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Sing a Song – Free as a Bird

I love to sing.  I’ve been singing in some kind of musical group most of my life, from elementary school to high school choruses, church choirs, community choirs and even a Christmas Caroling group where I dressed in Victorian costume.  I think I got my musical gifts from my mother.  She’s been a Sweet Adeline… Continue reading Sing a Song – Free as a Bird

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Happiness Blooms – You are the Happy to My Day!

Time is running out to purchase this bright, bold and fun Bloom by Bloom stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper as it retires on June 3rd....or sooner as it’s only available while supplies last! .....so I’m posting one last card.....(maybe)..... I’m not necessarily a big flower person....might have something to do with allergies....but… Continue reading Happiness Blooms – You are the Happy to My Day!

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Quick Cards with Memories & More

This is a Quick post to let you know about a Quick way to make a bunch of cards for multiple occasions to have in your stash so they will be ready and waiting.  Or if you are more like me....you need to make a card Quick and these will take you just a matter of minutes.....and you know what?… Continue reading Quick Cards with Memories & More

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Monotone Monday – Petals & More

Hello....welcome to Monotone Monday!  Or maybe I should have named this post I’ve Got the Monday Blues.  Either way, the card I’m going to share today was a little happy accident...and it started with blue branches. I was actually making another one of these cards for a friend.  You can read about it in this… Continue reading Monotone Monday – Petals & More

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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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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

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A Giraffe Parade

Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world...anywhere from 15-20 feet tall.  So of course if you were taking a close up pictures of their heads, you would’nt see any of their bodies....just like my card! And don’t those cute little giraffes look like they are in a photo?  That would be creative use of… Continue reading A Giraffe Parade

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Simple Stamping

Stampin’ Up has been encouraging the concept of “simple stamping”....just using paper and ink to make a card.  No fancy cut outs, not along of layering, skip the bows, the fancy embellishments, etc.  That is kind of hard for me....because I really like adding all the extra’s.  But for first time stampers and for those… Continue reading Simple Stamping

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Out of the Scraps….

So....last week I was prepping for a class I did to make this Winter Sampler. I was cutting squares and more squares, getting scrap pieces for stamping and then die cutting...and doing lots of counting to make sure I had the correct amount.  I decided to be nice and cut the little leafy branch that… Continue reading Out of the Scraps….

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A Trio of Butterflies

When I was getting ready for last Card & Chat class, I decided to break out the butterflies.   We did some watercoloring using Aqua Painters and ink pads to make this butterfly card that I blogged about last week.  But then I decided to show how to use the Aqua Painters in a different way.… Continue reading A Trio of Butterflies