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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings October Thankful Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring Thank you or Thanksgiving projects. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Which is your favorite?

I love to make Thanksgiving cards. It is important to me to tell people how very special they are to me and how thankful I am to have them in my life. I chose the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle (#156478)! It contains the Pretty Pumpkins cling stamp set (#156472) and the coordinating Detailed Pumpkins Dies (#156477). Purchasing the bundle saves you 10%!

I used a Cajun Craze card base with a layer of Bumblebee. Next are two pieces of Harvest Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (#156494). A piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace (#149593) was tied around the BumbleBee and DSP layer). The large pumpkin was stamped in Crumb Cake and the trio of pumpkins in Soft Suede. Stampin Blends added some color and highlights to all of them. The largest pumpkin was die-cut from the copper sheet in the Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524) package. The message was stamped in Cajun Craze on Basic White.

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

Please join us on the 10th of November 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 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 – 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings September Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects for Fall or Halloween. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these beautiful cards! 

I was instantly attracted to the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle (#156819)! It contains the Beauty of Tomorrow cling stamp set (#156459) and the coordinating Beautiful Leaves Dies (#156468). Purchasing the bundle entitles you to a free Level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer through the end of September!

I used a Blackberry Bliss card base with the first layer cut with the large die from the Beautiful Leaves Dies out of Gold Foil (#132622). The two flower clusters were stamped in Gray Granite on Basic White, die cut and then colored with Stampin’ Blends. I used a Layering Circle Die (#151770) to cut a piece of the Blackberry Beauty DSP (#156458).The sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and punched out with the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch (#154425). A bit of Gold Shimmer Ribbon (#152156) finished off the card.

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

Please join us on the 10th of October 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 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 – 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings August Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects from the July-December Mini-Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration flyer. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these beautiful cards! 

I was instantly attracted to the Nature’s Harvest Bundle (#156813)! It contains the Nature’s Harvest cling stamp set (#156495) and the coordinating Harvest Dies (#156504). Purchasing the bundle entitles you to a free item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer through the end of September!

I used an Early Espresso card base with a layer of Harvest Meadow 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (#156494). The tags were die cut in Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake with a die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies (#155563). The top tag was topped with a die cut piece in Very Vanilla and tied together with a bit of Linen Thread (#104199). I also cut the wild flowers in early Espresso and tucked them behind the tags.

The flowers are stamped in Early Espresso and then colored with Watercolor Pencils (#141709) and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (#149014). A touch of a Blender Pen (#102845) created the very soft look. Then the flowers were die cut. The sentiment from Pansy Patch (#154999) was stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla. A gold bumblebee from the Bumblebee Trinkets (#155568) is the final touch for my card. What do you think?

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

Please join us on the 10th of September 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 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 – 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings Summer Fun Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring summer projects. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fun, summer cards! 

I love the Color & Contour stamp set (#154994) and the Scalloped Contours Dies (#155560). These are available as a bundle (#158356), too! I started with a Bermuda Bay card base with a layer of Basic White. The flowers are stamped randomly in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. I stamped an extra flower on a scrap and die cut it. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark (#102283) on a scrap of Bermuda Bay and heat embossed it with white embossing powder (#155554). I added a bow of white Bakers Twine (#155475) on the corner after die cutting the sentiment.

I love summer flowers, so I am sharing another flower card! This card is a simple Basic White card base with a strip of Pattern Party DSP down the left side. This wonderful DSP is available as to purchase with your Host Rewards when you host a qualifying party of $150 or more. The flowers from the Flowers of Friendship (#155358) are stamped in Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and the leaves in Granny Apple Green. They are punched out with the Flowers & Leaves Punch (#155373). I used the Scalloped Contours Dies (#155560) to punch out the sentiment, from Pansy Patch (#154999), and adhered it to a piece of Pool Party cardstock. I added some reitred sequins after coloring the centers of the flowers in Basic Black.

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

Please join us on the 10th of August 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 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 – 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.

Stampin Stray Ducklings New Catalog Products Blog Waddle!

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using products from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You may have arrived here from Lori Helvick’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I love the Beauty of the Earth Suite (#155843) found on pages 10 and 11. The suite includes the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (#155834), Beauty of the Earth DSP (#155841), and the Bark embossing folder (#155431).

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base, scoring at 4-1/4″ and 7″. The DSP on the front is 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and the two complimentary pieces are 1-1/2″ x 5-14″ and 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. To make the tree on the front, I used the Beautiful Trees Dies (#155840) to cut the background piece in Mossy Meadow, the trunk in Early Espresso, and the front piece in Old Olive. Inside, the Basic White piece inside is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set(#154983), stamped in Mossy Meadow on Basic White, layered onto a scrap of Cinnamon Cider.

Inside of card showing the placement of the gift card.

The front flap is adhered at the top and the bottom, which allows a gift card to be put inside!

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

Please join us on the 10th of July 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 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.