Team Shares Day 4

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Today's share were made by Shirley K.  
 This is called the Eclipse Technique and you see it all over Pinterest and demonstrator blogs. This card features the NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM Stamp Set
This card was made using the retired Come To Bethlehem Stamp Set - One of my favorite Christmas stamp sets
 Super pretty (even though the stamp set is not Stampin' Up!)
Another NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM BUNDLE beautiful Christmas card.
These next treats were shared by Donne
Donne and I attended the same baby shower and these are the favors that she made for all of us who attended.


I just love this little elephant in the A LITTLE WILD Stamp Set.
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
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Team Shares Day 3

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Inez shared these 2 cute cards
I super duper love the MERRY MUSIC Designer Series Paper and I love how she layered the Pine Cones and Boughs from CHRISTMAS PINES Stamp Set and PRETTY PINES Thinlits Dies
Fun Card using the JAR OF LOVE Stamp Set and the PLAYFUL BACKGROUNDS Stamp Set.
These 2 cards using the QUILTED CHRISTMAS BUNDLE were made by Linda.  They are so stunning!
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I could not do this without you.
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Team Shares Day 2

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Today's shares are from Jodie. Jodie is still working at building up her supplies of Stampin' Up! product so most of her shares are made with non Stampin' Up!, but still so cute and we are glad that she shares.


I loved this tip that Jodie gave us - See the shimmer behind her leaves? Can you guess what it comes from? Hershey Kisses Wrappers!! I would never have dreamed it!
One last card that IS Stampin' Up!, and even though they are retired I think these little Halloween kids are super cute!  I can just imagine how much fun they will be to color in using the Stampin' Blends Markers that will be available soon.
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
Click HERE to get a better look at the Designer Papers that are included in the 
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE sale.

The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I could not do this without you.
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Team Shares

Monday, October 16, 2017
Time to focus on my team of fabulous Stampin' Up! demonstrators!!
Last week was our team meeting and we all love to share!
Carla shared some of the Craft Sale items that she made for our upcoming Craft Sale this Saturday
Cute little cups and a treat box made from the POPCORN BOX THINLIT DIE. These little cups have been huge sellers at the craft sales. I can't wait to see what treats she decides to put in her box.
Note pads with pens - so pretty, also a big seller at the sales
Dawn shared one of the cards that she made using a past Paper Pumpkin Kit
Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper sale that goes through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
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The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I could not do this without you.
Please use this hostess code when placing your on line order! 
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House Mouse Anniversary

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Last week our son Jeff and his darling wife, Jessica, celebrated their 7 years of marriage. 
We are so happy to call them ours!
They are a loving couple, fabulous parents, and have hearts that seek after God!
What more could parents ask for!!
I know that this is not a Stampin' Up! stamp set, but a friend let me borrow her House of Mouse collection and I knew this would be perfect for them because they both love sunflowers. In fact the decorations at their wedding were sunflowers and I had a large sunflower on top of their cake.
Congratulations you two!!  Seven years already!!   We love you both to pieces!!
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Christi


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Embossing Paste Samples and Tips

Friday, October 13, 2017
Yesterday I featured 3 cards and the upcoming Stampin' Blends Markers. You can see that post HERE in cased you missed it.
Two of those cards also featured the Embossing Paste so I thought maybe I would expand on that amazing product today.
Here is a new card I made last night featuring the EMBOSSING PASTE 
 Check out this close up and how glittery it is - ok this photo doesn't show off how sparkly it really is.
Here are the 2 cards from yesterday
Yesterday's BIKE RIDE card was on a Pink Pirouette base - which one do you like better? the Pink from yesterday or the Soft Sky from today??
Had to make a yellow front door because that's what we have!!
You may have noticed that on both of the cards from yesterday I used the brick pattern from the PATTERN PARTY DECORATIVE MASKS  - it really is my favorite, but I also love the puffy clouds stencil used on this card (inspired by Patty Bennett)

See the stencil in the top right corner? It is very reminiscent of the EASTERN MEDALLIONS, but it is super big - big enough to fit a card front.
So I wanted to share with you some tips that I have learned along the way
1. The bicycle card shows that you can color the EMBOSSING PASTE using the CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILLS. I love to put a little Embossing Paste on my SILICONE CRAFT SHEET and add the Ink Refill of my choice. I mash it around like I am coloring frosting for a cake.
2. It dries really fast, but if you are super impatient you can use your HEAT TOOL for a few seconds. Drying it with the Heat Tool will also puff it up a bit. Seriously - it really does dry fast
3. The Night of Navy card, I sprinkled it with DAZZLING DIAMONDS GLITTER before it dried.
4. You can make your own mask using whatever cut out you want.  I used 3 of the nesting dies from EASTERN MEDALLIONS THINLITS DIES. So you can see that I could fit a variety on the front of my card instead of just one.
5. Instead of adding Glitter, try adding EMBOSSING POWDER and Heat set it with the HEAT TOOL.
6. You do NOT need to use a mask when using the embossing paste. You can use the EMBOSSING PASTE as snow on the Christmas Trees. Try using a small paint brush to add the embossing paste to the edges of your trees. For example: the tree dies in the CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS Stamp Set/Bundle with CARD FRONT BUILDERS DIES
7. One thing I learned by trial and error is this...
I assumed that I could scrape off the unused portion into the container but the EMBOSSING PASTE that stayed at the top edge of the container got all hard and unusable. Be sure to scrape off but then get the paste down into the center of the container.
8. You will want to get the PALETTE KNIVES for only $5.00 for spreading the paste.
A quick note: the little jar is 4 oz. Sold by Weight not by volume so when you get your EMBOSSING PASTE your jar will appear as though it is not full, but believe me it is still 4 oz.
9. Because of how quickly the Embossing Paste dries you will want to keep a little tray with water handy for cleaning off your stencil, palette knives, etc.
 * another side note: I was making the pink brick wall later in the evening so I just popped my stencil, silicone mat and palette knife in the water and waited until morning to clean.  NOT! best to clean them up right away, and warm water is a key. You can even add a drop of dish soap. Yes, they cleaned up fine but they did have a residue left on my stencil and silicone mat.
10. Last but not least - Try adding some embossing paste with a stencil onto some Designer Series Paper - oh yeah! and select Designer Papers are on sale!! WOOT! WOOT! Check out the details below.
The Designer Series Paper sale is on through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
Click HERE to get a better look at the Designer Papers that are included in the 
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE sale.

The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I could not do this without you.
Please use this hostess code when placing your on line order! 
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Christi


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Stampin' Blends Coming Soon!

Thursday, October 12, 2017
I'm so excited about the new Stampin' Blends Markers!  As of now Stampin' Up! does not have a firm release date, but for demonstrators we can order them through the 15th of October.
Join my team by October 15th and you can order the complete set of Stampin' Blends as part of your starter kit. Click HERE to JOIN THE FUN
The 12 colors come in a light and a dark, sold separately or as a combo pack. Plus Ivory, Bronze and a Color Lifter (for when you make a little oops!)
I spent some time yesterday playing with my very own set!!
Coloring in small areas like the flowers on this bicycle basket was made super easy with the Stampin' Blends because each marker comes with a brush tip and a fine tip.
Stamp Set: Bicycle Ride, Beautiful Bunch
This second card I colored in the sunflowers, pumpkins and vase
Stamp Set: At Home With You
Last, but not least, I heat embossed this beautiful rose from GRACEFUL GARDEN in silver and colored it in with the Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Blends.  
Here are some Stampin' Blends Tips:
1. You need to use Memento Black Ink or Heat emboss your image. If you use Archival Black Ink or any of our regular Ink Pads it will bleed.
2. You will NOT, I repeat, NOT color directly onto your stamps with the Stampin' Blends Markers. Instead use your Stampin' Write Markers, or a Classic Ink Pad.
3. You can layer your color to get a deeper color in areas you want to highlight. The rose was colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blend and then where I wanted to highlight darker petals I just went over it again once or twice.  With the leaves I started with the Pear Pizzazz Light Stampin' Blend and then highlighted with the dark.
4. The Color Lifter will soften the color that you might happen to color outside the line.
5. Replace the cover immediately to keep it from drying out.

The Designer Series Paper sale is on through the end of October.  Don't miss out on this great deal!
Click HERE to get a better look at the Designer Papers that are included in the 
BUY 3 GET 1 FREE sale.

The Merry Pattern Host Promotion is going on as well through the end of the month. 
Merry Patterns Host Promotion
September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I could not do this without you.
Please use this hostess code when placing your on line order! 
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Thanks for stopping by!


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