Simple Cute Fruit Cards & Needing Well Wishes

I shared a couple simple cards that I made with the new stamp set called Cute Fruit at the beginning of my Online Paper Crafting Class that I aired and posted on July 15th. Click here to see that video. And then I made a couple more cards soon after the video ended. So today I thought I quickly share photos of all four of these quick and easy cards.

These are the two I shared in the video. The one on the right I CASEd from a card sample in the Beginner Brochure.

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The one in the Beginner Brochure had slightly a softer look. I used a couple darker colors to stamp my sentiment, watermelon rinds, and pineapple tops.

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And this card was my own design. Those faces images are just too funny.

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then I played around some more. For this third card I inked up only half of the citrus images to get a slice of orange. I gave the kiwi slices some seeds and added some dash mark designs in the corners by drawing them with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. And I used that same image but stamped it in blue for a blueberry.

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then for this last card I wanted only one melon to stand out to really emphasize the wording in the sentiment. So I added a couple of those Fine Tip Glue seeds I made on July 15th and stamped the extra watermelon slices in Smoky Slate.

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

(The lighter gray is Smoky Slate stamped off: stamped onto scrap paper first and then stamped on the card. So it’s the same gray just a lighter version.)

Quick and easy note cards that I made with the basics: stamps (Cute Fruit Stamp Set), ink, and paper! Click here to see photos of all four cards and get more information so you can recreate them yourself. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

You can find the Cute Fruit set here in the online store. Or you can find it on pages 6 & 7 of the Beginner Brochure. (FYI…it is not shown in the Annual Catalog.)

I hope these “sweet” cards inspired your creativity!

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If you tuned in to my Online Paper Crafting Class this past Wednesday, you may be curious about my son’s injury. The diagnosis is a fracture. Yep…he fell on his pinky finger when he dismounted off the parallel bars in gymnastics Tuesday night, and fractured his largest phalange bone.

Nick’s gymnastics 2020 injury! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The orthopedic doctor was able to straighten it a bit at that first appointment using finger pulls and manipulation. We went home with his hand wrapped in a supportive bandage while the doctor consulted with the surgeon. But by the time we came back today to get it casted, it had moved back to the more crooked look you see here in this x-ray. So the doctor is once again going to consult with the surgeon. In the meantime while things are once again up in the air, his finger is now in a sturdier brace.

I’m getting impatient though, because the bone is already beginning to fuse incorrectly. And I’m worried that if we don’t do corrective surgery (and do it soon), this may affect the way he plays piano, plays the drums, or participates in gymnastics and other sports.

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TIME TO REDEEM “BONUS DAYS” COUPONS!
For every $50 you spent July 1st through August 3rd (before shipping and tax), you earned a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can now redeem August 4-31, 2020. Click here for more details.

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A PEEK AT AUGUST’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do! Celebrate and appreciate them with the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit. The nine 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ gender-neutral cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! Watch the promotional video to catch a glimpse of World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin. Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white. Kit includes Distinktive stamp images – photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by August 10th for this next kit.

Show the everyday heroes in your life just how awesome you think they are with the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON AVAILABLE!
If you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you now have the option to purchase the Summer Nights Add-On card and envelope pack that coordinates with the contents of the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit. The Add-On can be purchased through the online store. (It is NOT something you needed to “add on” to your subscription.)

Summer Nights Add-On Cards & Envelope pack! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve August 2020 In Good Taste Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Playing with Patterns Suite will be available September 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!

Here are the In Good Taste All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of August 2020 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES
You’ll see the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines on pages 170-172 in the new 20-21 Annual Catalog. They weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. There are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available September 1st!

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.

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A Much Needed Family Get-Away

We had a much needed family vacation this weekend.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our first trip away from home together in this crazy year of 2020 was this past weekend at Caribou Lake, my mom and dad’s, Grandma & Grandpa Tessman’s lake home up in northern Minnesota. They converted the large room above the garage into a make-shift bed & breakfast.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

They added a larger refrigerator, a griddle, a toaster, a few other appliances, dishes and a dish-washing set up.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had access to the grill, the fire pit, the outhouse, the hose, and the lake for bathing. My family, my sister’s family and my brother’s family are now taking turns coming here to visit Grandma and Grandpa, stay “socially distanced” and not enter their home/the cabin, and enjoy time away on vacation at the lake.

We pulled in on Friday around noon after nearly a 4-hour drive, and I was so overjoyed to see my parents in person that I started crying. I had no clue I was going to react with such emotion. We’ve connected with them via Zoom and Facetime over the last four months. But it’s just not the same as seeing them in person.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is their beautiful log home from the front. (For those of you who have followed my blog posts for awhile, you may notice they’ve added grass! My dad is also keeping himself busy by doing other landscaping projects.)

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is the lakeside view on the back. You can see it’s quite larger than it appears from the front.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We could cook our meals on the grill and then enjoy our dinners together – my parents sitting on that upper deck attached to the house and us on this lower deck.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Most of our activities involved being on the water. Nick (14-3/4), Luke (13-1/2), and I went down to the dock right away the first day and had fun on the paddle boards. I got in on their battles, too! But they were kind when they pushed me off into the water…no injuries for this 50+ year old! Yay!

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

When my husband, Tim was done napping, we launched our new boat in the water! Yep…we just bought a used boat the weekend before and took it out for the first time this weekend! It’s our fun, new COVID-19 Summer 2020 toy.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Tim and Nick fished a bit that afternoon. And later in the evening after dinner and visiting some more, Luke and I joined in and Nick drove all four of us around the lake.

Saturday started out rainy. I got drenched just using the outhouse in the morning. The rain didn’t last long, but it remained humid, cloudy and warm the rest of the day. It was swimming/bathing time after breakfast. We went into town for ice cream after that. And after lunch, Luke and Tim went on a hike while Nick and I went back into town so Nick could practice a bit of driving in a church parking lot. They are growing up!!

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

That evening after dinner and visiting on the deck again, Tim and the boys all went fishing. We tried to start the campfire that night, but we couldn’t even ignite the paper because of the humidity.

Nick and I decided to end the evening on a good note, though. So we got on our suits and went down to the dock for a night swim. It was quick because of the mosquitos buzzing our heads, but it was refreshing and it cooled us off.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Sunday proved to bring the best weather. So we did as much as we could to enjoy the outdoors: tubing, a bit of swimming, fishing and a successful but quick campfire to roast marshmallows and enjoy s’mores. (The mosquitos were thick once it got dark out.)

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

It was sad to say good-bye. But we have one more weekend on the calendar reserved. Grandma and Grandpa helped us get our boat back out of the water by coaching Tim and I from afar.

Our July 2020 family vacation to Caribou Lake! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We were on the road by 11:30ish, and we arrived home a little over an hour ago. (I wrote most of this post while we were driving home.)

We haven’t figured out how to safely visit my husband’s mom (Grandma Jandro) and his side of the family during this darn pandemic yet. They live a good distance away as well (a few hours in the opposite direction). But there is no way to spend time with them unless we want to risk sharing germs. Anyone have an RV they want to sell us for cheap!? Hahaha!

I hope you are all staying safe, happy, healthy and sane.

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Showcase Stamper June 2020 – Mackenzie Grimme

I’m excited to share with you these beautiful and colorful creations made by Mackenzie Grimme, our June 2020 Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper! Mackenzie is very creative and does such great work.

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

So I gifted Mackenzie the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set and Banner Blooms Dies so she could in turn create and share for us! She added in the Artistry Blooms Designer Paper, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, and Artistry Blooms Sequins. I know you’ll enjoy what she has to share.

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Here are the projects Mackenzie created!

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This next set of three cards show a progression of card ideas for the beginner…

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

the casual…

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

and the avid.

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My Stampers With ART Showcase Stamper for the month of June 2020 created some beautiful projects with the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set, Banner Blooms Dies & Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. Click here to see all these creations from Mackenzie Grimme. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m blessed to have Mackenzie as a part of my community of stampers. Click here to visit her blog at www.MackenzieMakes.com. Click here to learn more about joining my Stampers With ART community. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!

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I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. My guys and I celebrated the 4th of July (Independence Day) Holiday here in the US with festive red, white and blue foods and treats, fireworks, yard games, and s’mores around the campfire.

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This was MY kind of celebration meal: a salad made with greens from our CSA, veggies, dried cherries, feta cheese, berries (a few fresh from our our own yard), and salmon.

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This was my son, Nick’s: watermelon, berries, and an enormous burger with all the fixings (bacon, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and mushrooms).

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And Luke’s tank-shaped firework was a favorite!

Happy 4th of July from my family to yours! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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“BONUS DAYS” IS BACK!
For every $50 you spend July 1st through August 3rd (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4-31, 2020. Click here for more details.

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A PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming July 2020 Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit is filled with fireworks, fireflies, and fun! It includes supplies for nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. Plus starting July 1st you’ll have the option to purchase the Summer Nights Add-On (from the online store) which includes 24 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card bases and envelopes in coordinating designs so you can use the leftover kit supplies and expand the creative experience. Click here for the flyer, to see the Add-On cards/envelopes, and to see more hints for what’s inside this kit! Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana and Night of Navy. Kit postcards measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by July 10th for the next kit.

Sign up by July 10th to get the next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! The upcoming July 2020 Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit is filled with fireworks, fireflies, and fun! It includes supplies for nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. Plus starting July 1st you'll have the option to purchase the Summer Nights Add-On which includes 24 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card bases and envelopes in coordinating designs so you can use the leftover kit supplies and expand the creative experience! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON AVAILABLE!
If you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you now have the option to purchase the Summer Nights Add-On card and envelope pack that will coordinate with the contents of the upcoming July Summer Nights kit. The Add-On can be purchased through the online store. It is NOT something you “add on” to your subscription.

Summer Nights Add-On Cards & Envelope pack! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve July 2020 Peony Garden Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the In Good Taste Suite will be available August 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) will include links to instructional videos!

Here are the Peony Garden All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of July 2020 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINES
You’ll see the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines on pages 170-172 in the new 20-21 Annual Catalog. They weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. There are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But we just got word that the larger machine will become available September 1st!

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.

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Spreading Springtime Cheer

Some days are more emotional than others. Yesterday I said more prayers and sent more well wishes than I did the day before. With my boys at home though, I try hard to keep this emotion more within, but it’s hard. I’m normally a “pollyanna.”. But the reality is…it’s scary what is going on in the world right now. And we need to let ourselves worry, cry, and grieve once in awhile.

But it’s also good to think positively – keep that hope! Because eventually things WILL be back to normal. Today I am going to really focus again on more of the positives that are happening. Many people ARE recovering from this virus. Thank goodness. Social media is keeping people connected across the globe. Yay for the internet. Zoom and Facebook Lives are allowing us to hold events and gatherings virtually. People are sending and getting more “thinking of you” cards in the mail. Some families are even getting home improvements projects done that they didn’t have time for before. Yes, there are good things coming from all of this.

And in our house our boys are getting along better! They are getting goofy together, spending time together, and being friends. That has been SOOOoo good to see.

We got the trampoline set up earlier than we had planned.

Ways we are spending our time social distancing. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Nick took over the living room one day and built a gigantic fort that he slept in that night.

Ways we are spending our time social distancing. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Ways we are spending our time social distancing. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Luke has been going on walks with his dad at local parks and trails.

Nick has been trying out lots of awesome new recipes and helping us cook dinners.

Ways we are spending our time social distancing. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Luke has been giving more details to his home on Roblox.

Ways we are spending our time social distancing. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We are having more family movie nights, playing board games, doing puzzles, and reading new books, too. We’ve also been hand-delivering small treats to a few people who live nearby just to spread some cheer…knocking on doors, standing back (at least 6 feet), and sharing smiles and conversation for a few minutes. It’s been a “feel-good” activity. It’s gotten the boys out and about. And it’s been a way to see people we miss without getting close.

If you have Hershey’s nuggets on hand. Here is super quick craft idea you could make and deliver to your neighbors. I got this idea from Wendy Lee at www.creativeleeyours.com.

