September Pal’s Blog Hop – My Favorite Season!

2018-September 12 BadgeWelcome to the Pals September 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday.”

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

First Frost Clear Mount Bundle - Colorful Seasons - Abstract Impressions - Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper - Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - Shimmer Paint - Mary Hanson - Up

My card reflects the love I have for my favorite season:  Fall!  Living in Northern Minnesota, I love watching the leaves change and the colors turn to rich oranges, yellows, and burgundies.  I also love the First Frost bundle, so I thought there MUST be a way to combine my love of Autumn with this beautiful stamp set and dies to create a lovely fall bouquet.

My card started with a card base of Crumb Cake.  I added a panel of Country Lane Designer Series Paper (the one with the wood grain) measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I then took my new Frost White Shimmer Paint (fresh from the Holiday Catalog) and put a dime-sized amount on a clear acrylic block.  I then stamped the leaf-shaped stamp from Colorful Seasons into the shimmer paint on the block, making sure it was coated evenly.  Then I stamped some leaf patterns onto the wood-grained paper.  It’s beautiful and shimmery in person!  There is also a new Rich Copper Shimmer Paint that I don’t have yet — think how beautiful that would be on this fall card!  Try it out!

First Frost Clear Mount Bundle Close up - Colorful Seasons - Abstract Impressions - Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper - Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - Shimmer Paint - Mary Ha

Next, I stamped some flowers from the First Frost stamp set onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  You can build any bouquet you’d using the fall colors of your choice!  I used Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze.  I cut the flowers out using the First Frost dies.  From there, I stamped the sentiment from Abstract impressions in Chocolate Chip ink onto a scrap of wood-grained paper from the Wood Textures DSP.  Then I cut some little branches from both the copper and merlot Joyous Noel 6 by 6″ Glimmer Paper.  Finally, I started building my bouquet, using Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive.  So fun, and you can do whatever you want to!

First Frost Clear Mount Bundle - Colorful Seasons - Abstract Impressions - Joyous Noel 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper - Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - Shimmer Paint - Mary Hanson - Up

The First Frost Bundle will be a versatile set you can use all year long!  Take a look at the beautiful products included in this bundle:

First Frost bundle

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.  Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Don’t forget to use my September Host Code for an order of $50 or more, and you’ll receive a Stampin’ Blends in the color of your choice! Just email me with your choice once you’ve placed your online order.  Please use this code:  H4MYKPFX 

Shop with me in my online store by clicking on any of the items below!

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Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad*

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad*

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The Holiday Catalog Is Here, and September Ordering Free Gift!

Frosted Floral Suite - Flirty Flamingo - Granny Apple Green - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

My card today features products from one of the new suites in the 2018 Holiday Catalog:  the First Frost Bundle.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz inks to create a beautiful ‘frosted’ bouquet to surround one of the lovely sentiments in this stamp set.  Here are the rest:

First Frost bundle

Notice how versatile this bundle could be — not just for the holidays, but year round!  And take a look at the lovely Frosted Floral Designer Series Papers that accompany this bundle.  They have a shimmery finish to them — they are my favorite from the entire catalog!  The products for this card are found below.  Start shopping today!

Frosted Floral DSP

If you haven’t had a chance to sit with the catalog and spend time flagging the pages, then you are going to LOVE this parade of videos from the catalog.  Each one showcases beautiful projects that honor the stamps, tools and accessories in each suite. You can click on each of these videos to get more information about the amazing products!

Have you seen the best new pick up tool for paper crafters?

Take Your Pick tool

Pick-up tools provide a tacky tip for ease in picking up sequins, rhinestones, pearls and small punch pieces. But now there’s a new, better pick-up tool on the market, thanks to Stampin’ Up! In addition to the tacky tip found in competitors products, the Stampin’ Up! pick up tool also has interchangeable accessories. The new “Take Your Pick” tool is available in the new Holiday Catalog!

Accessories include a dual-ended stylus tool. Use the larger tip for scoring designer paper and the smaller tip for scoring cardstock. Works great with the Simply Scored and with rulers. The other interchangeable tip includes a paper piercing tool for adding faux stitch marks to your projects or as a precision tip to pick up self-adhesive embellishments. Flip it over and the small spatula will allow you to dislodge misplaced Dimensionals, loosen adhered cardstock and so much more!

the best part – it’s only $10 and that includes the tool, accessories and a refill tip. Additional tip refills are available in a 2-pack for just $3.50.

This pick-up tool isn’t just for paper crafters. Quilters can use it to pick up the stray ends of thread or small buttons. Artists can use the pick-up tool’s spatula accessory for a myriad of tasks as well.  Wrap a few up this Christmas as stocking stuffers. The new “Take Your Pick” tool is now available!

Your Free Gift for Ordering with me this month!

For every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Stampin’ Blend of your choice from me.  Just email me with your choice once you’ve placed your online order.  Please use this code:  H4MYKPFX

(Host Club members, you will use the club Host Code I sent you earlier!)

Thanks for stopping by today!

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WooHoo! It’s Here! AND Last Call for Holiday Paper Share & Fall Classes!

Today the school bell rang for the 36th year in a row! It’s back to the classroom for me! The end of summer, wow!  BUT that means the spectacular new Holiday Catalog goes LIVE on Wednesday! I know I get excited about every new catalog (who doesn’t like new goodies?) but I can honestly say that in my opinion this is the BEST Holiday Catalog we’ve had in many years.  It is really that good. Period. Now, if you still don’t have a copy of your very own, I would be happy to send you a complimentary copy. Just drop me a quick note HERE.    Watch this fun video below!

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Now, some items with time limitations:

  1.  The Holiday Share of our Designer Series Paper!  Get samples of ALL the papers in the Holiday Catalog.  Go HERE for more information.
  2. One Fall Card Class is still open:  Join me at my home on Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. Make six projects with new and current products.  For more information and a sneak peek, click HERE!
  3. There is still an opening for my Autumn Sampler Class.  Go HERE to get the complete scoop!


Email me with any questions, or to sign up for any of these opportunities!  Happy HOLIDAY Stamping!


Warning: Fun Happening at the Up North Stampin’ Gang Page!

Grab your Holiday Catalog and join us HERE for three more days of fun as we get to know all the beautiful new products for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Beyond!

Stroll Holiday!

You’ll find polls, prizes, and lots of input from our fun and creative gang!  Ask to Join the Group if you haven’t already!  Hope to see you over there!