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Happy Birthday to Ann

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

Happy Birthday to Ann

Can you hear me barking and singing? I’ve got rhythm! I do! In fact, I’m using my little puppy toes to type my own post today. Ann said to tell you thank YOU for your cards and well wishes! All the cards we’re sharing today are done with Stampin’ Blends. They did such a great job! How about if I share them with you? Now remember that I’m typing with no opposable thumbs so please bear with me. The first one is from my gal pal, Doodles and her human, Kay. Kay is one of our Master Stampers. We met Kay online over 10 years ago. She loves cardmaking and she loves...

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Happy Valentines Day

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

We’ll make this short because I know that you’d probably rather be spending your time reading the email that we sent out to our newsletter readers. Are You on the List? Have you been getting our weekly cardmaking tutorials in your inbox? If not, you can join the A-List here and get started. That way you can take advantage of our unique special celebrating all of this! Ann’s 20th Stampaversary on 2/8.Her birthday on Sunday.And our upcoming 13th Blogoversary on March 12th. If you were on our Live Stream yesterday on Facebook or on YouTube, you got a glimpse of how we improved...

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Add a Little to a Card for Your Cat Lover

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Add a Little to a Card for Your Cat Lover

It was quite the night last night when your Yuba City Stamp Club came over. They made three cards and played with some of the new Sale-A-Bration stamps and Designer Series Papers that are being released on Friday. Everyone loved the cards, but some people had some input on the Cat Card. Everyone liked a different cat! (We’ll show them on today’s show. (It’s today at 1pm Pawcific Time.) I agree it’s kind of plain so I had Ann add some Red Rhinestones for a collar. It spiced it up but I don’t think it can be a masculine card now. Now she’s thinking of...

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Making Valentines with Leftover Stamping Supplies

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

Making Valentines with Leftover Stamping Supplies

We’re really on a roll now! This is not the first time this month that I’ve made a card with leftovers. And it’s not the first time this month that we’ve made a card with no stamping. You can see the original card in this post from last month. You’d be surprised how fast we made this so that we could get it in the mail to my human sister and her family. It’s just a little love note to let them know that we’re thinking about them. First we made it this way. When Ann thought that there were four people in the family – 2 adults and 2 kids –...

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Hello, Friend! I’m Grapefruit Grove!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

Hello, Friend!  I’m Grapefruit Grove!

We weren’t crazy about Grapefruit Grove when it was first released, but over the years we’ve learned something about Stampin’ Up!’s IN Colors. We buy them right away and use them. All of a sudden, we realize why Stampin’ Up! picked them! They’re great colors that all of a sudden become popular. It’s funny because Grapefruit Grove was pretty close to the color that Ann had at their wedding. You’d think that she’d like it immediately, but that wasn’t the case. Even though we used it in yesterday’s project, I think that this new...

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Happy Stampaversary, Ann!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019

Happy Stampaversary, Ann!

Can you believe that Ann has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 20 years? And in April, she’s been doing it full time for 15 of those 20 years. I don’t know what most people would do but Ann took the day off. And then she went to bunco. It wasn’t the highlight of her day. Actually, making this card was the highlight of her day. That, and watching a movie with my favorite huMAN. She also thought about what would be an awesome special to offer you to celebrate her 20th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!. (The only thing she’s done longer is be married –...

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It’s Not Just for Birthdays

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019

It’s Not Just for Birthdays

When Ann and I first saw the Amazing Life stamp set, we thought that it was pretty much for birthdays with a few things thrown in to make the birthday card around a theme – like flowers for spring and 4-leaf clovers for St. Patrick’s Day. Amazing Life #148750 It’s a Valentine Card Idea! All of a sudden, we got an idea to use the Amazing Life Bundle for something other than a birthday card. When you add the Stitched Rectangle Framelits to the Amazing Life stamp set, you get a bundle. You can save 10% by buying them together as a bundle. And this is what we came up with. See...

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