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Oh, daffodils!

For some reason, this was not the spring for daffodils in my garden beds.  Too wet?  Too cool?  Squirrels?  If you’re a gardener, you understand this dance. I was glad we made this card at stamp camp in April, as … Continue reading

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What’s so great about the redesigned ink pads?

When the retiring products lists were released in April, you may have noticed that all the inks were being retired.  No need to panic!  What is retiring is the current case and ink formula. Yes, Stampin’ Up! has redesigned the … Continue reading

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Sharing what I love — Watercolor Pencils

Ever since the Stampin’ Blends found a space in my stampin’ studio, the Watercolor Pencils have been, well, neglected.  Peter has his own set, and his favorite activity is sharpening them so they are at the ready when we begin … Continue reading

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Subtles were everywhere at the royal wedding!

Did you notice it, too?  OK, maybe 13 years of Stampin’ Up! has changed the way I think (pretty sure!), but when I saw Meghan Markle’s mother’s ensemble for the wedding, I thought “Soft Sea Foam”!  Didn’t you?  You were … Continue reading

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Lovely Lipstick Happy Birthday

I made a mistake.  And I feel bad.  At camp this month we are using products that are not yet available.  In two weeks, yes.  But not now. And yet, we love this card (inspired by Dawn Olchefske), so let … Continue reading

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Woven ribbons

Here’s the second card using the pink daisy I showed yesterday, this one for OnStage in Milwaukee.  As if I didn’t love Berry Burst enough, in my project box was some stunning 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon.  So, so pretty! There’s … Continue reading

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Daisy love

Cook once, eat twice.  That’s the way I work it, especially since we eat at home most of the time.  I’m sometimes in that same mindset when designing cards: I think I said already that I tried to use my favorite … Continue reading

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Bright and ready!

With my gardening activities last week, I overlooked introducing you to Stampin’ Up!’s revamped Brights collection.  I’m sorry! I have stampers who ask me to use more brights in our projects; I try, but it’s not where my heart is.  … Continue reading

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Umbrella weather

This week I surrendered to the call of the wild — the untamed backyard, that is!  This is our fifth spring in this house, and after having some professional help with drainage and large bushes, I finally made a start … Continue reading

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Graceful, beautiful birthday

For this OnStage display card, I used the butterfly image from Painted Glass.  All stamping was done with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with silver powder. I enjoyed coloring the image with Stampin’ Blends — the fussy cutting, not so … Continue reading

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