A Beautiful Difference

It only takes one person to make a difference in your life for the better: A mother, a teacher, a friend…any of them could touch you in a way that changes your course in a beautiful way.

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The sentiment on the card I created today for the #TGIFC246 Sketch Challenge could be perfect for anyone who has helped you in your life while they are here are when they are gone:

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The meaning changes with what you add on the inside of the card: Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Happy Mother’s Day.

Whatever you want to say, this card is a simple way to express your feelings.

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Poppies in Berries

Feeling “berry” pleased to share one of my favorite suites from the new Mini Catalog with you today as I participate in the #tgifc245 color challenge: 245

Truly, I vowed not to buy any more floral stamps when the January-June Mini Catalog was about to be unveiled…and then my willpower flew out the window when I saw the Peaceful Poppies Suite:CM101025B

Yesterday I demonstrated the “spotlighting” technique on my Facebook page during my Monday Lunchtime LIVE Crafting with a different card, but carried the idea into the color challenge today: IMG_4273-(W)

HOW TO: 

  1. Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla card stock, 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 2-1/2″ x 3-5/8″. Layer the smaller one on top of the larger one with a bit of adhesive in the middle to hold together just while stamping the outline images of the poppies using the Rich Razzleberry ink pad.
  2. Remove the smaller layer and color with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, then layer together on the card with the largest scalloped die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  3. Emboss your sentiment on a strip of Blackberry card stock for the top and add a few of the coordinating sequins.

It’s really easier than it looks!

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I’ll be back with more poppy-inspired crafts soon, meanwhile, I hope you’ll get your fingers inky, too!

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So Much to Sale-a-Brate!

Fresh new year and fabulous new crafting supplies to spark your creativity…debuting today!

JAN_JUNE MINIStarting with the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog: My favorite new things about this catalog are:

    • NEW LAYOUT – A bold new layout that gives us more room to show off great project ideas.
    • EASY TO FIND PRODUCTS – A helpful new Catalog at a Glance index at the back that makes it easy to find products by category.
    • MONEY SAVING BUNDLES – A fresh look at Bundles at the beginning that features even more project ideas for these popular pairs.

My favorite thing that hasn’t changed? Pages packed with beautiful, coordinating, quality products that will help you make your creative dreams come true!

Download the JAN-JUNE MINI CATALOG

To make these new crafting supplies SWEETER is the fact that today also kicks off Sale-A-Bration 2020!

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This is the time when shopping, hosting a stamp gathering and starting your own creative business = FREE PRODUCTS!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION Brochure

Click to find out more about S-A-B Rewards when you shop, host or join:

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2020 Mini Catalog Designer Paper Share

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Once you see the gorgeous Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 January-June Mini Catalog, you are going to WANT THEM ALL! One FABULOUS option is to participate in my Designer Series Paper SHARE and get one 6″x6″ piece of *each* of the DSP patterns in the Mini Catalog…for a fraction of the price!

For $15 (plus priority mail shipping to you, or pick up in person), you’ll receive a 6″ x 6″ sheet of every double-sided pattern in the Mini Catalog:

  • From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper (6 double-sided patterns)
  • Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (12 double-sided patterns)

That’s 48 pieces of Designer Series Paper to craft with! 

You may order multiple sets and save on shipping: Priority Mail Shipping is $7.35 and you can order up to 4 sets for the same flat rate shipping cost. If you live in Utah County and would like to pick it up from me, you can save on shipping!

To participate, FILL OUT THE DSP SHARE REQUEST FORM and an invoice for your Mini Catalog Paper Share will be emailed to you. You must complete payment via the PayPal link or Venmo (instructions in your email) by January 10th. Estimated ship date will be January 17th.

Available for U.S. addresses ONLY. No Refunds.

REQUEST YOUR DSP SHARE HERE

 

I’ll BEE Yours

 

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Paper Pumpkin – Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, January’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories.

With 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards and envelopes, you’ll have fun filling them and sharing a little love as you give them away!

The “I’ll Bee Yours” kit also coordinates with a new product being released in January: Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) and the Coordinating Colors are Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose.

Make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin: Subscribe NOW!

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What’s New at SU! Sneak Peek at SAB

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So glad you’re here to get a peek at what’s coming to Stampin’ Up! in 2020! We’ll have a new Mini Catalog AND Sale-a-Bration both beginning on January 3rd! Today our international group of demonstrators is giving you a taste of what you can look forward to, so make sure to hop around all the blogs.

