Smiles and Flowering Fields

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My recent swap card has a soft touch of Spring. All the promise of warmer weather and sweet smells of field flowers. I was so honored to have this card selected as the best of the swap at our recent team meeting. I have only received this honor two other times, so it is rewarding to have such a talented bunch choose your design as their favorite. This card could easily transition to sympathy card, thinking of you, birthday, or congratulations.

Happy Birthday - Can't hold a candle to you!

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Fun, festive, and versatile! That is what this birthday card means to me. It uses some of the prettiest paper we have and gives lots of options for color combinations. I plan to make several more using the same paper and stamp sets, but different base and accent colors. It will make card making easy and yet, each card will seem unique. I love designs like that!

Party Wishes

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If you are like me, you often need a generic Birthday card. It shouldn't be too masculine, or too feminine. You need it to be okay to use for a child or an adult. That is why I like a One Sheet Wonder approach to card design. You start with one sheet of pretty paper or a background that you have stamped and you can turn out several cards in one sitting. This design is one of those all around perfect for so many people cards. I started with two sheets of 12x12 paper and six pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make a dozen cards in one sitting. Unlike many OSW patterns this one makes 12 identical cards (except that paper is slightly different). I will give you the instructions for one card and they will all be the same.

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Christmas and New Years

I hope you all have had wonderful Holidays. I have had Christmas with my sister, my brothers and their families.

There are three generations that gather on an off-day so everyone can deal with the multiple places they want or need to be to celebrate with extended family.

There are eight little ones (great-nieces and nephews) this year.

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My sister and I don't buy for the nieces and nephews any longer except the one that is still in High School, that is Hanna. We are taking her on a shopping excursion soon. She can pick the clothes she likes and we get to spend time with her! It is a win-win!

  

I look forward to spending time with you as well in the new year, either in person or in our cyber world! Happy New Year!

Marelle's Rip and Flip Technique

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Oh man! Once I spotted this technique I knew my Christmas card worries were over! I was woefully behind on the hundreds of cards I needed to have mailed by mid December until I visited one of my favorite blogger's website - Marelle Taylor. She was showing a Christmas version of her Rip and Flip Technique. She had apparently shown the technique on her blog earlier in an all-occasions version but I somehow missed it. I think it is one of those you are given what you need when you need it situations. Check out the easy directions.

Joyful Season

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It is a joyful season when one can gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus! But, when we can't gather it is equally joyful to spend a few minutes to create a card that can be mailed across the miles to let that far away loved know how special they are to you! This beautiful cardinal card does just that! The two-step stamp creates the illusion that you have watercolored the cardinal but takes care of the job in a quick and easy stamp of ink! This card can extend past the Christmas season by using different greetings and making it a birthday or thinking of you card instead.

End of the Year Clearance Sale from Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Clearance Sale is here!

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You can take advantage of the Weekly Deals at the same time. They start every Tuesday and run until the following Monday! This week the new Precision Cutting Plate is on sale!

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I am excited that some of my favorite things are on sale…

Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder

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This gorgeous embossing folder was used on this Christmas card I presented at a recent event. 

Also, there's still time to make some beautiful Christmas cards or winter occassions cards with the Joyful Season stamp set 

Remember these items are all AS SUPPLIES LAST! Don't miss out!