06/03/2020

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Still staying at home and stamping! Greetings from the Masked Stamper! (Pun intended) A surreal time for sure. I feel like the Masked Singer, except not quite as good of singer as most of them are. We have been watching that show for the first time this season, and find it a nice break from our usual news junkie days. Yes, we are news junkies unfortunately at times, but at least we are informed (or I hope we are). This post is just a reminder that the new Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! is going live in June! It is filled with new things and old things - not old per say, but you know what I mean...carry overs. I find that nice so I don't feel so bad if I haven't used a stamp set from last years catalog. I still have a chance to consider it "new" and not "retired". Here is a picture of the cover... New In Colors are coming too! Yippee! The inks will be available some time in late June I believe. I will keep you all updated when they are available. The In-Color paper is available and so are the ribbons. Many of us demonstrators took advantage of a pre-order this month, and hopefully we didn't buy out everything in stock. You know us, we get anxious and want to plan for events and give aways, so possibly buy out something very quickly. Our bad... I am featuring a couple cards that I CASE'd using the Ornate Garden Suite. At first, it was a tad lacy and frilly for me, but I found that some have found the right combination to make them classy. I love vintage, flowery looks, but too much pattern and lacy elements not so much. So, I have to be picky about my cards and not get them too jumbly (is that a word? Ha). The first card is CASE'd from Akiko Sudano. The next is CASE'd from Julie Gilson... Both have inspired me to do more with this Suite so Thank You Akiko and Julie. It really is a gorgeous array of stamps, dies,...
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Michelle's still doing Christmas in July in August! You are all probably saying, what the heck does that mean? Well, since our State (California) is rising in numbers of cases of COVID, I didn't get to hold my "Christmas In July" Sunday Gathering, so I am extending the project and adding some more to my August Gathering, naming it "Christmas In August!" I would celebrate Christmas all year if I could get away with it! Unfortunately others in my family would not be too fond of that idea :). Speaking of Christmas and Holidays, the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday issue) is live and available to the public on August 4th! Soon! There are some carryovers from last years Holiday Catalog, so if you loved something last year, but weren't able to buy it then, check to see if perhaps it is in the new Catalog. I like when they carryover some of the wonderful things - I get a second (or third or fourth - ha!) look and usually will purchase it! I was able to Pre-order some things to get my Christmas, Fall and Halloween projects started. That is an advantage of becoming a part of my team as a demonstrator! Discounts, previews of upcoming catalogs, most of all though being part of a very fun group! If you are interested just click on "Join Me" and we can get you started! In June, I did host a small group of my Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering, and we had a Mystery Stamp session. I love how Sharon Armstrong holds these on Tuesdays. It is so fun to see all of the different ideas people come up with. I put together packets that contained all the papers needed - cut and scored. I had selected several sentiment stamps and several other stamps they would need! Water color pencils for coloring in stamps, and any embellishments they wanted. I read the directions to them and helped when I saw confusion on some faces. It is not easy if you have no idea how it is supposed to look, but that is the fun of...

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