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Artistic Etchings – Scrapbook Page

                                            Artistic Etchings Scrapbooking Summer Mini

Hello Friends – Welcome to Saturday.  Today I have a scrapbooking page to share from this months Stamp Club.  I used or new In-Color Concord Crush #119675.  It truly is a beautiful purple and it does look like grapes.  My stamp set is Artistic Etchings #120573.  As you know I love making my own backgrounds and this one is no different.  For my background paper I used Very Vanilla #101650 and stamped it with various stamps from the set in Concord Crush, Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard.  I also sponged it a little with an artistic brush, added some Itty Bitty (retired) spots.  My focal point is Cherry Cobbler #119685.  Punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402.  (I haven't tired of this punch yet, it is just a beautiful punch),  My Cherry Cobbler is matted with a peice of DP from the pack called Newsprint #117166.  I stamped and sponged over this piece for some added pizzazz.  My Amour was stamped in More Mustard and punched with the Small Oval Punch #119863 and matted on a piece of Concord Crush and punched with the Scallop Oval Punch #119856.  My embellishment is a piece of More Mustard Ribbon 1/4" which is retired now. 

Thanks for stopping by today,  I'm off to one more ballgame today.  I'm a little tired today, we have been at the ball park all week.   Please contact me here if you have any questions about my cards or Stampin' Up.  Toodles

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Let’s Celebrate With Some Blog Candy

Stampin' Up Summer Mini Blog CandyHi Stamping Friends – Let's celebrate with some Blog Candy.  This week end on Sunday my hubby and I  will be celebrating our 40th anniversary.  How time flies.  What can I say, well lets just say I would do it all over again.  Let's celebrate with some blog candy.   I have a clear mount stamp set called It's The Thought, a card kit with 3 three cards and envies, a stack of 6 x 6 designer papers and a pouch with assorted ribbon.  All you have to do is drop me a note and let me know your favorite stamp set in this years new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  I have a very tough time picking myself because I want it all.  LOL  Here's my list.  Vintage Vogue, Apple Blossoms, The Nicest Things, Friends Never Fade, Funky Four and Just Believe.  Thanks for stopping by, good luck with the blog candy, and a I hope you never get tried of me telling you thanks  for all your support and I hope we have many years together.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday morning. 

Kourtney's got a noon game in Chesterfield, so that's what I'm doing this afternoon.  Take care.  Toodles

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Baby Tees All In A Row

EDIT:  OMG I forgot to add the picture.  What a day this is going to be!!!!

Baby Tees Baby Bundle Stampin' Up Summer Mini

Hello Friends – Welcome to Thursday.  I sure hope it's Thursday.  I don't want to look to silly, but I must admit my days seems to run all together sometimes.  Does that happen to you too?  Today I have something different, a BABY CARD.  Everyone should have a few baby cards in there stash ready to go just in case you need one.  My cardbase is Not Quite Navy #101722, matted with a piece of Bashful Blue #102120.  I used my Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335 and the Big Shot #113439 for some texture.  My next layer is NQN again matted with Very Vanilla #101650.  I used our Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 on both of them. For my stamped image I used the new Jumbo Size Roller featured on pg 79 of your catty called Baby Tees #118621.  It coordinates with the set on the opposite page called Baby Bundle #120576.  Unfortunately I decided not to order that set right away.  Big mistake, big mistake. My sentiment is from Family Phrases #114960.  Great stamp set by the way I use it all the time.  It's stamped on Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy.  I used three of our punches, the Window Word #119857, the Modern Label Punch #119849 and the Scallop Oval Ex-Lrg Punch #119856.  All these punches can be found on pages 200-203 in your catty.  TIP:  Make this card in different colors (Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue and Green/Yellow.  That's really being prepared) LOL!    

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Be sure and stop by tomorrow I will be having some blog candy.  Also if you like any of my cards and would like to purchase them please drop me an email.  Prices range from $3  to $4.50, just depends on how much I have put in the card. Postage is included and will be shipped in a padded envelope first class mail.  You can also visit my Esty store.  Just click on the Etsy Icon on the left side of my blog and it will show you what is available.   I also do custom orders for showers, birthday parties and the like.  Gift certificates are also available for that speical someone who as everything.  LOL  Thanks for stopping by today.   I hope you enjoy the card.  See ya back here tomorrow.  TTFN

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Cased Beautiful Butterflies

Hello My Stamping Friends – How is your day going so far?  I have a couple of ball games to go to today.  Be thinking of me while I'm out in the hot hot weather.  Today I have a card to share that was cased from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  It is such a pretty card that I couldn't resist to have it in my stash.  Thanks Dawn.  My cardstock is Blushing Bride #119796, matted with a piece of Basic Black #121045.  Black is a great background color, it seems to bring the sparkle out in other colors. Priceless Summer Mini 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog Don't you think.  I used the Stamp Set Priceless #115052 on pg 134 of our catty.  It's a great set to have in your collection.  It's just so whimsy.  We love whimsy.  My quote is from Occasional Quotes #120142.  One of our Level 3 Hostess Sets.  My embellishements are a little bling for sparkle and a pretty piece of our 5/8" Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon #117289.  Well, thanks for stopping by, I'm off to the ballgame.  This is the last tournament for the regular season.  Then we get a little break, but the fall teams will be getting ready soon.  Oh, so much fun. Ta Ta For Now

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EXTRA EXTRA Additional Hostess Benefits

Stampin Up Extra Hostess Benefits Summer Mini Stampin Up CatalogMorning My Stamping Friends – EXTRA EXTRA read all about it.  Stampin' Up is announcing today a very special promotion starting today July 27th and latsting until August 31st.  This offer is not available on-line, you must work with a demonstrator.  This is great folks.  When you have a workshop of $350 you will recieve an additional $25 in hostess cash to spend on anything in the new catty or mini.  That's a total of $65. in cash.  Yippie!!!!!!!  What a great opportunity to get even more stamp sets, cool tools, or those special embellishments that we love.  Bring some friends and family together and combine orders to reach that $350 mark and share in the rewards.  Email me to set up you workshop today.  And don't forget for those of you that are not in the neighborhood we can have an email workshop.  Contact me today and I'll explain how it's down.  WooHoo!!!!!!!!!  Click on the picture for a larger view of the flyer. 

Today I'm excited to show you one of my all time favorite layouts with flowers.  It's so simple, clean and oh so cute.  I cut a 4.25" square of Marina Mist #119682.  I used the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335 to add a little pizzazzzzz to it.  Apple Blossoms Stampin Up Catalog Summer MiniMy next layer is a strip of So Saffron #105118 and I used a strip of yellow from the DP Sunny Garden #119831.  I then cut a rectangle and stamped some stems from Apple Blossom #120139.  I inked it up with some Old Olive Ink using my marker.  I only inked up the portion that I wanted to stamp.  Actually I took a piece of scrap paper and lined it up, then stamped my images so they all looked like there are straight in a row.  Added some buttons for flowers. That's the beauty of the card is the button flowers.  Added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370.  For  my scallops I used my nesties, but we do have a new die cut rectangle Scallop Rectangle #118872.  I'm just not sure what size it is.  It will have to be on one of my upcoming orders. 

Thanks so much or stopping by and chatting with me.  I'm excited about this new promotion.  It's just another way you can take advantage of getting even more Stampin' Up porducts.  Check that wish list..  I would love to do a workshop for you.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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Apple Blossoms

Good Morning Everyone – Hope your day is starting out mighty fine.  Today I have a card to share using the Level 2 Hostess Set Apple Blossoms #120139.  This set is soooooo cute.  I think the thing that caught my eye is the funky cute long stems.  My cardbase is Early Expresso  from our new Neutral Collection #119686.  If Choc Chip was one of your favs, you're gonna love this one.  It is much darker and richer.  My next layer is a piece of WW #100730 and I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the right side #118402 for that extra special touch. Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Summer Mini 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog My focal point is a piece of Pear Pizzazz #119795 and then another layer using Peach Parfait #119794.  Both of these colors are from the new In-Color collection for this year.  For my flowers I used an old method called masking.  It has been around for a long time.  I stamped my Peach Parfait flower first on a piece of sticky note and then placed it in the corner of my WW piece.  Then I stamped my Pear Pizzazz flowers where I thought they should be.  Removed my mask.  I then stamped my Peach Parfait flower on a separate piece of WW and cut it out using my Paper Snips #103579.  Great pair of scissors, they are super sharp and pointed so you can cut in close.  I then stamped my sentiment with Early Expresso Ink #119670.  For some added pizzazz I added  a piece of 1/4" Early Expresso Ribbon #120931 and also you will notice I added a Scallop corner.  I did this by punching a corner of Early Expresso with the matching scallop corner punch #118870.  I trimmed up the corner and put it up underneath my WW piece.  There you have it easy peasy.  Now it's your turn.  Thanks for stopping by and chatting today.  I have a full day of house cleaning you know how that its.  I spend most of my week end out in the yard.  We had mighty strong winds Saturday night and the front yard was full of branches and leaves.  Don't you just hate that.  It took most of Sunday morning to rake and pick them up.  Have a wonderful day.  See ya back here tomorow.  Toodles  Oh I forgot to mention the polka dots on my card.  As many of you know empty white space bothers me some times, so I took a white paint pen and added the swiss polka dots to the white areas of my card.  It is very soft and subtle but I do think you can see it even in the picture.  Always trying little things to perk up a card. 

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Herb Expressions and Wild Wasabi

Good Morning My Stamping Friends – Welcome to the week end.  Today I have a card to share, it's one occasion that we do not look forward to, but we get caught off guard when we don't have them in our stash.  That's Sympathy cards.  My cardbase is Wild Wasabi #108641.  Wild Wasabi is one of my favorite greens. I matted it with the new Designer Paper called Woodland Walk #117389. Oh sooooo pretty.  I then taped a flat piece of Early Expresso Ribbon #119955.  My next layer was a piece of Early Expresso matted with another small piece of Woodland Walk #117389.  Herb Expressions Summer Mini Stampin' UpMy focal point is a piece of Wild Wasabi matted with Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650.  My stamp set is Herb Expressions #113224.  This set is a beautiful outline image set that can be used for just about anything you can imagine.  Today it is my go to set for my sympathy card.  I only had a small place for my sentifment so I had to use a retired set that has been gone for several years now. 

Now that convention is over, everyone will be getting back to their normal routine.  Before you know it we will be making cards for fall, Halloween, and even Christmas.  LOL  Time does move quickly.  So, I want to remind you of whats happening right now.  Of course if you still need a new Catalog and don't have a relationship with a demonstrator, please let me know and I can fix that.  In all the hussle and bussle of life now a days don't forget about our New Color Renovation Kits.  It's designed to help you add all of the new colors and new in colors in one neat package.  The New Demonstrator Kits are out click here to view everything that is included for a special price.  Or for past Demonstrators Stampin' Up has a special offer for you.  You can rejoin and begin receiving your discounts and benefits for only $35.  That offer ends July 31st.  You still have a little time to think about.  You can not rejoing on line, I will have to email you the paperwork.  Stampin' Up Demontrator Starter Kit Rejoin Starter KitDon't delay, it has to be in by July 31st.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day and wonderful week end.  Next week will be topsy turvey for me and the girls.  It's the last softball tournament of the session.  So we will be in and out.  So a break is in order of course until fall season starts.  LOL  Take Care  Toodles

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Friends Never Fade Medallion

Good Morning My Stamping Friends – Happy Friday.  This is the big day for Kourtney, they have four tournaments today.  I hope everyone goes well.  It's pretty hot our there and they have a history of pettering out in the heat.  It doesn't matter though they are having fun.  Today I have my take on this weeks MOJO Monday Sketch.  I don't often use these colors, but I don't know why.  LOL Frinds Never Fade Summer Mini 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog My card base is Night of Navy #100867 and it is matted with WW #100730 and embossed using the Dotted Folder #117335.  I only embossed approx 3/4 of the way down my card.  I did this so I would have room to put my sentiment.  For my first layer of scallops I used the Scallop Circle #2 #113469 and matted it with a piece of designer paper from the Greenhouse Gala DP pack #117167.  My circle is 3" cut with the Circle Scissors Plus #112530.  Then I used our Scallop Square Punch #119884 and matted it with a 1 inch piece of WW stamped with the retired Itty Bitty stamp (boy I'm gonna miss that one) LOL  Then for my focal point I used the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874 and cut a 2" Circle.  My stamp set is a new one called Friends Never Fade #120618.  Ink is Night of Navy.  My sentiment was stamped with Thank You Kindly #111700.  My ribbon is a piece of our lushish satin 5/8" ribbon in Marina Mist #119751.  That's it for today folks.  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to think about my Ribbon Share, I'm placing the order very soon.  Toodles

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Hello Again

Hello Again Summer Mini 2010-2011 Idea Book and CatalogHello Again – I'm so excited, I love papercraft and when a card turns out just the way you want.  It's a good thing.  This is sooooo cute.  The color combo is Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.  Ink is NQN and Wild Wasabi.  So glad to see it back.  The card is a simple one.  I think you can figure it out easily, if not and you have questions please let me know.  The stamp sets are Hello Again #113780 and the hostess set Because I Care #120118.  You can get that one FREE by hosting a workshop.  Think about it.  (have to get that plug in there, you know how it is).  Well, thanks for stopping back by, I sure do appreciate it.  I need to get busy and make some more cards so I can get ahead a little bit so when life gets in my way I have something for you.  Have a great rest of the day.  Toodles

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Hello Everyone – I don't have a card for you today.  We have an early Dr. appointment for my hubby, but I hope to get to work on one later. Be sure and check back again later this afternoon.  Thanks for stopping by I'll see ya later today.  Toodles