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Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Goodies to Share!

Here are some more of my new favorites.  I'd love to know which ones YOU like the best!  If you have a favorite, tell me!

Happy Bird-day!  This is one of the really fun cards!  I sent it to my Aunt Phyllis for her birthday.  It uses such fun, bright colors!  Can you pick them out?

Base:  _____?
Textured layer:  _____?  Embossing Folder:  ____?
Stamped images on:  _____?
Designer Paper:  _____?
Ribbon:  _____?

This should be a super easy quiz.  If you couldn't answer any of these questions, you need to spend more time with your catalog!

This is a lovely but simple wedding card made with Woodland Walk Designer Paper.  I plan to do lots more with this lovely paper.  It just has a beautiful, peaceful feeling about it.  This design just looked like a bride's boquet to me.

This is a fun, bold card!

Hee hee!  This card started out to be my masculine card!!!  Can you believe how it turned out?  It just goes to prove that the card really does create itself.  You are just the tool! 

And I have saved my favorite for last!  I know, I know, lots of them are my "favorite," but although this card is super simple, the colors and the message just pop for me!  I hope you enlarge the image on your screen so you get the full effect.  This is the outside. . .

. . . and this is the inside.  What a wonderful mesage!  It would be great for graduation or new job or any encouragement for a major step in life.  Hey, you know. . . what about a wedding?  Hmmm.  Think about it.  Why do wedding cards have to be all bride and groomy?  This would be a great message for a new couple starting their life together!  Just imagine the possibilities . . .

I hope you've enjoyed all the new cards.  Goodnight for now.  Be sure to tell me which card(s) your favorite!

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Few New Cards For You

The Key to My Heart is Love!

Because I Care
(totally CASED)

Because I Care
with Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper in an easel card.  I also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and the Scallop Trim Border Punch.   Oh, yeah!  The flower is the Simple Flower Embosslit, and the buttons are the Brights Designer Buttons.  I just love all the cool new buttons and brads!  I think a little *bling* can just make a project!

Just for You
Cute by the Inch with Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper, Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White paper, Brights Designer buttons, and  Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon.
Tip:  Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait are perfect complements to each other!

A couple more cards CASED from the catalog!

 This thank-you uses Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Blueberry Crisp Designer Paper.  The flowers were made from Punched Posies and the stems are from the Two-Step Bird Punch.  Oh how I just LOVE that Blueberry Crisp DP!  I think I'll create an entire class around it.  The "Thanks" is from the Perfect Punches set and the button is again from the Brights Designer Buttons.  I have used those a lot!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Hi!  I'm on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Tennessee visiting with all my family.  There are 62 of us in all!  Only a few didn't make it for the reunion vacation.  Just spent the entire afternoon stamping with my Aunt Phyllis.  LOTS OF FUN!!!  We have made some darling cards to share.  Will post them when I get home.  Check back next week!  :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Today was the kick-off for the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog!  What a fun time we had working with the new colors and stamp sets!  I finally got my Big Shot, so that was a fun new toy also!  Woo Hoo!  Everyone left with lots of goodies:  Designer Paper, Stamps, Coupons, Paper Samples, and their own personal Make & Takes.

I am extending my special hostess offer to you . . .  If you host a workshop before August 31, in addition to all your other hostess gifts, I will also give you a FREE Color Coach!  (minimum sales of $200)  You need never be intimidated or confused by color again.  The new Color Coach is filled with helpful combinations.

Here is one of the cards I showcased.  This is made from the beautiful Level 1 Hostess Set, Because I Care.

This is another one of my samples I showcased.  This card uses the Level 1 Hostess Set, It's The Thought, from the Summer Mini-Catalog.  Note the cute little coffee cup at the top.  That is from the Itty Bitty Bits set, punched out with the small circle from the Punch Pack, and mounted on one of the Bitty Buttons