April Stamp of the Month Club: Suite Sentiments

Hi friends! How are you today?

Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95, (or $14.95 for just the card supplies.) Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions and a color photocopy of the cards. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

Our April club features the Suite Sentiments stamp set by Stampin’ Up!:

 

The Suite Sentiments stamp set includes 11 stamps that coordinate with every suite in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occassion Catalog. Click on the image below to see this adorable set:

 

Would you like to find out more about how you can become part of the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here and if you’re ready to join, email me at stampin365@gmail.com to sign up today!

Don’t miss out on your chance to make these fun cards for your stash!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

A Birthday Set With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you?

Today’s project is a sweet little birthday set I created with the Cool Treats Bundle.

Aren’t these little 3D strawberries just the cutest?

The Cool Treats Bundle comes with 36 adorable stamps and 17 dies: (Click on the image below for more info.)

 

Have you had a chance to play with the Cool Treats Bundle? Which of the stamps and matching dies is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

A sincere thanks to everyone who has been checking on my son. He has had four treatments of plasmapheresis and started talking again after 12 days of being unable to speak. He has one more treatment tomorrow and then they hope to send him home!

More Fun With Watercolors

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Hello friends! How are you today?

Here’s another fun watercolor card. Watercolor cards are all the rage right now, and I can’t seem to get enough lately. But since I have no watercolor skills, I need easy shortcuts.

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue!

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For this technique, I turned to the Cool Treats stamp set. For the popsicles, I stamped them in bold colors and then added a little bit of water with my aqua painter to make them look watercolored. So easy! (One tip is to not over do the water or they will bleed and lose their shape. Just a little bit of water does the trick.)

After they were dry, I took the ink pads, squished ink into the lids, picked it up with my aqua painter and splattered it on the background. I made masks for the popsicles first, so they would stay splatter free.

I’m crazy about this bright color combo!

 

The days are gray and dreary here in Oregon, so a fun, bright card seemed a perfect way to bring a little cheer. I hope you have a chance to work with this fun stamp set- it is just too cute!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Once again, I am posting from the hospital. Our son has taken a turn for the worse and they are now trying a therapy called plasmapheresis, which filters his blood for antibodies. The treatments will be every other day for 10 days and his first treatment was yesterday. We are hopeful that this will help him finally recover.

So many of you have supported up through kind words, mail and prayers and I can not tell you how much it helps! Every time I feel like I can’t possibly watch him go through one more second of this, someone reaches out in kindness or prayer and my hope is restored. Thank you one and all for that!

 

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi friends!

Just a quick post today to say Happy Valentine’s Day and share a super easy card with you. This layout could easily be used for a wedding or anniversary card, just change the colors. (I was picturing silver and white.) Even a baby card would be cute- just add the word baby to the love and use pink or blue. Cute!

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My son is back home after another hospital stay and we are so happy to have him back. I spent my days with him at the hospital, so being home is like a breathe of fresh air.

I’m busy getting the Stamp of the Month Club boxes ready to mail out and creating the cards for March’s club- so be sure to come back soon!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

 

A CASE Project Using Sealed With Love

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Hi friends, how are you today?

Usually, I only put my own original projects on my blog, but when I saw this card by Satomi Wellard, using the Sealed With Love bundle, I just had to make it and share it with you!

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CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything, and I just love the way fellow demonstrators share their creativity. Be sure to go check out Satomi’s blog for lots more inspiration!

I had not seen the idea of turning the hearts so the other side of the paper shows, and I think it is brilliant- thank you Satomi! You can see her original post here.

So, would you like to know the trick she thought of to turn the hearts?

Start with your die cut, like this:

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Next, pinch the hearts up, creasing them well from both the front and the back.

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Once you have pinched them up, you can gently turn them. They do rip, so be careful! (This video is too dark and you can hear my little guy asking about the jingle bells he found in my craft room, but I just had to show you how it works!)

 

So clever of her, right?!?

If you are interested in joining this creative group of demonstrators who love what they do and share what they love, contact me today- I WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Stamp of the Month Club boxes will mail out on the 15th- a huge thank you to all of our club members!

 

 

 

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Watercolor Pencils- Almost Gone!

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Hello friends! How are you today?

The Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog has been incredibly popular and one of the hottest new items is almost gone: watercolor pencils. If you have not had a chance to try these, they are a must have!

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For this card, I used the free Sale-A-Bration paper called Inside the Lines and my aqua painter to blend the watercolor pencils. I fussy cut a few flowers for texture and added a bit of shimmer to the wings with Wink of Stella.

Would you like some great tips on how to use watercolor pencils? Watch this video with Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!

 

These watercolor pencils are going fast, so be sure to pick yours up before they are gone!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

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February Stamp of the Month Club~ Blooms and Wishes

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Hello friends! How are you today?

The stamp of the Month Club is finally back! A huge thank you to all of our club members for being so understanding and gracious as I took time to care for my son these past couple months. Your support, thoughts, and prayers have truly meant so much and helped to get me through some very dark days. Now our days are full of hope and he continues to recover, which means…

I have time and energy to make stuff- yay! February’s club features the beautiful Blooms and Wishes stamp set:

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Have you heard about the Stamp of the Month Club here at Stampin’ 365? Each month, club members receive a fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies to create four exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95. Everything is pre-cut, neatly packaged and comes with typed directions and a color photocopy of the cards. Club members just add ink and adhesive. (I even include a handmade gift tag, created to match, just for you from thankful me!)

 

The beautiful watercolor florals look great in the colors below, or club members can use the colors of their choice. After stamping the images on watercolor paper, I used my aqua painter to pull the color out. This fun watercolor technique is completely optional. The images look gorgeous with or without this technique.

 
 
Would you like more information about the Stamp of the Month Club? Click here.

In the club and already have the set? No problem! Simply email me with the substitution of your choice. (Up to $26) by February 1st.

Need to order ink or other supplies? You can shop online at http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net or email me if you prefer. When ordering online, please use this month’s hostess code: Z9P6FK7A and you will receive a handmade card and thank you gift from me! (Orders of $150 or more qualify for hostess rewards and should NOT use the hostess code.)

Ready to join in on the fun and start building your stamp collection and handmade card stash? We would love to have you in the club! Email me at stampin365@gmail.com by the 1st of February to join!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

New Club Dates:

Paypal invoices sent out: the first of the month

Paypal invoice payment due: the fifth of the month

Club boxes sent out: the 15th of the month

Cool Treats Bundle

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Hi friends! How are you today?

Here is another card I created using the Cool Treats Bundle by Stampin’ Up! Have I mentioned how much fun these ice cream dies are? Just look at the details on this adorable sundae!

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The sentiments are wonderful and will add nicely to your stamp collection. Plus, with a bundle, you save 15%! How sweet is that?!?

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So happy you stopped by.

My son is headed home from the hospital today and the doctor feels this is NOT early onset dementia, but still the effects of having his baclofen pumped removed. She told us today she believes it will be very slow, but that he WILL recover- such hope in that! Thank you so much for your support and prayers.

Be sure to come back soon because I have a whole pile of projects ready to share with you- finally!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

 

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net and use the January hostess code: Z9P6FK7A to receive a handmade card and thank you gift from me! (Orders of $150 or more qualify for hostess rewards and should NOT use the hostess code.)

Need catalogs and plan to order through me?

Email me at stampin365@gmail.com for your complimentary copies!
 

 

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Iconic Occasions

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Hi Friends!

Here is a quick and easy idea for the new “Iconic Occasions” hostess set by Stampin’ Up! Located on page three of the new Stampin’ up! Occasions catalog, this versatile stamp set includes 11 different sentiments and 11 matching images. I created an easy layout that could be used to make a quick collection of  all occasion greeting cards.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

My son has made some progress and may come HOME on Friday, so my creative brain is coming back to life, and I hope to share more regularly again.

Be sure to click follow so you won’t miss anything.

Happy stampin’ friend!

Michelle

 

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.stampinforu.stampinup.net and use the January hostess code: Z9P6FK7A to receive a handmade card and thank you gift from me! (Orders of $150 or more qualify for hostess rewards and should NOT use the hostess code.)

Need catalogs and plan to order through me?

Email me at stampin365@gmail.com for your complimentary copies!

 

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Lovely Stitched Dies~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends and welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop! Are you ready to focus on something really fun and oh, so exciting?

The new Stitched Dies from Stampin’ Up!

I have been wanting these Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies for a long time! They come in three shapes: circles, ovals, and squares and they are perfect for adding a finished look to all your projects. Be still my stitched loving heart!

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And what could be as exciting as these new Stitched Dies? A sale on stamps!

In addition to the beautiful new dies, Stampin’ Up! is offering coordinating stamp sets at 25% off! To see the sets that are on sale click here. This sale is only available November 1st though the 30th, so don’t miss out!

These cards feature the Oh, What Fun! set and the Blooms and Wishes set, both of which are included in the sale. Blooms and Wishes is incredibly versatile, and can be used for multiple seasons. Both of these sets will really go the extra mile for you!

For these laurel branches, I stamped them in Wild Wasabi and then used my aqua painter to give a watercolor effect. (Perfect for those of us who can’t draw.)

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These stitched dies are the perfect addition to your card making collection and I just know you are going to have so much fun creating to your heart’s content!

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Thanks for stopping by today. You can find a complete supply list for these cards below.

Just before me on the hop was Marisa, and now it’s time to go and see what Rachel in France has made for us. You are sure to be inspired!

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Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

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