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Simple, Southern Serenade Sympathy

Today I'm sharing a Southern Serenade sympathy card. I like to keep sympathy cards fairly simple, so this set worked perfectly for that reason.

The two main colors are the pool party and old olive Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I used a touch of bermuda bay light to shade the flowers as well. That's really all the color this simple card needed.


I love that the Southern Serenade stamp set comes with a beautiful lace background stamp. I inked it in pool party for the background and stamped the flower over it in memento black ink.


I added a few pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers for dimension.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, one of my "go to" sentiment stamp sets.


I hope you like this super simple, duplicatable card.

Thank you for visiting today.

Until the next time....

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Cards for Friends

I made cards today for friends who are going through some challenges in their lives. I knew I wanted to use a cheeful color and the verse from the Rose Wonder stamp set on the inside of the card:

Fear not, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed. For I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand- Isaiah 41:10.


The stamp set "bundle" that I used for the flower image and the die cut is the Flourishing Phrases bundle. I've used that a lot lately. Its just so versatile and so pretty.


I added pearl jewels to the die cut flowers and tied it up with the beautiful flirty flamingo ruched ribbon to match the cardstock and ink colors on the card.

I hope my friends know how much I care about them and I hope it brightened up their day to receive a hand stamped card in the mail. Because, seriously, life can be really tough sometimes and we all need a little "pick me up" now and then.

Maybe someone in your life would appreciate a hand stamped card as well... go ahead and send a few friends a card to let them know you are thinking of them. It will make you both feel good!

Until the next time...

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Weekly Deals : March 15th thru 21st Plus a few cards to share

 A few cards to share, made by demonstrator friends from across the country. All stamp sets are from the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog and the Sale a bration Brochure.

 These cards use the Sale a bration stamp set: "Botanicals for You." Its free with a $50 order. The Perfectly Artistic designer paper and metalic doilies look awesome with this set.


This is another Sale a bration set- "Flowering Fields." Its also free with a $50 order. This card also uses the coordinating Wildflower Fields designer paper. The flowers were colored by using stampin write markers directly on the rubber of the stamp and then stamping on the cardstock.


One of my favorites: Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden thinlit dies were used with blushing bride cardstock and a few gold sequins.


Check out the weekly deals this week.

Until the next time..

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Weekly Deals: March 15- 21


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Kim's Card Class - Featuring Stampin Up Cards : Occasions Catalog

Tonights class was great. It was a packed hall. Everyone showed up to stamp, even with the snow fall.

There were a few new stampers, so I was busy scurrying about helping everyone with their stamping, thus, once again, I didn't get a chance to take people pictures. One of these days, I will have time and remember!

But, of course I have the projects to share, as I took the photos of the cards before class started. I will have time to share two now and I will share the other two cards tomorrow.

The first card is made with the Rose Wonder Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. I embossed it with gold emboss powder and colored it in with an aqua painter using melon mambo and mint macaron inks. I used the ink from the lid of the ink pad. ( close ink pad and press lid into ink, open pad and dip aqua painter into the pool of ink on the lid). I used water color paper. It much thicker and can take a lot of water and coloring. Plus, its got such a beautiful texture.




 The second card is made with the Apple of My Eye stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. I decided to use the pear this time. I've used this set many times, but I haven't made a card with the pear until now. I love the pear!

I did a quick fun random stamping technique. The ink colors are pear pizazz, wild wasabi, tip top taupe and blackberry bliss for the splatter. The splatter stamp is from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I used whisper white and wisteria wonder cardstock. It turned out pretty cute.




Thats all I have time for now, ladies and gents. Its almost 1:00 am and I am beat.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other two cards that we made at Kim's Card Class.

Until then...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Stampin' Up! Card Project #2

As promised, I'm going to share the other card project that I took to my friend Linda, from Ohio.

This is just one of the many, many ways to use the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden framelits from the Occasions Catalog. This has got to be one of my top 5 sets ever. Not only is it a beautiful set, but its so versitile! I love a set that can be used in a variety of ways and look completely different each time.

For this card I used the stained glass technique. I used vellum cardstock and stampin' write markers. This is an easy but very cool technique with a "wow" factor.


Here's how to acheive the stained glass look. After die cutting the rose/leaves in basic black cardstock, attach it to the vellum with the fine tip glue pen. Then turn over the vellum and color from behind with stampin' write markers. I used real red, melon mambo, and calypso coral. This gives it a softer muted look. For the leaves, I used mossy meadow and old olive.


Do you see the differnce when coloring from the back of the vellum? It really tones down the color.

I used the Expressions Natural Elements for the "thank you" on this card. Notice the gold shimmer?

That's the wink of stella brush in gold. I just colored right over top the wooden greeting. I love the result!


Here's another card with a different greeting and more candy dot brads.


So, what do you think? Are you going to give the stained glass technique a try?

I guarantee you will be impressed with yourself!

Until the next time...

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Stampin' it Up in O-hi-O

I was lucky enough to get to visit my dear friend, Linda again this month. I totally don't mind making the road trip to Ohio to see her. In fact, I look forward to the drive.

If you know Linda or I, we are the same kind of "stamper." We have to concentrate when we stamp. Neither of us can talk and stamp at the same time. So, usually we start chatting away right off the bat. That could go on for hours. So we have to remind ourselves that we need to stop chatting and start stamping!

Of course, we have to take a "selfie" or two in the process.


During my visit, Linda shared her card class cards with me. I got to make some of them while I was there. Aren't they awesome? I'm usually the one planning the projects. I don't ever get to just relax and stamp something someone else designed. So I was thrilled to get to make these wonderful cards. Linda always has the best ideas. See her blog here. These cards were all made with stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog.


I also took some projects for Linda. I will post those later this week. But, here's a little peek...


 All in all we had a great day stamping, chatting, doing computer work and especially laughing. Linda always knows how to put a smile on my face and joy in my heart.

Until next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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