Lift Me Up

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This is the second card we made at our monthly Stamp Club meeting. It uses a stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Lift Me Up!. This stamp set has matching Thinlits called Up & Away and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. There are 16 stamps in this set and the Thinlits have 15 dies. Some of the dies can be used with the largest Thinlit as a background to give it different colors. You can see a card I made using these dies HERE.

The Designer Series Paper we used for this card is in the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog. It is called Carried Away and you can get it for free with a qualifying order. Just purchase the Lift Me Up Bundle in Wood Mount or in Clear Mount along with an ink pad or something else for $5 and you can get this awesome paper for free!

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Seaside Shore

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As some of you know, I just got back from two weeks in Florida.  I really should not go there anymore.  It always leaves me depressed when I come back to the cold and snow of the North Country.  It was gorgeous, sunny, warm weather every single day.  I could not ask for better weather while on vacation.  Of course, our trip home was a nightmare, as usual.  Our first flight got delayed 3 hours which would mean we would miss our connection so they put us on another flight which worked out alright but they lost our luggage in the process.  Traveling is not easy these days, although I am still so thankful I can travel.

Still, we went from this (75 degrees)

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To this (15 degrees)

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Sad, isn’t it?  In any case, I decided to pretend I was still in Florida so I made the card above using the stamp set called Seaside Shore.  There weren’t any tropical fish where I was, but it was pretty anyway and I wish I was still there!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!Product List

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Brand New Sale-A-Bration Items To Choose From!!

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Stampin’ Up! is offering THREE new items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order today! There are two stamp sets and a variety of gorgeous Glimmer Paper you are going to love!

Here are some pictures of the new products.

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For every $50 you spend, you can choose one of the items above or click on the Sale-a-bration Catalog to the right of my blog to see the other offerings.  Remember, there is no limit to how many items you can earn for free.  If you buy $100 worth of merchandise, you can earn two items or $150 you can earn three (and so on).  Don’t miss out on these awesome products!

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Birthday Adventures

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This is the first card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  The name of the stamp set is called Birthday Adventures.  I love this set.  It is such a fun set.  It has matching Thinlits called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and you can save 10$ by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set alone is adorable but when you add the Pop-Up surprise on the inside, it is really cute.  Here is the inside of this card:

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Another great thing about this whole set is it also comes with great Designer Series Paper called Party Animal, Washi Tape (also called Party Animal), Emerald Envy 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and the cutes charms called Party Animal Embellishments.  To top it all off, it also matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch!!  If you just purchased the Bundle which includes the stamp set and dies, you would be eligible to get FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

Speaking of Sale-a-bration, check back on my blog tomorrow for additional products you can earn for free.  Stampin’ Up! is adding three more awesome items that you are going to just love!

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A Stamp Off Color Challenge

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It is time again for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This week we are doing a color challenge.  Here are the colors we needed to use.

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Here is my card:

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Lift Me Up was another one of those stamp sets that wasn’t originally on my list.  Then I started seeing beautiful cards made with this set.  My friend, Deborah did a couple of cards using this set and I knew I had to have it after seeing them.  Deborah is such an enabler!  She is a Canadian Demo who I met at a Stampin’ Up! function.  You should check out her blog.  She makes awesome cards!

Anyway, Lift Me Up has a matching set of Thinlits called Up & Away.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle.  You will definitely want both items.   The largest hot air balloon is a die but each of the colors behind the balloon are also dies so it is so easy to use different colors.  The stamp set has 16 stamps and the dies have 15.  Not only that, the Sale-a-bration catalog has matching designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE with a qualifying order!  If you buy the stamp set and dies in wood mount, you are qualified to get the paper!  If you buy clear mount you are less than $5 away from qualifying.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Birthday Bright.  I think it has become my favorite birthday sentiment stamp set.  It has 21 stamps in the set.  Some are large (I love large sentiments) and some are smaller.  It is a great set to own.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie have created with this color challenge.  I am sure you will be as pleasantly surprised as I will be!

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Avant Garden

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Avant Garden is a stamp set that is in the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog.  That means you can get it for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  FREE!  Absolutely FREE!  It is an adorable stamp set that has flowers, stems, leaves and some sentiments with it.  The whole set looks like this:

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Also during Sale-a-bration you get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order) or you can join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!

It is an awesome time of year!

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Stylish Stems

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Stylish Stems is one of those sets of Framelits that you might overlook when you first see it.  I get it.  We already all have a lot of dies that cut out beautiful flowers.  I thought the same thing at first.  Then I watched the video that Stampin’ Up! made about this set (which I have posted below).  It is nothing like the other dies.  It doesn’t cut out the flowers.  It creates a negative image of the flowers and stems.  It is very cool.  Watch the video and you will see what I mean.

Don’t you just love it?!?  It is so different than what we usually have.  I love that Stampin’ Up! comes out with these fresh ideas.  It also has a matching stamp set called Special Reason and you can save 10% by purchasing both in a bundle.  I just cut out the flowers and stems and then adhered the colored card stock behind the images.  The stamp set I used is called Birthday Bright (my new favorite birthday sentiment set!).

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!Stylish