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:

November 6, 2018

Kylie's November 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.
http://bit.ly/November2018HighlightsVoteForMe
We are celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th Year in November so what a wonderful way to say THANK YOU than to #MakeaCardSendaCard to Shelli Gardner to thank her for what Stampin' Up! has meant to you. I used the Statement of the Heart stamp for this project. This statement really has a special place in my journey with Stampin' Up! and I think Shelli will love this card.
Without her determination and hard work to keep this company going none of us would have met one another, been inspired to do more and fulfilled so many awesome things. We have so much to be grateful for! #randomactsofkindness 
Here is a top view of this fun fold card, basically I folded it like a regular 11" by 4-1/4" card in half at 5-1/2 then I folded the front flap backwards at the half way mark.  
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:

November 5, 2018

Happy Mail Monday!

It's Happy Mail Monday!  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."

November 2, 2018

Accented Blooms For #GDP162

Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP162.  It's time for a fabulous sketch challenge this week! What a great variety of projects from the Design Team! Head over and play along:
For this sketch challenge I used the stamp set called Accented Blooms.  It turned out perfectly with fall colors used for the flowers around the sentiment.  I love how the Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake accent each other.
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 1, 2018

Snowflake Showcase & November Host Code

In November I will be gifting you the Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes along with the All Is Bright Paper Clips with your order of $75 or more.
(Multiple orders in November can be combined to accumulate $75)

SHOP NOW and don't forget to enter your 
November Host Code WAKMHUPK

This HOST CODE will be good until November 30, 2018
Limit 1 host code gift per month, host code gifts are only available through Jennifer Michalski, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

October 30, 2018

All Seasons for WWYS#192

Today I played along with the weekly challenge called What Will You Stamp - WWYS192.  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 found that you can make such a variety of projects with this stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.  I made a Halloween, Fall and Christmas card set.
I love how you can make tags, small cards or regular sized cards and in any color you choose to give them.  This was such a fun challenge to participate in.
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: