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August 2016

Stampin' Up! New Holiday Catalog is here! Introducing: Star of Light

One of the first stamp sets that caught my eye in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog was the "Star of Light" stamp set.

I love the swirl of stars- its so pretty! Plus, it has the most beautiful Christmas verses and greetings- nine of them to be exact.

The coordinating "Starlight" thinlit dies are absolutely beautiful. Using the thinlits with the stamp set, makes it all the more stunning.

Here's one of the cards that we made at my #1 Stampers Meeting last week, using the "Star of Light" stamp set and "Starlight" thinlit dies:


I used rich razzleberry and pool party cardstocks as well as whisper white. I also used a tiny bit of the new Copper Foil sheets for the tiny star in the middle. It looks great with the copper embossing powder that I embossed the Merry Christmas greeting with.

Check out the new Copper thread behind the star. I love how well the copper plays off the other colors on this card.


You can see here that I used rich razzleberry ink to stamp on the same color cardstock as well as the spray of stars and single little stars on the pool party cardstock.


Here's a close up of how pretty the copper emboss powder really is. The white circle in the middle of the large star is one of our "White Perfect Accents." I used the medium sized circle.

Here's a birds-eye view, lol.


One last look...


I'm looking forward to making more lovely cards with this beautiful set.

If you haven't received a Holiday Catalog in the mail, and would like one of your own, contact me via my email address listed to the right of my blog ( if you don't already have a demonstrator) and I will ship one out to you!

Thanks for looking. I hope you're as excited about this fabulous new catalog as much as I am!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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One Last Look at Thoughtful Branches by Stampin' Up!

Its almost the end of August, which means that the "Thoughtful Branches" stamp set and the "Beautiful Branches" framelits, will no longer be available after this month. Oh so sad. This is one of my most favorite stamp sets.

So, if you've been wanting to order this set, get it before Thursday!

This will be the final card that I post to my blog made with the "Thoughtful Branches" stamp set. Today I've decided to post a winter scene or Christmas card for you.


Its amazing how many different ideas can be created with this set. An all white winter scene with a hint of real red, pool party and a shiny gold ribbon.


I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the branches of the tree. Oh how I love the sparkle.


I'm not in any hurry for winter to arrive, but I do love making Christmas cards. It will be here before we know it, so I might as well get a head start and be ready for it!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. And don't forget to get your "Thoughtful Branches" bundle before its gone!

Unil the next time...

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#1 Stampers Meeting and a Special Recognition

Another fun night with my #1 Stampers this week. We always have such a great time stamping, networking and chatting - and last night was no exception.

Focused on watching demonstrations, helping out and doing make n takes...




Here's one of the Make n Takes from that night: Yes, its from the New Holiday Catalog! Its called "Cookie Cutter Christmas."

Isn't it darling?


"Cookie Cutter Christmas" has a coordinating punch, called "Cookie Cutter Builder" punch and it can be purchased as a Bundle.


We made a couple other projects and I will share them another day. The big event of the night was celebrating one of my downline, Kathy Sullivan. She earned the Stampin' Up! trip to Thailand in her very first year as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I wanted to do something special for Kathy, so we surprised her with cake, flowers and balloons. Such a great accomplishment deserves some fanfare, don't you think?


Kathy cutting her cake- it was delicious. Congratulations again Kathy, I'm so very proud of you!!


 I'm proud of all my girls- they are pretty special to me. I'm always looking forward to the next time we can get together.

Here's another look at this cutie patootie:


Thanks for stopping by today.

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Stampin' With Swirly Bird

I want to share a super sweet and quick card with you today. I used the "Swirly Bird" stamp set for this simple card..

I can't even begin to tell you how many times that I have used this set. It really is one of my most favorite sets ever. It doesn't look like much in the catalog- but once these stamps are in your hands, you won't be able to stop playing with it. It seriously has like a zillion possibilities!

Here it is: sweet and simple or simply sweet...


I used the same solid stamp that I used for the sun as I did for the soft sky clouds. I wanted them to look soft and fluffy so I stamped off once onto scratch paper before I stamped on the card.

I also used the "Thoughful Banners" stamp set for the greeting. Thats another one of my favorites- especially because its pretty much all "words."

No embellishments and only whisper white cardstock. That's pretty unusal for me... but I actually like the simplicity of it all.


That's it for today folks. Thank you all for taking a look.

Until the next time...

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Stampin' Up! Country Livin' Masculine Greeting Card

How about a monochromatic masculine "Country Livin" card? I decided to use early espresso ink as my main color for this rustic gem, and a super easy watercolor technique.

I stamped the images in early espresso ink, and used a blender pen to gently rub over the lines of the images to spread the color around. Since the Stampin Up ink pads are water-based, it makes them the perfect watercolor ink. ( except the archival black and grey ink pads)


I wanted it a little darker on some of the lines of the boots and guitar, so I simply squeezed some ink into the lid of the ink pad and picked it up with the blender pen to pin point these darker spots.


I used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set for the greeting and the "Classic Label Punch" to punch it out- then trimmed the ends with paper snips.


The linen thread and burlap ribbon, totally pull off the "country" theme of this manly card.


A little sponging around the edges with early espresso ink give this card a down home rustic vibe.

I love how quickly this card came together. And hey, if you don't have a big burly cowboy to send this card to, it will certainly work for a lil' lady as well.

Hope you enjoyed my monochramtic take on the "Country Livin" stamp set.

Thanks for visiting!

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up- Sneak Peek- Glamper Greetings

So, did you all receive your copy of the New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog? OH MY GOODNESS- it is so amazing, to say the least! This is a little sneak peek today- you'll be able to order from the new catalog on SEPTEMBER 1st.

I've been working on some swaps that I am participating in with other demonstrators all over the country. I'm sharing a Halloween card with you today.

Its from the new stamp set, "Glamper Greetings" in the Holiday Catalog. This set is so stinkin' cute. Its an all occasion camper, so its not just for Halloween.

I did some fun watercoloring with the aqua painters and the lids of the ink pads. I close the ink pad, and smoosh the lid into the ink, then open the ink pad and use the puddle of ink that is left in the lid to paint on the watercolor paper with my aqua painter.


How cute is this Glamper Camper? Check out the designer paper- its the new Halloween Nights paper. I don't know if you all can tell, but the spider web is silver- hard to see that from the photo. Plus, I used the coordinating Halloween Nights washi tape too!


I had so much fun making these cards. I love all the fun colors of Halloween - purples, oranges and greens all framed in black.


I added shine to the moon, windows and tire with the fine tip glue pen. It dries shiny and clear. The Halloween Nights enamel dot was added to the hitch to add dimension.


A bit a dazzling diamonds glitter adds sparkle to the stars.


You can see many of the other patterns of the Halloween Nights designer paper in this photo.


All finished and ready to be shipped out soon.


I'm totally loving this little camper. I can't wait to decorate it in a Christmas theme, summer theme and birthdays.

In one more week, you'll be able to get your hands on this awesome set too.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Until the next time...

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