In Cards/ Classes & Events/ Designer Series Papers/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Valentine's Day

Waste Not, Want Not…Save a Card

February 13, 2020 By

In yesterday’s blog post I spoke about the fun I had guiding a group of high school students in making Valentine cards.  As we picked up the supplies used for the project after class was dismissed, we came upon this reject:     And today, I used it for a valentine, morphing a ‘reject’ into something pretty acceptable in a slightly humorous way.  I used only scraps and rejects…

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In Cards/ Celebrations/ Designer Series Papers/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Tips/ Valentine's Day

Tuesday’s Tip: If Asked, Say Yes!

February 12, 2020 By

(Yes, I know it’s Wednesday but Tuesday got away from me!)  My daughter asked me, a few weeks ago, if I’d be interested in teaching one of her classes a bit about creating valentines on February 10th.  Yikes!  High school students.  At an International Baccalaureate Charter school.  More boys than girls.  “It’ll be a surprise lesson for the class” she said.  Of course I said.  “Sure, why not.”  And it…

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2020 Sale-A-Bration’s Lily Pad Co-ordination Products Are Amazing

February 6, 2020 By

I must admit I kind of ‘ho-hummed’ at the lily pad products in this year’s Sale-A-Bration brochure when I first saw them.  Then they came into my home as part of an order (for every $50 spent in product from January-March during Sale-A-Bration (SAB) you earn a free product from the SAB brochure).  Yes, as a demo who needs to check out many products, I earned plenty!  And when…

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In All Occasion/ Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Stamp Sets/ Tips

Painted Poppies Birthday and Anniversary Hand-Stamped Cards

February 5, 2020 By

It’s alway fun to create one card and celebrate two totally different occasions.  Today I used the Painted Poppies stamp set to create both a birthday and an anniversary hand-stamped card.     Product List for today’s cards:  Birch Cling Stamp [149256] $16.00 Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set [151599] $23.00 Piece Of Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set [148610] $17.00 Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set [143666] $27.00 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X…

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Painted Poppies hand-stamped birthday card
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Painted Poppies Birthday Card

February 3, 2020 By

Yesterday I received this beautiful Painted Poppies birthday card from my sweet friend Elaine.  It’s clean and fairly simple and I just love it.       These are the supplies used for this card: Painted Poppies Bundle [153827] $52.00 Granny Apple Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146990] $8.75 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [121045] $8.75 Shimmery White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [101910] $10.00 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink…

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In Cards/ Valentine's Day

Music from the Heart Valentine

February 2, 2020 By

How nice is it to tell your Valentine that they are the music in your heart?  Well, when you use the new Music from the Heart stamp set from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, you can do just that!       I received this card, made by Casi, in a swap with my stamping sidelines (fellow demonstrators) here in Boise.  You can just about hear the music that comes from the…

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Zion's hand stamped birthday card
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Kids/ Stamp Sets

Happy Birthday Eleven Year Old Boy

February 1, 2020 By

My youngest grandson will be eleven in a few days so I’ve stuck to my crafting desk and have made a special hand-stamped card for a special birthday for a very special boy.  I have to be honest and say I resorted to quite a few retired items for Zion’s card.   Inside is the fun part.         This was my prototype/inspiration card that I made…

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Hand-Stamped Cards for Valentine’s Day 2020

January 30, 2020 By

The current 2020 January – June Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! has dozens of stamps celebrating spring and various holidays, namely Valentine’s Day for today’s post.  The From My Heart Suite on page 8-9 offers lots of opportunities for creativity.   The suite includes a stamp set, two coordinating punches, Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Faceted Gems, Heart Doilies and Heart Foil Tins!  And coordinating Specialty Designer Series Paper!…

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In Big Shot/ Cards/ Catalogs/ Designer Series Papers/ Sympathy/ Tips

Pretty Poppies Sympathy Card

January 29, 2020 By

I was requested yesterday to make a special sympathy card for a dear friend.  And I was asked to please make it large enough for office staff to sign.  Well, my stamping space is about 95% set up in our new home here in Boise, so I was anxious to get started on a real project in real time.  Like–get ‘er done today!  My choice was to create a…

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Geared up Garage
In Birthday/ Designer Series Papers/ Masculine

All Geared Up to Celebrate

January 21, 2020 By

Are you about to celebrate a birthday or special event for the mechanic in your life?  If yes, think about this awesome Geared Up Garage stamp set.  It’s perfect with it nuts and smudges and oil can and tool box.   I have finally found the floor in my new stamping studio (aka former bedroom) and I’m attacking the piles of fully or partially completed cards for all seasons…

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Stampin WITH the large daisy punch
In Blythe's Stamping Business/ Stampin' Up! Events

The Unexpected Joy of Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

October 24, 2019 By

My sister (also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator), her husband and a good friend of theirs are currently touring around in Tennessee.   The friend, Edwina, a new Stampin’ Up! demo, brought some stamping supplies to work on in their spare time.  Alas she forgot to pack a necessary supply–a punch.  I asked my sister Janet to send me the neat story.  Read on…….. “We are on vacation and I…

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Back on Your Feet
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Encouragement / Congrats/ Punches/ Stamp Sets

Back on Your Feet

October 24, 2019 By

I had to pull out my Back on Your Feet stamp set and create a card to send to my sister-in-law a.s.a.p.   She lives clear across the country in New Jersey and fell the other day, breaking her shoulder in several places.  Not good.  I hope this little sloth perks her up just a bitty bit.   Shop for any of today’s supplies by clicking on the desired…

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Card Stamping Sale
In Announcements/ Stampin' Up! Events

24 Hour Stamp Sale on October 23rd

October 21, 2019 By

24-HOUR STAMP SALE ON OCTOBER 23rd ONLY! This sale will be over at midnight, so don’t dilly-dally! The following images are shown in the order they appear in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.   Click on any image below that you’re interested in purchasing to be linked to my Stampin’ Up! Store.  Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Stamp Set [147702] $27.00 Lots Of Cheer Cling Stamp Set [149503] $20.00…

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Custom Card Making Class
In Announcements/ Cards/ Classes & Events

Stamping at the Mi Wuk Library

September 18, 2019 By

I really look forward to stamping at the Mi Wuk Library every month.  I’ve mentioned before that this stamping event has been going on since February 2004.  A few of those original stampers are still attending and new stampers join in every month.  It’s really a lot of fun and friendship.     I’ll continue stamping at the library until the moving truck pulls us out of town–whenever that…

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