#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.


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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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