January 27, 2016

January Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop . . . All You Need Is Love!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for January. This month our theme is "All You Need Is Love". We are sure that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Jennifer Michalski at 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 projects. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity.
For this card I used the Rose Wonder stamp set along with the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, both from Stampin' Up!  First I ran the large rose die through my big shot using black glimmer paper, then I ran a piece of real red card stock through my vintage wallpaper embossing folder (retired) for added texture behind the black rose.  Then I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the delicate rose to the real red cardstock.  The sentiment stamped so nice and perfectly using versa mark and then I added black embossing powder with my heat tool.  I punched out the sentiment with the scallop oval punch and layered it over the frame die from the rose garden thinlits dies using a few dimensionals.  Black and red are two of my favorite colors to put together, they were my wedding colors more than 20 years ago and they still remind me of love today!  Red roses are one of my favorites!  Check out all of the fun products below.

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 Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.
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January 26, 2016

Love Is In The Air!

Here is my Global Design Project 020 Challenge card.  This week's challenge was to case the designer and here is the sketch that I played along with.
For this card I used basic black and real red along with some retired design series paper from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The sentiment is stamped from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, which is so versatile gives you lots of sentiments to work with.  Then it is punched out using the word window punch and layered over the retired modern label punch.  The hearts are punched out using colored felt and layered over one another.  The sketch card just brought the phrase "Ooh, La, La" to my mind.  Head on over to the Global Design Project and check out all of the projects or play along!

January 24, 2016

Birthday Blooms Friendship!

I received this beautiful card from my upline and friend Lisa Pretto.  I was so honored by her thinking of me and sending me one of her handmade cards.  For this card she used the Birthday Blooms stamp set along with the Birthday Bouquet DS Paper and some of the great punches from Stampin' Up!
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 Now the best part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is always the awesome deal on our starter kit!  A fabulous deal on products you love, lots of fun and inspiration and no pressure….what more could you ask for?!  This kit lets you test drive the opportunity, buy anything else you want at a 20% discount, gain access to become a member of the InkBig downline and receive all of the FREE VIP Trainings too.  There is ZERO OBLIGATION!
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January 23, 2016

Party Wishes...PPA284 Sketch Challenge

For this card I played along with the PPA284 Sketch Challenge from one of my pals Maggie!  I used the Party Wishes stamp set with the coordinating Party Punch Pack.  You can get these items together as a bundle and save 15% (Item #141071).  I used some fun colors together on this card...Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry , Pool Party, and Whisper White.  I also used the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $50.
Head on over to the Pals Paper Arts and play along or check out all of the great designs and get some ideas.
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January 20, 2016

In Love With Global Design Project 019

Today I played along with the Global Design Project 019 theme: Love!  I made this sweet valentine's day card using rose red and blushing bride card stock from Stampin' Up!  I die cut a larger heart in rose red and layered two smaller hearts I punched out of felt and popped the sentiment up using some dimensionals.  I also am "in love" with the happy heart embossing folder, it is a must have for making those cute valentine's day cards!  I used it on the blushing bride perfectly artistic design series paper that you can earn for FREE with your $50 Stampin' Up! order.  Be sure to check out all of the card ideas over at the Global Design Project or play along!  Thanks for stopping by :)
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January 16, 2016

Minion Magic!

How fun was this card in a box to make?  I love those little minion guys!  For this card in a box I used pacific point, crushed curry and basic black card stock, along with the crushed curry design series paper from the brights dsp stack from Stampin' Up!  I used a minion sticker pack and punched them out using the extra large oval punch, then added a few sequins here and there.  The balloons are punched from the Balloon Bouquet Punch from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!  Here are the directions on how to make your very own card in a box and a list of all the Stampin' Up! supplies I used.

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January 14, 2016

I Love Flowering Fields...PPA283

Today I played along with the Pals Paper Arts color challenge (PPA283)  For this card I used a bunch of great, new products from the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogs from Stampin' Up!  I used two stamp sets that you can earn with each $50 order until March 31, one is called What I Love and that is where I got the Thank You sentiment and punched it out using the word window punch.  The other one is called Flowering Fields.  I took each flower stamp and arranged it on a clear block and then I stamped all 4 stamps at one time using versa mark, then I heat embossed them with black embossing powder so that I could use my Stampin' Write Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron markers on the flowers.  I then added some glimmer with the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  Here is a close up of what the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen looks like on this card.
The background paper has some clear embossed raindrops on the Mint Macaron and comes from the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also added the basic black stitched satin ribbon and layered the mint macaron and melon mambo striped bakers twine.  Head on over to the Pals Paper Arts and play along or just check out all of the fun projects.
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January 13, 2016

January Pals Blog Hop "From The Heart"

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.” We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
For the January Pals Blog Hop I made a much needed sympathy card using the classic, extremely popular, and versatile Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! called Lovely As A Tree!  This was one of the very first stamp sets I purchased when I fell in love with stamping.  The colors are Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso.  I also used the design series paper called Wildflower Fields that you can earn for free from Stampin' Up! with your $50 order.  The sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set and is punched out using the 1-1/4 inch circle punch and layered over the extra large oval punch.  Check out all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this project below.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards

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January 12, 2016

Going Global for Mojo Monday 430!

I made this card following along with the Mojo Monday 430 Sketch.  I used the Going Global Stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and the new Going Places 6 x 6 inch Design Series Paper Stack.  I absolutely love the constellations on this paper along with the Big Dipper stamp included in the Going Global stamp set.  I always could find the Big Dipper in the sky at night, but the Little Dipper was a bit harder for me when I was a kid :)  The sentiment is punched out using the sweetheart punch and layered over the note tag punch over the tea lace paper doily.  I added the 2015-2017 In Color Delightful Dijon Washi Tape to the banner on the top of the card and some Rhinestones for added sparkle!  You can reward yourself with the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Washi Tape (140582) with your Stampin' Up! order when you earn Stampin' Rewards.  Soft Sky and Delightful Dijon work so nicely together with this ds paper.  Check out all of the Mojo Monday projects or play along with the sketch below:
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January 11, 2016

Bonjour! GDP 018

I am loving this Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set called Salut in French!  You can earn it with your order of $50 from Stampin' Up!  Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge 018.
I also used the Sale-A-Bration Wildflower Design Series Paper, it is full of rich, beautiful colors that all coordinate with your Stampin' Up! ink and paper.  The card is saying Hello, my friend!  I used Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey card stock and punched out the sentiment with the word window and washi label punches.  Head over to the Global Design Project site below.  Have fun and play along or just get inspired.
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Here are the English (141243) and French (141270) Stamp Sets side by side.  Check out all of the Stampin' Up Supplies I used for this project below:

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January 8, 2016

Love You Sew...Pals Paper Arts 282 Sketch Challenge!

For today's card I played along at the Pals Paper Arts Sketch 282 Challenge.  This was a great sketch to work from and here is what I came up with.
This card uses the fun Host Stamp Set called Love You Sew from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!  You can get your very own Love You Sew stamp set with any purchase from Stampin' Up of $150 or more with your earned stampin' rewards.  The second I saw this stamp set I knew I would need to get it with my earned rewards.  I also used the 1/8 inch Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon and the Shine On Design Series Paper, both items are from the Occasions Catalog as well.
Order through me and also receive your free monthly item with your $40 or more order.  Check out all of the supplies I used for this card below.

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January 6, 2016

A Nice Cuppa Mojo Monday!

I am loving the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!  For this card I used the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set along with the Cups & Kettles Framleits Dies.  I also used the Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack and stamped the little cup rings in Tip Top Taupe from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set.  I am just insane over these cute cups and kettles dies :)  The colors on this card are Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon, and the beautiful Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Check out all of the fun Mojo Monday 429 projects and play along today!

Check out all of the items I used from Stampin' Up! and make sure to shop with me today and receive your free monthly item.
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January 5, 2016

Shop The Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs NOW!

The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is available for ordering and the FREE Sale-A-Bration promotion has begun!  

Check out these Stampin’ Up! product videos HERE demonstrating many of the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products!  
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Enjoy Sale-A-Bration in 3 Ways:
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  2. Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).
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January 4, 2016

Last Chance For Joyful Seasons!

 Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge 017 using the Retiring Stamp Set Joyful Season and the Seasonal Frames Thinlits Die.  Today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog...so make sure to order your favorites before they are gone!
For this card I also used the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper that will be available starting January 5th FREE with your $50 order.  This design paper will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to get your free pack as soon as possible.  Do you have your wish list ready for the new Occasions Catalog?  Click here to request a catalog.
Make sure to check out the Global Design Project Challenge and play along or just get some great creative ideas!
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January 1, 2016

Don't Miss Out On Savings!

The Stampin' Up! year-end sale ends on January 4th!!!
Don't miss out on incredible savings and your chance to earn a bonus item with your purchase of $40 or more from the upcoming Occasions Catalog of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon.  See details here