Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek for You!

Oh boy, I just love it when we get a new catalog!! It’s time for the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and, as a demonstrator, I’ve been able to order new items early before the catalog goes live on September 1st. Now the Holiday Catalog features not only Christmas and New Year’s items, but fall and Thanksgiving and Halloween. It’s chock full of gorgeous stamps and papers and ribbons!

The first stamp set I wanted to play with is the Count My Blessings set. Today’s card uses my favorite stamp from the set ~ I just LOVE these flowers! Look at the way they are opening to show their little seed-like centers!

The colors here are Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Fresh Fig. I think these are going to be my go-to colors this fall. The flowers and leaves were colored in with a Blender Pen, putting a little more ink in some areas to create shading. A bow tied with Linen Thread finishes off the fall theme.

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Paisleys & Posies!

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We had a great time at my card classes this past weekend!  This is one of the cards we made.  Personally I’m happy to be getting a head start on my Thanksgiving cards.  I don’t send them so much as I hand them to my friends in the weeks just before Thanksgiving, to let them know that I’m thankful for their friendship 🙂

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The sentiment from this set is so perfect for people you love and appreciate.  On this card it is heat embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock.  I love the way the white really stands out.

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The Crushed Curry layer was stamped in Cajun Craze ink with the largest paisley stamp in the set.  The paisleys look so fun just freely stamped all over!

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The leaves were cut with the Flourish Thinlits.  I used some Copper Foil which blends beautifully with the other colors on the card.

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Do you send Thanksgiving cards?  I’d like to know, and if you do, who do you send or give them to?  Thanks for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Paisleys & Posies
Ink:  Cajun Craze and Versamark Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze card stock
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doily, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Delightful Dijon Ribbon (from 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, Metallics Sequin Assortment

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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed!

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This is a fabulous sentiment stamp in the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  It’s so perfect for Thanksgiving!  I’m going to be playing with it over the next few weeks…

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For this card I created my own dsp as a background.  I used a little stamp from the Fruit Stand set and stamped it all over the Whisper White panel.  Then I mounted it on a layer of Peekaboo Peach card stockBlessed flat

A big of Copper Foil was cut with some of the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to add some foliage.  And you’ve got to have doilies!!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope you’re having a great week!!


All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Paisleys & Posies, Fruit Stand
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride card stock and Copper Foil
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, Burlap Ribbon, Metallic Sequins


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October is Here with Vintage Bling!

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October is here and I’m excited!  Fall is my favorite season!  Even though I live in Southern California, I still get excited about all the pretty, rich colors in the stores and “slightly” cooler weather. Leaves flat

Kraft paper is a great background for rich colors.  Here I’m using Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  I stamped the leaves from the Vintage Leaves set and then used my Blender Pen to blend in the colors.  I also added a bit of Crushed Curry. 🙂  Then I crumpled the leaves in my hands to give them some texture.

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The frame was cut from Rich Razzleberry card stock using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies, and it was laid over a gold Metallic Foil Doily and a Delicate White Doily.  I had some fun with the Rich Razzleberry Ribbon Trim:  a 1-1/2″ length of ribbon was cut at one end into small strips, leaving the other end alone to tuck under the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful October!


All Items Used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Endless Thanks
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Kraft Paper
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Leaflets Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doily, Delicate White Doily, 1/4″ Natural Trim, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Bow Paper Clip


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Vintage Leaves and Bling!

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Vintage Leaves is a must stamp set for fall.  The stamps are intricate, and pick up color beautifully, which is just what you want!

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For today’s card I also used the pretty pumpkin stamp, along with it’s cute little stem and leaves, from the Jar of Haunts set.  I stamped the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, and then watercolored it with the same ink.  If you haven’t tried watercoloring, you have go try it!!  It’s super easy with the Aqua Pen: just squeeze a bit of water out of the pen onto the paper, add a bit of ink, and have fun!

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The leaves were stamped directly onto the watercolor paper and then just blended with some water from the Aqua Pen.  Simple!

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The watercolored panel was mounted with dimensionals onto a piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (yeah bling!), tied with a bit of Linen Thread, and placed on the Very Vanilla card base.

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Now go try some watercoloring!!  🙂


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Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Jar of Haunts
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  Linen Thread

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Candy Corn?

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Oh boy, all the candy is out in all the stores…there’s SO much of it!  And my favorite is candy corn!  But, I have to admit, I actually only eat a little of it ~ my favorite thing to do with it is to decorate with it!

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It’s an inexpensive way of decorating for fall.  The candy looks so pretty in mason jars around the house! You can then put a candle in the jar, or flowers…the ideas are endless!

Candy Corn standingFor this card I used the Jar of Haunts photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Jar of Love Framelits. I colored the candy corn with Blender Pens.

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This is a great card for someone with an October birthday, or as a congratulations card.  Do you like candy corn?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Remarkable You
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Jar of Love Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Linen Thread


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Rich Copper Foil Leaves for Fall!

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Copper Foil ~ it’s gorgeous and rich and shiny.  So Fall.  And, perfect for Fall leaves!  Fall doesn’t officially start until Thursday, but I’m so ready.  Here in San Diego County it’s been gently raining ~ this rarely happens!  So I’m really in a Fall mood!

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For today’s card, I cut the leaves from the Copper Foil using the Flourish Thinlits, and scattered them around on the card.  The flowers were stamped on the card using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

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I just love the Penned & Painted stamp set!  The flowers are whimsical and fun, and were just what I wanted for my card.  The flowers were colored wth Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  HAPPY FALL!!!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Penned & Painted
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Gold Embossing Powder



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Lace and Copper Wreath!

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Hi there stampers!  I hope you’re having a nice long weekend!  I’m organizing my stamp room and….stamping!  I’ve been playing with some copper:  copper thread, copper embossing powder, copper dots on special paper!

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It’s hard to capture in photographs the pretty sparkliness of the copper embossing.  It’s different, not gold, not silver, but richer.  I’ve also used a bit of copper thread.

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Do you see the darling little pinecones hanging from the bow?  They actually look like copper and go perfectly with the wreath.  The background paper is a gorgeous sheet of little copper dots on a heavy vanilla designer series paper.  It’s one of the selections in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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The leaves were stamped on watercolor paper which was watercolored with both Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon ink and my Aqua Painter.  Then they were cut out with the Paisley Framelits,

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to do a little stamping 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath and Paisleys & Posies
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon
Paper:  Petals & Poseys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Paisley Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Mini Pinecones, Very Vanila Lace Trim and Burlap Ribbon, Copper Metallic Thread

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Sneak Peek: Pumpkin Thanks! (GDP050)

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The design for today’s card is prompted by the sketch challenge over at Global Design Project.  Playing with challenges gives me incentives and ideas for new projects!  This week’s sketch is below.  It’s easy, why don’t you play along with me?

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This fun pumpkin stamp is from a brand new set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog called Jar of Haunts. This set is not available until September 1st, but you’ll want to get it on your wish list now!  The new Holiday Catalog is FABULOUS!!

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The sentiment used here is just one portion of a stamp from another great new stamp set (also available 9/1/16) called Basket of Wishes.

GDP050 cuThe pumpkin is watercolored with an Aqua Pen.  If you haven’t tried watercoloring, you absolutely must!  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy with their beautiful inks and watercolor paper.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  And, get ready for September 1st ~ it’s almost here!!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Jar of Haunts, Basket of Wishes, Thoughtful Branches
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzaz card stock, Watercolor Paper, and Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

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Thankful Tags and Weekly Deals!

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Tags and nametags for Thanksgiving, tags on gifts, tags to tie up napkins, tags on candy bars, tags on stemware…there are so many fun uses for pretty tags!  These are some tags I made for my local customers this month with their orders!
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Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss card stock look so gorgeous together, and they are perfect colors for Fall crafting.  Right about now we all need a few last minute ideas for Thanksgiving, whether we are setting a dinner table, taking little gifts, or putting names/recipes on dishes we are sharing.  Run the card stock through the Big Shot wit the Vintage Leaves Dies; then run them through the Big Shot again in the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  A bit of gold cording trim for tying and you’re all set!

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Weekly Deals

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