08/26/2013

GRAND OPENING...

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08/23/2013

PERFECT BLEND...

A great cup of coffee with a good friend is a PERFECT BLEND!

Perfect Blend

Notice that I used Champagne Glimmer Paper for the coffee...

Perfect Blend2

...and the Label Bracket Punch to trim the sides...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Perfect Blend Stamp Set #130745-Wood / #131392-Clear, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Label Bracket Punch #132153, Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim #130022, Neutral Candy Dots #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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08/22/2013

LOVING THOUGHTS...

This stamp set, LOVING THOUGHTS, is filled with a variety of loving thoughts. Here's one...

Wonderful

Chop the sizzlit design in half, to embellish a matching envelope...

Wonderful2

The little white center of this flower (above) was cut from the very middle of the Paper Doily Sizzlit (below).  Snip-snip-snip...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Loving Thoughts Stamp Set #128436-Wood / #125845-Clear, Brights Core'dinations Cardstock (Rich Razzleberry) #129953, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Paper Doily Sizzlit #125592, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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08/21/2013

DIDN'T MAKE IT...

These cards didn't make the design cut, so I'm not spending time any more time on them by putting supply lists together...

Candles

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Hellocircle

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Hellocircle2

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Because

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08/19/2013

WORK OF ART...

Each one of us is a WORK OF ART... 

Trust

I used the old *Horizontal Slot Punch to obtain the ribbon feature. But you can also draw a 1/2" line and use your 1/8" circle punch five times on the line to get the same slot shape.

Trust2

I made the rickrack with a die-cut and paper...

Trust3

Matching envelopes are always so pretty...

Trust4

The Trust God Stamp Set has eight encouraging greetings...

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and the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die has four versatile designs...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Trust God Stamp Set #132094-Wood / #126702-Clear, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Elegant Eggplant Cardstock #105126, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, *Horizontal Slot Punch (retired), 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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08/14/2013

HEXAGON...

Here's a little different way to use your Hexagon Punch...

Hexagon

The envelope (above) has three hexagon pieces

on the outer flap.  Easy peasy!

Hexagon2

HERE'S HOW:  1) Cut a piece of dark cardstock 4" wide x 3.75" high.  2) You will be punching from each side as far as the punch will reach in.  3) Find your exact center and make a pencil mark.  4) Punch the center image first.  5) Punch the top image.  6) Punch the bottom image.  7) Repeat on the other side, eyeballing each placement as you go.  8) Adhere the dark punched cardstock over your standard size light cardstock.  9) Add 3/4" circles and brads or Candy Dots with a Stampin' Dimensional to each center.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Perfectly Penned Stamp Set #128703-Wood / #122892-Clear, Midnight Muse Cardstock #126843, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Midnight Muse Stampin' Pad #126860, Hexagon Punch #130919, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Night of Navy Brads (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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08/13/2013

FOR OCTOBER...

 I'm thinking this card might be one I could use for 

World Card Making Day!

Happy Halloween1

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Happy Halloween2

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Delightful Dozen Stamp Set #128547-Wood / #122652- Clear, Brights Core'dinations Cardstock (Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive) #129953, Neutrals Core'dinations Cardstock (Black) #129956, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Petite Pennants Builder Punch #122361, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch #118309, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Regals Designer Buttons (Pumpkin Pie) #130029, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

 

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08/12/2013

MOSAIC...

A mosaic topper was the finishing detail...

Dozen

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Dozen2

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Regals Collection Core'dinations Cardstock (Rose Red) #129955, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Pool Party Cardstock #122924, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984, Blossom Party Originals Die #115971, Modern Mosaic Punch #131267, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Primrose Petals 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon #126844, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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08/06/2013

BAKER'S TWINE...

I liked the Baker's Twine on yesterday's card, and decided to play with it again.  It can be so whimsical...

Wetlands

and loopey...

Wetlands2


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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Wetlands Stamp Set #126695-Wood / #126697-Clear, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Pistachio Pudding) #130136, Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Pad #131177, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Circles Collection Framelits #130911, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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08/05/2013

CASEING AND ME...

CASEing (copy and share everything) is a common practice in the world of stamping. Occasionally, I do it too.  The criteria that usually catches my eye are... 1) if the card is similar to my style... 2) the colors.  This card by Jennifer Timko is one of those.  I saw it and wanted to CASE it...

Jennifer Timko

I really liked the tag and the twine, so I cased it

but with my own twist...

Petite

(Now that I see it on the screen, I wish I would have mounted the white background on the gray like Jennifer did.  But I'm not going to do it over.)

Petite2

Here is the link to Jennifer's blog.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES FOR MY CARD:  Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706-Wood / #122497-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Subtles Collection Core'dinations Cardstock (Calypso Coral) #129954 and (Smoky Slate) #129956, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Neutrals Collection Candy Dots (Basic Gray) #130934, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine #125573, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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