World Card Making Day 2016

wcmd_shareable-1_oct0116_naDo you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life.

Today, October 1st, is  World Card Making Day , celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

So here is the card I am sending to all my readers – you do matter and I value you following along in my card crafting journey.

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Stampin’ Up Featured Product ~ BIG SHOT

Oh boy ……………  do I love my Big Shot – from the very first time Stampin’ Up! started to sell it in 2008 to the present day it has been a part of my work bench – close and ready to use when needed.  Over the years the die cutter itself has not changed much but the accessories and dies now available are fantastic offering a whole range of designs and techniques, many of which I have shown in various cards and project on this blog.

So I think it is time to revisit the Big Shot – if you don’t have one you should certainly make the investment – and if you do but it doesn’t get used much – may be this post will encourage you to dust it off – purchase a few new products to use with it and make it your best buddy again!

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Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Dies

Social2_BonusDays_demo_July0716_USJust  2 more Bonus Days left – for each $50 you spend before midnight on July 31st you will get a $5 coupon to redeem on your shopping during August.  Don’t miss out on this great deal ~ more details can be found here

On June 7th I shared one of the new suites of products in the 2016 – 2017 Annual Stampin’ Up catalog ~ Floral Boutique ~ I knew as soon as I saw it it would be at the top of my wish list – and so it was – and the first thing on my order when the catalog went live on June 1st.  Since then I have used it a whole bunch and it was the focus of one of my card classes at the end of June. Continue reading

Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit ~ from Stampin’ Up!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday – I have been a fan of American football since 2003 when I went to my first (and only) game at the Texas Stadium.  I support the Dallas Cowboys, partly because they were playing the day I went to a game and partly because they are the ‘local’ team to where we live in North Texas.

When your read this I shall be watching the game and rooting for the  Denver Broncos ~ for no other reason that I like Peyton Manning !

Read on for today’s card………………..

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