So Very Much

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This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I totally forgot to post it earlier!  This card uses two stamp sets from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  In case you have been living in a cave lately, Sale-a-bration is the best time of the year at Stampin’ Up!  You can earn FREE stamp sets with a qualifying order.  Purchase $50 worth of product and you get to pick one FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  Purchase $100 and get two FREE products.  There is no limit to the amount of products you can earn.

This card uses the stamp set called So Very Much.  I love this set because of the big Thank You stamp.  The flowers are from another Sale-a-bration stamp set called Avant Garden.  These two sets are definitely my favorite in the original catalog.  Don’t forget they added two more stamp sets and this gorgeous Glimmer Paper.  You can see the new items HERE.

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Something For Baby Stamp Off Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie and Buffy is to make a baby card (well it doesn’t have to be a card as you will soon see!).

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The timing of this theme could not be better!  Right now I am in Alabama visiting my brand new granddaughter, Emory Jade.  Let me tell you.  She is just beautiful. She is only a couple of hours old here.

img_20170227_204058 Mary and Zachary (Emory’s Mom & Dad) came to our house at Christmas.  Mary had been here before and had seen a wreath I had made using paper flowers.  She asked if I would cover a giant “E” with flowers to put over Emory’s crib.  The E was probably 2 – 2 1/2 feet in length.  I decided it would be more fun for Emory and Mary if she helped.  We spent a lot of hours cutting out flowers, glueing them together and then glueing them on the E.  We used a variety of new and retired Stampin’ Up! dies.

Here is a picture of the E on Emory’s wall.  I think it came out pretty.

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Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made for their baby themed project.

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High Tide

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This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses a stamp set in the 2017 Occasions Catalog called High Tide.  I love this set.  It is so New England!  It is a two step  stamp set which means you actually use two different stamps to make one image.  In this case, the lighthouse uses the two step stamps.  I inked one of the stamps in Marina Mist and stamped it on a scrap piece of paper first and then on the cardstock.  This made it is a little lighter than just stamping it directly onto the card stock.  Then I inked the second stamp with Marina Mist but did not stamp off this time.  It is really easy to line up the stamps because they are Photopolymer which means they are clear so you can see through them.

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Botanical Builder Framelits

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This is a fun card that requires very little stamping.  The only thing I actually stamped was the “Thanks” from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  That is one of the nice things about kits.  You put all the cards together (there are 20 in this kit) but you still have the stamps to use forever.  This particular sets of stamps has a great font that looks like handwriting.  I use it quite a bit.

The flowers and the leaves are from the set of Framelits called Botanical Builder.  It does have a matching set of stamps called Botanical Blooms but I didn’t actually use them on this card.

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Cool Treats

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This is one of the cards we made at our Monthly Stamp Club meeting.  It uses a stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Cool Treats.  This stamp set has a set of matching Framelits called Frozen Treats and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  There are 36 stamps (wow!!) and 17 dies (another wow!!) in this Bundle.

The 2016/2018 In Colors are perfect for this stamp set because they remind me of fun summer colors (sherbet).  I used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party for the different kinds of ice cream.  They are such bright summery colors.  I also used the matching Designer Series Paper called Tasty Treats for the side panels.  You can save paper if you just cut out the panels and don’t use an entire sheet to cover the front of the card.

Is it summer yet?

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Weather Together

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The other day we had the most amazing thunder and lightening storms.  We don’t usually get them in February so it was kind of crazy.  When I woke up the air temperature was 52 degrees.  That alone is unusual.  As the morning went on, it got even warmer.  All of a sudden around noon, the skies got very, very dark.  It got so dark we had to turn the lights on.  We could hear the wind getting closer (we live in the woods so we could hear it) and then it started pouring.  I mean POURING.  It was a little scary but fun to watch.

In any case, I thought it was appropriate to post this card using the stamp set called Weather Together.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Umbrella Weather and you can save 10% by purchasing in a bundle.  It is a fun set and has some really nice sentiments.

Of course, you would not be able to use an umbrella today because you might end up a couple of miles away!

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A Stamp Off Sketch Challenge

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This week our Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge.  Sketch challenges are always my favorite because I find them the easiest.  I know I need to get out of my comfort zone but Jackie and Buffy make me do that all the time so it is nice to have an easier challenge for me once in a while.  Of course, sometimes I can’t get out of my comfort zone which is when I usually cheat a bit on the challenge.

This is the sketch we needed to follow:

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Here is my card:

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(Please note that I did follow the sketch challenge!)

 I decided to use the stamp set called Beautiful You.  Jackie and Buffy use it a lot but I tend to forget about this set.  I do love it but I love so many sets that it is hard to choose which one to use.  This really is a beautiful set with nice images and sentiments.  I used Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the image and sentiment.  This set of Framelits is great because it has circles, ovals and squares all in one set.  They aren’t in the catalog but you can still order them (look below for the order number).

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with this challenge.  Do you think they followed the rules?  I bet they did!

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