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It’s Not Just for Lovers!

It’s Not Just for Lovers!

I can definitely say that I did not make enough Valentines this year for my lovely friends and family.  Normally this is a holiday I am all over.  I didn’t even get to make my Prince the mass of cards I normally do.

 

Here is the thing… this always gets me thinking.   Valentines is all about love.  I *love* 365 days of the year.  Why do I have the mindset that I can only send love cards on one specific day of the year?

 

We need to think bigger than that and let’s be honest here friends… our world can use a WHOLE lot more love spreading around.  Truth?

I pulled out my Bloomin’ Love stamp set and decided to make it NOT so “Valentines” but still all about the love.

 

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

 

I kept the colors for this card nice and bright.  Filled with love and sunshine.

Create It!

I started this card by stamping the flowers using Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  Three colors I’m very much drawn too lately.

I created a textured background on the Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Lovely Lace embossing folder.

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

My favorite part of this card is the tiny doily sticking out at the top right of the card.  Do you see it?

 

Another addition to this card was the tiny pearls.  You can see them near the flowers as I scattered them randomly around them.

Lovers, Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

 

This goes to show you that the Bloomin’ Love stamp set is not just for lovers day.

I’ll be sending to a friend to brighten her day.  Spreading a little more love is something we should do more.  Not just for birthdays…. but for the everyday.

 

Love.  Every. Day.

 

You can find all of the products I used for this card below in the clickable links.

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Be still my HEART!

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Going Global – Inspiration

Going Global – Inspiration 

Happy Saturday! I’m bringing inspiration to you today using the Going Global stamp set.

 

This entire suite is versatile for any occasion throughout the year.

 

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

The greetings in this set was the eye catcher for me and the perfect coordination with the images.  Let’s take a peek at these pretty samples.

 

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

I don’t know about you but most of my friends live a LONG distant from me.  Probably why this greeting was perfection in my eyes.  I love the encouragement it would send to my friends via happy mail.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

The 2″ Circle Punch coordinates beautifully with the compass.  It can also be used with the globe image.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

The Sweetheart punch (our heart punch) also coordinates perfectly.

Going Global, Stampin' Up!

 

Notice that each of the cards use the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder not only coordinates perfectly for this set but would also be great to use with the following stamp sets:

 

 

 

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Lastly, the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 designs all 6 x 6 in size.  A few of the sheets have the very trendy “marbled” look that I’ve noticed in big box stores on stationary and party essentials.  I always love to see trends like this come into play with my crafting.
Here are a few more samples from the catalog that I just LOVE.
 Going Global, Stampin' Up!
Going Global, Stampin' Up!
Going Global will make a great addition to your stamp collection and one that you can use for many occasions.  The samples above are just a highlight of the potential this set has to offer.  Are you ready to add this to your collection? You can easily click the links below to add this set and the coordinating products to your shopping cart.

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life is Precious-Love it!

Life… Love it.

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Sometimes that’s a hard pill to swallow- love this life!

I love when we can take a piece of paper and create something to lift up the spirits of another human being.

 

 

Enjoy the Little Things

Today’s NEW favorite stamp set should be on every paper crafters stamp table- Enjoy the Little Things.

This stamp set actually coordinates with a fantastic kit that would make a great addition to anyones home, but the stamp set speaks VOLUMES to me.

Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Below is the kit that coordinates with the stamp set.  Look at this amazing kit!  All of these pieces below fit onto a clip board that comes with the kit.

You can find the kit in your Occasions catalog on page 33.  It’s jam packed with products.

 

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Of course you can use the stamp set to make SO many great projects like this one below.

 

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I loved using this set with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die and Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks 

  • Use the Precision Base Plate and the Magnetic Plate together when using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Die.  This helps to cut this intricate die MUCH better easier.  I know that typically we say to not use the Magnetic Plate with the Precision Plate, but for this particular die cut- it works better.
  • If you are die cutting Glimmer Paper, place the die cut so it will cut through the back of the glimmer paper making it easier to die cut.
  • The Big Shot Die Brush can be your new BFF (Bigshot Friend Forever) when using intricate dies.
  • Use the Fine-Tip Glue pen to adhere this die cut onto your cardstock.  It’s perfection when trying to get into the small areas.

I love the “faux” embossed look this card has by placing the Whisper White die cut onto Whisper White cardstock.  Ewwwww Weeeee I love it.

The last thing I added was the trinkets from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  The Acrylic dots- SWOON!

 

Love this Life, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Love this life!  We know that there can be dark days and there are many people around us dealing with hard times.  Lift the spirits of others by sending the paper hug.  This set is PERFECT. Be Brave. Enjoy the little things. Dream Big and let’s not forget to celebrate the joys.

Have an AWESOME weekend, you are loved.

XOXOXO

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Going Global-Stampin’ Up!

Going Global-Stampin’ Up!

Holy Moly! Today the UPS man dropped an awesome package on my doorstep and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box.  It was filled with Stampin’ Up! products that are being released in January.  This is one of the greatest perks of being a demonstrator- getting my hands on things first.

Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The reality is I have FOMO disease- Fear of Missing Out!

 

It’s the truth.  This little disease plays a roll in so many things I do. Even when I was a school girl I had this disease.  I would rarely miss a day of school for fear of missing out on something great happening.  Years and years later I’m still in deep with this same issue.

