2024-25 Annual Catalog

Leaf Collection Joy

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.    This week it is a color challenge.

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Out of these three colors, Soft Sea Foam is the one I use the least.  Which is why I decided to use it the most on today's card. 

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Sentiment from the Beach Day stamp set inked in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Soft Sea Foam CS strip 3/4" x 4" Leaf Collection stamp inked with Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Soft Sea Foam CS stem cut with the Thoughtful Wishes dies 
  • Petunia Pop and Pretty in Pink flowers cut with the Lovely & Sweet dies

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I wanted to mimic the flowers on the front and the Enamel Effects did a great job without adding bulk.  The Enamel Effects require some drying time.  There is also  Metallic Enamel Effects.  The Basic comes in white, red and black.  The Metallic Enamel Effects comes in gold, copper, and silver.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Stamping Friends created with this week's challenge,

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Sea Turtle and Seaside Wishes

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose from the Inspo List-Masculine Colors, Fancy Fold, and Thanks Sentiment.

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From this picture it is hard to see the fun fold and maybe even the thanks sentiment.  It will get clearer soon.

  • Misty Moonlight card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  Starting at the fold measure in from the edge 1-1/4" and cut down to the edge. Repeat on the other side. 
  • Window Sheet 1" x 4-1/2" attach it to the "arms".  These will connect the 2 arms and will be covered with Basic White CS and DSP.
  • Basic White CS layers cut 2 at 1-1/8" x  4-1/8" and 1 at 2-7/8" x 4-1/8"
  • Thoughtful Journey DSP (cut 1 ) 1" x 4" , then 2-3/4" x 4", and another 1" x 4".  Cut it in sequence so the pattern on the DSP looks continous.
  • Old Olive CS stamped in Mossy Meadow ink with the large turtle.  Fussy cut the turtle and attach it to the "arms" . 
  • Basic White CS cut with Stylish Shapes dies stamped with a sentiment from Seaside Wishes in Misty Moonlight ink.

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  • Small turtle stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive CS and fussy cut.  
  • Sand dollar stamped in Basic Beige ink on Basic White CS and fussy cut.
  • Starfish stamped in Calypso Coral ink on Peach Pie CS and fussy cut out.
  • Pebbles are from a retired embellishment-Pebbles Enamel Shapes.

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  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Thoughtful Journey DSP strip.
  • Sentiment from My Small Business inked in Misty Moonlight ink.

Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your project in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Simply Said & the Lily Pond Lane DSP

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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Honestly this was a really tough one for me.  I had a hard time coming up with a card and I still don't know if I like what I made.

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Inside of the card I added another strip of the Lily Pond Lane DSP and more flowers cut using the Country Birdhouse die in Pretty in Pink.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the Design Team created using this sketch.  There are some wonderful interpretations of the sketch.

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CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held on June 14th and 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

Hope you will join us!


Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Country Birdhouses

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  

Every month we create a tutorial bundle. The tutorial bundle is available as a gift with a qualifying purchase  or can also be purchased.  We also have a stamp camp 3 times a year.  

The Country Birdhouse Stamp Camp will be held on June 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  This month we are sharing the projects we will be presenting on the 14th and 15th.

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I will showing how to make this box that will hold 2-3 cards and envelopes.

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This is what the box looks like open.

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Be sure to check out all the stops on the blog hop.

 

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I hope you will join us for the Creativity Abounds Country Birdhouse stamp camp!  

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...Masculine Cards

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gather together to do this blog hop on the 14th of every month.  This month our theme is Masculine Cards.  

I think masculine cards can be pretty tough to make.   I always try and have at least a couple of sets that can be used for the men in my life.  

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I used the Seaside Wishes bundle and the Sea Turtle  set for my card.

  • Summer Splash CS card base-4-1/4" x 11"
  • Pretty Peacock  CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic Beige CS layer 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder
  • Very Vanilla CS Sand Dollars cut and embossed using the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder
  • Sand dollars were brushed with Basic Beige ink 
  • Starfish from the Sea Turtle stamp set inked in Pretty Peacock and Summer Splash
  • Happy Birthday-Simply Said stamp set inked in Pretty Peacock ink
  • Sea grass cut using the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder (includes dies) in Basic Beige CS.  Light brushing  of Basic Beige ink on the sea grass 

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  • Very Vanilla CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Strip of Pretty Peacock CS embossed using the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing folder
  • Very Vanilla sand dollar, Basic beige shell cut suing the Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing folder, and starfish from the Sea Turtle stamp set

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Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hearts & Hugs and Layers of Beauty

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I don't have any brothers.  I have 2 older sisters.  If I had a brother I would make this card for them. 

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I used from the Inspo List-black, red, and textured background.

  • Basic Black CS card base-4-1/4" x 11"
  • Basic White CS layer-4-1/8" x 5-3/8" embossed with Dotted Circles 3D Embossing folder.  The Dotted Circles 3D folder is big-6" x 8-1/2"!  

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Sentiment from the Layers of Beauty stamp set curved (thanks to it being a photopolymer set) to fit around the curve of the Dotted 3D Embossing Folder circle.

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  • Basic Black CS circle cut using the Spotlight on Nature Dies.  There are 12 Spotlight on Nature dies, all are circles with an embossed or cut out design around the edge.
  • The adorable mouse from the Hearts & Hugs stamp set colored using Smoky Slate, Real Red, and Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends.
  • Real Red hearts cut using the Hearts & Hugs dies.

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  • Sentiment from the Hearts & Hugs stamp set
  • Real Red CS hearts cut with the Hearts & Hugs dies.

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Be sure to check out how the rest of the Festive Friday Design team was inspired by the Inspo List.

 

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to add your project to the Festive Friday gallery,

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Thoughtful Journey Birthday

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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I wasn't totally true to the sketch.  I did simplify it and stayed mostly true to the spirit of the sketch.

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  • Strip of Thoughtful Journey DSP
  • Image from the Thoughtful Wishes inked in Boho Blue and colored with a Petunia Pop Stampin' Blend.

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Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Stamping Friends made using the sketch,

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CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

 


ICS Blog Hop...Introducing the 2024-26 In Colors

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that hop together on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Every month there is a theme for the hop.    This month the theme is the 2024-26 In Colors.  The new In Colors are truly some of my favorites!  

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The In Colors have their own Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, gems, and Resin Dots.  It is wonderful to have so many coordinating products!

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I used two of the new In Colors-Shy Shamrock and Petunia Pop with the Spotlight On Nature bundle.

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  • Petunia Pop Spotlight on Nature die (2-3/4" circle)
  • Basic White Stylish Shapes die (2-1/8")
  • Images from the Spotlight on Nature stamp set colored with Petunia Pop and Shy Shamrock Stampin' Blend

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  • Basic White 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Image from Spotlight on Nature colored with Petunia Pop and Shy Shamrock Stampin' Blends

Now it is time to hop on over to see what Deb Naylor has created for you!

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy all the blog hop stops and In Colors!

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Come join the Country Birdhouse stamp camp!

CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

 

 


Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Sketch 106

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who have gathered together for a monthly blog hop.  The blog hop goes live on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.   Join us and enjoy a hop around the world!

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This month we have a sketch challenge!  This is Around the World on Wednesday Sketch Challenge #106.

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Isn't this a fun sketch?  I have been wanting to use the Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP and this sketch was the perfect opportunity.

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The Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP is so pretty.  The print is pearlized so it has subtle shine.  There is a lovely gradation of color as you can see on the 3 strips I used.  There are 5 sheets in the pack and the colors that can be found are Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Mossy meadow, Petunia Pop, Pretty Peacock, and Wild Wheat.  

  • Petunia Pop Card Base- 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Basic White layer 4" x 5-1/4" embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing folder.  This is my current go-to embossing folder when I want some texture but nothing too obvious.
  • Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP  three strips 1/2" x 5-1/4" .
  • Stylish Shapes circle dies #5 (#1 being the smallest) stamped with an image from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set.  Flowers colored using Old Olive and Petunia Pop Stampin' Blends.  The background color is Shy Shamrock (2024-26 In Color) applied with a Blending Brush.
  • Stylish Shapes banner die-sentiment from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set inked in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The little Petunia Pop gem is from 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems.
  • Tiny bow tied using the Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon.
  • Lots of  Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Stamped the Thoughtful Wishes image 3 times and colored using Stampin' Blends.
  • Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP strip 1/2" x 5-1/4" along the side.

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Now it is time to check out what the creative and talented Chris Smith has made using the sketch.

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!  Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - US

Angie McKenzie - US

Kelly Taranto - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- you are here!

Chris Smith - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Lori Willcox - CA

Teri West - US

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CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

Hope you will join us!

 


Lovely and Sweet Friend

It is Thursday and time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.

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I looked through my patterned paper and found that the new Thoughtful Journey DSP has Lost Lagoon in it.   The Lost Lagoon piece is the "B" side.  

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Inside another strip of DSP and a partial image from the Lovely & Sweet stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created with these colors,

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CA Camp Country Birdhouses

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.