Introducing Hues of Happiness Suite

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I do love to use flowers on my cards, when a new catalog is released I found myself drawn to those stamp sets and decorative papers that feature them. Today I am sharing one of the suites from the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog using some of the samples that the talented designers at Stampin’ UP! created to showcase the each of the beautiful elements

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Awesome Otters – Awesome Birthday Card

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Just a few more days of Spring 2022 Sale-a-bration 😦 I have had fun sharing the freebies that have been available with minimum Stampin UP! product order ($50/$100) Today I am using 2 of the products – the Awesome Otters Stamp Set with the Simply Marbleous Decorative Paper.

There is a video to go with this card where I share how to use an outline die from the Flowers of Home Die Set to create a pond for the little guy to swim in!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Pick a Suite

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 also notice our hop has a new look for the New Year – how great is that?

You will have either arrived from Donna’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month our theme is ‘Pick A Suite’ where we can pick any of the beautiful suites in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog to create a project to share with you.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – December Showcase

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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 Annette’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Pretty Pumpkin Pinwheel Thanksgiving Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I love a fun fold card and I have a personal mission to ensure I used my decorative paper in my card making. Today’s card meets both of those plus I have a lovely thanksgiving card as a result, plus it will fit into a standard 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope for easy posting!

I have also used several techniques that I have used before, coloring with Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing – if you scroll down a little you will see links to post and videos I have made about those……. enjoy!

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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Harvest Meadow and Color and Contour Thank You Card Idea

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I am doing it again ~ using my Designer Series Paper!!! This time I have pared the Color and Contour Stamp Set with Harvest Meadow DSP.

Each time a new catalog is launched I look at Punches, Ribbon and then the DSP before anything else. Now you may be wondering what I mean by DSP………. basically it is double-sided decorated paper similar to that used for scrapbook layouts – and I have used it for this but it also works to decorate your handmade greeting cards.

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Spotlight Technique featuring Stampin’ Blends # 5

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Continuing my exploration of Stampin Blends techniques I am using them to feature the Spotlight Technique. I am also using this as an opportunity to use one of my FREE Sale-a-bration goodies – Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, which is available for a $50 product order until the end of September. At the bottom of this post there is a supply list – if you place an order for the Stampin Blends, card, dies, ribbon and In-color Jewels you too, can get this paper for free 🙂

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Blends Easy Techniques # 4 – Bluebird Thank you Card

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Last month I posted my first three videos introducing Stampin’ Blends, as I explained at that time, Stampin Blends are alcohol markers and have been available for a few years now. Although I have some of them I had not really explored them very much. When one of my lovely customers asked me a question on them I was unable to give her a good answer and made the decision I was going to teach myself how to use them!

Rather than practice in private – I decided I was going to practice on video, starting with the basics and developing my skills in front of you, my sweet readers! So the fourth in the series introduces the Color Lifter to create a pretty Western Bluebird using the Free As A Bird Stamp Set – enjoy!

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