Hello Friend

Hello everyone and welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge.  This week is a color challenge and I have to say, it did challenge me but I managed to pull it together.  Purple always throws me off.

Here is my card:

I used the stamp set called Hello Friend to make this card.  This set is in the Annual Catalog.  It is hard to tell from the picture but the background and the sentiment are stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  If you look really closely you can see a sneak peek that I used on this card from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  It is the ribbon and it is called Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with these colors.  I am sure their projects will be awesome!

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Last Day To Order Before Christmas

Today is the last day you can order from Stampin’ Up! and get your order before Christmas.  Is your husband or wife still looking for the perfect gift for you?  Leave your catalog by their morning coffee or tea with things circled in it and a note that says “Hurry!  Today is the last day” so you can get what you really want.  Which would you rather have ~ a tie or stamps? A frying pan or dies?  An ugly shirt or stamping supplies?

I made this card using a few products from the Holiday Catalog.   The Foil Snowflakes come in gold and silver or you can turn them over to be white.  You can even color the white side to make them any color you wish.  The snowflake is from the stamp set called Snowflake Sentiments and the ‘peace” stamp is from Christmas Quilt.  I added a Gold Faceted Gem to the center for a little sparkle.  Last but not least, the Designer Series Paper is called Year Of Cheer Specialty.  I am in love with the gold plaid, as you can tell.

Don’r forget to get that last order in before Christmas!

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Remarkable You

Remarkable You is a stamp set that has been around for a number of years. I just discovered it.  I am not sure why I didn’t purchase it when it first came out because I loved it then.  I love it every year but somehow it got lost in all my orders.  I finally bought it last week.  Now I have years of posts to make up for this.  Be prepared!  Oh, and it will probably retire this year so if you love it, get it now before you can’t.

I think I never got it before because I am not much of a colorer and it needs color.  Now that we have the Stampin’ Blends, there is no reason left.  Stampin’ Blends make coloring so easy that even I can do it.

To make this card, first I stamped the Calla Lillies in Memento Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then again on a Post-It Note.  I cut them out of the Post-It Note and placed it on top of the stamp that was on the Whisper White cardstock.  This is called masking and allowed me to stamp the leaves without covering the flowers.  It is so easy to do!  You don’t even have to cut the flowers out super carefully to make it work.  Then I colored the flowers using the Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with the Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  It was so easy!

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Hearts Come Home

This is another card that we made at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  It uses the stamp set called Hearts Come Home.  This stamp set has matching Edgelits called Hometown Greetings (although we didn’t use them on this card) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

Commercial Break:  Before, I forget, I need to remind you that if you want to order from Stampin’ Up! you need to do it before December 14th in order to receive it by Christmas.  Also, if you want to take advantage of the 10% off on this Bundle you will need to order it before the end of the month.

Back to our regularly scheduled program:  This stamp set is one of the cutest in the Holiday Catalog.  Who doesn’t love that cute Santa and his sleigh flying over the houses?  It has the most beautiful sentiments too for both inside and outside of the card.  The Edgelits are gorgeous and can be used year round.  Really.  You need to get this set while you can still save the 10%!  I can’t guarantee that it will still be available once the new Annual Catalog comes out in June.

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Hip Hip Hooray

Rob, my husband, just had hip replacement surgery.  He has been limping for years and finally decided it was time.  The amazing part of this whole thing, other than being actually able to get a new hip, is that he spent one night in the hospital.  He had the surgery on Tuesday and came home on Wednesday.  Now, he was lucky because he is fairly young he has me at home to help but I don’t know how older people can go home so quickly.  Everyone we spoke to that had this surgery said they spent 3-4 nights in the hospital.

In any case, Karen, a friend of mine and club member made him this card as a Get Well card.  Isn’t it just adorable?  It made me laugh when I saw it and I just had to share it with all of you.

Surprise Free Shipping On Monday Only

Monday, December 11 receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders.

One last chance for an exciting offer before the holidays! Stampin’ Up!’s  free shipping offering is for 24 hours only.

This offer runs from 2:00 AM, December 11 to 1:59 PM (EST).

If ordering under $150 use the Hostess Code  QCFECRJ3.  If ordering more than $150 don’t use the hostess code so you can get the benefits.



Celebration Time

I know December is usually full of Christmas cards and ideas but it is also one of the busiest months I have for birthdays.  I have 15 birthdays to celebrate between December 1st and Christmas Day.  That means you are going to see a lot of birthday cards.  That is ok though.  Birthdays are year round so I know you all need lots of ideas!

I used the stamp set called Celebration Time to make this card.  This stamp set has matching dies called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The dies in this set are a lot of fun because not only do they include the dies needed to cut out the stamps, there are also a couple of other dies.  Two of them make fun tags so you could have your present tag match your card.

Happy birthday Ann, Taylor, John, Leslie, Cy, Asher, Ross, JoAnn……….

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