It's Wednesday and you know what that means… I'm over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge!   Come on over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, November 24th at 11:55 PM EST.


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Theme Challenge #171


Give Thanks



This past weekend I had a blast attending the first ever Stampin' Up! OnStage Local event in Baltimore, MD.  Actually, these events were held all over the United States, Canada and Australia in conjunction with the OnStage Live event in Brussels, Belgium.  It was a wonderful day on Saturday as we got to play with and see all the wonderful new products that will be available in early January.  I'm really in love with all the great products.  

IMG_6756The OnStage event was more than I expected and the Prize Patrol was amazing. In this picture, I'm holidng the Stamp Set I received as a prize patrol winner. I came home with 3 awesome stamp sets and some Designer Series Paper along with some great class ideas.  My friend Tracie and I arrived on Friday night then met up with two other Stampin' Up! demonstrators for dinner.  We ate at the Guy Fiere's Kitchen located in the Horseshoe Casino.  Oh yeah… the food was AMAZING!  I also discovered that I tower over my friends by a foot.  Yes, I am tall!

IMG_6755At the Baltimore OnStage Local event, there were approximately 500 to 600 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in attendance.  I was able to exchange some swaps and plan to share those over the next couple of weeks.  Tracie and I loved the little OnStage signs and each had to get a photo with the sign then there was the photo booth!  We almost didn't go but then decided in mid-October that we should go, plan to have fun and connect with our friends.  The event went from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, so it was a day filled with fun.  There was a video of Sara (Interim CEO) from the opening session of the OnStage Live event in Brussels along with a message from the Rich (SU!'s President).  Rich did a hilarious stamping demonstration. After the video, we received the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog – Oh yeah… it is amazing! Then there were stamping demonstrations by local demonstrators followed by attendees doing Make and Takes.  

IMG_6719I am very excited about the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! Oh, here is one more photo of me using the Big Shot for one of the Make & Take samples that we made.  I was cutting out some pretty flowers.  Saturday evening, I was also able to meet up with my cousin Cameron and his wife Sarah for dinner.  It was wonderful seeing them.

But… it isn't time yet for the Spring Catalog so today I'm giving thanks for the Holiday Catalog and sharing with you a "Give Thanks" card featuring the Thankful Forest Friends Stamp Set for our Give Thanks Theme Challenge.

Paper Craft Crew Design Team card by Pam Staples for Theme Challenge 171.

Lately I've been on a Clean and Simple kick.  I feel this card somewhat sticks to the Clean and Simple style.  I used a piece of the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I stamped the "Give Thanks" phrase using the Stampin' Markers to color the stamp then huffed before I stamped the image on Whisper White.  I cut the image with the Oval Collection Framelits. 

CYCI95-Pam002On the card front, I layered Early Espresso cardstock with another sheet of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.  Attached the Give Thanks sentiment then added to Vintage Leaves stamped with Tangelo Twist and Old Olive classic ink.  Behind the leaves, I added gold thread.  The finishing touch features a Gold Metalic button tied with 1/8" Gold Ribbon.

PCCCS163-003Here is this weeks Theme Challenge with the Paper Craft Crew.  If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices.  Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!

To purchase the products used on this beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, I've also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store to purchase the products used.  


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I'm actively building my Stampin' Up! team and invite you to join the Sunny Craftin' Crew!  We are a group that loves having fun, creating and doing what we love with Paper Crafting – we are spread out across the United States and around the globe (Military Downline).  Some of us are Business Demo's and some are Hobby Demo's…  I love having both on my team.  Now is an especially GREAT time to join.  Feel free to email me if you have questions or click HERE to join my team today!

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Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Bundle







Ovals Collection Framelits Die







Big Shot










Into The Woods Designer Series Paper







Gold Basic Metal Buttons







Gold Metallic Thread







Gold 1/8" Ribbon










Many Marvelous Markers







Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad







Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad













Stampin' Trimmer










Clear Block Bundle










Paper Snips Scissors







Stampin' Dimensionals







Fuse Fast Adhesive