My Meadow

My Meadow

You are going to love the new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly known as Occasions). It is jam packed with sets in all styles to suit any taste. And once again, Stampin’ Up!® has hit it out of the park with Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I have loved using the Waterfront and Snow Front Stamp Sets. There’s a new set in that same style called My Meadow. We received this stamp set after CentreStage, and I was so happy. I came home and made this card.

My Meadow, Little Ladybug, Stampin' Up!

You will be able to purchase this set beginning January 3, 2020. Since I attended an OnStage Event, I got it early – even earlier than the Demonstrator Preorder! The thank you sentiment is from a Sale-a-bration Hostess Set, Little Ladybug. It’s adorable; I’ll have another card from that set to show you next week.

For those of you who don’t know about Sale-a-bration, it typically happens at the beginning of the calendar year and coincides with the Mini Catalog. When you spend $50 during Sale-a-bration, you can earn a free Level 1 product. With $100, you can earn a Level 2 product, or two Level 1 products. Hostess a workshop, and besides earning the regular Stampin’ Rewards, you’ll get the Little Ladybug Stamp Set free! January, February, and March are some of my favorite months!

To make the My Meadow card, I used the Stamparatus to stamp the gazebo in Gray Granite Classic Ink, the grass in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink, the path in Crumb Cake, the trees in Early Espresso and Old Olive, the birds in Basic Gray, and the clouds in Smoky Slate. I stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper so I could get a good watercolor look.

I stamped most of the images at least two times, spritzing after the second “inking.” I also added some color with my Aqua Painter and more classic ink.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I die-cut the sentiment with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. If you bundle these dies with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set, you’ll save 10%. But wait! If you order before midnight on Friday, November 22, you’ll save an additional 5% on the bundle! Plus, you’ll notice I only used Neutral and Regal Stampin’ Pads. Even the sky is a very watered down Night of Navy. The Neutrals & Regals stamp pads and cardstock colors are also discounted during the Online Extravaganza! See the entire list here.

You will not be able to purchase the My Meadow Stamp Set or earn the Little Ladybug Stamp Set until January 3. The other products are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Shop this Week & Save!

Shop this Week & Save!

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!

The annual Online Extravaganza from Stampin’ Up!® begins today and continues through Friday night (November 20-22). You can enjoy a 15% discount on Regals, Neutrals, and In   Color  Cardstock and Classic Stampin’ Pads, plus an extra 5% on already discounted Neutrals, Regals, and 2018-2020 Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortments, and eight select bundles.

To see the full list and to place your order, click here.  Use the host code KBQUVNXT to be entered into a drawing for a special prize from me!

Trash Projects

While I was waiting for my Stampin’ Up!® Product Purchase Premier order to arrive, I used some of the table decorations from OnStage to create a few projects. I should probably say, “Repurposed” instead of “Trash.”

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The Painted Poppies Suite from the January – June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog was the inspiration for OnStage last week. When I saw the printed acetate on the tables, I knew I wanted to take it home if no one else wanted it. Apparently none of my table mates were hoarders, so I got to keep everything – table tents, printed acetate, the “wraps” around the Make & Takes. It was a craft hoarder’s dream!

For this card, I colored the poppies with Stampin’ Blends (Poppy Parade, Cajun Craze). Next I made a frame using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and attached the acetate to the frame. I adhered the frame and acetate to Pumpkin Pie Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added it to a Basic Black card base.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

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This is my favorite trash, er..”repurposed” card. I didn’t have to do much at all except trim some of the paper confiscated from the tables. I added a couple die-cut butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Dies and adhered to a Basic Black layer and then a Poppy Parade card base. Easy!

Shop Now!

Don’t forget to shop early for the Online Extravaganza so you don’t miss out on the fabulous deals! Be sure to add the new Paper Trimmer to your order to help you cut all your new card stock!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!



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Stampin’ Up!® Online Sale

Stampin’ Up!® Online Sale

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!

Get ready for three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals:

15% Off Ink Pads and Cardstock Including:

Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take an Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

8 bundles – Parcels & Petals, Path of Petals, Free as a Bird, Dino Days, Memorable Mosaic,
Band Together, Bloom and Grow, To a Wild Rose
Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

The best way to order is on my web site so you’ll be sure to get what you want. This week is a little on the crazy side, so I may not be able to place your order in a timely manner. If you use the host code for this month – KBQUVNXT – I’ll add your name to a drawing to receive a special gift!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Be sure to check in for the sale and for some of my new creations! Have a wonderful day!


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Stampin’ Up!® OnStage 2019

Stampin’ Up!® OnStage 2019

What a fun weekend this was! Early Friday morning, Christy, Mike, & I headed to Hartford, CT, for a Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Local event. This is kind of a mini convention for Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators. There’s one Live event that lasts several days (in Germany this year) and local one-day events in the other markets (North America, Australia & New Zealand, and Japan). It’s a great time to see friends who live farther away as well as to make some new friends.

Centre Stage with Susan

Friday night was Centre Stage, a dinner for demonstrators who have achieved the title of Silver Elite and above. I was so excited to see Susan, my friend from New York. It’s always so much fun to hang out for a few days. (She needs to live closer to me!) Of course, we also receive our catalogs and special gifts. We got a fun business/credit card holder as well as the My Meadow Stamp Set (think spring version of Waterfront and Snow Front. So beautiful!). The most fun, though, was catching up with Susan and seeing the latest pictures of the grandkids!

Saturday OnStage Local

On Saturday, we had make & takes, announcements from the Home Office, demonstrations from other demonstrators using products from the new mini catalog and Sale-a-bration products, and more. And, of course, there were lots of prizes.

Stampin' Up!, OnStage 2019

Here are a few of the things we received at OnStage and CentreStage. Some of the things could be considered “trash” – the grid sheet, the CentreStage placemat, and some of the paper table decorations and paper that wrapped the make & takes. These all coordinate with products from the new mini catalog and were too pretty to be left for the trash can. One of the things I’m especially excited for is the acetate “OnStage” piece at the very top center. You probably can’t tell it’s acetate, because it’s on top of a Terracotta Tile piece. Until my Product Purchase Premier order comes in, I’m going to use some of the “trash products” for backgrounds! I can’t wait to color the poppies and some of the other elements on the acetate with my Stampin’ Blends.

You may not be able to tell from the photos that much of the décor included poppies. There’s a lovely poppy set in the mini catalog (second from left in the photo). At the end of the OnStage Local events, we get to pass the make & take tote around and everyone gets to select something from the box. We keep passing the tote until everything is gone. The poppy set is one that I selected. I also got some brand new Wink of Stella and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, new Whisper White Crinkle ribbon, and more! I can’t wait to use the ribbon, because you can dye the white ribbon with refills and rubbing alcohol or color with Stampin’ Blends. Of course, you can also keep it Whisper White.

Here are pictures of the Make & Takes and Sale-a-bration and Mini Catalog covers. “Mini” might be a misnomer. This catalog is huge, and it’s packed with so much gorgeousness. And can you see that it’s a landscape orientation? It’s so much easier to see the two-page spread, and the pictures of the projects seem bigger.

I know it’s hard to see the Make & Take pictures. After I make them, I’ll post the projects for you to see. I don’t usually finish the make & takes at events. I’d rather chat, visit with friends, and then create the projects at home.

Stampin' Up!, #onstage2019

I mentioned the “Product Purchase Premier” earlier. Demonstrators can usually preorder all new products a month before the sales period begins. This is so we can plan classes and play with the products a bit so we’re familiar with them before we sell them. However, demonstrators who attend an OnStage event have the opportunity to order selected products even earlier! Instead of working on the Make & Take, I worked on my Product Purchase Premier order. I waited until Saturday night to finalize it – after all the prizes were given out and the Make & Take tote was empty – just to be sure I didn’t duplicate anything. And as a special treat to myself, I “next day” expedited my Product Purchase Premier orders. It will ship today and be here tomorrow. I’m so excited!

If you want to see more Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration products, check my facebook page here.

Online Extravaganza

We’re having an Online Extravaganza event for three days this week (November 20-22). We’ll get more details today, so I’ll let you know more when I do!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Season of Thanks Stamp Off

Season of Thanks Stamp Off

It’s Stamp Off Friday! This week, it’s all about giving thanks and being grateful. I chose the Stampin’ Up!® Gather Together Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog for my card.

