Stampin Up Smitten Mitten Swap

If you are reading this blog post today, I am in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up Convention! This is one of the swaps that I made for my team pre- party. My friends, Cindy, Linda and I always have a special event for our teams, before the Convention begins. We do this, because we love and appreciate our girls, and we want them to know how special they are to us! We have a meal, swap, give out gifts, favors and door prizes. This year we even had a hula dancer perform!

We had a team breakfast party, which was our "Warm and Fuzzy" theme. So the Smitten Mitten and the coordinating Many Mitten Framelit dies were perfect for the swap.


I love bold, bright colors and as you know, pink and green are my most favorite colors! For this card, I used melon mambo and lemon lime twist. I also used whisper white and pink pirouette cardstock.


The emboss folder is the new Quilted Top emboss folder in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. The nice thing about this folder is that you don't have to just use it for Christmas. Its perfect anytime! A few pretty Enamel Shapes tie in the colors of pink on the card.


Don't forget the inside- the greeting and a tiny snowflake in lemon lime twist ink, complete the card. Did you notice the square of lemon lime twist cardstock? I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the "sewn" look around the square. I think these may be my favorite framelits ever!


Did three little kittens loose their mittens? Here's the bright trio, right here..


I had to tie up the mittens with a beautiful lemon lime twist finely woven ribbon. This ribbon is so soft and gorgeous!


I hope the ladies like their swap and the Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast event. I know we had a lot of fun planning it for them.

Thanks for checking in. I'll be posting more from Convention this week, so stay tuned!

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin- Are you signed up for November?

Today, I would like to share the October Paper Pumpkin Kit with you. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit subscription, from Stampin' Up. Each month is a different surprise kit in the mail!

The October kit is so adorable, I just had to share! Its a Christmas shaker card set. All Paper Pumpkin kits come with stamps, ink, pre cut cards and envelopes, plus all the accessories needed to assemble the kit. All you need is adhesive!

I have some good news for those of you who love this months design... Novembers kit will coordinate with Octobers kit! It wont be cards, but it will be something equally adorable- that's all the hint that we received- I can't wait to see Novembers Kit. If you haven't already subscribed- you can do so by clicking this link or copying and pasting in your browser bar: If you would like Novembers kit, you must sign up by Nov 11th!


How adorable are these? I had tons of sequins left over and some tags too. I love that I always get a few extra supplies in my kit, just in case.


This is the "tree card" with the banner greeting:


And here's the sweet Christams bulb:


This kit created, 8 cards in all, plus the matching envelopes.


I'm so excited for Novembers kit! Remember to sign up by November 10th to receive it!

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Stampin Up Tags and Trimmings Holly Berry Card


I love holly berries, the color, the pointed leaves and the round shiny berries, just make me smile. The stamp set, Tags and Trimmings has the perfect variety of berries and holly, plus a whole lot more.

We made this card at Kim's Card Class last week. Its so simple and pretty. I used a color of ink that I don't use very often- rose red- its a perfect mix of red and pink and I thought it would be a interesting departure from the typical real red for the berries.

I used wild wasabi for the holly leaves, as it compliments the rose red, perfectly.


I also used the delicate and beautiful, Holly emboss folder on whisper white cardstock, for the background. Ahhh... I'm totally gaga over this emboss folder!


The Starburst punch fits perfectly inside the 2 1/4" circle punch. The jagged edges of the whisper white look so cool against the old olive circle. I also punched out the berries with the 3/4" circle punch and popped them up with dimensionals.


Sweet and simple hollies all around this humble Christmas greeting card. Perfect for those of you who need to make multiples for all of your friends and family this holiday season.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Christmas Around the World- Stampin Up Designer Paper

I'm sharing a quick and easy card with you today. Its very simple, but its very cute a colorful.

The stamp that I used is the Watercolor Christmas stamp set. This set also coordinates with the Watercolor Christmas Project kit that I posted a few weeks ago. I love the font used for the greetings in this set.

I framed the greeting with a die from the Layering Squares framelit set in always artichoke cardstock. The scallop square makes the greeting so charming.


The Christmas Around the World Designer Paper really is super cute! The patterns in this paper pack, are everything that you would want for Christmas- including nutcrackers and christmas treats. This card has the traveling vehicles pattern, which is so awesome!

I also used the new Red Tinsel Ribbon to add a little sparkle and attached it with a glue dot. I stuck with traditional Christmas colors for this card: cherry cobbler, old olive and always artichoke. They blend perfectly with the designer paper.


Well, thats the quick card of the day. I hope you enjoyed it!

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Stampin Blends and Color Me Happy Kit

Its finally here! The NEW Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and they are fabulous! They come in 24 colors plus, bronze, ivory and a color lifter. Of course they are made in the Stampin Up exclusive colors so that they coordinate with our inks and papers, etc. Each Stampin Up Blends marker has a dark shade and a light shade, so that you know what colors to pair together. There is no guess work involved! So, for example if you are using the cherry cobbler marker, its comes in cherry cobbler light and dark.

There is also a New Stamp Kit available (while supplies last) made with all "outline" image stamps, perfect for coloring with the New Stampin' Blends. Its called the Color Me Happy Kit.

As soon as I got this kit, I decided to try out my new Stampin Blends right away. I'm in LOVE with these markers. They are so easy to use and the colored images look so awesome! Note: you will need a Tuxedo black Memento ink pad to use with these alcohol markers and the best cardstock to use is the whisper white.

Here's a look at the Kit and all the colored images.


I wanted to show you how the image looks when coloring with the markers. So, here is the flower colored with the rich razzleberry "light" marker and then using the "dark" rich razzleberry to add shading.

Using just the "light" shade of rich razzleberry:


Adding the "dark" rich razzleberry for shading:


Side by Side comparison: Can you see the difference when the shading is added? So beautiful!


Here's a look at all of the cards included in the Color Me Happy kit, that I colored with the new Stampin' Blends. (Stampin Blends sold separately)



All stamps, pre-cut cardstock, accessories and envelopes are included in the kit- all you need is adhesive!


I think this is my favorite :)




And finally, a cute little "thank you" card.



Isn't this kit, adorable? I loved putting it together- it was so fun and so easy! It only took me 45 minutes from start to finish.

We used the new Stampin Blends at my class last night and the ladies were blown away by them!

I hope you'll give them a try!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Another Color Lifting Technique Card to Share

I promised to share another card that I used the Color Lifting technique on. So, today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.

I used Shimmery White cardstock because, first off all its pretty and has a shimmery shine to it and secondly it holds up to water well. I also used whisper white and night of navy cardstock as well as night of navy, marina mist and dapper denim ink.


You can view the instructions for the Color Lifting technique on my last post here.


The star is made with the gold glimmer paper and Mary and Joseph are die cut from gold foil paper.

A few dimensionals pop the images up off of the card to give it more interest.


The Color Lifting Technique creates a beautiful and mystic, midnight sky.


Its a simply beautiful technique and I hope you'll give it a try with your own favorite color combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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