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Just in CASE - Swirly Bird Stamp Set
by Stampin' Up!

Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Kites
Left: Stampin' Up! Card page 171 ~~~ Right: My CASE

Today's CASE (Copy And Share Everything) is an exact CASE except for the colors.

I replaced...

  • The Peekaboo Peach paint splotches with Lemon Lime Twist ones.
  • The Emerald Envy kite on the left with a Fresh Fig one
  • The Peekaboo Cardstock with the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • The Peekaboo Peach sentiment with Fresh Fig


Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

 

The Swirly Bird stamp set and coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies has been a top seller.  I just recently purchased this stamp set and thinlits.  Sometimes when I get a new set I am not sure what to stamp so CASEing a card is a perfect start to get me going.  Next Tuesday you will see how I REALLY got creative with this set so be sure to stop back.

 

Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

 

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Color Your World International Blog Hop
Bunch of Blossoms by Stampin' Up!

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month The Color Your World Design Team kicks off a Color Challenge with our Blog Hop.  I am honored to be part of this amazing design team of top demonstrators from around the world. 

Everyone is welcome to play along with the challenge by uploading your projects to our Facebook Group.

We do ask that you not post any links or promotions to the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos with each other. 

Want to Join the Facebook Group simply visit the page and ask to join!

This Month's Color Your World International Color Challenge

Color Your World International Blog Hop Color Challenge June 2017

The Color Palette is... Stampin' Up! colors Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, So Saffron, Berry Burst. 

I try to in-cooperate all the colors into my card, you  don't have to use all the colors to play along.  This month is one of my favorite color pallets.  I am a Brights' Color Family kind of girl.

Color Your World International Blog Hop - Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

I just love the Bunch of Blossom stamp set that I used to create this card, along with the Blossom Builder Punch.  I love the dimension two step stamps give to your hand stamped cards.  This stamp set is one of our photopolymer stamp sets which is totally clear and makes lining up the stamp so easy.

Color Your World International Blog Hop - Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The fun Bitty Felt Bow is a new product and comes in the new 2017-2019 In-Colors, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig colors.  You get 20 bows in all (4 each of the 5 colors).  They are self adhesive making it easy to just peel and place on your card.

Now onto the Blog Hop!

Just click Next to hop on over to the next blog~

                

If you get lost  or want to revisit a previous blog just click one of the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada
Alisa Tilsnar - Australia
Patsy Waggoner -USA (You are Here)
Sophie Prestrelle - France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria
Anna Sposato - Germany

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation usually found in the sidebar of the blog to switch to English

Don't forget to visit our Facebook Group page to share or just see more projects made with the color challenge. 

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Sunday Sketches SS039 - Weather Together Stamp Set
By Stampin' Up!

Weather Together and Wood Words Stamp Sets by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com

There are many storms in life and it is always better to Weather Together when they arrive.  My Mother was a wonderful person who often reminded us that in the big scheme of life "everything is going to be okay".   When she was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer just 2 weeks after our father passed my brother, my sister and I were all sitting around her hospital bed.  It was a devastating blow so suddenly after our father's passing from an unexpected heart attack. 

As we began to weep my Mother reminded us that everything was going to be alright, my sister (10 years my junior) looked up at her through her tears and said "Yes I know Mom but in my little world right now it really sucks!" we all laughed.  My Mom fought a tough battle for 5 years.  That storm was weathered together not only by my family but so many amazing stamping friends from across the country!  Near and far stampers said prayers, sent cards and I felt lots of arms around me from across the miles.  

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While many umbrella's keep out the rain as I created this card I thought about how I would love for my umbrella to symbolize the love and support of my stamping friends.  Each flower represents the many friends who have supported me through the storms of life.  You can see my umbrella is overflowing and running off the card.  I am blessed!

Sunday Sketches Series SS039 Weather Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Each Sunday I share a cards sketch and today we are on week 39, time goes so fast!  I would love to see what card you come up with using the sketch. 

And if you create a card using the sketch I would love to have you share it on My Facebook Page.

Weather Together and Wood Words Stamp Sets by Stampin Up www.stampstodiefor.com 2

Supply List:

Stamp Set:

  • Weather Together
  • Wood Words

Paper:

  • Fresh Fig Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
  • Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper

Classic Inks:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugarplum

Measurements:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Emboss Resist Technique

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here to day with another Color Theory Suite card share!

June 2017 BB Color Theory Card #5 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's hard to think of snow and cold weather on a beautiful like today in Vancouver.  I love the Colorful Season Photopolyer stamp set which allows you to make cards and other projects representing the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  I love this sentiment - it can be used for any occasion.

Color Theory Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I used a technique called Emboss Resist on my card.  This technique use ink applied over an embossed image so they "pop" off the page by resisting the ink applied on top.  You can watch this video I did from a few years ago on how to achieve this look.

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The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which Patsy and I are featuring in the June Border Buddy Free Card program.  This collection is so easy to use together because they all coordinate making card making so easy!

Color Theory Suite Collage BB June 2017 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

You can read about our program for qualifying online orders here:

Read about Alison's program here!

Read about Patsy's  program here!

Color Theory Suite BB www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Just in CASE - Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Card Series A
Left: Card featured in catalog on page 28 ~~~ Right: My CASE Card

The Stampin' Up! Catalog is full of inspiration? 

See a card you like but don't have the stamp set? No worries you can CASE the card using a different stamp set and even different colors.  But if you go too far you have created you own card. 

CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Each Thursday my border buddy Alison Solven and I hand stamp a card we CASE from the Stampin' Up! Catalog and share it on our blogs.  Sometimes I CASE them almost exactly the same and sometimes I change almost everything up. 

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Just in CASE Card Series d

If you love to have the directions for my CASE cards you can sign up for my Newsletter.  Each Friday I send out the tutorial for the card featured in my Thursday Blog Post via my weekly Newsletter.

Oh So Eclectic Suite

My CASE card features the Oh So Eclectic Bundle featured on pages 132-133 of the catalog.  Watch this video from the Stampin' up! Home Office showing you this amazing stamp set, thinlits dies and coordinating paper.

My Border Buddy Alison Solven CASES a card each Thursday too!

Hop on over to my Alison's blog and check out what card she cased today!

 

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What is your dream job?

Crafting Forever Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Watercoloring www.stampstodiefor.com 3

Have you always known what you wanted to be when you grew up? 

It wasn't until 1998 that I discovered my dream job.  I had been a nurse/optician working for two eye doctors and I actually liked what I did, but I never felt like it was my dream job.

I was invited to a Stampin' Up! Party and purchased a few things and started to make cards, cards was my passion and still is today.  I bought the starter kit to get the discount.  I still wasn't thinking dream job!

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I always loved art...

but will admit I could barely draw a stick figure and I am not exaggerating so teaching people how to be creative just wasn't on my radar.  It wasn't long before I just couldn't get enough of stamping.  I lived, dreamed about having a stamp in my hand.  My "real" job was taking up too much time and I just wanted to stamp, create and share.

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That is when I realized my dream job was sharing my love of Stampin' Up! with family and friends. 

Maybe stamping is your dream job! 

Did you know you can purchase the Stamipn’ Up! Starter kit for only $99?  I like to call it the most amazing bundle!  It is not a prepackaged kit you get to select everything you want in your kit. The ultimate perk is you save 20% on all future orders while you are active (minimum of 3 months). 

I welcome everyone to my team no matter if you just want a discount or maybe you want to create your dream job.   I have team members from the east coast to the west coast.  There is no risk and no pressure - Just lots of sharing and fun!

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Ready to jump on board and get started - Click Here to get the $99 Starter Kit and Join.

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Card Details:

  • Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") folded in half for card base.
  • Paper: Berry Burst Cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"), Color Theory Designer Series Paper (3 1/4" 4 1/2"), Watercolor Paper (2" x 3 1/4"), Bermuda Bay (1 7/8" circle)
  • Other: Aqua Painter, Watercolor Pencils, Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and Bitty Bow.

Thanks for stopping by - would love to hear from you what your dream job is Comment Here

 

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Sunday Sketches SS038 - This Little Piggy stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Sunday Sketches SSO38 by Stamps to Die For. 

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Each Sunday I post a card sketch along with a card I created using the sketch.  Sketches often help get my creativity fired up.

Sunday Sketches SS038

Card Sketch and Measurements

Sketches are open to interpretation.  You can create a card exactly using the sketch layout, using a square where there is a square, or you can change it to a be a circle, or oval or flower etc. You can also turn the sketch so if it is a vertical sketch you might want to turn it to be horizontal. 

Sunday Sketches SS038 This Litttle Piggy stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

This Little Piggy Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This card makes me happy!  I love the look of the woodgrain paper for the background.  It is from the Wood Textures Paper Stack.  The daisy paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper.  I will need several packages of this paper for creating awesome cards this summer.

Sunday Sketches SS038 This Litttle Piggy stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 4

I am not sure how I lived without the Stitched Shape Framelits, I use them almost all the time if you hadn't noticed.  I stamped the pig on the Shimmery White Paper with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I then Squeezed my new Powder Pink Classic Ink Pad to get ink into the lid - opened it and grabbed the ink with my blender pen and started to color the pig.  I repeated the process with Old Olive Classic Ink for the grass and flower stem, the flower I used Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight.

Let your imagination run wild!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy Here.

In a perfect world I would  have several hours a day to sit and read in an Adirondack chair.  I have saved numerous photos of pairs of them where people are sitting gazing out over the water.  Maybe that is why I fell in love with the Colo Theory Suite.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlits has a die for every season and this cute little Adirondack chair.

Border Buddies Suite Colorful Season stamp set by Stampin' Up! - summer -  www.stampstodiefor.com 12

The Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite has...

  • Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Color Theory Cardstock Pack
  • Color Theory Memeories & More Card Pack
  • 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Old Olive.

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The crackle paper in Old Olive is from the Color Theory Paper Stack.  The stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double sided designs in 6" x 6".   The dot embellishments are from the Glitter Enamel Dots.

Border Buddies Color Theory by Stampin' Up!

The card Base is Beery Burst a new 2017-2019 In- Color. 

I know sometimes people think "but they won't last long".   Tom and I went to the movies the other night and it was over $30 for the two of us.  Of course that included popcorn but that is one of the reasons we go to the theater.  Buying all the In-Color ink pads and a package of the assorted paper is no more than a trip to the movies.  The move only last maybe 2 hours if you are lucky.  The pads and paper will last you at least two years.

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Just in CASE - Candles and Make a Wish

JUST IN CASE SERIES

Its Thursday's Just in CASE Series.

CASE = COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING

Just in CASE Page 83 2017-2018 Annual Catalog - Sweet Cupcakes by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Each Thursday my Border Buddy Alison and I create a card by CASEing on out of the catalog. 

Just in CASE Page 83  2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Today's card is CASEd from page 83 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  It is an exact CASE - I used the same colors, stamp set and layout.  It has been a long time since I did an exact case but thought you might enjoy the instructions for a new card sample. 

Just in CASE Page 83  2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - Sweet Cupcake stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com 3

The card features the new 2017-2019 In-Colors.

The candle colors from left to right:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Berry Burst
  • Powder Pink
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tranquil Tide

The Wish is cut out using Fresh Fig Cardstock, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits & Big Shot.

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This Little Piggy Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This little piggy went to market. 

How many of you have done this with a child before.  Our grandson, who is only 21 months old, when his socks come off he starts to pull on his toes and recite This Little Piggy.

This Little Piggy stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

This Little Piggy Stamp Set...

was a FREE gift from Stampin' Up! for attendee's at the OnStage Local in Minneapolis in April.  I do have to say I have fallen in love with these little guys and you may be seeing allot more of them.

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There are 4 cute little piggies to choose from, all with such happy faces they just make you want to smile. 

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See the little kisses on his cheek and who wouldn't love the saying Hogs & Kisses.  I stamped the pig with Basic Black Archival Ink on our Watercolor Paper and let it dry for a few minutes.  Then I squeezed my new Powder Pink Classic Ink Pad opened it up and grabbed some ink with my Blender Pen and colored the pig.  I colored the grass the same way using Old Olive Classic Ink.  I stamped the kisses in Real Red Classic Ink.

Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. 

I used apiece of the designer paper for the background of my card.  I love that the new stacks are no longer in a tablet form.  I always had a hard time tearing them out and then there was a glue edge so I am excited no more tablet. 

These stacks are a great value with 48 - 6" x 6" sheets (4 each of 12 double sided designs).  

Lots more fun stuff to come these next months as I share exciting new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog products.  

What is your favorite new item click here to let me know, it's easy.

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