Sneak Peek-Peaceful Moments Bundle & Golden Honey DSP

I could no longer resist and I had to take a break from my Christmas crafting to play with some new products.  

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Let me introduce the Peaceful Moments bundle.  The Peaceful Moments stamp set is a 10 piece sentiment set which can be purchased as a bundle (save 10%) with the Poppy Moments dies.  I seriously swooned when I saw these dies.  There are 15 dies in this set and they make the most beautiful flowers and look at those leaves!  I love the option of making solid color leaves or two toned leaves. I used Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral for the flowers and Old Olive and Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  

Are you wondering where that adorable stitched label is from?  It is a new set of dies called Stitched So Sweetly. I used the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments set.  Don't you love how the sentiment uses 2 fonts?  Looks so fresh and modern.

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The inside sentiment is also from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  The full sentiment reads, "Wishing you every happiness this special day will bring".  I chose to omit the last part of the sentiment for this card.  

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Let's talk about that gorgeous Black & White stripe DSP!  You might have heard a shout of joy when I first saw it.  I love a striped  background and black and white is my fave.  This lovely is from a Sale-A-Bration free item called Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  What do I mean a Sale-A-Bration  free item?Starting  January 3, when you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! product you will be able to choose a free gift, and this pack of paper is one of them!  The only problem is that the flip side of this black & white stripe is an adorable bee pattern with gold foil accents.  The torment of having to make a choice! 

I am preparing to do a catalog mailing of the January-June Mini and the Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  If you have ordered with me in the past 6 months you will receive a catalog.  If you haven't ordered from me recently but would like the catalogs (and are not already working with a demonstrator) please email me or leave me a comment.  

Remember tomorrow, December 11, 2019 Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders $50 (in merchandise) or more.  If you use the Host Code: 4GWASV6U and your order is $50 or more I will send you a gift of the  Noble Peacock Rhinestones.  This gift will arrive around the 2nd week of January.

Happy Shopping!

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Christmas Gleaming for CCMC 590

FIrst off let me apologize, my card for the #CCMC590 uses the Brightly Gleaming DSP.  This package of Designer Series Paper is no longer available for purchase.  The good news is that it will be returning in the 2020 Holiday Catalog. 

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Here is the sketch for #CCMC 590.

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I used a Night of Navy card base with strips from the Brightly Gleaming DSP.  The holly and berries were stamped using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  The image was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed using the Copper embossing powder.  Old Olive and Night of Stampin' Blends were used to color in the image.  I applied White Frost Shimmer Paint over the berries to make them shine. The sentiments are from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and were stamped in Night if Navy ink.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Christmas Gleaming and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0048

Welcome to another Festive Friday Challenge!  The festivity we are being inspired by is Wear Your Pearls Day!  Bet you didn't know there was a special day to celebrate wearing your pearls.  The Inspo list for this challenge is so fun.  To play along all you have to do is pick a minimum of 3 items from the Inspo List to use on your project and share it on the Festive Friday blog.  Easy peasy and a lot of fun too!

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For this challenge I chose to use rhinestones, black & white, pink, and embossing paste.

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It is a little hard to see that I used Shimmery White Embossing paste.  There are flecks of glitter in the paste which makes for a very sparkly background. 

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I think you can see the glitter in the embossing paste in this picture.  The mask I used is from the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog on pg 35.  It is a little hard to find.  

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To make things even more sparkly I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the body of the ornament and some Frost White Shimmer paint on the top of the ornament.  I thought I might as well go all out and added rhinestones  and a glittery black bow to the ornament.  To finish it off, I added a die cut sentiment from the Jolly Season dies

Want a tutorial and list of all the products I used?  Here is a link to a tutorial.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.  

 

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Snowman Season and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope you are spending the day in a way which brings you joy.

This week the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge is a color challenge #CCMC589.

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If these colors look familiar it is because they are some of the colors in the Let it Snow Specialty DSP.  This is a super fun pack of paper with glittered accents and happy designs.

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I chose 3 different patterns of the Let It Snow DSP to use and I love how they all coordinate. I used the Shaded Spruce and Real Red Stampin' Blends to color in the scarf and hat brim.  I used a blender pen with a little Coastal Cabana ink refill to shade the snowman and color in part of the hat.  I added the Shimmery Crystal Effect to the scarf and hat to add a little sparkle and shine.

