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).

Buy now and make a difference

 

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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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Blue Mountain Stampers Team Time

Yesterday I shared my special team event project with you and so today I thought I’d share some of the wonderful projects my team brought to share at our October meeting. The share time covered everything from cards to 3ds.

This first little project holds a few mini candy bars and was made using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) and the Candy Cane Season (147692) and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp sets (142043) with their coordinating punches.

It’s topped off with our Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon (144117) and Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (147888).  Isn’t it adorable? I love the idea of combining the gingerbread cookie with the candy cane for this quick and easy treat.

And here is a beautiful box that was created with the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies (143751). One of my favorites since it takes you through all 4 seasons.

And finally some bags and a box made with our Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926) and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (146338).

And of course we didn’t forget the Cards – This first one was made with the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669).

And this last one using the Accented Blooms stamp set. I just love the fall colors that were used on this card so I’m including the supply list for you below.

As I said yesterday, I appreciate and I’m inspired by my team each and every day. I’ve got a great group of wonderful and talented stampers!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Accented Blooms (146678/146681) and Best Birds (141525)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708/133456) and VersaMark (102283/102193)

Paper: Tranquil Tide (144246) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Tranquil Tide 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon (146948), Stampin’ Write Markers, Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Tailored Tag Punch (145667), Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672), and White Embossing Powder (109132)

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Dashing for Deer

This Dashing Deer Bundle (149934/149935) with all it’s possibilities was first on my list when I saw it in the Holiday Catalog – I knew I’d love working with the images! And with the coordinating Dashing Along Designer Series Paper that can be earned this month for FREE I couldn’t go wrong.

So today’s card is one that I created using these two products.

And it used a very simple fancy fold too, the fold.

And here are a couple of more cards using this special pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. along with the Christmas Traditions (148030) stamp set.

Did you know that this special Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is only available this month for hosts or qualifying orders? Why not check it out here? But if you want this pack you’ll want to hurry since you only have until 112:50 pm (MT) on September 30th to earn yours!

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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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(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)

 

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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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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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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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