Bella & Friends

Puppies and kittens, oh my. Who can resist these adorable little friends? I know in my house spring always brings requests from our daughter, Kaitlin for a new addition to the family. LOL!

And since she mentioned it again the other day, it reminded me I had some wonderful cards I found in my office I meant to share with you that I received in swaps.

This first card is from Janet who used our Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434) along with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder (137364).

And Marni gave me this card using the classic black & white combo

These next two cards Aparna created.

I thought the way she used the circle punch to create the cut out in the corners was clever. And the Moroccan Designer Series Paper (141645) teamed up with Delight Dijon card stock gives this card a more masculine feel.

And finally a couple of cards from Annmarie –

Quick and easy designs that you can make multiples of. And how about this card she made using the Pretty Kitty (141861/141864) and the retiring Decorative Label Punch (120907)?

Like I said, who can resist these sweet little faces?


Stamp Set: Bella & Friends (141867/141870)

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Everyday Hero & tons more!

Recently I was able to get together with my Kathleen and her team for some stamping fun and so I thought I’d share some of the project that we made together along with some of the swaps we did.

The first card I’m sharing with you is a swap from Maria using the Everyday Hero stamp set (143080). Maria used our Watercolor Pencils to color this adorable super hero and the Gold Wink of Stella (141898) to color win the WOW so it sparkles.

More swapping fun included cards from Lorraine and Susan using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle of products (144728).

If you haven’t already gotten this bundle it’s a great one! Lots of fantastic ideas are out there – the options are endless!

And of course who doesn’t love the Beautiful You stamp set 143004/143637) that Teresa used for her card.

And Linda who is new to the team used the Layering Love stamp set (141962/141965) along with the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654) to create this soft lovely card.

She used the Decorative Label Punch (120907) for the end of the banner in a different way – She slipped the card stock into the punch and through the hole so that she only cut one end of the card stock – cool, right?

I just love the versatility of punches!

And finally some of our Make n Takes that I stamped. First this cute little 3d boat made using the Window Box Thinlits Die (142762). Wouldn’t these be great done in red, white and blue for Memorial Day?

And a card using using the Window Shopping Bundle (144742/144743) which includes the same Thinlits, but using it in a different way.

And I love this Suite of products – the Urban District found on page 47 of the Occasions Catalog contains some wonderful coordinating products that include two stamp sets, Designer Series Paper and embellishments! Wow – great for the guys in our lives and so many other uses too.

And finally a Sale-a-bration project using the So Very Much stamp set (143340/143343) that you can earn for free until March 31st.

I loved this emboss resist technique using the 2016 In Colors so much that I’m sending this card out this month to say thank you when you place an order!

Whew! what did I tell you lots of sharing and inspiring going on.  Stamping with my fellow demonstrators is one of the things I enjoy most – it’s a time to gather, learn and inspire each other. And I’ve made some wonderful friendships in my stamping journey because I’m part of the community of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

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Join the Blue Mountain 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
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very activity 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.

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that’s an additional value up to $104!)

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Party Wishes

The Party Wishes Bundle (141073/141071) is a fun set since it contains 3 cute little punches that coordinate with the stamp set. Check out this fun card that Deborah gave me using this bundle.

Party Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016

Fun and great for any age!

And here is a bold and colorful card make with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (138446).

Teeny Tiny Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016 (2)

Janie used the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (128748/127802) and the Decorative Label Punch (120907) to create this great fun fold masculine card.

Teeny Tiny Wishes Blue Mountain Stampers May Swap 2016 (3)

Both these cards were given to me at my monthly Team Meeting. I love seeing what everyone does during the month on their own.

Do you love sharing and stamping with others? Would you like a discount on your supplies? Why not join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers? We have a lot of fun together and are a very active group. And right now is a great time to join since you’ll be the first to see and order from the NEW 2016 Annual Catalog.

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Stamp Set: Party Wishes (140651/140961)

Inks: Island Indigo (126986) , Mint Macaron (138326), Blushing Bride (131172), and Pool Party Classic Ink (126982)

Paper: Island Indigo (122923) and Whisper White Card stock  (100730)

Accessories: Party Punch Pack (140608), Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (140561) and Confetti Embossing Folder (140592)

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The Sky’s the Limit during Sale-a-bration!

I love this stamp set with it’s masculine plane image – and with the sentiments included it will be a fun one to use for all kinds of occasions so it was a natural choice for one of our projects during my Sneak Peek event.

Sky is the Limit Occasions Sneak Peek Event 2016

When I first saw this set this little plane it reminded me of a childhood memory – my step father taking flying lessons. That always seemed like such an adventuresome thing to do! And to hear him talk there was a lot more to it than I thought at that age. All those numbers and gauges!  I was so impressed when he finally flew solo in his late 50’s! Paul’s example also taught me that it’s never to late to reach for your dreams.

The Sky is the Limit and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper are found in our Sale-a-bration brochure AND did you know that this year some of our Sale-a-bration choices are only available until February 15th? Look on pages 16 – 19 you’ll find a Blackberry Bliss band on the side of the page that say’s Limited-Time Products! Only available through February 15, 2016. So if this is one of your choices you won’t want to delay and miss out on this versatile stamp set and Designer Series Paper.

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers during Sale-a-bration

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It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-a-Bration you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers,  for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE product for your starter.  Which means you choose $155 in product for only $99!  PLUS – your kit ships for free! That’s over $70 in savings!

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Stamp Set: The Sky is the Limit (Sale-a-bration 141282/141349)

Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932) and Soft Sky Classic Ink (131181)

Paper: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021), Basic Gray (121044) and Soft Sky Card stock (131203)

Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934) and Decorative Label Punch (120907)

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Christmas Lodge

As I have mentioned before Christmas Lodge from the Holiday Mini is a great stamp set. (Remember all the items in the Holiday Mini are only available until January 3, 2012.)

Here is a card my friend Lorraine gave me recently that uses the Christmas Lodge stamp set. I really like the way she used our Decorative Label Punch to create the little tag for the sentiment.

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Christmas Lodge


Stamp Set: Christmas Lodge

Inks: Early Espresso

Paper: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Stampin’ Write Marker, Signo White Gel Pen, Two-Way Glue, and Dazzling Diamonds


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