Guest Stamper: Lorraine Anthony Alvarado

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back … and I have a guest stamper today! A fellow demonstrator 🙂

I took a few days off to attend our Stampin’ Up! CenterStage and OnStage events where I also celebrated my birthday.  I will share pictures, but for now we are not allowed due to the Spoiler Alert …

So until I can catch you up on my exciting weekend … I have a beautiful card that I just can’t wait to share with you! The minute I say it, I knew that I had to share it with you, however … I did not create this card, it was made by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator; Lorraine Anthony Alvarado who was kind enough to allow me to share her artwork with you.

Isn’t this darling! I love that Lorraine used the Jar stamp set and die to create a shaker card. She highlighted the jar by adding a mat behind it so it really pops and the cute little Lady Bugs add a wonderful pop of color.

You will notice that Lorraine created this card with the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” stamp set that I have been promoting the last few days for a fundraiser to raise monies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  The money will help families stay in the housing so they can be close to their children with illnesses.

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness, all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me.

Learn more CLICK here

Thank you so much for stopping back, and I hope that you consider joining my Fundraiser “Stamp Out the Divide” … You purchase the stamp set, and Stampin’ Up! and I will make the donations!! It is that easy. Let’s keep our families together while their loved ones are fighting an illness.

Have a great day and enjoy the week ahead!

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Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share “Sweet Thoughts” and offer a little challenge to you.  Our Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is our Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set and I think you will fall in love with this one for many reasons …

For all the sweet things in life you wish you could bottle up and keep with you forever, this stamp set will help! The dextrous jar is just waiting to be filled with whatever inspires you!


Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

I can’t juggle but I love to share my passion of stamping, so my Fundraiser will be to sell the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” stamp set. When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 (from every stamp set sold) and I will match Stampin’ Up!s donation!! Now $6.00 per stamp set will be donated to the RMHC!! Can you imagine if 100 people purchase this stamp set from me … We could donate $600! Every $ contributes to overnight stays at the Ronald McDonald Charity House and keeps families together!

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness, all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me.

Let’s do this together … for children with illnesses and their families ❤

I will run this challenge until the stamp set retires on May 31st, 2018.

Families with sick children juggle so much, and now, you can stamp to show your support. Join me in my Fundraiser & raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities … all over the US!

Learn more CLICK here

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me. I appreciate your support.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my blog thoroughly, and I hope that you consider joining my Fundraiser “Stamp Out the Divide” … You purchase the stamp set, and Stampin’ Up! and I will make the donations!! It is that easy. Let’s keep our families together while their loved ones are fighting an illness.

Have a happy and healthy day ~

FUNDRAISER … JUST CLICK AND SHOP! Thank You ❤

 

You’re My Hero …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for missing a post, but I got the flu and it really took me out of commission! Feels like I was mugged … my ribs hurt! Anyway … I can finally sit up so I’m going to share a review of some cute cards that feature the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”.

I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a very appropriate card for the day …

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Pair up this stamp set with some of the suggested coordinating products and you can also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….

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October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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You can choose from either a wood mount or clear mount stamp set …

 

Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set: My Hero

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s “Celebrate” card I made from the “My Hero” stamp set, the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set. This is an awesome stamp set and a great way to treat yourself while helping a wonderful cause. 

On that note … I’m going to share a card with you each day this week for the “My Hero” stamp set. Today’s card is a nod to the 4th of July or to celebrate our service men and women.

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I used the “You are my Hero” stamp from the set and punched it out with the coordinating Badge punch. You can bundle these items and save 10%. The stars are punched out to highlight and draw your eye to the focal point.

The banners are created with our Triple banner punch … the Whisper White is embossed with the Star’s Embossing Folder and the Night of Navy banner comes from the Floral Boutique Designer Paper.

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If you take a close look on the inside, you will see that I punched a star out of the white to allow the Night of Navy to show through. This angle also shows all of the dimension and texture on this card.

A fun and simple card to celebrate the Hero’s in our lives.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card from the “My Hero” stamp set and some pics from the Kick Off party!

Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!

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Help Keep Families Close …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a trio of projects that will warm your heart. They are made with the new “My Hero” stamp set that was designed for this years Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This stamp set is perfect for all occasions ….

