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Rooted in Nature


Here is yet another video from Stampin' Up!.  This stamp set really captures the beauty of nature.  Take a look at what you can do with this bundle. 

What can you create with this bundle?

Susan Elise

Tuesday Project Sheet

Happiest Christmas Wishes Deer

Another card using the stamp set, DASHING DEER, on page 9 in the Holiday Catalog.  This one would make your card making projects for the holidays easy and quick!  And, one of the reasons it is SO EASY ~ Stampin' Up!  has the cards and envelopes trimmed with gold in the catalog ~ take a look in the middle of page 11 ~ pleasant surprise, right?

Download Dashing Deer Foil Card

Shoebox Swap

Here are several of the cards from my team meeting, SOUTHERN STARS, last Saturday afternoon.  We had a SHOEBOX SWAP ~ each person created a card, put all the supplies in a 'shoebox' and brought it to the meeting.  Then we all made one of each of the cards as we passed the boxes around.  FUN!

Marions CardMarion's card using the stamp set TIMELESS TIDINGS on page 33 in the Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set is designed to be used with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit at the bottom of the page.  But, as Marion demonstrated, it certainly can be used alone.

Geri's cardGeri's card uses the DASHING DEER stamp set on page 9 in the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is bundled with 13 dies! This is a combined stamp set with sayings for the upcoming holidays as well as showing appreciation with MANY MERRY THANKS.

Bat Card ~ Denise Denise's card took us to the end of the month with her spooky card made with SPOOKY SWEETS on page 51 in the Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is bundled with the Spooky Bats Punch to punch out the stamped bats in any color cards stock you would like!  This one reminds me that I need to mail my Halloween Cards SOON!

Artisan Team

Stampin' Up!'s ARTISAN TEAM is the first to be able to 'play' with these new stamps and products from the showcase that was featured yesterday on the blog.  Here are some samples from the members of the team.

Happiness Surrounds Artisian 1

Snow+is+Glistening 3


Snowflake Showcase 5

Catch a Snowflake

Samples from  SU
 This pretty stamp set will be available in November.  The limited time products in the SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE are available while supplies last.  And, the best part is that it's not just designed to be used for the upcoming holidays or for the coldest weather of the year.  Check out the video for more information and print off the flyer for details! 



  Download Snowflake Showcase 

Shimmer Paint

If you've been enjoying Stampin' Up! products as long as I have (or, nearly as long) you may remember SHIMMER PAINT from one of the catalogs ~ years ago!   Well, it is back in the HOLIDAY CATALOG.  Check out the little bottles of shimmer and shine on page 38. ~

Bright CopperBright Copper

Champagne MistChampagne Mist

Frost WhiteFrost White

Vegas GoldVegas Gold

The Shimmer Paint can be used directly on your image by brushing it on strategically using a sponge or a sponge dauber.  It can also be spritzed on using a Stampin' Spritzer (#126185, $3 for two spritzers) on page 203 in the annual catalog. 

Use alcohol as it dries quickly ~ I use 91% Isopropyl alcohol from CVS (a smaller percentage will work also).  I pour the alcohol into the spritzer about 3/4 full.  Start with a couple of drops of shimmer paint and a little alcohol.  Shake.  Spritz and see if that's what you want.  If you want a sheer shimmer, more alcohol and less shimmer paint.  If you want opaque shimmer, more shimmer paint and less alcohol.  My sample card, below, is an example of using a sheer mix of the shimmer paint.  Let me know if you have questions.  And, email me pictures of your shimmery projects!  

SEM leaf card w shimmer


Have we got a  deal for you!

To celebrate Autumn, Paper Pumpkin is running an exciting flash sale to introduce everyone to My Paper Pumpkin.  Beginning TODAY, October 8, there will be a limited number of $5 kits available to NEW subscribers. The sale ends when the supply runs out or on October 10 at 11:50 PM, whichever comes first.

Simply use promo code FLASH1018 when the sale starts to get this special introductory offer!  This is the last amazing offer of the year.  

Big Shot Accessories

I mentioned the BIG SHOT EMBOSSING MATS yesterday in my post.  I wanted to follow up today with a video that Stampin' Up! produced to explain these new Big Shot accessories.

This post is dedicated to Rusty, and her friend Dixie, who ordered these embossing mats at their last stamp club meeting.  Rusty ~ hope Chad helps you out with your mats!