artisan design team – september 2021 – painted christmas suite…

09.27.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my September monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use products from the gorgeous Painted Christmas Suite from the Stampin’ Up! August – December Mini Catalog. Hope this inspires you to create some holiday cards or projects with this amazing products!

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.Be sure check out the rest of the team’s fabulous creations on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page at : https://www.facebook.com/stampinup.

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at: https://www.instagram.com/stampinup/

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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stamping sunday blog hop – sale-a-bration farewell…

09.20.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that September has almost come to a close! And…..it’s already time for another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop! For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects created with products from current Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog! For my card and gift tag, I used the beautiful Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set…..just one of the Sale-A-Bration products you can earn for FREE, when you place an qualifying order! Hope you enjoy these projects…and don’t forget to place your Sale-A-Bration order before this wonderful promotion ends on September 30, 2021!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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whimsy and wonder…

09.20.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! Am I a little obsessed with the Whimsical Trees Bundle (from the Stampin’ Up! July – December Mini Catalog)….ummmm…YES!!! I just can’t help myself! That being said, here is another card that I created with this wonderful bundle! For a bit of bling, I also added some of the Be Dazzling Speciality Paper, from the current Sale-A-Bration Catalog I just love the sparkle that it added to the three little trees, which I cut out with two of the dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle. Hope this inspires you to add a bit of whimsy, wonder, and sparkle to your holiday projects!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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#tgifc334 – let your heart be light…

09.17.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! We love bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us in this week for a Sale-A-Bration Inspiration Challenge! We are so excited about this week’s challenge! There’s some absolutely wonderful stamp sets, papers, and even dies that you can choose as your free gift with an order of $50+ or more in Stampin’ Up products! The Sale-A-Bration item I choose to use for this card is the Be Dazzling Speciality Paper. I just love the sparkle that it added to the two little trees, which I cut out with two of the dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle.

Now, if you haven’t earned yourself a Sale-A Bration item yet, no worries. You can always choose a card layout or color combo from the catalog for your inspiration.

This challenge should be a great one to spark wonderful creativity! We hope you have a chance to play along with us today! We would love to see what you create!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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happy wishes to you and yours…

09.08.2021…..Happy Tuesday, my stampin’ friends! Today was one of those days again, where I decided to use up some of the fun little bits and pieces I had leftover from other projects. For this card, I also decided to use another unexpected color combo…..Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, and Smoky Slate! Hope this inspires to create something new and unexpected as well!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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christmas season bundle…

09.08.2021…..Happy Wednesday, my stampin’ friends! I had so much fun playing with the Christmas to Remember Bundle yesterday! So….today, I decided to create a card with the coordinating bundle…the Christmas Season Bundle. Both bundles are part of the gorgeous Painted Christmas Suite. The traditional holiday colors in are absolutely beautiful, but I thought I would be fun to use some unexpected colors…Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and Gray Granite! To add some holiday sparkle, I used the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (…available for FREE during the current Sale-A-Bration, when you place an order of $50 or more in Stampin’ Up! products). Hope this inspires to create something new and unexpected as well!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

By the way, the gorgeous Be Dazzling Speciality Paper that that I used on this card, is one of the products that you can earn! How cool is that?!?!?

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30, 2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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a christmas to cherish…

09.07.2021…..Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’ve been busy getting several Fall projects completed, but I just couldn’t wait to use the Christmas to Remember Bundle! I just love the little pinecone dies included in this bundle, and I decided to make them even more festive by using them with the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (…available for FREE during the current Sale-A-Bration, when you place an order of $50 or more in Stampin’ Up! products). I just love the sparkle that it adds to this card!

For every $50 you spend in regular Stampin’ Up! products, you can earn FREE merchandise (minimum value of $15.00)…..from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

By the way, the gorgeous Be Dazzling Speciality Paper that that I used on this card, is one of the products that you can earn! How cool is that?!?!?

Browse through the SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

You can purchase items from the January–June mini catalog or any other current catalog, and earn free Sale-A-Bration products!

There’s is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this promotion ends on September 30,2021. Don’t miss out!!!

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you’re so special…

09.01.21…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s official…September is here! And…as far as getting your fall projects completed, there’s no time to waste! That being said, I had so much fun using the Intricate Leaves Dies yesterday, that today I decided to create a card with the coordinating Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set! Both the dies and the stamp set are available together in the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle… at a10% discount! How cool is that!

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happy birthday…

08.31.21…..Happy Tuesday, my stampin’ friends! I just can’t believe that this is the last day of August…and September is on it’s way! Can’t wait for those beautiful autumn days…and cool evenings! That being said, I decided to create a fall-themed birthday card, using the Intricate Leaves Dies and the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. Hope this card inspires you to get going on your fall projects!

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stampin’ fancy friday – fancy florals challenge…

08.30.21…..Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for this month’s Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It is a “Fancy Florals” Challenge, so all of our team members created projects with our favorite Stampin’ Up! floral stamp sets and dies.

There were so many wonderful products to choose from, but I finally decided to go with the Pierced Bloom Dies to create this card. I die cut the flowers and leaves from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, and used my Water Painter to add subtle washes Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, and Soft Sea Foam. 

We’d love you to have you join us on this month’s challenge!

Tag us at #stampinfancyfriday when you post projects inspired by our monthly challenge.

We’d love to see what you create!

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#tgifc331 – wildly grateful…

08.27.21…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! And….this week’s TGIF Inspiration Challenge is “Walk on the Wild Side”! So grab a stamp set with animals, leaves, animal print, whatever, and join us for this week’s challenge! Hope this challenge inspires you to just go “wild”, and create to your heart’s content! We would love to see what you create!

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artisan design team – august 2021 – evergreen elegance & whimsy and wonder…

07.25.2021…..Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my August monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use products from the Evergreen Elegance Bundle (Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set + Evergreen Border Punch), from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, and…the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, from the Stampin’ Up! August – December Mini Catalog. Hope this inspires you to create some cards or projects with this wonderful products!

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.

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#tgifc329 – congratulations…

08.13.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week’s TGIF Challenge is “Sketch Challenge”! That’s right, my friends…we have a wonderful, creative sketch to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing! Hope this inspires to create to your heart’s content! We would love to see what you create!

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happy birthday…

08.01.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I decided to do something that I really enjoy, but haven’t done in awhile! I pulled out my little baskets of scraps and unused elements, and…decided to create a card with what I found inside! Even the card base was a leftover from a previous project I was working on. The only “new” elements that I added to my card were the little gems and pearls. Hope this card inspires you to dig through your treasure trove of scraps, and create something new and unexpected!

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#tgifc327 – your kindess is so loved…

07.30.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! And….this week’s TGIF Inspiration Challenge is “Banner Love”! That’s right, my friends…it’s time to create a card with a fun, little banner…created with tags, flags, or whatever you choose! Hope this challenge inspires you to create to your heart’s content! We would love to see what you create!

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artisan design team -july 2021 – sweet symmetry suite

07.26.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my July monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use products from the Sweet Symmetry Suite, from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Hope this inspires you to create some cards or projects with this wonderful suite!

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.

Be sure check out the rest of the team’s fabulous creations on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page at : https://www.facebook.com/stampinup

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at: https://www.instagram.com/stampinup/

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stamping sunday blog hop – suite on you…

07.25.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that July has almost come to a close! And…..it’s already time for another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop! For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects created with one of the suites from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! For my little notecards and gift box, I used the wonderful Sweet Symmetry Suite, along with a few additional dies for the tags and borders. Hope you enjoy these quick and colorful projects!

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#tgifc325 – you’re just like awesome…

07.11.21…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! So…maybe you’ve already taken one, maybe you’re on one, maybe you’re planning one, maybe you’re just dreaming of one. What are we talking about this week? Well….this week’s TGIF Inspiration Challenge is “Vacation Vibes”! That’s right, my friends…it’s time to create a card with a “vacay’ in mind! We would love to see what you create!

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my love for you…

07.14.21…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for a recent Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It was an “In Color” Challenge, so the team members created projects with one of their favorite new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2023 In Colors…and paired it with other colors to create a new color combo! So…the In Color that I chose was Fresh Freesia, and I paired it with…..Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, and Soft Sea Foam. Hope it inspires you to create a new color combo, too!

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wishing you the very best…

07.09.21…..Happy Friday, everyone! I’m so excited about the upcoming Stampin’ Up! August – September 2021 Mini Catalog! Omg….it is beyond amazing!!! As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I just received my pre- order yesterday. So exciting!!!

The new Stampin’ Up! August – September Mini Catalog will go “live” to customers on August 3, 2021!

