SAB 2022 Hello Friend Bundle
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Friendly Hello from Sale-a-Bration 2022

January 18, 2022 By

I always look forward to the challenge of Monday Mystery Stamping and January 17th’s version was no different.  I like to challenge myself to use a stamp set and Designer Series Paper that I haven’t yet used or that I’m still not quite comfortable with.  Yesterday I used the Friendly Hello stamp set and accompanying Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper bundle from the January-February 2022 Sale-a-Bration…

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Driving By birthday card
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Driving By Birthday Card (Sale-a-Bration 2022)

January 17, 2022 By

Hopefully you’re aware of Stampin’ Up!’s new January – June 2022 Mini Catalog that was released on January 4th.  Along with the ‘mini’ it’s also Sale-a-Bration time once again.  From now until February 28th, you can take advantage of Sale-a-Bration. What IS Sale-a-Bration?  It is the opportunity to ‘earn’, for every $50 spent for regular Annual or Mini Catalog product, one Sale-a-Bration item for FREE. As a Stampin’ Up!…

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February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Add-on!
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January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is On It’s Way

January 16, 2022 By

Thanks to the world wide shipping chaos, shipment of January’s Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit was delayed.  Obviously Stampin’ Up! had no control whatsoever over that situation. The good news is that kits hit the mail on Friday, January 14th, and, if you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, it should be arriving in your mailbox this week! Extra news… a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, Stampin’ Up! has added a little…

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Garden Wishes monochromatic hand stamped card
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Monochromatic Daisy Garden Fun Fold Card

January 16, 2022 By

I joined the sixth Creativate Retreat in the fall, a great opportunity for demonstrators and customers alike to learn new tricks and stretch their imaginations and skills. This time ’round they Creativate Team is offering a weekly challenge leading up to the October 23rd retreat. The first week’s challenge:  a monochromatic card.  My card:   Products used: Stamp Sets: Beauty of Friendship and Garden Wishes Card Stock:  Misty Moonlight,…

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In the Moment cling stamp set
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In the Moment Stamp Set — a New Favorite

January 12, 2022 By

The January – June 2022 Mini Catalog just went live on January 4th.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I’ve had access to the catalog and the new products since December.  One of my  favorite new sets, because of its calmness I think, is called In the Moment.   I love the words in the set as well as the images. You’re in my thoughts You’re always so good to others.  Be…

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Rainbow of Happiness Spring Mini stamp set
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Mystery Monday Stamping Challenge

January 10, 2022 By

Today’s cards are from January 3rd’s Mystery Monday Stamping Challenge hosted by Sharon Armstrong of Texas.  I started them a week ago and finished them today……as a challenge to myself to get unfinished projects off of my work desk.  After they were finished!   Product List Rainbow Of Happiness Bundle (English) [157727] $44.00 Rainbow Of Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [157721] $18.00 Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick…

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Catching Butterflies, SAB 2022, 158108
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January/February 2022 Catching Butterflies Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

January 9, 2022 By

You know, it really seems like the right time for a little bit of joyful whimsy and that’s exactly what we get with the Catching Butterflies stamp set that’s found in the January-February 2022 Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  Depending on your choice of product, you can earn it for FREE with a minimum $50 or $100 regular Stampin’ Up! product.  Our happy little butterfly girl can be found on page 6.…

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2021 Mini Catalog
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Last Day for Ordering from the 2021 Mini Catalog

January 3, 2022 By

That’s right.  Today is the final day for ordering from the 2021 Mini Catalog.  Click on the link to the left to download the ‘mini’.       And here’s the link for LAST CHANCE products. Today will be a busy clean up and clean out day for me.  Guess who has a lot of “Christmas” to take down, sort through, prioritize and put away?  Overwhelmed is my word…

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Art Galley birthday card for January 2022
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January’s Birthday Card

January 2, 2022 By

This year’s plan (you can giggle here) is to design a birthday card for the month and then make several rather than “re-inventing the wheel” for each card.  I combined my January card with a challenge* to use two Embossing Folders for one card.   Product List Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set [158201] $22.00 Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [159229] $8.25 Basic White 8 1/2″ X…

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Multipurpose greeting card
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Just a Note Hand-Stamped Card

December 17, 2021 By

On Thursday, December 15th, we made another Monday Mystery greeting card at my bi-monthly card class at the Avimor (Idaho) Community Center:     This fun card can be completed in landscape position as shown above or in portrait position as shown below.  Any color combination, any Designer Series Paper, any greeting, any embossing folder can be used, creating total versatility for the card.   This is the version…

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Penguin Place stamp set, 156410
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Penguin Place Mystery Stamping Card

December 14, 2021 By

It’s crazy time in my life right now but I did get to tackle the December 13th Monday Mystery Stamping via YouTube after dinner last night.  Usually I do FaceBook Live or Zoom with my sister for mystery stamping but that wasn’t the case last night.  I just squeezed it in before bedtime. I always challenge myself to use Designer Series Paper, card stock colors and stamp sets that…

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Lots of Pun PP Kit 12/21
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Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit

December 7, 2021 By

If you’re like me you might have been scratching your head about December’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Switching gears in the midst of Holiday preparations isn’t easy!   Hmmm you might be thinking.  So, let’s rethink it. ABOUT THE KIT:  Lots of Pun Details The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces,…

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Gift giving Dies Thank You card
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Note Card Sized Thank You Card

December 6, 2021 By

Today’s card is very simple and quick to make.  Consider making 4-6 and gift them as a hostess gift or for your own use.   Product List Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes [159232] $7.00 Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [159276] $9.75 Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [102482] $8.75 Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine [150673] $60.00 Giving Gifts Dies [156563] $31.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]…

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Masking with Painter's Tape #5
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Tuesday’s Tip: Masking with Painter’s Tape

November 23, 2021 By

I love the magic of masking and today’s take on the technique is one of many I’m sure.  I call it simply Masking with Painter’s Tape.  In today’s post, a picture is almost worth 1,000 words.           And here’s my finished card:   Please go back to the this post for more information about my finished card above.  And please share with other readers a masked card…

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Eden's Garden first card
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The Eden’s Garden Collection is Available

November 19, 2021 By

I have to admit that I was a little unimpressed with the Eden’s Garden Collection when I first saw it.  Too foofy (my own word) and frilly.  But once I started playing with it I was hooked.  This is one of those times when I pretty much forced myself to use a particular stamp set to see just what I can do with it. One of my favorite cards so…

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