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Stampin'Up! Wishing You & Mosaic Punch!

Happy Saturday! Hope you have some fun things planned for this Labor Day weekend, and that you have designated some time to get your fingers inky!

Today's card is one I designed for Crystal's party last night. They are a fun group of girls! I used a card from the display boards at convention as my inspiration. I used the Wishing You stamp set from the Holiday Catalog with Season of Style Washi Tape, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, the Mosaic punch and the Artisan Label punch!

Mosaic Washi 1

Inside is stamped with more images from Wishing You. This set is perfect for your quick Christmas card-making! It has a gretting, an inside wish, and fun gift images that could be used for birthdays too!

Mosaic Washi 3

A close-up of the "ornaments" on the card front. I added a tied bow of Cherry Cobbler Bakers' Twine and one little Basic Jewel Rhinestone for some bling!

Mosaic Washi 2

This "ornament" was made by punching Old Olive cardstock with the Mosaic punch first, then punching the Artisan Label around the negative image.

Mosaic Washi 4

I attached the "ornaments" to the card front with snips of Stampin' Dimensionals:

Mosaic Washi 5

Supplies: Wishing You #131748 $14.95 Wood, #131751 $11.95 Clear

               Mosaic Punch #131267 $15.95     Artisan Label Punch #130920 $15.95

               Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155 $4.95

               Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder #132174 $7.95

You can order these and all your crafting supplies by clicking on the "Shop Now" button on the upper left side of this blog!

All orders of $25 or more qualify for my "Bluesox Rewards" program!

That's all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! A Banner Christmas and Santa's List!

Good morning! I have another Christmas card swap for you today by Anne Betty from my monthly swap!

Without further ado:

Ann betty 1

And inside:

Ann betty 2

Supplies used:

Stamps: A Banner Christmas, Santa's List

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Naturals White, Season of Style Designer Paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Misc: SNAIL adhesive, Big Shot, Stylis Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Squares Collection Framelits, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Paper Snips, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine,

That's all for now! Today is another Liam day! yay! Then I have  workshop in Nashville, IL tonight with Crystal & her friends! It's going to be a great day!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!





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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle New Promotion Starts TODAY!

Good morning! I'm going to start right off with my newest creation, then I will give you the details of the NEW Stampin' Up! promotion, Butterfly Bundle, that just happens to involve two of the products used in todays' card!

Potpourri medley 1

For my card base I cut Basic Black cardstock with the new Circle Card Thinlets Die, layered with Modern Medley Designer Paper. The Pink Pirouette scallop circle was cut with the scallop circle thinlet included in the set, (although when compared with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch they are just about identical in size)

The Butterfly Bundle products used are butteflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. How does 15% off when purchased as a bundle sound?

The butterfly was stamped with Versamark after rubbing the Pink Pirouette cardstock with an Embossing Buddy, then sprinkling with Black Embossing Powder. After heating with the Heat Tool, it was punched with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

ALL of the black images on this card are black heat-embossed. The black-embossed "wish big" from A Dozen Thoughts has a Pink Pirouette Papillon Potpourri butterfly stamped behind it. It is cut out with a cute little label die that is included in the 10-piece Circle Card Thinlet Die set!

Potpourri medley 2

Above shows  the card as it is "flipping" . . . .

Potpourri medley 3
And now flipped! The wording here is from the Express Yourself Hostess set.

Now for the details of this new special:

Butterfly bundle
Butterfly bundle two

Click Download Flyer_ButterflyBundle_Demo_8.29-9.30.2013_US-3

to print your own copy of the flyer!

You can go to my Online Store by clicking on the "Shop Now" button in the upper left side of this blog to order the Thinlet Card Dies, the Papillon Potpourri Bundle, or anything else you might need or fancy from today's post!

Remember all orders of at least $25 before shipping and tax qualify for my Bluesox Rewards tokens!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Halloween Hello, Halloween Bash, & Undefined Stamp Carving Kit!

Good morning! Are you ready to get ready for Halloween yet? After yesterday's post, I'm in the mood!

Today I have the rest of the Halloween-themed swaps from my monthly group, and they are pretty neat!

First up, Raedean Shibata used Halloween Hello (#131718 Wood $18.95, #131721 Clear $14.95) with the 1" Square Punch (#124094 $15.95) and the Postage Stamp Punch (#122344 $15.95) for her creation:

Raedean shibata 1 posted

Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, & Whisper White were her color palette, then she added some Witches' Brew Designer Paper (#132185 $10.95) and some Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (#132156 $4.95).

