Last Day For The Online Extravaganza & Lovely As A Tree


No one likes to send Sympathy cards but unfortunately they are part of life.  There is no better way to show someone from afar that you care and are thinking of them then sending a homemade card when you can’t be with them.

I made this card using the stamp set called Lovely As A Tree.  Now, everyone knows this set.  It has been a part of Stampin’ Up! the longest.  Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! said it would never retire.  Now, I am not so sure about that, but it is one of the most beautiful sets they offer.    I stamped the tree once in the foreground and then again in the background without re-inking it.  It makes the trees come out lighter which gives the illusion that they are farther away.  I did this three times.  Then I took a piece of Post-It-Note paper and cut a circle out of it, put it on the card and sponged around it. That technique is called Masking.  After removing the Post-It-Note I inked up the “moon” with a little So Saffron Ink and stamped the sentiment.

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Acorny Thank You

Acorny Thank You

I completely forgot to post the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting in November.  It uses the new stamp set called Acorny Thank You that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  It is such a cute set and it has a matching punch called Acorn Builder Punch.  You can save 15% by buying both in a bundle.  The Bitty Banner Framelits also match this set.

I know the background behind the acorn looks like a stamp but it isn’t. I used the Designer Series Paper called Into the Woods.  I just cut out one of the bunches of flowers on one of the sheets as the background using the 2″ Circle Punch.


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Happy Thanksgiving

Today, and every day, I am thankful for the joy and happiness in my life.   I am thankful for my family, my friends and my fellow stampers!

Wishing you peace, love and happiness on this Thanksgiving Day


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Watertcooler Wednesday WWC44


Today is Wednesday which means it is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!  This time the challenge was given to us by Buffy.  It is a “Anything Goes” challenge.  The only rule is you have to have a wedding theme.  You can make a card or a 3D project.  Anything you want as long as it has a wedding theme.

Thoughts & Prayers, Bravo

I decided to make a card using the stamp set called Thoughts & Prayers.  This set has been around for a long time.  It really is a beautiful set to use for a sympathy card but it also has other uses.  I used the branch stamp to make a wreath.  I stamped it in Versamark and then embossing it using White Embossing Powder.  The ‘congratulations” is from the stamp set called Bravo and I cut it out using the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits.

To see the other creations made by the Watercooler Artists click HERE.  Don’t forget to make your own project and link it to our site!


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Warm Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes, Holly Jolly Greetings

Here is another card using the stamp set called Winter Wishes.  Nothing says old fashioned Christmas like a sled.  When I was a kid, we lived near a golf course that had an amazing hill to sled down.  My Dad would load us all in the car, along with a giant toboggan and we would spend the day sliding.  My two sisters and I would all fit on the toboggan but none of us would ever make it to the bottom of the hill.  There were always a little girl or two thrown off when we would hit a bump.  Sometimes the toboggan would end up at the bottom of the hill without any of us.  When we got bigger, we each had out own sled or saucer to go down and my friends and I would spend hours there.  Saucers were always the most fun because you usually ended up going down the hill backwards.  People always had to get out of the way or they would get run over.  It is a fun memory!


I think Waffles is trying to climb into Madelyn’s bath!


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Online Extravaganza Starts Today!!


November 23rd-30th, save up to 50 percent on select products during the Stampin’ Up! week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

See the Savings Now!


  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • Orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT)

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Gift From The Garden

Gift From The Garden

Yes, it is November.  Yes, my garden is all shriveled and dead but sometimes you just have to close your eyes and pretend it is summer again.  This stamp set, Gift From The Garden, can help you with that.  It is such a cute set so I can’t let it sit on my shelf for long!  Just go with it!

I also know that Election Day has come and gone but here is a picture showing that even Madelyn voted this year.  Hopefully she voted for her grandma.  Well, I am sure she would have if she lived in New York!

Madelyn Votes

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