How about a Wedding Card with the First Frost Bundle...

Taking a break from Christmas Cards for a little bit and designing a pretty wedding card- (or anniversary, shower or birthday) instead.

I used the First Frost stamp set and thinlets. I love the colors on this card. So soft and pretty however, the colors somehow look like it could still be a wintery December wedding card.

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I used soft seafoam, granny apple green, mossy meadow, lovely lipstick, powder pink and flirty flamingo inks and cardstock colors.

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The "Subtle Emboss Folder" gives the background a beautiful linen look.

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Don't forget the inside...

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A few Basic Sequins and Pearl Jewels and the card is ready to give to that special couple!

I hope you enjoyed a little break from all the Christmas themed cards for a minute. :)

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Stampin Up Incentive Trip 2018- Part 6: Seattle, Washington

I know this is long over due and I kind of forgot about it until recently. I want to finish up the last part of our Alaskan Cruise with our last day of our fabulous trip.

We ended our trip in Seattle, Washington. We had lots of sight seeing to do, so when we disembarked the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas at 7:00 am, we hit the ground running.

Our first stop was the Public Market. The famous sign was an exciting sight to see.

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I took this photo later, after we had eaten breakfast, when the sun was a little higher and brighter.

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Next, we stood in line at the very first Starbucks. It was early, so we got lucky and only had to wait about 20 minutes. Later that day, the line wait was nearly 3 hrs. Glad we got there when we did!

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Ordering their drinks. There wasn't much "sit down" space at this location. Very cozy and small.

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Worth the 20 minute wait to get a drink at the very first Starbucks!

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Next stop, the big bubble gum machine to buy gum for the famous "Gum Wall."

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The "Gum Wall" was pretty cool, but at the same time, pretty gross. Chase (the germophobe) wasn't happy about getting so close to the sticky wall.

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Next it was off to ride the Great Wheel. This is the largest observation wheel on the west coast. Its 175 feet tall and each of the 42 enclosed gongolas holds up to 8 people. We were lucky and got on this ride early, so we had a gondola all to ourselves. What a great view from the top!

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Even though Maci loves thrill rides, she's not fond of heights, so the 4 trips around were a little much for her, but she braved it out. Chase on the other hand is required to be able to work from extreme heights, so this was a baby ride for him.. lol.

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Back down on the ground and strolling along the beautiful waterfront.

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It was time for lunch and what better meal than seafood while we are in this waterfront city. You guessed it... crab legs again! These weren't the gigantic Alaskan King Crab legs that we had in Alaska, but they were still pretty darn tasty.

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Our bellies were so full. I'm glad there was plenty of walking yet to do. In fact on this day we had over 22,000 steps in!

An authentic totem pole in Victor Steinbrueck Park. Victor Steinbrueck was a famous Seattle architect, and those are the Olympic Mountains in the background.

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We also saw some amazing sculptures at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Such a cool bronze sculpture over top the Seattle Monorail system.

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An interesting human statue. He had to have been so hot in this painted outfit.

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This is what we all have been waiting for... a trip to the top of the Seattle Space Needle. There was a line, which was about an hour and a half wait, in scorching 87 degrees weather, but well worth it in the end. The Space Needle had just undergone some major updating so we were one of the first to see it.

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It opened in 1962 and stands 604 ft high. Remember Victor Steinbrueck? He was the Civil Engineer on this famous landmark.

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She's smiling for the camera, however, when I asked her to stand on the bench- she declined immediately. I saw others standing on the glass benches for pictures and it looked as if they were floating up there. So cool.

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We did more shopping and headed back to Pikes Place Market and the Waterfront where we saw the lovely Carousel.

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I sure wish we had markets like this in my hometown.

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We had a fabulous day in Seattle and saw all the things we wanted to see that day. I'd love to go back and see the mountains and parks someday as well.

Next stop, our hotel. We stayed at a Pineapple Hotel (how cool is that?) It was called Hotel 5- a super cute and super cool boutique hotel in Seattle. We decided to get dinner at our hotel and eat in our room. The food there was delish!

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Check out these beds... the most comfy beds ever!

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Chase was happy to see his bed... he didn't even take his shoes off. It looked way too inviting to waste time taking them off.

I highly recommend a trip to this fun city. So much to see and do. This hotel was pretty amazing too!

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So that's (finally) the conclusion of our Alaskan Cruise/ Seattle trip. I hope you enjoyed seeing the wonderful cities that we were fortunate to explore.

No stamping this time.. but stay tuned for some great cards coming your way soon. I have tons to share!

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Gifts with "Nothing Sweeter" stamp set

I made some fancy gift packaging for some special team members that attended the Stampin Up "On Stage" Convention with me this week. I made one for each of my directs.

I used the Nothing Sweeter stamp set and dies. I also used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with glitter to spread on the Christmas Trees.

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I formed the box,  by cutting one of the Stampin Up Acetate Card boxes- while it was flat. I cut it about 3 1/4" down from the top and then slipped the top lid over the bottom to the size of box that I wanted.

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I used lots of layers. The Stitched Labels framelits was used to cut the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, then layered with powder pink and sahara sand cardstock.

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I also used some Rose Thread and the new Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths wrapped around the tree image.

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I filled the boxes with some Stampin Up bling and a few treats as well as a gift card.

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I love all the sparkle. It makes it so special, just like the girls who received them.

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I have to say there were lots of dimensionals used on this project!

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My favorite color is pink... I hope they like it too!

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I can't wait to celebrate with my team! Hope they enjoy the goody box!

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Making Christmas Bright- Stampin Up Style

As you are reading this, I've been in Orlando at the Stampin' Up Convention (On Stage). Its Stampin' Up's 30 Anniversary, so its a big celebration this year!

I wanted to share my swaps that I made for the event. I used the Making Christmas Bright and Making Every Day Bright stamp sets and coordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.

The theme for this swap was the more bling the better. So of course, I went with the glimmer paper!

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I used Powder Pink and Shimmery White cardstock as well as basic black cardstock and Rose Glimmer paper.

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Can you see the shimmer on the white paper and of course the bulbs?

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I had to add rhinestone for the super bling effect!

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This card was actually super easy to create. The Christmas Bulb punch made it amazingly quick to create. I love punches!

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I love the glow of the bulbs. There are several stamps in these to sets that really add to the detail of the images.

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I had to make a LOT..

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I hope they like them!

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Beautiful Baubles

I so much enjoy creating with this set. So many possibilites with all the different stamps and dies in this Beautiful Baubles bundle.

I went with the merry merlot and copper color theme for this card. This was the bonus card at my recent Card Class.

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I used very vanilla cardstock to stamp on to give it a softer glow.

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The copper embossing powder and copper foil paper give this card that extra shine.

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How about that gorgeous new Merry Merlot/Copper ribbon? Lovvvveee it!

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A peek inside...

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These colors together are truly magnificient!

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Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set in Pastel Colors

I was playing around with my Country Home stamp set and decided to try some softer pastels colors to create a card today.

I used my Stampin Blends alcohol markers to color the image. I'll list the colors below under "product list."

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The Tin Tile emboss folder was used for the background. I used soft seafoam cardstock and a soft seafoam ink pad to swipe across the embossed image. I wanted it kind of splotchy.

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Here's a close up. I added pearls and sequins for a bit of shimmer, as well as the Chicken Wire element behind the main image.

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Here's a peek at the inside.

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I love the ease of coloring with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers. It makes creating so much fun.

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If you haven't decided on this set yet, I say, YES! Take the plunge and get those markers out and start coloring.

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