Merry Christmas to All Tutorial & More

Well as you can see I didn’t get to post this yesterday afternoon like I had hoped, but the good news is I can share it with you today and even more!

Last month my team enjoyed a shoe box swap and so today I thought I’d share some of them with you. This first card uses the Merry Christmas to All stamp set (147702). This set is filled with wonderful sentiments and has a coordinating Thinlits set, Merry Christmas (147912).

I love the warm country feel of the Festive Farmhouse Suite that was used to highlight this set. How about you? And good news I thought you might enjoy making this card too so I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial that includes the complete supply list for you!

Merry Christmas to All Card PDF

And here is another fun card using the Fun Santa’s Workshop Suite of products.

I feel in LOVE with the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper (147809) with its flocking! It’s so much fun and you can use the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies (147809) to cut out the images! How fun is that?

And how about another tutorial with a full supply list for you? I couldn’t resist. lol

Signs of Santa Card PDF

And this final card uses the Nature Sings stamp set (143653/144406) and the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851) from the Annual Catalog.


Today’s cards are all part of a shoe box swap that we did at the Blue Mountain Stampers Weekend Getaway in August. This getaway is a time for my team to gather and spend the weekend together. We spend the time laughing, sharing and of course stamping with the new products from the Holiday Catalog PreOrder. It’s a lot of fun and I can’t believe we’ve already been doing this for 6 years now! I love these retreats and spending the time with my team – each and every member is such a blessing to me and we’ve become friends over the years.

Does this sound like fun to you? Love the new products? Do you have a big wish list? As I am sure you can guess, being the first to see a new catalog or any of our new catalogs is a very exciting AND a  huge perk of being a Demonstrator – after all who wouldn’t want to be first? Right?  Add the fact that you’ll receive a discount on all these products and you can’t loose! If you feel this is a good time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, you too can be first too!

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
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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!

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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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F is for Fun & A is for Amazing

What fun it is getting together to stamp – Here is one of the fantastic cards that was shared by my friend Kathleen during my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Getaway this weekend. Beautiful Right? Bright & Beautiful  Kathleen Aug Retreat 2014 This card uses a NEW 2014 Holiday Catalog sneak peek item, Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle. And did you know that during the month of August you can get this Bundle FREE when you purchase a Big Shot? There are 10 great bundles to choose from! Here is the Bright and Beautiful Stars Bundle (item 138644/138200) which is part of the Big Shot Special going on right now. I’ve got to tell you after working with the bundle during over the weekend, I know it’s one I definitely want this holiday season! Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle Want to learn more? Why not check all the Big Shot Bundles available during this promotion HERE? If you already have a Big Shot that is ok – there is a 15% discount on any of the 10 bundles – Yippie!

2nd Annual Blue Mountain Stampers’ Getaway

Wondering what I was talking about? Getaway?  Well I thought I’d share some pictures of the Getaway. It’s just my name for our August weekend retreat. Here is the classroom ready for everyone. Cindy and Janie, two of my team members arrive first. Blue Mountain Stampers Getaway 2014 classroom

A quick meal out in town for a group of us. blue Mountain Stampers' Getaway 2014  El Patron

And here is a picture of everyone stamping and sharing. (It was hard finding a picture of everyone where we aren’t in our pajamas. LOL). blue Mountain Stampers' Getaway 2014

These events are a blast and we have such a great time together. I really love these wonderful ladies and have made some life long friendships because of stamping! This getaway is part of my team based events that I do with my Team Members every year, (meaning it’s only for demonstrators and is a perk of being part of my Team.)  Want to know more about my Team? You can click HERE. Want to learn move about joining my Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers? I’d love to talk with you about it – just drop me a line or give me a call, or you can click HERE to join my Team.

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Supplies: Special Bundle Offer August 1 – 31st, 2014 : Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle (138644/138200)

Stamp Set: Flowering Flourishes (131998/126367)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Versa Mark (102283) Paper: Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (133697),  Brushed Gold (102935), Cherry Cobbler (119685), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers (130995), White Embossing Powder (109132), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), and Heat Tool (129053)

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