A Masculine Stamp Off Challenge

TGIF!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time Jackie gave us a challenge to make a masculine card.  These are probably the hardest to do (for me).

Here is my card:

I decided to use the stamp set called Balloon Adventures.  This set is in the Occasions Catalog.  I am really hoping it will make it into the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.  I guess we will find that out on June 1st!.  If I had my way, most of the sets in the Occasions Catalog will carry over but I don’t always have my way.  I can only hope!

I used Designer Series Paper from two different packages.  The gray piece is from the Sale-a-bration pack called Carried Away.  You can get this package of Designer Series Paper for free with a qualifying order until the end of March.  Then it will disappear forever.  The Night of Navy DSP is from a pack in the Annual Catalog called Floral Boutique.  One of the things about DSP in the Annual Catalog is that it rarely carries over to the next catalog.  So if you like it, you need to get it soon.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure we will all be pleasantly surprised.  They are two awesome stampers and I am honored to be included in this group with them.

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Grateful Bunch

Sometimes I forget that I have customers who like soft colors.  I usually use a lot of the Bright Colors or I use a mixture of Bright and Subtle colors.  I rarely use just Subtles.  That is a good thing though.  It would be awful if everyone liked everything the same.  How boring the world would be.  Anyway, I made this card for those of you that like the soft look.  I thought it actually came out ok (although a nice pop of Calypso Coral might look good too(if not better!  Haha!)).

I used the stamp set called Grateful Bunch to make this card.  This stamp set has a matching punch (yeah for punches!) called Blossom Punch.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes.

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)!!

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Avant Garden

There are less than two weeks left for Sale-a-bration.  Avant Garden is one of the stamp sets you can get for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  It is my favorite stamp set in the catalog.  It is kind of a funny set.  There are a couple of very realistic stamps in it and a couple of more artsy stamps.  There is something for everyone!

To make this card I stamped the flower in Calypso Coral, Pool Party and So Saffron.  Then I stamped the leaf in Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  This set of dies is a must have.  It is also one of my favorites.

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New Items Added To Sale-a-bration

Sale-a-bration is almost over.  There are only ten days left to get FREE products.  Stampin’ Up! has now added more items to the list of merchandise you can get for FREE with a qualifying order.  *Please note that is you want to get any of these items for FREE you have to use the item numbers below and not the ones in the catalog.

Unfortunately, a couple of items that are in the Sale-a-bration catalog are no longer available.  The Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack and the Tin of Cards have been discontinued.

Remember, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st.  Hurry and place an order before it is too late.

Stylish Stems And Free Glimmer Paper

Edit:  I have to apologize about this post.  I had to do a bunch of posts early because Rob was scheduled for some surgery.  This was written before the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack was sold out.  You could still make this card using Sweet Sugarplum card stock and it would be just as pretty.  Please accept my apologies.

There are only ten more days left for Sale-a-bration.  Last month, Stampin’ Up! added three new products to the free items you can earn.  One of these items is the new Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.  The colors in this pack are gorgeous.  You get four sheets of Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  It is just gorgeous and is my favorite Sale-a-braiton item.  You can get this pack for FREE with a qualifying purchase!

I made this card using the new Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper.  It is hard to catch on camera, but the sparkle is amazing.  I also used new stamp set called Special Reason on this card.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Stylish Stems.  These Framelits are different than normal Framelits.  Instead of cutting out a shape, they cut out the inside of the shape.  I cut out the flower using these Framelits and then cut around the flower using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  They are not in any  catalog right now but are available for purchase.

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Something For Baby Emory

If you read my blog you already know that I just had another granddaughter named Emory.  A couple of weeks ago we went down to meet her.  As a grandmother, can I just say, she is one of the cutest babies.  When I was there she was sleeping pretty well so that her parents got a few hours sleep in between feedings.  After I left, Emory started giving her parents a hard time.  Of course, I think it is because she misses me.  Her parents just roll their eyes.

I made this card with Emory in mind.  Her parents decorated her room in coral colors so I thought it was appropriate to make a card using Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride.  I used the stamp set called Something For Baby.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Baby’s First.  This is one of those sets that you will keep forever.  Babies are always being born and it will never go out of style.

It is Sale-a-bration time for another two weeks! 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)!!  Better hurry before you miss it!

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Happy Green St. Patrick’s Day Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge was a challenge for me.  I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and I don’t even have any stamp sets that could be used.  Luckily the challenge also said “green” so I went with that.  Whew!  It might have been another rebel day! I

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Here is my card.

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As you can tell, I went with the green theme.  I was trying to figure out how to make a totally green card but none of the greens go well with each other (in my opinion) so I added some Tempting Turquoise.  I used the stamp set called Balloon Adventures.  As you can tell, it is really my favorite set from the Occasions Catalog.  Well, today it is anyway.  I love so much from that catalog it is hard to pick a favorite.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy have made for the green St. Patrick’s Day challenge.

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