Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I'm Back With a Sneak Peek

Whew, it feels like I've been gone forever!  I have been getting some R&R (because you know, this retirement thing is exhausting - ha!) in Northern Minnesota.  I stayed at my brother's cabin and enjoyed catching up with him and his family.  It was completely relaxing, beautiful, and fun.  He has several lake "toys" and we tried almost all of them :-)



 Such a wonderful time!

Now back in California, it's back to business as usual.  I came home to find a box full of new products from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  I had to choose what I wanted to order first - no easy task, as I want everything!  This catalog is filled with tons of fun products.  There are many new bundles to buy at a 15% discount - love it!  Holiday crafting is going to be a blast.  I can't wait for you to see it!  Get your Wish List ready.  You can begin ordering on September 1st.

I haven't been home long enough to play with everything I ordered, but here is one card I made - simple and quick - but loving this DSP.  It is Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.  


This is a regular sized A-2 card.  The base is Whisper White.  The green is Old Olive run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  The next layer is Tangelo Twist, and the DSP is Into the Woods, available Sept. 1st.  

The greeting is also new, from Thankful Forest Friends.  I masked off the leaves and acorns that surround the greeting for this project, and added an acorn from the current For All Things.  Then a quick punch with the  1 3/8" Circle Punch and backed with a slightly larger Old Olive circle cut with a Framelit, Old Olive Baker's Twine wrapped 3 times, and a lift with Dimensionals...Done!

The greeting is stamped with Soft Suede and the acorn is colored with Old Olive and Soft Suede markers.

That's it!  This paper is going to be a favorite of mine for Autumn cards and projects.  There are so many pretty patterns and the colors are perfect.  And the coordinating stamps and accessories are wonderful.

Changing the subject...Today is the Pals Blog Hop day for August.  Since I was away, I didn't get to participate, but you should take a minute to see what everyone has posted.  There are some amazing projects and you will see more sneak peeks from all the Pals!  Click HERE to hop onto the Pals Blog Hop.

Have you seen this week's selection of Weekly Deals?  Click HERE to see what Stampin' Up! has for you this week.  My favorite is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  If you are a subscriber to my free weekly newsletter, Karen's Stampin' News!, you have seen some of the projects I made with this fabulous punch.  You can get it at a 25% discount this week only.  Not a subscriber yet?  Sign up HERE to receive my newsletter in your email inbox absolutely free each week.

Have a great day.  Stamp something fun!  
Until next time ~

Karen



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