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Corrugated Paper: DTP Technique

corrugated  butterfly linda heller

I’m still loving the new Corrugated paper in this year’s annual Stampin up catalog.  It’s already textured and a great neutral to layer on. 


I used my Whisper White craft pad and swept it across the corrugated paper using the DTP, (fancy acronym for Direct to paper) technique:

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I layered it on thick whisper white card stock as the cart base. Then added the corrugated paper and a little square of the neutrals DSP, with white ink around the edges also.

There’s a new leaf stamp set in the annual catalog called vintage leaves. (They also have coordinating framelits)  I stamped the leaves in Sahara sand on a scalloped tag punched paper.  I added a few strands of the White Jute. 


I love the new metal rimmed pearls! I added one in the black stamped butterfly. 


 Hope you like it! 

We have our Florida friends in town and today we are off to Chimney Rock. Yesterday we went tubing down the French Broad River and although we were diligent with our sunscreen, We are all feeling a little crispy today! 

Anyone have a good remedy for sunburn? 

Here are the supplies for the project in case you would like to order anything to make your own!

Go stamp something! 


Weekly Deals and Cloggers

I was pretty tired coming back from convention on Sunday night but then on Monday I was re-engergized with friends from Florida coming to stay with us this week! Vince and Brenda are up for all sorts of NC adventures this week as we tour the Biltmore, do some hiking around Chimney Rock and see some local sights like this one last night on our Main Street:

Bobby & Blue Ridge Tradition and the Southern Connection Cloggers

The cloggers were adorable – here is a video from 6 days ago, same place:

 Meanwhile on the Stampin’ Up street, the Weekly Deals are in:

If you see anything you like, drop me an email or order online!

Today we are off for a day at the Biltmore Estate and also a stop at the MOOG instrument factory for the guys! Matt is a drummer and Vince is a bass player so this tour was high on the bucket list!

2015 Stampin Up Convention Day 2 

Convention Day 2!

The hotel internet is SO slow so I’m phone posting on the blog today. If you want to see and you are on Facebook, be sure to go to www.facebook.com/stampingschool for more updates!


What a fun day!  Here’s most of my Roadies team here at convention this year.  Love the cute little ‘house’ they set up for photos!

As we have been pouring over the holiday catalog preview,

Stampin’ up has been showing us some sneak peeks of Halloween products coming  out in SEPTEMBER:


Love all the stamps and framelit sets!


This kit is pretty fabulous!


Spot the new flower punch?


One of my favorites….a 2 step cardinal stamp with branches and berries


Brandi Barnard showed a trick for splattering glitter…I’ll save that for Stamping School and do a video on it.  Pretty slick!


Pretty pretty dove set coming out in the Holiday catalog also!

Here are a few swaps I thought were neat:


Janice Donahue took my Faux Camo technique and used it on this fun retriever card


Rhea Hughes took the Work of Art set and cut a slice of watermelon to put on a card


This was our bed in the room last night as we shared swaps and stories of the day!

Off to general session and our last day here


Stampin’ Up Convention Day 1 

2015 convention

It’s so fun to be back at the Stampin’ Up annual convention for my 15th year!  I still get excited to see all my stampin’ friends, the theme and decorations and of course, new products!


Look at the cute little photo fun house they had set up for us:

2015 su team house

From left, Cindy Brumbaugh, Janet Munden, me, Debbi Muche and Susie Brown

Just seeing products in person, displayed so pretty,  is inspiring even though I have the paper at home:


And being here, we all got to see the upcoming Holiday catalog!  This catalog comes out early September for customers but we get to start ordering some now as demonstrators to get ready early.  I can’t show inside but here is the cover:

2015 cover

You will NOT be disappointed!  Love the intricate ornaments and coordinating framelits!  New punches, new framelits, new papers, new stamps…..

Here is a sneaky peek of some new framelits that I know will be a big hit!


We had our Roaring 20’s awards night last night!  Was fun to get all done up in fishnet stockings, beads, pearls, gloves and feather boas!

Sandi Grimes, me and Deb Lilliston

I was thrilled to earn the Top 100 Founders Circle  in the US again this year!

I’m so grateful to all my faithful customers and team who helped get me there!


A little blurry – I’ll try to find a better pic later but we waited to take our pic with the 1926 car!

(from left, Cindy Brumbaugh, Debbi Muche, me, Janet Munden, Susie Brown and Clauda Phillips)

Cake pops….LOTS of them!

It was a great night!

More today so I’m off and running. Be sure to go to the Stamping School Facebook page to see swaps and more daily posts!



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