A Mother’s Flair and More

Today’s cards are swaps that I’ve received during OnStage a couple of weeks ago and these first two cards uses the A Mother’s Flair stamp set (145902/145905) from the Occasions catalog. You can find it on page 46. Filled with some fun images and lovely sentiments it’s not just for Mother’s Day but also perfect for stamping items for those women in our lives.

And how about this card made with the Flying Home stamp set (145926/145929).

And here is one using the Fruit Basket Stamp Set (145833) and it’s coordinating Tutti-Fruitti 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (145606).

Check out this cute little card using the This Little Piggy stamp set (143919/143922), Crafting Forever (143955/143958) and Painter’s Palette (141907/141910) stamp set found in the Annual Catalog.

Sweet and elegant this card uses the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (141614) and the lovely Petal Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (144168).

And finally this card made with the Birthday Blossoms stamp set (139167/139471)

What do all these lovely cards have in common? They are all using items contained on the Last Chance List. So why not take a few moments and check it out before your favorites are gone?

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Ferrero Rocher Treat Holder Video Tutorial

Do you ever loose things on your computer? Frustrating, right? Good news since I’ve been having some computer issues lately (I’m hoping I’ve got most of them solved now.) I have found a couple of things that I didn’t share with you earlier. Yikes!

Here is the first project that I did a video for. It’s a great little treat holder that holds a yummy Ferrero Rocher candy.

Want to see how it is made? Check out this quick video tutorial.

Ferrero Rocher Treat Holder

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Emerald Envy (141396) and Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink (141398)

Paper: Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (141657), Emerald Envy (141415) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (141483), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (141427)

 

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Foxy Friends

What does the fox say? Well this little guy says Oh, Happy Day!

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Isn’t this little card that Stacey gave me cute? I love the way Stacey used this all occasions set to create this fun card and I think these little antlers are adorable on the fox.

And how about these cards? This first one is a easel card that Linda gave me.

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And these two use the coordinating A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack (141637). This first one from Jenny uses the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (141614) and Duet Banner Punch (141483).

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And this last one that Heather gave me uses the sentiments from the Greatest Greetings stamp set (140703/140706).

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I can’t decide which is my favorite. How about you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Foxy Friends (141549)

Inks: Cajun Craze (126965), Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (119686), and Emerald Envy Classic Ink (141396)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (126974), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fox Builder Punch (141470), Woodland Embossing Folder (139673), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Duet Banner Punch (141483)

 

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Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder

I love to make gifts and what could be more practical than a post it note holders – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of these little pads laying around my work spaces at home. LOL! Who would have back in the 80’s thought these little pads would become so every day! Don’t you wish you had invented them? I digress – so any way without further adieu here it is

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I really love the way these turned out – so much so I’m making them for the Bazaar I’m doing this Saturday. So why not stop by this Saturday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Mission Bazaar in Gainesville and say hi? You can find more information about the event HERE on my Calendar of Events.

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Want to see how they are made? I’ve made a little video tutorial for you not only showing how the holder is made but also how I created the wash of color on the focal point too!

Vintage Leaves Easel Post it Note Holder Video Tutorial

Caring with Cards & the Ronald McDonald House

Last Saturday I was able to drop all those cards we’ve stamped together at my Caring with Cards events into the basket at the Atlanta On Stage event. Thanks to all those new and seasoned stampers who joined me in making a difference!

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Almost 200 cards were stamped between April and the event. Wow!!! It was great to see the basket over flowing! These cards will be distributed to the Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation so that those families who are staying there can use them during their stay as a need arises.

Would you like to help make a difference? Why not join me at my next Caring with Cards event – it is free and all the cards we stamp together will be donated to the RMH and the Red Cross Holiday for Heroes programs!

How can you join in the fun? Just stop by the Clarkesville Library on November 15th between 2 and 3 pm. You can see all my events HERE on my Calendar of Events.

Let’s top this number for next April’s basket!!!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Vintage Leaves (138802), Timeless Textures (140514/140517) and Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Delightful Dijon (138327) Soft Suede (126978), Always Artichoke (126972) and Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965)

Paper: Always Artichoke (105119) and Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Leaflets Framelits Dies (138283), Linen Thread (104199) and Aqua Painter (103954)

 

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Holiday Catalog Fun at the Team Retreat

A couple of weekends ago I held my annual Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Getaway for my team. It’s a fun event that I really look forward to each August.  A full weekend of stamping with friends – what could be better, right? As usual I forgot to pull out my camera when everyone was together.  But here is a photo of Melanie and Cindy.

