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Hi to you all.  This is what I have been working on today.  The set is called Delightful Decorations #116517.  It is featured in the upcoming Holiday Mini which will be available on Sept. 1st.  Boy how the time does fly.  LOL  CS is Real Red (one of my favs)  I used Old Olive card stock and used the Scallop Edge Punch #112091 then trimmed that out with some whisper white and cuttlebugged it with the dotted swiss folder.  Be sure and check out some of the specials listed below, you sure don’t want to miss out.  Have a great day and TFL.  See you tomorrow


Happy anniversary to the MOJO folks, it is their 100th sketch.  I chose Serene Snowflakes as my focal point #115438.  This set is featured in the Holiday Mini which premiers on Sept. 1st.  CS is Kraft matted with DP from the Bella Birds collection (retired).  Be sure and check out Stampin Up’s ongoing promitons. 

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This will be one of my Stamp-A-Stack Cards for my upcoming workshop.  I have to make this a short post.  I am spending my day with my grandkids.  This is the last day of their summer vacation.  School starts tomorrow.  Take care everyone.  See you tomorrow.



MorePetalPizzazzHow about making someone smile today.  Don;t save those creations, send them out and spread some cheer.  Todays creation is stamp set Petal Pizzazz #113417. I am always looking for new flower images.  They just make me happy, how about you.  CS is Lavendar Lace matted with Old Olive DP.  Flowers were stamped on Whisper White in Lavendar Lace and Old Olive inks.  Senitment is a retired stamp and ribbon is non SU.  Tip:  You can use your markers to die ribbon to match your theme.  I used a clear button and threaded it with embroidery thread and punched a piece of Old Olive DP.  I adhered it with a glue dot.  I also added some bling for sparkle.  i hope you had a nice week-end.  Our weather could get stormy here in Missouri, but we sure could use some rain.  Be sure and check out some of my specials below.  The Holiday Mini begins Sept. 1st.  You’re gonna love it.  Take care and TFL.  Until to tomorrow.

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Petal Pizzazz

Happy Saturday . Todays selection is for you scrapbookers out there.  This is a 12 x 12 page on Bermuda Bay matted with Bermuda Bay DP. I used an 8 1/2 sq of whisper white and the stamp set Petal Pizzas #113417.  I also used a touch of Crushed Curry and a So saffron brad..  Have a great day and remember to destress a little bit and get some stamping done.  Make someone smile today.  TFL

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Great Friend

Todays card uses the Stamp Set Great Friend #113792.  I saw the layout on someones site but I’m sorry I don’t remember where.  I changed colors and used our new embossing folder Petals-A-Plenty which will be available on Sept 1st.  The card base is 4 1/4 square.  CS is Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron and Real Red.  Don;t you love this color combo.  Punches are Scallop Edge and the Top Note Biz Die.  Ribbon is the new 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain.

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New Technique:   See the background there, this is done with an emobssing folder and some ink.  You rub the back of the embossing folder with ink and them emboss as usual.  This is what you get.  A beautiful background that looks like DP.  WOW!!!  There are some creative people out there.  Todays Stamp Set is Autumn Days #115452.  I used the 1 3/8 square punch #103375 to punch out my pinecone image and matted it on Choc Chip (1 7/8 x 4 5/8).  The sentiment is from Great Friends #113792 and punched just like the pinecone.  Inks are Choc Chip and Mellow Moss Markers. Coming Soon the new SU Holdiay Mini which will be released on Sept 1st.  OMG it is chocked full of stamp sets and accessories for the holiday season.  One of the advanages of being a SU Demo is that I get to see and order from the Holiday Mini in advance.  You can too.  Join my Team and you will be able to pre-order and receive discounts on Stampin’ Up products.  Check out thesStarter Kit bonus promotion below.  Time is running short though you have only till August 31st.   Tip:  Be sure and wash your folder in warm soapy water and dry with a soft towel and it will be ready to go for the next time.  

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Enjoy your day and TFL.  See ya tomorrow

MOJO99 Sketch

Today I’m sharing my take on the MOJO99 Sketch.  You have to hand it to these ladies, they come up with some very nice layouts everytime.  I especially like this one.  The stamp set I used is called Eastern Blooms #111626.  The card base (4 1/4 x 11) is Whisper White, matted with R Razzleberry and Cottage Wall DP #115671.  Punches used are the 1" circle punch #109046 and the scallop square punch #112081.  R Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon #115613.  Check out my earlier post (Ribbon Share)and see how you can get 3 yards of each of the new In-Color ribbons.  Ink color is Old Olive.  Stay tuned because Stampin’ Up will be offering some very nice specials during the month of September, especially for our hostesses.  WOW!! 

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  • Holiday Mini starts September 1st..  They should be arriving soon.  If you don’t get one be sure and let me know and I will mail one out to you. 

TFL and have a great day – Sandy

Trendy Trees

Happy Tuesday.  Todays stamp set is Trendy Trees #115258.  I’ve had this set for a while now but have not used it much.  I think it is so cute but it is a challenging set.  I have found it is much easier to use if you use a stamp-a-ma-jig #101049.  For those of you that are not familiar with this tool I’ll try and explain it.  This tool allows you to align your images perfectly.  It is another step for you to do but it is well worth it in the end.  CS is Dusty Durango matted with Crushed Curry and So Saffron DP.  These are great fall colors and fall will be here before you know it.  So get ready.  I used my nesties Labels 4.  Ink – Olive Green, So Saffron, Choc Chip, and Dusty Durange.  Punches –  Large Oval and Modern Label.  Hope you get to take a little time out  today and send someone a smile.  TFL

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mamboCountryMorningHi Everyone.  Hope you had a fun filled stamping week-end.  I fell in love.  With what you say.  These colors.  LOL  Have you tried stampin on Kraft CS.  I wanted to do this technique with the white craft ink and new in-color markers.  Yes markers.  I smear some ink from my markers onto a peice of palette paper/wax paper and use my blender pen.  I decide which side I want my shadow on and build my layer of color.  Start out with just a little bit and build.  You can always add more but you can’t take it away.  I hope that helps a little bit.  Just charge in and practice.  It’s only paper. LOL  Know for the deets.  Stamp set is a Hostess Level 1 set called Country Morning.  You can get this set free by hosting a workshop.   There are many ways to have a workshop.  Gather friends at your home, have a catty workshop, we can even have an e-mail workshop. E-mail me  for more details.  CS is Melon Mambo matted with Whisper White, and So Saffron DP.  I rounded my corners with the small corner rounder punch #109047.  Inks are Melon Mambo, Craft Whisper White, So Saffron and a white gel pen.  The ground area is Old Olive.  I used my nesties called Labels 2  and the Word Window Punch #105090.  Not everyone has nesties so mount your image any way you like.  Circles or Squares would look very nice.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #105370 and Crushed Curry Polka Dot ribbon.  The card size is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2.  Take care guys and have a great Monday.  TFL 

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