A cold rainy day = a stamping kind of day

It’s cold, rainy and chance of snow tonight….blah blah blah…so ready for spring.  My husband and I decided to get out this morning and travel to Valle Crucis where the original Mast General Store is located.  Love this store and I love the roads we travel to get to it.  This store has everything you’d ever want or need.  Clothing, shoes, games (from back in the day) and the candy there is all sorts of candy from 50’s and 60’s that you can’t find anywhere else.  It’s like stepping back in time.  The building is original to it’s beginning and still has the post office located inside.  It’s a cool place to go…






Anyway…back to stamping…

The All My Love Suite in the Occasions Catalog has really got me hooked…I am loving the edgelits, stamp set, and papers and ribbons…  I created this card using Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Forever Lovely Stamp Set (148624 $21.00,  All My Love Designer Series Paper (148576 $11.00) Lovely Flowers Edgelits (148526 $32.00)  and the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (148584 $9.00) ……oh and don’t forget, if you order the Bundle you’ll receive the Forever Lovely Stamp Set and the Edgelits for $47.50 and you’ll save 10%  150580

This particular stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up!’s Dist Ink Tive  Stamps.  These are beautiful when stamped as they look almost 3 dimensional.

All My Love….

You’ll be thrilled to know that I’m showing you something other than the Butterfly Gala  🙂

All My Love Suite on page 4 and 5 of the new Occasions Catalog was one of the first suites I purchased.  Using the Forever Lovely Stamp Set (photopolymer 148624 $21.00) along with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies (148526 $32.00 OR purchase the bundle and save 10% using item # 150580 $47.50) I created these beautiful cards in just minutes. I used the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (148584 $9.00) and the All My Love Designer Series Paper (148576 $11.00)

Sponge Daubers…my best friend

Yep…sponge daubers are my friend when I just don’t want to get out my blends, or my markers…I just dab them into the ink pad and see what comes out on paper.  In this case, I used our In-Colors….using 2 colors on each (lighter on the inside and darker on the outside).  My butterflies turned out simply gorgeous (I think)…what do you think?  I believe I have an addiction to the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set (148580 $ 21.00, photopolymer) and the Butterfly Duet Punch (148523  $18.00) and if you order them together in the bundle you save 10% (150599 $35.00)….I promise to move on to something else in the new Occasions Catalog  🙂

A hint of Floral Romance…..

As you can see from the photo, I only used a hint of the new Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper ( 148586 $14.00) from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  My oh my this paper is gorgeous and is a must have for your paper selection.  The printed vellum in this paper is so delicate and beautiful.  I love it.  I also used the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon (148776 $8.00).  Once again, I used the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561  $7.50)….Can you tell that I love these?  Did you notice the small background paper?  It is the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (148812 $14.00) and if you aren’t paying attention in the Occasions Catalog you will miss this beautiful paper…it’s on page 48

Beautifully Detailed meets Floral Romance
Beautifully Detailed meets Floral Romance

Cute way to do a Birthday Card….

So, I’ve been noticing several demonstrators using their calendars received in our December Paper Pumpkin kits as a way to introduce the months onto a birthday card so I thought I’d try it out… seems so cute, simple.  It really doesn’t matter that you have a particular year, just the month of the person’s birthday and the day circled.  This particular card was indeed produced from Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Kit in December and the Stamp Set in the Kit was also used…there is a tiny little circle stamp and this stamp is what I used to circle the day of this person’s birthday.  Clever idea…

I do not know the name of the Demonstrator who began this cool way to make a birthday card….would love to thank her for this wonderful project.  The sentiment on this project is from the Occasions Catalog, pg 21, Incredible Like You (148708 $17.00) and I used Pool Party Cardstock.

Paper Pumpkin Calendar Kit for December


Humming Along

We all received this wonderful stamp set “Humming Along”(148758 $20.00/a cling stamp set)at Onstage in November.  It’s a beautiful set to use with our Stampin’ Blends which is exactly what I did in this photo.  I used Daffodil Delight Dark (144585 $4.50, Old Olive Light and Dark (Combo Pack 144597 $9.00), and Highland Heather Light and Dark (147276 $9.00)…blended them together, added Highland Heather cardstock (146986 $8.50) , and the new Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (148554 $11.00), along with the new Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561 $7.50) Highland Heather

Humming Along Stamp Set

I am totally excited about the New Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration beginning tomorrow, Jan 3rd.  Hope your excitement has built up as much as mine.  So many new and fresh sets coming, along with embellishments, framelits, new Blends colors……Can hardly wait!!!!

Loving the new Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack

I actually copied these 2 cards from our 2019 Occasions Catalog..super easy to do and super fun!!!   When you open your new 2019 Occasions Catalog turn to Page 34 and 35….you’ll find these 2 samples.  I used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set (128580  $21.00), the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (148554  $11.00), the Butterfly Duet Punch (148523  $18.00) **You can save 10% by ordering the Bundle (150599 $35.00) and you’ll receive the stamp set and the punch.  I also used the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins (148561 $7.50).

Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
Butterfly Gala Stamp Set