FREE SHIPPING March 17, 2021
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Free Shipping on March 17, 2021

March 16, 2021 By

If you’ve been building a stamping order (like I have), tomorrow is the perfect day to send it off.  Why?  FREE SHIPPING on March 17th on all orders over $50.  Stampin’ Up! hasn’t offered this for a long time so don’t miss out. That’s it!  Short and sweet.  And what’s not to love about FREE SHIPPING?  It’s a great time to stock up on envelopes, adhesives and the 2019-2021…

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March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Here's to You
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‘Here’s to You’ Paper Pumpkin Kit – One Stop Fun and Creativity

March 9, 2021 By

  Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed Paper Pumpkin kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones! What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free…

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Hey birthday Chick stamp set & dies
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Chicken Coop Birthday Card

March 5, 2021 By

I moved from a rural mountain community (Mi Wuk Village) in central-eastern California to Boise, Idaho just over a year ago.  And I left behind a dear friend and neighbor who supplied us with fresh eggs from his chickens.  We were also daily walking buddies.  His birthday is coming up and yesterday I made his “going all out” birthday card to commemorate his chickens and his birthday.   As…

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February’s Paper Pumpkin — I Did It

March 2, 2021 By

I must admit that I wasn’t ‘struck by lightening’ when I opened my February Paper Pumpkin kit.  I spent a few days just thinking about it and how I wanted to approach it.  Several elements just weren’t my style.  So I watched to see what alternatives others created and thought about what I could do to make my cards feel like ‘me’.  I ended up pretty much just using…

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Darling Donkey Sale-a-Bration stamp set
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Sale-A-Bration Ends on Sunday, February 28th!

February 26, 2021 By

Sale-a-Bration is a whole month shorter this year, taking place during the months of January and February only.  Come March 1st it’s over.  (Reminder……there will be another Sale-a-Bration event in the fall!) Don’t miss your chance to earn FREE Sale-a-Bration benefits with either a $50 order or a $100 order or any combination of those two. Have you had your eye on any of these items?      …

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Just another angle of the inside of the card
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To an Extraordinary Granddaughter

February 26, 2021 By

Disclaimer…….I’m posting this post (originally written in January!!!) today, February 26th).  I needed to complete the cutting and scoring information and, obviously, I totally forgot about it!  Time.  Busy.  Post holiday cleaning.  A ton of excuses!  So here’s the mid-January post, still minus the cutting/scoring instructions.  I’ll get ’em done TODAY!   This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending an online Creativate Winter Retreat.  (via FaceBook)  We watched,…

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with stampin' die
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What’s that “Green” Thing?

February 25, 2021 By

Did you notice on yesterday’s post, on my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, that I have a green cutting mat?  One of my dear stamping friends and convention (when we have them in person) roommates, sent one of these mats to each of her erstwhile roomies a few years ago. ROOMIES > >   Back to business………. Why the green OLFA mat?  It helps to prevent the lovely #3…

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Many Messages Stamp Set & Die
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Many Messages Bundle and Card

February 24, 2021 By

Trust me.  This is a very different stamp ‘set’.  It’s a very “wordy” background stamp.   You can use it as a background image or as 22 — yes that’s twenty-two — separate images.  Yes, there is a coordinating die for cutting the separate greetings in one quick shot!  And look at all the shapes!  I just had a thought……you could just use the die with a plain piece of…

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Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards

February 23, 2021 By

Don’t let that title, Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards, or description put you off.  Actually it did put me off for several weeks until I finally tried it yesterday.  After I made my first/prototype card I made another card.  And another card.  I used the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper for all three cards.   Let’s get started. To make the pleated fold you need to start with…

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Pretty Perennials - YOU MAKE ME HAPPY
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Pretty Perennials Multi Greeting Happy Card

February 21, 2021 By

Well now, did that post title make you wonder?  It’s the fault of the greetings in the Pretty Perennials stamp set.  The happy word is in a large script font.  The remaining words are in a snazzy uppercase font.  These words offer us five separate greetings.  This stamp set is a winner for offering so many floral images plus the variety of greetings.       Here are today’s tools: Basic…

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March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Here's to You
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Plan Ahead! Grab a Friend, Make a Date and Have Some Stamping Fun with March’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

February 15, 2021 By

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover the fun of paper crafting.  Grab a friend and block an hour or two to sit and craft and chat, laugh and enjoy!  Instructions…

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Sudsol Zoom Call #1 -
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Pretty Perennials Sketched Design

February 13, 2021 By

I’ve belonged to a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators called Sudsol (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) for years…like at least 15, maybe 20.  We share ideas and concerns and projects and more and it’s just wonderful.  (If you’re a demonstrator and want to know more please send me an email.) Anyway, yesterday afternoon one of our great members, Jeanne, organized a Zoom call (thank you Covid) where we…

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Mystery Card #3, February 8, 2021
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Creating a Spotlight Focused Card

February 10, 2021 By

I’m hooked on Mystery Monday Stamping mornings with Sharon Armstrong*, a fun stamper from the heart of Texas.  After making the first card, which was a total mystery, following step-by-step until it was completed, I found myself addicted to the spotlight card.  Mind you, it’s not perfect, but it’s a prototype for the next cards I made.  I was hooked on the format and trying this stamp set or…

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Pampered Pets Sympathy Cards

February 9, 2021 By

The Pampered Pets stamp set, p. 42 in the 20-21 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, is a frisky and fun dog and cat lovers stamping opportunity.  It’s also there when you need it to express your thoughts at the loss of a pet as I’ve had to this past weekend.  Friends in Washington state lost their giant 10-plus year old 180 pound ‘puppy’ Walter.  Here’s my tribute to Walter and…

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My original two cards
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Make Your Own Designer Series Paper

February 8, 2021 By

Today’s card is kind of fun.  It started out as a ‘mystery card’, following stamping instructions without knowing exactly where I was going.  Bottom line, I created a piece of Designer Series Paper that I could call my own. I forced myself to use a stamp set I hadn’t used before since I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it.  This project worked out perfectly. I,…

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