What would you CASE from the catalog?

CASE = Copy And Share Everything

Pals Blog Hop 2016 badgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Here is my project:

Case the Catty

You may recognize this from the 2016 Occasions catalog, page 16.  It is part of the “Love Blossoms” product suite.  If you know me, or if you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the product coordination with Stampin’ Up! products.   This product suite really delivers when it comes to product coordination!

While the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlits die may be the star of this product suite, the Bloomin’ Love stamp set is the supporting actress!  This card features the floral heart heat embossed in gold on a piece of Designer Series paper from the coordinating Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack which was shaped using the Lots of Labels framelits.  This shaped piece is the focal point of the card, but the details make it special!  The small flowers were stamped in Rose Red ink on the Rose Red card stock to frame our shaped paper.  A piece of Satin Ribbon and a string of pearls, and the little wooden heart all hail from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.   A few pearl basic jewels randomly placed tie everything into place.

TIP:  While it may look like I used Rose Red for my card base, I actually used Whisper White card stock cut and folded to a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size.  Then I cut a piece of Rose Red cardstock to the same size.  This allows me to:     1) -Wrap and adhere the ribbon to the back side of the cardstock layer before I glue it to the card base.  2) Have the inside of my card be white so it is easy to write on.  I like to keep things neat & tidy including the insides of my cards.

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space.  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me what you think of my project.   To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.   We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!  – Nancy

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo.com
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE —
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!

If you’d like to order any of the products I’ve used here, click here to go to my online store where you can shop securely 24/7 and have your purchases shipped right to your house. For every $50 in products you order, you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Click on any of the items below to see each item I used in this project.

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How do you say Happy Birthday to Someone Special?

Well, I decided to wish my Mother-in-Law a Happy Birthday with the new Botanical Gardens suite!  Designer Series Papers, stamps, and framelits!

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My Mother-in-Law loves flowers so I knew that this product suite would be the perfect thing to create a card for her.  I started with the soft color of Mint Macaron for the card base.  I then used a strip of Botanical Gardens designer series paper.   I cropped a Whisper White circle and stamped it with the Happy Birthday greeting from the “Sky is the Limit” in Blackberry Bliss ink.

Hello, Honey and Blackberry Bliss cardstock was used to create the beautiful flowers from the Botanical Builder framelits dies.  Look at those flowers; aren’t they beautiful?  These dies create a 3-D type of flower!  It really is like no other die I’ve seen before; almost like a new generation of framelit dies.  It’s like a petal within a petal.

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Mom LOVED her card!   And you?   You’ll love the fact that the Botanical Gardens Suite is a bundle, and this bundle is a triple-play!  This Bundle contains the Botanical Blooms stamp set, the Botanical Builder Framelit dies AND the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper!  BONUS!  This bundle, priced at $51.75 earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!   SWEET!!!  I used the Sky is the Limit stamp set, which will be retired on February 15th.  Now is a great time to score this bundle and stamp set, in a few days you will no longer be able to get this stamp set.  And trust me, this is stamp set you’ll want!  It makes great masculine cards, too!

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Thank you for stopping by My Stampin Space.  Please  leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this card; do you love it as much as Mom did?
I’ve been trying to fill my stash of Birthday Cards, to fill my New Year’s Resolution of sending birthday cards (on time) this year!  You’ll see more birthday cards on my blog in the coming days/weeks.  And you are welcome to join me for my next class, Thursday, Feb. 11th where we will focus on making Birthday Cards.  Email me to RSVP to my class!  If you just want to make your own cards, and want to shop with me, please know that I appreciate each & every order! Thank you :)
Come back soon as I’ll be sharing more birthday cards in the next few days.
Nancy

Playing with the Pals Papers Arts

I am blessed to be part of a wonderful on-line community of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators called the Stampin’ Pretty Pals, under Mary Fish.  The Pals have their very own place to play with paper,  called Pals Paper Arts.  Twice a month, they offer an opportunity to play with paper: a sketch challenge and a color challenge.

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This lovely color combination is the inspiration for this weeks challenge.  I have to admit ,I’m not sure why but at first I wasn’t too keen on these colors.  But I stretched myself to use them together, and this is what I came up with:

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I wanted a simple one-layer card and this really came together much better than I anticipated!  And once I sat back and admired my work 😉  I REALLY LIKED THIS COLOR COMBO!  All because I tried it.

Now, I can tell you there are some really talented folks who play at the Pals Paper Arts.  You can click here to head over there and take a look at all the fabulous creations made with these colors.  It will knock your socks off!

I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for the lace border, Bloomin Love for the hearts and What I Love for the sentiment.  You can order any of these by clicking on the stamp set name, or clicking here.

The Grateful Bunch is part of bundle – add the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch and SAVE!  The What I Love stamp is FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  (I love FREE!)

Sale-A-BrationWhat is Sale-A-Bration?  Click here to find out!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  And if you choose to shop with me please know that I am grateful for each and every customer and will go out of my way to take good care of you.  If you have questions on any products or techniques, don’t be afraid to ask!  I love to share my knowledge of paper crafting!

Come back later, I have a special card to share.

Nancy

 

 

 

Hello, My Friend!

I spent a half an hour the other talking on the phone to a friend that I haven’t spoken to in a while (we text & facebook, but haven’t heard her voice in a while).  I’m not much of a ‘talk on the phone’ kind of person;  I call when I have something to say and usually keep it short & sweet.  But it was really nice to catch up with Laura, and she is going thru some really rough physical ailments, and recently had a set back in her journey.  Laura has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know, and is always full of joy and maintains such a positive spirit!  I was so uplifted just talking on the phone with her, that I went down to My Stampin’ Space and whipped up this card to send to her.Hello Meets What I LoveOf course, I had to use all my new goodies to make this special card for a special friend!  I started with a Whisper White card base layered with a piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP in gray with the watercolor side up.  I layered a piece of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum on top of that layer.  (Both of these items are FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration! – Sweet!)  I cropped a banner of Whisper White card stock using the Banner Triple Punch and then stamped the Hello, My Friend sentiment in Crushed Curry ink and Lost Lagoon Ink using the “Hello” stamp set (also FREE during Sale-A-Bration).

The flowers are from the “What I Love” stamp set (you guessed it, also FREE! – I love FREE, how about you?)  This was my top pick from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I used Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry & Melon Mambo for the flowers & leaves.  My paper snips helped me fussy cut all the flowers & leaves in no time.

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The overall design/layout was CASE’D from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The samples shown were the reason that this is my favorite stamp set in the SAB catalog.  The designers at Stampin’ UP! offer us such great ideas and layouts and are a great springboard for our own creations.  While the catalog was my inspiration, my card is uniquely my own.  Is there a project in the catalog that has inspired you to make a project your own?

Well, by now, you’re probably wondering how you can get all of these stamps and papers for FREE, right?  Sale-A-Bration, that’s how!

Sale-A-Bration What is Sale-A-Bration? CLICK HERE to learn all about Sale-A-Bration and why you don’t want to miss out on this limited time promotion!

Weekly Deals headerWeekly Deals.  Stampin’ Up! releases new Weekly Deals every Tuesday – some of your favorite products at a discount for one week only (or while supplies last).  To check out this week’s deals, click here.

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Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space today!  I hope that you enjoyed the project I shared with you, and hope that Laura liked receiving my card in the mail.   Please feel free to leave me comments; I love to hear from you.  And if you don’t have your own Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and choose to order from me today, thank you!  I am always honored when someone chooses me as their demonstrator and I will do what I can to earn your trust and provide excellent customer service.

Nancy

White Space

I was inspired to make this card after a friend shared a card she made that was  white on white.

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I had just received my Bloomin Heart Thinlits dies and just couldn’t stop playing with it!  (It is a little bit additive, especially when used with the new Precision Plate and Big Shot Die Brush!)

White on White, or any monochromatic project can be a little tricky but it doesn’t have to be dull!   One of the best tips to keep in mind when working white on white (or color on color) is that since you don’t have colors, you need to work with layers and texture and dimension.  Who needs lots of color when you’ve got all that going for you?

Notice all the layers?  First is my Whisper White card base.  Then comes another, smaller layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Gently Falling TIEF.  A little strip of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, stamped with a sentiment in Silver, is wrapped around this layer prior to adhering this to the card base.  (Even this vellum is white on white!)  This tiny bit of silver ink is the only ‘color’ on the entire card!

Now for the focal point!  I cut out a heart from Whisper White cardstock using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlits and several flowers as well.  The Big Shot die brush makes easy  work of getting all those little pieces out of the intricate design.  Stampin’ Dimensionals strategically placed behind the 5 flower areas prop this heart up from the embossed background.  Next I curled the flowers and using pieces of dimensionals, adhered the flowers to the flower spaces.  On the 2 larger flowers, I added a smaller flower on top of the larger flower.  Each flower was then topped with a Pearl.  Lastly, a piece of Organza ribbon was adhered on top of the heart for yet more texture & dimension.IMG_6228You can see the layers and dimensions in this view.

