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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Fond Farewell ~ Tuscan Vineyard

We are in the last couple of weeks for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use 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 Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set ~ one I have used on several cards in the past, this one makes a great guy card.

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Tuscan Vineyard with Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss

So …….. time got away from me in the last few days and I missed out on a couple of posts.  I like to write them ‘live’ rather than in advance so during the last few days of the US tax season my long tax preparation days got in the way.

Today is the last day I shall be preparing taxes until next year and I have taken a little ‘timeout’ to share a celebration drink with you using one of my present favorite stamp sets – Tuscan Vineyard.

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Home to Roost Neutrals Guy Card ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

I said it in an ealier post and I am going to say it again……………OH OH this is such a fun stamp set, I just love that rooster,  just perfect for the fellas in our lives

I made the card using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the Home To Roost Stamp set, and I have paired it with the Neutrals Card suite to create a card for the fellas in our lives.  We have 3 more weeks of Sale-a-bration – so if you want to get your hands on this great set – place your order now  using the link below 🙂

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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Sweet and Simple ~ Truly Tailored

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!

Well today’s specatular card also bids a fond farewell to Emerald Envy – about to retire at the end of May.

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Happy Birthday Sweetheart ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

Earlier this month my husband celebrated a milestone birthday, he is my best friend, the father to two beautiful boys and Grandpa to 4 of the sweetest little granddaughters.  He also has the patience of a saint, never says a word when he comes home from work and there is a houseful of ladies  stampin’ cuttin’ and stickin’.  Bits of glitter and backs of dimensionals on the floor don’t phase him and will happily stand there manning a craft fair booth all day!

So this special fella deserves a special card…………………

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