Thursday, April 29, 2021


When I placed my pre-order, I added the Hand-Penned Memories & More cards to see if I "had" to have the suite.  Well, after playing with it for the first time, I must say, I'll be ordering the whole shebang!  This designer paper is gorgeous!  

I started with a base of Mint Macaron for each card.  I decided to cut the Memories & More cards with the gorgeous Scalloped Contour Dies from the Contour and Color bundle.  They are amazing and I'm so glad I purchased them!  You'll be seeing me use these a LOT.  I cut the sentiment piece out of Blushing Bride, and then used some Foam Adhesive Sheets to pop it up.  These are just like Stampin' Dimensionals, only one sheet you can cut to size.  I then added a sticker from the Memories & More pack with a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (personal fav!).

Like I said, I started with a Mint Macaron Base, cut & adhered my frame along with a strip from one of the cards.  Then I realized I glued it upside down.  Ooooops!  It looked pretty fun upside down, so I cut the card base so I had a panel of Mint Macaron, then adhered to a Thick Basic White base.  I cut my sentiment piece in Pale Papaya, a new In Color.  Then I stamped the sentiment (a Paper Pumpkin stamp) and put a Pale Papaya bow on it.  I didn't see the need for embellishments.  


Let me know what you think and if you have a preference for the first or second.  Memories & More cards are great if you don't want to buy the whole bundle/suite.  They are only $10 and go a long way!  These products will be available in my store on May 4.  You can shop now for current and clearance products in the meantime!  Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a gift from me if you use the April Host Code of: 2XMJSMFC .  Please don't use the code if your order is $150 or more.  Stampin' Up! will give you rewards for your order and I want you to get them. I will still send you a gift!  If you need a new catalog, please contact me if you are not working with another demonstrator.  I'll be happy to send a free one out to you.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pansy Petals

I loved this Pansy Patch bundle as soon as I saw the new catalog!  I bought the whole Pansy Petals Suite so I could get the paper, embellishments, etc. I had Monday off (Patriot's Day for MA) so I decided to get some uninterrupted crafting time in!  The Pansy Petals Suite did not disappoint!  There are so many ways to use the stamps, dies and designer series paper.  Some of the dies coordinate with the dsp so you can cut a whole sheet of leaves and pansies and not stamp a thing except the sentiment.  

I used the dies for the first card.  The pansies and leaves were cut and glued together on a Stitched Sweetly panel.  The base is Gorgeous Grape, the pansy Fresh Freesia (personal fav), and the leaves in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.  I embellished with some gorgeous brand new In Color jewels.

On the next card, I stamped the pansies (two or three step stamping in the same colors listed above.  I embellished with an adorable bee trinket, mounted on a Stitched So Sweetly panel and adhered to a Soft Succulent base.  

The third pansy was cut in Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, and Bumblebee.  I took a Blender Pen and Bumblebee ink, cut down the color a bit, and simply added some streaks where the dies are indented.  The Bumblebee dsp is from Pansy Petals.  It's gorgeous!!  There are some ginghams, florals, etc.  The base on this is Gorgeous Grape, and I added a cute bee.

And the fourth was made by cutting the pansies and leaves out of designer series paper.  I cased the catty on this one.  Let me know if you have a favorite.  I'd love to hear what you think! The catalog has great ideas!  If you need one and you are not working with another demonstrator, please let me know!  I'd love to send you one for free. 

The brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog begins on May 4.  I placed a pre-order as a demonstrator.  If you cannot wait for May 4, you can sign up as a demonstrator and place a pre-order until May 3.   It's a great deal and you have no further obligation.  You can simply enjoy the discount, or you can build a business to help support your Stampin' Up! habit!  I did that almost 8 years ago and I love every minute of being a demonstrator.  Just contact me if you have questions!

To shop in my store for current products, you can click on the flower to the right.  You will be able to purchase the new products starting May 4 on the same link.  Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a free gift from me.  Just use Host Code:  2XMJSMFC  If you spend $150, please don't use the host code.  You will get some Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! AND I will send you a gift as well.

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