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Make the Most of Monday PP#403 Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by today on this Marvelous Monday. It's quite hot, but my project with the cooling greens will hopefully Cool you down. Today I'm creating for the Paper Players design challenge. I wanted to create using the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature's Poem Designer Series paper. 

Paper Player team member Claire created this sketch challenge. I really like the center focal point of this sketch. You can create your own design inspired by this sketch challenge too. 

You can see from my project that you don't have to design right down to the exact sketch layout. I decided to use my accent of ribbon behind the focal image. I hope you spend some time creating your own project or visit the Paper Player's blog post to see the other designs.
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Stamp Something Saturday CTS #282 Hi Everyone, It's that time again for the CAS(E) this Sketch blog challenge.This week everyone is going to CASe Brian King. He was chosen with one of his projects as the sketch to CASe. This is a really great challenge because I love to mix and match designer series paper. The card below is the one that Brian created. Isn't it beautiful?


For my project today, I created a quick card during my weekly stamping class that I think fits this challenge perfectly. I used the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper as the focal point for my card. I cut a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" DSP in half and used the back side as the top and the floral for the bottom. Then the beautiful white ribbon creates that nice band across the middle. 


Although my project is a horizontal layout, it still follows the sketch of Brian's. I like the marble look of the backside of the floral pattern too. The saying and small floral stamp came from the Southern Serenade Stamp se…
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Finding Inspiration Friday A Look to the Past Hi Everyone, I'm so glad you stopped in today. I wanted to share with you my inspiration today with antique greeting card postcards. My daughter and I love to go to antique shops. I have been collecting very old greeting postcards for all occasions. Because I hand make cards, I was inspired to give the antique cards new life. The cards I have are from the 1890s to 1920s. Here are a couple of my projects I created using Stampin' Up! card stock and accessories with the postcards.

This Birthday Greetings postcard was mailed in 1907 to someone in Minnesota. It is amazing how well Stampin' Up! colors can coordinate with the beautiful postcards. For this card, I used Shaded Sprucecardstock with Poppy Parade. I added a lacy detail on the base of the card using the Touches of TexturesStamp set. The 1/2" Lace Trim and Artisan Pearl Embellishments really add to the vintage feel.

With these postcards, I'm amazed at the embossed textur…
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Wonderful Wednesday Stamp of the Month
Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining me today. I am taking today off of sharing my Weekly Wednesday stamp class because I wanted to be sure to let you know about the Stamp of the Month for August. It is the wonderful stamp set called Country Road. Today I am sharing the projects that you will be making if you register for Stamp of the Month. Country Road is a wonderful stamp set. It can be for all occasions too. 
When you participate in Stamp of the Month, you will receive the selected stamp set and supplies to create 3 projects. I have an In-Class workshop for my local stampers, but will also package your set and supplies with a PDF tutorial for $34.95. 


Be sure to read all about Stamp of the Month with all of the details on how to register for the Country Road Stamp of the Month class. I hope you are inspired to create with this stamp set. There are so many possibilities. 
Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you come back to visit another time to see w…
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Time to Stamp Tuesday GDP #148 Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another Time to Stamp Tuesday. Today it's all about CASEing. What is that? Well when you find a beautiful project like the ones Connie Collins creates, you simply want to use her project as your own. Maybe keeping just the way she completed it, or adding your own touches. Each week the Global Design Team puts out a challenge for stampers to participate in.


For my project I wanted to carry on with the wonderful berry colors of Connie's card as well as continue to highlight the beautiful Share What you Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP is so wonderful with the metallic highlights that it has. Below is the card that Connie created that we are challenged to CASE.
Another feature of my project is the pretty tag with the "Thank You" greeting. This tag is from the Share What you Love Embellishment kit. It is a wonderful kit filled with all kinds of goodies for your cards. I've also included a few pearls fro…
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Memories & More Mondays Continuing with Memory and More Cards and Envelopes Hi Everyone, Welcome to Memories & More Monday. Today I wanted to continue sharing about the Memories & More cards as well as the Note Cards and Envelopes newly available in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I shared a couple of my cards in my blog last Monday, but I wanted to share a few more. The couple of projects from last Monday were for my Weekly Wednesday class. The stampers really loved being able to design their own projects using the Memories & More Cards. I created a few more myself and wanted to share.

This beautiful card was made using the 4" x 6" pre-printed cards and the adhesive elements. The Large Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes are perfect size for this. I used one of the full cards as the first layer of the card. I then cut a small striped strip off another for the accent. The "always on my mind" saying was die cut from a card using the Layeri…
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Something to Stamp Saturday CTS#281
Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping in today for a look at my project for the CTS Blog Sketch challenge for this week. I really like the simple layout for this one. For my project, I used the Abstract Impression Stamp set. The sentiment is perfect and the 2-step flowers are so cute!

I used Call me Clover and Pineapple Punch Cardstock for my project. The flowers were stamped in Pineapple Punch and Crushed Curry ink. 

The inside of the card is just as important, so I stamped my gratitude and another flower inside. The rhinestones add that bit of sparkle to top it all off. Be sure to go to the CTS Website to see the other entries for this week. You too can create your own project and submit it too. 
Thanks for stopping in today for my Something to Stamp Saturday blog. There is still time to get in on theDSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information. 


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Finding Inspiration Friday Dandelion Wishes

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday. I hope you are inspired with the world around you. Today I wanted to share what caused my inspiration. I have to say that I can't stand all the dandelions in my yard. My whole front and back yards are all pretty much dandelions. It's the only thing growing in this hot dry weather. With that, how is it that I love the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? This is such a wonderful stamp set. I recently featured this as my July Stamp of the Month. 



This card uses Poppy Parade a color that has returned this year. I layered it with So Saffron with a strip of Garden Impressions DSP. That added strip gives the card more interest. The green in it also works with the Artisan Pearls.

For my second card, I paired Fresh Fig with Crushed Curry. The Berry Burst ribbon goes really well too. The silver edge goes great with the Rhinestones in the center of the Dandelions.