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8/30 BIG Thank You to Stampin' Up! and a Video, too!

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Yesterday was a fun day. Not only did I get to stamp with my customers and downline . . . but look what was delivered to my door . . . my travel packet to Founder's Circle!! It really is the littlest details that make me so happy . . . LOVE the ribbon wrap and just look at that awesome lace!


Here's a little peek at some of the fun things I found inside. I love the way Stampin' Up! did up our agenda this year with an individual card for each day. I think our theme is going to be Cowgirl Country. Too much fun . . . I can hardly wait.


Here's my Big Thank You to Stampin' Up! for providing all of us demonstrators so many avenues to be successful in our business. I used a new photopolymer stamp set called "Another Thank You." I just love that really BIG thank you.


I also decided to showcase one of the specials Stampin' Up! has for us through September 30. When you bundle the Bitty Butterfly Punch with the coordinating Papillion Potpourri stamp set you will…

8/29 New Promos at Stampin' Up! plus a very short Video Tip of the Day

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Stampin' Up! announced a limited time offer today . . . Bundle and Save 15% on the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set. You can see the clear mount bundle or the wood mount bundle at my Stamping to Share Online Store. Or, you can find the flier in my right side bar.

The Best of Autumn Stamp Set also goes live today. It's part of Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary Best Of Celebration. You can see that beauty also at my Stamping to Share Online Store. Or, find the flier on my right side bar.

And finally, I have a little Video Tip of the Day to share with you. It's only a minute long and it might help you find your Framelits and Thinlits faster as your collection grows.



Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!



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8/28 Wishing You and Lining Envelopes with a How To Video

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Here's a pretty card that will be on my Jumpstart the Holidays Card Buffet tomorrow evening. I really like the Season of Style Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and I wanted to try out the new envelope liners from Stampin' Up! I discovered I could get four envelope liners from one 12x12 sheet of DSP. Here is the How To Video:



We had a big day around here yesterday as we packed up and moved Kari, our second daughter off to college. It was a fun day getting her settled into her room at the University of MN Rochester.

Just before leaving, I snapped a picture of Kari on the left with her sister Karel who will be starting her second year at the University of MN here in the Twin Cities. We got her all settled in and today she is having a full day of orientation.

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. I appreciate you so much and feel grateful to have so many people who follow my blog. Thank you!!

Stamps:Wishing You (WM 13174…

8/27 Harvest of Thanks

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I love how these cards turned out! They use the new Harvest of Thanks stamp set out of the Holiday Mini. You can truly never have too many thank you cards in your stash and this set will keep you inspired throughout the fall season. The touch of burlap and the use of Gorgeous Grunge over the top of the Naturals Composition Designer Paper really adds a rustic touch. The card on the left features Crushed Curry while the one on the right shows off Cajun Craze. I couldn't decide which one I liked the best! The card stock vellum looks more see through in real life and it was a great way to highlight Candy Dots from the Regals Color Collection.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. If you like this card, please come to my class on Thursday where we will get a Jump Start on the Holidays!

Stamps:Harvest of Thanks (Wood Mount 131736 Clear Mount 131739) Gorgeous Grunge (Wood Mount 130514, Clear Mount 130517)
Paper:Cajun Craze (119684) Crushed Curry (13119…

8/26 Perfect Blend, My Favorite Stamp Set

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This stamp set called Perfect Blend is my favorite set out of the SU 2013-14 catalog. When you pair it with Gorgeous Grunge, you can get a counter to set your cup on along with some splashes and spills. It's just awesome!! These are the cards my customers got to make at my Open House back in June. I just can't believe I didn't post them sooner. I must have been just a little busy making Convention Swaps at the time!


I used the 2013-15 In Color Patterned Paper Pack to get my colors which of course has beautiful coordinating products in card stock, ink pads, ribbon and lovely Boutique Details. So, so pretty! The card above features the In Color Strawberry Slush.


This card came out a bit softer because the color is Pistachio Pudding. I also made cards featuring Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe . . . all of which looked absolutely lovely and luscious! The sentiments that come with the Perfect Blend stamp set are great . . . "Coffee & Friends are the Perfect Blend…

8/22 Toil and Trouble and Witches Brew

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A week from today my customers will join me as we "Jump Start the Holidays" and this will be one of the cards that they can make with various background papers to select from. I used the stamp set called Toil & Trouble and inked up the Shakespearean sentiment with Versa Mark, stamped it on Basic Black paper and then used Tangerine Tango embossing powder and my heat tool to bring it to life. It was a cinch to cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Framelit.  If you click on the picture above, you will notice that the lower half of the card has an embossed vellum panel. I love the look of vellum on my cards as it adds elegance to anything . . . even to Halloween cards!

The really cool designer series paper in the background is from the pack called Witches Brew which will give you some great options for both card making and scrapbooking.


This is the inside of the card and I used another image from Toil and Trouble. The sentiment comes from the stamp set called Delightfu…

8/21 My Paper Pumpkin . . . My Creative Escape!

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Yesterday was My Paper Pumpkin Day . . . My Creative Escape! The card on the left is the creative idea that came with the kit. The rest of the cards that you see are my versions! I especially like the one on the right . . . it was fun to vary the colors of the bikes and create a whole parade of them.

The yellow stickers reminded me a little of Washi Tape so I made this card to play up that look.

And finally, I gave the bike some movement by stamping off behind the main image. I did find that my Stamp-a-ma-jig came in handy when I made these cards . . . but that's the perfectionist in me!

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Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share! I appreciate you!!




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8/20 The Cards from Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

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Of course you would want to see the cards we made at our fundraiser . . . right? I've already had several requests to share and here they are!! I was able to case or be inspired by some of my fellow SU demonstrators and that made everything a little easier.
Here's the cute birdie card we made. The sentiments come from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and we used the Woodgrain background stamp. The punches on the birdie were: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, BoHo Blossoms Punch, Small Heart Punch and the Modern Label Punch.


I love the Zoo Babies set and this cheerful Get Well card would definitely brighten a day! We also made a card using the elephant and the toucan with Coastal Cabana . . . so sweet!


I think my favorite stamp set in our latest catalog is Too Kind and this was probably my favorite card. I just love the layer of vellum. We used the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper. Every sheet of it looked great!


Wetlands and Epic Day Washi tape combine…

8/19 Cards for a Cause Event Highlights!

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Wow!! What an incredible day for the Concordia Academy Dance Team! We held a Cards for a Cause Fundraiser to help them raise money to keep them all dancing for another year and it was a fantastic success! Here are some pictures of the prep work . . . I didn't blog for much of last week because I was knee deep in cards as you will see!


Dancers working an evening session creating "cards to go" for those who couldn't join us on the actual day of the fundraiser.


My daughters didn't really get a choice about whether they wanted to work or not! They worked every session and then some!


One of our dance moms with a finished pile of cards to go . . . what an accomplishment!


We had piles and piles of cards to go!


More dancers stamping to share!

Moms and daughters teamed up! Look at all those piles of luscious In Color Ribbon! 

More dancer moms prepping and prepping for our big day!

A hundred cards later and the punch art birdies are still cute!!
Here are some dancers makin…