Rooted in Nature ~ Thinking of You

welcome back to my corner of the world.

Today’s card is one my ladies made in a recent Card Buffet – I get a lot of requests for ‘Get Well’, Sympathy and the like so I figure that ‘Thinking of You’ covers all those bases!  The Rooted in Nature stamp set is one I go to a lot – mainly because I just love that little cluster leaves stamp, and my colors are quite muted and not too jazzy so I think it would make a great guy card with a little change in the greeting.

Check out the links below for other cards made with this set.

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Wiper Card using Come Sail Away ~ Video Tutorial

 welcome back to my corner of the world.

I love fancy folds and have shared many on my blog – some of them with video tutorials – today I have a really super fold and have designed it for the fellas in our lives!

By making it a guy card I was able to use one of my favorite suites  from the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog – Come Sail Away – stamp set, dies, designer series paper and embellishments that all compliment one another beautifully making my designing so much easier!

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Happy Retirement Adirondack Chair and Follow Your Art

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

It is so lovely to hear that someone is retiring – how wonderful to be able to get to that stage in your life when your time is your own to do with what you want – when you want to do it! So when a dear friend’s husband announced he was retiring in August it was the perfect occasion to celebrate with a card for him.

Today’s card has a tiny bit of stamping using the Well Said stamp set then some die cutting with the coordinating Well Written Dies.

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The Art of Stampin’ off with Seaside Notions – Video Tutorial

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for another technique today ~ Stamping techniques are simply ways to use your stamping supplies with a different approach to create a fun effect.

Stampin’ off gives you lighter shades of your ink color, giving you lots more flexibility to create texture on your cards/scrapbook pages.  I have used the Seaside Notions Stamp Set to make today’s card which was for my eldest step-sons birthday last week

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Let It Ride & Pretty Petals Guy Card!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for a card for the fellas in our lives, I find it quite hard to think of ideas for the guys so the ‘Let It Ride’ stamp set has come in very useful, horses, trees and some inspirational greetings all come in this set.

I have chosen to make a card for the fellas but if you have a ‘horse lover’ in your family or circle of friends you could change up the colors and it would work just as well for either gender.

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Fond Farewell ~ One For All Birthday for a Guy

Today is the last day of May 2019 …………… oh where did May go?  and we have just 4 more days before the  Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog retires and well-loved and well-used  stamp sets and other products retire.  In the last few weeks I been using  my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the One for All  Stamp Set ~ along with a little help from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set (which is not retiring ) and some Copper Foil Card.

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Fond Farewell ~ Tuscan Vineyard

We are in the last couple of weeks for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set ~ one I have used on several cards in the past, this one makes a great guy card.

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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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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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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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