Raedean used the new Undefined Stamp Carving Kit (#133402 $19.95) to create her own personalized name stamp for the back of her card! Cool!

Raedean shibata 2 posted

Next, Ruth Anne Lilley used Halloween Bash (#130577 Wood $20.95, Clear #130580 $15.95), Witches' Brew Designer Paper, and the Label Card Thinlets Die (#133479 $32.95) for her fun creation:

Ruth anne lilley 1 posted

When the label "flips", it shows the "happy halloween" from Teeny Tiny Wishes (#128748 Wood $36.95, #127802 Clear $26.95)

Ruth anne lilley 2 posted

Lastly for today, Susie Wood created this fun easel card with Halloween Hello, Witches' Brew Desinger Paper, and a faux iris-folding technqiue!

Susie wood 1 posted

Side view of the easel:

Susie wood 2 posted

So fun! That's all for today! I have a BUNCH of stamping and paper-cutting to do today! I have two workshops in a row starting tomorrow!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Halloween Happiness!

Good morning! One of my monthly swaps arrived over the weekend and I had a chance to take photos yesterday, so here are a few using the new Holiday Catalog set, Holiday Happiness (Wood-Mount-only #131859 $9.95) :

Jan rodrian 1

Jan Rodrian used the birch paper ribbon from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (#133463 $19.95) for the front of her card. Great out-of-the-box use for this kit! She cut the oval opening with one of the Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381 $26.95)

Jan rodrian 2

Linda Pagel used Witches Brew Designer Paper (#132185 $10.95) and the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder (#127749 $7.95) as her background for the Tangerine Tango (#123106 $4.75) heat-embossed image!

Linda pagel 1

She used images from Halloween Hello (wood #131718 $18.95, clear #131721 $14.95) for the inside:

Linda pagel 2

Mary Waring used Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805 $14.95 for twelve 12 x 12 sheets), the 1" Circle Punch (#119868 $12.95), and Orange Stampin' Glitter from the Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter pack (#132206 $7.95) to add sparkle to her card:

Mary waring p

That's all for now! Today is another Liam day! yay! I am really enjoying spending time with him, even though it does cut into my stamping time. It is actually forcing me to be more organized so I can accomplish more in the evenings, so it's working out for the best all the way around!

Last week I got to take care of both Liam and Jaxon at Jaxon's house TWO different days! Here's Liam learning to ride on Jaxon's tractor the first day:

Liam ridiing

The second day I found Jaxon & Liam having a party jumping on Cohen's bed!

Jaxon & liam 1

Jaxon & liam 2

Things sure can't  get boring when you hang with these guys!

I know I am very blessed! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Flower Shop Slider Card!

Good Monday mornin' to you! We had a BLAST yesterday at Jessica's, celebrating our August Birthdays! Here's some glimpses of our pool time (we weren't even all in yet!):


Liam loves the water! He stayed in the whole time, almost 2 hours, and never complained at all!


Jaxon not so much. As soon as PaPa came out, he was ready to spend the rest of the afternoon on his lap!


Oakley got to dabble his toes a bit for his first outing at the pool:


Getting ready to take some underwater pics:


It truly was a lovely afternoon. I got a little bit of sun, which is hard for me because I have to be very careful with sunscreen (my face is allergic to all kinds), but no burn, so that's good!

It was an afternoon of lunch, gifts for all the August birthday peeps, pool, then supper and games! Fun!

Today's card is a slider I received in a swap in June. There are tutorials out there for this one, but I haven't personally made one yet. Hmmm. . . guess I need to figure this one out!

This one combined the Flower Shop  and Mixed Bunch stamps  with the Pansy and Blossom punches.

Slider 1 posted

The greeting is from the Express Yourself Hostess set.

Slider 2 posted

When the slider is opened it reveals a phrase from the Label Love!

That's all for now! It's a Liam day, so I'm outta here!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

 Good morning! Today is the day we celebrate all SIX of our family's August birthdays! Yay! Almost every month a family member has a birthday we all get together on the Sunday closest to the date for a family dinner. August is our biggest birthday month: Liam on the 3rd, Ava on the 5th, Kimberly on the 14th, Ben on the 23rd, me on the 24th, and Cody on the 31st. Since the birthdays just go on and on all month, we just pick a day, and today is it! We are going to Jessica's after church today for dinner, and then if the weather cooperates (which finally it has started being HOT like summer should be!) we will go swimming! Now, you know our family is big, (there are 17 of us now!) so we have a real fun time when we all get in the pool together! We divide up into teams and have relay races, create a "whirlpool", and just generally enjoy the time together! I can't wait!

