Soft & Lovely Magical Meadow

The Magical Meadow Bundle (retiring 162144) is filled with lovely images and sentiments that can be used through out the winter months and the images are DistInktive (TM) stamps give you lovely shading and texture since it is already built in.

This bundle is part of a suite so it has some wonderful products that coordinate with it too. Check out these lovely cards using the Magical Meadow Stamp Set (Retiring 162134). This first card uses simple stamping and some layering with the Deckled Rectangle Dies (159173) to create a wonderful winter card. The light airy Silver & White 1/2″ Sheer Ribbon (162149) adds more texture.

And this next card is a fun fold using a bit of 2023-2025 In Color Jute Twine (161637) to add some texture and close the fun fold.

The lovely Faceted Gems Trio Pack (162148) add a bit more texture and shine.

While these first two cards use the greenery images to create a lovely card, they both have different feel to them due to the color choice. And this next card uses the Magical Meadow Bundle along with the same Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper (162133) to create this lovely Starry Sky inspired card.

Once again the ribbon adds a bit of shine while the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder (162026) and Double Oval Punch (154242) add some texture. And this final card uses the lovely Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper (162133) and teams it up with the Very Best Occasions (159871).

A few of the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins (161627) add a bit of shine and elegance to the card.

I’m excited that some of the elements from this Suite will be carrying over so you’ll want to make sure that you get the Bundle that is part of the retirement list now so you don’t miss out.

Enjoy and don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a tutorial with you!

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BackStage Swaps & More

When I returned from Las Vegas I told you I’d share some of the swaps I received while I was at the event. It has taken me a bit to get back to full steam with my computer but I think I’ve finally have gotten back on track. While I have a love hate relationship with technology I just don’t think about how much I use my laptop and something like this reminds my just how much easier technology can make life. How about you, feel the same way?

On to the fun stuff, my swaps. I just love creating and sharing at these events. Everyone has such a different style and ideas while using the same products. It’s always fun to see what folks are doing and I find I always learn something that I can share with you! So I’m going to start with this fun fold card.

This card uses the Les Shoppes Designer Serie Paper (161322) and a bit of fussy cutting.

The cute little Loose Daisy Embellishments (160555) were used in the flower boxes to add some dimension and texture and the NEW Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder (162189) add some to the Very Vanilla panels next to the house. The full little flap in the center folds up to reveal your inside panel.

Here is another card that uses Designer Series Paper as it’s focus, this time the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper (161304) with it’s fun little animals and black and white patterns.

A bit of our Black & White Gingham Ribbon (156485) was used to add some texture. Fun right? And how about this lovely colorful card done in wedges using the Hello Irresistible 6×6 Designer Series Paper (161139) and the Very Best Occasions Stamp set (159871)?

The Lasting Label Punch (158651) and Lost Lagoon 1/4″ Bordered Ribbon (161171) add some texture and color behind the sentiment. And next are a couple of cards that use the fun Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder & Dies (159888) for two very different looks. This first card is soft and sweet.

the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set, Ringed with Nature was heat embossed in White and texture was added with the Ribbon Duo Combo Pack (161318) and Timber 3d Embossing Folder (156406). And this next card is bold with it’s Stampin’ Blends colored image from the Sweet & Precious Stamp set (161588) and Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper (161289).

And for my final swap today this fun little card using the Crafting for You Bundle (161226) and our Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006).

Did you know that our Tool has a NEW Crafters Tip option? The Take Your Pick Crafters Tip (144107) option gives you 4 more fun options to choose from when using the tool. This card use the rotary perforating tip to create the grid background for the card and also the dotted line on the sentiment panel. How fun is that?

I always love the swap boards at our events too – tons of sharing going on. I’ll continue sharing more swaps with you over the coming weeks.

Speaking of BackStage I thought I’d share some pictures of the event too. I’ve never been to Las Vegas and was fascinated by the view out my window and the landscape below. And of course the airport itself was so colorful with the slot machines all around.

My husband Larry has thought about going with me but decided not due to his surgery earlier this summer. So I took full advantage of walking around and checking out everything at the Red Rock Resort including some time at the lovely pools! For some reason he didn’t think I was working when I sent him this picture. LOL!

And of course once the festivities began the evening before the conference it was non stop. We checked in on Thursday and got a lovely swag bag that included our agenda and more along with a photo of me, at our fun photo booth.

Our welcome Sweets & Swaps event was by the pool that night

And come to find out the fun neon sign we saw as we walked in contains a sweet little surprise for us too. We handed in our ticket and

we received a pair of sunglasses with a fun little case as gift that was perfect for around the pool or to wear around town.

During breakfast one morning I sat with a lovely group of ladies who had made some of the cutest gifts. Check out this adorable Sticky Note Pad holder – perfect for the event. Cute, right?

When the conference started Thursday we had some wonderful training with breakout sessions and speakers.

As we wrapped up the conference Saturday afternoon, Stampin’ Up! surprised us with a live performance to announce the last evenings experience!

A bus trip to the The Mirage for the Beatles show!!!

I’ve never seen Cirque De Soleil before and what a experience for the senses! It was so cool watching the wave of #BackStage Coastal Cabana LOVE t-shirts walking through The Mirage and filling the seats.

And the reactions were pretty funny from the folks when we got back to the Red Rock resort as to what they thought the group was all about.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more swaps with you.

And of course if you have any questions or help with the Online Store please let me know. I’m here to help.

Remember Suites may be on back order but you can order things individually too since it might be just one item that is not available.

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The Very Best Occasions

Sentiment stamp sets are one of my favorite things to add to my collection. They give me a fresh new selection of greetings that breath life into sets I already have on my shelf. Are you a sentiment set fan too?

The Very Best Occasions stamp set (159871) not only has holiday sentiments in it, it also has all occasion sentiments that I can use throughout the year making it a great value. And if you love punches check out the Very Best Trio Punch (159878) that is part of the Very Best Occasions Bundle (159879) and save 10%.

Here are some lovely cards using the sentiments from this set. This first card uses Heat Embossing in silver to create the focal point of the card and the coordinating punch has been used to add interest.

The Silver Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon (159193) adds a bit more shine. This next fun fold card uses the same sentiment but adds the wonderful Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host 159913) for a fun bold color pallet. The Decorative Circle Punch (159174) adds a whimsical feel to the project and a bit of shimmer was added with the Opal Rounds (1542898). Can you see them on the ornaments?

And how about this next card? The traditional colors found in the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper (159559) make a great back drop for this sentiment on this fun fold card that will stand up with just a couple of score lines. You simply take your 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Garden Green panel and score at the 2″, 3 1/8″, 5 3/8″, 6 1/2″ marks.

And how about this elegant card using the Labels Aglow Dies (159551) and Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper (159600) for a little bit of elegance?

Last but not least here is a Valentine card using the set along with Real Red & White Glimmer Paper (159578) and the same Designer Series Paper as the card above. The back side of this holiday paper has wonderful patterns and textures too making it extend the use of the paper into the new year.

The Heart Punch Pack (151292) and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) from the Annual Catalog add texture and interest.

So what do you think no two cards alike, right? Isn’t that one of the great things about paper crafting? We start with the same stamp set and end up with tons of choices! Have a favorite card? Why not leave me a comment today and let me know which one you like?

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I’m working on my 2023 January – June Mini & Sale-a-bration Catalog mailing list now and will finalize it November 25th. If you have placed an order with me during the last 3 months, you’ll automatically get a copy.  And of course, if you place an order with me by November 25th you’ll also be included and receive a copy by mail. (Just a note: if you place your orders in my Online Store please make sure your mailing address is up to date so your copy can be delivered to your correct address.)

#OnStage & Swapping fun!

Wow, I just got back from another fun Stampin’ Up! event in Jacksonville and as usual it was a blast! It’s definitely wonderful to gather again after so long and the energy was high, even with having to drive through the tropical rains of the hurricane as I went south. lol You never know what weather will bring here in the south.

Anyhow, I thought I’d start by sharing some of the fun swaps that I received over the next couple of days from my fellow stampers. The selection covered a wide range and it’s always sooo much fun to see what everyone creates. I’m going to start with the 3d items, as they are what drew me to stamping in the first place.

This first one is so clever for the fall and thanksgiving

And speaking of fall here is a lovely card made with the Hello Harvest Bundle.

And this next one uses the Very Best Occasions and our sweet little Bells embellishments (159980)

along with a card using the same set.

And these next 2 cards use the Santa’s Delivery Bundle

The belly band on this card when removed reveals a fun fold card.

And how about some cards made with the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle?

And my final card today uses the Christmas Banners Bundle

Wow, right? That’s it for today, why not leave me a comment and let me know your favorite? Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing more from OnStage with you!

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