Lovely Lily Pad & More

Today’s projects use items that are part of the Sale-a-bration offerings that are only available for a couple more weeks. So why not check them out and get yours today?

These first cards are made using the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set (152288) coordinating Lily Pad Dies (152315) and the beautiful coordinating Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (152284).

This one opens with a fun fold

Isn’t the frame on this next card simply striking? This card has a ton of texture since it team up the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (151503) and Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folder (152325)

This next one uses the Sale-a-bration sentiment set, Sending You Thoughts (152297) perfect for all kinds of occasions. Made using the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog (149488) and the swirl die from the Painted Labels Dies (151605).

And the lovely Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (152290) and was Blossom Punch (152316) was teamed up here with the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (149481) and the Sprig Punch (148012) from the Annual Catalog.

Some texture was added with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (151474).

And if you haven’t fallen in love with it yet here are a couple of cards using the exclusive Host stamp set, Little Ladybug (152384) and the coordinating dies (153588).

We have tons of products to choose from when you place a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration! But you’ll want to hurry and get yours before Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st (or while supplies last).

The following items are already gone:

• Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

• Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

• Kerchief Card Kit

So which project or stamp set is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Just a bit of business: I know some of you have asked me about our back orders recently due to the situation in China earlier.

Here is what Stampin’ Up! told us this week about the situation.

Our suppliers have resumed production and some are making Stampin’ Up! their top priority; however, we are expecting to experience shipment delays and will airfreight items when circumstances allow.

The following items, are already being affected by these delays: However they are expected back in stock late March through Mid April

  • GARDEN GATEWAY DIES (item 151512)
  • DETAILED BEE DIES (item 151526)
  • BONANZA DIES (item 151566)
  • POPPY MOMENTS DIES (item 151594)
  • PAINTED LABELS DIES (item 151605)
  • PAPER DESIGNER SERIES 6″ X 6″ SUBTLES (item 149615)
  • FROM MY HEART FACETED GEMS (item 151154)
  • ASSORTED POMPOMS (item 151310)

Since these items are expected back in stock over the next month, if you would like one of them please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to let you know when they are available again for order.

Please be aware that since Sale-a-bration ends before then, if you would like your best selection of Sale-a-bration products I would suggest placing your order now and then order these items later when they become available again.

As always I’m here to help so please let me know if you have any questions.

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Spotlighting the Blue Mountain Stampers

Last week we had our monthly Team Meeting and so today I wanted to share with you some of the projects that were brought by everyone to share. It’s always fun to see what everyone has been up to since we last stamped together.

This first card is a fun fold, pocket card and it is done in our bright Flirty Flamingo and always a favorite Blackberry Bliss.

Shirley used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set (151595) and Poppy Moments Dies (151594) for this lovely pocket card. This fold is very easy but always packs a wow.

Spring is coming and this next card makes me think spring since it uses the Sending You Thoughts stamp set (152297 Sale-a-bration) and the Coordination product, Sending Flowers Dies (153589). Wanda also chose to make her cards with a variety of colors, this time our 2018-2020 In Colors. I just love the difference color makes.

Did you know that March is a great time to fill in your 2018-2020 In Color Collections? Not only will you get to earn Sale-a-bration products when you order during March but you’ll also beat the Retirement List rush. So why not check your collection and make sure you have all your favorites? Ink Pads, Card stock, ribbon, etc. – You’ll want to make sure to get the reinkers too if you don’t already have them since they are the first to fly out the door!

Here is the adorable Little Ladybug stamp set (152384 Sale-a-bration Host set) and coordinating Dies (153588).

Sue made this little Magnet Slider Card to share – so cute.

And this card is perfect for spring (and our neck of the woods, since we’ve already racked up 1/2 a year of rain already!)

The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set (151518) and Umbrella Builder Punch (151293) were used to create this lovely Double Z Fold card.

And if you love the NEW 2nd Release Sale-a-bration items, you’re going to love this soft lovely card done with our Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.

How can you not love this Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (152312 Sale-a-bration)? It’s gorgeous! and the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper (152313 Sale-a-bration) is just that. It just shimmers with it’s pearly finish.

And last but not least some 3d projects. This first one is a treat that Pat made special for the up coming St. Patty’s Day. Pat cleverly used the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (149488) to create this card in shades of green.

And Wanda made this little treat bag using our Acetate Card Boxes (144628) that she cut in 1/2.

It uses the Beautiful Moments stamp set for it’s sentiment, along with the very popular Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (153558) – love the soft spring colors that this paper contains AND the fact it coordinates with our punches too.

Whew! There was lots of sharing going on this month! If you’d like to join a great group who love to share the Blue Mountain Stampers might just be a great choice for you.

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
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • 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 crafter 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!

Sale-a-bration is a GREAT time to join!

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have – simply email me at [email protected]

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The adorable Little Ladybug

Ladybugs are suppose to bring good luck. Did you know that their bright and Colorful look, along with their happy-go-lucky travels means living life without boundaries? And with the sun shinning brightly today I expect to see a few flying around my house. Seems they like my bath window!

Anyhow, here are some fun cards made using this stamp set.

And Stampin’ Up! has a coordinating Die set that goes with the Little Ladybug stamp set that you can purchase.

It’s one of the 6 fun Coordination Products being offered right now while supplies last.

There is still time to get your Little Ladybug stamp set! You can earn this stamp set for free when you host a qualifying party during Sale-a-bration. So why not contact me today to set up a time for your friends and family to craft together. I offer all kinds of hosting options including private classes, book, and parties on facebook to just name a few.

Contact me today to get started and earn your own Little Ladybug stamp set during Sale-a-bration!

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Another Little Ladybug Tutorial

It’s time for another card tutorial! I created this little card for my Team Winter Retreat Shoe Box Swap a couple of weeks ago and set it aside to share with you.

Unfortunately, it got buried on my desk. I tend to set things in a safe place so that I can find them later. And then well, can’t. lol, Do you ever have that problem? Well you’re in luck since today I found the card and I’m sharing this project along with some of the other Shoe Box Swaps that I made too.

Here is a quick video tutorial for you and the PDF with a complete supply list.

Little Ladybug Card Video Tutorial


Little Ladybug Card Video Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And don’t forget if you love this set as much as I do you can earn it for free! It’s a special host gift during Sale-a-bration. Contact me today so you can get yours!

And here are some of the fun Shoe Box Swaps that I made during the Winter Weekend Retreat. This first card uses three of our lovely Sale-a-bration items the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (152284) and the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set (152288) with their coordinating Lily Pad Dies (152315)

This next card uses one of our great masculine choices from the Mini Catalog, Clubhouse (151583) This stamp set is part of our Country Club Suite of Products (153930)

I love how the little tufts of grass and sentiment are placed on the inside panel.

And how about this next card uses products from the Tropical Oasis Suite (153941)? They’ve been teamed up with the free Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequin Pack (152314) that you can earn when you purchase the Timeless Tropical Bundle (153811).

And a fun card uses our Best Dressed Suite (153926), after all who doesn’t love shoes?

And finally this vintage feeling card uses the Very Versailles (149275) and Butterfly Gala (148580) stamp sets found in the Annual Catalog.

Whew. There was a lot of stamping going on during our 8th Annual Winter Weekend Retreat. It’s hard to believe I’ve been holding this event for my team for 8 years already! The time has flown by with a lot of sharing and laughter.

If this sounds like fun to you why not learn more about my team HERE. We love welcoming new stampers. Sale-a-bration is a great time to join with the extra stamp set of your choice, along with the Mini Trimmer and Designer Series Paper Sampler! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Stamp Set: Little Ladybug (Sale-a-bration Bonus Host set 152384)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708)Poppy Parade (147275), Smoky Slate (145058) and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (149557)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper (149613), Poppy Parade (119793), So Saffron (105118), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Starburst Punch (143717) and Layering Circle Dies (141705)

Little Ladybug Thank You Card Tutorial

The week continues with another tutorial, this time for the Little Ladybug stamp set. The Little Ladybug stamp set is a bonus set that you receive for hosting during Sale-a-bration. And this set is simply adorable!

Want to see the thank you card? If you placed an order with me you’ll receive one of these hand stamped cards from me this month.

This card is done in bright bold colors and it uses our Silhouettes Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog along with the fun Basic Black Baker’s Twine from the Mini. This card was quick and easy to make since I used the Ladybug Dies (153588). This set of dies along with others will be available starting February 4th during our Coordination Product Release.

Little Ladybug Thank You Card Video Tutorial


And of course a printable tutorial with step by step instructions and complete supply list for you.

Little Ladybug Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

What do you think? Would you like one of these sets? Why not contact me today to choose a time that works for you, so you can earn yours yours! Private class, face book party, or book party the choice is yours!



Stamp Set: Little Ladybug (Sale-a-bration Bonus Host set 152384)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708), Poppy Parade (147275), Smoky Slate (145058) and Mango Medley Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147945)

Paper: See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper (149443), Poppy Parade (119793), Crushed Curry (131199), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Ladybug Dies (153588 available February 4th) and Country Club Twine Combo Pack (152391)

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Shoe Box Fun & Team Time

Each December my Team holds a Shoe Box Swap and a pot luck lunch during our monthly meeting. It’s a chance to share, enjoy each others company and stamp together.

The table has a holiday flair to it and this year I was able to use the Holiday Catalog inspired Toile Tidings Grid Paper (153984) as place mats for everyone.

In addition I used the Winter Gifts Paper Pumpkin to create quick and easy gift bags to hold their gifts.

These bags included a Team Lanyard with name tags for everyone, along with a special little charm commemorating the event. My Silver team members had a extra little bling added.

While I included a basic name tag for them, I also challenged everyone to create their own name tag showing their personality! It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with next month.

Whew… in addition to our Shoe Box we also made our Make ‘n Takes so there was a lot of stamping going on!

Want to see some of the Shoe Box Swaps now?

This first one is a fancy fold and uses the Inspiring Iris stamp set (149268)

I just love the color combination of Calypso Coral and Basic Gray used for this project.

And here is a fun way to package some hot chocolate using the Cup of Christmas stamp set (150491) and Wrapped in Perfect Designer Series Paper (149596). What fun these candy canes are Oreo flavored and there are some ginger snaps tucked in there too!

And how about this little ornament made with the Merry Moose Bundle and the Night Before Santa Designer Series Paper (150437)?

I really love the fact that Stampin’ Up! will be bringing back this set and the punch next holiday season – You can still order the stamp set (150494) now and then get the punch next year.

And how about this lovely card using the Nature’s Beauty stamp set (150528)?

And this last card is a sneak peek of the special Sale-a-bration stamp set, Little Ladybug, that you can earn for Hosting a private class or party.

Why not set up a time now for January to gather with your friends? Sale-a-bration is a great reason to gather together with friends and stamp!

In case you are wondering, anyone who has purchased the starter kit from myself or one of my team members, gets to enjoy Blue Mountain Stampers’ perks…like monthly make n takes!

Learn more about the perks of the starter kit click HERE

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