Floral Romance For You!

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This is actually a gift certificate I’ve created for a customer. This is the front and I’m going to use my computer to print out the details for the back side of this one panel card. It will be placed in a larger cello bag and tied with a beautiful bow for presentation to the recipient!

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The Floral Romance Suite is SO beautiful! The large floral stamp from the Wonderful Romance set was stamped in Versamark ink on Sahara Sand card stock and placed on a piece of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock. This forms the base of the gift certificate.

This stamp set is retiring with the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 3rd, so be sure to snatch this up if you like it!

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The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies create a frame out of Mossy Meadow card stock. Inside the frame of a piece of the gorgeous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. (This is retiring also so be sure to grab it while you can!)

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For the left corner of the frame I stamped a 3/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock with letters from the Make a Difference alphabet stamp set. I stamped them with Petal Pin ink which coordinates perfectly with the printed vellum! And a sweet little bow was tied using the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon. The flower on the top right corner is punched from another pretty vellum in the Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Four-Petal Flower Punch. On the bottom of the layered punched flowers is on flower punched from the Petal Pink card stock. This gives a firm base. A few leaves of Pear Pizazz card stock were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked under the flower. A pretty Glitter Enamel Dot was used for the center of the flower.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to grab these retiring items while you can…they are gorgeous!



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A Special Card ~ Love What You Do!

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Today’s card is special because I made it for a dear friend 🙂 It’s not an original design, I copied (CASE’d – copy and share everything!) it from a card made by Stampin’ Up! for a million dollar achiever! I changed a few things, but it’s basically the same. I thought it was so pretty that I wanted to make it for my friend.

Stampin' Up! Love What You Do Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For this card I used the Share What You Love stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White card stock in both Smoky Slate ink and Tuxedo Black Memento ink; then I also stamped some of the leaves in Memento ink. I splattered black ink on the same piece and roughed up the edges with my finger nails.

The Love What You Do stamp set is carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, and I’m so happy. It’s a beautiful stamp set!

I stamped the flowers with the Memento ink and colored them in with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, then I fussy cut them and lifted them up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I attached a bit of Silver Metallic Thread to the Stampin’ Dimensionals before attaching them to the paper.

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The Flirty Flamingo 1/8″ ribbon was tied in a bow and attached to the flower stems and the card with Mini Glue Dots. Then this piece was layered and layered and layered! 🙂 First on Wood Textured Designer Series Paper trimmed with Whisper White card stock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch; then on Petal Pink card stock embossed with the Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; then on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock; and finally, on a Whisper White card stock base. Oh, I forgot about the Colored Doily cut in half and slipped in between the layers 🙂

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Even though the Love What You Do stamp set it not retiring, there are LOTS of items that are retiring! Lots of stamp sets, embossing folders, dies, and most of all the 2017-2019 In Colors! Click the boxes below to see EVERYTHING THAT’S RETIRING!!

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Sneak Peek of a Beautiful New Stamp Set ~ Floral Essence!

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Floral Essence is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! This is a stamp set that I received at the On Stage conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I couldn’t wait to come home and play!

Stampin' Up! Perennial Essence Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

When I was in Charlotte I received the new catalog. I looked at some of the sample cards for this stamp set in the catalog and created my card using a few of their ideas!

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One of the stamps in the set is an outline stamp. I used this on the top panel and then lightly sponged the center of each flower. Then I stamped the leaf stamp around the flowers and colored in the leaves with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

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I stamped the solid flower in Gorgeous Grape ink and colored in the flower center with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. The leaves were punched out of Granny Apple Green card stock using the Leaf Punch, and tucked in around the flower and glued down with the Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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You will be able to order this beautiful stamp set – and coordinating dies – on June 4th when the new Annual Catalog goes live! Start your Wish List now, and there are lots of fabulous stamp sets you will want!

Don’t forget, the retired items are all listed and available while supplies last only! CLICK HERE to see the products that are retiring!

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Here are the products that I used to create today’s card. The stamp set is not listed because it’s not available yet 🙂

My Trip to On Stage in Charlotte!

This past weekend I was able to go to On Stage in Charlotte, North Carolina! Yes, I flew from San Diego to Charlotte to attend a Stampin’ Up! conference AND to get my hands on the brand new 2019-2020 Catalog! I traveled with my friend and stamping buddy, Robin, and we had TOO MUCH FUN! And, I have pictures!

We arrived a few days early to tour around Charlotte. We discovered a darling French bakery called Amelie and ate yummy fresh-baked macarons!

