Seasonal Bells & More

I’m so excited I got my invitation to my very first Center Stage Event! I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You for helping me reach my goal. I couldn’t have done this without my Team Members and you, my stamping friends!

Thank you again for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!! Each and everyone of you have made my journey as a Demonstrator special.

Soooooo…..I’ve scheduled some posts to share with you, so stop on by daily and see what is happening.

Ready to see some cards now? Here we go!

The Seasonal Bells stamp set (142104/142107) was used to create these cards along with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111).

And how about this cute little Eskimo?

Found in the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set (142043). It’s filled with wonderful images and sentiments too! A fan favorite when teamed up with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396). And great for coloring with the NEW Stampin’ Blends!

(I’m keeping it short and sweet today since I’m getting ready for my class tonight.)

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Santa’s Sleigh and More

Want to see a wonderful card that uses the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set (142057) and Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies (140278)?

Check out this Bendi Card swap I received I just love the colors.

and the way it opens

lock the little tab in and you have a bendi card!

And how about this fun card using our Hang Your Stockings stamp set (142114) and coordinating Christmas Stocking Thinlits Dies (141481)?

And here are a couple of quick and easy cards using the fun Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set (142043) and Cookie Cutter Builder punch (140396).

Put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season? It will be here before we know it! So getting a head start on your cards this time of year is a great choice. Why not schedule a party in September and I’ll help you give you some wonderful ideas for your holiday cards! Contact me now to choose a date and time that works for you and your friends!

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Cookie Cutter Christmas & Gingerbread Cookie Sugar Scrub

I love to make home made gifts and the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle brought to mind the wonderful Gingerbread Cookie Sugar Scrub recipe I had. So here is what I whipped up for some family and friends.

I love the little wooden spoons I found since they can be stamped on.

Sugar scrubs are great for the winter and this one smells so yummy. My husband loves them for his hands and I actually use this scrub in the shower all over my body, hands, feet, legs, elbows – it is wonderful and moisturizes too. (Just make sure you are careful in the shower the scrub can make the floor slippery.)

I’m including the recipe below for you in case you’d like to make some last minute gifts too!

 

Gingerbread Cookie Sugar Scrub

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. sugar

1 c. vegetable oil

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. nutmeg

2 tsp. ginger

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3 drops Vanilla extract

Mix well and place in a tightly sealed container such as a mason jar.

This keeps well in a cool place for weeks!

Today I also wanted to share some of the wonderful hand stamped cards that I’ve received for Christmas from friends – I can’t pick a favorite they are all so wonderful!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (*142043)

Inks: Soft Suede (126978) and Real Red Classic Ink (126949)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Real Red (102482), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (141983) and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (*140396)

*available in a bundle Item #143493

 

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**For everyone who places an order (at least $25 in product) through my store you will receive 5 homemade cards in the mail!  If your order is over $50 in product then I will DOUBLE that and you will get 10 cards and an embellishment of your choice in the mail! You can choose from a package of Baker’s Twine, Pearls, Rhinestones or White Perfect Accents. If you don’t email me your choice I’ll choose one for you.
(I will mail your items to you the second week of January)

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

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Santa’s Sleigh

If you love a traditional look – you’ll love the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Framelits dies! This bundle of products gives you LOTS of options including 3d items. Check out these wonderful cards given to me.

This first one is from my team member, Deborah.

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I hope the picture does it justice – this card is wonderful with the Copper Foil Sheets and matching Copper Embossing Powder.

This next card from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Marni

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And how about this final card from Bea that combines the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (143493) and the tree image from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits.

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I love the way Bea used the Gingerbread man image to create the legs on the deer.

And how about this little planter that I made using the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits (140278) and Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies (141473) –

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I simply stamped and cut 3 trees out, folded them down the middle and adhered them together around a coffee stir stick of all things. The planter opens to hold some chocolate kisses.

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While the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Thinlits Dies are part of our carry over list the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle (143499) is only available while supplies last. So why not check out our Year End Sale and get yours before it is gone!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Santa’s Sleigh (142057)

Inks: VersaMark Pad (102283)

Paper: Copper Foil Sheets (142020), Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), and Cherry Cobbler Card stock (119685)

Accessories: Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies (140278), Pine Bough Embossing Folder (141831), Elegant Dots Embossing Folder (18287), Copper Embossing Powder (141636), and Baker’s Twine Trio Pack (141999)

 

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

It’s simple simply shop at my Online Store and use Hostess Code U7AKSEJF when you order!!!

**For everyone who places an order (at least $25 in product) through my store you will receive 5 homemade cards in the mail!  If your order is over $50 in product then I will DOUBLE that and you will get 10 cards and an embellishment of your choice in the mail! You can choose from a package of Baker’s Twine, Pearls, Rhinestones or White Perfect Accents. If you don’t email me your choice I’ll choose one for you.

Cookie Cutter “Bling”

Today’s little project brings me back to my childhood and the magic of crafting.

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Remember that first experience with Shrinky Dink? The magic of watching through the oven door and seeing them curl up, worried that they would touch? And then the delight when they uncurled again? What fun my big sister and I had with our first package of plastic sheets.

If you’ve never used Shrinky Dink its a lot of fun – So why not give it a try!

