Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Celebrating Birthdays!

Welcome to our 1st Paper Crafting Blog Hop of 2022 with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for birthdays!

You may have arrived here from Sandra’s blog. She had a great project! My card features the Friendly Hello Bundle – yes BUNDLE – from the 2022 Sale-A-Bration brochure – yes Sale-A-Bration – meaning it’s free with a $100 order!! The bundle includes the Friendly Hello photopolymer stamp set and the Friendly Hello 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP).

The card base is Basic White with a layer of the DSP on it. Then a smaller piece of Vellum Card Stock (#101856), stamped with images in Jet Black Stazon Ink (#101406) was added. This is the ink you want to use on porous surfaces, like vellum. Then I stamped the bird on a branch image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (#132708) on Basic White and colored it lightly with alcohol markers. The sentiment from this wonderful SAB set is stamped in Pool Party. All images were adhered carefully with the adhesive hidden behind the solid pieces of the card. Three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a little bling!

We are 2 weeks into Sale-A-Bration, time to look through the annual and mini catalogs and order what you must have and earn free products!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Sandra Roberts
Sue Boerner <– You are here!!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Maureen Rauchfuss
Mickey Moore
Joy Nelson 
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs 
Sandy Ward

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card. Enjoy hopping through the blogs, looking at all of our birthday projects!

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Stampin Stray Ducklings January Blog Waddle!

Happy New Year! Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month our projects feature products from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog.

I picked the Friendly Hello stamp set and the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper (DSP) which comes together in the Friendly Hello Bundle, free with a $100 order. I started with a Fresh Fresia card base and added a layer of Basic White with strips of the DSP. A Granny Apple Green scalloped circle backs a Basic White circle on which I stamped the bird for one card and flowers for my second card. The sentiment is also included in the Friendly Hello stamp set and stamped in Fresh Fresia. Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color the bird and flowers.

Check out the Annual Catalog and the fantastic new Mini-Catalog to make your qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Sheryl Diemer
Lori Helvick
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of February for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found to the right of this post when ordering from me, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

You are always welcome to join me on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. Central Time for Mystery Stamping! Let me know you are interested and I will send the Clues and Zoom invite to you!

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in June for Stampin Buffets, filled with summer cards from the Annual catalog and July Buffets will have products from the July-December Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 4 people and I will happily wear a mask.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Stampin Stray Ducklings December Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month our projects feature products from the Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog.

I love to take a stamp set that is not featured as a Christmas stamp set and create a Christmas card with it. I decided to make this card a birthday card as I have several friends and family with January birthdays! The Beauty of Friendship photopolymer stamp set (#154983) which comes in the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (#155834) was my inspiration. I started with a Balmy Blue card base and added a layer of Basic White cut with a die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies (#151820) On the Basic White layer I stamped the two tree stamps in Evening Evergreen and Mint Macaron. The sentiment is from Pansy Patch (#154999) and stamped in Balmy Blue. The bow is Balmy Blue retired ribbon.

I also used the Inspiring Canopy Dies (#155963) as the main feature on another card. The card base and trees are Basic White. The blue patterned paper is from the Beauty of the Earth 12 x 12 DSP (Designer Series Paper) (#155841) and backed with a piece of Night of Navy. The cardinal came from the Beautiful Trees Dies (#155840). The sentiment from Christmas to Remember (#156300) is stamped in Night of Navy.

Be sure to look through the Annual catalog and find the stamp sets you may have missed your first 20 times looking through the catalog!

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Nancy Legate
Debbie Widener
Lori Helvick
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of January for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found to the right of this post when ordering from me, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

You are always welcome to join me on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. Central Time for Mystery Stamping! Let me know you are interested and I will send the Clues and Zoom invite to you!

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in June for Stampin Buffets, filled with summer cards from the Annual catalog and July Buffets will have products from the July-December Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 4 people and I will happily wear a mask.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Fall is in the air!

Welcome to our October Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for fall!

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I started my card with the new Gorgeous Leaves bundle (#158609). The card base is Cinnamon Cider stamped all over with the 3 little leaves stamp from the Gorgeous Leaves cling stamp set (#153365). I die cut a piece of Basic White with the rectangle from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies (#153586). I stamped the center of that panel with the dots from Gorgeous Leaves and the sentiment from Lovely You (#1535350 in Cinnamon Cider. Next I used the open leaf from the Intricate Leaves Dies (#153566) to die cut leaves in Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler. Those are gathered and anchored with a bow of Gold Shimmer Ribbon ($152156). A nice quick card great for upcoming fall birthdays or telling someone you are so very thankful for them!

I also added a border of leaves on the inside Basic White panel.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn 

Sue Boerner. <—You are here!

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Joy Nelson 

Krissi Hannahs

I hope you found some inspiration for your next fall card. Enjoy hopping through the blogs, looking at all of our fall projects!

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our September Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects for birthdays!

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the new Welcoming Woods stamp set (#156550) for my birthday card. The card base is Basic White. I took another piece of Basic White and used the fabulous Blending Brushes (#153611) to add 4 colors of ink to create the background. Then I stamped the trees and leaves in Early Espresso. I stamped the sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) in Early Espresso and cut the layer into 4 pieces and adhered to the base. A nice quick card great for upcoming fall birthdays!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Sue Boerner <— You are here!

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Krissi Hannahs

Joy Nelson

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card project.

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Punch it up!

Welcome to our August Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects using our fabulous punches! Can you guess how many punches I used on my card?

You may have arrived here from Julia’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Medium Daisy Punch (#149517) to start my card. The card base is Crushed Curry with a layer of Basic White. I wanted to anchor my jar of flowers, so I used a piece of In Good Taste DSP (#152494). I punched 10 daisies out of Daffodil Delight. Then I used a Blending Brush (#153611) to darken the centers and a little bit on the petals with Crushed Curry. This adds depth to the flowers. The flowers needed a container, so I stamped the jar from Jar of Flowers (#152515) in Smokey Slate and then stamped the smaller jar stamp on the back side in Pool Party, stamped off, to add the water in the jar. Of course, then I punched out the jar with the coordinating Jar Punch (#152703). The stems were stamped in Old Olive and then colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin Blend (#154892).

The jar is popped with Dimensionals (#104430). The flowers needed some greenery, so I used the Sprig Punch (#148012) on Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock. The top daisy is popped up on a dimensional and the sprigs tucked in among the daisies. I stamped the sentiment from Art Gallery (#158201) in Early Espresso and punched out with the Banners PIck a Punch (#153608).

I also made a version of this card using the Daisy Punch (#143713) to create 3 larger daisies. Which one do you like the best?

I colored the centers with an Early Espresso marker and then added some Wink of Stella (#141897) to make the centers sparkle. Did you count the number of punches I used? It was 4!

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Julia Quinn
Sue Boerner <—You are here!
Terri Stewart
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Joy Nelson 
Krissi Hannahs

I hope you found some inspiration for your next stamping project using punches.

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Designer Series Paper!

Welcome to our July Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects using our fabulous Designer Series Paper, DSP for short!

You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Expressions in Ink – Speciality DSP (#155464) for my birthday card. It is a part of the Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (#155459). I used the Artistically Inked (#154542) stamp set and the coordinating set of Artistic Dies (#155371). The card base is Granny Apple Green. The DSP is 4″ x 4″ and the strip on the left is 1″ x 4″. The flowers was stamped in Pale Papaya on Basic White and die cut. The card was finished with Pale Papaya Ribbon and sequins from the Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack (#155465).

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner <— You are here!

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn 

Joy Nelson

Sandy Ward

Nancy Reynolds

I hope you found some inspiration for your next project using Designer Series Paper!

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Happy Birthday!

Welcome to our June Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring birthday-themed projects!

You may have arrived here from Tracy’s blog. She had a wonderful project! I chose the Hand-Penned Suite Collection for my birthday card. It has the Hand-Penned Petals (#155070) stamp set, the coordinating set of Penned Flowers Dies (#155557), the gorgeous Hand-Penned Deigner Series Paper (DSP) (#155499), and the Genial Gems (#155500) embellishments. The card base is Misty Moonlight with partial layers of Hand-Penned DSP and Mint Macaron from the Subtles DSP (#155229). The flower patterned paper was die cut at the top with a die from the Penned Flowers Die.

I cut a frame of Pale Papaya with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690) and removed the inside of it. I used a Water Painter (#151298)and Misty Moonlight ink on a piece of Basic White to place behind the frame. I stamped the flowers and colored them with Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. The sentiment stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black is from the Pansy Patch stamp set (#154999) and punched out with the Double Oval Punch (#154242), To finish the card, I added White Bakers Twine and a few Genial Gems.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner  <— You are here!
Annette McMillan
Sandra Roberts
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Joy Nelson
Sandy Ward
Julia Mazur
Maureen Rauchfuss
Julia Quinn

I hope you found some inspiration for your next birthday card!

My Events calendar has been updated with my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.