Hi Stamping Friends!
If you've been anywhere around the Stampin' Up! online community this week you may have seen some of my stamping friends enjoying an amazing incentive trip on the other side of the world—Thailand! I was blessed to have earned that trip, as well, with the help of my amazing stamping customers and Too Cool Team, but I chose not to attend.
I'm enjoying living vicariously through their photos of luxurious accommodations, gorgeous beaches, amazing food and wildlife. Stampin' Up! sure knows how to pamper its trip achievers! Not only do they provide an unbelievable, all-expense-paid experience for two, they also give attendees a first-look at the upcoming Holiday Catalog and give LOTS of awesome new products from it!
I'm Stampin' To Alaska—All of my friends' current incentive trip adventures are making me really excited about the next grand vacation Stampin' Up! is offering—a cruise to Alaska in July 2018! I've been working diligently to earn that trip and I'm SO VERY CLOSE! After seeing everyone else having so much fun, I can't wait to finally experience what it's like to be spoiled on an grand vacation! Just a little bit more to go!
Next Up, The Greek Isles—It was announced during this week's Thailand trip that the next grand vacation will be a Greek Isles cruise in 2019! Woohoo! That would be amazing! How would YOU like to attend with me?! Believe me…if I can do it…YOU can do it, too! Demonstrators can begin earning points toward this trip starting in September. If you Join My Team now, I can help you and a guest experience one of these "trip of a lifetime" adventures right along with me!
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Created by Jenn Gulch.
Jenn's Magical Mermaid Thanks Card
With all the Thailand talk about beautiful beaches in exotic places, it reminded me of a cool swap card I received from Jenn Gulch featuring the new Magical Mermaid stamp set. I imagine that Jenn is enjoying her trip in Thailand right now, as I type! LOL!
Background Basics—The background of Jenn's card begins with a 4" x 5-1/4" layer of Pool Party card stock embossed with the new Ruffled Dynamic Texture Impressions Folder. This is one of those special embossing folders that creates a deep, ultra-dimensional raised texture and the Ruffled pattern definitely reminds me of waves on the ocean! The embossed layer is adhered to a Pool Party card base.
She also layered a 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Vellum card stock and a 2" x 4" piece of Pool Party patterned Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to lay a foundation for her focal point.
Magnificent Mermaid—Jenn stamped the Magical Mermaid image in Archival Black Ink onto 2" x 4" Shimmery White card stock, then used Aqua Painters and Ink Pads to color in the image. The fin is painted with Pool Party, Tranquil Tide and Sweet Sugarplum and her hair is colored with So Saffron and Crushed Curry. The focal point, as well as a 3/4" x 4" piece of Gold Glimmer Paper, are mounted onto the card front with Dimensionals. I love how the Gold Glimmer accent picks up the golden hues of her hair!
Sweet Sentiment—The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo set, stamped in Sweet Sugarplum onto Sweet Sugarplum card stock, then punched with the Duet Banner Punch and popped up with Dimensionals. She tucked a Tranquil Tide Tassel underneath the sentiment with a Glue Dot.
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