Snowflakes… Sparkling and Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Wednesday? I am choosing to be happy … somedays life can be crap, but I’m just not taking it!! lol  Looking at the bright side and knowing that I’m just days away from spending a fun weekend with a group of wonderful ladies stamping!

Yesterday I share two cards that introduced the new Snowflake Showcase, today I’m sharing a card that I created with the left overs from one of my retreat cards. Don’t feel second best, because this card is the bomb … I just couldn’t throw the die cut piece away! Enough talking … let me show you!

See that big beautiful piece of “Sparkly” glimmer paper? I know you would or could not throw that away either! So … we tuck another piece of glimmer paper behind it, cut out a few more snowflakes, add a greeting and ta-da … we’re done!

I had some of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper left from last year, but I wanted to make sure that I used the “new” SPARKLY Glimmer paper and WOW!!

I love the all the different colors  you can see in this glimmer paper, pinks, and greens and more … and depending on what color you put with it, it will bring out that color in the Sparkly paper … oh so pretty!!

It’s like magic …

All of the products in the Snowflake Showcase will be available to order beginning tomorrow November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.  Even though I have “snowflake” stamp sets, this is so much more, just listen to the verse on this card …

Each snowflake is beautiful, sparkling, and special … just like you!

Awe … this card would be perfect for a birthday, a get well, or to cheer someone up! This may be just the card someone needs to get them to that “I’m going to have a good day” day.

On that note, I hope that you have a wonderful day and share a smile … they are free and may make someone’s day.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me ~

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Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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You’re My Hero …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for missing a post, but I got the flu and it really took me out of commission! Feels like I was mugged … my ribs hurt! Anyway … I can finally sit up so I’m going to share a review of some cute cards that feature the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”.

I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a very appropriate card for the day …

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Pair up this stamp set with some of the suggested coordinating products and you can also qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….

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October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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You can choose from either a wood mount or clear mount stamp set …

 

My Hero Recap …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy 4th of July!!

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set. I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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Simply Sunday: Get Well Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the final card from my series of cards created with the My Hero stamp set. It will be a bit sad to day goodbye to this set for now … I’m sure I’ll have more samples to share in the future – It’s a great stamp set and easy to work with.

Today’s card for those “under the weather” … a cute Get Well card and quiet easy to make.

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My color pallet for this card is Whisper White, Island Indigo and Pool Party. I’ve always liked this combination and it works well with the “weather” theme of the card.

Once you’ve stamped the umbrella image in Island Indigo, the handle in Going Gray … you will cut them out with the Umbrella Weather Framelits. I then popped them up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I also used the Umbrella Weather Framelits to cut out the clouds and raindrops out of the Pool Party cardstock. The easiest way to adhere the raindrops is to put a touch of glue onto the cardfront and then just place the raindrops on the glue.

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Sweet and simple to cheer someone up when they are not feeling well … the inside says “Hope tomorrow finds you feeling better”. This is included in the stamp set as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~

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Today’s Stamping Supply List …

 

Simply Sunday: Paper Pumpkin Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s Simply Sunday cards come direct from my 2015 July Paper Pumpkin Kit … what can be simpler than that! It was in my mailbox yesterday and as soon as I opened it and saw the cute stamps, I new it was a winner!

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I just think the verses are so stinkin’ cute!! You will be able to use these again and again. I’ve got the video for you to view …

 

Was I right … Cute, Simple, and at your fingertips! Or Mailbox …

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Click here to learn more about signing up for your Paper Pumpkin subscription. Not only will you receive exclusive stamp sets to use again and again, but you will have access to past kits and refills!

Stop back tomorrow … I’ll have an alternative project for you to see! I will be using “my” favorite greeting in the stamp set!  Can you guess which one it is??

Thanks for sitting down with me this Sunday and checking out my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Technique Tuesday: Layered Flowers with Punches

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

While searching for a card for a friend, I came along a card that I had made a while back and wanted to share it with you.

I remember when I first saw how a fellow demonstrator made this flower and thought how cool is that!  I personally wouldn’t have thought about putting these two punches together, but I’m glad she did!

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You begin with the “Blossom Punch” … I think most of you have that one already.  Then you will use another popular punch the “Modern Label” punch.  Most of us pair this one up with word window.  Don’t worry if you do not have these punches,  I will have the links at the bottom of my post for you.

OK… as I started before, you begin with the Blossom punch.  I punched my flower out of Old Olive on this card.  Then I chose Strawberry Slush (same as background) and punched 3 pieces from the Modern Label punch.  I cut those pieces in half and layered them over my Blossom punched flower.  It layers so beautifully.

You can choose any design for the center, the one used here is retired.  The center is just a piece of designer paper with a nice coating of the Crystal Effects.

The border around the Strawberry Slush cardstock was created with the “Framed Tulips” embossing folder.

And last by not least … one of my favorite greetings “Perfectly Penned”.  I hope this one does not retire for a long time!  I love it, love it, love it!

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Hope you enjoyed this fun technique and try it for yourself.  Get creative and pair it with some really fun colors!  I’d love to see them 🙂

Thanks for dropping in and …

Have a wonderful day ~

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Throwback Thursday … with “Tag It”

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With all the social media buzz going on now days, I thought I’d share something fun with you.  No … I’m not posting a “selfie” but I thought it would be fun to do a “Throwback Thursday”.  So today I’m going to share with you some cards that I had made a while back.

I’m actually going to share a “set sampler” with you.  This is a group of cards made from the same stamp set…. today’s set is the “Tag It” stamp set.   Some of these you have seen before, and some will be new to you.  On that note … let’s get on with the sharing!

My first card is a Get Well card that I paired up with the “Quarterfancy Specialty” Designer Paper.  I created it with Daffodil Delight cardstock because I thought it was bright and cheery!  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder and Daffodil Delight seam binding.

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This cute birthday card below, is a fun card for the kid of any age … 9 to 92!  I love all the bold colors by using the brights collection: Pacific Point and Real Red.  I teamed it with the In-Color; Gumball Green (this will be retiring this year!)

The “Tag It” stamp set coordinates with the “Chalk Talk Framelits” found on page 187.  I used the tag framelit to create a focal point for my stamped image.

You will also see the cute little “Candy Dots” … I used them to anchor the red banners.  All mounted on the Pacific Point background that was embossed with the “Fancy Fan” folder.

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The “Tag It” stamp set our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Each year Stampin’ Up! designs a new stamp set to raise funds to help families who have children with serious illnesses.  When you buy the “Tag It” stamp set …. Stampin’ Up! will donated $3 to the RMHC.  It’s the best kind of gift.

My next card is a fun and bright way of saying … Congratulations!  Who wouldn’t want this star spangled beauty to celebrate their accomplishments.  Again I used the Chalk Talk Framelits and Candy Dots.  I did however team up my stars with the stripes embossing folder.

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Oh yes, there is more!   Why … because “I DIG YOU”!!   Oh my gosh … I love this card (I love them all) but this one is just a neat way to tell someone you care about them.

I used the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.  The earthy colors work so well with our “digging” tool!  LOL    Oh my … it’s just too cute!

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I have one last card for you… my “Christmas Around the World” card.  OK … I love this one too!

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I used the “I Am Me” Designer Series Paper because of this pattern.  I just thought “how can you not use that for a Santa card!”  Right?  Again, I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out Santa.  He was actually stamped twice, once in Gumball Green and the other in Real Red.  The green greeting were cut out and popped up on the tag.

If you don’t already have this stamp set … think about it.  With each set sold – $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date we have donated over $1,000,000 … because we all care.  Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … this one really touches my heart. I have listed the ingredients for these cards along with the link to view or purchase.

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today.

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The Fab Four …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I have been in my stampin’ studio creating all weekend … it’s been far too long since I spent an entire day stamping.

Let me start by saying that “YOU” inspire me!  Yesterday I showed you a simple card and said… “Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!”  So I went into my Stampin’ Studio and created “the Fab Four” just for you!

Now … my “Fab Four” are not the Beatles, however I think it is amazing that they are being honored tonight … “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” on CBS Television Network tonight … Sunday, Feb. 9 at  8 p.m. ET/PT — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event – the Ed Sullivan Show.

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My “Fab Four” are much easier to recreate … LOL  I decided to use the same stamp set as I did on yesterday’s card; A Dozen Thoughts.  Then I chose the “Quarterfancy Specialty Paper.  All 4 cards will use these two items.  The punch and ribbons will change slightly.

Let’s take a look at the first card share following the exact same layout as yesterday …

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I replaced the heart with the butterfly and the red ribbon to white.  A totally different look, just by changing out the paper and greeting; “you made my day” in Island Indigo!  I will have a list of ingredients at the end of the post.

Next you will notice a slight change, as the specialty paper is the “clear patterned” paper.  It allows you to use any color … I chose the Pink Pirouette and the “it’s a girl” greeting.  With the use of the large oval punch and the basic pearls, you can create a simply elegant baby card.

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My third card share … I moved the ribbon down closer to the bottom of the card and stamped my “Wish Big” greeting directly onto the new “Essentials Wooden Elements” .  They can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

Now remember, these cards look totally different but I am only using 1 designer paper packet … don’t you love it!

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For the last card to round out my “Fab Four” … I changed it up by creating a horizontal card.  Same card pattern, of a ribbon, designer paper, and a greeting!  The button comes from the “Naturals Designer Buttons” found in our big catalog and idea book.

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Banners are “hot” right now, so that is why you see them on two of my four cards… besides they look cool.  Just like the hairdo’s the Beatles had when they first arrived here in the US.

So I hope you enjoyed my “Fab Four”…  One simple pattern, one designer paper packet, and one stamp set can be your basic tools to create many different card looks.

Thank you so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

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$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD

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$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR

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$12.95

 Quarterfancy Specialty Paper

129406

$15.95

 Bitty Butterfly Punch

127526

$15.95

 Elegant Butterfly Punch

119855

$15.95

 Large Oval Punch

126877

$4.95

 Whisper White ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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$5.95

 Whisper White 5/8” Organza Ribbon

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$6.95

 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

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$5.95

 Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon

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$4.95

 Essentials Wooden Elements

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Don’t forget that with each $50 purchase, you will get to chose a FREE Sale-a-bration goodie!

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Sending Flowers & Get Well Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

One thing that cheers me up is stamping or getting hand stamped cards, so as I was a bit under the weather … I created a “Get Well” card!  That darn flu bug has hit many of you too, so I hope my card brings a smile to your face.

I began with the beautiful “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper… don’t you just love these flowers!  I chose the green/blue flowers this time and used the Island Indigo card stock for the base of the card.

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I cut the designer paper ( 4′ x 5-1/4″) for the front of the card, then I used the left over piece to cut the liner for my envelope.  I used the Envelope Liner Thinlet Die…which is now on sale!  I set the scrap piece aside because I will be using it later.

My “Get Well” greeting comes from the “Perfectly Penned” stamp set.  This is one of those stamp sets that when I first saw it, I just had to have it.  The font is so unique and fun … and who doesn’t want to be “cheered up” when they aren’t feeling well.

My greeting is stamped in Island Indigo ink and was cut out using the smallest of the “Oval Collections Framelits”.  I then cut a mat out of Island Indigo cardstock with the next size oval and punched out my first butterfly with the “Elegant Butterfly” punch.

I took the scrap piece of designer paper left over from the envelope liner, and punched out my second (smaller) butterfly with the “Bitty Butterfly Punch”.  I think the butterfly looks so cool punched out of the designer paper!

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I adhered the smaller butterfly to the larger with the “Glue Dots”  because it allows better placement and I won’t get adhesive on the wings … I like them moveable. Our butterflies must fly!

To embellish card … I used 4 of the pearls that are connected together to create the body of the butterfly, and then wrapped another string of the pearls around my greeting.  I added a few loose ones too, just to created a smoother, airier look.

Well … I still had a strip of designer paper left from the envelope liner scrap, so I cut a piece for the inside of my card and edged it with the “Finishing Touches Edgelit Die”, (which is also on sale until the 13th).  It really did add the finishing touch to my card.

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Hope my card brought some brightness into your day.  The pretty butterfly makes me think of spring (Wishing it was, while I was out salting the 1-1/2″ of sheer ice on my driveway)

Spring … I’m ready for you! LOL

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hope yours is a beautiful one.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

128703

$16.95

 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – WOOD

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$12.95

 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set  – CLEAR

132994

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

129381

$26.95

 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies

127526

$15.95

 Elegant Butterfly Punch

129406

$15.95

 Bitty Butterfly

119247

$4.95

 Pearl Basic Jewels

132172

$20.21

 Envelope Liner Framelits (ON SALE thru 1/13)

130658

$39.95

 Big Shot Magnetic Platform

127010

$7.46

 Finishing Touches Edgelits (ON SALE thru 1/13)

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Introducing “Everyday Occasions” Card Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have exciting news to share with you today!

WOW … What can I say except this is an exceptional bargain!  Our NEW “Everyday Occasions” kit … you can make 20 (yes, 20) delightful cards for only $29.95 (plus shipping & tax).  You’ll receive the stamps, ink, pre-cut cardstock, envelopes, fun embellishments and full color photos to create your projects – 20 all occasion cards.

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Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips, and best of all, they’ll be handmade! The kit contains everything necessary (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in.

Here is a view of the cards you can create:

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The kit also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone you know!

The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit is a fantastic means to introduce stamping & card making to your friends!  It was developed with the new stamper in mind. It is a simple, fun experience at a great price!

Just a note:

If giving this wonderful kit as a gift to a new stamper, you may want to consider purchasing the SNAIL adhesive (104332) and Paper Snips (103579) along with the Everyday Occasions kit.  Christmas is just around the corner … what an awesome gift to receive!  So shop early as this kit is available while supplies last.

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Whether you purchase for yourself of as a gift, you will delight in the opportunity this fantastic new kit will provide.  If you have any questions, you can always contact me!

Have a wonderful day!

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Reverse Spotlighting Wow’s …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  A bit dreary here in south eastern Wisconsin but I love that everything is still so green around here.  Usually at this time of year, everything is dried out and brown.

On Saturday I posted the “Reverse Spotlighting” technique instructions, and promised to post a couple of cards to showcase this technique.  So after taking Sunday off, I have two beautiful cards to share with you today.

First, I would like to start with a card that was created per the instructions that I gave to you on Saturday.  My color combination is Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso.  I love those two colors together.

The stamp set I used is “Betsy’s Blossoms” (Wood – 131955 / Clear – 126006) found on page 87 of the Idea Book & catalog…. the big one.

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Just as the instructions stated, you stamp your imaged onto the cardstock … I did the pink onto Whisper White, then punched out sections of my flowers with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861) found on page 182.

Then I stamped three flowers using Pink Pirouette ink onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and cut them out.  Now you just line up the images and secure, and then assemble the rest of the card.

The greeting “get better” is from the stamp set “A Dozen Thoughts” (Wood – 131056 / Clear – 131059) in the Idea Book & Catalog on page 59.  You can use a marker to eliminate the first “better” or just use the stamp pad to ink the area you want to use.  The entire greeting is … “Better get better”.

I used the “Word Window Punch” (119857) on page 180 and the “Modern Label” (119849) punch on page 181.  And to finish it off … I used the pretty “medium” size pearls ( 119247).

On the second card I wanted to give the classic “Reverse Spotlighting” technique a bit of a twist!  Instead of using punches … I used the “Framelits” – Oval framelits (129381) to be exact!   You will find these on page 186 of the catalog, along with the other framelits.

You follow the same concept, but you won’t have to do as much cutting … and who doesn’t love that!

I decided since I was going to give this technique a new twist, I would use a new stamp set.  My choice was the beautiful poinsettia from the stamp set “Joyful Christmas” (Wood – 131802 / Clear – 131805) and you will find it on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog.  If you need one … let me know.

I can’t wait any longer to show you …. I JUST LOVE THE WAY THIS CARD TURNED OUT!!

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I kept the color pallet on this card very simple … Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, with the Silver Glimmer paper (124005) to give it that “WOW”.  The “Rhinestones” (119246) accent nicely with the glimmer paper and still keep the overall feel – clean and simple.

Again, I stamped the Cherry Cobbler ink onto both the Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

The white cardstock is actually “popped up” and away from the glimmer paper to give it more dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards … and I would love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment.

Have a wonderful week …

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Tag It … wins?

H-E-L-L-O Stampers!

Wow … I had a great time last night!  I want to send a BIG “THANK YOU” out to all my hostesses and customers (aka: Stampin’ Friends) who attended the Appreciation Party last night.

One of the “games” we played at the event was “ Guess Linda’s favorite stamp set” from the sample boards that were there.  The Stamp Set that earned the most votes was “TAG IT”!  I will admit, it is in my top 5, and I love the fact the with each purchase of this set, we help families who’s children are ill and use the Ronald McDonald Houses.  My goal is to sell 100 “Tag it” sets… a donation of $300!  Will you join me?

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So today, I am going to share 2 more cards that I made using the “TAG IT” stamp set.  Both of these cards were on the “Tag It – board” that was raffled off at the end of the night.  Winner gets all cards on the board.

The first is the “Get Well Soon” card … so easy; no explanation is needed on the construction of this card.

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Get Well Soon

Item Number

 

Description

page #

Price

130300

Wood

TAG IT (Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set)

45

22.95

130303

Clear

TAG IT (Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set)

45

16.95

130141

Quarterfancy Specialty Paper

150

12.95

117335

Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

191

7.95

125583

½” Seam Binding – Daffodil Delight

173

6.95

Next, is the “Celebrate” card … I love the bright, bold colors on this card: Gumball Green, Pacific Point and Real Red.

Since I used the stamp with the little lizard, I wanted to create a “scaley” pattern (is that a word?) for the background.  I did this using the “Fancy Fan” Embossing folder … sideways!  This leaves an un-embossed area on the top and bottom of the background, but I loved the effect.

The tag was created with the “Chalk Talk” Frame-lits.  This is a great set of framelits to have, it not only coordinates with this (Tag It) stamp set, it also coordinates with; Chalk Talk (pg. 12) Notable Notions (pg.98) and Lovely Romance (pg.63) … wow!  And I’m sure that some of you will come up with even more stamp sets you can use this with!

Embellishments were easy on this one, I used the new “Candy Dots” as they coordinate with their color families (makes life so much easier when everything coordinates so nice).

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Celebrate … It’s your day

Item Number

 

Description

page #

Price

130300

Wood

TAG IT (Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set)

45

22.95

130303

Clear

TAG IT (Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set)

45

16.95

129983

Chalk Talk Framelits

187

24.95

127751

Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

191

7.95

126848

3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon – Gumball Green

173

8.95

130931

Candy Dots – Brights

171

5.95

I’ll be posting more exciting news and samples from our appreciation party all week!

Oh … and I will also post from my “Favorite” stamp set of the seven boards … Six-Sided Sampler!

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 7

Hello Stampers …

 I’m so grateful to be kickin’ off this brand new week (and July) with you!

 This is the last of my new stamp set parade but definitely not the least!  I am honored to introduce you to this years “Ronald McDonald” exclusive stamp set.

 Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities in which Stampin’ Up! and demonstrators donate their time and money.  To date, we’ve contributed over $1 Million dollars.

 Ronald McDonald House Charities help families who have children with serious illnesses.  We all have a giving heart, join us in making a difference for them.  With each stamp set sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 towards RMCH.  Please help me, help them, as I would like to sell 100 sets this year!

Today’s featured stamp set is: TAG IT

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I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have posted throughout this stamp parade.  We have all been touched by someone who is sick, and it’s so rewarding to bring a smile to their face with a cute card.

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A little secret …  if I was to do this card again, I think I would BigShot the gray with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335).

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: TAG IT (W-130300 / C-130303)

Chalk Talk Framelits (129983) Coordinates with Tag It stamp set and more!

BigShot (113439)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045)/ Whisper White (100730) / Basic Gray (121044) and Real Red (102482)

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Ink: Black StazOn® (101406)

Real Red Marker (100052)

Candy Dots: Basic Gray (130934) Just one of 10 colors in the Neutrals Collection

I hope you take a minute to go to my on-line store (click on link below) or contact me, and purchase this cute stamp set.  Let’s set in motion a united front of giving to this wonderful charity.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great week ~

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