Introducing the Whale of a Time Suite ~ Stampin’ UP!

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Here we are on the threshold of summer and this suite kinda reminds me of summer holidays.  Make a splash with the effervescent seascapes with sweet sea creatures, whales, turtles, seahorses and jellyfish (although not too sure about the jellyfish being sweet!)

The Whale of a Time suite has a coordinating punch that will cut the whale as well as a great little water spray coming out of his water spout!  A DSP, the Seabed Embossing Folder, then some sequins and Pool Party Sheer Ribbon.  I think this will be perfect for cards for the younger people in our families!

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Introducing Bumblebee with Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Bumble Bee is the 3rd of the 5 new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I have featured so far.  I have paired it with a little Just Jade and the super scrummy Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and the wooden accents from the In Good Taste Elements.

My greeting is from the very popular Forever Fern Stamp Set because I just love those words….. and it is a lovely script!  You could add any message to suit your need, as I think this would be a great birthday, thank you, thinking of you type card.

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Special Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ANYTHING GOES!

At the beginning of the year Stampin’ UP! introduced the Umbrella Builder Punch to go along with the coordinating  Under My Umbrella Stamp Set (which has the most delious pair of welly boots – which is very on-point at the moment) Anyway, I am so thrilled,  these are now part of the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog!

I like to see if I can make my goodies do more that one thing so I have used the punch to create a flower!

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New Product Spotlight ~ Stampin’ Seal and Seal+

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In case you haven’t heard the news, an old Stampin’ Up! standby has retired: SNAIL Adhesive. But don’t be sad—because they are replacing it with a product that is even better and stronger: SEAL and SEAL+ Adhesive.

These are available now – check out page 162 of the 2020 – 2021 Annual Stampin’ UP! catlog – we shall be using this at upcoming classes, stamp camps and card buffets.

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Misty Moonlight Monochrome – Sweet and Simple Panel Card

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When Stampin’ UP! gave us a heads up on the new 2020 – 2022 In-colors I knew that Misty Moonlight would be my favorite!  For a start off its blue ~ I love blue, next it is a nice soft medium dark blue – which works in so well with the other blues in the SU family.

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Paper Trimmer. 

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Cling Stamps V’s Photopolymer – Video Tutorial

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I was asked the other day what the difference was between ‘Cling’ stamps and ‘Photopolymer’ Stamps – and that is a very good question.  After nearly 10 years as an SU demo I tend to forget there are folks that are new to this wonderful craft!

Basically they each do the same job – produces beautiful images for your crafting delight, they are made from different materials you just handled them a little differently. So today’s post explains how to handle them, attach labels, attach to acrylic blocks and keep them clean.

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Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog!

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It is that time of the year again – a brand new catalog with brand new in-colors, stamp sets, punches, embellishments and ribbons……………… to name but a few!

It is also a bit of a celebration for me as well as this is my 1000th  post!

I am using the ever versatile Note Cards and Envelopes for my cards today which is one I sent out to my customers with their copy of the new catalog.  It features Lovely You Stamp Set with the coordinating Lovely Labels Pick a Punch ~ which you are going to love!

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Share Sunshine ~ Day of Service Craft Project

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On May 21st Stampin’ UP! held a Day of Service and invited as many people to join in with them as could get onto  the facebook page.  They provided instructions with a template and used the  Share Sunshine PDF – which is stuffed full of greetings reflecting encouraging sayings perfect for lifting the spirits of folks while we are coping with the restrictions to keep us all safe during the terrible COVID 19 pandemic.  You can still purchase the Share Sunshine, it will be available until June 2nd  ~ ALL proceeds go to a COVID 19 fund!!  So far they have raised over $200,000!!!

I made 20 cards from the supplies – all of them different,  using the Woven Threads DSP, lots of embellishments and some punches.  They have all now been distributed to customers and friends.:-) #ShareSunshine

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Fond Farewell ~ Crafting Forever Inspirational Card

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I cannot remember a time in my life that I have been bored – there has always been something for me to do  ranging from reading, weeding my flower beds, baking bread or cakes, sewing on a button, even clearing out a cupboard or drawer or crafting – I think all of these are ‘creative’ in some way so I have really loved the Crafting Forever Stamp set particularly the ‘Do Something Creative Every Day” greeting.

Today’s card uses just this stamp along with the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches.  The Crafting Forever Stamp set is about to retire along with the Gold Faceted Gems I used for the center of my daisy!

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Birthday Bonanza Shaker Card ~ Video Tutorial

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Shaker Cards are such a lot of fun, especially for children but I am sure an adult would enjoy one as well!  It was our youngest granddaughters birthday last week so I thought a fun card would be just perfect, particularly as she will not be having a party with friends and extended family this year.

We later found out that she wanted an ‘elephant’ cake for her birthday – which her talented parents made for her – so the Birthday Bonanza DSP, with the cute animals, I used for her card turned out to be in the right theme!

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