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October 2014

Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace in Blues and Golds!

Hey there! It's chilly, gray,  and dreary today. More like November than October. Time changes this weekend too. The year is winding down, isn't it?

Today I have TWO Gentle Peace cards for you:

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Night of Navy base, Soft Sky embossed with the Lucky Stars folder. A layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer cut with Stars Framelits. Same framelit to cut the white heat-embossed Gentle Peace image on Night of Navy. A few Rhinestones for extra sparkle.

Inside The Newborn King and Gentle Peace:

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I liked this design so well I created another in these colors:

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Basic Black base, Lucky Stars-embossed Brushed Gold, a Champagne Glimmer paper star, finishing up with a gold heat-embossed image on Cherry Cobbler. I colored a Rhinestone with my Gold Stampin' Dazzle marker to put in the center of the star.

Inside I continued the gold embossing with the star and phrase:

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That's all for now, but be sure to stop in to check out my final Gentle Peace card tomorrow!

Would you like to have the class handout for this Gentle Peace card from earlier this week?

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You can download and print here:

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Here's the supply list for today's two cards. You can shop for your supplies in my online store:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace in Blackberry Bliss!

Hey there! For today's Gentle Peace Week sample I went the more traditional route, coloring the "stained glass" image with Blendabilities alcohol markers:

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I embossed the background with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Folder. After stamping the stained glass image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with the Blendabilites (I always loved my crayons when I was little, these are just big girl crayons!) I patted the whole image with a Versamark pad, then heat-embossed with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder. Just the right sparkle!

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To create the background for the "merry Christmas" from Petite Pairs, I stamped the circular star image from Gentle Peace with Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White, stamped the greeting with Memento ink, then washed over both images with the medium Daffodil Delight Blendability. I then punched with my Word Window Punch.

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I love how well the images in The Newborn King set coordinate with Gentle Peace. I went clean-and-simple with just Memento ink Tuxedo Black ink on the inside.

That's all for today! There's still two more days of Gentle Peace Week left, so come back again tomorrow for more!

Here's the supply list for today's card. You can place your order in my online store any time of the day or night:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace in Hardwood!

Hey there! It's Wednesday already? Wow, time sure can fly! I created this card with the Gentle Peace set for a class coming up:

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I wanted something clean-and-simple for the class since we don't have a lot of time on a week night, so I modified the card from yesterday to make it easier but still have the down-to-earth feel.

I simply stamped the main image with Early Espresso in on Naturals Ivory cardstock, cut it out with Paper Snips, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.

I inked the Hardwood Background stamp with Crumb Cake ink to stamp on the Soft Suede layer.

After stamping the greeting with Early Espresso ink on a scrap of Naturals Ivory, I again used the banner framelit from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets to cut it out.

Before adding the greeting to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, I tied three strands pulled from an 8" piece of 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon into a knot and adhered to the side of the card with a glue dot. The Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the banner allow it to be adhered over the knot.

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Inside I stamped the main image from The Newborn King in the lower right corner with Crumb Cake ink and a greeting from the same set with Early Espresso.

Sponging the edges of the inside layer with Crumb Cake ink keeps the theme of the front in harmony with the inside.

That's all for now! Here's the supply list for today's project. Click on any image to find it in my online store or click on this link:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace is a Star!

Hey there! I'm back again with another Gentle Peace creation combining the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder, Stars Framelits, and Early Espresso heat-embossing on Vellum cardstock:

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I used the Hardwood Background stamp with Crumb Cake ink on the Soft Suede layer before embossing with the Woodgrain folder. After coating the backside of the Soft Suede layer with SNAIL adhesive and layering it to the Early Espresso card base, I cut through both layers with a Star framelit.

I embossed the Holy Family with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss powder on Vellum cardstock, attaching it behind the star opening with glue dots. I covered the glue dots showing through the vellum with tiny stars punched with the Confetti Stars Punch, adhered with (you guessed it!) more glue dots!

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The Whisper White inside layer was stamped with Hardwood and Crumb Cake ink. The sentiment from Gentle Peace is stamped with Early Espresso.

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Placing a battery candle between the folds could turn this into a really great luminaria card. Unfortunately I don't know which settings on my camera to use so I couldn't photograph the light shining through the vellum.

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That's all for today! Be sure to keep coming back every day this week, there are still four more Gentle Peace cards to see!

Here's the supply list for today. Here's the link to my online store:

You can also click on any image below to start shopping:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace Week!

Hey there! It's Gentle Peace Week! I have six (yes SIX!) cards to show you this week created with the Limited-edition Gentle Peace Photopolymer set!

As soon as the Holiday Catalog came out, many of my stampers asked where the really awesome Nativity stamp set was this year. I had no answer, but Stampin' Up! did! I ordered this set almost as soon as it became available and couldn't wait to start playing with it, and play I did!

Today's example is in classic black and silver with a touch of gold:

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I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" Basic Black card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2". I  layered next with 4" x 5 1/4" Brushed Silver.

After embossing the Holy Family with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Basic Black 3 3/4" x 5" layer, I used the scalloped Delicate Designs folder to emboss the edges with the Big Shot.

I embossed the separately stamped star and the greeting with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. After punching the star with the 1" Circle Punch, I cut out the greeting with the banner from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets Dies.

I added a Rhinestone to the center of the star for the finishing touch. LOVE those Rhinestones!