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The snow on the ground and the shading on the snowman was sprinkled with Dazzling Diamond glitter.  I don't use glitter as much as I used to but I sure love how it makes the snow sparkly.

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The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas and the Shaded Spruce foliage was cut using the coordinating die called Christmas Layers dies.  There's  lots of red rhinestones berries on the foliage to add even more sparkle to the card.  

Hope you are having a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by my blog.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary Design team created for this challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...Winter Gifts

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this November Paper Pumpkin kit: Winter Gifts.

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I know it seems impossible but the Paper Pumpkin kits just seem to get better every month!  I think this kit is amazing and the projects are pretty much perfect as they are but since this an alternative ideas blog hop I had to change things up just a little bit.  I made the tags pretty much as instructed with just some minor changes like placement of the leaves and sequins and adding ribbon bows instead of the silver cording.  The biggest change is I mounted the tags on an easel so instead of tags on a package it is a piece of home decor.  I think this is going to look cute on the mantel.

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The easel was purchased at one of the big craft stores and come 3 to a pack, already painted and with an easel back.  They were  inexpensive and I like to have them on hand to make quick home decor items and gifts.

The only thing I added that wasn't included in the November Paper Pumpkin kit was the "Merry Christmas".  This was cut out of Poppy Parade cardstock using the Merry Christmas dies.   If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber of mine and want to recreate this project,  email me and I will cut the sentiment out and send it to you.  

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There are refills available for this kit (both the full kit and refills)  but you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  Contact your demonstrator to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator , CLICK here , if you have questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you for joining us on the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!  Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Janey Backer has created for you!

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Snowman Season Gift Card

Ready for a fun to make and receive gift card holder?  Let's go!

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Here's what you will need:

    *Coastal Cabana 5-1/2" x 6-3/4" scored at 4-1/4" &  a Stitched Nested label (2nd largest) 

    *Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" & Stitched Oval largest & scraps for snowman, tree

    *Real Red Layering Ovals scallop oval (largest)

    *Let it Snow DSP cut 2 at 2-1/4" x 5-1/4"

    *Snowman Season bundle

    *Tree stamped from Perfectly Plaid set in Shaded Spruce

    *Sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas

    *Star Designer Elements

    *Let it Snow Embellishment kit

(Look below my signature for a complete list of supplies and links to where you can purchase it.)

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Score the Coastal Cabana Stitched Nested label as shown below.

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This tab is what you will secure between the Coastal Cabana card base and the Whisper White layer.  I like to use glue or Tear & Tape.  Secure down the Whisper White layer to the Coastal Cabana card base.

Stamp in Coastal Cabana ink the snowflakes from Snowman Season on the Whisper White Stitched Oval. 

Layer the stitched oval on to the Real Red scalloped oval.  

Attach a plaid tree stamped in Shaded Spruce using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the snowman from Snowman Season on to the Whisper White Oval.

Attach the star to the top of the tree.  Attach a cap to the snowman.  Color in the snowman's nose using Pumpkin Pie Blends or Stampin' Write marker.

Stamp "lots of love" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White CS and cut the banner.  Attach a little red heart to the end and adhere.

Attach the oval to the Coastal Cabana label.  

Stamp the sentiment in the upper right hand corned in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Attach one of the DSP sheets to the outside piece.

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Punch a half circle in the middle of one of the long sides of the remaining DSP piece.  This is the opening where you will put in the gift card so do not put any adhesive along this long edge.  Run a thin line of liquid glue along the 2 short sides and the long side that does not have the half circle.  Attach this to the inside.

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Super cute and easy to make too!  Hope you liked this gift card idea.  Check out the links below for a complete list of products used.

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hanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Band Together for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC588

It is Thursday which means it is time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge #CCMC588.

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I have the Band Together bundle on my mind since it is one of 8 bundles that are an extra 5% off during the Online Extravaganza (11/20-11/22)

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I cut the largest circle using the Layering Circles die in Purple Posy card stock (Purple Posy card stock along with the other In Color card stocks are also on the Online Extravaganza).  I stamped the large flower in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I colored in the flowers using Night of Navy and Purple Posy Stampin' Blends.  Since the card stock is Purple Posy there isn't too much coloring to be done on the flowers. I colored the space around the flowers using the Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend.  

