Painted Harvest, Patty’s Way

Isn’t this card beautiful? This one was designed by Patty. Its got 6 layers but still a simple design. We started off with a Whisper White card base (you could use the new Thick Very Vanilla too). The flowers were stamped on Whisper White using Daffodil Delight for the first color, then Crushed Curry to add the highlights. The inside of the flowers are Early Espresso as well as the sentiment. We fussy cut the…

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Blast from the Past, SUO Challenge

So this weeks challenge is a blast from the past. I don’t save many retired stamps, but I did happen to save this one back from 2004. The name of the set is Hope Is….. I have a special person I am going to send this to who is going having a lot of medical issues between herself and her son. I am blending some new with the old. My card base and first layer…

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Big on Birthdays

It’s that time again, for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge. This week its Birthdays. My niece has a birthday this month. Perfect! I haven’t used the Big on Birthday stamp set much, so decided to dust it off and use it. I stamped the sentiment (& flowers) on Watercolor Paper with Black Archival Ink. I have to say I didn’t get a real good image and ended up using my Project Life Journaling Pens (they…

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New Class Added, Memories & More Color Theory Class, Home Decor & Cards

Saturday, July 29th, 10-1pm. Cost: $35 and includes the Memories & More Card Pack & a package of Glitter Enamel Dots. In this class you will be making the 4″ x 6″ inserts and matching cards with envelopes. (Frame is NOT included). RSVP with payment by 7-19 with payment if you would like to come. Here are the matching cards. This is the Memories & More Card Pack. You will have a ton of cards…

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

I LOVE the name of this stamp set, it coordinates with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and you can purchase as a bundle and save 10%. The Thinlits die cut so easily too.  I cased this card from Pinterest, changed it up a bit to make it my own. This is another card my Stamp Club Gals will be making next month. You can see I’ve done 3 cards using different colors from the Color Theory…

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Just Breathe

How many times a day do you say that to yourself? For me, that would be several times a day…..This card makes me think I’m sitting on a beach somewhere. Hey, a girl can dream, right? LOL! I love using this watercolor technique. Take your “D” Block (or whatever size you want) and use your markers to add color, spritz with water, then stamp on your Whisper White Paper (or even watercolor paper), let the…

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Bookmark & Last Chance for the Fresh Fruit Suite

Before I show you my cards, I want to take a moment to mention if you are getting a message that my blog is no longer there, you might have it bookmarked with my OLD blog, using Blogger. My friend Patty had this issue and had to delete that bookmark and make another one using my new blog. WWW.justspongeit.com. Thanks Patty for the heads up. Ok, now on to my two note cards. You know…

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I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane

I’m so excited that I leave for OnStage in San Diego today. I believe there will be about 500 of us gathering on Saturday for the Stampin’ Up! Event. I have so much to do……that’s what I get for waiting to the last minute. Do you do that too? Onto something fun. I made up a few of these to give to some of my Stampin’ Buddies. I found these little zippered clear bags at…

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Avant-Garden Thank You Card

I can’t believe that Sale-a-bration is almost over (Friday, March 31st,) and this is the first time I’ve used this flower from Avant-Garden. But it works perfect for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge, A Favorite April Theme. I think flowers speak April, don’t you? You can play along too: http://suochallenges.com/ So I started casing Kimberly Van Diepen’s card, but really my card looks nothing like hers. The only thing that is the same is the…

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Avant Garden Thank You Cards

This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog. You can earn it for FREE with a $50 order. These cards and many more went to my Stamp Club Gals and a few outside orders as well. Can you guess what NEW Sale-a-bration (SAB) item is on my card? I’ve used the Avant Garden Sale-a-bration stamp set along with the Metallic Ribbon also SAB. Do you see that skinny piece of…

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