Windmill Fields Dies – Stampin’ Up!

I’m not quite as obsessed with windmills as Don Quixote was but I think they are really pretty cool.  From the windmills of the prairies here in the States, to the whitewashed ones of Santorini

to the lovely windmills of the Netherlands, they are so mesmerizing.  I was blessed enough to travel  pre-Covid with these lovely ladies, my all-time favorite travel companions to the Greek Isles in 2019.  This was an amazing trip that I earned as a special incentive with Stampin’ Up!

One of these three has a birthday coming up and so I used our new Tulip Fields stamp set and coordinating Windmill Fields dies to make a sweet little birthday card.  I’m starting to plant the travel bug now so that post-Covid we can check the bucket list box for Netherland windmills and tulip fields.  Just so they know…I can be like a dog with a bone so they aren’t going to have a choice in the matter.

I used a couple of different shades of Stampin’ Blends to create the Delft Blue look.  I feel like I need to add some of this to my dish collection and of course we should take that home as a souvenir.  Ladies, you’ve been forewarned…travel planning will commence shortly!  Check those passport expiration dates and lets start dreaming.

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If you love WINDMILLS too…

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or I’ve got 5 packets of this card kit that will be added to Monday’s Coffee & Card Buffet.

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January Card Stash Door Dash Delivery

I’m so glad there’s Valentines Day to brighten the wintery cold of January and Feb.  I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate Kisses and Chocolate?.  What’s not to like, unless perhaps you’re germaphobic or mindful of Covid-necessary social distancing..and in that case stick with the cards and chocolate.  And if you’re diabetic…go with the kisses and the cards?

You will have to find your own kisses and chocolate but I do have the cards covered for you!  Order  January’s Card Stash Door Dash, you’ll have plenty of time to get them stamped and in the mail to those special peeps in your life.  You can seal it with a kiss should you wish too.  That’s up to you!

Here’s the link for more information about January’s Dash and don’t forget, registration closes on Jan 20th.  I need time to get these kits prepped and in the mail to you.  Card Stash Door Dash is a kit service I do on a monthly basis and it DOES NOT include the stamp set.  (It’s an SU thing because I host the button for purchase on my website but more importantly many of my kits are sold to fellow stampers and demos that may already have the stamp set.)

January Door Dash Info

Now one of the biggest questions I get is…Do I need to have the stamp set?  Ok…need? Or want?  Probably the more important qualification….for many of the monthly CSDDDS,  I would say you wouldn’t  necessarily “Need” it as I’ve demonstrated in this Facebook Live video.  I used one of the Door Dash cards from this month and paired it with last years stamp set and 3rd card with just the heart punches…But want the stamp set?  Now that’s more the question…the featured stamp set does make it easier.  For a couple more bucks, you have a new stamp set, it’s cute, easy and the kit is complete!  Like chocolate, new stamps make you happy, unlike chocolate, it doesn’t have calories!

 

Virtual Bingo Registration Deadline Looming

Good Morning Stampin’ Peeps… I just wanted to send a quick reminder that the registration deadline for Stampin’ Bingo is approaching. While we’ve had a relatively mild winter so far…spring is still a ways off and I’ve got the perfect remedy to prevent cabin fever.

Stampin’ Bingo…stamps, make and takes, bingo and free products. I’ve been running this virtually for the last couple of sessions due to covid and it’s working so well. So here’s the scoop. As long as you have internet service and are able to join us on Zoom, you can stamp and bingo along with me. Bingo Class is $50 and you will receive $40 in products – 3 sets of blends and the stamp set, Driving By (substitutions can be made), make and take supplies for three cards and cost INCLUDES shipping directly to you. We will play 6 games of Bingo and prizes will be mailed after the event. It’s a sure fire way to have boat loads of fun this winter! Regardless, registrations must be received by Friday, Jan 14th to be included in the fun!

Check out these adorable cards! These are the make and takes we are going to be making…stinkin’ cute, hey?  So sign up now and join us for a stinkin’ fun time on Tuesday, Jan 25th – 7-9pm in the Virtual realm of Stampin’ Bingo…

Register Here – Deadline is Approaching!

Sweet Conversations

Ahh…Conversation Hearts…that Valentine candy you either love or hate.  Now I prefer Chocolate but the Conversation Hearts are fun, especially the updated version Stampin’ Up! Is using in this adorable stamp set.  “Txt Me”?  that’s hysterically appropriate for today’s generation.  This adorable little bundle of stamps is actually the suite of products that we used for January’s Card Stash Door Dash.  I’m a tad behind in posting it, but it’s on the list for today!  Post Office to mail the December Dash and THEN I can move on to the next month.  I fell a little behind during the holidays and I’m playing catch up…glad the weather is conducive to hunkering down in the studio and “crafting”.

I was supposed to be having class today but I felt the need to cancel it since I have a couple of peeps here in the household under the weather and in today’s climate its best if one keeps ones germs to oneself.  This is one of the cards that will be available in the Card Buffet on Jan 24th.  I tried to use some non-traditional Valentines colors…Isn’t it stinkin’ cute?  Click the link to access the calendar of classes.

I’ll post the Door Dash mailable class today so stay tuned and watch for it but in the meantime here’s a list of products I used with this card should you wish to recreate in the comfort of your home.

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November Scrapbook Layouts

I’ve given up all hope for a White Christmas here in Southern Wisconsin, but I’m sure that white stuff that you either love or hate will most likely arrive at some point so I made some pages in the November Layouts class just for the occasion.  So maybe it’s my fault that it won’t be white here for the holidays…and you can either yell at me or thank me.  Your call.  But regardless…my class attendees and I are prepared for wintery photos… although for myself, I wouldn’t have to dig very deep to come up with some unscrapped oldies, no doubt!

I love the Scrapbook Layouts classes and I hold them here in the studio on a monthly basis.  I’ve finished up the November To-Go kits for those that weren’t able to attend in person.  I have several options for kits and I encourage you to join us in person or virtually.  Here’s the first set of pages from the November class.  I’m hoping to have a little time to work on pages for January in the next few days.

Click here for more information about the January Layouts Class.

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Time of Giving

Isn’t this just the sweetest little card….I can’t decide if I like Card A

or Card B?

I used the Evergreen Border Punch to add a little “forest” to the back drop.  Which do you like better?  I’ll be adding a limited number of kits (using up my stash of retired glimmer paper!) to my Christmas Card Buffet on Oct 17th.  You will have the option to tree or not to tree.

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Here’s the Coffee Klatsch we did today, creating this card.  I swapped out the Real Red base for the Basic White as it makes it a little brighter and happier!