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Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles take Two

Happy post Mother’s Day – I hope all those nurturing women realize how precious they are! Today’s card will put a mile on your face: bright, cheerful and well, just lovely. Let’s have a look.

Sending Smiles take 2

I’ve used the new Sending Smiles bundle (coordinating Sending Dies), Fern 3D Embossing Folder (it’s gorgeous!) 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP and 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots. For the sentiment I used Nature’s Prints stamp set – also a newbie, Lovely Layers Vellum and the Banners Pick a Punch. You could take this same layout and create this card using all the new In Colors. I haven’t, but you could. Let’s do the step by step…

  • Run a panel of Basic White through the Fern 3D embossing Folder (4 1/8 x 5 3/8). This folder makes a very nice impression. If you want it a bit more, you can lightly spray it with water and it leaves a deeper impression.
  • Add this panel to a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue.
  • Cut a piece 2 x 3 1/2 from Sweet Sorbet 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP
  • Cur another piece from the Layering Vellum pack that is 2 x 3
  • Place the two panels at an angle on the card front and adhere. To do that with the vellum panel use just a bit of Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the flower in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White scrap & die cut. Set aside.
  • Stamp the larger stem in the new Parakeet Party ink on Basic White. Stamp it again in Garden Green and die cut both. I removed the Garden green leaves from the stem with paper snips and added them to the Parakeet Party stem, off-setting a bit so both colors show: the single leaf was added with liquid glue, the others with dimensionals. Adhere the stem directly to the card front with liquid glue, then add the flower on dimensionals
  • I added a banner (5/8 by about 3 3/4) from the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP in Sweet Sorbet. The end was trimmed with the Banners Pick a punch, then adhered with dimensionals.
  • I used Nature’s Prints stamp set for my sentiment, stamped in Memento ink – cuz I really really like the font. This was die cut with the amazing Stylish Shapes Dies. Add this to the card front, dimensionals on the top & liquid glue on the banner.
  • For a final touch, I popped on two 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots in Parakeet Party and the card front was done.
Sending Smiles take two, inside

I kept the inside super easy but wanted the colors to come through. A 4 x 5 1/4 panel of the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP in Sweet Sorbet was added to the inside with liquid glue. Then I cut a panel of Basic White 3 3/4 x 5, stamped the flower in Sweet Sorbet, center with Daffodil Delight and the stem with Parakeet Party, adhered it to the inside and bingo.

Sending Smiles take 2

For the envelope, I created the very same flower for the envelope front: stem in Parakeet Party, flower in Sweet Sorbet and flower center in Daffodil Delight. The flap got more of the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP, this time in Parakeet Party – done, done. Love how cheerful and friendly this card is.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to connect with me if you need a new catalog!

Stampin’ Up! Retiring + New

Happy Saturday! It’s the weekend and tomorrow is Mother’s Day ~ are you doing anything special? Whatever you plan ~ enjoy, have fun, appreciate, make a difference. I have two cards for you today, both very, very similar and inspired by Patty Bennett. Here is what I created.

New Horizon DSP + Sailboat Punch.1
New Horizon DSP+ Sailboat Punch.2

The circles are die cut from New Horizons 6×6 DSP using the Circle Dies. The sailboat & sails are stamped in Night of Navy for card 1; card 2 is Night of Navy for the mast/boat and Crushed Curry for the sails and punched with the Sailboat Punch. The waters in each are stamped in Pool Party ink using the Let’s Set Sail stamp set. On card 1, the sentiment is taken from Simply Succulents stamp set, a carrying over set from last years annual catalog and stamped in Night of Navy ink. On card 2, the sentiment is taken from Cup of Tea bundle, stamped in Balmy Blue ink and die cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies. Card 1 also has Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. Both card fronts were stamped on a Basic White panel and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, mounted on dimensionals and adhered to Heart & Home Memories & More cards & Envelopes pack.

