Christmas Gleaming

Hello everyone.  Today is another Buffy, Jackie and Susan Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to use a stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog.  The hardest thing about this challenge was to pick which one.  There are so many great stamp sets in this catalog.

I decided to use the Brightly Gleaming Suite for my card.  This is one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Christmas Gleaming.  It has two matching punches called Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, gorgeous Designer Series Paper called Brightly Gleaming, an embossing folder and some great embellishments.

To make this card I first cut a 1.5″ x 5.5″ strip of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper.  As I said above, this paper is absolutely gorgeous.  The colors are rich and it has Copper Foil on most sheets.  The cardstock is Very Vanilla because the DSP background is also Very Vanilla.   I cut a small strip of Noble Peacock Foil Sheets in Blueberry Bushel to put behind it.  Then I stamped the ornaments in Blueberry Bushel, Mossy Meadow and Pretty Peacock and punched them out using the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.  I drew the lines with a Stampin’ Write Marker and a ruler and stamped the sentiment both with Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I adhered the ornaments using Dimensionals.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made.  I know, from past experience that whatever they used, I will have to own!

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The Holiday Catalog & FREE Designer Series Paper Sale Today

Today is an exciting day in the Stampin’ Up!® world.  It is the first day you can order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog AND there is a sale on Designer Series Paper!

First let’s talk about the Holiday Catalog.  If you click on the cover below it will take you to a webpage where you can view it online.


It is packed with some amazing products for all the upcoming holidays.  There are products for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  There are bundles and Suites where you can order everything with one item number.  There are gorgeous stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper packs, embellishments, ribbons, and a few other fun things.  You are going to love it!

During the month of September you will be able to buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper that are in the Annual Catalog and get one pack free.  Below is a listing of the packs that are eligible for this promotion.

Here are some amazing samples using the paper listed above.

There is no limit as to how many packs you can purchase and how many you can get for free.  Purchase 3 packs and get one free.  Purchase 6 packs and get 2 free and so on.  It is an awesome deal so don’t miss out.  Sometimes things sell out so if you want something (either Designer Series Paper  or products in the Holiday Catalog) you should order soon!

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Sailing Home

Can you believe it is September already?  Where the heck did the time go?  Where did the summer go?  I guess the good thing is sometimes (not always) September can be beautiful in the North Country.  Let’s hope it is this year.

As most of you know by now, Stampin’ Up!® puts products together in Suites.  Then, if you like everything in a Suite they give you one time number so you can purchase it all without having to enter tons of numbers.  I love that!  This card was made using various products from the Come Sail Away Suite and yes, I did purchase everything in this Bundle so I could use one number (#15275) and get it all.  For $94.75 you get the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas Embossing Folder, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, Baker’s Twine and the Sail Away Trinkets.

To make this card I first stamped the lighthouse in Crumb Cake Ink and cut it out using the coordinating die.  Then I cut out the captain’s wheel in Crumb Cake cardstock.  If you look closely you can see that this die embosses as well as cuts.  I cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the sea gulls in the corner and adhered that to a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment and the two lines (they are not called ropes as my sailor husband tells me) are from the Memories & More card pack.  They have adhesive on the back so you just need to stick them down.

Wednesday is the day you can begin to order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  If you are local and would like one just let me know and I will put one out for you.  If you would like a copy mailed to you, you just need to pay for postage.  Those of you who ordered $50 or more in the past 12 months should get one free in the mail.  Actually, you should have already gotten it so if you haven’t let me know.

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Daisy Lane Wreath

Here is another card I made to thank people for my birthday presents.  It uses the Stitched All Around stamp set and matching dies called Stitched Labels again (if you didn’t see my previous card using this bundle, you can check it out here).  I also used the stamp set called Daisy Lane for the wreath made out of the flowers.

To make this card, I first used my wreath builder stencil and the flower from the stamp set called Daisy Lane.  I stamped it numerous times in a circle using Crushed Curry Ink.  Then I stamped the thank you sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out using the coordinating die from Stitched Labels.  I backed this with a circle I punched out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhered it to the center of the flower wreath.

After that I masked off a stamp from Flourishing Phrases so that I would only ink up the words “so very much”.  A lot of people cut their stamps so they don’t have to mask them.  Honestly, this would give me hives.  It is so easy to mask off a section of a stamp using Washi Tape or something similar.  You just place the tape over the words you don’t want to use, ink the stamp, pull off the tape and stamp it onto a piece of paper.  Only the words that on ink will show.  Then I cut it out using the Classic Label Punch.

On a side note:  Happy Birthday, Peter.  We are looking forward to seeing you soon!!

There are only two days left to get the great deal on a Starter Kit.  If you join my team before the end of August you will get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!  Click on the Join Now button to the right of this post!

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Birthday Cards

Last week was my birthday and I received the most beautiful cards that I want to share with you.

This first card was made by my BFF Buffy.  First of all, you need to sit down.  Buffy sent me this card a full week before my birthday!  Buffy’s normal philosophy is you get a birthday month and not just one day so she usually sends cards a little late but as long as they arrive in your birthday month she is good.  Just look at this card.  It is gorgeous!

This next card was sent by Debby.  Debby comes to my classes every month.  I give the participants a challenge where they have to make a card using either a sketch, colors or theme.  Debby makes gorgeous cards every time.  She is a CAS (Clean and Simple) card maker like me.  I love every one of her cards!

This next card was made by Jackie.  Jackie is part of BS & J Productions and our Stamp Off Challenge so if you follow my blog you know that she makes amazing cards.  She has a great eye for colors and often puts colors together that I would never think of.  Every single one is gorgeous and I CASE (Copy And Share Everything) her often.  She also picks different stamp sets than I normally would and has made me purchase quite a few of them so she is an expensive friend!

This next card was made by Char.  She is a long time friend and one of my downline.  Char is so talented.  She makes such bright and cheery cards and this is no exception.  She teaches classes at the local library and has quite a following because her cards are so pretty.  Every card she makes is prettier than the last (if that can be even possible).

Thank you to each and every person that made me a card, bought me a card or sent me a birthday wish.  I truly appreciate each of you.

Beauty & Joy

Hello everyone.  Today we have another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  This time we have a sketch challenge.  Jackie made the sketch using a card from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog on page 140.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my card:

I decided to use a new stamp set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog that is available in September. Demonstrators were allowed to order items early from this catalog which is one of my favorite perks for being a Demo.  If you join during the month of August you get an extra $30 in products in your starter kit AND you can choose items from the Holiday Catalog.

The stamp set I used is called Beauty & Joy.  It is a DisINKtive stamp set which was developed by Stampin’ Up!® to show more depth.  If you look at the basket you can see how some of it is light and some is dark.  That is all done with one single stamp.  It is very cool.

The colors I used for this card are Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce and Rococo Rose.  I stamped from the bottom up meaning I stamped the basket first, then the stems, leaves and finally the flowers.  I cut the image out using the Stitched Nested Label dies and layered it on top of another piece I cut out using these dies in Shaded Spruce. I stamped the sentiment is Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool.  I layered all of this one a piece of Whisper White cardstock I had embossed using the Basket Weave 3D folder.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the sketch.  The probably followed it better than I did and made something incredible!

Join my team during the month of August and get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!  Click on the Join Now button to the right of this post!

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