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Stampin' Up! Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop February 2018!

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Hey there and welcome to the February edition of the Stampin' Up! Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration and Occasions Catalogs, so I'm sure you'll see something to inspire!

I created my project for a stamp class last week with the Hold on to Hope Bundle from the Occasions Catalog!

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 I used a Whisper White Notecard and Envelope along with Marina Mist, Shimmery White, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I adhered a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the glimmer paper before cutting with the Cross of Hope Framelit Die to make it easy to adhere the cross to the card.

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 The banner die is included in the Cross of Hope Framelits.

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 The scripture and garland borders are all included in Hold on to Hope! Love it!

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Now it's time to move on to the next blog on the list. Just simply click on the next name after mine on the list below. Don't worry if you get off track, simply come back to the list and choose the next name!

U.S. residents : here's the supply list to orderhttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

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Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me:
carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018

 


Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket Bundle!

Hey there! The Blossoming Basket Bundle is free with a $100 order (before tax & shipping). Although that sounds like a lot, it's a gorgeous set of products and totally worth it!

I started with a Very Vanilla Note Card and matching envelope. You get 20 of each per pack.

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The Note Cards are 5" x 3 1/2", so I embossed a 4 7/8" x 3 3/8" piece of Crumb Cake with the Basket Weave Dynamic folder inked with Crumb Cake. I sponged everything with Crumb Cake ink.

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I stamped the image with Crumb Cake, then used Stampin' Blends Markers in Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Crumb Cake to color. I used the Color Lifter on the berried branches and on the ground under the basket to lighten.

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The Stampin' Blends Markers really do make you look and feel like an artist! I have always felt inadequate as a watercolorist, but it's so easy to blend the colors with Stampin' Blends!

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The supply list to orderhttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Big Shot
$110.00

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

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Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me:
carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018

 


Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock!

Hey there! Late posting today, but I'm happy to say I have finally finished my taxes! yay! We are farmers, so we have to have ours done by March 1st!

The card I'm sharing today I created for a hostess last week. She requested a  card with the Beautiful Peacock Sale-a-bration set, so this is what I created with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and Eastern Medallions Thinlets Dies:

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I hand-cut the peacock wing, and punched the  tiny circles with a 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch.

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I cut out the  peacock with both an Eastern Medallion Thinlet and a Layering Circle Framelit.

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The Beautiful Peacock greeting fits nicely into the Classic Label Punch.

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Pretty flourishes, stamped with Lemon Lime Twist, and a pretty sentiment, all from Beautiful Peacock.

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The supply list to orderhttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

CM100011S  CM100012S


Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me:
carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018

 






              


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day February 25th!

Hey there! Today is Sunday, so it's time to share some swaps!

First, Carol Slack used the Occasions Catalog set, Flying Home for her card. She colored it beautifully with Stampin' Blends Markers and used the Bridge Fold. Perfect!

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On the back side she used a sentiment from Special Celebrations, so sweet!

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Next, Rhonda Bassler used Frienship's Sweetest Thoughts, another Occasions Catalog set, with the Brushstrokes Background for her adorable slider card.

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The sentiment is also from Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts!

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Finally, Cathy Miller combined Picture Perfect Birthday, Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Paper, and Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding for her cute creation! She hand-cut the party blowers with Paper Snips and embossed the Bermuda Bay background with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. She used a Stitched Shapes Framelit and a Layering Oval Framelit to showcase the greeting.

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The supply list to orderhttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

CM100011S  CM100012S


Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brusho!

Hey there! Today I'm going to share with you a card that in the past I might have thrown in the trash because it didn't turn out as planned,  but I think you'll see why I decided to share it anyway.

I wanted to try the Brusho "spritz" technique of sprinkling the crystals on the paper and then spritzing with water, which is a completely different look than when you paint with Brusho.

I stamped the butterfly on Shimmery White paper with Tangerine Tango ink and the Picture Perfect Birthday greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black. I sprinkled both Yellow and Gamboge Brusho Crystal Colour on the paper and then spritzed with water.

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The Brusho exploded into these brilliant colors, which was expected. What I didn't expect was how it overpowered the stamped image!

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And it also made the greeting smear a little, but you know, overall I like the look!

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Inside is a prim and proper contrast without Brusho.

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Can you see why I couldn't throw this creation away? I'm kind of lovin' it!

The supply list to order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

CM100011S    CM100012S


Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Brusho Bloom and Black!

Hey there! Today's card is a happy accident! Brusho crystals bled over the embossed edges, so I cut away the rest of the square. The the vibrantly painted bloom is a striking contrast with the black!

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Yellow Brusho for the center, Brilliant Red for the Bloom, and Moss Green, Yellow, and Prussian Blue for the leaf. I sprinkled Moss Green on a clear block, swirled with a little AquaPainter water, then sprinkled & swirled yellow separately.  I added a bit of yellow to the green, then I added a tiny bit of water swirled Prussian Blue. The color combos are endless!

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The rest of the card is the same as my earlier version, with the exception I added a layer of Smokey Slate under the stamped white layer.

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The supply list to orderhttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Heat Tool
$30.00

Download my Rewards Program point sheet on the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

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Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed. YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me:
carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018

 

 


Stampin' Up! Brusho Bloom!

Hey there! Finally Typepad is up  so I can share this pretty card created with Beautiful Day and Brusho Colour Crystals!

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Today's bloom was white heat-embossed on Shimmery White, then I used the "sprinkle and paint" method with Yellow Brusho in the center and Gamboge Brusho for the petals.

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 To "sprinkle an paint" I sprinkled a bit of the crystals I wanted (gamboge) directly on the bloom, then used an Aqua Painter to activate the color and paint. Where the crystals are concentrated is where the color will be the most intense.

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For the background I first stamped Crumb Cake with images from the SAB set, Amazing You, with Soft Suede, then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic folder that I had inked with my Crumb Cake ink pad.

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The greeting is Gold Foil cut with a Celebrate You Thinlet die, another SAB freebie.

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Inside I used the same inking technique on the Pinewood Planks folder after stamping my sentiment and image.

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The supply list to order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Heat Tool
$30.00

Download my Rewards Program point sheet from the sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

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Click on the Sale-a-bration catalogs in my sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is $150, no code needed.  YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day and Brusho!

Hey there! Brusho Crystal Colour is "watercolor ink crystals you mix with water to make watercolor washes and designs"!

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I used Beautiful Day stamps with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and an Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals to paint the flower I embossed with white powder on Shimmery White.

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I poked a hole in the lids of the Brusho pots with a push-pin, then left the pin in the hole. You only sprinkle a tiny bit of crystals to make a burst of color!

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I colored the edges with a Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker.

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The greeting from Beautiful Day was cut with a Lots to Love Box Framelit.  I colored a White Perfect Accent with a Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, adding a Whisper White 1/4" Organza bow.

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This bloom is much darker:

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Inside:

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Supply list to order in my online storehttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Heat Tool
$30.00

Find my Rewards Program and download your point sheet on my blog sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

CM100011S     CM100012S


Click on the Sale-a-bration catalog pics in my blog sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is over $150, don’t use the code, because YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! You Move Me!

Hey there! I've had the You Move Me Bundle for awhile but only recently started playing with it! I have two cards to share today!

I used one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Folders to emboss the So Saffron front, then layered on a piece of Blushing Bride.

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I used the butterfly dies from the Move Me Thinlets to cut the butterfly from Blushing Bride and Delightful Daisy Designer Paper.

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I heat-embossed the You Move Me greeting with white powder.

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For my second You Move Me card I used Blushing Bride, Basic Black, and Gold Foil!

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Layering the Basic Black detail butterfly over the Gold Foil is so, so striking!

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I added Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine to match the You Move Me Greeting.

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The tiny butterflies are gold heat-embossed and then cut out with a Move Me Thinlet.

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Inside is simple stamping and gold embossed butterflies.

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The supply list to order in my online storehttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Heat Tool
$30.00

Find my Rewards Program and download your point sheet on my blog sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!

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Click on the Sale-a-bration catalog pics in my blog sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!
If your order is over $150, don’t use the code, because YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit!

Hey there! A beautiful inclusion to the Sweet Soiree Suite in the Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. I used it to create this quick card along with some Suite Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper:

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The Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit makes it easy to create a gorgeous card with a minimum of effort! The kit contains vellum accents, ribbon, clothespins, tassels, floral and number stickers, and a roll of super narrow silver washi tape!

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I coordinated everything around the piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper. I stamped "celebrate" with Flirty Flamingo ink, punched with the 2" Circle Punch, layered on a Silver Foil starburst, and then added the pre-embossed silver/vellum accent.

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This card is another "flex fun-fold".

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After stamping the inside sentiment with Flirty Flamingo ink I added another pre-made floral embellishment from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit. Voila!

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The supply list to order in my online storehttp://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps using Host Code: 3ZZEF367

Glue Dots
$5.25

Find my Rewards Program and download your point sheet on my blog sidebar! Collect points with online orders to earn free stamps!


Click on the Sale-a-bration catalog pics in my blog sidebar to pick your freebie favorites!


If your order is over $150, don’t use the code, because YOU’RE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards! You’ll still accrue your points toward free stamps!

ALL orders receive a thank you card from me!


If you prefer, call or a text me to order: 618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018