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Beautiful You 
is Just Beautiful



Hi Everyone,
I hope my blog finds you all well. Out here in the Northwest, we are being slammed with so much rain. Other areas are seeing stormy weather too. I wanted to share a few projects with you using the Beautiful You stamp set. My sister-n-law, Arla got creative using the color pencils and aqua painters to give the ladies long dresses. The Rich Razzleberry pencil is such a great color. Here are a few more samples.

These are all so great! I can't decide which I like best, but I do like the one with the umbrella. The long purple skirt is fantastic as well. There are so many things to try with this set. In order to get this effect, you would only ink up the upper half of the woman's body. Then you take your watercolor pencils and aqua painter or blender pens to color and draw a long skirt. The added bow to the third one is really cute. 
If you noticed, you can see that the designer series paper is the Oh So Succulent designer series paper. T…
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Basket Bunch is a  "Bunch" of Fun

Hi Everyone,
It's that perfect time to think about your Easter card needs as well as those wonderful treats. There are just a few weeks to get it all done. I love making the sour cream treat bags. They are super quick and super easy. I created a basket full and put them out in the district offices where I work. Everyone loves them. 
Basket Bunch a Must Have

If you need a little head start on your Easter projects, you want to order the Basket Bunch bundle. There are so many wonderful things to create and it's super easy with the framelits. 
Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.
Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and eve…
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A Time to Celebrate with New Sale-A-Bration Hi Everyone,


I'm so excited that Stampin' Up! has offered new Sale-A-Bration choices by including some current Occasions and Annual Catalog products as free items when you place a minimum $50.00 order by March 31st. These items won't run out since they are current products and not specialty items produced just for Sale-A-Bration.
Friday Design Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Jenny for this beautiful card she created for theFriday Design Challenge. She won a free ribbon choice from the current catalogs. I really love the colors of this card and the pop of yellow in the flowers. Remember that each month I put out a design challenge. Be sure to get your projects created and sent to me for judging and display.
If you need a little a little inspiration, these new Sale-A-Bration items will do the trick. I'm so excited about the designer series papers that are part of these freebies. 
Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess …
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Time to Sparkle  and Shine with Love Sparkles

 Hi Everyone,

My daughter is competing this weekend in the state Cinderella Pageant. One of the things she has to do is to bring gifts for the outgoing queen as well as the newly crowned queen. We found some beautiful candles from the Cupcake Candle Company out of Squim, WA. They have a store at our local mall.

I took a couple of pastel gift bags and created tags using the Love Sparkles Stamp Set out of the Occasions Catalog. The Whisper White Organza ribbon would be perfect for these as well. I hope you love these candles and tags as much as I do.



If you need a little sparkle in your life, you want to order the Love Sparkles stamp set. It is perfect for all occasions and you can coordinate with all of your other stamp sets. I think the tags on these bags couldn't get any better. I added Dazzling Diamonds to add that sparkle. 
Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.
Any time you ord…
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Nailed it Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
I recently had fun crafting with the Nailed it Bundle in the Occasion's Catalog by Stampin' Up! This bundle is so fun with all of the framelits included. No more fussy cutting is necessary. The couple of projects I made were so much fun. I hope you enjoy.

These saw cards were so fun. I had my friends Jessica and Christi help me design this one. Christi's is the one in front. I really like how she did her saw handle. She used a piece of the wood grain DSP and then colored the white parts with a Crushed Curry marker. I really like the ruler thinlit. It can create a fun accent. 

You may think it's too early to think about Father's day, but you really can get a head start as well as creating wonderful cards for brothers, husbands, and more. 
Have you begun your card Design for the Friday Design  Challenge?

If you haven't seen my recent blog, I put out this Friday Design card challenge. You can create a card inspired by …
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Friday Design Challenge and More Hi Everyone, 
Well it's time to get your creativity on. Each month, I will host a design challenge to anyone who wants to join in. This challenge puts your layering to the test. I love the oval focus. Simply take out that favorite stamp set, colors, and accessories and get stamping. Here are the details.
Design your card with the template as your inspiration.Upload your card and either send to me at lennyandmary1@msn.com or send a link where you have your project. Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.Submit by March 20th. I will collect samples and post all who have submitted. Then a winner will be announced. The winner will receive a ribbon of choice in any current catalog. 
 Here are a few samples that give you an idea of possibilities


As you can see, you can create a design exactly like the template, or create a project that is similar to the template, but maybe it has a personal touch. I can't wait t…
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Water Color Wow Revisited

Hi Everyone,
I recently had a second water color class since the first was so popular. I made sure that everyone who registered received a pack of Stampin' Up's Water Color pencils. From there we did several techniques using water color pencils, aqua painters, blender pens and more. I hope you enjoy.



One of the things I love about water coloring is that you can create beautiful projects using water color paper or whisper white card stock. The Aqua Painter and blender pens give you the options to decide the type of look you want for your projects. You can go more controlled with Blender Pens or that classic water color look with Aqua Painters.

If you liked these samples and feel like you want to give water coloring a try, you need to order the Stampin' Up! Water Color pencils. These are so popular that they run out of stock, so don't delay! I would also suggest the Water color paper, the Archival Black Stamp pad, and the Aqua-Painters
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Paper Pumpkin Celebrates its 4th Birthday Hi Everyone,
It's hard to believe that Paper Pumpkin has turned 4! It seems like it just got started. I have such a love for Paper Pumpkin. I think the exclusive stamp set and inks that come in each kit is fantastic. Who doesn't love a surprise? So you can get a surprise every month with your Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription. 
During this last month of Sale-A-Bration, you can purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for a discounted price of $55.00 and choose a free Sale-A-Bration product. Win/Win.

Check out this great Year in Review Video

One of the things I love most about Paper Pumpkin is that Stampin' Up! has many of the past kits available to purchase as well as refills for the kits. Of course, you can't order these unless you are a subscriber.

On Friday, March 10th, I'm hosting a Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bash at my home. We will have so much fun crafting with Paper Pumpkin and of course all will receive birthday gifts …
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Organizing and Crafting
With New Products


Hi Everyone,
Recently we had a big snow storm. Our power went out and we were looking for something to do. My craft room has many windows, so my daughter and I decided to do some organizing. I have a great stamp pad holder that also holds my refills. Unfortunately when they are in the holder, you don't know which refill goes with which stamp pad. 



Getting Crafty for On-Stage Live  in April

I am so excited to begin work on creating samples for the displays at On-Stage live in San Diego in April. I was selected to receive new product from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that comes out in June to create projects to display on the display boards. I received my box in the mail recently of new products. I cannot share any of the items with anyone. NO Spoilers allowed. This makes it very exciting. I can't wait until On-Stage. I can post all my projects once that happens. 
I can tell you this: Stamps, Inks, and Papers OH MY!

I hope you enjo…
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It's all About Sale-A-Bration Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
It's time for another Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are demonstrators from the United States, Canada, and maybe even other countries. This month we want to focus on Sale-A-Bration. It's timely with just one month left to benefit from free products! You can hop to other blogging friends blogs by clicking the icon below or a name. Thanks for stopping in.
There are so many wonderful products in Sale-A-Bration, so it was so hard to choose which projects to share. I had my weekly Monday stamping class and I focused on Special folds. Here an easel card you can customize for any occasion or celebration.






If you like theInside the Lines DSP or the Metallic Ribbon combo,you definitely want to earn it. A $50.00 order qualifies you for a free Sale-a-Bration item. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.
Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty …