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Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

It may be a little early for Valentines Day cards, but I couldn't resist playing around with this popular new technique that I have been waiting to try. The eclipse technique is so very cool and super easy.

If you are attending card class this week, we will be making an eclipse card, so you're in luck!

For this card, I used the "This Little Piggy" stamp set and the new Stampin' Blends Markers. Of course it wouldn't be an eclipse technique without the main product... the Large Letters Framelit Dies.

The card base is real red 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card, Quilted Christmas designer paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4 and the whisper white is 5" x 3 3/4".

How stinkin' cute is this little piggy!?

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All I did was stamp the image with the tuxedo black Memento ink pad, onto whisper white cardstock, and colored it in with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers, in pink pirouette, old olive and daffodil delight. I then cut the X and O out with the Big Shot and Large Letters Framelits dies.

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Next, I mounted my whisper white cardstock onto my card- and attached the die cut X and O (in the cut out spaces) with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget the inside:

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Thats it! Super simple.

I hope my card class attendees will love the card I have for them this week- its also Valentine related.

Thanks for stopping by today...

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Big Shot
$110.00

#1 Stampers Meeting, Make n Takes & Team Swaps

One of my favorite things about my Stampin Up business is getting together and stamping with friends, especially my downline team members. We share business tips, stamping ideas, swaps and also have yummy snacks and fun door prizes during our get togethers.

This month Teresa Fisher shared a make n take project with us using the Magical Mermaid stamp set. Her sample was gorgeous. Unfortunately I messed mine up and ended up coming home and having to re-do my card. However, I did use the same colors and cardstocks of Teresas and I loved the colors she chose. Bermuda bay, berry burst and tempting turquoise. The colors really look magical together.

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 It was Teresas idea to color the ends of the hair in bermuda bay. How cool is that? I love it!

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This is a photo of some of my team from the meeting that night. I remembered to get a photo after most of the girls had already left. Next time, I will have to tie a string around my finger or something, so I remember to get photos early. By the way, that's cute little Teresa to the left of me, in the white sweater.

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I also wanted to take time to share of few of the amazing swaps that the girls created. The theme was fall cards and the girls did a fabulous job as usual.

Card made by: Tonya Beatty

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Card made by: Kayla Cole

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Card made by: Jamie Bartley

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Card made by: Alyssa Trunzo

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Card made by: Mary Ann Hazlett

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Card made by: Lori Wiest

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I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous cards. Here's one more photo from the meeting... Alyssa and I hamming it up.

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Of course I had to bring them all gifts from Thailand too!

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Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your support!

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Valentines Day Cards

I promised to post some of the Valentines that I made and that I received from other demonstrators around the country. I hosted and was part of a few swaps with several of my demonstrator friends and I received some really great cards.

I've picked out some of my favorites to share with you. I will post a few today and a few tommorrow.

The first one is made by Tonya Beatty. Tonya is a very talented demonstrator on my team. I love how she used the tiny envelopes from the Sealed with Love Bundle. Check out the new tiny paper clips- they come in three different colors. Aren't they so cute!

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This card was made by my friend, Dawn Griffith. She's one of my favorite stampers for sure. This cute card fold is everywhere- and very popular. I actually received 3 cards in my various swaps, with this same fold! I also posted a Cool Treats card with this fold last week. You can check out Dawn's blog here.

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This adorable card was made by Shari Lackey. I love all the beautiful layers on this Happy Valentines Day card.

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Another one of my very favorite Valentine cards, was made by Patsy Waggoner. The Sending Love designer paper, says love, love, love and I sure do love this card. Patsy actually set up my blog for me. You can click here to visit Patsy's blog.

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Last but not least, I've got a valentine card that was made by me. I used Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder punch to make a sweet little raccoon for this special valentine.

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I hope you enjoyed all the pretty hand stamped "love" cards. I'll post more tomorrow, so be sure to stop back.

Until then...

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Sneak Peek- New Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

As promised, I have a sneak peek of some new  2017 Occasions Catalog products. The Catalog goes live on January 4th!

I designed a Valentine card with some new fun stuff! You all know how much I love making Valentines. I guess I just love the hearts and pretties.

For this card I used the new stamp set "Love Sparkles." I stamped the word love in versamark ink and then embossed it with the new "real red" glitter embossing powder.

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I also used the new "Falling Petals" emboss folder. I turned the folder upside down so that it looked like falling hearts instead of falling petals. Take a look at the new "Sending Love" designer paper. Its 48 6x6 sheets of eight double sided designs. So pretty!

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Don't you just love how the red glimmer paper matches the sparkle of the real red glitter embossing powder?

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I made a bunch of these for a demonstrator swap that I participated in.

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Start thinking about what you'll make for Valentine's this year. Its not too far away. There are lots of great ideas and products to choose from in the New Occasions Catalog. You're going to love it!

Until the next time...

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Heat Tool
$30.00
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$110.00

Wedding Gift Bags- for a "Picture Perfect" day.

I mentioned earlier in the week that I am in Pensacola, Florida for my godson, Zachs wedding. We are having a great time preparing for the big day.

My best friend Tracy is Zachs mom. She wanted to give some of the out of town guests a special gift bag for attending the wedding day.

She decided on a great beach bag design to put the special gifts in, which she ordered from Classic Ink. They design awesome t-shirts, bags and other specialty items. Click here to see the website.

So anyway, Tracy asked me to design a card to slide into the clear front pocket of the gift bag. It had to be "beachy" and in Zach and Emily's wedding colors.

I decided on the starfish image from the "Picture Perfect" stamp set as well as the "Labeler Alphabet" which I used to personalize the bags. The "Watercolor Wash" background stamp gives it that soft splash of color.

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This is Zachs cousin, Tina. She's the gorgeous model that I "hired" for the photo shoot. (She works for cookies)

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Aren't the bags ever so cute? They even have a zipper at the top. Perfect for a beach themed wedding.

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I used one acrylic block to mount the stamps for the date of the wedding. This made it easy for me to stamp without having to line it up each time.

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After Tina's first photo shoot, I thought, why didn't we use our beautiful ocean view as a backdrop the first time? So, I hired her again for another photo shoot. Tina makes the bag look even better and she earned more cookies. 

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Tracy really made the bags special for the wedding guests. She packed them full of water, snacks, soaps, seashell shaped chocolates and personalized items like chap stick, an itineray and maps.

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Here's a bunch of them...

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It was a team effort, packing all these awesome gift bags. There was a few fatalities with punctured water bottles in the process. But its all good now.

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 I know the wedding guests will be blown away when Tracy hands them their special gift bag. Not only will they have a great bag of goodies, but the guests will also be able to remove the card and add it to their scrapbooks to remember the special day.

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Thanks for being a super great and super cute model, Tina. You've definitely earned your extra cookies!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today. I'll be posting pics of the bride and groom this weekend. Stay tuned!

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Stampin' Technique - Outline Edging - with the Watercolor Words set

I've got a quick and easy card and technique to share with you today. Once again I've used the Watercolor Words stamp set, but this time, I've used the flower images to make this fun card.

I've actually used two different stamping techniques on this card. The outline edging technique and a simple favorite, sponging with sponge daubers.

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I used elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, soft sky, and old olive inks to stamp the flowers and leaves as well as the striped background and the greeting. I then sponged in the color with sponge daubers. This is such a quick and easy way to color outline images. Not to mention, it gives the flowers a soft, delicate look.

You can see that I've done the outline edging technique here. I stamped the entire card, except for about a 1 3/4" space from the bottom. This gave me enough room to cut the outline of the flowers and still have room to stamp the greeting below.

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I love stamping the insides of cards with a pale ink color in a cute pattern, like this Brushstrokes background stamp shown here.

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The inside of the card.

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A few rhinestone jewels add a sweet sparkle to this simple and sweet card.

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That's my quick tip and techniques for the day.

Go ahead and give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by.

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