January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Right now Stampin’ Up! has a deal on Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  Instead of the usual price of $59.00 for three months, during Sale-a-bration you can get it for $55.00 a month PLUS choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Here is a video showing January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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So Detailed Thinlits Dies

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So Detailed Thinlits Dies are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  They are a set of three dies.  Two of them are belly band dies which means you wrap them around cardstock and tuck each end underneath.  You can make them slide off if you don’t attach them directly on the card stock.

In this case, I decided to cut off the ends that normally wrap around and just place a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock underneath it.  I took one of the hearts that get cut out when using this die and glued it next to the sentiment.  The Designer Series Paper is called Floral Boutique.  Each piece is Whisper White and Night of Navy.  It is very elegant.  The sentiment is from All Things Thanks.

I was looking through my camera yesterday and found this picture of Madelyn on Christmas Day.  She makes me so happy.  Can you tell?

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Balloon Adventures Stamp Off Anniversary

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First of all, I need to say Happy Anniversary to Buffy and Jackie.  We have been doing our Stamp Off Challenges for a year now!  Time sure flies!  When we first started this, it was supposed to be a every once in a while thing.  That lasted, well, one week.  We decided to do it every Friday until one of us didn’t want to anymore.  Here we are, a year later and still going strong.  I am so proud to be partners with these two very talented ladies.  I am so thankful they are easy going and don’t mind when I cheat a bit.  Let’s face it.  I am the biggest cheater (rebel) of them all and they have not “yelled” at me once.  As far as I know, they haven’t even gotten mad at me (of course, they haven’t seen this week’s challenge yet!). The only issue I have with them is there are really bad enablers!  I seem to want to buy everything they create with!  This is why I love these ladies.  They are talented, sweet and patient with someone who doesn’t always follow the rules.  How amazing is that?!?    OK.  Enough of the mushy stuff!

This week our Stamp Off Challenge is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You are supposed to (note the words “supposed to”) draw a straight line across, down or diagonally on the Tic Tac Toe Board and make a card using these items.

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Don’t look too closely because I did a bent line instead of a straight one.  I wanted to make a masculine card with balloons but I didn’t really have any birthday Washi Tape so I used In Colors instead.

 

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Masculine birthday cards are one of the hardest to make (for me).  You can’t really add ribbon or sparkles and you certainly can’t use flower stamps.  My sons would roll their eye balls if they saw things like that on their cards.

You can use balloons!  Everyone loves balloons.  Stampin’ Up! has a new catalog out called the Occasions Catalog, and there are some awesome balloon stamps and dies.  The stamps are called Balloon Adventures.  It has a lot of great sentiments, as well as balloons, strings, confetti and banners.  I didn’t use the dies on this card (the are called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies) but if you buy both the stamps and the dies you can save 10%.  The stamps also go with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (which I did use).

The Designer Series Paper is called Party Animal.  It is also in the Occasions Catalog and was made to go with this suite of products.

Now go check out Jackie’s and Buffy’s creations.  I am sure they followed the rules, although I am not to sure about Buffy anymore.  She has been a rebel lately!

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So In Love

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I have a friend who is an amazing stamper.  She used to be in our Monthly Club but decided to go out on her own.  I went to see her today to drop off a couple of the new catalogs.  She took me into her basement where she has her craft room.  I can tell you one thing.  She has been busy.  She has been making cards and 3D projects like crazy!  Her table and drawers were filled with projects she had made.  I don’t think she would have to make another card the rest of the year and still be able to send one out every day!

Anyway, one of the things she mentioned is she thought the Occasions Catalog has a lot of frufru items in it this time.  She is more of a Hey Chick kind of stamper.  I decided to take one of those froufrou stamp sets and make a card that was not so feminine.  I guess it depends on the colors you use and the design of the card.

I have another card member who loves the soft froufrou stamps and papers.  I guess that is one of the nice things about Stampin’ Up!  There is something for everyone in their catalogs.

This card was made using the froufrou stamp set called So In Love.  I used the biggest flower stamp to make the background and then just added the sentiment with some banners.  To add a pop of color I used three Enamel Dots.

So what do you think?  Is this card froufrou or not?

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Cool Birthday Wishes

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When I went to Stampin’ Up’s OnStage Local Convention last Fall, we received this stamp set.  It is called Cool Treats and is in the Occasions Catalog.  It is an adorable stamp set and also has matching Framelits called Frozen Treats.  You can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.

One of my favorite things about being a demonstrator is being able to go to Stampin’ Up! functions such as OnStage or OnStage Local.  Hundreds of Demonstrators attend these events around the world and it is always a lot of fun.  You learn new techniques and get product for free.  As a demonstrator you also get your hands on any new catalogs that come out before anyone else.  That is always an exciting time!  Then to top it all off, you get a discount on any purchases you make.

Right now, during Sale-abration you can join Stampin’ Up! for $99 and get $125 worth of products that you can choose.  Plus during this time, you can pick two free stamp sets of your choosing from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog.  That can be up to a $104 value for free!

It doesn’t hurt to join.  There is no obligation to sell anything or buy another thing.  Of course, that is what I said when I first joined and now 9 years later, I am still here.  It has been a lot of fun.  I’ve met people from all over the world that I now consider good friends.  If you have any interest at all, you should try it.  It can’t hurt!  Just click HERE for more information or email me at shcommish @ gmail.com.

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Another Thank You

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I made this card using an old favorite stamp set.  Flower Patch was the first Photopolymer stamp sets that came in one of their catalogs.  They did test the waters a bit and released some Photopolymer sets separately but this one was actually in an Annual Catalog a couple of years ago.  It also has a matching set of Framelits called Flower Fair.

It was funny.  When they first came out with the Photopolymer stamps, I said no way am I buying those.  I love my rubber.  Of course, when they came out with Clear Mount Rubber, I said no way am I giving up my wood blocks!  Well, time changes and we all adjust to these new, crazy ideas.  Now most of my sets are Clear Mount and I do have a lot of Photopolymer sets.  I am still partial to rubber but I’ve adjusted to change.  You can teach an old dog new tricks!

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Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

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I just got back from a quick trip to drive my 91 year old mother to Florida for the winter.  My mom is pretty amazing for being 91 (almost 92 as she says!).  She takes very little medication, lives on her own and still (gulp) drives.  Now, she doesn’t go long distances (thankfully) but she can still go to the bank and grocery store easily.  Mind you, she NEVER drives when I am in the car.  I do.  I am sure many of you can relate to that.

Anyway, I need to get caught up on my Valentine’s Day cards so you might see a lot of them for the next week or so.  I decided to dig out an oldie but goodie set of Thinlits called Bloomin’ Heart.  I love this set of Thinlits because it is so elegant looking.  I added some Wink Of Stella on the cut out but you can’t really see it in the picture.  It adds just the right amount of sparkle without being too overwhelming.

The sentiment if from a new stamp set that is in the Occasions Catalog called Sealed With Love.  This is a darling set that has matching Framelits called Love Notes.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle.

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