Happy Thanksgiving

Before we gather together to give thanks today with family and friends I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you.

I have so many things to be thankful for in my life and when it comes my business my cup overflows with wonderful customers who stamp with me and allow me to share with them, and shop with me so that I can continue to do what I love. And of course my team whom I enjoy leading, courage me to grow and have a lot of fun with. What wonderful friendships Stampin’ Up! has brought into my life!

As a special thank you, when you place an order this weekend in my Online Store and use the Host Code below, I will send you a special gift.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Birds of a Feather (150571)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Soft Suede (147273), Pretty Peacock (149560), Pumpkin Pie (144599), Mango Melody (147945, Mint Macaron (147283), and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147931), Poppy Parade Light (146878) and Gray Granite Dark Stampin’ Blends (149536)

Paper: Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (150454), Early Espresso (119686), Mint Macaron (138337), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (150456) and Basic Adhesive Baked Sequins (146933)

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Boo to You Treats

Do you enjoy making treats for family and friends? Halloween treats are not just for kids, but the young at heart too. Right? So I made up a batch of these candy wraps for family and friends and of couldn’t I resist using the Boo to You stamp set since it is filled with fun whimsical images of monsters we all know and love.

Created with our Monster Bash Designer Series Paper, you’ve got lots of choices for the color combinations and designs to choose from. And you are going to love the Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon – it feels and ties wonderfully.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing you how I made them.

And a PDF for you too with a complete supply list

Boo to You Candy Bar Wrap Tutorial PDF

I’ve included a Stampin’ Blends list for the colors I used along with a close up of all 3 monsters in the PDF for your coloring needs.

Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Boo to You (150550)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Crumb Cake (144601) and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147276), and Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends (147940)

Paper: Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (150447), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Dies (141705), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), Assorted Googly Eyes (150453), and Basic Black 3/8″ Scallop Edge Ribbon (150449)

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Country Home Kit Kat Holder

This past weekend was my team Peak Princess event and so I wanted to make something special for my team members that earned this special event during the first quarter. Naturally the Country Home stamp set came to mind with it’s lovely sentiments and images. The fact that I could use the fun new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the cotton pods from the Holiday Catalog was an added bonus and a ton of fun!

Check out these elegantly wrapped treats

And since this holder fits a full size Kit Kat Bar there is plenty to share if you want too!

They are simple to make, use a sheet of card stock and I really like how the back opens to show your sentiment.

See how I made it and the magic of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint here in my video tutorial.

COUNTRY HOME KIT KAT HOLDER VIDEO TUTORIAL

And here’s the a complete supply list and printable tutorial for you too. Speaking of which do you find these PDFs helpful? Do you like the PDFs? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Country Home Kit Kat Holder Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Pretty Peacock (149560), Cajun Craze (147931), Old Olive (144597), and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147283), and the Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Pretty Peacock (150880), Mint Macaron (138337), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim (149593), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (150691), Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (150665) and Heat Tool (129053)

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Toile Christmas Card Tutorial

Today’s card is one that I designed for my Team Retreat Shoe Box Swap and it was inspired by the card in the Holiday Catalog. Just goes to show, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you can just change it up a bit. This is what we call a CASE, or copy and share everything! lol

Inspiration can come from all places it doesn’t have to be just another card – color and patterns are all around us in our everyday lives. My daughter is always rolling her eyes at me when we are out shopping and I say “look there are flowers done in Terracotta Tile or like her dress years ago Calypso Coral! I love the fact that Stampin’ Up! keeps up with our color trends.

Here is the card – I just love cardinals so this was a set I just HAD to have!

I wanted a bold cardinal so for this project I used our Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends after paying around with the Watercolor Pencils and the Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. The Disinktive stamp make this so easy to color since the shading is already there for you. You can see just how fast this card was to color with the Blends in my video.

Toile Christmas Shoe Box Card Video Tutorial

And here is a step by step PDF for you with everything you need to make this card.

Toile Christmas Shoe Box Card Tutorial PDF

While Christmas is a ways off – it never hurts to start thinking about your Holiday Cards – it always sneaks up on me! So let me make it easy for you to get ready for the holidays.

Watch for my Holiday Christmas Card Stamp A Stack and other classes to be posted soon to help you get ready. Stampin’ Up! will be making some changes and improvements to our website on September 10th and so I’ll be sharing everything after that.

Enjoy! And if you’d like to see the Holiday Catalog products in person, don’t forget I’ll be holding my 2019 Holiday Kick Off, September 14th – Drop in and play with some of the new goodies.

RSVP today to hold your spot! Click HERE for more information

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Toile Christmas (*150469)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Cajun Craze (147931), Cherry Cobbler (144598), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144597) and Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blend (144582), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Toile Tidings Gift Wrap (150436), Vellum Card stock (101856), Garden Green (102584) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Christmas Cardinal Dies (*150640)

*Toile Christmas Bundle (152367)

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A Little Lace & Blade Update

Today’s card uses the A Little Lace stamp set found in the 2019 Annual Catalog on page 42.

It’s a set that contains some sweet sentiments along with having a coordinating die, A Touch of Lace. Here are a couple of more projects to show you the versatility of the bundle.

Lovely right?

I’ve included the supply list below for today’s card for you.

Final Trimmer Blades and New Paper Trimmer

Final Batch of Trimmer Blades

Good news! The final shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) arrived early.

The final batch will be available on Tuesday, August 27, at 10:00 am (MT), and when they sell out they will be gone for good.

  • When they sell out they will be gone for good.
  • I invite you to place your order through my Online Store
  • NOTE: The last batch of blades sold out under 15 minutes.
  • Individuals placing single orders had more success than demonstrators placing orders for multiple customers.
  • The limit is 3 packages of blades per order

New Paper Trimmer Update from Stampin’ Up!

Also, we are excited to announce that we will have a new paper trimmer available for demonstrators to purchase before the end of 2019, which will sell for $25

Customers will be able to order these at a later date to be announced later.

If you want to be the first to get one too, why not JOIN Stampin’ Up! and my team the Blue Mountain Stampers during the EXTRA EXTRA promotion (Ends 8/31)

• You’ll will receive an additional $30 in products to add to your Starter Kit.

• THEN, you’ll receive an EXTRA BONUS, a $10 coupon code the following month.

Click HERE to join today!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: A Little Lace (*149364)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Highland Heather, Pool Party, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends

Paper: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478), Crushed Curry (131199), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Pearlized Doilies (146936), and Gold Faceted Gems (144141)

*A Little Lace Bundle (151103)

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If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

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Free as a Bird Thank You

I’ve become quite the bird watcher over the years here in Clarkesville, enjoying the hunt for just the right bird in my book as I learned about them. My son built some bluebird boxes years ago and they now dot our fence line around our house – we’ve been lucky enough to have at least a couple of them being used each season that I can watch as I sip coffee in the morning through out the nesting season.

So today’s card was created using the Bird Ballard Suite of products found on pages 90-92 of the 2019 Annual Catalog. The suite is filled with wonderful water colored images and soft colors which is right up my alley.

And since this set is perfect for coloring I reached for my Stampin’ Blends and started to create my own little bluebird.

While I was at it I figured I’d whip up a tutorial for you – so I’ve made a quick video and PDF so you can make some too if you want.

Free as Bird Thank You Card Video Tutorial

Free as Bird Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

Why not give it a try and make one yourself? What type of bird are you planning to color?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Free as a Bird (*149468)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Calypso Coral (144045), Pool Party (144605) and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144601)

Paper: Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper (149592), Whisper White Thick (140272), Calypso Coral (122925) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Triple Banner Punch (138292) and Layering Circles Dies (141705)

*Free as a Bird Bundle (151123)

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If your Online order is $150 or more make sure not to use the host code so that you can take advantage of the Host Benefits yourself – No worries, I’ll still send you your free gift. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame

Today’s project is one that I made for part of my Team gift that I gave everyone attending OnStage in Charlotte this past weekend. It’s a twist on the floating frame cards you’ve been seeing pop up – but this really is a frame lol. I thought it would be great to have a special frame of our stamping friends and a reminder of the wonderful time we had last weekend.

I really like the way the frame turned, out so I thought I’d share a video tutorial with you on how I made them. They are really easy to do. It’s a few days late since the first time I filmed it the file was corrupted so I had to do it again, not sure exactly why, but then that is the way with technology, right?

I’ve used the Stampin’ Blends to color the butterflies and I chose the shades of blue since our Team name is The Blue Mountain Stampers. Get it?

I placed those that I could on their pillows once we arrived in Charlotte.

The bags were stamped using the retiring Bloom by Bloom stamp set (148820) and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper (148795) was used for the tags.

I also used the Large Letter Framelits (141712) that are also on the retirement list for the tags – boy, do I hate to see these go, I use them all the time! Get yours before the supply is gone.

And here is a close up of the back.

Want to see how I made these Butterfly Gala floating frames?

Here is a video for you and of course a PDF tutorial too. I’ve also included a complete supply list below for you so you can make some too. So keep scrolling since it is at the very bottom!

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Video Tutorial

Butterfly Gala Floating Frame Tutorial PDF

Last Chance List Update:

Retirement List: Please note that I’ve updated the PDF with items that are carrying over noted. They are both highlighted and * is behind their names. These items are being reconfigure and will only be offered in our new Cling offering in the 2019 Annual Catalog. Please let me know if you have any questions I know that the lists can be a bit confusing. The easiest way to see everything is in my Online Store HERE.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’m hoping to post some of the fun of OnStage with you – today I’m heading to the vet. Our four legged family member, Chewie decided to have a run in with the fence and lost on Friday night while I was gone to OnStage.

