Tuscan Vineyard with Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss

So …….. time got away from me in the last few days and I missed out on a couple of posts.  I like to write them ‘live’ rather than in advance so during the last few days of the US tax season my long tax preparation days got in the way.

Today is the last day I shall be preparing taxes until next year and I have taken a little ‘timeout’ to share a celebration drink with you using one of my present favorite stamp sets – Tuscan Vineyard.

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Abstract Impressions Thank you

This card proved to be a big hit at a recent card buffet I had – I started with cutting 20 kits and must have made up an additional 20 so everyone had a chance to make at least 1!

Saying thank you is so very important,  it was one of the first things my dear Mum taught me – I know because I watched her do the same for my younger brother and sister and when it came to her being a grandmother she always reinforced it with the ‘littlies’ as they came into our lives!

The Abstract Impressions Stamp set has a lovely ‘Thank You’ as well as stamps that allow you to build up beautiful floral displays using single or two step stampin’.

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His Grace – Sweet and Simple Easter Card

April has arrived and in a couple of weeks we will be celebrating Easter so it really is not too early to be making cards to send out to family and friends.   The ‘His Grace’ Stamp set is just perfect for creating quick Easter cards with a little bit of coloring to soothe your soul.

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Stampin’ Blends

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Triple Layer Stamping ~ Video Tutorial

I do love a good technique! I know Triple Layer Stampin’ has been around for a while but it is always good to revisit and bring it up to date with our current stamp sets and colors.

I have chosen the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set for this card – it has lots of different images that work very well with this technique, and paired it with Itty Bitty Birthday Wishes Stamp Set for my greeting.  I am also thinking that it would make a great card for the fellas in our lives, birthday, graduation or even Father’s Day!

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Breaking News – Stampin’ UP! Storage

Those of you who know me or read my blog will know that I am a tax adviser for the largest retail tax preparation company in the US – we are about to embark on the final two weeks of long hours, hastily grabbed meals and lack of sleep!  But today I have a few things to do, one of which is to introduce you to a new Stampin’ UP! product and the other is to work out what I need to place my order in the morning …………. so here goes!

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories.

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Happiest of Birthdays to You Card

I have 2 cards today – both  would be perfect  for children and are the same design – one in Blushing Bride and the other in Balmy Blue, you could swap out the colors to any in your stash.  I have used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, lining up the 3 candles onto one clear acrylic block so they are quick and easy to stamp.

Remember ~  we only have 3 more days before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year – please go ahead on place your order today – there are links below to my on-line store, I would so appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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Vibrant Vases Fun Fold

Today’s card was made using my Stampartus along with the the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set.  This set has lots of vase and flower images so you can build up a really decorative panel for your card – which is an off-set Z fold.

I have no idea where the color combination came from other than I glanced down at some scraps on my work bench and Cajan Craze and Petal Pink were just lying there left over from previous projects ~ they just seemed ‘right’ and I went with it!

Remember we only have 5 more days before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year – please go ahead on place your order today – there are links below to my on-line store, I would so appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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Watercolored Country Floral Embossing Folder ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

So we have 7 more days before Sale-a-bration is over for another year 😦  If you have not yet placed your order and made your choices please go ahead and do so right now – before it is tooooo late!

Today’s card is  using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and I have paired it with the  lovely, fresh, spring like Pear Pizzazz card and pulled out my Aqua Painter for a little watercoloring

I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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March Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MEN

I find making cards for the fellas in my life to be one of the hardest – so today I have chosen to fall back on a very firm favorite of mine the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.

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