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Mix Of Elements

I love mixing elements in creating cards for all occasions. Mary Fish does a wonderful job in showing the different elements within a stamp and die set bundle that creates a lovely Valentine's Day Card for a friend. She explains her technique very thoroughly ... and...

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Anticipating My Stampin’ Up! Order

The UPS Truck will be arriving at the end of their deliveries today!! I'm at the end of their route ... it's not a big deal -- my Stampin' Up!® order will be delivered when it is delivered!!  This gives me time to set up my camera in order to take pictures of my great...

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Looking Ahead

Oh my goodness!! As an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator, I was given the opportunity to place a pre-order of the upcoming Occasions Catalog and taking advantage of the freebies I earned from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And, since I got a bit carried away with...

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout

Stampin' Up!® Has Already Compiled Their Year End Closeout List! This is truly excellent for you to get in on some major savings now until January 2, 2019 -- While Supplies Last!! Some of these items will be retiring and some will carryover to the 2019-2020 Annual...

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Oh What To Do?

Thinking of placing an order with Stampin' Up!® At this time, I'm usually torn between ordering from the 2018 Holiday Catalog or waiting for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. There are a few items I passed on getting earlier and am thinking...

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Change Is Sometimes Good

I've been thinking about changing the layout of my blog. The content will remain the same. Just thinking of changing the basic layout ... I've tried other themes in the past ... some work and some don't seem to fit the way I want my blog to look.  It's how we feel...

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The Stamparatus Revisited

The Stamparatus has a huge positive following ... And it just got better!! I love my Stamparatus -- Stampin' Up!®'s stamping platform. It pretty much blows away the other stamping platforms on the market. To learn more, you may be interested in my previous post. I do...

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Being A Stick-In-The-Mud

Change Is Definitely In The Air! First the transition into fall ... now preparing for winter ... All is happening ... automatically ... just like clockwork ... And here I am being a stick-in-the-mud ... digging in my heels trying to stop the inevitable. What a waste...

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Had A Horrible 24-Hour Bug

I don't want to go through all the details of how horrible I felt ... And not to get over dramatic ... but I did feel as though I was going to die or wished I would to be rid of the physical pain ... but this crazy thought came into my head not about leaving my...

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Sale-A-Bration Begins January 3, 2019

Oh my goodness!! That seems so soon!! But, by then everyone will be thinking about spring and that seems to be what Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog is all about. And, we can't forget Valentine's Day!! There are several of my teammates at OnStage in Florida...

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Marketing My Greeting Cards

While I was having technical difficulties with my website ...  I seriously began thinking of marketing the cards I make as samples and don't send out. I thought e-commerce was a great alternative to affiliate marketing which I do with another website. And, here and at...

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Each Card Tells A Story

A number of weeks ago I became obsessed with a movie I watched. The name of the movie is unimportant for this discussion ... because I believe it doesn't have as much to do with the film, actors and directing as it did to the message I received ... maybe not the...

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Candy Cane Pouch

Being left-handed, I'm not a great fan of the envelope punch board ... but it is an excellent tool for making pouches and boxes.I sometimes have to get over myself and try my best to score with my right hand ... or turn the punch board around to do my scoring.I'm sure...

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The Snowflake Showcase is a Stampin' Up!® Exclusive Limited Time Offer!! It is quite an impressive showcase which includes: two stamp sets a thinlits dies set snowflake trinkets white velveteen sheets to give a bit of texture to your snowflakes This...

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Creating A Snowy, Icy Scene

France Martin has done an excellent video tutorial for us in how she made an icy skating surface for one of Stampin' Up!'s delightful stamp sets.I do like the Spirited Snowmen and will be using them on many of my projects this fall and through the winter...

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Enjoying The Fall Weather

It is truly delightful being outdoors on a fall day. We had a thunder storm which helped us make the transition from summer to fall. Now some fwind, but the temperatures are cooler and at night there is a bit of a nip in the air. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Strange...

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Thanksgiving Card Fall Technique

Today is overcast and rainy 🙂 Last night we had thunder showers which was quite exciting. I wrote out ghost stories for my website. It was a lovely background -- plus we desparately need the rain. This got me all in the mood of fall and thinking...

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Peek-A-Boo Fun Fold Card

Yeah, yeah, I know the featured image doesn't fit with the Peek-A-Boo Card title of this post -- but I didn't want to give away the surprise ... and I love gift bag tags 🙂 Plus, I love, love the witch's hat! So, let us proceed . . . Since it is October and we still...

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