New Horizons DSP + Sailboat Punch.1 inside
New Horizons DSP + Sailboat Punch.2 inside

For the inside, card 1 is stamped with the birds from Let’s Set Sail stamp set in Night of Navy ink. Card 2 has a striped background using one of the cards in the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack, with a Basic White Stitched Rectangle die cut adhered to it. Both of these cards are versatile and could be considered masculine cards. Love how easily they came together. I’m going to use the rest of this Heart & Home Memories & More Cards & Envelopes Pack cuz it’s perfect for this! And since we belong to a yacht club, they will make a perfect gift set to someone special. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! NEW Pretty Pop-Up Dies

Yesterday was a bit of a banner day… a Stampin’ Up! shipment was delivered with new goodies. 😁 I couldn’t w-a-i-t to play, but had to as we had choir practice last night with a concert next weekend. But… first thing this morning I got busy and played with these dies first. And here’s what I created.

Pretty Pop-Up Dies.1

What these dies do is create an impression that can be ‘pushed up’ from behind to give the image dimension. I chose to color some of those with various Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze for the large butterfly, Granny Apple Green (should have used the Parakeet Party but forgot!), and the new Orchid Oasis. I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color the butterfly body. I added a single Classic Matte Dot for the head of the large butterfly and three smallest of the Basic Rhinestone Jewels for flower centers. I used the fine tip of the Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add dots for some of the flowers. But I AM ahead of myself…

Steps:

  • On a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square of Soft Succulent, place the appropriate die (I used the oval from the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies) in the center & run it through the Cut & Emboss machine.
  • With the largest square from the fabulously Stylish Shapes Dies, run the panel through again so that it is 3 x 3 with a stitched border.
  • From the back of the panel, push up the flowers & butterflies to raise them. Color as desired.
  • Adhere the square to a Basic White piece cut 3 14 x 3 14 and set aside.
  • Prepare the card base: Soft Succulent 5 1/2 x 6 3/8, scored at 4 1/4.
  • Cut 2 panels of Basic White (5 1/4 x 2) & run through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Stitched Greenery Die. Adhere to the card front and the small panel inside, both with liquid glue.
  • Close the card and center the Pop-Ups piece, with glue only on the left side of the square.
  • Add a small Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.
Pretty Pop-Ups Dies.2

For the inside… Cut a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4. Run the panel through the Cut & emboss machine with some of the small flower dies and a butterfly from the Pretty Pop-Ups Dies. Color the butterfly lightly with Soft , adding the body with Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then antennae. Stamp the sentiment in Soft Succulent ink using another NEW PRODUCT – Charming Sentiments stamp set. (This has a coordinating die set but I did not use it for this project.). Adhere the panel to the inside of the card & d-o-n-e!

Pretty Pop-Ups Dies.3

I used the same Stitched Greenery Die to create the impression on the envelope flap – and that was it. The card is soft and gentle and precious. I love how it turned out! Can’t wait to try out some of the other dies in this set 👍 Lovely, Lovely.

This and other stamps & dies could be a part of a Starter Kit for you. And now is the perfect time to join – my team of course! Here’s more scoop on the Starter Kit for joining.

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Contact me if you do not have a demonstrator and I will send a catalog & additional info. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up!, the item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Bottled Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! There are some super projects for you today – so be sure to follow along to see what everyone has created.

And here is our color challenge for this week.

And here’s the card I created for the challenge.

Bottled Happiness.1

This is as wonderful NEW bundle, the Bottled of Happiness which has a Vintage Bottle Punch that coordinates with it. That’s the light green bottle (Pool Party ink) in the photo that uses the punch. :O) I’ve used the Wisteria Dies (NEW BUNDLE: Wisteria Wishes bundle) for the leaves, to add that ‘this is outside’ idea :O) The sentiment (on Vellum) is stamped in Calypso Coral ink from the Nature’s Prints stamp set (again – NEW) and die cut with one of the Circle Dies. I stamped the floral stamp in Highland Heather ink from the Bottled Happiness stamp set. Now, let me give you some details…

To begin, I stamped the two-step bottle in Pool Party ink using the Bottled Happiness stamp set. I then punched that image with the Vintage Bottle Punch and put dimensionals on the back, but did not remove the covers. I decided exactly where I wanted the bottle on the Basic White panel (3 1/2 x 5), removed the punched bottle and stamped with the Bottled Happiness stamp in Highland Heather ink. I then stamped the squatty bottle in Evening Evergreen ink and the cork in Crumb Cake ink. Now adhere the Pool Party bottle.

I wanted this to look as though the bottles were outside, so I die cut leaves/ branches using the Wisteria Dies in both Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent card stocks. I also stamped directly on the Basic White panel, the same leaf image using the Wisteria Wishes stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, then stamped again on a scrap of Basic White, die cut this image with the Wisteria Dies, and added Wink of Stella to several of the leaves. You can see the added sparkle in the photo below.

Bottled Happiness.2

The Basic White die cut leaves/ branch were adhered with mini dimensionals, then the Soft Succulent die cut leaves/ branches were added on that with liquid glue. Additional leaves/ branches die cut (Wisteria Dies) from Evening Evergreen card stock were adhered directly to the panel with liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped on Vellum in Calypso Coral ink using the Nature’s Prints stamp set (love this font & sentiment – it’s super friendly). Since ink takes a bit of time to dry on Vellum, I used my Heat Tool to set the ink quickly. I die cut this with the Layering Circles Dies and adhered with Stampin ‘ Seal so it didn’t show.

The Basic White Panel was added to a piece of Pretty Prints DSP, NEW(4 x 5 1/4) and adhered directly to the Calypso Coral card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).

Bottled Happiness.3

For the inside, I used a Blending Brush to add some color to the Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4) all around the edges and across the top most especially. I kept it soft. I stamped the sentiment from Bottled Happiness stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink. The panel was adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was done!

Bottled Happiness.4

For the envelope, I added more Calypso Coral card stock to the flap and trimmed it to fit. It probably should have been embossed, but I didn’t. For the front, I stamped the word Cheer from the Bottled Happiness stamp set by taping off the upper portion of the sentiment, inking the stamp in Evening Evergreen ink, removing the tape and stamping it on the envelope front – and did this three times.

So the color combination is not something I would normally do – but I really like how it all came together – outside my comfort zone and all that. It is good to s-t-r-e-t-c-h ourselves. And I really am liking all the new stamp sets / dies that I used. It’s fun to coordinate and mix.

You may have come from the artistic blog of Tara Carpenter – so welcome, hope you enjoyed my card. To follow along the hop, you may go directly to Amy Koenders by clicking the ‘next’ button or click on any name to go to that blog site. Enjoy the hop!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid Paper (more information on this item will be provided 3 May), In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Contact me if you do not have a demonstrator and I will send a catalog & additional info. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up!, the item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Promotion and MORE!

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid Paper (more information on this item will be provided 3 May), In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount,

join my team now… you may do that here.

Contact me if you do not have a demonstrator and I will send a catalog & additional info. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up!, the item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Deal

May is a great time to pick up the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit between May 3-31!

This incredible deal is in addition to the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit and the free business supplies, free shipping, a free paper Pumpkin Kit and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

The free items 2022-2024 In Color included with the Starter Kit are:

  • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (item 159204)
  • 2022–2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments (item 159253)

Such an awesome deal!!  And such a great time to join as a Demonstrator!  Once you join a a Demonstrator, you’ll get:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if deciding that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Wedding Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It is always fun to see what others do with a sketch challenge ~ what would you create? I would love to see what you would do with the below challenge: share it with me, would you?

It’s close to that TGIF day and I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. As for me, I head out today to attend a convention IN PERSON… which, due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do for two years! It seems forever since we have been together ~ and it has. I return Sat. late afternoon. So if I don’t respond to your request for something right away, it’s because I’m ‘conventioning’ and will get to you ASAP.

Below is the sketch challenge ~ and below that is the card I created for it. It’s a wedding card for a friends daughter who is getting married ~ and it’s already out the door :O).

Often times wedding cards are extremely feminine and frilly. For some reason, I thought of the groom and how, well, does he feel left out with all the frilliness ‘n stuff. This card is different, in that I mixed Designer Series Papers from two packs: stripes from Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP and the floral from Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP. Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the sentiment panel for a bit of glitter & glam. The ribbon is a two-in- one… meaning Pool Party Sheer Ribbon tied in a bow, then White Crinkle Seam Binding tied right onto it. And I love how it came together: feminine but not too fussy.

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Step by step:

  • Adhere panel of Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the card front with liquid glue – or adhesive of choice.
  • Die cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies, the floral pattern from Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP.
  • Cut a larger piece of card stock 1/8″ larger all around – this is Night of Navy. Adhere floral die cut panel to the Night of Navy with liquid glue or adhesive of choice. Put dimensionals on back of the panel and center it on card front
  • Tie Pool Party Sheer Ribbon into bow, then tie White Crinkle Ribbon onto it, making it a two-in-one bow :O) Add to the end of the panel with a glue dot
  • Stamp sentiment on a Basic White scrap in Night of Navy ink, trim ends as shown. Put dimensionals on back and adhere, overlapping bow. The sentiment is from Happiness Abounds stamp set
  • Add three Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of glam – and bingo, the card front is complete!
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For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I then stamped this sweet floral stamp in Night of Navy ink, colored it with Stampin’ Blends Pool Party and Color Lifter. For a final touch I added some Crystal Effects for a bit of highlighting. Hopefully you can see that in the photo below. (OOPS! I just looked in the 2022-2023 AC and Crystal Effects is no longer listed as a product SU! sells, aargh!) This Basic White panel was adhered to a piece of Night of Navy card stock, then adhered to the inside of the Pool Party card base. – And done!

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For the envelope, I added more of the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the flap & trimmed it to fit. For the front of the envelope, I used one of the marvelous dies in the Blossoming Happiness Dies that coordinates with the Happiness Abounds stamp set (buy it as a bundle for 10% off!)- and die cut one of the roses from the Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP. These dies & the paper coordinate so well! There are several dies that can be used on the DSP – yay! SU! really knows how to pull things together :O) Oh, this rose was adhered with liquid glue to the envelope front then trimmed to fit the envelope.

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Products to make this card cannot be ordered until May 3 when the catalogue goes live. Or… join my team NOW and you can order these as part of your starter kit ~you may do that here :O)

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

What is available to order is the Pool Party, Night of Navy and Basic White card stocks, along with a couple of other items. See that list later on this post.

Now… you may have come from visiting Tara’s post and to mosey along the blog hop trail, feel free to click on a persons name or, hit the next button to take you to Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here 🤗

Contact me if you need a copy of this new catalog & I’ll send it right away.

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last. The end of these items is fast approaching!

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Sneaky Peek w/ Botanical Layers Bundle

Good Tuesday everyone! The 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and ordering will soon be available to absolutely everyone… yay! I DO hope you will like the new In Colors. Personally, I really, really like them. And today’s card shows off a couple of them: Starry Night and Parakeet Party, oh and Orchid Oasis. The Designer Series Paper I used is more new issue: In Color 6×6 in Starry Night, Sun Prints 12 x 12 and of course the vellum is Lovely Layers Vellum (part of the Botanical Layers Bundle). There are a couple of other new products on the card as well: 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots – Orchid Oasis and Metallic Woven Ribbon in Parakeet Party. WooHoo! If you have a catalog already, take a peek at pg. 93 for my inspiration. Love the color combination!

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I began with a card base of Starry Night card stock and adhered a panel of the 6 x 6 DSP Assortment in Starry Night. I then cut a piece of Sun Prints 12 x 12 (there are some gorgeous patterns in the pack!) and adhered it cockeyed, intentionally :O) I stamped the leaf design from the Botanical Layers stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink, kind of a purpley blue and heat set it with the heat tool to help it dry.It WILL dry on it’s own, but it will take a bit and I didn’t want to wait. I die cut the leaves from the Meadow Dies (coordinates with Quiet Meadow stamp set) and Basic White card stock then used a Blending Brush and Pale Papaya ink to gently add color. I also die cut the butterfly from the same Meadows Dies and Pale Papaya card stock then used the same Blending Brush to add more color to the butterfly. I added the white branch of leaves to the card with glue dots. I stamped the additional leaves on a Basic White piece in Parakeet Party ink and fussy cut it. This was an easy process by the way… I added this over the white leaves with dimensionals. I cut a length of Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon and slipped it under the green leaves, adhering with a glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from the Botanical Layers stamp set in Orchid Oasis ink and trimmed the Basic White strip as you see it. A single dimensional under the right section of the sentiment and a dab of liquid glue on the left adhered it to the card. Two final touches: add the butterfly with mini dimensionals, then add the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots in Orchid Oasis. And the card front is complete.