Friday evening I was honored to attend Center Stage dinner. This picture is of our placemat and a little brochure and pen we received. It was so pretty I had to take a picture! The magnolias may give you a clue to a beautiful new suite in the new catalog!

Saturday we attended the conference and oh boy, was it fun! During the day we were able to create “make & takes.” That means fairly easy cards that we made there and brought home. The card below is one of my make & takes that is a part of the upcoming May Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit was designed by Stampin’ Up!’s founder, Shelli Gardner, and I LOVE IT! I’ll be using this set often, you can be sure!

Another card we created featured the new Free As A Bird stamp set. This is going to be an absolute favorite! Don’t you just love those sweet little birds on the branch? We stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in with Stampin’ Blends. The stamped panel is layered over a piece of the new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and oh boy is it so cute!!

Usually when you attend On Stage you take your team. For my team, both Robin and Christine were able to come, isn’t that neat??

We had SO much fun together! We won and were given 3 brand new stamp sets! Everyone who attended received one of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs and the minute we got them we ooh’d and aah’d! This is a fabulous catalog with lots of fun and beautiful new stamp sets and papers and ribbons and inks! We were also able to place an order right away for some of the new product! Yippee! These are some of the benefits of being a demonstrator and we love it!

We left early Sunday morning headed to Chicago to change planes and return to San Diego. But do you see in the photo above what happened when we arrived in Chicago? When we first got off the plane it was wet, rainy and cool. But as we had a 2-hour layover and were wandering about — the rain turned to snow!  Well, this little California girl a bit concerned. By the time we were ready to board, our gate had been moved and the gate to board our planes was now different. The rain was still coming down fairly lightly. By the time we arrived at the new gate we found out that our flight attendant crew had been held up on another flight and would not be able to come to our plane for about 1/2 hour. By now the rain had turned to snow. We boarded the plane and it promptly needed to be de-iced. We then had to wait a bit more for our turn to take off, and in the meantime our plane needed to be de-iced again! I felt that we may not get out of the Chicago airport yesterday at all! Well, after the second de-icing we were cleared to go and took off. And we flew out of that airport as fast as we could. It was wonderful to land back in our beautiful San Diego!

Because I was gone over the weekend I couldn’t choose the winner from Friday’s post until today. 

The Winner of the Gumball Jar Card is…

Ronalyn Eppinger!

Ronnie, please email me as soon as possible and I’ll get your card out to you right away!

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2017-2019 In Colors Are Leaving Soon!

The Beautiful 2017-2019 In Colors

Do you love Lemon Lime Twist? Are you thrilled about Tranquil Tide? These In Colors are rich and vibrant, and we’ve LOVED working with them over the past two years. You may know that the Stampin’ Up! In Colors stay around for two years and then they’re gone, and the time is approaching for these colors to retire. Take a look at the 2017-2019 In Color retiring products below.

IF YOU LOVE THEM, GET THEM NOW!  These products will retire (and be discontinued) as of June 3, when the 2019-2020 annual catalog begins. Retiring In Color products can sell out quickly (and forever).


Thank you all for the fabulous guesses of the number of gumballs in the candy jar on yesterday’s post! The winner will be revealed on Monday April 15th! This weekend I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage conference! It’s a fun time when we get to see the new annual catalog – and new In Colors! – and learn lots of new things! I can’t wait to tell you about all I find out!
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Guess How Many Gum Drops and Win The Card!

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Today’s card is SO MUCH FUN!! It’s made using the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper, and this paper is really sweet! It’s all about bright candy: lollipops, gum balls, gum drops, suckers, oh my!

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The candy jar is actually cut out from one of the pieces of the designer series paper. Isn’t it cute? Do you see all the gum drops in the jar? If you can guess the exact number of gum balls, I will send you this card! And, if more than one of you guess the correct number, the card will go to the first comment to get it right 🙂

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The Coastal Cabana dotted paper and the striped piece are from the same designer series paper. On top of the dotted piece is a panel of Whisper White card stock embossed with a few dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits. In the center of the panel I used the embossing criss-cross die, and on the upper and lower edges of the panel I used an edging die that stitches and scallops!

The “sweet” sentiment is from the Detailed With Love stamp set, and it’s been heat embossed on the Coastal Cabana piece and then cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies — lots of stitching going on here, right?

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The New Annual Catalog is Coming!

And you know what that means… many items in the current Annual Catalog will be retiring 🙁  Be watching because the Retiring List is due to come out next Monday April 15. I’ll be posting it as soon as I get it. If there’s something you’ve been wanting that ends up on the Retiring List, order it right away to assure that you get it.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you win the card!!!



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These are the products used on today’s card. Click on any item to learn more and to order!