A Chic Just For You Card with the Falling in Love Suite

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Do you remember the Bokeh technique?  The big trend for making your cards look like they had the out of focus light spots?  Well, I shared how to make your own in this blog post, but sometimes I want to go the quick route and just use pretty paper like this Falling in Love designer paper!  It has a bunch of cute patterns including multiple bokeh photo-realistic designs!  (You can see all the prints in my Occasions Catalog walkthrough video starting at 26 mins HERE)

Share the Love with a Clean and Simple Watercolor Wings Card

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Summer is flying by and if your schedule is like mine… I don’t have quite as much time to create and craft as I did when the kiddos were in school.  I have lots of projects in my brain… now to get them out on paper!  Ever have that problem?  Well today, I wanted to share a quick card that you can pull together in a flash when you need to send a little love but don’t have a ton of time or a ton of supplies on hand for that matter!  All you need is a little bit of … Read More

Classy and Not-to-Flowery Birthday Card using Beautiful Bunch

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Ahhhh…. finally getting back in to creating!  Last Friday I had my monthly Creative Cards Class and so while I was on my family trip to Orcas Island at the beginning of the week, I had packed a few supplies and I started playing around and I was so excited when this idea started coming together!  (I mean, really excited!  I had been having a total creative road block before!) It is a card that is great to pull together for those last minute needs, or spend extra time and gussy it up to make it even more fancy than … Read More

CASE This – Clean and Simple Thank You Card with Layered Letters

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As I’ve been working on getting my crafty mojo back – I swear, when you take time off from creating, it gets a little creaky getting back into it – I realized that what really helps me is a cute and simple card that I can CASE (you know, Copy and Share Everything) to help me get back in the groove and refreshed.  So, I discovered this card that I had put together back when I first got my Layered Letters Stamp Set and knew it was the perfect card to help get back in the groove. Tips for making … Read More

Walkthrough Wednesday – Clean, Simple, and a little bit Funky 2015 Convention Card Swap

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Every year I go to the Stampin’ Up Convention in Salt Lake City and it is the highlight of my summer.  I mean, come on – getting to spend 3 days being surrounded by amazing creative ideas and even more creative men and women?!  What isn’t to love about that?  I always come away recharged and excited and filled with so many ideas.  And this year is no exception.   Now, before I go, I always create some amount of swap cards.  Often I will make multiple designs because goodness knows I don’t have the patience for actually making 100 … Read More

Clean and Simple Hi Card with the Awesome Layered Letters

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I don’t know about where you are in the US but up here in the far Northwest, we are trying not to melt!  We have been hit with a week of 85+ degree weather… which wouldn’t be too bad except none of the houses here have AC!  And I’ve spent the last 2 days outside in my Garage running my Craft Garage sale.    But now today I get to stay inside in our basement and cool off and craft, craft, craft!  I’ll be making all the samples for my Fun Folds Technique class on Tuesday & the Playing with … Read More

Simple Spotlight Card with Sheltering Tree

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Sometimes I see a card online that I LOVE and totally inspire me.  Today was inspired by a card I saw by Michelle Long and I had to play around with the idea!  Because you know me and my deep love of clean and simple cards! It is a fun take on the spotlight technique with the details of the tree framed in the middle of the card. Tips for making this card: The Sheltering Tree stamp set lets you take this one design and make it perfect for any season!  Use Blushing Bride tree leaves to make a pretty … Read More

A Quick 5 Minute Card using You’ve Got This Video Tutorial (Walkthrough Wednesday)

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Sometimes we want a card but we don’t have a lot of time or supplies to come up with something.  Well, today for our Walkthrough Wednesday project, I have a card that is fast to make and only takes a few supplies!  Change up the colors and you will have lots of cute options that is perfect for you!   Now one thing that is really hard to see in the picture above is how *SPARKLY* this card is… because I added Dazzling Diamond glitter to the flower head from the You’ve Got This stamp set. Can you see it … Read More

Sprinkles of Life Cupcake Birthday for the Fun n’ Crafty Blog Hop – (Wednesday Walkthrough Video Tutorial)

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If you missed it yesterday, the new 2015 Stampin’ Up annual catalog launched yesterday and so today we are in full swing of everything ramped up and ready to go with all the changes that come with the new catalog.  If you haven’t seen yours yet, here is the link to the new catalog and to my new catalog walkthrough video that went up on my YouTube channel yesterday. See the new catalog PDF  |  Check out my new catalog walkthrough on YouTube! But not only is the new catalog here but it is once again time for another Fun … Read More

Clean and Simple Congrats Card with Pleasant Poppies and Hey You

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Remember how I told you that stamp sets on the retiring list were now while supplies last?  Well, on a whim as I was getting this blog post ready, I thought I would check out how the stamps were doing and discovered that the Pleasant Poppies stamp that I used for this focal point on this card is sold out.  *total sad face* ! But if you do have it, awesome! And if you don’t, well you can still use this great idea with the flower stamps you do have, right?  Right! Featured Retiring Products: Pleasant Poppies (sold out) Hey … Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Sale & a Feels Good Clean and Simple Rainbow Card

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So we decided today to go pick out a big kid bike for Nicholas, which seems like a great way to kick off a holiday weekend.  So, I grabbed my newspaper and was checking the ads when I realized that another tradition here in the US is lots of sales and specials on a holiday weekend.  I thought I’d join in the fun and have this little special for you this weekend.  So, if you were still eyeballing some retiring items or Occasions Catalog goodies before they are gone in a little over a week, you can pick some up … Read More

Quick and Easy Card for that Special Someone

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I was looking for a quick card idea as a bonus card for my Stamp Club recently and after being inspired by the lovely Connie Stewart and her cards using the One Tag Fits All stamp set, I made a few changes to one of her cards and came up with this idea that is perfect for when you are short on time but want the handmade touch for someone: Tips for making this card: Make a bunch of cards at one time by grabbing a piece of the Designer Series Paper Stacks (the ones that give you 4 monochromatic … Read More