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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #231-Daisy Delight

#231

Hi Stampers,

Here it is Thursday already!!! And time for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. As you know sketch challenges are my fav. I just turned the sketch and this is what I came up with.  I was going to use some of my soon to be retiring stamps but NAH!!! who am I kidding!! There are new toys in the house and I went with it!!!

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The only stamping is in the inside!! I just love the new Daisy Delight Bundle-Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Daisy Delight Stamp Set, Faceted Gems, 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon Daffodil Delight and I used the new Happy Birthday thinlit.

I hope you check out the rest of the STARS:


Track Stars

Hi Stampers,

Our two oldest grandchildren are in track and field. Last week at one of their meets, Connor (our oldest grandson) had a best personal record of 37 foot, 2 inches in the shotput!!! Of course, I had to make cards to send them. It looks a little juvenile but I really had to rack my brain for this one. The snowball from the retired stamp set Snow Much Fun was perfect for a shotput. I made a spinner card to look like he was throwing it.

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Here he is in real life:

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Our other grandson, Logan, is a runner. I swear he has the longest legs. He is only in 8th grade and is already 6'3"!!!! I didn't have any stamps to use on his card so I got out some old Sizzix dies I had, Stampin' Up! framelits and went with it.

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Inside of both cards:

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Here he is in real life:

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Grandchildren are the best!!! My family is my world!!!

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #230-Gifts from the Garden-free pdf!!!

#230

Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! This week we are focusing on retiring stamp sets. Yup, you know the drill, the ones that are walking the stamping plank. The retiring stamp sets will continue to be made through May 22. After that, it is solely as supplies last. So, be sure to place your order today!!!!

Because of upcoming Mother's Day, I chose to use the retiring stamp set Gifts from the Garden and Greatest Greetings. I made little flower pot holders. You can either put a pellet refill in the bottom and roll up a seed packet OR you can buy a little succulent plant. You can also make your own with the Oh So Succulent bundle. The greeting from Greatest Greeting is perfect for these!! You grow girl!!!

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Here is the tutorial:

Download Flower Pot holder

 




 

 


Oh So Succulent

Hi Stampers,

Well as much as I tried to convince myself I did not need the Oh So Succulent Bundle, somehow it ended up at my house **wink**. I'm sad that Stampin' Up! is retiring this set. I thought this set would be so popular. Succulents are so popular right now and EVERYWHERE!!! I always seem to jump on the bandwagon when I see that "I might not be able to order that" and go into an instant panic. Before you know it, it's at my house.

I am so glad I ordered this bundle. There are SO MANY beautiful cards on Pinterest made with this bundle. I will definitely be playing with this set a lot.

My card is based on the layout of a card I received from my upline, Dawn Olchefske. I just changed the sentiment and stamp set.

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Here is an updated list on Retired Items:

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135346 Project Life Corner Punch
  • 138324 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138328 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138329 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138330 Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138331 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138332 Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
  • 138340 2015-2017 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 137437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette Cardstock Pack
  • 107297 Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • 141650 Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • 141691 Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 141664 Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
  • 141683 Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
  • 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
  • 102566 Jet Black StazOn Refill
  • 109196 StazOn Cleaner
  • 100625 Heat & Stick Powder
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Dies
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133739 Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 138287 Elegant Dogs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Discontinued - 2017 Occasions Catalog

  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 144719 Special Reason Bundle - Wood Mount
  • 144720 Special Reason Bundle - Clear Mount
  • 144721 Raison special Bundle - Clear Mount (French)
  • 142750 Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • 142786 Urban Underground Embellishments
  • 142787 Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape
  • 142783 Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 144734 Nailed It Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144735 Nailed It Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144736 Les bons outils Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 143230 Build It Framelits Dies
  • 142788 Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • 142793 Lace Doilies 

 

Make sure you place your order as soon as possible as items are going fast!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!



 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #229-Cool Treats

#229

Hi Stampers,

I can finally participate in this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! Yippee!!! It feels great to be feeling great and able to create. It sure is my therapy. This week it is a Home Sweet Home challenge. With the nicer weather, who doesn't think of ice cream? LOL

This was my first time playing with my Cool Treats Bundle. I can see I will be reaching for this set ALOT!!! 

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And, yes, I pressed the stamp too hard on the inside!! DRATS!! I hate that when it happens!! and wouldn't you know it--it was last thing I did to the card. Oh well, nobody calls me Mrs. Hallmark for a reason. wink

 

 

 

 

 


I'm Alive

Hi Stampers,

Just wanted to let you know that I am still alive. From last Friday until this past Thursday I was out of commission with a bout of colitis. I am now playing catch up on my blog, emails, housekeeping, life in general. It seemed good to be in my crafting space today. I miss it soo much when I am away. It truly is a stress reliever for me. 

What's new? Well, Stampin' Up! has there retirement sale going on now in full bloom. If you want something order it now!!! Stamp sets are the only thing being made after May 22, I believe (retired). 

My 5 year anniversary with Stampin' Up! was March 31 of this year. I received my pin and letter from Shelli and Sara this past week (happy mail).

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I have some blog candy to celebrate this milestone too!!! Leave a comment on something you have learned from my blog and it will place you in the drawing. I will randomly pick a name this Friday, May 5.

I have also been asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of May on the website Craft Project Central. It is made of fellow Stampin' Up! demonstraters from all over. I am so honored to be asked to participate. The projects for the month are GREAT!!! I will also be giving away one month subscription to this---so STAY TUNED!!!

I did create a card for a great friend who just received a promotion at work. She deserves this as she just received her Master's Degree last year. Way to go!!!

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Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #226-Easter Egg Basket

#226

Hi Stampers,

This week at DOStamper Stars we are having a product spotlight of any Stampin' Up! bundle. I chose the soon to be retiring Basket Builder. It is at a discounted price right now--half off!!! Get yours today!!!

Okay....back to my post (sorry I get carried away at sales). I saw this cute card on Facebook and she was so kind to send me the directions. I would give you her blog information but she doesn't have one although she should!!! But, thank you Lizzie!!!

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And, it even folds flat for mailing just like the popular box cards!!!

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #225-Double Ribbon

#225

Hi Stampers,

Back today with a DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. We have a home sweet home challenge. The pic reminds me of Spring that is coming---oh, wait-I live in Michigan and we are under a Winter Weather Advisory!!!! LOL Snow forecast for today and tomorrow and then 60-70 degree weather this weekend!!! Crazy!!!!

I used a cute little trick I learned from my awesome upline Dawn Olchefske. You use a 1/2" circle punch and then thread your ribbon through it.

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Inside of the card:

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I tried it first with some thinner ribbon but my hole showed through. So I used some retired ribbon which was thicker. It definitely seemed to work better. I hope you will give this a try!!!

Check out the rest of the DOStamper Stars:

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #223-My Hero

#223

Hi Stampers,

This week's challenge is a sketch pad. I was making this sketch WAY to hard. I left the table and came back and VOILA!!! I stress myself out for no reason. LOL I can't wait to see what the other STARS came up with!!

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I love the bright colors I used. Who doesn't like bright colors for Easter eggs? My Hero stamp set is perfect for the holidays. It is a very versatile set. Also, to make the eggs I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch and just cut the tail of the balloon off after I punched.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: My Hero

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Framelits, paper trimmer, Melon Mambo ribbon, dimensionals, SNAIL, rhinestones, Balloon Bouquet Punch, glue dots

 

 

 

 

 


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #222-Black Magic

#222

Hi Stampers,

This week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge we have a product spotlight using Watercolor Pencils. If you have them, you know how great they color. They are smooth as silk. A few weeks back my upline, Dawn Olchefske, posted some cards on her blog utilizing the Black Magic Technique. This is such a cool technique and has been around for a long time but I have never tried it until now. All you do is stamp in White Craft Ink (let it dry naturally) or use your heat gun as it does take a little bit for it to dry on Basic Black or any other dark cardstock. Then you just color and highlight with the chalk marker (if you want). For those that like the ever popular adult coloring books this would be great for you to make your own!!!

I used the Melon Mambo watercolor pencil. Then I just cut freehand around the flowers.

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Recipe:

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder, Garden in Bloom

Ink: White craft ink

Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: White doilies, white baker's twine, SNAIL, dimensionals, Big Shot, scissors, rhinestones, Rose Garden thinlits