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Operation Write Home ends


Thanks a million to my stamping friends for all your donations! And thanks to Helen, my friend and dedicated military "MOM," for mailing our boxes of cards and sharing this video. So many helped to make a difference in the lives of our military and their loved ones stateside.


What is MAX doing?

Dec. bath 2015 3

Max just had his "HOLIDAY BATH!" He is a very good boy at bath time. He got rewarded with playtime with Mr. Squirrel, his fave toy!! This picture was taken Dec. 22 in preparation for MAX to meet his two "human sisters!" We are all excited to be TOGETHER for CHRISTMAS!

Sneak Peek starts

True confession:

I'm sick of my Christmas stamps!

Good thing I have my 2016 Occasions Catalog pre-order to play with!! For the remainder of 2015, I'll be posting NEW products that will be available to you on Jan. 5, 2016!!

It's a VERY EXCITING Catalog!


Meet the BLOOMIN' HEART THINLITS DIES #140621! I predict this will be a VERY HOT item in the NEW Occasions Catalog! SOOO much detail! It's a MUST for Valentines & Weddings!


You already know I LOVE Glimmer Papers!! Here is the NEW Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550!! WOW!! Tip: to curl ribbon, wind it around a pencil and CAREFULLY add heat with your Heat Tool. Don't over heat because you will melt the ribbon. Let cool before removing the pencil.

Occasions Catalog STARTS Jan. 5, 2016


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Pretty Petals Stack


Get some Thank You cards ready for sending after Christmas! These great papers are from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper STACK 6X6" #138442!! LOVE the 6X6" STACKS!!!

Pretty Petals DSP $8


These circles are 2-1/2" and 2". The sentiment was die cut with Hello You Thinlits #137363 and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder for SHINE!

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How to make a Wine Bottle Bib


It's EASY to "dress up" a wine bottle for gift giving! These directions are for a 750ML bottle. I started with Real Red Cardstock cut to 8-1/2" X 3". Score at 2-1/2" on the long side then fold to a 90 degree angle. Use a 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make a hole in the center of the small scored area. The bottle neck goes thru this hole.


I embellished the Bottle Bib with a striking Black Glimmer Paper "Delicate Ornament" #139667 die cut, lined with Gold Foil Paper. To curl the 1/8" Gold Ribbon, wrap it around a pencil and CAREFULLY  add heat with a Heat Tool. (Not too close because the ribbon will melt.) Let cool. Remove pencil.

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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies


Here is a SHOW-STOPPER 3-D Card you will love to send!!


Start by cutting FOUR ornaments out of Gold Foil Paper #132622 using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies #139667 and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439. (These directions are for a symmetric design.)


Gently fold and crease each ornament exactly in half vertically.


Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen #138309 to adhere half of each ornament to half of another corresponding ornament. Do not attach the final halves to each other - instead attach them to your card front.


This is how your ornament will attach to the card. After the glue is dry, the ornament will fold FLAT for mailing!


Here is the side view of this 3-D card.


Is this a real SHOW-STOPPER??

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Happy Patterns & Elegant Dots


DID YOU KNOW??? Happy Patterns Masks coordinate perfectly with Elegant Dots Embossing Folder!! If you were at my Rockford North Star Stampers meeting, you received this set of Masks.

Happy Patterns Stencil $6

I used the top right Mask (which is a STENCIL) and a Sponge Dauber to create the pattern on Pool Party Cardstock with Bermuda Bay ink pad.


Elegant Dot EF $7.50

Next, I placed the stenciled cardstock into the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, carefully lining up the design. Ran it thru the handy dandy Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and now there is images and TEXTURE!!


I used glue dots to add random Sequins for sparkle....sparkle is a must for a PARTY!!


This is the inside. There is Dazzling Details on the candle flames!


Love the results - SO LET'S PARTY!!

Nov. Paper Pumpkin Modified


I enjoy the surprise of Paper Pumpkin in my mailbox every month! The November Paper Pumpkin Kit was TEN holiday cards in two designs with  envelopes. I modified mine by adding the Gold and White 3/8" GLITTER RIBBON #139614.


I love the pop of GLITTER the ribbon adds!


This is the other design. I changed the format from portrait to landscape layout.


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