Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop / Holiday Catalog!

Well this is it!!  Our final Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop.  We enjoyed our lovely trip to Thailand this past July.  And now our Stampin’ Up ! year will begin again Oct 1st.  But don’t worry….This awesome Blog Hop will be continuing in October as the Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop!!   So welcome to the last Thailand achievers Hop ….it will be great!

For my blog post,we could choose anything from the Holiday Catalog.  What to choose????  There are sooo many wonderful stamps and products.  But I decided to go with a favorite of mine….Painted Harvest.   I love a good sunflower and this one is a beauty!!
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This is a super easy, two step stamping set that is very forgiving……just stamp away…no careful lining up!! 

An extra addition I added to make the sunflowers have some texture is to add our new Embossing Paste colored with a chocolate chip reinker!


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Just add some paste onto a silcone mat with a paste tool.  (Looks like frosting!!)  Add a couple drops of reinker, mix and place onto the center of the flower.  Easy as that!! It may not show well in pictures….but you have got to try it!!!  It adds wonderful texture to your card!! 

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HINT!!   Make sure to wash your mat and tools soon after using, as it does dry quite quickly!

And finally….when I made this card, I found this darling little copper pumpkins at the Dollar Tree. 
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So I added a tag with some copper trim.  Wouldn't this be perfect for a Thanksgiving place setting??

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So I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Now it is time to hop onto the next site to see more wonderful Holiday Catalog ideas!!!




Until next time……
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stamp a Stack Sneak Peek!!

In the beginning of August this year….I did several swaps with other Stampin’ Up! Thailand Trip Achievers to get ready for our  awesome Holiday Catalog.  Here is one of the swaps I  made to share with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!!
Autumn comes up quickly here in the Stampin’ Up! world and for my Stamp a Stack classes I always like to make a card that will please those that just love Halloween or those that prefer just a Autumn themed card….well this card does both!!  And if you are coming to my September Stamp a Stack….you will be making this card!!
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This handsome fellow comes from the Spooky Cat Bundle paired “purrfectly” with the Spooky Night DSP.
Spooky Cat Photoplymer Bundle
                                                                                                                                                                        SPOOKY CAT PHOTOPLYMER BUNDLE
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $31.50

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
                                                                                                                                                                 SPOOKY NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $11.00


Just add some Stitched Ovals Framelits to create a pumpkin and you are all set to make a spooky Halloween or just a simple a Hello Fall card….whatever you want him to say…..the choice is yours!

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                                                                                           “Nothing better than a big pile of cards!!”




until next time.........

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop….New Catalog Sneak Peeks!!


Confession time….I have not been faithful to my blog lately…hmmm…well I thought this is a great time to “hop” back to it…so to speak!!  Our New Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 is only days away from its release …June 1st to be exact….but we as Demonstrators got to order  a few things early and give you a sneak peak of what is to come.  Boy oh boy!!!  You are going to LOVE this new catalog!  My wish list is just wayyyyy too long!  So here are just a few of my favorites…remember this is only a sneak peek…there is so much more to come!!
My first favorite of course is the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, bundles with the Daisy Punch….a must have!!  It coordinates with the most Beautiful Designer Paper , Delightful Daisy  as well as the Faceted Gems which are also part of this Delightful Daisy Suite!  Check it out….
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Such a sweet and simple card…my kind of card!!  Notice the pretty little Faceted Gems…they are new and come in clear and gold….but I used copper foil paper so I colored my clear gem in with a brown sharpie marker and Viola!! behold a copper faceted gem!!
So I love this Delightful daisy so much…I continued on with another New Stamp Set….This Little Piggy…isn’t he cute? 
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I did a little fussy cutting…taking one of the daisies from the DSP for the little piggy to hold and I cut the little piggy himself out from Shimmery White Cardstock after water coloring him in with a New InColor Powder Pink!  Shimmery White is my favorite for any kind of water coloring…it just blends and flows…love it!!  Notice the background Designer Paper…another Sneak Peek called Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack…I can’t get enough of that DSP!!

And finally my last sample for the day…came right from the New Catalog… I just held a DIVA DAY for brand new Stampin Up! Demonstrators that have joined my Group along with their uplines.  This is a fabulous Day of Stamping and Pampering with along with lovely lunch.  In the afternoon we always do a “big” project and this time they got to make an awesome Delightful Daisy Bouquet …that I ‘CASED” from the catalog!
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So cute!!  And notice…the Faceted Gems on Clear and Delightful Daisy DSP wrapped around the jar…held in place by Crushed Curry Ribbon.

