Posts Tagged With: 2018 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Stampin’ Up! Making All the Days Bright Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!  And it’s a REAL one, so…whoo-hooo!

Also – this time NEXT Saturday, I’ll be leavin’ on a jet plane – headed home for wiggle-butt hugs!!  WHOOO-HOOOO!!

And – I assume – a hug or two from Wayne!

But…WIGGLE-BUTT HUGS are even better!

So – my card today uses a fun little set in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog called Making All The Days Bright.  It has a little secret – although not BUNDLED with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch – it coordinates with it perfectly!  So…when you buy the Making Christmas Bright bundle, be sure to pick this little gen up at the same time! 😉  It’s an image-only set, so I pulled out my All The Good Things set from the Annual Catalog for a couple of sentiments.  And I used a new background stamp called Buffalo Check (2018 Holiday).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And my color scheme was inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge.

I stamped the new Buffalo Check (which you’ll be able to get in the 2018 Holiday Catalog on 5 Sept) image in So Saffron on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Stamparatus to do it to ensure I got a good image with this large background stamp.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Mint Macaron card stock with some Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a length of Gray Granite 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

Next, I cut a Mint Macaron leaf with the new Detailed Leaves Thinlits (coming 5 Sept) and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Over the top of that is a Colored Doily adhered with the White side up.

On a piece of So Saffron card stock, I stamped a bunch of the little “petal” image from the Making All The Days Bright set in So Saffron ink and punched them all out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Then I lightly sponged all their edges with So Saffron ink, using a Sponge Dauber.

I cut out the smallest circle in my Circles Layering Framelits from a piece of So Saffron and used that as a base for my flower, adhering the petals one at a time with Liquid Glue.  I popped the completed flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from All The Good Things, is stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White and then cut out with the banner die from the Night Owl Thinlits (5 Sept).  I edged it with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the flower with Liquid Glue.

I tied a little Mint Macaron bow with a piece of Nature’s Twine and adhered it with a rolled up Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from All The Good Things in Gray Granite on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I created a flower using the Make All The Days Bright image – I just stamped the petal in a circle (the image was inked and stamped-off-once each time).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Making All The Days Bright flower – in full-strength So Saffron…

…and I added the Buffalo Check in So Saffron to the envelope flap.  I used my Stamparatus again – and used sticky notes to mask off the front of the envelope.

Et Voila!  So many new goodies to love on this card – the Making All The Days Bright is really fun (and so darned handy that it gives you a SECOND stamp set to coordinate with the Making Christmas Bright bundle!) and I LOVE the Buffalo Check! 🙂  I am also thinking that the Detailed Leaves Thinlits are going to become a go-to for leaves this season!  Hope you like!





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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best.  It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!!  Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.  

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Making All Days Bright stamp set, Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, Night Owl Thinlits, Detailed Leaves Thinlits and Buffalo Check stamp will all be available on 5 Sept!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Leaves die cut leaf

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (card front and inner liner); Night Owl Thinlits sentiment banner

So Saffron Card Stock: Making All The Days Bright “leaves” and smallest Circles Layering Framelits die cut (for flower base)

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Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s for a minute – cuz…once again, I’m here and he’s home with his Dad!



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Stampin’ Up! Still Night in a Winter Wood for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I pulled out a few new goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalog (surprise!) for you today.  I used the new Still Night bundle and the Winter Woods stamp set, plus the gorgemous new Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Twinkle Sweet & Spooky Bats!

Happy Happy Hawmmp Day!

Well.  Our last event was yesterday – and I watched from my office as my guys (yes – they’re officially “my” guys!) dismantled our area.

And felt sad.

Still do.  It’s that end-of-summer-camp-and-all-my-new-friends-are-leaving feeling – remember that?  For all that I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day – I’m really going to miss this group.  I’ve done this a bunch of times, now – and…these guys have been the best.  Truly awesome professionals to work with.  And fun.  And nice to be around.  And very very good at their jobs.  Fare thee well, guys.

I always buy pizza at the end for the guys – but for this group, I also got cinnamon bread twists.

With icing!! 🙂

Yea.  That’s how much they all mean to me.

So (clearing throat….and got a little dust in my eye, I guess)…my card for the day!

