Sunday, September 20, 2015

Warm Wishes - 2015 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend....they sure fly by fast!

Today I wanted to share a card I made for a swap featuring designer series paper from the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.  I loved the Season of Cheer paper and used the snowflake pagee to create these lovely cards.

I mixed a variety of stamps in creating this card.  The light blue background is stamped using the Snow Place stamp set.  The larger snowflake is from the Holly Jolly Greetings set.  The sentiment is from the Winter Wishes set and was stamped in versa mark.  I used the silver emboss powder to add a little something extra and added some silver cording trim  for a little more glimmer.

I have included a supply listing below for your convenience.  If you would like a holiday catalog or need a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I would be happy to provide one to you.

Be sure to check out some of my other posts, many of the recent posts have items from the new catalog!

Have a great week and Happy Stampin'!
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop - Everything Fall

Happy Thursday!  Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Everything Fall Blog Hop!  I am excited to be a guest blogger for the September hop!  I know that fellow guest blogger - Maria had an awesome card and project and I hope that I can match that awesomeness with my creations!  Barbara Welch has also joined as a guest blogger this month.  Be sure to check out all the great blogs for this month's hop!

Let me start by saying - Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year.  This past Sunday, the temperature was definitely a little bit cooler and has me looking forward to the cooler crisp air and the variety of colors the fall change brings to the Georgia landscape.

Feeling inspired, I picked fall colors to create this outdoor scene using the new Stampin' Up "The Wilderness Awaits" stamp set.  The cute little fox was stamped in Early Espresso on very vanilla card stock and was colored using blending pens and Cajun Craze ink.  The background was sponged using Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie and a  hint of Marina Mist. This combination helps to give the look of dusk.  The grass that the fox is nested in is colored in using Mossy Meadow and a blender pen.  I am hooked on the banner framelits!  The background banners use Early Espresso card stock and the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday Catalog.  The card base uses the Cajun Craze card stock.    The accent bow at the top is tied using Linen Thread.  To finish off the card, I used a sentiment from the Stampin' Up "For All Things" stamp set.

My project was made to coordinate with my card.  Fall makes me think of all the upcoming craft fairs and festivals.  I can smell the funnel cakes and apple cider now!  I can't wait!  In keeping with that thought, I created an gift envelope that includes apple cider mix - for the times you can't make it to the festivals.

I used my Stampin' Up envelope punch board and created this gift container to insert the packets of apple cider mix.  The belly band uses the same DSP paper and Early Espresso card stock.  Using Very Vanilla I used other elements from the Stampin' Up "For All Things" stamp set to add the acorns, leaves and sentiment.  These colors also are from the Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon inks.  The SU Scalloped Tag Topper and Mossy Meadow ribbon added the finishing touches to this gift set.

If you need a Stampin' Up demonstrator or would like a catalog, please let me know - I would be happy to assist you.  I have included a link to my supply listing below for your convenience.  

Be sure to check out other projects listed on my blog - there are several projects created using items from the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.

I have thoroughly enjoyed participating this in this month's hop and hope that you will continue along with and join Mandy with her wonderful creations!  You can click the "Next" button below or click on the links provided to view the remainder of the hop participants!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin'!

1.   Elizabeth
2.   Tina
3.   Andrea T
4.   Deana
5.   Raquelle
6.   Maria Willis
7.   Kim Smith -> YOU ARE HERE
8.   Mandy Reedyk
11. Andrea P 
12. Cheryl

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

OSAT Designers Choice Blog Hop

Happy Thursday......What day is it?  It's blog hop day..... yea!

I am glad that you hopped on over to my page as part of the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Designers Choice and I am sure that you enjoyed Terri's creations as much as I did.  In celebration of the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog release, I wanted to showcase a couple of items I created using new Holiday products.

If you are like me, I love to create my own Christmas cards but I have to get an early start in order to make enough.  My creation process doesn't help the timeline!  This month, I decided started designing the first of many.  My card uses the new Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  There are 6 different double-sided designs.  For this creation I used the designer sheet that has mistletoe on one side and stripes on the other.  I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try my hand at the fun fold technique.

I used two new stamp sets - Wonderland and Flurry of Wishes along with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the new silver Cording Trim.  The soft sky card stock blends very nicely with both the berries in the mistletoe and the stripes from the DSP.  The Mossy Meadow ink matches very nicely with the leaves in the print.

I love how the fun fold opens up to display the sentiment inside.  I could see using this technique in several variety of cards.

Many individuals involved in paper crafting are either card makers or create scrapbooks.  I consider myself to be a mix of the two.  In order to show the versatility of the stamp sets, I created a scrapbook page for my project this month.  For this project, I also used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set along with Embellished Ornaments bundle set.  In keeping with the color theme, soft sky card stock and inks were used in creating the page.  I embossed the snowflakes and lightly sponged with soft sky.  I love the new bundle set used in creating the ornaments.  The foil paper accents the page and gives it a certain elegance.


Please feel free to check out some of my other blog posts using new Stampin' Up products!  Up next is Ms. Maggie.  I hope you will visit all the other hoppers' sites.  There are so many talented individuals in the group, it is always exciting to see what they come up with next.  As always..... Happy Stampin'!
  1. Eva
  2. Ginger
  3. Martie
  4. Elizabeth Jeanne
  5. Amanda Bodine
  6. Megan
  7. Wynne
  8. Lori Mueller
  9. Dena Rekow
  10. Renee Ondrajka
  11. Tina Riddle
  12. Diane Squires
  13. Maria Willis
  14. Raquelle Clifton
  15. Jeanna Bohanon
  16. Terri Takashige
  17. You are here -> Kim Smith
  18. Maggie
  19. Marisa
  20. Holly
  21. Andrea P
  22. Andrea T

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Monday, September 7, 2015

CYCI#85 and SIP#13 Challenges - Happy Birthday Greetings

Happy Monday!

It has been a while since I have participated card challenges and this week I am pulling a double whammy.....LOL!  This card was made for both the Can You Case It color challenge and the Stamp, Ink, Paper theme challenge.  These challenges definitely triggered my creative juices!

I love the colors for the CYCI challenge and decided I would add Watermelon Wonder.  These colors blended perfectly for the birthday theme for the SIP challenge.  This card would be perfect to brighten anyone's birthday.
I used Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top designer series paper.  I also used 1 1/4 inch round punch, Owl Builder punch and the Wetlands Stampin' Up Set with Tip Top Taupe Ink.

I hope my birthday card brought a smile to your face!

If you need a demonstrator, I would be happy to assist you! Happy Stampin'! 

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Fall is in the air!

Hello all!  I hope everyone has enjoyed their Labor Day!  Yesterday it was much cooler with a slight breeze to let you know that fall was around the corner.  Fall is my favorite time of the year with all the color changes.  

It has been a busy day!  I spent most of the morning making pumpkin bread.  The house and the bread smell so good!

Today I wanted to share a recent card I made to celebrate fall.  I used one of the new Stampin' Up stamp sets called "For All Things".  I used the Cherry on Top DSP with Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso card stock.  I accented the card with Crushed Curry Bakers Twine and a matching button.  I used versa mark and clear embossing powder to add the sentiment to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and hope you have had a wonderful day enjoying family and friends.

Please join me Thursday as I will be participating in the One Stamp at a Time Blog hop.  The designers have some awesome creations to share with you.  Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy Stampin'!

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