09/22/2014

BON VOYAGE...

I said BON VOYAGE to my husband for a few days. Our son-in-law and daughter are pastors at a church in California, and needed childcare while they attend a pastors' and wives' retreat. The minute he left, I missed him. That's what happens when you've been married for 50 years...

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The girls had a calendar on their fridge counting down the days when Papa would get there. He had just arrived when this picture was taken. These are 3 of our 12 grandchildren...

Papa and Girls

Kamille, Kara and Kassidy. Happy Girls!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood / #134513-Clear, Really Good Greetings #130330-Wood / #130333-Clear, Early Espresso Cardstock #119686, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack #135825, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, Lost Lagoon Stampin' Pad #133644, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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09/19/2014

HAPPY...

When I first imagined the design of this card, started picking out papers, and envisioned it in my mind, the "happy together" greeting was the perfect choice, because it all turned out to actually be.....

happy together!!!

Happy Together

It could be used for an engagement or anniversary card...

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I love, love, love this card!

All the parts and pieces are so very happy together!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lullaby Designer Series Paper #133695, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #10730.

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09/17/2014

CAMERA CREATIVITY...

Ready... Set... Smile!

Traveler

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood /  #134513-Clear, Petite Pairs #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Foil Sheet #132178, Real Red Stampin' Pad #126949, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder #135817, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon #135840, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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09/15/2014

GRATEFUL...

When September arrives, its not long before trees change color and Autumn is upon us... Another season to be grateful for all we have and everyone we love...

Grateful

Leaves pic

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Let Your Hair Down (Hostess Stamp Set) #133937-Wood / #133940-Clear, Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133676, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Old Olive) #130134, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad #133645, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Stripes Embossing Folder (retired), Brights Candy Dots (Old Olive) #130931, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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09/12/2014

RAINY DAY...

Yep! ...Into each life some rain must fall! 

Rainy Day

Raindrops


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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Life's Adventure (Hostess Stamp Set) #133931-Wood / #133934-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pen #102845, Cupcake Builder Punch (Clouds) #121807, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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09/10/2014

FEATHERS...

Feathers are very popular these days, so it was nice to see a brand new stamp set called FOUR FEATHERS in our Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog that was released early this summer...

Feathers

The feather design possibilities are endless...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four Feathers Stamp Set #135050-Wood / #135053-Clear, Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Cajun Craze) #130139, Stampin' Pads: Cajun Craze #126965, Mossy Meadow #133645, Hello Honey #133643, Soft Suede #126978, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Linen Thread #104199, Medium Envelope made from Cajun Craze Cardstock and DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683.

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09/08/2014

EASY PEASY GATEFOLD...

Gatefold cards are easy peasy but also fun...

So Glad

The hexagon angles and printed paper worked well together...

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Punch the bottom edge to make it fancy...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Lost Lagoon Stampin' Pad #133644, Hexagon Punch #130919, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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09/04/2014

BLOOMING...

I enjoyed a couple of creative days in my stamping studio last week, and made a dozen new cards to be posted here beginning Monday. In the meantime, I designed this card for one of my neighbors. She loves working in her yard so I knew she would like the flower image...

Warmest Wishes

Using the Scalloped Tag Topper added a nice focal point

to this simple card design...

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The font in this stamp set won my heart...

BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS STAMP SET

131961

SCALLOP TAG TOPPER

133324

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Blackberry Cardstock #133675, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Scalloped Tag Topper #133324, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119256.

  Squares

 

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09/03/2014

NEW CARDS...

I was busy, busy, busy over the long weekend, (church, family and more family), but still had time to make twelve new cards.  Here's a sneak peek...

New Cards

Can't wait to start posting them all...

but first must photoshop and prepare. Drop in next Monday.

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08/25/2014

SHOEBOX SWAP...

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is likely that you've participated in a SHOEBOX SWAP at least once or perhaps many times. If you are not a demonstrator, and have never heard of a SHOEBOX SWAP, keep reading to learn about the fun of it all...

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At this swap, each demonstrator prepared one shoebox with all the supplies and tools needed to make identical cards of her own choosing. Here's a picture to show you what a completed SHOEBOX looked like...

My Stamping Room

We all took our SHOEBOX, a yummy treat to share, and our personal adhesive, scissors, etc., and met at a local church for an evening of stamping.  (I made two boxes of cards because one gal came at the last minute. My two cards are labeled with my watermark.)

ENJOY LOOKING AT THE CARDS WE ALL SWAPPED...

 

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Shoebox Swap

If you live in or near the Vancouver, Washington area and would like to participate in our next SHOEBOX SWAP, let me know. Demonstrators and/or non-demonstrators will be invited to attend.

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