Fun Making Sisterly Stampers’ Swap Cards from the New Catalog

Hello, my Stampin’ Friends!

Thank you for coming to see the great swap cards I have for you today! I hope you have all been having a wonderful summer! I sure have!! It has gone incredibly fast and it will probably finish even faster than it started. But I accept that because my kids are home (most of the time) and we just returned from a trip of a life time to Italy. WOW! I almost didn’t come back!! It was a hard decision but you know what?! My craft room was back in the good ole USA and they don’t have Stampin’ Up! in Italy. Missing my kitties also figured in that decision as well. Oh, well! Michigan is a wonderful place to live – but I do plan to go back to Italy someday. If you have “liked” my Facebook page, once I am able to play with my photos, I promise to put some on my Secret Stamper page. Make sure you go visit to my page soon!

Sisterly Stampers’ Swap

Before I left for said vacation, the Sisterly Stampers (the name of Katy McGloin’s – my wonderful sister and upline – and my downline group) decided that it would be fantastic fun to make and swap cards using items from the new catalog. Boy, we had such a fun time doing this that we have decided to swap cards at least a few times a year, probably around new catalogs. The swap rules were to make a card front (4″ x 5 1/4″) and current products.

Designer Tin of Cards, Stampin Up, swap

For my card, I had used this DSP Card Set technique to make quick and fun holiday cards back in September 2014. I wanted to try this again, using the new Blooms & Bliss DSP. It is absolutely my favorite in the new catalog (so far)! The sentiment from the new Designer Tin of Cards stamp set was stamped on the new doilies. The new ribbons were layered and adhered. Butterflies were cut and blinged up and my swap cards were done!

 

So, I know you are itching to see what all of the participating stampers made, so here they are (in no particular order). I put them on card bases when they arrived. I have included links to their websites or public galleries if they had one. You should treat yourself to seeing the other gorgeous projects they have made!

Denise Basile

Denise Basile

Katy McGloin

Katy McGloin

Nancy Weller

Nancy Weller

Linda Sharp

Linda Sharp

Roselee Orlanzino

Roselee Orlanzino

Vickie Willis

Vickie Willis

So, I hope you liked our cards today! If you did, please take a minute and leave a comment! Feel free to ask a question about any of the cards, and I will make sure you get an answer.

What’s Next?!

  • BONUS DAYS is almost over! For every $50 you spend through July 31, you will get a coupon for $5 for any order you make in the month of August. Please let me know if I can help you or go to my online store to take advantage of this GREAT savings! All sales goes towards my SS Rewards!!
  • Ready to shop? I offer prompt customer service when you shop with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE.
  • Have you considered purchasing the Spectacular Stampin’ Up! Bundle?Purchase the Stampin’ Up! $99 Kit through me (Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle) get an additional $26 in FREE  product (and FREE shipping!) as well as instantly become a member of the Pretty Pals community where you will have access to exclusive paper crafting resources, private chat areas, friendships, prizes. Hobby stampers will love the guaranteed discount on ALL products!
  • Looking for any retired stamps or Stampin’ Up! Stamps or products. Go HEREto see what I have available! If you don’t see what you are looking for, just email me and I will check if I have it or will try to find someone who is willing to sell to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Summer Anything Goes Challenge Are the Sprinkles of Life

Cycle, Celebration, Sprinkles of Life, Summer, Bicycle, Stampin Up

Hello, my Stampin’ friends! It’s time for the next challenge and everyone needs to jump into this one! It’s an Anything Goes with a summer theme! Since we are smack dab in the middle of summer right now, you should find this one incredibly fast and easy. My card was inspired by the theme photo. I used Cycle Celebration from the 2013 Annual Catalog. I had used a couple of the other stamps in the set but had never inked up the bike. I also wanted to use Sprinkles of Life, which was the Ronald McDonald stamp set in the 2015 Annual Catalog. It is still available in the current catalog. I love that it coordinated with the Tree Builder Punch, which I fell in love with at first sight but haven’t used nearly enough.

SPRINKLES DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Cycle Celebration, Sprinkles of Life
  • Paper: Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS
  • Ink: Memento Black, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush,
  • Cool Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine, Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Brights Candy Dots

My Stampin’ Up! Supply List (Click to purchase from my online store)

Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Read the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, July 29th.rrcb43

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

  • We require stamps older than one year.  If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.
  • New papers/dies are great to use – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No backlinking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the due date.
  • Enter as many times as you like.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 10 challenges.  Entries linked to more than 10 challenges will be disqualified without notification.
  • Turn off Word Verification.  We love to comment but word verification can make that difficult.

What’s Next?!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you!

  • Ready to shop? I offer prompt customer service when you shop with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE.
  • Have you considered purchasing the Spectacular Stampin’ Up! Bundle?Purchase the Stampin’ Up! $99 Kit through me (Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle) get an additional $26 in FREE  product (and FREE shipping!) as well as instantly become a member of the Pretty Pals community where you will have access to exclusive paper crafting resources, private chat areas, friendships, prizes. Hobby stampers will love the guaranteed discount on ALL products!
  • Looking for any retired stamps or Stampin’ Up! Stamps or products. Go HERE to see what I have available! If you don’t see what you are looking for, just email me and I will check if I have it or will try to find someone who is willing to sell to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,