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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases #141534, Floral Boutique DSP #141663, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was just noticing in this picture that the colors almost look black.   I used Night of Navy ink and paper and Whisper White paper.  I am going to have to figure out why that did that.  Hmmm  

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but when you do you want them to be pretty.  This card gives you that and it is easy, which is an added bonus.  

The designer series paper I used on this is the Floral Boutique, which I absolutely love.  This is my favorite DSP (designer series paper) in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.   I must not be the only one, because Stampin' Up! has put it in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  It will be available in a pack with all the new in colors.  This paper pack is going to be a big hit, just like it was in the current catalog.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 4"
  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

  • cut at 3" x 5 1/2"

For the sentiment on the inside, I stamped it right onto my card base.  

Wasn't that easy?  You could change the sentiment and with the new colors available on June 1st, there will be so many possibilities.  

Last night I had my Paper Pumpkin Class.  We had a lot of fun creating and watercoloring.  It is exciting to see how many different ways people can take the same products and put a whole new card, just by adding dragonfly.  They all turned out beautiful.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!

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My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017, designed by Stampin Scrapper,  for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I am going to really miss some of our retiring stamp sets.  I have used some of them for a very long time, others a short while, but I loved them all.  Here are my 10 top stamp sets:

The Wetlands 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

Sponged Wetlands Card

Cottage Greetings 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings #139962, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493, Flourish Thinlits #141478, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

What To Do With Scraps #4

This card has 2 of my favorites, Gorgeous Grunge and Tin of Cards

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What To Do With Scraps #2

In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin" Up! In the Meadow #140754, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Watercolor In The Meadow

Something for Baby

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Something for Baby #134030, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to stpmpinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Baby Card using Succulent Garden DSP

Time of Year

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Time of Year #141790, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, esigned by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Time of Year with Blooms and Bliss DSP
 

Grateful Bunch

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

Botanical Blooms and Tin of Cards

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards stamp set #138946, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, Botanical Builder Framelits #140625, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Blooms and Bliss Collar Fold Card

Peaceful Pines and Reason for the Season

stampin up, Stampin" Up Peaceful Pines #139728, Reason for the Season #139730, Perfect Pines Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Peaceful Pines Christmas

There are many more that I have loved and will miss.  It was fun going back through my blog looking at all the different cards I have made over the last year or so.  All information regarding the retirement list is further down on this post.

Yesterday I had a workshop with 8 wonderful ladies that I met for the first time.  Thank you Roselin for sharing your friends with me and picking me to have your workshop.  It was so much fun!  

I hope everyone has a marvelous Monday and week!

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Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

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All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Thank you card using retired products

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards #138946, Jar of Love #141587, In Color Designer Series Paper stacks #141408, Lace Doilies #142793, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Everyday Jars Framelits #141490, Banner Framelits #132173, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Have you ever participated in a swap?  Some of you may be wondering what is a swap?  A swap is where you make cards, or cardnfronts, for everyone that is participating.  So if there is 12 people  involved, you will make 12 cards of the same design.  In return you will get 12 cards, 11 different and one of your own.  This is a great way to get ideas for cards and to use either for classes, or to give to someone.  The above card was originally created by Connie Ingram, another demonstrator, from Colorado.  

I changed a color on the card, but overall the design is hers.  Isn't lovely.  I really like how it turned out and it showcases the Tin of Cards stamp set, Banner framelits, Lace Doilies and the 2016-2018 Designer Paper Stack, all which are retiring.  The silver bow is a retired product from a couple of years ago.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Dapper Denim Cardstock #141414

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • scraps for flower and leaves

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks #141408

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

I have found to make the white banner frame easiest,  put the two banner framelits on at the same time.  Center the smaller one inside of the larger framelit.  Run it through your big shot at the same time. See picture below.

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The flower and circle with sentiment on it are the only two things I used dimensionals on.  The rest of the layers were attached with snail adhesive.

When we went to Disney one time, we have gone multiple times - we love Disney, we decided to take pictures of all of our food.  I scrapbook vacations and we didn't want this one to be anything like all the others.  So, now we take pictures of our food all the time.  I know it's crazy.  

So, of course, when I was in Minneapolis, I took pictures.  I have to say, I had some of the best food ever there.  On Friday, we were starved by the time all of us got to the hotel.  So we had found on the internet a Mexican restaurant called Salsa a La Salsa not far from our hotel.  Oh My Goodness!!!!!  It was the best Mexican food I have ever had.  Here is a picture of my fajitas.

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I am dreaming of this food as I am typing up this blog post.  Yummy!

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On Friday night we were busy working on Carla's swaps, so we just ordered pizza.  We found a place that delivered, and had gluten free pizzas.  The one in the above picture is mashed potatoes, broccoli, bacon and tomatoes.  I am weird and I don't care for pizza with the red sauce.  I will eat it, but I am not crazy about it.

On Saturday night after the conference a bunch of us went to the Newsroom Restaurant for dinner.  Again, we had the best food.  I asked the server what their desserts were, so I knew what to order for dinner.  She said, "why not have dessert first?".  Sounded good to Carla and I, so that is exactly what we did.  I had the white chocolate creme burlee and again, Oh My Goodness!  I am going to have to do that more often, dessert first.  

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Doesn't that just look delicious!  I want to go back to Minneapolis and take Mark to all the wonderful places we went to eat.  I think he would love it.  Maybe it will be time for a road trip soon!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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April Paper Pumpkin Video is here!!!

 

Click on the video above to watch Sara demonstrate her kit she designed.  

Sara's kit is "bold, vibrant and artistic with a little bit of sass".  I am so in love with it!  Wait until you see how Sara shows us stepby step on how to do the color resist technique with watercolor pencils.  There is something else new this month, FULL COLOR INSTRUCTIONS!!! Don't forget there is a FREE gift inside too.   You are going to love it!  I know I do.  

I will be having a class on April 26th at 6:30pm to put our kits together and make some alternative cards.  This class is FREE if you order your Paper Pumpkin through me.  Anyone is welcome to join us for this fun night of crafting.  There will be a fee of $12.  

Not a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, but would like to.  Click on one of the pictures below for a month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscription.  I know with summer coming up you are going to be busy and your just not sure if you will have to put your kit together. Not a problem, you have the option to skip a month or two when needed.  I have used this option and it is wonderful. 

Need a gift for someone and not sure what to give them.  This is a perfect gift!  A party in a box, once a month, delivered to their house. Who wouldn't love that?! 

Over the weekend, I have been busy working on changing out retired products with new products.  I have also changed the order in which I have my paper and inks.  Anyone who knows me knows I do everything alphabetical.  Well, I am stepping out of my comfort zone big time.  

In the new catalog, Stampin' Up! has a list of all the colors grouped together by color.  This made the change so easy.  Here are a couple of pictures of my paper storage and inks.  

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I am still trying to get use to them being in this order, but I am really starting to like it.  I ordered some sign clips to put on my racks so I can label each color.  As you can tell, I like to label things.  My label maker and I are very close.  My family told me that if I started labeling the kitchen cabinets I was in trouble.  Who me, I would never do that. LOL

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a terrific Tuesday!

 

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Happy Celebrations

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations #143012, 2017 Occasions catalog, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking, 3D projects and more go to stampinscrapper.com

Do you need an easy peasy birthday card?  I have the perfect one for you.  This card could be masculine or famine depending on the colors you use.  You could even dress it up more with a ribbon or rhinestones.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Marina Mist Cardstock #119682

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

  • cut at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I used the Marina Mist and Pool Party to stamp the front of the card. The Happy Celebrations stamp set is a two step stamp set.  You stamp the Marina Mist part first and then Pool Party.  You are finished! Wasn't that fast and easy?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We had a great time spending the afternoon with the grand Randall's.  Yesterday, I got to see one of my good friends, Lisa, get baptized.  It was such a wonderful event.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a marvelous Monday.

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Happy Easter!!!

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Happy Easter!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  

We are going to have an Easter Egg Hunt with the grandrandall's this afternoon.  I think we are going to have to have it indoors, since it is suppose to rain a lot this afternoon.  Are you going to be spending the day with family?

Check back this week for some new cards, created with new products from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

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My Easter Card and pictures from OnStage

stampin up, StaminUp !EasterMessage stamp set #142987, Falling In Love DSP #142788, 3/8 Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I made this card for my open house that I had in January and have been waiting to share it with you.  I fell in love with the card in occasions catalog for this stamp set.  I changed it a little to go with the products I had on hand and it show the ribbon that was in our Sale-A-Bration brochure.  If you don't have this ribbon you could use any ribbon you have on hand.  

To make this card, you will need the following products:

Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 7/8" x 4 5/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"

Fallin In Love Designer Series Paper #142788

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I stamped the image from the Easter message stamp set and then used our Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.  I used the Early Espresso for the cross and the Basic Gray for the cloth.  This added just a hint of color to make a subtle impact.  

I used dimensionals under the small Blushing Bride cardstock to give the card dimension.  I also added a piece of very vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card.  

Below are some close up pictures of my projects that I had created for my display at OnStage.  I have to say my favorite is the scrapbook page of our farm.  I brought back a lot of memories.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek of some of the new products.

stampin up, Stampin' Up! 2017 OnStage, April, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

In the above picture I was given the punch for the lemon/limes.  Did you notice the paper on both the top and bottom pictures on the right hand side.  You are going to love that paper stack.  So many possibilities.  How cute is the tab punch on the gift card holder?  In the bottom collage you will see how I used it to make a background. 

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I just realized I put a picture in here twice.  I must really like that project.  LOL  You will notice the paper again, can you see I loved it. The crate I made myself, but there is a die in the new catalog that you will be able to make it much easier.  

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The top right one is the background made with the tab punch.  I have to give my daughter Emily credit for that idea.  You might now notice in the pictures, but glossy white paper is back!!!!!  You know what else is in the new catalog that is returning?  The self adhesive sheets! They are going to be wonderful for all our small delicate dies.  On the bottom right corner picture you can see one of the new ribbons, washi tape and embellishments.  The bottom left picture is made using the new glossy white paper.  

I am really excited about the glossy white paper.  It retired shortly after I started selling Stampin' Up!, so I didn't really get a chance to play with it.  I am sure there are a lot of really neat techniques out there for me to learn and share with you.  

My first box arrived yesterday of the Eastern Suite and my other boxes arrive today from my preorder.  Oh, my goodness!  I think I have died and gone to heaven.  What should I create with first?

Last night we had the grandrandall's for a sleepover.  They were so good, I couldn't have asked for them to behave any better. They had a lot of fun helping me clean up my craftroom for class tonight. Beckett said to me that he thought I should get rid of some of my stuff because I could never use all of it.  Uh, NO!

You are probably wondering who are the grandrandall's.  Five years ago I met Todd and Kumiko when they came to talk to me about taking care of their first baby.  There was an instant connection between all of us.  You know how you meet someone and right away you know they are going to be a part of your lives for a long time, if not, forever.  Over the years, Todd has come to our church, accepted Christ and got baptized.  I was so honored and humbled when he did his video and talked about what an influence our family has had on him with his walk with Christ.  We have all adopted each other as a part of our family.  My girls call Todd their brother and Kumiko their sister and they do the same.  It warms my heart so much.  

Some people at church thought Todd was our son.  I physically could have had Todd, but I would have been 14 years old.  We sometimes, say yes he is.  It is easier that way at times.  In our hearts they are our children and their children are our grandchildren.  We love all of them so much and we are so blessed to have them in our lives.  

Have a terrific Thursday and thank you for stopping in today.  

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Pictures from OnStage 2017

stampin up, Stampin Up! 2017OnStage, display board created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking, 3 D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, JoyceWhitman

I can finally share my display board with you!!!  I had so much creating with the  products from the new 2017-2018 catalog.  It has been hard keeping it quiet, but now I don't have to!!!!  You are going to love the new catalog.  I want everything in it!

I will be showing you all each product individually throughout the next month or so.  

I had such a great time at OnStage.  I am not sure why I haven't gone before, but I know I will be going again.  Here are some pictures from my fun filled weekend.

stampin up, Stampin' Up! 2017 OnStage, stampinscrapper.com, Joyce WhitmanThese are the lovely ladies that I got to sit with at the event.  From left to right, Laura, me (yes, I was the shortest again LOL), Kim, Beth, Lynn and Pam.

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This picture is with two of the wonderful people from the business retreat I went to last October.  It was so wonderful to see Tina and Beth.  

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On Friday while sitting up my display I got to meet Connie Stewart, one of my favorite demonstrators.  She is such a sweetheart!  I got to talk with her for about 20 minutes, which was the best part of my day. On Saturday I was able to get a picture with her.  I am not crazy about the look on my face, but I only got one picture with her, so I will take it.

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The 3 MUSKETEERS!!!! Carla, Kim and I hung out together all weekend.  I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.  We had been talking with each other on Facebook and text for a while, so it was nice to finally meet in person.  I can say, I have found 2 very good friends over the week.  They are the best!
 

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The above picture has the four stamp sets I received, a planner, post it notes, pens and an ink pad in crumb cake and old olive.  I also received a bag, but I forgot to put it in the picture.  

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These are the gifts that I received from Lynn, Beth, Kim and Lyssa.  It was so sweet of them!

Wouldn't you love to have this much fun? Get to see the catalog before others? Learn new things? You can!  Join my team and we can go to the next event in November in Salt Lake City, Utah!  

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

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OnStage Cool Treats Swap Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats stamp set #142982, Gorgeous Grunge #130517, Tasty Treats DSP #142770, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies #142756, Stitched Framelits #145372, Banner Triple Punch #138292, Wink of Stella #1418973/8" Ruched Peekaboo Peach Ribbon #141427, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stsampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my other swap card that I made.  This swap was a card front only with 2 layers and 2 embellishments.   I used Wink of Stella as one of my embellishments along with the Peekaboo Peach ribbon.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"  
  • scrap piece for the popsicle

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for the front
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside 
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake #120953 and Pool Party #122924 for the popsicles

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper #142770

  • cut 2 at 1 1/2" x 4"

Using the Banner Triple Punch, punch the designer series paper and the Watermelon Wonder paper.  

I used one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with the Peekaboo Peach ink.  I adhered the banners  with snail adhesive. The popsicles and Happiest Birthday were attached with Stampin Dimensionals.  I added the 3/8" Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around the top of the whisper white paper.

I added Wink of Stella on the stamped images on the popsicles.  

Reminder:  tomorrow the retirement list comes out for the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  If you want any of the 2015-2017 In Colors (Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder) I would order them today.  When the list comes out, anything associated with the in colors will sell out sometimes within an hour.  

I will not be placing an order, so if you would like to order, please go to my website HERE.  Remember, if you use the hostess code CB637TDYR you will receive a gift from me.  If you are ordering $150 or over, DO NOT use the hostess code.  You will want to get the Stampin Rewards (which means FREE product) for your order.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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