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Stampin’ Up! Abstract Beauty DSP B’day

Hello Folks! I’ve been knocked sideways by a cold – slept nearly all of Sunday. Made a card for Monday’s post on Monday… here it is almost 4 PM on Monday – so it will go out properly Tuesday morning. 🙂

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I happen to love plaids and sometimes some of the ‘other sides’ of designer series papers are more appealing to me. The flower patterns are pretty, but this pattern really struck me. This is 4×6 paper to begin with, so I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4, adhered a Basic White panel to the back for strength then used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to do the work. I used the 4th &n 5th rectangles to cut the plaid panels and saved the border that was removed. You’ll see why soon enough. I stamped the sentiment on a Basic White scrap with balmy Blue ink using the new Artfully Layered stamp set and die cut it with another of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. At this point I adhered the plaid pieces by putting dimensionals on the back and attaching them to a Just Jade card front. The card needed something else. Since I had this new stamp set out, I also pulled the coordinating dies: Tropical Layers Dies and some Pear Pizzazz scrap and cut this fine frond. I adhered it right on the plaid front with dabs of liquid glue, and added all the little die cut pieces too and liked it. The sentiment panel got more dimensionals and was added on. Voila – love the look.

Remember, I saved that plaid piece that was removed when I die cut the rectangles. Here’s what I did with it.

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I adhered the left-over piece to a panel of Basic White, then stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink. And done… The best part, this could so easily be a masculine card ~ and it’s going to be! I have a twin brother and our birthday is in February, this is for him :O) And since he doesn’t read my blog, I can share it early 👍

The envelope… I used another of the Abstract Beauty 4×6 DSP pieces for the envelope flap; adhered & trimmed to fit. For the front I stamped this interesting word stamp from the Artfully Layered stamp set in Balmy Blue ink.

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Fun! I’m really happy with this card for my brother. It didn’t start out to be for him, but as I moved along, well, it just happened! Now I have to wait to send it… hope it doesn’t get ‘lost in the shuffle’. 🥴

Products 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 – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: R6D2 7PHD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. 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. 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.

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Stampin’ Up! Hey Sports Fan and Sports Event Dies B’day

Hello folks! How’s your day? It’s r-e-a-l-l-y cold here in central Jersey, brrr. Our Christmas decorations are finally down and put away. I resisted for as long as I could :O) Needles, needles everywhere from the tree. I bet I vacuumed at least four times, ‘cuz I kept finding more needles. 🥴 Those are the hazards of a fresh cut tree. And I know that.

Today’s card is for our grandson who turns 14 very soon. He’s a hunk of a young man, 8th grade and I really did NOT know what to do… I looked through the new DSP and found… Hey Sports Fan and made it work. I hope he likes it.

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The background DSP is from this Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 DSP. The ‘ticket and flag banner are die cut from one of the papers using the Sports Event Dies. The stars I fussy cut and added Shimmer Crystal Effects for a bit more shine and dimension. You can clearly see I die cut the ticket twice: once from the Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 DSP, and the background for that from Night of Navy card stock. I cut the Night of Navy piece in half and adhered it to the Hey There ticket with liquid glue. I added the star with a dimensional once it was dry from the Crystal Effects. The flag banner was die cut from a piece of the Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 DSP, then an additional piece was added die cut in Bumblebee card stock, I took the Wink of Stella pen and covered the word with it to extra glam.

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I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside. I die cut a strip of stars from another piece of the Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 and adhered it to a slightly wider strip of Night of Navy. I stamped the ‘YOU’ using the Slim Slayings stamp set, by just inking the word in Evening Evergreen ink and stamping it on a scrap of Very Vanilla . I fussy cut around it, making it a rectangle. I also used Wink of Stella on the letters to give them more importance.

Time to put this card and it’s parts together…

  • card base is Evening Evergreen 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 14
  • Night of Navy 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 DSP 4 x 5 14 adhered to Night of Navy panel. Put dimensionals on the back and add to card base.
  • Adhere the ‘Hey There’ ticket with liquid glue
  • Add the die cut flag banner with dimensionals
  • Add the star strip with liquid glue 1/2″ from bottom
  • Cut a length of Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack in Real red and add to the back of the YOU rectangle. Put dimensionals on the back and add just above the star strip
  • Add three Matte Decorative Dots for more notice. (I just realized these dots are retired as of Jan 4, 2022.)So instead… with Blends, color three Pearl Basic Jewels in Dark Poppy Parade, let dry and add them!
  • Card front is done!
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For the inside, I die cut another flag banner from the Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 DSP and adhered it to a Very Vaniila piece 4 x 5 1/4). I stamped the sentiment using the Special Moments stamps set (NEW) making sure to bend it to follow the curve of the flag. This was stamped in Poppy Parade ink. I cut a length of stars from another piece of the Hey Sports Fan 12 x 12 and adhered it 1/2: from the bottom, then added the panel to the inside of the card. I added another larger fussy cut star (coated in Crystal Shimmery Effects) to the inside of the card, VOILA! the card is done!

For the envelope…

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The envelope flap got another piece of Hey Sports FAN 12 x 12 DSP. For the front, I stamped the uber cute sentiment in Poppy Parade ink using the Special Moments stamp set ~ and the card was d-o-n-e… I’m hoping our grandson will like this!

And that was it! It’s a fun, cheerful card ~ and I hope he likes it.

Products 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 – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: R6D2 7PHD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

This is my most favorite time of Stampin’ Up! because you get to earn FREE products. There are 7 wonderful stamp sets and 4 gorgeous packs of Designer Series Paper. You can earn all of these FREE with qualifying orders. Who doesn’t like FREE?????? Remember to use my current host code when your order is under $150… R6D27PHD

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Staqmpin’ Up! Birthday w/ Christmas Cheer

Hello to Saturday! It’s the weekend and I hope you have some fun plans included in your day. Hubby & I got our Moderna booster yesterday and so far, no side effects. A bit of a sore arm, but that’s common with just about any injection. My card for today is for a friend of ours turning 90! He still drives to work. Yes, I did say work. He thrives on people and has a very sharp mind.

Isn’t this fun? I love the colors :O) And since he’s very Irish, the green is perfect. This is also a bit of a fun fold, ‘cuz of the way the top folds in to rest on the sentiment (which is raised on dimensionals). The DSP is Expressions in Ink SDSP (it has gold!)

Supplies:

  • Christmas Cheer Dies (to die cut the word ‘happy’)
  • Biggest Wish stamp set (BIRTHDAY, friend,& happy on inside)
  • Playful Alphabet Dies (# & 90)
  • Artistically Inked stamp set
  • Gilded Gems
  • Foam Adhesive Sheets (adhered to panel of DSP then die cut)
  • Evening Evergreen card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored on the long side @ 2 1/8 & 4 1/4. Burnish both inward.
  • Mint Macaron card stock 1 7/8 x 5 3/8; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4;1 3/4 x 5 1/4; 1 3/4 x 4 (die cut happy); 1 3/4 x 3 (stitched rectangle die cut w/ word
  • Expressions in Ink SDSP 2 x 5 3/8 front top panel); 1 15/16 x 5 3/8 (lower front panel); 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 (die cut sentiment – happy); 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Gold Foil Sheets (die cuts for # & 90)
  • Evening Evergreen ink (BIRTHDAY)
  • Mint Macaron ink (background for sentiments)
  • Just Jade ink (inside happy)

Directions:

  • Adhere Adhesive Backed Sheets to Expressions in Ink SDSP
  • With the Christmas Cheer Die, die cut the word ‘happy’. HINT… runt the die through once, turn it over and die cut again. This makes certain the die goes through the layers cleanly.
  • With the Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cut the rectangle in Basic White.
  • Remove the backing on the sentiment ‘happy’ and adhere to the stitched rectangle.
  • Adhere the two front panels of Expressions in Ink SDSP to the card base.
  • With Stampin’ Seal, run two lines of the seal on the lower half of the stitched rectangle; fold front lower panel on score line and adhere to the this lower panel. REMEMBER… the stitched rectangle stands up! Refer to photo.
  • Add two Gilded Gems to the Stitched Rectangle and the front is complete.

For the inside…

  • Adhere the smaller Mint Macaron panel & the similar size Basic White panels together. Attach these to the inside of the card – top
  • Adhere the largest Mint Macaron panel to the lower portion of the inside of the card.
  • With the Basic White inside panel, stamp the ‘splotch’ with Mint Macaron ink using the Artistically Inked stamp set.
  • Stamp the word ‘happy’ in Just Jade ink over this ‘splotch’. The word ‘happy’ comes from Biggest Wish stamp set.
  • On the smallest Basic White panel, stamp another ‘splotch’ in stamped off or 2nd generation Mint Macaron ink.
  • Stamp the word BIRTHDAY from the Biggest Wish stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink.
  • Die cut with another Stitched Rectangle Die.
  • Cut a 3/8 x 5 1/4 strip of Expressions in Ink SDSP and adhere to the Basic White panel.
  • Adhere the stitched Rectangle with dimensionals to the Basic White panel. HINT… this allows the upper fold to stand up :O)
  • Die cut the # sign & the two number 90 from Gold Foil scraps and adhere with liquid glue. These dies come from the Playful Alphabet Dies.
  • Adhere three Gilded Gems and the inside is complete!

For the envelope…

  • Add the Expression in Ink SDSP to the envelope flap
  • On the envelope front, stamp the ‘splotch’ in 2nd generation Mint Macaron ink from the Artistically Inked stamp set.
  • Stamp the word friend in Evening Evergreen ink using the Biggest Wish stamp set. FINIS…

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 62EHPGHC I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you! And… as a reminder – during the month of November only, joining is $75 and the products with joining are $125 worth of product ~ your choice too! Just sayin’, I haven’t seen this kind of deal since joining as as demo several years ago. This is the time!

Here’s what I’m encouraging and sharing with you: join to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. You may do that with me – here. Joining during the month of November is $75 to create your own ‘starter kit’ ~ but you receive $125 worth of products that you get to choose. When you join, that’s free shipping for that one time, and I must say, I haven’t seen a $75 joining deal like this in my time with Stampin’ Up! This is a sweet package. Start with Savings is what they’re calling the joining promotion.

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday!!! And time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We have a sketch challenge for today and it was kinda fun to play around with it.

And here’s the challenge…

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Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop Challenge. Oct 28

And here’s how I interpreted that sketch.

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What do you think? Does it resemble the sketch challenge? The ribbon was a bit fiddly to do… I needed three hands :O] I started with Pear Pizzazz card stock for the base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2). I cut another panel of Pear Pizzazz (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and ran it through the Wintry 3D embossing folder two times. Why two times? Because the width of the card and the width of the embossing folder were really not the same – and I wanted the embossing on both edges of the paper. (This is a gorgeous embossing folder set. That’s right, I did say set. There are two: one is this pine evergreen gorgeousness and the other is snowflakes. This is definitely one of those ‘must have’ embossing folders.)

I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with liquid glue. I cut a piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP 3 x 5 1/2 and adhered that in the center of the embossed piece. Then I did the fiddly part with the ribbon. Truth be told, I’m not certain how this should be done, but I’ll share how I did it. If you know a better way (less fiddly) please let me know!!! I used Seal+ on the back of the ribbon, then on the front of the ribbon too – just at the top, and started folding and holding and folding and holding. Do you have the picture? I had the card stock held in place on my grid paper in order to keep the ribbon straight – with what else, Post-it note! Post-its are an awesomely incredible product and I use them a LOT.

