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Stamping is not just for cards

Most everything I post is cards, cards and more cards with a few treat boxes & bags thrown in.  But every once in a while, I get asked to do “make something” for an event.  My niece is pregnant and of course there was a baby shower.  The theme of the shower was “Children’s Books”.… Continue reading Stamping is not just for cards

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More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom

Last week I shared several cards using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper....and I finally got around to using the stamp set that coordinates with that paper.  It’s called Bloom by Bloom.  Lots of fun flowers all in one stamp set!  And these flowers are the same ones that are in the Happiness Blooms Designer Series… Continue reading More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom

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Out with the Old….In with the New

It’s April 15th and time to think about the next few months and all the exciting things that will be happening in my Stampin’ Up! world.  It’s going to be busy!!  Two of Stampin’ Up’s catalogs are nearing the end....This is sad because lots of stamp sets, embellishments, papers and ribbons will be retiring on… Continue reading Out with the Old….In with the New

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Still Blooming with Happiness

I saw this definition of Spring the other day....SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.  So while this definiation is more about flowers and plants blooming back to life after a long winter, it also applies to other parts of our lives.  Change can be good especially when it brings new and… Continue reading Still Blooming with Happiness

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Happiness Blooms

There are lots of quotes about flowers and happiness, but I think this is my favorite — Happiness blooms where seeds of joy and love are planted.  In terms of real flowers bringing joy....I’d have to plant some seeds, but I am not a good gardener, so this pretty paper from Stampin’ Up! called Happiness Blooms is… Continue reading Happiness Blooms

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

DistINKtive Stamps!

The definition of distinctive is possessing a characteristic of a thing that distinguishes it from another.  One of the unique things Stampin’ Up products is that they have a created their own patent pending DistINKtive Stamps.  What makes these stamps distinctive is their ability to lay down the ink in a unique way that gives you shading… Continue reading DistINKtive Stamps!

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This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

I have a little spot in my house....that is mine....all mine....and it’s set up to be my crafting spot.  I could call it a “Crafting Cave”....but it’s not in a basement, so it not dark and cave like.  In fact it’s actually quite bright (at least it is when it’s sunny outside and not raining!).… Continue reading This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

Baby Shower, Blank Card, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Darling Baby Card

This card might look familiar if you read my previous blog post about presents last Friday.  Check out that post HERE.  I used the same layout, but just changed the colors and sentiment, ...and I have a different card....and for a different occasion too! The background paper is from the same bright and cheery How Sweet It… Continue reading Darling Baby Card

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Spread some Birthday Cheer!

Let’s spread some fun birthday cheer!  What’s the best part of having a birthday?  Besides eating cake....it would be the presents!  Everyone likes to get presents. So it’s only fitting that presents are featured on my card today. I used the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP) again....I actually think I have some… Continue reading Spread some Birthday Cheer!

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Cake is the Answer

In my last post I promised that I would start sharing the cards that I made while I was at The Stamping in the Mountains Retreat.  So if “Cake is the Answer” like the title of my post today says...... I just love this!  Well, I love cake too - chocolate cupcakes with white icing… Continue reading Cake is the Answer