#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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stamping sunday blog hop – mini catalog fauna…

03.28.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that March 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 “fauna”cards and projects, created with any animal stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog! 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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#tgifc309 – these are the moments…

03.26.21…..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 Tanya Rees (one of our team members) has challenged everyone to create their own Designer Series Paper! How fun 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 – march 2021 – sand and sea suite…

03.20.2021…..Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my March monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use the beautiful Sand & Sea 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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springtime joy…

03.19.21…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends! I can’t believe that Easter is just a couple of weeks away! Today, I decided that I’d better get going on my Easter cards! So..I pulled out the adorable Springtime Joy Stamp Set, from the Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog! It is the cutest little stamp set…just perfect for all of your Springtime projects!

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#tgifc307 – you’re amazing…

03.12.21…..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 using this week’s sketch challenge for your inspiration! It 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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you melt my heart…

03.09.2021…..Happy Tuesday, everyone! Even though I totally love tacos, who says it has to be “Taco Tuesday”? How ’bout “Triple-Scoop Tuesday” instead? I’m a bit obsessed with the Ice Cream Corner Suite Collection, from the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog! And, what’s even better…it includes a coordinating paper punch that punches out the cone and the scoops! How sweet is that?

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congratulations…

03.04.21…..Happy Thursday, my stampin’ friends! I just love the “modern farmhouse” look…the neutrals (whites, grays and blacks)…paired with the natural greenery…and then usually a unexpected, modern twist! That being said, this was the inspiration for today’s card! I hope it inspires a bit of “modern farmhouse” in you, too!

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always remember…

03.02.2021…..Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’ve been have sooooo much fun creating projects with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection! All of the products in the collection are amazing, but my favorite is the Brilliant Wings Dies. Not only does this die set include “outline” dies coordinate with the butterflies on the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper, but…it also comes with some wonderfully detailed butterflies that are beautiful all by themselves! And that, my stampin’ friends, was the inspiration for this card!

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flower & field…

02.26.21…..I can’t believe that the Stampin Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion is quickly coming to an end tomorrow!  Wow…that was fast!!!  That being said, I decided to use up the little bits that I have left of the Sale-A-Bration Flower & Field Designer Series Paper!  And…I just love to create paper banners as well, so these little 3” x 3” cards were just perfect for that!

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#tgifc305 – happy birthday chick…

02.26.21…..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 using this week’schallenge…Sweet Inspiration! It 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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birthday chick…

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I want to create a whimsical birthday card for a friend who collects chickens! So…of course I used the Hey Chick Bundle and the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle! Both of these bundles are available from Stampin’ Up! for a limited time only…until June 30, 2021. If you love these “chicks” as much as I do, place an your order today so you don’t miss out!

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artisan design team – february 2021 monthly project – hydrangea haven…

02.20.2021…..Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my February monthly showcase project for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use the gorgeous Hydrangea Haven Bundle, 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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#tgifc303 – because of you…

02.12.21…..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 using this week’s sketch challenge! It should be a great one to spark some good 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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#tgifc301 – because adulting is hard…

01.29.21…Happy Friday , everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! Today, we have a Designer Takeover Challenge for you! We have such a fun challenge for you this week too. This week our challenge is brought to you by our fabulous Design Team member – Stesha Bloodhart! That’s right, my friends, break out your favorite plaid stamp, Designer Series Paper, or whatever you’d like…just add some plaid!

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stamping sunday blog hop – gilded leafing…

01.24.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that January 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 cards and projects, created with the Gilded Leafing from the Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog! 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!

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to earn! The Touch of Ink Stamp Set that I used on my card isjust two of the wonderful products that you can earn!

Watch the video below to learn how Sale-A-Bration works!

11.24.20_TH_VIDEOSCREEN_SAB_PREEARN_NA

More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with! 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 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 is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this yearly special ends on February 28, 2021.

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artisan design team – january 2021 monthly project…

01.23.21…..Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m thrilled to share my first monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use the Pretty Perennials Bundle (from the January – June Mini Catalog), along with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper and the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (both from the Sale-A-Bration 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/

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to earn! The Oh So Ombre DSP and the Field & Flowers DSP that I used on my projects are just two of the wonderful products that you can earn

Watch the video below to learn how Sale-A-Bration works!

11.24.20_TH_VIDEOSCREEN_SAB_PREEARN_NA

More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with! 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 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 is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this yearly special ends on February 28, 2021.

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can’t thank you enough…

01.17.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! Today, I decided to create a watercolor card, with a simple layout. I always enjoy creating watercolor backgrounds like this, because each one is unique! I hope this card inspires you to experiment with some watercoloring as well!

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#tgifc299 – these are the moments…

01.15.21…..Happy Friday , everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week, we have a super fun Product Spotlight Challenge for you…..Background Stamps! It’s time to take a little time for yourself and to get your creative juices flowing! Hopefully, we will bring you just that little bit of extra inspiration that you need. I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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sweet strawberries…

01.10.21…..Happy Sunday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing a mini tutorial for projects that I created with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle, from the brand new Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog! 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!

