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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