August 19, 2019

August Greek Isles Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us for our August Greek Isles Achievers blog hop. Those hopping today are Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip. We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products. I live in Minnesota in the US and would love to help you if you have any questions.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the fun. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity.  Our hop theme in August is the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!
For this card I used the Beauty & Joy Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that begins on September 4th.  It is such a pretty stamp set that is so versatile and can be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas or even Fall Birthdays.  It is also a distinktive stamp set that gives that added detail in each stamp, see the plant holder and trunk.
It pairs just beautifully with the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DS Paper from the Holiday Catalog.  There are lines of gold mixed into every sheet of plaid in this ds paper, that you just have to see in person!  I layered a sheet of gold foil behind the plaid to bring out those gold tones.
I also added some Shaded Spruce & Gold Striped Ribbon, also from the Holiday Catalog.  For a finishing touch on the plant I stamped some flowers in versamark and used the Shimmer White embossing powder for a little more bling.  Then topped off the flowers with some gold metallic pearls.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Blog Hop Line-Up:


Here are all of the Stampin' Up! items I used for today's project:

August 16, 2019

Happy Mail Friday!

It's Happy Mail Day! I feel so blessed to be able to share such beautiful cards and projects that I receive in the mail each week from various stamping friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)
  Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each week!

Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart: 
"To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...in this we make a difference."

August 14, 2019

Stampin' Pretty Pals August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”, cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for!  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For this Impossible Card I used the Dino Days stamp set and coordinating suite of products.  With the mango melody base I added some foil paper accents along with the Dinoroar ds paper.  Then for a little more of a jungle feel I added some foil punched leaves and the die cut reeds.  You may spy a new item I used from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog called the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  I used it to give that broken shell some added dimension.
The sentiment is punched using the Timeless Label Punch.  Then I added a few enamel shapes for a finishing touch.  To make your very own Impossible Card you can download the PDF instructions by clicking HERE

More inspiration awaits!  Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s The Sentiment That Counts” projects.  Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity - You Are Here
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card:

August 7, 2019

Reserve Your Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Shares

With the 2019 Holiday Catalog set to go live on September 4th, I have the unique opportunity to offer you Holiday Catalog Shares!  
What is a catalog share?
When you purchase a share, I will order the products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog and cut them to size if needed, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the products they purchased!!  This usually costs you about 1/4 of the price of buying all the new products. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!  Payment MUST be received by September 3rd, 10 pm CST.  I will place the order and ship the items out by September 13th at the VERY latest!

Make your Holiday Catalog Share Reservation by clicking HERE

Embellishment Product Share - $45
RESERVE NOW

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STEPPED UP Embellishment Product Share - $110
RESERVE NOW

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Ribbon and Trim Share - $35
RESERVE NOW

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DSP Paper Share Cut Into 6x6 Pieces - $48
RESERVE NOW

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DSP Paper Share 12x12 and 6x6 Pieces - $75
RESERVE NOW

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I am also able to offer you four choices for the I WANT IT ALL SHARE that gets you the ribbon, embellishments and designer series paper bundles.

“I Want it All” 6x6 DSP Product Share - $120
RESERVE NOW

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STEPPED UP “I Want it All” 6x6 DSP Product Share - $170
RESERVE NOW

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“I Want it All” 12x12 & 6x6 DSP Product Share - $146
RESERVE NOW

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STEPPED UP “I Want it All” 12x12 & 6x6 DSP Product Share - $205
RESERVE NOW

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Deadline to sign-up for the share bundle deals is September 3
PLEASE NOTE: August/September Host Code Gifts are not included with the purchase of these share bundles

August 5, 2019

Kylie's August International Highlight

http://http://bit.ly/November2018HighlightsVoteForMe
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am joining a group that is being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project.
https://www.kyliebertucci.com/2019/08/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
Do you know someone who needs an encouraging word? Maybe a get well soon or WOW you are amazing; even a thank you card? This is a great way to think of someone that you want to build up and give some love or encouragement.
For this card I used a variety of items to create a relaxing scene to go along with this beautiful sentiment from the Tasteful  Textures Stamp Set.  I used the High Seas Embossing Folder to create the water look under the sand dollars.  I sponged the embossed part a bit with some balmy blue for added dimension.  The sand dollars are die cut from the Under The Sea dies.  I added a bit of the wink of stella to a few of them for added color...it kind of looks like sand on them too :)
The palm trees are die cut using the Friendly Silhouettes dies.  The sentiment is die cut using the Detailed Band dies.  I added a few rhinestones to appear as stars on this rich design series paper piece from the See A Silhouette DS Paper.  I hope that this fun easel card will give someone a little encouragement.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project: