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Festive Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration

Each month our Direct Team Lead Michelle Zindorf sends us a few elements to us and has us create a card with them. This month she sent us ...

Friday, August 31, 2018

Last day for Color Your Season Bundle and Earn the Bonus Days Coupons!








Do not forget about the bonus days! For every $50.00 spent you will receive a $5.00 coupon to spend in September!



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Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift.

Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product)
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Luau Day 30 and my wedding anniversary and Sea Shells

I have been married to the love of my life for 21 years but we have been together for 30 years and we have always believed God meant for us to be together. Our families wanted to always share in the joy of our happiness so in 1997 we made it official according to the State of Ohio's laws by getting married. I have always felt it is just a piece of paper. That God had already married us when we said our vows to each other in front of him 30 years ago in our own way. 
So in celebrating of it and Stampin' Up's! 30 years I wanted everyone to share in the joys. Today is the last day to enter in my 30 Days of Luau. Hurry get your comments in while you can!
Now for the last Luau item.

Sea Shells

I wanted to create a seashell shaped box with the window box thinlit but for the life of me I could not get my mojo going. I went through all my dsp and folders trying to figure out how to create it. Still no luck. While I was on FB on the Demonstrator Planning Place for us demonstrators and asked for help. The response was excellent. I want to thank Vicks Craft, Amanda Syapin-Sandy and Evelyn Stone for their help with this project. You ladies rock!
Vicks Craft suggested using the Seaside embossing folder which I did not have out at the time and thought....(smack on head) "I have that folder!", Amanda Syapin-Sandy suggested the ruffle folder. I decided to go with the seaside folder for the lid top. Evelyn Stone suggested adding some pearls (another smack on the head.) Boy I definitely had no mojo that day. 
Here is what my first box looked like, I was not happy with it it:( 
I tried to free hand draw a shell top and add some scoring to give dimension.

Here it is with the ladies suggestions. I am quite happy with it:)
Front of box and side of the box I used double sided sticky tape and then added sand, then I added three pearls to each side of the box. I finsished off the front with some linen thread wrapped around the box and a tropical element glued down with a glue dot.

 Top of box using the seaside embossing folder. I embossed a piece of whisper white and then cut it to the lid box shape and glued it on. I did not want the hole box embossed. I then added some pearls.

Have you ever held a sea shell up to your ear to hear the ocean? 
Leave your comment for a chance to win today's prize a package of the new Holiday Catalog glimmer paper, 24 sheets of 3 colors (Copper, Merry Merlot and ! (yours will be unopened, this was for picture purposes only)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Luau Day 29- NOEL

Stampin' Up! has a new embossing folders. One is called Corrugated and another is Tin Tile. They look fabulous on a card. The corrugated  reminds you of a cardboard box that when you peel of some of the paper it leaves a ridged look. The tin tile reminds you of an old farmhouse ceiling. There is even a new element called Chicken wire. I combined all of these along with the new Joyous Noel dsp and glimmer paper. Finally adding some 3-D elements that have a grayed look to them from the Festive Farmhouse. I am loving everything in the new Holiday catalog and I am sure you will to!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Luau Day 28- Photo inspiration

Sometimes a photo can inspire a card. I seen this photo of 3 blocks wrapped in ribbon with pine branches and bells. This is my inspiration from it.

Here is my card that was inspired by this photo
Today's prize is 2 packages of 6x6 Coffee Cafe and Bottles and Fizz dsp
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Monday, August 27, 2018

Luau Day 27- Big Kahuna (Santa Claus)

Big Kahuna (Santa Claus)

Everyone knows at Christmas time the Big Kahuna (Santa Claus) will soon be coming to deliver good cheer. He is checking his list twice to see who is naughty or nice. Will you make the nice list this year or will you get a lump of coal?


How cute this Santa Claus is, his cheeks are rosy red!

Today's prize is 3 packages of tulle: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Just enter your name in the comments. Come back on September 5th I will announce the winners on the blog. I will have you email me your contact information!
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Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF
Place any size order and get a free catalog! or click on image to download FREE PDF

Holiday Catalog is soon to be over, hurry while supplies last!

Holiday Catalog is soon to be over, hurry while supplies last!
Click on image to download FREE PDF

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Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the the top of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! Orders over $75.00 get a free gift from me as a Thank You for ordering.


Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...!


Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift.


Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product)
for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above.


I ONLY SHIP TO US RESIDENTS ONLY PER STAMPIN' UP! POLICY. Thank you for understanding.

Make Your Sandwich

Make Your Sandwich
How to cut out your dies and emboss with your embossing folders