Vintage-look bookmark...

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This lovely vintage bookmark was a gift from my friend, Janell of Byron, IL. This is the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set of six images. Note the Artichoke Seam Binding that is cut in half to make it thinner - clever and unique.

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The back of the bookmark has a triangle pocket that fits over the corner of your book to mark your place.

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Here is a view of the back side and the pocket. It's a very useful little gift and sooo mailable!


Bye Bye Sweet Sale-A-Bration - ends 3/31

Everyone LOVES Sale-A-Bration because of FREE products and terrific images! This unsuppassed promo end March 31st at 11:50 pm MOUNTAIN time. Order quickly HERE!

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THANKS A MILLION to everyone who ordered thru me during Sale-A-Bration! I appreciate your orders soooo much!

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I used the FREE S-A-B Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment to create these Herringbone cards. If you are a quilter, this is basically a log cabin pattern.

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This is an efficient way to use up lots of thin "left overs!" Bye Bye Sale-A-Bration...until next year.


Thanks Lauderdale Ladies!

I felt so honored yesterday when 5 gals from Ft. Lauderdale drove 3 hours across the state to take my "Sophistcated Little Dress" Card Class! It was great!! 100_1677
From the left: Luke, Cara, me, Margaurita, SueAnn and the gal in green is my dear cousin, Lynn!

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Here are two samples. It's fun to customize the little dress with different punches, Designer Series Papers, and embellishments.

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The punches for this dress are 1 1/4" Circle for the neck, 2 3/4" Circle for the collar, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the tiny scallop circles.

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This neckline was created with the 1 3/8" Square Punch and Scallop Square Punch insert. You can request the Dress Class for your group of four or more in the Charlotte County area of Florida. I'd love to share with you!


Notepad with Style!

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This is such a fun, quick gift idea! This is an empty stamp case - and yes, Stampin' Up! sells them 4 for $5.95 on page 205. The plastic case cover is loose so you can easily slip in a stylish sheet of Designer Series Paper. I added a Blossom Punch flower with brads in the center.

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Inside, the opposite side of the double-sided Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper shows. I added a notepad with Sticky Strip.

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This is sooo easy! Embellish as much or as little as you want.

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It's a lovely gift for my hostess! Give it a try!!


No-Layer Beginner Card

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This is a Sweet & Simple Make and Take card I just did with a beginner stamper group. It's a no-layer card, but still has BLING! We used the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sprinkled Expressions.

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Rhinestones add the touch of BLING! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so make sure you have placed your "stock up" order and received free product for every $50 ordered!


The Casual Flower...

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This sweet, "messy" little flower is simple! Start with Stampin' Up! Seam Binding and roll it into a ball in your palms. Scrunch it up so it's wrinkled. Punch out a cardstock circle slightly smaller than the finished size of the flower you desire. Cover your circle lightly with Towbow Liquid Glue. Press small sections of ribbon into the glue, holding a moment with a bone folder tip till it adheres, then add a little more and repeat around the circle till it's well covered. Add an embellishment in the center. Viola!

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The tag is from Tiny Tags stamp set. Give this casual flower a try - it's FUN!


Labels Collection Framelits

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I cut a window in Poppy Parade cardstock using the WONDERFUL new Labels Collection Framelits Die. Then I backed the opening with the fresh Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers, a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. This is a clever way to use up narrow slivers of Designer Papers - I hate to discard any scraps!

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I started in the middle and pieced outward to get this look. Try it!!

HAPPY LEAP DAY!!


A Heart for You...

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This great Valentine uses up lots of thin scraps you just don't want to pitch! This card was sent to me by my demonstrator friend Peggy T. of Illinois. It uses the Sweet Shop Designer Series Papers and a Sale-A-Bration free greeting. The heart shape is cut with Hearts Collection Framelit and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Love these colors of Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder!


Quick Card

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Here's a fast idea using FREE Sale-A-Bration products! Three differnt size squares were punched from Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and tied up Everyday Enchantment Ribbon. The greeting is also a Sale-A-Bration item, Outline Occasions Stamp Set of six images. See all free products HERE. Order today!

Something SPECIAL & FREE starts tomorrow.


"Y" is for You

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This is a CHEERY greeting! The words are from my favorite, "Occasions Alphabet" stamp set of 26 greetings. It's unique and versatile. I LOVE the new "Labels Collection" Framelit and the "Fashionable Hearts" Embosslits! Very fast to cut curvy layers with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and these new dies!100_1163
The festive background, petite ribbon and coordinating brad are all FREE items for the Sale-A-Bration Promo, Jan. 24th thru March. It starts TOMORROW!