Friday, September 29, 2017


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I Love Sparkle

I am all about sparkle.   One of my fellow demonstrators,  Mary Ellen Stites, designed this card for our Holiday swap.  While black is not always the most traditional Christmas color, I think Stampin' Up did a great job of using it in the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I love all the layers and well, the sparkle!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017




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Improving With Age

Today's card has been such a huge hit!  I ended up using it for my Holiday Catalog Card Swap, my team meeting and also my Hostess Club.  I usually don't use a card that much but it had rave reviews. I originally bought the Half Full stamp set to use for my husband Al, and this was the first design that popped in my head.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017


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You Make Me Happy

This pig is just the cutest little pig ever!  He (or she) is from the stamp set This Little Piggy. He (or she) makes any card a happy card.   I also used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder which goes with his little flower.  How perfect was that?


Supplies: Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, and Whisper White Cardstock; Shimmery White Cardstock; Basic Black Archival Ink Pad; Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink Stampin Write Markers; Petal Burst Embossing Folder; Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon; Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


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Shower Of Cards

Just thought I would post a reminder about our quest to have my mom, Gloria. who turns 90 years young on October 7th, receive 90 cards. Here is the card my assistant Angela is sending to her. I thought it was nice how she stamped the greeting, she just colored the stamp with the Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Perfect Plum markers gave a little huff on it and stamped it. She finished it off with some rhinestones because she knows my mother loves the bling. Thank you in advance for making my moms birthday a happy day for her!

I really need to get busy and design a card for her my self!


Supplies: Fresh Fig, Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum Cardstock; Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum Stampin Write Markers;  Stylized Birthday stamp; Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Anniversary


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For the past couple years, I have designed and made anniversary cards for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (aka the IHM's).  Every year they celebrate milestone anniversaries.   As soon as I saw the Delightful Daisy designer series paper I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I cut the flowers out and popped them up. 

Supplies: Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White Cardstock; Peekaboo Peach, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink; Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper; Garden Trelllis Embossing Folder; Milestone Moments stamp set.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Great Friend Video Tutoril


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I think I have mentioned a time to two (wink, smile) that I love stacked collage cards!   I used the Embossing paste to add some really fun texture.  If you haven't tried it yet come on over and I would be happy to show you how to to use it. There are so many fun things to do with it add some ink refill and have any color you need; use with or without stencils; add glitter.  There are so many possibilities!


Also click on the image to view a Video Tutorial on how to use the Embossing Paste


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Good Friends


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One of my very dearest friends, Nancy Brown, lives across the state from me.  We've known each other a long time and have been through a lot together.  We don't get to see each other very often but when we do, it's like we haven't been apart.  Nancy also happens to be on my team.  She sent me this card a week or so ago.  I feel very blessed that she is in my life!  She is very talented and I always love it when she gives or sends me a card.  We will be spending next weekend together at a stamping retreat.  I can't wait!

Supplies:  Crushed Curry & Whisper White card stock; Basic Black ink; Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi Markers; Stitched Circle Framelits; Color Theory designer series paper stack; Lovely Friends stamp set

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


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Happy Birthday Thomas

Our September birthdays continue.  Our grandson,Thomas, turns 14 today - I just don't know where the time has gone.  He is, of course, taller than me now.  I thought I would keep his card pretty simple and stick with circles. It is really hard for me to NOT put ribbons and bling on a card.  I embossed different Happy Birthdays on the circles.  It's hard to see it on the Daffodil Delight circle but it's there!
  

Supplies: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, and Daffodil Delight Card Stock; Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper; Versamark Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; 1 1/2" Circle Punch.

Monday, September 18, 2017


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Halloween Box!

This image in the Spooky Night dsp is a perfect size for a card or the mini Pizza boxes.  There is also a few images that fit perfectly on it for example the owl or cat stamp from Spooky cat stamp set, also the cat punch.

How perfect this box will be filled with tricks and treats!

Stampin Up Spooky Night cat punch mini pizza box
Supplies: Mini Pizza Box; Spooky Night Designer Series paper; Cat Punch; Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim; Black Rhinestone Jewels.
Happy Trick or Treats!!!



Friday, September 15, 2017


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Rejoice!
This card is inspired by one of my team members, Brenda Porath.   It is so simply elegant.  You can really make a beautiful card just adding the Winter Wonder Textures Embossing Folder and a greeting.  What a great layout for your Christmas cards.

Supplies: Thick White Cardstock; VersaMark Ink; Gold Embosssing powder; Night in Bethlehem Stamp set; Winter Wonder Textures Embossing Folder; Gold 1/8 ribbon.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


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Christmas Gift Box

I use a lot of gift boxes and gift card holders at Christmas time.  When I saw these cute little Pizza Boxes I felt as if I discovered gold!  They are perfect for baked items or 3-d items.  The ribbons and accessories in the holiday catalog are great for putting the finishing touches on your gifts. These little boxes, along with all of the designer series papers and embellishments make it so easy to create a beautiful gift.

Stampin Up Merry Little Christmas and mini pizza box

Supplies: Mini Pizza Boxes; Merry Musical Specialty designer Series paper; Mini Ornaments; 7/8 Striped Ribbon; Green Sprigs 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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Crate full of cards!
I love having little 3x3 cards on hand, and when the Wood Crate Framelits came out I thought what could be better than a crate full of them?  This would be great for a gift or just to have on your desk.
 
Stampin Up Spooky night 3x3 card using the crate builder

Supplies; Whisper White Cardstock; Spooky Night Designer Series paper; Wood Textures Designer Series paper stack; Pumpkin Pie Classic ink; Basic Black Archival ink; Pick a Pumpkin, Wood Words stamp set; Wood Crate, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits; Linen Thread.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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Night in Bethlehem

This card was cased from the Holiday Catalog with a few changes..  The catalog has so many great project ideas! The new Champagne foil sheets add so much elegance to a card. I just love this project.  

Supplies: Night of Navy, Whisper White Cardstock; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Champagne Foil Sheet; Night of Navy, Dapper Denim Classic Ink; Craft Stampin Ink; Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set; Bethlehem Edgelits.

Friday, September 8, 2017


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Open House!

Hi all my Stamping friends! Today and tomorrow I'm hosting a Open House for the new Holiday Catalog! I'm open today 12 - 4 pm and tomorrow from 10 am - 2 pm. I hope to see you soon! I also will be doing a Facebook Live at 12 pm please tune in!!






Thursday, September 7, 2017


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Happy Birthday!

Sometimes I struggle designing masculine cards. I think Marquee Messages worked well for this.  I'm really loving this color combination of Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.
Supplies: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay card stock; Lemon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay classic ink pad; Marquee Messages Stamp Set