Friday, July 7, 2017

Christmas in July with a Twist

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Blog Hop 11: Christmas in July with a Twist...

Hello! my fellow Stampers! This month I am participating in another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends.  We are stampers from all over the world, sharing a holiday project in July BUT we are using a set that isn’t designed specifically for holidays in our projects. For my project, I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever stamp set with Real Red and Dapper Denim.
This card started with a piece of Dapper Denim measuring 8.5 x 5.5 scored at 4.25. the red gift box is 2.25 x 3 6/16 the very vanilla that the pens are on is 2.75 x 1 6/16 layered with back 2 x 3.25.
Embellishments are the gold ribbon approx 16" long with a second piece approximately 8 inches for the bow. Using Scrap Real Red and Very Vanilla I cut out the flower from Flourishing Phrases thinlets  I layered them on a 1" black circle for the bow.
The stamp sets used were Flourishing phrases and Crafting Forever. The flourish created the wrapping paper on the box and the "gift" was the pens. I colored the pens with various inks using my blender pen (Real Red, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate) that seem to work together.  And then when EVERYTHING was colored I used Wink of Stella to bring some little sparkle.

The inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla the  cardstock and the sentiment and flourishes were stamped in Real Red ink.
This card could easily be done in other colors for any number of occasions.  I hope this encourages you to do your own challenge with stamps you have that are not Christmas and get putting your own twist together. When you do, leave me a comment with what you have come up with! I look forward to seeing what you do.  In the meantime - skip on over to the next hop and you will see some more creative ideas!  Let’s get stamping!
Happy Stamping!
Blog Hop Line-Up:
  1. Sarah McDermott  at Paper Craft Artistry
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall at KW Crafts
  3. Rebecca Urban at 101 Projects With Rebecca
  4. Courtenay Heuston at Bags That One!
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos at Stamp With Georgia <— You are here
  7. Jenn Curtis Charles at BFF Stampers
  8. Lou Kitzelman at With a Bow On Top By Lou
  9. Sharon Dalton at Studio Shabaz Creative Me68
  10. Kimberley Anne Morris at Procrastistamper
  11. Angélique Stempelkeuken at de Stempelkeuken
  12. Amber Thompson at Stampin With Amber
  13. Marieke Bart at De Stempelcoach
  14. Ellen Woodbridge at Ellen The Happy Stamper

Turning something unexpected into something unexpected.

Preparing for today's blog hop for Global Stamping friends.

Watch for the reveal.

However showing a tease of what stamp set I plan to use.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Happy Stamping, my friends!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Join my team


How would you like to purchase ANYTHING in the catalog and receive 20% - 25% off each time your order? How? Keep reading....

What I love most is that it is No obligation:

No selling
No parties
No requirements

It is just really a GREAT deal! I will be honest, I think everyone should buy a kit. I love a good deal! Get your wishlist going and click here to join now:

By joining my team you order what you want, when you want and however many times you want and receive your discount. You don't have to hold classes, you don't have to hold workshops and you can be your very own best customer!

20% off all day, any day!
Customize your kit to your liking! Get free shipping on your kit that is an additional savings of 10%

As a demonstrator you too will get to Pre-order from all new catalogs 30 in advance of catalog releases!

You can join just for fun and benefit from the discounts while filling up your wish list!

Keep in mind you do not have to sell or hold workshops and there are no penalties if you decide to drop. You keep all your goodies.
To quickly and easily sign up online :
Go to my website at
In the left column, click on “Join Now” or click on the “First Impressions” video and watch that first then go to “Join Now”
Take it slowly and build your kit by entering the item numbers for $125 in the product of your choice. Anything goes!
Kit is $99 + tax and ships FREE
That's it!
Good Luck & Welcome!

What type of demonstrator would YOU be?

Stampin’ Up! invites all kinds of demonstrators. Which demonstrator would you be?

Hobby Demonstrator: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a 20% discount and may occasionally sell to neighbors, relatives, friends.

Short-Term Demonstrator: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.

Seasonal Demonstrator: this is for thos who want to work hard at the business during September, October, and November for seasonal money and does just enough business to maintain minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.

Career Demonstrator: if you want to be your own boss with your own business and see that a Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship as a viable business with long-term career potential; would you want to pursue management and do you want to move up the career ladder? You would attending Stampin’ Up! events and if you haven't already you will absolutely develope close social relationships with other demonstrators; working at your growing your business in a consistent and outgoing manner.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

So what was today like?

Today I shared the new 2017 Stampin' Up catalog. I absolutely love sharing our new product. From the inks, paper, ribbons and everything in between.

Make n takes were made we did a card, a gift bag (courtesy of this month's Paper Pumkin) and we stamped bookmarks with the new In colors.

I love sharing what I do and inspiring others.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sweet Sugarplum Purse Card Clutch

So I am at a retreat this weekend however I wanted to share this adorable little clutch that I have created using one sheet of designer series paper. The specific designer series paper and the framelet used have both retired, this can easily be made with any This is such a gift to make and share with friends and family.

This is a paper clutch with 6 A2 cards and envelopes inside.

To make the clutch itself. It starts with one sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series paper and a flower made with retired Stylish Stems framelets and Wink of Stella to give it a touch of shine.

The cards are split 3 and 3. 3 made with designer series paper and 3 with double stamping as the backdrop. Sentiments were varied. Perhaps you could come up with some of your own.

Product List
Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
Grid Paper

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This little Piggy makes me so happy!

Welcome to the May edition of the Remarkably Creative Blog Tour!
Our theme this month is anything new~
and for me, I chose This Little Pig stamp set. This is a quick peak at what will be coming in just a couple of weeks when Stampin' Up! releases the newest catalog. 

This is one happy pig!

To bring this pig to life I used new stamps, new inks and a sampling of our new paper.  To create the sky I used several different techniques, the first was ink pulling and the used an aqua painter to soften it up. However, this pig on his own is adorable.  This set of pigs remind me of being a child and visiting my Grandparents farm where they raised pigs, Oh the mischief we would get into with those pigs. 

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this stop and hope you are getting inspired by all the inspiration that you will see during this hop.
I want to put a little plug in here for two different wonderful campaigns, the first is the campaign that has been started by our Stampin Up CEO, Sara Douglass it is called #MakeACardSendACard. What I love about this campaign is that we can use the all our extra cards to bless someone. Why not gift them with their very own bunch of cards to send out?
The second campaign was started by Shannon West, at Stampin Up home office #Iambringingbirthdaysback , to remind us all just how great it feels to actually receive a real birthday card in the mail. If you decide to hop in on this campaign – the more the better and all you have to do is post a picture on Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter and then use the hashtag #Iambringingbirthdaysback to see just how many people have joined the movement.
I adore getting something in the mail with a quick note.  So with that in mind, I encourage you to join the movement - send a card to all those wonderful people that you have on your list every year to remind yourself of their special day!

This Little Piggy stamp set is available in wood and clear. Since I became a demonstrator, I have a preference for investing in either clear mount and/or photopolymer stamp sets, these are store in CD size cases so that I can store much more stamp sets my stamping cave which is a relatively small space.  I have SU’s acrylic block set and there are some I have multiple of, they are so versatile that they work with both the rubber mount and the photopolymer.

Now enjoy connecting with fellow demonstrators from all over as they showcase some sneak peeks and remember if you do not have a demonstrator you work with anyone of us would be happy to help you get your hands on the amazing new 2017-18 catalog. Simply ask.

Enjoy and thanks for visiting. 

Happy Stamping!