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April 17, 2014


Happy Easter weekend! I'm lucky to have my son Greg and his girlfriend Allison visiting this weekend. We are going to have a yummy Easter lunch before they head back home on Sunday. How about you? What is on your agenda for this weekend? My daughter is on call the whole weekend for her job so we won't be seeing them as she has to remain close to home when she is on call.

We have a new sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary:

Since Easter is almost here, I decided to make this card into an Easter card:

I used two layers for my flower, cut with the Blossom Punch. The stamped image is the little bunny from the Baby We've Grown stamp set:

I stamped him a 2nd time on designer paper and paper-pieced it. For the color of my bunny, he was stamped with Rich Razzleberry Ink and I grabbed my Blender Pen to pick up the ink from the stamped lines.

I hope you get to spend Easter with family and that you have a great meal this weekend! Oh, and with it being so late this year, I think spring is finally here for us! Happy Easter!

Card Supplies:
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April 16, 2014

Maine Demo's Card Candy Swap!

Good Day Stampers! I have lots of photo's to show you today. I belong to a group of girls from Maine that are all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Each quarter we have a swap of some sorts. For the first quarter of 2014 our swap theme was "Card Candy". And just what is "Card Candy"? Take a peek at my swap and maybe you can guess:

"Card Candy" are pieces that are created with the intention of it being removed from the bag and added to a card to finish it off. Most of the work is done for you. All you need is a card base and maybe a few layers of cardstock or designer paper and then you plop one of the candies onto your card! All the pieces have Stampin' Dimensional on the back so you can just peel n stick! How neat and cool is that! Here are the swaps I received:

Cathy Autrey:

Karen Leveille:

Deb LaRosa:

Carrie Arsenault:

Tracey Roy:

Jeannine Tarrio:

Eileen Frost:

Linda Harvey:

Vicki Hagerman:

Bethany Crummett:

Pam Elliot (side 1):
Pam Elliot (side 2):

Jenny Hanson:

Grab some friends and family and make this a group activity! It's a lot of work but so well worth the end results when you have all these little pieces ready for a card when you need one in a hurry!
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April 15, 2014

Project Life coming to Stampin' Up!

If you love to scrapbook, you will absolutely love this announcement....click to view video!

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Easter Pop-Up Card in a Box!

I've been playing with my SC e-cutting machine and guess what, there's tons of patterns for the Pop-Up Card Box that you can purchase! Add paper and the machine cuts it all out for you. Oh my gosh this is so cool and I just had to make one for my granddaughter Kaitlynn for Easter. The box is cut with my machine along with the layers, but everything else is Stampin' Up!:

For all of the Easter eggs I used the Small Oval Punch and added Pearl Jewels to some of them:

The Easter bunny is all Stampin' Up! punches, Googlie Eyes and a Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker for the whiskers and paws.

I gave the card to Kaitlynn already so she could put it out for display and she loved it!

Some of the punches are retired but I can never part with my tools even if retired! Here is the listing of supplies I used:
  • Retired: Googly Eyes, Blossom Petals Punch, Small Oval Punch (previous, retired)
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