 

The first stamp set I wanted to play with from the new Occasions Catalog was the Going Global stamp set.  I was able to stamp with the Going Global stamp set at the recent OnStage event.  This set had more meaning to me after the recent attacks in Paris.  I can’t imagine the depth of fear the people in Paris had at that time.  It also made me think of our demonstrators in that area.  Stampin’ Up! is a global company and during these attacks our demonstrators in Europe were gathered for their OnStage event.  What a scary time for everyone.

 

Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The Inspiration

Tonight when I started to stamp with this stamp set my first thought was, “Love makes the world go around!” While you and I see so much hate around the world, we know there is good and we know there is love.  This was my inspiration for this card.

 

I also added another fun set to this card that is also new called Timeless Textures.  You are going to LOVE this stamp set.  This stamp set will give Gorgeous Grunge a run for it’s money.  Beautiful textures that you could use on ANY card.  Go ahead and add that to your wish list.  You are going to fall in love.

 

Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

See the grid looking image across the Kraft cardstock above? That image is from the Timeless Textures.  It’s just enough texture to make me grin from ear to ear.

Tips & Tricks- 

I wanted to stick with neutrals for the most part with this card so I used Soft Sky, Whisper White and Kraft cardstock.  I added a little bit more color by using Soft Suede Ink on the Kraft cardstock.

I spritzed the doily with water and Mint Macaron re-inker.  I added little more spritz using an Aqua Painter and Delightful Dijon re-inker.  This was done VERY sparingly.  Once this was dry I stamped on the doily using the grid texture stamp from Timeless Textures using Soft Suede Ink.

Another little helper- the sequins I used come from the Hello December Project Life Kit.  I love these sequins. They are bigger than our catalog sequins and have a cutely design on them.

Teaser- do you see the texture embossing… it’s a beauty.

 

Going Global

I would definitely consider this set on  your wish list for the upcoming catalog.  It’s going to be a set that many will fall in love with.

I realize none of these sets can be purchased right now, but you can still get your hands on them.  All demonstrators will have the opportunity to pre-order stamp sets and other products from this new catalog starting December 3rd.  It’s a great time to become a demonstrator and get your hands on this new catalogs products AND the Sale-a-Bration products too.  You have no obligation to do anything else.  You get to pick all of your products in your starter kit.  Truly a win win.  Click HERE to see more information on starting your journey with Stampin’ Up!  and become a part of one of the best stamping communities around.

 

Before I Go-

I wanted to share a Fall card with you today.  This card uses the Vintage Leaves stamp set on page 88 in the catalog.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I used a sponge dauber on the leaves with Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze inks.  Once I sponged all over the leaves with the three colors I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock and die cut them using the Leaflets Framelits.  Next I dipped the leaves into my VersaMark pad and then added a little Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat them up and you will never get the same look twice.  Such a fun technique and beautiful result.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks- 

You can see a small circle burlap piece beneath the button.  I die cut the burlap ribbon using one of my circles framelits.  I loved how rustic this makes the card look.  Just that small element.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

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LoVe- New Expressions Thinlits Dies

Expressions Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

 

This could be love at first sight for me with these new Expressions Thinlits Dies.  In my plight to make a quick card for the Prince yesterday I was excited to use the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  There are three greetings with this die cut: Thankful, Merry and Love.  I find these perfect for making projects in the upcoming months. The thankful greeting alone is perfect as we can use that ALL the time.  

To keep with my love theme I decided to use another new stamp set called Oh Goodie!  One of the greetings is XOXO.  This stamp set will work perfect for making tags for treat bags. The font is the same for all four greetings and perfect size for tags. You may also notice I snuck in the new Pretty Print embossing folder.  

 

If you look really closely you will see a circle punch that I used to punch out paper from an old antique book.  I was thumbing through the book looking for a good place to punch when BAM I see the title, "The Puzzled Dutchman!"  I had to giggle since the Prince is a dutch.  Talk about perfect!!  

 

All of the new products I've shown today will be available to order on August 1st.  I love how all of these products in our Holiday Mini catalog coordinated together to make the perfect Anniversary card for my love.  

You will see all the supplies listed for this card below.  

 

Expressions Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

 

I can't help but share Russ' skills too.  Yes, the man can stamp and he's always been very excited about his Dude, You're Welcome kit.  This kit is perfect for the male ego! It's easy stamping for them and they feel so accomplished after they make their card.  Check out Russ' mad stamping skills.  

Dude, You're Welcome Kit

 

As you can see he scored major points yesterday.  A handmade anniversary card.  WHOA!

Dude, You're Welcome Kit

 

Now a few of the stamps on this side of the card are not in the Dude, You're Welcome kit.  This means Russ went on a treasure hunt in my stamp room to find the other perfect stamps to coordinate.  I think he did a fabulous job.  What about you? 

I'm sure he wouldn't mind his own personal comment on his skills. <smile>

Okay, time for me to get BUSY. I am super excited to get up at 530am to start my garage sale. This is obviously false. I'm not a morning person nor do I like the selling at garage sales. I love GOING to garage sales.  

This should be a blast. 

Expressions Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Supplies

Stamp set: Oh Goodie #131899, Gorgeous Grunge #130517 , By the Tide #129120 Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky  Ink:  Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:   Antique Book paper, Sewing Machine, Burlap Ribbon #132140 (available August 1st), Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175, Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171

 

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XOXOXO