New at SU!~ Butterfly Bokeh

You know we bring you the latest and greatest from Stampin’ Up! in our monthly “New at SU!” blog hops, but this month is a little different: Our design team decided to showcase some of our favorite RETIRING stamp sets *AND* show you some fabulous stamping techniques in the process.

I chose to use the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch to teach you the Bokeh technique. Yes, there are more butterflies coming (I’ve shown you the Butterfly Brilliance bundle available now as an early release) but there are none that coordinate with a punch, so if you don’t have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (yet) or simply enjoy the convenience of a stamp set with a coordinating punch…NOW is the time to add both to your crafting arsenal.

Bokeh is a “blurry light” look in photography, and the concept converts well to paper crafting. I made two cards to show you how pretty the effect is as well as a few ideas on how to incorporate it into your crafting.

The Blending Brushes work beautifully for Bokeh: Begin by blending your colors onto a white piece of card stock.

Next, use a sponge dauber to add various depths of “blurry light” by sponging white ink through a template using a sponge dauber. I used different sized circle punches or circle layering framelits and a piece of window sheet so I could see where I wanted the circles to be. Did I mention that all our circle punches are also retiring???

After creating your Bokeh background, you can stamp directly on it with black in (as the first card sample shows) OR layer some small focal point on your card, leaving enough space to enjoy the background as well, as the “Hello Beautiful” card displays.

Now it’s on to Diane’s post to learn the Baby Wipe technique~ she is using the Arrange a Wreath stamp set that has been very popular with my customers this year!

Product List
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Butterfly Duet Punch
$18.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$7.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

April 2021 New at SU! Hop: Stamping Techniques with Retiring Stamps

Scrappy Strip Technique/Dandelion Wishes: Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Clear Block Stamping/Rooted in Nature: Sugar & Scraps

Blends & Alcohol Technique/Sweet Magnolia: Lilypad Stamper

Blistering Ink Background/To A Wild Rose: De Kijkkast

Joseph’s Coat Technique/Gorgeous Posies: Stampin’ Scrapper

Mirror Stamping/Beauty Abounds: Carterie Plus

Faux Metal Embossing/Loyal Leaves: Playing with Papercrafting

Bay Window Card/Comfort & Hope: Gifted Hands Ink

Reverse Masking/So Much Love: Stamping Flair

Bokeh Technique/Butterfly Gala: Creative Juice with Loni YOU ARE HERE

Baby Wipe Technique/Arrange a Wreath: 24/7 Inkspiration

Kissing/To A Wild Rose: Scraphexe

New at SU! Shark Frenzy

Happy to have you here as our international blog hop team of demonstrators is showing you how delightful the products from the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog are to craft with!

If your children (or grandchildren) have contributed to the BILLIONS of times “Baby Shark” has been viewed or listened to, you know the frenzy that surrounds this phenomenom

When my niece was born, a school teacher asked her older brother what they had names is new baby sister. He was struggling to pronounce “Charlotte” so he told the teacher his baby sister was “Sharky”. Naturally, she needed a SHARK FRENZY card to celebrate her recent age advancement (birthday)!

I noticed that the “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo” could also be sung as “Happy Birthday to You” I borrowed the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set (the “to you” came from a past Paper Pumpkin set…they come in handy at times like these!) for the inside of this double-easel card.

To make a double easel card, make card base 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″ and a second piece of card stock 4-1/4″ x 5″ scored at 1″ and 3″ along the longer edge. Adhere the 1″ flap of the smaller piece to the bottom front edge of the card (with the score along the bottom edge) to create a double easel card base, then add layers of Designer Series Paper, embossed backgrounds or stamped images to embellish your card.

Combined with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, you’ll SEA a lot of crossover versatility with the Shark Frenzy bundle!

Your demonstrator can help you order the supplies needed for a Sharky card, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, I’ve shared the supplies I used below (U.S. customers) Now bounce on over to Suzanne’s website for another darling animal to craft with: Kangaroo & Company!

Product List
Shark Frenzy Bundle
$37.75
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
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$6.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00

March 2021 New at SU! Hop: January-June Mini Catalog

De Kijkkast: Brushed Blooms

Chase & Main: Handsomely Suited

Sugar & Scraps: Ice Cream Corner

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Springtime Joy

Lilypad Stamper: Art Gallery

Carterie Plus: In Bloom Bundle

Creative Juice by Loni: Shark Frenzy. YOU ARE HERE

Mamie & Papyrus: Kangaroo & Co.

24/7 Inkspiration: Dandy Garden Suite

Stampin’ Xime: Hydrangea Haven

Stampin’ Scrapper: Hydrangea Hill Suite

Stamping Flair: Ride the Range

Scraphexe: 

Playing with Papercrafting: Simply Succulents

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Hydrangea Hill

StampinMak: Snailed It

New at SU! Darling Donkeys for Sale-a-Bration

We are more than halfway through the first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration of 2021 (yes, there will be TWO this year) and the New at SU! group of international demonstrators want to make sure you can use the products you choose FREE (with your qualifying order) in simple, sensational and innovative ways! As you hop through our February event, tell us what you are inspired to try in your stamping studio.

The Darling Donkeys stamp set is one product you could choose free with a $50 purchase through February, and I imagined a vibrant In-Color card would be perfect to celebrate a birthday:

Starting with strips of the In-Color 2020-2022 colors on a piece of white card stock, I cut out the letters using the Playful Alphabet dies and then glued it to a card base. Then I looked at the letters I had cut out and thought perhaps I should make a second card with them:

That little donkey is just ready to cut loose and celebrate, isn’t he! He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends and I was tickled I could create a Twofer card (two-for-one).

Which do you like best?

The supplies I used are listed below, and kick up YOUR heels as you head over to Tricia’s site to see what she’s creating with the Approaching Perfection Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Product List
Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Playful Alphabet Dies
$34.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2020–2022 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment
$9.00
2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots
$8.00
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

February 2021 New at SU! Hop: Sale-a-Bration

Creative Juice by Loni: Darling Donkeys YOU ARE HERE

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Approaching Perfection

Stamping Flair: Darling Donkeys

Chase & Main: A Touch of Ink

Sugar & Scraps: A Touch of Ink

Moore Fun Stamping: Oh So Ombre DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Berry Blessings

As the Ink Dries: Berry Blessings

Stampin’ Scrapper: Berry Blessings

De Kijkkast: Corner Bouquet

Mamie & Papyrus: Berry Delightful DSP 

24/7 Inkspiration: Flower & Field DSP 

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Darling Donkeys

Playing with Papercrafting: A Touch of Ink

Carterie Plus: Berry Blessings

StampinMak: Heal Your Heart

Lilypad Stamper: Paper Blooms DSP & Heal Your Heart

New at SU!~ Treasures of Life

Welcome to our January 2021 NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who LOVE sharing Stampin’ Up! paper crafting ideas with you, and today that love takes center stage with all the 💚🧡 HEARTS ❤️💜

I chose the Treasures of Life stamp set to use for this card~ this image of the granddaughter with her grandfather reminds me so much of my husband’s tenderness with his grandchildren, and it makes me fall in love with him in ways deeper than I had ever imagined:

The card uses the Oh, So Ombre Designer Series Paper that you could choose FREE during Sale-a-Bration (January-February 2021) with a $50 order. Coloring in the image with the Stampin’ Blends was a lovely way to make the people come to life!

This fun fold card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 1.5″ and 7″, and there is a tender message on the inside from the stamp set, as well.

As you hop along, leave us a comment to tell us what you like so we can continue to share what you love! You can order the supplies to create our projects from your demonstrator, or if you don’t have a demonstrator, choose one of us (in your country) and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

All the supplies for this project are listed below, and when you are ready, you can move to Nicole’s project…

Product List

January 2021 New at SU! Hop: Love & Hearts

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Kangaroo & Company

Creative Juice by Loni – Treasures of Life YOU ARE HERE

Sugar & Scraps – Heartfelt

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Love Always & Many Hearts Dies

As the Ink Dries – Lots of Hearts

Stamping Flair – Always in My Heart

Carterie Plus – Heartfelt

Scraphexe – Lots of Hearts/Ganz viel Herz

A Little Kinder – Lots of Hearts

24/7 Inkspiration – Love You Always

Stampin’ Scrapper – Forever & Always

New at SU! Warm, Cozy & Wildly Happy

Welcome to our “Warm & Cozy” Blog Hop: The best way to view these projects from talented demonstrators around the world is wrapped in a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa!

Once you have hopped through all the blogs, you may either feel like crafting, OR having a nap. Either way, we’ve got you covered:

My project is a sign to hang from your door when a baby (or yourself) are sleeping! If you are a new mom, you should take this advice: “SLEEP WHEN YOUR BABY SLEEPS”. You need the rest, and during the winter, we need more sleep. Let this notice keep it quiet during that important time.

The photo-realistic textures of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper felt cabin-cozy for my Naptime Door Sign and with the Playful Alphabet dies, you can say what you want to say! TIP: If you happen to drop a die in the garbage can while crafting, grab a magnet to fish it out (not saying that happened or anything…)

I made it the same size as a card (5.5″ x 4.25″) so you can mail it to a friend who just had a baby.

I’ve been really enjoying the new Water Painters for watercoloring…it’s so relaxing to color! Doesn’t the mother and baby fox from the Wildly Happy stamp set just make you want to curl up for a snooze?

All the supplies I used for this Warm & Cozy project are listed below and please leave me a comment before following the hop over to Terry’s blog to see what she’s cooking up with the Heartwarming Hugs bundle!

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December 2020 Warm & Cozy New at SU! Hop

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Freezin’ Fun

Carterie Plus – Coming Home

Stampin’ Xime – Nothing Better Than

Stamping Flair – Wrapped in Christmas

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Lots to Celebrate

As the Ink Dries – Fireside Trimmings

Stampin’ Mak – Warm Hugs

Creative Juice by Loni – Wildly Happy

Terrific Cards – Heartwarming Hugs

A Little Kinder – Menagerie Mix Up

247Inkspiration – Press On

New at SU!: Be Merry Card & Bag

Warm Holiday Wishes~ We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with Holiday Crafting ideas to share with you!

During GIFTING season, use your stampin’ supplies to package a pretty present:

Adding a card to the outside of a gift bag dresses it up and this one really rings with good cheer.

Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s “Tis the Season” Designer Series Paper (DSP) has patterns that match many of the stamps in our Holiday Catalog that don’t have their own coordinating papers? While the jingle bell paper is perfect for the Cherish The Season bundle, I paired it with the Banner Year bundle and it’s petite holly image.

To make the tab to hang the card from: you’ll need a piece of 2-1/2′ x 5-1/2″ Designer Series Paper and the Classic Label Punch: Push the paper all the way into the punch (with the edge of the punch lining up with the short edge of the paper) and punch all the way across until the other edge of the paper lining up with the other side of the punch. Adhere the *top* of the Designer Series Paper to the bag with Tear & Tape, leaving the punched side unattached so as to slide your card through.

NOTE: The card needs to open from the top hinge to be able to hang from the tab!

Hop along to Rochelle’s post for MORE MERRY crafting, but before you go, tell me what you learned here!

Product List

November 2020 New at SU! Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Christmas Means More

Sugar & Scraps – Merry Moose

Carterie Plus – Snowman Gift Tower

Moore Fun Stamping – Gift Wrapped

Creative Juice by Loni – Banner Year

Stamping Flair – Wishes & Wonder

Gifted Hands Ink – Snowflake Splendlor

Playing with Papercrafting – Pine Woods

Stampin’ Scrapper – Snowman Season

247Inkspiration – Coming Home

Scraphexe – In the Pines

New at SU! Seeing In Color

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If COLORS cheer you up, you are going to be giddy hopping through a rainbow of projects featuring the 2020-2022 In-Colors crafted for you by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world!

I felt like starting off with ALL 5 of these new hues and the *best* way to show them off is with the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and coordinating cards & envelopes:

The entire Flowers for Every Season suite revolves around the In-Colors debuting in the Annual Catalog: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight! It’s amazing how beautifully these colors work together and shine on their own, as well.

These card require no (or very little) stamping, and can be put together in minutes with just a bit of adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and a few embellishments in addition to the Memories & More products above:

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The LOVE card on the Just Jade base is as simple as it gets: Just adhere one of the 4″x6″ cards to the front of the cards and tuck it into the envelope!

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The card bases have a dotted frame you can center the smaller 2″x3″ card on. I cut a few sentiments (see below) from another one of the M&M cards to add emphasis, reminding me of the song I sung to my babies (and now they sing to their babies) on this Magenta Madness card.

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Layer a large and small card together, as on a Misty Moonlight version and add a bit of lace trim to make a blue Christmas card:

There really are flowers for EVERY season! Cinnamon Cider is the best neutral base for all the rest! On the card above, I used the stickers from the card pack for a focal point and sentiment.

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I finally pulled out a stamp for the sentiment on the Bumblebee card and used the In-Color Markers to ink it up on a tag from the sticker sheet.

Would love to hear how you liked these cards before hop on over to see Tricia playing with patterns and In Colors!

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Contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to purchase the products shown. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the links below!

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July 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Creative Juice by Loni – In Color Memories & More Cards

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Pattern Play with In Color

As the Ink Dries – Moonlight, Jade & Whale Done

A Crowning Creation – Lovely You In Color

Stamping Flair – Fancy Phrases In Colour

Gifted Hands Ink – Misty Moonlight

A Little Kinder – Bumblebee

Moore Fun Stamping – Pretty Parasol In Color

Jemini Crafts – In Colour Postage for You

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – In Colors

Playing with Paper Crafting – Tasteful Touches In Colour

Terryfic Cards – Just Jade

247inkspiration – In Color Flowers for Every Season Suite

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New at SU!- Sunflowers are for Celebrating!

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With the premier of the NEW 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog at the beginning of June, our International group of demonstrator friends are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas featuring our favorite new FLORAL stamps!

It was a surprise to me, but the Celebrate Sunflowers have cheered me up immensely after the uncertainty of the past few months:

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I paired it with my beloved Buffalo Check background in a vibrant new In Color: Magenta Madness! Isn’t that just so Daisy Duke?

Even the inside of the card brings a smile to my face:

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The Stitched Rectangle and Stitched So Sweetly dies made the layers come together quickly. I know you may be as anxious as I am to get your hands on the NEW Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine and here’s some good news: The standard machine will be available for customer orders on September 1st!

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Would love to hear from you, then hop over to Tricia’s blog!

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June 2020 New At SU! Roll:

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Lovely You Bundle

Create With Cheryl – Tasteful Touches

Moore Fun Stamping – Ornate Garden

247inkspiration – Jar of Flowers

Playing with Paper Crafting – Celebrate Sunflowers

The Pampered Stamper – Prized Peony

StampinScrapper – Peony Garden

Margriet Siekman – Jar of Flowers

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – Celebrate Sunflowers

Creative Juice by Loni – Celebrate Sunflowers

New at SU: Happy Trails to Happy Tails

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Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop: Today our international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are hosting a “Retirement Parade” showing you some of our favorite stamps that will be retired by June 2nd.

I chose the Happy Tails stamp set in memory of my walking companion of 10 years who we had to say good-bye to not long ago. While Tiger (my dog) wasn’t a Dalmation, it seemed to fit this fun-fold card perfectly:IMG_5341-(W)-2

It’s a tri-fold card and I started with a 12″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock (scored at 4″ and 8″) and used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame on the front flap of the card.  IMG_5343-(W)

Once the card is completely open, there is plenty of space to write your message:

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The Happy Tails stamp set is retiring, but the Dog Builder Punch will be carrying over to the new catalog (with no coordinating stamp set) so this is the time to get your paws on both of them!

Tiger was a loyal, patient and loving dog who was a blessing to our family and is missed. Happy Trails, Tiger and the Happy Tails stamp set!

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You can move backwards or continue forward through the other awesome projects in our Retirement Parade!  You are sure to find a reason to contact your demonstrator ASAP to get something you won’t want to craft without before it’s gone 🙂

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The May 2020 Blog Hop Participants:

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Margriet Siekman- Margriet Siekman

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Terry Montgomery- Terryfic Cards

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

What’s New at SU! – A Mini Bonanza

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Welcome to our blog hop through the January-June Mini Catalog: Our group of demonstrators from around the world look forward to sharing ideas that you can incorporate into your paper crafting using Stampin’ Up! products.

I’m showcasing my favorite part of the Bonanza Buddies Suite: The tag die!

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The size of the tag is generous and gives you plenty of room to stamp. These are two tags I made to use on my grandchildren’s birthday gifts:

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The stitched edge around the tag is a detail that adds a finishing touch. Plus the animal “buddies” fit on the tag with room for a sentiment. IMG_5028-(W)

You don’t have to stop at a gift tag, take that tag and put it on a card, too:

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As you are hopping through the blog posts, pause to leave a comment and grab a notebook to jot down creative ideas, draw a card sketch you want to try, color combinations you love or pin them to a Pinterest board!

Jump on over to Germany and Anke’s stamp studio next…or if you are going backwards through the hop, you can skip back to Mary Ann’s post:

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You can order the products we are showcasing in the hop from your demonstrator!

If you don’t have a demonstrator and live in the U.S. I’m happy to serve you. You can shop the products I’ve used today in my Stampin’ Store.

 

April 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call:

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cheryl Hamilton- Create with Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni