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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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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Home Decor

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I am a slow crafter.  Believe me I can take a long time making even the simplest of projects.  I am also a master procrastinator which coupled with being slow well, it is just not a good combination.  I am working on overcoming my issue with procrastination but you know the joke I will get to it sometime later.  

This week has been extra busy and I realized  I had just a short time period to make my home decor project for this hop.  What to do?  I found this frame in my stash and decided to make another sampler.  However, I didn't have the time to create little pieces of stamped goodness for each little space.  What to do?!  

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card pack to the rescue!!  

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The middle row of images and the "Tis the Season" are all Memories & More cards cut down to fit the frame.  I added a few rhinestones, a star, and a little bit of glitter but otherwise they are straight out of the box.

The top right is a card front from the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & envelopes.  I added the Santa's sleigh die which was cut from the Jolly Season dies.  I painted on some Wink of Stella so there is a little shine on the sleigh and reindeers.

On the bottom left, I made a wreath using one of my favorite dies, All Around Wreath dies.  I cut 2 wreaths one in Mossy Meadow and the other in Old Olive and layered them.   The berries were created using Sparkle Glimmer paper with a little Cherry Cobbler ink daubed over it.  The ribbon is the beautiful Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe ribbon.   The star paper is from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.  

On the bottom right I cut the words using the Merry Christmas dies in Sparkle Glimmer paper.  The background paper is also from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" DSP.

I also sprinkled snowflakes cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layers and the Christmas Layers dies   around the frame.

I am now a believer in the Memories & More card packs.  It was so easy and quick, even for me to put this project together.  I look forward to making a bunch of cards using the rest of the cards and the card & envelope pack but you guessed it, I will get to that later.

Now it is time to  hop on over to see what the talented Carol Payne has created!

Here's a list of all the stops on the hop!

Stamper's Dozen November 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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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. 

 


What's New at SU!...Happy Fall

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Welcome to the What's New with SU!  Blog Hop.  This month the theme is Fall or Halloween!  If you follow my blog or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/astheinkdries/) or Facebook group (http://bit.ly/AstheInkDriesFBGroup) you know I have been loving the Harvest Hellos bundle.  Well the love continues.

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This time I paired it with the Birch background stamp.  Love this background stamp.  This is one I definitely would recommend.  Here I stamped it on Crumb Cake cs in Soft Suede ink. I also added a Mossy Meadow cs wreath I cut using the All-Around Wreath dies.   If you are still undecided about the All-Around Wreath dies here are a few samples of what I have made with them; hereherehere, here,  and here.  So, yes the All-Around Wreath Dies are useful and very versatile.

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The punch that is in the Harvest Hellos bundle is called the Apple Builder punch and yet I have never used it to punch out an apple.  I will remedy that soon.  I must have pumpkins on my mind since it is all I have used this bundle for.  Here are some ways I have used this fabulous bundle; here, here, and here.  The leaf was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow cs and was fussy cut.  Luckily it is an easy one to cut.  The stem is Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso card stock and punched out using the Apple Builder punch.  The curlicues are from the Detailed Deer dies.  I did a little pruning of the antlers to create the vines.  Finding this die in my collection, made me so happy!  I could customize the vines a little bit and make them longer.  The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is time to hop on over to see what Heather has created for you.

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If you have just come from Heather's blog then hop on over to see what Pia has created.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Welcome Fall Y'All

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are all sharing Fall projects.  I am excited to share with you my project.  

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I was doing just a little bit of decorating around the house and realized I didn't have a fall sampler so I decided to make one.  After making this sampler I knew I wanted to share it with my club.   I hoped they would love it and enjoy trying some new products and techniques.   

The squares are the largest Stitched Shapes die squares.  The rectangles are 2-5/8" x  5-1/4".  The Pumpkin Pie background piece is 9" x 9" and the Early Espresso layer is 8-1/4" x 8-1/4".

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The flower, in my mind it is a chrysanthemum was made using 2 Daisy punches and 3 Medium Daisy punches.  The leaf is from the Nature's Roots dies.  It may be hard to see but the leaf is has embossed veins, also from the Nature's Roots dies.  The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set, such a good stamp set!  The DSP behind "autumn" is from the Come to Gather pack in the Holiday Catalog.  The word autumn was cut using the Hand-Lettered Prose dies.  Oh my, this alphabet is awesome!  I will admit that there were moments I wondered if the "u" was really a "n".  The little leaf is from the Leaves trinkets.  

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We played with Pigment Sprinkles to make pretty leaves.  Specifically, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I also used some Brusho colors, Brilliant Red and Gamboge.  I purchased Brusho from last year's catalog and never really used them.  I really like that the Pigment Sprinkles now come in SU! colors and the container is much more friendly to use.  The leaves were cut using the Seasonal Layers dies.  On one leaf there is a Gold Foil outline which is also from the Seasonal Layers dies.  

The wreaths are my favorite All-Around Wreath dies from the Holiday catalog.  They are in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry.  There is another Leaves trinket tied with some Linen Thread.  

The center is an image from the Country Home stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment is from the To a Wild Rose set.  

The cute pumpkin was created using the Harvest Hellos bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  There are 3 stamped and punched pumpkins folded in half and glued to create it.  The curlicue was created from the Detailed Deer  dies.  I die cut just the ornate antlers and trimmed them to make the curlicue.

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Lots of die cuts, punches, and coloring but oh so fun!  Hope you enjoyed my fall sampler!  Now it is time for you to head on over to see what Carol Payne  has created for you.

Here is the complete list of all the stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!

Stamper's Dozen October 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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What's New At SU...Happy Fall!

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Fall Edition!  I am happy to be hopping along with Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from all over the world!  Our theme is Fall.  One of the things here in the US we celebrate during the fall is Halloween.  

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It is hard for me to believe that the only thing I stamped on this card is a sentiment on the inside.  I used the fun and fabulous Monster Bash DSP, Hand Lettered Prose dies, and can you guess what I used for the black foliage frame?

If you guessed the Frosted Frames Dies you are correct!  Want to see how I created it?

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I cut away all the snowflake bits and re-shaped a few leaves and you have  spooky foliage.  It is always fun to find other ways to use your dies.

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I  like to dress up the inside of a card with a strip of DSP and another fun image cut from the Monster Bash DSP.  

Now it is time for you to see what Margriet   has created for you.

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If you are hopping in the other direction please check out what Anke   has created for you.

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Here's a list of all the hoppers!

Margriet Siekman - Creatiefmarsie
Pat Ertman – Gifted Hands, Ink!
Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Terry Montgomery - Terryficcards
Judi Anderson - Judistamps
Loni Spendlove - Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning - 24-7 Inkspiration
Anke Heim - Scraphexe
Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Enjoy the Hop!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Anything But a Card

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!   This month's theme is Anything But A Card. 

Last week while at the store I saw these individually wrapped Hostess cupcakes marketed as Scary Cakes.  There were the perfect amount in the box for my Host Club so I bought them.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but I hoped inspiration would hit me.

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Baker's Boxes to the rescue!  I had enough of these versatile boxes for my club which made me feel this was all meant to be.   I used the Monster Bash DSP for the cover of the box.  I die cut a circle in the DSP so the treat inside could peek through.  I cut a wreath using the All-Around Wreath dies to frame the treat.   The box is decorated with pumpkins cut using the Trio of Tags dies, some googly eyes and a tag stamped and cut using the Tags Tags Tags bundle.

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This adorable, I mean spooky couple was cut out from the Monster Bash DSP and attached to the top of the Scary Cake.  Don't they look great peeking through the window?

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To finish the look I attached Basic Gray card stock panels around the sides of the box.  This is a pretty quick and easy way to package up a treat.  The Baker's Boxes are pretty roomy and food safe. 

Hope you enjoyed my Anything But A Card project.  Here is a list of all the stops on the blog hop.

Stamper's Dozen September 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by!

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What's New at SU!...Christmas Gleaming

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Blog Hop.  This blog hop group consists of  Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world!  How awesome is that?  Today we are focusing on  sneak peeks from the soon to be debuting Holiday catalog?  Ready?  

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I chose to use the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (which includes the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack) and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series paper.  The ornament was stamped with the Celestial Copper Delicata ink pad and then punched out using the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack.  There are 3 new Delicata Metallic ink pads available in the Holiday Catalog: Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper.  These inks stamp beautifully,add that little extra shine and allows you to stamp on dark cardstock!

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Let's talk about the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  There are copper foil accents on one side of each sheet and there are 2 each of six double sided designs.  This pack of paper is a beautiful mix of seasonal and all purpose patterns. 

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Hope you liked this little sneak peek of some of the fabulous products in the upcoming Holiday catalog.  Time for you to check out what the talented Margriet has created for you.

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Or you can see what lovely creations Tricia has made.

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Here's the complete list of all the stops on the Hop!

Linda a Moore - Moorefunstamping
Diane Browning - 247inkspiration
Heather Cooper - Playingwithpapercrafting
Pia Gerhardt - stampwithscraproomboom
Tricia Butts - Triciastampingcreations
Sharon Burkert - Sharonburkert
Margriet Siekman - Creatiefmarsie
Loni Spendlove - creativejuicebyloni
Anke Heim - Scraphexe

Thanks for joining me today and have fun hopping along on the What's New with SU! blog hop!

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ICS Blog Hop...Friend Like You

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Beautiful Bundles.  What does that mean?  In the Stampin' Up!® catalog there are bundles of products which are typically a stamp set and either a punch or dies.  You can see all the bundles starting on page 4 of the Annual Catalog.   I chose to focus on the Friend Like You bundle.

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This bundle intrigued me.  I love a set with images and sentiments especially if the sentiments are a little different.  This bundle of products will be featured on my blog in a Product Spotlight soon.  

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This is a bridge card and does fold flat for mailing and makes a great stage for a scene. This is a typical scene here in the Pacific Northwest.  I have way too many pictures of herons.  They still make me very happy when I see them while out on a walk.   The heron silhouette is from the Lakeside dies but I couldn't resist adding him to my scene.  

Here are some basic measurements.

    Card base- 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" scored at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5-1/2" &  6-3/4"

    Bridge- 1-1/4" x  5-1/2"

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The middle panel and sentiment was sponged using Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, and Terracotta Tile.  Love this technique and it is easy to do. 

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On the back of the middle panel I have a 2-3/4" x 4" Whisper White panel where I can write a little note.  I love that this card is stable enough to stand on its own and yet folds up nicely for mailing.

It is time to hop on over the see what the talented Audra Monk has created for you.

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Friend Like You Bundle
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Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
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Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
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Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
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Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
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Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
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Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
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Garden Lane Designer Series Paper
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Lakeside Dies
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Layering Circles Dies
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Stamping Sponges
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Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine
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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...On My Mind

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!  We all are fans of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit and have joined together to share ideas on alternate ways to use the July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, On My Mind.  

This month's kit was a special one.  There were supplies to make 9 cards , 3 each of 3 designs with coordinating envelopes.  The 3 different designs coordinated with 3 different suites in the Stampin' Up!® Annual catalog.  The 3 suites: Woven Threads, Garden Lane and Come Sail Away.  

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I have the Sailing Home bundle and added a few extra elements for my card.   I stamped and cut the anchor in Pear Pizzazz and the seaweed in both Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.   The rest of the elements were included in the kit.  

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Easel cards are easy and fun to make.  I think this is the first time I have added a long message strip.  I like that when the card is closed you cannot tell that the strip will be "floating".

Well, it is time to head over to see what the talented  Darla Watson has created for you!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Your World

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Thanks for stopping by for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are hopping a week later than usual.  Our theme this month is Color Your World.

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I decided to use the beautiful Band Together bundle for my project.   I realize my card is not the most colorful one I could have made but it is one that uses a coloring technique that I am having a lot of fun with.  I am terrible with the names of techniques (and folds) so let me just tell you how to do it instead.  

Stamp your image using VersaMark ink on colored cardstock.  I used Crumb Cake card stock.  Color in the petals with a Chalk Marker.  In the past I have used watercolor pencils to color the image but I thought I would try coloring with Stampin' Blends and it works too!  I used Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, and Flirty Flamingo Blends to do the coloring.

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I also used the new Scripty 3-D folder to emboss the front of the card.  This is another must have embossing folder.   It adds just a little bit of interest and texture just like the Subtle folder.  All the rest of the die cuts and label are part of the Band Together bundle.  

Here's the list of the other stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.  Enjoy!

Stamper's Dozen July 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

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