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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It's finally here! The new Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog

Oh my goodness! I've been waiting to order some of these BEAUTIFUL products for MONTHS! Ever since I first drooled over it at San Antonio Onstage! As a demonstrator, I was able to order some of the good stuff early, but I want it all!!!

I've been playing with the Above the Clouds stamp set and coordinating Hot Air Balloon punch, and it just might be my favorite hot air balloon set EVER! It's so easy to use in SOOO many ways, and the sentiments included cover every occasion you can imagine!

I used it over the weekend at my Catalog Kickoff/Retiring Sale with a quick and easy card featuring the brand new in-colors!

They were a big hit for both beginner and advanced stampers! Here is a quick video tutorial:

I hope you love these fun cards and make a few of your own! You can start ordering new products TODAY! Check out the Above the Clouds stamp set, and all the other new things available in the new annual catalog! Just click on the image below and add these products to your cart! Use hostess code: R99AAKSC and I will send you a free class kit to go!

Product List

There are so many fun new products in the new annual catalog and I am so in love with these new in-colors! Which one is your favorite? Purple Posy might be my favorite at the moment, but it's hard to choose just one! They're even more beautiful in person!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: Make New Friends But Keep the Old

This time of year is always filled with mixed emotions. Looking forward to the long days of summer while making the most of the last few structured days of school. The giddy excitement spent using NEW products, woven into melancholy moments of saying goodbye to retiring favorites.
This month's Third Thursdays Blog Hop theme is exactly that! Make new friends, but keep the old!

I love blending the old with the new. It breathes new life into those dusty, forgotten, stamps on the shelf. My favorite way of reviving them (and therefore convincing myself I need to keep them a little while longer!) is mixing old stamps with new COLOR!

Wouldn't this card be perfect for the recent grad embarking on a new life adventure? Or as a birthday reminder to live each moment to the fullest? It's surprisingly versatile and inspires adventure don't you think?

I am IN LOVE with one of our newest in-colors "Purple Posy". It's soft but vivid at the same time! I couldn't wait to try it with a bold pop of Pineapple Punch and the retiring Lemon Zest stamp set was PERFECT!

This "recessed panel" card reminds me of the excitement of summer - peeking at us from just around the corner, ready to burst through the door at any minute! Just like the new catalog! Bursting with so many gorgeous new products! Are you ready for it??

Let's take a peek at the next blog, and see what inspiring projects Anne Marie has for us this month!

Be sure to click through to all the Third Thursdays Blog Hop participants for inspiration on those retiring products as well as the fun new ones we have to look forward to!

Here are the products I used in creating today's card:

Thanks again for stopping by this month's Third Thursday Blog Hop! I hope you're as excited as I am to see all the new products in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! Don't forget to get those retiring favorites before they are gone forever!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Stampin' Up! OnStage April 2019 Product Haul PLUS Pre-order Unboxing!

I had SUCH an amazing time in San Antonio for Stampin' Up! OnStage! I finally got around to editing and uploading my product haul/pre-order unboxing video. Enjoy!

If you see anything you are absolutely dying to get your hands on, you can order these products beginning June 4th, OR if you would like to get them early, why not get them at a discount? Talk to me or click here

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: A Fond Farewell

There are SO MANY great products on the retiring list! It's always sad to see our favorites go, but there are so many wonderful things coming!

For today's Third Thursdays blog hop, we are giving a fond farewell to our favorite, well used products!
My card today has more than one product I am giving a tearful farewell to! The Sweetest Thing stamp set and dies, as well as the 2018-2020 in-color DSP stacks! I wanted to do something a little less purple and pink for a more versatile birthday card, and immediately turned to those beautiful bright in-colors! Don't worry, they aren't leaving us yet! We get another year with them - THANK GOODNESS!!! But the Designer Series Paper Stacks are changing! We're saying goodbye to those beautiful stripes and polka dots! *sniff sniff* So sad! They are so versatile! I use them on EVERYTHING!

The bright colors reminded me of those swirl lollipops, and the stripes were just perfect for a candy shoppe! So, using the soon to be retired Sweetest Thing stamp set, I made my own swirl pop by stamping in Pineapple Punch and then drawing a stripe with the in-color Stampin' Write Markers from the center out. 
I love the way it turned out! It looks delicious enough to eat!
The candy jar looked a little empty, so I also added a few Glitter Enamel Dots as either gumballs or gumdrops (it depends on which one of my kids you ask!)

I also shortened the sentiment to fit on the card front, and I DO believe it will make for a very sweet celebration indeed!

Product List

If you haven't purchased products from the Sweetest Thing Suite yet, RUN! 
Get them while supplies last!

Then hop on over to the next blog and see the beautiful things Angie McKenzie has in store for us! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of everyone participating in this month's blog hop!