Happy Birthday Jen & Courtney

Last week, my daughter Jen & my future Daughter-in-law Courtney both celebrated birthdays. A gift card from Vicky’s and a bottle of yummy lotion was in order. Then how to wrap……. They go perfect inside this hand towel. I’ve used a hand towel before. It works great for a bottle of wine too. The tags I made were super simple. I used the largest Circle of the Stitched Shapes Framelits that I did a bit…

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June Paper Pumpkin Kit, OMG! So Cute!

Have you seen this months kit. It is adorable. I’ve already see so many cute alternatives too. Our One in a Melon kit will be the pine-apple of your eye (wink, wink) once you start playing with the elements inside. Check out June’s video for project how-to’s! I will be using those bags in my New Catalog Launch Party next month. (note I had to change the date of my party to Saturday, July 8th).…

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Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge, “Patriotic Colors”

This was a fun challenge for me, since I usually don’t do Patriotic cards. Not sure why. You can play too, click HERE! I originally saw this technique on Kelly Acheson’s blog. You use a straw, your Aqua Painter, & Ink Pads. I thought now cool is this. Its simple to do; You basically squeeze your ink pad to get some ink onto the lid, then mix a lot of water from your Aqua Painter.…

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Treat Holder Featuring the Coffee Cafe Suite

Saturday I did a presentation for our Luv2stamp group. Everyone made one of the Treat Holders using the Coffee Cafe Suite.  This is the board I made up with some samples. Here are some of the wonderful Gals that stopped by my table to make their Treat Holders. We were lucky enough to have our meeting at the Garre Vineyard & Winery in Livermore, California. It was such a beautiful venue and a wonderful lunch.…

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All Occasions Card Class, Take 2

I’ve had a couple of people tell me they couldn’t attend my card class on the 10th, so I am offering it on this Monday, June 19th, 6:30-8:30pm. Cost: $15 or FREE with a $40 order. You will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 cards with envelopes.  RSVP: 6-18-17 Save

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Oh So Eclectic

Doesn’t the name of this stamp set, Oh So Eclectic sound exciting? This was one of those “must” haves when I was placing my first new catalog order. My card screams, New In Colors too! Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist & Emerald Envy from last years collection. This bundle comes with matching Thinlits too. Save 10% when you purchase the bundle. I also used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. You just used a 2″…

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Hello Friend, With Layered Leaves Embossing Folder

Have you checked out the Hello Friend Stamp set that is on page 17 of the Annual Catalog? It goes with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. I haven’t done the kit yet, but I did have a chance to play with the stamp set. It is AMAZING! I have a video using your clear blocks and Ink Pads to make the Faux Watercolor Background: https://youtu.be/y8EFoUYxKwc I made this card for my friend Patty!…

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Calming Colorful Seasons

Patty Bennett and I got together a couple of weeks ago and this is one of the cards Patty brought for us to make.  I love how the colors are so calming together. This is our color Pallet. Who knew Flirty Flamingo & Calypso Coral would look so great together. Using the largest circle on your Layering Circles Framelits, cut out of Thick Whisper White cardstock. You will use the negative to make your mask.…

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All Occasions Card Class

We will be making these spectacular cards (if I don’t say so myself) (LOL) on Saturday. Still time to sign up. We’ll make 2 each of these 3 designs with envelopes. Cost: $15 or FREE with a $40 order. Email me if you would like to attend, cindee@pacbell.net. We are using all new stamp sets, Ribbon of Courage (thank you Patty Bennett for this bundle), Coffee Cafe Bundle, & Oh So Eclectic Bundle. What is…

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Lemon Zest & Embossing Paste

I was so excited to receive in my order yesterday the new Embossing Pasts, Tools, & Masks, I couldn’t wait to use them. So here is my first card. The Embossing Paste really adds texture to your card. I’ve got a couple of tips for you. The paste dries pretty fast, so make sure you clean up your Masks and Tools when you are done. Just run them under water and rub off any left…

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