November 15, 2018

Varied Vases for #GDP164

Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP164This week, we are CASEing a gorgeous card by GDP team member Louise Sharp from Australia.  CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.  Remember that when you CASE a project you can take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colors, the layout, the theme, the images - whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.  Here is the project this week that you can CASE:
I took the pink and floral inspiration from Louise's card for my project.  I used the Varied Vases stamp set for the sentiment and stamped it on a piece of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  Then I punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I made a variety of different layouts with these products.
You may notice a new embellishment on the sentiment of each card.  I used the brand new Gingham Gala Sequins that I was able to pre-order during the Stampin' Up! OnStage in Orlando last week.  These will be available in January in the new Occasion Catalog.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the joy of stamping with you.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project:

November 14, 2018

Stampin' Pretty Pals November Blog Hop

Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.  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 the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
If you are like me, you always try to re-purpose something handmade that you received for something else to share.  That is what I decided to do for my project today.  Especially for friends who have birthdays during the Holiday Season; although they may love a traditional colored Christmas card, I try to give them a non traditional birthday card.
I took the mini pizza box and ran it through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, then I created a belly band for the mini pizza box using Night of Navy card stock.  I attached this beautiful corsage made from paper flowers that I received from Stampin' Up! when I attend OnStage in Orlando this last week to the night of navy belly band.
The mini card is something new that I received in my Stampin' Up! pre-order called Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards and Envelopes.  I love that the inside of the envelope also contains a striped lining.  I added some Grapefruit Grove background ds paper and ran the Happy Birthday Thinlits die through with petal pink and night of navy card stock for a layered look.
Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. 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, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

November 10, 2018

On Stage Highlights!

I had a fabulous time with friends, fellow demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff at the On-Stage event in Orlando these last few days.  Highlights included rewards and recognition, new product reveals and a chance to pre-order from the Occasions Catalog (as well as earn Sale-A-Bration freebies).  The customer sale period for both begins Jan. 3, 2019.  
Stampin’ Up! did a wonderful job honoring demonstrators with recognition and rewards.  I’m so grateful to my customers, team and stamping friends.  I ended up being #69 overall globally (that’s the whole wide world of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators) and #41 overall in the United States!
I also got to celebrate with these members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Community being in the Stampin’ Up! Global Top 250, too!  Congrats to Mary Fish #5Brian King #82, Julie Dimatteo #115Susan Itell #177 and Paula Butler #247.

All members of my Stamping Serenity Team will receive a random new item from the Occasions Catalog as a gift from me.  I’m so proud of all of them and consider them my stamping family!
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November 9, 2018

Country Home For WWYS193

Today I played along with the weekly challenge called What Will You Stamp - WWYS193.  Each week they choose a stamp set that you can use to play along with their challenge.  Have fun and play along this week.
I love all of the various things you can do with this fun stamp set!  For my project I added some die cut elements from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  I stamped the pitcher in Black memento ink on a Champagne Foil Sheet and then fussy cut it out.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the joy of stamping with you.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project:

November 8, 2018

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! with #GDP163

Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP163We are celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary this week. While some of us will be gathering for the big party in Orlando, Florida, others will be celebrating all over the world. To celebrate, this week's Global Design Team Theme Challenge is - 30 Years of Stampin' Up!.  Head over and play along:
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! I am sharing my downline gifts that I made and brought with me to Orlando this week.  I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and made a variety of cute little bags that have notes that slide inside.  I also made some takeout treat boxes with little surprises inside.
All of these fun notes have the statement of the heart on them to commemorate the OnStage event with my team!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the joy of stamping with you.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project: