Friday, November 9, 2018

My Inky Friends Thankful For Blog Hop

November is a month of gratitude with Thanksgiving coming soon! Today I'm blog hopping with My Inky Friends where we are sharing Stampin' Up! products that we are thankful for. What are you thankful for as a customer or demonstrator? 

Should you get lost during the blog hop, you can find a list of participants on the My Inky Friends blog page.  You may have arrived from Sharlene's Blog, Stamp with Shar. I'm thankful for Embossing Paste! It's so much fun and adds such texture and depth. Be sure to read all the way to the end and click the Next Blog to visit Rhonda, the Stampin' Bunny. She's my upline and she is very thankful for the Stamparatus!

Stampin' Up! sells three different kinds of embossing paste; Shimmery White, White and Silver. You can dye them with reinkers, but I used all three in their natural state. I was inspired by Tina Zinck to make this shadow box ornament using the mini pizza box. I used the Dashing Deer Bundle. The sentiment is from the Labels to Love stamp set. 

I used the Shimmery White embossing paste for the snow. I spread it on thick and dried it with the Heat Tool. For the background piece (which is the piece that I saved when I cut out the top of the box), I spread a thick amount of embossing paste directly onto the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I love how the sparkles pressed into the piece. Do you see the little snow balls on the front of the ornament? I used the stylus end of the Take Your Pick tool to dot the embossing paste on the front. It dries quickly on it's own, but you can dry it with heat tool as well.
Here's a little ornament I made featuring the plain white embossing paste. I was inspired by Emma Goddard's ornament on Instagram. I got the plastic ornament at the Dollar Store. I stamped and die cut four trees from the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies. Just fold the trees in half down the center and glue the sides together. Doesn't the "snow" look cute around the edge of the mini tag and the tree! I just love it. 
This tag features the Silver Embossing Paste. I used a mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and spread the silver embossing paste on with a palette knife. The deer is cut out from the Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Detailed Deer Thinlits Die. The sentiment is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and it's embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The gift bag is created with the Gift Bag Punch board and Festive Farmhouse DSP.

Thank you for stopping by! Please say hello and leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you are thankful for! Click the Next button below to see what Rhonda from The Stampin' Bunny created with the Stamparatus.

You can order any of the supplies to make these projects by visiting my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website at

  • Stamps: Dashing Deer, Labels to Love, Farmhouse Christmas, Ready for Christmas
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
  • Designer Series Paper: Festive Farmhouse
  • Embellishments: Embossing Paste (White, Silver and Shimmery White), Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim, Braided Linen Trim, Galvanized Buttons
  • Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Gift Bag Punch Board, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Pallet Knife, Hot glue gun
  • Punches: Sprig Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper
  • Big Shot: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Farmhouse Framelits Dies, Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies

Thursday, November 1, 2018

We Create Gratitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gratitude Blog Hop, brought to you by the We Create Team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! Thanks for joining us as we feature current Stampin' Up! paper, ink, stamps and embellishments from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. I'm featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set. 
My inspiration came from a beautiful card I saw on Pinterest made by Shannon Horch. Click the link on the sidebar if you'd like to follow my Stampin' Up! Pinterest board. 

The branches are stamped in Crumb Cake.  I colored the leaves directly onto the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers in Mango Melody, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green.  I spritzed the stamp with water before stamping onto Watercolor Paper. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, Sheltering Tree and I used Early Espresso on a woodgrain strip from the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  

It's accented with the Braided Linen Thread. Here's a close up photo of the Braided Linen Thread, courtesy of Stampin' Up! It's so soft and you can fray the edges for some fun effects, as you will see on the second card. 
I used the coordinating colors from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper pack for my inspiration here (Gray Granite, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White.) I used the same technique as above, except I used Whisper White cardstock instead of watercolor paper. The "you're the best" sentiment on the front of the card is from the P.S. You're the Best Stamp Set. I stamped the inside with a sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set. 
Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next Button below to leave Oklahoma to go visit Anastasia's blog, Stampin' Blondie in Arizona!  

If you'd like to place an online order, I'd be delighted! My demonstrator website is There are lots of ideas and resources there, as well as information on becoming a demonstrator. 

  • Stamp: Sheltering Tree, PS You're the Best, Dashing Deer
  • Colors and Ink Card 1: Mango Melody, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Colors and Ink Card 2: Gray Granite, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
  • DSP: Watercolor Paper, Festive Farmhouse DSP, Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Braided Linen Thread, Linen Thread
  • Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Spritzer, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Circle Framelits Dies
  • Card Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Watercolor Paper: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Corregated Gray Granite Piece: 4" x 5"
  • Festive Farmhouse Woodgrain Piece on Card 1: 3/4" x 4"
  • Festive Farmhouse Cherry Cobbler Graph Strip on Card 2: 1" x 4"
  • Layering Circles: Two largest circles, plain and scallopped

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