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Welcome to the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Themed Blog Hop!  We are here to inspire you with cards and projects perfect for your favorite Valentine!  My card today feature the Bear Hugs stamp set  and coordinating framelits – perfect for pretty much everyone on your list.

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The background is stamped using the Watercolor Wash stamp – inked the top in Soft Sky and the bottom in Pear Pizzazz.  It created a quick and easy outdoor scene for my bear.  The bear is stamped in Chocolate Chip, die cut using the matching framelits, then stamped again on the back so that his arms could be folded to hold the heart.  The heart and flowers also have matching dies!  How cool is that?   This is a great bundle (which you save 15% when purchased) and can be used for many different occasions.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – still one of my favorite sentiment sets.

We are also doing a giveaway!  Just leave a comment here making sure to use #stampitcontest to be entered!  Deadline for the comments are February 10th with the winner being announced on February 12.  Want to see what you can win?

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I absolutely loved this kit!  I went to purchase a few extra to give as gifts and they sold out within minutes of being added to the store!

Ready to hop on?  Simply click the Previous button to hop on over to Sheri’s blog or the Next Button to see what Charlene has created depending on which direction you are hopping.

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Teresa
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One Sheet (Part 2)

Back today with 3 more cards using the One Sheet Wonder from my previous post.  For these 3 cards, I paired them up with the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit and the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Perfect Pairings.  Love the coordinating products in this kit and how well they work with the Birthday Boutique Designer Paper as well as the Love Blossoms Designer Paper.

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First up – this Happy Birthday card.  The original layout for the squares was not this arrangement – the original actually used 6 squares.  I decided to change the layout to this because I really liked this look.  The sequins add just a little bling to the card.

Next up, this Thank You So Much card

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I brought back my butterfly – but decided to use the pearl trim from the Embellishment kit over the rhinestones.  He is still sponged on the edges with Blushing Bride ink.

The last card for today is this Thank You Kindly card.

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For this card, I used the Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon – but I could have easily have used the satin ribbon that is in the kit.  I like the little pearl trim hanging down from my bow.

Overall, relatively clean and simple cards, but with the added touch of the embellishments, a more elegant look I think.

If you are interested in making these cards, the following items total $50 and allow you to get the Perfect Pairings set for FREE!

Mossy Meadow Card Stock, Soft Sky Card Stock, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Mossy Meadow Ink Pad, Blushing Bride Ink Pad.

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Which one do you like the most?

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope my creations inspire you to try something new.

Teresa

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One Sheet…

many cards!

Hi!  How are you?  I have been playing around the last few days with the One Sheet Wonder technique.  There are a few ways to do it – you can stamp your one sheet or you can use a sheet of Designer Series Paper.  I chose a sheet from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack and cut it up following a template I found on Splitcoast Stampers that allows me to make 12 different cards.  I really love this idea, as it allows you to showcase both sides of the paper.  Today I am sharing 3 of the cards with you.

First up – this side weave card.  Just 4 little strips needed – and you can use both sides of the paper!  I added some butterflies and my greeting is from Crazy About You.   I really love the soft look of this designer paper – the colors are just gorgeous together.

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On this next card – I liked the idea of creating a “window” for the sentiment.  I embellished with the same style butterfly as in my previous card – couldn’t resist – I thought it was too pretty not to use again.

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My final card, I decided to add another piece of Designer Paper – this from the Subtles Designer Paper Stack – I really love the sheet with the words.  I did brayer Blushing Bride ink over the words to mute them.  The sentiment for this card came from the Fabulous Four set.  A little ribbon and an In Color embellishment and there you have it.  Three cards of the 12 using one sheet of Designer Paper.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s creations!

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Birthday Fishes

Playing along with the Global Design Projects Sketch Challenge #GDP18 this week.  Fun sketch!GDP018

When I saw the sketch, I had this card idea pop into my head.  My daughter thought I was crazy – but you go with the flow.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out and I already know which family member will be receiving it next month.  I think he’ll like it.

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The Bear Hugs bundle contains both the stamp set and matching framelits – which made this card pretty easy to whip up.  The hole the bear is popping out of is made using the 2″ and 2 1/2″ circle punches.  A little texture was added using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  What do you think?  Like it?  Or agree with my daughter – that I’m a little bit crazy?  Ok – maybe one doesn’t have much to do with the other, lol.   Thanks GDP for a fun sketch!

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Teresa

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Flying By

with a birthday wish.  Hi!  How are you today?  Have you gotten any crafting time in yet this year?  It has been fun stamping and just playing around with all the new goodies in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  This card uses the Sky is the Limit Sale-A-Bration set – this set is only around until February 15th – so don’t miss out!  You can get this set for FREE with a minimum $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax). There are a few other products only available through Feb 15 as well.

HBPlane_smallAs you can see, I am still working on birthday cards – as February is chock full of them for me – especially for the males in my family.  You could easily change this into a Valentine’s card by using the sentiment “You send me Soaring” in place of the Happy Birthday – maybe color the heart red and there you go.   I dressed up the card with a little of the new two toned Baker’s Twine found in the Occasions’s catalog.

