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Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Simple snow scene on Saturday…

Well, this crazy August heat in Texas has me really dreaming of cold weather…combined with seeing the new Holiday Catalog, I am really in the Christmas spirit in August LOL…and so I wanted to show you a clean & simple but striking holiday card I made…

My card today is simple and only uses two colors – yes, it’s another made with stamps from Thoughtful Branches – can you tell I’m addicted to that set?!  Seriously, if you don’t have this fabulous set of stamps yet, you really do NEED it!

And here it is…a simple black & white snow scene with some shimmer…

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You will find a link to the printable/downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements & instructions on how to make this card below…

My card uses just two colors – Whisper White and Basic Black – which gives a stark but pretty elegant look I think…

And being a holiday card, of course I had to glitterize it – I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to draw lines along the ‘ground’ and dots in the trees and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds Glitter – shake it off and as you can see, you end up with a sparkly snowy look to your card…

It’s really tricky to capture that glitter but if you click on the photo below it will bring up a larger version and hopefully you will get the idea – it looks just like snow has fallen 0 in real life, it is super glittery white!

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The sentiment is from the holiday set Reason for the Season that you can find in the Annual Catalog – that phrase just stood out to be used on this card because the tree scene makes me feel peaceful…

Pretty simple card but I love that about it – the simplicity kind of makes it cool, if you know what I mean…

WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Here are the stamps that you get in Thoughtful Branches:

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BUNDLE UP & SAVE!  Don’t forget that when you purchase the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set & set of Beautiful Branches Framelits Dies together as a Bundle you save 10% – sweet deal!  

  • Click HERE to save on this bundle – item code 144328

AND EVEN MORE FREE – when you order this Bundle with me through the link above, I will EMAIL YOU 10 FREE CARD PROJECT SHEETS detailing 10 different cards you can make using it!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches (143539), Reason for the Season (139730)
BUNDLE: Thoughtful Branches Bundle (144328)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
Punch: 1 1/2″ Circle (138299)
Misc: Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751), Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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Friday, August 12th, 2016

Thoughtful Branches meets Love Birds…

Sooo I made a series of six seasonal cards using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle to showcase just how versatile these stamps & dies are and how you really can use them year round…

All share the same clean & simple format but all are different in several ways…the first of the six has a heart/love theme and would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, an engagement, wedding or anniversary or simply to send to a friend…

Here is that first card – you will find a link to the printable or downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements, close up photos & instructions on how to make this card below…

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Oh those little birdies are SO CUTE!!!  I absolutely love adding them to my cards – they just make me smile every time!

The core colors I used are soft and are Blushing Bride & Soft Suede with the birds & text stamped in Early Espresso…

ALL stamps I used on this card can be found in the Thoughtful Branches stamp set including the sentiments – I love when you can use just one set for an entire card!

How about that centerpiece?  I just love it – those two birds perched on top of a sparkly glittery pink heart – SO easy to make using a die or punch and the fabulous Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper plus a dimensional or two…

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And notice that small heart above the sentiment at the bottom – again, punched out of that same Glimmer Paper using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch – such a small detail packs a big punch!

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I’ll be showcasing the other five cards along with their own Project Sheets over the next week so be sure to keep an eye out – but for now…

WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

DON’T WANT TO WAIT & WANT TO SEE THOSE CARDS & GET THEIR PROJECT SHEETS NOW?  Order Thoughtful Branches Bundle using the link to my online store and you will receive ALL of those plus 4 more = 10 Project Sheets instantly emailed to you!

BUNDLE UP & SAVE!  Don’t forget that when you purchase the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set & set of Beautiful Branches Framelits Dies together as a Bundle you save 10% – sweet deal!  

  • Click HERE to save on this bundle – item code 144328

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches (143539)
Dies: Beautiful Branches Thinlits (143538), Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707)
BUNDLE: Thoughtful Branches Bundle (144328)
Punch: Confetti Hearts Border (137415)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Blushing Bride (131172)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (131198), Soft Suede (115318), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550)
Misc: Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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And don’t forget that through August 31st 2016 – when you place an order using the link to my online store below and use this Host Code END2WW4A I will mail you ONE FREE CONTAINER OF GLITTER OR EMBOSSING POWDER of your choice – as soon as your order is placed, email me to let me know which color/item you would like – it will be mailed out to you from me along with your Thank You card.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the code because you get the host rewards for yourself – I will still mail you a small gift with your Thank You card

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Foxy Friends meets a cat…

One of the most ADORABLE stamp sets in the new annual Catalog has to be Foxy Friends – you can find it on pg 57 and it is simply the sweetest set ever – and oh so versatile too!

And even better, it has it’s own perfectly coordinating punch – so that you can easily add dimension and alot of fun to the cards you make with it – and you can make so many different animals with the stamps too – it is AWESOME!

Here is a card that I made using those stamps & punch…this is the card that I sent out to the July Top Achievers on my Ink Spot Stampers team…

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You will find a link to the printable/downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements & instructions on how to make this card below…

Isn’t is ca-ute?!  I just love this little cat and check out those little paws…how sweet!

The colors I used are Whisper White, Smoky Slate & Pool Party – with accents of black…

That cat is super fun & easy to make – you stamp the cat and then stamp just the head & features onto a piece of scrap – punch it out with the Fox Builder Punch – and add it to the base cat with Dimensionals…

Stamp the cute little paws, add a little Rhinestone Jewel just under his head and that looks just like a tag on a collar for a cute finishing touch…

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That beautiful chevron patterned paper is from A Little Foxy DSP – that pack of papers has some beautiful and cute designs in it and it is a great deal – you get 48 sheets of 6×6 papers for just $10!

I made the banner shape using the Triple Banner Punch – and I have to say – if you don’t yet have that punch it is a MUST HAVE – I use it every week and will always keep it as it makes banner making so quick & easy on any size up to 2″ wide!

And finally the sweet flower is made using the Tree Builder Punch – you might remember that I used it to make some pink flowers on my flamingo card the other day – again, another indispensable punch in my collection!

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I love how this cute card turned out and I have some ideas for making Holiday cards using the sweet animal shapes in this stamp set…stay tuned…

WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

BUNDLE UP & SAVE!

When you purchase the Foxy Friends Stamp Set & Fox Builder Punch together as a Bundle you save 10% – sweet deal!  Click on the picture below for a closer look…

  • Click HERE to save on this bundle – item code 142326

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Foxy Friends (141549), Designer Tin of Cards (141739)
BUNDLE: Foxy Friends Photopolymer Bundle (142326)
Punches: Fox Builder (141470), Banner Triple (138292), Tree Builder (138295)
Cardstocks: Smoky Slate (131202), Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924)
Inks: Smoky Slate (131179), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP (141637)
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A sweet Hello with Thoughtful Branches…

Do you have the Thoughtful Branches Bundle yet?  If not, you really need it LOL!  I cannot stop using it – it is simply super versatile and so much fun to use!

Today I am showing you a card that I made using it which would be great for any occasion simply by switching out the sentiment…and yes, I cannot stop adding those cute birds to all cards I make using it – they just add such a sweet look!

Here is my card…it’s simple & sweet…

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You will find a link to the printable/downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements & instructions on how to make this card below…

This card uses just two striking core colors – Crumb Cake and Basic Black – with the tree stamped in Always Artichoke and the bird in Cajun Craze…

I wanted the tree to be the focal point and so made a ‘custom’ size for this card because I didn’t want a whole lot of border or space to fill – I wanted the tree to be what draws the eye…

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And I LOVE the addition of the Linen Thread – when you wrap it around a few times, it really comes into it’s own – and I wasn’t quite sure where to position my bow, but decided on over the trunk – I think it creates a great little finishing touch…

WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

BUNDLE UP & SAVE!

