People Like You

Wow – Can you believe it is the last day of the year already? If you’re like me you are shaking your head wondering what happened to 2013. One of my favorite things about New Years Eve is looking back at the current year and looking forward to next. I can remember listening to the radio (yes – I’m that old, no iPods or iTunes – LOL) and hearing the run down of the years weekly top hits. Now I enjoy all those shows they put together of the top years events. How about you is there something special you enjoy doing to review your year and count your blessings?

So since today is New Years Eve I am going to share with you some of my favorites from this past year and a sneak peek of our 2014 Occasions Catalog. Are you ready?

The introduction of our Envelope Punch Board and the fun cards you can make with it! Here is my Remembering Your Birthday file folder card that I made and shared with you back in November. I really love this Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper and the colors in it.

File Folder Card #3

And these great little Luau Sea Glass Jars I made for my daughter’s graduation party to decorate the tables –

Luau Sea Glass Jar

along with her party invites – I just LOVE this punch art hula girl, she is too stinking cute! I enjoyed the time together with my friend Cindy punching and assembling while visiting.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

My first ever – video tutorial that I shared with you to show you our new Core’dinations cardstock.

Just Thinking

And my first trip to Leadership in Orlando with my stamping friends – what fun we had. I’ve got lots of great memories from our girl time together! I’m really looking forward to attending Leadership next month in Houston and making new memories.

Leadership 2013 Group Lunch

And now for the looking forward to 2014  and a sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog-

People like you make it possible for me to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I want you to know what a blessing I consider each and everyone of you. I love what I do and being able to share my love of stamping with you on my blog and in my classes, stamp camps, and events is a big part of what makes stamping so special for me – So thank you. Know that I’ll look forward to stamping with you in 2014!

People Like You

This card is one that I received from my friend Janie using the NEW People Like You single stamp and Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the NEW Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 3rd!

Janie is part of my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers –  and part of what is great about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to see and order product 30 days before the catalogs go live – of course getting a discount is great too. This past weekend I held an all day team event to play and stamp together and even though Janie wasn’t able to join us, she has been playing with her new goodies and shared this wonderful card with me. Yippie!

I really love the image and sentiment in the People Like You stamp set, it’s just lovely isn’t it? So I thought it was a fitting sentiment for my sneak peek.

Ocassions Catalog Bash-005 Banner

Oooooo – and you are going to love all the new goodies in this new Occasions Catalog – I can’t wait to share them with you during my Free event on January 5th! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, that’s ok there is still time – take a few minutes and let me know so that I’ve got enough supplies for everyone to stamp. And of course feel free to include a friend or two in the fun! Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and all the details for my Occasions Catalog Bash.


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Luau Punch Art

Yesterday I shared with you the first party invitations I created for my daughter’s luau themed graduation. Today I’ll share with you the final item I created for her to choose from my luau punch art card.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

This card is actually 5″ x 7″ since I couldn’t get it down to the traditional 4 ¼” x 5 ½” like the others from yesterday. But since it was just the front and not a full card I was ok with that too. The My Digital Studio graduation announcements I made with the Embark Graduate Ensemble (click HERE) were post cards that were 5″ x 7″ also.

Want to know which of the four cards I made for her she chose? Drum roll please…… She narrowed it down for me the two cards based on what she liked

Sweets for the Sweet invite

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

Then asked me which one was harder. She is so sweet. In the end we both decided that the punch art card was just too stinking cute! So we went with it. I know called me crazy, right? But this is my baby and the last one to graduate from high school for us. So why not do it up big….and I knew I had a stamping pal who would be game to help me out.

What does mass assembly luau punch art cards look like? Here are a couple of shots of Cindy and me working on parts of the cards – at least the first 40, LOL. We had a great time visiting and punching together!

Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (1)Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (2)

My daughter later added another 30 for her friends she’d forgot to put on my list. I didn’t get to take a shot of them all together since I’d already mailed the first group but by then it was quick and easy and I had a lot of fun so I found it a great break and creating them rather relaxing. I know crazy – but they are sooo cute!

Punch Art Luau Invite (2)

Want to know how these cute luau punch art cards were made? Just watch the video below.


½” Circle Punch (item 119869)

1″ Circle Punch (item 119868)

1 3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860)

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (item 118309)

Small Heart Punch (item 117193)

Large Oval Punch (item 119855)

Modern Label Punch (item 119849)

Two Step Owl Punch (item 118074)

Color Spritzer Tool (soon to be retired item 107066)

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022)

Paper Snips (item 103579)

Soft Suede Classic Ink (item 126978)

Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin’ Sponge

Island Indigo Card Stock (item 122923): 5″ x 7″ for card base

Pool Party Card Stock (item 122924): 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Crumb Cake Card Stock (item 120953): 4 ¼” x 3 ½”

Blushing Bride Card Stock (item 131198): scraps for punching

Early Espresso Card Stock (item 1119686): scraps for punching

Old Olive Card Stock (item 100702): scraps for punching

Daffodil Delight Card Stock (item 119683): scraps for punching

Rose Red Card Stock (item 102544):  scraps for punching

Soft Suede Card Stock (item 131198):  scraps for punching

Chocolate Chip Card Stock (item 102128): scraps for punching

Designer Series Paper: scraps for punching (I used Floral District item 126919)

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