Gather Together, Stampin' Up!

Again, I used the Pigment Sprinkle colors from Miss Amelia’s winter leaves for my card. You can see our post here.

First, I stamped the leaves from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on a 3″ x 5″ piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, then embossed them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next, I spritzed the Watercolor Paper with water and sprinkled Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana Pigment Sprinkles on the paper. (Note: You can do this technique with Whisper White Cardstock, but it won’t look nearly as nice. If you don’t have watercolor paper, try the Shimmery White Cardstock.) Spritz a little more water if you need to activate more of the pigment, or add more pigment if needed. I liked the mottled look I had, so I spritzed one time and then left it alone.

While it was drying, I stamped the wheat in Bermuda Bay Classic Ink on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock, then layered it to a Gorgeous Grape card base.

After stamping the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, I punched with the Story Label Punch, then sponged the edges with Granny Apple Green Classic Ink. When the “Spritzed and Sprinkled” layer was dry, I added it to the card, then added the punched sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you haven’t tried the Pigment Sprinkles, you should! They are so much fun. You just have to let go of your control issues, because they do what they want to do for the most part.

Please check out what my friends Susan and Jackie have made for you! I can’t wait to see their grateful cards!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

Happy Wednesday, Stamping Friends! This week/month/year has flown by. I must be getting old. It seemed like time crawled when I was young, but these days it’s moving so fast I can’t keep up!

One that that hasn’t changed is our Virginia State Bird. Virginia is one of several states that claims the cardinal as the state bird. Amelia loves seeing cardinals in our backyard. She really wanted the Toile Christmas Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog so we could stamp blue jays and “red jays.”

Toile Christmas, Stampin' Up!

The Christmas Cardinal Dies that I didn’t think I needed arrived yesterday, so I broke them in today. First, I used my Stamparatus to ink the cardinal and branch with Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers. Using the Stamparatus enabled me to layer color a little more.

I used an Aqua Painter to pull the color into the images a little, then I die-cut the images with the Christmas Cardinal Dies.

There was a little extra room on the Whisper White Piece that I stamped on and die-cut from, so I inked the sentiment banner using Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers, then die-cut it as well.

I used the Scripty 3-D Embossing Folder to give a little texture to the Whisper White layer. After I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce card base, I added the stamped/die-cut elements. Finally, I added a bow using the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.

This card was much quicker to assemble than I thought it would be. I may use this design for all my Christmas cards! I’d better decide on something and get to work soon, though! Christmas is right around the corner, and if time keeps flying like it has been, I’m going to miss the holidays altogether!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Toile Christmas, Stampin' Up!

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Abstract Kindness

Abstract Kindness

Amelia’s “Winter Flowers” color combination has me hooked! I seem to be gravitating to the Bermuda Bay/Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape/Highland Heather pairing. In this card, I added some Blueberry Bushel as well.

Abstract Impressions, Stampin' Up!

I used the Stampin’ Up!® Abstract Impressions Stamp Set to make this card. I started with the Blueberry Bushel Flowers, stamping off two times for the most full flower stamp, stamping off once for the middle stamp, and full strength for the detailed one.

Next, I added the Highland Heather flowers, using Gorgeous Grape for the details. The leaves are stamped in Coastal Cabana. I am so glad Coastal Cabana made it into the core colors collection! It was one of my favorite In Colors years ago, and I kept all of my leftover cardstock and ink, hoping for it’s return.

The sentiment, also from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set, is stamped on Whisper White using Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink, and then die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies. I sponged the ednges with more Coastal Cabana Classic ink, then layered the stamped elements to a Highland Heather card base.

I am so looking forward to this weekend! Mike and I will be going to Hartford, CT, for a Stampin’ Up!®  OnStage event. Well, I’m going to OnStage; Mike is going to work on his latest doctoral class. I think he only has a few more classes and he’ll be finished with two doctorates. Do you think he’s a bit of an overachiever? Maybe a little. I’m so proud of him, though.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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