Welcome to the Team – Thoughtful Blooms Card

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A couple of weeks ago I had one of my lovely customers decide to join my team as a hobby demo – so she could take advantage of the discount when buying her goodies – I wanted to give her a personal thank you for making that decision and gave her a package of goodies along with a hand-made card!

Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to join Stampin’ UP! as a demonstrator, there are extra goodies offered as well as the usual great deal of choosing $125 worth of any goodies in the the catalogs for just $99.  When I joined around 9 1/2 years ago it was one of the best decisions I have ever  made (after marrying my husband, of course 🙂 )  If you scroll down the post a little further there is a link that will take you straight to more details.

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Winter Woods with a bit of Masking

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The weather here in North Texas can swing from warm to chilly cold at this time of year.  The last couple of days have been chilly cold and remind me very much of the weather in the UK where I was born.  To be honest it is not as cold as it would be this time of year in the UK but after 18 years living in this part of the world I think my blood has thinned down and I feel the cold far more keenly!

So today’s card reminds me a little of the winters back ‘home’ but at the same time it is a very peaceful and restful card using the Winter Woods Stamp Set and a masking/sponging technique.

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Breast Cancer Courage Card

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I, as many of you, have friends that have either gone through this journey or maybe currently walking the path,  so this is my card to honor each and every one of them.

This design would work very well for any other the other ‘courage’ ribbons – simply change out the colors to the appropriate one.

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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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Crumb Cake and Good Morning Magnolia

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Today’s card is a very simple design – using the beautiful Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  I try to use just one stamp set on a card and I particularly liked that this set has 3 great greetings that will fit into the punch I wanted to use as well as smaller flowers and leaves for decorating my envelope and the inside of the card.

I chose to use the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment, perfect for almost any occasion, the ‘hello’ sentiment would be perfect for a birthday and the ‘thank you’……. just speaks for itself 🙂

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Introducing……….. Seaside Spray and Floral Essence Stamp Set

Seaside Spray is the 5th and final of the 2019 – 2021 In-colors . The Floral Essence stamp Set is featured again – it is such a lovely set and those of you who know me also know that I just love flowers, so this is one that will be used an awful lot in the coming months!

I have also showcased the coordinating ribbon and embellishments for this color,  both will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Fond Farewell ~ Golden Afternoon ‘Thinking of You’

Just 3 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 Golden Afternoon Stamp Set ~ along with the 1/2 ” Lace Trim.  This set has some useful phrases, whether you use it for Thinking of You as I have done or Sympathy, Thanks as well as ‘ Hope your Day is as Wonderful as You”  If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know I love greetings with a cursive script and this set has really pretty ones. 🙂

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Watercolor Lovely Lattice ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

The colors I choose to use in my cards often starts in my ribbon drawer – I love to use it in my projects so it makes sense to start there!  For today’s card my eye was drawn to the 3/8 Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon so Pool Party is the main color for my card and the water coloring on the Lovely Lattice stamp set which is my focal point and I got for FREE.

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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For You with Graceful Garden

The Graceful Garden Stamp Set is perfect for making a really peaceful and elegant card.  The ‘for you’ sentiment can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, or simply ‘just because’

I have paired the stamp set with Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand which are peaceful colors as well and then a scattering of Basic Jewel Pearls to give even more of an elegant touch.

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