Grateful

Before I get started telling you about today’s project, I want to share a few things that begin today in my Stampin’ Up! World!

First, the Clearance Rack is refreshing today!!!!  If you click on my Shop button in the menu, it will take you to the store.

Second, Stampin’ Up! has an awesome new Starter Kit promotion beginning today.  I have all of the details listed towards the botom of the page.  But I will tell you a bit of it  here.  The Starter Kit is for Stampin’ Up! Enthusiasts who love our products.  That is the first step.  if you decide later on that you want to make a business of it, WooHOO!  But there is NO PUSH  to do more than just be a lover of SU!  This special is the regular $99.00 for $125.00 worth of products of your choice.…..PLUS you get the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set as well as the So Much Love stamp set.….PLUS enough pre-cut card stock to make 16 cards.  That is a great deal to me.  And I would love to answer any of your questions, as well as have you join my team.

Last but not least:  the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine is available to customers beginning today!  I have it and it is AMAZING!  I love everything about it.  (And…it can be added to the Starter Kit!!!).  Also, the magnetic platform becomes available for order today as well.  This new magnetic plate is a solid sheet of magnet, and is self healing!  That is a game changer in both regards.   I cannot wait to get my hands on that!

Okay, now about today’s project.  The title says it all.  I am so Grateful for everything, and card making and the friends I have made are high on the list.   This card is a quick and easy one that to me has the perfect sentiment.

I am following the sketch from Case This Sketch #387.  I love sketch challenges as the base for my cards.  Here is the sketch.

The sentiment layer is from the Celebration Tidings stamp set.  It is a photopolymer set so it is very easy to line the pieces up.  That layer is three separate stamps.  The pieces are colored using Stampin’ Blends.

The background stamps are from the Gather Together stamp set.  It was one of the Returning Favorites sets from last year’s holiday catalog.  I stamped the pair of pumpkins a couple of times and colored with Stampin’ Blends also.  The splatter is out of the same set.

I used Just Jade Stampin’ Blends for most of the leaves.  So it was the perfect addition between the two layers of white for the base of the card.

I have listed all of the products at the bottom of the page.  Just below here is the extra information regarding the Starer Kit promotion.

 

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 


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Hope For InKing Royalty August Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Autumn Weather, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with warm tones and beautiful nods to the upcoming change in weather. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

To get my mind into the Fall weather, I used  a mix of Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog.  I have paired old and new and the layout is a really good one for most stamps and occasions.  But the most important items are the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Colors that I have used.  They are beautiful individually, but really shout FALL when together.

 

 

This is one of my most favorite cards ever!  I love the details of the embossed layer as well as the definition on the leaves.  Not to mention the sentiment!  You cannot go wrong with an encouraging word or two.

I started with the Love of Leaves Bundle.  It was at the top of my list from the Mini Catalog.  The distinctive stamping of the leaves is only topped by the detail in the dies.  I did tone on tone with the new In Colors of Just Jade, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider.  The background circle is also Bumblee card stock.

The embossed Sahara Sand piece is done using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.  I LOVE the look of this.  It has So Much detail to it.

The banner is cut using the Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment is from the Love of Leaves stamp set as well.  The finishing touch is a few of the Champagne Rhinestones in a few places.

NOTE:  Do not throw away your negatives from die cutting the leaves.  I have an added extra to share with you tomorrow by using those negatives!  So stop back in tomorrow for a bonus idea.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  8. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  15. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

 

 


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Grateful for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

The card I made is definitely a “grateful” card, but with a more monotone look to it.  My colors came from probably my most favorite designer series paper of all time, The Come To Gather DSP.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gathering Leaves, Come to gather, Jackie Beers

 

I have probably used every single piece of this DSP.  Today I paired two that are both of the same tone.  Maybe I misspoke on them being monochromatic.  Whatever they are, I love them!!

I die cut leaves using the Gathering Leaves Dies from Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.  The die both embosses and cuts the leaves.  I then added Clear Wink of Stella to the leaves for some sparkle.  I decided to add a touch more and went with the Leaf Punch and punched two leaves using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

The sentiment is from A Big Thank You stamp set and is stamped using Pretty Peacock Ink.  It was then cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The background sentiment  layer is cut with these dies as well.  The sentiment layer was shortened using the technique of matching up the “stitched lines”.  I completed the card with a Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.

For me It was very difficult to leave all of that open space.  But I sat on my hands and wouldn’t allow myself to add more!  LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp With Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE

 

 

REMINDER:  The time is running out for the Christmastime Is Here suite of products, which includes the Christmas Rose Bundle.  They will be gone after November 30th.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Wishing You Well

I have not shared the Nature’s Beauty stamp set very much.  It is on the last page of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! is donating $3.00 from every stamp set sale to Mental Health Organizations.  Besides the great charity surrounding the set, it is a really beautiful set.  So I felt it needed some more Love from me!

 

 

All but the sentiment is from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Merry Moose stamp set.

I went back to an “old school” technique for the trees.  I wanted a Fall look to them.  So I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color on the Red Rubber stamps of the trees.  The trees are actually two different stamps, a double tree and a single tree.  I used Merry Merlot, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive to color the trees.  I stamped the leaves on the ground using Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Mango Melody all stamped off once first.  There are green “hills” on the stamps, so I added a few more with the fine tip of the Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I really hate that you cannot purchase a single marker any longer. 🙁

The little racoon guy is stamped in Early Espresso and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  As a final touch for the scene, I wrapped Old Olive Linen Thread around two of the corners.

Thank you so much for checking in today.  I hope you will give some love to older techniques, or at least some you h ave not used in a while.  Tomorrow is the monthly InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  Please come by and Hop Along with us.

Reminder:  The Christmas Rose suite of products only has another week and they will be gone.  You can look back at a few of the cards I have shared by clicking HERE , HERE, and HERE.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Country Love

I am going to attempt to share only Fall and Thanksgiving cards this week.  Christmas is almost upon us and I don’t want to skip over Thanksgiving.  Although, I believe most of us have done that already.

 

 

I am thrilled with how this card came together.  My “Go To” Fall designer series paper has been the Come To Gather DSP.  I love every single piece in the package.  And both sides of each piece!  This is a print that I do not believe I have used previously.

The stamp set is the Country Home from the Annual Catalog.  I was thrilled that it carried over and it pairs so well with the Gathering Leaves in the Holiday catalog.  Everything except the “LOVE” is from the Country Home stamp set.  I stamped and then used a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color the arrangement.

The beautiful LOVE is from the So Many Stars stamp set.  There is a LOVE in the Country Home set, but this one had previously caught my eye.  I really adore the font of this one.

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Tags for Fall

Sunday was the Fall card swap I do with my Stamp Club.  I made tags for the little baskets everyone places the cards into.  My favorite suite of products for Fall, and maybe in the Holiday Catalog, is the Gather Together products.    Of course that is what I used to make the name tags.

I am not very good at the infinity shots that some take of a group of cards and other products they have mass produced.  But I think you can see how cute these are.

 

 

I really adore the leaves from the Gathering Leaves Dies, part of the Gather Together Bundle.  They are perfectly sized, but best of all they emboss and cut at the same time.  Whoever invented dies that do that are some of my favorite people!!  I cut the three different sizes in different colors.  I used Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz for the leaves.

The sentiment is from the Gather Together stamp set and is stamped in Pretty Peacock.  I chose all of the colors from that wonderful plaid designer series paper.  The shape of the sentiment is from the Story Label Punch.  I also used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch for the top of the tag, but then I covered it up with the leaves.

The names were printed off the computer and then layered on Pretty Peacock card stock.  The finishing touch was the piece of Burlap Ribbon with a Linen Thread tiny bow.

The tag itself is 2 X 5, and the DSP is 1 7/8 X 4 7/8.  The name layer depended on the size of the name. 🙂  I see these as being re-made for a Thanksgiving party as place tags or for food names.  The thought is to just turn the placement of the decorations.  Make them 4 X 5 folded in half to 2 X 5 and sitting on the table with the decorations in top left corner or across the top.  I will post a picture of that once I get them made.  This is in my brain right now!

Before I go, have you seen the extra post I did yesterday about the upcoming Flash Sale?  Here are the flyers with the stamp sets that will be included in the sale.  15% off is a pretty good deal in my book!

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!

 

 

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