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Fresh Cuts

Fresh NotesIsn’t this a beautiful sketch. The sketch is from SCS this week.  But OMG I had so much trouble figuring out which stamp set to go with.  This is called Fresh Cuts #111634.  It was the rage last year.  Do you every find that there are some stamp sets that just stump you?  Background is Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.  DP Thourghly Modern #115673 matted on R Razzleberry #115316.  Bermuda Bay Ribbon #115610 and I did use something new.  The flourish in the corner has been cut on the Big Shot (if you don’t have one you will love it) with the sizzlit die called Swirles Scribbles #113441 and of course a little bling.  Sitting here looking at it again I think it is the black ink that bothers me,.  What do you think?  Take care and hope you enjoy the card.  TFL  Toodles!

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Country Morning

Country MorningHappy Thursday everyone.  My family had an exciting night last evening.  I have a 12 yr old grandaughter (known as a tween – not quite a teenager yet).  where do they come up with these things. LOL Anyhoo She is a very good softball pitcher and she had a chance to tryout for a feeder team for her school.  Good Luck Korts!!!!!!!!!  Now on to the card this morning.  This was the MOJO scketch for last week and I chose to use the Stamp Set Country Morning #115334 which is a Level 1 hostess set.  You can get this set for free when you host a workshop.  Maybe you should be thinking about that.  Contact me for more info.  CS is R Razzleberry (5×5) matted with Soft Suede.  DP was Razzleberry Lemonade # 115675.  I stamped the image on water color paper with black stazon and used the blender pen method.  The way I accomplish this is I take a piece of pallette paper or wax paper and use my markers.  This way you have excellent control over the amount of color you use.  Always Always start out very light and keep adding layers until you get the color you are looking for.  Practice makes perfert.  The technique is not hard and you have the effect of watercoloring.  I did use the ribbon punch and R Razzleberry Ribbon.  Lovvvvvvvve those polka dots.  I know this ribbon can be a little challenging to get polka dots on both side when you’re finished tieing.  You can do it.  White gel pen was added for a little pizazzzzzzzzzz.  also a little tip for the inside.  Because RR is so dark I normally put a piece of white CS inside my card.  Of course with a little decoration inside.  (just another place to make it pretty).  Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a workshop.  You can have and in-home workshop yours/mine, a catalog workshop or even an e-mail workshop.  You choose.  I hope you enjoy todays card and TFL.  Have a great day!!!!        Toodles

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Sparkly & Bright

Sparkly & BrightX-mas in July.  I promise I will quit soon.  LOL   Isn’t Sparky as cute as a deer.  This card is MOJO97.  Cudos to the ladies at Poetic Artistry.   Great layout.  Stamp Set Sparkly & Bright # 115346 on pg 41.  I used RR #115316 for my card base.  Matted with Creamy  Carmel #102514, I used the snowflake from the set in CC and used the while gel pen for pizzazzzz.   I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I have a problem with empty space.  So, I like to doodle.  That’s were the polka dots come in.  I lovvvvve polka dots, don’t you.  DP was Cottage Wall #115671 and Old Olive CS #100702.  Inks were RR and CC.  For his nose I used RRed marker and put a little glitter on to make him sparkle.  Circle punches 1 3/8 and 1 3/4.  White gel pen and white brads.  I did use the 1/4 circle punch to put under the brads to make them pop just a little.   If you see anything you like Order on-line 24/7 at my  website  www.sandymurphy.stampinup.net .  Click on the Shop Now icon.   Order $50 and receive a 10% discount before s/h but you most e-mail me with your order.

Be sure and check out the Deal of the Week.  This is the last one.  The Heart to Heart Punch #113694 is 30% off.  Can’t beat that anywhere.  Click on my button for more details.  COMING  SOON!!  I am working on my Tart and Tangy Card Class Kit.  There will be a total of six cards for you to assembly.   I hope you enjoy and TFL.  Toodles

Love Bugs

Love Bus - Hostess Level 1What do you think of the Love Bugs.  Its so cute.  I can think of sereral ways to use it.  Anniversary, Valentines Day, Just Because.  The set is called Love Bugs (115233)  You can get this set free when you host a $150 workshop.  You will also receive $15 in free merchandise.  What a great way to have friends over and get free stuff.  If you live in my area (St. Charles, MO) drop me a line and we can get a workshop set up just for you or we can have an e-mail party.  For more details about cyber space drop me a line and I’ll tell you all the deets.  CS was Real Red (102482) matted with Basic Black (102851) and matted again with Whisper White (100730).  I love to make my own backgrounds (you know more stamping). You can use any polka dot stamp,  A little trick – for the small dot use the end of a brand new pencil eraser.  Works like a dream.  The flower is from a retired set.  Color Technique  is the blender pen on watercolor paper (105019).  You have great control to blend those colors that we love.  Ink – Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo. Ground cover was Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)  You can’t go wrong with it.  It covers just about any saying that you will every need.  And the punch is the new one called Modern Label (116630),  Ribbon is Bermuda Bay Polka Dot (115610).  ) I‘m working on having a Ribbon Share – Say tuned for more details) I know you have heard this before but I’m in love with polka dot ribbon just about any color.  My inter circle was the 1 3/8 circle punch (104401), next the 1 3/4 circle punch (112004) and for the scallops I used my nesties but Stampin’ Up now has the Bit Shot Bigz die called the Scallop Circle #2 (113469),  It’s just $19.95 and you will use the heck out of it.  Remember – you can shop 24/7 on-line at my SU Website www.sandymurphy.stampinup.net .  If you spend $50 I will give you a 10% discount before s/h.  I can only do that if you order directly from me through e-mail.  Its not hard just drop me a note.  I hope you enjoyed the card and that you have a superduper day.  Let me know if there is something special you would like to see.  TFL See you later. OMG I almost forgot – be sure and check out the deal of the week.  This is the last one.  Click on the deal of the week button

Ribbon Share

Good Morning once again.  I know this idea has been around for a little while but I thought I would give you the opportunity just in case you might have missed out.  I am offering a Ribbon Share.  This means that you will receive 3 yards of all the in-color polka dot ribbon (6 colors) for $15.  This is a great opportunity to get your hands on some beautiful ribbon at a reasonable cost.  If you are interested please drop down to my left sidebar and click on the add to cart button.  The add to cart button is with PayPal.  I am accepting checks as well but delivery will be delayed until your check clears.  I’m new at this so please e-mail me and we will exchange addresses and let me know which payment option you chose.  Thanks for your patience.  Let me know if you have questions.  See ya tomorrow.


Happy Together

Happy Monday Everyone.  Hope your week-end was filled with fun like stamping.  LOL!  I got some important yard work done.  I know,  not everybody loves yard work, but I feel so good when things get done and your yard looks pretty.  Don’t you.  For todays card I used the cutest stamp set called Happy Together.  What is it about little birds  aren’t they just the cutest.  My card layout is called a Pocket Card.  You can use this for so many things (an invitation,, gift card holder, even a small candy bar would fit.  Great for b/d party favors.  Anywho I used Rich Razzleberry (115316) as my base (4 1/4 x 11) folded in half and then scored at one end at 1 1/2.  I used the samll corner rounder (109047) for the bottom of my flap.  DP is called Cottage Wall (115671)  If you love purple you’re going love it.  I matted the front with Orchid Opulence (100969) same combo for the Scallop in the corner.  Scallop Punch (109043).  Boy do I used that one a lot.  The inside of the pocket is Orchid Opulence and Whisper White (100730) stamped with the flower from the set.  Ribbon RR polka dot (115613), white gel pen, a build a brad and a little bling.  Caution – be sure when adhereing your front part of the card that you use a narrow piece of sticky tape one each side.  It’s the red two sided tape pg 192 (104294).  It is very strong and will hold the weight of your card front but you must leave enough room for the inside piece to fit in your pocket.    I hope I didn’t confuse you.  If you have questions please drop me a line.

Don’t forget about the last deal of the week.  I will post what it is Monday afternoon.  I hope you were able to get in on the Vanilla Hodgepodge.  It was a heck of a deal.   On-line ordering 24/7 is available through my website at www.sandymurphy.stampinup.net When you order $50 I will give you a 10% discount before s/h.  Everybody have a great Monday.  TFL  See Ya


DasherHi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.  Since we are in the Christmas mood I am posting another Christmas Card called Dasher (116816).  This is a single stamp and you can find it in the back of the book pg 208.  You can do a lot with this stamp.  I chose to just ink it up but I think it will emboss beautifully.  Once again I have used Soft Suede  (115318).  I think this will become one of the go to colors that you can use as a base/background.  I also used Kraft (102125) and one of my favs Chos Chip (102128).  Dasher is stamped in Soft Suede Ink (115657) on Very Vanilla.  The snowflakes are from Snow Swirled (111690) inked with Rich Razzleberry (115658)and Soft Suede.  There is a sentiment in the right hand corner from the new set called Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370).  I used Merry Christmas.  Oh there is a little Craft Whisper White in there too and a white gel pen along with a little bling.  Don’t you just love to put a little sparkle in your card.  Well, I hope you all have a great week-end and that you get a little time to stamp.  I just lovvvvve to stamp,  It takes all the stress out of my day.  Take care everyone and TFL

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Kind & Caring Thoughts – Level 3 Hostess

Kind & Caring ThoughtsHi There! Hope you are having a great Friday.  I will be spending the afternoon stamping with friends.  How about you?  For my card today I chose to work with one of the Level 3 Hostess sets called Kind and Caring Thoughts (115324).  I love flowers and I find myself always learning toward flower/natures sets.  I always have yard work to do so maybe I’ll get some done this week-end.  Now if you’re like me and love flowers and would like to have this set please contact me here to set up a workshop/catalog party.  Now what is a catty party.   You can get free stamp sets and free merchandise by hosting a regular workshop in your home or you can do a catty party.  If you are already familar with SU products you can have family and friends place orders. For more details please give me a hollar and I’ll tell you how its done.  Or as always you can order 24/7 On-Line at my SU website at www.sandymurphy.stampinup.net   Enough of the blabber let’s get to the deets.  CS is Crushed Curry (115319), Dusty Durango (115321) and Soft Suede (115318).   I also used Raspberry Lemonade DP (115675).  I always use punches wherever I can and this is no exception.  The 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches (104401/104403) are great along with a little glitter to give it a little punch.  I also used a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for my first layer but SU now has emobssing templets available.  Check it out on page 195 in the catalog.  For some sparkle I used SU’s Dazzaling Diamonds (101023) with a 2 Way Glue Pen (100425).  I hope you enjoy the card and have a great week-end.  TFL  Toodles

Tree Trimmings

Todays card is for MOJO Monday MOJO96.  I just love this sketch.  Square cards are not my norm but we all need to work out of the box once in a while.  I think this might be one of my X-mas cards for my Stamp Club.  Yes, you heard right, we all need to be thinking about making and sending those X-max cards.  It is never to early.  My card base (5×5) is one of the new in-colors soft suede (115318) matted with Kraft (102125).  Stamp sets used were Tree Trimmings (116722) new to the catty this year and Snow Swirled (111690).  Save yourself some hassle and use the Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) on page 191 for the strings.  Ink is Rich Razzelberry, Soft Suede and Craft White  Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry (115613),  Don’t you just love the polka dots.  One of my favs.  I used a White Gel Pen for the dots and of course snowflakes are not complete without a little bling (non SU).  If you would like to  make this card you can order 24/7 with the link below.  Well I’ll stop blabbering and let you get busy.  Toodles for now and TFL

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Tart and Tangy

Tart and Tangy From Stampin' UpFor todays card I chose to make a clean and crisped card.  Doesn’t it make you feel good when your vision comes together as you had invisioned it  Yea!!!!!!!!!  I used the Tart and Tangy Stamp Set (#111541).  I also used the dotted background stamp (retired).  For the deets"  Card size is 4 1/4 x 11".  I am using it longways.  I trimmed about half of the card front off and matted it with real red and whisper white  cs (102482/100730) on page 155/56 in the catty and inked the dotted background stamp with real red.  I used markers to ink the cherry stamp (real red and old olive).   Punched it out with the small sq punch and mounted it to the scallop sq punch (112081).  Tied Real Red Grossgrain Ribbon.  The ribbon punch was also used on the edges of the whisper wh and the real red.              Be sure and check out the deal of the week.  If you like vanilla hodgepodge this special is for you.  Go to my link on my sidebar and it will take you right to it.  Remember you can shop on line 24/7 when you use my web site at www.sandymurphy.stampinup.net  and click on the shop now icon.  For all first time buyers I am giving a 10%discount on your first order.   if you get the chance drop me an e-mail and let me know how I can assist you with all of your Stampin’ Up needs. TFL and have a great rest of the day. See Ya