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October 2018

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Baby Shower Card for Sheila!

Hey there! Today I'm sharing a special baby shower card. Sheila's my oldest daughter, Jessica's, bestie since they were babies. Both now 40, Sheila is having her very first baby in December. We are over the moon happy for her and her sweet hubby, David!

Honored to be asked to create an "Adventure Awaits" banner for the event,  I'm waiting for pictures as I didn't feel my camera could do it justice. But I can share the card I created that coordinates with the banner:


I used the Up & Away Thinlets Dies to create the hot-air balloon. The map paper background is a retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. I keep almost all of my retired stuff. Although it takes up a lot of storage room, it comes in handy when a custom project like this comes along!


I cut the intricate balloon outline from Basic Black card stock, then used more of the thinlets to cut the panels behind it from Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron.


I used "Congratualtions" from the Beautiful Bouquet set to stamp in black ink.


Inside I used a sentiment from Hold on To Hope:


I inked the mini-balloon from Lift Me Up with Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron Stampin' Write Markers. After cutting out with an Up & Away Thinlet, I adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional.


Lest you think I am a perfect stamper who never makes a mistake, here's what I discovered after I adhered the banner to the card front. Can you see what's wrong with this card? Fortunately it was easily fixed!


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Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen Snow Couple!

Hey there! The only image from the Spirited Snowmen set I hadn't used yet was the sweet snow couple, so I created another ornament with the Faux Diamond Dust technique just for them!


I started by stamping, cutting, and coloring all of my pieces as shown below. I stamped the snow couple with Memento Tuxedo Black in before coloring with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I then cut the snow couple out with Paper Snips.


I cut the dark blue background from a print from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper pack. I adhered a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, removed the backing to expose the stickiness, then adhered the snow couple  and the Classic Label-punched sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.


After I sprinkled the stickiness with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper twinkled even more!


The "love never melts" sentiment fit perfectly in the Classic Label!


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Stampin' Up! Faux Diamond Dust!

Hey there! Today's card was created with the Faux Diamond Dust technique with the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and a sneak peek of  new stamps and dies that will only be available to order in November!

I stamped a white layer with the background stamps from Beautiful Blizzard with stamped-off Coastal Cabana, then stamped full-strength Coastal Cabana snowflakes.


I adhered a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, removing the remaining protective layer to expose the stickiness.

Next step I cut snowflakes with limited-edition Snowfall Thinlets from limited-edition White Velvet Sheets! This paper is so soft and pretty!

After adhering the snowflakes with Stampin' Dimensionals,  I sprinkled the stickiness with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for the "Faux Diamond Dust" effect!


The die-cut snowflakes are more rounded and full than when cut from regular Whisper White card stock!


I added a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake for a tad more bling!


I cut a snippet of a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the tiniest snowflake!


I stamped the Beautiful Blizzard Greeting with Coastal Cabana on a strip of white, then used the Darling Label Punch to decorate the corners. I adhered to a strip of Coastal Cabana before adhering to the card front with dimensionals.


The inside sentiment and image are both from Snow is Glistening, which will be available to order on November 1st!


I really really love how Stampin' Up! creates sentiments from different sets that will coordinate with each other!


This card is my first one playing with Snow is Glistening. I'm looking forward to using it to make more!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day October 28th!

Hey there! Yesterday was a long, long day. I was awakened at 5:30 a.m with the news that my youngest daughter, the one with the newest baby, was headed to the ER with a kidney stone. Mark headed to their house to watch the three older children, while I headed to meet them and the littlest one, at the ER. Twelve hours and minus THREE tic-tac-sized stones later, she is back home with no infection and only ibuprofen for pain. Praise God! My arms are tired from holding, bouncing, jiggling, and comforting a cranky, hungry 3-month-old who refused to drink formula from a bottle. She's never had any thing but mommy's milk, so I can't say as I blame her. I took ibuprofen before I went to bed too!

Thankfully I have Sunday Swap Day projects to share with you today, and they are all Christmas-themed!

First, a fun card by Sharon Tong-Robinson with the Feathers & Frost set colored with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers:


This sentiment is included in Feathers & Frost:


Next, Tamie Ackerson used the Making Christmas Bright set with Poppy Parade, Whisper White, and Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper for her card. She embellished with Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon from the Annual Catalog.


The inside sentiment and the string of light bulbs is also from Making Christmas Bright!


Timeless Tidings was the set of choice for Stephanie Flath. I didn't know there was such a place as Wyoming, Michigan, did you?

Stephanie embossed both Whisper White and Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder for an inlaid look:


I love this tree and the Timeless Tidings sentiment!


Finally, Ruth Bingle combined the Subtles and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Folders with the Wishing You Well stamp set:


Ruth embellished with Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Poppy Parade 1/4" Mini-Striped Ribbon:


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Stampin' Up! Another Spirited Snowman Skating Ornament!

Hey there! Today I have one more Spirited Snowmen ornament to share with you, and then it's back to the craft table for some serious stamping time! It's actually pretty neat now it works out - seems like I manage to get a pile of things stamped right before I have a stretch of time where I'm either busy with my family or prepping for classes! Then I have new things to share even when I'm not stamping every day!

Today I have this cute guy to share again, only in a different color combo! I stamped the little skating guy with Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could color him with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used Light Real Red, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Pool Party, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Basic Black, and Light Smoky Slate!


After I finished coloring him I covered his face and body with Clear Wink of Stella and traced around him with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend.


I inked "winter cheer" on the edge of my Versamark ink pad so only "cheer" was inked. After I stamped it on a 1/2" wide strip of Bermuda Bay  I sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heated with my Heat Tool.


A pretty quick and easy ornament!

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Stampin' Up! 30th Birthday Sale TODAY ONLY!

Hey there! October is Stampin' Up!'s 30th Birthday,  and we're celebrating with 15% off a BIG selection of sets TODAY ONLY!!!!


A Stampin' Up! video to kick it off!

For a paper copy of the sale list, click here:

My favorite creations with 30th Birthday Stamp sets!

Time for Tea:


One For All:


Apron of Love:

More Apron of Love:


And Cake Soiree':


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Even better, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable!  You can choose the sale stamp sets for more savings!

For $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of  current Stampin' Up! products!

* Business supply pack valued at $50!

That's a total value of $175! FREE SHIPPING!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Monday!

Hey there! We had a FULL day yesterday! We celebrated October birthdays at our house AND took our annual family pictures! I'm excited to see how they turn out! It's extra-nice to be the photographer's mom!

With all of the prep for that going on, I never got a chance to blog my usual Sunday Swap Day, so I'm going to share it with you today!

First, a z-fold card created by Tandra Boyer with the Merry Christmas to All Bundle and All Is Bright Designer Series Paper:


She stamped inside with a Timeless Tidings sentiment:


Next, an anonymous creator also used the Timeless Tidings set with All Is Bright Designer Series Paper for their Diagonal Fold card:


Kathy Beck combined the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper and a tree cut with an In the Woods Framelit Die. She finished off her tree with a splatter of Bright Copper Shimmer Paint!


Finally, Cindy Ewertz used the Dashing Along Designer Paper (a Host Exclusive in September and now retired) with the Maps, Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Winter Woods stamp set to create her diagonal fold card. She added a few rhinestones and a 3/16" Braided Linen Trim bow.


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Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen Ornament!

Hey there! I couldn't resist using the Spirited Snowmen set to create an ornament or two! I matches the card I shared with you yesterday! One thing I noticed is how different the snowman looks simply by changing the placement on the paper!


 I sandwiched 3/16" Braided Trim between the oval layers for the ornament hanger. This would also make an adorable gift tag!


 To color this fellow, I first stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which is perfectly formulated to come in contact with the alcohol-based Stampin' Blends, which is what I used to color the snowman hat, scarf, arms, buttons, and nose! I used a White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color the snowman head & body. A Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush lends snowy shimmer!


 I traced around the snowman with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to give him more depth and a look of movement.


 I used a Palette Knife to smear the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on just about every edge on this ornament! I heat embossed "CHEER" with white powder before snipping one end into banner points and adding Shimmery White Embossing Paste "snow".


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Stampin' Up! Skating Spirited Snowmen!

Hey there! There are two other snowman images in the Spirited Snowmen set besides the one I've used on all of my previous projects. Today I have a card to share that uses the little skating guy!


I LOVE this little guy in his toboggan hat! I colored directly on the Crumb Cake card stock with the Stampin' Blends after stamping him with Memento ink. Memento is the best ink to use with Stampin' Blends because it doesn't bleed! I colored his body sections with a Chalk Marker, then colored over that with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

The snowflakes inside the oval are from the Spirited Snowmen set and are heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

To give him a little more depth, after I finished coloring him, I then took the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker and traced a line all the way around. It looked darker when I first started tracing around him, but as soon as the alcohol evaporated the line no longer looked harsh or too "contrasty".


I smeared a thin layer of Shimmery White Embossing Paste over the Crumb Cake background embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic folder. The Shimmery White Embossing Paste dries quickly and gives such a lovely frosty look!


The snowflake is cut with the Blizzard Thinlets Die and has a Gold Metallic Pearl added to the center.


The inside sentiment is from Timeless Tidings.


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Stampin' Up! Spirited Springy Snowmen Part TWO!

Hey there! Here's the second spring-y snowman card created with Spirited Snowmen, Buffalo Check, Timeless Tidings, and the Blizzard Thinlet Die:


This snowman jiggles, wiggles, and springs!


Stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Stampin' Blends, and cut out with Paper Snips. I painted him with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.


I punched the Timeless Tidings sentiment with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch, then cut a scalloped circle from Bermuda Bay with a Layering Circle Framelit.


Inside I used a Timeless Tidings sentiment, adding brayered Pool Party snowflakes.



I needed thin wire, but didn't have any, so I stripped the cover from a twist-tie, then wrapped about 3 1/2 inches around a paintbrush handle. I slid the spring off the handle.


Four 3/4" white circles and four 3/4" Multipurpose Adhesive circles. Pierce a hole in the center of two white circles.


Thread the spring ends through the holes.


Add a Multi-purpose Adhesive circle to another white circle, remove the backing, adhere over the wire ends.


Add a final layer of adhesive sheet to the circles. I uncovered the stickiness to adhere the spring to the snowman and the card. These directions are paraphrased from Gillian Whitcombe, UK Stampin' Up! Demo.



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