Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sneak Peek: Quick coloring fun with Stampin' Up Blends!

I bet you all did coloring when you were a child and had to stay in the lines lol.  But it has made a huge comeback as an adult activity recently!  Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!  Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  Hear about the features of Stampin' Up's new Stampin Blends coloring pens from Shannon:
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.  Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.  These awesome coloring pens will be available Nov. 1st (the perfect date -- my birthday!)

Stampin' Up is having a give-away for Stampin' Up Blends:  One grand prize winner will receive the entire Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (a $121 USD/$160 CAD value), and 100 runner-up winners will receive one Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack in one of the 12 signature colors (a $9 USD/$12 CAD value).
TO ENTER: Like, comment, or share the post on Facebook:
 Limit one entry per person. Giveaway ends October 31. Winners will be selected on or before November 7 and notified via Facebook. Read the Official Rules here:

Send me an email if you absolutely have to receive the brochure now with all the juicy details on Stampin' Up blends (

Or you can go to my online store on Nov. 1st, if you can wait that long  :-)
You can check out the other promotions as well in my online store!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct. blog hop - October already?!

Welcome to this month’s blog hop with Di's Country Inkers!  
Gee, last month just flew by, didn't it?!

Our blog hop theme this month is Halloween or Fall. Being involved with Stampin’ Up made me start making Halloween cards as they always have so many great inspiring ideas and projects. Here is my project:

I used the Spooky Nights designer paper and cat punch from the current holiday catalog, as well as black rhinestone jewels and the vintage crochet trim. 

Can you see how I wrapped the trim around my card twice so that it looks like one wide lace trim?  

This was a fun card to make, as the Spooky Nights designer paper is double sided and this makes it so versatile!  I used 6 different papers from this set!!

You will want to be sure to look at the new holiday catalog….You can get all of the Stampin’ Up products I used in my online store:

The next blog you will hop to is:


Enjoy her awesome project and the rest of the bloggers' designs as well, and thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of all of this month’s bloggers you will be viewing:


Friday, September 1, 2017

Blog hop with Stampin' Up Holiday catalog!

Welcome to this month’s blog hop with Di's Country Inkers!  Our blog hop theme this month is the new Holiday Catalog, which is now available!  Since I am a dog lover, of course I had to use the Santa Paws stamp set!!  Here is my project:

I fell in love with the limeade color in the current Stampin’ Up In Colors and had to use it for a generic holiday card with Santa Paws….it really catches your eye!  

The current issue of the Stampin’ Success (demonstrator’s newsletter) had an article on using glossy cardstock and there were two techniques I wanted to try. Since I couldn’t decide which one to use, I decided to use both, and also cased one of the card designs! (reinkers and water drops; also Old Olive reinker). 

You will want to be sure to look at the new holiday catalog….
You can get all of the Stampin’ Up products I used in my online store:

The next blog you will hop to is:

Enjoy her awesome project and the rest of the bloggers' designs as well, and thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of all of this month’s bloggers you will be viewing:

Di  Barb  
(Thanks for coordinating this  month’s blog hop Barb!)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Umbrella weather! Stampin' Up "stepped up" cards

It has been "monsoon" season here in Arizona - humid, rainy, wet...reminds me of when I lived on the east has caused my sinuses and allergies to act up and I have not been well the last few weeks.  So yesterday I finally went to the doctor, who told me I should have come in sooner (never had that happen before!) and I had to get two (!) shots and antibiotics.  My bad...but already I'm feeling a little bit better and food is starting to taste good again.

Monsoon season is the Arizona summer thunderstorm season and is approximately 56 days -- there is more rain during this time - every day, and mostly cloudy.  And of course it is hot - around 100 degrees.  I thought the Stampin' Up stamp set Weather Together and matching framelits are perfect to share!  It has a cute umbrella, and I like umbrellas.

With the framelits, you can easily die cut lots of cute umbrellas without that fussy cutwork!!  At the beginning of this post was an easy and quick card to make using this set from the Stampin' Up Artisan team (they provide tons of great ideas).  If you like to make cards with a little more embellishments, here are 2 "stepped up" cards based on the easy card:

Embossing paste and the cloud decorative mask are used on the last card.  You can purchase the items for this card in my online store, and if you want to get a discount on Stampin' Up items, by joining as a demonstrator, you not only get this, but ideas, promotions, advance notices, tutorials, and so much more....check it out in my online store:

Here are a few more cute projects using this stamp set:

If you really, really like umbrellas, here is another pretty stamp set with an umbrella, Beautiful You.

Hope you are staying drier than we are here!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Projects using new Stampin' Up items

Here are a few new items and ideas from the newest Stampin' Up catalog!
A Whole Lot of Lovely - 
This gorgeous suite offers elegant greenery with touches of black and shimmery gold. You can opt for either simple or stepped-up projects—like these—to meet your current crafting mood.
  • Thinking of You card: Stamp in coordinating colors for a beautiful result.
  • Sending Lots of Love card: Use the stamp set to make your own Designer Series Paper. Start with the larger images and then use the smaller ones to fill in the gaps.
  • Love You bag: Trim out elements from the Designer Series Paper and layer over a foil bag for a truly detailed work of art!
  • Lots of Love Stamp Set; Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White Cardstock; Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper; Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad; Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon; Linen Thread; Black Metallic Thread; Black and Gold Mini Sequin Trim; Pearl Basic Jewels; Striped Treat Bags; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Big Shot™; Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder; Large Numbers & Sweet and Sassy Framelits™ Dies
You can buy any of these great items in my online store:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy July and new catalog!

It has been tooo long since I have posted anything, but I hope you had a nice 4th of July weekend.  It has been 100 degrees or more here daily but I think we are just about getting used to it lol.  So the Christmas in July with Stampin' Up is perfect for us! Did you see that the newest catalog from Stampin' Up is here??!!

What does Christmas in July mean for you?  Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Just purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, we will include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN Value)! With so many basic items included with your kit, you’ll be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!
You can JOIN by going to my online store and find out more about Christmas in July:

I have ordered my first batch of new Stampin' Up products and I am really loving the mermaid theme!  Here is my first magical mermaid card I made for a swap:

Here is another cute stamp set with a mermaid:

Be sure to check out my online store for more fun specials this month, and stay cool!


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