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Tin Tile Congratulations

Okay – I am in love with this card.  We made this at my monthly card class and everyone just loved it too.  I love the Tin Tile look mixed with the subtle shimmer of the Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I can’t forget the Tranquil Tide and Blackberry Bliss color combination – its such an elegant look.


One of the fun things of this card is the different card elements – the die cut leaves and flowers, the sentiment label, the velvet ribbon, to the epoxy shapes.  It all just comes together in an amazing fashion.  The other great thing about this card is that you are literally using the small scrapes of DSP that you have laying around.  This card is a great example of being able to use this layout with multiple different embossing folders, DSP and colors.


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Wishing You the Best First Frost

I have to admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the First Frost stamp set when I first laid my hands on the amazing 2018 Holiday Catalog. After I was able to sit down and play with the stamps, dies and paper – it has quickly become a favorite – especially the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (but more about that later).

I’ve got another clean and simple card for you today. The card base is the Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelope and the sprigs are cut from the Black Foil Paper. A little tip is to use the sentiment strip as a guide to stamp the vine. Don’t forget to move the sentiment strip before you stamp! Then stamp another set of vines on the sentiment strip itself.


Goal Update: I am still working hard to reach my goal of Silver Elite. If I am successful in meeting my goal by September 30th, I’ll be recognized at our 30th Anniversary OnStage (our Convention) for reaching the promotion I will be able to attend a separate Leadership session – plus if that wasn’t enough I will be showered with gifts and get to spend a day being pampered at Centre Stage (our leadership level celebration event and training) being held at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World! I’m $1,112.58 from achieving an annual sales recognition goal at OnStage and still looking for a few new folks to join our Blesses Stampers team.

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Frosted Floral Seasonal Cheer

I recently attend a Crafty Retreat with several members of our larger group the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers.  What fun, we had!  But, I have to tell you what happens at Crafty Escape Weekend stays at Crafty Escape Weekend 🙂  What I can tell you is we craft, and craft, and well we craft some more, have lots of naughty snacks, lots and lots of laughs and stay up having the best escape!

While we are at crafty escape we made several make and takes.  I’d like to share with you this wonderfully simple seasonal cheer card.  This is a fabulous card to send for either Christmas or the New Year.


Goal Update: I’m getting closer everyday to reaching Silver Elite.  It’s an amazing feeling – yet still very humbling.  I’d love to have you join my team of Blessed Stampers or if you would love order some fun product you can shop my store.  I’m $1,288.58 from achieving an annual sales recognition goal at OnStage and still looking for a few new folks to join our Blesses Stampers team.


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Simple Dashing Deer

I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner – which mean it’s time to get going on those Christmas cards.  I’ve added three Christmas only classes to my calendar – so make sure to take a look and add them to your calendar!  One of the cards we will be making at Tuesdays class is this simple but elegant Dashing Deer card.  My favorite parts of this card is the piece of Swirls and Curls Textured Embossing Folder and the Berry Burst Metallic Ribbon.  I also used the Champagne Foil for the little bit of sparkle.

I’m also still working hard to reach my goal of promoting to Silver Elite.  I am still asking for your support with orders and joining my team.  I have faith that I will be able to reach my goal by September 30th with the help of my family, customer and friends.


I have plenty more to share over the next week.  I spent some time at a crafty weekend and spent lots of time crafting and creating some projects to share in class over the next few weeks.


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Fall Hello

Last year, I was asked to present at our OnStage Local event held in Sheveport (it’s Stampin’ Up! Convention held in a regional city) using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I wasn’t too fond of the set.  Maybe it was the pressure of creating projects to present in front of 500 of the most talented people you can think of.

I felt like I needed a nice fall card to send out as needed over the next few weeks.  So I created a clean and simple card using the Colorful Seasons suite.  I cut a 1 x 4 1/4 piece of Early Espresso and layered a 1/4 inch piece of Cajun Craze underneath.  I used a circle from the layering circle framelits us the Country Lane DSP.  To finish out the card, I just stamped the veined leaf in Early Espresso on Early Espresso paper and die cut it and then cut the delicate leaf with Cajun Craze.  I tied a cute little bow with the braided linen trim to finish it off.  I have to just say the Braided Linen trim is to die for!  You’ve got to stock up!!!



Update on my goal:  I’m now only $258.02 away from my sales goal and two team members away!  I’m telling you the excitement in reaching Silver Elite promotion is incredibly exciting and I an on pins and needles with the hopes of reaching it by September 30th!


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Never been so close!

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September is beginning to be an exciting month for me!  I’ve never been so close to reaching a goal before.  I am so close, I can hardly sit still.  There is still work to do and I can’t do it alone!  I need your help.

I am so, so, so close to  reaching my next promotion (to Silver Elite) in Stampin’ Up!  Being Silver Elite is an honor and considered a level of leadership and a position I have been working hard to reach.  September is such an important month for me to reach this goal – not just for the promotion – but the opportunities that come with obtaining the promotion at our annual convention November.

If I can reach my goal by September 30th – I’m able to attend special leadership classes and get to participate in Center Stage activities just for those who have obtained Silver Elite and higher at Walt Disney World – ALL for FREE!  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this achievement than by celebrating at the happiest place on earth!

As of 7:30 pm PST on September 8, 2018 I am just $317.84 away from my sales goal and three team members from my team goal.  I told you I was so, close to reaching my goal!

So here is where I need your help in reaching my goal!

Place an order for some amazing Stampin’ Up! product.  The holiday catalog (which is so amazing – lots of fun stamps, kits, and brand new Stampin’ Blend markers) is now live.  Of course you can’t forget our annual catalog too.  Every order, no matter the size will help me reach my goal.

Join my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.    For $99 and tax you can get $125 with of product.  You’ll enjoy demonstrator perks like instant savings, purchasing early release items, a team of other folks who enjoy Stampin’ Up! products just like you.  No party minimums – just $300 a quarter to stay an active demonstrator.  There is NO COMMITMENT to stay active after purchasing your kit.

I can’t do this alone – I need your help to reach my goal.  To make things more fun, I’ll have prizes for the person who puts me over my need sales to reach my goal and for the third person to join my team.  Don’t forget I also have a pack for peralized dollies for anyone who place an order of $50 or more.

Thank you so much to everyone who placed orders today at stamp class to help me get closer to my goal!  You all are amazing.

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Fun n Crafty Holiday Catalog Hop

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Thanks for coming by from my wonderful friend Merit‘s blog.

It really is the most wonderful time of year – the 2018 holiday catalog is live!  I love all the fun new products, Stampin’ Blend markers, tins, ribbons, stamps and Designer Series Papers.  I am once again participating in our Fun n Crafty stampers blog hop and swap.  It’s always fun to see what my fellow crafters create.  What makes are swaps so much fun is that we all pick a different stamp set to use. Meet my fun, beachy little Santa!

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For So Santa I did a few things I don’t normally do!  But I just love this beachy little Santa so much.  I mean, I really do feel like I should be on the beach with him right now.  I used several of our new Stampin’ Blends to color in the image.  To get his beard a bit lighter I used the light basic gray and then used the color lifter over that to give it a lighter look.  The sand is where I really stepped up my game and tried something I have never done before.

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I used our stamping emboss paste!  To get the sand color – I did the first layer in Crumb Cake and the second layer in Saraha Sand.  I just added a few drops of reinker to the paste and mixed it up.  I took an old tooth brush and dabbed it into the paste then dabbed it on the paper.  Once the paste dried – I applied Wink of Stella over it to give it a bit of shimmer!

Now, it’s time to send you off to my talented friend Jennifer’s blog!

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