More Coffee Cafe

Yesterday’s Coffee Cafe card was super simple and used only the stamp set.  Today’s card adds a few more products from the suite.  The Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.

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This time I stamped the coffee cup and the lid and cut them out with the coordinating die set.  Plus that little heart shaped stopper.  Honestly since I don’t drink coffee I’m really not sure what that thing is called – but I guess it keeps anything from spilling out of the hole in the top of the lid. It’s a little bit hard to see against the Designer Paper background – but it really is there.  I also added the Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon – which isn’t part of the suite but matches perfectly with it in m opinion.

For this card you could really use any of the prints in the Designer Paper for the background piece. Here is a look at all the designs.

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Thanks for stopping in today.

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Happiness is …

Happiness is a really fun suite of products from Stampin’ Up!  Have you seen the Coffee Break Suite on pages 30 & 31 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog?  I’m not actually a coffee drinker but I still love this suite of products.  A fun stamp set with coordinating Framelits – available as a bundle to save you a little.  Use that savings to go get yourself a cup of coffee. There is also Designer Paper, Embellishments, a card stock pack and ribbons. Plus coming soon in the Holiday Catalog is another coordinating stamp set that stretches this suite through the fall and winter holidays!

Today I have a quick and simple card for you using only the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

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The Photopolymer stamp set makes it easy to line everything up when stamping.  I stamp the cup first and then the words.  And let me tell you a trick with the cup – really with any of the photopolymer stamps that are open in the center – they are very easy to bend and manipulate on a block into a shape other than how they are made.  In order to make sure you get the cup image as it was intended lay the stamp on the table so it keeps its natural shape and then place your block on top of it and pick it up.

The Garden Green layer is embossed with the new Polka Dot Basics Textured Embossing Folder.  It just adds some texture to the background.  I also added some Linen Thread – its’ my favorite!

Does coffee make you happy?

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Daisy Delight Bundle

The new Stampin’ Up! Daisy punch has been outselling every other punch for the last 5 years and it’s only been available for a few months now. It is currently in stock but once again showing as low inventory.  So if you didn’t already buy it and you have it on your wish list you may want to go ahead and get it now. It’s also part of the Daisy Delight bundle that includes the coordinating stamp set.

Here is a really pretty card I made with the bundle and the coordinating Designer Series paper.

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Im trying to write this post from my iPad and find that I’m not having the same ease of doing what I want when I’m on my computer. So I’m going to keep this short.

I hope you like this cute card. I like the blues with the yellows against the white card base.

Have a delightful day!

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Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

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I’ve joined up with a group of demonstrators from around the world to give you some Scrapbooking Inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products.  You can follow through the hop by clicking on the next button below or on the list of names if you get lost along the way.   Hopefully everything will go along smoothly.  Now on to my page.

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We got together for a family reunion earlier this summer – it’s Greg’s mothers side of the family.  Whenever we have had the family reunion we always get all of the kids together and line them up in age order.  Over the years they have changed so much and this year we were missing a few too.  While I titled it COUSINS this group are actually the kids of all the first cousins and siblings – so some are first cousins to each other and some are second cousins to each other.  Since I don’t really know my cousins I love being in Greg’s family where they are all so close and I’m glad that my children have cousins and extended family that they get to spend time with.

For this page I used the Color Theory Suite in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog.  I used one of the large cards from the Color Theory Memories & More card pack and I cut it in half and attached it to the back of my photo on the top and bottom.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set to stamp leaves on the Old Olive background page.  I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to cut leaves from the Color Theory Designer Paper Stack.  The title letters are also cut from the same paper stack using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.

To finish my page I added Glitter Enamel Dots and some of the Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine. It’s a pretty simple traditional 12×12 page and I think I’ll pair it with a pocket page and more photos from the kids playing games at the reunion.

Hop on along to Jenny Hall by clicking the NEXT button – or click along in the link list below.

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Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Sharon Dalton
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Peta Stephen
  4. Lisa Henderson
  5. Pam Poli
  6. Courtenay Heuston
  7. Jessica Brigden
  8. Karie Beglau
  9. Simone Meye
  10. Lisa Gibson
  11. Michelle Veller
  12. Cheryl Algie
  13. Beth Rush
  14. Josie Dean
  15. Kelly Leese
  16. Stesha Bloodhart
  17. Virginia Porta
  18. Kerstin Klar
  19. Joanne Hodge
  20. Christine Alward
  21. Monika Lenkeit Davis
  22. Jenny Hall
  23. Lou Kitzelman

Thanks for visiting.

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Thailand – Day 1

Thailand – Day 1

I’m sharing more about our Stampin’ Up! Trip to Thailand.  It was a pretty busy week and I took lots of photos.  You probably don’t want to see every single one so I’m trying to pick out some of the best ones that represent what we did each day.