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I applied Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to give them some extra shine.  The flower circle was layered on to a Purple Posy scalloped circle.

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The Night of Navy card stock was embossed using the Scripty 3-D folder.  I cut one of the beautiful bands and which is partially hidden by the circle of flowers.  The little sentiment is from the Free as A Bird stamp set.  The little butterflies were cut using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  The card base is a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Purple Posy card stock.  

This was a fun sketch and I loved using one of my favorite bundles, Band Together.  Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team created using this sketch.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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Online Extravaganza!

Today is the start of the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!  The sale lasts until 11/22 at 10:50 PT.  Here is a rundown on what is on special.

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

Neutrals Collection ( Colors include: Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow, and Night of Navy)

Regals Collection (Colors include:Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry)

2018–2020 In Colors (Colors include: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel)

2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy ink pad) (Colors include: Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy-card stock only)

Take an additional 5% off the original 10% discount on Neutrals and Regals stamp pad assortments and 2018-20 In Color stamp pad assortment.

Take an additional 5% off the original 10% discount on 8 bundles (151107 Parcels & Petals pg 27, 151131 Path of Petals pg 73, 151123 Free as a Bird  pg 91,  151139 Dino Days pg 99, 151063 Memorable Mosaics pg 119, 151076 Band Together pg 121, 151069 Bloom & Grow pg 131,  151073 To a Wild Rose pg 141).

I have 3 of these bundles and have used them many times.

Band Together: Herehere,  here,  here here,  and here.

To A Wild Rose: Herehere,  here,  & here.

Free as a Bird: Here  & here.

One of my favorite Band Together samples.

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


Frosted Foliage Gift Card Holder

I am back and rested after a fun weekend away at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Portland OR.  I had 13 of my team there which made it even more fun!  We received the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The catalogs are fabulous and I am looking forward to sharing lots of new products with you.  Before I can do that I need to share more of the current Holiday catalog with you.  Don't want to rush the season!

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I love the Feels Like Frost DSP.  It is now back in stock so if you want it order it soon.  It is a very popular pack of paper.  I used the  Frosted Frames dies to cut out both the Seaside Spray label and the beautiful Silver Foil frame.  The pretty Silver Glimmer snowflakes were also cut out using the Frosted Frames dies.

Now this may look like an ordinary card, when you open it you will see it is also a gift card holder.

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Here are the measurements if you would like to make your own gift card holder.

    *Thick Whisper White card stock 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-1/4", 5-1/2".

    *Feels Like Frost 6" x 6" DSP  3" x 4" (front panel),  2" x 4" (inside panel)

    *Silver Foil 4-1/4" x 4-3/4"

    *Seaside Spray 2-3/4' x 3"

    *Silver Glimmer paper 1-1/2' x 2-1/4"

You will also need a circle punch or die to make it easier to remove the gift card.

This is an easy gift card holder to make and will delight the recipient.  

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Starting on Wednesday there is a sale on selected cardstock, inkpads, and bundles.  Click on the picture below for all the information or contact me.

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 


Beauty & Joy for Festive Friday

Ready for a challenge?  It is time for Festive Friday Challenge #FF0047!  This time we are being inspired by Thanksgiving.  What does that mean?  Check out the Inspo list below.  You use at least 3 elements from the Inspo List which were inspired by Thanksgiving, for your project and post it in the FF0047 (Festive Friday Gallery).  It is so fun and easy with the Inspo list to enter the challenge.  

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I chose to use gold, leaves, and glitter for my elements from the Inspo List.

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I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad.  It has the prettiest metallic shine, that unfortunately I am not able to capture.  Besides the shine they also dry fairly quickly but not instantly so you can use them with embossing powder too.  

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I have a tutorial for you if you want the measurements and all the details on how I made this card.  Just CLICK HERE for the tutorial.  

I really hope you join in the challenge!  It makes all of us on the Challenge team so happy to see lots and lots of entries in the gallery.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for November is GXTNX6G7  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in December. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

Thank you!