Congratulations or Birthday Card – You Decide!

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I recently held my first Creative Cards class of the year with my local stampers. And, since it was right after the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog launched, I HAD to play with all the new stuff I had gotten from that catalog! I am so glad I had this class on the books because I hadn’t taken much time to get my new stamps inky before then. Let me give you a little back story – see, my family is FULL of December babies.  My birthday is in mid-December, both of my kiddos are in December (one at the beginning … Read More

Festive New Years Card with Frosted Medallions

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Today I wanted to share another card from my Stamp & Share event which shows off a fun other color palette – Sweet Sugarplum Soft Sky Whisper White I used them with the new Frosted Medallions stamp set to create a pretty card that can be used for the winter holidays. Most of this card is pretty straightforward, but the one piece that you may not recognize is the pinky/purple patterned strip on the left side of the card.  That is actually the Fancy Frost specialty paper from the holiday catalog.  Now, if you are like me, I thought when … Read More

Making Kites on Cards with the Swirly Bird stamp set

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If you have seen the Swirly Bird stamp set in the Stampin’ Up catalog, you may have thought to yourself that it didn’t look like much… or, like I did, what the heck am I going to do with these shapes?! But the amazing thing you’ll see if you start looking at cards using this set, is that you end up seeing so many different options and opportunities!  Kind of like life, right?  You look at the jumble of people and situations and wonder how it all comes together and yet, usually you end up being pleasantly surprised by some … Read More

Thanks to all the Moms out there! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom!  I’m hoping to have a relaxing day with my family and hope you are close enough to yours to do the same.  And if not, then at least a day to sit back, relax, and enjoy happy memories of your loved ones.   I wanted to share this fun card from a past Paper Pumpkin kit as my thanks to my Mom, Kathy Thisted, who truly is seriously amazing.   Especially because she has had to put up with me and my wild, determined, independent ways as I was growing up!!  And … Read More

Another Sneak Peek with Simply Wonderful and Tip for Using Your Patterned Paper Scraps

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If you are like me, you have a pile of paper scraps on your desk… some punch outs, some larger cut pieces, some stamped images.  And I have a heck of a time convincing myself to recycle them because I just know they will be useable in another project.  Unfortunately, I don’t actually use them most of the time and they just pile up.  Like so – So, I decided to spend some time this week using them up!  I’ve been sharing some of my progress on my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/nwstamper – but I just loved how this card … Read More

Speedy Scrapbooking with Seasonally Scattered

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I realized this weekend that I haven’t done traditional scrapbooking in what feels like a long time.  And I really do miss it!  So, after I get all caught up with the samples for my next few events, I will be for sure doing more scrapping.  And I may just have to plan a cropping day too… anyone want to join me? Today’s share however is a page I created for the Stampin’ Up convention display boards using the new Seasonally Scattered stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (which I’m finishing mailing out this week, so if you need a … Read More

Quick and Easy Thank You card with Kinda Eclectic

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I hope you don’t mind one more card using Kinda Eclectic but I think this one is pretty different from a lot of the other cards I showed you.  I’m sharing it as part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad’s Quick & Easy Cards post for today.  So check out my contribution: See, quick… easy… and just a little bling to keep it sparkly fun!  It was another display board card and I was sad to see it didn’t make it up on the boards this year… but I noticed another card that had a similar design so I can understand … Read More

Watercolor Notecard Weekend–Day 1 Fun with Happy Watercolor

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Ok, I know I’ve been sharing a lot with Happy Watercolor and even the Watercolor Wonder Notecards, but I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them and I want to share them since I know a lot of folks have ordered the stamp set and the notecards.  I figure more idea for how to use your stuff is always better, right?  : ) So in case you didn’t realize it with my past pictures, the cards come preprinted with different colors or patterns to get you started.  And they are all on watercolor paper… which means you can … Read More