Cute bunny treats made with strips of designer paper. I got the idea from www.Creativeleeyours.com (Thanks Wendy!) Click here to see the measurements, a supply list, and a link to Wendy’s post. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Ornate Garden Designer Paper
    • Two pieces that are 7-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ scored parallel to short edge at 1-1/4″ and 5-1/4″
    • 3-1/2″ x 1-1/4″
  • Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon
    • 11″

Directions…

  • After folding along the score lines of the longer designer paper strips, adhere/connect the two strips together by overlapping the 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ sections.
  • Wrap and adhere the smaller designer paper strip around a Hershey nugget chocolate candy. Then attach the base of this wrapped candy to the center overlapping section of the longer strips.
  • Pull strips upward. Use a bone folder to curl the strips inward. Fold at the other outer score lines to form the ears.
  • Paper clip together to hold it steady. Wrap and tie on the ribbon. Remove paper clip, and shape the ears more with a bone folder if needed.

Here is another one that I made with the Parisian Blossoms Designer Paper and Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon.

Cute bunny treats made with strips of designer paper. I got the idea from www.Creativeleeyours.com (Thanks Wendy!) Click here to see the measurements, a supply list, and a link to Wendy’s post. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Cute bunny treats made with strips of designer paper. I got the idea from www.Creativeleeyours.com (Thanks Wendy!) Click here to see the measurements, a supply list, and a link to Wendy’s post. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Hoping that you are also finding positives during these more trying times.

Happy Easter. Happy Spring. 🐰

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ORNATE GARDEN SUITE RELEASED EARLY
A beautiful new suite of products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog was released early! You can get your hands on these products now. Click here for the informational flyer. Click here to shop these products online.

ORNATE GARDEN MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE
I took part in a mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using products in the newly released Ornate Garden Suite. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists.
Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 90 great ideas.

I am so excited to be able to share this bundle of 90 Ornate Garden tutorials with you! Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists. Click here to learn more. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members in a series of five fabulous months! Our bundle of twelve April 2020 Botanical Prints Medley Tutorials are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered.

Here are the designers of the All Star Tutorials for February – June 2020. We are excited to share with you. Please click here to see how you can get your hands on 12 creative paper crafting project ideas each month. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com  Here are the Botanical Prints All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of April 2020 and get this bundle of fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A PEEK AT MAY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards and 4 note cards and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit! Coordinating Colors: new 200200-22 In Color, Purple Posy. Kit contains supplies for 8 full size cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″).
You won’t want to miss this kit! Click here to activate your subscription by May 10th for this May 2020 kit.

Sign up by May 10th to get the next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! May’s kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards and 4 note cards and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.

Join my Club and earn free products and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Seriously the Best Card Kit – Doubled!

Yippee! I’m excited to share eight cards that I made with the supplies of four from the Seriously the Best Card Kit and a little extra cardstock. Yep…I doubled the cards in this kit! So instead of just making a total of 16 cards (4 of 4 kinds), you can now make 32 (4 of 8 kinds) with these designs that I’m sharing with you today.

I actually shared these cards as one of our sets of make-n-takes last month with Cheryl Lee and my mom during our Silver Elite Retreat event. So you will see photos from that event in today’s post. Then I shared how to make these cards during my latest Online Paper Crafting Class on Facebook just a few days ago (assisted by my son, Nick who monitored the comments to make sure we didn’t miss any questions).

I uploaded the recorded version of my Facebook Live video to my YouTube channel (since I know not everyone is ON Facebook). And then I was able to share it here in my blog post. Be sure to watch the video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), scroll through the close-up photos, check out the products list below, and then let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you enjoyed what I shared in this video. Below are measurements, more close-up photos, and a product list for the cards I demonstrated. Keep in mind that the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set is only available as a free Sale-a-Bration pick now through the end of this month.

