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Using up Scraps

I have been busy making cards out of scraps. I hate the thought of anything going to waste!! For the first time ever I have used up an entire pack of DSP-Pretty Petals to be exact. I only have 6 sheets left!!! WOWZA!!!

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I also used up some scraps of Love Blossoms:

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Just because they are scraps doesn't mean they won't make pretty cards. Just peruse the internet to come up with a layout you like and go to town. I am glad I challenged myself to do this!!

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You R Awesome Graffiti

One week ago, our life as a family changed. My beloved brother-in-law took his own life. It has been a very difficult process for me. Trying to digest everything is just so overwhelming. Barry was so full of life with an infectious smile and laugh. He was a big overgrown kid with a magnetic personality. When he entered the room everyone naturally gravitated to him. He was so much fun. I am so glad I have such wonderful memories of him and glad we had him in our life. I don't think his sparkle will ever die out. He will forever have a place in my heart. 

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I have had this card made for a while and ready to post to my blog waiting for the right time. I can't think of a more appropriate time then now. Here's to you Barry---You R Awesome!!!

 

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Calling All Heroes, Grateful Bunch, Work of Art, Timeless Textures

Ink: Sahara Sand, Memento Black, Real Red, White craft ink

Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Brick embossing folder brayered with white crafting ink, foam adhesive strips, SNAIL, paper trimmer

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #181-Pictogram Punches

Hello,

Time for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge which also means the weekend is almost here!!!!

We have a sketch challenge this week. 

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Here is my take on it:

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Inside:

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Pictogram Punches, Going Global

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Going Places DSP, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Accessories: Star punch, mini star punch, white enamel dots, SNAIL, dimensionals

 

Check out the rest of the STARS bunch:  

Dawn Olchefske

Jan Carlson

Judy Strickling-YOU ARE HERE!!!

Michelle Harrington

Angela O'Neill 

Connie Plaumann

Sharon Bennett 

Dawn Thomas  

Cathy Peck

Debbie Sollinger  

Joan Weidling

Miriam Bollinger  

 

If you live in the United States and need a demonstrator, you can order your supplies in my online store HERE.

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Love Life

Hello,

Tomorrow, I get to volunteer at the Joyce Meyer conference here in Michigan. To say I am excited is an understatement!!! My friend Tammy and I will be ushering.  Watching her program on tv I saw the Women's Conference logo. I tried to replicate it for a card to send to Tammy to let her know her friendship is a blessing to me. We met at bible study at our church. I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful women there!!!

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I masked the stamp off to stamp LOVE and then masked again to stamp LIFE. I also stamped my own border so it looks like ribbon.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Enjoy the Little Things, Rose Wonder (verse for inside), Playful Pennants (for dot border)

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo

Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, 1-1/2" scallop circle punch, large polka dot embossing folder, dimensionals, SNAIL

 

Some of the items I used are retiring. You can always use another product to put your creative spin on them!!!

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Bravo!!! Congrats on Your Engagement!!

We have had two of our friends just recently get engaged!!! Of course, I had to make them a card!! I love that the Bravo stamp set is photopolymer. It is so easy to manipulate and curve on an acrylic block to stamp. I also used 2 new items from the new catalog debuting June 1.

 

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Inside:

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Can you spot the new items from the new catalog that I used on this card? 

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Bravo

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Gold foil sheet

Accessories: Circle framelits, Iced rhinestones, Big Shot, Elegant Dots embossing folder, Sprinkles punch, foam adhesive strips

 

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #179-Rose Wonder

Welcome back to another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week we have a home sweet home inspiration. I used my favorite from the Occasions Catalog. You guessed it!!! Rose Wonder. You simply can't go wrong with this set. This stamp set has some great sentiments and many of them!!! I have seen so many stunning cards made with it.

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I also used some BEAUTIFUL DSP that will soon be retiring called English Garden. 

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, English Garden DSP, Whisper White

Accessories: Rose Wonder framelits, gold sequins, Big Shot, SNAIL, fine tip glue

 

Be sure to check out the rest of the STARS this week:

 

If you live in the United States and need a demonstrator, you can order your supplies in my online store HERE.

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #178-Party With Cake

Hi,

Time for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week we have  a sketch challenge!!!

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I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make when I saw this sketch and blog readers----this usually NEVER happens to me!! LOL Maybe I have been in the birthday mode seeing how April is a big birthday month for our family. Whatever it was, I'll take it.

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I used cardstock and repeated my stamp to make my own ribbon. Also, I have a trick I saw online to make the flame out of the festive flower builder punch. TIP: Punch out a smaller "petal or flame" from the punch. Take cardstock that was left and repunch the larger "petal" to get the outline of the "flame". Glue together.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Party With Cake

Ink: Memento Black, pumpkin pie (sponged flame)

Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, It's My Party DSP, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Paper trimmer, SNAIL, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Confetti Textured Impressions embossing folder, sponge

 

EASY PEASY!!! I really like how fast this card went together!! 

 

Be sure to check out the other STARS:

 

 

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Balloon Celebration

Looking through all my finished cards, I found this one that I THOUGHT I had posted but didn't. I made this for a swap I was in. I used both of the "circley" thing (is that even a word?) from the stamp set for the center of the flower. 

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Stamp Set: Balloon Celebration

Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral

Paper: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Vellum, Pretty Petals DSP

Accessories: Gold sequins, pearls, dimensionals, flower framelits, 1" circle punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, Lots of Labels framelits, 3/4" circle punch, elegant dots embossing folder, Very Vanilla satin ribbon

 

Remember you can order your supplies to make this card in my online store here 24/7!!! Check it out!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!! Happy stamping!!!

 


Easter Egg Hunt

I can't believe Easter is this weekend!!! I love the fringe scissors and all the cards out there that have the fringe on them. So, I decided to turn the fringe upside down and make a grass card with hidden bunnies and eggs!!! I don't know about you but we plan on having an Easter egghunt for the grandchildren. Can't wait!!!

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Cut Garden Green in 1-1/2" strips and then cut with fringe scissors.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Crazy About You

Ink: Rose Red for sponging, Memento Black

Paper: Garden Green, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Subtles designer series paper (DSP)-retired

Accessories: Fringe scissors, tear tape, oval punch-retired, festive flower builder punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, pearls colored with black Sharpie, black marker, sponge, SNAIL, washi tape punch

 

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I hope I was able to inspire you in some way to create something beautiful!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


Easter and Spring Banner-2 for 1!!!

I love decorating for the different holidays and Easter is no exception. This banner is so easy!!! I also like the fact that if you turn it over you have a second one!!!

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Here is a close-up:

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Flip it over and you get S-P-R-I-N-G!!!

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Here is a close-up:

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Larger than Life alphabet, Papillion Potpourri, Petite Petals

Ink: Memento Black, Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe (retired)

Paper: Pear Pizazz, Crisp Cantaloupe (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Subtles DSP (retired)

Accessories: Bitty Butterfly punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punches, Owl Builder punch, Petite Petals punch, oval punch (retired), festive flower builder punch, pearls, rhinestones, glue dots, Big Shot, banner framelits, oval framelits, circle framelits, lots of labels framelits, floral frames framelits, magnetic platform, Stampin' Up! envelopes, tear tape, stamp cleaner and pad, acrylic block, SNAIL

 

How did I make it? Easy peasy. I used 6 Stampin' Up! envelopes adhering them together at the flaps with tear tape. Then you just cover with cardstock and DSP (designer series paper). Stamp your letters on Whisper White. Cut out with different framelits. Cut out mounting shapes of different colored cardstock out of different framelits. Decorate with punches.

Be sure to order your supplies to make this in my online store here 24/7. Be sure to place your order today!!

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