Not only does the stamp set give to a wonderful cause, but it also has something for every moment in the year. This set boasts amazing versatility and will fit into any cardmaking scenario.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) keeps families close and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home. You can help me and Stampin’ Up! support families through RCHC …

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the My Hero Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Let me know if you have any questions, or you can just click the link below to lend a hand and purchase this fabulous stamp set … My Hero.

Thanks for checking out my blog today, hope your day is wonderful.

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Help keep families close with the purchase of the “My Hero” stamp set below …

 

 

Introducing …. Sprinkles of Life

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’d like to introduce a new stamp set to you today …. the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. It is this years Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set.

Sprinkle positive thoughts wherever you want. This set is chock-full of positivity that you’ll want to share with everyone.

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Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

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These cute projects were created by our home offices at Stampin’ Up! You can find these right in your catalog!  Be sure I will be sharing plenty of my own samples with you … I love this stamp set!

The Sprinkles of Life stamp set comes in “Photopolymer” form and will work great when you are layering your stamped images!  I love the Photopolyemer because they “really” stick to the blocks and you have a clear view for your stamping. 

Make sure however that your ink pads are fully inked … that’s when they work the best and give you a beautiful crisp stamped image. If your not sure how to re-ink your ink pads, let me know, I can help you with that.

 

Here is a glimpse of a photopolymer stamp (for those of you who have not used these before). Notice you can create a beautiful layout of multiple stamps … create your own background!

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I hope you love “Sprinkles of Life” as much as I do, the projects are just so cute!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me, hope to see you tomorrow for another new stamp set!

Have an awesome day!

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Guest Stamper … Cindy S.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy September! Today I have a fun card to share with you, created by one of my Star’s group members … Cindy S.  I believe this may be the last of our swap cards, but not to worry … we meet monthly!

Cindy used our exclusive RMHC stamp set, Flamingo Lingo.  I was not much of a Flamingo person before, but I am totally falling in love with this stamp set.  Besides … for each stamp set we sell – $3.00 is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Click directly onto the Ronald McDonald House to learn more about this amazing charity.  See the houses that host families so that they may be close to their seriously ill or injured children.

Cindy used the Melon Mambo and Basic Black markers to bring her Flamingo to life, and created a focal point by using the Ovals Collection Framelit dies. The background is the Decorative Dots embossing folder.

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The pretty flowers that draw your eye from the focal point to the greeting can be found in the Flamingo Lingo stamp set, and coordinate with the Petite Petals punch.

Cindy used the “And Many More” stamp set for her greeting and used the fun combination of the Word Window and Modern Label punch… they look great together!

I think Cindy did a great job and I thank her for sharing.

Thank you for dropping by today.

Hope you are having a safe and Happy Holiday weekend,

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You may click on any of the items to view details or to start shopping.  Thank you.

 

Tickled Pink …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Eileen and I have been busy creating boards for the annual Hostess Appreciation Party.  By “boards” I mean that we showcase several stamp sets at the event, and then create about 5 different cards for each board … then we raffle them off!

Everyone loves seeing the different cards and how versatile the stamp sets are. Create * Inspire * Share!

OK … why am I telling you this?  Because I just had to share one of the cards that will be posted on the “Flamingo Lingo” board.  Each year I highlight the Ronald McDonald House Exclusive stamp set,  because $3 from each stamp set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald Charity Houses.  Great Cause … great stamp set!

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Now … Isn’t this just too cute!

My flamingo is stamped in Strawberry Slush and highlighted with a Coastal Cabana scallop and twine bow.   The cute flower in this stamp set, coordinates with the Petite Petals Punch.

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Stampin’ Tip of the Day: Pretty Pearls … in any color!  Our new Blendabilities markers work great for coloring our pearls, rhinestones, and even our buttons!  Watch for upcoming “Blendabilities” classes.

I wanted to bring in that touch of “Florida” so I added the big bright shining sun from the “Kinda Eclectic” stamp set.  Warms it up nicely … don’t you think!?

Picture this ….I wanted to use my “On Film” Framelit die, and just love the way it frames our flamingo.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and consider purchasing the “Flamingo Lingo” stamp set.

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I’d be “Tickled Pink” and I’ll send you a special “Flamingo Lingo” Thank You card!

Have a bright and sunny day ~

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Throwback Thursday … with “Tag It”

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With all the social media buzz going on now days, I thought I’d share something fun with you.  No … I’m not posting a “selfie” but I thought it would be fun to do a “Throwback Thursday”.  So today I’m going to share with you some cards that I had made a while back.

I’m actually going to share a “set sampler” with you.  This is a group of cards made from the same stamp set…. today’s set is the “Tag It” stamp set.   Some of these you have seen before, and some will be new to you.  On that note … let’s get on with the sharing!

My first card is a Get Well card that I paired up with the “Quarterfancy Specialty” Designer Paper.  I created it with Daffodil Delight cardstock because I thought it was bright and cheery!  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder and Daffodil Delight seam binding.

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This cute birthday card below, is a fun card for the kid of any age … 9 to 92!  I love all the bold colors by using the brights collection: Pacific Point and Real Red.  I teamed it with the In-Color; Gumball Green (this will be retiring this year!)

The “Tag It” stamp set coordinates with the “Chalk Talk Framelits” found on page 187.  I used the tag framelit to create a focal point for my stamped image.

You will also see the cute little “Candy Dots” … I used them to anchor the red banners.  All mounted on the Pacific Point background that was embossed with the “Fancy Fan” folder.

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The “Tag It” stamp set our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Each year Stampin’ Up! designs a new stamp set to raise funds to help families who have children with serious illnesses.  When you buy the “Tag It” stamp set …. Stampin’ Up! will donated $3 to the RMHC.  It’s the best kind of gift.

My next card is a fun and bright way of saying … Congratulations!  Who wouldn’t want this star spangled beauty to celebrate their accomplishments.  Again I used the Chalk Talk Framelits and Candy Dots.  I did however team up my stars with the stripes embossing folder.

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Oh yes, there is more!   Why … because “I DIG YOU”!!   Oh my gosh … I love this card (I love them all) but this one is just a neat way to tell someone you care about them.

I used the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.  The earthy colors work so well with our “digging” tool!  LOL    Oh my … it’s just too cute!

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I have one last card for you… my “Christmas Around the World” card.  OK … I love this one too!

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I used the “I Am Me” Designer Series Paper because of this pattern.  I just thought “how can you not use that for a Santa card!”  Right?  Again, I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out Santa.  He was actually stamped twice, once in Gumball Green and the other in Real Red.  The green greeting were cut out and popped up on the tag.

If you don’t already have this stamp set … think about it.  With each set sold – $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date we have donated over $1,000,000 … because we all care.  Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … this one really touches my heart. I have listed the ingredients for these cards along with the link to view or purchase.

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today.

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 7

Hello Stampers …

 I’m so grateful to be kickin’ off this brand new week (and July) with you!

 This is the last of my new stamp set parade but definitely not the least!  I am honored to introduce you to this years “Ronald McDonald” exclusive stamp set.

 Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities in which Stampin’ Up! and demonstrators donate their time and money.  To date, we’ve contributed over $1 Million dollars.

 Ronald McDonald House Charities help families who have children with serious illnesses.  We all have a giving heart, join us in making a difference for them.  With each stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 towards RMCH.  Please help me, help them, as I would like to sell 100 sets this year!

Today’s featured stamp set is: TAG IT

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I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have posted throughout this stamp parade.  We have all been touched by someone who is sick, and it’s so rewarding to bring a smile to their face with a cute card.

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A little secret …  if I was to do this card again, I think I would BigShot the gray with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335).

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: TAG IT (W-130300 / C-130303)

Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) Coordinates with Tag It stamp set and more!

BigShot (113439)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045)/ Whisper White (100730) / Basic Gray (121044) and Real Red (102482)

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Ink: Black StazOn® (101406)

Real Red Marker (100052)

Candy Dots: Basic Gray (130934) Just one of 10 colors in the Neutrals Collection

I hope you take a minute to go to my on-line store (click on link below) or contact me, and purchase this cute stamp set.  Let’s set in motion a united front of giving to this wonderful charity.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great week ~

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