderful Bundle when you chose your class. So not check out my upcoming events HERE on my Calendar of Event?

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Colorful Seasons

The Colorful Seasons Bundle is one I fell in love with as soon as I saw it this spring – There is just something about these cute little chairs…..

Here are some wonderful cards made using the Colorful Season Bundle (145348) and other Color Theory Suite items too!

If you like the Colorful Seasons Bundle too, why not sign up for my upcoming class? Not only will you get the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies you’ll get to make 3 awesome projects using this fun bundle of products!  You can click HERE to learn more about this class and  see my full Calendar of Events.

You can choose from the traditional class event if you live locally or choose the Kit to Go Class Option. Either way you’ll get to make 3 wonderful cards. Yes, it’s that easy – just RSVP before Wednesday, June 28th to save your spot!

And of course please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my upcoming classes.

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Wood Words & More

Yesterday I shared my team On Stage Live Stream Event and some of the projects we made – today I’m going to share the Make n Takes that we were able to make at On Stage in Savannah.

This first little goodie is made with the Wood Words stamp set (143925/14928) from the 2017 Annual Catalog and the fun Wood Crate Framelits Dies (143730).

This fun little crate holds 3×3 note cards.

You are going to LOVE this new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (144177) when you see it – it’s double sided so all your projects look like wood through and through!

And here is a card made with the Delightful Daisy Suite.

and this card was made with the Color Theory suite of products.

And our final project we made uses the adorable Birthday Memories Suite of products –

This little fox is the cutest thing!

As I mentioned yesterday, the On Stage Product Premiere Preorder of  products from the New 2017 Annual Catalog is a perk of being a demonstrator – If you’d like to be the first to get some of the NEW 2017 In Colors AND get a discount now is a wonderful time to join. Click HERE for more information. Got questions? Contact me today or why not join us for a team meeting on May 2nd? Learn what being a Blue Mountain Stamper is all about.

Team time mean sharing and so I thought I’d show you some of the wonderful projects my team has been making.

Cindy brought these adorable little cups for everyone to the On Stage Live Stream Event that was held the Friday before Easter.

And here are some of the wonderful swaps that they brought to share.

This first card was made by Deborah and use some of the Retirment List products such as Oh So Succulent stamp set (142992), Designer Series Paper and Lace Doilies.

And how about this sweet card using the Endless Wishes sentiment (140273) and Balloon Builders (140645) stamp sets that area part of the retirement list.

And this final card is from Christy, the newest member of our team.

It uses the Butterfly Basics (138813/138816/137154) and our Decorative Label Punch (120907) done in soft lovely colors for spring.

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