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Here is a close up of the Daisies and the Faceted Gems!
Well that's it for me…I hope you enjoyed my portion of the Sneak Peek Blog Hop from the Grand Vacation Achievers Group.  Check out the all the talented demonstrators on this hop!!  You wont be disappointed!

And if you would like your own copy of our New 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog…just email me and I will pop one in the mail for you!  You will love it!!  Happy Hopping!!

until next time…..
Take care and Happy Stampin!!
Renee Red heart

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Oh So Succulent - Global Design Project #076

This week, I have decided to play along with the Global Design Project and we are casing Kylie Bertucci for this weeks “Case the Designer” Global Design Project #gdp076.  CASE means “Copy and Selectively Edit” Here is Kylie’s lovely creation…



 
And here is mine…..I decided to use her card layout.
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Using the Floral Boutique Designer Paper is the perfect backdrop for my flower creation from the Succulent Framelit Dies.  These framelits are not only for making awesome succulents…they make a great flower too!!
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I just love a good navy/pink combo…so Night Of Navy with Flirty Flamingo were easy color choices for me.  Don’t forget to sponge the petal edges to give more texture and depth. 

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And as always …don’t neglect the inside of your card!!




until next time…..take care and happy stamping!!
ReneeRed heart

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Custom Tee …So Cute!

Hello Stamping Friends!!
Today focus will be on the Custom Tee Bundle….It is so darn cute and when you combine it with The Sale a bration Stamp Set Designer Tee…the possibilities are endless!
Here are is a card we made at a recent Stamp a Stack….and of course I had to make it in different color combinations!!!



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Rich Razzleberry

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Bermuda Bay
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Melon Mambo
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This little T-shirt is just adorable….the last one being my favorite!!  Is because it is pink??  Or is it because of the Happy Stamper Tee???Winking smile
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until next time….take care and happy stamping!!
ReneeRed heart

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saleabration Bingo was a Blast!!!

Last week , here in Wisconsin we had unseasonably warm days ….60 degrees in February…almost unheard of…it was great!  But then by the end of the week…temps dropped and we had big winds, sleet, hail, thunder, snow and ice all in one day… last Friday!  And of course that day was my Saleabration Bingo night.  So I was worried all day, since I had ladies coming in from out of town  and the driving was terrible….should I cancel????
But then I got an email from 3 of the gals coming from out of town just saying…”neither snow , nor sleet, nor rain…..” and I knew then Bingo Night was on!!
We had a great time!!  Here are some pictures of the fun!!
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Goodie Bag for everyone who came!
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It contained Cool Treats DSP, Metallic and Pool Party  Ribbons ,Sprinkle Embellishments and chocolate of course!
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Here was everyone's place setting!
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My Studio set up....room for only 15 people....Bingo signup filled up within 24 hours!!
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Waiting for people to come...I was actually ready and waiting!!!
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Bingo Prizes and Door Prizes
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Time for Make and Takes .  I will post the make and take pics tomorrow!!
                                                                                     
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More Make and Takes and time to snack!!!
     

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Bring a snack...get an extra door prize ticket!!  Thank you everyone for sharing your goodies!!
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Displays
                                                                                                                                                   
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Winner!!
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Winner
                                                                                                                                                                        
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Winner!
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Winner!
       

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Winner being photo bombed!!
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So there were door prizes and bingo prizes galore!!  I missed taking some pictures…sorry Becky who won the $50 shopping Spree door prize!!  Several people won twice or three times!!  Lucky!  But even if you didn't win a Bingo or door prize..you still got a small gift!!
Thank you so much to everyone who braved the weather and came to Bingo!!!  And thank you for the nice comments!!

Cathy saidJust wanted to tell you we all had a blast at Bingo. Thanks for everything. I used some of the DSP in the pack you gave us already. Can't wait for the  next one.”

Looks like fun right???  There will be another Bingo Night coming up in May or June!! Watch for it!! Sign up for my email newsletter so you can be the first to hear about the next Bingo night  and other fun events we have at my Water City Stamping Studio!!

until next time…..take care and happy stamping!!
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