Stampin Up First Frost Wreath

There are so many lovely possibilites with the First Frost stamp set and dies. For this card, I decided to make a wreath as the focal point of my card.

I used night of navy and mint macaron cardstock as well as the Frosted Floral designer paper. This paper has a pearlized shimmer all over. It is stunning. So hard to catch it in a photo, though.

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I used the large Stitched Circle Framelit in very vanilla as my "guide" and placed the foliage all around it.

The ink colors are night of navy, blackberry bliss and blushing bride.

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I placed a matching pearl, rhinestone or gem in the middle of each flower for a little more sparkle, than tied it with a night of navy gingham ribbon across the bottom.

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Such a sweet card for a wedding, graduation, new job or birthday card.

Have you bought this set yet? Its so gorgeous, and the shading of the stamps is perfect- one ink stamping and wow, 2-3 shades in one!

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Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise- Part 4 and some display cards!

Well, the last place I left off on the Alaskan trip was in Skagway, where we had the White Pass Railway train ride and then the amazing helicopter flight to the Denver Glacier to ride a dog sled and meet the sweet Alaskan huskies.

So, the next day was a sea day, and we were in Tracy Arm Fjord, which is located 45 miles south of Juneau. It was glorious and so peaceful to witness all the beauty of nature while sitting on our balcony of the ship.

We woke up bright and early to sit on our balcony and have coffee as we entered the fjord.

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Tracy Arm fjord lies within the Tongass National Forest that I talked about in part 3 of our trip.

It consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm and covers over 650,000 acres.

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What a sight to wake up to.

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The suns reflection on the water was stunning. You can see the glacier in the distance, it was still a little dark, but check out the blue ice to the left - its a little more prominent here.

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Chunks of ice floating everywhere.

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We made our way up to the top deck of this ship and pulled up a couple lounge chairs. We had a fabulous view from the back of the ship where we just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.

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Waterfalls were everywhere we looked. Some high, some low, but all so amazing.

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I could have sat on the deck all day. We were only in the fjord from 7 am- noon that day, but we enjoyed every minute!

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I think Chase was glad that he bought new binoculars before we came to Alaska. We were able to see a lot of wildlife in those mountains.

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This photo below was actually early in the morning.. still a little dark out but still a beautiful sight.

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It was an absolutely breath-taking morning on the fjord. There's truly nothing like it.

Check out this wall of fog later in the day- it looked so cool. The captian blew the fog horn every few minutes as we passed through.

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We did a lot of fun things while we were at sea. Played Trivia, went to the spa (several times) attended a Mystery Dinner Theatre, watched a magic show, gathered with friends and did some fun Stampin' Up! stuff.

80's Trivia was so fun. We didn't win, but I learned that my kids know more about music that I grew up with, than I do!

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This was the first time we've done a Mystery Dinner Theatre. It was a blast- so fun and so hilarious!

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The cast was so entertaining, we loved them!

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Always doing something unexpected and fun.

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 Maci just happened to be wearing a bright yellow outfit that matched Big Teddy.

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The Advisory Board gals had a special little event while we were on the ship. These are my "sisters" and some of my most favorite people!

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I feel blessed to be a part of this special group of amazing women.

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Cute favors made by my friend Cindy Baughman, which were given out at our event on the ship.

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These were our awesome table mates every night on the cruise. We made some new friends and had some great conversation each night, comparing our adventures of the day.

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A histerical magic show and pretty great magic too.

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 And of course more card displays and samples in the Stampers Base Camp.

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Well, that's all for now folks. Next stop, Victoria, British Columbia- yes it really is as royally beautiful as they say it is.

Stay tuned for Part 5.

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Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set

Are you ready for another beautiful card made with the charming Country Home stamp set? I adore this set. Its so easy to color with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers or even the watercolor pencils or aqua painters. But, for now, I'm loving it with the Stampin' Blends.

I used some brighter colors of fall for this "thank you" card. Pool party and blackberry bliss are the main cardstock colors as well as whisper white. I also used a strip of designer paper from the Frosted Floral paper pack.

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The new Galvanized Metallic paper looks amazing embossed with the new Tin Tile emboss folder. I made the tin tile look more rustic and worn by rubbing my memento black ink pad across it. Then I buffed off any excess ink with a paper towel.

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The blends colors are pool party, daffodil delight, highland heather, old olive, blackberry bliss and crumb cake. The crumb cake was used to shade the little puffs of cotton.

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I also used a few silver metallic pearls to accent the thanks tag and the highland heather flower. An oval framelit from the Layering Oval Framelits collection frames the rustic pitcher, perfectly.

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A strip of gorgeous grape striped ribbon ties it all together. I actually wrapped a piece of ribbon around the tin tile and then used another piece of ribbon to make the bow, which I attached with a mini glue dot.

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For the cool background, I used my new favorite Buffalo Check background stamp inked in pool party ink. I love these purples and blues and greens together with a tiny pop of yellow! 

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Here's a quick run down of the cardstock sizes: Blackberry Bliss 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.

Whisper white: 4 x 5 1/4, Pool Party: 3 3/4 x 5, Galvenized silver: 2x4, Frosted Floral designer paper: 1 1/4 x 3 3/4

This is definitely a set that I would recommend for making your fall, spring or even summer greeting cards!

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Stampin' Up! First Frost Stamp Set- Simple & Elegant

One of my favorite suites in the New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is the First Frost suite. It is simply, gorgeous in every way.

The stamp set, framelits as well as the beautiful shimmery designer paper is breath-taking.

I've designed a card that is really very easy to make, yet looks so elegant.

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I used blackberry bliss, mossy meadow, soft seafoam, and tranquil tide inks. I also used tranquil tide and soft seafoam cardstock as well.

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Here's a look at the way I stamped the card before adding the greeting and the die cut rose.

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I stamped the 3 flowers first, starting with the middle one, then stamped the soft seafoam stems, and mossy meadow ferns.

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For the splatter, I dipped an aqua painter brush into a few drops of tranquil tide re-inker and tapped the barrel of the aqua painter over the cardstock until I achieved the desired effect. I also added the new Frosted Droplets and a couple Faceted Dots.

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It really was so easy to create and I even did a little die cutting for the tag and rose.

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I created this card for a swap and will also be using a version of it at my next Card Class.

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Here's a whole bunch of beautiful First Frost cards, ready to be sent to the post office!

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I'm so glad the blackberry bliss was brought back- aren't you?

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Check out the products used, down below. This should definitely be on your list if you love flowers.

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Big Shot
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