Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you – today I got signed up for OnStage in November!  Whoo-hoo!  And Amy and Jari and Julie and Beth are all going, too.  It’s going to be so much fun!!  And it’s in Salt Lake City – where I’ll already be (sort of) for work!  Timing is everything!

So today’s card uses another new stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  It’s called Count My Blessings – and has beautiful floral images and two sentiments printed in beautiful fonts.  I used it with some Wood Textures DSP and the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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My layout was inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges.

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And the color palette is from this week’s Sunday Stamps color challenge.

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I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I stamped it all over with the leaves image from the Count My Blessings stamp set (coming on 1 Sept) in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Daffodil Delight.

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Next up is the ribbon treatment.  I laid down a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive and then added folds of the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon.  I used a few Glue Dots to keep some of the more…recalcitrant folds where they belonged!

My art is a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  I heat embossed the flower image from Count My Blessings in Champagne Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


What?!?  Champagne Embossing Powder?

Well – sort of.  I took a tip from Shawn de Oliveira and made a one-to-one mix of Gold and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I think it’s pretty darned close! 🙂

Once they’d cooled, I used my Blender Pens to color the flowers – first in Blushing Bride and then I added shadow accents with Flirty Flamingo.  I used Daffodil Delight for the leaves, then added some touches of Lemon Lime Twist.

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I matted the panel on Daffodil Delight.  For the smaller strip, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral card stock, embossed it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then adhered it to the back of the art panel.  I added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it on the card front.

The sentiment, from Count My Blessings, is stamped in Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  I edged it with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker and matted it on Daffodil Delight.  Then I added it to the card front, with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

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I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added another “Champagne” heat embossed floral from Count My Blessings to a Shimmery White panel.  And colored it like I’d done the flowers on the front.  I also added a few more Pearl Basic Jewels.

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I Fast Fuse’d the panel on Daffodil Delight and into my Calypso Coral card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a final “Champagne” heat embossed and colored flower from Count My Blessings on the front…

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…and more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.  I even added more of the Lemon Lime Twist leaves from Count My Blessings.

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Et Voila!  I love this little set – and I think it’s one that you may scoot right by in the catalog.  It’s not terribly flashy – but it’s gorgeous.  I mean – look at that font!  Beautiful!  I hope you like – and Count Your Blessings will make its way on to your wish list! 🙂



Use this host code when you order 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 if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!

Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
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  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

 Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂

You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!

The Count Your Blessings stamp set will be available on 1 Sept!


Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed strip on front)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat under art panel); 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Wood Textures  DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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Finn-Fan Fix  

So – remember the dog that wouldn’t eat fish yesterday?

Remember what I said about him and fish?

Well – I watched him sit in the “circle of begging” around Wayne this evening.  It went Katy – Finn – Leo.  All wanting a bite of Salmon.

Which – the last time I checked – is…FISH??

Yes.  Yes it is.

Later – we tossed the fish skins over the fence at the back of the property.  He snuck under and ate them.

Again.  FISH!


Mr. Salmon-Wouldn’t-Melt-in-His-Mouth….



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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings Sneak Peek

  1. Oh my goodness Mary, your card is stunning! Love the layering and your flowers are just perfectly colored. Great design! Well…he only turned his nose up at the salmon from a bag. I’m sure that he’d have eaten it if you’d been eating it too. 😉

    • Hmmm – did NOT make that connection. But…yuk!! Much easier to just get new food that he’ll eat all by himself! 🙂 Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. I eyed this set when I was placing my order, but it didn’t make the cut…maybe next order 🙂 Your card is a work of art and the ribbon was surely obstinate but came out beautifully. I’m so glad you tried the mix of gold and silver. My champagne items will be coming next week, so I’ll try it too. So happy for you that you are going to Utah with other stamping buds. …..that Finnster!

    • Thanks, Karen! I think it’s a gorgeous stamp set! The Gold/Silver mix is pretty darned close – I think it’s a good substitute for the “real” thing. Maybe next year you’ll be joining us at OnStage – since it’s in Orlando (your neck of the woods!!). 🙂

  3. Wow, Mary, this is beautiful! I love the ribbon treatment, and the Champagne emboss powder is really ingenious! Super pretty card, and I do love this set. We both are sharing it today! Woo-Hoo Salt Lake City here we come!

  4. Another beauty! Love the embossing and that stamp set! A sure winner. Definitely not entering this hallenge! My Count My Blessings came yesterday. Guess I will have to try the ‘homemade’ Champagne embossing powder. Agree with Amy…if you were eating it too…..:-)

    • I simply must draw the line at eating his dog food to help him get the idea. Beyond the pale!! Thanks much, Julie – try the EP – it’s pretty darned close! 🙂

  5. Elisha

    Beautiful card! I love the ribbon – nice effect! The flowers are colored perfectly👍 It would seem your “floor people” have expensive taste😂

  6. Truly beautiful card! Only you could make something that is both soft and bold! I too eyed this set and did not get it. Guess I will just have to ask you to be my personal consultant in the future to see which sets I really should get.

    • LOL – a whole new line of work! Personal Stamp Suggester! Thanks so much, Linda – that’s very sweet of you to say! 🙂

  7. Susan K

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your ribbon treatment! Just adds to the beauty! I love that font on the stamp set.

  8. I can’t tell you how much I love this card! It’s pretty much perfect! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us this week over at TGIF Challenges! 💖

    • Oh – that’s very sweet, Carolynn – thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by to leave such a nice comment! 🙂

  9. This is so, so beautiful Mary! This is one of my favourite new stamp sets. I am loving your DIY champagne embossing powder…going to have to give that one a try! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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