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Beautiful Day Stamp Set


Here is a "comparison" for you today! Two different ways to use the lovely images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915. This red butterfly on vellum, emphasizes the boldness of the outline. 


That emphasis is achieved by using ANY dark color ink for this image.


This time the outline is a light ink which gives a totally different effect. The colors in the wings are more prominent now. The outlines are secondary. The ink is Soft Sky for the image, colored with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive Blends.


 Try both dark and light outlines for totally different results! 

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Southern Serenade plus Vellum


I NEVER have enough floral images! Southern Serenade Stamp Set #145921 has a lovely lacey image to pair with the floral. I got out Vellum #101856 which I have neglected far too long! This is the "Stained Glass" Technique. Stamp the image on Vellum, dry, color on the BACKSIDE. It's a nice soft look. This is Pink Pirouette cardstock and Blends. Stampin' Write Markers can be used as well.


I scored the left edge of the vellum and wrapped it around the back of the layer to attach. I "hid" a glue dot on the back of a flower center to keep the Vellum flap in place.


Another version - I used Blushing Bride Cardstock and Light Calypso Coral Blends on Vellum. This is a special sympathy card that has already gone in the mailbox.


Try this good old "Stained Glass" Technique!! I'm sorry Blends are sold out at the moment, but never fear - they are coming! Keep them on your Wish List!

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Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper


This sweet little 4X4" note was created with the Sale-A-Bration item, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper! It's GORGEOUS!! In the background you will see the floral sheet from this paper pack. Use Blends Markers to color a flower, cut it out and you have a focal point. The Base card is a striped sheet from the same paper pack.

20180319_150537There are twelve sheets of 12X12" lovely metallic foil papers that will get your creative juices flowing! Sale-A-Bration Promo ENDS March 31, 2018.

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Jar of Love is Jammin'


I received a jar of homemade Blackberry Jam from a very thoughtful friend! YUMMMM!!! I have a stamp set for that!! Here is my Thank You Card!


Jar of Love Stamp Set #141587 and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies #141490 made my "paper jam." The jam is dark Rich Razzleberry BLENDS. The "sweetest" sentiment is from Fruit Basket Stamp Set #145833.


This is a Panel Card: 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" base card, scored at 2" and 3-1/8" from each side. It stands up and displays very well.


I love that stamping lets me "specialize" my cards to exactly what I want to send and say!

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Foxy Friends


The minute I finished this card, I KNEW it should go to the 91 year old gentleman I send to at a nursing home!! I have never met him, but he mailed me, "Everyday is a Holiday when I receive one of your cards." I get a BIG THRILL sending my cards to him!


This sassy little fox is so CUTE!! He is made with Foxy Friends Stamp Set #141549 and coordinating Fox Builder Punch #141470. Together, they create a VERY WIDE variety of critters!


 You need some paper critters in your life!! 

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Punch Art Bunny in Chocolate


The Bunnies are multiplying in my office again!! Punch art is so much fun!! Details:

    *Feet - one 3/4" Circle, cut in half

    *Body - 2" Circle

    *Tail - 1/2" Circle, Glimmer Paper

    *Head - 1-3/8" Circle

    *Ears - two of the smallest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372

The color is Milk Chocolate also known as Soft Suede!! Fold down one ear for "character!"


The Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes make a FAST base. Add Washi Tape for interest and texture.


These would be FUN to create with kids!!


Send NON-melting chocolate Bunnies for Easter!! Calorie free, too! Try them!

All supplies available right HERE!



Team Card Challenge Results

I challenged my Team of Directs to create a card using: Lemon Lime Glimmer Paper, Lemon Lime Tutti-Frutti self-adhesive Sequins and Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon! An impartial person judged for me. The winners are receiving a $50 Product Gift Certificate from me. 


Created by Shari Ball



Created by Helen Stairwalt



Created by Helen Stairwalt (sequins inside)



Created by Janell Lewellen



Created by Sharon Brown



Created by Barb Faulkner



Created by Linda Niemeyer  (sequins inside)



Created by SueAnn Bamberg


Thanks to all who entered and made LOVELY creations!! 

The WINNERS are-

Janell Lewellen 

Linda Niemeyer

Please email me your $50-51 product selections plus one Sale-A-Bration item (in the $50 category) by March 30th. Congrats!!!

Stamparatus Practice


I've been excited to begin learning about my STAMPARATUS!! It's a wonderful new advanced stamp positioner by Stampin' Up! Like any new tool, there is a learning curve - working out a system that functions well for me. This big bold "HELLO" from Hello Friend Stamp Set #144059 was my first try!


My second try was an angled sentiment. Perfect alignment is EASY and QUICK!


I really like the EXACT PLACEMENT RESULTS I got with the Stamparatus! I'm off to play more...such a FUN JOB I have!! This handy, dandy new tool, the Stamparatus, will be available in the next Annual Catalog in early June! Put it on your Wish List!

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies


Look at this ADORABLE basket I got in the mail from my great friend and Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Peggy Taylor!! It is sooo sweet and soft!! Without the handle, it measures 4-3/8" tall X 3" square.


Peggy used the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies #145653 for the basket. She embellish it with the Blossoming Basket Bundle, a FREE ITEM, during Sale-A-Bration Promo! Such a lovely Easter Basket!! Thanks for sharing, Peggy!! Peggy was my convention roomie for 12 years!! GOOD memories!

All supplies available in my online store HERE.

Punch Art Bunnies Multiply


For over a decade this punch art Bunny has been a HIT!! His name is Pete...and Repeat...and Repeat!! LOL He has a way of multiplying because he is so happy and adorable!!


Here is my trick: I like to make a template for the eyes because eye placement can "make or break" a cute little face! Punch two 1/8" holes about in the center of a 1-3/8" circle of Thick Whisper White Card Stock to create your pattern. Lay this template over a punched 1-3/8" Circle and fill in completely with a black Journaling Pen.

    One pink nose - 1/4" Circle

    Two white cheeks - 1/2" Circle, Dimensionalized

    One white head - 1-3/8" Circle, mark eyes with template (above)

    Two white ears - smallest oval in Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, lightly sponged pink

    One colored layer - 2-5/8" square in Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies # 145372


  The colored layer is Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143.

  You MUST try these SWEET AND ADORABLE Bunnies for Easter or Baby cards!!

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Number of Years Stamp Set


I "cased" this cute Birthday Milestone card idea! Two relatives are celebrating special Birthdays this month!


The "39" is stamped and the "40" is die cut with the coordinating "Large Numbers Framelits Dies #140622. The colorful paper is Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper which is a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!


 Credit for this CUTE card idea goes to Connie Stewart who has a nice Instruction Sheet HERE. All products are available at my online store HERE. Try it!!

Watts of Occasions


I love this "punny sentiment!" Aren't these cute thank yous? Today is our final Local Stamp Club day. This bunch of gals have fit together perfectly! SO FUN!!


I used the Narrow Note Cards #145583 and Blends with this adorable Watts of Occasions Stamp Set #143864 wood OR #143867 clear. 

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