Happy Anniversary

Today, Rob and I have been married 35 years.  It amazes me how quickly the time has gone.  Although it does seem like a long time ago, it doesn’t seem like 35 years.  That is a long time!  We have done a lot in those years.  We have three amazing grown men children, two awesome daughter-in-laws and three of the cutest and brightest grandchildren there ever was.  I am allowed to say that since I am their grandmother!

I made this card using the (unfortunately) retired Large Numbers Framelits.  This is one of the die sets I will keep forever because it is so useful.  The same is true for the Large Letters Framelits (so if you don’t have them, get them!).  The Designer Series Paper is called Broadway Bound.  It is a Specialty paper because it has foil designs on one side.  To make the YRS I used a brand new stamp set in the Annual Catalog that I got for free at the April OnStage.  It is called Pick A Pennant and has matching dies called Playful Pennants.  The colors I used are Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler.

Happy Anniversary, Rob.  Five more years.  The mostest!

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A Valentine Stamp Off Challenge

Hello again!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge featuring BS & J Productions (Buffy, Susan and Jackie).  Today’s challenge is to make a Valentine’s Day card.

I used the stamp set called Heart Happiness to make my card for this challenge.

Heart Happiness is a perfect set to use to make a Valentine’s Day card.  It actually has a set of Framelits that go with it and that go with another stamp set called Sure Do Love You.  That is one of the great things I love about Stampin’ Up!.  You can mix and match stamp sets, dies and colors because everything goes together so well.

First I colored the larger hearts using my Stamping’ Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist and Island Indigo.  Then I stamped the little heart and cut all of them out using the dies called Lots To Love Box.

I also used the stamp set called Number Of Years and a set of Framelits called Large Numbers to make the banner for this card.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made for their Valentine’s Day card.

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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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Happy Birthday Mom

Number Of Years, Large Numbers

Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday.  She will be 91 years old.  She is an amazing person and has more energy that I ever dreamed of.  She keeps super busy shelling, needle pointing, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing cards.  That is in-between going to work at the library every day to sort all the magazines.  She still travels and drives (although not when I am in the car!!) and goes to exercise class three times a week.  She even takes courses at the local university!  It exhausts me just to think about it all.  I can only hope I do half the things she does when I am at her age.

Happy birthday Mom.  You make us all proud!

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Number Of Years

Number of Years, Large Numbers

This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I just thought that perhaps many of you don’t know what a monthly stamp club is.  It is where a group of us (12 in this case) get together once a month at my house and make 3 cards using Stampin’ Up! products.  Each member is required to purchase a minimum of $20 worth of products at each meeting.  Then we all take turns being the hostess.  The hostess gets to use all the Stampin’ Rewards that are earned from those purchases.  It is a lot of fun and this particular group is made up of some awesome ladies.

We made this card using the stamp set called Number of Years.  It has a matching set of Framelits called Large Numbers and you can save 15% by buying both in a bundle.  I have said it before and I will say it again.  This is a must have set because it can be used forever for so many different occasions.  You can use it for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and New Year’s cards.  The background Designer Series Paper is called Shine On.  It is a heavier paper than normal and is embossing with shining designs (such as silver).  The silver tape in the background is part of the Sale-a-bration catalog that you can get for free with a $50 order.  It adds just the right amount of sparkle and also comes in gold and clear.

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Number Of Years

Number of Years, Large Numbers

This new stamp set is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  It is called Number of Years and has 29 different Photopolymer stamp sets with it.  It also has a matching set of Framelits called Large Numbers and you can save 15% by buying the bundle.  The great thing about this set is it can be used in so many different ways for so many different occasions.  You can use it for birthdays (age), graduations (year), anniversaries (years) and New Years (year).  The numbers are quite large.  They measure 2 1/8 inches high.  Not only do you get the numbers, but you get a bunch of words, flowers and all the necessary ordinals (nd, th, st,rd) that go alone with the numbers.  Thank goodness for Google because I didn’t know what to call an ordinal without looking it up first!  I know it is a set I will use over and over.

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Happy New Year & A Sneak Peek

Large Number Framelits, Party Punch Pack

Happy New Year everyone!  I used a couple of new products from the 2016 Occasions Catalog that comes out on January 5th to make this card.  The numbers are a new set of Framelits called Large Numbers Framelits.  They are awesome to use for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and New Years Day!  They have a matching stamp set called Number of Years, which I didn’t use for this card.  This set of Framelits is a must have set!

The little balloons are from a new punch pack called Party Punch Pack.  There are three punches in this set.  One is the little balloon I used.  There is also a tiny little cupcake and a birthday candle.  These punches also have a matching stamp set called Party Wishes.  You will love the new catalog!

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