Belated Thanks!

Howdy!

Have you ever gotten sidetracked and forgotten to send Thank Yous to people you know you really should have? Yes, me too! Even as a card maker, I sometimes don’t get the cards out that I should! Well, today I got super motivated to make the Thank You cards for the baseball sponsors…yeah, I know…baseball regular season ended a month ago! Shame on me! I have had the sponsor team pictures sitting in my Creation Studio for awhile, then I bought the frames, then just needed to make the cards…and then got sidetracked with life.

I am taking responsibility for my tardiness, though…and made my first Belated Thank You cards! I used the team colors for each card and a simple sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

This one was great for using some of my old baseball stamps…yeah, sorry, these stamps are long since retired…they are from before clear and photopolymer stamps were evenaround and are still on wood! They are Stampin’ Up! though!

Here are my cards…

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I used Aqua Painters to make the swishy water color bottoms of the cards. I like the subtleness of it! I used the two main colors of the teams for the thanks and the swish. Gray is obviously a common color theme for our teams. They all wear gray pants. I like the colorful words vs the words being in gray and the swish being in color.

I know…lots of white for this girl! And no distressing the edges…Wait! What? Yes, no distressing! I like them! What do you think? Feel free to leave me a comment about them! I love comments!

Below I will list the supplies and how I used them. That’s it for today! Off to the mountains for some camping and fishing! WooHoo! See you next week!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)
When you place an order, please use the July Hostess Code QK2442YC. Any orders of $25 or more will receive a handmade ‘Thank you’ card from me and a package of clear Rhinestonesclear rhinestone jewels
If you place an order of $150 or more, please enjoy your rewards as well as the above gifts!! Thank you!
CLICK the picture below to see a sneak peek of August’s Paper Pumpkin kit!! It’s going to be fun!
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  • Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
  • Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Then, if you like that…they are providing an ADD-ON kit of cards to go with this kit of packaging! Isn’t that awesome? 
  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
  • Price: $10.00
  • Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
  • Product dimensions
    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • Available August 1, while supplies last
  • Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription

Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

If you like what you see then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

 

Challenges this has been entered into:

 

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Bonus Days are back! Spend $50 in July and earn $5 to redeem in August…
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It’s a great time to join my team!
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Click here to go to the New Annual Catalog! Get ready to drool! 🙂
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GSF In Colours – 2018-2020 & 2019-2021

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Howdy!

It is time for another fun hop around the world with the talented ladies of the Global Stamping Friends! This month we are showcasing In Colors! Either the new 2019-2021 or the 2018-2020. Let’s get this hop started (if I am where you are starting) or keep you going if you just came from Anastasia Radloff.

I needed some inspiration and Sketch Saturday is one of my go-to places for that! Here is the sketch I used for today’s card.

And for color combination, I went to another favorite challenge blog of mine, Color Throwdown. They have these fantastic colors to play with this week!

 

Aren’t those yummy colors?! Made me want some watermelon! Luckily, there is some in the fridge! 😉 I used the Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick from the 2018-2020 In Colors along with Whisper White and Basic Black. The stamp set is Love You to Pieces. First time I am using it…won’t be the last time, though! So cute!

Here is my creation…

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Simple and quick when you have such great inspiration from 2 fantastic challenges! Supplies are listed below.

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

Now on to Amanda Farlinger’s blog to see what lovely creation she has for you! Enjoy the rest of your hop!

 

Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)
When you place an order, please use the July Hostess Code QK2442YC. Any orders of $25 or more will receive a handmade ‘Thank you’ card from me and a package of clear Rhinestonesclear rhinestone jewels
If you place an order of $150 or more, please enjoy your rewards as well as the above gifts!! Thank you!

 

 

Challenges this project is entered into:
Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Until July 10th…don’t miss out! Next month the kit will be coordinating with 3 different suites from the Annual Catalog! Yes, 3!! That is so cool! You can pick which one you like best and go to town making as many projects as you wish! Think of the fun!
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If you like any of these sets, then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and order the sets! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last! They just put STAMP SETS on here for the first time…click on the banner and go check them out! Remember to use the Hostess Code, please!

Clearance Rack

Coming in July…spend $50 in July and earn $5 to redeem in August…
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Coming in July…
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Click here to go to the New Annual Catalog! Get ready to drool! 🙂
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New Organizing! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

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ICS Blog Hop – Punch Me Out

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Howdy!

It’s that time again…our monthly Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! I love seeing what these talented ladies create! This month we are showcasing Punches. There are so many punches in the catalog, my goodness it makes it hard to choose a favorite…so maybe a mix of a couple are the way to go? I guess we will see as we hop through…have fun seeing some inspiring creations!

I did end up using 3 punches…too hard to choose just one! I used the Scalloped Tag Topper, Banner Triple, and the Cat. The Stamp set is Nine Lives. I made this card with a particular “Crazy Cat Lady” friend of mine in mind…at least that is what my son called her when he was little since she (and her husband) had 7 cats at the time. He is a cat lover as well, so they bonded quickly.

 

For some reason the color is off in my picture, although it isn’t as blue as the first one I took. And the sentiment looks blurry. It’s actually stamped so that it had a shadow, but the picture doesn’t do it justice. My colors are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Plus, I used vellum for the tag. My supply list will be listed below.

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I think the inside of the card turned out super cute! Since it says “…nine lives” I had to have nine cats, right?

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Gotcha! You forgot to count the 2 on the front, huh? You thought I couldn’t count, didn’t you! 🙂

That is all I have for you today. Remember to check out the supply list below as well as all the wonderful and exciting specials that Stampin’ Up! is running right now! And, if you don’t have a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! yet, I would love for you to choose me! I’m always willing to help anyone with their crafting needs! Comment below and I will get in touch with you so that I can get an Annual Catalog out to you!

Now it is time to hop on over to Shirley Merker’s and see what fun project she created for your inspiration. Click on the Next button below and enjoy the rest of your hopping!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)
When you place an order, please use the June Hostess Code R3EQMXZV. Any orders of $25 or more will receive a handmade ‘Thank you’ card from me and a package of clear Rhinestonesclear rhinestone jewels
If you place an order of $150 or more, please enjoy your rewards as well as the above gifts!! Thank you!

 

Challenges this project is entered into:
Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Until July 10th…don’t miss out! Next month the kit will be coordinating with 3 different suites from the Annual Catalog! Yes, 3!! That is so cool! You can pick which one you like best and go to town making as many projects as you wish! Think of the fun!
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Come Sail Away
Garden Lane
Woven Threads
If you like any of these sets, then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and order the sets! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last! They just put STAMP SETS on here for the first time…click on the banner and go check them out! Remember to use the Hostess Code, please!

Clearance Rack

Coming in July…spend $50 in July and earn $5 to redeem in August…
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Coming in July…
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Click here to go to the New Annual Catalog! Get ready to drool! 🙂
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New Organizing! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

Ongoing

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Hugs from Shelli

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Howdy Folks!
Guess what time it is?! Blog Hop time with the fabulous ladies of the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities group! We are bringing you Paper Pumpkin Alternates for May’s kit called Hugs from Shelli. Shelli is the Founder of Stampin’ Up! and she helped design this month’s kit. I loved the original cards so much that my alternate uses ink colors, stamps, and some twine from the kit, but I did not alter any of the items from the kit.
I used this card for my Paper Pumpkin Club, which is where my subscribers and I get together once a month and make our kits and I share an alternate project and all the supplies for that project with them. They have asked that I only use the extras from the kit because they like to make the cards from the kit as is…so, that is what I do.
This month, I was inspired by the flowers and soft colors and this is what I came up with:

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I started with a base of Early Espresso, used 2 pieces of the tissue paper that was in the kit and after adhering, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtles Embossing folder. Then I cut a piece of Pool Party and embossed it with the retiring Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I distressed the edges with the Early Espresso ink pad. The ‘Hugs For You’ is from the included stamp set and stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla in Early Espresso and distressed as well. I like distressing because it helps frame things in. In this case it also went with the worn look of the card. If you have been following me for awhile you will notice that I do distress quite frequently. After the stamping, I used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out. I then used a strip of burlap ribbon and made a bow from the kit using the Petal Pink twine for the bottom of the tag. The tag was raised with dimensionals. And, of course, 3 pearls were added to give it the final touch.
I am pleased with the card and the ladies loved it when they came for our Paper Pumpkin Club on Saturday. If you are in the Whitefish area, please feel free to join us! We have a grand ol’ time!
Now you can hop along to see what Charmane Hopkins has in store for you by clicking the Next button below:

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!
Blessings, June
Until June 10th…don’t miss out! Click Now on the banner to see a sneak peek of June’s kit!
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If you liked what you saw…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator.
Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Retiring List…all items will not be in the new upcoming Annual Catalog. Get them while supplies last or until June 3. Don’t wait! Click on the picture now to see what is not coming back!
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New Organizing! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!
Until June 3rd

Occasions Catalog
Until June 3, 2019

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If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

Holiday Favorites
Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack
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Paper Pumpkin April Alternate

Howdy!

Yes, it has been quite awhile since I have been on here and I have missed a few blog hops as well. I am sure you will all agree that life sometimes gets in the way of things we would rather be doing to do the things we need to be doing! I won’t bore you with the details…just know that I haven’t forgotten my commitment to helping you get your creative juices flowing! I just got bogged down for a bit with life matters.

I’m back and staying on track! I figured I should show you my Paper Pumpkin Alternate for our Club’s April kit before May’s Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop goes live tomorrow.

I really, really liked this Distinktive stamp set and so did my ladies!! What an amazing flower! The card I made was inspired from a shirt that I own! It’s a Lularoe shirt and I got a compliment from Dr. Andy about it. All of a sudden, I knew I wanted to use it to make a card with the new kit! How funny is that?

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So, I did!

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I used a black card base, stamped on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler and then cut the cardstock into strips. When you lay down the strips, start at the top, then bottom and work your way in. It’s not as easy as one might think. Spacing is tricky.

I fussy cut the leaves after stamping them with Mint Macaron. I also fussy cut the flower. I added a Pearlized Doilie then layered the flower and leaves, added a knot of Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched ribbon to one of the extra tags that I stamped Thank you on. Then, using dimensionals on the back of the tag I laid it on the side of the flower and it was finished.

Simple-ish, yet satisfying. I think it is also kind of striking, if I do say so myself! The ladies at my Paper Pumpkin Club loved it and that is what counts!

Inside, I ‘stamped off’ on my scratch paper which gave the ink a softer hue:

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I also taught them to make envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board! Such an amazing tool!

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We embellished our envelopes with the stamps

And then ran them through the Big Shot with embossing folders! So, even though we only use copy paper to make our envelopes, they are gorgeous and fun and bring joy to our card recipients!

Oh, and yes, I use copy paper for envelopes. What do people do with envelopes? Save them? Why, No. They rip them up and throw them away. Copy paper works perfectly and it’s much cheaper than fancy envelopes. Yes, there are times when I order the special ones, but for day-to-day envelopes, copy paper is my go to paper!

Thank you for hanging in there with me! Also for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

Until June 10th…don’t miss out! Click Now on the banner to see a sneak peek of June’s kit!
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If you liked what you saw…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Retiring List…all items will not be in the new upcoming Annual Catalog. Get them while supplies last or until June 3. Don’t wait! Click on the picture now to see what is not coming back!
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New Organizing! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

Until June 3rd

Occasions Catalog

Until June 3, 2019

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If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

Holiday Favorites

Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

Ongoing

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New Creation Studio! WooHoo!

Howdy!

It has been awhile since I have been back at the computer for myself! I have been absorbed in Baseball as league President and it has taken a ton of my time. We even had Opening Day yesterday with snow on the ground. Ugh!

Anyway, I needed to share my pictures of my renewed Creation Studio. I had given you a sneak peek earlier and figure that I should show you how things turned out. I am quite happy with it!

My Hubster and I designed a standing counter and then I got a taller chair for the times when I want to sit. I am really loving how it is easy to get around and everything that I want to use is pretty much right in front of me!

Let me know what you think!

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There is lots and lots of storage, which was another of the main goals with this counter! I love it.

Here is the rest of the studio:

Some things are still tucked away, yet the majority of my scrapbooking and card making items are visible. I need that because otherwise, it’s “out of sight, out of mind” for me. That’s why I like to have as much out and visible as possible.

Well, that is it for today! More to come…have been making things, just hadn’t had time to get it in a post. That is my focus this week…get caught up on my posts!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

Until May 10th…don’t miss out!
Click on picture to see a sneak peek of the upcoming kit from Shelli!
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If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Retiring List…all items will not be in the new upcoming Annual Catalog. Get them while supplies last or until June 3. Don’t wait! Click on the picture now to see what is not coming back!
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New this month! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

Until June 3rd

 

Occasions Catalog

If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

Holiday Favorites

Click on the picture to watch a video about the:

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Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

Ongoing

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Until June 3, 2019

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GSF – The Neutrals

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Howdy!

It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means the amazing Demos of the Global Stamping Friends are having another hop! This month we are showcasing The Neutrals.

What are the Neutrals you ask? The Neutrals are, in order of appearance, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede.

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These are some very useful colors and most can be used in combination with any of the other color families that Stampin’ Up! has to offer! 

The stamp set I used is Geared Up Garage. Yes! I really do love this stamp set and framelits…A LOT! If you have any doubts, or need other ideas on how to use it, you can check out the other posts here, here, here, and here! 😉 It’s just a perfect set for the guys in my life! 

Here is my newest card creation:

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Then on the inside, it looks like this. The top flap of the card was trimmed off a bit so that the smudge and navy line were part of the inside, too.

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The materials used for this card are:

 

Feel free to shop in my store to get your hands on this amazing stamp set and framelit dies HERE or by clicking on the blue words in the list above! Don’t forget the DSP while you are at it! I sure trust this set makes it into the new Annual Catalog! We will find out soon! I’m not ready to stop using it! 😉

That is all I have for you today. I trust you enjoyed another creation from one of my all time favorite Occasions Catalog stamp sets! Now let’s hop on over to Tricia Butts blog and see what she created with The Neutrals!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
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If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

Challenges this card is (or was going to be) entered into:

  • Cardz 4 Guys – #216 Let’s Get Messy
  • The design for this card actually came from a new Challenge site I found…Freshly Made Sketches.

    However, since I still have not learned to pay closer attention to closing dates of sketches, I missed out on this one because it closed before this blog post went live. Bummer! I will learn, truly, I will! 

  • The Male Room – #107 DIY (I had also designed this card with this challenge in mind, but it also closed before this blog hop went live, so I missed out. Bummer!

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

New this month! Click on the picture to find out more!

Storage by Stampin' Up!

Until June 3rd

 

Occasions Catalog

If you were still wanting some items from the Holiday catalog…check this out…until June 3rd!

Holiday Favorites

Click on the picture to watch a video about the:

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Updated regularly! Check often! While supplies last!

Clearance Rack

Ongoing

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Until June 3, 2019

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