Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop November 2018 Color Challenge!

Hey there and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November 2018!


Our November theme is a color challenge:

November 2018 Color Challenge

My first thought with these colors was "valentines", but when I scanned my Holiday catalog sets I found for some inexplicable reason Candy Cane Season was still un-inked!

I started with a Merry Merlot  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base, then added a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" layer of Smoky Slate. I discovered I had just a few slivers of Silver Foil in my stash (gasp! But more is arriving tomorrow if the snow we're getting tonight doesn't delay delivery), so I fudged the silver with Smoky Slate.

I added another layer of Merry Merlot 5 1/4" x 4" before adding the Whisper White layer stamped with the Powder Pink candy cane "hearts". Candy Cane Season is photopolymer, so it was easy to stamp accurately.

Can I just say I think Merry Merlot is the PERFECT burgundy color? We've had a couple of different versions of this color in the past (Bravo Burgundy comes to mind), but they were either too brown, too dull, too SOMETHING that just wasn't "it".  Merry Merlot, however, IS IT!!!


I did manage to add a splash of Silver Foil with the Candy Cane Builder Punch, which is bundled with Candy Cane Season to save 10%. I stamped the 1 3/4" x  3 1/4" white layer with the "HO!HO!HO! image and Smoky Slate ink. The Merry Merlot layer behind it is 1 7/8" x 3 3/8".


Inside sentiment:


And the envelope. Candy Cane Season is an "all inclusive" set!


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Stampin' Up! Alpine Adventure Christmas Greetings!

Hey there! Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goodies are selling fast; some are already sold out:

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa's Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

White Velvet Sheets from the Snowflake Showcase are also sold out, so  you NEED  TO PLACE YOUR Holiday Catalog ORDER NOW!

Because some items are gone or are on back order, such as Merry Merlot/Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon, and Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper, I had to change some of my projects for upcoming classes! I created today's project for that very reason!

Today's card was inspired by a swap from OnStage one of my team members received, so I don't have the creator's name.  I used the Alpine Adventure Bundle to create this:
Do you see a Christmas tree?

I used the Stamparatus to line up each image using either Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce, or Real Red to build the tree. I layered onto a piece of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.


I added sparkle to the snowflake "star" with a Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplet. The bow was cut with an Alpine Sports Thinlets Die, as was the sled at the bottom.


It was easy to get perfect placement of the images by using the Stamparatus! I know where each one will be before I even add any ink!


Inside I stamped the snowshoe and the sled with Soft Suede ink.


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Stampin' Up! Polished Stone Dashing Deer Swap!

Hey there! I arrived home late last night, so this morning I'm posting this absolutely gorgeous card I received in a swap by Tandra Boyer. Tandra combined the Dashing Deer Bundle with the Polished Stone technique and a greeting from the Warm Hearted Holiday Catalog Host Set to create this beauty!


Tandra used Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, and Mint Macaron reinkers with rubbing alcohol and cotton balls to dab the colors on a layer of Glossy White card stock. After the colors blended, she added dabs of Wink of Stella to finish the "polished" look! She cut a layer of Shimmery White card stock with a Detailed Deer Thinlet to allow the beautiful polished stone to peek through! She also added Iridescent Sequins using liquid glue for a bit of sparkle. I have a class for a monthly group in Marion scheduled for this Friday and we will be making this card! I think they will like it1


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Don't forget about the Snowflake Showcase sale that 's going on right now! Limited-Edition stamps, framelits and embellishments are only available through November 30th, or while supplies last!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day November 11th!

Hey there! Today we're on the last leg of our trip home from the Stampin' Up! OnStage 30th Anniversary Event in Orlando, FL. Today is also my 16th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

The Christmas swaps I'm sharing today were all created with the Winter Woods Bundle!

First, a Winter WoodsBundle/Woodland Textured Impressions creation with the Black Ice technique by Angela Waters:


 The 3/8" Basic Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!


 Next, Karen Kurz colored Shimmery Embossing Paste with Tranquil Tide and "maybe" Night of Navy reinkers to create a sparkly background for her cut-out Winter Woods trees!


 The greeting is from the Annual Catalog set, Star of Light.


 Finally, Ruth Ann Lilley stamped on the "negative" side of the Woodland Textured Impressions embossing folder with the Winter Woods tree before running through the Big Shot. The tree is "decorated" with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter sprinkled onto sponged Multipurpose Liquid Glue.


 Very prettily sparkled!



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