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Wonderful Wednesday
Weekly Stamp Class


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Weekly Wednesday post where I share projects that I created for my weekly stamp class. One of my favorite things to use when crafting is Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers. They are so wonderful. The quality, artwork, and color combinations can't be beat. The papers in the Occasions catalog are no exception to this. There are so many wonderful choices of designer series paper. Today I wanted to share some projects I recently created focusing on the designer series papers.



For these projects, I focused on the wonderful Designer Series Papers (DSP) found in the Occasions Catalog. The two must have DSP packs are the Petal Passion and Sweet Soiree papers

For this project, I used Thick White Cardstock with Marina Mist. The cute flower is from the stamp set called Birthday Blooms. I also used the Layering Ovals. You have to own these framelits! I used the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to color the f…
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Memories & More Mondays

Hi Everyone,
Thanks so much for joining me today on this Monday where I focus on my Memories & More with Stampin' Up! I can't tell you how much I love the Memories & More products. Stampin' Up! has done a great job combining memory keeping and card making. 
My all time favorite right now with the Memories & More product line is the Petal Passion Memories & More Card kit. 


These are fantastic! There are so many possibilities for card making and memory keeping. Here are a few cards I created using the Petal Passion Memories & More pack. I share a few of my creations last week and I'd like to share a few more.




All of these projects used cards from the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack. I then added to the cards with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit and the specialty designer series papers. Once I started using the cards and manipulating them, I created so many samples. It was a blast. 
Thanks for stopping in today.…
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Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Class


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Wonderful Wednesday post where I share all about my weekly classes. Class this week Focuses on the wonderful Heartfelt Blooms stamp set that is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set. This means that you can earn this set free when you place a minimum $50.00 order during the months of January through March. I think this has to be the best stamp set of all time. It makes the most stunning stamped image without any effort. My cards were inspired by Stamping Pretty, Mary Fish. 

This card uses Thick White Cardstock, Tangerine Tango Cardstock and ink. I also used the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP. I really like when cards have a monochromatic color story. It seems very elegant to me. 

This project also uses the Thick White Cardstock, Bermuda Bay Cardstock and ink. I also used black cardstock and white embossing for the words. The ribbon is the Shimmer Ribbon Pack in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is another item you can earn free with a minimum …
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Memories & More  Monday


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Memories & More Monday. Today I wanted to share a layout I recently completed using the Color Theory Memories & More pack. This Includes 52 double-sided 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) cards, 2 each of 26 designs; 20 double-sided 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) cards, 2 each of 10 designs; 2 cardstock sticker sheets; 4 printed acetate cards, 1 each 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) and 3 each 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm.) * Colors: Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Soft Suede

One of the things I love about this card pack is that I can use them for every season of the year. I happened to use the ones for summer for my layout.


For this cute layout, I think it took me only 15 minutes. A quick cut of the pictures and picking out a couple of cards was all it took. I then had a little fun accenting with some of the self adhesive pieces. I hope you take some time to explore the Memories & More pro…
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Finding Inspiration Friday Brusho Techniques

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another Finding Inspiration Friday. One of the new products that Stampin' Up! has added to their coloring products is Brusho. Brusho has been out on the market for some time now in lots of colors. Stampin' Up! has a set of 5 colors that coordinate really well with Stampin' Up! colors. The price is very reasonable and comparable as well. I decided to take some time to explore these colors and techniques as well. 
First of all, I want to share with you the colors that are included in the Brusho Set by Stampin' Up! I also have done a bit of mixing for some additional colors.



It was so fun to do some color mixing and spritzing. I really think you can get many more shades than the ones I got. It just depends on the amount of each color you use.

For my projects, I used several techniques. I won't describe them all, but I will have a video at the end that Stampin' Up! has recorded so you can get an id…
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Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Class

Hi Everyone,
Happy Wednesday to you all. It's going to be a weekly wonderful Wednesday when I share projects from my weekly classes I hold in my workshop room. This week we are using the Sure Do Love You Bundle of products. I love everything in this suite of products. 
This class was inspired by the cute love box that you can make from the Lots to Love Framelits Dies. I saw this box on YouTube with Chick-n-Scratch and thought it was so cute. The box is the perfect size to hold about 3 of the new Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, so I decided to have a couple of cards for everyone to make as well. 



The color combination was really fun to do for this week's class. The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper has some great coordinating colors. Calypso Coralwas the basis for the class and the Painted with love DSP works great! The foil accenting in the paper is wonderful! It's really hard to see the shimmer in the catalog, but it's g…
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Memories & More Monday

Hi Everyone,
January always brings those things in life we want to improve or change. One thing I want for this year is to work on the memories of my family and friends. I've dedicated Mondays as my Memories & More days. Stampin' Up! has a wide variety of beautiful Memories & More Card packs that make memory keeping a breeze. One set that I really love is the Petal Passion Memories & More Card pack in the Occasions Catalog.

I love the black and white theme of this card pack. It leaves so many possibilities when working with them. I can color some of the images or use the cards as is. I love the die-cut and punch out words and embellishments. I've created a few card samples for you to see how easy it is to use the cards.



These are just a few of the projects I created using the Petal Passion Memories & More cards. The Sweet Soiree Embellishment kitwas also used for these projects. That's a great kit as well.

I hope you join me ne…
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The Results are In Finding Inspiration Card Challenge

Hi Everyone, It is always so fun to have stampers join in on card contests. I recently posted a Finding Inspiration Friday Card Design Contest and I have five entries for this month. The winner will win the Blossom Builder punch.This was the design template that was the inspiration for the projects. To participate you simply needed to create a project inspired by this template. You didn't have to use Stampin' Up! products. I hope you like all these wonderful entries. Which is your favorite?





So how do these projects get judged? I have my husband and 2 daughters privately vote on the cards. Which ever one gets the most votes, wins. This was such a fun template to share for this design challenge. Okay, so which do you like best? The winner is....



Christi's crazy cats took top honors for this month's challenge. The puffy milk bottle and green cat really pops off the card. Christi wins the Blossom Builder punch for winning.…