Cottage Garden Card with Ribbon Accent

This is the third and final project we made at my clubs this week.  I found this pretty ribbon technique just by accident when looking at some blogs.  You can see this (and other fantastic projects) at Barb’s Blog.  She has some great techniques and samples!   I have enjoyed using the new Cottage Garden stamp set and the new coordinating DSP Sunny Garden.  The colors used on this card are Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Pear…

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Posies with a punch!

I found inspiration for this card on someone’s blog……..wish I knew where, but sorry! I loved the simple, cute little flowers made with various sizes of circle punches.  I added a cute little button to the center of each of them using Designer Buttons from the Subtles collection.  The leaves are punched from the Two-Step Bird Punch — it’s actually the “wings” of the bird.  The words are from “A Word for You” and I…

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For You and Eastern Blooms Card

Good morning friends!  I am DRAGGING this morning, and have to substitute in a little bit, so this will be quick!  We had our first football game last night and it was a fantastic start to the season — but we didn’t get in bed ’til after 11:00.  We defeated our opponent 41-13 and enjoyed every minute of it!!!!  Unfortunately, I forgot to double-check my camera, and I got to the stadium without my memory…

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“Elizabeth” Card Set

I made this set of cards for my hostess last weekend.  I used the single image stamp called “Elizabeth”.  I think this is a gorgeous image that offers great flexibility in design.  I chose to stamp small greetings from “Teeny Tiny Wishes” onto Whisper White Cardstock and punch them out with the Small Oval Punch.  I popped them up with Dimensionals to add a little “pop”.  Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White Ink: …

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First Day of School Pictures and Top Note Card

Ready for school……and our last year with all three by the tree…….Allyson is starting her Senior Year, Lindsey is a Junior, and Sarah enters 8th grade. Sarah had to get a little “sassy” in the above photo…….always hamming it up! Charles and I took a photo with our Senior……..she was so excited!  Me, on the other hand, not so much.  Well, happy for her, but sad for the beginning of the end… These are all…

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Hello Card with Marble Background

Well, today is the first day of school for my girls.  It is not greeted with the usual excitement — the days when I was so excited to get them a cute little outfit, curl their hair, pick out the perfect hairbow, and tuck them in with a story.  My girls have gotten too old for that, and now I face the bittersweet moment of sending a Senior to school for her LAST “first day…

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Just Believe with Embossed Resist Technique

Today’s card is one that I created for my workshop today…….and it is an original!  Yeah, go ahead and pass out!  Can’t believe I dreamed this up on my own, and I actually like it, too!  It uses an embossing technique called Emboss Resist.  I recommend that you go to SplitCoast Stampers for a great tutorial on how to do it.  I used Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to stamp the floral image from…

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Sunflower Card and Party Favor Box

These are the other 2 projects that we made on Thursday night at my Club Class.  If I haven’t said it before, let me just tell you that my Big Shot Cutting Machine is one of the best investments I have ever made.  These are 2 more projects that could not have been made without  it — and certainly not this quick and easy!  If you have been “on the fence” about getting a Big…

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Bitty Bouquet Card

Tomorrow night is the first “organizational” meeting of my new Club Classes.  I am super excited to see 22 ladies this year for my clubs!  I have a few cards for them to create after we “talk shop” so I thought I’d show them to you over the next few blog posts. This stamp set can be found in the Summer Mini.  If you haven’t made your purchases from this catalog, you might want to…

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