Lift Me Up

Have you ever been to a hot air balloon festival or had a ride in one?  I have not but I have seen them from a distance.  All the balloons in the air look amazing and beautiful.  Each one is different and they are all so colorful.  Personally, I would probably be scared to death to ride in one.  I am not really fond of heights although I don’t have Acrophobia (fear of heights).

The stamp set I used in this card is called Lift Me Up.  It was in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and was carried over  into the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It has a set of matching Thinlit called Up & Away which make it so easy to cut out the balloons.

I used our new Embossing Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks to make the clouds.  I purposely didn’t try to smooth out the clouds because I wanted them to look a little fluffy.  Stampin’ Up!  Embossing past is amazing.  It is really easy to work with and dries fairly quickly so you don’t have to wait all day to continue making your project.  Stampin’ Up! even sells a set of three Palette Knives to help you spread the Embossing Paste evenly.

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Christmas In July

Ho, ho, ho! The Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give new recruits a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)! With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Here is the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set!


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Stamping Craziness & True Friends

As some of you might know, Rob and I had been looking for a cottage on Lake Ontario for a while.  Cottages are really hard to find in this area.  They either stay in families forever or are sold to people the owner’s already know.  We lucked into finding a beautiful place and moved here for the summer last week.  I had to make quite a few trips with all my Stampin’ Up! products (as you can imagine).  Then I had to figure out how I was going to store everything and lastly, where I was going to stamp.  It is a process for sure!

The first card I made at the cottage is the one you will see on Friday for our Stamp Off Challenge.  First, it took me about a half hour just to find everything.  Then I couldn’t decide what products I should use for the card.  The whole process took a couple of hours and my table looked like this!

I probably should have taken the salt & pepper shakers off the table and perhaps the candles too, but you get the idea.  Luckily, my stampin’ buddy still likes stamping with me at the cottage.

She couldn’t quite figure out how to get under the table but apparently this was good enough for now.  Usually she sleeps at my feet.  It might have something to do with the rubs she gets!

You Move Me

You Move Me is a Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog that might go un-noticed if you didn’t know what it was all about.  It is a two step stamp set that has matching dies called Move Me.  Yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle!

The fun thing about this set is when you put them together it looks like the butterfly and hummingbird flap their wings.  It is very awesome.

Here is a video that Stampin’ Up! made showing you how it works:

Isn’t that cool?!?

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Inspiration With Wood Words

Sometimes I see things in magazines or on the internet that catch my eye.  I think, I can make a card using that design.  The other day I ran across this picture:

I think this is an adorable dresser but it also gave me an idea for a card.  I received a free (one of many free) stamp sets at Stampin’ Up! OnStage last April.  One of the sets I got is called Wood Words.  It is not really my style of stamps but it fit this project perfectly!

As you can see (or maybe you can’t) but I actually sponged each of the squares and rectangles with Crumb Cake Ink.  Buffy will be so proud!

Wood words does have a matching set of Framelits called Wood Crate Framelits and if you buy both in a Bundle you can save 10%! 
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