Sunday's Swap Talk

How about this cute card today!

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This is a swap card from my friend Jenn...and it's a stamp set I don't have, which I love.  Looks like Jenn paired the stamp set "Message in a Bottle" with one of the designer papers from Naturally Eclectic series.  Who would have thought that would have matched?  Jenn did!

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Emerald Envy, Soft Sky and a touch of Lemon Lime Twist make up this adorable card.  I must admit, it took me awhile to figure out what stamp Jenn used for the bubbles.  Finally found them in the "Seaside Shore" stamp set.  Fuuny thing is I looked ALL over the catalog just to find them right next to the Message in Bottle stamp set... LOL

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Swap Talk Sunday!

Good morning!  

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are in the world reading my blog post this morning!  I've decided to add something new to my blog called "Swap Talk Sunday's".  I get so many awesome cards as part of my monthly swapping adventures that I'm a part of that it's just a shame they don't get shown off more.  So...I'm going to start sharing those awesome cards with you all every Sunday.  

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Today's swap card was made by "Ellie" using the step card technique and the new Hostess Set "Tranquil Tulips".  If you've been around Stampin' Up! as long as I have then you might remember the "Terrific Tulips" stamp set that was wildly popular 15 years back.  This reminds me of that set.  Doesn't look like much when you see the stamps, but start two step stamping with them and WOWZERS..... beautiful cards.

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Step cards make gorgeous cards don't they, and there are so many varieties of step cards out there.  Ellie did such a great job on this card, I'm proud to show it off.


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August's Color Challenge

Another Color Challenge for you to play with this month.  Super easy (I think, anyway).  Just three simple colors.

August Challenge colors

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For this month's Challenge I used Touches of Texture Stamp Set along with the new DSP Cardstock Pack "Color Theory" and the new Happy Birthday Thinlit.

I shadowed the "Happy Birthday" cutout with black cardstock to create the shadow effect.  

I love how the Touches of Texture flower stamped closely together makes it look like an explosion of fireworks.  The perfect look for a celebratory card.

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Here was one of the ways I was playing with this card before deciding that the card above was my favorite design of the two.

This one uses fun foam and the Happy Birthday Thinlit.  If you haven't used Fun Foam (purchased from the Dollar Store) with thinlits yet go and get yourself some and play around.  You can get some fun looks with Fun Foam on your cards.   

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Good luck with your color challenges - and make sure and post your designs on my StampChatter Facebook page so we can all see your creativity!

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Carols of Christmas "Bundle" Pre-Release - on sale now

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Stampin' Up! has just released a pre-order Christmas Stamp set called "Carols of Christmas"....you can view the video on my Facebook/StampChatter page to learn more about it.

I just LOVE and I mean LOVE the Card Front Builder Thinlits that co-ordinate with this set - you can do so much with it and I'm still playing with mine and figuring out different ways to accentuate my cards.

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Adding a frame around your card front as in the card above is just one way to use the matching framelits.

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You can accentuate your card with the Tree Framelits as in this card below,

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or use the negative of the Tree Framelits and make a shaker card like this one.

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There are so many options with this framelit set - and can be used really to accentuate any Christmas or Winter Card you may make this year.

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Don't forget to use your July Day Coupon Codes this month!

 

 

 

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Coffee Cafe Piggy Style

Today I combined my two favorite stamp sets  "This Little Piggy" and "Coffee Cafe" with my all time morning happiness.....COFFEE

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This was my swap card for July and I just love it!  The "This Little Piggy" stamp set still makes me smile. After ALL the cards I've made with this set you'd think I was bored with it but I keep finding ways to add a happy pig to my cards.

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The coffee cup and coffee pot are cut out of the Designer Series Paper Coffee Break and all the other ingredients are listed below.  

 

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Bonus Days

Only a couple weeks left to earn your Bonus Dollars for August!  Receive a $6 Coupon for every $60 dollars you spend on Stampin' up! Product in the month of July!  Trade them in during August for that stamp set you've had your eye on.   Shop now!

 

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15 Years with Stampin' Up!

Look what I received in the mail from Stampin' Up!'s Dale Hampshire from our Stampin' Up! Canadian office Thursday!

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It's shocking that 15 years with Stampin' Up! has gone by so quickly.  Feels like just a few months ago that I met my awesome upline Alison Solven after being coerced by a co-worker to attend a workshop of a friend of a friend of hers - only to be picked up by a complete stranger, taken to a strangers home, to meet a whole group of strangers (which was SO NOT ME at the time).  LOL...  Alison being one of the strangers which didn't last long as we quickly became the best of friends over these years.

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What a great Congrats card that was made especially for me.  ;-)  The new "Crafting Forever" stamp set is adorable, proven in this card for sure.  Thanks Dale Hampshire!

I have met SO many like-minded friends and crafters and customers through these last 15 years and my life has certainly been the better for it!  Gently pushed by my hubby to join Alison's group of Stampers was one of the best things I could have done!

Happy Anniversary to moi!

 

 

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July's Colour Challenge

Welcome to July's Color Challenge!  This month's challenge uses Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Early Espresso and I love the card I made.  (nothing like tooting my own horn...)

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I've kinda struggled with this new Lemon Lime Twist In-color but I'm starting to see how stunning it can be when paired with other colors.  I find the colors in this card so refreshing.

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I used the new stamp set Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch along with a goody but oldy - Timeless Textures for the background stamp.  I just love how these colors turned out. (can you tell I'm pumped about this card)  I also stamped the Daisy in Early Espresso directly on to the background cardstock and then stamped another one to punch out and layer with.  Seems to have more of a 3D feel to it this way.  

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HAPPY COLOR CHALLENGE!

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Crafting Forever.....housework whenever

This has got to me my Motto in life.  "Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever"  I'm sure a lot of you are like me when it comes to crafting.... once I start something I'm lost in it.  Housework? later.... Dinner? .... Hello Panago...   

I love this new stamp set "Crafting Forever" - watch for something creative to come out of this set for my upcoming Crafting Retreats.  It's the perfect set for that and just begs me to make some kind of gift with it.

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This great card was made by Alison Solven which I received in a swap her Team Members (me being one) were in.  Love being part of Canada Inks Up Team, and Alison's downline.  We have such fun!

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All new cardstock colors were used here with some watercoloring to boot.  Here are the products used to make this card.

 

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