2017 Occasions · Annual Catalog 2017 - 2018 · OnStage · Swaps

OnStage 2017 Swaps: Cool Treats

I have to say when I saw that Cool Treats was carrying over from the 2017 Occasions Catalog to the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog, I was very excited!  I really think this is a great all occasions set.  It’s perfect for a little pick me up card, birthday card, or thinking of you card for either a boy or a girl.   Hmm, thinking I just may need to sit down and create a few designs with Cool Treats to remind me that spring is coming (maybe) to the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

2017 Occasions · 2017 Sale-A-Bration · Open House · Posts

Occasion Open House Make n’ Take

I just realized with all the craziness going on the last few weeks, I hadn’t shared with you the make n’ take from our Occasion and Sale-A-Bration open house.  It was a super simple card that could be easily mass produced in a variety of colors.   I know this post is short, I promise to fill you in on all the happenings.  I just have to say, I love, love, love Daper Denim and Peakaboo Peach together!img_20170107_202348

2017 Occasions · Big Shot · Fun & Crafty Blog Hop · Posts

Fun n’ Crafty All About the Love

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So glad you came on over from my friend Kathy Thisted in our Fun n’ Crafty Team blog hop.  Our team was focusing on projects with a Valentine’s theme.  To be honest, I haven’t really been feeling the love if you know what I mean.  Life has been getting in the way.  We all go through the season from time to time.  So this is a card, I literally through together with scraps.  Yep, you heard me scraps off my desk.  And you know what, that was a challenge in itself.  We always have scraps laying around that just seem to pile up.  So why not start to use them up!

My man and I create rustic home furniture and well his ideas and sketch pad have been flowing.  So, I thought why not use the saw image from Nailed It over a heart stamped with Hardwood background stamp.   I also added the little touch of an imprint on “KN” on the saw blade.  It just happens to be our itials.  I used the sentiment stamp by inking the “KN” in the word “knew”.  I also hand cut the little screws out of a scrap of Silver Foil paper to add a touch of bling – without it being to girly.

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I’m going to send you off to our fearless team leader Jennifer Blomquist.  Thanks for hopping with us and for joining in our our inspiration.

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2017 Occasions · Blog Hop · Posts

I’ve gotta have – Earning Alaska Blog Hop

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I’d like to welcome you from the talented Nichole Loe and our Earning Alaska Blog Hop.  As you know, we ALL have our must have products from each of the catalogs that are released.  The 2017 Occasions catalog is no exception!

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle has really become my go to set the last few weeks.  The sentiments are fabulous to use on their own or with the images in the set.  Notice the dragonfly is shimmery?  That’s an amazingly easy effect by using Clear Wink of Stella.  The shimmer is just the right amount of sparkle.  The first set of cards I made, I played it safe by using Sweet Sugarplum  and Soft Sky.  I also used the 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

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I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use a color combination that is really outside of bubble.  I know you have your color comfort zone too!  Peakaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz come together amazingly well.  I can’t wait to play with this color combination more.  I love the pop of color that the Peakaboo Peach adds to this card.  Have you made the same card in several color combinations?

Now I’ll send you off to my amazingly talented friend, mentor and fellow Fun n’ Crafty team member Stacey Lane!  Thank for stopping by and see you again soon

– Nicole

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2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak:Falling In Love

I love the  products I am about to show you, in fact, I think you will fall for them too! Today’s sneak peek is the Falling In Love Suite of products! This is such a pretty ensemble, you will love it all!Falling In Love Suite, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions Catalogue

The Falling In Love Suite of products also coordinate beautifully with the So In Love Bundle.

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The Falling For You stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Falling In Love Designer Series Papers. So soft and pretty with hints of Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.

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Falling In Love Suite features the Falling In Love Designer Series Papers, Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies.

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Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, gorgeous Falling in Love Embellishments and Falling in Love 12×12″ Cardstock Pack in Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.

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Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!

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Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!

2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak: Window Shopping

Who doesn’t love to window shop?  I love to look at pretty things, even if I can’t afford to buy them.  The name of this stamp set I have to show you today in my Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalog preview is called the Window Shopping stamp set! It coordinates beautifully with the Window Box Thinlits Dies. Such a pretty bundle!

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You can check out this video showcasing this amazing bundle. There are so many great tips on how to use the Window Box Thinits Dies with the Window Shopping Stamp Set!

Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!

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Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!

 

 

2017 Occasions · Blog Hop · Posts

Out with the Old in with the New

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It’s one of my most favorite times of year – the release of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure!  I’m excited to share with you this card using FOUR BRAND NEW PRODUCTS from the 2017 Occasions catalog that starts on January 4th.  If you are following along on our RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration edition you’ve just came from the very talented Marti Crapo.

Without further adieu, I’d like to share with Nailed It.  I used several product that I have never used before (shhhh…don’t tell!).

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For starters, I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the first time!  Oh my goodness – such yumminess!  It is fabulous to use with our brand spanking new Watercolor Pencils too.  That brings me to the Watercolor Pencils, I never used the watercolor crayons we had carried years ago.  This was a first for me!  I also used a Spritzer Bottle filled with alcohol “to wet” by Smokey Slate Cardstock before using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.  I got a much cleaner and deeper impression using “wet” paper.  The alcohol dries much quicker than water.   

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Occasion Catalog Supply List
Nailed It Clear Mount Stamps 143230
Build It Framelits 143230
Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder 143231
Watercolor Pencils 141709

Annual Catalog Supply List
Aqua Painter 103950
Dapper Denim Cardstock 141414
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Smokey Slate Cardstock 131202
Shimmery White Cardstock 101910
Vellum Cardstock 101856
Silver Foil Sheet 132178
5/8” Burlap Ribbon 141487
Basic Black Archival Ink 140931
Fast Fuse 129026
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Dimensionals 104430

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!  Next up is the fabulous Susan Timchack.  Enjoy your travels through our hop!

2017 Occasions · 2017 Sale-A-Bration · Posts · Sneak Peak

SNEAK PEEK: LIFT ME UP

I’ve got a fabulous preview of the upcoming Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! There are so many amazing new stamp sets, I can’t wait for you to be able to see them all!  This set is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

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The Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies from the 2017 Occasions Catalog are a gorgeous ensemble that will cover several card making occasions with the various sentiments and air balloon images. The detailed cut of one of the air balloons creates an amazing image for your cards!

Check out the video below for more great ways to use this stamp set!

Also, to coordinate with the Lift Me Up stamp set, the Sale-A-Bration brochure offers the Carried Away Designer Series Papers as a FREE item with every $50 you spend before taxes and shipping starting January 4th!

Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure and to touch and feel this suite in person.  You will love it as soon as you get your hands on it 🙂

open-house

Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!