But back to the ribbon… somehow I got it on the paper without losing my mind AND it was pretty straight. Next I stamped the sentiment on a Real Red panel with VersaMark ink, then sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and heat set. The sentiment comes from Christmas to Remember stamp set and was die cut with the Seasonal Labels Dies. Once cut I put dimensionals on the back and placed it over the ribbon. I added two Genial Gems – one at each end of the banner… and the card front was done! Yay. And you know what? I really like it.

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For the inside I added a strip of the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the side of a Basic White panel. I added a sentiment with Real Red ink from Christmas to Remember stamp set. What I like to do with sentiments is use the Stamparatus to make certain the sentiment is ‘square’ with the paper. It sure beats having the sentiment crooked and having to re-do the panel… ask me how I know that. Yeah, maybe don’t. 😳 Now that the card is done, what’s next… oh yes!!! the envelope. heh heh.

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So, the envelope… adhere a 2 1/4 x 6 strip of the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the envelope flap, trim to fit and ~ DONE. That’s it… the card is now added to the Christmas card stash for sending in early December. It’s probably time to count the cards again. That way I’ll know what I have and… drum roll please, how close I am to what I need. :} Nope, not even guessing…

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats a handmade card.

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Since this is a Blog Hop, it’s important to have a list of those participating and their links – see below. You can always use the ‘next’ button, but sometimes the idea is to jump around. Enjoy… there will be some fabulous cards today!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here

Stampin’ Up! Birthday w/ Gorgeous Leaves

Good Saturday morning! It’s a beaut here ~ 65 degrees and a bit breezy. The day is new & fresh :O) I just recently posted (Thurs) a card with a fun centerpiece created w/ Blending Brushes & several colors. Because there was some card stock left over I decided to put it to use and created today’s card. Because of the sentiments used, it can so easily be used as a ‘thinking of you card’ as well.

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The three squares are some of what’s remaining of the original coloring, and it’s been backed by Brushed Metallic card stock in a coppery look. The leaves were die cut from Gold/ Rose Gold 6×6 using the gold (you can see I left some of the pieces in the leaves – intentionally), Gold foil sheet and a stamped leaf in stamped off Mango Melody. The dies used are Intricate Leaves Dies which coordinates with the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set. The Cajun Craze card stock was run through the Timeworn Word 3D embossing folder and adhered to a Very Vanilla panel and attached to the Cajun craze card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set and stamped on a Very Vanilla scrap with Pumpkin Pie ink then fussy cut & also adhered with dimensionals. The three leaves were glued in place and a glue dot was used to adhere a double strand bow of Linen Thread.

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For the inside…. I used stamped off Pumpkin Pie ink for the leaves, sometimes third generation. The splotch was made with Mango Melody ink ~ both from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set on a panel of Very Vanilla. The sentiment is again from Heartfelt Wishes stamp set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie…. and the card was done! Kinda nice having left-over pieces to create a card. :O)

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For the envelope I used the same process as the inside of the card… stamped off Pumpkin Pie for the leaves and Mango Melody ink for the splotch – both on a Very Vanilla envelope.

Here is a photo of the ink colors used to create the original panel with the Blending Brushes.

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Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The theme this week is LEAVES – and interpret that however we like – so… here goes! Be sure to follow along to see all the wonderful projects.

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My goodness, did I have fun with this card. See that stunning color on the inside of the rectangle? Love, love. And it was created with several colors… but I get ahead of myself just a bit. Begin with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cut and remove the center. With Blending Brushes create this gorgeousness: begin with Crushed Curry, then Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and finally Cherry Cobbler inks. Beginning with the lightest of colors and continuing to add each layer, this beauty was created. The next step was to use a Water Painter and flick water droplets, which takes some of the color away. I actually did this process twice so I could die cut leaves from the second piece. That second leaf above is cut from the additional creation. Before die cutting it though, I stamped it with Soft Suede ink using the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, stamped off once, then die cut with Intricate Leaves Dies. The top leaf is also die cut with one of the Intricate Leaves Dies – and from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty 6×6 paper. I then colored it with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and accented it with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I added a bit of Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to the stem and into a bit of the vein on this leaf. My next die cut was the tiny leaf from Gold Foil. I adhered these to the frame of the Very Vanilla with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink using a sentiment from Forever Blossoms stamp set. I put dimensionals on the back of this Very Vanilla panel but did not attach it yet. First I placed the panel on the card base, then laid the gorgeous colored rectangle on the Very vanilla card front & adhered it with liquid glue. I then adhered the front panel so it was ‘square’ with the inner piece.

