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Thursday, February 19, 2015

40 Days of Love

The season of Lent began yesterday on Ash Wednesday, and I would like to extend a challenge to you.  While many people choose to GIVE UP something for Lent, I would like to ask you to GIVE something.  There are 40 days of lent (not counting Sundays) and I would like to challenge you to give 40 hand-crafted cards this Lenten season.  You may choose to whom and when you give them, but please make and send or hand deliver 40 cards to someone.  This is just a lovely way of reminding yourself to give without any expectation in return.  You just might make someone's day!

I confess, this was not my original idea, but I find it a fantastic one to share with you.  Thank you, Janet Wakeland, for the idea.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Here is a lovely card that I CASEd from Patty Bennett.  You can see her original card here.  I needed a pretty card for a friend's birthday, and this one was just perfect.  I often get great ideas from other people's work.  Most of the time I make a tweak here and there and have something similar to the original in my finished product, but I liked this one just exactly as is, although I did leave out one small image. 

This new stamp set from the Occasions Spring Catalog is just beautiful and I am so very excited about the Butterfly Thinlits!  There are so many images in this stamp set, the creative possibilities are endless!  What will you create?

Supply Basics
Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics (spring Occasions Catalog p. 26)
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz
Tools:  Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Dies
Other:  Blackberry Bliss Ribbon, Basic Pears, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

And We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Kristin Knackert who won the drawing for the Good Greetings hostess set from my January online special deal!  Enjoy your new stamps, Kristin. 

Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! and there are some really great buys here!  To order an item, just click on the item you like and you will be directed to my online store.  When you are finished shopping, click "view shopping bag" and you will see a box in the lower left corner for a hostess code.  Paste 7PGUJ2SZ in the box and click "apply." 

Boys Will Be Boys Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $17.95 $13.46
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Hearts Border Punch
Hearts Border Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Ornate Tag Topper Punch by Stampin' Up!
Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Price: $22.95 $17.21
Sweetheart Punch
Sweetheart Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Tag A Bag Accessory Kit
Tag A Bag Accessory Kit
Price: $7.95 $5.96