PCCCS208 and a Sneak Peek!

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Hello, and welcome to another challenge with the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!

I hope  you’re ready for another fun sketch challenge – I see that you all had fun with last week’s challenge.

This week is another great sketch; have a look:


I just couldn’t wait to use one of my preorder sets from the Holiday catalogue:


PCCCS208 Cookie Cutter Christmas

Is that little bear adorable, or what??!!  He is from a new set, available Sept. 1st, called Cookie Cutter Christmas. It’s an adorable 17 piece photopolymer set, and it has a coordinating punch – and of course, you can Bundle the stamp set & punch, and save 10%!  The other images in the stamp set include a Santa, an Eskimo, a Gingerbread Man and a Reindeer, along with the bear, above.

I stamped the bear image in Crumb Cake ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, then inked up the eyes/nose/mouth in Chocolate Chip ink, and stamped them on top.  I used the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, and punched out my bear; on my rectangle panel of Whisper White, I marked where I wanted my bear to be, then stamped the ears image in Chocolate Chip ink, then attached the bear using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the bow tie in Versamark ink on the scrap Whisper White, then used the New Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder (it comes in Real Red and Emerald Envy), and set it using my Heat Tool.  You’re going to love this new glitter embossing powder – it’s glitter that won’t rub off! 🙂  The bow tie was attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional, then set aside.

I took my 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White panel, and used the Work of Art stamp set and the largest brush stroke image and stamped repeatedly in Crumb Cake ink.  I then used the smallest dots image, and added dots in Real Red ink.  I added a panel of the new Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper to the right side, as per the sketch, then attached my stamped bear image panel on top of that, using Dimensionals.

For the sentiments, I used a combination of words from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set, and the Thoughtful Banners set, stamped in a combination of Real Red and Crumb Cake.  The banner outlines were stamped in Real Red, then hand cut using my Paper Snips.  Going with the sketch, I placed them using more Dimensionals to the left side of the bear image.

The final touch was to tie a bow using the new Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (you get the Whisper White with Red Metallic thread that I used, plus a spool of solid Real Red for only $8!).  I couldn’t resist adding one Red and  one Silver of the new Mini Jingle Bells (30 of each colour to a package, for only $6!!).

Trust me when I say that you are going to LOVE the new Holiday Catalogue!  It is 55 pages of amazing, scrumptious, stamp sets, embellishments, Designer Series Paper, Dies, and more!

So that’s my card for this PCCCS208 challenge – you’re going to want to click over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, to see what the rest of the Design Team has created (you won’t be sorry!).

Be sure to link up your card for the challenge – you just may be our next Top Pick!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Another Holiday Sneak Peek

Hello again, stamping friend!  I hope  you enjoyed the sneak peek the other day, where I shared the Sweet Home Bundle with  you, and the Stampin’ Up! video.  I can’t wait ’til I receive my Bundle, so I can start creating.

Before I continue with another sneak peek, I want to remind you that if you earned any Bonus Coupons last month, to Redeem them BY AUGUST 31st!

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The Coupon Codes expire at midnight, August 31st, so you don’t want to miss out on saving $6 for each Coupon Code you have!  And redeeming is super simple!  If  you’d like me to place your order, simply give me your coupon code along with your order list, and I’ll include it in the order.

If you’d like to redeem while ordering online, just follow this simple step:

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Where it says ‘Coupon Codes’ in green – type in your code in the empty space, the click on the APPLY COUPON button – and your $6 discount will be applied.  If you have more than 1 coupon code, simply type in the next code, after applying the first coupon code – and the next $6 discount will be applied.  You can do this for all of your coupon codes, or if you want, you can apply only 1 coupon code, and save the next codes for your next order – just make sure it’s before 11pm PST !

Okay – now on to today’s Sneak Peek!

Stampin’ Up! is introducing a new type of embossing folder in this catalogue, with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.   This new embossing folder created a more 3D, dimensional type of embossing, and it’s in the larger 6″ x 6″ size.

Have a look at the Stampin’ Up! video:

Isn’t that cool?  Or should I say ‘cozy’?!  There is a whole suite of products in the Holiday catalogue called Warmth & Cheer – of course there is a stamp set, Designer Series Paper, Cardstock pack, Washi Tape, Rope Trim, Stampin’ Write Marker Bundle, as well as the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.