While I originally made this card as a Congrats on your Engagement, I thought it looked more ‘bridal’ and decided to use it as a Congrats on getting married instead!  My Rose Wonder bundle was on it’s way, so I waited, then added the sentiment “Wishing you a marriage made in heaven and a lifetime blessed by God” to the inside.

Here’s another look:
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If you don’t have a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator and want to order any of the supplies I’ve used here to create this card, I’d be honored to be your demonstrator!  Click here to start shopping, or click on any of the items below.  This die is part of a product suite that includes a coordinating stamp set and designer series paper, as well as embellishments.  And you can bundle & save when you purchase the die and stamp set together!

Don’t forget, with every $50 in products (before shipping & tax) you will earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Sale-A-Bration What is Sale-A-Bration? CLICK HERE to learn all about Sale-A-Bration and why you don’t want to miss out on this limited time promotion!

Weekly Deals headerWeekly Deals.  Stampin’ Up! releases new Weekly Deals every Tuesday – some of your favorite products at a discount for one week only (or while supplies last).  To check out this week’s deals, click here.

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To keep the creativity coming every month, Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  Order a prepaid 3 month subscription and SAVE $.  (You can even “GIFT” this to a crafter of your choice) AND select 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know how you liked this project today! I love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

 

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My Lucky Stars

When I saw this sketch by the Freshly Made Sketch challenge, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use.  What I didn’t know was that Cindy Hall, the sketch designer, used the same paper and same stamp set, until just now, when I went to upload my project to their site, and took the time to admire all of the other entries.  I guess great minds think alike!

I thank my Lucky Stars

While Cindy designed the sketch to be used as a joy-fold card, mine is a standard size 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card.

You can see all of the other entries at the Freshly Made Sketch challenge here.

The GOING PLACES product suite zoomed to the top of my ‘Must Have’ list when the Occasions catalog came out.  I’ve always had a love of maps; I got that from my Dad who always drove with a map folded on the steering wheel when we would go on long road trips and family vacations. In fact my office has a wall paper border of world maps.  Even in this day of GPS and google maps, I still love a good paper map, with all its folds, and legends, and…, well I digress!

The suite includes the “Going Global” stamp set, the  “World Traveler TIEF”, an “Going Places” Designer Series paper stack.    A great product suite for projects that lend to a masculine feel, but also for memory keeping for trips and journeys, as well as astronomers and star-gazers.

This card is headed straight to my son Matt.  Even though he still lives at home, I feel I don’t always tell him how much he means to me.  I hope this card, that he’ll find tucked in an unsuspecting place, will let him know I’m so thankful for him, and the joy he brings me!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  Come back again soon.  I’ll be sharing another card using this product suite later in the week.

Thanks,
Nancy

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From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My project was made “From the Heart” for my dear Aunt Jan.  Jan was in a tragic accident about 2 weeks before Christmas and suffered multiple, traumatic injuries.  I made this card for her using elements that came straight from my heart to hers!

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I started the card with a piece of “Perfectly Artistic” designer series paper (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration now thru Feb. 15) in a pale shade of blue using the soft watercolor side glued to a Whisper White card base.  Aunt Jan loves to paint so I thought this would be the perfect backdrop.    Since my Bloomin’ Heart thinlits die was begging to be used, I cut a heart from the now retired Painted Blossoms designer series paper.  Aunt Jan LOVES to garden; she plants literally hundreds of flowers each year on her huge property.  I just had to use flowers as a nod to her love of gardening.  (I’m glad I stocked up on this paper before it retired because those beautiful blooms will never go out of style!)  A banner cropped from the pink paper shows off a silver foil banner and grounds the heart to the base.

Next I cropped a Lost Lagoon butterfly and layered that with the intricately-cut butterfly that coordinates with it cropped from Whisper White.  Jan is also a big animal lover: her horses, cats & dogs attest to that, as do the numerous bird feeders in her yard.  With all the flowers, butterflies are always welcome too!  But a subtle message too, that this accident may be a life-changing event, but like a butterfly, she will come out stronger and more beautiful on the other side!

Lastly, a little heart punched out using the Sweetheart punch, and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) is the final layer topped off with a Iced Rhinestone – a subtle message that Jan is a shining jewel!  The silver bevel of the rhinestone, the silver foil banner in the background and the silver metallic cording are also hints that Jan is a precious metal in my eyes!  (and precious in the eyes of the Lord God, too!).

The sentiment is from “Thoughts & Prayers”.

