Lego Skeleton
In Blythe's Studio/ Gifts/ Stamp Sets

Cow’s It Going?

April 15, 2020 By

Cow’s it going for you this week?  Are you getting a bit frustrated with sheltering in place?  Honestly, I’m not because I have to so much to do (like  going through moving boxes.)  Will that ever end???  I’m thinking not. Anyway…..this morning I had a little fun preparing a packet for mailing to my grandson in California.  Somewhere I came upon a little Star Wars (?) Lego skeleton that…

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Masculine birthday card
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Masculine/ Punches/ Stamp Sets/ Wedding / Anniversary

My Sweetie’s Birthday Card

April 8, 2020 By

Today I made my sweetie’s birthday card for his Friday birthday.  And……..I pretty much c.a.s.e.d it.  That means I saw it somewhere and I pretty much copied it.  Thank you Mary Fish for the idea. When I saw this card it immediately spoke to me.  Yes, Russ is the music in my heart!     Supplies used for Russ’s card: Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25…

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2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt
In Announcements/ Designer Series Papers/ Easter/ Tips

She Uses Spare Time Wisely

April 6, 2020 By

Yesterday afternoon as I was mindlessly perusing FaceBook I came upon a post from a blogger, Amy Lemons, from ‘somewhere’, who was showing what two children were doing to create a virtual Easter Egg Hunt.   Real Easter Egg hunts won’t be happening safely country-wide this year and this was a little alternative that she came up with.  She’s calling it the Great 2020 Easter Egg Hunt.  You can…

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Lovely Lily Pad Sale-a-Bration
In Announcements/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Sale-a-Bration

Just a Quickie Today–Last Chance Announcements

March 31, 2020 By

  Today is March 31st.  And that, sadly means it’s the final day of 2020’s Sale-a-Bation opportunity.  It’s also the last day to join the Stampin’ Up! family and my friendly stamping team of demonstrators with special bonus goodies being offered.   When you sign on as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you can most definitely do it your way.  Your Starter Kit is completely customizable to YOU.  You can…

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Grace's Garden Thinking of You
In Big Shot/ Cards/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Tips

Thinking of You from Grace’s Garden

March 26, 2020 By

I am loving the Grace’s Garden stamp set from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and I’ve been going overboard making different cards with Grace’s set and the coordinating Garden Gateway Dies.  These two products are also available as a bundle where you can save 10% while the January-June Mini Catalog is active.   This is the 4th Grace’s Garden card I’ve made in a 20 hour stampathon.  Can you say addicted?…

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Hello from Grace's Garden
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Spring/ Summer

Simple Hello from Grace’s Garden

March 25, 2020 By

Designer Series Papers play a large roll in today’s Simple Hello from Grace’s Garden card.  Just swapping out patterns can make a difference in the tone of your card, going from country to a lady’s desk to just plain whimsical.   I used the Highland Heather patterns from the  Subtles 6″ x 6″ Desinger Series paper pack to create these three cards. You’ll need the following supplies to create a…

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Buy Paper Pumpkins Prepaids!
In Paper Pumpkin/ Sale-a-Bration

It’s the Last Week of Sale-A-Bration

March 24, 2020 By

Yes, the January 1 – March 31 Sale-a-Bration opportunity is coming to a close for 2020. If you’ve been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time to jump on board.  Why?  From today through March 31, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when you purchase a 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription.  Win! Win! Win! Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription. 3-month…

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Grace's Garden Stamp Set
In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Easter/ Mother's Day/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Summer/ Tips

Spring has Arrived and so has Grace’s Garden

March 24, 2020 By

Spring has arrived and so has Grace’s Garden and I promise you that today’s card is much easy and faster to create than yesterday’s.  Except for the kitty, it has only one layer.   Product List Grace’s Garden Bundle (English) [153789] $47.50 Grace’s Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [151513] $18.00 Garden Gateway Dies [151512] $35.00 Highland Heather 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146986] $8.75 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock…

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Grace's Garden stamp set
In 3-D Projects/ Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Mother's Day/ Spring/ Summer/ Tools

Grace’s Garden Plus Garden Gateway Dies

March 23, 2020 By

While this definitely isn’t a quick card it is, without a doubt, delightful.  Yes, it does use a lot of product to get it done.  Unless you’re a new stamper, you’ll already have many of the necessary products.  I’ve been stamping for many years and I’m obviously a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I do make it a point to always have at least one package of each color of…

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March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit
In Paper Pumpkin

March’s Paper Pumpkin Has Arrived

March 20, 2020 By

Oh my gosh, March’s Paper Pumpkin has arrived and is it ever refreshing.  I have to admit that some month’s my Paper Pumpkin kit goes on my shelf, waiting for a time when I’m in the mood to work with a kit instead of creating with some of my new (or older) stamp sets.  Well this month is an exception to that plan and I want to share my…

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tap tap tap
In Cards/ Techniques/ Tips

Inspiration Comes from Unexpected Places

March 19, 2020 By

About a month ago I received a card from a friend I’d left in Mi Wuk Village, CA in December.  She’d asked me to make a special card (you can see that post here), which I did, and she was thanking me for it.  Her card just spoke to me with its simplicity and clean bold colors.   I wanted to attempt to duplicate the idea and knew I…

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Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip
In Tips/ Tools

Tuesday’s Tip: Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip

March 17, 2020 By

Yesterday I spoke about using the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip for removing all those pesky little ‘hanging chad’ pieces after running a rather intricate die through the die cutting machine. Well, here it is, in action, so you can see for yourself.   And it attaches to the Take Your Pick tool:   Here’s the Pick Your Putty refill:   And here’s the Take Your Pick tool in action:…

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Poppy Moments Birthday Card
In All Occasion/ Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Designer Series Papers/ Stamp Sets

Painted Poppies Happy Birthday Card

March 16, 2020 By

Although there are still boxes and boxes in our garage that require unpacking, I needed another stamping break.  Inspiration for today’s card was from a Pinterest email and the stamper is Annevanlucy from Missouri.  The products used for the card are some of my favorites from Stampin’ Up’s 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  (Let me know if you’d like me to send you one!)   Product List Peaceful Moments Bundle…

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In Cards/ Mother's Day/ Spring/ Stamp Sets/ Summer/ Tips/ Tools

Good Morning Magnolia Alternative

March 11, 2020 By

Today’s Good Morning Magnolia alternative is a totally simple change up to the Cracked Glass Technique card I shared the other day.  You can check it out here.  Coloring with Stamping’ Blends (page 179 in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog) is a lovely gentle way to color in such a large strong image.  The final step would be to add the greeting of your choice.  Or add no greeting at all.…

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In Big Shot/ Tips/ Tools

Tuesday’s Tip: Embossing Folders

March 10, 2020 By

Many of my customers and stamping friends have experienced confusion regarding the various types and thicknesses of what we used to refer to as Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, or TIEFs. The confusion is even more so since Stampin’ Up! discontinued the Big Shot by Sizzix die cutting machine last year.  Good news is that Stampin’ Up! will be introducing their very own die cutting machine in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual…

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