My Favorites From the New Occasions Catalog!

My Favorite Suite ~ Floral Romance!

This is an amazing suite! A suite has stamps and dies and paper and embellishments and embossing folders…woo hoo! And this one is gorgeous! The Wonderful Romance Bundle includes a pretty floral stamp set and coordinating dies. There is an amazing Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (my favorite in the whole catalog!) and out-of-this-world Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper that includes some amazing colored vellum sheets! Ok, you can tell I love this. Watch for this over the next few weeks!!

My Favorite Stamp & Die Bundle ~ Meant to Be

Who doesn’t love hearts, right? They aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, you can use them all year round, for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. The stamps are nice, with some good sentiments. And the dies are amazing! They are layered and stitched and one even creates lace inside! This will be a die set to keep for a long time.

My Favorite Stamp & Punch Bundle ~ Happy Tails

I’ve been waiting for a dog stamp set like this for a long time. And the punch is so cute!!! I have a little Yorkshire Terrier and, even though the dog in this set isn’t a Yorkie, it’s adorable. There are also times when a friend’s dog is sick or dies, and this stamp set is perfect. I love the little paw prints, the bone, and what about the dog house? It’s an all-around cute set 🙂

My Favorite Paper ~ Gingham Gala

This is just what we need for spring ~ bright gingham paper! And it comes in 6 x 6 sheet which we all love. These colors are going to be so nice for all of our spring cards!

My Favorite Embossing Folder ~ Lace!

Even though this embossing folder is part of the Floral Romance Suite which I mentioned above, it’s really is one of my very favorite embossing folders ever! Literally it’s so pretty that all you need is this and a sentiment and you have an amazing card!

My Favorite Kit ~ the Incredible Like You Project Kit & Stamp Set

This stamp set is fresh and modern, with great sentiments. Add it to the Project Kit and you have 16 cards for all different occasions! I plan to create some great cards for the year ahead 🙂

I’d love to hear what you think about these new products! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below 🙂



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Sneak Peek and Video of New Products!!

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Oh my goodness, I just received some of the new products from the Occasions 2019 Catalog and they are FABULOUS!! I have to give you a sneak peek!!

This catalog goes “live” on January 3, 2019, and all the products will be available to order then. But as a demonstrator, I’m able to see and order the items early…WOO HOO! If you would like to order these items NOW, you CAN by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit! You can get these products as part of your Starter Kit!! CLICK HERE to find out more, or email me at [email protected]

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From the new Wonderful Romance stamp set I’ve used this large floral and leaf stamp. It’s so pretty I just had to watercolor it!! First I stamped it onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock using Sahara Sand ink. This creates very faint lines which give you the borders for watercoloring. (It’s called borderless watercoloring.)

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Using an Aqua Painter, I gently applied color and a bit of water to “color in” the stamped image. It was fun to use different shades of green to create depth. The colors are Granny Apple Green and Old Olive ink. The larger flowers are watercolored with Gorgeous Grape ink, and the tiny flowers in Petal Pink.

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This stamp set has the cutest little stamp with tiny dots. I’ve stamped it all around the leaves and flowers ~ truthfully, I was having so much fun I just kept stamping those little cuties!!

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Wonderful Romance Cling Stamp Set

Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad

Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad

Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

Aqua Painters

Linen Thread

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


Botanical Bliss Thinking of You!

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Watercoloring is really fun ~ if you haven’t tried it, you really should. It’s super easy with our Aqua Painters, and I’ll show you how!

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To create this card I used watercolor paper. If you’re going to use more than a bit of water, this is the paper to use. The leaves were stamped in Granny Apple Green and then immediately brushed with water using an Aqua Painter. Then I dropped some water from the Aqua Painter onto the paper, and stamped the flower three times using Melon Mambo ink.

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The Heat Tool was used to speed up the drying process. Then some dots were arbitrarily stamped using a stamp from the Artisan Textures set.

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The sentiment stamp is from the Climbing Orchid stamp set. The font is so nice!

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Do you use watercoloring on your cards? I’d love to know! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of watercoloring!

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Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

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I think I got a bit carried away on this card, but I decided to show it to you anyway 🙂  These little leaves were so much fun to make I just couldn’t stop!

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The leaves were created by watercoloring Shimmery White card stock with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss ink. An Aqua Painter was used to apply the water and the ink. Then when the paper was dry, the leaves were punched out with the Leaf Punch and trimmed off at their stems.

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The background trees are from the Winter Woods stamp set. This is such a versatile set, it has birch trees, a big pine tree, and these winter trees.

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“Thinking of you” is such a nice sentiment ~ it covers lots of occasions and expresses compassion and care. I like to have a nice selection of these ready to go.

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Always Thinking of You!

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Hi friends ~ thanks for stopping by! I am always thinking of you…so today’s card is just perfect!! Truthfully, I do think about you and I’m so thankful for you, my blog readers!

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Today’s card is a copy of one featured in my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine. I love getting this magazine, it has great ideas and samples. I saw a card with these soft colors and just had to try to create one of my own! Some of these colors are new and I hadn’t seen them combined quite like this before. It always surprises me what a difference color makes on any project.

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The featured new colors here are Petal Pink and Grapefruit Grove. Petal Pink is the soft pink that forms the card base. And the flower is a two-step stamp that uses both of the new colors. I just can’t get over how pretty they look together! Behind the flower are three rectangular pieces of card stock forming a square. Each is stamped with a texture stamp (from the Timeless Textures stamp set) using Petal Pink ink.

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The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink and punched out with the Leaf Punch. I punched three sets of leaves and layered them under the flower. Do you combine stamps from different sets to create a card? Today’s card uses three different sets-they are all shown below.

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What do YOU think of these colors? LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE and let me know what you think, I’d love to know! And, if you would like to copy this card the way I did, please feel free! All the supplies are shown below 🙂


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Summery Rooted In Nature!

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Stamp sets usually have a theme and if you use the stamps according to the theme you can create a great project. But sometimes I like to do something different. What about you?

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Rooted In Nature is a wonderful new stamp set with trees and leaves and sentiments. It tends toward a masculine card or a forest or fall themed card.

Clear Mount Stamp Set Item No. 146482 $42
Wood Mount Stamp Set Item No. 146479 $55

But today is the first day of summer and it’s time for light green and new growth! So I used Lemon Lime Twist – our bright and vibrant fresh green! And I paired it with my favorite Berry Burst Ruffled Ribbon 🙂

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Now we have a pretty summer card! I think it will brighten anyone’s day, don’t you?

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You’re going to see lots more of this wonderful stamp set. I think it’s going to be a real favorite!!


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