Category Archives: 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Stamp Review Crew: First Frost

Hello, stampers!  My husband and I just returned from a brisk (feels like 20°) walk, and I’m settled in at the computer to show you what I created for this second Stamp Review Crew blog hop of November. Are you … Continue reading

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Swirly reindeer

Here’s another simple card from last month’s Jingle Jump, featuring the beautiful reindeer from Dashing Deer. I loved designing this card because it combines a stunning image with some repeating elements: The stitching on the oval and on the “pointy … Continue reading

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A grateful heart

It happens so often:  you’re not totally wild over a new stamp set, but a stamper shows you some amazing work with it.  You’re sunk.  And, yes, it makes sense to buy the bundle and not just the set.  See … Continue reading

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Blackberry birthday

I made this card while preparing for the upcoming Splash of Inkspiration: Frosted Floral Gift Box class on December 1st or 2nd.  It’s CASEd from Christine Petterson, who attributed her inspiration to someone else.  I thought it was beautiful and … Continue reading

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Autumn pitcher of flowers

I think this will be the last card I share that has the tilted-buffalo-check feature.  Pretty sure. This was one of two fall cards in camp last month.  The biggest challenge in the coloring of this image (actually, two images) … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Farmhouse Christmas

From gloomy north central Illinois, I welcome you to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop!  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who want to show you how much you can do with one stamp set — this time it’s … Continue reading

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Preparing to color

When I first start experimenting with Stampin’ Blends on a stamped image, I pull the markers I think I’ll use (at least those that aren’t packed for camp!) and create a palette, like this: As you can guess, this was specifically … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Dashing Deer

Welcome to this edition of the Stamp Review Crew’s twice-monthly blog hop.  We gather on the first and third Monday of each month to show off one stamp set — this time it’s Dashing Deer, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 … Continue reading

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A simple bouquet

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the “sleeper set” from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I think Wishing You Well (page 35) is another set that’s easy to overlook and dismiss.  But this simple card from September camp … Continue reading

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A Starry Merry Christmas

What a fun weekend we had at the HOME Sampler class!  Stampers were thrilled with their creations — and to think they now have a Christmas gift totally ready to go to a special person! The studio has been humming … Continue reading

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