Playful Pets Suite

Almost everyone has that favorite 4 legged friend that is special! Stampin’ Up has designed bright, cheerful Designer Series Paper, Stamps, and Dies to create brilliant cards and favor projects to share.

Here are some projects my friend, Ann made! I just had to share…..she is fabulous at creating these cards! I am so inspired and proud of her!

And here are some of Ann’s other creations for your inspiration! Pull out that retired DSP and stamps!

And here are beautiful cards from Helen….She used the new kit, Boho Indigo Product Medley….look on page 9 in the annual catalog. I can’t wait to play with this Product Medley! It has all elements included.

And following are card from my awesome team mates! I absolutely think these cards are awe inspiring!!!

by Dereama from In Good Taste Suite
by Peggy from Sending Sunshine
by Tammy from Sweetest Time Bundle
by Linda from Dove Of Hope Bundle and World Map Dies
by Sherry from Poinsettia Petals Bundle
by Marilyn from Flight of Fancy
by Peggy from Snowflake Wishes
by Annette from Gift Wrapped Bundle
August Stamping Schedule

I can hardly believe it’s August! Next month is Creative Escape!!!

Tuesday, Aug. 11th – Arbors West Club at 10 am, Theresa is our hostess

Saturday, Aug. 15th – Scrapbooking at 6 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 18th – Morningside club at 10 am….this will be a Zoom meeting, Helen is our hostess

Friday, Aug. 28th – Gastonia Club at 10 am, Debbie is our hostess I will have individually wrapped snacks for you.

Tuesday, Sept. 1st -Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Linda M is our hostess

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Stampin’ Up Celebrate Sunflowers

This week, we made sunflowers from Stampin’ Up Medium Daisy Punch and Stampin’ Up 3/4 ” Circle Punch for our scrapbook spread.

  • Create small sunflowers by punching 2 daisy’s from Medium Daisy Punch from Bumblebee card stock
  • Attach them in the center rotating them so all the petals are showing
  • With small sunflower stamp from Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamp in Cinnamon Cider ink onto Cinnamon Cider card stock and punch out the center of the sunflower with 3/4″ Circle Punch
  • Attach the center to the Bumblebee petals
  • Use Ornate Bordrers in Old Olive card stock for the greenery behind the small sunflowers
  • Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle #154065

I love how the large die cut sunflower looks…so rich! NEW PRODUCT from the August – December mini catalog on page 45…Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 card stock. It comes with 3 colors to a package….Bronze, Copper, and Gold.

Here the Bronze color added such a shine and richness to the whole look of the sunflower!

  • Stamp a large sunflower from Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Cinnamon Cider ink on Bumblebee card stock
  • Color some of the petals in with Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker
  • Die cut using Sunflower Dies HINT: rotate until the petals line up….seems like you turn forever and then it just falls in to perfect placement!
  • Die cut the outline sunflower from Sunflowers Dies in Bronze Metallic paper
  • Die cut center for sunflower also in Bronze Metallic paper
  • Attach all together in the center…for added dimension, use Stampin’ Dimensionals

Sailing Home Scrapbook spread

You all know, I love the texture on projects! Here’s a new idea to try! It was taught to me by Gwen, a team member in Florida and Sue. We used to use tin drink cans when emptied to die cut with the old Sixxix die, the kind with the black foam around the knife blade……. WELL…..turns out our regular dies will also cut the tin!!!Fun! Find a pretty colored can and get happy!

Now I did go over back and forth a few times in the die cutting machine just to make sure it all gets cut well. HINT: when taking out of die, you may want to bend to get it to release also.

DON’T GET CUT WITH THE SHARP EDGES!!!

  • So the wheel was die cut from a Root Beer Zetvia can and the sail boats and light house were all cut from one small Pepsi tin can
  • Tear a 3″ x 12″ piece of Crumb Cake and sponge randomly for each side to make the sand come alive.
  • Alphabet is from Pattern Play pg. 102. Nice thing about this alphabet set is that it comes with multiple common letters 🙂
  • Sailing Home stamp set #149457 and Smooth Sailing Dies #149576

Awesome team cards from August – December Mini Catalog – lets get ready for Christmas!

by Annette G.
by Cathy C.
by Elaine S.
by Judy P.

Update on Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines

If you are a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you may order the new machine on August 4th! Happy Day! I can’t wait!!! There is still no date on the mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. September 1st begins sales for everyone to purchase the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines.

Cash in your coupon codes during the month of August!

