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Welcome to the Stamper's Dozen April Blog Hop... Spring has Sprung!


Yes, I am using the Forever Blossoms bundle again!  Before  Covid 19  started, we made plans to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms.  I have been to Japan but never in the spring. In fact if all had gone according to plan we would be just getting ready to return home.  Needless to say we didn't go so instead I have to satisfy myself by stamping a lot with my Forever Blossoms stamp set and the Cherry Blossoms Dies. 


In addition to coloring the flowers using Stampin' Blends I inked the entire image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using a custom mix of clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (i start with equal parts and adjust from there).  I call this mix Glittery Goodness.  Lots of sparkle and very little shedding of glitter.  


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Stamper's Dozen April 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Enjoy the hop!

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Spring in Paris?

A girl can dream right?  Paris is out for the moment but thanks to the Parisian dies I can at least craft and think about Paris.


The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper is so pretty with champagne foil accents and some of my favorite colors.  To coordinate with the DSP I cut the Eiffel Tower out in Champagne Foil and layered it on a Whisper White square embossed using the Scripty 3-D embossing folder.  The pretty bloom was cut from the DSP and the merci is also a die in the Parisian dies.


Are you wondering where do you write a message?  This card has a secret.


The middle panel lifts up to reveal a panel where you can write a message.  Pretty fun little card.  The card base is 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".  On the front only, cut from the fold to the bottom at 1" and 3-1/4".  These get taped down.  The middle panel is where you can write a message.

Hope you liked our little Parisian adventure and if you would like to craft your own, please contact me or go to my online store.  Thank you!

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Good Things...

How are you? Hope you are doing well.  It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC607.  This week it is a color challenge.


Here's what I made.


Did some sponging using Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I love how it blended together.  Around the edges I sponged some Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Do you see the little light splatters?  I dipped my Aqua Painter in water and gently tapped on it to get the random splatters.  I love how it adds a little more interest to the sponged cardstock.

The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, heat embossed with Black embossing powder.  I colored in the flowers and leaves using a Blender Pen and Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and Crushed Curry ink refills.  


I wanted to add some shine to the flower petals and mistakenly squeezed the Wink of Stella too hard.  I had a couple of big drops of Wink of Stella on my placemat and I didn't want it to go to waste so I painted the petals pretty heavily with it.  I wish I could capture it better because the petals are pretty shimmery.  I added a Poppy Parade twine bow from the Country Club Twine Combo pack to the stem of the flowers.  I still feel it was missing something so I colored some Silver Metallic pearls using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend and added them to the card front.  

I was looking for just the right sentiment. When I saw the Tasteful Textures set, I knew I had found it.  Honestly when I first purchased this set I wasn't sure when I would ever use the sentiment but it fits perfectly the time we are living in.

Thank you for dropping by and if you have been inspired or are in need of some supplies, I would love to help you.  

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Forever Blossoms

It is still before midnight so the post a day streak continues!  I finally got in the craft room and actually made a card!  It has been a struggle for me lately.  


I think the Forever Blossoms bundle is the set I have used the most from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  On today's card I paired it with the Tasteful Backgrounds die and backed it with Sparkle Glimmer paper.  Love the sparkly window.  The flowers were colored using Real Red Light and Flirty Flamingo Combo Stampin' Blends.  Quick and easy coloring!  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The bow is the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon colored using the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend.



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Flowering Foils

How are you?  Hope all is well with you!  Just a few more days left of Sale-A-Bration and yet so much more I want to make and post using those fabulous products.   The products I am playing with today were part of the 2nd Sale-A-Bration release. 


The Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP look so good together.  I colored in the background of the Flowering Foils DSP with the coordinating Stampin' Blend which makes the beautiful silver and rose gold flowers really stand out.  The So Very Vellum DSP is still available as a Sale-A-Bration choice but is currently backordered and expected back in around the 2nd week of April.  The pretty vellum is worth the wait.  You get 2 sheets of embossed vellum in 3 different colors: Pool Party, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.

The pretty frame is in the Ornate Layers dies which can be bundled with the Ornate Style stamp set or purchased separately.  The entire Ornate Garden Suite will be available for customers to purchase on April 1.  

The label is from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies found in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the "hello" is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.  


This card is for you while you wait for the So Very Vellum DSP to arrive.  Here I used the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock in Petal Pink.  The vellum was embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, part of the Ornate Garden Suite.  I think it would also be pretty embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  

Remember to check out all the recently added products for Sale-A-Bration.  You can see them here.  Lots of great choices to choose from!  Just be sure you place your order by 10pm (MT) March 31 but it would be better for you not to wait till the last minute to avoid items being sold out. 

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Our Talks...