The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set is perfect for this project! Fast, fun and trendy earrings for the holidays! What could be better? And they are a delight to make too since they bring out the child in all of us! Simply follow the directions on the package – and voila! It’s magic!

I’ve simply place a little 3″ x 3″ topper on my earrings to make them a little extra special.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (*142043)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981) Real Red (102482), Crumb Cake (120953),  and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (*140396), 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365)

Non Stampin’ Up! products: Shrinky Dinks and Red, yellow, and Black Sharpies Markers

 *Bundle 143493 Save 10% when you buy the bundle of stamps and punch

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It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Nuggets

Check out this quick and simple Hershey’s Nugget holder –

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They are great little stocking stuffers and while they are adorable – they are sooooo easy to make with our stamp and punch bundle!

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Cute, right? Told you! I simply chose the some holiday Designer Series Paper to wrap the nugget with. I cut the strips 1″ x 3″ and adhered them with a Glue Dot. Slipped them in our Cello bags and added my favorite stamp set to decorate – how easy is that!? Want to step it up? Tie your Cello Bag closed with some coordinating Baker’s Twine or Ribbon!

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another little gift item I made for the Bazaar.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (*142043)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Crumb Cake (126975), Real Red (126949) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981) and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (141628), Very Vanilla (101650) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (*140396), 2″ x 8″ Cello Bags (141703), and Glue Dots (103683), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082) and Blender Pens (102845)

 *Bundle 143493 Save 10% when you buy the bundle of stamps and punch

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Use Hostess Code M7RQC4NE and receive a FREE gift from me when you place a minimum order of $50

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Fun!

Don’t you love when there is a coordinating punch that goes with a stamp set? I know I do punches are quick and easy and this Cookie Cutter Builder Punch is one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog!

Check out these fun cards made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (140396) that I received recently.

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This second card uses the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537). And it is dynamic- You’re going to love it since it gives you rich deep texture. It also uses the fun Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper 6×6 Stack (141991).

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And this final card was given to me by Marni. She not only uses the cute little gingerbread man, but also the fun Jolly Hat Builder Punch and Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powders! (I’ve got the complete recipe below for you.)

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (142043*)

Inks: Versa Mark Pad (102283), Early Espresso (126974), and Crumb Cake Classic Ink (126975)

Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (141981), Early Espresso (119686), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Emerald Envy (141415), and Whisper White Thick Card stock (140272)

Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396*), Jolly Hat Builder Punch (141847), Emerald Envy (142668) and Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder (142635), Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine (141686)

*Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (140396)

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When you use the Hostess Code – I’ll send you this wonderful Color Combination Chart PDF which I created. This Gift includes a chart for ALL the Neutrals and Regals! That’s 140 color combinations!!!

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

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Holiday Catalog Fun at the Team Retreat

A couple of weekends ago I held my annual Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Getaway for my team. It’s a fun event that I really look forward to each August.  A full weekend of stamping with friends – what could be better, right? As usual I forgot to pull out my camera when everyone was together.  But here is a photo of Melanie and Cindy.

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Melanie was designing a special baby project she needed and Cindy came prepared to create LOTS of birthday cards! Mission accomplished I think.

It also gives us a time that we can share our NEW Holiday Catalog productions, create with them and do a Shoe box Swap together. There is lots of stamping, laughing and well, just silliness. And who doesn’t need a little of that?

Like as we enjoyed the beautiful afternoon  on the patio-

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these two wanderers along with their friend came to visit and say hello. (Yes, I know who’d have thought – chickens? go figure ?? Of course, Larry corrected me multiple times since they are roosters I’ve got no clue where they belong.)

Want to see what we created and stamped? Here are some wonderful items from our Shoe box Swap on Saturday afternoon.

Melanie created this fun card using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set (142196).

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She used the Thoughtful Banner stamp set (141614) for the sentiment and the Bow Builder Punch (137414) covered in Clear Wink of Stella (141897) once the Bow was put together. Can you see the shimmer on the bow? I know my photo doesn’t do justice to the cards.

Cindy made this lovely soft card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set (143539).

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Cindy used the soft images from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660) for the background and added the large swirl from the Swirly Birds Thinlits Dies (141497).

You’re in luck if you didn’t take advantage of the August promotion- it is still available while supplies last. If this set/bundle is something you really want you won’t want to delay any longer!

The next card was Anna’s Shoe box swap and it uses the cute little mice from the Merry Mice stamp set (142142/142145).

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For an added pop of color Fancy Frost Sequins (142519) are scattered randomly on top of the Softly Falling Embossed background.

And finally Marni created this cute little 3d project using the new Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (140279) and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (143493).

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Does this sound like fun? Have you ever thought about getting a discount on your favorite products? Well if this sounds interesting to you, then joining my team might be just the thing! You can click HERE to learn more about my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers and HERE about Joining. With the Holiday Catalog just starting – it’s a great time to join!

 

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Use Hostess Code 2Y2XSSQU and receive a FREE gift from me when you place a minimum order of $50

When you use the Hostess Code – I’ll send you this wonderful Color Combination Chart PDF which I created. This Gift includes a chart for ALL the Subtles and Brights! That’s 140 color combinations!!!

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Color Combination Charts

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