I decided to do a little Halloween, with the new Spooky Sweets stamp set and bundled Spooky Bats Punch (both coming on 5 Sept in the 2018 Holiday Catalog).  I paired those with the Twinkle Builder Punch.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month we’re calling it Fall Frenzy!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to ink up a new set from the 2018 Holiday catalog, called Wishing You Well.  It is absolutely gorgeous – and fits our theme perfectly – especially when added to some wood grain paper from the new Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse Country Home Sneak Peek

Good Monday, my peeps!  And welcome to the beginning of the end of Mary’s time in SoCal!  Just two weeks left and only a couple of days of the hard stuff.  Looking forward to my alarm not going off at 4am on Wednesday!  Might even do something crazy and not get to work at 7….might slow-roll-in around 8!

gasp…. 🙂

So my card today is a study in sneak peeks of the new 2018 Holiday Catalog (okay – yea – been doing that for a minute, I know!).  This one uses some gorgeous new Festive Farmhouse DSP and a great sentiment from the Country Home stamp set.  These are both available to customers on 5 Sept (and you could also get a sample of the paper in one of my DSP or I Want It All catalog shares!).  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Catalog Sneak Peek, General, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tidings of Joy & Noel

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Wow.  Each day feels like it takes forever to get thru – but then I look up and there’s only two weeks to go!  Yikes!  The more important day is next Tuesday.  On that day, we end the “hard” grind – and transition to cruise control.  No more 4am alarm clocks for me.  Can’t tell you how happy I’m going to be about that.  And – I think I’ll probably even get the weekend off!


So – one of the pretty new stamp sets in the 2018 Holiday Catalog is called Joy & Noel.  It’s a beautiful, two-stamp set, similar to the Floral Statements set in the Annual Catalog.  I used that set, plus the Timeless Tidings set, for my card today.  Oh – and…did I mention we’ve got new colors of Stampin’ Blends coming?  How does Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Basic Black and Mango Melody strike your fancy?!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tidings Project Kit Sneak Peek

Happy happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!! About this time next week we’ll be done with the “hard” part of the test and will be in cruise control mode to the end!  We’ll be back to “regular” hours and weekends completely off!  And – I’ll be only about a week and a half from heading home!  Whoo-hooo! 🙂

So – couple of things before we get going.  First:  it’s time to be thinking about 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares!  I’ve got mine open and welcome you to take a look-see and get signed up!  Check out all the details and find a form for signing up right here.  Second:  today’s the last day to get entered to win the Pqper Pumpkin Blog Candy!  Click right here to get your name in the mix!

Okay – so.  While we were on the cruise, we got a great sneak peek at a few of the products in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog.  One of the things they showed us is the Timeless Tidings Project Kit.  Every demo in the room oooh’d or ahhh’d when this one came up.  Oh my – it is SO beautiful!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Sneak Peek

Good Monday!  So…this is the next-to-last 12-hour Monday for me.  After the next one, we should go back to “regular” (to include actually taking the weekend off – gasp!) so that will be a relief.  I’m not as wired for this kind of schedule as I used to be.  12 hour day?  Got it.  Five in a row?  Cool – can do it in my sleep.  FIFTEEEN days in a row?  Not so easy any more.

But – I can do anything for 2 more weeks, so…this too shall pass.  I’ll be glad, though, to get back to having a little time and a lot more creative energy to make cards.  I have a lot of “wanna” when I get to the hotel at night, but…not a lotta “DO”!

Fortunately, one of the goodies that arrived in my pre-order was a Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack.  I used a few goodies from that, along with a large Poppy Parade Santa’s Workshop Card and Envelope from the pack we got as a free give-away on the Cruise.  And not one ink pad was opened in the making of this card!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Dashing Deer and Joyous Noel Sneak Peek

Mornin’, peeps!  Happy Friday!  That’s sort of a useless word for me today – we’re working straight thru till the 13th, so….bleh!  But – I very much hope that YOU are not working this weekend and have, instead, some fun plans!

Before we get going – want to remind you that Bonus Days are going on right now!  This is a great promotion from Stampin’ UP!  When you make purchases in August – you’ll earn certificates for $5 off for each $50 that you spend (before shipping and tax!).  So…spend $50 – get a $5 coupon.  Spend $100 – get two.  And so one.  Then, in September, you can redeem these coupons for savings!  Spend it to save it!

That’s an actual thing!

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Now.  For today, I’m bringing you another sneak peek from the 2018 Holiday Catalog – all of which will be available to customers on 5 Sept.  This one uses the Dashing Deer bundle with the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer Thinlits.  And there’s a few other new goodies thrown in, too.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas Bright Holiday Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all – back at it in California!  Hope your week is fixin’ to be good!

If you joined me last night for my Facebook Live video – which was a bit all over the place! – I appreciate it!  I shared a few of the new 2018 Holiday goodies that we got on the cruise last week.  If you didn’t watch – and want to – here’s the link to it on YouTube!

I didn’t make a card on the video – but did give a little sneak peek of the one I have for you today.  It uses a new stamp set Bundle in the Holiday Catalog (available to customers on 5 Sept – or to demonstrators on Wednesday!) called Making Christmas Bright.  It’s got a great photopolymer stamp set and matching Bulb Builder Punch.  And I also used a new die set called the Merry Christmas Thinlits.  Take a look-see:


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