Welcome to this month’s blog hop for the Stampin’ Up! Demos that earned Alaska incentive trip coming in the summer of 2018.  I am thrilled to be on these blog hops with such talented demos from around the world!

I was hoping for more downtime over the holiday weekend to Craft and Play… ummm, I mean work!  One of the little benefits of working my Stampin’ Up! as a business is that most everything I do involves just having fun!

Even when I am ‘working’, I am still enjoying it all and doing it with my favorite folks.

Until a bigger block of time can be had, I wanted to show you a card I made recently that was super quick and easy and yet still a big hit with my friend.

Mostly using a new Designer Series Paper for a wedding card.

This is the Sweet Soiree Specialty paper, and it’s specialty is that each sheet had one side with silver metallic print somewhere on it!

The colors are already to pretty but the silver sets it off and makes it shine so nicely.

Do you see the sheet with the little wedding cakes in the bottom row middle?

I cut around those little cakes to have a perfect shiny accent piece on my card.

Another piece of the Calypso coral piece with the falling silver dots was a perfect background piece!

The card base is Powder Pink and the Powder Pink ribbon across the card brings in the color of the cake nicely.

The ribbon is also a nice place to hang a little leaf cluster embellishments that are part of another new product suite, the Petal Passion Embellishments.

And of course the Silver Baker’s Twine is great to tie my little leaf cluster on to the ribbon for the dangling leaves.

The Bride will appreciate the beauty of the colors and the shine on the card.  The Groom will like to play with the leaves.  Something for them BOTH!  lol

But never fear, this week there WILL BE playing done.

For one thing, I just got my new Stamparatus Tool!  This is a brand new not even released yet tool that all the Stampin’ Up! Demos are so excited about.  It is a placement tool for your stamping… on Steroids!!!  

The first thing I did when I got this out to play was decide that I needed a super cool and cute carrying case.

Since Santa had just brought me an upgrade to my Commercial Embroidery Machine software and I can do BIG things that aren’t really possible on a home embroidery machine.  I kinda got sidetracked working on a great case for my Stamparatus.

I LOVE how it turned out!  I made a second one in tan with embroidery that matches the Lining fabric.  Which is also Stampin’ Up! although the fabrics are retired items.  This is a commercial quality case, fit to the tool, that I made from scratch.  Nothing halfway for MY new tool, I will be keeping it safe and all together in style!

This is a ‘reservation’ window for the Stamparatus.  Now thru the 30th of December only.  If you reserve NOW, you will get yours before they are available to everyone in the new Annual Catalog next June.  You can reserve one on my SU shopping site here, (then click on home and get the page shown here. Click on the ‘Click Here’ button my red arrow is pointing to. It will guide you from there!

You will get an email confirmation when your reservation is completed and your credit card will NOT be charged until it ships sometime after March 1st.  Here is a pic with the details.

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And YES, I will be selling these cases.  Here is one in black and I will have one in Gray faux leather and also one in Denim.

They are custom sized and padded zipper cases, fully lined, can have your name or other personalization preference.  Back velcroed pockets available.  Prices on these custom cases will start at $35 depending on features.  And YES, I will ship these overseas! Gather a couple of friends.  But be patient, these are all made from ‘scratch’ so to speak by me.  But these things do take time.  😉

Deal Alert!  If you buy your Stamparatus from ME, I will make your case for $25 and monogram with YOUR name and color choices where it is possible.

You WILL want this tool and the cool case.  I will be selling these cases on my blog here, so subscribe to my blog, or like my business Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TadaMoments/   to keep posted on these cases.

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! on the features of this new tool. The ‘hinge’ technique is amazing and NO other tool even comes close to something that cool.

I am so excited about this new tool and my cute and functional case, I will be absolutely GIDDY when I get time to actually use this new tool!  Oh yeah, more true PLAY time coming soon!

Enjoy the rest of the hop and I will see you next month!

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