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Jolly Bingo Bits

Monday, Oct. 31st is the LAST day to join Stampin' Up! and get a FREE BIG SHOT (or $100 in products.) If you purchase a lot of papercrafting supplies, this is a great value of $440 for only $175!! Lots of other benefits, too. JOIN me now!!

Jolly Bingo Bits is a set of 24 charming holiday images! Here are just a few which you could substitute for the mittens. I used the NEW 1" square and the Postage Punches for a quick design. The holly is Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper. One sweet card!

Daring Adventure...Stamp Set

This card is in memory of my Dad, who I just lost. I LOVE the verse: Life is either a Daring Adventure or Nothing - Helen Keller. SOOO true! Dad had many great adventures and lived a FULL life.

No this isn't Sponge Cake. It's a Stampin' Sponge. I like to cut the circular sponge into a wedge and staple on a color label using the Tab Punch. Pounce on an ink pad with the wedge and then pounce on the card or scrap the edges of the card. This adds a nice softness and aged look. Simple!

Have a Seat...

I stamped this chair from "Have a Seat" stamp set into a "Frame It" image. They compliment each other so well. The Sahara Sand cardstock background is stamped with "En Francais" - since I can't read french, I pretend it says whatever I want it to say, like....sit and chat a while!

I love to finish off a card with ribbon "FROSTING" and a shot of Smooch Spritz for shimmer. All products are available in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog and can be order NOW! Enjoy!

Notepad Gift for my Hostess, Helen

This is an (empty) stamp case, available in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. I inserted Flirtatious Specialty Paper under the plastic cover. Look inside...

100_0875's a notepad! I love that you see the opposite side of the double sided Flirtatious Paper! This is such a handy little notepad to keep in your car, purse, or desk. Instead of a notepad, you could use the case to hold photos, jewelry, greeting cards, ETC!!

This chic notepad was a gift for my special hostess, Helen. If you'd like one, just contact me and schedule a stamping event for creative fun with your friends!!

Triple Treat Flower

Triple Treat Flower is a single stamp that has THREE coordinating punches: Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, and 1/2" Circle Punch. Why cut when you can punch?!?!?

I used these colors: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, & Whisper White. I love the tropical feel of this combo.

Glitzy Gift

Just returned from a trip to IL for my dear Dad's funeral. He was a great role model! Thanks to many great friends who came to hug me or sent condolences. You warmed and comforted my heart.

Back to blogging-

This simply GLITZY holiday greeting was created by my demonstrator friend, Peggy! The Glimmer Paper says is all...celebrate Christmas! It would be easy to change the greeting for any celebration.



Exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die

Isn't this paper stocking sweet? I created it using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive "Holiday Stocking" Die! I enlarged it so you could see the details on the green cardstock. You can cut multiples of cardstock OR fabric, making creating fast! Here I used Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper - love the plaids. They remind me of fuzzy warm flannel fabrics!

I embellished with a Pleated Medallion, Red Glimmer Paper, Button and Glimmer Brad - all from Stampin' Up! We have it all and you can purchase now. The holidays are right around the corner - YIKES!

Delicate "Field Flowers"

Here is a totally different feeling using the two-step "Field Flowers" stamp set with Blushing Bride and Basic Grey colors.

Subtle Whisper White on White ribbon frosting adds texture: Attach a strip of Sticky Strip, then zig-zag the White Taffeta Ribbon back and forth as you press it down.

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Autumn "Field Flowers"


Fall colors of More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip create the feeling of Autumn in this "Field Flowers" card. You know I LOVE flowers because they are soooo versatile. This is a two-step stamp set that gives so much intricate detail to each petal. I sprayed a shot of Smooch Spritz for shimmer!

Ribbon frosting of supple Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon plus a Vintage Brad finishes off my creation. You can order this lovely set HERE, and start counting STARS Rewards now. Download STARS Order Rewards

Have a Seat...

Stampin' Up!'s "Have a Seat" is a sweet little set of four chairs. Doesn't this red bench just say, "Sit and chat awhile." The "First Edition Specialty Paper" ruffle has a secret: run it thru the Stampin' Up! Crimper several times to soften the fibers, then attach it to the back using Sticky Strip pleating as you go.

These Stampin' Up! Big Shot Dies were used to create texture on this card: Tulip Embossing Folder and Stripes Embossing Folder. I LOVE my BIG SHOT die Cutting Machine! 

Bulk Pricing for MY DIGITAL STUDIO!

What is MY DIGITAL STUDIO?? It's a wonderful program from Stampin' Up! that you purchase and load into your computer so you can create with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive images, colors, and embellishments! I used it to create my Blog Header and my daughter's wedding invitations/programs. It also creates: scrapbooks (single pages or hardbound books), calendars, cards, newletters, swatch books, party invitations, photo cards, videos, ETC!! Stampin' Up!'s professional print service produces your design and ships it to your door. Great for your BUSY life! Here is the new bulk pricing, just in time to order your Christmas cards personalized with your family photo.

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Below is a darling New Puppy announcement I created with MY DIGITAL STUDIO for my brother's dog, Odie. It's easy - if I can do it, you can, too!!

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Digital creating is just another option that is sooo handy when you need a photo card or a large number of copies!! Buy it HERE and start creating!

Happy Holidays to the US TROOPS! - Blog Hop

Happy Holidays to all our US TROOPS - thank you for all you do to ensure our precious freedom. Here is a stocking just waiting for Santa. The "Letters to Santa" Designer Series Paper is paired with the Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies: Holiday Stocking and Snow Burst Embossing Folder.

The Pleated Medallions is a fast embellishment when created with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Simply Scored tool. May Santa fill your stocking with "PEACE FOR ALL!"