August 4th begins sales for August – December mini catalog

Stamping Schedule for August

  • Monday, August 3rd – Club Zoom meeting for anyone in 1st Friday club, Spartanburg club, and Gastonia club at 7:00pm. Please RSVP so I can send you an invite!
  • Tuesday, August 4th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Judy P. is our hostess
  • Friday, August 7th – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Carolyn is our hostess
  • Tuesday, August 11th – Arbors West club, Theresa is our hostess
  • Saturday, August 15th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 18th – Morningside Club at 10:00am, Helen is our hostess
  • Friday, August 28th – Gastonia Club at 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

https://estherboyle.stampinup.net

August-December 2020 Mini Catalog

These hot days make me look forward to cooler days ahead! And this year’s Holiday catalog – the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog has sooooo many nice images to stamp, die cut, and embellish in it!

August 4th begins the date for ordering out of the new catalog and time to start making fall cards and Christmas cards on these hot summer days we continue to social distance. Might as well make the best of it all, right?

This past Saturday, we met for our team meeting and shared projects from the new catalog. I must say, I definitely have a lot of favorites!!! It just keeps getting better! My most favorite are the Dove of Hope, Peaceful Nativity, and Poinsettia Petals…..those I’m saving for Creative Escape but there are so many more I really really like and can’t wait to enjoy!

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.
Redeem your coupons starting August 4th!

August Stamping Schedule

Saturday, August 1st – July Scrapbooking @ 6:00pm

Monday, August 3rd – Zoom club meeting for Spartanburg club, 1st Friday club, and Gastonia club @ 7:00pm Please let me know you want an invite.

Tuesday, August 4th – Spartanburg club @ 7:00pm, Judy P. is our hostess

Friday, August 7th – 1st Friday Club @ 6:30pm, Carolyn is our hostess

Tuesday, August 11th – Arbors West Club @ 10am, Theresa is our hostess

Saturday, August 15th – possible August scrabbooking or maybe kit

Tuesday, August 18th – Morningside Club @ 10am Will be Zoom meeting

Saturday, August 22nd – Anna is getting married!

Friday, August 28th – Gastonia club @ 10am, Debbie is our hostess

Linda used the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes #153069 10 boxes for $7.50 and filled it with fun things to use.

A card from Sara, Stampin’ Up CEO for missing the incentive trip this year due to Covid 19
from Debbie Y. Total classic design that is beautiful in Night of Navy
Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes #153539 with Snow Wonder stamp set #153344
Ornate Envelopes Bundle #155168
Autumn Goodness Bundle #155194
Sweetest TimeBundle #155169 and Red Velvet Paper Pack #153490
Beautiful Autumn Bundle #155189 with Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP #153520

Thanks for visiting! More beautiful cards coming up next week from August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

If you did not receive a catalog, please let me know and we’ll get one in the mail to you.

Esther

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

Enjoying cards….making and receiving

I must admit….somehow this has been a busy week and it’s been really hot outside! It’s just nice to stay inside and make, send, and receive cards! Here are some I’ve enjoyed lately…….

by Ann S.
by Donna J.
By Gayle M.
by Debbie Y.
By Annette G.
by Carole K.
By Hailey B.
by Nancy O.

With so many beautiful and inspiring products in the new catalog combined with 10% savings During the Bonus Days…..you won’t want to pass up! You can use your $5 coupon next month when ordering out of the Holiday catalog! 🙂

July Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, July 21st @ 10 am ZOOM club meeting for Morningside Club, Pam C. is our hostess

Saturday, July 25th @ 10 am in person team meeting at Esther’s house. I will be texting time for Zoom team meeting and

Scrapbooking. See you in person or Zooming!

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Happy Birthday!

Oh my! What a birthday it’s been! So many cards and texts equals such a bountiful blessing to my heart! You all have been such an encouragement to me! My Daniel walked by the mail Saturday and comments, “You have so many friends!” He is so right! I just can’t imagine life without all the wonderful people in my life!

Thank you! for making my birthday so special!

To inspire you with beautiful cards….let me share my birthday cards….they brought so many smiles to my face! The first bunch I opened and set all around my desk when I got home Friday evening from an belated anniversary trip to West Virginia to white water rafting and then Scott decided to go horse back riding. You can see some pictures on his facebook (Scott Boyle).

Thank you all! It has been a wonderful day!

Here are my last 2 cards from our team meeting.

From Jar of Flowers by Sara

July Stamping Events

During the month of July, every $50 order (before tax and shipping) will receive a coupon code for $5 to use in August

Monday******ALL CREATIVE ESCAPE ATTENDEES, ZOOM MEETING @ 7PM If at all possible, please attend to get an update on Creative Escape. I will be sending invites Monday morning.

Tuesday, July 14th – 10:00am Arbors West club, Becky is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – 7:00pm Spartanburg club

Friday, July 17th – 10:00am Gastonia Club

Tuesday, July 21st – 10:00am Zoom meeting for Morningside club, Pam C. is our hostess

Saturday, July 25th – Team meeting at 10:00am for in person meeting at my home. I will be announcing the Zoom team meeting time soon.

Saturday, July 25th – Scrapbooking at 6pm

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Whale Done Punch Bundle

Come join me with another cute card using Whale Done punch bundle! This month’s club card uses this bundle and Whale of a Time 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make a cute Peekaboo card!

Elizabeth also designed this card using the Whale Done bundle. It was fun to make and uses the NEW Water Painters #151298 on page 146. We use the widest Water Painter to color the background with Pool Party and Pretty Peacock inks and heat before stamping other sea creatures.

Tip: the small fish are stamped in VersaMark ink and White embossing powder before the background is painted on with wide Water Painter.

July Stamping Schedule

Monday, July 6th – Zoom club meeting for 1st Friday Club and Spartanburg club at 7pm

Tuesday, July 14th – 10 am Arbors West Club, Becky is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – 7pm Spartanburg club, Gayle is our hostess. Please eat before coming this month. I will have some sealed snack bars for snacks only.

Friday, July 17th – Gastonia Club at 10am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, July 21st – Morningside club ZOOM meeting at 10 am, Pam C is our hostess

Saturday, July 25th – Team Meeting I will be announcing Zoom time and in person time of meetings soon

Saturday, July 25th – Scrapbooking

July Specials

While there are so many new products on your wish list….enjoy ordering them during July and save in August! Again this year, Stampin’ Up will be issuing a coupon code worth $5 for every $50 you spend. Redeem then coupon code in August……August is when you may order the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machines 🙂

More cards to inspire you from my team!

Happy stamping everyone! If you would be interested in either coming to my home or me coming to you to do a class or party with a small group of friends, please contact me!

Esther

Update on Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines

I know we ALL are anxious about getting to order the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines! I can’t wait!!!

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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
Wide 6″ (15.2 cm) platform for all your crafting needs.Smaller 3-1/2″ (8.9 cm) platform for your on-the-go crafting options.
Weighs approximately 8.1 pounds (3.67 kg). Platform folds to make transporting easy and to take up less space when storing.Weighs approximately 2.7 pounds (1.22 kg). Lightweight, compact, and portable. Platform folds to make transporting easy and to take up less space when storing. 
Works with all Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders.Works with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders that are narrower than 3-3/8″ (8.6 cm). Dies and embossing folders that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are indicated in the product description in our catalogs and online store. 
Simple to make a sandwich. Includes plates that are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy use.Simple to make a sandwich. Includes plates that are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy use. 
All the plates you need to get started are included: 1 Base Plate (Plate 1), 1 Die Plate (Plate 2), 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3), and 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4).All the plates you need to get started are included: 1 Mini Base Plate (Plate 1), 2 Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2), 1 Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3), and 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4).  Note: 3D embossing folders that are compatible with the mini machine are not part of our initial product launch, however we anticipate being able to add these to our product offering later in 2021.
Great for seasoned crafters who want a solution for all their die cutting and embossing needs.Perfect for new or casual crafters who want a smaller machine that offers a high-quality die-cutting and embossing experience. It’s also great for all crafters who like to create on the go.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine is still in production…..BUT the full size machine will be available September 1st! Yeah!

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August through December Mini Catalog coming your way soon!

July clubs and team meeting – I plan to have both a Zoom Meeting and a face to face meeting. I will plan to meet with all my clubs for those who would like to meet in person at the normal time. Please stay home if you do not feel well and I will do the same. I am always available via text. To Zoom…..for everyone not meeting in person, I would like to Zoom on Monday, July 6th at 10 am or at 7:00pm. Please let me know so I can send an invite link at the appropriate time. I will put your orders in with your particular club you belong to.

Friday, July 3rd – 1st Friday club @ 6:30pm, Debbie is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – Arbors West stamp club @ 10am, Becky is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – Spartanburg club @ 7pm, Gayle is our hostess

Friday, July 17th – Gastonia club @ 10 am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, July 21st – Morningside club @ 10 am, Pam C is our hostess

Saturday, July 25th – Team Meeting at 10 am…..in person and Zoom time for team meeting will be announced

Saturday, July 25th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Cards for your inspiration:

Dandelion Wishes by Paulette
Ornate Thanks by Pam T.
Sailing Home by Linda A.
Painted Poppies by Judy H.
Retired set, card by Hailey B.
June Paper Pumpkin by Linda M.
Daisy Punches by Roberta H.
retired set by Judy P.
Retired set by Paulette

More to come next week! Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Whale Done – scrapbook the accomplishments in your loved ones life!

We’ve been having so much fun with the new suite…Whale of a Time!

This includes: page 94-96 #154126 $65.50

  • Whale Done Punch Bundle
  • Whale of a Time Sequins
  • Whale of a Time 6 x 6 DSP
  • Seabed 3 D embossing folder
  • and 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Pool Party

Not only have we made scrapbook spread, but have started making some cards too! The Designer Series Paper is so brilliant and fun patterns, stamps have been fun to use and whale is so easy to punch out!

Get the kids involved with this set….I think they’ll have a lot of fun too!

For our other scrapbook spread, I chose Forever Fern bundle. This is a new classic stand by…it so works for sooooo many different projects. The dies are just a MUST! #154094 for bundle or #152714 for die set

Notice the bluish color of die cut leaves……it’s such a cool technique! Elizabeth and I have been experimenting with the new Water Painters #151298 for $12. Totally cool! love the widest of 3 water painters!!!

Here’s what we did to achieve the leaves up in the scrapbook spread:

  • die cut leaves out of Pool Party CS
  • press lid to ink pad while closed to get ink on the inside lid
  • place on some scrap paper or silicone mat
  • use Water Painter to pick up pigment and apply to
  • die cut leaves
  • let dry or heat with heating too
  • have fun with lots of colors and designs!

STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE PREORDER COMING!

We are excited to announce the preorder and customer launch dates for the standard Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! (The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine availability will come later as explained below.)

Demonstrator preorder (standard machine only): 4 August 2020

Customer launch (standard machine and replacement plates): 1 September 2020

The standard machine comes with all the plates you need to get started. The preorder will not include the replacement plates, but they will be available beginning with the customer launch on 1 September. Note that the Cutting Plates and Adhesive Sheets are already available to order. The optional Magnetic Cutting Plate and Impression Mats will not be available on the demonstrator preorder or by the customer launch; we’ll keep you updated on their availability.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and its replacement plates are still in production and we aren’t ready to share a demonstrator preorder or customer launch date for them; the mini machines have experienced delays due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic but unless unforeseen circumstances arise, we expect that you and your customers will be able to order it by the end of this year.

If you have thought about the sweet offer from Stampin’ Up this month….don’t wait! Please contact me for any questions or to benefit from this special offer…..9 more days!

Cards for your inspiration

from Peggy using Forever Blossoms

Stamping Schedule

Saturday, June 27th – Jodi stamp camp @10am

July clubs and team meeting – I plan to have both a Zoom Meeting and a face to face meeting. I will plan to meet with all my clubs for those who would like to meet in person at the normal time. Please stay home if you do not feel well and I will do the same. I am always available via text. To Zoom…..for everyone not meeting in person, I would like to Zoom on Monday, July 6th at 10 am or at 7:00pm. Please let me know so I can send an invite link at the appropriate time. I will put your orders in with your particular club you belong to.

Friday, July 3rd – 1st Friday club @ 6:30pm, Debbie is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – Arbors West stamp club @ 10am, Becky is our hostess

Tuesday, July 14th – Spartanburg club @ 7pm, Gayle is our hostess

Friday, July 17th – Gastonia club @ 10 am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, July 21st – Morningside club @ 10 am, Pam C is our hostess

Saturday, July 25th – Team Meeting at 10 am…..in person and Zoom time for team meeting will be announced

Saturday, July 25th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Gorgeous Posies

By far, Gorgeous Posies card kit is my favorite! It has beautiful colors, design, and in general, I just love looking at the cards!

Check it out on page 8 in our new annual catalog! Here are my designs – you can make your own. Kit comes with 4 designs with 4 cards each. You can then put the sentiment you want on each card. With a little extra elements to play with and an absolutely gorgeous box to put your cards back in or something special.