How are you?  Hope you are well.  Today is day 5 of my blog everyday challenge.  I am quickly burning through my stash of cards that I made a while ago that  I forgot about sharing.   Today's card is perfect for this crazy time we are going through!


Even if you cannot meet face to face like these two, I hope you have been having some priceless talks during this crazy, scary time.  These two cuties are from the Special Someone stamp set and cut out using the Special Days Dies.  The Special Someone set is in the January -June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Special Days Dies are part of the Coordination Product Release.  The Coordination Product Release will be ending on March 31 (the same as Sale-A-Bration).  The large circle and flowers, Sending Flowers Die is also from the Coordination Product Release.  The sentiment can be found in the Thanks for the Laughs set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.


  • The Old Olive cardstock 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 1", 5-1/2"
  • The middle layer (Whisper White) is 4-1/4" x  5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"
  • The back (Balmy Blue) is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", scored at 1/2", 5"

Stay well my friends and do something creative today!

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On to Adventure

Time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week we have a color challenge.


I haven't played with the On to Adventure stamp set in quite a while and knew that it would be fun to color my favorite character from the stamp set using these colors.


I did a little masking and have her holding balloons instead of her suitcase.  The balloons are from the Special Someone set and cut out using the Special Days dies.  The Special Days dies are part of the Coordination Product Release and like Sale-A-Bration will end March 31.  I have had so much fun with the set and the coordinating dies.


The sentiment is from the For the Love of Felt stamp set which coordinates with the For the Love of Felt Project kit.  The For the Love of Felt Project kit is one of my favorite kits.  The cards you make are so pretty and you can choose to make them exactly like the kit directs or do your own thing.  A kit may be just what you need during this time of social distancing.  You can order it and other paper crafting supplies directly from my online store and have it delivered to your home.  

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Follow Your Heart

How are you?  Hope you are well.  I am working on blogging every day while I am socially distancing.  I would like to be days ahead but that is not yet the case.  It is taking me some time to adjust to the new normal.  


Here are the details:

  • Pool Party CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Lily Impressions DSP cut at 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Pool Party  CS 3-1/2"  x 4-3/4" 
  • Use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions die and cut out on the 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" Pool Party CS
  • So Very Vellum Specialty DSP in Pool Party 2-1/4" x  4-1/4" cut out the butterfly.  The So Very Vellum DSP has sold out but you could use Cardstock Vellum or the Pool Party butterfly you cut in the prior step
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Parisian Beauty stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Layer the Lily Impressions DSP on to the Pool Party card base.  Layer the Pool Party cs with the butterfly cut out on to the Lily Impressions DSP.
  • Apply a glue dot or 2 to the body of the Vellum butterfly and adhere it in the cut out.
  • Color the rhinestones using Calypso Coral Dark Stampin' Blends


I added a strip of DSP to the inside of the card and some additional butterflies cut using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  

We are in the final days of Sale-A-Bration and we may begin to see more items sell out so be sure to place your order sooner rather than later.  If you need assistance please contact me.

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Under My Umbrella

How are you?  Hope you are doing well.  Today's card uses the adorable Under My Umbrella bundle


Yes, I have a thing for gingham umbrellas.  This time it is in Flirty Flamingo.  The cute white flowers is from the Lovely Flowers dies and "friend" is from the Well  Written dies.

I have to tell you that the 3rd Release for Sale-A-Bration has begun!  There are 9 additional choices for the last week of Sale-A-Bration.  Yes, Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  

Here are the Recently Added Sale-A-Bration choices, Free with a $50 order.

SAB3-boxes  SAB3-redrhinestones
SAB3rococorose (1)
These are the recently added Sale-A-Bration choices, free with a $100 order.
SAB3butterflypunch (1)  SAB3wildrosedie (1)
Remember Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31, so don't delay.  If you need help placing your order please contact me.  Thank you!
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Painted Poppies Tag card

How are you?  Hope you are doing well!   I have a quick and simple card for you today.


Here's the scoop on this card.

  • Card base-4-1/4" x 11"  Thick Whisper White, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Black & White Stripe DSP-2" x 4-1/4"  (You can find the stripe in the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (SAB unfortunately sold out) and in the Botanical Prints Product Medley)
  • Black CS strip-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Tag 2-1/8" x 3-3/4" Whisper White.  I used the Bonanza die (currently not orderable but hopefully it will be orderable soon)
  • Poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set colored with the Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Blends
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Thanks from the Ornate Thanks stamp set (early release April 1)


This is a simple layout that helps you use those little strips of DSP that you just cannot throw away and also strips of cardstock.  Tell me that I am not the only person who has trouble throwing out strips of cardstock.  This also is a great card template if you do not have a lot of supplies.  

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