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Melanie was designing a special baby project she needed and Cindy came prepared to create LOTS of birthday cards! Mission accomplished I think.

It also gives us a time that we can share our NEW Holiday Catalog productions, create with them and do a Shoe box Swap together. There is lots of stamping, laughing and well, just silliness. And who doesn’t need a little of that?

Like as we enjoyed the beautiful afternoon  on the patio-

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these two wanderers along with their friend came to visit and say hello. (Yes, I know who’d have thought – chickens? go figure ?? Of course, Larry corrected me multiple times since they are roosters I’ve got no clue where they belong.)

Want to see what we created and stamped? Here are some wonderful items from our Shoe box Swap on Saturday afternoon.

Melanie created this fun card using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set (142196).

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She used the Thoughtful Banner stamp set (141614) for the sentiment and the Bow Builder Punch (137414) covered in Clear Wink of Stella (141897) once the Bow was put together. Can you see the shimmer on the bow? I know my photo doesn’t do justice to the cards.

Cindy made this lovely soft card using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set (143539).

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Cindy used the soft images from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660) for the background and added the large swirl from the Swirly Birds Thinlits Dies (141497).

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The next card was Anna’s Shoe box swap and it uses the cute little mice from the Merry Mice stamp set (142142/142145).

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For an added pop of color Fancy Frost Sequins (142519) are scattered randomly on top of the Softly Falling Embossed background.

And finally Marni created this cute little 3d project using the new Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (140279) and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle (143493).

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Beautiful, Bold Penned & Painted and more

I have to tell you I by passed these two stamps sets that I’m sharing with you today the first time through the Annual Catalog. But after seeing these two great cards from Cathy I’ve gone back and taken a closer look at them both, adding them to my wish list.

Check out this first card using the Penned & Painted stamp set done in our NEW In Colors.

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I think it is striking with it’s trendy bold colors. And of course I LOVE the Ruched Ribbon that is available in each of the 5 In Colors for 2016-2018. It ties wonderfully and is a great width for lots of projects.

And while this next card uses the Touches of Texture stamp set (141934/143251) and uses is a totally different pallet of colors I really love it too. I love the way Cathy used the Thoughtful Banners Bundle (142330) for the sentiment and layered the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a 3d feel.

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I think the colors are perfect for a fall card. And the Gold Metal Thread and Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon adds a wonderful bit of texture too.

I know my photos can’t possibly show how wonderful the cards really are.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Penned & Painted (141938)

Inks: Emerald Envy (141396) and  Dapper Denim Classic Ink (141394)

Paper: Emerald Envy (141415), Dapper Denim (141414), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (141425), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

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When you use the Hostess Code – I’ll send you this wonderful Color Combination Chart PDF which I created. This Gift includes a chart for ALL the Subtles and Brights! That’s 140 color combinations!!!

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Color Combination Charts

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Patriotic Flag Holder

Yesterday I shared with you a patriotic card that I made during our shoe box swap at my team retreat.

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I loved the pop up star Melanie shared with us. I knew just what I wanted to do with some cute little post it flags that I picked up earlier in the month after I made her card.

Check out what I came up with.

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It was fun, quick and easy. Here is the inside

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Told you the little flags were cute!

Check out this fast little video I filmed showing you how I made the Pop Up Star.

Easy, peasy, right?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Balloon Celebration (140675) and Thoughtful Banners (*141614)

Inks: Real Red (126949), Night of Navy (126970), Marina Mist (126962),  and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Paper: Real Red (102482) and Night of Navy (100867)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (*141483), Metallic Foil Doilies (138392), Star Framelit Dies (133723), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Bone Folder (102300), and Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755)

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Thoughtful Banners

Check out this quick and easy card I stamped recently using the Thoughtful Banners bundle (142330).

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I love the look of this card – and I think it would make a great guy card because of the colors. What do you think?

And here are the last of my swaps that I received from my friends at this gathering. This first one using the Wetlands stamp set (16695/126697) is from Janette.

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And this final card was made using the Sunburst Thinlits die (140617) was from Lorraine.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners (141614)

Inks: Watermelon Wonder (138323) and Night of Navy (126970)

Paper: Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (141632), Night of Navy (100867), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Crumb Cake (120953) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Duet Banner Punch (141483) and Large Number Framelit Dies (140622)

 

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