07/25/2014

AND MANY MORE...

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I used my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine along with the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die to cut flowers for five cards (plus one bonus card) all at the same time (bulk cutting)...

Big Shot BULK

 

Five colors of Designer Series Paper were stacked, cut, and assembled to make five charming cards...

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It was a little tricky mixing and matching colors.

If you try it, you'll see what I mean...

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Using the And Many More Stamp Set was ideal for this project because there were multiple greetings in uniform sizes from which to choose...

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These were the greetings that caught my eye...

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In place of using Candy Dots on the Candy Dots Brad Bases, I cut the perfect size "dots" with the Cupcake Builder Punch. The fit and cardstock color was exact! Brilliant!!

Candy Dot Brads

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack #130134, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Candy Dots Brad Bases #133293, Cupcake Builder Punch #121807.

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07/23/2014

BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS...

The Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set is one of my favorite. I love the pretty font, meaningful greetings, and the italic slant. The flower image has many creative possibilities also. I'm inspired to get busy and make some additional snazzy cards with it...

Blooming with Kindness

And the All Abloom Designer Series Paper was a great fit...

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Feast your eyes on each stamp in this set...

Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set

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And this is the first time I've used the new Die...

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine / Flower Frenzy Bigz Die

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Mossy Meadow Cardstock #133676, Strawberry Slush Cardstock #131295, Blushing Bride Cardstock #131198, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad #133645, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die #133728, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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07/14/2014

LOVELY AS A TREE...

I had creative fun with a classic stamp set...

Lovely As a Tree

...a favorite in my stamp room for a very long time.

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I carried out the woodsy theme

by embossing the envelope to match the card...

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Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set #128655-Wood / #127793-Clear, Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set #128751-Wood / #127805-Clear, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Jet Black StazOn Stamp Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper-Piercing Essentials #126187, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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07/11/2014

TRAVELING BY TRAIN...

The TRAVELER stamp set has six unique images. On 06/25/14, I made a card with the Globe image and just finished this newest card using the Train...

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You can barely see it in this photo, but the smoke is covered with a layer of plastic from a Window Sheet to give it a little shimmer...

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I used Candy Dots across the bottom. Does it remind you of a train track?

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SPEAKING OF TRAINS... On our first (cruise) trip to Alaska, my husband and I took a train excursion while in Skagway. It was soooo cold...

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But here's the best photo of all... We ended up in the last car on the train (the caboose). I snuck out on the back step with my camera and took this picture while the train was chugging along through the snow storm. Don't you think it's an amazing picture?

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TRAVELER STAMP SET and

A DOZEN THOUGHTS STAMP SET

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BIG SHOT DIE-CUTTING MACHINE and

TINY TRIANGLES EMBOSSING FOLDER

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood / #134513-Clear, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Basic Gray Cardstock #131044, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Window Sheets #114323, Jet Black StazOn Ink #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder #133740, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Neutral Candy Dots (Smoky Slate) #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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07/10/2014

SUPER SAVINGS...

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07/09/2014

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN....

When I first saw the new Hostess Stamp Set, Let Your Hair Down, I envisioned making a card with a wild hairdo (well of course!)...

Let Your Hair Down

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Let Your Hair Down Stamp Set (Hostess) #133937-Wood / #133940-Clear, Crisp Canteloupe Cardstock #131298, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Fringe Scissors #133325, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker's Twine #135636, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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07/07/2014

ALL ABLOOM...

There's no question that summer is really and truly here because everything, everywhere is ALL ABLOOM...

All Abloom

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Hey You Stamp Set #134516-Wood / #134519-Clear, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Neutrals Candy Dots (Black) #130934, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA
 

07/04/2014

HAPPY 4TH...

FIREWORKS

 

When darkness falls at our place, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and lots of extended family members will gather to shoot off fireworks as we have done for dozens and dozens of years. While the kids, dads, grandpas, brothers, nephews and uncles play with fire (literally), the rest of us (moms, grandmas, sisters, nieces, and aunts), will be sitting comfortably in lawn chairs, watching and praying that everyone will be safe. The best part of all is being together as a family! Of course... After the fireworks, we always have something good to eat. This year it is strawberry shortcake topped with ice cream or whipping cream or both! I'd love to hear what YOU are doing today!

God Bless America

 

07/02/2014

ENCOURAGEMENT...

Joyce Meyer

 

For more encouragement, inspiration, and fun...

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06/27/2014

QUILT FOR YOU...

Every once in a while I get the urge to do some quilting. Such was the case when I made this card for you...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set #132022-Wood / #126257-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Linen Thread #104199, Designer Buttons (Regals) #130029, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683.

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