Rooted in Nature ~ Thinking of You

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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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Stamparatus with Budding Borders Thank You

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Every month I send a thank you card to all the wonderful customers who have shopped for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me, either in person at classes and workshops or thru my on-line store ~ I am so grateful to you all…………. and you know who you are 🙂

My August card featured the  Budding Borders Stamp Set along with my Stamparatus which made my cards very quick to line up and get a good stampin’ finish.

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Free as a Bird, Blender Pens and Monster Bash DSP.

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Today’s card comes with a video sharing a technique using Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils.  I made the card for a friend of mine who celebrated a birthday in August.

A perk of being a demonstrator is being about to get my hands on goodies about a month before the 2019 Holiday Catalog goes live and I had just received a delivery from Stampin’ UP! with my pre-order .  One of the new Halloween Designer Series Papers – Monster Bash –  has a strong Halloween theme BUT if you flip the paper over it has more general theme – perfect for a bunch of other occasions – so that was the starting point for this card, which you might not have thought would have gone with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Summer

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Rochelle’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a  ‘Summer ‘  theme.  Summer always evokes flowers in my mind so I focused on using the flower stamp sets and punches Stampin’ Up has available.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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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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Friends Forever ~ Happy Tails from Stampin’ UP!

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We were away on holiday (vacation) last week and our dear, sweet puppies, Daisy Mae and CiCi went to stay with some friends – who spoiled them rotten I am sure!  But I did so miss them and their little ways.  Needless to say when we got home they gave us a wonderful welcome – then Daisy Mae promptly gave us the ‘cold shoulder’ as punishment for leaving her!

So our ‘girls’ are our friends forever and today’s card is just for them with a lovely doggie theme from the Happy Tails Stamp set

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Cuckoo for You

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

How do you feel about interactive cards?  I think they are great, especially if you can make them for children and particularly for the fellas in our lives – they do like something ‘mechanical’ or at least my fella does!

Admittedly there is some extra work need to make them but when you have the Cuckoo for You Bundle – well it just makes it so gosh darn easy!  Today I am sharing a video from Stampin’ UP! that shows you how to use this bundle to create a great card….. I am thinking that this could also make a simply perfect Christmas card as well!

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Heat Embossing Technique with Magnolia Blooms and Treat Bags

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

What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in this versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

I have used this beautiful set to demonstrate heat embossing, how to use your Shimmer Paint AND how to use the Copper Dotted Treat bags as a decoration on your cards.

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