Thursday, November 18, 2021

Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Stamper's Choice

 Welcome to the November 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is Stamper's Choice. I have chosen to share another project made with the In The Moment Stamp Set. This set was a gift given to me at Stampin' Up!s OnStage@Home virtual event. So that makes it another sneak peek from the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog coming in January. Demonstrators will be able to pre-buy from this catalog with a 20%-25% discount in December. During the rest of November there is a Start With Savings offer to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator. There is no pressure to sell. You can just enjoy the savings and be a hobby demonstrator. The starter kit of your choice is $75 (normally $99) and you get to choose $125 in product, shipped FREE.

Lets not forget about the Seasonal Sale! Today is the last day to save on Cardstock, Ink and Dies. See the add below.

I took this opportunity to purchase some of the Stand Alone Dies (Give It A Whirl dies, Picture This Dies & Stitched Greenery Die) and I replaced all of the cardstock I used when creating my craft show projects.

Well that was a lot of information I just gave you (so much going on right now). I think it is time to see what Stampin' inspiration is waiting for you on your next hop.
 Just click on the graphic below.


Monday, November 15, 2021

Blessings Of Home Sneak Peek For The #TGIF342 Sketch Challenge & A 3-Day Seasonal Sale


Right now I don't have a lot of time for challenges, but, when I saw this sketch on the #TGIF342 Sketch Challenge Blog, I had to play with it. I was busy looking through my dies for a background for this

gorgeous floral image from the Blessings of Home Bundle (Available January 1st 2022). I sure wish the sparkle from the Wink Of Stella Brush I used to color this image on Shimmery White Cardstock showed up in my photo. If you haven't tried this technique you really need to. The colors I used are Garden Green, Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Cinnamon Cider & Daffodil Delight. The Heart & Home Designer Series Paper as well as the Denim 3/8" Ribbon will also be available in the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. You can see the first card that I made with this set HERE

Wahoo!!! Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Sale starts tomorrow! 

It’s the perfect time to stock up and save on basics that you know you’re going to need. The sale is for three days only, so don’t miss out. Discounts include 10% off cardstock, 15% off Stampin’ Up! ink pads, and 20% off dies from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. For a complete list of all the sales items, Click HERE!

Be sure to use the current Host Code  7YFS42V7 when ordering to qualify to receive free, the Dotty Hearts  Embossing Folders. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Stamping INKspirations November 2021 Blog Hop - Thankful For You


Welcome to the November Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is Thankful For You. If you have come from Leonie's wonderful post or if you are starting the Blog Hop from my site I hope you will enjoy my take on our theme for this month.

This week we celebrate with Stampin' Up!s OnStageatHome. 3 days of wonderful inspiration and celebrating personal milestones. As an attendee I was able to order a new collection of products from the upcoming Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The Blessings of Home Stamp Set along with coordinating Flowers of Home Dies, the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Denim 3/8" Ribbon have all been used to create this Thank You card (along with a couple of other products in my stash).

It was so much fun coloring this large floral image with my Stampin' Blends Markers. I am going to try this with our Fluid Watercolor Paper next time and use my Water Painters. I used Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia & Misty Moonlight to color the flowers and Soft Succulent to color all of the leaves. Because the Floral image is pretty busy I matted it onto one of the Scalloped Contour Die cuts. Which I embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder before I did the die cut (I know this method reduces the texture on the embossing a bit, but I like my die cuts crisp). The card base is Basic White Thick and the card front is from the Heart & Home DSP. The Denim Ribbon is so soft it was easy to tie my bow. I couldn't resist adding one of the little Bumblebee Trinkets to finish this project.

Because this project is basically a sneak peek from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog I don't have my normal Product list for you to order from, as they won't be available for purchase until January.

Now I am going to send you on your way to the next Thankful For You inspiration.

Paper Pumpkin

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!


Name Lots of Pun


  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade