Biggest Birthday Ever

What a FABULOUS weekend!  Spring is in the air - the weather was awesome and my creative juices were flowing and I got a BUNCH of ideas done!  In fact, the May card buffet menu is already posted! 

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2017-04-24/48338be2-1565-4d27-99ce-6fe506e0d2bb.pngWe also celebrated the 1 year adoption of this little gal.  Her name is Prince (long story).  Yes, I adopted her on April 23 last year from a shelter.  She was a puppy then and now is a beautiful 1 human year old companion.  We celebrated by taking a 5 mile walk along the river - she LOVES it.  I can't tell you how many times she would run and jump in.  We also had to go to the Dairy Queen for a bit of ice cream - a favorite treat of hers.

Biggest Birthday Ever, Wish Big Framelits, #biggestbirthdayever, #wishbigframelits, #stampinup, #staminbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #icecreambirthdaycar, #stampinupdemo, #diy, #handstampedcardsThis is one of the cards for May's card buffet.  It falls into the super cute but quick & easy category.  Who wouldn't have a smile on their face when they received this card?  It even has a cherry on top! 

Check out the May Card Buffet menu here - make your selections!

 

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Crazy About You

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Crazy About You - that's my message for you today!  Actually "crazy about you" is a stamp set that has been one of my customer favorites over the last few years. . . but it is soon to retire.  Here is what I have heard my customers say about this stamp set;

  • There are 33 stamps in the set
  • Bold images - 2 flowers and a leaf
  • One flower coordinates with the Flower Medallion Punch
  • 30 word stamps with a multitude of greeting combinations - cover most every greeting need!
  • Coordinates with the Hello You thinlits - which are also retiring 

For this card (part of the May Card Buffet) I added a strip of the Pop of Pink designer Washi tape (retiring) and a couple of rhinestones colored with a Black Sharpie Marker.  

Crazy About You, Pop of Pink, Hello You Thinlits, #crazyaboutyou, #helloyouthinlits, #popofpinkwashitape, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #diy, #diypapercrafting, #birthdaycard

Here is the other Flower in the stamp set - the one that coordinates with the retiring Flower Medallion punch.  I added a bow with the retiring Perfect Plum Solid Baker's Twine for a finishing touch.  

Remember to check out all of the retiring products here;

Don't delay in getting your retiring products!  Remember to use the Hostess Code for an additional free gift!

 

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Eastern Beauty & Palace

Perhaps you've been hearing about the Customer special Stampin' Up! is making available for customers in May. . . . a pre catalog release of one of the product suites in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog!  

The product suite is called Eastern Palace.  When I initially looked at this suite, I thought - hmmm it's not my favorite. . . but man was I wrong!  The possibilities seem endless!   I love the color combination;  Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla and Gold!  I'm confident you will fall in love too!

Eastern Beauty, Eastern Palace, Eastern Medallions, #Easternbeauty, #easternpalace, #easternmedallions, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #sneakpeek,

I spent the day creating samples with this product suite and couldn't stop!  Oh man!  Most of you know that I'm not a fan of tassels and stickers - but the ones that come with this product suite - well they just might be a little different!  

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What I really want you to hear from this blog post is;

  • The product suite is amazing even if you think it is not your style!
  • Stay tuned for an amazing product based class in May!!!  (you won't want to miss it!)

 

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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Color Challenge

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Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog hop this month.  Our theme this month is a Color Challenge;  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz.  A great color combo!

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I have a treat for you!!  A new to me technique with these awesome colors. . . Doodling on Stamped Images.  

Special Reason. Color Challenge, #specialreason, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #stampinuptechnique, #stampinupdemo, #bloghop, #diy, #stampingtechniquesI stamped the images from the Special Reason stamp set (get it now as it is retiring and I love this stamp set!) and then simply doodled around the edges.  You may think putzy but image the doodling you do while you are on hold with a telephone call?  Look closely as I seriously just doodled. . . . I didn't stay right on the edge of the stamped images. . . it's called doodling and doesn't have to be exact!

Pretty fun right?   Here is the second sample I shared using the Flower Patch stamp set. 

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Which one do you like better?  I hope you give this technique a try!  Be sure and share your creations with me! 

Purchase any of these products in my online store.  While you are there be sure and check out the retiring products - some are up to 50% off! 

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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Jar of Love

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Welcome back to Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays!   Today I am featuring a fabulous card using the amazing Jar of Love bundle!  The Jar of Love bundle includes the Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars framelits.  Read on to see why you want to get this bundle in the next few weeks!

Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #everydayjarsthinlits, #jaroflove, #stampnup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #classinthemail, #stampinupdemonstrator, #diy, #howtostampThis bundle has been VERY popular and Stampin' Up! is committed to providing you additional uses for parts of the bundle.   Remember the Holiday catalog and the coordinating products in there?  Do you remember these pumpkin treats that almost crashed my website because of all of the traffic?  Adorbs!

Everyday Jars Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #everydayjarsframelits, #pumpkintreats, #halloweentreats

 Well, there is a coordinating set in the new 2017-2018 catalog as well!   I just can't show you yet - sorry!   Soon my friends!

Now, if you don't yet have this bundle, you will want to get it before the bundle pricing expires on May 31!   Yep - it's like a sale that is ending! 

Download 2017 April Hello Jar of Love Tutorial here. 

 


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A Sara Thing - Fabulous Paper Pumpkin!

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I got my FREE gift in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit - and it is one of my favorites of ALL time!   OMG - can we say  "nailed it!' The free gift is 4 samples of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous watercolor pencils!   If you have always admired the watercolor look and feel like you can't do it. . . . you are going to wish you had this kit!  (stay tuned for an opportunity). 

Paper Pumpkin, April 2017, A Sara Thing, #paperpumpkin, #asarathing, #Paperpumpkinapril2017, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersCheck out ALL of the supplies in this kit!   WOW!  Full Color instructions too - the very first time! 

Amazing huh!   Just in case you don't love these cards, check out this sample. . . . I LOVE these acrylic flowers - and I want more!  Don't forget that you can order refills of this kit staring April 20!

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Did you know that I treat my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to a bunch of alternate ideas each and every month!  Such awesome tutorials!  

Now for the BIG news!  Starting on April 20, I can order additional kits of this amazing kit!   How would you like to come over for a Paper Pumpkin party and create your own cards while perfecting your watercoloring technique!  RSVP required.  First come first served for the kits!  Cost is $12.  April 27 12-8pm.  Come. Make & Go!

 If you wish to make sure you don't miss any of the future Paper Pumpkin kits, you can subscribe here!  


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Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - Celebrating On Stage

Thailand Grand Vacation Blog HopWelcome to the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for April 2017.  Our theme this month is to share the amazing highlights from Stampin' Up!'s On Stage events around the world in early April. 

I attended in Minneapolis Minnesota with 11 of my teammates!  For some reason, we missed a group picture - ugh! Here's a picture of 3 of my smiling downline awaiting their prize patrol!  Gotta Love free stamps!

OnStage 2017

A highlight is always getting our hands on the new catalog!  IT IS AMAZING!   Yippee!  I can't wait to share it more with you as soon as I can. . . what I can share are some samples!  I was honored to be asked by Stampin' Up! to be a display stamper.  That meant that I got a package of new things to create with and then bring them to the event to display!  I've featured a few of them on my blog the last week but saved these just for this blog hop!  These samples feature the Dare to Dream stamp set. 

 

Dare to Dream, Stampin' Up!, OnStage, #daretodream, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sneakpeek, #diy, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafting, #handstampedcard, #congratscardWhat I loved about the stamp set is the easy way the greetings can be mixed and matched to create an amazing sentiment!  Sometimes I have struggled with these types of stamp sets - but not this one!   And what do you think of the new In Color - Lemon Lime Twist?

Dare to Dream, Stampin' Up!, OnStage, #daretodream, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sneakpeek, #diy, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafting, #handstampedcard, #congratscardCheck out the 2 new In Colors on this one. . . Powder Pink and Fresh Fig!   I love the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon!  It's soooo soft!  

Dare to Dream, Stampin' Up!, OnStage, #daretodream, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #sneakpeek, #diy, #stampinupdemonstrator, #papercrafting, #handstampedcard, #congratscardThis is probably one of my favorite card!   It features the new Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape.  Love the color combination;  Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.  And check out the 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes!  

I hope that you enjoyed this little sneak peek!   On Stage was a blast and I can't wait for the next one in November in Salt Lake City!   If you'd like to get in on the excitement, contact me and I will give you the details!

 


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Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays - Masking

Tips & Tricks with BJ Peters on Tuesdays, #diy, #stampinupdiy, #diytips&tricks, #diypapercrafting, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #stampinupdemonstrator, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #papercraftingtechniquesThanks everyone who sent me a comment (aka little love) for the debut of Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays last week!.  I'm excited to keep this segment going - let me know if you have those burning questions you always wanted to know! 

Tips & Tricks with BJ Peters on Tuesdays, #diy, #stampinupdiy, #diytips&tricks, #diypapercrafting, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #stampinupdemonstrator, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #papercraftingtechniques, #hightide, This week the Tip & Trick is "masking".  Masking is an easy technique that creates the 3D effect you see with the lighthouse on this card appearing to stand out of the water.   Check it out! 

 

I hope you give this technique a try!   Please share your creations with us!  I would love to see them. 

 


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Flourishing Phrases Meets Daisy Delight

Flourishing Phrases, Daisy Delight, Stampin' Up!, Sneak Peek, #flourishingphrases, #daisydelight, #sneakpeek, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #diy, #papercrafting, #diycrafting

I'm continuing with showcasing a few sneak peeks but highlighting some of my favorite retiring products at the same time.  Can you guess what my favorite retiring product is on this page?  If you guessed the amazing Floral Boutique Designer Series paper, you are correct!  The class I did with this paper was my best selling class of all time!  (the Tutorial is still available on my events & tutorials page).  

Flourishing Phrases, Daisy Delight, Stampin' Up!, Sneak Peek, #flourishingphrases, #daisydelight, #sneakpeek, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #diy, #papercrafting, #diycrafting

One of my favorite new stamp sets is called Daisy Delight.  It comes as a bundle with the Daisy Punch - yes!  It's a great punch!  And check out the super duper fun new accents!  - Clear Faceted Gems!   They come in silver and gold - and 3 different sizes!   You are going to LOVE them!  

Keep watching my blog for old and new delights!

 


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Sneak Peek Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper

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I've been sharing with you some of the samples that I created for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Minneapolis.  It is always truly an honor to be asked by Stampin' Up! to create the samples.  They send you a package in he mail and then you are to create with them.  

On of the new products in the 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog is the Foil Frenzy Designers series paper.  The paper comes in Berry Burst, Lemon Life Twist Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  There are 3 patterns - this chevron pattern is one of them.  

For this sample I used the Lemon Lime Twist and then cut letters from Black Fun Foam using the Large Letters framelits.  I added a Petite Petal flower as an accent and that is it!   Simple but stunning card.

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Here I used the Soft Sky color and I showcased all the patterns in the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper.  I used 1" squares to create this design.   A quick greeting from the Cottage Greetings (retiring) stamp set and a Dapper Denim accent and you have a great card!  

I have more secret sneak peeks coming so be sure and stay tuned!  

 


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Introducing the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

As a display stamper for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event in Minneapolis recently, I received the new 2017-2019 In Colors to make samples with.  I LOVE them.  While they are not all really jewel tones, I think they remind me of jewel tones and they go so well together!  

2017-2019 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, #incolors, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.com, #swirlyscribblesthinlits, #stampinup, #sneakpeek, #diy, #satmpinupdemo

Are you ready for Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig?  Love them all together in this card!    What is your favorite?  

I paired this fresh new look with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  The pairing sure makes a great card!  I love showcasing a card every year that uses all of the new In Colors and this one is my favorite so far.

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Here is another card using 4 of the 5 new In Colors.  It's a fun showcase of the colors.  The greeting comes from a new stamp set called Dare to Dream which is a fabulous new Hostess stamp set.  I even died the Baker's Twine with the Berry Burst stamp pad.

What is your favorite new In Color?

 


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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Swirly Bird

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop, Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampsersdozenbloghop, #bloghop, #stampinupbloghop, #swirlybird, #swirlyscribblesthinlits, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #diy, #papercraftingWelcome to this month's Stampers Dozen blog hop with amazing and inspiring Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  This month we are showcasing some of our favorite carrying over stamp sets as we prepare for the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  I am showcasing the Swirly Bird stamp set which comes as a bundle with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop, Swirly Bird, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #stampsersdozenbloghop, #bloghop, #stampinupbloghop, #swirlybird, #swirlyscribblesthinlits, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #diy, #papercrafting

Check out 4 of the new 2017-2019 In Colors!  Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist!  What a great color combination!   As I mentioned the Swirly Bird stamp set is bundled with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  While both will be in the new catalog, you have only until May 31 to take advantage of the savings by purchasing these items as a bundle.  

 

Here is another idea using the new In Colors and this amazing bundle!   

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Here's another card to inspire you with the same color scheme.  I added the favorite Hello You retiring thinlits!  Get them while you can!  

Check out the Retiring Items here.  Accessories are while supplies last and some are going quick - get them while you can! 

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Now, check out the rest of this month's Stampers Dozen Inspiration. . . 

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Lovely Words Thinlits

Introducing the new Lovely Words Thinlit Dies!   I squealed when I saw these in a box sent to me by Stampin' Up!  I was chosen to be a display stamper for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Minneapolis last week.  These thinlits will be bundled with the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  

Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, #lovelyinside&out, #lovelywordsthinlitsdies, #sneakpeek, #2017Stampin'Up!, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #diy, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemoI can't wait for you to see all that these thinlits will do.  When you get them, you'll notice that the words are part of a shape (circle, oval & heart).  For this creation, I cut the oval part off.  Check out the 3 new In Colors on this card;  Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig! 

Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, #lovelyinside&out, #lovelywordsthinlitsdies, #sneakpeek, #2017Stampin'Up!, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #diy, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemoHere is what the "lovely" word looks like when it is not cut out of the heart!  I added a heart behind it cut with the Sweet & Sassy framelits.  Check out the new Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon - yummy!  And of course you see the new 2016-2018 In Color litter Acrylic heart shape.  

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Another one of the dies cuts out the word Friend - I love this one!  I used Berry Burst and Powder Pink for the new In Colors.  Check out the Very Vanilla Baker's twine - it is super soft!

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And the last word in these thinlits is "hugs!".   Check out how the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper highlights the hugs!  I used the strips and the chevron pattern (little heart).  You may also pick up the new Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape!  

Will you be purchasing these thinlits?   Which is your favorite sample I created?

 


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This Little Piggy

I was honored to be a display stamper for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Minneapolis April 8.  I had an awesome time crafting up samples to share with the almost 800 attendees!   Here are the samples that I created with the new This Little Piggy stamp set. 

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This Little Piggy is a super fun new stamp set that has a little bit of whimsy built right into the stamp set!  Here I also used one of the new In Colors - Powder Pink.  

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For this striking card, I showcased another new 2017-2019 In Color Lemon Lime Twist!   You may also notice a couple of other things such as the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper.  And then check out that In Color Glitter Acrylic Heart!  A super fun little accent!

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I'm loving this Little Piggy - just a fun whimsical card. . . perfect for a little hog (hug)!  

What do you think of this little sneak peek?  

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Flourishing Phrases

Tutoring with BJ, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #flourishingphrases, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #diy, #diypapercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #classesinthemailWhat do you think of my new graphic?   Getting pretty fancy for the Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays posts!   Today, I am going to share one of my favorite stamp sets of all time - Flourishing Phrases!  Oh my how I love this set.  And it is not on the retiring list so you have some time to fall in love with it just as much as I have!

Tutoring with BJ, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #flourishingphrases, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #diy, #diypapercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #classesinthemailWhat a gorgeous color combination!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Bermuda Bay and the gold foil and the gold embossing!   Just soooo awesome!   You really need to check out this stamp set if you don't already have it.  The flourishes, flower and greetings are just so great together.  AND it can be used for so many different occasions!

Tutoring with BJ, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #flourishingphrases, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #diy, #diypapercrafting, #stampinupdemo, #classesinthemailCheck out the inside of this card!  A great finishing touch!  

Be sure and Download Free Tutorial here. 

Do you like the Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays series?   Should I keep it coming? 

 


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Swirly Bird with Pop of Pink

Swirly bird, Pop of Pink, Designer Tin of cards, #swirlybird, #designertinofcards, #popofpinkspecialtydesignerseriespaper, #birthdaycard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, Does this ever happen to you?  I had the Swirly Bird stamp set out and then I couldn't stop playing with it. . . .This one was easy and it does show case some of the retiring products!  Speaking of retiring products, some of them are going VERY fast so, if you are wanting something, click on this link to take you to the retiring list - and either order right away or get in touch with me!

SwSwirly Bird is a favorite stamp set (if you couldn't tell).  It is carrying over. Yippee!  There are several other things on this card that are on the retiring list however;

  • Designer series paper - is Pop of Pink #141648 on sale for 40% off $7.80
  • Watermelon Wonder mini striped ribbon #141433 on sale for 30% off $5.60
  • Designer Tin of Cards stamp set #141739 $26.00
  • Solid Baker's Twine in Basic Black #141682 $3.00

Make sure to get your retired product orders in asap!

 


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Retiring Must Haves!

Retiring list, Stampin' Up!, #retiringlist, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupretiring, #diy, #retiringlist, #papercraftingsale, #stampinupsaleYesterday I shared the Retiring Product list and a Facebook Live video that went through the Annual catalog pointing out the retiring products as well as the deals and steals!  I know the retiring list makes some sad but I look at it knowing that new and amazing products are coming AND I get to purchase some of my wish list items at a discount!  Up to 50% off! 

Here are some links to help you check out the Retiring Products

 Here are some of my Favorites!  

Floral Phrases, Floral Boutique, #floralphrases, #floralboutique, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, #stampinupsale, #bjpetersFloral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663 $11.00

Special Reason, Stylish Stems, #specialreason, #stylishstemsframelits, #retiringlist, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupretiringlistSpecial Reason Clear #142902 25% off $15.00, Special Reason Wood #142899 $28.00, Stylish Stems Framelit Dies #142750 40% off $18.60

Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder, #botanicalblooms, #botanicalbuilder, #stampinupretiring, #retiringlist, #staminbj.com, #bjpetersBotanical Blooms stamp set #140757 25% off $12.75, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies #140625 50% off $16.50

First Sight, Sweetheart Punch, #retiringlist, #firstsight, #stmpinupretiring, #stampinupsaleFirst Sight Stamp Set Clear #140688 $18.00, First Sight Stamp Set Wood #140685 $25.00, Sweetheart Punch #133786  20% off $12.80

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, #diyBasket Bunch Stamp Set #143186 20% off $16.80, Basket Builder Framelits Dies #143228 50% off $15.50

  Large Letters, Falling in Love, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, #bjpetersFalling in Love designer series paper #142788 40% off $6.60,   Falling in Love embellishments #142791 40% off $4.20,  Tea Lace Doilies #142793 30% off $3.15

B.Y.O.P., Gift card envelope, #BYOP, #giftcardenvelope, #retiringlist, #stampinbj.com, #stampinbj, #diy, #retiringlistB.Y.O.P stamp set #137159 $25.00   Gift Card Envelope & Trims Framelit Dies #135854 $33.00

Crazy About you, Flower Medallion, hello you thinlits, #flowermedallion, #crazyaboutyou, #helloyouthinlits, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersCrazy About You photopolymer stamp set #137137 $25.00, Crazy About You clear stamp set #138859 $$39.00, Crazy About You Wood stamp set #138856 $52.00, Flower Medallion punch #137417 30% off $12.60, Hello You Framelits #137363 $25.00

  Helping Me Grow, #retiringlist, #stampinupretiring, #helpingmegrowHelping Me Grow #140764 $26.00  Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon #140569 40% off $3.60

  Penned & Painted, Pop of Pink, #penned&painted, #popofpinkdesignerseriespaper, #retiringlist, #retiredlist, #stampinupretiringlistPenned & Painted stamp set #141938 $25.00, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper #141648 40% off $7.80

 

Stay tuned for more awesome retiring samples.  Remember that accessory supplies are available while supplies last.  Stamp sets are available until May 22 and then while supplies last. 

Order by Friday, April 14 and receive an additional gift from me! 

 

 


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Tips & Tricks with BJ on Tuesdays - Storage Ideas

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Today I am introducing what I hope will be a weekly feature.. . . Tips & Tricks on Tuesdays!   I hope to share quick and easy videos that will give you the tools you need to make your crafting experiences even more enjoyable! 

My first Tips & Tricks comes from several emails that I have received over the last few weeks about storage ideas.  Enjoy!

 

So what did you think?   Will you use any of these storage ideas?   Which one was the best?  Let me know what you think.

 


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Retiring List!!!!

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Check out the retiring list from Stampin' Up!   The list includes items from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog as well as the Holiday and Occasions catalogs! 

Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last!

Stamp sets are available until May 22nd and after that while supplies last.

Make sure to check out any bundles you want - even if they are carrying over, they will not be bundled in the next catalog!  Don't loose out on that 10% savings!

Click this link to download the list!

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Bunch of Blossoms

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Yesterday I posted the rest of the card buffet for this month - and one of the cards was from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.  I played with this set jus a bit before I decided on the final card. . . this one didn't make the cut.  It's super cute though and I'm sure it can be inspiration for you.  

I used Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush as the main colors.  These 2 colors will be leaving us shortly so get them right now!  No fooling'!

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I love how this one turned out too!  Believe me, I had a hard time deciding!  This one uses 2 of the 2016-2018 In Colors - Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy!  (Are you excited to see the 2017-2019 In Colors?  Soon, my friends!)  

A few important dates for you to know this week;

  • April 11 1:00pm EST - the retirement list becomes available.  Please check back soon after that, I will get it posted as quickly as I can!
  • Get your In Color orders in ASAP!  I believe history will repeat itself - the In Colors will be gone right away!  Remember markers, cardstock, & Ink refills!

 


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Wow, What a week!

As I mentioned last week, I spent a few days with several other amazing, talented, successful and inspiring demonstrators at my house.  We planned some amazing things to share with my customers and downline in the next few months.  Be ready to be WOW'd!  

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Doesn't this look like a fun group?  

On Friday we headed to Minneapolis for the Center Stage and On Stage events.  I can tell you that I am inspired and full of inspiration!  I can't wait to share. . . but I can't just yet. . . check back Tuesday afternoon!

Saturday, 11 of my team joined me for the OnStage event.  What a great time we had!  We came home with 3 new stamp sets, tons of pictures, Make-n-Takes and a few more prizes too!

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And of course we got the fabulous new annual catalog!   But, I can't show that to you just yet. . . I guess it's one of the perks of being a demo!  You're always welcome to join my team!

IMG_0596I can tell you that I will certainly enjoy the 25% discount when getting the first of the must haves!  

Now, to get ready for the week.   Here are the last 2 cards for the card buffet choices for the Card Buffet this week.  

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Bunch of Blossoms - inspired by a swap from this weekend.

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Touches of Texture.   Check out the full menu here.  See you Wed or Thursday!

 


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Love at First Sight

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Today's post is a simple one with a stamp set and layout that I have used before.  Remember this gorgeous Wedding card? I get questions all of the time on where I get my inspiration from.  This one came from a past card - I know some of you have trouble giving up your cards - file back through them with your creative hat on.  

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With Mother's Day around the corner, I used the First Sight stamp set.  Watermelon Wonder  and Silver are the colors for this card.  The greeting is highlighted by the Stitched Framelits and the Layering ovals framelits.  (Seriously, I use these all the time, I am telling you, these items are staples in your crafting supplies and if you don't have them, you need them!)  

So, your challenge for the day is to find an old card and re create it with new colors and stamp sets.  Post your results!

 


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A Scrappy Card

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Does anyone else do this?  I have a pile of "scraps" - basically failed die cut pieces.  Or pieces I thought I would use and didn't like in the end.  I recently had a whole bucket and when I was cleaning, I pulled out a few pieces and then there the rest away - I know some of you are cringing at that thought.  I just have to clean and purge sometimes.  

I normally would include so many different items on 1 card but, this one turned out cute.  Here's the ingredients;

  • designer series paper - Pop of Pink
  • Black flourish die cut - from the Flourish Thinlits
  • Layering Circles dies
  • Stamp sets - Garden in Bloom (it was still on my crafting table) and Perfectly Wrapped for the greeting.

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So what do you think of my "scrappy" card?  Do you have a pile of "scraps".  How about making yourself craft from them today?

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Cake Crazy

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Happy Happy Thursday everyone!  I'm sharing a tutorial today for the Cake Crazy stamp set from the Occasions 2017 catalog.  And I'm going to share with you a little secret.  If you go to page 7 in the Occasions catalog where the Crazy Cake stamp set is. . . check out the Candle Border punch on the lower left hand corner.   Here is the secret. . . I have been looking where everyone has been purchasing that punch at.  I have probably been through this catalog a zillion times - didn't find it until I was getting this post ready.  Now I'm feeling a little embarassed!  Oh well.

Cake Crazy, #cakecrazy, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #sparkle, #balloonbouquet, #stampinupdemonstrator, #layeringcirclesThe Cake Crazy stamp set reminds me of a kids birthday card with a little bit of whimsey.  Just plain fun.  I look at the 22 images and I can see so many ways that they can be put together to make a super cute card.   I like that Cupcake pic idea shown in the catalog too!

Make sure to download your Free Crazy Cake Tutorial here

Stay tuned as exciting things are currently happening at BJ's Stampin' Spot - literally as you read this!  I can't wait to share the excitement! 

 


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Garden in Bloom

I was getting ready for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event in just 3 sleeps last weekend.  One of the super fun things about attending Stampin' Up! events is the swapping.  Last weekend when I was creating swaps, I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set to make these cards.  Which one do you think I chose for swaps?

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I am amazed at this color combination.  Would you guess the large flowers are Calypso Coral and Rose Red?  Add in Old Olive and Daffodil Delight and you have this bright bold sun shiny card that is sure to put a smile on everyones face.  I only used the Garden in Bloom stamp set on this card.  I love the watercolor type effects in the stamps.  

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Here is the other choice.  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray are the colors here.  Simple and cute.  The layering circles dies perfectly create the focal point for this flower.  Simple and nice.

So which one did I choose for my swaps?

 


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Announcing April Happenings!

There is a lot going on in the next couple of weeks.  A thought a quick run down of the events would be helpful for you. 

Happening Now!

Mini Egg Cartons, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #minieggcartonsThese super cute mini egg cartons are so much fun to decorate and they are back just in time for Easter!  They were so popular, they sold out and then were caught up in customs.  Don't delay - get them ordered today!

April 8 - Demonstrators will be attending Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  I will be in Minneapolis.  We will be the first to see the 2017-2018 catalog!  Yippee!

April 10 - at 1pm MST, I can share sneak peaks of the new catalog items that I saw at On Stage.  And the catalog is online for demonstrators only.

April 10 at 1pm MST, the retiring list from the 2016-2017 Catalog, Holiday and Occasions catalogs will be posted.  I will get this posted on my website as soon as possible after that.  Please keep in mind that many items will be available on this list while supplies last.  Every year there are disappointments so get your orders in early! 

April 12 & 13 - April's Card Buffet in my classroom or in the mail.  No, you will not be able to get sneak peeks of the new catalog if you come.  Wouldn't want to spoil the fun of anticipation!

May 31 - Last Day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.

June 1 - Most Anticipated Day - New Annual Catalog goes live!  Amazing, Gorgeous, Must-haves, etc!

 

How do you get the Annual Catalog from me? 

Starting around the 3rd week of May, I will be mailing copies to my loyal customers who have purchased at least $50 from me in the past year.  If you want to be sure you are on the list, send me a quick email verifying your current address. 

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As you read this, are you a bit sad that you don't get to see the amazing new annual catalog earlier? 

If you were feeling those pangs of anticipating gnawing at you, then consider joining my team!  Not only will you get to see the new catalog at least a month before anyone else but you'll to see the new Holiday catalog before anyone else too!   Check out all the perks here.

 

 


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Fell in Love Again with Penned & Painted

For today's inspiration, I decided that I was going to put my paw into my stamp drawer and create with whatever stamp set I landed on.  I landed on Penned & Painted.  The stamp set sure looked well used and was obviously a favorite at one time.  I LOVE what I created with it. . . so much so that I had to make a second card too!

Penned & Painted, Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals, #penned&painted, #flourishthinlits, #layeringovals, #popofpinkdesignerseriespaper, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycardI like the whimsical - sort of watercolor type look the flowers and leaves have in this set.  It is a 3 step stamp set - if you want to use it that way.  If you look at the second card, I only did 2 of the steps.  I love the Black & White background from the Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper and the Flourish Thinlit added the perfect finishing touch.

Penned & Painted, Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals, #penned&painted, #flourishthinlits, #layeringovals, #popofpinkdesignerseriespaper, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycardYou can see from this photo that I stamped the flower image twice - once on the Layering Oval and then again on scrap paper and cut it out.  Love the 3D look.  I really love this card!

Penned & Painted, Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals, #penned&painted, #flourishthinlits, #layeringovals, #popofpinkdesignerseriespaper, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycardThe second card I did, I wanted to try the 2 step stamping without the final detail layer sort of enhance the watercolor look.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder for the flower colors with Crushed Curry and Old Olive accents.  Now I love this card too! 

This was a fun time creating - randomly picking a stamp set and coming up with something fun.  I might have to try it again! 

 


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May Flowers

Falling Flowers, May Flowers, Stampin' Up!, #fallingflowers, #mayflowers, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #sympathycard, #stampinupdemo, #papercraftings, #handstampedcardAs I was looking for a set of framelits yesterday, I ran across the May Flowers framelits and realized I hadn't used them in either forever and very little since they debuted last June.  Yikes!   I remember loving them in the catalog but must have promptly forgotten about them.  Does that ever happen to you?  

The May Flowers framelits are bundled with the Falling Flowers stamp set.  For this card, I paired Peekaboo Peach with Sahara Sand.  Sahara Sand is one of those colors that go with anything - I actually think the color changes depending on what color it is paired with.  I don't know how that happens but, it does. 

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The May flowers framelits come with a little tab on the framelit to easily line it up with the stamps - I love it when Stampin' Up! makes it easy for us!  I borrowed the greeting for this card from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. 

Falling Flowers, May Flowers, Stampin' Up!, #fallingflowers, #mayflowers, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #sympathycard, #stampinupdemo, #papercraftings, #handstampedcardHere's another example from the Falling Flowers & May Flowers framelit bundle.  I used 2 retiring In Colors (Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron).  The flower is Blushing Bride cardstock with Rose Red ink. 

Falling Flowers, May Flowers, Stampin' Up!, #fallingflowers, #mayflowers, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #sympathycard, #stampinupdemo, #papercraftings, #handstampedcardI used the Sunshine Wishes framelits (I seriously think most every customer has these framelits cuz they're so amazing) for the greeting.  I cut 2 of them and just offset them slightly.  I love how that little offsetting highlights the word!  You should give it a try! 

 


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Swirly Bird Swap

I am sooo looking forward to this week!  Want to know why?  Stampin' Up! is coming to  Minneapolis next Saturday and their events are so fun and leave me so inspired.  On top of that, I have 4 girlfriends coming on Wednesday and we are going to be doing some fun, creative and awesome planning!  More about that later.

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One of the super fun things I love is swapping card ideas.  This is one of the swaps that I am going to share.  What do you think? Would you swap with me?  

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I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits for the leaves (yep - but apart the flower!)  And of course the coordinating Sunshine Sayings is where the greeting came from.  Both of these stamp sets are VERY popular and if you don't have them - well, you are behind the times.

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When I decided on the swap, I made 2 cards and then chose between them.  This is the card that lost out.  Super cute - just a looser in this competition!  LOL.  

Which one would you have chosen?

 


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Bunny Buddies - March Paper Pumpkin

April is here and I am ready to treat my Paper Pumpkin customers!  Yes, you should feel spoiled because you are going to be getting tutorials for all of these projects!   Each and every month, I am going to be sending you alternate tutorials for your Paper Pumpkin kits!   Check out this sneak peak of the projects!

Paper pumpkin, #paperpumpkin, #paperpumpkinalternateideas, #paperpumpkintutorial, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampsinthemail, #craftkitinthemail, #stampinupdemonstratorCan you imagine what gorgeous projects are behind this little sneak peaks?  What great extra value this will bring to your Bunny Buddies kit!   You'll have such a hard time deciding which ones to do!  

Paper pumpkin, #paperpumpkin, #paperpumpkinalternateideas, #paperpumpkintutorial, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampsinthemail, #craftkitinthemail, #stampinupdemonstratorCan you imagine the amazing alternate projects you'll get tutorials for with the April Paper Pumpkin kit?  This kit is designed by our CEO Sara Douglass.  Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for you and your customers, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! 

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! We’re keeping it a surprise, but your customers won’t want to miss it. 

Time is running out!  Sign up by April 10 to get your kit!

 


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Eastern Palace Suite is available now!

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Today is the day when you as customers can order the limited time and specially priced bundles Stampin' Up! has created for you!  And beyond the special pricing, there are free gifts for you too!  Read on and find out more. . . 

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Check out the Eastern Palace designer series paper, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and the Mini Tassels on this card!  Truly the Eastern Medallion Thinlits highlight the greeting.  Did you see my video on the all of the possibilities with the Eastern Medallion thinlits?  You have to check it out!

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Life if Beautiful with the Eastern Palace bundle - truly I say to you, this is one of the most versatile bundles ever!

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I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the Dapper Denim combo!  

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Check out how the circles and shapes from the Eastern Beauty stamp set compliment the Easter Medallion thinlits!  I love how the Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide colors compliment each other.

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Check out this super cute card box!  I holds the 6 cards I am offering in a class available in person or by mail!

There are 2 bundle options.  Each bundle comes with free product.  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA.  

  • Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 $60.50
    • Eastern Beauty stamp set
    • Eastern Palace designer series paper
    • Eastern Gold vinyl stickers
    • Lemon Lime Twist stamp pad
    • Tranquil Tide stamp pad
    • Fresh Fig stamp pad
    • Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes FREE
  • Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 $103.50  (my recommendation)
    • All of the above PLUS
    • Eastern Palace yardstick pack
    • Mini Tassels Assortment
    • Eastern Medallions Thinlits
    • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE
    • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock FREE

Eastern Palace, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallions, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, #easternpalace, #easternbeauty, #easternmedallionthinlits, #easterngoldvinylstickers, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampsinthemail, #classinthemail, #stampinuptutorial, #stampinupdemo

In addition to the FREE products available from Stampin' Up! when you purchase one of the limited time bundles, I have a fabulous gift for you!

  • A FREE tutorial with 25 amazing ideas and project sheets! (can you believe it!)
  • an option for an amazing Eastern Palace class.  Details on my Events & Tutorials page

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Love & Affection In Colors

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Yesterday I posted about stocking up on your favorite in colors before they are gone since the retiring list will be coming April 10.  So today I am posting one of the designer series papers (also sure to retire) that contains a number of the In Colors.  

I chose the Affectionately Yours designer series paper.  5 cards rolled off my craft table.  Some cuter than others.  Which one do you think is my favorite?  

Love & Affection, Affectionately Yours, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #affectionatelyyours, #love&affection, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcardThis one uses the Affectionately Yours Washi tape in addition to the Affectionately yours designer series paper.  Looks super cute!

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Here's card #2.  I used the coordinating Love & Affection stamp set for all of the cards. What my customers tell me (and I share with you) is that Stampin' Up! does the work for you. . . the product suites such as this one have the papers, stamps, inks, stamp set and accessories that all coordinate making your job easy!

Love & Affection, Affectionately Yours, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #affectionatelyyours, #love&affection, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard

Check out the Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron color in this card - these are 2 of my favorite retiring In Colors.  

Love & Affection, Affectionately Yours, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #affectionatelyyours, #love&affection, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard

Check out the Cucumber Crush color here.  Plus the Floral Affection Textured embossing folders - another part of the product suite.

Love & Affection, Affectionately Yours, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #affectionatelyyours, #love&affection, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard

And this one showcases more of the Mint Macaron color.  The color I predict will sell out first.  

Which card is your favorite and which card do you think is mine?  Don't forget to get your 2015-2017 In Color orders in!

 

 


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Stock Up & Save!

Today is it!   The LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!  Get your last second orders in now.  The Host Code is RTF99CU6.  

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Which brings me to reminding you to get your 2015-2017 In Colors in the next few days.  Yes we are going to miss Mint Macaron and some of the other colors.  Protect your investment in these colors and make sure to order your card stock, ink refills and perhaps another set of Stampin' Write markers while you can!

The retirement list comes out on April 10 and history shows that once the retiring list is posted, the supply of In Colors is gone!  Don't be too late to the party!  

All things thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #2015-2017incolors, #thankyoucard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemo, #handstampedcard

Here's an example of Tip Top Taupe in a Thank You card using the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Love the Red Glimmer paper heart sentiment.  What's to stop you from making this simple thank you card for someone deserving?

 

 


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Spoiling my Customers

As March is almost over, I thought I would share a bit of a peak of what my March Customers are going to be receiving in their emails.  It's really no secret that I LOVE to spoil my awesome customers.  Jim and I feel so blessed by the privilege to know you and are ever grateful that you bless us with your business.  It truly is a blessing to be able to inspire your creativity. 

My customers receive a handstamped card from me that place any order.  I am able to do that because you use the Host Code when you order.  (If you don't currently use the Host Code, I can help you do that)  The handstamped card includes a tracking tool for their VIP rewards - another way you are spoiled! 

Anyone who places an order over $50 gets a special gift sent to them.  Here's a sneak peak of this months gift.

Window Shopping, Stampin' Up!, #windowshopping, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersvipYes, Tutorials for all of these projects!  Yea!  Are you feeling spoiled - you should be!

As a reminder, there is only ONE DAY LEFT of sale-a-Bration.  So now is the time to go for a quick shopping trip!  If you do, you'll get a handstamped card, VIP rewards and the tutorials if your order is over $50!  Please remember to use the current host code RTF99CU6.   CLICK HERE to go to my online store.

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Hop on In

Stampin BJ, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinup, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinuptutorials, #stampsinthemail, #rubberstampingWhere has the week gone!   It's already Thursday!  Life gets so busy sometimes.  It's been awhile since I have given an update on the happenings on the homefront and a lot has been going on!   Hubby Jim has moved 3 1/2 hours away for the summer.  If you recall, he moves up to help my Father with his beautiful home place in northern Minnesota.  And he also gets to do some work for a boat dealership - right up his alley!  I actually don't know if you call that work!

I'll keep busy at home with my daughter and 2 year old grandson temporarily living at home.  It's a joy to have them.  This week I have my 17 year old niece staying with me while her parents are on vacation.  To top that all off, we did a remodel on our kitchen over the last month and a half.  Updated countertops, new back splash, no more wall paper, new lights, painting, etc.  It's pretty awesome looking!

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder framelits, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #occasionscatalog, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #eastercard, #fallingpetals, #lacedoilies, #stitchedshapesframelits

Let this bunny with it's basket hop on off your crafting table with this free tutorial.  This cute little guy comes from the Basket Bunch stamp set which is bundled with the Basket Builder framelits.  I fell in love with this bundle when I created the Easter Frame inserts - which are still available by the way - click here.  

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder framelits, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #occasionscatalog, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #eastercard, #fallingpetals, #lacedoilies, #stitchedshapesframelitsJust soooo stinkin' cute!   Don't forget to download your tutorial below!  

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Color Popping Birthday

   Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard

This card was facebook inspired - yep that's where my inspiration came from.  A friend of mine posted a card for another friends birthday with these colors.  I loved the color combo and immediately had to go give it a try.  I don't think I ever would have put these colors together without that inspiration.  The colors are;  Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay.  Oh, and a little gold too.

Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcardI embossed the greeting from Big on Birthdays stamp set in gold which is complemented by the gold foil cardstock layer.  I added a balloon from the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits and the Balloon Bouquet punch.

  Happy Celebrations, Big on Birthdays, Balloon Pop-up thinlits, #bigonbirthdays, #balloonpopupthinlits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #birthdaycard, #embossing, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #happycelebrationsWell, you know when you make 1 card, you must make 2.  So with these colors on my craft table, I did a little watercolor wash in the background on watercolor paper.  Seriously, this seems to be becoming my new favorite technique!  Then I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set with a balloon from the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits and it turned out pretty cute too!

 


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April Card Buffet Menu

High Tide, Hardwood, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #hardwood, #hightide, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #masculinebirthday, #stampinupdemo, #cardbuffet, #stampsinthemailAre you ready for some High Tide?  This stamp set from the Occasions catalog has eluded my crafting table until now!   What a fun set!   You can expect this card as one of the options for the April Card Buffet.   I paired it with the Hardwood background set which seems to be a perfect match as well.  A nice masculine card. 

The card buffets are a customer favorite class.  They are a Come. Make.  And Go class.  5 cards for $5 or free with a qualifying purchase.  This monthly class will next be on April 12 4-8pm or April 13 12-8pm.  You can check out the full menu here

Happy Happenings, Irresistibly Floral, Stampin' Up!, #happyhappenings, #irresistiblyfloral, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #cardbuffet, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemonstratorHere's another fun card teaching the emboss resist technique using the Irresistibly Floral designer series paper.  This one is super fun and easy to do.  Come to the card buffet and find out just how easy it is! 

 


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2015-2017 In Colors

All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcirclesWhat 2015-2017 In Color is your favorite?  Which color will you be stocking up on?  Are you ready for your favorite 2015-2017 In Colors to retire?  We are just a month away from the retiring list to come out and these colors will be on it;

  • Mint Macaron
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Delightful Dijon
  • Tip Top Taupe

All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcircles

I wanted to highlight all of the colors on this card.  And they have been amazing!  The sentiment comes from the "All Things Thanks" stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Do you love the little embellishments with the metallic shapes?

Confetti Celebration, All Things Thanks, 2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, #allthingsthanks, #stampinup, #Incolors, #2015-2017incolors, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #stampinupdemo, #layeringcircles, #confetticelebration, #birthdaycard, #butterfliesthinlitsToday I am highlighting the Delightful Dijon color including the backgrounds designer papers.  Simple layout with scraps I found in my bin!  Yes, including the Gold Glimmer paper Butterfly Thinlit! 

I can't wait to hear what your favorite In Color is from this collection.  Be sure and stock up on your favorite color including cardstock, ink and ink refills.  I can almost guarantee that when the retiring list comes out, the colors you want will be gone, gone gone!

 

 


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Succulent Garden Spring Frame

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GORGEOUS!   Yes!  Here is what I have been promising to my awesome customers who love the frame classes!   Here is your insert for spring!   Super happy with how it turned out!  I used some of my favorite stamp sets and framelits of all time!  I can't wait to start shipping this beauty!  

Succulent Garden Frame

Here's one of my favorite collages in the frame.  Sunshine Wishes and the Botanical Builder framelits create this collage on top of the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  

I often get asked how I decide on the colors for the frames.  It's easy - I pick a designer series paper and use the colors in that to guide me.  When you use that color scheme - you can't go wrong!  

You can make this frame at my next product based class time - April 26 or 27.  Check out the details on my Events & Tutorials page.

 


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Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies

 Our Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies are bursting onto the scene just in time for spring! Every March kit comes with nine bunny cards and bags. Watch their personalities emerge as you customize each one with a face, ears, accessories, and a pompom cottontail. They are simply “ear”-resistible!  What an awesome kit just in time for spring!

Bunny thing

Seriously, I couldn't resist these fun bunnies.  Yes, I know that bunnies aren't for everyone!   Well, if you are one of my Paper Pumpkin customers, you'll be receiving bonus tutorials on other amazing projects you can make with this kit.  Do you want a sneak peek?

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Bunny Buddies, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bunnybuddies, #paperpumpkin

Check out these Flow(ears)!   Yes, made from the bunny ear stamp!   FUN!

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If you are figuring out that you are missing out, here is a special invitation to check out the April Paper Pumpkin.  It is designed by our own Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO.  Her style is bright and bold with a little bit of sass.   There is a sneak peak of a new in color - and a gift!  

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You Are Remarkable

Remarkable You, Stampin' Up!, Watercoloring, #remarkableyou, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #watercoloring, #popofpink, #stampinupdemonstrator, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping

When one feels like doing some adult coloring. .. pull out the watercolor paper and your AquaPainter and have fun!  The Remarkable You stamp set is perfect for watercoloring.   And of course if you want to be proficient at watercoloring, get off to a great start by using watercolor paper.  Yes, it might be a few more pennies, but, you'll be very happy perfecting your techniques with it.

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I simply did a rough cut around the flower with my paper snips.  It is popped up on dimensionals.  With the watercolor paper being heavier, it's sure success!

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Here is another watercolored sample using Remarkable You.  Again watercolor paper as the base.  Use the lines on the stamp to tell you where to add a little more color.

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Moral of this story?  Use watercolor paper to easily create awesome watercolored images!

 


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Tutoring with BJ on Thursdays - Oh So Succulent

Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden, Sending Thoughts, #ohsosucculent, #succulentgarden, #sendingthoughts, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #freetutorial, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycardYippee!!   Today's Tutoring with BJ card was chosen because it showcases the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  If you recall from Tuesday's post, you can get this fabulous Succulent Garden designer series paper for FREE as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion!   In case you missed it, Stampin' Up! added 7 new items to the Sale-a-Bration freebie list!

Sale-a-Bration, Final Days, Stampin' Up!, #saleabration, #finaldays, #newsaleabrationitems, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters

If you've been living in seclusion and have missed the deals in Sale-a-Bration, here's a quick reminder;

  • Shop - With every $50 in merchandise, you can pick 1 item from Sale-a-Bration - see all of the items here.
  • Join - Get $125 in merchandise that you pick for $99 AND 2 free stamp sets of any price when you join my growing team!
  • Host - earn an extra $25 in free product when you host a party - or put in your own big order!  LOL 

Check out how cute the focal point is on this card!  Perfect combination of the Oh, So Succulent stamp set, Succulent Framelits and the Succulent Garden designer series paper!

Oh So Succulent, Succulent Garden, Sending Thoughts, #ohsosucculent, #succulentgarden, #sendingthoughts, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorial, #freetutorial, #handstampedcard, #stampinupdemo, #birthdaycardSince this is a Tutoring with BJ on Thursday - make sure to download your FREE tutorial!

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Basket Bunch Flowers

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I couldn't resist making a traditional looking card with the flower options from the Basket Bunch stamp set that is bundled with the Basket Builder framlits.  Honestly this looks like a card I would have made when I first started stamping!  Don't get me wrong, it's super cute but I think my style has morphed and it's just a little out of my style zone now.

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #thankyoucard, #papercrafting, #stampinupdemonstrator, #rubberstamping

I stamped the grass in Pear Pizzazz, the leaves are stamped and then colored with the Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker.  The flowers are Melon Mambo with Daffodil Delight.  They are die cut and then popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.   I used an AquaPainter and colored the sky with Soft Sky ink.  

I hope you enjoyed my little throwback on a Wednesday!

 


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Thailand Achievers Blog Hop - Last Call for Sale-a-Bration

Thailand, #thailand, #grandvacationbloghop, #bloghop, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpetersWelcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop!  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world are sharing their inspiration on the last call for Sale-a-Bration - the absolute BEST sale of the year!   You have until March 31 to get your must haves!  

Avant Garden, Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration, #avantgarden, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #dragonflydreams, #stampinupdemonstrator, #rubberstamping

As a special treat, I am showcasing my customer favorite Sale-a-Bration items paired with their favorite items from the Occasions catalog.  This card features these favorites;

  • Avant Garden stamp set - a free item from Sale-a-Bration
  • Glimmer Paper - a free item from Sale-a-Bration
  • Detailed Dragonfly thinlits - a customer favorite from the Occasions Catalog (check out my class to go here)
  • Mint Macaron - a 2015-2017 Customer favorite In Color that will be retiring in May (stock up now!)

Avant Garden, Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration, #avantgarden, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #dragonflydreams, #stampinupdemonstrator, #rubberstamping

Seriously - you have to get the Glimmer Paper!  It's in the "must have" category.

Avant Garden, Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration, #avantgarden, #glimmerpaper, #saleabration, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #bloghop, #dragonflydreams, #stampinupdemonstrator, #rubberstamping, #liftmeup, #carriedaway

This card features several more favorites;

  • Carried Away designer series paper a free item from Sale-a-Bration(check out yesterdays post featuring designer series papers)
  • Lift Me Up stamp set bundled with the Up & Away thinlits from the Occasions catalog. 
  • Mint Macaron - seriously what are we going to do when this color is gone?

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Don't miss out - get your Sale-a-Bration rewards today!

  • Shop - earn a free item of your choice for every $50 in merchandise
  • Host - earn an extra $25 in free host rewards with a qualifying party
  • Join - get 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice for joining my team. (My team has grown by bunches - and we'd love to have you join our amazing team)

 


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Yippeee! More Sale-a-Bration Items

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Wow!  Stampin' Up! just announced additional Sale-a-Bration products available during the last 10 days of the best promotion of the year!   How exciting!   Check out these items!

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If you are looking for ideas for the designer series paper, check out the Blog Hop I did yesterday.  These layouts would make a very quick and easy card that packs a punch.  In fact the Succulent Garden designer series paper is one of the featured cards!

Don't forget, the Product Based Class time is this week!  Wednesday, March 22 4-8pm and Thursday, March 23 12-8pm.  Check out the classes available here.

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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper Showcase

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Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!  This month our focus is the fabulous designer series papers from Stampin' Up!  What my customers tell me they love about these papers are the quality, that they are 2 sided and that the colors all match with Stampin' Up!'s colors.  3 Great reasons.

I've decided to focus on 1 layout and showcase that layout with different designer series papers.  You are in for a treat! 

Scenic Sayings, Fruit Stand, #scenicsayings, #fruitstanddesignerseriespaper, #bloghop, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcard, #cardclassinthemail,

Fruit Stand Designer Series paper is showcased on this beauty!  Love the color combination!   This card made me happy and the greeting comes from the Scenic Sayings stamp set.  Check out the cute enamel shape on the greeting!  Such a great finishing touch!

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Check out this beautiful color scheme - Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim!  The paper is the Moroccan designer series paper - love the designs!  I used a greeting from the All Thing Thanks stamp set which is in the Occasions catalog.  Check out the cute enamel shape on this card too!

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 Here's a fun card using the Seaside Shore stamp set and the By the Shore designer series paper.  Are you seeing how easy it is to make cards with 1 layout and our designer series papers?  You don't have to worry about matching any colors! 

Floral Phrases, Floral Boutique, #bloghop, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard, #handstampedcard, #cardclassinthemail, #floralboutique, #floralphrases

This is my husband's favorite!  Floral Phrases is the name of the stamp set and Floral Boutique is the name of the designer series paper.  This is such a classic color combination - Night of Navy and White.   Remember the Floral Boutique class is still available!  It has been the most popular class in the mail EVER!

Check out the Floral Boutique Class in the Mail here.

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And finally I paired the Friendly Wishes stamp set with the Succulent Garden designer series paper from the Occasions catalog.  

Which card is your favorite?  Please share with us all?  Which paper didn't I use that would be awesome?

These papers will be making way for new ones in June. . . get your favorites now!  

 


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Chocolate Bunny Anyone?

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I found this cute little chocolate bunny and the greeting when I was playing with the Basket Bunch stamp set bundled with the Basket Builder framelits.  Love it!   

I pulled out a little watercolor paper and created a watercolor wash background for the bunny.  It certainly highlights his cuteness!

Basket bunch, Basket builder framelits, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #basketbuilderframelits, #basketbunch, #eastercard, #stampinupdemonstrator, #watercoloring, #papercraftsI watercolored the bunny in Soft Suede and popped him up to stand out on the page with a stampin' dimensional.  

This simple card is finished with a linen thread accent and a layer of Marina Mist backgrounds designer series paper.  So cute!  I'm sure you know someone who would appreciate this card.

 


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Bunny Wishes

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I imagined having these cute little bunnies peaking through a frame the other day and finally had a chance to make it happen. I used the Basket Bunch stamp set which is bundled with the Basket Builder framelits.   Super cute bunnies!   So stinking' cute!

Basket Bunch, Basket Builder Framelits, #basketbunch, #basketbuilderframelits, #eastercard, #stampinup, #stampinbj.com, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #babycard, #handstampedcard, #rubberstamping

I used the Layering Squares framelits to create the frames.  If you think you can cut a square and don't need these framelits, you are truly missing out - you can create these frames and you can't get the beautiful scallop edges!  

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And just so you know. . . this bundle isn't just for Easter!   What an adorable baby card it makes!  I used a greeting from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  The Balloon Adventure stamp set paired with the Balloon Builder punch create the balloon.

Check out the Mint Macaron glimmer paper on the balloon!  Only a few days left to get it!   Sale-a-Bration is winding down!  Get the scoop on how you can get the glimmer paper for free here.

 


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Blooms & Bliss Thanks

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You are in for a treat!  If you love this card, you need to check out the Creative Inking Blog Hop posting at 8:00pm March 20 (CST).  This card didn't make the cut!  I know how can that be!  It's super cute!

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I used the All Things Thanks and Special Reason stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  Love the color combination pulled from the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper.  Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron.  Mint Macaron is one of the In colors that will be retiring this year - I'm not sure I can survive without that color!

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Here'a another "reject".  It also uses the Blooms & Bliss designer series paper.  Another great color combination using Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry.  Check out how adding a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon compliments these colors too!

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I used the All Things Thanks stamp set and the ever popular Oh, So Succulent stamp set.  Both are from the Occasions catalog.  And here's another thing that I love and perhaps will be missing when the Occasions catalog is gone - the Lace Doilies!  Oh how I love them!

Be sure and check out the blog hop on Monday night for the cards that did make the cut!

 


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Over the Rainbow

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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!   St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  Legend has it that St. Patrick used the 3 leafed shamrock to teach people about the Holy Trinity - 3 persons in 1 God.  So to celebrate today, I present to you my shamrock card using the Over the Rainbow stamp set.

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I used the Sweet & Sassy framelits to cut 3 hearts from Cucumber Crush cardstock.  I highlighted them with Clear Wink of Stella.   The greeting is from the Over the Rainbow stamp set.  I used the Gold Wink of Stella to highlight the words.

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And just in case you think the Over the Rainbow stamp set is for St Patrick's Day only, check out this card.  This is a great friend card!  Who wouldn't love to get this beauty!

Enjoy your day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

 


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