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Easter Card sneak peek

Hello Stamping Friends! Are you ready for Easter yet? Its right around the corner and will be here before we know it.

So, today I'm sharing a little sneak peek of one of the cards that we will be making at my next Card Class.

I used the "Special Reason" stamp set and also the "Suite Sentiments" stamp set for the Easter greeting.

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I think these colors are perfect for Easter. I used sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and pear pizazz.

I simply stamped the images from large to small then added the greeting in basic gray archival ink.

For the middle of the flowers, I punched 1/2 and 3/4 inch circles from the blushing bride glimmer paper.

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Super simple and pretty as can be. Hope the ladies enjoy making this soft subtle, flowery Easter Card next week.

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Stampin Up - Dragonfly Dreams Elegance

I resisted buying this stamp set until I saw all the amazing projects that were created with it. Now,
Dragonfly Dreams is one of my favorites from the Stampin' Up! Catalog.

I created an elegant card with both the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly thinlets.

My favorite "elegant" color combination is gold and elegant eggplant. So, for this card, I used both the elegant eggplant and gold foil sheets as well as a bit of wisteria wonder cardstock.

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I stamped the background of the elegant eggplant cardstock with the dragonfly stamp in elegant eggplant ink. It gives the card a subtle tone on tone look.

I also used the ever popular Stitched Shapes framelits for the ovals. I did a little "sponging" around the small oval with a sponge dauber dipped in elegant eggplant ink.

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And don't forget about sparkle, when it comes to making an elegant card... The gold glimmer paper really makes this dragonfly pop off of the card. I used the wisteria wonder cardstock behind the detail of the dragonfly. A little more shimmer and shine was added with the gold satin ribbon and metallic enamel shapes in gold as well.

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I used the fine tip glue pen to attach the detailed dragonfly to the wisteria wonder dragonfly under it. Plus, I popped it up with a few dimensionals to give it some dimension.

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I think this card would absolutely brighten someones day- just to say "hello."

I hope you give this card a try and if you don't have the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, you need to get one for yourself. You'll be glad you did!

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Big Shot
$110.00

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.

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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
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$110.00

Christmas Cards

I wanted to share a few more Christmas cards that I've received. I haven't had time to take photos of all of them, but I did get a few quick pictures of the 3 cards that I am sharing today.

These cards are from a few wonderful friends and customers. All of them so very creative and talented. I was delighted to open my mailbox to find these beautiful works of art today.

The top card was made by Anna Miller of PA. Anna used heat a stick powder and gold glitter to create the sparkle and glimmer on the word JOY. (which is my middle name btw :)  The bottom card is made by Raelene Ellenberger of PA. Raelene used the Stampin' Up! November Paper Pumpkin kit to make this card. She added some extra special detail of her own to make this soft, pretty card, extra special.

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One more card to share real quick... This shiny gold santa card was made by Sharen Dixon of PA. I love that Sharen used the gold foil paper to create this look. The tiny gold stars in the top corner really make this card a stand out.

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I hope you enjoyed these beautiful Christmas cards as much as I did.

I have some more fun to share from my birthday, but that will have to wait.

Its almost Christmas... I've still got a few things to finish before the big day.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the Best New Year ever!

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A Special Birthday Surprise from the Aloha State

I found a big birthday box on my front porch today. I was so excited to scoop it up, bring it inside and tear it open. I knew it was from my bf Cindy who lives on Oahu. She always remembers my birthday and makes me feel so special.

So, when I opened the box, I found another box inside with the word "joy" on it. Well, my middle name is Joy and I knew Cindy chose that box just for that reason, because she plans the perfect gift right down to the smallest detail. As you can see, Cindy added a few Christmas treats as well. You can check out how she made these items on her blog: Stamped with Aloha.

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Look what was inside that cute box.. Be still my heart, its a PINK PINEAPPLE ornament and a beautiful handstamped pink pineapple in a shiny mirrored frame.

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Sparkle, glitter and bling, everything I love in a birthday gift, or any gift for that matter.

Here's a close up of the special details of the pinepple picture. Cindy used the Pineapple stamp from Stampin' Up! and bedazzled it with rhinestone jewels that she colored with a light pink sharpie. Did you notice the background paper- its a sneak peek of our new designer paper in the New Sale a Bration brochure to be released on January 4th. It can be colored in with markers or watercolored, or just left as is, as shown here.

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Cindy also added a sweet note with this adorable reindeer "sweater" card that she lovingly stamped just for me.

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I'm so excited to place my new pink pineapple on the Christmas tree, the gorgeous handstamped pineapple on my desk in my office and wear my sparkly earrings during the holidays.

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Cindy made my birthday even more special with the thoughtful gifts she chose for me and the beautiful picture that she handstamped especially for a pink pineapple lover like me.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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