Monday, August 31, 2015

Cozy Christmas and Heat Embossed Six Sayings

Hi Stampers!

Aloha Monday everybody!!......Well, it looks like we dodged another one...another hurricane that is. Hurricane Ignacio is heading in a North North West direction that looks like it will pass north of the Island sometime between today and tomorrow. However, we still to keep our eye on Hurricane Jimena, a category 5 storm a little west of Hurricane Ignacio. Right now, there is three hurricanes roaming the possibly a fourth..Never seen that in my entire lifetime!

Just one more day till the products from the NEW Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is available to the public - soooooo exciting!!!! So many cool products to make some amazing projects!!!

Today, I get to share with you a card that I made for a team swap. For this card I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso. I cut the image out using my paper snips and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for a snowy effect. . The background was embossed with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder. I accented my focal image with the Tea Lace Doilies and Silver Glimmer Paper.  For the greeting, I used the "Merry Christmas To You and Yours" stamp from the Hostess Stamp Set - Six Sayings. I first stamped the greeting with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder (My favorite technique).

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Lots of Joy Christmas Card

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It's another hot and humid day here in Hawaii. Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimean are both heading for our state. It's been a very busy hurricane season this year and we were fortunate to be able to dodge them so far. Hurricane Ignacio is target to come pretty close to Hawaii island passing closing to the Hamakua coastline. We've got our water and food supply set, batteries, tarp, first aid all in place. Today we will do our run to Kamuela to fill our propane tanks, pick up medications and pet food then,.........we wait out the storm-(sigh). On a happy note.....I have my stamps, ink and paper to keep me busy during the rough weather!!!

Today's card share is a Christmas card I made for my friend Cynthia Umbach's card swap in July. She has an awesome card swap and does an amazing job hosting it.  In fact, I've been participating in her swaps since my very beginning of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Five year!!! Loved every swap!! For this card, I am using Lot's of Joy Stamp Set that is located in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog and the greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. I paired it up with the NEW In-Color, Cucumber Crush. I am feeling that Cucumber Crush is my "go to" Christmas green this year. I love it's hue and it's crisp look! I embossed the background with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder just to add some pizzazz.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin August 2015 Chalk It Up To Love

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Hope you all are doing fabulous!!...Today, we got notice that we are AGAIN in the path of another hurricane. I have already lost track on what number this is. We were fortunate to have dodged all the other storms but in any event, we are stocked up with our water, batteries, food staples and CRAFT SUPPLIES!!!!

I am absolutely in LOVE with this month's Paper Pumpkin - Chalk It Up To Love!!!,,,,,,These were so beautifully designed!!! In this month's kit you will make 6 cards with matching envelopes and 3 Gift boxes. I have to honestly admit that this might have been the best kit ever!!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Home For Christmas and Cozy Christmas

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Let the countdown begin!!.....In just 6 more days, products from the newly released Holiday Catalog will be available to everyone!!! Wahoo!!! There are some really nice products in this years catalog---I mean REALLY NICE!!

Today, I am sharing with you another card I made using Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper and Cozy Christmas Stamp Set. I had so much fun making this card. As I was creating, I have to admit I was humming away to some Christmas songs and there is one in particular that kept coming to mind. Can you guess which one? I am also loving this color combination of Pool Party, Real Red, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White. Normally, I would stick to the traditional Red/Green combo....I did decide to get out of my comfort box and play with the color.....I do think this is quite a stunning combination for Christmas.

Hope you enjoyed my share for today!

Here are the supplies for this card:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals August 25, 2015 - August 31, 2015

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Blog Hop Cozy Christmas

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to another Team Stamp It's Blog Hop! You may have just arrived here from Kim Quade's Kim Plays With Paper  blog.  Wasn't her project awesome? If you are just joining us, you can navigate through the hop by clicking the Previous and Next buttons on the bottom of this post.

I am soooo excited!!!......The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is out and Whoo Hoo---it is soooo awesome!!!!  I was so fortunate that as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I was given a copy of the catalog at the Convention last month and was able to order some of the products and start playing (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!) Today, my fellow Stamp It members get to share with you projects that we made using products from the catalog.

For my project, I chose to do a Christmas project - my favorite time of the year!!!

I used the Cozy Christmas Stamp Set and Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. I did a faux snow by tearing the top of whisper white and added Dazzling Diamonds. I stamped the cottage and trees in Early Espresso and added Dazzling Diamonds to the trees and the roof of the cottage. I added some texture to the background by using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Take note that I did not emboss the entire background. I purposely did this to create more of a 3-d look.

Here is a closer look of the cottage....

The Cozy Christmas Stamp Set and the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper are available in the Holiday Catalog which starts September 01, 2015. Make sure that you have your very own copy of this years catalog. All of my customers and club members get a FREE complimentary copy when they are released.  Too excited to wait to get your hands on these awesome products?????.....Become a demo and purchase these products with a discount! Read more HERE.


I hope you enjoyed my Holiday Sneak Peak Project! Come back to visit often, I will be sharing many projects made with the Holiday Catalog products and more!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Now it's time to head on over to Lori Mueller's Stamping Dreams wonderful blog.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals August 18, 2015 - August 24, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Lots Of Joy Christmas Card

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I know it's August, BUT you can never be too early to start on your Christmas Cards!!! You've heard of Christmas in July???.....It's Christmas in August hehehe.

What I love about getting ready for this years Christmas extravaganza???  Cucumber Crush!!!.....A perfect Christmas Holiday Color!!!