That being said, I couldn’t wait to create a card with the new Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, which I received as part of my pre-order. Even though the bundle is going to be amazing for all of my Fall projects, I wasn’t quite ready to create a Fall-themed card yet. So…I used the Intricate Leaves Dies from the bundle, and the new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, to create this bright, bold card!

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handmade with love…

07.08.21…..Happy Thursday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I made with the Handmade for You Stamp Set! Not only does it include the cute, little mannequin stand, it has several different “word” stamps that you can use to to add a personal touch to your stamping and crafting projects. I also thought is would be fun to pair it with some bright, cheery colors…Polished Pink and Bermuda Bay. Hope you enjoy it!

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from the bottom of my heart…

07.06.2021…..Happy Tuesday, my stampin’ friends! Today, I wanted to create a “clean and simple” card, and I thought a couple of the the butterflies from the Brilliant Wings Dies would be perfect for that! And….I love the the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. so I decided to pair them together! Hope this card inspires you to create a “clean and simple” card with some of your favorite Stampin’ Up! products!

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artisan design team – designer series paper promotion…

07.05.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I’m excited to share the Artisan Design Team project I created for the current Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Promotion! The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper that I used for this wall hanging is such a wonderful, eclectic collection of faux-wood and textile-look images! I love how the different patterns can be layered together to give your projects extra dimension. On the panels for my wall hanging, I used die cuts with one of the wood-look patterns, and layered two different patterns together for the background.

~~~ DON’T MISS OUT THE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PROMOTION…NOW THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2021! ~~~

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stampin’ blends – alcohol ink art…

07.04.2021…..Happy 4th of July, everyone! I’ve been spending part of the day playing with the super popular alcohol ink art technique, using Stampin’ Blends Markers, Vellum Cardstock, isopropyl alcochol, and a Water Painter (or paint brush). I had so much fun trying out this awesome technique! Thank you to Barbara Michelle Koski and Jeanne Kooker, for the inspiration!

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love your stampin’ up! colors…

07.02.21…..Hey everyone! Do you have a color in your Stampin’ Up! paper stash that you haven’t used for months, years…or maybe never? Well…you are not alone! That being said, several of the 2021 Artisan Design Team Member thought it would be fun to challenge themselves by creating a card or project with their most negelected color!

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#tgifc323 – heartfelt…

07.02.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! It’s color challenge week…It’s always a fun week for us! We LOVE color challenges, and based off of all the great cards y’all usually share with us on Color Challenge weeks – you love them too! 

We’re so excited to have you join us for this week’s Color Challenge….Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, and Fresh Freesia! Hope it inspires you to create to your heart’s content, whether it’s cards or other paper projects!

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tutorial video – creating a bow…

06.30.2021…..Hi everyone! I’ve had lots of requests for videos,…and many specifically for a “how to” on making my bows. Well…I’m super excited to share my very first video with you! It went “live” yesterday, on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook and Instagram pages. Hope you enjoy it!
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stamping sunday blog hop paper party – you’re a peach…

06.27.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that June has almost come to a close! And…..it’s already time for another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop! For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects created with Designer Series Paper and Specialty Paper from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. For my four projects, I used the gorgeous You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper, along with the coordinating Sweet as a Peach Bundle.

We hope you have a chance to hop along with us today! You won’t want to miss any of the wonderful projects created by our amazing designers!

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#tgifc322 – happy birthday…

06.25.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! We love bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us in this week for a Designer Takeover Challenge! That’s right folks…the amazingly talented Andrea Tracy Tucker (one of our team members) has challenged everyone to create a “Farmhouse Chic” card! How cool is that?!? This challenge should be a great one to spark wonderful creativity! We hope you have a chance to play along with us today! We would love to see what you create!

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artisan design team – june 2021 – hand-penned suite…

06.23.2021…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my June monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use products from the Hand-Penned Suite, from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.

Be sure check out the rest of the team’s fabulous creations on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page at : https://www.facebook.com/stampinup

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at: https://www.instagram.com/stampinup/

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#tgifc321 – happy birthday…

06.018.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week, we have an awesome technique challenge for you…Peek-A-Boo Window! It’s such a fun way to add some dimension to your cards, and the possibilities are endless! Hope it inspires you to create to your heart’s content, whether it’s cards or other paper projects!

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true friend…

