December 13, 2017

Pals December Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines”. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
For this card I used the Year of Cheer Design Series Paper and the Star of Light Stamp Set with the coordinating Framelits.  I love how the mix of silver and gold make it so festive!  It reminds me of that old song, you know the one, from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer :)  I can hear Burl Ives voice singing "silver and gold decorations on every Christmas tree" in my head as I am typing this
I heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out using the layering ovals dies.  The silver snowflake comes from the foil snowflake pack in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  Make sure to get all of your favorite items from the Holiday catalog before they retire on December 31, 2017.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today.  Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on January 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that. 

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity (You are Here)
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin' Pink Rose

Here are all the Stamping' Up! items I used for this project:

December 12, 2017

Kylie's December International Highlights
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am joining a group that is being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project.
Our Theme in December is Flowers! Flowers make us so happy - We have some wonderful stamp sets that highlight flowers and the joy that receiving them gives.
I love poinsettias at Christmas!  The Christmas Quilt stamp set and coordinating design series paper stack work perfectly for making those Christmas cards with these added poinsettias in the center.  I made two different projects today.  
For this first card I used the copper foil paper and added the quilted Christmas ribbon for that classic red and green.  The sentiment comes from the Seasonal Chum stamp set and is punched out using the 3/4 inch circle punch.  The flower in the center is  a sticker that I added some dazzling diamonds and gold stamping glitter to using my fine tip glue pen.
The background ds paper for this card was so pretty that I felt that it really made this card perfect for Christmas with the added poinsettia as well.  The sentiment comes from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and is punched out using the classic label punch.  How much fun is this Quilted Christmas Suite?  

Make sure you get it while supplies last until December 31, 2017.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.  Here are all of the products I used for this card:

December 11, 2017

Happy Mail Monday!

It's Happy Mail Monday! I am blessed beyond measure by all of the hand crafted creations that I receive each week!  They are awesome and I am so excited to share them with you.
Each one is a unique work of art, enjoy!  I love sending out hand made cards to people, it's one of my favorite ways to let them know how special they are to me.  
Check out the Pinterest board that showcases all of the cards that have been featured each Monday!

Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart: 
"To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile this we make a difference."

December 10, 2017


Free shipping on any and all Stampin' Up! products Monday, December 11 ONLY!
Order those last minute Christmas gifts and get FREE SHIPPING.  Have your favorite stamping items shipped directly to that special friend!  SHOP NOW

December 7, 2017


This Stampin’ Up! video demonstration gives you an up close look at the features and benefits of the Stamparatus.  
Plus, it's just $49!!!
One of the biggest moments of the On-Stage event in November was when CEO Sara Douglass introduced the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool.  We were over the moon with the possibilities and genius put into making this the best stamp positioning tool on the market. 
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas underneath
    During this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!  Orders will begin to ship March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse.

    You must log into your customer account on the Stampin' Up! website and have your credit card ready to make your reservation.