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Showing posts from December, 2018

Who doesn't love cake?

My Favorite Thing!
My absolute favorite thing about Stampin' Up! is our matching stamps and punches! I love being able to stamp an image and then color it, glitter it, or emboss it and then just PUNCH IT OUT and have a perfect shape that's ready to be used however I want to in about 3 seconds! PUNCH! Ready to use! Just like that!

When I opened the 2019 Occasions Catalog and saw a new cake builder punch with a matching stamp set with tons of cakes AND tons of cute sentiments, well, I just knew that I had to have it!
The Stamp Set is called Piece of Cake (148610) and it's only $17.00!  The new punch is the Cake Builder Punch (148525) and it's just $18.00.  They're bundled in the new catalog for 10% off, making them just $31.50!  Just wait until you see this card...I think you'll find that this bundle is well worth the price.

I just went crazy here! I used the Grapefruit Grove Foil Cardstock from the new Saleabration brochure behind the new Gingham Gala DSP, I pu…

#simplestamping Thank You Card Challenge

#simplestamping Thank You Card Challenge At OnStage 2018 in Orlando, Sara Douglass challenged us to make a thank you card with an Annual Catalog stamp set, a note card, and ink.  #simplestamping cards should appeal to beginning stampers. While we all love to get crazy with our cards, adding ribbon, layers of paper, rhinestones, and die cut or punched shapes, cards like this, while beautiful can be intimidating for beginning stampers.  When we ask our friends to bring their friends to stamp with us and then we ask them to stamp a card with eleventy steps...we wonder later why they never came back!

Here's my take on #simplestamping, Crafty Creating, and Avid Stamping.
The beginning of all three of these cards is the Stamp Set, Peaceful Place - 146689.  I stamped the scene in the background and kept it simple for the beginning stamper, then added for the Crafty Creater, and the Avid Stamper.

For the Beginning Stamper, I stamped the scene in Gray Granite, the sentiment, "Thinking…