Nailed It On Stage Swaps & More!

This past Saturday was Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event – and can you say WOW! I was blown away by the swaps and NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and think you will be too! Deborah and I hit the road for Savannah early Friday morning.

I’ll be sharing more about On Stage and the new goodies in future posts, but today I wanted to share with you a couple of the swap cards I made and some swaps I received.

This first card I made using the Swan Lake stamp set (142974/142977) and our In Color Dapper Denim. I used the Gold Wink of Stella (141898) to color the beak and add a little shimmer to the water. This stack of 2016 In Color Designer Series Paper #141408 is on the retirement list so get yours before its gone HERE).

Here are some more cards made with our Designer Series Paper Stacks which are all on the retirement list.

this first swap from Cindy uses the Baby Bear stamp set (141859) and the Neutrals Stack of Designer Series Paper (138435).

And this next one if is done in our Dapper Denim again. Barbara used the Custom Tee Bundle (144724) from our Occasions Catalog that is retiring.

And Karen created this classic color combo card using the retiring items Botanical Builders Framelits Dies (140625) and Tin of Cards stamp set (138946) and the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (138435). I’m really going to miss this set since I love the font and the size of the sentiments.

Dragonfly Dreams done in Peekaboo Peach! Love the way Michelle used the Basic Rhinestones (119246) for the eyes.

And finally my Nailed it swap – It was based on my son’s birthday card that I made earlier. You can see that card HERE.

You’ll find the complete supply list below. I can’t tell you how sad I am that this bundle won’t be available after the Occasions Catalog ends. Of course the stamp sets on the retirement list are guaranteed until May 22nd, but our accessories and bundles are only while supplies last. See the complete Retirement List HERE.

Here is another card made with the Nailed It Bundle and Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (142783) that I received in a swap. I just love this suite of products found in the Occasions Catalog on page 47 – the colors are wonderful for masculine cards.

As I am sure you can guess, being the first to see this 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!  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! (Join in the next couple of days and you can even  join my team for our On Stage Online Event this Friday evening.)


Stamp Set: Nailed It (*143074/143077) and Better Together (141733/141736)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Smoky Slate (131179) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Delightful Dijon (138338), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Build It Framelits Dies (*143230), Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pens (102845)

*Nailed It Bundle (144734/144735)


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Botanical Blooms & Wine Charm Tutorial

I love these new Botanical Builder Framelit Dies that are part of the Botanical Gardens Suite of products found on pages 26 & 27 of the Occasions Catalog. They are alot of fun to work with and the fact that they “pop out” to give the flowers a more 3d look is cool.

Here is a card that I made with the Botanical Blooms Bundle (140819).

Botanical Blooms (1)

Isn’t it fun that the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (140583) can be stamped on with the Botanical Blooms stamp set (140757)? Add more detail quickly and easily with the Photopolymer stamps to add even more color and texture to your paper like I did on this card. Can you see where I stamped?

And don’t forget to decorate the inside too!

Botanical Blooms (2)

Great news! When you purchase the Botanical Blooms Bundle you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!!!

Botanical Bloom Wine Charm Video Tutorial

The other day I shared with you some cute little wine charms I made using the Botanical Blooms Bundle (140819) for my Team’s Winter Retreat. (You can click HERE to see that post.)

Botanical Blooms Wine Charms

The charms were a hit with my team – so today I bring you a quick Video Tutorial for the wine charms.

**Please keep in mind while the Basic Black Archival Ink Pad is a permanent ink, but our Refills are water based. If you want this charm to be water proof you’ll need to spray a  sealer on them or use permanent markers. While they are not water proof we had no problem with the charms when we used them repeatedly.


Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms (140757)

Inks: Delightful Dijon (138327), Cajun Craze (126965), Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (133645)

Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (140583), Delightful Dijon (138338), Mossy Meadow (133676), Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625)

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Botanical Blooms Wine Charms & NEW Weekly Deals

Do you enjoy using your stamping supplies in different ways? One of the things I love the most about crafting is the versatility it gives us. And Stampin’ Up! makes this easy with all the different choices we have.

Today’s project is a little wine charm that I made with the Botanical Blooms Bundle (140625). When I saw this stamp set and it’s Framelits Dies I knew it would be a lot of fun to play with!

Botanical Blooms Wine Charms

I made these little wine charms for my Team members as a little surprise during our Winter Retreat. Everyone who attended our Team Retreat got to choose one in the color they liked. While all the flowers were the same I used different beads to set them apart and add another pop of color to them to them.

Check back later this week – I’ll be sharing a quick video on how I made them with you.

Retreats are part of the fun of being a Blue Mountain Stamper – we do them 3 times a year and enjoy the fellowship and time away from our daily responsibilities. After all who doesn’t like  3 days of uninterrupted stamp time? It’s a very laid back weekend, sleep when you please or not at all. LOL!

Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend 2016 (2)

We also hold a Shoebox Swap as part of the weekend fun – those that can’t come for the weekend craft for the day or just come for the swap.

It’s a lot of fun to see what everyone created to share and it’s a great way to learn new things and try new products too.  Here’s Cindy taking a few minutes to explain her shoebox.

Blue Mountain Stampers Winter Weekend 2016 (1)

Sound interesting? Ask me more about my Team Retreats?

Stop back by tomorrow – I can’t wait to share our swaps with you!


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Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms (140757)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931)

Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (140625), Aqua Painter (103954), Tangelo Twist (133652) and Hello Honey Stampin’ Ink Refills (133649)

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Botanical Blooms

Today’s card is one of the three Make ‘n Takes that everyone made during my Sneak Peek Event. Those who attended were able to see and play with the new products from the Occasions Catalog before it went live!

I love the way this card turned out.

Botanical Blooms Sneak Peek Event

The Botanical Booms stamp can can be used in all kinds of ways and since it is a photopolymer set it makes this 2 step stamping quick and easy! And the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits Dies are really cool since some of them even include a pop up portion to the design like the flower I used on this card front.

Even the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper has a cool new feature. The images coordinate with the stamps so you can add detail to the paper if desired! Can you see the stamped images on the lower portion of the Designer Series Paper? We’ve stamped some of the center of the flowers.

This card was made with our money saving Bundle. You’ll want to check out this fun new Bundle (140819) found on page 26 in the NEW Occasions Catalog. It includes not only stamp set, Framelits but also coordinating Designer Series Paper! Whoo hoo – purchase this and you’ll be able to choose an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure too! 15% savings and a FREE items – what could be better?

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll share a little goodie that every received for coming and a video tutorial showing you how I made them. (That is if I can get it uploaded. It’s cold here in North Georgia and I think my internet is feeling it. LOL!)


Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms (140757) and Suite Sayings (140709/140712)

Inks: Mint Macaron (138326) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965), and Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper (140583), Mint Macaron (138424), Old Olive (100702), Basic Black (121045), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625), Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim (138426), Old Olive Baker’s Twine (134579), and Ornate Tag Topper Punch (137416)

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