Sending off Mixed Bunch and the Modern Label Punch with a Blue Bokeh Card

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Every year I have one item on the Stampin’ Up retiring list that I can’t believe is going away.  This year, I can’t believe the Modern Label punch is retiring!  Especially since it goes so awesomely with the Word Window punch!  I guess that just means I have to enjoy it now (and hang on to mine and keep loving it after they stop making it too. ) Today I wanted to share another Bokeh card we did in my technique class.  I think I’ve decided I love mixing in colored circles with my white circles when doing the Bokeh … Read More

Sale-a-Bration countdown with Scallop Tag Punch Boxes

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Ok, after spending almost an hour fighting with my computer on formatting of this blog post, I’m just giving up and I hope you don’t mind if it scrolls a little long! 🙂 I’m starting the Sale-a-Bration countdown today and so I’ll be spending the next 4 days sharing Sale-a-Bration projects, and I just know I will have a bunch to share, so I figured I’ll post a few each day to fill you up with ideas! Last weekend was my first ever Stamp & Share for my group of Fun n’ Crafty demonstrators.  I am so grateful for these ladies … Read More

When You Need A Bright And Cheery Card

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how about this one? All you need is some scraps and a couple punches and you have a sunshiney card for someone.  I always seem to make 4.25” x 5.5” cards (since they fit so nicely in envelopes that the post office will mail with a standard stamp) but sometimes just a little card you can tuck into a gift bag, someone’s backpack, or just surprise someone with, is fun to play to with different sizes and shapes.   This 3×3 card comes together super fast too!  For this card I used: Stamps:  Oh HelloPaper: Brights Collection Designer Paper Stack, … Read More

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Eve was the start of a wonderful few days with my family; and so I’ll be busy with family dinners, gift exchanges, and playing with the kids.  But I wanted to make sure to stop by and wish you all a very merry Christmas! Here is a card for all of you that I didn’t get a card in the mail to (which is a lot of people since I barely got through family cards by Dec 24th! )   Whether you are with family or celebrating in your own special way, I hope you have a wonderful day … Read More

Getting Monochromatic with the 2012 In Colors

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I have a friend who hosts Stampin’ Up! workshops for me from a couple states away (she lives in Colorado, I live in Washington), so I send her a project and some fun samples to share with her friends who come over to stamp. This time, I wanted to let everyone see what the new In Colors really look like in person – from the ink, to the cardstock, to the ribbon, and even the dahlias!  I mean, they look nice in the catalog but its kind of like ordering clothes online.  The picture looks great but what will it … Read More

A Little Bit of Digital, A Little Bit of Traditional

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Just a reminder – today is the last day to get 31% off a ton of digital content and print orders.  Even if you haven’t tried My Digital Studio yet, did you know that you can actually use the digital downloads in software you probably have on your computer already? * Digital content and images can be used in any computer program that allows pictures to be imported or pasted in, including – Photoshop, Publisher, PowerPoint, Word, Paint, etc. So, imagine you are editing your holiday letter or creating a photo holiday card, you can easily add your favorite Stampin’ … Read More

Quick Mixed Bunch Party Favor

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Can you tell, I like this stamp set? 🙂  I know, I get a little addicted to stamps that have matching punches; but it makes things come together so quickly! Well, for my recent show, I decided to make these easy little treats to hand out to people who stopped by my demonstrations.  I put my contact information on the back and it doubles as a business card! All it takes is stamping one of the flowers from the Mixed Bunch stamp set in whatever color you like and punching it out with the Blossom punch.  Then punch out another … Read More

Mixed Bunch Quick Thank You Card

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There is something about being a card maker that somehow has tweaked my brain to where I can never seem to let a package get mailed from my house without a card in it!  Even if I’m ready to walk out the door to the post office, I have to walk through my craft room to the garage and then the tugging to my craft table starts.  So, that is what today’s card is all about. I needed to get the Cards to Go kits in the mail and I wanted to include a card that was somewhat in theme … Read More

A Pretty Pleated Thank You Card

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As I was putting together my Cards to Go kits for this month, I was trying to decide what to make for my third card.  I had so many ideas but wanted something that would be a good balance for the set this time.  So, as I was looking around for inspiration, I saw a card that I had sketched out recently and decided it was the perfect starting point.  In the end, this is what I ended up with: The coolest part of this card to me is the butterfly.  The butterfly was actually originally a mistake when I … Read More

Mixed Bunch: From Scrapbook Sketch to a Card

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Last weekend, I did a presentation at the Northwest Women’s Show that was based around the idea that you can take one of the many scrapbook sketches out there and use them even if you are not a scrapbooker.  I don’t know about you, but while I like designing cards, sometimes my brain just isn’t working and so it is so nice to have a sketch or design to borrow from.  Often I will use the Stampin’ Up! idea book and catalog and just tweak a card that they use as a sample, but sometimes a scrapbook sketch is perfect!  … Read More

NW Women’s Show Day 1– Few Supplies, Great Cards!

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  Yesterday was the first day of the Northwest Women’s Show and the first of 3 days of presentations I’ll be running on the Home Style stage!  It was a lot of fun and I’m excited to go back and share different projects for the next couple days.  But I thought I would share the first set of projects we did on Friday: The whole idea of the presentation on Friday was that you didn’t need a lot of supplies or a lot of time to make some great cards!  I sketched four layouts and my upline, Kathy Thisted designed … Read More

Scrapbooking Sunday: Mixed Bunch Color-blocked Page

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So, this is my last weekend to prep before the big Northwest Women’s Show here in Seattle.  I’m grateful to have the opportunity to present a crafting demonstration on their Home Style stage on each of the 3 days; so I’ve been trying to square away exactly what I’m going to demo.  Well, this is one of the projects I’m planning on showing on Sunday (please forgive the awful photo): I saw a layout by a crafty friend of mine named Brettaney Q, who is a super talented scrapbooker, and was inspired to scraplift from it for the show this … Read More