Sale-A-Bration is an exciting time of the year—and it just got even better with more fantastic products to earn!

More products mean more creative possibilities to experiment with! 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 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 is no limit to how much your can earn during SALE-A-BRATION, but this yearly special ends on February 28, 2021.

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welcoming window…

01.03.2021…..Happy Sunday, everyone! There are so many wonderful stamp sets and products in the new Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, that it really is hard to pick a favorite! However, today I decide to share a card created with one of my favorite bundles in that catalog…the Welcoming Window Bundle!

The new Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog goes “live” to customers on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021!

Check back here on my blog on January 5th for more details, as well as access to the Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog digital version!

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#tgifc297 – you are the best…

01.01.2021…..Happy Friday and Happy New Year, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! We’re starting off this new year with a classic Black & White Color Challenge. I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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stamping sunday blog hop – sale-a-bration sneak peek 2021…

12.27.20…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that December 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 “sneak peek” cards and projects, created with the products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog! 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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in the pines…

12.20.20…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I know Christmas is just a few days away, but I thought I would try to squeeze in one more Christmas card! That being said, I love to combine multiple stamp sets in one project. So….for this card I used the In the Pines Bundle, along with little car (from the Coming Home Bundle). I just love that little red bug!

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#tgifc295 – season’s greetings…

12.18.2020…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week, we have an Inspiration Challenge! We hope that it inspires you to create a holiday card or project. As always, feel free to use this as well as any of our challenges as a jumping off point. While most people might focus on the Christmas tree aspect, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can choose to just do trees, or maybe include a green oval with black accents…think outside the box! I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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stamping sunday blog hop – gift tags…

11.22.20…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that November 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 seasonal gift tags! 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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#tgifc 291 – many thanks…

11.20.20…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week, we have and Inspiration Challenge! We hope that it inspires you to create a card or project that will help you express your gratitude to a special someone, or maybe a special gift or decor item for your home to help remind yourself and others all that you have to be thankful for. You might also be inspired by the colors, layout, or beautiful foliage in today’s challenge. I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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2021 stampin’ up! artisan design team…

11.08.2020…..Hi everyone!  Yesterday, approximately 10,000 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world, wrapped up the three-day Onstage at Home (#onstageathome) virtual event! And….what a fabulous event it was!!! It was jam-packed with stamping presentations, demonstrator recognitions, and break-out classes full of tips, tricks, and lots of info to help us “better our best” with our Stampin’ Up! businesses!

With all of that being said, this is a much different post than my usual weekly posts, but it’s beyond exciting, to say the least! I was selected to be one of the 21 members of the 2021 Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team, from around the world!

Above is the gorgeous, personalized memento box that all the Artisan Design Team Members were awarded…which included a Welcome letter, a beautiful engraved bracelet from Tiffany’s, and a personalized Artisan Design Team stamp!

Back on the evening of September 28th , I received a call from Natalie Wallick White (Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager for the West Coast Region), letting me know that I had been selected for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! Along with my happy tears and speechlessness, I was sooooooo ecstatic!!!  However…..I had to keep it a secret until it was announced at Onstage at Home (…that was the hard part!). I feel so blessed to be a member of Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design team, and…to be selected for the second year in a row is beyond what I could ever imagine!!!

Starting in January 2021, I will be participating with the rest of the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team members, via the Stampin’ Up! corporate Facebook page and Instagram as well, and…..we will be showcasing projects created with the all wonderful products from our Stampin’ Up catalogs!  

With all of that being said, I am incredibly humbled and honored to be a part of this amazingly talented team, and am looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you during the coming year.  Thank you to Stampin’ Up! for giving me such an absolutely amazing opportunity!!!  I’m over the moon!

Wishing you creativity always,

#tgifc288 – going in circles…

10.30.20…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! I always have sooooo much fun with our TGIF Challenges! However…this week, I’m super excited because it’s a “Designer Takeover” Challenge, and…I’m the designer! On our last “Designer Takeover”, the amazingly talented Tami Hewlett was the designer, and I can’t wait to see what our other designers have in store for us the near future!

For my challenge, I chose “Going in Circles”, because I always seem to be adding some type of circle(s) to my projects. So…why not fill an entire project with circles…right? I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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stamping sunday blog hop – over the top christmas…

10.25.20…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I can’t believe that October 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 “Over the Top Christmas” cards and projects! 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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#tgifc287 – october 31st…

10.23.2020…..Happy Friday, everyone! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week, we have a Halloween Theme Challenge for you!  That’s right, my stampin’ friends…..it’s time to grab your favorite spiders, bats, and pumpkin stamps, and…just go crazy! I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week, over at TGIF Challenges. We would love to see what you create!

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