Happy Birthday Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Thursday?  My wish for you is a marvelous day!

Today I am going to share with you, a birthday card that I made for a dear friend of mine who’s birthday is on Friday.  We have been friends since the 5th grade (and that’s all I’m going to say about that) lol.


My technique today is triple time.   Simply layer your 3 light colored cardstock together when stamping, then separate and mat.  I just love this technique, it’s easy and looks cool.

I have used the “Secret Garden” stamp set with the Crushed Curry ink.  When using the new ink pads … you can emboss, which I did with the clear embossing powder.   Then I colored the centers in with the Chocolate Chip marker.  I wanted to give my card a fall flair.

To continue with the fall theme, I choose to use the “Burlap Ribbon” … however in a very different way.  I cut the surged edge off and then pulled it apart.  The strings from the burlap ribbon add even more texture because it kinked.   I’ve seen this done before and always wanted to try it … what was I waiting for!


Here are the ingredients for today’s card …  the item numbers are linked to my on-line store.  You will be able to see a picture and a description of the product, just by clicking on it.







Secret Garden – WOOD



Secret Garden – CLEAR



Fabulous Phrases – WOOD



Fabulous Phrases – CLEAR



Burlap Ribbon



Clear Embossing Powder



Heat Gun



Word Window Punch


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I’m going to share a card that was inspired by a photo!

Have a fabulous day!

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My favorite new product …

Hello Stampin’ friends!

When I got my hands on the New 2013-14 Idea Book & Catalog, I knew right away what I had to have!  For those of you who come to my annual Kick-Off party, you know I have a “My Favorite Stamp Set Contest” … and I still will, but I couldn’t wait to share this product with you!

The BIGSHOT … just like the Lone Ranger, now has a side kick you can’t be without!  Meet Tonto!

The new Stampin’ Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits & Edgelits (130658)

No more post-it notes since the magnet easily holds them in place!  I can’t wait to get my hands on it, because you all know… I love my framelits!


Watch the video from Stampin’ Up! to see how easy it really works!

Now, you’ll need a cute idea to use with the new magnetic platform, here is a beautiful card that I received from one of my Star’s members Brenda Morateck!  I just love the neutral color pallet on this card, it works well with the “COLLAGE” Technique she used.


The “Secret Garden” stamp set (page 94)  and coordinating framelits (page 187) were used to create this card.  Some of you will recognize the greeting as coming from the awesome stamp set “Lacy & Lovely” on page 117.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, and my “Lone Ranger” reference …  
                                               You know I’ll be going to see Johnny Depp as Tonto!

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