Lip Balm Holder Tutorial ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

We are coming up to the holiday season and gift exchanges.  I like to have a few small, decorated items on hand so I can hand out to folks to show how I appreciate them ~ it could be my hairdresser, the lady who does my nails, the mail lady …. oh just about everyone.

Today I am sharing a Lip Balm holder with a video to show some of the details, if you have folks in your lives, teachers, co-workers, crossing guard, maybe you would consider making something for them to show your appreciation.

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Glittery Frosted Medallions ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin” Up! has a couple of products tucked away on page 7 – glittery embossing powder in Real Red and Emerald Envy – just perfect Christmas colors.

I have said before and will probably say again ~ I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, so I paired the embossing powders with the perfectly named Frosted Medallions stamp set and once I had out all the tools I just played away with card to see the different effects.

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Double Waterfall Card ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

This is one of those cards that you make for someone special – a friend who has a heart of gold, is in your Stampin’ Up! team, is very supportive and brings you cookies and cakes when she visits!

When you make a card for a fellow card maker you know that she will appreciate it but that she will also look at it very closely to see how it is done!  So you try to out do yourself because you don’t want to produce an ‘ordinary’ card.

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Ultimate Pink Blog Hop ~ with Stampin’ Up! Products

pink-blog-hopWelcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

I have chosen to use some of the darker, more jewel shades of pink in my card today which features the Floral Framelits Dies with the coordinating Floral Phrases Stamp Set

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World Card Making Day 2016

wcmd_shareable-1_oct0116_naDo you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life.

Today, October 1st, is  World Card Making Day , celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

So here is the card I am sending to all my readers – you do matter and I value you following along in my card crafting journey.

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Irresistibly Floral Card ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

I love heat embossing ~ it just has to be one of my most favorite techniques, but when you add the ‘resist’ part of the technique it really gives a punch to the finished project.  Sometimes, though it is nice not to have to do the heat embossing and just go onto the ‘resist’…. and the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper a perfect solution!  I wanted to showcase this gorgeous paper in a recent class and here is the card we all  made…………………

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York Pattie Treat Holders – using Stampin’ Up! products

September 17th was the date for Cindy’s Corner’s 2nd Stampin; Getaway ~ a whole day of paper crafting fun, where we made card sets, 3D gift items and a cute home decor framed art piece.  I will share these projects in coming posts but I wanted to share one of the pillow gifts that each attendee received.

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Paisleys and Posies – Pootles Challenge 012

Today I am playing along with Pootles color challenge 012.  We were challenged to create a card using Tip Top Taupe, Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron.  These are all current In-colors and while I really like them all, it had not occurred to me to use them together but along with the Paisley and Posies stamp set…. they really work! Continue reading

Did someone say SAVINGS!!!!!!……

clearance-rack-2Wow, I can’t even tell you the last time the Stampin’ Up! Clearance rack got updated, but while we were sleeping they went ahead and added a bunch of lovely stuff ~ punches, ribbons, stamp sets, embellishments, embossing folders, framelits……….


So if you want to get your hand on some bargains….click the picture above to my online store – please use hostess code HTQ6BWBM so I can send you a thank you for shopping with me.

See you soon!

My Project 4-001Happy Stampin”

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you

Stampin’ Up Product Share ~ Designer Series Paper and Ribbons

The new 2016 – 2017 Annual catalog has a wonderful selection of new  Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Ribbons- as soon as I saw them I just knew I wanted to get my hands on all of them!  Well,  the perfect opportunity to do so without breaking the bank is to take part in a product share.

So in July we did a DSP share and August a ribbon share, these have all now been delivered to their new homes, but I thought I would just share …. the shares!!!
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