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Finding Inspiration Friday Design Challenge + Prize Patrol
Hi Everyone,
My favorite time in stamping is finding that creative inspiration. I have dedicated Fridays as my Finding Inspiration time from creating videos of my inspiration to offering design layout challenges to get my friends inspired to stamp. Today's challenge is so fun! I love this template and hope that you do too. You have an opportunity to create, submit, and win a Stampin' Up! prize.
You have a chance to create a project using this template as your inspiration for your project. Upload it to me and see if you win. Here are the details:
Create a project using the template as inspirationUpload your project to me at lennyandmary1@msn.com Be sure to include your e-mail so you can be contacted if you winHave your project entered by January 10thWinner will be announced January 12th The winner will win the Stampin' Up! Blossom Builder Punchan $18.00 value

I love the Blossom Builder Punch! It creates wonderful textu…
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A Stampin' Up! Year in Review Hi Everyone,
As I sit and reflect on 2017 and all the wonderful stamping that has taken place with many friends and family, I wanted to take some time to share a few of my favorite events and creations from this past year. From weekly class, to stamp-a-stacks, it has been a great year. I hope you enjoy my favorites.

I really love the Painted Harvest Stamp set. There are so many wonderful things you can create using this stamp set and leaf punch. For this weekly class, I focused on "Flash" Cards. These are super quick and easy to design. You simply pre-cut your focal pieces and then you can create many different designed projects. The pre-cut sizes are: the colored cardstock is 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and the white or vanilla is 2 1/2" x 4". Once you have these, the creativity never ends.

Okay, if you have seen or played with the new Stampin' Blends, then you know how wonderful they are! I loved this weekly class where my stam…

12 Days of Christmas Swap Stampin' UP!|PowerHuff Stamper|Part 2

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12 Days of Christmas Swap Stampin' Up!|PowerHuff Stamper|Part 1

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Let the Gifting Begin with Hand Stamped Projects

Hi Everyone,
This is the time for fast and cute gifts for friends, family, and coworkers. The cute nutcracker treat box above was made using the mini clear treat boxes from Stampin' Up! as well as the Christmas Quilt Designer Series Paper and Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. If you can believe it, I didn't stamp a thing for this box. The nutcracker and oval sayings were cut out of the DSP. I simply added the bow using the Quilted Christmas Ribbon and filled the box with chocolates. I was able to create 15 of the boxes in just an hour. I say that is fantastic. 
During this past summer, I came across a few boxes of really nice clear ornaments at our church rummage sale. I knew I had to have them and couldn't wait for the holidays. 



I love curling designer series paper and putting it into the glass ornament. I then punched out mini stars out of the gold and silver glimmer papers to also put inside. I added a tag…
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Holiday Creativity with Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
I hope this time of year finds you sipping hot cocoa and adding that bit of peppermint to it. I love this time of year because it seems more special to hold that hot mug of goodness. Today I wanted to share with you a way to go a little further in creating and being creative with stamping. When creating a card, sometimes you can stare at your cardstock and go blank. You struggle with a layout and it can be discouraging. I have found that creating a tag can help get your creativity started. Tags are smaller and more focused. Once you have a tag created like the one above (isn't it fantastic)? you can expand to your card. This cute tag was created using the Stanta's Sleigh bundle. This is a wonderful bundle that makes it easy to be creative. This tag was created quickly and has a lot of wow. 


It's super easy to step up this tag by using the Foil Snowflakes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog which is soon to be retir…
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Stampin' Up! Free Shipping  Rewind
Hi Everyone,
As I'm flying to Michigan for a week to visit family, I'm excited to share that Stampin' UP! is giving one last holiday gift of free shipping. You might remember that on Cyber Monday, Stampin' Up! also offered free shipping. This is a "rewind". For 24 hours, you can take advantage of all the wonderful products on your wish list and enjoy free shipping. I love when this happens. Shipping costs are so high and you always compromise your order so that the total cost doesn't break the bank when shipping and tax are added. 

There is no better time that the Stampin' Up! Year-End Sales Event. Now with free shipping, it makes the Year-End Sale even better. There are so many wonderful products on special this month. It's also a great time to get the holiday catalog items that are retiring. Here are a few of my favorites from the Holiday catalog that are retiring.

The Year of Cheer Suite of products is such…
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Sharing What I Love about Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
One of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is gathering friends together to create wonderful projects. During one of my recent classes, I had a guest who was from out of state named Tonja. She was working with my school district as an English Language Arts Coach for a new curriculum. Tonja didn't have any plans for the evening, so I invited her to class. She came and had a blast. Tonja kept saying that she was going to show off her projects to her sister, who wouldn't believe that she had made the cards herself. Tonja had such a great time. She said that she wasn't a creative person and really didn't have time for anything due to traveling so much for work. This is what I absolutely love about being a demonstrator! It's the best feeling when people have so much fun at class and feel proud of their creations.
I have a few other things I want to share today. It's always fun to come up …
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Stampin' Up! Year-End Extravaganza & My Mystery Grab Bags

Hi Everyone,
It is the most exciting time when Stampin' Up! releases not only the retiring list from the Holiday Catalog, they also have a Year End Sales Event that is filled with savings. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things that are being retired from the Holiday Catalog and won't be available after January 2nd or before if they sell out.
Christmas in the Making is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog. My daughter is really into the vintage look and this reminds me of her. The couple of projects below were a lot of fun to make.




Another of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog are the Foil Snowflakes accessories. These are beautiful in gold and silver. Don't miss out on them or the Red and Silver Tinsel ribbon I used on the cute ornaments I made.

What could be better than this Year-End Sales Event? Well I have my very own holiday tradition each December. It's my...
Mystery Gra…
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Holiday Cheer Blogging Friends

Hi Everyone,
It's another wonderful Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month we are sharing Christmas, Hannukah, and New Years. Grab your sparkling cider and join us. There are many wonderful projects to share. Spread the cheer by sharing.
For my projects this month, I really wanted to share a bit of Christmas. First are some woodsy ornaments or gift tags I made up as gifts for my stamping friends. I used the Mini Treat Bags Thinlit dies to wrap them in. Nature Sings is the perfect stamp set to highlight for these ornaments. The natural wood rings ties in well. I hope you enjoy.




Wink of Stella in gold adds the right amount of  bling
These were really fun to make. I plan on making many more to give some of my co-workers too. Another project I really loved was using the Large Number Framelit Dies to create a Christmas card to celebrate the "25th".

One of my favorite Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog is the Merry Music Specialty DSP. It…