Team Time & Swapping

Inspire, Share and Create – That’s what we do as a team once a month at our meetings when we get together. Today’s items that I’ll be sharing with you are swaps that were made by my fellow team members, a group of wonderful stampers! While we’ve all been stamping for different lengths of time it’s amazing how much we learn from each other! Oh, and did I mention we just have fun?

This first card is one that Mary made. It’s a peekaboo pullback card using the Watercolor Wings stamp set (139424) and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135).

Done in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663) and using just two colors – it’s quite striking.

How how about this card Cindy made using the Hey, Chick (Sale-a-bration item 143328/143331) and Greatest Greetings (140703/140706) stamp sets.

Cindy used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) and Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821) to create a fun textured background for this little water colored image.

And how about some fun goodies too? Deborah made these fun little bags using the Oh, So Succulent Bundle (145184) and wrapped it all up with a bow!

If you haven’t felt the Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon (142781) – it’s sooo soft and luxurious feeling. I wasn’t sure about this suite of products when I first saw them, but I’ve definitely added them to my wish list!

And finally a little file folder filled with a Ghiradelli chocolate. I love the soft colors of the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack (142744) Cindy teamed up with the the  Designer T stamp set (Sale -a-bration item 143356)  sentiment. Can you guess where the sentiment on the tab comes from?

Well it’s the Pretty Kitty stamp set (141861/141864). Of course, the cloud and little bird are from the Tree Builder Punch (138295). Fun right and who wouldn’t smile when they got this little treat? If you’d like to learn how to make these little treat folders you can click HERE to see my video tutorial.

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What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

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You may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin’ Up! as you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up! I want you to know I offer a variety of ways to connect with our group, learn, and grow as a stamper. And best of all have fun while you’re doing it!

Being a Blue Mountain Stampers includes:

  • Monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings – both local and online/virtual with my Team to Go option
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  • Rewards & Recognition – drawings, prizes and special events filled with pampering
  • Special Weekend Retreats & Getaways
  • Exclusive Face book  Blue Mountain Stampers’ Group
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • New Demonstrator Program – tips to help you make the most of your discount and/or earning opportunities

We have a great group. We share and help answer each other answer questions on our Face book group and at our events too. If you’re looking for a great group to have fun with, share and grow as a stamper then this group is a great place to be!

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  • purchase for yourself and save 20% on your supplies! That’s how I started – so you’ll fit right in!
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Layering Love

Today’s card is one my friend Kathleen designed for our recent get together and I got to stamp. It uses the Layering Love sentiment set along with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die.

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These dies are a lot of fun and I’m really loving them for all kinds of projects!

Today is a bit crazy so I’m making this short so I can finish up the organizational items I wanted to share with you this week – I’m hoping I can post them for you tomorrow.

Meanwhile I thought I’d share a photo of what I did this morning. My son surprised me with a trip to the lumber yard! Yippie!

June 20 2016 wood for classroom

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to share with you what this stack of wood will be turned into.


Stamp Set: Layering Love (141962/141497) and  Watercolor Wings (139424)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad (140931), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Elegant Eggplant (126969), and Perfect Plum Classic Ink (126963)

Paper: Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (141648), Thick Whisper White (140272), Perfect Plum (101889) and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles thinlit Dies (141497), White Perfect Accents (138416) and Black Sharpie


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Watercolor Wings Spring Frame & New Weekly Deals

I love using my stamping products for home decor and gift items since it gives me a chance to create something extra special. So I wanted to share this fun frame that I made to hold that special photo from Easter this month.

Watercolor Wings Butterfly frame

The base is just one of those inexpensive wooden frames that you can find for a dollar. How did I make it? Well first I used our Stampin’ Glue Sticks to adhere a layer of our Cucumber Crush paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack to the wooden frame. The Stampin’ Glue Sticks are perfect for this type of project since it has square edges that will fit into corners easily.

Next I made some flowers using our Spiral Flower Die. Sooo quick and easy. Run your Bone Folder down the card stock after cutting it out, roll and adhere. Yep that is it! I did sponge the edges a bit to give it a bit more depth and added a touch or two of the Dazzling Details on the edges to make them look dew kissed.

I made two butterflies and adhered them only in the center so I could bend the wings and give the butterfly a 3d look. And I added a bit more of the Dazzling Details on both pieces to add a bit of shimmer.

I think my daughter will enjoy this little item for her Easter basket. How about you? What do you think of this little frame I made?

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Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings (139424*), and  Flower Patch (134207*)

Inks: Calypso Coral (126983), Pink Pirouette (126956), Blushing Bride (131172), Garden Green Classic Ink (126973), and Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Blushing Bride (131198), Pink Pirouette (111351), Cucumber Crush (138335), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Dazzling Details (124117), Flower Flair Fraemlits Dies (133731*), Bold Butterfly Thinlits Dies (138135*), Butterfly Framelit Dies (137360*), Spiral Flower Die (129379), Stampin’ Glue Sticks (130654), Mini Glue Dots (103683), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Watercolor Wings & more BINGO

Bingo fun – continued with some projects. Here is the first of the 3 projects we made. This first card was made with the NEW Watercolor Wings stamp set (139424). It’s a fun 3 step stamping set so it lends itself to all kinds of color options.

Watercolor Wonder Bingo

I love the new Brick Wall embossing Folder – great for all kinds of cards including masculine ones! And of course, I’m sure you can tell I’m loving the Designer Series Paper Stacks! This card uses the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432) the little flowers are fun.

As an added touch I wanted a pop of white trim – so I reached for my Rotary Addition to my Stampin’ Trimmer and the Small Scallop Cutting Blade. These blades are a lot of fun and easy to use. Simply pop the blade in and roll!

A quick bit of instructions and we were off to stamping stations.

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Here are some pictures of the three project stations and everyone stamping – what fun it was to see how they made them their own.

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We finished up by playing 3 more games after the projects.

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Bundles contained a stamp set, embossing folder, ribbon and Designer Series Paper – whoo hoo!   Here is a photo of the first two prizes –

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and the happy winners!

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BINGO winners (2)

Our grand prize was a gift certificate!

BINGO grand prize jar (5)

Everyone had their two Bingo cards they received in their bag of course – but they also got the chance to purchase more cards for addition chances and the funds went toward the gift certificate!!!

Sherri was thrilled when she won after rooting everyone one on all afternoon –

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after all who doesn’t like a Stampin’ Up! spending spree!

Sound like fun? Why not join me for BINGO in September on Sunday the 13th?  I’ll be posting more information soon – and of course you can always see what is happening by clicking HERE for my Calendar of Events or sign up for my Mailing List and you’ll get the information sent right to your inbox.


Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings (139424)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708), Smoky Slate (131179), Mint Macron (138326), and Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink (138323)

Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138432), Smoky Slate (131202), Mint Macron (138424), and Watermelon Wonder  (138425), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Project Life Corner Punch (135346), Small Scallop Cutting Blade (129410), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) and Rotary Addition (129407)

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Watercolor Wings

This is a quick post today since I’ve got tons to do today. But I wanted to share this card with you before I got started. I just love this new stamp set Watercolor Wings – it’s ALOT of fun to play with and since it is a 3 step stamp set and has a set of coordinating framelits dies. Whoo hoo! Lots of combinations can be made. Versatility and butterflies what’s not to love?

Watercolor Wings

This card is one I’m using for my swap tonight at the Stamp Divas team meeting. I love that we get to share ideas with each other and will look forward to sharing the swap cards that I receive with you next week too!

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On a personal note – This proud mom wants to share the latest on our marching daughter. We got our first photo from her late last night after her first DCI performance in Seattle with the Cascades. (I can’t tell you how happy we were to get something after 3 weeks of All Days – basically DCI boot camp. LOL)

Premier Seattle Cascades 2015

Look at that huge smile on her face! She is having the experience of a life time. And while I don’t understand entirely why Kaitlin loves to be pushed to her physical limits  and stand for hours on end in the hot sun. I’ve got to admire her passion and drive.

So I wanted to say thank you to all of you, my customers and friends,  for helping make her dreams come true this summer. Every ready to mail card that you’ve purchase has helped get her to Seattle! Now we just have to get her home from Indianapolis in August.

Of course, it’s an on going fundraiser for Kaitlin and I’ve just added more cards to the box – so if you would like to browse next time you’re in my classroom Kaitlin would appreciate it!

I know some of you aren’t familiar with DCI. So if you are wondering what exactly she is doing – here is a taste of what DCI is all about. Not the best video, but it brought tears to this proud mom’s eyes to see them on the field for their first performance! Now I just have to try and figure out which one she is before they make it to the Atlanta Dome in July!!!


They’ve left Duvall, Washington last night and have hit the road to start their tour. They are doing about 19 cities in 30 days before they get to finals. Right now they are on some gym floor  in Oregon sleeping and will perform tonight in the first of their DCI events. Whoo hooo! Isn’t it great to be young and adventurous?


Stamp Set: Watercolor Wings (139424)

Inks:Tangerine Tango (126946), Crushed Curry (131173), Daffodil Delight Classic Ink (126944), and Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434), Basic Black (124267), Tangerine Tango (111349), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits  Dies (137360)

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