For this card I partnered the Lots of Joy Stamp Set that is in Stampin' Up!s Annual catalog with the New 2015-2017 In Color - Cucumber Crush. I've used the beautiful new Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace to accent the card and the 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack made the perfect background. The cute little greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Stamp Set (If you don't own that greeting Stamp Set...this is an absolute must have!!! 24 different stamps that coordinates well with the Washi Label and Word Window Punch)

I don't think you can see it very well it this photo, but I did step up the card by embossing a Whisper White card stock using the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder. That was done just to add some flair. You could leave it without it's totally up to you.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

One Big Meaning.....Thank You!!!

Hi There Stampers!

Here's a Watermelon Wonder Thank You Card featuring the new Stampin' Up! 2015 - 2017 In Color Watermelon Wonder and the newly released stamp set ---- One Big Meaning. I've also paired this card up with the new Elegant Dots Embossing folder and the cool In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. Don't you love how everything just coordinates?....No color guessing!!! Love IT!!!

I honestly believe that the One Big Meaning Stamp Set a sure must have!!.....The set comes in either wood mount or clear mount and has 7 different "thank you" rubber stamps. Can never get enough Thank You cards and this is my go to stamp set for that!

Grab you punches and let's see what you can come up with...

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Hope you enjoyed today's card share!....Wishing you all a very blessed weekend!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Remarkable You

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Today's share is another card I made for this year's Stampin' Up!'s Convention. This is a clean and simple card with lots of layers. The focal image and greeting comes from the Remarkable You Stamp Set. The color accent is done using Stampin' Up!'s Aqua Painter.

Quick Tip: In order to get the ink for the Aqua Painter, while your stamp pad is closed, gently squeeze the middle. When you open up your pad, some of the ink from the stamp pad is transferred to the cover of the pad. You can then grab the ink using your Aqua Painter.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gift From The Garden

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Today I am sharing with you a card I created for a swap at this years Stampin' Up! Convention. I needed to make 40 identical cards to trade with fellow demonstrators. It was so much fun having to stand in a row and trade with such talented fellow demonstrators. This is one of the cards that I had made which I hope my fellow swappers enjoyed!

For this card I used the Gift From The Garden Stamp Set and focused on Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe (Trying saying that ten times). For the embossed background, I used the NEW Elegant Dots Embossing Folder. I used the Fringe Scissors to help accent my card and can you guess what I used for the flowers??? If you guessed the Confetti Hearts Border Punch you are absolutely correct!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Birthday Blossoms Birthday Card

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I am really really loving Stampin' Up!s In Colors this year!!....I love playing with these colors and making new cards!....Today, I am sharing with you a birthday card using the NEW Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set and partnering it up with Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. The larger flower on this card coordinates with the Pansy Punch so no "fussy" cutting is needed---now that makes me smile!

I also am in love with the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. The designs are so beautiful and compliment any card or project you decide to make. The coordination with the inks, papers, and accessories is top notch!.....Absolutely can't go wrong when having to match things up---One of the main reasons why I love Stampin' Up Products sooooo much!!!

Here is the full supply list used to make this card:

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Garden In Bloom

Hi Everybody!

I have a really quick card  that I want to share with you. This card is this month's Thank You Cards made for my customers. Here in Hawaii it's hurricane season. We are busy preparing for our second hurricane--Hurricane Hilda. As of right now, our island is in it's direct path but anything can change from now till she actually hits. In addition to hurricane our firefighters and First Response Teams are busy fighting a brush fire that broke out yesterday. The fire has already consumed over 4500 Acres of our Island and still not under control. Roger is off fighting the fire and we are holding steadfast in continual prayers for all of their protection and safety.

For this card I used the New Garden In Bloom photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set has 20 different stamps that use the Two Step Stamping Technique. For the greeting, I used the "thank you" from the Teeney Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. This was a really fun and simple card to make and I can't wait to experiment more using this stamp set.

Here is the supply list you will need to make your own cards:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Tip Top Taupe Thank You

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Today's card share is a swap card that I made featuring the Stampin' Up!'s NEW 2015-2017 In Color - Tip Top Taupe and One Big Meaning Stamp Set.  This is a really quick and simple card that you can create when you are pressed for time. I have to also to admit that the more that I play these colors, the more I am falling in love with them. There are endless possibilities with these colors and I find myself easily attracted to them.

 Here is what you need to make this card:

Just as a side note....the 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents is one the items on the Weekly Deals list which are on special till August 10th.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thanks A Latte July's Paper Pumpkit

Hi Stampers!

Did you see July's Paper Pumpkin???? It is so darn CUTE!!!! I love it----"Thanks A Latte". This is soooo perfect--I love coffee and I love Stamping!!! July's Paper Pumpkin is right on cue!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wild About Flowers

Hi Stampers!

I recently returned from Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention held in  Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a fabulous time there...making new friends and spending time with my SU family. The five days that I spent in Salt Lake City was filled with swapping, stamping, learning and full of fun.

The card that I am sharing today is a card that I created for Stamp Across America Swap and card contest.  It features the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set using the Two Step Stamping Technique. I added a soft touch to the card by using the 1" Delightful Dijon dotted lace. This new lace comes in each of the 2015-2017 In Colors. A full list of supplies is listed on the bottom of this post.

Here are some pictures that I was able to capture while at the convention:

First Day of Convention

Day 2 of Convention....Waiting for it all to begin

Such a Blessing to be part of an amazing team of stampers! Missing these gals!!!

View from my room window....breathtaking! Got to wake up to this every morning while I was in Salt Lake City

I had so much fun at the Inspire Create Share convention and you can too! You can enjoy these fun events, .... Learn how to become a demonstrator! Click Here To Get Started!

Supply List to make the card: