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May 2015

Sneak Peek: You've Got This

Just a few more days (June 2) until the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog goes live.  It is always a bittersweet time.  I am sad to see some of my favorite Stampin' Up! products retire and on the other hand I cannot wait to play with new stamps, dies and accessories.  

Today's card is all about new products. I love this set so much so get ready for a lot of samples.  

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I posted a tutorial for this fold on this post and you can also access it here.  The new In Color 1" Dotted Lace is soft and so easy to work with.  Yes, I am smitten!  I know it is hard to wait until June 2 but like the card says...Good Things are Going to Happen, so get ready!

Fun Fold Friday Lovely Amazing You

It is another Fun Fold Friday!  I am not sure what the proper name of this fold is.  I think it is best just to show you it.  

Lovely Amazing You fold tutorial

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You can see another sample of this card here.   I have created a PDF for you.  CLICK HERE  to view it.  A lot of the products I used on this card are retiring so if you want to make this exact card you will need to act fast and place an order  in the next day or 2.  You can place your order through my ONLINE Store.  I would appreciate it!  Check back tomorrow and I will have another card using this fold with items from the upcoming catalog.

Fun Folds Friday: Cheerful Critters Graduation card

Cheerful Critters Pull up 15-05-12

Cheerful Critters Pull Up open 15-05-12

Remember this card?  Well, I finally finished the tutorial!  CLICK HERE  to download the tutorial.

The Cheerful Critters stamp set is only available until June 2 so be sure to order your set soon. If you shop through my Online Store I would really appreciate it.


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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Recently my Stampin' Up! group (Stamp Ladies) had a card swap with the theme, Congratulations.   There was a fun mix of cards from Graduation to wedding to new baby. oday's card was made by Kerri Gennett and I thought her card would be perfect one to share with you today especially for the new mom.

Kerri's giraffe baby card

Cute right?  But wait it is about to get a thousand times cuter!

Kerri's giraffe card open

So, so cute!  I think this is so adorable.  

Kerri's giraffe open side

Happy Mother's Day!


24 Hour Only Deal on My Paper Pumpkin!

Oh my goodness, do I have a deal for you!  Stampin' Up! wants you to experience the fun of being a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  You can sign up and receive the May kit for just $5.00.  This offer is for new subscribers only AND you only have until 6:50 pm MT, May 9th to subscribe.  So do not delay!  Go to and use the promo code 24Hours.  I would love it if you would designate me as your demonstrator!  The May kit is super cute!  So don't wait subscribe today!  If you later decide it is not for you ,you can suspend your subscription.  If you decide you love getting a monthly crafting kit that includes a stamp set, ink, paper, and instructions then you can continue your subscription for just $19.95 a month.  The projects vary every month which makes it even more fun.  


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Manly May!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for May!  We are hopping a little early this month to accommodate  the demonstrators who will be heading to Hawaii for the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip.  The theme for the month is Manly May!  

Moon Lake 15-05-06

I used the Moon Lake stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  I love these detailed but easy to color images.

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Next stop on the hop is Frances.  I know she has something amazing to share with you.

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If you just came from there then check out BJ's project.  I know it's a good one!

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From the Herd Birthday

Thank you so much for all your nice comments on the Cheerful Critters Graduation card.  I am so happy you liked it.   I am working on a tutorial for you and I will be posting it very soon!   While you are waiting here is another pull up card for you.

From the Herd 15-04-21 pull up


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Cheerful Critters Graduation

I meant to post yesterday to start the month of right but the day got away from me.  

Cheerful Critters pul up 15-05-01

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Not sure what the proper name is for this style of card but I call it a Pull Up card.  I was going to put that in the title of the post but somehow Cheerful Critters Pull Up Graduation card sounded like a different kind of graduation than I was thinking of.  Anyway, I gotta scoot I have people coming over for a class in a few minutes!  If you want more information about the card let me know.  

Stamp with you soon,


(Saw a sneak peek of the catalog and oh my, it is a fabulous one!)