Dragonfly Thanks

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I made this card for a color challenge I wanted to participate in but didn’t.  It was during my stressful and hectic December when things just got away from me.  I am back on track now so I’ll be posting some of the cards I made a while ago but never got around to sharing them.

I made this card using  stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Dragonfly Dreams.  This stamp set has some matching Thinlits called Detailed Dragonfly and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

The colors I used for this card are Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.  As you know, I am not big on pinks and purples but at the same time I made a vow to use my Designer Series Paper more and actually liked these colors and thought they go pretty well together.

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Jar Of Love

Jar of Love

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting.  The Jar Of Love stamp set with the matching Framelits called Everyday Jars is one of my favorite sets in the new catalog.  You can save 10% by buying both!

This card reminds me of when my boys were youngsters and we would go to the local fireman’s fair.  They always wanted to try to win a goldfish and they usually did.  We always had to go to the store and buy a fish bowl and some food.  I should have just used mason jars!  It would have saved us some money.  One of my sons named every fish he ever got George Bush.  We had a lot of George Bush’s.  I am not sure where these fairs would get these fish but poor George never lasted very long and we would have to have a fish funeral.  It was always a sad day.

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Swirly Scribbles Again

Swirly Scribbles, Confetti Celebration, Number of Years

As you know, I really love the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  I use them a lot!  I always feel that if I can get a lot of use out of one stamp set and Thinlits, then it is definitely worth buying.  There are some sets out there that really can only be used one way (I won’t mention them by name).  Some of them are cute but again, you make one card out of them and you are done.  This is not true with the Swirly set.  There are so many uses for it.  Remember, if you buy both in a Bundle you can save 10%!

This time I stamped the sentiments from the Confetti Celebration stamp set.  The Hooray is backed by one of the Swirly Scribbles dies.  The banner is from Number of Years and it was cut out using the matching Framelits called Large Numbers.

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In With The New, Out With The Old

Zoo Babies, Thoughtful Banners, Duet Banner Punch

All month I have been talking about how sad I am that some of the Stampin’ Up! products I love are retiring.  The thing is, though, it is also a really exciting time too.  Stampin’ Up! demonstrators were allowed to purchase some of the new items in the Annual Catalog that starts June 1st.  I decided to make a card using one of my favorite sets that is going to retire (Zoo Babies) with one of the new sets that is coming out.  That set is called Thoughtful Banners.  It also has a matching punch called Duet Banners.

In addition to that, I also used a new In Color with this card.  It is the dark blue color and is called Dapper Denim.  See the ribbon?  That is a new Ruched Ribbon that is also in Dapper Denim.  I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about this ribbon.  I thought it might be hard to tie but it was actually easy.  It is a little stiffer which makes it easier to tie.  It comes in all the new In Colors.  You are going to love it!

Here is a picture of Madelyn on her first birthday in the dress I bought her.  She looked adorable in it, although she did not really cooperate with having her picture taken.  We must have taken a hundred photos and none turned out as well as wished.

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A Tic Tac Toe Stamp Off

Stamp Off New Logo

First of all I need to say Happy Birthday to my Mom today!  She is 91 and has more energy than I do!

Now, back to business.  It is that time again for another Stamp Off!  This time we are following a Tic, Tac, Toe board.  You can make a card using the items in any row or diagonal.  Here is the board:

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I decided to make a card using the middle row (Framelit or Thinlit, White Perfect Accents and Flower).  I just happen to have a package of White Accents that I forgot about.  It was a great reminder to get them out and use them (instead of hoarder as usual).  Here is my card:

Botanical Builder Framelits

Ok, so I have to admit I did cheat a bit and added an Embossing Folder to my card.  Honestly, I am not sure if that is considered actually cheating since it didn’t say whether or not I could use other items too.  That is one of the great things about BS & J Productions.  There are no hard rules to follow. The other members (Buffy & Jackie) don’t care if you cheat a little or change things up.

Now let’s all go check out their web sites to see what they made using this board.  You can go to Buffy’s blog by clicking HERE and Jackie’s blog by clicking HERE.

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Something For Baby

Something For Baby

This is the second card we made at my monthly Stamp Club meeting.  I decided to take a break from Christmas cards with the group.  Some of the ladies in the group have children, grandchildren or expecting either so I thought it would be a good time to use this set.   The best thing is it has a set of matching Framelits called Baby’s First Framelits.  You can buy both in a bundle and save 15%!

The two panels were made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and were tied together using Crushed Curry Bakers Twine.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Petite Pairs.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC43


It is that time of the week for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week we had a color challenge by Kath.  Kath used the 2014/2016 In Colors as our challenge.  I love these colors because they all go so well together.

November 18

Here is the card I made:

Acorny Thank You

I used the stamp set called Acorny Thank You.  I know.  I have used it a lot lately but it is that time of year.  You should see our driveway.  I have never seen so many acorns in all the years we have lived here.  Even the squirrels are leaving them because they probably have already collected enough to last a few years!  In any case, I love this set.  It has a matching punch and if you buy both in a bundle you can save 15%.  I added a little glimmer to the card using the Silver Cording Trim that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I also added a little silver heart from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

The Designer Series Paper I used for the background is called Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sheets are white and have and embossed look to them.  I used my markers to color the stripes in between the embossed lines.

If you would like to see the other creations made by our incredible Watercooler artists, click HERE.  Then don’t forget to add your link to the site!

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Celebrate Today Embossed Balloons

Celebrate Today, Balloon Framelits

Here is a fun birthday card I made using the stamp set called Celebrate Today.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Balloon Framelits.  You can save 15% by buying them in a Bundle!  Both of these items are in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  I embossed the balloons using Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral Embossing Powder.  First you stamp the polka dots with Versamark and then sprinkle the embossing powder over it.  Tap off the excess and heat with your Heat Tool.  Then I cut them out using the Balloon Framelits.

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Flower Patch

Flower Patch

Happy December 1st!  You do remember there is only 24 days left until Christmas, right?  You need to at least get started!

Speaking of Christmas, this card is the total opposite!  I love Christmas, but there does reach a point where you need to take a break and think warmth and sunshine.  This card reminds me of warmth and sunshine since we don’t have any flowers growing at the moment.  This card would be a great card to use during the winter months because it just might cheer someone up!  It uses the stamp set called Flower Patch which has matching Framelits called Flower Fair.  You can save 15% by buying it in a bundle!  I hope it warms you up just a bit!

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Happy Birthday Debby!

Tag Talk

Today is my friend Debby’s birthday!  Debby is one of my Club members who has been with me for a very long time.  She makes the most beautiful cards and I love it when she shares them with me.

I made this card for her using the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Tag Talk.  It matches the Label Bracket Punch so all you have to do is stamp and punch!  You have to love it when you don’t have to cut something out.  I used the new Embossing Folder called Large Polka Dot and a piece of Designer Washi Tape from the Beach House collection.

Happy Birthday, Debby!  I hope your day is wonderful (and that your husband gives you something different than a tractor!)!

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