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Stamp Review Crew: Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Stamp Review Crew:  Rose Wonder Stamp Set Welcome!  If you are following along, you’ve arrived from Sue Plote’s blog.  Today’s Stamp Review Crew is all about one of my favorites!  The Rose Wonder Stamp Set has so many sentiments that you will definitely use this set all the time. Occasions: birthday wedding sympathy thanks friendship encouragement I’ve been in bed most of the week with the flu.  You know I’m really sick when I don’t feel up to stamping.  In fact, that is how my family gauges how sick I am – “is she stamping? no?  she must REALLY be sick!” Luckily, I created some cards with the Rose Wonder Stamp set a few months ago, so let’s revisit those cards today as part of this week’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop. On the “Wedding Wishes” card, I embossed the sentiment to give the card bling.  But do you see what I mean?  Look at the variety of events that are covered with this set: Not only is the Rose Wonder Stamp Set full of wonderful sentiments, it is a photopolymer set, which is my favorite type of stamp to use!  Why, you ask? Photopolymer stamps: * Are totally transparent for perfect image placement. * Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. * Cling perfectly to Stampin’ Up!’s clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping. * Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). * Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference. Another fabulous advantage to owning the Rose Wonder Stamp Set is that you can also purchase the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. Win! Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out the other fabulous creations on this week’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop!!!!

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Stamp Review Crew “Lift Me Up”

Stamp Review Crew “Lift Me Up” Friends!  If you’re following along with this week’s Stamp Review Crew , you’ve arrived here from Betty Traciak’s blog.  This weeks review focuses on the Lift Me Up Stamp Set from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I LOVE this set!  Not only are the images and the sentiments wonderful and versatile, but the Lift Me Up stamp set has a coordinating Thinlits set, too!  The Up & Away Thinlits Dies can be purchased separately, or as a bundle with the Lift Me Up stamp set at a 10% discount.  Woo hoo! The sentiments can be used for so many occasions, which makes the Lift Me Up stamp set such a great set to add to your collection.  Here are a few: birthday graduation general congratulations Valentines’ Day weddings sympathy get well thank you thinking of you My card today focuses on the “Love Is In the Air” sentiment to demonstrate that this saying can be used for a wedding shower card, a baby shower card, an engagement card, or an “I Love You” card.  So versatile! The card above uses the large balloon stamp along with the sentiment, while the card below uses the large balloon die along with the sentiment. Here is a slideshow of the items I used to create today’s cards.  The Up and Away Designer Series Paper is FREE as part of the current Sale-a-Bration promotion.  If you spend $50, you can order it for free.  Woo hoo!!!!!!!  To order any of the products, just click on one of the slides and you will be redirected to my online Stampin’ Up! store. Thanks for visiting!  Hop on over to the next blog post by the wonderful Sue Plote!      

Playful Pals Stamp Set

Playful Pals Stamp Set Welcome!  If you are following along with this week’s Stamp Review Crew “Playful Pals” stamp set review, you’ve arrived at my blog from Tanya’s blog. I really love the versatility of the 50 (yes, I said FIFTY!) stamps in the Playful Pals stamp set.  Even though the stamps are intended to create animals, I wanted to come up with an alternate use. I looked at the images on the cover of the stamp set and thought that the pieces that are meant to be elephant ears also looked like angel wings.  My daughter mentioned that the triangle shape would be perfect for the angel’s body.  This card turned out to be one of my favorites of all time! In addition to the Playful Pals stamp set, I also used items from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I especially love the sentiment, “Just a Note to Lift Your Spirits,” from the Lift Me Up stamp set in the new catalog.  It’s such an appropriate saying to pair with the angel. I think the color combinations of Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Very Vanilla that are part of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper are just heavenly!  🙂  You can view the paper HERE. I used the smallest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels to create a simple crown for the angel’s head. If you’ve looked at the Playful Pals stamp set in the catalog and thought it wasn’t for you, think again!  With 50 different stamps, the possibilities of images that you can create are endless! Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to subscribe to my blog to receive free email updates whenever I post a new project.  Have fun visiting the next blog on this week’s Stamp Review Crew “Playful Pals” stamp set blog hop! Scroll down for the link to the next blog. Here is a slide show of the products I used to create my “Playful Pals Angel.”  Just click on each image to shop my online store.

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion

Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion… plus discounted stamp sets!! Check out the beautiful new Stitched Shapes Framelits Promotion from Stampin’ Up!  Aren’t the shapes fabulous?  The little stitches are automatically added to the die-cut image when you cut it out with you Big Shot.  Those little stitch mark add such a fun dimension to your project.  How did we ever live without these Stitched Shapes Framelits? I am so in love with these projects! The best part is that the Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available in the 2017 Annual Catalog!!  Order them from now until November 30th at full price, and receive several coordinating stamp set choices at a discount of 25%!!!!.  Click HERE to view a list of the discounted stamp sets and to learn more about ordering this special framelits set!! P.S.  Can you believe Thanksgiving is next Thursday???? Here is a slideshow of the discounted stamp sets:

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Timeless Textures Stamp Set: Create Your Own Faux Designer Series Paper! Welcome, Stamp Review Crew Blog Hoppers!  If you’re following along, you’ve arrived from Shana Gaff’s blog.  I’m happy to share my creation for today’s hop using the Timeless Textures Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  The nine stamps that are included in the Timeless Textures Clear Stamp Set are versatile, allowing you to create a variety of looks for your cards and projects.  I’m sure you’ll see what I mean when you visit the other sites that are part of this blog hop. I wanted to create the appearance of a piece of Designer Series Paper on the “Hello” butterfly card I created, because let’s face it.  Sometimes I just want a piece of DSP and I don’t have a certain design or a certain color. With some of the stamps in the Timeless Textures stamp set, you can create your OWN DSP! To do so, I used the Sahara Sand Classic Ink to stamp the Timeless Textures image on both sides of the card. Sahara Sand is one of the coordinating colors in the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper Pack.  You can see that in addition to the butterfly, I used the Blooms and Bliss DSP as the bottom layer on the card. I have to admit that the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper didn’t really appeal to my personal taste at first, but I’m so glad I gave it a try!  The same thing goes for the Timeless Textures Stamp Set; it’s not flashy and doesn’t contain cute little animals or flowers or sayings.  However, take a look at the stamps that are included in the Timeless Textures Stamp Set so you can see for yourselves their versatility.  Like I said, there are nine stamps in the set, and at only $20.00, that is about $2.00 per stamp.  Wonderful! Thanks for hopping!  The slideshow shows all of the products I used to create today’s “Hello” butterfly card.  Click the buttons below the slideshow to go back to the previous blog and/or to hop to the next!  

Jar of Love Stamp Set

Jar of Love Stamp Set Welcome!  I’m excited to announce that I have been accepted to participate in the Stamp Review Crew! The “Stamp Review Crew” is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who work together to bring you ideas using different stamp sets on the first and third Mondays of the month.  Today’s Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set card is my first for the “Stamp Review Crew,” and I’m excited to welcome new visitors to my blog! You can read more about me and my stamping endeavors on my About Me page.  At the end of this post, you’ll see two buttons.  One says”Next Blog,” which brings you to the next blog in the Stamp Review Crew’s Jar of Love Blog Hop.  The other buttong says “Previous Blog,” which brings you to the blog that is right before mine in the Blog Hop.  Blog Hops are fun and provide you with tons of ideas, so please follow along!  Now…on to the card! Stampin’ Up!’s new Jar of Love Stamp Set reminds me of collecting fireflies on warm humid nights in New Jersey in the summertime.  The Jar of Love Stamp Set and its coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies are perfect for making cards and projects that elicit the same feelings of hominess that I feel whenever I see glass canning jars full of flowers,  fruits and other delicious foods, or bugs like the fireflies I mentioned. Take a look at all of the stamps that are included in both the stamp set and the framelits set.  They are such a value when you consider that the stamp set includes 37 (THIRTY SEVEN!) stamps for only $27.00!  That’s less than $1.00 per stamp!  The framelits set contains 17 dies for $33.00, which is about $2.00 per die.  As if that weren’t enough of a value, guess what???  You can bundle (purchase both together) the stamp set AND the framelits and save 10%!!  (For the bundle deal,  order HERE.)  The projects that you can create with these products are endless.  Just change the Designer Series Paper and the color combinations that you incorporate into your project to change the look and feel of the stamp set.  You can make Christmas projects, fall projects, little fishy projects, and on and on! In addition to the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies to create my card, I used the following supplies: