Lovely Friends

Lovely Friends is a stamp set that is in the 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. It has a ton of sentiments and a couple of them are big.  I mean really big.  Huge!  I love big sentiments so I knew I had to have this set when I first saw it.   Plus there are some two step flowers, leaves and squiggles.

Another fun thing about this set is that it has matching Thinlits called Lovely Laurel and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  Now the fun this about these Thinlits is they make pop-up images.  Here is the inside of the card using these Thinlits.

When you open the card the laurel and the banner open up and pop out.  It is a nice surprise.  I thought it would be hard to put together but it really is very easy.  Each piece has a slot that cuts out and you just put the slots together to make the full image.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I am truly grateful for so much in my life – my family, my friends, our health and all that I have.

William Arthur Ward said “feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” or in my case like making a card and not sending it.  So go make a card and send it to someone to show your gratitude for having them in your life.  They will love it and know that you are grateful for them.

May you always have someone and something to be grateful for.  Just don’t forget to express it once in a while.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Patterned Pumpkins

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so I thought it was appropriate to post a thank you card.  I am so thankful for so much in my life and consider myself very lucky.  I have an awesome husband, brilliant, kind and handsome children, fantastic daughter in law and daughter in law to be and the cutest most adorable grandchildren you could wish for.  I am so fortunate to have my 92 year old mother still going strong and two beautiful sisters that truly care for me and each other.  I have an awesome set of friends who are there for me whenever.  Last but not least, I am so thankful for Emma who keeps me company and keeps all my secrets safe.  Life in very good and I am so grateful.

I made this card using the stamp set Labels To Love.  The leaves (or flowers) are from a set of Thinlits that are in the 2017 Holiday Catalog called Patterned Pumpkins.  The Designer Series Paper is called Delightful Daisy.

Now, go tell your family and friends how much you appreciate and are grateful for them.

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Hearts Come Home

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  It uses a new stamp set that is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog called Hearts Come Home.  It has a matching set of Edgelits called Hometown Greetings and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

I absolutely love the sentiments in this stamp set.  There is “Joy To The World” that we used on this card but there is also one that says “All Hearts Come Home For Christmas”, “Wishing You A Beautiful Season And A New Year Of Peace And Happiness” , and “Enjoy The Warmth Of The Season”.   I especially love the All Hearts sentiment.  This will be the first Christmas in 37 years that Rob and I will be alone.  It is very sad but I know in my heart that my kids want to be here and would if they could.

To make this card we first embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.  They I used one of the dies to cut out the houses and layering it over a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock that I had cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I embossed the Santa and his sleigh stamp with White Embossing Powder and then layered the piece of a Whisper White scalloped oval.

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Today Is The Online Extravaganza & Free Shipping!!

Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza Sale Starts Today

Plus Free Shipping

Stampin’ Up! is having their annual Extravaganza Sale beginning today, November 20th – 26th.  Today only there are several stamp sets offered at a discount along with other merchandise on sale.  Again, these stamp sets are only on sale today!!  Then on November 26th, they will be offering additional products on sale for that day only.  I’ll let you know what they are as soon as I know!
In addition to this I’m offering FREE Shipping for any orders over $50 (excluding tax and shipping) during this time only.  You don’t have to order just what is on sale.  It goes for any Stampin’ Up! products ordered through me.

The special offer of free shipping is through me, personally as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and is not available through Stampin’ Up!

As I’m an American demonstrator, I can only sell to customers in United States, per Stampin’ Up! regulations.  HOWEVER – for my Canadian subscribers – my good friend and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada, Deborah Smart, is partnering with me in offering this special! That means that if you live in the Canada you can take advantage of this awesome sale by placing your order with Deborah!

If you’re in Canada, please head to Deborah’s blog at http://stampandcreate.net, and shop through her store!

To receive your free shipping you will have to place your order online through my web site using the following

HOSTESS CODE:  NVE3CHXW

I’ll refund you the the cost of shipping through PayPal or I will mail you a check (whichever you prefer)

The Hostess Code must be used to receive the discount.

Here are the items that are on sale during this time.

Click on the list to view it as a PDF for easier reading.

To order in The US:    

susanstamps.wordpress.com      shcommish@gmail.com

To order in Canada:    

http://stampandcreate.net             debsmart@shaw.ca

Extravaganza Sale & Free Shipping

Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza Sale

Plus Free Shipping

Stampin’ Up! is having their annual Extravaganza Sale November 20th – 26th.  On November 20th only there will be several stamp sets offered at a discount along with other merchandise on sale.  Again, these stamp sets are only on sale November 20th.  Then on November 26th, they will be offering additional products on sale for that day only.  I’ll let you know what they are as soon as I know!
In addition to this I’m offering FREE Shipping for any orders over $50 (excluding tax and shipping) during this time only.  You don’t have to order just what is on sale.  It goes for any Stampin’ Up! products ordered through me.

The special offer of free shipping is through me, personally as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and is not available through Stampin’ Up!

As I’m an American demonstrator, I can only sell to customers in United States, per Stampin’ Up! regulations.  HOWEVER – for my Canadian subscribers – my good friend and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada, Deborah Smart, is partnering with me in offering this special! That means that if you live in the Canada you can take advantage of this awesome sale by placing your order with Deborah!

If you’re in Canada, please head to Deborah’s blog at http://stampandcreate.net, and shop through her store!

To receive your free shipping you will have to place your order online through my web site using the following

HOSTESS CODE:  NVE3CHXW

I’ll refund you the the cost of shipping through PayPal or I will mail you a check (whichever you prefer)

The Hostess Code must be used to receive the discount.

Here are the items that are on sale during this time.

Click on the list to view it as a PDF for easier reading.

To order in The US:    

susanstamps.wordpress.com      shcommish@gmail.com

To order in Canada:    

http://stampandcreate.net             debsmart@shaw.ca

 

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A Stamp Off Color Challenge

Hello everyone!  Thanks for joining us again on our bi-weekly Stamp Off Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

Now, I am not sure if Buffy or Jackie gave us these colors but I do have to admit I had a hard time using them.  They are definitely outside of my comfort zone but after a lot of trial and error, I managed to make this card.

I used the stamp set called Bike Ride.  This set has matching Framelits called Build a Bike and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The thing I love about this set is  there is a matching Framelit for every piece of the bike.  Plus, the stamp set is a two-step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.  For example, the flower outline is one stamp, the flowers are another and the leaves are a third.  When I was making this card, I tried a bunch of different color combinations for the bike.  This one seemed to work the best.

Then I needed to work on the background.  I tried it with just plain cardstock but it looked too boring.  Then I tried using an Embossing Folder but it didn’t quite look right so I decided to use the Embossing Paste with the brick Decorative Mask.  I like how that turned out much better.

The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty.

Now let’s go see how Buffy and Jackie did with this color combination.

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