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This card was offered with many prayers from my heart, and God is good!  He is answering our prayers and Jan is recovering; although it seems with two steps forward and one step back at times, but overall she has amazed us with her determination and strength!  I would, however, covet your prayers for my Aunt Jan.  She still has a long road ahead of her.

I hope that she will see each element of my card, and the meaning behind each one, and know that it was made right From My Heart!

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space and listening to my story.  Please feel free to leave me a comment below.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

If you want to order any of the products I used here, or any other Stampin’ Up! supplies, please feel free to visit my online store. You can click on any of the items below to add that item to your shopping cart.  I would love to have you as a customer!

Stampin’ Hugs,

Nancy

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Today is the day you’ve bee waiting for!

It's Your Day!, Party with Cake, Party Punch Pack, Nancy Gleason, My Stampin Space

It’s your day!  The day you’ve been waiting for!  The 2016 Catalogs are here!

So without any further adu, here they are:

The Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog: (Click on cover to open)

Stampin' UP! 2016 Occasions Catalog

The Stampin’ UP! 2016 Sale-A-Bration catalog ( Every item in this catalog is FREE with a qualifying purchase of $5o or more – excluding shipping & tax.  There is NO LIMIT to the amount of Sale-A-Bration items you can earn; every increment of $50 gets you one item.  $100 gets you two, and so on.).

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I know your wish list is probably really long right now, so to help you see each of the items more closely, Stampin’ UP! has created a number of product videos.  You can watch the videos here:


Whew! That’s a lot to look at so grab a cup of coffee, a notebook to make a wish list, and enjoy! When you are ready to shop, remember to keep your purchases in $50 increments so you can earn Sale-A-Bration items, and then click here to shop with me.

Want it all?  If you are planning on spending $100 anyway, you may want to consider purchasing the Starter Kit for $99.  During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose $155 worth of products in your kit, and it Ships FREE!  Bonus!  Then, after that you can enjoy product discounts to fill the rest of your wish list without breaking the bank, Sweet, right?  There is no obligation to ‘sell’ anything or to conduct workshops.  You can simply become a wholesale customer and enjoy the discount for your own purchases.

Enjoy the new catalogs and feel free to contact me if you have questions.  In the NE PA area?  Come to my Open House on Saturday, January 9th to play and shop the new products.

See you soon.

Nancy

You’re Invited….

In just a 2 short days, the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs will be released!  It’s almost like waiting for Christmas!

Be sure to tune in Tuesday, Jan 5th as I will have the catalogs posted on my blog.  On Saturday, January 9th, you’re invited to attend my Open House where you can come Play & Shop the new products in person!  Get your hands on new stamps, papers, embellishments and tools.  I’ll have different stations set up for Make & Takes, door prizes, and lots of new products and samples for you to explore.  And of course, I’ll have the new catalogs so you can get your hands on paper version of the catalog, in case the e-catalog just isn’t enough for you!

My January & February class schedules will be posted along with samples of the projects we’ll make in those classes, and attendees of the Open House will be the first to sign-up for classes.

I know you’re dying to see a sneak peek of the catalog, and while I can’t post the catalog just yet, here’s a peek of one of the Make & Takes you’ll make if you attend my Open House.

Nancy Gleason, My Stampin Space, Botanicals for You, 2016 Sale-A-Bration

Don’t you just love this bold sentiment?   This is stamp set called “Botanicals For You” and it’s FREE with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  This could fit the bill for any occasion, and I can see making this in other color combo’s too.

So, make your RSVP now to attend the Open House;  there is no cost for this event, but you must RSVP to reserve your spot (and catalog, and project kits).

Saturday, Jan. 9th from 1-4 PM in Moosic, PA.  I’ll give directions as needed when you RSVP.  Need more info?  Email me.

And then check back early, early Tuesday morning to view the catalogs right here on my blog.  See you then,

Nancy

Welcome 2016

Happy New Year, Number of Years, Confetti TIEF, 2016, Nancy Gleason, My Stampin Space

I want to wish all of my friends, my customers and my blog readers a very Happy New Year!  I hope that 2016 brings health and happiness to you all.

I used a few new products to make this card, the Confetti TIEF was used to created the party-like embossed background.  I used a large oval framelit die and stamped “2016” in versamark ink and heat embossed the numbers in pewter embossing powder.  The numbers are from a new stamp set “Number of Years” and there are coordinating framelit dies as well.  I love bundles and this is going to be a staple in any paper crafters supply.  A little Melon Mambo bow adds just the right finishing touch!

Be safe!   Just 5 more days until the new catalogs are released!  Now, that’s something to celebrate!

Nancy