Sale-a-Bration 2021 is almost out of time!
In Announcements/ Cards/ Catalogs/ Fall/ Sale-a-Bration/ Stamp Sets

Sale-a-Bration 2021 is Almost Over and Now is a Great Time

September 26, 2021 By

Only five more days, including today…………     My how time flies!  Sale-a-Bration is ending this coming Thursday, September 30th.  Also ending is the super joining special.  If you’ve been thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! community there’s no time like the present.  Stampin’ Up! is offering a FREE BUNDLE of your choice to add to your starter kit.  That’s a huge bonus, like up to $60.25 free. There are…

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Check out the hanging vines
In 3-D Projects/ Decor/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

A Walk Down Memory Lane….Tick Tock

September 22, 2021 By

Do you remember when we stamped paper clock faces for plastic wall clocks?  This was like at least 15 years ago!  I still have three of those plastic clocks and I don’t remember where I got them. All that said, I did some major rearranging in my stamping space during the last two days and my existing clock did not get moved to a new wall.  By choice.  After…

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Paper Trimmer
In Stamparatus/ Tools

Make Your Stamping Easier With These Basic Tools

September 14, 2021 By

Well ma’am or sir, here’s a selection of products that I use almost every time I’m stamping a card or two.  I’ll tell you a bit about each one along the way. Basic White 8-1/2″ x 11″  Thick card stock:  The perfect card base is the Basic White Thick card stock.  It’s high quality, acid-free, and lignin-free. 24 sheets/pack.  159229, $8.25/24 sheets.  Perfect for card bases.   Basic White 8-1/2…

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Life is Beautiful anniversary card
In Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Fall/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to My Sweetie

September 13, 2021 By

September 13th, today, is our anniversary.  (24 years)  We were married in our back yard in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains in Mi Wuk Village, our awesome “little cabin in the woods”.  In 1997. We miss our trees (our property bordered the Stanislaus National Forest) so when I remember, I try to have a tree in the card I create for Russ.       Russ isn’t fussy about whether…

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In All Occasion/ Birthday/ Cards/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

Another Anniversary Card, Country Style

September 12, 2021 By

One of my favorite current stamp sets is Welcoming Window.  I love the European countryside look to the images.  Then add the accompanying Window Flower Box dies and you’ve got lovely, fun and creative possibilities galore.  This card reminds me of a Swiss village scene, strolling down the street with the rough facade of the houses plus the window boxes and all the flowers.     I chose Misty…

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Real pumpkin patch pumpkins
In Cards/ Fall

My Pumpkin Inspiration

September 9, 2021 By

These pumpkins are growing in my daughter’s garden and were the color inspiration, along with Mother Nature’s ideas, for my cards from the other day.   My card:   That’s it.  Just a little light pumpkin sharing.  Have a great day.   *  Shop Stampin’ Up! in Blythe’s Store   * Like my Facebook Page  *  Follow me on Pinterest  *  Join Paper Pumpkin and play along  *  Join…

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In Christmas/ Techniques/ Tools

Creating a ‘Paned Window’ Christmas Card….in 2015

September 7, 2021 By

Nostalgia time. While I was posting my Christmas Card Buffet cards and posts, I stumbled upon this post from 2015.  Sigh………  Check it out here.  I just can’t resist sharing it. I love that card, that house (that we left in California), our tree, my sweetie.  I love just everything about it. (except the short lived dyed hair on my head)   Nostalgia is a great thing.  I’m still…

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Card #9 2021 Cmas Card Buffet
In Blythe's Stamping Business/ Christmas/ Classes & Events/ Designer Series Papers

2021 Christmas Card Buffet Samples are Posted and Ready for Selection

September 6, 2021 By

With a giant sigh of relief I have posted the cards for my annual Christmas Card Buffets which will be held in September, October and November.  You can check them out here. If you are not in the Boise, Idaho area and can’t attend in person, but want to create some of these cards, I’ll create a packet of supplies for you, including a how-to tutorial, for $5/card.  That…

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if friends were pumpkins.......I'd pick you
In Catalogs/ Classes & Events/ Designer Series Papers/ Fall/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Pretty Pumpkins

September 6, 2021 By

Before I introduce you to a few fall cards, I want to remind you that the NEW MINI CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) BROCHURES are live! If you don’t have them yet I’d be happy to send you one.  Send me an email,, to request your catalog and brochure today!   What a fun card to send to a far-away or even near-by friend. Here’s what you’ll need to put…

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Bird Ballad DSP scraps card
In Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Thank You

Another Designer Series Paper Scrap Card

August 13, 2021 By

Today’s card is my prototype for yesterday’s card.  I thought I had posted it months ago but, since I couldn’t locate it, I guess I didn’t.  I did do this card in a class at our local community center in 2020.   I used the retired (in 2020) Bird Ballad designer series paper (DSP), one of my favorites.  This time I used Basic Black card stock as the background.  It…

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Blythe's "scrap" card
In Cards/ Catalogs/ Designer Series Papers

Using Designer Series Paper Scraps Wisely

August 12, 2021 By

It’s always fun to be able to put small bits of paper, especially beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) scraps, to good use.  Back story:  I’m participating in the Summer 2021 Creativate Retreat this coming Saturday.  Each “Creativator Guide” offered challenges to participants and what I’m sharing today was one of my favorites. Create a card using Designer Series Paper scraps! Here’s my creation:   I went to my package of…

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cheery Hello hand stamped card
In All Occasion/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Punches/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

Pierced Blooms Dies

August 8, 2021 By

Our second card made at this week’s creative time at the community center here in Avimor (Boise, ID) was created with minimal stamping but plenty of die cutting.     Product List Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25 Brights 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [152487] $11.50 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094] $7.50 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad [147095] $7.50 Mango Melody…

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Attach die cut layer to Soft Sea Foam layer
In All Occasion/ Big Shot/ Cards/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Tools

Let’s Celebrate 3D Embossing

August 6, 2021 By

Today at our local Community Center ‘my’ stampers created one of these lovely gentle cards: It’s really quite easy. Card Front:  Very Vanilla Thick card stock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded (away from the “valley” score line) and burnished (rubbed firmly) with a Bone Folder. First Layer:  Soft Sea Foam card stock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ – Attach to card front using adhesive of your choice.  I’ve been…

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Today's plan: consume Cookies
In All Occasion/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Classes & Events/ Stamp Sets

Nothing’s Better Than…Coffee, Cookies and More

July 14, 2021 By

I thought I had come up with a fairly simple card to share with my group of twelve stampers at our semi-monthly class at the Avimor Community Center last week.  But……that simple bit of changing colors and words proved otherwise!  It does take time to get the right color and the right goodie sent around the tables while letting everyone get the color and image of their choice.  The…

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Art Gallery
In All Occasion/ Birthday/ Cards/ Classes & Events/ Miscellaneous/ Mother's Day/ Simple Stamping/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Tools

Quick and Easy Art Gallery Card

July 12, 2021 By

Today’s cards are one sample of the card “my” stampers made at our local Community Center last Thursday.  It’s really quite simple and doesn’t require a lot of supplies.     Product List Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [159229] $8.25 Basic White 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [159276] $9.75 Fresh Freesia 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [155613] $8.75 Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Pad [155611] $7.50 Highland…

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