Happy New Catalog Day!

The new catalog is heeeeeere and it’s awesome! You can download it as a PDF file or view it online. There are a lot of new products that I love – but go to pages 13, 69, the paper on page 86 (TDF) and 170 for some highlights. Make sure you check it out here at my website –  http://stampkrewe.stampinup.net/ And – don’t forget about my live catalog tour tonight on Facebook as well as the new catalog scavenger hunt. More later! Aimee 🙂

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Heading to the Petting Zoo

Have any of you seen the show “Milo Murphy’s Law” on Disney XD? It’s an adorable show and if you liked “Phineas & Ferb” then  you’ll love it (even if you’re over 12 years old) 🙂 A recent episode was FULL of llamas and is the inspiration for today’s challenge card – featuring the soon-t0-be retiring Birthday Fiesta stamp set. If you’ve seen the episode then you probably have that song stuck in your head! 🙂 The best of this stamp set is the gorgeous coordinating Designer Series Paper, full of bright colors and patterns. There is also a coordinating die…

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Happy Retirement Owl Punch

For today’s color challenge I wanted to give a little shout-out to one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! punches ever, Owl Punch. My owl has been a very good friend and hard worker since 2010. I’ve had him since he first came out in the catalog, and he’s never failed. Always punched the paper and was helpful in times of anniversaries & birthdays. He especially loved graduations! I’ll probably get Owl Punch a friend to retire with before his last day on May 31st. After that, his friend Fox Punch will be front and center! Scroll down to see the rest…

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Thursday Challenge – Color My World

Another wonderful Thursday and another wonderful challenge. It’s the last Thursday of April which means just a few more Monday’s until summer arrives. The forecast for this Monday however is for 4-7″ of SNOW up here in Minnesota. I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the idea of snow in May. We’ll see if it actually happens.     This week’s inspiration color image: I love this week’s color challenge, it’s full of fresh, vibrant colors that make me happy. I love color! I decided to step outside my comfort zone with the card size and made a non-traditional…

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DoStampers Stars Thursday Challenge – Sketchpad

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going great! I’m counting the days until summer vacation. Even put away my snow boots and snow jackets this week. Feels strange to have activities like that in our regimen now. This week we had a sketch challenge. The linear-ness of this challenge was a struggle for me, but I finally decided to make it a shaker frame. If I made this card again I might choose a lighter color for the base layer. Emerald Envy is such a beautiful green and this Moroccan Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous. I visited Morocco…

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Thursday Challenge #226 – Birthday Blast

Happy Happy Thursday! It’s my second favorite day of the week (after Friday, of course). Today’s post will be my first time participating in the DOStampers Thursday Challenge. Yay! This week’s challenge was to make a creation using any Stampin’ Up! bundle. Bundles are combinations of coordinating stamps and dies, and usually at a discounted price. My choice for today is the Birthday Blast bundle. It features the Birthday Blast clear-mount stamp set and Star blast Edgelit dies. The real “star” is the awesome die from the Star blast set. It’s so versatile. I used a few of the smaller…

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More Happy Celebrations and Celebrations Duo TIEF

A few days ago during a YouTube binge marathon, I stumbled across the video below. I don’t have the stamp set (yet), but I do have the embossing folders. I used my Happy folder along with my Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to achieve a similar effect with the birthday card below. Check out the video below and my own card version. Hope this gives you a little inspiration this Monday!   FEATURED SUPPLIES: Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set Happy Celebration Stamp Set Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  

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Stamp Club Projects

Tuesday night was stamp club night and I wanted to share some of the projects we created. Just so you don’t get too excited, this weren’t my ideas. Haha! The pink dress card uses the really sweet Beautiful You set, we only inked up the top portion, and used watercolor pencils to draw and color the skirt. Very clever! I love the shooting star die on the Happy Birthday card set, and I ordered this bundle for myself after seeing it in action. The green graduate card opens up to reveal a gift card for the recipient. And even though…

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DOStamperStars Create & Play Kit

Last week I received a fun surprise in the mail. An envelope from my Stampin’ Up! sponsor Dawn with a few pieces of Party Animal Designer Series paper, half a sheet of Emerald Envy cardstock, and the instructions to simply create something and share it with the STARS group. Well then. My first thought was that this was some kind of test, to see if I had enough skillz to hang with the DoStamping Stars. I chewed on that for a while, then finally inspiration hit and I added the cute little fox and called it a day. Turns it…

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