I just know you’re going to love this suite of products, and many more from this new catalogue.   If you’re like me, and ‘want it all now!’ – the best way to achieve that is to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  

By joining my INKcredibly Creative Crew Team,  you choose your Starter Kit – that’s $165 in Stampin’ Up! products from ANY catalogue, including the upcoming Holiday catty – and you pay only $135!  Plus – there’s no tax or shipping added on to your Starter Kit!  That’s right; so right away, you’ve saved $30 in product, $16.50 in shipping, and approximately $20 in tax!  Plus, your next product purchases will be at a 20% discount!

That all says ‘Merry Christmas’ to Me!  You’d be able to get your holiday cards done, purchased or made gifts for your family & friends, and be on your way to making some extra money for yourself!

Signing up is super easy – you can CLICK HERE to join my team, and select your Starter Kit right away.  Have more questions?  No problem!  Give me a call at 604.298.0472, or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca, and I’ll get right back to you.

I hope you’re enjoying these Sneak Peeks; let me know what you’re most excited about seeing, or hoping to see, in the new catalogue, by leaving me a comment.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Holiday Catalogue Coming Soon!

Hey stamping friend!!  How are you?

I have to admit, I am not doing so well; last Tuesday I pinched a nerve in my back – and it still isn’t better!  Yes, I did see the doctor, and she gave me some pain medications and exercises to do, but they haven’t helped, other than temporarily.  And considering that I’m  flying off to the U.K. in 3 weeks, I need to get better NOW!  Yes, that is a bit of panic you hear in my voice.  So, I’ll be heading back for another visit, hopefully tomorrow.  Everyone keeps saying I should see either a chiropractor or physiotherapist; so why didn’t my doctor say that?  Stay tuned…

In the meantime, since I haven’t been able to sit at my crafting table (sitting here writing this post for  a few minutes is the best I can do), I thought I’d share a bit of fun from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!

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Trust me when I say – you are going to LOVE all 55 pages!!  There are so many scrumptious new Designer Series Papers, new Framelits & Thinlits, new embellishments and of course stamp sets!

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has given us product videos that we can share with you – BEFORE the catalogue goes live!  So over the next few posts, I’ll be sharing the videos with you, to give you a taste of what you’ll be able to order, starting on September 1st.

One of my favourite new Bundles that I’ve ordered is the Sweet Home stamp set, and the coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  Here’s a quick video from Stampin’ Up! that shows you how you can use these sets together as a Bundle:

Are those little houses adorable, or what?!!  I’m going to be making tons of these for craft fairs, hostess gifts, and give-a-ways to everyone I know, they’re so cute 🙂  The great thing is that you can use the stamps and thinlits together, to create and decorate a  house, or you can use them together or separately to decorate a card front or scrapbook page.

Here’s another close up of the little houses:

SU holiday catty Home Sweet Home samples

If you are a current customer of mine, you will automatically receive a new catalogue.  If you haven’t been a customer in the last year, but would like to come back and shop with me, please contact me at debsmart@shaw.ca and I can arrange for you to receive a catalogue.  If you’re new to the area, or Stampin’ Up! and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d be happy to have you shop with me; drop me a note at debsmart@shaw.ca, and I’ll get in touch with you!


Of course, the best way to get your new holiday goodies for free, or at a discount, is to Host your own Stampin’ Up! party!  Don’t worry – these ain’t your grandma’s parties – you can choose a theme if you like (perhaps one of the suites of  products in the new catalogue, or in the Annual catalogue); you & I  will set a mutually agreeable date and time.  You bring your friends, and I’ll bring the supplies and fun!  Everyone will get to create at least 1-2 projects, and view lots more of the tools and products that Stampin Up! has to offer.

If a ‘party’ isn’t  your thing – how about a private card class?  Same idea –  you get your gal pals together for an afternoon or evening of fun, we’ll do 4 cards at $20 per person, or only $10 per person if each person orders a minimum of $25 in  products at that class.

I’m going to be out of the country from Sept.11th – Sept. 26th, so BOOK EARLY for the best selection of dates!

*Phew*!  This post has taken me 2 days to write, thanks to the pinched nerve in my back!  So I’m going to sign off now – I’ll be looking for your email to reserve your copy of the new Holiday Catalogue, and book your Stampin’ Up! Party or Private Card Class!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Thoughtful Branches – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

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Hey there, stamper!  How do you like our new Design Team challenge header?  Pretty cool, right 🙂

Well, I’m back this week with another sketch challenge for you – I hope you’ll join in, because this is a fun one!


At first, I was worried because I don’t have the scalloped square framelit; then I thought – silly me, the sketch is a guideline – my card doesn’t have to be an exact copy!  So here’s what I came up with:

PCCCS207 thoughtful branches

Don’t you just love the blues, and the dreamy effect of the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper background?!   It’s a gorgeous combination of Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.

I recently got my limited time stamp set Thoughtful Branches, and I’ve been itching to use it.  I decided to do some watercolour resist; first I stamped the trees image in Versamark ink onto a piece of Watercolour Paper, then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, which I set using my Heat Tool.  I then used my Aqua Painter and Mint Macaron ink pad to create the watercolour background; simply brushing over the trees with the Aqua Painter, as the embossed trees resist taking on the ink.

After it dried ( okay, maybe a bit before it was completely dried; patience is not my strongest virtue!), I attached it to a panel of Island Indigo cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a card base of Island Indigo cardstock, then layered a panel of Whisper White on top of that, since the blues tend to be a bit dark.  Next is the panel of Blooms & Bliss DSP, then the watercoloured panel.  The sentiment is from the Sitting Here stamp set, inked in Island Indigo and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Paper Snips to create banner tails on each end, then popped it up with some more Dimensionals.

The washi tape in the upper right corner is a combination of the retired SAB Glimmer Tape, with a layer of the Mint Macaron In Colour Washi Tape on top.  I then added a retired Vintage Faceted Button, and added a bow of the retired Silver Cording.  A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and the card is finished!

Well – almost finished.  Of course I had to add some stamping to the inside, even though I haven’t added the inside sentiment, yet:


I stamped the trees image again, in Mint Macaron ink.  I think adding an image inside helps to ‘finish off’ the card, don’t you?  (and we can’t forget the envelope, too!)

This was such a fun challenge; you should check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards at the Paper Craft Crew page – they’re awesome!  I hope you’ll join us in the challenge – you just might be our next Top Pick!

Of course, if you wish to order any of the products I used in making my card, and you don’t already have a demonstrator, you can click on my name below, and you’ll be taken to my online store.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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It’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Time

Hello my stamping friend, and welcome back to another challenge with the Watercooler Wednesday Artists!

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So, we noticed that last week’s challenge may have been a bit too challenging; we had 2 awesome cards submitted, but that was it.  I’d love to have your feedback; was it the theme of ‘water’, or the Clean & Simple guidelines, or the combination of the theme and CAS?

Remember -we do these challenges to inspire and, well, challenge, you – so we want to include challenges that do just those things!  Just leave me a comment on this post, and I’ll share with the rest of the team.

I have to admit – as I’m writing this post, I’ve injured my back (pinched a nerve, or something!) which is making it very difficult to sit & type this on my desktop (I don’t have my image files on my iPad).  So, if you see weird spelling, or abrupt sentences, please be aware that it’s the pain – not me taking leave of my senses!

Now – on to this week’s challenge!  Our wonderful Gail Allen is this week’s host, and she has put together a stunning colour challenge for us.  Just wait ’til you see the amazing projects everyone created 🙂

WWC81 Gail's colour challenge

I find that the most difficult part of these colour challenges is figuring out how to give each colour it’s due – they’re so pretty.  Here’s what I came up with:

WWC81 thoughful branches

I used the fabulous, limited-time stamp set  Thoughtful Branches and coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits combination.  This is a great set, that can be purchased as a Bundle to save 10%, or you can purchase them separately.  It’s very versatile; it can be used for flowers, trees, of course the leaves; I’ve seen pumpkins made using the die cut! I’ve barely started using my Bundle; be prepared, because you’ll be seeing lots more of it!

For Gail’s challenge, I chose to start with a card base of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, layered with a panel of Daffodil Delight.  On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the hatched texture image from Timeless Textures stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Yellow ink.  The sentiment, from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, was stamped in Daffodil Yellow ink in the lower left hand corner.

On a separate piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock, I stamped the large bloom image in Watermelon Wonder ink, then used the Beautiful Branches Thinlits to die cut it with the Big Shot.  (Demo Tip – using the Precision Plate makes releasing the cardstock from this die a total breeze!).  The leaves, also from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits, were die cut in Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

I wanted my flower and leaves to pop off the card a bit, but Dimensionals were just too big.  So, I used Glue Dots by first ‘rolling’ the Dots between my fingers, so they were small enough to fit on the back of the die cuts, then attached them to the panel.

Finally, I finished off the card with a small bow of Ruched Ribbon in Peekaboo Peach!

The inside sentiment, ‘and always in my heart’, is also from this stamp set.  I also added the leaf stamp to decorate the inside panel:

WWC81 inside

Gail really did come up with a gorgeous colour combination – please be sure to check out what the rest of the Watercooler Artists came up with, for your inspiration – just click over to the Watercooler Wednesday challenges page.

I hope to see  your card linked for this challenge – don’t forget to leave some feedback about the types of challenges you like to participate in, and if  you have a comment about my card, I’d love to read it!

Thanks for spending some time with me today 🙂  Until next time – happy stamping!

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It’s BOGO Time!

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Each kit is a new surprise filled with all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make an amazing project. All the prep work is done so you can skip to the fun!  And impress your friends and family 🙂

Here’s the fine print:

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” when you sign up HERE , they’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. You can’t put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
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  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Here are some pictures of past Paper Pumpkin kits:




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If you’d like to see more kits, and ideas on using them, check out the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board – you’ll be amazed at how you can take a kit, and use it so many different ways!

Why not treat yourself to (at least) 2 months of paper crafting fun, without all of the prep work?  Simply CLICK HERE, be sure to use Promo Code BOGO, and you’re on your way to enjoying the easy, crafty way of life, all with  your Paper Pumpkin escape 🙂

Be sure to ORDER SOON, as this deal goes away on October 10th!

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PCCCS206 – Designer Series Paper Challenge

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Well, do we have an interesting challenge for you this week, from the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!

Are you like me; you fall in love with all of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper, you buy tons of it – then you don’t want to cut it up, because it’s “too pretty”!?

Well, today’s the day to break into that stash, and show it off!  Our challenge this week is to make your Designer Series Paper the star of your card – any way you want.


I was stumped for a minute – and then I thought of a special fold that I wanted to try – so  here it is!

PCCCS206 pleated fold

I have done a couple of version of the Pleat Fold (or drapery fold); this is now my 3rd version!  I like how it shows off the gorgeous patterns on the paper, and with this version, you can show off the cardstock underneath as well.

I started with a 3″ x 11″ piece of the Blooms & Bliss DSP.  I scored at the following intervals: 1 1/2″, 2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 5″, 6″, 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 8″, 9″ and 9 1/2″ .  I measure up 1 1/2″ on each of the short sides, and marked the 5 1/2″ spot at the bottom of the long side.  Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut on the diagonal from the middle  point to the 1 1/2″ on each side.

I then folded on each of the score lines; you can see that I folded inward on each side, starting at the middle; that’s just  how I wanted my pleats to show; you can do yours all one direction, or the other.

I added a touch of Tombow liquid glue on the inside of each pleat, and then ran a strip of Tear & Tape across the top of all of the pleats, in the back, to keep them in place.

On a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock, I used the leaf stamp from the new, limited time Thoughtful Branches stamp set, and stamped the leaves randomly in Mint Macaron ink, stamping off once each time.  I then took the backing off of the Tear & Tape, and attached my pleated DSP to the panel.

Across the top of the pleats, I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, to which I then added another strip of the same DSP as the pleats are made.

This picture shows how the pleats, even though they’re  glued and taped, still have a lot of dimension:

pleat fold card for PCCCS

The sentiment, from the Thoughtful Branches set, was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock; I then used my 2″ Circle Punch to punch it out, and  used the retired 2 1/2″ Circle Punch for the Rich Razzleberry cardstock circle behind it.  I glued the sentiment on, then added 2 leaves that I die cut from the same pattern of Blooms & Bliss DSP; I used the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.  Aren’t those leaves gorgeous, with the veining detail?  The thinlit is actually the 2 leaves on a branch, but I just used my snips to separate them.  Once the card front was finished, I attached it to a card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Of course, you can’t just leave the inside of such a pretty card plain – I die cut another leaf, and added it to the inside:

pleated card inside view

I didn’t add a sentiment yet; I’ll add one once I decide who will receive this card 🙂

This was a really fun card to put together; we really do have some of the most gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and it’s good to show it off! 🙂

The Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits can be bought separately or as a Bundle – but only through August 31st!!  Be sure to get  yours soon, before they’re all gone – it’s such an amazing, versatile set.  I’ve only just started using my Bundle, but I know I’ll be using it right through all the seasons, including Christmas (it has gorgeous trees!).  Be sure to contact your demonstrator to get your sets, or contact me if you don’t already have a demonstrator, and I’d be happy to help you.

Now, you’ll want to be sure to see the great projects put together by the rest of the Design Team – just head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog, and have a look.  Then – be brave, and dive into your favourite DSP – and show it off by linking up your card to the challenge.  I’ll be looking for you! 🙂

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Watercooler Wednesday – Clean & Simple

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Are you ready for this week’s challenge?  You certainly rocked the last challenge – thanks so much for playing along!

This week, Heidi is hosting our challenge, and she has chosen ‘Clean & Simple – with a Water Theme’.


Just to refresh – the Watercooler guidelines for ‘Clean & Simple’ are as follows:

Either a single layer upon which we stamp or a base with a single layer upon which we stamp. Since we use embellishments for any other type of card, no embellishments or die-cuts or anything except the simplicity of stamping for the “clean & simple”. That gives a clear reason for its name. And what is simpler than stamping? That will allow heat embossing since, if one decides to use a colour, heat embossing would show better than simple stamping. But no Embossing Folder (dry) embossing. Clean and simple.

With CAS with a theme, just go ahead and incorporate the theme into your card, keeping it CAS.

Okay – I admit it – this was a tough one for me!  Actually, all CAS cards are, but this time, I’ve been totally distracted by not only the preparations going on for getting myself & son ready for heading to the U.K. next month, but also my Dad being in hospital with a broken hip (quick update – it’s been repaired, not replaced; he’s on the mend, and in fact I’ll be  picking him up & taking him back home tomorrow!  He’s been in hospital about 1 1/2 weeks, and has another 6 weeks ahead of him, without being able to put weight on that leg!).

So – after I created my card, I had to pull it from the challenge, as I didn’t follow the guidelines above!!

Here is my first card – can you see what I did wrong?

WWC80 CAS water

Well, perhaps I should ask – can you see how many things I did wrong!  I did dry embossing with the retired World Map embossing folder; I added banners and the anchor, which all count as layers.  *sigh*  I thought it was a brilliant card – until I realized  how far off the guidelines I went.  (I even heat embossed the anchor!).  Actually, I still think it’s a great card – just not for this challenge.

So, back to the drawing board I went!

WWC80 water

Well, no layering here, except for the inked panel on the Island Indigo cardstock base.

Want to know how I made the water background?  Well – I recently received the new Seaside Embossing Folder, so it was a natural choice!

I opened up the folder, and on the raised side, I dropped inks from the Pacific Point, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay reinkers directly onto the embossing folder.  I then used a Stampin’ Spritzer, and sprayed water over the embossing folder and inks, tipping the folder to allow the inks to run.  I then place the Whisper White cardstock on top of the inks, closed the folder, and ran my hand back & forth over the closed folder, allowing the ink to soak into the cardstock.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out!

I then inked up the 1st sea star image from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Crumb Cake ink, and stamped it directly onto the ‘waves’.  I then inked up the 2nd layer of the image in Elegant Eggplant ink, and stamped over top of the Crumb Cake.

I have to say, in real life, the sea star does look like it’s beneath the waves!  The picture just doesn’t quite capture that effect.

I didn’t want to add a stamped sentiment to the front (and I couldn’t layer one….), so I left it with no sentiment; I can add something appropriate on the inside, when I use this card.

Considering this was my second card, I am just as happy with this one as the first!

I’ve also found that the Just Us Girls Challenges is having a ‘Water’ themed challenge this week, too -though theirs isn’t CAS – so I thought I’d enter both my cards into their challenge, as well!

You can find their challenge by clicking the image below:

Just us Girls challenge

Now, I  hope you’ll take up the challenge, and join us at the Watercooler Wednesday page.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Watercooler Artists have created for your inspiration!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Time to Redeem!

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Hey there, stamping friend!

Did you earn any $6 Bonus Coupons during the month of July?

Well, now’s the time to Redeem your Coupons, and save some money! 🙂

Redeeming your Coupon Codes is easy.  If you’d like me to place your order for you, simply include your Coupon Code with your order, and I’ll add it when I’m entering your order.

If you’d like to place  your order online, follow this simple step; here’s a screenshot of the order page, to show you where you enter your Coupon Code:

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If you have more than 1 Coupon Code, you can simply enter the next one after you’ve clicked on the ‘Apply Coupon’ button for the first code.   You can repeat this step for as many Codes as you want to redeem for that order.

You don’t have to redeem all your Coupon Codes in one order; if you want to spread them out throughout the month, just apply the ones you want, and save the rest for your next order.

So go ahead – Shop! – and Save!  Just click my name below to go to my online store, or click the Catalogue button on the side bar to start browsing.

Until next time – happy shopping & stamping!

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More Team Sharing – Birthday Treats

My team has been doing some fabulous creating, and they’ve generously given me permission to share  what they’ve been doing!

I love sharing everyone’s creative projects; you may recall last week I shared Margaret’s fold flat boxes – you can read that post HERE, and see what she created.

This week, Lynn K. was super busy making projects for her friend’s special birthday – and since I’m pretty sure her friend Robin doesn’t follow my blog, we’re going to share them with you today!

Lynn knows that her friend’s favourite colours are red and black, so that’s the combination she used for her projects.  First, she wanted to make sure that everyone knew it was Robin’s birthday – and that it was a special one!

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Isn’t this adorable?!  Lynn used her Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper, Silver Glimmer Paper and her Simply Scored to create this rosette necklace that clearly tells everyone about her friend’s special day.  This brought such a huge smile to my face when I saw it 🙂

Next, Lynn created treat  holders for all the party guests.  She had seen the one that I created using the Detailed Floral Thinlits (you can see that post HERE), and wanted to recreate it,  using red & black, to coordinate with the rest of the party decorations.

ICC Lynn's treat holder

To complete the treat holder, Lynn added some red ribbon, and used the Bird Builder Punch (since Robin also likes birds) to create the little bird and stamped ‘thank you’.  They aren’t in this picture, but Lynn also found some truffles that were wrapped in red & black foil – perfect for putting in this little holder!

Of course, no birthday celebration is complete without a handmade card!

ICC Lynn's botanical card

You can see that Lynn stayed with her colour theme of red and black, and added some lovely contrast with the Whisper White and green.  Using a non-SU! embossing folder, Lynn embossed the Whisper White panel, then added a strip of the retired Everyday Chic DSP on top, and added a banner stamped with Happy Birthday.

Lynn created the gorgeous flowers using the Botanical Builder Thinlits in Real Red and Basic Black, and added some bling with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  What a beautiful card!

I’m not sure if this next project was part of the birthday ensemble, but Lynn also tried her hand at the fold-flat box, and it turned out great!  You can see my original post, with links to the video, by clicking HERE.

ICC Lynn's fold flat box

I don’t know where Lyn found the watermelon paper, but it sure is cute!  Of course, we have our Stampin’ Up! Fruit Stand DSP if you’re wanting fruit themed paper, or you could create your own watermelon images by stamping with the Work of Art stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock.  Lynn decorated the belly-band for the box again using the Botanical Builders Framelits to create the flower.

Aren’t these amazing projects?!  I’m so proud of my creative team!  I already have a terrific project from another member, Chantal B., that I’m going to share with  you next time – it’s so fun, you won’t want to miss it! 🙂

Thanks for spending some time with me, and my team, today!  If you’d like to join us, and become one of the INKcredibly Creative Crew, we’d love to have you join us!  It’s super easy – you can sign up at this link HERE – there is information online, or please feel free to contact me, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Stampin’ Up! business owner, and part of our fun, creative team 🙂

Until next time – happy stamping!

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