Now that you know what kind of day I'm looking forward to, here are my swaps for Sunday Swap Day! My cards today are from on of the convention swaps I participated in. I'm sure glad I sent my swaps to convention with my downline girls!

Amy Combs created this fun card with the Snow Day stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. She also used the Festive Flurries stamp set, a Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Silver Ribbon, and Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon! That cute little snowman is perfect stamped in Smoky Slate ink!

Amy combs snowy day

Next, Catherine Stephenson used Christmas Collectibles stamps, the Christmas Ornament Punch, Joy to the World stamps, Winter Frost Specialty Paper,  and the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder to create her "clean and simple" card:

Catherine stephenson christmas collectibles

The name on this card simply said "Donna". Donna silver-heat-embossed the Festive Flurry snowflake and cut it out with the Festive Flurry Framelits. A Basics Glimmer Brad adorns the snowflake center. She used Smokey Slate and Pool Party cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, and a Silver Foil Sheet cut with one of the Expressions Thinlits Dies for the "merry"! A lot of work went into this card, it's a shame she didn't include her full name.

Donna festive flurry


Last but certainly not least, Gina Cardera used the Calm Christmas stamp set for her swap. The dove was stamped on Smokey Slate ink on the Shimmery White cardstock, then layered on Brushed Silver. "Peace on Earth" from the same set was stamped on the Winter Frost Specialty Paper layer with Smoky Slate ink.

A Frosted Finishes Embellishment is the perfect final touch!


Gina cardera calm christmas

That's all for now! I'm off to church, then to Jessica's and our family fun day!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin'Up! Bat Spinner Card!

 Good morning! Today is my birthday, and I'm sharing it with my Holiday Catalog Open House stampers, so it should be a fun day!

Today's swap is from a "cards that move" swap I participated in. This is a 'spinner card" because the bat is mounted on dimensionals and a penny that "spins" on the Word Window-punched track when you tip the card from side to side!

Bat spinner 1

 I love the way the creator of this card used a punched circle to make the half-moon mask, then used a Color Spritzer to spritz Basic Black reinker around it. The "Happy Halloween" greeting is from the That's the Ticket stamp set, punched with the Ticket Duo punch.

Bat spinner 2

The bat is a combination of the Owl Builder Punch (I just LOVE this punch!) and the  a circle punch. The eyes and mouth are hand-drawn with the White Gel Pen, and all of the edges are sponged with Whisper White Craft ink!

That's all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Wonderful Wreath Completed!

Good morning! Today is a special day! My baby boy, Ben, turns 21 today! Ahhhhhh!

Here's a recent picture of Ben:


I'm so proud of him. He has grown into a fine young man; loving, kind, thoughtful. He really thinks things through. He's working and going to school, and although he hasn't exactly found his job goal, he's still working on it!

Ben is #6 in my Payne Clan. Until Ben arrived, I always felt our family wasn't complete yet. At the dinner table, I would look around at my happy, crazy bunch of kids and I just knew we weren't all here yet. After Ben's birth, I knew I was done. He is just the icing on my cake!

Today's card you have seen before HERE, but I wanted to show you the completed card with the inside:

Wonderful wreath 1

Wonderful Wreath and Joy to the World stamps from the Holiday Catalog were used on the card front, with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions folder for depth. We will be using ovals from the Large Oval and Extra Large Oval punches and a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel to create the bow. We will be using the Cupcake Builder Punch to punch the berries for the wreath!

Wonderful wreath 2
Inside I stamped a small image from Mosaic Madness, inked with a Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker in each corner. The verse is from another Holiday Catalog set, Christmas Messages.

That's all for now! I need to finish setting up for my Holiday Catalog Open House this afternoon!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Truly Grateful!

 Good morning and happy Thursday to you! Just one more day until my Holiday Catalog Open House! I still have so much to do! But first today is another Liam day, AND a Jaxon day, yay!

I made today's card for the second swap I am in this month using the Holiday Catalog set, Truly Grateful, and Sweater Weather Designer Paper.

It's a pretty simple, straightforward card, nothing too complicated or fancy, but I like it alot!

Truly grateful 1

 Inside I used a phrase from the new Annual Catalog set, Lots of Thanks.

Truly grateful 2

Here's my supply list:

Stamps: Truly Grateful, Lots of Thanks

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather Designer Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry Classic Inkpads

Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin'Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue (to attach the burlap ribbon to the card front. SNAIL doesn't stick to the burlap!)

That's all for now! I'm off to Liam's, then we will be going to Jaxon's while Jessica has a newborn session to shoot! Those two little guys play together really well for a 1-year and an 18-month-old!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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