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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Egg-stra Awesome Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was Christmas in July … Today I have “Easter” for you!! You’re getting a whole years worth of cards in one week!! I will have one more from our “My Hero” stamp set tomorrow.

I couldn’t resist using the New Oval Framelits to help me create my Easter eggs, you will notice however that I trimmed them down a bit and tucked them into the “Garden Green” grass.  The grass is super simple to create with our “Fringe Scissors”.

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Our greeting for the “My Hero” stamp set was stamped in the NEW “Sweet Sugarplum” in, which coordinates with the Sweet Sugarplum egg.  You’ll also find Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Soft Sky, and Peakaboo Peach! I highlighted some of the eggs with the “Playful Palette” Washi Tape.

The greeting is backed with So Saffron as well, tying all the colors together. The card is wrapped with the Crushed Curry Bakers Twine which draws your eye right to the greeting, creating a fun focal point to the card.

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Oh yes … the greeting was cut out with the NEW “Layering Squares” Framelits. I love how these create awesome layers for your cards and projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I’ll have the last of seven cards created with the “My Hero” stamp set.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me …

Have a good one!

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Christmas in July …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have been enjoying the “My Hero” showcase. You’ve seen 3 different cards made with this stamp set and I have another for you today.

We’ve all heard of Christmas in July, and today is the 1st of July so I’m sharing my first Christmas card of the year! The saying is from the “My Hero” stamp set and was teamed up with the “This Christmas” Specialty Designer Series Paper and the NEW “Holly” Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I just love that Stampin’ Up! packages cardstocks to coordinate with our Designer papers … it just makes life so much easier.

Once the greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler it was punched out using the 2″ circle punch. I backed the greeting with our “Metallic Foil Doilies” … it just adds a beautiful touch to the card.

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To top it all off and complete my card, I added a gold star from the NEW “Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Are you starting to see how fun and versatile this stamp set it? I’ll have another for you tomorrow too, so be sure to come back and check it out.

Till then …

Have a great day!

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Catalog Kick Off Party & Another “My Hero” Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another card designed with the “My Hero” stamp set.  As you recall … the “My Hero” stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set and Stampin’ Up! will donate $3.00 for each stamp set sold.

Because of this, I want to share with you several ideas with this stamp set … Today is number 3 that I’m sharing (more to come!) It’s a card with heart, my feelings as I share with you my Kick Off party as well.

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This card is super simple to make and really cute! I started out with the “Pop of Pink” Designer Series paper as my background and continued it with the hearts. Of course, the stamped image comes from our featured set.

As for our Kick Off party, I’d like to THANK all of the lovely ladies that joined us. We had a great time …

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Oh yes … and the snacks weren’t too bad either! lol

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We made 10 wonderful cards, plus we had display boards that highlighted the stamp sets that we used during our Make & Takes. We had 6 boards to raffle off at the end of the evening … Here are the WINNERS …

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I also want to share the WINNERS of the 2 “Floral Affection” boards …

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  • The board that was embossed with the flower was one by … Cindy B.
  • And the one with the “wreath” and words was WON BY … Beth Detloff!

Hope you my winners enjoyed the surprise ~ I will be calling you soon to confirm.

It was as a great night … again, Thank You ladies for joining us, stamping your 10 Make & Takes and just have a great night out.

JUST A REMINDER …

Today is the last day to take advantage of these two great opportunities!

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AND …

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Thanks you for checking out my blog today!

Have a wonderful day ~

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