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Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin


My MAY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT arrived yesterday and the whole kit celebrates the new IN COLORS ~ Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis!  I wanted to make the cards right away so that I could show them to you ~ another reason to join the IN COLOR CLUB I talked about yesterday!


2022-24 In Color Club is open!

6" x 6" In Color designer series paper assortments

My 2022-24 In Color Club is open ~ great colors this year ~ Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis!  For the next 5 months, you'll receive a new set of the colors including the products listed below.  You can use your cc or pay by check ~ either is fine ~ the amount is $50 each month.

Why would I want to do an In Color Club?  Because you will receive everything you need to coordinate your projects with these fabulous colors and you don't have to pay all at once!    Each month you will receive a different In Color set that includes ~ the stamp pad & refill, the marker and the blends combo pack, a package of the cardstock (54 sheets), the metallic woven ribbon, 8 sheets of the DSP (above) and a handmade card in your color!  In addition ~ the In Color Baker's Twine ~ FREE and a package of the Matte Decorative Dots (with your Sweet Sorbet set) ~ FREE!  

This offer is good only this month and I must have five stampers to place the order so


Shoe Box Swap

Last Saturday several of my team members got together for a shoe box swap in the Cat/Art Studio.  Shoe box swap?  Yes, each of us created a card and then added all the supplies used into our 'shoe box' so each of us could make the same card.  I think you'll enjoy the cards below and my fellow stampers ~ nice job ladies!!!


Karen Benton ~ she used blending brushes & masking on the card above.


Marie Shaughnessy used the HELLO LADYBUG BUNDLE to create her card.


Cindy Black used the GARDEN GREENHOUSE BUNDLE for her card. She used vellum to create the glass in her greenhouse.

Tuesday Project Sheet

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Download Nature's Prints Card

This collection (page 91 in the new Annual Catalog) is perfect for this time of year when the world has turned green again.  The stamp set includes flowers, a fern, a pretty branch and a stem of leaves.  And, the designer series paper, SUN PRINTS, is in Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Starry Sky and Gray Granite.  PS:  Sorry to have unposted the last couple of days ~ typepad and I were not seeing eye to eye and I had to ask for assistance ~ my posts were disappearing!  

Magnetic Plate

I have to admit that I was having a difficult time last week when I received the new MAGNETIC PLATE.  I did finally figure out what sandwich to use and I absolutely love having this plate ~ it is a great addition to the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  The plate is pictured on page 157 in the new annual catalog, it is item #5.  The order number is #161128 and it is $28.  Stampin' Up! posted a correction & I felt so much better!


The illustration accompanying the Magnetic Cutting Plate incorrectly includes plate 2. The correct sandwich should be plates 1, 5, and 3. If you’ve experienced difficulty running your sandwich through the machine, please adjust the sandwich accordingly and try again. We are currently working on updating the packaging for future orders; meanwhile, below is the correct diagram for the MAGNETIC PLATE.

Magnetic Plate information

Thank you Patty........

Another advantage of joining a monthly STAMP CLUB in the CAT/ART STUDIO ~ a delicious recipe from Patty Pauley in our Thursday morning stamp club.  She brought the apple dumplings which delighted all six members of the club (and me ~ and, Alan) and shared the recipe this morning!  ENJOY!


2 cans crescent rolls

2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and cut lengthwise in eights

1 cup sugar

1 T. cinnamon

1 ½ sticks butter melted

12 oz Mountain Dew

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll  and place in a 9 x 13 pan.  Pour a little melted butter over each roll.  Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture and continue layers of butter and sugar mixture until all is used.  Pour Mountain Dew over the top around edges of rolls so as not to displace the sugar on each roll.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

To Die For...........

New catalog, new dies.  I don't have any of the dies that are featured in this Stampin' Up! video but you can find them in your new annual catalog beginning on page 169.  What I do have that arrived yesterday afternoon is the MAGNETIC CUTTING PLATE (#161128, $28.00) on page 157.  We used it this morning in my stamp club class and I think it is a great addition to the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  It eliminates the need for washi tape to hold the dies in place when they are being run through the machine to cut different shapes.  I'll be interested to see what you think!



Glimmer Tumblers

I ordered the new tumblers from Stampin' Up! and they arrived this afternoon so I thought I would show you what they look like 'in person'.  I think they are even prettier than I thought they might be.  They are sitting on one of my shelves in the studio so everyone can check them out.  I copied the information from the SU website about the Tahitian Tide tumbler below ~ the information on the other colors will be the same.  They are $17 and can be added to any order or purchased on my online store ~ above with the cat.  Click here for more information on Stampin' Up!'s Branded Merchandise....



Quench your thirst with the 2022–2024 In Color™ Glimmer Tumbler Tahitian Tide! This insulated tumbler is perfect to take your drinks with you on the go, or to sip comfortably at home. The white to Tahitian Tide ombre design is finished with shimmering glimmer to add a touch of sparkle to your day. Hand wash only. Wash before first use.

  • 1 insulated tumbler
  • Stainless steel
  • 20 oz. (591 mL)
  • 6-7/8" x 3-1/2" (17.5 x 8.9 cm)
  • Tahitian Tide, white
  • FDA approved


No more sticky notes!

Happiness Abounds Bundle, page 109 AC

I used the new MASKING PAPER to cover the rose after I used blends to color it.  I stamped the rose on the masking paper and cut it out with the corresponding die ~ you'll love this Abby ~ it saves you from fussy cutting when you want to mask!  No more sticky notes!!

Page 149 AC, #155480, $7.00