Posts Tagged With: Snow Friends Framelits

Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow Place

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again.  The last Monday before Christmas.  With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list:  get ready for company arriving on Wednesday!  Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!

So – Finn is back in the news.  And the headline reads:  “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”!  In other words, he’s a teenager.

I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc.  I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding.  We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else.  And then gives me “the paw” when I call him.  Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!

Like any parent of a teenager – I love him.  But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.

And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.

The hanging out tongue does me in every time! 🙂  And you think he doesn’t know it?  Oh yes…he does! 🙂

This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character.  Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??

My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait.  But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Snow Place Family Photobomb!

Mornin’, y’all!  I’ve got a so-fun card to share with you this morning – but first…

Saturday was horse feed day.  We had to replenish our store of grain and hay.  Mr. Finn went along with Wayne to get the hay so that I could get feed in peace.  I told Wayne to keep a close eye – I figured once the hay man saw my cute boy….he’d probably try to spirit him away and hide him.  And keep him forever!  So, Finny stayed in the truck.  Helping from afar.  And…it was exhausting!  And…like any kid is wont to do….he fell asleep in his dinner.

Well…all wrapped in his leash and holding his bone.  Mid-gnaw…

Poor little dude – having horses is a lot of work! 🙂

So – on to my card.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and once I saw it – I knew I had to make one for myself – although I did change it up a bit.  You can see Michelle Last’s original card right here!

I used the Snow Place stamp set again – I know, I know! – but it looks a million times different from my card from yesterday.  When I saw Michelle’s card, it made me think of a family Christmas photo.  Seemed like a perfect opportunity for a photo-bomb!  Take a look-see:

Now, this is so easy and so fun to do, I hope you’ll give it a try and put your spin on it!

To start off, I stamped the smaller snowman from the Snow Place stamp set onto a stack of 4 sticky notes – with his head up near the top where it’s sticky.  Then I fussy cut him out – it’s easy to do all 4 at the same time.  I did the same with one sticky note for the penguin.

I used Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped the snowman 4 times across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I covered them all with a mask and stamped the next row.  From there, I just kept moving my masks and stamping my way up the panel.  When I got to where I thought the penguin ought to be peeking out, I just stamped him in, covered him with his mask – and went on to the top of the panel.  

Easy peasy.

I colored all the noses (and one beak!) with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.

Now, it’s a known fact that penguins’ ears get cold, so I made some Snow Place ear muffs for him.  I inked just the muffs in Versamark, stamped a piece of Whisper White card stock, and sprinkled them with Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated them up and let them cool.  I carefully inked up the middle part of the muffs with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped over the glittery muffs.  Then I cut them out with the matching die in the Snow Friends Framelits and popped them onto the penguin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I didn’t want to mess up my family photo (any more than the penguin already had!) with a sentiment that would cover them up, so I pulled out the Brushwork Alphabet set and stamped each letter in Real Red.  Those are the lower case letters, by the way.  I SNAILd the panel on a piece of Real Red card stock, and that was it for the card front!

For the inside, I inked just the second part of the Snow Place sentiment in Real Red and stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Snow Place penguin and a couple of snowmen on the front…

…and another snowman family photo on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Easy and peasy and oh-so-much-fun to do!  I hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


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2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!


The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!

Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products


Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
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Lots going on folks!  Don’t miss out!





Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner 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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Stampin’ Up! Snow Friends & Candy Canes for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. We’ve got a sketch challenge for you this week – and there’s no telling what we’ll see!  I hope you’ll check out all the projects from the ladies-who-hop…

So, here’s the sketch for this week!

This past weekend, at Amy Koenders’ business meeting, we all got to pick a “prize”.  Gift?  Amy put all our names in a hat and drew them out, then we got to go into the goody room and pick from several bundles-o’-fun.  Since I’ve taken my cue from my SU! “mom” (Amy), I had almost everything on the table!  Yikes!  But – I didn’t have the Snow Place stamp set and its matching Framelits called Snow Friends.  

So…I snagged it up!  For this sketch, I combined it with some Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Endless Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Oh, yea – I also turned the sketch on it’s side.  Sorry – forgot to mention that!

I started with a Crumb Cake design from the Candy Cane Lane DSP (hey – this is one of the DSPs that’s in the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free sale starting on Saturday!), and I matted it on Real Red.  Then I wrapped a piece of the new Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My center artwork started with a Real Red scallop-edge circle, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits. Next came a smaller circle of Crumb Cake. Then I cut a circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – of a size between the two circles.

Using the Outdoor Adventure Edgelit, I cut across the Glimmer Paper Circle to make a tree-y background and adhered that to the layered circle with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  For the stars, I used the little stars die in the Detailed Santa Thinlits, and cut them from more Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  They’re adhered with dabs of Liquid Glue.

Then it was time to make my snowman!

I stamped the large snowman image in the Snow Place stamp set, in Pool Party ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut him with the matching die in Snow Friends.

I brushed him all over with Clear Wink of Stella, to make him shimmery.  Across the bottom, I smeared some Liquid Glue, and then dipped it in my Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  Using my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored his face (colored over the Pool Party), and then made his nose into a real carrot with some Pumpkin Pie!

He’s dressed with items that all come from the Snow Place stamp set – cut with framelits in the Snow Friends set – no fussy cutting required!  Well, one tiny cut…

Everything is in Real Red, except his ear muffs.  I think he kind of rocks his Pacific Point muffs, don’t you?  His stick arms are in Early Espresso.  The only fussy cut I did was on the buttons.  There’s three buttons that stamp and cut at once – I only wanted two.  So I cut them apart.  But that was it!  Promise!

I adhered everything to him with Liquid Glue, and then adhered him to the card with SNAIL and Liquid Glue.

For my sentiment, I stamped the little “thanks” from the Endless Thanks stamp set in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped a banner end.  In lieu of an actual mat, I added a faux mat by edging the banner – pretty thickly! – with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – and that was it!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Endless Thanks in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the small snowman from Snow Place in Pool Party.  I stamped his stick arms in Early Espresso and his ear muff in Pacific Point.  Once again I used the Early Espresso Marker to fix his face, and colored his nose with Pumpkin Pie.

I matted it on Real Red and Whisper White and then SNAILd it into my Real Red card base.  On the front, I SNAILd a Whisper White panel directly to the card base, then popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a second small Snow Place snowman on the front…

…and an envelope flap with some more of the Crumb Cake Candy Cane Lane DSP!

Et Voila!  A snowy scene with uber-friendly snowmen, in a classic Red/Crumb Cake/White color scheme.  I think the expressions on their faces are just so stinkin’ cute, don’t you?  Hope you like! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

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!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!



Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day coming up on 1 October, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

And in celebration of World Card Making Day, from 1 – 5 October, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

• Promotion period: 1 – 5 October, 2016• All order types qualify for this promotion
• Deadline:  5 October, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)

Here are all the products that will be discounted for World Card Making Day!

You can head over to my Online Store starting on 1 Oct to take advantage of these great deals! 🙂


Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!


Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!



Real Red Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); die cuts

Candy Cane Lane DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3″ Circle (for front art)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 2 3/4″ Circle (cut with Outdoor Adventure Framelit); Detailed Santa stars

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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