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July 2014

Stampin' Up! Gold Soiree Triangle Tree!

Hey there! I just got home from an evening at Alisa's. We have some sewing projects in the works. Besides papercrafting, which I began at a very early age, sewing competes for my crafting love! I started sewing in Junior High, made my wedding dress, quilted quilts for my babies, and made almost all of our church dresses until my girls were teenagers. It's hard to tear myself away from it!

Today's card is reminiscent of a quilt, created with the Triangle Punch and embossed with the Decorative Dots folder:

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Another Jackie Topa inspiration, I changed this one quite a bit, but loved the Gold Soiree-punched tree. I used the new Kraft cardstock for my background and added the greeting from the Christmas Bliss photopolymer.

I tried something new on the rhinestones on each side of the greeting and on the star. I painted them with the Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker and it worked great!

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Inside I used more Christmas Bliss stamps, inking with Garden Green and Chocolate Chip markers.

That's all for now. Here's the shopping list to order in my Online Store :


Stampin' Up! Little Letters Spell JOY!

Hey there! This card was a favorite at my Christmas in July Class this past weekend. It's pretty a pretty simple card, made easier when you use the Magnetic Platform with the Big Shot to cut out the letters:


We used the tiny little pinecone sprig from the perennial favorite Lovely As a Tree on the outside and the lone pine tree and Christmas Messages  on the inside:


That's all for now. I'm hoping to go to Alisa's later today to sew a bit. We have been planning some projects for Christmas that we need to get started on!

Here's the supply list for today's card. You can shop for your supplies HERE.


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Stampin'Up! New Weekly Deals and Another Christmas in July Card!

Hey there! It's Tuesday, new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! day! New Deals are announced every Tuesday morning and only last one week! 25% off is a GREAT deal, so hurry to order, these deals only last until Monday, August 4th!



Click HERE to shop my website. You can shop for the Weekly Deals, the Clearance Rack, New Arrivals, the B3G1F Designer Paper Special (only available through Thursday, August 31st) as well Annual Catalog items!

Today's Christmas in July card uses the lovely Work of Art set. I fell in love with this card when I saw Jackie Topa's sample. For mine I used the future hostess set (in October) Good Greetings. Stampin' Up! gave all demonstrators an chance to earn this set free. I'm so happy I qualified to get it! Stampin' Up! hasn't released the details for the October Special involving this set, but I will forward the info to you as soon as they do!

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Inside using a phrase from soon-to-be-retired More Merry Messages:

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One more view with the coordinating envelope:

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That's all for now! Here's your shopping list for my Online Store:

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Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor for Christmas in July!

Hey there! I still have a few more of my Christmas in July cards to share with you. Today I have another Jackie Topa inspiration using Everything Eleanor:

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This was  a fun card to make! The wreath is a medallion stamp in the set, and the birdie stamp has been enhanced with a Real Red marker and  a Project Life Journaling Pen for an authentic cardinal look.The Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape along the sides frames it all perfectly!


The soon-to-be-retiring More Merry Messages provides the greeting and inside sentiment!

That's all for now. You can order all of the supplies to easily make this card when you shop in my Online Store. Here's your supply list before you go there:


Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day by Angie Lisk!

Hey there! Hope you're having a nice Sunday. Recently I went to a stamp camp my downline, Angie Lisk, held. All cards today were prepared by Angie!

I love the color palette Angie chose!

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Supplies  we used for the above card:

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Here are the supplies for the above card:

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Here's the supply list. Note: Hello There set is only available when you host a party or submit an order of at least $150 (before tax & shipping). You can choose this set to spend part of your Host Dollars.

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 Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, a bit of Baked Brown Sugar, and some In Color Sequins for some "pop"!

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Here's the final supply list to help you place your order in My Online Store:

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

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Stampin' Up! Transfer Adhesive Sheet Tree!

Hey there! I have another card from my Christmas in July class to share with you today, again inspired by the talented Jackie Topa:

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I wasn't sure about Transfer Adhesive Sheets when I first saw them in the catalog. The word "transfer" threw me off. I thought, "to run through the copier?" Stampin' Up! tucked a package of these in our pillow gifts in the Incentive Trip, so when I saw Jackie's tree with the gold glitter it all came together. These are fun and so affordable! Just $6.95 for a package of twelve 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" sheets.

When you make this card, be sure you add the In Color Sequins BEFORE you sprinkle the adhesive sheet with glitter. If you add the glitter first, you will have to use Tombow glue to adhere the sequins. MUCH easier to apply the sequins first!

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Inside we are using the Evergreen stamp set, which is retiring on August 27th, along with the rest of the Holiday Carryover List. You can view the list by clicking on this link: Download Holiday_Carryover_2014_US-5

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I really like the combo of the Strawberry Slush card base with Very Vanilla/Gold Glitter/In Color Sequins. It's a fresh, modern look for a Christmas Card, but also a bit 60's retro!

That's all for now. I'm including the supply list for this card below. You can click on any image to go to my store or click HERE:

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Stampin' Up! What's Up Punch for Christmas!

Hey there! What's Up? The new What's Up punch in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is proving to be a very versatile additon to my stamping stash! In yesterday's post it was used to create a gogeous snowflake, today we have this:


Pretty cool, yes? Both parts of the punch were used to create the birdhouse on a post!


This card is another inspiration from Canadian demo Jackie Topa. I added the tiny wreath created with the new /4" Circle Handheld punch and the Boho Blossoms punch, outfitted with a bow made with two hearts from the Owl Builder punch and a rhinestone!


These little birdies are absolutely adorable! Start with Soft Sky cardstock punched with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack. Snip of a tiny bit of the bottom end, then fold down one of the curves of the heart for the birdie "wing"!


Add beaks and legs with a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker. I'm also lovin' the new Project Life Journaling Pens! They are perfect for precise drawing of little birdie eyes!

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details adds the finishing touch to the snowbank, the birdhouse, and under the birdies' feet!

The greeting on the front is from the limited-supply photopolymer Christmas Bliss, as well as the lineup of ornaments inside. The inside phrase is from the Holiday Carryover set, Christmas Messages!


That's all for now. Here's today's supply list. You can shop for all the supplies below in my Online Store:

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Stampin' Up! Founders Circle and a Dazzling Diamonds Snowflake!

Hey there!  Now that our family vacation is over (insert frowny face) I'm back to daily blogging. This has been one CRAZY busy summer!

I didn't go to the Stampin' Up! convention this year. Last year I stayed home to help with baby Oakley. (no frowny face) This year I had to cancel again (but all is well)  Friday night I received this text, "You got Founders Circle!" I'm honored and humbled to be in the Top 100 Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the U.S.


I've already registered for the Founders Circle Retreat in St George, Utah in September, my fifth since 2008.  My customers, downline, and family deserve all my thanks.They stamp with me, work with me, and put up with me and my stampy chaos!

This weekend is my Christmas in July card class. Here is one card we are making, using the new Whats Up punch, new Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, and a future hostess set:

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I used Snowflake Soiree (soon retiring) on the inside with Encore Metallic Silver ink and a phrase from the new Christmas Bliss photopolymer, which is while-supplies-last.

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This card was inspired by Canadian demonstrator Jackie Topa.

If you haven't RSVP'd yet for Christmas in July, please do so today!

Here's today's supply list. You can click on any image or click HERE to shop in my Online Store:

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Stampin'Up! Beauty of the Season for Christmas in July!

Hey there! Just a quick post today. We've been on vacation with our kids and grandkids, so I've not been focused on my blog or business at all, it's all about the family right now!

I did complete my projects for my Christmas in July class before I left for vacation. I also received my Beauty of the Season set, which is available in July as a Sneak Peek of the upcoming Holiday Catalog. We are going to be using this set to make this:

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We will be using Blendabilities in  Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tones, and the Color Lifter to color the cardinal, stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

More info about this card and the class will be going out in my newsletter later today. If you aren't subscribed to my newsletters, yet, why aren't you? It's easy to subscribe, just go to the "Sign Up for our email newsletter" over on the right side bar of this blog!

Here's the supply list for today's card. You can click on any image below to shop in my online store or click HERE.

That's all for now! I need to get into my suit, out of this room, and out to the waterpark with my family! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Stampers Dozen Blog Hop July Edition Hot Hot Hot!

Hey there! It's the 15th of the month, which means it's time for:


July's theme is "Hot, Hot, Hot!" and if you just arrived from Stella MacKay's blog, Stellar Stamps you saw her fabulous creations with the Ray of Sunshine stamp set! I love Stella's use of the diagonal "rays" of color for her background, very retro 60's/70's-ish!

My first project today also uses the Ray of Sunshine set:

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I used one of the Starburst Framelit Dies to cut the center of the sun, then added 9 banner-punched "rays". I sponged all the Daffodil Delight cardstock with Tangerine Tango ink.

A new Project Life Journaling Pen worked perfect to hand-draw the sunny little face, and I used the White Chalk marker to faux-stitch around the Kraft cardstock base.

I rounded the corners with the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board, and created the white copy-paper envelope with the punch board too!

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The greeting and the inside sentimet, both from Ray of Sunshine, were stamped with the new Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the tiny little heart from the Project LIfe Point & Click set was stamped with Melon Mambo ink.

What would Hot, Hot, Hot, be without a riot of yellow and orange blossoms? We made the Ray of Sunshine card and this one with the Flower Patch and Mixed Bunch sets at my Punch & Technique Class this month:

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"Your in My Thoughts" from A Dozen Thoughts was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink BEFORE we embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Stylish Stripes folder.

The Flower Patch stamps are a breeze to stamp with the Stampin' Pierce Mat under the cardstock, and the Mixed Bunch blossom really added the Tangerine Tango "punch" needed to make this card really bright & happy!

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We used the darkest Pumpkin Pie Blendability alcohol marker to color the Rhinestones before adding them to the flower centers.

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Inside we stamped my FAVORITE phrase from Perfect Pennants with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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Here's the class handout for Ray of Sunshine:

Download Ray of Sunshine

The handout for Flower Patch/Mixed Bunch:

Download Mixed Bunch Flower Fair

All of the supplies for these projects can be found in My Online Store.

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

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