Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Halloween Card Part 2

Here is the other card that I did on Tuesday.  Its nice that the Halloween stamps and accessories really coordinate!  The cat punch will work on either the Spooky Cat stamp set or the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  The Black Rhinestone Jewels made a perfect collar.  

Supplies: Very Vanilla, Basic Black card stock; Basic Black Archival Stampin Ink; Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin Up; Detailed Gate Thinlits dies; Everyday Label Punch.

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Sympathy Card

I always struggle when I have to make sympathy cards. What to put on it...what to write on the inside.  Yes, it would be "easier" to go to the store and buy one.  But the point of a hand stamped card is to give a gift that shows how much you care. I will steal the phrase "when you care to send the very best", make a card.
Supplies: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock; Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green Classic Stampin Ink; Versamark ink pad; Gold Stampin Emboss Powder; Painted Harvest, and Better Together stamp set.

 Every time I opened a hand stamped card that was sent to me when my Dad died, I felt the prayers and friendship the messages conveyed.   

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Where has the Summer Gone?!?

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Where Has the Summer Gone?!?
My Illinois grandchildren start back to school next week already. That got me thinking about Summer ending and Fall starting.  And that got me thinking about crisp Fall days and Halloween. I broke out some of my new product from the Holiday catalog and created some Halloween cards  

Its a batch of happy Jack-O-Lanterns!  I'm much more into happy than spooky! I cut some of the pumpkins from the designer series paper and stamped some with the Patterned Pumpkins dies with matching Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.
Supplies: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie card stock; Basic Black Archival Stampin Ink; Spooky Night Designer Series Paper; Pick a Pumpkin stamp set; Patterned Pumpkins thinlits Dies; Vintage Crochet Trim; Black Rhinestone Jewels; 

Friday, August 11, 2017

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If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and have been thinking you want to be now is a great time to sign up!  If you sign up August 11th through September 10th you will receive your first kit at 50% off!  

I love Paper Pumpkin!  They include easy and detailed instruction sheets.  Each kit is comes with all of the supplies you need to make the featured projects and still have a lot of leftovers to create even more!

To subscribe, log onto and enter the promo code HALFOFF0917

Here are samples of the June and July Paper Pumpkins: 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Break from Holiday Cards!

 I thought I would give you all a little more of a break from Christmas cards. It's going to be hard considering August 1st was the first day that Stampin' Up demonstrators can order from the Holiday Catalog.  I decided to post a very cheery card, with lots of blooming flowers!  2017 has seen a lot of moves in our family.  Our daughter Yvonne moved back to Ohio from New York, Our son Mark and his wife moved from Scranton, PA to Athens, Ohio.  Julie and Jim sold their home and bought another one in Champaign, IL and my mom moved in with us.  The At Home With You stamp set is perfect for not only creating cards for new homes but is versatile for year round occasions.
Supplies: Crumb Cake, Whisper White Card Stock; Black Archival Stampin Ink;Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pencils, At Home With You stamp set; At Home Framelits; Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder