Posts Tagged With: 2016 Occasions Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes Just a Note

Good morning!  Well, it’s Sunday, so Amy and I are likely beginning the trek back to Joh-ja (that’s Georgia for you yanks!) as you’re reading this.  OnStage Live is done for 2016 – and….we found out right at the end that the next event – OnStage Local, this November – will have one venue in Atlanta!!  Now, that’s worthy of a whoo-hoo! No travel required!! 🙂  We were so happy to get this news!

We made sure to get our picture taken under the #Onstage2016 sign before we left.  I have no idea why I’m holding that flower stick like that! 😉

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I’ve got a lot to share with you – starting tomorrow afternoon! Sneak peeks of the wonderful new catalog.  Expect a “regular” post from me in the morning and then a second post in the afternoon.  That second one will also contain the Retiring Products list and might even announce a new Stamps-N-Lingers ordering special!  So be watching your Inbox tomorrow, okay!?

My share for today is a clean and simple card that’s a little bit out of my wheelhouse – brighter colors and more….geometric-ness….than I usually use.  I borrowed a sentiment from the lovely Watercolor Wishes stamp set, and some Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Wings Petite Pairs Get Well!

Happy Weekend, y’all!

Heading into the last day of OnStage Live.  It’s been a great event – punctuated by lots of Prize Patrols and whoo-hoo-ing – and a great new catalog.  I’ll be bringing home a few make-and-takes, that showcase some of the new products, and I’ve taken lots of display pictures – that I’ll share with you with the updates on Tuesday!  I can’t wait for you to see the new goodies!  


Today’s card is another one that uses a non-Stampin’ Up! pet stamp image.  I’ve used this cute little tilty-headed lab before – here’s a link to one, if you’re interested!  I combined it with a few images from the Host Exclusive stamp set called Floral Wings and sentiments from And Many More and Petite Pairs.  Add in some pretty DSP and, well, take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanicals One Big Meaning Thanks!

Update on 19 April:  I just found out that this card was picked as an Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  Many thanks to the talented ladies at HSS for picking my card out of all the beautiful ones submitted.  And congrats to all the picks.  You can see the other ladies’ cards here.

Hey, ya’ll – it’s Friday, which means that when you read this, I’ll still be asleep! Cuz of how I’m in Utah! At OnStage! I’m typing this on Thursday morning – I know that tonight, after the first session this afternoon – I’m going to be having pizza with a bunch of other SU! demos – and then collapsing in bed with a little light reading…

The 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!!! I’ll be flipping thru and marking everything I want (might be easier and take lots less ink to mark the things I don’t want!) and getting my pre-order in! I’ll probably even do the 2-day shipping – so I can start making projects and giving y’all a peek next week! (Update since I drafted this post on Thursday morning:  You’re seriously seriously SERIOUSLY going to love what’s in this new catalog.  I can’t start sharing any clues until Monday evening – but….trust me on this.  You need this new catalog as soon as you can get your hands on it!!)

Uh-oh…..I feel a Whooo-hoooo!! coming on! Yikes! 🙂 Update:  I did, in fact, “whoooo” a few times.  Don’t judge.  You would have, too. 😉

I wanted to share a couple more pics with y’all from our day on Wednesday. The home office is one of the prettiest buildings I’ve seen. Lots of wood paneling and crown molding. And the center atrium…..
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We got a birds-eye view of the distribution canter – where everything in all our orders is “picked” and packed and shipped.  Pretty impressive pick-line!  And Stampin’ Up! goodies as far as the eye can see!

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Amy and I both wished for just 5 minutes on the pick line – if you catch my drift!! 😉

Before we got done, we wandered thru the hall of the convention center.  This is how it looked on Wednesday afternoon…..


I suspect it’ll look a lot different when we get there this afternoon! 🙂  Update:  I was right:


So – enough about OnStage for a second!  I’ll share more haps with you tomorrow, I promise.

My card for today is another thank you  – using the super One Big Meaning stamp set in the Annual Catalog.  I paired that with some clean Botanical Builder Flowers and some Color Me Irresistible DSP.  Take a look-see:

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As usual, my layout didn’t come out of my own brain – I used the design inspiration from the TGIF Challenges #50: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Vivid Vases Thanks for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  it’s Thursday and that means it’s Blog Hop Day!  If you’ve been here at our Blog Hops before – welcome back, and thank you!  If this is your first time with us, I think you’re in for a treat – we’ve got some really talented ladies in this group.  You’ll like what you see as you tour thru everyone’s blog, I promise!

I’m writing this post on Wednesday night, from the hotel in Salt Lake City!  Amy and I flew in today, had a little lunch and then wandered a bit thru the Tabernacle Gardens.  The flowers are spectacular – all over the downtown area, really, but especially in the garden…

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A little later we hit the bus and were taken to the Home Office – which we spent a pleasant hour or so touring and talking to the great folks that work there and help us every day.  Here we are in front of the building entrance – where the Stampin’ Up! rock resides…

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So, tomorrow (well, today, when you read this!) is the start of OnStage – I’ll try to send an update with Friday’s card share!

And now – back to our regularly scheduled programming!  On with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!

We had a challenging challenge today – this sketch was our starting point:

For my share today, I played with an Annual Catalog stamp called Vivid Vases.  Kind of prophetic, really, considering the flowers we’re seeing here!  I added some Farmer’s Market DSP and some Burlap Ribbon and an Expressions Natural Elements sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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To begin with, I SNAILd a panel of Farmer’s Market DSP to a Blackberry Bliss card stock mat.  The two banners of the vertical element are more pieces of the Farmer’s Market DSP, trimmed with the Banner Triple Punch – I SNAILd them on a little offset, just cuz I could! 🙂

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For the Vivid Vases, I first stamped just four of the vases and flowers image onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, which I matted on Blackberry Bliss.  I colored the vases I wanted to stamp with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker – directly to the rubber – and then stamped it on the card stock.  Then I colored the flowers (from left to right) with Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss/Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey/Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.

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For the vases themselves – I stamped the image again a couple of times on a few of the more…decorative!…pieces of the Farmer’s Market DSP and then cut each vase out with my Paper Snips.  I liked how each one got a completely different pattern on it – they look like art glass, to me!  Then, because I knew I was going to pop them with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and needed them to have a little body – I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I fussy cut them again!  From there – it was downhill and easy peasy!  Not to say that any of this had been hard to this point.   Just kind of fussy.

See what I did there? 😉

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I SNAILd the vases-stamped Very Vanilla panel to the card front (remember I’d already matted it on Blackberry Bliss).  Then I SNAILd another design in the Farmer’s Market DSP on Blackberry Bliss and SNAILd that to the card front (it’s the piece under “Thanks”).

Over that, I used some more Liquid Glue to adhere a length of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon.  That set me up for the fussy cut Vivid Vases. I cut small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals and used those to pop each vase over its counterpart (and a little of the Burlap Ribbon) on the Very Vanilla stamped image.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Blackberry Bliss 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon over the Burlap Ribbon – also covering the bottom edge of the vases – securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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I covered the vases on the Vivid Vases stamp with sticky notes, inked up just the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and stamped it on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I then used my Washi Label Punch to punch each end of the strip.  Since this punch is now not available – if you don’t have it already, you could easily do fussy cut banner ends instead!  Then I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the ribbon.

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I decided to add the “Thanks” from the Expressions Natural Elements set (Annual Catalog), adhering it with lots of little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue!  A tiny bow – made with a length of Linen Thread and one of Gold Metallic Thread – glued onto the vase completed the card front. 🙂

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For the inside of the card, I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up one vase and stamped it in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I adhered a fussy cut vase over that with Liquid Glue, and colored the flower with my Hello Honey and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and then into my Mossy Meadow card base.   I also SNAILd the card front on and the card was done!

For the Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I stamped a Basic Black Vivid Vase in the bottom front corner and colored the flowers and leaves….

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…and used another piece of the Farmer’s Market DSP to cut a liner with my Envelope Liner Framelits.

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Et Voila!  This card kind of developed as I went along – but the superb color coordination that Stampin’ Up! color suites and DSPs provide make it so easy!  I love this Vivid Vases stamp – it’s a great little a la carte wooden stamp that is just simple and beautiful!  Highly recommend it for your tool box! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Have fun on the Hop!


Weekly Deals One Week Left
These are the last of the traditional Weekly Deals!  

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 Apr – 18 Apr 15!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 18 Apr!


HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


Washi Label Punch – not shown since it’s no longer available. 🙁


Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4 x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ square (mat for Vivid Vase art); 1 3/4″ x 2″ (mat for Farmer’s Market DSP square)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/4″ square (Vivid Vases art); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Farmer’s Market DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 1 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ (front square); 1″ x 2 3/4″ (Old Olive plaid banner strip); 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (dotted Blackberry Bliss banner strip); Fussy Cut Vivid Vases; envelope liner

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

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When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

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If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch and Petite Pairs Any Occasion card

Good morning! By the time you read this, I should be (all things being equal!) sitting on an airplane with Amy Koenders. Getting ready to wing our way to Salt Lake City. OnStage, baby!

Now, for those of you who don’t know me – I’m not really a “whoo-hoo”-er. I’ve been known to be a “WHOOP!”-er – but only at horse shows and only when my fave gaited Saddlebred is passing in front of me and I’m showing my support.

I. Don’t. Whoo-hoo. At least not “for real” – I might do it in jest…but that’s it!

Miss Amy said a scary thing the other day while we were on a Google Hangout meeting. It had to do with her plan to whoo-hoo on the plane.

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I’m very much hoping she was joshin’ me! Otherwise, I’ll be obligated to disavow her. At least for the duration of the flight! Do lots of sleeping or pretending to sleep. Put my headphones in – hopefully there’s a good movie…

We’ll see what happens!

Any-hooch. Let’s talk about my card for today, shall we? 🙂

I went back to my favorite bundle in the Occasions catalog – the Grateful Bunch bundle. I played with some watercoloring and punching and and some Timeless Textures and then I added a sentiment from Petite Pairs. Fair warning….put yer shades on and take a look-see:


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This is my interpretation of the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, #167: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Updates for 12 Apr 16

Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’s that time of the week where I share the news from Stampin’ Up! and the new (and these are the LAST ONES!) Weekly Deals!

I’ll be ordering new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs in the first week of May and sending them out around mid-May.  Scroll down to see how to get your FREE copy from me.  Then start your wish lists – ordering from the new catalog opens on 1 June!

There are some really fun products on the Weekly Deals….including the Acorn Punch and the Perfect Pines Framelits.  The punch is awesome, cuz you don’t even need a Big Shot! 🙂  Here’s a couple of projects you could make with this punch (at it’s great sale price!) and it’s matching stamp set called Acorny Thank You…

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Perfect Pines Framelits match the Peaceful Pines stamp set….and if you’ve got a Big Shot, look at some of the things you could do…
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Stampin’ Up! You’re So Lovely Summer Silhouettes and a Blog Candy Winner!

Hello Monday! Hope y’all had a great weekend!

We had a Blog Candy Winner – from a lot of comments. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by! Read on and I’ll share the winner’s name at the end of this post!

I’ll get right into the share today – won’t waste your time with a lot of blather about non-card-stuff! My card today uses the Summer Silhouettes and You’re So Lovely stamp sets. Very simple and easy – using a sponging technique that I saw on Pinterest. Stamp & Create With Sabrina is the website where I saw the original card that led me to mine today!  Take a look-see:

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I was playing along with this week’s challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  PPA 295 was a color challenge: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Garden in Bloom Smiles!

Well, good morning! Here we are, half way thru the weekend, getting closer and closer to OnStage next week! Practicing my “whoo-hoo”ing – in preparation for the unveiling of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! Should be pretty exciting. I’m also going to get to tour the home office, so I’m psyched for that, too! 🙂

My share for today uses the very pretty Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom. It has such pretty flowers – two step and three step images! I added a little sentiment from Greatest Greetings – in the Occasions catalog (hoping it makes it into the new catalog!). And, when you add in Birthday Bouquet DSP, this is what you get. Take a look-see:

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My layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #442:
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Stampin’ Up! Helping Me Grow Thanks!

Happy Weekend! Hope that you’re fixin’ to do something fun. Or industrious! Or – if you’re really really good….something fun and industrious! I have no idea what that something could possibly be….maybe gardening? Training your puppy? Certainly not vacuuming! Or anything in the “housecleaning” category – that for sure fails as a “fun” anything! 🙁

My card today is a super simple one – almost a one stamp set card! I used the Occasions catalog set called Helping Me Grow on some Birthday Bouquet DSP. Add in a tiny sentiment from One Big Meaning, and….take a look-see:

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I was playing along with the Can You CASE It sketch challenge #114 – but I missed the deadline to enter! 🙁 Here’s the sketch that inspired my layout, nonetheless. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Playful Pals

Good Morning – it’s Friday again! Wow – time is just flying by, isn’t it? Only 5 more days until we leave for OnStage. End of the month is fast approaching as well, which will bring a trip to Savannah and the arrival of tomato and pepper plants – all ready for transplanting!  Hopefully not all at the same time! 🙂

Do y’all know about a company called Territorial Seeds?  If you like to garden and grow veggies in the summer (or fall or whenever!) this is a great source of seed and – what I love! – plants!  You can select when you want them to arrive, based on the best time for your neck of the woods.  Then they come all cozy in their packaging – some of the best I’ve ever seen – and they’re ready to harden off and plant.  This will be my third year using them (I get nothing from this – I just really like them!) and have had superb results every year.  Just throwin’ that out there! 🙂

So, the last time we had a meeting with Amy Koenders, she gave us all a little gift – like she always does!  This time around, I picked the Playful Pals stamp set, bundled with the Pyramid Pals Thinlits.  I finally decided to get it out and play with it.  I added some Botanical Gardens DSP and a flower from the Botanical Builder, and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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LOL, I love how the frog has a sort of goofy expression on his face – he’s obviously tickled for having snagged him a little snackerel – and maybe he even wants to present it to the birthday girl or boy as a special gift! Continue reading

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