Author Archives: Debra

A winner!

Stamper Sue (luthersmom), you are the winner of the 2nd Annual Great Coin Jar Contest!  Sue guessed $98.10.  That’s amazing!  I myself was way off — I guessed $117.  DH guessed $76.  I think I’ll have him make up the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tip — Ribbon slot

When you have a side-fold card like this one, how can you get a ribbon tied horizontally around the card front?  Simple!  At the point where you want the ribbon, with the card folded, use the soon-to-be-retired Horizontal Slot Punch … Continue reading

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Thanks, friend!

More paper piecing of these adorable birds, this time on a thank you card for a friend who hosted several of us for pie and coffee after a concert last weekend.  If I had waited a bit to make this, … Continue reading

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A very good thing in a small package

Over the weekend I was asked to give a Stampin’ Up! gift card to a stamper for her birthday.  I love to make special packages for gift cards.   I have been squirreling away GC tins from Michaels as they … Continue reading

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Super Saturday

Join us Saturday, March 14, for Super Saturday!  This spring’s Super Saturday is a bit different from any other Inkspiration event:  you’ll be receiving a Stampin’ Up! Forget-Me-Not Keeper to hold and organize your stash of cards, and because you’re … Continue reading

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The nearly perfect cake

I had lunch with friends just before Christmas; the hostess served a wonderful almond Bundt cake for dessert.  Her neighbor gives her this cake every Christmas.  (I love traditions like that!) Coincidentally, one of my favorite blogs had a post … Continue reading

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Way to go!

DH passed his insurance exam, so I made this. Stamps:  Hugs & Wishes Ink:  Basic Black Paper:  Basic Black, More Mustard, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand Other:  Big Shot die-cut machine, SU! Birds & Blooms die, Vintage Brads (Black)

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This card was inspired by Julie Dinn — essentially, an exact CASE (Copy and Share Everything).  I loved the way she framed the ovals, and her colors were fresh and fun.  (Of course, after I made the card and looked … Continue reading

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A breath of spring

Hooray, hooray, the brand-spankin’-new Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog is finally here!  It’s pretty, exciting, and inspiring!  All of you who are club members or who pre-ordered the catalog have it in your hands — but realize … Continue reading

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An old-fashioned winter, I'd say

This morning our temp was -23°, with a wind chill of -35°.  Pretty much every morning at breakfast since, oh, December 1, we’ve growled about people saying we never have old-fashioned winters anymore.  Hmph! We really felt bad for the … Continue reading

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