Happy 4th!

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Today is Independence Day here in the US, I usually make a card to share with you, to wish America Happy Birthday!   My card is red, white and blue and I chose to use the pretty fern from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in place of traditional images…. just to be a bit different.

Anyway, wishing all my readers, whether in the US or other parts of the world a Happy 4th!!

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Power of Hope, Oriental Style Heat Embossed Card

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When I saw the Power of Hope Bundle ~  one of the FREE Sale-a-bration gifts I just knew that I had to create today’s card. The bundle has the Power of Hope Stamp Set and the Stone 3D embossing folder and they really compliment one another. (see below how you can get this bundle for free)

The stamp set has a very strong oriental theme so, black and red are the perfect color combination with some beautiful gold embossing.

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Heat Embossed ~ The Gang’s All Meer Birthday Card

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As you know we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration,  Stampin’ UP!’s annual celebration where you can get FREE stuff when you place on order at my on-line store.  One of the most popular stamp sets is ‘The Gang’s All Meer’ with the most adorable Meerkats.

The images are just perfect for coloring and today I have busted out my heat tool again and created a jolly little gang of cheeky meerkats to help celebrate a birthday!

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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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Christmas Roses ~ All Occasion Card

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I so love this Christmas Roses stamp set along with the Roses Dies.  Please don’t get caught up with the name of the stamp set – I have used it a lot for other occasions and today’s card makes me think of an anniversary card and since it is all gold ~ a 50th wedding anniversary!  But you don’t have to wait for someone to reach that momentous milestone – it would make a fabulous card to celebrate any anniversary or birthday – so go ahead and give it a go!

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Christmas

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is CHRISTMAS ~ this is my first Christmas card for 2019!

We are still having 90+F temperatures here in North Texas and it is a little difficult to think of Christmas so I have gone with contemporary colors that sound ‘summery’ ~ Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana!

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Friends Forever ~ Happy Tails from Stampin’ UP!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

We were away on holiday (vacation) last week and our dear, sweet puppies, Daisy Mae and CiCi went to stay with some friends – who spoiled them rotten I am sure!  But I did so miss them and their little ways.  Needless to say when we got home they gave us a wonderful welcome – then Daisy Mae promptly gave us the ‘cold shoulder’ as punishment for leaving her!

So our ‘girls’ are our friends forever and today’s card is just for them with a lovely doggie theme from the Happy Tails Stamp set

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Heat Embossing Technique with Magnolia Blooms and Treat Bags

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What better way to say happy birthday, congratulations, or thank you than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in this versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

I have used this beautiful set to demonstrate heat embossing, how to use your Shimmer Paint AND how to use the Copper Dotted Treat bags as a decoration on your cards.

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