The first official day of the trip was a Monday and it started with all of us getting on little “buses” to go to the General Session.  So they weren’t really buses more like a modified truck I guess.  The General Session was off site in a large tent with chairs set up for everyone and there were snacks in the back of the room.  A stage in the front of the room and big screens for us to watch some of the presentations from the Stampin’ Up! staff.

So I’m not exactly sure how it happened but somehow I was the very first person off the truck and walking into the tent!  I was so excited and nervous I didn’t even take any pictures going in.  But all the staff were lined up along the entrance clapping and giving high-fives!  I wasn’t even sure what to do – so someone had to tell me to walk inside and find a seat.  Well we were able to sit in the front row!

And if you visit Shelli’s blog (the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!) you can see us in one of the photos she posted.  Unfortunately its a nice photo of my backside but Greg is facing forward!

The highlight of the general session was the unveiling of the new Holiday Catalog!  We also saw several stamping presentations and received prize patrols and our very own copy of the Holiday catalog.  After the general session we headed back to our hotel for a boxed lunched.  It had lots of different food in the box – I tried a little bit of each thing for the most part – but it wasn’t quite for me.

The rest of the day was on our own.  We spent some time at the pool and then got ready for a special dinner.  I was selected to have dinner with one of the corporate staff and a board member, plus another demonstrator.  And we all had our spouses with us.  My dinner was with Rich Jutkins – the President of Stampin’ Up!  and Casey one of the board members.  The other demonstrator was Kim Wilson.  Our dinner was at one of the top rated restaurants on Phuket Island.  And it sits on top of a cliff over looking the bay.  The food was served family style so they just kept bringing out different things.  It seemed like the food was never going to stop.  The whole evening was wonderful and we really enjoyed talking to everyone at the table and learning new things about some of the behind the scenes aspects of the company.

It was a wonderful first day of the trip.  If you do go to Phuket in Thailand I would highly recommend trying to eat at this restaurant.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek of day 1.

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Sneak Peek – A Merry Little Christmas

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st!  A perk of being a demonstrator means we get to see it early and purchase products early.  I’d love to talk to you about being a demonstrator and part of my team.  Today on my blog I’m sharing a sneak peek from the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  It’s actually a mega suite.  It has 2 stamp set bundles – one with a punch and one with a die set, two Designer Series Paper packs, and lots of fun embellishments in one big suite of coordinating products.  Here is just a little peek for you.

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I used the Clear Tiny Treat boxes to make this fun little treat. There are several new products on here from the Merry Little Christmas suite.

  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Merry Little Labels stamp set
  • Everyday Label Punch
  • Jute Twine

Here is another view so you can see the yummies inside!

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White Chocolate cashew clusters.  They are yummy!

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits dies are also part of this suite.  And guess what?  You can buy those right now!  You don’t have to wait until Sept. 1st.  They are available as an early release.

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Here is a video so you can get a closer look.

If you are ready to shop visit my ONLINE STORE.

Have a great day!

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Fun Pencils

This was a quick and easy project that I made for the girls on my SU Demo Getaway weekend.  I was shopping in the Target Dollar Spot one day (well maybe they don’t call it that anymore) and saw some fun pencils that looked like our SU colors – they were Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride and Basic Black.  I picked up a bunch of them to use as a little “pillow” gift for the getaway weekend.  Here is what I did with them.

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I put three pencils in one of the 6×8 cello bags and stapled it shut.  The pencils are about as tall as the bags so I pushed them to one side at the top and stapled as close as I could get so that it would hold them in there.

Then I wanted to decorate the bag with a fun tag.  I decided the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was a perfect fit and grabbed one of the Emerald Envy patterns and one of the Basic Black patterns – I cut those into strips and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  I also cut a strip of Blushing Bride card stock and punch the end of it.  I stamped on the card stock with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set.  I also grabbed little bits of ribbon in the coordinating colors – Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding, Blushing Bride Double-Stitched Ribbon and some Black Mini Sequin Trim.  I stapled all those together at the top of my bag.

To finish the tag I stamped a bunch of the bears on Watercolor Paper and water-colored them in with some Sahara Sand ink.  Then I fussy cut the bear and attached him with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

Aspen was helping with the bears!

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Not really he was just sleeping next to me and I wondered how many bears I could lay on him before he noticed.  The answer is 6 – just 6.  Then he looked up at me like what is going on here.

I love fun pencils and have lots of different ones.  I pretty much write everything in pencil – because then I can erase mistakes or when things change.  My calendar would be a mess if I didn’t write things in pencil.  Do you use a pencil or mostly write with a pen?

Have a great day!

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