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StampingPals Challenge #11 - Sneak Peek of Pretty Perennials bundle

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  Happy New Year!!!  Wishing us all a happier, safer 2021! The StampingPals monthly challenges continue with #11 (Color Challenge using Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Balmy Blue - see below for sketch). I'm happy to provide a sneak peek into the new Mini Catalog which will go live on www.stampingup.com on January 5th.  I love new products and the Pretty Perennials bundle is just amazing.  I adore the new "happy" stamp in this large beautiful font. . .and we certainly need to start the new year with some happy.  I also used the brick embossing folder for the background and a small pearl in the flower center to make the final touch. I hope you love this card, and that you'll pop on over to  www.stampingpals.com and see what the other stampers have created for this month!  We'd love for you to join us in these challenges.  It's easy and a great way to get your creative flow moving forward. Enjoy!

StampingPals Challenge #10 - Many Messages sneak peek!

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  For the December StampingPals Challenge #10 (Sketch Challenge - see below for sketch), I was playing with some soon-to-be-released products that I pre-ordered with early access as a perk of attending Stampin' Up!'s On Stage Virtual Event.  What a great bonus for being a demonstrator!! You'll love the new Many Messages stamp set and the Dandy Cut Laser Paper that will be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  I used one 6" x 6" sheet of DSP from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack (#152486) cut in half to 3" x 6".  One piece was used on the flap of the envelope and one on the card base for a perfectly coordinated surprise that will be mailed to some lucky recipient. Please hop on over to www.stampingpals.com and see what the other stampers have created for this month!  We'd love for you to join us in these challenges.  It's easy and a great way to get your creative flow moving forward. Enjoy!

StampingPals Challenge #9 - Dove of Hope

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   For StampingPals Challenge #9 (Christmas Theme), I immediately reached for the Dove Of Hope stamp set.  It seems so very appropriate in these difficult times to remind us all of the need for peace and hope.  The images in this set are clean and simple and I've loved every project I've made with it! The Tis The Season 6x6 DSP is so classic in color and design.  I find it so easy to use. Please hop on over to www.stampingpals.com and see what the others have created!  We'd love for you to join us in these challenges.  It's easy and a great way to get your creative flow moving forward. Enjoy! If you'd like to re-create this card, here are the supplies you'll need... Product List Dove Of Hope Bundle (English) [ 155158 ] ‘Tis The Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [ 153489 ] Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 100730 ] Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad [ 149165 ]

StampingPals Challenge #8 - Pack a Punch

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  Sometimes I overthink things and really need to just keep it simple.  I think this card works. For StampingPals Challenge #8 - Pack a Punch, the challenge was to use a craft punch to create our card.  I love the shapes that can be used without stamping.  This daisy can be used with or without the stamped images.  And I love the simplicity of it. The In Good Taste DSP is totally my fave this year and it looks great on all sorts of cards.  So classic! I love these challenges because everyone seems to have a totally different take on what to use and how to use it.  That's the beauty of stamping.  We can use the same idea and do it differently, or the same supplies, or whatever, and yet they all come out uniquely our own.  I hope you try it with us.  Hop on over to www.stampingpals.com and see what the others have created! Enjoy! Product List  Daisy Punch [ 143713 ] In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [ 152494 ] Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad

StampingPals Challenge #7

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The StampingPals Challenge for September was to use at least three of the five new In Colors from Stampin' Up!  Does this mean I get bonus points for using all five?!  Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. I love this Have a Hoot set.  And it's fun to change the theme of a stamp.  This image has a spider hanging down from the tree but hearts are nicer, right? Please join along by making a card and submitting it here:  www.stampingpals.com .  We'd love to see your creations! Product List  Have A Hoot Cling Stamp Set [ 153389 ] Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 100730 ] Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 153079 ] Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [ 153491 ] Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 153080 ] Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [ 153105 ] Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [ 132708 ] Flowers

StampingPals Challenge #6 (Sketch Challenge)

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The August Challenge for our StampingPals group used a sketch which was easy enough to follow.  Elegant and simple is always good, right?  I'll always keep and use this Timeless Tropical set since I live on a tropical island.  It's so perfect for any occasion.  And during this pandemic, I've sent loads of "just because" cards to family and friends.  There's not much we can do to make this worldwide situation any easier but we CAN send a little cheer in the mail. And if you are looking for a fun project, please hop over to www.stampingpals.com and join our monthly challenge.  It's so fun, and we'd love to see your creations. Enjoy! Product List Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set (English) [ 151497 ] Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper [151252] Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [ 132708 ] Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad [ 147115 ] Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders [ 15357

Stamping Pals Challenge #5 - My Favorite Bundle!

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I always love looking through the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  This one has a special treat which just seems handpicked for me!  The "Nothing's Better Than" stamp set has awesome saying for those who love Coffee, Cocktails, Chocolate and COOKIES!  Since I started my own cookie business two years ago, I've been including handcrafted cards with each order as my thank you.  Now I have THE MOST AWESOME design ever!  I make amazingly delicious ginger snaps (in Original and in Spicy versions).  They are like none you've ever tasted.  And this stamp set is absolutely perfect for me.  Love, love, love! I did use the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper because, well, I have lived on a tiny tropical island for 28 years and my packaging and logo reflect that fact.  So, this is definitely my new favorite card, my new favorite bundle, and I'm happy combining my love for papercrafting with my crazily delicious cookies.  Oh, and my delicious cookies are availa