Abstract Impressions Alternative (Animal Print!)

Good morning everyone! Quick post today! I wanted to show you a card I briefly showed you during last week’s Facebook Friday. I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create an animal print!  To create the animal print, I used these two stamps in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  I also used the adorable …

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Simple Thank You Gifts- Thankful Thoughts

Hello everyone! This morning I am sharing some very simple gifts I gave out recently. They are super simple, but a great example of how one stamp can pack a big punch!  First, the bags. They were found on the clearance isle at Target once upon a time and have been in a drawer for …

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Thankful for YOU and a HUGE Announcement!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I have a special card for you today along with a HUGE announcement (wait for it….!)  I wanted to create a card that shows how very GRATEFUL I am this year for all of YOU! It has been an incredible year and you all have blessed …

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Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop September- Thankfulness

Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s Mediterranean Trip Achievers Blog Hop! I love this hop each month and I hope you do too! This month;s these is Gratitude. Easy Peasy!! I am always making Thank You cards. I have so many thank you to send out, almost daily it seams! I decided to do …

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Memories in the Making & Perfect Plum- Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to the February round of the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!! I LOVE this month’s theme!! We’ve all been challenged to use one of our least favorite colors. Our neglected colors that never get picked. Stampin’ Up has 50 wonderful colors, but some just don’t speak to me. What color would you say is “that …

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Thankful Forest Friends Rock and Roll

Good morning everyone!  Have you heard of the Rock and Roll technique? It’s very old technique-it’s been around for as long as I have been doing this. And really, way before then! Today, I used that old technique to color the bear from Thankful Forest Friends.  Isn’t he super cute? I love this set but …

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Thankful Forest Friends and In To The Woods (Video Tutorial!)

Hello everybody! It’s the fourth day in my Holiday Catalog Countdown and we are now less than one week until the release of this year’s catalog!  Today’s project is another one straight form the 2015 Holiday Catalog (live September 1st!.) And it just so happens that I had it prepared earlier in the week and …

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Crazy For You and FREE Cards!

Hey everybody!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! It was a busy weekend for us. I had two stamp clubs, a private class, my daughter’s birthday party AND Easter!! Yikes! Glad to sit down this morning and take a big deep breath… Today is exciting because it’s the first day in Stampin’ Up’s FREE …

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Seasonally Scattered

Have you skipped over Thanksgiving and moved right onto Christmas? I have to admit, I have. I know! It’s terrible! My kids are so confused and keep asking why there is so much Christmas stuff out at the store!  So, in honor of NOT skipping over Thanksgiving, I have a card for you today that …

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Groovy Love Heart

Good morning! I am going to keep today’s post short and sweet because I am taking my babies to their new school this morning! Let’s just say my anxiety is a little high! They are excited and I know it will be fine, but it’s such a new and different way to start the school year! Momma won’t be …

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Another Thank You

Good Sunday morning everyone! I have a fun card I made last night for a very special person who has really helped me out a lot lately. I wanted to make it “fancy” for her and I think I achieved that! I have been wanting to use the Backgrounds Rule stamp since I got it! …

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Fabulous Four Thanks

I am loving this Fabulous Four stamp set. For all the end of the school year cards I need to make, its perfect! This card is for my oldest daughter’s fifth grade teacher.  The colors I used are Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo as well as Daffodil Delight. Miss. Bunn’s favorite color is …

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Fabulous Four (SCIC186)

Good morning everybody! So, did you check out the new Stampin’ Up catalog? It’s so awesome!! I placed my first order yesterday and CAN’T wait to get it! I love so many things in this year’s catalog… It was hard to narrow it down! This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we’ve got a great color …

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Fine Feathers (HSS176)

Happy New Years Eve! Today I am late with my HSS post. I know, I’ve been LATE a lot lately. I have been burning the midnight oil trying to get my Valentine Project Planner ready for tonight’s release!! I SHOULD have it done by the time I post my Artisan post tonight! Yay!! But, this …

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Hip Notes (SCIC73)

Hello!!! I’m back! I know, I know! I’ve been quiet lately…. I know y’all must be crazy busy too, right?? This time of year is so hard!! And, Friday I completely missed my last week at The Friday Mash Up!! I didn’t even realize it till this morning! So, it will be coming as well… …

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ABC, 123- FMU125

It’s FRIDAY!! And it’s been the longest week in the history of… EVER! UHG! Thank goodness it’s a three day weekend! That means you have lots of extra time to play with the Friday Mash Up too! And, we’ve got a Back to School type challenge for you! Photo Source Here’s your Mashup Challenge: Create …

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You’re the Glue…

…that holds it all together!   Do you know someone who that would describe? Well, how about making them this cute little Thank You Gift!     This is project #2 in my Thanks a Ton Project Planner! It’s pretty quick and easy! And definatly has the WOW factor!   Have you liked my Facebook …

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Oh, Snap!

Have you seen all the camera’s on Pinterest? They are everywhere, a real trend in decorating and paper crafts. I decided I needed to make one too! So, I made a bunch of them… I decided to make a set of bright multicolored, old school camera cards. I wish my real camera came in these …

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Thanks a Ton Project Planner

It’s ready! I am so excited to enveil my new Project Planner   Thanks A Ton 64 Pages, Full Color, Instand Download $17    This Project Planner is FULL of ideas! It containes 15 step by step tutorials, including full color pictures! Every project is a 3D creation that you can use to show your …

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Heartfelt Thanks

So today is the first day of Stampin’ Up’s Leadership Convention. I’m lucky because its here in San Antonio! So, needless to say, that made it a lot easier for me to go! But, I have to teach all day before I get to join in the fun! So, stay tuned in the coming days …

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It’s raining…

Flowers, not men. Sorry if you got excited! This week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner is FLOWERS!  This is a set I got at convention and have not had time to play with is. It’s very cute and it involves two step stamping, although i just did a little one step rather than the two …

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Rockin’ Thanks

Melon Mambo is my favorite color. I love it. I was so very happy when SU kept it as a core color. Its the perfect girl color! I used it this week for a Grunge Rock card. It is the color I chose for LeAnnes Monochromatic challenge at The Paper Players. You just can’t have …

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Pink and Orange? Yes!

I used this color combo last week with my box of chocolates. It works! I always think it won’t, but it does! I used the colors from the Play Date Cafe and the sketch from the OCC Blog. Stamps: Woodgrain, Day of Gratitude, Afterthoughts Ink and Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Rose Red, Early Espresso …

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Triple Play

I was able to combine three challenges today for a simple Thank You card. Color Q, Paper Pal Arts and Just Add Ink. (pearls) I turned the sketch on its side. I stamped the image from Punch Potporri (Hostess Set) and punched them out with the coordinating Boho Blossom Punch. I stamped them in Cherry …

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