Lift Me Up

I feel like this whole week has been Throwback Thursday.  I am using another “older” stamp set and dies from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  This stamp set is called Lift Me Up.  It also has matching Thinlits called Up & Away.  Hmmmm.  I wonder if I will do it the entire week.  I guess you will have to tune in tomorrow to see.  I may surprise you but I might not.

I also used this amazing Designer Series Paper on this card called Foil Frenzy.  It is bright colored foil designs on heavyweight kraft paper.  It adds great sparkle to every card.

Speaking of waving shiny things in front of my eyes (from a previous post) tomorrow is December 1st.  That means I will be able to pre-order items from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you get to order products before anyone else.  It is an awesome perk because I am not a patient person.  I see something new and fabulous I want it immediately.  It has been hard enough waiting a couple of weeks but I just couldn’t wait until January to get my hands on these new things.  If you are like me and don’t like to wait, you can join my team as a Demonstrator.  It is so easy to do.  For $99 you can get $125 worth of products with free shipping.  There is no obligation and you don’t need to buy another thing but once you see the new things coming out, I am sure you are going to want to.  Plus, if you are a Demo you can get a discount on all your purchases.  How awesome is that!  Just click on my “Join For $99” button (to the right of this post➜➜➜➜ ).

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Christmas Pines

Earlier this week I was talking about using some of the older but still current products that we tend to forget about when new things come out.  It is kind of like when waving new shiny things in front of you, you forget what you are doing.

Christmas Pines is another stamp set that is in the 2017/2018 Stamping’ Up! Annual Catalog that I had forgotten about.  It is a beautiful stamp set that has matching Thinlits called Pretty Pines.  I love these Thinlits because they make beautiful pine cones and sprigs of pine branches.  My next door neighbor is so talented and she has these on her windows of her house (for real).  They are just beautiful and I wish I was that talented.  I keep trying to get her to come decorate my house but she still hasn’t shown up!  She is an amazing gardener her.  I won’t even talk about what my gardens look like!  They are pathetic!

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You’ve Got This

Have you gotten and the new Stampin’ Blends?  If not, you really need to.  They are perfect for people who love to color and for those that don’t.  Personally, I was on the don’t like to color side but ever since I got these new Blends, I find it so much easier and kind of enjoy it now.  People have always been telling me that coloring is relaxing.  I suppose it is relaxing for those that know how to color but for those of us who have no clue, it was far from relaxing.  The Blends make it so easy because they blend so well together (hence, the name).  You have to try them.  You will love them!

First I stamped one of the flowers onto the Whisper White cardstock I used for the card and another one on a separate piece of cardstock.  I cut the second one out with my Paper Snips.  Then I colored the flowers from the stamp set You’ve Got This using colors Daffodil Delight (both the light and dark) and the Light Calypso Coral.  I cut out a jar from the Jar of Love Bundle and colored that using The Light Pool Party Blend.

The sequins are from the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I had extra so I decided they match this card perfectly.

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Vintage Leaves

Sometimes in all the excitement of getting new products, we forget about the awesome older ones.  Although the 2017 Holiday Catalog is full of great products, the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog has some wonderful ones too.  Vintage Leaves is one of those stamp sets that was so popular when it first came out that you saw it being used everywhere.  Of course, it has great set of matching  Framelits called Leaflets.  Any stamp set that has matching dies is awesome!

I made this card using a sketch I found on Pinterest.  Can I find that sketch again?  No, so I apologize for using it without giving credit.  I think it had three squares on it with the ribbon on top.  If it is yours, just let me know and I will give you credit for it.

The sentiment I used is from a new limited time stamp set called Color Me Happy.  This stamp set is still available if you would like it.  Just click on the link below.  I decided to add a little color using the Enamel Shapes in Regals and Brights.

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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.

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!