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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop November 2018 Color Challenge!

Hey there and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November 2018!

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Our November theme is a color challenge:

November 2018 Color Challenge

My first thought with these colors was "valentines", but when I scanned my Holiday catalog sets I found for some inexplicable reason Candy Cane Season was still un-inked!

I started with a Merry Merlot  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base, then added a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" layer of Smoky Slate. I discovered I had just a few slivers of Silver Foil in my stash (gasp! But more is arriving tomorrow if the snow we're getting tonight doesn't delay delivery), so I fudged the silver with Smoky Slate.

I added another layer of Merry Merlot 5 1/4" x 4" before adding the Whisper White layer stamped with the Powder Pink candy cane "hearts". Candy Cane Season is photopolymer, so it was easy to stamp accurately.

Can I just say I think Merry Merlot is the PERFECT burgundy color? We've had a couple of different versions of this color in the past (Bravo Burgundy comes to mind), but they were either too brown, too dull, too SOMETHING that just wasn't "it".  Merry Merlot, however, IS IT!!!

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I did manage to add a splash of Silver Foil with the Candy Cane Builder Punch, which is bundled with Candy Cane Season to save 10%. I stamped the 1 3/4" x  3 1/4" white layer with the "HO!HO!HO! image and Smoky Slate ink. The Merry Merlot layer behind it is 1 7/8" x 3 3/8".

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Inside sentiment:

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And the envelope. Candy Cane Season is an "all inclusive" set!

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Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventure Christmas Greetings!

Hey there! Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goodies are selling fast; some are already sold out:

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

White Velvet Sheets from the Snowflake Showcase are also sold out, so  you NEED  TO PLACE YOUR Holiday Catalog ORDER NOW!

Because some items are gone or are on back order, such as Merry Merlot/Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon, and Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper, I had to change some of my projects for upcoming classes! I created today's project for that very reason!

Today's card was inspired by a swap from OnStage one of my team members received, so I don't have the creator's name.  I used the Alpine Adventure Bundle to create this:
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Do you see a Christmas tree?

I used the Stamparatus to line up each image using either Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce, or Real Red to build the tree. I layered onto a piece of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.

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I added sparkle to the snowflake "star" with a Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplet. The bow was cut with an Alpine Sports Thinlets Die, as was the sled at the bottom.

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It was easy to get perfect placement of the images by using the Stamparatus! I know where each one will be before I even add any ink!

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Inside I stamped the snowshoe and the sled with Soft Suede ink.

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Stampin' Up! Polished Stone Dashing Deer Swap!

Hey there! I arrived home late last night, so this morning I'm posting this absolutely gorgeous card I received in a swap by Tandra Boyer. Tandra combined the Dashing Deer Bundle with the Polished Stone technique and a greeting from the Warm Hearted Holiday Catalog Host Set to create this beauty!

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Tandra used Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, and Mint Macaron reinkers with rubbing alcohol and cotton balls to dab the colors on a layer of Glossy White card stock. After the colors blended, she added dabs of Wink of Stella to finish the "polished" look! She cut a layer of Shimmery White card stock with a Detailed Deer Thinlet to allow the beautiful polished stone to peek through! She also added Iridescent Sequins using liquid glue for a bit of sparkle. I have a class for a monthly group in Marion scheduled for this Friday and we will be making this card! I think they will like it1

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Your shopping list for today:

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Don't forget about the Snowflake Showcase sale that 's going on right now! Limited-Edition stamps, framelits and embellishments are only available through November 30th, or while supplies last!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day November 11th!

Hey there! Today we're on the last leg of our trip home from the Stampin' Up! OnStage 30th Anniversary Event in Orlando, FL. Today is also my 16th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

The Christmas swaps I'm sharing today were all created with the Winter Woods Bundle!

First, a Winter WoodsBundle/Woodland Textured Impressions creation with the Black Ice technique by Angela Waters:

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 The 3/8" Basic Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

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 Next, Karen Kurz colored Shimmery Embossing Paste with Tranquil Tide and "maybe" Night of Navy reinkers to create a sparkly background for her cut-out Winter Woods trees!

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 The greeting is from the Annual Catalog set, Star of Light.

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 Finally, Ruth Ann Lilley stamped on the "negative" side of the Woodland Textured Impressions embossing folder with the Winter Woods tree before running through the Big Shot. The tree is "decorated" with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter sprinkled onto sponged Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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 Very prettily sparkled!

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Order your Snowflake Showcase goodies this month! Only available while supplies last! (the White Velvet Sheets are already sold out!)

Click on "Snowflake Showcase" on the left sidebar after you click on "Shop Now" in my online store!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Swaps from Orlando OnStage!

Hey there! Today is the final day of the Stampin' Up! OnStage 30th Anniversary Event. I am excited to see what Stampin' Up! has in store for us today! After it ends this evening, we will be driving up to Atlanta to get about half of the drive out of the way.

Swapping is always a fun thing to do at OnStage, and today I'm sharing some swaps my team received. Today's swaps are Christmas themed!

First, a card created with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and Farmhouse Christmas stamps!

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Next, a card combining Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and Labels to Love stamps:

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Peaceful Noel stamps and Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper were combined with Copper Foil Sheets and the Sprig Punch for this lovely card. Unfortunately, the Joyous Noel Specialty Paper is already completely sold out!

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Merry Christmas Thinlets Dies were used to cut the greeting that was then combined with the rest of the greeting from Peaceful Poinsettia.

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Winter Woods and Merry Christmas to All were combined to create this easy card:

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Finally, the Wishing You Well set was combined with the Sprig Punch to create this one!

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Stampin' Up! Nothing Sweeter with Festive Farmhouse!

