November 30, 2018

Signs of Santa for #GDP166

Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP166.  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 Signs of Santa.  This is a fun and whimsical stamp set that you can use to make some cool Christmas cards.  Check out the stamp set HERE.  I snipped out the north pole sign and added some color to the pole using my light poppy parade stampin' blend marker.
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 28, 2018

First Frost & Forever Lovely for WWYS196

Today I played along with the weekly challenge called What Will You Stamp - WWYS196.  Each week they choose a stamp set that you can use to play along with their challenge.  Have fun and play along this week.
For my project I used a sentiment from the first frost stamp set and then the background flowers are from the new forever lovely stamp set (available in the Occasions 2019 Stampin' Up! catalog).
I placed a bit of vellum over the floral stamped piece to give it a soft look.  I love how the layering ovals look with the different colors along with the stitched oval background.  Add some leaf embossing to the final background piece and the card is complete!

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 27, 2018

Final Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale!


Are you ready?  The LAST Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today! This 48-hour sale features a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog at 10% off! Some exclusions apply…see the list of items not included HERE

November 27–28
10% OFF TOOLS & INK

Adhesives, Applicators, Cleaners, Cutting tools, Embossing folders, Framelits and thinlits, Ink Pads, Ink refills, Markers, Punches, Scoring Tools, Stamp blocks and cases

November 26, 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 25, 2018

Colorful Season for #GDP165 Color Challenge!

Today I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP165This week's color combination is a beautiful mix of rich, warm colors that are perfect for the upcoming holidays - Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake. How can you go wrong with these gorgeous shades?  Here's a look at this week's colors: 
For this card I used some Delightfully Detailed laser-cut specialty paper.  I sponged it in crumb cake and then layered it over a piece of design series paper.  The sentiment is layered over the Tailored Tag punched out of Tranquil Tide.  The snowflakes are die cut using copper foil paper from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.
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:

48 Hour Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale - Stamps & Kits


Are you ready?  The 2nd Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today! This 48-hour sale features a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories. When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale! Some exclusions apply…see the list of items not included HERE

November 25–26

10% OFF STAMPS & KITS
Stamp sets, Project kits, Card kits, Kit refills, Memories & More, Punch box kits


November 27–28
10% OFF TOOLS & INK

Adhesives, Applicators, Cleaners, Cutting tools, Embossing folders, Framelits and thinlits, Ink Pads, Ink refills, Markers, Punches, Scoring Tools, Stamp blocks and cases

November 23, 2018

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale!

Are you ready?  The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today and will run for six days. There will be THREE, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog at 10% off!

Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories. When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale! Some exclusions apply…see the list of items not included HERE

November 23–24
10% OFF PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

Bags, Brads and Buttons, Cards and Envelopes, Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Embossing material, Glitter, Ribbons, Twine, Specialty Paper, Tags, Washi Tape

November 25–26
10% OFF STAMPS & KITS
Stamp sets, Project kits, Card kits, Kit refills, Memories & More, Punch box kits

November 27–28
10% OFF TOOLS & INK

Adhesives, Applicators, Cleaners, Cutting tools, Embossing folders, Framelits and thinlits, Ink Pads, Ink refills, Markers, Punches, Scoring Tools, Stamp blocks and cases

November 22, 2018

Always Thankful!

I am thankful for each and every one of you as my stamping friend.  May you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

November 20, 2018

November Greek Isles Achievers Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our November 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 November is new Stampin' Up! Products!
I used some brand new Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards and Envelopes (Item #148806) along with the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Pack (Item #148531) from the upcoming Occasions Catalog that will be available in January.
These packs make for some quick and easy cards.  The colors also look rich and fabulous and make such beautiful cards.

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:

November 19, 2018

What Will You Stamp? #195

I was so honored to find out that my card was picked as a winner for the "Seasonal Chums" What Will You Stamp Challenge #192.  By being chosen as a winner, I was asked to be a guest designer for this week’s challenge of Dashing Deer for the What Will You Stamp #195 Challenge!
Project Instructions:
  • First I stamped the two deer in Soft Suede ink onto the white wood-grain design series paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP. (3-3/4 inch by 5 inch)
  • Then I ran that piece of stamped ds paper through the big shot using the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.
  • I used my sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink to give the embossed trees some dimension.
  • I trimmed a piece of Soft Suede card stock to 5-1/4 inch by 4 inch and then cut a square out of the center 1/2 inch from each edge.
  • I placed tear tape on the soft suede frame and then adhered a window sheet to it.  Then I added some foam adhesive strips to that piece and sprinkled some Metallic Sequins over the window sheet.
  • Then I attached the deer stamped ds paper to the foam strips for a perfect shaker card.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Smoky Slate and fussy cut each word out for the sign post.  The sign post is a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock cut at 1/4 inch and then the end cut using the Classic Label Punch.
    I love how this card looks like the deer are enjoying a nice walk in the woods.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to head over and play along with the What Will You Stamp #195 Challenge!  Here are all of the Stampin' Up! products I used for today's project:

    November 17, 2018

    Paper Pumpkin Fun

    I love how fun it is to receive the Paper Pumpkin kit each month.  Everything you need is included to make awesome projects.  Whether you want to follow the instructions to a T or create your own variations, it is completely up to you!  I made a few varieties of the October kit for you to see below:
    Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.
    We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home d├ęcor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!
    You can also purchase prepaid subscriptions as gifts.  These make Christmas shopping easy!

    November 16, 2018

    Falling For Leaves for WWYS194

    Today I played along with the weekly challenge called What Will You Stamp - WWYS194.  Each week they choose a stamp set that you can use to play along with their challenge.  Have fun and play along this week.
    This stamp set and bundle are so perfect for fall and all of those fall birthdays or thank you cards. Especially those that may host a Thanksgiving gathering.  For today's project I ran the dies through some copper foil paper and then placed them over a piece of Nature's Poem design series paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite and then used my Stampin' Write markers to give the Blackberry Bliss and Grapefruit Grove color.  
    You might notice a brand new item on this card too...the hearts die!  It will be available in the upcoming Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up!  Those added hearts scattered around?  Yep, they are the pieces that came out of the heart die cut :)
    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 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: