Together

Together

I have not used this new stamp set before it is available in the 2018-2019 catalog.  This set was given out at OnStage Atlanta.  I think I am going to really like using this stamp set.

I used Whisper White for my card base, then used a panel of Old Olive cut 4 x 5-1/4 and embossed it using the Layering Leaves Embossing Folder.  I think the Layer Leaves goes well with the Animal Outing stamps.  The Share What You Love DSP is a packet of paper you should purchase.  It has so many beautiful different designs of paper in it.  I have used pieces from this DSP several times since being able to buy as a demonstrator after OnStage Atlanta.

 

The greeting is from the Animal Outing Stamp Set also.DSP on the front.

I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches 339 Challenge.

Also entered into the Just Us Girls Word Week $#443 Outside

 

I found this new challenge and thought I would enter it also. Why No?  It is called Creative With Stamps.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I would be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

If you would like a new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, contact me and I will send you one.

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Coastal Cabana, Lime, Purple

Coastal Cabana, Lime, Purple

My card will be entered in the following challenges Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 172


Paper Players Sketch PP395 is another of the challenges I am entering

 

I think it is amazing that you can take two pictures of the same card and the colors turn out so different looking.  My Coastal Cabana and Lime Green do not look like the colors they are supposed to be.  The color of the cup with the plant is supposed to be Coastal Cabana but it doesn’t look even close to the stitched circle behind the Lime Stitched circle.

The base is Whisper White cardstock with a Basic Black mat embossed with the Layering Leaves TEFI. This popped on the Whisper White card base.  The Coastal Cabana and Lime Stitched circle are popped on the Layering Leaving panel.  The twine wrapped around the art panel is from the Nature’s Twine collection of twine.  I think it is a beautiful shade of purple.

I cut the art piece from the Color Me DSP and copied it to the Lime Stitched Circle.  I colored the art piece using the Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Stampin Pads.   The Coastal Cabana does not look like it is that color.

I did not put an inside sentiment as I have many thank you sentiments to choose from and will choose when I send it.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I would be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

  • Receive two Free Seasonal Catalogs when you become my customer (in January, Occasions Catalog January 3-May 31) Fall/Holiday Catalog (September 1-January 2). These will be mailed directly to you.
  • Along with the Occasions Catalog, you will receive the Sale-A-Brations Catalog.  For each $50 in product from either the Annual or Occasions Catalog, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  • Receive the new Annual Catalog mailed directly to you (June 1) when you have placed at least $100 in orders throughout the year prior to the release of the catalog.
  • Online ordering provides a convenient and secure way to shop for Stampin’ Up! products.

You can click on the picture of the catalog above and it will take you directly to my online store.  If you have questions, call or email me.

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Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
[131297]
$6.95

 

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Pleasant Poppies for Memorial Day

Pleasant Poppies for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day and those who served, gave their all and the many who were not appreciated, I have a poppy card.  This is a very retired stamp set from Stampin Up, but I have always liked the poppies so much and this is an appropriate time to be using it.  The blue and white mat is also a retired product from Stampin Up.  The red ribbon also.  I stamped then embossed the art piece using clear embossing powder but it turns out white and colored using a blender pen and Real Red Stampin Pad.  I stamped the poppies for the inside sentiment also.

 (Remembering our fallen heroes.)

Monday we celebrate Memorial Day.  When I was a kid, Memorial Day was always the 30th of May. It was called Decoration Day.  It was made a national holiday in 1971, at that time it was moved to the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day is the day we remember what it means to be a hero. A day to remember the heroes who gave their all for their buddy next to them and for our freedom. These are the real heroes.   It is also a day we can thank those who did not get recognized with the honor they deserved when they returned from the war.

The church I grew up in still calls it Decoration Day.  It is a big event.  Everyone takes a dish and lunch is served.  Family and friends that live out of town come for the celebration.  It is a good time to catch up with family and old friends who live out of town that you do not get to visit often.  I have a friend from childhood that has come from Oregon this year for the event as he was in the war. A far ride for an oldest, Oregon to North Carolina.

I remember the little paper poppies sold by the veterans from the local American Legion to raise money for the needs of the disabled veterans.  Poppies became the symbol of the American Legion.  The other day when I was shopping there were two old veterans sitting outside the entrance of the store taking donations.  If you made a donation, they gave you one of the little paper poppies.  Sure brought back memories of childhood and Decoration Day.

Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote a poem called “In Flander’s Field”. He had walked in a field of poppies where crosses were laid out to mark the graves of the fallen.  You can see at the end of this blog post.  There was also another poem written by Moina Michael as a tribute to Lt. Col. John McCrae’s  “In Flander’s Field”.  It too is at the end of this post.

My card is entered in The Sisterhood of Crafter’s Challenge for the week.

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Card Recipe:

Real Red Cardstock – 4-1/4 x  11, scored at 5-1/2

Whisper White – Cut 2 – 3-3/4 x 5

Blue and White Mat – 4 x 5-1/4- you can use any blue and white pattern

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In Flander’s Field
By Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Lt. Col. John McCrae died of pneumonia in 1918 and is buried in Wimereux, France
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We Shall Keep the Faith”
By Moina Michael
Oh! You who sleep in Flanders fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders field

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that you wrought
In Flanders field

Congratulation On Your Graduation

Congratulation On Your Graduation

This card is for a dear young woman that graduated last week from my old school.  She is a precious young woman and is taking a gap year to go as a missionary.  I told her I could not be one that goes, so I would be a sender.

Cardstock is Stampin Up in Blushing Bride, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  How would this card look if the base was Melon Mambo, a dark pink and the mat was from the new Highland Heather or Balmy Blue.  The flowers in the card would take on a whole new look.   You can look at the color chart at the bottom of this post.

The embossing folder is Stampin Up’s Layered Leaves.  I used the Stitched  Shape Framelits to cut the Whisper White for the art piece.  The flowers for the art piece are from Power Poppy.  They have beautiful flowers and I just could not resist them once I saw some cards made using them. 

 

I find it amazing that two pictures of the same picture can be so different in color, just from lighting.  One darker than the other.

Two Stampin Up retired punches was used to punch the piece for the greeting.  You can use other punches for this also.

The pearls are from the Pearl Basic Jewels from Stampin Up.  The Linen thread for the bow is a Stampin up product.

The inside sentiment is stamped in Blushing Bride Ink from Stampin Up on a panel of Whisper White.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps

I am entering my card in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 446.Here are the cuts for the card:

  • Blushing Bride for card base – 4-1/4 x 11 scored at -1/2
  • Old Olive –4 x 5-1/4
  • Whisper White for art piece – 3-3/4 x 3-3/4
  • Whisper White for inside sentiment – 4 x – 5-1/4

 

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Small Oval Punch

Small Oval Punch
[120908]
$12.95

Scallop Oval Punch

Scallop Oval Punch
[119856]
$18.00

 

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I would be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

  • Receive two Free Seasonal Catalogs when you become my customer (in January, Occasions Catalog January 3-May 31) Fall/Holiday Catalog (September 1-January 2). These will be mailed directly to you.
  • Along with the Occasions Catalog, you will receive the Sale-A-Brations Catalog.  For each $50 in product from either the Annual or Occasions Catalog, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  • Receive the new Annual Catalog mailed directly to you (June 1) when you have placed at least $100 in orders throughout the year prior to the release of the catalog.
  • Online ordering provides a convenient and secure way to shop for Stampin’ Up! products.

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HOST CODE ENDING MAY 31 — VMUF2GZN

Use this host code when your order is less than $150 and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin Up if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift, it just from Stampin Up. You get your choice of any item valued up to $10 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog (expires May 31)!  New catalogs as of June 1.

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  • You can order Clearance Rack products in the Online Store. Please note that the Clearance Rack will only be posted in the Online Store.
  • Products will be added to Clearance Rack regularly, and you can order as much as you want of Clearance Rack products—but they are only while supplies last, so don’t wait to order!
  • Clearance Rack products are intended to be a surprise (that’s part of the fun!) and you should not expect to know what they are beforehand.

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There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections above. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog.  You should have your catalog by now.  If you have not received it, please let me know.  These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marriage Made In Heaven

Marriage Made In Heaven

I loved making this card as it is white on white.  I think white on white is so stunning.    My card will be for the WWC169-Charlotte’s “All About Occasions” Challenge.

 

Since my card is all white, there isn’t too much you can say about it.  The base, mat, and heart art piece are all Whisper White cardstock.  The mat is embossed using a heart embossing folder that is either from Stampin Up or Sizzix, as Sizzix is stamped in the corner.

I  popped the heart in several places to give more dimension to it.  I also used Rhinestones to embellish the center of the flowers.  The Whisper White Organza Ribbon is from the Occasions catalog, soon to expire May 31.

The inside sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Bundle (retiring as of June 1)  May 31 will be the last day to purchase it.

I have had a terrible thing, terrible to me anyway, happen to my blog. If you browse older blog post, you will find many of the pictures missing.  How this happened I have no idea.  My blog host told me the only way to get them back would be to insert them again and then post again as an update.  So if you go to older post that is what happened.  They said I must have gotten hacked and the pictures got deleted.  Maybe some of you have had this happen also.  I probably would not have noticed but wanted to go back to an older post to see if I had posted something on it. Did I ever receive a shock when I saw what had happened.  So, beware of your post.

That’s it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again!

If you need any stamping supplies, I would be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

  • Receive two Free Seasonal Catalogs when you become my customer (in January, Occasions Catalog January 3-May 31) Fall/Holiday Catalog (September 1-January 2). These will be mailed directly to you.
  • Along with the Occasions Catalog, you will receive the Sale-A-Brations Catalog.  For each $50 in product from either the Annual or Occasions Catalog, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  • Receive the new Annual Catalog mailed directly to you (June 1) when you have placed at least $100 in orders throughout the year prior to the release of the catalog.
  • Online ordering provides a convenient and secure way to shop for Stampin’ Up! products.

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HOST CODE FOR MAY 14-20:  QESVAWCV

Use this host code when your order is less than $150 and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin Up if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift, it just from Stampin Up. You get your choice of any item valued up to $10 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog (expires May 31)!  New catalogs as of June 1

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  • You can order Clearance Rack products in the Online Store. Please note that the Clearance Rack will only be posted in the Online Store.
  • Products will be added to Clearance Rack regularly, and you can order as much as you want of Clearance Rack products—but they are only while supplies last, so don’t wait to order!
  • Clearance Rack products are intended to be a surprise (that’s part of the fun!) and you should not expect to know what they are beforehand.

 

Product List for This Project