Hey there! I have ideas for more Nothing Sweeter creations, but ran out of time before we left for Orlando to attend the Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage event. Today is the middle day of OnStage and I'm seeing so much fun new stuff that will be in the Spring Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs! I'm taking lots of pictures, so be ready to see some fun new things soon!

Today's card continues the "homespun" look with Crumb Cake, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After I embossed the layer wtih the folder I rubbed my Crumb Cake ink pad directly over the raised ridges. 

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 After I stamped the tree in stamped-off Mossy Meadow and then stamped the outline in full-strength Mossy Meadow, I cut it out with the two pieces of the tree die from the Sweetly Stitched Framelits. It really looks stitched! The star is another Nothing Sweeter image stamped with Crushed Curry and  cut with a Sweetly Stitched Framelit

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 I found the perfect greeting in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box! There are 6 stamps, a coordinating punch, two Stampin' Spots, and a clear stamping block, all in a gorgeous Real Red and silver tin! I stamped the greeting first with Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, punched with the Christmas Traditions Punch, then stamped again with Cherry Cobbler on a scrap of Very Vanilla. I hand-cut "Christmas" with Paper Snips to layer over the middle of the greeting. I rubbed the edges of the greeting directly on my Crumb Cake inkpad. No sparkles or bling were needed on this one!

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 I kept the inside simple:

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 The coordinating envelope:

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Stampin' Up! Nothing Sweeter With Buffalo Check!

Hey there! Today is the first full day of the Stampin' Up! OnStage 30th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando Florida! Last night I attended "CentreStage" for demonstrators at the Silver Elite title and above at Disney's Epcot. Pictures will be coming soon!

Today I'm sharing another card inspired by the Nothing Sweeter "Shop By Occasion"  feature in my online store!

I changed the colors from the original posted HERE.

For a homespun look, I used a Crumb Cake, Real Red, Call Me Clover, and Very Vanilla. I stamped a 2" x 4 1/4" Real Red strip with Buffalo Check and black ink.  I love Buffalo Check! In case it retires on January 1st, be sure to order soon!

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 I cut the Call Me Clover tree with two tree dies from Sweetly Stitched Framelits. I stamped the lights with Call Me Clover and colored the Pearls with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Marker. The snowflake was cut with a Sweetly Stitched Framelit too!

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 I stamped a Real Red greeting, then added the "rick-rack" stitching with a Sweetly Stitched Framelit.

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 I tried the greeting in Call Me Clover. Which color do you prefer?

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 Crumb Cake colored pearls!

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Nothing Sweeter is clear photopolymer so you can stamp accurately. I stamped sentiment first, then the heart. The Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", and the Real Red mat layer is 3 5/8" x  4 7/8". I love this size for my inside layers because it zeroes in on the sentiment without lots of empty space. It's easier for me to decide how I want to stamp it!

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Stampin' Up! Nothing Sweeter Shop By Project CASE!

Hey there! As I am blogging this we are winging our way toward Orlando to attend the Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage event! I'm so glad I decided to get a hotspot for my phone!

A new feature in my online store is "Shop By Project"!  Currently a test feature for now, if successful it could become permanent. I browsed the projects and found a cute card created with the Nothing Sweeter bundle from the Holiday Catalog. I was inspired to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it, then created a few more that I'll share soon. The "Shop By Project" cards don't have instructions, but do list the supplies used so you can purchase the ones you don't already have.

Although this card does require a Big Shot, it's pretty AND pretty simple!

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Pool Party, Call Me Clover, Real Red, and Whisper White is a fresh, wintry color combo!

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The  Nothing Sweeter stamps are bundled with the Sweetly Stitched Framelits dies. I used two dies to cut and "stitch" the tree and the snowflake. After I stamped the lights on the tree, I added rhinestones for sparkle.

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After stamping the greeting from Nothing Sweeter with Real Red ink I used another Sweetly Stitched die to add the scalloped "stitching". The extra mini-scallops were created by punching a white scrap with the Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and then using my Paper Snips to trim off the scallop strip. I adhered with tiny dots of liquid glue.

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All of the inside is stamped with Nothing Sweeter images.

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Instead of re-creating the supply list for this card, you can find the list in the "Shop By Project" section of my online store:

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Check it out and let me know what you think of this new feature!

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Stampin Up! Sunday Swap Day November 4th!

Hey there and welcome to the first Sunday Swap Day of November! I'm leaving for the Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary OnStage Event in Orlando, Florida in less than two days! I still have packing and swap creation to do! Eeeek! It's a long car ride( 6 of us in my team member's van, plus 3 flying), so I plan to finish them on the way. Tomorrow is a Darcy day, but this is doable!

A big reason I swap every month is because I love sharing swaps with you! Today's are with Limited-Edition Snow is Glistening stamps and Snowfall Thinlets. Have you ordered yours yet? They're only while-supplies-last, so don't wait!

First, Susan Legits used an AquaPainter to add bold strokes of Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel to Watercolor Paper to create a background for the Snowfall Thinlets snowflakes.

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 She adhered the snowflake to the watercolor background with a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet applied to the card stock BEFORE cutting with the Snowfall Thinlet.

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 Next,  an anonymous stamper used the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss wax paper to create the Wax Paper Resist technique on the Bermuda Bay background. She also added a Limited-Edition Snowflake Trinket to the center.

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 Just lovely!

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 Finally, Susie Wood used a new technique, Frosted Clear Block, with Prussian Blue Brusho Crystal Colour to create this gorgeous background!

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 I can't wait to try this one!

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Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase Video!

Hey there! I'm off to a local craft fair this morning, so no time to share a project. However I would like to share with you this video from Stampin' Up! featuring all of the products included in the Show Is Glistening Snowflake Showcase, only available while-supplies-last or November 30th!

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