This week, I received some cute cute cards! The first one was made by Jane and Gayle…..

from Mary
paper pumpkin from Linda
Want a little extra stamping stimulation, discounts of 20% or 25%, meet with friends, and my team would add a free “lunch” and gifts? (I think they miss lunch the most since Covid-19!)

Join my team of Stampin’ Up demonstrators! Through June, there are some extra perks for joining…… in addition to your choice of $125 of products, you get to choose a die or punch bundle with stamp set. Cost of kit is $99. A great deal!

Let me assure you, you are not obligated to sell like I do – most of my team does not, but some do and it’s a great job! Even if your not sure if you want to continue long term…..that’s ok too! Enjoy while you can!

There is more information on my web site https://estherboyle.stampinup.net

or please contact me any time with questions!

June Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, June 16th – Morningside Club, Zoom meeting at 10 am, Pam C. is our hostess

Friday, June 19th – Gastonia club, Zoom meeting at 10 am, Linda is our hostess

Saturday, June 20th – Scrapbooking at my home at 6:00pm

Saturday, June 27th – Jodi Stamp camp at 10 am

Creative Escape Update: I am excited to go and actually see our retreat this week! Also, there are now just 8 spots still available….sign up soon! By the end of August, your complete $300 should be paid. Product bundle due September.

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

Birds and Branches

Lately, we’ve been amused at a new bird feeder my husband put up….

Here is a male and female house finch enjoying eating from the new feeder. The interesting part was when 2 baby squirrels decided to enjoy a meal too. The feeder is now in the back yard thanks to those squirrels.

So, I thought I would continue my exploration of Birds and Branches…..I am using it for club this month. Let’s see if I can make some house finches.

It’s almost a direct copy from our new annual catalog page 174. Here’s how….

  • begin by die cutting the branch image out of Whisper White card stock
  • then color it using your Stampin’ Blend markers. I used dark Soft Suede for branch (color in completely accurate in picture), leaves are light and dark Granny Apple Green and a touch of Old Olive
  • the “red berries” are Clear Epoxy Dropelets pg. 156 and colored with Light Cherry Cobbler

Next, using Seaside Spray ink, press the ink pad to the lid while closed to put some of the ink on to the inside of the lid. Use an Aquapainter with plenty of water to pick up some of the color and paint a piece of Whisper White card stock lightly

I then stamped “Hello” on to bottom right.

  • Whisper White CS measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
  • Matte is Misty Moonlight measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8

stamp the birds from Birds and Branches Bundle #154107 pg. 174 in Crumb Cake on Whisper White CS.

Now you can use your Stamping’ Blend alcohol markers to color them in …..whatever colors you want to use.

I thought I’d like to make my birds like the house finches…the male had deep red on his head and neck while the female is brown.

and then die cut

Now assemble…..

This is such a cute set of birds! How could be need more birds! gotta have the bird nest and there is a beautiful edge die and then there’s this circle die image you can use too with the birds…..just have fun!

Cards to Inspire You….
  • Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and Envelopes #153101 pg. 10
  • Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack #153058
  • In Color 1/4″ Ribbon – pg. 160
  • Field of Flowers #152589 pg. 117
Beautiful World Bundle and World of Gold Specialty DSP #152491 pg. 150

If you need inspiration for this month’s Paper Pumpkin…here are some alternative ways to use the kit…..

Stampin’ Up June Specials!
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During the month of June, join Stampin’ Up and choose a bundle (stamp set and either punch or die set) FREE in addition to $125 your choice of products for $99.

Whether you ever sell as a demonstrator, want to join for the discount, or just enjoy the free perks of this promotion, it’s a great time to join! You’ll also be able to come to my team meetings my team has every other month!

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Earn more hostess benefits during the month of June with a qualifying combined party orders of $250…..that will be $50 worth of your choice of FREE products! Let’s get out and play! Have a small party of 3-4 people this week! I’ll bring the cards and you invite a few friends to reacquaint.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.

June Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, June 9th – Arbours West club at 10 am

Wednesday, June 10th – You are invited to join me at my home to make June club cards…..please RSVP to attend at 10am

Tuesday, June 16th – Morningside club, Zoom at 10am, Pam C. is our hostess

Friday, June 19th – Gastonia club at 10 am, Linda is our hostess

Saturday, June 20th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Saturday, June 27th – Jodi stamp camp at 10am

Thanks for joining me!

Esther