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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Monthly Blog Hop

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring December holiday projects. Demonstrators from the UK, and the US are participating so we have many fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Sue Boerner's blog. She has a fabulous project!

I decided to share a card featuring one of my favorite stamp set bundles from the Holiday catalog, Dashing Deer, and coordinating framelits, Detailed Deer. My card was inspired by a card made by Michele Chard; click here to check out her video.

I was looking for a project to showcase Frost White Shimmer paint and came across Michele's card---not only did it use shimmer paint, it featured my favorite stamp set bundle, AND I learned that shimmer paint can be used like ink to stamp an image. Jackpot!

My project features pine trees (Nature's Root stamp set) stamped with Frost White shimmer paint and Whisper White cardstock spritzed with Frost White shimmer paint---lots of shimmery sparkle! The sentiment, found in the Winter Woods stamp set (another favorite!), is stamped with Balmy Blue ink. I used silver glimmer paper for my deer and added a flower die cut from the Detailed Deer framelits, topped with a rhinestone for added bling.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Dashing Deer bundle? I'd love to hear what you liked about my design, so please leave a comment. Thanks for hopping with us.

Now click on the next image below to hop over to Ginger Rabesa's blog to see her holiday project.

Terri Stewart, US -- You are here

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store (click here or on products below).
If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Stamping is Fun team.

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Stamping is fun!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Applying for a Stampin Up Display Board Stamper spot

Hi friends!

If you know me, you know I'm passionate about stamping, Stampin' Up!, and sharing my love of stamping with everyone. Knowing that about me it should come as no surprise that I want to take that passion to the next level by becoming a display board stamper for Stampin' Up!'s big 30th birthday bash in Orlando!

I'm registered for the OnStage event and can hardly wait for November to roll around so I can hang out with my downline and thousands of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Orlando!

Below are a few of my best recent projects. I believe they show my passion for stamping and demonstrate (haha 😄, see what I did there?) that I've got the "right stuff" to be a Stampin' Up! display board stamper. See you at the big birthday party in Orlando!

Waterfront stamp set, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Layered Leaves embossing folder
Waterfront Seasonal Layers card

Crumb Cake Cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" and 3.25" square for Stitched Shapes circle
Coastal Cabana cs, 4 x 5.25" 
white cs, 4 x 5.25 (inside), 2.5 circle, and scrap for thinlit 
inks: coastal cabana, crumb cake, old olive, early espresso 
Waterfront stamp set
Seasonal Layers framelits
Layering Circle framelits or 2.5" circle punch
Stitched Shapes framelits
Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder
5/8" Burlap ribbon
foam adhesive strips

 The inspiration for this card came from the card in this post http://www.confessionsofastampingaddict.com/2018/04/waterfront-card.html

Rooted in Nature stamp set with Nature's Poem DSP
Rooted in Nature with Nature's Poem card

Gray Granite Cardstock (cs), 8.5 x 5.5" 
Soft Suede cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and 2.5 x 3.5"
vanilla cs, 2.25 x 3.25"  and 4 x 5.25" (inside)
Nature's Poem DSP 4 x 5.25" 
inks: Sahara Sand, Grapefruit Grove
Rooted in Nature stamp set 

linen thread

Petal Promenade DSP with Time for Tea and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp sets

Petal Promenade Time for Tea Interlocking Gate-fold card

Petal Pink Cardstock (cs), 8.5 x 5.5" scored at 2 1/8"
Petal Pink cs scrap for oval frame (use 2 dies)
Mossy Meadow cs 2 - 2 x 5 3/8"
Vanilla cs 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" (inside) and scrap for oval
Petal Promenade DSP 2 - 1 7/8 x 5.25"
inks: mossy meadow, crumb cake, petal pink, soft sea foam
Time for Tea stamp set
Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set (for birthday sentiment)
Layering ovals framelits
liquid glue

Tea Room DSP decorating a pocket tissue box 

inside view
back view 

Pocket Tissue Pack box
Coastal Cabana Cardstock (cs), 6.5 x 8.5" score @ 1 and 5.5", turn and score at 2.5, 3.5, 6, and 7"
coordinating scrap cs for 1.25" circle punch (fussy cut a DSP flower and adhere circle behind it)
Tea Room Specialty DSP 4 3/8 x 7 7/8", cut 2 - 2 3/8 x 4 3/8" and 2 - 7/8 x 4 3/8" leaving 1 - 1 3/8 x 4 3/8"
    TIP: if you want DSP to match at sides, make DSP cuts in order (2 3/8, 7/8, 2 3/8, 7/8)
white cs scrap for words
Rich Razzleberry cs scrap for scallop framelit
inks: memento black 
Rooted in Nature stamp set
1.25" circle punch
Detailed Trio punch (for corner rounder)
oval punch (retired)
Layering Circles framelits
Tea Room Coastal Cabana ribbon
Pearlized doilies
tear & tape
clear Wink of Stella

