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Even More Savings

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

Even More Savings

Do you have something that you have on your stamp table that you haven’t used in a while?  Well, this sale reminded me that Ann hasn’t been putting enough bling on her cards recently. There’s bling – and then there’s bling.  You can put glitter on with a 2-Way Glue Pen, but glitter gets everywhere!  Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to the rescue!  and it’s on sale this week! It was the perfect thing to put some snow on this roof. Here’s what we used on this fast & fun card.  We didn’t even have to cut out anything!  (That’s especially...

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Two Specials for You!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014

Oh, what an exciting time this is! I have TWO separate specials for you to consider.

If you’re on our mailing list and opted in for the early notice, you already know about one of them. AND you know the best strategy.

But I’m going to share something with you first.

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Embedded Washi Tape Video

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

Embedded Washi Tape Video

I’m sure I shared this card before. It was over a month ago in this post.

Some of our local stampers made it with us at one of our Christmas Stamp a Stacks. I’m sure they liked it because that Lost Lagoon and Silver really sends me into holiday mode.

Are you…

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Exciting New Stamp Set!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014

Exciting New Stamp Set!

Is there someone you need to send a thank you card to? Then this is the one to send!

We’ve been so excited about this new limited edition Banner Blessings stamp set ever since finding out about it last week….and it finally came yesterday!

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My! What a Big Card You Have!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

My!  What a Big Card You Have!

Here’s the situation. What do you do?

You need to make a card – but about 40 people need to sign it. That’s kind of hard with a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ handmade card unless everyone is writing in teeny tiny letters.

What would you do?

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How Do I Start a Card?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014

How Do I Start a Card?

What inspires you when you sit down to make a card? Do you decide the layout first? The color? The stamps?

This time, I suggested a layout to Ann first. Because we make many of our cards for sharing with you, the type of greeting isn’t always thought of until we’ve made the card.

That is, unless we need a specific type of card.

But with this card, here’s how it went (at least this time):

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Flip Santa

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

Flip Santa

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like those weird looking Santas in the Visions of Santa stamp set and the Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper.

There! I barked it! And now you know! There is RARELY anything that Stampin’ Up! does that I don’t like, but these Santas freak me out! So much so that I nibbled Ann’s hand to stop her from using it.

What do YOU think?

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Simply Thank You for Your Service

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Simply Thank You for Your Service

Have you made your favorite veteran a thank you card for today?  We made one for my favorite huMAN and he loved it. Ann’s mom was in the service back around World War II, but many of our vets are men so let’s talk about those masculine cards. This is a simply simple masculine card, but it would be grrreat for ALL veterans – or anyone that likes a vintage American look. You could spruce this up with an embossed background with the big shot.  That’s what we would normally do, but every now and then, simply simple does the trick.  You can check out more thank you cards...

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It’s a Boy!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014

It’s a Boy!

Have you ever needed to be in two places at one time? It’s happened to all of us and yesterday it happened to Ann.

Wait! The only time it ever happens to me is when there’s food in my bowl and I’m outside. but I digress….

What a day it was yesterday! The stampers were stamping and Ann was invited to the baby shower next door. The weather was fabulous – something like 76 so they were celebrating outside.

We were doing a Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack with the windows open so we could hear the fun.

Now, if you’ve been following us at all, Ann likes to make her cards to match her gift cards, but my favorite huMAN came home with a red one – not the baby pastels we were expecting. Real Red is Ann’s all-time favorite

Not to worry! Stampin’ Up! coordinating colors to the rescue!

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How to Make a Starry Christmas Card Video

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014

How to Make a Starry Christmas Card Video

So you want to know how to make a starry Christmas card?

First, you have to design a card you like. I did that.

We showed this card yesterday. Just scroll down and we’ll share the video too.

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