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August 2015

Remarkable You

I feel so lucky when members of my team send or give me cards.  I mean who doesn't love a hand stamped card?  Today I have a lovely card made by Kerri and one of her downline, Cindy.  I think they got together and stamped and came up with this beauty.  Thanks Kerri and Cindy!

You are Remarkable Kerri

Isn't it wonderful?  I immediately wanted to order this set.  Lots of touches that all add up to create a beautiful card.  

Remarkable You

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Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine

I am going to send out some cards today which will  hopefully brighten a few mailboxes!  Send someone a card and make their day.  If you need  supplies to make Kerri and Cindy's card just click on any of the links and it will take you to my store and to the pictured product.  Thank you!

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Simple Sunday: Bohemian Borders

I have a simple share for you to do.  I had a few leftover Blackberry Bliss card bases that were 4-1/4" x 9" scored at 5-1/2".  I wanted to see what I could come up with using these bases.  This is the first one I made and I will be sharing the other 2 this week.

Bohemian Borders and DSP

I made a simple pocket card.  The inside card measures 3-3/4" x 5-1/2".  I decided to keep it simple since there's already a lot going on with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

Bohemian Borders out

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Have a great Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by.

A Little Cup of Birthday Wishes

Just a quick share of a cute little cup that was made by one of my downline, Kim C. She made this sweet little gift for a Shoebox swap I organized a few weekends ago.

Kim's CoffeeCup

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Pansy Punch

I love the little birthday candle.  She cleverly attached it to a stir stick.  So adorable!

Kim's Coffee Cup side

Wouldn't this make a great little gift?   It is so cute.  Thanks for stopping by and we will see you soon!

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Babies!

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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month it is all about Babies.  It has been a while since I had a baby in the house so we were all very excited to welcome Skye.  Skye is my great nephew and in this picture he is 7 months old.  

Something for Baby Skye frame

Isn't he just adorable?  I just love his hat.  To decorate his frame I cut a bunch of balloons based on the  colors that were in his shirt.  I also added a bunch of stars, cause after all he is one.

SDBH shirt and name

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SDBH Babies shirt

I cut off the bottom of the onesie to make the shirt.  Don't you just love a polka dot tie?

SDBH skye

I stamped the little dots from the Calling All Heroes stamp set onto Real Red card stock.  I wanted his name to stand out a little more so I cut the letters out twice and layered them so they were thicker.  This was a lot of fun to create.  

Something for Baby Skye frame

Next on the hop is France Matin.  I know she has something adorable to share with you!

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If you just came from France's blog then you want to go back and see what cuteness BJ has in store for you.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!


Best Thoughts and Watercolor

It is day 13 of my 31 Day Blogging Challenge.  It has not been easy and there have been days that I was posting at the last minute but I am happy that i have made it this far.  To reward myself I took a little time and did some watercoloring.

Best Thoughts  watercolor

I just love this big flower image from the Best Thoughts stamp set.   This set is an exclusive set available to  hosts.   I started by heat embossing the image with white embossing powder.  I used an Aqua Painter with Real Red and Old Olive ink refills to do the coloring.  

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The only supply not listed is the sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes Card kit.   The 12 piece stamp set is included in the kit.   We will talk more about the kit on another post.  

On the 14th the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop will go live at 7 pm (PT).  This month the theme is Babies.  Be sure to stop by and hop along with us! 



Sneak Peek: Acorny Thank You Latch Card

Here's another sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalog called Acorny Thanks and the long awaitedLatch Card tutorial.  Acorny Thanks also has a coordinating punch to cut out the acorns appropriately called Acorn Builder.  Effective September 1, you will be able to  purchase this as part of a bundle and save 15% or purchase them individually.  

Corny Thanks tute 5

You will need :

*5-1/2" x 7" scored at 2-3/4"(see photo 1)   3" x 3" Soft Suede card stock, 1-1/2" x 5-3/4" scored at 2-7/8"

* 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP (Into the Woods DSP)

* 4" x 5-1/4" and  2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Whisper White card stock

*2-3/4" x  2-3/4" Old Olive card stock


 Corny thanks tute 1a

2. Attach the 1-1/2" x 5-3/4" Soft Suede strip at the score line to the back of the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece.


3.  Layer this onto the card base.  Adhere the DSP to the right front of the card.  Fold the 1-1/2" strip over to the DSP and make pencil marks along the edges of the strip.  This will help you to position the Word Window punch. 

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4. Position the word window punch so the edge of the punch lines up with the fold in the card base and the pencil marks are evenly spaced and punch.

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5.  Apply adhesive to half of the 1-1/2" strip and attach the 3" x 3" Soft Suede piece.  Stamp the 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece and layer onto the Old Olive piece (2-3/4" x 2-3/4") and then on to the Soft Suede piece.

ACorny Thanks tute 5a


This is the latch and what keeps the card closed.


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 I hope this helps you create your own latch cards.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Again, I apologize for taking so long getting this posted.   If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a copy of the upcoming Holiday catalog please let me know and I will be happy to get one to you.  

Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals for  August 11- August 17th.


Sneak Peek: Happy Scenes Latch Card

I received my box of new goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  This catalog is amazing.  I really had to exercise some self control and not push the “ i want it all “ button when I ordered.  

I wrote out my to do list for the week and at the top of my list is to finish a tutorial on  this card.  I want you to know that I am working on it and it will be posted this week.  In the meantime here is another latch card using some of the new products that will be available to purchase in September.  I couldn't resist the call of the new stamp sets and accessoires.

Happy Scenes latch card

I love the Happy Haunting DSP.  It is not overtly Halloween.  Most of the papers flip side has a design that would work for any occasion.   I already regret not ordering 2 packages cause I know this one is going to get used up.  

Happy Scene side

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The Happy Scenes stamp set is another must have.  This set will take you from fall through the winter. The fact that I only used one stamp set to create this card is pretty amazing.  

Keeping this short so I can work on and finish  the tutorial.  Thanks for your patience and gentle reminders.  

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Simple Sunday: Bloom for You

It is Simple Sunday which means it is  time for a super quick and simple card.  

Bloom for You simple sunday

When creating a simple project it is good  to use a strong color combination.  I chose the strong and clean combination of black, white and red.

Bloom for You simple sunday side

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To add a little more interest to the flower I embossed the middle of the flower with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I think it dresses up the card just a bit.  I also stamped and punched the flower twice to make it fuller and again to add some more interest.

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Hope you liked this Simple Sunday share. 

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Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags

I have been making a lot of note cards that I shared with you here and here.    I ordered these bags on my first order from the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog, I just knew they were going to come in handy and they did!

Sketched Dots gift bags

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The note cards fit perfectly and there is room for 2-3 note cards and envelopes.  The note cards measure 3-1/2" x 5".  The Sketched Dots gift bags are made from glassine sheets.  Glassine sheets remind of what would result if vellum and wax paper had a baby.  

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If you need a quick way to package some note cards or even a baked treat consider ordering the Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  You can order anytime through my online store.  I would appreciate it.  

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