Love & Affection

For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list.  I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.

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To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front.  I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.

I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock.  Then added that along the front of the card.  Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.

Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:

  • Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
  • Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
  • Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169

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Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

It’s time to get carried away with all the cute items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  And one of those is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!

It coordinates perfectly with the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I used those plus the Designer Tee Stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure to make this fun swap card.

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  • I stamped the little clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the Watermelon Wonder card base.
  • Next I added a piece of the Carried Away Designer Paper.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White card stock and added that across the front.
  • Tied a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the front of my card.
  • Die cut the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies from Night of Navy card stock and used little bits of dimensionals to add that to the front.

This is what it looked like with all my pieces as I was making a stack of these.

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I love how it turned out.  You can order the Lift Me Up Bundle and save 10% (the wood bundle is over $50 or add a little to the clear bundle) and get the Carried Away Designer Paper for Free during Sale-A-Bration.  Shop Now in my Online Store here.

Our snow and ice has finally melted (mostly) and everything should be returning back to normal now.  The schools around here have been closed the past two days because travel was hazardous around here – think ice!

Thanks for visiting!

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Quick Little post

Quick Little post

Today got away from me.  Mostly because I was focused on the route that my youngest son Ryan had to take to drive back to college.  We are in Georgia and he is going to Purdue University in Indiana.  So he drove from home to Chattanooga, to Nashville, to Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and then West Lafayette.  The problem was the snow storm coming across mostly through Kentucky.  Somehow I think he managed to miss most of the snow – he had some snow but not as much as I feared.  And my oldest flew home today back to Seattle – he flight was a little delayed and apparently there is some snow in Seattle too.  And then we have snow expected tomorrow so I’ve moved my stamp club to meet on Sunday afternoon instead of Friday and Saturday.

So on to this quick little project that I have – I wished I had shared it earlier with you.  But better late than never.  You can use this idea for next year.  It’s a little Santa Wish List project.  It was actually one of the little pillow gifts that I gave to the girls that came to my fall Stamp, Scrap, & Create Retreat.

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I was planning to cut index cards to put on a ring but then I found these little index card rings at the store and just bought a whole bunch of them – saved me a ton of time!

I replaced the front and back cover.  The front cover is Real Red with a piece of Whisper White that I die cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and carefully glued down and trimmed to the size of the card.  I stamped the words using the Labeler Alphabet set and cut those out.  Then added Emerald Envy Ribbon to the ring.  Both the front and back are covered with a window sheet (you can’t really see it here since its clear!).

Anyway that’s all.  Now back to watching the weather……

Thanks for stopping by!
Monika

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Sneak Peek -Falling in Love Suite

Today Dec. 1st – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get the opportunity to pre-order from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Brand new products coming January 4th.  I had the opportunity to work with a few products and create samples for the display boards at the OnStage Local even in Atlanta in early November.  I worked with products from the Falling in Love Suite.  I wanted to share a few of those with you today.

First – a Curvy Keepsake box – a sweet way to celebrate a special day – like a wedding or bridal shower.  New Falling in Love Designer Paper and Embellisments, and the So In Love Bundle that includes a stamp set and Thinlits die set.

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Next a Petite Cafe Bag – a food safe bag ready to add some yummy treats – decorated with some exciting new products. I used the same paper, stamp set, die and embellishments on this one

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And one more for today – this is the popcorn box die but I shortened it to make a shorter box.  I used the So Detailed Thinlits Dies again on this one and some new Very Vanilla ribbon.

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I hope you liked this little sneak peek.

Thanks for visiting!

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Box of Hugs

A few months back I signed up to walk in the It’s the Journey 2-Day Breast Cancer walk here in Georgia.  The walk will be held in mid October in Atlanta.  It’s a 2 day walk that is 30 miles long.  I’ve been training to get my feet, legs and body ready to walk that far.  Right now my longest walk has been 10.5 miles.  Monday I’m planning to do an even longer walk.  In addition to the actual walking I have to also raise some money.  So last month I held a Pop of Pink class and $10 from every class fee I put in my walker fund.  I was able to donate $150 to my fund and I’m now half way to my goal!

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One of the projects from the class was this sweet little Box of Hugs.  I thought it turned out so cute and would be a sweet gift for someone battling breast cancer or anything else.  We filled each box with about 15 Hugs and on the bottom of each added a little circle of the Pop of Pink Designer Paper.  Since the boxes are clear you can see the bottoms through the sides.  Each box is wrapped with some Designer Paper and tied with Thick Baker’s Twine.  On the top I added the die cut heart and the word hope.  They are both from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  You could use the same idea for a bridal shower and use the word Love instead of Hope.  Or for a graduation and use Congrats.  Lots of possibilities.

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I hope you like this little project.  If you wanted to donate to my walker fund you can visit my fundraising page here.

The other project was a set of cards in a little bag.  Come back again to see that one.

Thanks for visiting.

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Limited time: Thoughtful Branches

Limited time: Thoughtful Branches

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Starting today August 2nd you can order the Thoughtful Branches bundle.

Here is a look at the full stamp set –

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And the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies:

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The pieces with an outline line up with one of the stamps in the stamp set.  You can purchase the stamp set and dies individually or buy them as a bundle and save!  If you have Bonus Days coupons from July you can use those to apply towards this new bundle making it an even better deal.

  • Item #144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle $52
  • Item #143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp set $27
  • Item #143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31

Get ready to shop!  SHOP NOW.

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Bundles -Ready to Pop

Throughout the catalog you will find Bundle & Save boxes that have a stamp set and coordinating tool available to purchase at a discount.  There are a whole bunch of them in the catalog.  Be sure to look for the box that says Bundle & Save.  It will save you 10% off when you purchase the coordinating items as a bundle instead of purchasing them separately.

Question 6 on my scavenger hunt – asked which one was your favorite?  Are you kidding – I don’t think I can pick just one.  Perhaps I should have asked which ONES are your favorites.  I mean really what was I thinking.

One of my favorites is the Ready to Pop Bundle!  It’s a really adorable little popcorn box that you make using the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies and it has the coordinating Ready to Pop Stamp set.  I used these to make little treats for my New Catalog Kickoff Party earlier this month.

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I used the Dapper Denim In-Color and paired it with the Kraft card stock and burlap ribbon – I filled it with popcorn in our new cello bags.  These are so cute and they are pretty small – not so big that you need a ton of candy or filler.  So it makes a perfect size for party favors.  The boxes are easy to assemble and the thinlits dies has a lot of other pieces for decorating the box.

Some of my other bundle favorites include – Best Birds, Foxy Friends, Jar of Love, and Sunshine Sayings!  I can’t wait to get busy playing with more of these.

I’m so glad you joined me today.  Let me know which bundles you love.

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