Holiday Catalog is Live!

Woo Hoo!!  Today is the day!  The first day you can order from the fabulous new Holiday Catalog!  Did you get yours in the mail?  If you don’t have a demonstrator and need a copy of the Holiday catalog, be sure and let me know and I’ll be happy to send one to you!  It is full of some awesome new products!

Here’s a card we’re making at my monthly stamping clubs this month.  It uses the new Acorny Thank You stamp set and the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.  I love this cute stamp set and it has a coordinating punch for the acorn.  You can order them together in a bundle and save 15%!  And, notice the cute little wooden leaf at the top of the acorn?  That’s the new Into the Woods Elements.  So fun!

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Lighthearted Leaves – Sneak Peek!

I’ve got a fun sneak peek for you today!  A look at one of the new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, which will be released on September 1!

Lighthearted LeavesI got the inspiration for this layout from this week’s sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love the simple and clean look of this sketch.  I added lots of fall color to it by using the new Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.  Does anyone else immediately think of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods, when you hear the name of this paper?  We’re a musical loving family, so that’s the first thing I thought of!  The color on the leaf stamp was accomplished by embossing it with clear embossing powder on Whisper White card stock and then I used my sponge daubers to wipe a little color on with the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Tangelo Twist ink pads.  I cut out the leaf with the coordinating Leaflets framelits from the annual catalog and gave it dimension by sticking it down inside of the same cut out leaf from the whisper white card stock front.

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A Heartfelt Congrats

Hello!  I hope you all have had a fabulous week!

Last year I was asked to be a guest designer for an awesome challenge blog called As You See It Challenge.  Well, today they are celebrating their 100th challenge!  Woo hoo!!   They’ve asked all of their past designers to design a project in celebration of this special occasion.  I was thrilled to participate!


 I decided with this theme I could actually kill two birds with one stone.  I was needing a wedding card for a special friend this weekend and I thought it would fit in great with the celebration theme of this challenge.

Groovy Love CongratsSo, here’s a heartfelt congrats to As You See It Challenge for posting their 100th challenge!

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You’re Sublime Trailer

Well, here I am about to push a stamp set that I didn’t even originally want!  I started seeing such cute samples with the You’re Sublime stamp set and suddenly knew I had to have it!  (thanks everyone on Pinterest for enabling me…)  And here I am enabling you too.  :)

You're Sublime camperThis was also one of my convention swap cards.  The main reason I wanted this set is because of this adorable trailer!  I just had to use it on a card!  But I do love all the stamps in this set.

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Friendly Wishes Swap

Here’s another card that I used both for a club project last month and a convention swap.  (I love being able to kill two birds with one stone!)

Friendly WishesI can’t seem to quit using this stamp from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.  I just love the look of it!  And, I saw a card on Pinterest one day where they had colored in some of the little hearts from this design in the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper pack, which is all black and white designs.  I really loved the idea of giving a little touch of color to this paper.

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Watercolor Wings Catalog CASE

Hi There!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I am back in my office today trying to get myself organized and back on track.  I feel like I’ve just been treading water the past few weeks trying to keep up with all the activities.  And, this week will be just as crazy.  My oldest daughter is officially moving out and into an apartment.  She is super excited and we are too!  It’s great to see her grown up and embarking on her own in this world.  I am so proud of her!  And, then one week later, we’ll be moving our youngest daughter off to college.  That means we’ll be empty nesters!  Wow!  How did that happen?  I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be at that stage, but apparently I am.  :)

Anyway… back to stamping!  I wanted to share with you two color versions of a card I copied from the catalog.  Often when I am looking for project ideas I turn to the catalog samples because there are so many great ones in there.  I typically will change it up a bit as I did this one – but not much.  The card on page 129 (at the bottom) just jumped out at me and I know I wanted to create it.  So, I used it for a club project in July and a convention swap.  So much great use from one card design!

Hello Honey Butterflies Watermelon Wonder ButterfliesThe first one is Hello Honey and Smoky Slate and the second one is Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate.  I really love both color combos!

Which one is your favorite?

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Paper Pumpkin – 50% Off First Two Months!

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Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper-everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box.

Now through September 10, first time subscribers can get 50% off their first two months!  What a perfect time to try it out and see what you think.

I’ve seen a sneak peek of the August and September kits and I promise you will love them!  Be sure and subscribe by August 10th, to get the August kit.
Use the promo code: HALFOFF.

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Take a look at the adorable kit we received in July!

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Hello Life Cards

How would you like to make these  20 awesome cards?

Hello_Life_Lots_of_Cards_EnglishWell, you can!  Place an order for the Hello Life Project Kit (137949), a package of Whisper White Note  Cards with Envelopes (131527) and the Hello Life stamp set (137136) and use this hostess code:  P6DDYPN2, and I’ll send you a tutorial with pictures and instructions to make these cards.  Already have some of those items?  Place any $50 order before shipping and tax (use hostess code P6DDYPN2) and I’ll email you the Hello Life tutorial for free!


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Friendly Wishes Takeout Box

Ok, here’s one more project from our Summer Stampin’ Day last weekend.  This one is a super cute and simple Takeout Box.

Friendly Wishes Take Out BoxThis was so simple, it doesn’t really require much explanation.  Just wrap some dsp around the box, tie up with ribbon and add a tag!  On the tag, I did a little paper piecing by  stamping the “friend” part of the stamp on the various colored card stocks and then cut them out in different sizes and glued them over each letter.  I also added a little bit of coloring over some of the lines on the image using my markers.  Simple but cute!


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Framed Flowers

I’ve got another project I’d like to share with you from my Summer Stampin’ Day last weekend.  This one is a home decor project.

Framed FlowersI know this picture isn’t the best.  I had a horrible time trying to get a good one, but hopefully you can still get the idea.  This project is so cute and looks even better in person.  The background is Tip Top Taupe card stock with the scratched background stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set.  The flowers are all made by punching out 3 flowers with the Flower Medallion punch.  Three of the flowers are from Tip Top Taupe card stock and 3 are from the Tip Top Taupe designer series paper (2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack).   Then, you use your bone folder to break down the fibers and soften up the paper by curling back and forth on them and then crumple them up.  Staple them together and then “squish” (a very technical term) them toward the center.  I then added one of our new Metal Rimmed Pearls in the center of each flower.

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And, by the way – the frame came from Walmart and is a perfect match with Tip Top Taupe!

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