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February 2009

More Beautiful Butterflies

Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!  Here's another sample using the SU Exclusive die for the Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies.  Hope it brightens your day!

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Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Always, Chocolate Chip

Extras: Rhinestone brads Fire Circles and Flower Assortment brads.   I wanted to bling up the flower brad so I took apart one of the fire circle brads and added the rhinestone to the middle of the flower.  It is hard to see but I also ran the Chocolate butterfly through the SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates. 

If you need some quick and springy ideas  contact me!

Parisian Breeze Butterflies

I love my Big Shot and think it is one of the best tools in my stamp room.  Here is a card I made that uses the SU! exclusive die Beautiful Butterflies

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The die comes with 4 different butterflies, perfect for layering.  I used the Parisian Breeze Specialty paper.  In this specialty pack the paper is textured and heavier weight than the other designer papers.  The weight makes it especially nice to make boxes and other 3-D projects.  I also texturized the Baja Breeze cardstock with the Stampin'UP! Backgrounds 1 plate.  I found that a little spritz of water and an extra shim of paper helped to make a deeper impression.  See those cute Rhinestone brads?   Love them!  You can now order a package of just clear rhinestone brads, you get 84 brads: 28 each of  3 different sizes.  You know I had to have them.  If you want to order any of these products go to my website: and click on "order now" and it will take you to the online ordering system.  Remember that for a limited time you will get a FREE catalog when you order online!

Echoes of Kindness

I love flowers but sometimes wonder do I really need another flower set?  Well the answer is YES!  I got the level 2 hostess set  Echoes of Kindness and the long spray of flowers I am sure is supposed to be orchids but in my mind I decided to make them into delphiniums. 

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Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness, Fresh Cuts

Paper:  Shimmery White, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac

Ink: Black Stazon

Extras:  Eyelet border punch, Scallop circle punch, 1/16th punch. White organza ribbon (love this ribbon!), Aqua Painter and watercolor crayons.

Here's another take on the same stamp with slightly different colors.

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The card base is Bashful Blue but the rest of the supplies are the same.

Send a Friend a Card Day-Blog Candy

I am a day late with this post.  The days have been going way too fast.  Here is how this Blog Candy will work.  You have until February 12 to send a friend a card.  You need to either list a comment on this post or send me an email and let me know that your card was sent.  That is it!  Easy Peasy! Once I get your email or post comment I will enter your name into the drawing.  I will have my name picker pick on February 13th.  What is the Blog Candy?  A  $10.00 StampinUp! gift certificate redeemable through me!  So, make someone's day and send them a card and let me know!

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We made this card and holder at the Sale-A-Bration kickoff last Sunday.  Thank you for coming and joining in the fun!  You could use this card to send to a friend.  After all the set is called Friend 24-7!

We Have Winners!

Thank you everyone who came to the Customer Appreciation/SAB Kickoff party on Sunday!  I know it was a little crowded at times and I really appreciated your patience, support and friendship!  I finally snagged my official name picker(got to think of a better title for him) and here are the results!  The Steelers won so the winner  of the grand prize drawing is...


If you cannot read it, it says Sue O.  Call or email me Sue and claim your prize!

Now to draw from the Cardinals bucket.  The winner is...


Congrats Steph R!  Call or email me to claim your prize. 

Since I had the name picker I decided I better draw for last months stamp set winner and the winner is...


  Call or email me Margi R. to claim your prize!

If you were here on Sunday you know that I am going to do another giveaway soon.  Check back Thursday for all the details but so you can be prepared go and stamp a card for a friend.  Better yet check back tomorrow and I will show you what I have been stamping in my stamp room.