When you purchase the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set & set of Beautiful Branches Framelits Dies together as a Bundle you save 10% – sweet deal!  Click on the picture below for a closer look…

  • Click HERE to save on this bundle – item code 144328
  • AND when you order this Bundle with me through the link above, I will email you 10 Project Sheets detailing 10 different cards you can make using it!

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches (143539), Flourishing Phrases (CM 141534/WM 141531)
Dies: Beautiful Branches Thinlits (143538)
BUNDLE: Thoughtful Branches Bundle (144328)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Inks: Always Artichoke (126972), Cajun Craze (126965), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
Punch: 1″ Circle (119868)
Misc: Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Snail (104332)

Through August 31st 2016 – when you place an order using the link to my online store below and use this Host Code END2WW4A I will mail you ONE FREE CONTAINER OF GLITTER OR EMBOSSING POWDER of your choice – as soon as your order is placed, email me to let me know which color/item you would like – it will be mailed out to you from me along with your Thank You card.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the code because you get the host rewards for yourself – I will still mail you a small gift with your Thank You card

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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Monday, August 8th, 2016

Bold Flamingo for a Pop of Paradise…

Today I wanted to show you a bold & bright summer themed card that I made for a Team Facebook Hop – the theme was ‘Here comes the sun’ and as soon as I saw that, I knew I had to use the very cool flamingo featured in the set Pop of Paradise – simply because it reminds me of our family vacations to Florida & fun beach times!

This set also features tropical leaves, a fab pineapple and some really useful sentiments – it is a set where you can really get creative…

Here is my card…yes, those bright colors are outside of my comfort zone LOL but I really love how they work together…

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You will find a link to the printable/downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements & instructions on how to make this card below…

The colors I used on this card are Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black and of course Whisper White – I love how the white background makes all of those colors pop right out!

The ‘Hello’ disc is made by Heat Embossing with Versamark, Gold Stampin Emboss Powder and the fab Heat Tool, and then I punched it out to create a shimmery disc…

Not done Heat Embossing before?  It is so much easier than you might think and adds a real WOW look to your cards – click HERE to find my printable step-by-step tutorial

And that fringe…for a tropical theme I added this as it reminds me of a grass skirt or roof…oh how I love using the Fringe Scissors to make this look – you can also cross hatch with them to make confetti – the possibilities are limitless!

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The leaves are really eyecatching too…I stamped them and then cut them out using my Paper Snips (another must have!) as they have super sharp tips making it easy to get into the corners…

And for my finishing touch…I had to add some flowers…it’s just not summer without them!  I punched them out with the Tree Builder Punch and added a cute sparkly Rhinestone Jewel to each – LOVE the impact of those little embellies!

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Now I love the sun but I am now wishing for cool weather…this week in Central Texas it is going to be around the 101 mark…roll on fall and camping..stay cool and enjoy the last days of summer!

Want my FREE PROJECT SHEET showing you how to make this card along with a supply list?  

Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Here are the images that are in the set Pop of Paradise:

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Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Pop of Paradise (CM 141581/WM 141578)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Melon Mambo (115320, Old Olive (100702)
Inks: Melon Mambo (126948), Old Olive (126953), Pear Pizzazz (131180), Versamark (102283)
Embossing: Stampin Gold Emboss Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053)
Punches: 1 1 1/4″ Circle (119861), Tree Builder (138295)
Ribbon: Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched (141650)
Misc:  Fringe Scissors (133325), Rhinestones (119246), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Snail (104332)

Through August 31st 2016 – when you place an order using the link to my online store below and use this Host Code END2WW4A I will mail you ONE FREE CONTAINER OF GLITTER OR EMBOSSING POWDER of your choice – as soon as your order is placed, email me to let me know which color/item you would like – it will be mailed out to you from me along with your Thank You card.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the code because you get the host rewards for yourself – I will still mail you a small gift with your Thank You card

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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