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Here is another of the die cut leaves using the Intricate Leaves Dies, cut from the additional colored panel. Once I adhered the leaf with liquid glue, I flicked Soft Suede ink of the Very Vanilla panel, but not all over, just in places. I then stamped the sentiment (from Party Puffins stamp set) in Pumpkin Pie ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card – and bingo, the card was done!

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For the envelope I stamped this fun leaf (I think it’s a maple leaf) from Gorgeous Leaves stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink and sponged daubed on the edges Cherry Cobbler ink. The front leaf is full strength. The leaves on the flap were 2nd & 3rd generation stamping. You can see the Blending Brushes used here in this photo – and the beautiful detail of the Intricate Leaves Die to create the top leaf.

For this card in particular, I kept wanting to add something, metallic adhesive-backed gems or linen thread or doodles along the right. But I stopped. The look is clean.

Below is a list of the products used…

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Here is a list of participants this week:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here

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Stampin’ Up! Reflected in Nature – Breathe

Whoa – it’s Oct 1! Oh my how the time has flown…. less than 90 days before Christmas. I’m stunned… and it’s chilly outside. It got down to 45 last night – definite sweater weather. Which b rings me to today’s card – a campsite, maybe fall, maybe winter with some snow. I love the scene! Today’s card is about being in the present, the now. The stamp is called Reflected in Nature. I’ve done it in two tones: Night of Navy and Balmy Blue.

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My Night of Navy is very inky and I had to play with this a bit to get it as I wanted. The picture itself is quite nice and I wanted to be able to see it readily.. inked full strength it was too heavy. This is a single stamp, so in order to do the upper in one color and the lower in another, it was necessary to use a post-it note to cover one side to ink, remove the note then stamp, and follow the same procedure on the other side. This is best done with the Stamparatus. With the stamp in place it is easy to re-stamp if necessary and it’s on a Very Vanilla panel. You can see the background on the card has gone through an embossing folder – Timber 3D to be exact – perfect for the stamp. And that’s Balmy Blue card stock layered on a panel of Night of Navy. And I fussy cut around the inked picture, layered it on a strip of Night of Navy that I had torn the edges to make it look worn – to go with the natural scene. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, Reflected in Nature, and stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I die cut it with a label die from Harvest Dies. It was added to the card front with dimensionals. Did I mention the cabin stamp is also on dimensionals? I added three Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in navy.

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On the inside Very Vanilla panel I stamped the sentiment – again from Reflected in Nature in Balmy Blue ink, then added the bird stamp in Night of Navy ink. It is really soaring! It is layered on a Night of Navy panel then adhered directly to the inside of the card.

Reflected in Nature – Breathe.3

For the envelope I ran the Night of Navy piece through the Timber 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the flap and trimmed to fit. On the front I stamped another sentiment in Night of Navy ink from Reflected in Nature stamp set. And this card is ready for someone special. It’s tailored, so easily can be masculine. I’ve another one of these I’m working on, in shades of gray.

I’ll do the product list, then I want to share something special about tomorrow – World Card Making Day and what our team is doing to celebrate it :O)

Several of our team have agreed to do a facebook live of a card they are making, including me (yikes!); there will be prizes & a game or two throughout the day… 9-5 – all on facebook. Please join us as we make some cards and have some fun!  There’s a Facebook page set up to host the event. 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday and Join the Page. 

