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Chromophobia

Fear of colors — I never even knew there was such a thing!  It’s not something I suffer from; rather, my problem is a lack of confidence using color.  (Is there a name for that?) For example, we’re making a … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Cool Treats

Perfect timing for this edition of the Stamp Review Crew blog hop!  Cool Treats is a suitable stamp set to use in my part of Illinois now, where temps are warming up and the sun is (usually) shining bright.  Not to … Continue reading

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An anniversary bonus for you!

Saturday marks my 12th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.  My love for stamping is stronger than ever — I dream about colors, stamps, events, and even the cover of the next new catalog! Those dreams have been especially … Continue reading

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Spring wreath

It doesn’t seem like my last All-Occasions Stamp-a-Stack was two months ago, but it was!  I must do a little housekeeping and post the rest of the cards, including this one: In January, this wreath seemed unseasonably cheerful!  As it … Continue reading

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Love this color combo!

I love Blushing Bride with many other Stampin’ Up! colors, but especially with Flirty Flamingo.  We’re using it on this card in camp this month with Avant Garden, the beautiful (and free) Sale-A-Bration set: To make the layout easier to … Continue reading

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Wishing you a happy golden birthday

To be honest, I had never heard of the concept of a golden birthday until I got married and had (adult) stepchildren.  Regrettably, I had been denied the opportunity for some fab 14K gifts several years earlier because this idea … Continue reading

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Get ready for bear arms (part 2)

Thanks for returning to see my little tutorial on how to create the bear-holding-heart effect!  Here’s the original stamped and cut image.  Note how the arms are out and curved upward.  Hi, buddy! Now we’re going to do a little … Continue reading

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Scraps happen

Last week I had help cleaning out the two baskets I use for my “TO BE FILED” items, like card kits that were not used and some UnFinshed Objects (UFOs).  And to be absolutely truthful, I didn’t simply have help … Continue reading

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Valentine bear

I’m not really sure this will be sent as a Valentine; I have a birthday girl in mind for this sweet card. I finally got to use the beautiful (and FREE) Delicate Details set.  Exactly the touch I wanted. Those … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Swirly Bird

I was shocked to see that it’s been over four months since I’ve participated in a Stamp Review Crew blog hop!  I needed to put this activity to the side last fall to concentrate on other business efforts.  Well, it’s … Continue reading

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