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements for set of 8 cards…

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock
    • Two pieces 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2”
    • Two pieces 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored parallel to short side at 4-1/4”
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock
    • Two pieces 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2”
  • Striped mint card base
    • 4” x 5-1/2” (printed)
    • 4” x 5-1/2” (solid)
    • ¼” x 4” (solid)
    • ½” x 5-1/2” (half printed/half solid)
  • Patterned terracotta card base
    • 4” x 5-1/4” (printed)
    • Two pieces 4” x 2-3/4” (solid)
    • ¼” x 4”
    • ½” x 5-1/2” (half printed/half solid)
  • Envelope (1)
    • Trim polka dot pattern to 4”x 5-1/4”
  • Blue card base
    • Score parallel to short side at 2-1/8”

Here are more close-up photos of the cards I demonstrated and shared in my video.

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I doubled the cards in the Seriously the Best Card Kit! I first shared these card variations at my 3rd annual Silver Elite Stars' Retreat in Feb 2020. And then I shared them on Facebook Live, YouTube and on my blog a few weeks later. Click here to access measurements, a how-to video with tips and tricks, see other close-up photos, and access links to all the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I hope you enjoyed what I shared today!

If you ARE on Facebook, I invite you to “like” then “follow” my page so you can get updates when I share and when I go live. My next FB Live will be on Wednesday, April 1st at 11 AM Central Time. Hope you can join me!

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Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here to learn about my Loyalty Rewards program. You can earn free stamps just for shopping with me!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Paper Crafters’ Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Stampers With ART community. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my blog, too! Click here and enter your email in the blue box (above the butterfly).

 

Product List

  • tape (like Scotch Tape)

 

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE BEING RELEASED EARLY
A beautiful new suite of products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog is being released early! You can get your hands on these products now (if you are a demonstrator or if you are getting the starter kit this month) or for sure by April 1st when they will be available for all. Click here for the informational flyer. And stay tuned so you can get your hands on an amazing Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle being that I will be offering soon!

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members in a series of five fabulous months! Our bundle of twelve March 2020 Parisian Blossoms Tutorials are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page.

Here are the designers of the All Star Tutorials for February – June 2020. We are excited to share with you. Please click here to see how you can get your hands on 12 creative paper crafting project ideas each month. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com Here are the Parisian Blossoms All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of March 2020 and get this bundle of fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

SALE-A-BRATION NEWS
January 3 to March 31, 2020. Free products for all! Click here to learn more. (Second release products began March 3rd. And even more products from the 3rd Release began March 24th!!)
FYI: the following products are sold out and no longer available…
Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314)
Kerchief Card Kit (item 152319)
Golden Honey Designer Paper (item 152311)

Click here for Sale-a-Bration 2020 information! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here for Sale-a-Bration 2020 information! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here for Sale-a-Bration 2020 information! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

COORDINATION PRODUCTS ARE HERE!
February 4-March 31 is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here for the visual flyer so you view the products! Click here for the coordination products list flyer. Click here to shop these products in my online store.
FYI: the following product is sold out and no longer available…
Birthday Dies (item 153590)

February 4-March 31, 2020 is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here and scroll down for access to the informational flyers! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A PEEK AT APRIL’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is “fam-tastic!” It’s a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that will make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, brother, and anyone in your life who feels like family. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments! Click here to see the promotional video to learn more (and see peeks!). Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam. Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes. Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
You won’t want to miss this kit! Click here to activate your subscription by April 10th for this April kit.

Sign up by April 10th to get the next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! April’s kit includes supplies to make 8 cards and is "fam-tastic!" It's a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that will make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, brother, and anyone in your life who feels like family. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments! . - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.

Join my Club and earn free products and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

Wishing You Safety & Health

It’s been an interesting past several days…My husband has been working from home since Thursday morning. My boys have been home on Spring Break since Thursday afternoon with the announcement that there will be no school for at least another week. And each day there are new developments occurring where we live…large and even small events being postposed or cancelled, businesses closing up for awhile, extra precautions keep public areas as germ-free as possible, social distancing, etc…

As our world adjusts and copes during this outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, I wish you all the best of health. Please stay safe and do what you can to keep others around you safe and healthy.

And… a huge thank you to those of you who are in the health/medical fields, those doing research on ways to end this pandemic, those that keep our food and supplies available, and those that continue to care for others.

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