You will get approved, then select All Notifications so you don’t miss a thing!

World Card Making Day Inkin’ Krew FB Live Event!

2 October 2021

And below is the schedule. I can’t wait to see what everyone is doing. It’s going to be a fun day!

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

NOTHING BEATS A HANDMADE CARD!

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Thinking of You

It’s Saturday… and I’m knee- deep in a convention… lots of debate and amendments. It’s very civil, and it’s necessary to keep the organization in good order, but oh my, it’s l-o-n-g. Today’s card is another necessary… a couple of thinking of you cards for men friends of ours struggling with their health. The two cards are very similar, different card bases and DSP used and embellishments, but same layout. And you like that right? Here they are…

The Positive Thoughts stamp set is perfect for these cards – it gives the right sentiment without being too mushy.

The card on the left uses In Good Taste DSP, Simply Elegant Trim in Silver, Tasteful Textures EF, Matte Black Dots, Picture This Dies for the sentiment, Smokey Slate and Basic Black card stocks. Smokey Slate ink for stamping.

Masculine Thinking of you

Here I stamped using Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White panel, added the strip from the envelope flap (you’ll see this in the next photo :), adhered it to a Basic Black panel and adhered it into the inside of the card.

Masculine Thinking of You

I added more of the same In Good Taste DSP to the flap, and die cut the edge with one of the Basic Borders Dies. And the card was done – ready to go out in today’s mail.

The card on the right uses Beauty of the Earth DSP, Tasteful Labels Dies for the sentiment die cut and Champagne Rhinestone Jewels for the embellishment, Cinnamon Cider and Early espresso card stocks. Early Espresso ink for stamping.

Masculine Thinking of You

For the inside of this card I stamped the sentiment and the butterflies in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel- both from Positive Thoughts stamp set, then layered it on Early Espresso card stock and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Again, same Beauty of The Earth DSP on the envelope flap and on the front another butterfly stamped in Early Espresso ink. And this card is gone already. :O)

I really like how these cards turned out – simple, again, but layered and thoughtful for each individual. And they do fit the person to whom they are being given: one man is very quiet and a bit shy while the other man is a bit of a partier and flashy.

The countdown for Sale-a-bration is 6 days if you count today. Remember what that means – no more free Stampin’ Up! goodies, no extra bundle if you decide to join as a demonstrator… more particulars follow. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code when ordering: R6U3VRBN. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on… it is ending SOON!!!

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It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1





Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

Nothing beats a handmade card.

Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance and Peaceful Place

Welcome to my Tuesday card! I hope you had a great long weekend, whatever you did. Today’s card uses the wonderful Peaceful Place Specialty DSP for the background and a die cut of another tree using the Christmas Trees Dies. Let me talk just a moment about this Specialty DSP – it is stunning. The images have a bit of silver sparkle in them that really add that special touch. It is a must have!


Evergreen Elegance & Peaceful Place.1

The sparkle doesn’t show in a photograph the way it does in person ~ you’ll just have to trust me on this. I added more sparkle with Black Glitter Paper die cut with one of the tree outline dies from Christmas Trees Dies, then overlaid it with a Basic White die cut from the same dies. I’ve popped this up on dimensionals to make it a real focus. For additional sparkle I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the tree on the left and Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the tree on the right. I mounted this on Basic White card stock then directly onto the Cherry Cobbler card base and the front was done.

Evergreen Elegance & Peaceful Place.inside

For the inside I stamped the sentiment from Evergreen Elegance in Cherry Cobbler ink then stamped the tree, stamping off first, in Basic Gray ink. Doesn’t it mimic the tree in the DSP? I love that! This Basic White panel was adhered to the inside of the card & voila!

For the envelope, I used the the same tree from Evergreen Elegance & Basic Gray ink, stamping off first then onto the envelope front. For the flap I used the same sheet of Peaceful Place DSP, but just the upper, more plain portion, adhered it to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. I really like this card!

f you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1

Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

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