Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! Congrats with Happiness Abounds

It’s Saturday! What this means for us is… we rehearse with the orchestra this morning for our patriotic concert tomorrow afternoon. Oh so excited! Having an orchestra just adds so much to the music. Sometimes I want to just listen to them and I forget we’re supposed to come in 😦 So, what are your plans for the day? I hope it’s something you enjoy – such as playing in your craft room, or getting together with a couple of friends to do something fun together. For now, let me show you this latest card.

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This is some of the new Designer Series Paper called Textile Chic Specialty Paper. It’s gorgeous! Rather modern looking. Interesting color combos. Because of the fun shapes on the paper I also used the fabulous Beautiful Shapes Dies to add more pattern. Fun, right? The sentiment of course, is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and I embossed that in gold. And then – the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots add a shiny touch. Here’s the scoop…

  • Card base is Thick Basic White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Texture Chic Specialty DSP: 4 x 5 1/4; 2 x a bit more than 3 1/2 (create banner tip); 3/4 x 4 + banner tip
  • Pool Party: 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 + scraps
  • Basic White: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (for sentiment panel on front); 4 x 5 1/4

This card is so quick and easy to create: the Texture Chic Specialty Paper is adhered directly to the card base with liquid glue. Next layer is the Pool Party Panel adhered directly, then the Texture Chic Specialty banner also adhered directly. I used an embossing buddy to clear the Basic White piece of any static, stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I die cut the piece with the second largest of this hexagon shape die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies and adhered it with dimensionals. I die cut the additional pieces from Pool Party scraps using more of the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Some were adhered with liquid glue and the rest with dimensionals. The final touch was the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and the card front was done.

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On the Basic White panel I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I added the banner tip which I had saved 😏 with liquid glue underneath. And finally I added a 3/4″ strip of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper at the bottom. Finis!

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For the envelope, more of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper for the flap and that was it. Now let me tell you… a friend had asked for a card to be given to a family moving, purchasing their first home. I didn’t have anything like that on hand – that’s a pretty specific need. So I began looking at sentiments and thought – I like this! My inspiration for the card layout came from page 98 of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. Do you have one of those yet? If not, and you do not have a demonstrator, I would be glad to send you one.

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! 


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. ❤️ 😁

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.

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 catalog.

Stampin’ Up! Seascape Thanks

Hello and welcome to my blog. We have had family visiting for several days, some of whom we have not seen in person since last August! Needless to say – my focus was on them… it was awesome BTW…

My card today is a thank you card featuring a couple of new products: the Seascape bundle and the Ombre Specialty DSP. Oh my, the DSP is just sparkly and variable in shade and easy on the eye :). And the seahorse in the dies ( Sea Life Dies) is beautiful, as is the coral. There are other dies in the set just as stunning, but these are what I used for this card.

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I began with a Balmy Blue panel that I ran through the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I used the wonderful Blending Brush to add some depth to this textured surface, begging with the lightest color to darker shades. By doing this, there is no need to change to a different Blending Brush. My colors were Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Pacific Point, with the lighter colors at the top and getting darker as I moved down the panel. I next stamped the ‘sand’ in Crumb Cake ink at the bottom, then seaweed in both Garden Green and Old Olive inks. I then die cut the two shapes from the Ombre Specialty DSP, the coral in Mango Melody and the Seahorse in Night of Navy. It’s possible to see the shading more especially on the Seahorse in the photos. I added the seahorse with liquid glue, leaving the tail a bit loose so it could grasp a bit of the coral to keep itself from floating away:) The coral is added with mini dimensionals. The sentiment is from this same Seascape bundle and is stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Very Vanilla strip. Before stamping, I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to create the one end. The sentiment is added with dimensionals, then Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for the Seahorse eye and near the sentiment banner. This completed front panel was adhered to Crumb Cake with liquid glue, then dimensionals on the back of that to attach to the Night of Navy card base. And the card front was done!

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For the inside, on a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink, then the bubbles in Night of Navy ink. The fish was stamped in Crumb Cake ink, then colored just a bit with the Pumpkin Pie Blends. This was adhered with liquid glue to a Crumb Cake piece, then right into the inside of the card n- and voila!

For the Very Vanilla envelope I chose the three small fishies to stamp in Pacific Point ink (stamped off once), then the bubbles in Balmy Blue ink. For the flap I pulled out the Whale of a Time 6×6 DSP (retiring end of Jun), adhered it with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. And bingo – this card is ready! Card cuts are listed at the bottoms of this post.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . 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.

Stampin up has two promotions going on right now: a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are shown next.


Connect, Craft & Collect

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).


I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.


LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask.

I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

Card cuts for today’s project:

Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

Crumb Cake – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)

Balmy Blue – 4 x 5 1/4

Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4, 3/4 x 2

Ombre SDSP – Night of Navy 2 x 3 3/4, Mango Melody 3 x 2 3/4

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