New Weekly Deals were announced today!  The sentiment set Something To Say is a great set to have on hand and at 25% off – a great deal, too!   You save 25% on these products for the next week!

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You’re So Sweet

Icecream_smallWelcome back!  I am having fun playing with the Sale-A-Bration set Honeycomb Happiness.  I still haven’t used the honeycomb accessories that coordinate with this set – but I will.  This is a CASE (with a slight change) of one of the cards in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.   I liked the layout.  I used the blender pens to lighten up the ice cream – black raspberry is one of my favorite flavors.  The sentiment is embossed in White Embossing Powder on black card stock.

Hope you enjoyed today’s little taste of sweetness.  Now I am off to finish prepping for tonight’s Sale-A-Bration kick-off event!  Looking forward to sharing the new products from the Occasions  catalog and what you can earn for FREE during this most wonderful time of the year!

Teresa

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Hooray!

and an OOPs! I made this card to Join in another Color Challenge today – trying out the SSIC #53 challenge using Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder and Bermuda Bay.  But just checked, and I was supposed to use Basic Gray – not Smoky Slate.  Well, I still think this  is a fun color combo and I have another card in mind as well – will see if I have the time later to try it out.  And to come up with another card using the right colors for the challenge.

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Yes, this is what popped into my head when I saw the color combo.  The balloons are made using the Sale-A-Bration set Honeycomb Happiness and the Color Family Designer Paper stacks – I love the patterns in these packs – and it is great to get every color in the family because you never know what you might need.  The elephant is from Zoo Babies – thought he’d look cute with some balloons tied to his tail.  If his trunk had been up – I’d have attached them to that instead.  The ribbon is from the new Occasions catalog – and like my earlier post this week, I’ve been having fun using buttons.  The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration set – Perfect Pairings – love how you can combine sets if you want!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to try out this color combo.

Teresa

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It’s the Most…

Wonderful Time of the Year!!  That’s right!  Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog are here!!  Love it!!

I just love Sale-A-Bration  as there is something for everyone!  Here are the details:

SHOP – For every $50 you spend (prior to S/H and tax), choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!  Check out the Limited Time products that will be around until February 15th!
HOST – Get an extra $25 in FREE hostess dollars when your workshop total reaches $250 (prior to S/H and tax).  That is MORE free goodies for you!!  Book your home show, catalog or on-line party today!
JOIN – Join my team and choose an extra $30 in product for FREE!!  Yes, your starter kit – priced at just $99 will include $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodness!!  Have questions?  Call or email me and I’d be happy to answer them for you!

And that is just Sale-A-Bration!

Did you see the new Occasions Catalog and the Sneak Peeks I’ve provided in previous posts?  Well, today is the day you can order them!!  No more waiting!  I still have quite a bit on my wish list from the catalog – what’s your number 1 must have?

I do have a project to share with you today featuring yet another stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I also love this set – great for any occasion and especially great for making cards for the men in your life.  Don’t get me wrong – it is not exclusively just for guys – but it does well for those cards.  Here it is:

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Aren’t those deer just adorable?  I decided to play along with the color challenge this week at Global Design Projects – #GDP017 which is to use Garden Green, Rose Red and Crumb Cake.  I was going for a Cherry Blossom look for my tree – not sure I achieved it – but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  What do you think? Even with that touch of pink, I think it still works for a male birthday card (good thing, as I have 6 of them in my family that celebrate in February!).

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And lastly, the winner of the Blog Hop candy is Phylis Sinclair! Congratulations Phylis!!  Enjoy your new Going Global stamp set and DSP stack!

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Teresa

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016!!  I am looking forward to the new year and all that it brings!  Stampin’ Up! is kicking off 2016 with a new mini catalog – the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  Both of these start on January 5 – just two days away!

Today I have a few cards using the new Picture Perfect stamp set from the Occasions Catalog – I just love this set – it is my favorite by far!  The hummingbird stamps just drew me in – as I love hummingbirds.  Over the holiday, I was sent a video tutorial from the talented Lydia Fiedler, you can check out her blog here.  I CASEd her hummingbird colors in the card on the left.  I also tried a few of my own color combinations – and was happy with the So Saffron/Crushed Curry on the right.Hummingbirds_small

I need to play around with more combinations – as hummingbirds are very colorful.  I also need to restock my Thank You card pile and my birthday pile – as I will do better this year about sending cards – because who doesn’t love getting some happy mail?

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are inspired by today’s cards and are getting your wish list ready for Tuesday!

Teresa

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Shine & Glimmer

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Hi!  How are you today?  Switching things up today with a little shine and glimmer for Valentine’s Day.  The black glimmer paper in the Holiday Catalog will soon be gone – so I wanted to share a card that uses the paper for a beautiful background for my Red Foil heart.  I just love this new die that is in the Occasions Catalog – it is so pretty!  I added a few black glimmer flowers and while it may not show in the picture, this card really sparkles and shines.   The hearts and sentiment are from the matching  Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  You can purchase the dies and stamp set as a bundle starting January 5!

So what do you think?

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Teresa

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