stamping sunday blog hop – holiday scrapbook page…

11.28.2021…..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 holiday scrapbook pages! That being said, I thought it would be fun to create a 6″ x 6″ page for my recipe scrapbook! Hope you enjoy this project, and it inspires you to create some holiday scrapbook pages of your own!

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it’s friends like you…

11.21.2021…..Happy Sunday, my stampin’ friends! Today, I’m sharing another card that I created with the Whimsical Trees Bundle….which I’m sooooo obsessed with! And…I actually used mostly scraps from other projects to create this card, incuding the card base! Of course, I had to add some bling and added a “Tammy bow”, too! Hope this inspires you to add a “whimsical” touch to your holiday projects!

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artisan design team – october 2021 – bright baubles bundle…

11.19.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my November monthly showcase projects for the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Artisan Design Team! For this month’s projects, I was asked to use the beautiful Bright Baubles Bundle (from the Stampin’ Up! August – December Mini Catalog), along with the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog). Hope these cards you to create some holiday cards or projects with this wonderful products!

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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pretty in pink…

11.17.2021…..Happy Wednesday, my stampin’ friends! Today, I’m sharing another card that I created with the Whimsical Trees Bundle….which I’m sooooo obsessed with! It actually started out as a “clean and simple”card, but then, of course, I had to add some bling and a ruffle of ribbon. Hope this inspires you to add a “pretty in pink” touch to your holiday projects!

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thank you for inspiring me…

11.13.2021…..Happy Saturday, my stampin’ friends! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created with the products from the new Heart & Home Suite. This wonderful, eclectic collection of stamp sets, dies, paper, and accessories will be available for customers in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! January – June 2022 Mini Catalog! It is such an gorgeous collection of products, and once your get them in your hands, I’m sure it’s going to inspire you to create some fun, handmade projects for friends, family, and co-workers!

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tidings of christmas…

11.12.2021…..Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a project that I created for this month’s Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It is a “giftable” challenge, so each of our team members created a “gift” like a handmade set of cards, gift package, ornaments, or any home decor for any season. That being said, I decided to create this fun, little set of holiday notecards, using the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, along with…..the Kraft Gift Box, Note Cards & Envelopes, and Cork Specialty Paper. I hope this “giftable” challenge inspires you to get crafting, and starting creating some handmade holiday gifts for your friends and family!

The Stampin’ Fancy Friday Team will be posting lots of wonderful “giftable” ideas throughout November!

You can find these amazing projects and ideas by going to the Stampin’ Fancy Friday Instagram account…https://www.instagram.com/stampinfancyfriday/

Or, on Facebook…https://www.facebook.com/stampinfancyfriday

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stitched snowflakes…

11.08.2021…..Happy Monday, my stampin’ friends! I just love the Stiched Snowflakes Dies, and I also love to watercolor. So….I combined the two, and created these cards and gift tag. I also wanted to add some holiday shimmer to the snowflakes, so I added some Gilding Leafing as well. Hope this inspires you to get creative with your holiday projects. Christmas will be here before you know it!

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#tgifc341 – love…

11.05.2021…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends! 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….Very Vanilla, Pale Papaya, and Pool Party! Hope it inspires you to create to your heart’s content, whether it’s cards or other paper projects!

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merry & bright…

11.01.2021…..Happy Monday, my stampin’ friends! Today I decided to do something that I really enjoy, but don’t do as often as I’d like! I pulled out my little baskets of scraps and unused elements once again, and…decided to create a card with what I found inside! I had all of these fun little trees inside, which were leftovers from a few different projects! They had already been die cut from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, and watercolored with various ink colors. I did create a new background, and added a new sentiment as well. Hope this card inspires you to dig through your treasure trove of scraps, and create something new and unexpected!

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whimsical trees bundle – mini tutorial…

06.07.21…..Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing a mini tutorial for projects that I recently created for the Stampin’ Up! Corporate Facebook Page. With a touch of “shabby-chic” inspiration, I used the Whimsical Trees Bundle, Seasonal Labels Dies, and Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper to create my banner, card, and gift tag. By adding a variety of ribbon, along with the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, I stepped up the “shabby-chic” look just a bit more.

You can find these amazing products in the Stampin’ Up! 2021 July – December Mini Catalog. This holiday 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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#tgifc339 – happy halloween…

10.22.2021…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week’s TGIF Challenge is “Technique Challenge”…using the trendy alcohol ink blending technique! Stampin’ Up! definitely jumped on this trend by bringing us a great Designer Series Paper that recreates the look – Expressions in Ink! In fact, if you aren’t quite ready to give this trend a try, grab a sheet of the paper to show off. If you aren’t familiar with how to do the alcohol blending technique, here are a few pointers…

Supplies: Stampin’ Blends Markers of your choice, Vellum Cardstock, Isoproypl Alcohol (99.9% strength if possible), Small Paint Brush, Ear Syringe Bulb (Optional), Heat Tool (Optional)

Start by adding small patches of color on the vellum cardstock. Dip your paint brush in the alcohol, and sparingly add tiny drops to the colored patches. The alcohol will cause the ink to spread, so go slowly. You can also use the ear syringe bulb to blow the ink around, so that you get even more of an organic feel. Once the vellum cardstock is dry (…a Heat Tool will come in handy for this), you can always repeat the process, adding more ink and more alcohol again. The best way to add the finished product to a project is to back it with Basic White Cardstock, using little dabs of Stampin’ Seal. Of course, once you start playing around with this fun technique, you’ll find other little tips and tricks that work for you as well.

This fun, unique technique is sure 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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case the cattie…

10.22.2021…..Hey everyone! Last week @stampinup shared a great tip on how to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) the Catalog. Simply pick a project you love, take one or two elements from it and get creative.Some #ArtisanDesignTeam friends and I want you to know this is a method we use too – it gets the creativity flowing! So today we’re sharing projects based on our favorite Stampin’ Up! Catalog samples!

And, here’s mine…created with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite, Stitched Snowflakes Dies, and the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. It was inspired by the “Let it Snow” card on Page 23 of the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog.

Check out all of our projects, get inspired and #CASEtheCattie!

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stampin’ fancy friday – color challenge…

10.20.2021…..Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for this month’s Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It is a “color” challenge…..using Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana. That being said, Coastal Cabana is definitely one of my fav colors, so I was super excited about this color challenge. I used a Blending Brush to add it to the background, used Old Olive (along with a Water Painter) to color the trees, and for my touch of Real Red, I sprinkled on several of the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Created with the Whimsical Trees Bundle, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Macrame 3D Embossing Folder, and Scalloped Contours Dies. Hope this color challenge inspires you to create a card or project with some of your favorite techniques and/or products!

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artisan design team – october 2021 – words of cheer bundle…

10.18.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! I’m so excited to share my October 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 Words of Cheer Bundle 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/

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#tgifc337 – congratulations…

10.08.2021…..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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stampin’ fancy friday – sketch challenge…

10.04.2021…..Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a card that I created for this month’s Stampin’ Fancy Friday challenge! It is a “sketch” challenge (created by the talented Jenn Frost…one of our Stampin’ Fancy Friday team members). So…..all of our team members created cards, using the “sketch” illiustrated below. I also decided to incorporate the trendy “alcohol ink” technique for my card. Hope this challenge inspires you to create a card or project with some of your favorite techniques and/or products!

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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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