Category Archives: 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog

Birthday in bloom

I suppose there will come a time when Garden in Bloom retires, but I hope it’s not soon.  It’s one of my favorite two-step stamping sets.  I think it was one of the first photopolymer sets to have “pointers” as … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Petal Palette

Hello, stampers!  It’s time for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop, with all kinds of inspiration from one beautiful stamp set:  Petal Palette, from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This mega collection of 15 red rubber stamps is one of … Continue reading

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A love-ly little bird

So here it is, Valentine’s Day.  I wish more people would see past the Hallmark romance fantasy and simply express love and affection and appreciation to a neighbor, coworker, or friend.  Someone needs you. Our relentless snow last week (“Nine … Continue reading

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It’s a cockatoo

I was mistaken about this bird; it’s a cockatoo.  Funny how many birds-as-pets stories I heard when this card was part of this month’s All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack!  It’s one of the things I love most about this event — all the … Continue reading

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Stripes and hearts

I was so happy to see two valentine sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I never tire of hearts, so Heart Happiness gave me lots to play with; I couldn’t wait to put ink to rubber to paper! This layout … Continue reading

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Lovely heart

As I was coloring heart images for yesterday’s card, I thought about the Lovely Words Thinlits, new in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I was able to earn the set of dies as a half-price item on an order last year, … Continue reading

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Floral heart

I can’t overstate how much I love coloring with the Stampin’ Up! Blends.  These alcohol markers are so smooth and the colors so beautiful — well, it’s hard to put them down! The image on this January camp card (planning … Continue reading

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Sure do love you!

At my Big & Little Camp tomorrow morning, we’ll be making the most adorable set of Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes and an equally adorable box to hold them.  These little notes are perfect for teachers (that’s where … Continue reading

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Every single day

I thought I already had a valentine for my sweetheart, but when I designed my January camp projects, I couldn’t resist using the same “brushed embossing” technique on this card: I love this sentiment from Sure Do Love You, but … Continue reading

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Not the whole nine yards

Just because you could use lots of product on a card doesn’t mean you have to!  When I send out thank you cards, I need to make a bunch in a hurry, like this one: I love the Waterfront set in the … Continue reading

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