06.13.21…..Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I thought it would be fun to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card that I just created for my last post. For today’s card, I kept it in the same color family, but mixed up the shades and the elements a bit. Hope this inspires you to CASE one of your favorite cards or projects!

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congratulations…

06.10.21…..Happy Thursday, everyone! I just can seem to get enough of the new Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set + Artistic Dies)! The stamp set is gorgeous, but the dies are just amazing! I had also been wanting to use Rose Gold 6″ x 6″ Metallic Speciality Paper on a project, so I thought the leaves die would be perfect for that!

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happy birthday…

06.09.21…..Happy Wednesday, my stampin’ friends! I just love the new Expressions in Ink Suite with the bright, vibrant colors, and of course…the Artisically Inked Bundle that is part of that suite. But, today…I thought it would be fun to use that stamp set with an unexpected color combo…Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, and Soft Succulent! I hope this card inspires you to create a card or project with a fun, new color combo!

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henna hearts tutorial…

06.07.21…..Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing a mini tutorial for projects that I recently created for the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page, featuring the Henna Hearts Stamp Set, from the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! To create the sentiments, I paired this stamp set with Ornate Thanks Stamp Set! This new catalog is sooooo jam-packed with soooooo many amazing stamps sets, accessories, and more….and I know your wish list will be overflowing before you know it!

To view these projects, on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page, you can go to: https://www.facebook.com/stampinup

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#tgifc319 – love you to the moon and back…

06.04.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! It’s color challenge week…It’s always a fun week for us! We LOVE color challenges, and based off of all the great cards y’all usually share with us on Color Challenge weeks – you love them too! 

We’re so excited to have you join us for this week’s Color Challenge….White, Basic Gray, and Night of Navy! Hope it inspires you to create to your heart’s content, whether it’s cards or other paper projects!

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true friend…

05.30.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m obsessed with so many of the new Designer Series Paper collections in the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, and one of my favorites is the Hand-Penned DSP! So…I decided to use little snippets of it to create the little flags for the banner on this card. I hope this card inspires you to use some of the gorgeous, new DSP on your projects, too!

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dude, you’re just like awesome…

05.27.2021…..Happy Thursday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for a recent Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It was a “Manly May” Challenge, so the team members created projects with a masculine look or style.

I grew up in So Cal, spending my summer days at the beach whenever possible, and my inspiration for this card is from a “surfer vibe” graphic t-shirt. Hope this card inspires to create a card or project for that special “dude” in your life!

The Stampin’ Fancy Friday members are group of past and continuing Stampin’ Up! Artisans bringing our followers a fancy monthly challenge to inspire them to get creative!

Check out the amazing projects from the other Stampin’ Fancy Friday Team members at:

https://www.instagram.com/stampinfancyfriday/

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artisan design team – may 2021 – color & contour…

05.26.2021…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my May monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use the Color & Contour Bundle (Color & Contour Stamp Set + Scalloped Contours Dies), from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.

Be sure check out the rest of the team’s fabulous creations on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page at : https://www.facebook.com/stampinup

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at: https://www.instagram.com/stampinup/

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stamping sunday blog hop – all bundled up…

05.23.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that May has almost come to a close! And…..it’s already time for another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop! For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects created with bundles (I.e., stamp set + dies or stamp set + punch) from new 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

For these two projects, I used the gorgeous, new Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set + Meadow Dies)…along some of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper …one of the Stampin’ Rewards you can earn when you host a workshop!

We hope you have a chance to hop along with us today! You won’t want to miss any of the wonderful projects created by our amazing designers!

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#tgifc317 – hello…

05.21.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! It’s Inspiration Challenge Week, and what better inspiration than the brand new Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

This gorgeous 176 page catalog has HUNDREDS of inspiring projects on the cover and inside. It is full of new colors, new stamps, new Designer Series Papers, new punches and Die sets, Ribbons and so much more. You’ll find color combo ideas, layout ideas…the inspiration is overflowing!

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#tgifc315 – hello…

05.07.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! It’s color challenge week…It’s always a fun week for us! We LOVE color challenges, and based off of all the great cards y’all usually share with us on Color Challenge weeks – you love them too! 

We’re so excited to have you join us for this week’s Color Challenge…..Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and Magenta Madness! This month’s color challenge is bright, cheery, and fun and hopefully inspires you to create to your heart’s content lots of cute cards or other paper projects!

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so very happy for you…

05.05.2021…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! Yesterday…the brand new 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog went “live”!  That’s right, my stampin’ friends…you can now can begin placing your orders from the absolutely amazing new catalog!  I am having sooooo much fun with the new stamp sets and products from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! For this card, I used the new Color & Contour Bundle, along with some of the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper…and of course, one of the little Bumblebee Trinkets! Are they just the cutest???

The 2021-2022 catalog is jam-packed with soooooo many amazing stamps sets, accessories, and more….and I know your wish list will be overflowing before you know it!

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stamping sunday blog hop annual catalog 2021 sneak peek- quiet meadow…

04.25.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that April has almost come to a close! And…..it’s already time for another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop! For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects created with the new 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Sneak Peak products! For these two projects, I used the gorgeous, new Quiet Meadow Bundle, along with two of the new 2021-2023 In Colors…..Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia!

We hope you have a chance to hop along with us today! You won’t want to miss any of the wonderful projects created by our amazing designers!

Get ready, get set, go…!!!

These brand new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog…..along with an spectacular collection of amazing new stamp sets, paper, accessories, and tools…..will be available to purchase beginning on May 4, 2021.   

Be sure to mark your calendar! 

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can’t thank you enough…

04.23.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for a recent Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It was a “Pretty Paper Challenge”, so the team members created projects showcasing some of the fabulous Designer Series Paper collections. The card I created was a great way to use up several of the DSP scraps that I had saved. I hope this inspires you to dig through that scrap box you have, and use up some of your favorite DSP!

The Stampin’ Fancy Friday members are group of past and continuing Stampin’ Up! Artisans bringing our followers a fancy monthly challenge to inspire them to get creative!

Check out the amazing projects from the other Stampin’ Fancy Friday Team members at:

https://www.instagram.com/stampinfancyfriday/

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sneak peak – stampin’ up! 2021-2023 in colors…

05.14.2021…..Happy Wednesday, my stampin’ friends! I’m beyond excited to share a sneak peak with you from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! Are you ready??? 

Yes, my friends…it’s the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2023 In Colors!  These trendy, new colors are absolutely gorgeous, and are sure to get those creative juices flowing and inspire lots of creativity!  So without further adieu, introducing from left to right and top to bottom…..Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen! “Co-starring” along with these new In Colors is the new Quiet Meadow Bundle! Love, love, love this bundle…and isn’t that tiny tag die just the cutest? Not only does this bundle include some fabulous stamps, but there is a fantastic set of super versatile dies as well!

Get ready, get set, go…!!!

These brand new In Colors from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog…..along with an spectacular collection of amazing new stamp sets, paper, accessories, and tools…..will be available to purchase beginning on May 4, 2021.   

Be sure to mark your calendar! 

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artisan design team – april 2021 – dandy garden…

04.18.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my April monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use several of the products from the Dandy Garden Suite, from the January – June Mini Catalog!

There have also been a few changes to the way the Artisan Design Team is sharing projects this year. The team has been divided into three groups, and each group is assigned a different collection of products to create with. This means an even greater variety of projects and inspiration. And…instead of the monthly blog hops, the team will have a greater presence on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page and their Instagram account as well.

Be sure check out the rest of the team’s fabulous creations on the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page at : https://www.facebook.com/stampinup

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at: https://www.instagram.com/stampinup/

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#tgifc311 – friendship…

04.09.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! We love bringing you weekly paper-crafting inspiration, and are so excited to have you join us for this week’s Sketch Challenge…Slimline Card!

We want to see what you create with making a “Slimline Card”Slim line cards can be any dimensions that you choose, as long as they are “long and skinny” but there are a couple of common sizes that we have found (folded dimensions): Traditional Slimline – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (fits standard business envelope), and Mini Slimline – 3″ x 6″.

This challenge should be a great one to spark wonderful creativity! We hope you have a chance to play along with us today! We would love to see what you create!

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i love you…

04.04.21…..Happy Easter Sunday, my stampin’ friends! This weekend, the temperatures have warmed up quite a bit! I know there’s still a bit of cooler weather around the corner, but it’s starting to really feel like Spring…or even summer! That being said, I decided it would be a great time to create a card with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set! For the sentiment, I also decided to use the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set, which is one of the many products that will be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I hope this card inspires you to create a bright, colorful Spring or Summer-themed card!

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welcome spring…

03.31.2021…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! Even though the nights are still really cold, it’s starting to feel a bit like Spring! So….that put me in the mood to create a this colorful card, using the Pretty Perennials Bundle! Hope this inspires you to create some bright, cheeful Springtime projects as well!

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