Masking with Painter's Tape #5
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Tuesday’s Tip: Masking with Painter’s Tape

November 23, 2021 By

I love the magic of masking and today’s take on the technique is one of many I’m sure.  I call it simply Masking with Painter’s Tape.  In today’s post, a picture is almost worth 1,000 words.           And here’s my finished card:   Please go back to the this post for more information about my finished card above.  And please share with other readers a masked card…

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Eden's Garden first card
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The Eden’s Garden Collection is Available

November 19, 2021 By

I have to admit that I was a little unimpressed with the Eden’s Garden Collection when I first saw it.  Too foofy (my own word) and frilly.  But once I started playing with it I was hooked.  This is one of those times when I pretty much forced myself to use a particular stamp set to see just what I can do with it. One of my favorite cards so…

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Eden's Garden Christmas Card
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Stamping at the Community Center – Eden’s Garden Christmas Card

November 18, 2021 By

Today’s card will be the last holiday card we make during our Community Center stamping this year.  It’s clean and simple, one layer only.  And we’re using the early release, delightful and desirable Eden’s Garden collection that includes products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog.   I love the simplicity, yet the charm, of today’s card.   Product List Eden’s Garden Collection (English) [160849] $82.00 Eden’s Garden Bundle (English) [157832]…

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Stamping at the Community Center – All Squared Away Stamp Set/Bundle

November 17, 2021 By

Stamping with folks at our community center is a great way to pass a few afternoon hours once or twice a month.  We laugh.  We create.  We socialize.  We meet new friends.  And participants leave with two great cards to send to a friend.  Wouldn’t you smile if you got a hand-stamped, personal greeting card in the mail rather than another advertisement or bill? The Floral Squares Dies and…

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Happy Birthday closeup
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Year ‘Round Home Decor / Great Gift

November 16, 2021 By

A lovely neighbor, Laurette, brought her out-of-town-visiting daughter-in-law over to my house this past weekend to re-create a gift I’d been given several years ago at a Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City.   Laurette saw this in my stamp room, ooooh-ed and ahhhh-ed over it and asked if she could make one with her daughter-in-law when she came to visit.  “Well of course” was my answer. Here’s…

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Start with Saving 4-30 Nov promo
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Limited Time Starter Kit Offering from Stampin’ Up!

November 15, 2021 By

This limited time ‘wow’ opportunity for signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator actually began on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4!   Here are some details: FOR A LIMITED TIME, November 4 – 30, 2021, the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is being discounted to $75 (normally $99):  You select up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice (that’s $50 of extra FREE product) plus, the kit ships free (another 10%…

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Seasonal Sale is Starting Soon

November 15, 2021 By

Yes, the rumors are true! Stamping’ Up!’s Seasonal Sale is starting soon.  November 16-18, 2021.   If you’re needing a handful, large or small, of supplies, there’s no better time than now to get them!  Between November 16 and 18, you can stock up and save. 10% on card stock 15% on ink pads 20% on dies. Flip through the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog to find your favorites.  I know…

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NATURE'S HARVEST, 156495
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Finally Back to Stamping

November 14, 2021 By

It’s been crazy time in my life by my own making!  I decided in mid-October to take a 10-day driving trip to California to visit friends and old haunts.  The old haunt was the ‘cabin’ we’d owned for 34 years before moving to Idaho.  That was not an easy haunt to leave behind but we did it.  And we’re very happy to now be in Idaho, away from fires…

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Nov 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit
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November’s Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin is a CUTIE!

November 10, 2021 By

  The subscription period is wrapping up as today is the last day to subscribe to the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Add a touch of fun to your holiday treats with the adorably over-sized treat packaging in this month’s kit!  The colorful and festive designs are delightful whether they wrap up treats or not. If treat packaging isn’t what you’re looking, the components of this kit are extremely…

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Save 10% on card stock
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Season Sale Time!

November 10, 2021 By

November 16-18  Stampin’ Up! is offering a Seasonal Sale!!! And they have an awesome Starter Kit promotion which can also save you money! Between November 16th – 18th, you can stock up and save.  Do you need to fill in some “color holes” in your ink pads or card stock?  Is there a die (or perhaps two or three) that you’ve been wanting but haven’t purchased yet?      …

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Tower card side 4
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Pansy Petals Tower Card

October 20, 2021 By

I told you last week when I shared my grandson’s tower birthday card that the tower card was addictive.   We’ll, I’ve just finished another one, this time a 60th birthday card for my neighbor, friend and partner in (fun) crime occasionally.   This card will fit a standard A2 (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) envelope whereas the first card was enlarged to fit a 5″ x 7″ envelope.  Rugged teenager…

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Poinsettia Petals Triple Time card
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Triple Time Stamping using Poinsettia Petals

October 19, 2021 By

I have always wanted to make a Triple Time stamped card but just never got around to it.  I never had clear instructions.  Well, thanks to a challenge prior to the Fall Creativate online Retreat, I have made my first Triple Time card. I honestly think my card is a bit ‘crowded’ but still, I like it.  Mission has been accomplished. As always when stamping you’ll need stamps, ink,…

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5" x 7" tunnel birthday card
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Tunnel Birthday Card

October 12, 2021 By

My almost youngest grandchild will be thirteen in a few days and I wanted to make a fun and special card for his special day.  Mission accomplished.               This card was challenging and fun to create.  I went into current as well as retired areas for the components.  My primary goal was to emphasize my grandson’s love of his base (guitar) and music in…

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Pansy Petals Mystery Card
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Mystery Stamping Time – Using a Single Designer Series Paper Pattern

October 9, 2021 By

Mystery Stamping with Sharon Armstrong is always an unknown.  Pretty precise instructions but only one’s imagination on how to implement them!  Today’s instructions came via YouTube, a change from the previously used FaceBook.  Henceforth it will be YouTube. We started out with five pieces of one print of Designer Series Paper. 1″ x 1″ 1″ x 2-1/2″ 1″ x 3-3/4″ 2-1/2″ x 2″ 2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ Then colored card…

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Textures & Frames Pumpkins
In Cards/ Celebrations/ Fall/ Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine/ Wedding / Anniversary

October Anniversary Card

October 7, 2021 By

I wanted to create an autumn-y anniversary card for my son and his wife this year and, thanks for the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Textures & Frames, I pulled it off.   After stamping the pumpkins and greeting I ran the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Tasteful Textile 3-D embossing folder.  Then I attached it to the…

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