I’m sharing the Little Ladybug HOST-EXCLUSIVE Sale-a-Bration stamp set: This is a set you can only earn FREE with a qualifying party during Sale-a-Bration and it’s truly adorable!IMG_4105

I made a large matchbox that measures 3″ x 4″ x 1″ ~ generously sized to hold goodies, jewelry, gift cards or whatever you can fit inside!

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It was surprisingly simple to make and you can download the instructions by clicking the photo or link below.

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CLICK HERE FOR MATCHBOX TUTORIAL 

There is a BONUS coordinating project below, but if you are ready to hop to the next blog (Diane’s) or back to Sharon‘s…thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to pick up your own stamps and create something wonderful.

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Here are all the hop links:

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Linda a Moore – Moore fun Stamping

Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration
Margriet Siekman – Creatief Marsie

If you are still here and would like a BONUS project, click on the image or link below for the tutorial for the matching card! Also, we LOVE hearing from you, so will you take a moment and leave me a comment?

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Ladybug Fly Away Card

 

1 for you, 2 for me: Clearance Rack Update

 

Stampin' Up! New Items Added to Clearance Rack

It’s a joyful time – the Clearance Rack has been refreshed and restocked with lots of great retired items at huge discounts. These items are only available while supplies last so shop and save now!

Shopping the Clearance Rack (and the Year-End Closeout Sale) is a great way to get some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers that will bring joy without breaking your budget. If you are like me, it’s a “one for you and two for me” kind of shopping!

Visit my Clearance Rack early to get the best selection. Things are going fast: Some have even disappeared while I was writing this post!

 

Something for Everything

 

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December’s Paper Pumpkin (crafting kit in the mail) Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more!

Start the new year right by making 12 full-sized card designs (4 of 3 different designs) which are beautiful and versatile for so many celebrations! OR subscribe for a friend so they can get it in time for Christmas!

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Coordinating Colors for the December kit: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Terracotta Tile. You can stock up on card stock to use the stamps and leftover accessories to continue creating over and over again.

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What’s New: Toile Tidings for Christmas

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This creative group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe are back to showcase CHRISTMAS creations and we appreciate you hopping along with us!

A gorgeous crimson cardinal along with the pastoral print of a countryside Christmas combine to make this card a keepsake:

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It’s really a lovely combination when layered on a Soft Seafoam card base, isn’t it? Stampin’ Up! really provides the best coordinating products to help take the guesswork out of your crafting. I used the Toile Christmas stamp set and Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, along with the Stitched Nested Label Dies to provide a background for the bird.

To color the cardinal, I simply used the Watercolor Pencils (White and Daffodil Delight) to color the bird after stamping it in black ink. No need to add water, just start coloring lightly and layering the color.

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It’s a simple card to create, and conveys a beautiful wish for a holiday of happiness!

Flutter back to Diane’s blog or fly forward to Brenda’s blog but don’t miss any of the merry crafts we have shared to inspire you to MAKE the season bright!

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Here are the other blogs: Make sure to visit them all!

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Pia Gerhardt-Scraproomboom
Pat Ertman-Giftedhandsink
Anke Heim – Scraphexe
Judi Anderson – Judistamps

Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni

Brenda Copper – Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Christmastime is Here

Christmastime Is Here Suite

Welcome to the Official Holiday Season!  I’m here to help your holiday creativity Bloom by introducing the NEW Christmastime Is Here Suite: This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products includes gorgeous products you’ll love.

This suite includes the very cool double-configuration Christmas Rose stamp set. What does that mean? It means the stamp set includes 12 photopolymer stamps and one red rubber cling stamp. The photopolymer stamps include greetings and images that create a soft watercolor look perfect for scene-building. The cling stamp is a large detailed line art image perfect for coloring. Combined, you have a Christmas stocking full of creative possibilities!

The suite also offers a host of unique products like gorgeous Designer Series Paper with foil accents, coordinating dies, gold embellishments, and even a lovely gold-tone bracelet.

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Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only.

Here are a few samples of what you can make using the supplies in the Suite:

Get one of everything from the Christmastime Is Here Suite in this convenient bundle—with 10% off the stamps & dies.

The Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle includes

* Christmas Rose Stamp Set (10% off)

* Roses Dies (10% off)

* Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

* Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon

* Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

* Charming Rose Bracelet

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