12/05/2012

FRAME IT...

This greeting is given even more prominence by highlighting it in a large frame. And just a little sponging on the frame's edge ties the frame and the printed paper together...

Petite Pairs

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These Designer Frame Embossing Folders add a nice design element to many layouts...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Petite Pairs Stamp Set #122495-W / #122497-C, Marina Mist Card Stock #119682, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #126904, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad (antiquing) #126975, Designer Frames Embossing Folder #123130, Stamping Sponge #101610, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, 1/2" Scallop Dots Marina Mist Ribbon #122986, Neutral Brads #119736, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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12/03/2012

POPULARITY OF VINTAGE...

A FACT:  I get more contacts (emails, comments, calls), when I make a VINTAGE CARD, than for any other design style.  So here you go, my dear friends...

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TIPS: The button is a die-cut Sizzlit, and the printed paper is from an old book which I use as newsprint for occasional vintage projects...

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This is an exceptional stamp set, lovely for vintage or whimsical...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Just Believe Stamp Set #116948-W / #120453-C, Cherry Cobbler Card Stock #119685, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad (antiquing) #126975, Button-5 Sizzlits #113440, Stamping Sponges #101610, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300,  Plain Yarn for embellishment, Printed Pages from book.

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11/30/2012

BABIES ALL THE TIME...

No matter what the year, season, month or day, there are lots of expectant mothers!  We always have three or four gals in our church anticipating a baby and the baby shower lovingly given by the church ladies. It's fun for me to tuck a handmade card in with the gift, because as the gift is opened and passed around, there are as many ooohs and aaahs over the card as there are over the gift.  :)

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Baby Bundle Stamp Set #118525-W / #120576-C, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #126904, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker #126944, Owl Builder Punch #118074, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Small Heart Punch #117193, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Mini Clothespins (retired but readily available), Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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11/28/2012

LOVING THOUGHTS...

Simple and sublime...

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Pretty shapes and curves were made with the Decorative Label Punch and the Labels Collection Framelits. I used a Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker to change the Antique Brad from a pewter color to better match the papers...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Loving Thoughts Stamp Set #125843-W / #125845-C, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock #115316, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker #126950, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Antique Brad #117273, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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11/26/2012

LITTLE BLUE SPACE ALIEN

All kids like space aliens, especially at Christmas!

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The friendly ones are the best...

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(The space alien is an upside down punched owl!)

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Happy You Stamp Set (Hostess) #122800-W / #122802-C, Midnight Muse Card Stock #126843, Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Midnight Muse Stampin' Pad #126860, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Owl Builder Punch #118074, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 3/16" Corner Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Googles (plastic eyes) #127539, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

 

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11/22/2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...

Happy-thanksgiving[1]
Blessings to you and your family.

Sending love across the miles,

Linda

 

11/21/2012

SO WORTH THE WAIT...

Yum food for Thanksgiving may include corn on the cob, a favorite especially with the kids.  Corn on the cob and Thanksgiving are both SO WORTH THE WAIT!

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What's on your Thanksgiving menu?

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set #126690-W / #126692-C, Word Play Stamp Set #120308-W / #120651-C, So Saffron Card Stock #105118, Old Olive Card Stock #100702, Very Vanilla Card Stock #10165, Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919, Old Olive Stampin' Pad #126953, So Saffron Stampin' Pad #126957, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Bright Brads (Old Olive) #119740, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

 

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I ordered this stamp set because I had to have the jar!

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11/19/2012

ELEMENTS OF STYLE...

One of the stamp sets used on this card is called Elements of Style.  The components of this card, (stamps, design and color), are all tied together by the old fashioned Hello Doily Stamp which brings out an element of style...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Hello Doily Stamp #122845-W / #122847-C, Elements of Style Stamp Set #118611-W / #120045-C, Just Believe Stamp Set #116948-W / #120453-C, Cajun Craze Card Stock #119684, Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Cajun Craze Stampin' Pad #126965, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

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11/16/2012

IT'S RAINING FLOWERS...

"Thinking of You" is a greeting often used on cards, both handmade and store bought. This version with the Raining Flowers Stamp Set, is very pretty in the pastel color.  By including a matching envelope, the thoughtful greeting is made even more special...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Raining Flowers Stamp Set #122765-W / #122767-C, Curly Cute Stamp Set #117014-W / #120510-C, Pool Party Card Stock #122924, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898, Pool Party Stampin' Pad #126982, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-3/8" Square Punch #119877, 1-1/4" Square Punch #119865, White Eyelets (retired but readily available), Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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If I put the kettle on, can you drop over for tea?
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11/14/2012

ONE IN A MILLION...

This stamp, from the One in a Million Stamp Set, is a greeting that you may not use often, compared to "thanks so much" which is in the same set. So look beyond the greeting and think how you could use this layout with a stamp of your choice...

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This angled corner is the focus point...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  One in a Million Stamp Set #126380-W / #126382-C, Island Indigo Card Stock #122923, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock #105126, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Button (retired), Glue Dots #103683, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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