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Finding Inspiration Friday Love what you Do
Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Friday and I hope you have found some inspiration during the week for whatever you do.  Last Friday I shared my first project from the The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is coming out in just abut a month, but a huge and wonderful opportunity is just around the corner, beginning May 1st. For the month of May, customers will be able to purchase three different bundles for the Love what you Do Suite found in the upcoming catalog.
As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-purchase the Love what you Do Suite and I can't tell you how absolutely beautiful it all is! What else is fantastic, is that there are great free product included in the bundle offerings. 
I was so inspired by these wonderful products, I decided to create with them. The Love what you Do Specialty Designer Series Paper is fantastic. It is a double package (24 sheets) of metallic papers which are thicker that other DSP packs. You know I love designer s…
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Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Class
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Welcome back to another Wonderful Wednesday Blog. I am continuing to highlight Stampin' Up! colors that are retiring. I know it is a bit sad to see some favorites go, but the new colors coming into the new Annual Catalog are wonderful and you might not even remember some of the colors retiring. 

Not only is my focus on retiring colors, but the retiring designer series papers as well. One of the really beautiful packs is the Petal Garden DSP 6" x 6" paper stack. These color combinations are fantastic! I love to mix and match and this paper makes it really easy to do so.

This project uses Sweet Sugarplum (2016-2018 In-Color) with Wild Wasabi. The flowers and leaves match these colors so well. I wanted the DSP to be the focal point for this Mother's Day card. I used the Petal Pair Embossing Folder and retiring Doilies

Soft Sky is such a pretty color! Similar to the first project, I wanted the DSP to be the star and the colo…
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Finding Inspiration Friday Share What You Love Suite
Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today for Finding Inspiration Friday. The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is coming out in just abut a month, but a huge and wonderful opportunity is just around the corner, beginning May 1st. For the month of May, customers will be able to purchase three different bundles for the Love what you Do Suite found in the upcoming catalog.
As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-purchase the Love what you Do Suite and I can't tell you how absolutely beautiful it all is! What else is fantastic, is that there are great free product included in the bundle offerings. 
This suite of products from stamp sets, ribbon, paper and embellishments, there is so much to be inspired about. I decided to focus on my favorite thing, DSP. The beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series paper is a wonderful pack of 24 double sided 12" x 12" sheets that have metallic sheen throughout. 

For my proje…
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Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Class
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Welcome to another "Hump Day" oh I mean Wednesday. It's time for me to share my projects from my Weekly Wednesday class. I really love my friends that come every Wednesday to share the love of stamping. This week I focused on the fellas. I really have to stretch myself to create masculine cards. There aren't many sets in the Stampin' Up! catalogs that are what I would call masculine. I guess you need to be creative in colors and design. I'll share two of the projects today because I used the birthday one in last Friday's blog because I was inspired by all my wonderful designer series papers (DSP). 

I love Washi Tape. Have I told you that? If you saw last Wednesday's Blog, you know I have a Washi Tape design challenge with a prize giveaway. I hope you are working on your project and plan to submit it to me for your chance to win. 
I used retiring color Tangerine Tango as the base of this card. I also used my…
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Memories & More Mondays For the Love of Graduation
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Welcome to my Memories & More Monday blog. I try and dedicated each Monday to highlighting the fun I have with Stampin' Up's Memories & More products. If you have visited, you know that I haven't been the best at "scrap booking". My life was changed when Project Life with Becky Higgins developed the Memory Keeping card kits and pocket pages! This system has made memory keeping so easy for me. Stampin' Up! has now taken this idea and broadened to Memories & More Card kits that can be used for card making as well. That's a great 2 for 1!

My layout for today brought back memories from last year when my oldest daughter graduated from college at 19. Yes, she was young. Julianne did running start for 2 years and got ahead in her college studies. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Sociology. Julianne new works at an Autism center where she does 1 on 1 therapy with chil…
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Finding Inspiration Friday True Gentleman DSP
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Thanks for joining me today for my Finding Friday Inspiration post. If you have followed me, you know I love Stampin' Up! designer series papers. They are always beautiful, high quality, and the patterns on both sides are fantastic!
I was recently getting things together for my weekly class and decided to focus on colors that have recently been announced by Stampin' Up! as retiring. This DSP does have a color or two that are on that retiring list. Chocolate Chip is one color that is being retired. The green in this DSP is Tranquil Tide, which is a 2017-2019 In-Color that is still going to be available in the new Annual Catalog. I love to mix and match the DSP in my projects. 

For this project I used Wild Wasabi as my base color. I love this color and it is also going to be retiring. It works perfect with the paper choices from the package that I pulled. Isn't the bow tie cute? I simply cut it out from the DSP and mo…
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Wild About Washi Tape
Design Challenge + Prize Patrol

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Welcome to another Wednesday blog post. I usually blog about my weekly Wednesday Class, but I had spring break off and worked on cleaning my stamping workshop room. Once a month I put out a design challenge + prize patrol to encourage stampers to get out their supplies and have fun creating with a chance to win. So here is the challenge for this month.
This month, it's all about Washi Tape. I love Washi Tape and think that Stampin' Up! has the best quality on the market! I have purchased Washi Tape from local stores, but I haven't found any that hold up to Stampin' Up! Washi Tape
Today's challenge is so fun! I love this template and hope that you do too. You have an opportunity to create, submit, and win a Stampin' Up! prize. Here are a couple of ideas to get your creativity started.


You have a chance to create a project using this template as your inspiration for your project. Upload it to me an…
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Memories & More  Monday + Giveaway
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Thanks for stopping in on this busy day. The beginning of the week begins in a rush for me usually. I've dedicated my Monday blogging to Memories & More. Stampin' Up! offers wonderful products for card making and memory keeping all in one. I've said before that I never was big into scrap booking, but with Memories & More, it's a snap and I love it. 
Today I'm sharing the card making that I love using the Memories & More Card Kits by Stampin' Up! My samples above come from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Kit. I can't get enough of this kit as well as the coordinating designer series paper and stamp set with thinlits



All of these projects uses the pre-printed cards from the kit. Very little stamping is needed. I added the birthday sentiment and that's it. I added a little color, mounted onto a base and added accessories. The cards are beautiful and were quickly done. 
These Memory…