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season of friendship

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I rarely do square cards but sometime the image is of a size that ya just gotta go for it. I had to do a fall card today because here in Central New York it is feeling a little fallish. There is a chill in the air, leaves are starting to turn and football season is well underway. Time to go pick apples and pumpkins and stop by the nursery to pick up some gorgeous fall mums . Don't you think? Nothing really tricky on this card. The only thing that I did that may not be apparent at first glance is that I rock & rolled the leaves. What does that mean? All I did was ink the leaf stamp with really rust then rolled the leaf stamp edges of the chocolate chip stamp pad. Clear as mud? What I used: Season of Friendship stamp set Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White card stock Autumn Vine designer paper Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Really Rust classic stamp pads Alpine ribbon originals slot punch, corner rounder mat pack and paper piercer sponge

the continuing search for the perfect Christmas card...

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As I continue to search for this years perfect Christmas card, I made this one to demo at a workshop last week. What do you think? What I used: Snow Burst and Cute and Curly stamp sets Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock Holiday Treasures designer paper Baja Breeze and Old Olive classic stamp pads Curly label punch, scallop edge punch Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

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I have been so incredibly busy. I don't know why I thought that once the kids went back to school that I would actually have more time to my self!?!?! I have been stamping though! These are the cards I created for a Stamp-a-Stack I did for a fundraiser for a local summer camp. I am also going to offer the same Stamp-a-Stack to my customers in October. Check my demo website calender for more details...

New Stamps!!!

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It is almost time for the Holiday mini to be released! So you know that I just have to tease you by showing off some of the lovely stuff that will be available to you after October 1st. Now I know this card is a little stark but this is what I was going for. Something simple and quick that I can use with my customers. What I used: Season of Friendship Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue and Whisper White card stock Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue classic stamp pads wide Brocade Blue grosgrain ribbon

elzybell sketch challenge #2

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Hop on over to the Elzybell Blog to play along with the design team sketch challenge! I pulled out my scrap box for todays challenge and paper pieced the main image. Each little piece of the main image was stamped on various different designer papers or solid scraps then cut out and layered back together. A great technique to use up little scraps or when you just don't feel like coloring. I sponged the edges of the main image with close to cocoa ink and I added glitter to the star in the window with a Sakura glitter pen. What I used: Elzybell's mother and child Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White card stock various scraps Basic Black, Old Olive classic ink pads chocolate chip 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches sakura glitter pen ruby red, summer sun, close to cocoa Stampin' Write markers

more holy triptych...

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The power is finally back on! Hurricanes are not usually a problem for us in Central New York but ever so often we get some freak weather like Ike brought us. Sunday night the wind was howling! Power went out in the middle of the storm and didn't get turned back on again until last night. I am not very good at stamping in the dark so I haven't gotten much stamping done lately but I did do a little bit today. What I used: Holy Triptych and Many Merry Messages stamp sets Basic Black, Going Grey, Riding Hood Red card stock Bella Rose designer paper Basic Black, Versamark stamp pads silver embossing powder and heat tool Stampin' Pastels and blender pens Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon

holy triptych...

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Sorry everyone that I haven't been around. My oldest son leaves this afternoon to spend the fall semester in England and I have to admit that I am sort of a wreck. He is a great kid and I know this is a wonderful experience for him but why does it have to be so very far away? Anyway getting him ready and trying not to freak out has been taking all my time and energy. I did manage to bang out a quick card this morning. This card arose from the scrap heap of yesterdays attempt at stamping. The main image of this was stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. The message is also stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder and layered over the top of the first image to soften it. The only tricky part on this is how I did the ribbon. If you look closely you can see that I cut a slit to the left of the red strip and the ribbon is threaded through the slit and tied arough the grey piece of card stock. What I used: Holy Triptych and Many

first elzybell sketch challenge...

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Today is the first Elzybell Design Team challenge. The sketch was created by our own Jeanne Streiff. Below is the card I created for the sketch, click here and follow the link to play along. What I used: Elzybell boy & snowman Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, watercolor paper Wild Asparagus designer paper Black Stazon ink pad and Whisper White craft pad Stampin' Write markers, aquapainter Coluzzle cutting system, small corner rounder Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon

just bragging

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No time for stampin' because today was the first day of school! (Well I did actually do some stampin' but I'm not sharing it until tomorrow) Yipee! You missed seeing me doing my happy dance in the middle of the driveway. Probably a good thing you missed it because it probably wasn't pretty. My friend MaryPat was a little sniffly as her youngest daughter got on the bus with mine. He daughter is my baby girl Ellie's best friend, they looked so cute this morning as they got on the bus. I wish I could show you how adorable she looked but as I have told you all before until the adoption is final I can't share. This first picture is of my handsome young man Daniel on the first day of his sophomore year of high school. Can't believe how grown up he looks! Princess Jessika heading off to third grade! First time on the big kid bus and first year in the elementary II. She did okay getting on the bus at 6:55 this morning, bet it won't be so easy next wee