Painted Posies 3 D

Painted Posies 2

My friend, Margaret, stopped by this week and saw a piece of Very Vanilla on my workspace that I had embossed with the Painted Posies embossing folder (page 177 AC).  She asked what I was going to do with it and I didn't have a good answer but it got me thinking ~ what was I going to do with that lovely design?  Later on I got out my watercolor pencils and my water painters to color in the design and this is what I came up with.  What do you think?

Warm and beachy kind of day...


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Page 23 in the annual catalog
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Palms Dies, p 172 AC

I added the page numbers for this stamp set and dies in the new annual catalog.  But, did you know that these two are BUNDLED in the January - June 2022 MINI CATALOG?  That's right, the bundle price saves you 10% and it is available for 5 MORE DAYS!  The mini catalog expires on the last day of this month so ~ order online or give me a call if you have an order ~ I am happy to help!  Susan Elise

Swap cards continued.......

Card by Marion Swaim

Marion used the SENDING SMILES BUNDLE on page 14 in the new annual catalog.  This stamp set would be wonderful for a new stamper!  Why?  Because it includes EIGHT sentiments that really cover all of the reasons that we send cards in the first place ~ to keep in touch, send love and celebrate special days.  

Card by Marie Shaughnessy

Marie used the SWEET SONGBIRDS BUNDLE (stamp set & punch) on page 31 in the annual catalog.  To create the background she used strips of the new In Colors ~ Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis.  And, she used the new In Color Shimmer Paper to create the cute little bird!

Card created by Marti Jones

Marti embossed the Basic White using the SEASHELLS 3D embossing folder (page 177 AC) and cut out the beautiful embossed shells with SEASIDE SEASHELLS dies (page 174).  She layered the white shells over Pacific Point cardstock for a wonderful summer card to use for any occasion!


STARS Team Meeting/Swap Cards

Card by Linda Manning

Yesterday was our monthly STARS team meeting and I wanted to show you some lovely swap cards created by members of Southern Stars.  Linda is a new (and, old as she was a Demonstrator years ago) member who signed up recently with Marion Swaim.  It was so nice to see her yesterday for the first time in years!  She used the beautiful SUN PRINTS Collection on page 90 in the annual catalog for her card.  Love the combination of Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Starry Sky and Gray Granite!

Card by Geri Foster

Geri used the HUES OF HAPPINESS Collection on page 108 & 109 for her card.  This collection includes the Bundle, the Designer Series Paper and the Glossy Dots Assortment ~ the gems on Geri's card.  She used the new In Colors ~ Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis ~ so pretty.

Card by Susan Elise

My card would be classified as 'simple stamping' compared to Linda's and Geri's!  I wanted to use several of the new products that will be available starting next month during Sale-a-bration (SAB).  You will receive your SAB brochure in the mail soon along with the July to December Mini Catalog.  The base card I used is in a package of 20 cards and envelopes in Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam available July 1 through the end of August.  And, the DSP is also part of SAB ~ Silver and Gold 6" x 6" paper.  The stamp set if HOPE & PRAYER in the annual catalog.

Clever Janie again...........

IMG_8163Janie also brought this card that she made recently.  She used the GUMBALL GREETINGS BUNDLE on page 12 in Stampin' Up!'s current Mini Catalog.  The bundle includes the stamp set and dies and is retiring at the end of the month.  The dies are 50% off ($14) and the shaker domes are 30% off ($4.90) on the retiring list that I posted on Thursday ~ print it off for lots of bargains.

IMG_8165This is the inside of Janie's card ~ the bottom half.  You can see the top half of the inside below.  She constructed it so that when you pull the tab up the yummy M & M's fall out of the little hole she created ~ don't want to waste those morsels!  Right?


Guest Artist Janie Knarr

IMG_8159 (2)My clever friend Janie came to stamp club last night and brought some cards that she had made.  The garden shack, above, was her creation to add to the HOME & GARDEN BUNDLE on page 72 in the Mini Catalog.  This bundle is retiring at the end of the month ~ so sad ~ as it is a great set for so many gardening friends!  Look inside ~

IMG_8160 (2)And another garden card from Janie ~ don't you love the blue gardening gloves?