In Cards/ Paper Pumpkin/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Up! kits

Creativity Made Easy KITS…..Coming on June 1st

May 20, 2021 By

If you don’t have a lot of space, time or an intention to collect lots of stamping supplies, then these kits might be just the answer you didn’t know you were looking for.  As a demonstrator I’ve been able to purchase a few (my choice of purchasing only a few since there really are a bunch of kits) kits and I now, in just a few hours, I have…

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My tool 'box'
In Blythe's Stamping Business/ Blythe's Studio/ Decor

My Stamping Space

May 14, 2021 By

I consider myself quite lucky in that I have a dedicated (and “stolen”) bedroom that is dedicated to my stamping business.  Today isn’t a day to show the whole room but I was inspired to do this little bit of sharing by pulling an item from the most important ‘tool’ on my desk: a Stampin’ Up! coffee mug!   My most often used tools find their way into this…

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Garden Birdhouses, 155090
In Cards/ Miscellaneous/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Summer

Garden Birdhouses

May 12, 2021 By

As soon as I saw this Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s  new 2021-22 Annual Catalog, I knew it had to come to my house.  I love birdhouses and the joy of watching birds come to our backyard to feed from spring through fall.   These are my first cards made with this bold set.  I say bold because the line art and fonts are quite strong or bold.…

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Beauty of Friendship hand stamped card
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Beauty of Friendship plus Coordinating Designer Series Paper

May 11, 2021 By

  It’s always fun to stamp to a challenge and today my challenge was Monday Mystery Stamping with Texas Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Sharon Armstrong. I usually make two cards while Mystery Stamping and today was no different.  Today’s cards have only a teeny weeny difference between them……the color of their greeting. and   As always, this was a fun card to put together. Product List Beauty Of The Earth…

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Better Up Paper Pumpkin
In Announcements/ Cards/ Father's Day/ Graduation/ Paper Pumpkin

Awesome Paper Pumpkin Deal Ends TODAY!

May 10, 2021 By

If you’ve been wanting to give Paper Pumpkin a try, for sure now is the time.  If you’ve never tried it before, for only $5, which including shipping, you just can’t strike out! Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to…

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In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Encouragement / Congrats/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Sympathy/ Tips

Just Say OOPs and Move On

April 20, 2021 By

Oh my gosh.  I was putting a card together when I realized that I’d put that lovely gooey-ooey “green glue”, aka Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on the ‘wrong side’ of my piece of Designer Series Paper.   So, I decided to just go with it.  One card below is the intended card and the other is with the Designer Series Papers swapped to the ‘other sides’.   Which card appeals…

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Last-Chance Products Sale
In Announcements/ Catalogs/ Stampin' Up! Events

Updated Last Chance Retiring Product List from Stampin’ Up!

April 13, 2021 By

  These are rather crazy hectic times at Stampin’ Up!, for customers and demonstrators alike.  In order for new products to come into the upcoming annual catalog, older items must be retired.  Here’s the scoop: Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted. No minimum purchase is required. Retiring items are available while supplies last. Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be…

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Diana's Dad's 100th birthday card
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Tips

Happy 100th Birthday

March 24, 2021 By

I’ve been creating a variety of cards for my neighbor (much better than going ‘down the hill’ to the store) for various upcoming special events in her friends’ and relatives’ lives.  Today’s card is for her dad who will be 100 in early April.  He is as strong as an oak tree and she requested an oak tree for his card.  I brought out my beloved (now retired) Lovely…

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Monday Mystery Stamping March 22nd
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Another Mystery Stamping Duo of Cards

March 23, 2021 By

  Well……..I’m going to blame that home improvement project for not getting this post finished when I planned to.  Hmmmm.  When you can get two of us (Russ/Blythe) to work together to get that slowly-coming-together-project actually finished and put into place, you take advantage. I did, on Monday (yesterday), play  along with Sharon Armstrong and her Monday Mystery Stamping on FaceBook again.  It’s so much fun stepping forward into…

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Inspiring Iris stamp set, 149268, $21
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Easter/ Mother's Day/ Punches/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Tips/ Tools

Mystery Monday and Inspiring Iris

March 19, 2021 By

It’s a few days after Monday (like it’s already Friday!) but I still want to share the fun card I made for Sharon Armstrong’s March 15th Mystery Monday stamping project.  Sharon gives only items used for the day’s card, with measurements for the various ingredients, on Sunday afternoon.   My challenge to self, having no clue what the mystery card will end up looking like, is to use a…

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FREE SHIPPING March 17, 2021
In Announcements

Free Shipping on March 17, 2021

March 16, 2021 By

If you’ve been building a stamping order (like I have), tomorrow is the perfect day to send it off.  Why?  FREE SHIPPING on March 17th on all orders over $50.  Stampin’ Up! hasn’t offered this for a long time so don’t miss out. That’s it!  Short and sweet.  And what’s not to love about FREE SHIPPING?  It’s a great time to stock up on envelopes, adhesives and the 2019-2021…

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March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Here's to You
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‘Here’s to You’ Paper Pumpkin Kit – One Stop Fun and Creativity

March 9, 2021 By

  Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed Paper Pumpkin kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free…

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Hey birthday Chick stamp set & dies
In Birthday/ Cards/ Catalogs/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Tips

Chicken Coop Birthday Card

March 5, 2021 By

I moved from a rural mountain community (Mi Wuk Village) in central-eastern California to Boise, Idaho just over a year ago.  And I left behind a dear friend and neighbor who supplied us with fresh eggs from his chickens.  We were also daily walking buddies.  His birthday is coming up and yesterday I made his “going all out” birthday card to commemorate his chickens and his birthday.   As…

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In Cards/ Paper Pumpkin/ Stampin' Up! kits

February’s Paper Pumpkin — I Did It

March 2, 2021 By

I must admit that I wasn’t ‘struck by lightening’ when I opened my February Paper Pumpkin kit.  I spent a few days just thinking about it and how I wanted to approach it.  Several elements just weren’t my style.  So I watched to see what alternatives others created and thought about what I could do to make my cards feel like ‘me’.  I ended up pretty much just using…

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