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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From my Heart Valentine Card

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Just a couple of weeks away from Valentine’s day so today I have the perfect card for that special day – I was playing with some color combinations and really did not know which I preferred so I have included both in today’s post.  It just occurred to me that you could use this for an anniversary card, wouldn’t that be pretty?

I have chosen the Heartfelt Bundle which has the Heartfelt Stamp set and 2… yes ….2 coordinating punches! I played with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with Rhinestones Basic Jewels and some of the pretty Scalloped Lace with Pearl Basic Jewels working thru which combination I preferred most.  I have to say though, I ended up liking them both 🙂

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Box of Goodies with Pressed Petals Specialty Paper ~ video tutorial

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I wanted to make a gift for each of my demonstrator team for Christmas.  I have mentioned before that I love to make 3D items and something a little bit different. So this little box of goodies contains some essential items, pack of tissues, hand santizer, lip balm and a tin of teeny tiny mints.

It showcases the very pretty Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper along with the Layered With Kindness stamp set from the 2020 Mini Catalog.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic Licence

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  Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have  Artistic Licence to use any of the products in the Annual Catalog or the new 2020 Mini Catalog ~ I think this page could be used to keep memories from just about any occasion, birthday, graduation, engagement, anniversary!

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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Clearance Rack – Oh what bargains…….

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As each catalog retires there are some products that still remain available………… AT A REDUCED PRICE!!!!!!  There are such bargains that I wanted to share with you today, as I have learned to say since moving to Texas ….. “you gitta lotta bang for your buck” if you shop the clearance rack and as we are now in Sale-a-bration for each $50 you spend you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

So I have listed below everything that is currently available – there are ribbons, dies, punches, embossing folders, embellishments, even a very pretty Planner Kit!remember they are limited supply only – once they have gone… they are gone {teary face}  

Click here if you would like to know more about Sale-a-bration and the great free stuff we can get!

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Sailing Home Meets Country Club DSP ~ Guy Card

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A couple of weeks ago I announced my product share for the 2020 Mini Catalog.  Today’s card uses the Country Club Designer Series Paper which is one of the papers in the share. The paper has golf themed images on one side but when you flip them over there are some more general plaid and fair isle patterns which are perfect for guy cards.

I love to make these multi layer cards it is a great way to use up scraps  as well as showcase the different designs in the package.

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Happy Birthday To You – Embossing Resist with Ink Wash

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I was tidying up my work bench last week and while putting stuff away I put my hand on my Embossing Heat Tool – I realized I had not used it in such a long time!  I was very good though – I finished tidying up then I created today’s card.

I used one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets – Happy Birthday to You – which you can get for free if you place a $50 product order thru my on-line store.  I used an emboss resist technique with an ink wash using Mint Macaron.

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Daisy Lane ‘Smile’

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‘SMILE’ is such a lovely word to put on the front of a card – imagine opening the envelope, pulling out the card and seeing that word – would you not just smile at it?  I think I would.

The Daisy Lane Stamp Set has SMILE as one of its greetings, along with the very cheerful daisy flowers it just makes for such a very happy card!

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Pressed Petals Easel Card with Sticky Notes

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Today’s card is all about my 200th video!  I chose an Easel card fun fold that has a calendar and a pad of sticky notes, so this will sit on your desk for a whole year!

I also used one of the 2020 Sale-a-bration items, the Small Bloom Punch and Here’s a Card Stamp set, that is in the 2020 Mini Catalog as well.  The Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Paper is so very pretty and I have added to the prettines with flowers, leaves, pearls and the very delicate Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  If you love the fold but don’t want to add the calendar and sticky notes I have included an idea for just making the card.   So enjoy………………………………

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