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:

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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 :

For even more inspiration, tips and tricks, you’ll also want to check out the Artisan Design Team at:

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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…’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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