Happy Birthday

I haven’t played with the Stampin” Up! embossing paste in a while so I decided to get it out.  One of the things about cottage living is there is not a lot of room for my ever growing stamp supplies so I am limited on what I can bring.  Of course, just about everyday I stop back at the house and pick up more so eventually we will have to put an addition on the cottage just for my stamping supplies!  I am not sure how Rob feels about that but I think I can guess!  Yesterday I picked up the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Silver Embossing Paste and my Palette Knives.  They aren’t that big, right?

To make this card I first used the brick wall Decorative Mask with the Silver Embossing Paste.  For some reason the silver color (vs regular white) is a little runnier so I taped the mask down so it would not leak underneath.  I love the silver.  It is shiny and fun!

While that was drying I cut out the sentiment Happy Birthday using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die in Whisper White.  It looked a little sad on top of the Silver Embossing Paste so I decided to cut out a piece of black fun foam and back the Whisper White piece on top.  I offset it a little so it kind of looks like a shadow.  I liked that much better.

The longest part to make this card was waiting for the Silver Embossing Paste to dry!  I think this would make a great masculine birthday card.

PS:  Happy Birthday, Debby.  I hope you have a terrific day!

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Bonus Days Are Here!

It is Bonus Day time!

Enjoy a $5 Coupon from Stampin’ Up! when you order $50 or more in August!  If you spend $100 you will get 2 codes.  If you spend $150 you will get 3 codes, etc. There is No Limit to how many coupons you can earn!

You can redeem the $5 coupons when you order in September!!

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A Rooted In Nature Wreath

Here is a fun wreath that I made with the stamp set called Rooted In Nature and my Stamparatus.  The Stamparatus allows you to make a wreath quickly and easily because it lets you get exact placement of your stamps.  You just need to make a stencil to use in the Stamparatus.   I made this quick picture to show you how it is done (please note it is not to scale and certainly not perfect).

The colors I used for this card are Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot (a gorgeous deep red color) and Whisper White.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings.  It is a stamp set that everyone must own because it has a sentiment for every occasion.

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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Special

During the month of July Stampin” Up! Is having an awesome special for customers and Demos alike.  If you buy three Designer Series Paper you get another one free.  You can pick all different packs or 3 of the same.  The choice is yours!

There are several to choose from.  Here is the list:

This is during the entire month of July!  Don’t Miss out!

Ten Free Ink Pads When You Join During July

During the month of July you can get ten ink pads of your choice at no extra charge when you join my Stampin’ Up! Family.  For $99 you choose $125 worth of products AND the ten ink pads.  All together this is an amazing value that is only offered this month.  There is no obligation to purchase another thing but if you do you will get a minimum of 20% all your future purchases.

Here are the colors you can choose from:


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Waterfront & Lilypad

As some of you may know, I live on Lake Ontario.  Lake Ontario is one of the Great Lakes.  It is the deepest of them but not the largest.  Our year round house is on a bay of the lake but we can only see it through the trees.  We have always wanted a house on the lake where we can actually see it and swim in it.  We were so fortunate to be able to buy our dream cottage last year.  Every night we get these awesome sunsets (I’ve posted a few here) and every morning we can look out our window at the lake while drinking our tea or coffee.

I made this card with Lake Ontario in mind.  Our view doesn’t really have mountains in the background because we are facing west but it is close enough.  I used a couple of different stamp sets.  One is called Waterfront.  This set was in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and thankfully was carried over into the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  I think it was the most popular set.  The colors I used are Tranquil Tide (for the mountains and trees), Crumb Cake (for the land), a mixture of Balmy Blue and Night Of Navy for the water and Daffodil Delight and Pool Party for the sky. I actually sponged the water and the sky with these colors.  The sentiment is from Waterfront too.

The sailboats are from a brand new stamp set called Lilypad Lake.  This stamp set has matching dies called Lakeside Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I stamped them in Memento Black Ink and then cut them out using one of the dies.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to give them some color (Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie).

I do have to say, that although sailboats are beautiful to look at, I bought a new present this summer.  Isn’t she beautiful!!??!!

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The 2018/2019 Annual Catalog Starts Today!

Today is a day we have all been waiting for a long time!  It is the day we can order from the 2018/2019 new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog beginning at 2:00 PM EST!

Here is a cute, short video Stampin’ Up! made about the new catalog.

The exciting thing about this catalog is there is a new color revamp.  They retired some colors that have been around for a while and replaced them with gorgeous new colors. You are going to love these colors!

They also brought back six retired InColors.  I love them all but Coastal Cabana is definitely my favorite!

Don’t forget my Designer Series Paper Club!

 You can read about it HERE!

If you don’t have a copy of this catalog and would like one just let me know.  You can pick it up for free or I can mail it to you for the cost of shipping ($7.00).