Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I just wanted to reach out to all my lovely readers to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving – although both my husband and I are from the UK we have both embraced the annual tradition here in the US of looking inwardly and being thankful for the things in your life.

I am grateful for health, family and friends, both those who I know personally and those I who I know virtually – thank you for following me and choosing me to shop for your Stampin’ UP! products.

Today I am sharing another card using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique – this time using the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set…………….. enjoy!

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Snow is Glistening ~ Shimmer Paint Resist Technique Video Tutorial

My word – we are two-thirds of the way thru November already! that means we only have another 10 days to buy from the wonderful Snowflake Showcase Suite.  Over the last couple of weeks  I have been sharing cards I have made with these goodies and today I have another couple of cards using the Shimmer Paint Resist Technique with a video tutorial!

The Snowflake Showcase Suite is available until November 30th (or while stocks last) you can see all the items if you click here

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Animal Outing Birthday

Earlier this month was Grand-daughter # 3’s birthday – the Animal Outing Stamp set with the coordinating Animal Expedtion Designer Series Paper is just perfect for  ‘littlies’ in our lives, change out the colors and it works for either boys or girls!

Because this card needed to be sent to the UK I kept the layering and decorations to a minimum, relying on the Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon to provide my signature bling!

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Detlightfully Detailed Thank You Cards

Tucked away on page 189 of Stampin’ UP!’s annual catalog is the Delightfully Detailed Laser cut Specialty paper – quite a mouthful!  The picture just does not do this paper justice – it is quite spectacular and can be used to make the most beautiful cards with very little effort.

The paper is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other – how neat is that? and is very easy to trim with a Stampin’ Trimmer.

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Snow is Glistening with Blackberry Bliss

The weather in North Texas has become very cold it was 25F (-4C) last night –  even though we have not had any snow,  my card today is just perfect for the conditions  using the beautiful Snow is Glistening Stamp Set. 

This set is only available until November 30th 2018 – so if you want to recreate the cards I am sharing this month you will need to get your order in fast (see below for the link to my on-line store)

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Rooted in Nature Waterfall Card & Video Tutorial

At the end of October I shared a Halloween card we made in my monthly card class using the Waterfall Fold and promised to share a video – today I make good on that promise.

Plus I am doubling up and making it a guy card as well!  I figure the fellas in my life would get a kick out of the mechanism that makes the waterfall work!

Once again I have fallen back on the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set – it is just so perfect for the fellas but I need to think of a way to make a more feminine card with it ~ well that has set me a challenge hasn’t it?

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Winter Holiday ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th in Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas with you.

You will have either arrived from  Karen’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is  Winter Holiday  ~  I chose to do a SNOW DAY page which almost always turns out to be a winter holiday in North Texas as the local authorities are really not geared up to deal with really bad winter weather as we don’t get a lot of it but when we do it can be a doozy!

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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Cleaning Adhesive from Scissors ~ Video

My scissors and paper piercing tools tend to accumulate ‘sticky stuff’ on the blades, I use them a lot in my design work as well as in my classes.  So it is not surprising that cutting pieces of Tear and Tape and trimming Stampin’ Dimensionals with my paper snips leaves a little of the adhesive behind on the blades.  I rarely use my paper piercing tool to piece paper but I do use it a lot to pick up mini glue dots and Stampin’ dimensionals and to remove the backing paper from the Tear and Tape double sided tape.

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