Poor thing. She has needed a lot of extra attention since I’ve been home and is not liking the confinement needed so she can heal.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Gala (148580*)

Inks: Balmy Blue Classic Ink ( 147105/147168 ), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Pool Party (144605) and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144600), Night of Navy (144036) and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Light (148540), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch (*148523), Paper Snips ( 103579 ), Stampin’ Sponges (141337), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other Non-Stampin’ Up! products: wood frame, white acrylic ink and brush

*Butterfly Gala Punch (*148523)

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Fable Friends

It was almost 70 here in the North Georgia mountains and it was a wonderful breath of spring. Don’t you love that first sunny day, where you can shed your coat and bask in the rays? For me it’s all the shades of green now that I live in North Georgia. I’m surrounded by fields and love all the different shades of green. I’m lucky, yesterday I got to watch the calves frolicking in the new grass next to the house. Ah, spring….

So today’s card is perfect for that spring feeling – Fable Friends can be found in the Occasions Catalog on page 30 and it’s filled with images perfect for spring!

How can you not love these little faces – ducks in particular hold a special place in my heart since as a child my dad bought me 4 baby mallards ducks at the 7 Mile Fair that I raised as pets.

Anyhow…. want to see the card?

I love this guys little sailor top so I knew exactly what I wanted to do with him – Poppy Parade and Blueberry Bushel make this sweet little squirrel pop. I’ve whipped up a tutorial for you so you can make some too. Why not check it out?

Fable Friends Card Video Tutorial

Fable Friends Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun 3d project with you that is perfect for your spring needs!

A Quick Note about supplies:

The Sale-a-bration products and Occasions Catalogs have been hugely popular and as you know our catalogs do state on the back that products are while supplies last. So if you don’t see something in the Online Store it is sold out, or has been removed until supplies are replenished (like with the Butterfly Duet and Cake Builder Punches that will be in our 2019 Annual Catalog).

Make sure you order the products on your Must Have Shopping List now to prevent disappointment and of course if you have questions please let me know. Keep in mind Stamps are typically available until after the retirement list posts since we produce these.

Here is what Stampin’ Up! told us yesterday:

Due to complications with our die supplier, we’ve run out of the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553) in North America and they will not be available in the future

Here is a current list of Dies that are in low supply at this time and will sell out soon If we sell out of these dies, they will no longer be available to order:

  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)

And of course the Sale-a-bration Coordinations Dies have been extremely popular – the Call Me Cupcake and Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out.

As always please let me know if you have any questions.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Fable Friends (148670)

Inks: Memento : Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink (147138/147176), Tuxedo black (132708/133456), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144601), Poppy Parade (147275), Night of Navy (144039), Granny Apple Green (146877), Daffodil Delight (144585) and Pumpkin Pie Dark Stampin’ Blends (144577), Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends (146866) and the Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705)

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Home to Roost – March Thank You Card

Today’s card uses another FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set that you can earn when placing a qualifying order. Home to roost has this image of a wonderful rooster – I couldn’t resist reaching for my Stampin’ Blends to create a bold image for today’s project.

If you haven’t tried our Stampin’ Blends yet, you’ll want to be sure to do so. They are so easy to use, weather doing some blending with the two shades or just coloring with the one tone you’ll end up feeling accomplished – and it is so easy. Check out my quick video tutorial for this card and you’ll see just how easy they are to use!

And make sure you have our Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad – you’ll need this pad when you uses our Stampin’ Blends since the StazOn won’t work with the Alcohol markers.

Home to Roost Card Video Tutorial

A funny story I had some help on this card during my last team craft time – it took 3 of us putting our heads together for the perfect rooster colors. LOL I’d was having so much fun making the roosters a bit different. Sue’s suggestion of the Subtle Embossing Folder background added just the right touch. She’s right it is a great folder. I love to craft with friends and share ideas, how about you?

Here is a PDF tutorial so you can have a printed version to go along with the video in case you’d like to make some of thee cards which will be mailed out today kicking off my March Thank You cards.

Home to Roost Card Tutorial PDF

Don’t forget during Sale-a-bration it is easy to get this set for FREE. Simply place a qualifying order or an order for the products to create this card and you’ll be able to get yours too! There are lots of great Sale-a-bration products – if you’d like a brochure contact me with your name, address and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail you one. But don’t delay, because this special ends soon on March 31st!

Happy Stamping!

And don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another card project with you highlighting our Stampin’ Blends.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration 149736)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708), Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147931), Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147935), Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147938), Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (147273), Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends (147944), Ivory Stampin’ Blends (144606) and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Regals 6×6 Designer Series Paper (146965), Cajun Craze (119684), Crushed Curry (131199), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705) and Subtle Embossing Folder (143706)

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Country Home

I’m still feeling a bit country, must be the nip in the air! So here is another great card using the Country Home stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog – I’m loving this suite of products.

Our Stampin’ Blends have been used to color the images on this card – loving them!!! And so glad we have 6 new options (Basic Black, Mango Medley, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Real Red and Shaded Spruce) from the Holiday Catalog. I’m not sure that these will carry over, but I am hoping, so you’ll want to be sure to order them now so you don’t miss out.

And great news the Chicken Wire Elements (147807) are available to order again!

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Country Home (147678)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Cajun Craze (147931), and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs (144597), Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (144582)

Paper: Mint Macaron (138337), Cajun Craze (119684), Silver Foil Sheets (132178), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Metallic Pearls (146282) and  Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (147906)

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