I stamped the inside sentiments from Gentle Peace and Trust God with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That's all for now. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see card #2 in the Gentle Peace Week series!

Here's today's supply list. You can click on any image to find it in my online store or click this link:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day The Newborn King and a Park Lane Purse for Alisa!

Hey there! It's Sunday! Today our family is celebrating Alisa's birthday! yay!

Today's cards are made with The Newborn King set in the Holiday Catalog.

First, Phyllis Shepherd used Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Embossing Powder for her main image. She tied a bit of Linen Thread around a fold of Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon to dangle an All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment.


Next, Glenda Travelstead used the Spotlighting technique for the manger scene she beautifully colored and shaded. The punched circle of Champagne Glimmer paper is the perfect finishing touch!


Finally, Genevieve Ko used Back to Black Designer and Silver Glimmer Paper to highlight the Manger scene for a timeless-yet-contemporary look:


This year I have been trying to make a special one-of-a-kind card for each of my children and grandbabies for their birthday. Alisa loves to design and sew fabric purses, so here's my attempt to create a purse for her with my favorite crafting medium:


After I punched the Park Lane Designer Paper with the Postage Stamp Punch, I adhered them to my Blackberry Bliss base, then embossing with the Honeycomb folder. I colored the Very Vintage Designer Button with my Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker, then tied a bit of Gold 1/8" Ribbon through the holes before adhering with a glue dot.

Greeting and sentiment are easy-peasy with phrases from Petite Pairs!

Here's the main supplies for all the cards today. When you want to order, click on any of the product images or click here to go to my Online Store:

I played with the Gentle Peace photopolymer set yesterday, incorporating The Newborn King into some of them. Come back tomorrow for the first day of Gentle Peace Week!


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


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Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Part 4!

Hey there! It's Saturday already? Oh my, I have so much left to do this week!  Oh well, most of it will just have to go on the list for Monday!

Let's just jump right in and see the final installment of my Festival of Trees swaps!

First, Linda Gutierrez combined designs from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack with the Festival of Trees Bundle to create her pocket card:


Next, Jeannette Swain added All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and the On Point Textured Impressions Folder to Festival of Trees. (there's a layer of Lost Lagoon between the Whisper White card base and the top layer)


Michelle Zindorf combined the flourish from Everything Eleanor with Festival of Trees for a "snow-swirling" effect to complement the Northern Flurry-embossed Soft Sky background:

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Kimberly Van Diepen created a fun eclectic mix with the Lucky Stars folder, an All is Calm Snowflake Embellishment, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon and Frosted Sequins:


Finally, Tamie Ackerson framed her tree with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Folder, accenting with a Gold Glimmer paper star and Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim:


That's all for now. Here's the main supply list for today's cards. You can use this as your shopping list in my Online Store:

While you are shopping, remember to check out the current Weekly Deals:


When your Online Order is $35 or more (before tax & shipping) contact me to choose one these two tutorials for free:



Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Part 3!

Hey there. So sorry for my absence yesterday. It was a hard day in our community. A very dear couple were laid to rest. They had been married for 67 years and went out of this life together last Friday evening when their home exploded from a natural gas leak. They had attended my church for many years and I had the honor of singing for their funeral. An emotional day. Sad but bittersweetly happy at the same time. God is good. They didn't have to miss or mourn each other, we believe they were unconscious from the gas before the explosion, and they entered the gates of Heaven together.

It was a hard day yesterday, so no blogging. But after a good rest last night I'm ready to show you more Festival of Trees swaps today, so here we go:

Rose Marie Coleman chose Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper White for her creation. The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lucky Stars folder, Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star all come together to make a really fine card!


Next, Becky Roberts used Typeset Specialty paper for her background, adding Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Gold Sequins, and a star from the Basics Hodgepodge Clips. I see a bit of the Lucky Stars embossing folder peeking out behind the tree. This folder is a "must-have" this year!


Finally for today, Karen Trelfa used Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, and Whisper White for her calm creation, white heat-embossing the trees from White Christmas in the background.


That's all for today. I have one more day's-worth of Festival of Trees ideas to show you, so come back tomorrow, please!

To order Stampin' Up! supplies, click on this link to my online store:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!





Stampin'Up! Love the New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! Tuesdays get an extra post because that's the day the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are posted! yay!

Each week on Tuesday morning, Stampin' Up! posts a collection of new deals, all priced at 25% off, lasting through the following Monday. This week is exciting, with TWO different embossing folders, TWO stamp sets, and TWO different ribbons included:


Need to order now? Just go to my Online Store and place your order using this Hostess Code: TNMCJ7HE

This code will be in effect through Monday, October 27th. All orders placed in my online store: this month will receive this thank-you card from me:


And all Online orders of $35 or more (before tax & shipping) can choose one of these two fun tutorials for free!




Let me know if you have any questions!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Fry Box Boo to You!

Hey there! I had a request for a Halloween "mummy" box for the class I did last night, so after doing some research online I came up with this little fellow:

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Everyone really enjoyed making him. If you would like to learn how to make your own "mummy box", I will be including the directions in a mini-tutorial in my next newsletter. Be sure you are signed up to receive them. If you don't already get my newsletter in your inbox, be sure to subscribe over in the right hand column here on my blog!

Here's todays' supply list for ordering in my online store:

or you can click on any of the images below:

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