August 22, 2017

Thailand Achievers August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for August 2017. This month our theme is the "Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks". The amazing Holiday catalog is here and we want to show you how you can use these amazing new products to let your family and loved ones know you are thinking of them!

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 .
When I saw this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog I knew I had to have this bundle.  I already had in mind these three projects and waited impatiently for my pre-order to be delivered.  It is the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and it coordinates with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies.  
How cute are these little critters and each one can be used as its own tag if you want.  I ended up trimming them to make a front and a back side of the note card.
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 in the list.

Blog Hop Line-Up:


If you are loving the projects you are seeing from the Holiday Catalog.  Check out my Pinterest Board featuring lots of great ideas with these new products.  Want a copy of your very own Holiday Catalog, request one by clicking below.

August 21, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!

It's Happy Mail Monday!  I receive some of the most beautiful cards in my mailbox each week.  This week was kind of special as my husband and I celebrated our 22nd Wedding Anniversary.  We received a few cards of congratulations as well.  It is such a blessing to be able to share the joy of stamping with you.  Thank you so much for stopping by today :)
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 20, 2017

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August 18, 2017

Sunshine Sayings for #tttc011

Today I played along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #011.  Make sure to head over and play along!  For this challenge, the board was created by Design Team Member Peggy Noe.  Take some inspiration from the challenge board below, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what you are challenged to create! 
I chose the trio of squares down the left side of the board using the burlap, flower and leaf.  I decided to use the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from Stampin' Up! and added some texture using the layered leaves dynamic embossing folder and sponged it with some crumb cake ink.  The background black and white leaves are cut from the Just Add Color design series paper and the little old olive leaves are from the Flourish Thinlits.
I was so honored to be chosen as the designer's pick for this weekly challenge.  It is so much fun to share the joy of stamping with you all.
I also added a swoosh of the clear wink of stella to the flower for that added bling.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card:


If you are loving the projects you are seeing from the Holiday Catalog.  Check out my Pinterest Board featuring lots of great ideas with these new products.  Want a copy of your very own Holiday Catalog, request one by clicking below.

August 17, 2017

Eastern Palace Elegance

Today I used some pre-made card bases for a bunch of Thank You cards that were very much needed.  I used the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set for my sentiment and punched it out using the 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch.  I decided to add the fun accessories that come with the Eastern Beauty Suite: Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Mini Tassels and the Eastern Palace Specialty Design Series Paper.  Check out each unique card...
Thank you for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card.
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August 15, 2017

Kylie's August International Highlights

http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/07/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
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.
http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/07/kylies-international-blog-highlights.html
Our theme for this month's highlight is Teachers Gifts.  It is so wonderful to thank our educators for all their hard work and get ideas before the end of the year is suddenly here! This gallery will give you many ideas on what you can do to say thanks to your those very special educators in your life. 
For my project I made a mini treat bag that can be used to hold a little note card and gift card for that special teacher.  
I used a variety of products from Stampin' Up! for this project. The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits has 12 dies with two different word dies as well. I used the Foil Frenzy DS Paper for the base of this and then added the embellishments using Tangerine Tango and Gold.
The FOR YOU sentiment was die cut using Very Vanilla card stock and then I took a gold sharpie and added the color to give it a bit of a tarnished look. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the little die cut bow.

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 products I used for this card:

August 14, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!!!

It's Happy Mail Monday!  I cannot tell you how thankful I am when I receive these hand made beautiful cards.  It is such a blessing to be able to share the joy of stamping with you.
These cards are each unique in their own individual way.  I love how you can see such a variety of styles when you connect with other stampers. Thank you so much for stopping by today :)



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 12, 2017

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August 10, 2017

Everyday Labels To Love for #tttc010

Today I played along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #010.  Make sure to head over and play along!  For this challenge, the board was created by Design Team Member Nicole Watt.  Take some inspiration from the challenge board below, using three elements in a row of your choice. Whatever row inspires you is what you are challenged to create! 
I chose the three squares down the left side of the board using the metallic, anything but a card and green.  I decided to make a Christmas Gift Tag with my Labels To Love Stamp Set and Everyday Label Punch from the upcoming Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!
Click HERE for a PDF list of supplies to make 50 of the Easy Christmas tags with full assembly instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are loving the projects you are seeing from the Holiday Catalog.  Make sure to check out my Pinterest Board featuring lots of great ideas with these new products.  

August 9, 2017

Pals August Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My project is made using the new Cat Punch and coordinating Spooky Night DS Paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  As a demonstrator I get to pre-order items and try them out before they are available to everyone.  
For the inside and sentiment I used the new Spooky Cat Stamp Set that also matches perfectly with the Cat Punch.  This was one of my top "must have" items in this year's Holiday Catalog.
I grew up watching a little TV Show called "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and she had this adorable, well; maybe not so adorable, talking cat named Salem.  As soon as I saw this design series paper, that is what I was reminded of.  
And being a cat lover myself, I happen to have my very own black cat named Fang.  He always seems to know when it is time to stamp and make cards.  He usually gets out all the ribbon...lol!
Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.


Blog Hop Line-Up:

August 8, 2017

Bits & Pieces For #GDP099

For this card I followed along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP099This week is a fun theme challenge. I chose to do an anniversary card as my own anniversary is coming up soon and I thought this was perfect for it.  To play along, head over to the Global Design Project and see what the design team came up with this week. 
I used the Background Bits Stamp Set for my sentiment and punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I decided to use the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies along with the Starburst Punch for the background layers.  The color mix is:
 
I added a little bit of silver metallic thread and some rhinestones for some bling.  This will make a great anniversary card for my hubby next week :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card.



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