Painted with Love Treats

Yesterday I shared a fun card that we made during this month’s Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team meeting and promised I’d share some of the wonderful swaps with you too.

So here we go! This first project is a fun box that Deborah showed us how to make – it holds quite a bit of goodies inside and doesn’t use any adhesive which is rather cool. This first one was made with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (141707) and Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580).

It holds quite a bit of goodies inside and doesn’t use any adhesive which is rather cool.

Here is another version she made using the Fruit Basket stamp set (145833) and Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper Stack (145606).

Where did the little fruit come from? It was supply cut out from the Designer Series Paper! Fun right?

And seems we were on a roll with the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – as you can see it is really versatile. Loving this pack of paper with that fun gold touch!

Here is a little treat bag using the Sure Do Love You stamp set (145763/145766) and the pretty Love Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack (145588).

Recognize those little gold foil leaves? They are part of the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (1456553).

And here is a fun nugget holder using the Lift Me Up Stamp set (142893/142896) and Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748).

I love the way the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper feels like a sky with it’s colorful streaks.

And finally a card made with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749)

What can I say, we’ve got a great group and we love to share! Sound like fun? Would you like to come stamp with us too?

So what do you think? Sale-a-bration is a great time to join! 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
  • 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 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.

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Lift Me Up Chocolate Slider Card

Do you love to make a little something for family and friends for Valentine’s Day? I found these cute little boxes of chocolate recently and couldn’t resist making something with them.

This little project is so quick and easy and since the Lift Me Up stamp set has a lot of sentiments to choose from you could make this project for all kinds of Occasions!

The lid lifts up so that you can write a little something under the lid and the box of chocolate slides out for easy access. My hubby is going to love that. LOL!

Want to learn how to make one for yourself? Here is a quick and easy video tutorial for you.

Lift Me Up Slider Card Video Tutorial

I’ve also made a printable PDF for you too with the complete supply list and instructions since the video focuses on the slider card it self. Why not check it out?

Lift Me Up Slider Card (printable) PDF




Stamp Set: Lift Me Up (142893/142896)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950) and Melon Mambo Classic Ink (126948)

Paper: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580), Powder Pink (144244), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Up & Away Framelits Dies (142748), Banner Triple Punch (14138292), and Bone Bolder (102300)

Non Stampin’ Up!: Russell Stover 2 oz. chocolate box


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So In Love

Over Presidents Day weekend I attended my annual retreat with my friend in Helen at the Tanglewood Lodge. I’ve really grown to treasure this time with them – it’s a wonderful break from the every day routine. I feel very lucky that the Peacocks have included me. They’re a wonderful group of ladies who came together during their children’s Camp Fire years and have continued to gather and travel together on a regular basis. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic? While they all are very different they enjoy their time together and this event includes multi-generation which is so wonderful to see.

The lodge is a wonderful building that has a great space for us to both craft and sit and relax and with the 2 kitchens there is always a wonderful smell wafting through the air. (Especially when some of the teenagers make everyone some simply yummy cookies on Sunday night!)

And this year the weather was simply gorgeous so I was able to enjoy some of the outdoor areas – eating lunch and enjoying the unusually warm weather for February. Last year we had to end early due to ice storm warnings! What a difference a year makes!

And we had a little visitor who needed some special care. This 3 day old created quite a stir. What fun it was listening to the group try to find a name for this little guy Friday night as we settled in.

My friend Kathleen pampered me a bit with some projects she brought with her all cut and ready to go – all I had to do was enjoy the stamping. So today I thought I’d share those wonderful cards she designed.

This first card uses the So In Love Bundle and I’ve included a complete supply list below for you since it was my favorite of the group, but it was a tough choice. LOL!

This second card was made using the Lift Me Up stamp set (142893/142896) and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748).

I really love the way she used a bit of our Cooper Foil Sheets (142020).

And finally a really cute Hey Chick (Sale-a-bration 143328/143331) card. After all I can’t get enough of this set! Kathleen teamed it up with the Hardwood Background stamp (133032/133035) and can you guess what the punch is?

Well it’s the Blossom Builder Punch (141469). What a great way to use this punch in an out of the box way!

And finally the cute little 3d treat that holds some Hershey’s Nuggets using the Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823).

I simply wrapped the 1″ x 3″ pieces of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738) around each nugget and added a glue dot to hold them in place. Slipped them into our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (102210) and decorated them using our Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) which made this a quick and easy project since the Duet Banner Punch (141483) fit the sentiment perfectly!

Part of the fun of this retreat is sharing ideas and learning about other crafting too. You should have seen the Alcohol Paintings some of the girls did – they were wonderful. I wish I would have gotten a photo of them to share with you. (Sigh… I always forget the camera once we get started. Having too much fun catching up with everyone.)

If the idea of having a great group of stamping friends appeals to you why not join my team? Not only will you get a wonderful discount on your Stampin’ Up! products, but you’ll have a wonderful group to craft with. We have such fun when we are together and sharing!

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

It’s a fun time of year to join Stampin’ Up! since a brand new Annual Catalog has just been release! Right now you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, for just $99 your starter kit containing $125 in product.   PLUS – your kit ships for free!

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Whether you want to join for the discount or to make a little extra cash – you’ll be able to save on your stamping supplies!

Lift Me Up

The Lift Me Up bundle of products is a lot of fun to work with – and who doesn’t smile when they see a hot air balloon? Here in North Georgia we have an annual hot air balloon race. The competitors take off from Helen and vie to be the first one to cross Interstate 95 (the finish line) anywhere from Maine to Miami. The shortest distance for the race is 225 miles. However, the balloons can only travel where the winds aloft take them. I can tell you it’s a colorful sight to see!

The Lift Me Up stamp set also comes with the option of coordinating Thinlits Dies which allow you to make stunning focal points – check out these cards that I was given in a recent swap.

Since the set includes all occasions sentiments you’re sure to find something you like. Here is a card from Anne – clean and simple, but I love the color combination.

I need a card for a guy friend who was recently in the hospital and I think this card will be perfect! What do you think?

And how about this Valentine made by Sandy using the Love sentiment and the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733)?

And finally here is a card from Susan using the coordinating Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Carried Away (143608) and the Birthday Blooms stamp set (140655/140658).

Virtual Party Fun!

Last night I held my first facebook Virtual Party to kick off Sale-a-bration and it was a lot of fun. If you weren’t able to join me last night I’ll be doing another when the Annual Catalog arrives, so no worries – just watch for more information in my Newsletter.

If you’d like to hold a Virtual Party – contact me today and we’ll choose a date that works for you and your friends.

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 Stamp Set: Lift Me Up (142893/142896)

Inks: So Saffron (126957) and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (131171)

Paper: Pool Party (122924), Bermuda Bay (131197) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748) and  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

*Lift Me Up Bundle (144711/144712)


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Fun at the Occasions Catalog Kick Off Event

It’s that time of year when I start to get really excited about the spring catalog that will go live tomorrow,  January 4th.  You are going to love the beautiful items in the spring catalog…but what you will LOVE even more is that with every $50 purchase you’ll get a free Sale-a-bration freebie as well!

This promotion called Sale-a-bration only runs until March 31st so it’s very exciting!

Today’s Projects are from Saturday’s Occasions Catalog Kick Off. We made three different cards using 3 different style sets – so there was something for everyone! (I’m afraid I’m having problems downloading photos so I’ll only be able to share 2 of the projects tonight, but stop by tomorrow when I’ll share the last project along with some organizational items I have for you.)

This first card uses a bundle (144711/144712) that is one of my favorite since it covers all kinds of occasions. The stamp set Life Me Up (142893/142896) coordinates with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748) and who doesn’t love that? You can find out more about this bundle on page 10 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog – and wait till you see the wonderful Designer Series Paper that is part of your FREE Sale-a-bration choices!!!

And finally this wonderful card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (142924) and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) found on page 6.

Everyone who attended received a cute little treat from me too.

I made this using the Sealed with Love suite of products found on page 14 & 15 of the Occasions Catalog.

They are filled with, what else – Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses of course!

As usual I forgot to take photos during the event, but I did remember to take some before hand so you can see what it was like.

You’ll want to check out all of my upcoming Classes & Events both of these bundles will be offered in upcoming classes!

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Want a Catalog?

Want a copy of the Occasions Catalog for your own? Why not email me you name, address and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail one to you.

Have a long Wish List?

Why not host a party or private class and earn more during Sale-a-bration? I’m  scheduling my card parties and virtual parties for January and February calendar now!

Earn more during Sale-a-bration when you host!!!

Want it All?

Love it all? Why not join my team? Not only will you get a discount on all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, but you’ll be a Blue Mountain Stamper and receive all the perks of being part of my team too! Click HERE to learn more about my team and joining.

During Sale-a-bration not only will you receive a wonderful kit including over $125 in product you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit, AND an additional 2 FREE stamp sets!!! Wow that is over $240 in product for just $99!!!! Got questions? Call me at 706 754-7124 or email me at [email protected] – Just let me know I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

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