Painted Harvest & more Team fun

Team time = a lot of fun. Each month we gather, share and stamp together at our Team Meeting. This month when we gathered we learned how to make a special treat that I’ll hope to be sharing with you soon, I just need to whip up a video for you. In the meantime I can share those projects that the Blue Mountain Stampers brought for swapping.

This first card uses one of my favorite sets, Painted Harvest (144783) – don’t you love the little hedge hog created with this 3 step stamp?

Teamed up with the Leaf Punch (144667) & Woodland Embossing Folder (139673) this card is sure to bring a smile.

And here are a couple of treats for fall. This first one is a super cute bat created with a couple of snack sized Kit Kat bars, card stock and circle punch.

And of course we can’t forget those cute googly eyes either!

And how about this sucker holder using the Harvest Hellos stamp set (150581) and it’s coordinating Apple Builder Punch (150663)? You can get these in a bundle and save 10% when you do.

And for some fall color – here is a card made with our Colorful Seasons stamp set (143726) and the Seasonal Layers Dies (143751).

Can you see the texture in the background created with our Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775)?

And finally, this fun card uses the It Starts with Art Art stamp set (149303) and Arts & Craft Dies (149580) found in the Follow Your Art Suite of products found in the 2019 Annual Catalog. So there are lots of options and you can get a 10% discount too!

I really love the combination of colors that Sue used for this card. And the card base also uses the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775) – a great option for just a touch of texture when you need it.

If you would like to join the Blue Mountain Stampers and connect with a group of folks who love to craft AND get a discount on the products you love, joining us might be just the thing 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 hobbyist 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!

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It’s a Joyful Season

Joyful Season

Merry Christmas to you from our family to yours! I hope that you are having a safe, warm, peaceful holiday season with your family and friends.

My husband Larry is on call this weekend but we are enjoying quiet time together today as a family in between calls while he is home. As you know we’ve have two young adults who have busy lives too, so this time together is especially sweet.

Here is our annual family photo.

Merck Family 2015 Christmas

I am so thankful to have everyone together for Christmas.


Stamp Set: Joyful Season (139770)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Delightful Dijon (138327), and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (131179)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Smoky Slate (131202) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine (138414), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381) and Woodland Embossing Folder (139673 Available May 2016)

Want the Woodland Embossing Folder?  While it is currently sold out and on the Retirement list. Stampin’ Up! heard us loud and clear so they’ve brought it back!!! Let me know and I’ll put your name on my waiting list and notify you when it’s available again.

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Among the Branches

Need a great set that will take you through the holidays this fall. Why not take a look at the Among the Branches stamp set (139823) found on page 39 in the Holiday Catalog? This set has 13 stamps in it and covers it all.

Among the Branches image

Want to see a couple of great cards that I received for Halloween using this set? Here are two that I received in my recent swap.

This first card is from Jan –

Among the Branches 2015 Holiday Catalog Swap (2)

And this second card was stamped by Roxie and uses our fun Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape in addition to the Spider Web Doilies.

Among the Branches 2015 Holiday Catalog Swap (1)

While both cards share some of the same products, they have different looks and feels. Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Set: Among the Branches (139823)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Tangelo Twist (133646), and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink (133642)

Paper: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (139584), Black Glimmer Paper (139605), Smoky Slate (131202), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories:  2″ Circle Punch (133782), Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape (139608), Woodland Textured Embossing Folder (139673), and Spider Web Doilies (139622)

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Breast Cancer Paper Pumpkin