Suite Seasons by Stampin' Up! Goes Beyond the Holidays!

Alaska Blog Hop
Welcome to this month's #Alaska2018bloghop where a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, training with the amazing Janet Wakeland, have teamed up to bring you a monthly blog hop with lots of fresh stamping inspiration while we are stamping our way to earning the next Stampin' Up! incentive trip--an Alaskan Cruise!  I'm so glad you're here!  If you get lost along the blog hop, just look at the bottom of my post and it will tell you where you are and all the blogs participating in the hop.

The theme for this month's blog hop is non-holiday cards using Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog products.  How fun!  I knew right away that I wanted to share these caring cards that we made in my November stamp clubs.  Suite Seasons has fabulous greetings in lovely, varied fonts.  This one may just be my favorite as it enables me to send a beautiful caring card to anyone.  This pic has the caring card we made in stamp club this month, and I just adore the various plaids in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.  When I'm sending a caring card, what better image than a plaid blanket pattern to make one think of comfort and warmth?  I think this caring card looks great in any of the plaids in the DSP stack, and I have 3 of them here.  Don't you love them???!!!  Each one makes the card look totally different.  But the essence of caring comes shining through beautifully!

Suite Seasons-Stampin' Up!If you would like more information about my stamp club in San Antonio, just click here for all the details. There are options galore to help you fit stamp club into your life:  card-making or scrapbooking plus 3 sessions to choose from for making projects and stamping with awesome crafty friends!

My caring cards also feature the FABULOUS new item--Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Although they are a new item, we blew through the inventory intended for 3 months in 2 weeks!  They are already enormously popular, and I totally understand why.  I haven't been this excited about a set of Big Shot framelits in a while.  They won't be available for order until mid-January as things stand now.  So put them on your Wish List so you don't forget, and I'll update you as news comes our way.

Okay, that's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now click on the link below for more fabulous inspiration by Stampin' Up! demonstrators going for gold...Alaskan gold!!!



Tin of Tags Stamp Set

I love the Tin of Tags stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  Yes, it is designed for the super-cute and easy Designer Tin of Tags kit.  (That kit takes about 1 hour to make--and a few of the tags are all purpose which can be used for any occasion.  Most are definitely Christmas, and the little storage tin is beyond cute:)  The Tin of Tags stamp set is a separate purchase, but it is incredibly versatile.  And right now, both are on sale! Regular price for the stamp set is $21 and it sale price is $16.80, and the Tags Kit is normally $22 and is on sale for $15.40!  I think that's about 30-40% off which makes both super affordable as well as versatile!  Okay, onto today's share.

Tin of Tags Joy Card

I love this color combination of Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  I find that a color palette of all neutrals is elegant, and I love mixing warm and cool colors.  Here, the Very Vanilla is Warm and the Basic Gray is cool.  This card is VERY quick and easy to make but has a lot of wow factor. Simple, classic elegance.  All the stamps are from Tin of Tags stamp set.

I created my own piece of designer paper by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 4-1/4 x 2 and then random stamping the snowflake.  Super easy, I can customize to my color scheme, and it looks very professional!  My last touch was to scatter a few of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  I like using the variety of sizes for an unfussy look.  They look like little jewels scattered across my card:)

That's it for today.  Thanks ever so much for stopping by.  Click on any of the products below to get a better look at them and/or place them in your shopping cart and purchase them today.  

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Holly Berry Happiness

Holly Berry Happiness
Today's share featuring Holly Berry Happiness is the creation of one of my very talented team members Darlene Boardman (Darlene's Stampin' Spot).  Darlene's style is distinct with a clean and bold look.  Don't you love all the white??!!!  The Cable Knit Embossing Folder brings up mental images of being all snug and warm under a chunky knitted afghan before a roaring fire--watching Christmas movies!

Both the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set with coordinating punch (available as a bundle with 10% savings:) and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The embossing folder is a unique, specialty folder that creates very deep embossing.  It's called a "Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder" and I have a video here to help you understand its unique qualities and how to get the best results.  

This new style embossing folder definitely brings something new to our paper crafting, and the Cable Knit Embossing Folder has been wildly popular.  I can tell you that there will be another Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the new Occasions Catalog which debuts on January 4th.  So stay tuned for more touchable texture from Stampin' Up!

Okay, back to today's card.  Darlene created this as one of 4 Make & Takes for our monthly team meeting.  My team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, the Southern Sweet Stampers, meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month here in San Antonio.  Mark your calendar now and join us in January (with no obligation) to see what we do "behind the scenes", make some pretty cards, and have fun.  Again, 1st Tuesday each month.  

You can RSVP directly from my Stampin' Up! online calendar at

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to try out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder if you haven't already. And do yourself a favor today--stamp!  It will relax you and feed your soul like nothing else:)



Santa's Workshop--Freestyle!

  Stampin' Up! Christmas

Saturday, December 10th

10 AM - 2 PM come and go style

There are less than 30 days until Christmas, and I have donned my elf hat to present myself as Santa's helper for YOU to "get it done" for Christmas while having fun!  My Santa's Workshop--Freestyle--is all about choices.  YOU choose which projects you make and HOW MANY you make and WHEN you arrive.  

Project options include:

  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Gift Card Holders
  • Last-Minute Gifts
  • Tags and Bags

The fine print:  

$5 entrance fee

Check out all the projects and then decide which ones you wish to make.  Gather your packets and get busy!  I will add up the fee for your projects and you may pay by check, cash, or credit card.  Fuss-free!  Easy!  Customized!  Fun!

I'm here to help you have fun while getting it done!

Register here, but hurry.  Space is limited! 

Registrations closes December 1st!!!

Flurry of Wishes Plus Snow Flurry Punch

Today only you can get the Flurry of Wishes stamp set plus the Snow Flurry Punch for 20% off with a special ordering bundle number of  146008 from Stampin' Up! Flurry of Wishes

I love this set of coordinating products!  They make quick work of pretty snowflakes you can layer together, scatter, and have fun with.  Today's card is a quick and easy Christmas card I've made in other colors as well.  But today's share is in Sweet Sugarplum, one of the scrummy In Colors for this year.

I love the art work in Flurry of Wishes--the snowflakes have a timeless elegance.  And the words are perfect for both outside and inside Christmas cards.  The coordinating punch gives you 2 snowflakes at once--or you can just feed a smaller piece of paper into the punch for a single.  You can layer up the snowflakes on scrapbook pages or cards or home decor.  So they are very versatile!  I even made a wintry birthday card with them here.

Today's share is quick--just like my quick and easy Christmas card!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to pop into my online store and get your Flurry of Wishes stamp set and coordinating Snow Flurry Punch for 20% off. 146008.  Today only!

Flurry of Wishes

Snow Flurry Punch