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A Not-So-Balmy Day



Good afternoon!

Brrrr!  It is cold here in East Tennessee. I’m enjoying an unexpected day off from work due to anticipated inclement weather (I'm a teacher by day) and so I’m trying to catch up on some blogging.

I made this card a few weeks ago and I just love it. Stampin’ Up! Gives us such beautiful Designer Series Paper and often there are colors that go unnoticed in these papers. In this card, I chose to pull out the Balmy Blue in the small flowers and I love the difference that it makes in the mood of the card. I added a small strip of sparkle glimmer paper and I think it sets it off beautifully.

What do you do when you get an unexpected day off? I love that I have this craft to do in my spare time, and even in my not so spare time. I also love that it only takes me a few minutes to finish a project to create something beautiful that I can share with others.

I hope you will create something beautiful today and share it with someone who needs something to brighten their day. If you'd like to create this card or one like it, I have linked all the supplies I used below.

Happy stamping!
Brandi




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Kylie's International Blog Highlight January 2019 - Wishing You a Lovely Blog Hop!




Welcome to my blog today! I! I'm taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for January and YOU can VOTE for my project! You can vote here:  http://bit.ly/KyliesInternationalHighlightsJanuaryVoteForMeHere The top 10 winners get to participate in an International Blog Hop and I'd love to get in on that!



Our theme for this blog hop is "encouragement" and I think this card fits the bill! I mean who could you NOT give this to? I can't think of anyone! All the images are from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set in the new Occasions 2019 catalog. 

I created this card in a hotel room!  I had to attend a technology conference for 3 days--by myself.  So, what do all addicted stampers do?? I packed a ton of stamping supplies and instead of going out to eat or shopping in my free time, I stamped!

I had limited supplies but was able to create a beautiful card.  It just goes to show that you don't have to have it all to make something beautiful.  I stamped and stamped again without reinking to get the varied shades of Lovely Lipstick for the flowers and did the same with the leaves in Old Olive and Soft Seafoam.  All of the cardstock is Very Vanilla and I added the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon and a couple iridescent sequins to finish it off. I just love it.  Flowers make me happy and bling makes me happy, so this card makes me doubly happy!  HA! 

Now is a great time to purchase these supplies!  Why? It's Sale-a-bration time and you can earn free products with every $50 you purchase. I mean, who doesn't love free stuff, right? I've got links to all the products I've used listed below.  Just click on the items you need to be connected to my shop!

Now, go make a card and share it with someone who needs encouragement, but first--vote for my project here: http://bit.ly/KyliesInternationalHighlightsJanuaryVoteForMeHere

Happy stamping, y'all!

Brandi


Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop



Welcome to my blog today! I! I'm taking part in Kylie Biertucci's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  Check out my project and then follow the links below to see other demonstrator's projects.  What a talented group!


I love all things flowers and the Forever Lovely bundle makes the most beautiful cards!  The thinlets create such delicate cuts which are accented by the flowers stamped in soft pastel inks of Soft Sea Foam and Calypso Coral.  The card base is Soft Sea Foam and the front is Whisper White. I sprinkled a few rhinestones for some bling and finished it off with the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Occasions 2019 catalog.  I just love how soft and sweet this card turned out.  A perfect way to thank someone for their kindness.

Now is a great time to purchase these supplies!  Why? It's Sale-a-bration time and you can earn free products with every $50 you purchase. I mean, who doesn't love free stuff, right? I've got links to all the products I've used listed below.  Just click on the items you need to be connected to my shop!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Happy stamping, y'all!

Brandi



Hop on over to see more fantastic projects from these talented demonstrators!

It's January but it's still all about the Pumpkin--Paper Pumpkin!



**The deadline to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin is January 10 at midnight! Don't miss out on this month's projects.  They are sure to be adorable. **




Now is the time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin! Stampin' Up! has a great deal going with Sale-a-bration and when you subscribe for at least 3 months, you'll get to select free stuff from the SAB brochure!  FREE STUFF! I love that! 

In addition, when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you get to come stamp with friends at my house.  I mean, how much better does it get? Stamping and friends! Well, it can get better because you can bet that I will have chocolate for you, too! 

And because it's almost Valentine's Day, I'm going to sweeten the pot just a bit more! When you join for 3, 6 or 12 months you'll also get the tool(s) below to complete your Paper Pumpkin tool kit.  

Each month we'll stamp together and just have fun.  We'll have light snacks and I'll also provide some alternative ideas on how to use the supplies in your monthly kit.  I'd love for you to join my Paper Pumpkin Fan Club and come stamp with me! 

If you are out-of-town and would like to join my PPFC, I will send you a link to a video each month that shows the alternative projects and you will still get the great tools below! Join the fun! You can shop with me here: http://bit.ly/bdrstamps-shop or click the links below!



Happy stampin, y'all!
Brandi
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Hey! Welcome to my blog! I am excited to share my stamping projects and other creative ideas with you on this blog.  I hope you always find encouragement and inspiration when you visit! Please be patient with me as I work to build this blog.  I plan to blog 2-3 times a week so be sure to subscribe and get updates when I post!

We are getting ready to launch the Occasions 2019 catalog and I can tell you that you will LOVE it! There are so many beautiful stamps, papers, and embellishments that it's hard for me to pick my favorite.

I have a huge fundraising event scheduled for January 26 and I'd love for you to join me! Hop over to my EVENTS page to get the details! Please share this event with your friends and family.

The kits that I selected for this event are perfect for stampers of all skill levels! If you choose the Incredible Like You kit, you'll also get to select a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog (because for every $50 you spend you get FREE STUFF!).

That's all for now! It's the new year and I'm looking forward to a fantastic year of sharing my loving of all things Stampin' Up! and crafting.

Happy Stamping!
Brandi