I didn’t even need to see what was inside to know I wanted this tin! But what is inside is just as wonderful! You get 6 stamps that will get you most any event: hello, Thanks, Thinking of you, Happy birthday friend, Congratulations rock star, and Best wishes. You get a clear block, two Stampin’ Spots (Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove) and a coordinating punch. You will want to add paper, adhesive, and perhaps an embellishment and you will have a complete kit and it will all fit in that beautiful tin!

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The Holiday 2018 Catalog is now live. If you have shopped with me in the past year and did not receive one, please email me so I can get one in the mail to you. If you have not shopped with me, you live in the U.S., and you need a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can email me and send me your address as well. I’d love to be your demonstrator!

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We have a pond in our backyard and I love it! I love the peaceful sound of the waterfall. Right now the surface is covered with waterlilies in pink, yellow, and white. We have had herons and egrets who also love the pond for a totally different reason! Thankfully there are lots of places for the fish to hide!

I pulled out my shaving cream for the background. I love this technique and I think it’s perfect for this card. And there is a sneak peek of the Take Your Pick tool that is in the Holiday catalog. You’re definitely going to want one!!!

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These products are available in August only while supplies last. The Watercolor Pencils may be available in an upcoming catalog.


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I think Rooted in Nature is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 catalog. It has all the qualities of the beloved Lovely as a Tree with the added benefits of coordinating Framelits. It’s great for masculine cards. It can be used for Christmas and really any season. I shared a similar card a while ago, but hadn’t made a video. I made it at my in-house SIP Together, so it was time to make the video.

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Sign up now. Get your choice of $125 products for $99. Plus if you include 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you’ll get a free 4th pack. Plus 10 ink pads in the color family of your choice. What a deal!

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As an independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I went to OnStage (a convention) last month and was able to pre-order some of the small sampling of products that will be in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I used some of those products in this card. Rooted in Nature is a bit like the beloved Lovely as a Tree. (Don’t worry! That stamp set will be in the new catalog too!) But Rooted in Nature has coordinating Framelits. There are some Thinlits in the set that do not cut, but emboss. Can you see the cluster of three leaves? I embossed with the Thinlit and then cut it out with the matching Framelit.

I’m going to an event with other local demonstrators this weekend and I’m taking this card as a swap. It was a bit of a challenge, because I’ve packed up my retiring products and I haven’t received my larger pre-order. I wanted to try one of the new In Colors, Call Me Clover, but I was not able to buy much card stock in the new colors… not nearly enough to do any large layers for 2 cards. So I decided to use Very Vanilla for most of the card. I used a tiny bit of the Call Me Clover card stock, sponged that color over a portion of the card front, and then stamped over that. I think I’m going to love this new bright green!

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I don’t the links for the all the products I used, as they are not yet available to the public. You will have to wait until June 1st…. unless you want to join my team. But you can order the new In Color Stamp Pads in the new case style. And there are few bundles to sample some other products.

But there are a few items everyone can purchase now.

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Southern Serenade is a beautiful stamp set with some great sentiments. The large flower stamp shows Fireweed, a flower that grows wild all around Anchorage, where we lived for eight years. The flowers are a vibrant dark pink, very much like the Berry Burst I used on this card. The lower Fireweed blossoms started opening at the beginning of summer, soon after the snow melted. When the top flowers opened, we knew summer was over and it was time for snow again.

The Stamparatus makes stamping easy and it opens up lots of fun techniques! I used it to make a wreath. It’s really easy! If you pre-ordered your Stamparatus, you either have it now or it’s on the way. If you didn’t get to pre-order, they will be available in the new annual catalog that goes live June 1st.

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I love roller coasters. My son is a bit fanatic about them. So of course, I had to have this stamp set and coordinating pop-up Thinlets! Assembling the pop-up track is a bit of a challenge, but if you take it slow and easy, you can do it! And it’s certainly worth the effort. It’s really quite impressive.

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