 The inspiration for this card came from Jen Floyd; she posted the dimensions on a facebook page for stampin up demo. You can check out photos of her samples here  https://www.facebook.com/letscreatewithrnjen/photos/a.239969366451907.1073741827.239719556476888/429631990818976/?type=3

Silver Mini Gable Box
Silver Mini Gable box
Silver Mini Gable box
Powder Pink Cardstock (cs), .5 x 11", .5 x 1.5", .75 x 11" and, .75 x 1.5" (use the shorter pieces to bridge the gap from the 12" long DSP strips); 1.25" circle punch
vanilla cs scrap 1" circle punch (for words)
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP, use vanilla side of the border pieces
inks: memento black 
Animal Outing stamp set
1" circle punch
1.25" circle punch
Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle ribbon
Petal Pink rhinestone
multipurpose liquid glue
tear & tape

This one is my own design, hard to believe but true!

Tea Room DSP and Thoughtful Banner stamp set team up to capture some fun family memories!

Tea Room DSP and Thoughtful Banners Scrapbook page
Tea Room Specialty DSP
Coastal Cabana, Old Olive Cardstock, and Black (cs) for matting photos, amazing thinlit, and for Large Letters framelits
inks: memento black 
Thoughtful Banners stamp set
Triple Banner punch
Tea Room Vanilla ribbon
Large Letters framelits
multipurpose liquid glue
Journaling Pens
Foam Adhesive Strips

Again, my own design!

Stamping is fun!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Patriotic-themed Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I hope you are enjoying hopping around the world with our Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring projects that are patriotic to the country the demonstrator lives in. You may have arrived from Karie Beglau's blog. What a wonderful project!
My project will dress up any 4th of July picnic table. This is super easy project that can be pulled together quickly and will add some pizzazz to your dish!

For the red and blue I used new in-colors cardstock in Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick; silver glimmer paper adds the jazzy "white".

I used the large letter dies to cut the USA letters from the Lovely Lipstick cardstock and the Triple Banner punch to cut banner pieces. TIP: I punched 6 banners so I could cover the backsides of my banners; you could also decorate the backs and use them in a centerpiece dish.

use foam adhesive strips to quickly stick to the letters to the glimmer paper

What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Blueberry Bushel cardstock (cs), 6 - 2 x 4"
Silver glimmer paper, 3 - 1.75 x 3"
Lovely Lipstick cs, 2.5 x 4"
Large Letters framelits
Triple Banner punch
foam adhesive
wooden skewers (bought at the dollar store; cut mine to 6.5")

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Elizabeth Green's blog to see the next fabulous project.

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to add you to my weekly email update. Leave a comment asking me to contact you. Thanks!

Stamping is fun!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Catalog Open House

Hello friends!

The new Stampin Up annual catalog launched on June 1st! To celebrate I'm holding an New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 9th, 1pm-4pm, at my house. Stop by to pick up your copy of the new catalog and make a few make 'n takes featuring some of the fabulous new items. You and your BFFare invited to this free event. You're going to love the new catalog! RSVPs appreciated (but not mandatory!), bring your favorite adhesive (also not mandatory 😊).

As in past years, I will offer a product share of papers and accessories from the new catalog; stay tuned, details coming soon!

Color Revamp
Some colors are retiring, a few favorites are returning, some new colors are joining the family....click here to see the details.

New & Improved Ink Pads and Ink
  • The new ink cases are less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now easier and more intuitive—they open like a compact, just lift the lid to open. The cases have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected which was a common problem with the old case style. At first the new cases are tight, with use the lid will be easier to slide open and close. 
  • They're stackable! The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. SU designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the “dimple” on the top of another new case. 
  • Include improved labels and stickers. The case redesign includes a front label with a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color. Each case continues to comes with color stickers that you can place on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance. Plus, cases now come with a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the pad, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open. I love this feature!
  • Improved ink! SU added defoamer to the ink ingredients because ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as SU would like. 

Class Schedule 
  • This Thursday, June 7th, 7-9pm, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Cost is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. RSVP now!
  • Tuesday, June 19th, 7-9pm, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Cost is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. Save your spot today!
  • Saturday, June 23rd, 11am - 1pm, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Cost is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. Confirm your spot now!
  • Thursday, June 28th, 7-9pm, make 4 cards, 2 each of 2 designs. Cost is $10 or free with a minimum purchase. RSVP today!

Paper Pumpkin
June’s kit coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s new annual catalog. Subscribe by June 10th to get this kit! Click here to subscribe (links to me) 

CChoose me as your Stampin Up demo when you subscribe (or use the link below to automatically select me) and you get a free crafting night every month. Bring your kit to my house and get your pumpkin on! Pumpkin kit night is held at the end of the month, 7-9pm; June's Paper Pumpkin night is June 29thClick here to subscribe (links to me) and join the fun. But wait, there are more perks for subscribing! Only kit subscribers can purchase kit refills and additional kits (while supplies last). Sign up today! 

Stamping is fun!