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For the inside I stamped the leaves in Orchid Oasis ink using the Botanical Layers stamp set, then added a strip of the 6×6 DSP Assortment in Starry Night to the bottom of the Basic White panel. This was added to the inside of the card and voila – the inside was also complete.

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For the envelope, I stamped the leaves in Parakeet Party ink on the front of the envelope using the Botanical Layers stamp set. To the flap I added 6×6 DSP Assortment in Parakeet Party and trimmed it to fit. Done, done!

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Products to make this card cannot be ordered until May 3 when the catalogue goes live. Or… join my team NOW and you can order these as part of your starter kit ~you may do that here :O)

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

What is available to order is the Quiet Meadows stamp set and coordinating Meadow Dies, Basic White card stock and one or two other items.

Contact me if you need a copy of this new catalog & I'[ll send it right away.

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last. The end of these items is fast approaching!

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! W-V Fun Fold w/ Abstract Beauty and Butterflies

Fun Folds are just that – f-u-n to create. And this one is so easy, although it looks complicated, it isn’t. I’m continuing with a theme of sorts, Bugs or Butterflies using the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP to attract the butterflies. Let’s take a peek…

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Here you can easily see the W-V fold of the card and I’ve added three of the Brilliant Wings Dies in various places. Cut out of the DSP or vellum or combining the two papers, the butterflies appear almost real. Here’s another photo with the card flat.

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You may be saying, but there’s no place write… so flip the card over and this is the perfect place for notes.

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Night of Navy was used for the card base, and Crushed Curry card stock to coordinate with the DSP. In these photos, it almost looks orange! On the butterflies are holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some glam; Basic White for the sentiments stamped in Night of Navy ink come from Artfully Layered stamp set. I embossed the Crushed Curry card stock using the Hive 3D EF prior to adhering them. Here are a few more photos… and yes, there are two cards, so you will notice the butterflies are cut from other papers in the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP pack and the envelope flaps are other papers in the pack.

This is a really fun card to make ~ let me see if I can give you some pointers for putting it together. Card cuts are listed below. One of the important parts is making certain that sentiment on the back panel is centered. I tend to use my grid paper to line things up just right.

Adhere the floral panel and the embossed pieces in the appropriate places using the photos above as your guide. Adhere the sentiment panels (the Night of Navy square) to the far right panel, again using your grid paper to make certain it is centered. The reason for this is… the V panel when the card is closed, covers this completely, so you want it just right. :O)

Adhering the V panel before decorating the card is next: lay the V panel on top of the sentiment panel, centering it. No glue at this point! Now close that inner W to see where it will ‘sit’ on the W (you are adhering the V to the fold that is closest to the flat portion of the card!); then lift the W, add a bit of glue to the V on the portion that will be adhered to the card and close that first W on the V. Once that dries sufficiently, close the card completely and fold the embossed portion of the V onto the card front panel (the floral piece). Note where that will ‘sit’, open the card and add liquid glue to that portion of the V, close the card again and adhere. Bingo! Now decorate as desired. YAY!!! You did it 😏

Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP is not carrying over to the new cattie. Nor are the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Brilliant Wings Dies IS carrying over, just not in the bundle with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Night of Navy & Crushed Curry card stocks ARE in the new cattie, as are Basic White products. Do share with me what you create with this wonderful fun fold :O).

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away. :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends May 2! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and I’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators has begun… guess who got their order in early … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Card cuts for today’s project:

Night of Navy card base: 11 x 5 1/2, scored at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 & 7: folds are mountain, valley, mountain, valley

Night of Navy: 5 x 2 1/2 scored at 2 1/2 for the V; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 for the sentiment panel

DSP: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (2) preferably not the same but coordinating

Crushed Curry: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (embossed for the V panel); 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (also embossed); 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White:4 x 5 1/4 for the card back; 2 x 2 for the sentiment panel + scrap for the front sentiment

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