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TSOT #250 and Another Sneak Peek

I have been keeping my head down and working through my long Christmas list of things to do.  I am almost done.  I still have a few presents to wrap and more cards to write but I am getting close.  Tomorrow I will be spending some quality time at the Post Office.  I am bringing a book with me, I know the line will be long! 

Here is the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch Challenge #250!


I love this sketch!  So many possibilities.  I decided to use some new products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

TSOT #250

Yes, I  love the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the Botanical Builder Framelits!  I love the tropical vibe of the stamp set.  

The flower was cut in Watermelon Wonder and the leaves in Always Artichoke using the Botanical Builder Framelits.  The Designer Series Paper is Birthday Bouquet and this pack contains truly lovely patterns and colors.  The sentiment is from the You're So Lovely set.  

TSOT #250 side

I have to head back to my Christmas cards.  I am definitely starting earlier next year. I am going to take a month off from Christmas cards but am formulating a plan to start making them starting in February.  Anyone with me?

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!

I feel like I am running around with my hair on fire!  Christmas is a week away and I am no way ready or even close.  How are you doing?  I hope you are kicking back and enjoying the season.  I am giving myself until Tuesday. What does this  have to do with today's card?  I am sharing with you one of my stamp club projects.  It is a desk calendar/post it note easel card.  The quote is from the Amazing Birthday set and it is something I am trying to embrace as I scurry around trying to get things done.

Dec Club Amazing Birthday side


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Hope you have an amazing day and wish me luck in tackling my list for the day!  P.S. the Happy Haunting DSP is actually only $7.70 it is on the Year End Sale!  You can check out the other things on the Year End Sale here.

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Metallics!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for December!  This month our theme is Metallics! 


We are so lucky that there is so many metallic options to choose from in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog and the Holiday catalog.  In my sample I am using products from both of those catalog and even from the upcoming Occasions catalog.  

SDBH 12-15 Botanical Builders side

From the Annual Catalog I used:

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From the Holiday Catalog I used:
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From the upcoming Occasions Catalog (starting January 5th) I used the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies.  This is one big die set with 14 pieces.  Lots of ways to mix and match and create your own flowers and leaves.  
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Now head on over to France's blog!  I know she has something beautiful to share with you!
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You can also head to see what pretty metallic wonder BJ has in store for you!
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Thanks for stopping by and hopping along with us!  If you need any supplies to make your own metallic beauties please head to my online store.  If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to see the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog please contact me and I would be happy to get one sent to you.

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits

I am back with another sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  One of the product suites is called Love Blossoms.  It is a beautiful collection of products.  The Bloomin' Heart thinlits will be perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.  Really it works for so many different occasions and is very versatile.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlit

The Bloomin' Heart Thinlits is just gorgeous.  I cut it out of the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.  Photos do not capture how pretty the new glimmer paper is. 

Here's what I used:

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Blushing Bride CS, Silver Foil, Whisper White cs,  Card Stock Vellum, Softly Falling Embossing folder,  Whisper White seam binding ribbon, and Pearls.  

The Softly Falling Embossing embossing  folder has carried over from the Holiday catalog and is in the Occasions catalog.  Does the embossing look a little different?  Well, I may or may not have done that intentionally.

Bloomin' Love thinlit side

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a copy of the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, please contact me and I will get one out to you!    

Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT) Challenge # 248 and a Sneak Peek!

It is time for another Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge!  Every week there is a new challenge on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog but the members of the design team alternate weeks and this is my week to play along!   Here's TSOT Sketch # 248.

TSOT #248

Crystal designed this sketch and I love it!  So many possibilities!  I know I will be using this sketch again soon.  

Flowering Fields TSOT #248

I couldn't resist using some new items from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  Let me just say that these 2 catalogs are totally yummy!  I shared another sneak peek here and more will be coming.

Flowering Fields TSOT 248 side

This stamp set is called Flowering Fields and is a Sale-A-Bration choice.  If you are unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration it is a Stampn' Up! promotion January 5th -March 31 2016.  You get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 (US) you spend(before shipping and tax).   It is the best time to be a hostess, customer or SU Demonstrator!

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See that sweet little bow?  That little cutie is on a paper clip and part of the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.  When I first saw this set, Flowering Fields I was pretty neutral on it, I thought it was cute but didn't have to have it.  After playing with it, I am sold!  I love simple and clean designs and this stamp set is perfect for that kind of projects.  Coloring is quick and easy and the images are strong enough to stand on their own.  You will be seeing a lot more of this set in the coming months.

Flowering Fields TSOT #248 side 2

Are you wondering what patterned paper I used?  This is the front and back of one of the designs from the Love Blossoms DSP stack.  This is a 40 sheet 6" x 6" paper stack that has 4 each of 12 double sided designs.   It was hard for me to choose which design to use and then really hard to cut it!  I am trying to get over my "it's so pretty I don't want to cut it" mentality.  Am I the only one who suffers from this kind of thinking?  I also stamped another image inside of the card, which you can see peeking out in the picture above.  

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and will join in the TSOT challenge #248!


Wrap it Up...More Square Pillow Box ideas

Just a quick post to share another idea using the Square Pillow Box framelit.

Square Pillow Box Merry Moments DSP stack

This was  quick to make and I love the vellum  window covering!  The vellum is from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack and it is filled with black and gold vellum goodness.  So elegant!

Square Pillow Box Merry Moments DSP side 2

The "holly" leaves are from the Vintage Leaves stamp set with Real Red Enamel Dots.

Square Pillow Box Thinlits Merry Moments DSP stack side

Here's a complete list of what i used.

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Thanks for stopping by and if you need any supplies please go to my online store.  Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek and another Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge!

Square Pillow Box and the Winter Wonderland DSP

I think it is safe to say that I love packaging.  Back in the day, I would take apart boxes, bags to use as patterns.  I would  trace them on to paper and then cut them out and score them. Things are so much easier now that we have die cutting machines like the Big Shot.  Hidden in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog on page 41 is the The Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die.  I love this box.  It is quite big, easy to assemble, and self closing.  It is a handy box to have in your collection.  

Square Pillow Box Winter Wonderland DSP

Here it is all dressed up with the Winter Wonderland DSP and Vellum.  See the cute little glittery snowflake?  That is one of the dies included in the Square Pillow Box Thinlits.   You can click here to see all 8 pieces included in the Square Pillow Box thinlits.

Square Pillow Box Winter Wonderland DSP side

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The Square Pillow Box thinlits die is on the Retiring list so be sure to order it before it's  gone!  I will be sharing with you more ideas on how to use this versatile and most useful box! 

A Little Sneak Peek and a Re-Do

Previously I shared with you the card I made for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge #246.  You can see the card here.  I wanted to do a little re-do of the card using a stamp from the Going Global stamp set that will be debuting in the Occasion Catalog(January 5, 2016).  

Going GlobalPeace on Earth

I used the globe image and embossed on a piece of the yummy paper in the Going Places DSP Stack.  Let me just say that the Going Places DSP Stack is a favorite of mine and I am already thinking I need to get another stack.  

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*Since the Going Global stamp set and Going Places DSP Stack are not listed in the supplies since they are not currently available.

When I saw that the Gold Glimmer Sheets were on the Weekly Deal I decided I needed to make another card in gold.

Going Global Peace on Earth Gold

I used the Gold Glimmer paper for the "peace" and the top of the ornament.  The only other changes I made was to substitute Mossy Meadow card stock for the Pear Pizzaz and  to use gold embossing powder and  gold cord.

Going GlobalPeace on Earth Gold

Here are all the items on  the Weekly Deals for December 1-7.   These items are available while supplies last.