A Year in Review ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is New Year’s Eve day and I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite creations from this past year, what I discovered going through my cards is that you like them for different reasons!

Some you like because they are cute and easy to replicate, others because they have a really neat technique, so hard as it was to pick, here they are …

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This was from a January post … I love the fun the Silver Vellum brings with the polka dots and the the flower spread that highlights the greeting! And who doesn’t love turquoise?!

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Here’s a cheery card with a lot of sparkle! This is a fun and easy technique you can do with any designer paper. Simply dab your VersaMark pad evenly over your designer paper, add “Iridescent Ice” embossing powder and heat! Soooo pretty!

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Everyone I know loves punch art … and here is my little Easter Bunny I did last year. With a few ovals, a circle and the Boho Blossom punch – I gave him life! And I especially love his little Easter Eggs … those are the silver glimmer paper died with our ink refills and a sponge dauber! Now we have the fabulous fringe scissors so you no longer have to cut grass the hard way!

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I love this one because I stepped out of my comfort zone! You don’t see me creating card with the abstract stamp sets but I really like the “Work of Art” set! Here I used the “Ombre” technique: different shades of the same color (or color family). Plus I used the new “Blendabilites” markers and colored my rhinestones!

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First of all … I love “The Open Sea” stamp set teamed up with the “Maritime” Designer Series paper, you just can’t go wrong. Here is the first time I did the “Reflection” Technique … I know, why did I wait so long? It’s really easy to do!

First stamp your image onto the cardstock, then I used a piece of “Window Sheet” stamped the onto that, flip it over so the ink is to the paper, align image and press down! It will come out lighter, but that’s OK … it’s a reflection!

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Here is another one of my fav’s … because it’s our Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set. Stampin’ Up! is a partner to the RMHC and for each stamp set we sell … $3.00 is donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Just think, if I sell 300 stamp set … $300 is donated! Add that by 10,000 more demonstrators … It’s really powerful, and wonderful! But don’t leave it up to someone else … get your stamp set and help in the fabulous cause… housing families so they can be close to their terminally ill sons, daughters, brothers, & sisters. It truly is heart-warming. PURCHASE NOW ♥

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My last (I’m not going to do Christmas because you just saw most of them, and can easily go back to review) I’m sharing my Halloween card… it is much simpler to do than it appears! Mask an area off – I used post-it notes and then sponge on your desired color.

I started with the Daffodil Delight at the top, then moved into the Pumpkin Pie, and last I sponged the Blackberry Bliss (LOVE that Color!). The stamp set is from the Holiday catalog called “Holiday Home” … I just colored in the entire image so it created a silhouette.

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It was hard to choose a few favorites, and I hope I represented the year well. I love sharing my ideas and new techniques with you.

If you enjoy my blog … please, pass it on to a friend and have them follow me too. I have so much more to show you in the New Year. I invite you to “LIKE” my Facebook Page too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today …

Take good care, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

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LINDA SCHNABEL

Your Stampin’ & Scrappin’ Creative Coach

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