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December 2019

Sneak Peek: Timeless Tulips

Last month at the Stampin' Up!® OnStage event we did make & takes.  This is one of the make and takes, with a few tweeks. Why did I have to tweek it?   Well, I may have had to do some creative positioning of the tulips to hide some unfortunate smudges.  


I may have added some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment for more cover up.  I may have had to change the location of the sentiment and the leaves.  Despite some maneuvering on my part it is pretty close to what Stampin' Up!® prepared for us to make. 


 The Timeless Tulips bundle includes a punch that punches out the large tulip and one of the leaves.  This is a photopolymer stamp set and there are 15 (!) stamps in this set.  There are some great sentiments in the set and the font is lovely.   This bundle will be available on January 3, when the 2020 January-June catalog is released.  

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All Around Wreath Dies

Have you seen the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog Year End Closeout list?   I am sad to say that the All-Around Wreath dies are on that list!   EEK!  I am using the dies on today's card for the Festive Friday Challenge 49, #FF0049.  


I guess I should also show you the Festive Friday Challenge Inspo List and tell you a little about the challenge.


Every Challenge is inspired by a festivity which is how the Inspo List is created.  All you need to do to participate is to pick 3 items from the Inspo List and create a card, 3-D item, and/or layout and then post it to the Festive Friday gallery.  Here is where you can find all the details of the challenge.

For my card I chose the elements stars, snowflakes, and metallic paper from the Inspo List.  

ASID FF49 side

Would you like all the details on how I made this card?  Here is a link to a tutorial!.  Be sure to check out all of the design team members projects, we all include a tutorial for the project we share. 

Here are some links to past projects using the All-Around Wreath dies, HERE,  HERE,  HEREHERE, HEREHERE, and   HERE.

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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 December is 4GWASV6U,  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you a package of Noble Peacock Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in January. 

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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Sneak Peek: Timeless Tropical for #CCMC 591

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.


I am still playing with new products that will become available in January.   It is safe to say I am loving the products in the new Mini catalog and in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog.   For this challenge I decided to use the Timeless Tropical bundle.


I was born and raised in Hawaii so the Tropical Oasis Suite just spoke to me and  I knew it would be mine!  Now I know that palm trees do not have Night of Navy trunks but sometimes you just have to go with it and make it work.  I love the "aloha" die which is part of the In the Tropics dies.  I cut it out of the Pretty Peacock foil sheet found in the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets.


Do you see the Mossy Meadow die cut designs?  They are from the Lily Pad Dies in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  They are gorgeous and love how they look on the card.  I accented them with the Night of Navy enamel dots found in the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.   

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created using this color combination.

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Are you interested in seeing the January-June Mini Catalog 2020 and the Sale-A-Bration catalog?  If you do not have a demonstrator please contact me.  I would love to be your demonstrator.  If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months you will receive the catalogs in the next week.  

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.  


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.


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.  


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. 


Here is the sketch for #CCMC 590.

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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