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Feel Goods again

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013 @ 9:46 am in Projects | No Comments »

I can’t stop using the “Feel Goods” stamp set (Spring Catalog).  I love how this one turned out with the butterfly punches.  I think it was a CASE of a Leadership card.  Be sure to stamp the full images separately before assembly with dimensionals.  I also used the Print Poetry paper – only available for a few more […]

Card Making 101

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 @ 6:55 am in Projects | No Comments »

I’m holding a Stampin’ Up! Cardmaking 101 class on Monday May 13 at 1pm, Erie, PA, my house.  Cost $5, Please RSVP – Invite a friend! We’ll start from the beginning – how to get inspired, design and quickly create a beautiful card. Here’s one of our easy layouts using the Fabulous Florets stamp set.

Sunburst Technique

Posted: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 @ 7:16 am in Projects | No Comments »

Here’s a fun technique to try.  The Sunburst Technique is a variation on masking and sponging.  First make a reverse mask for the sun (I punched out the circle and used the outside part for the mask).  I sponged with 2 different shades of ink – I think it was Summer Starfruit with a touch […]

Stampin’ Up! – Just Thinking

Posted: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 @ 2:10 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The “Just Thinking” stamp from the Spring Catalog is only available for a few more weeks.  Here’s a couple cards I made recently along with the Parkers Patterns Designer Paper, also retiring.  Remember to check out my event calendar as well as all the specials this month at

May Day Blog Party Day 3

Posted: Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 9:23 am in Projects | No Comments »

Check out all the party details on the May 1 post. There are some great new kits in the online store.  But if you want a monthly surprise in a box, try out Paper Pumpkin. You can order it here Here are the cards I made with the April kit – Seriously Above is […]

Blog Party Day 2

Posted: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 9:16 am in Projects | No Comments »

Check out yesterday’s post for details about the Blog Party! During April’s blog party (a month ago), I talked about the new This and That Journals and all the things you could do with them.  I got my first 2 started!  The covers are just waiting for one new coordinating product which will be out […]

May Day Blog Party

Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 @ 7:17 am in Projects | No Comments »

Whoa!  It’s May already!  And there’s lot happening in the Stampin’ Up! world. 1.  My May Day Blog Party – May 1-3 – Chance at prizes (spring stamps) for ordering – HOSTESS CODE NHQ4KYHZ and (card set) for commenting. (Note:  Club members please use Hostess Code 94MXCV3G for May.) 2.  Think Pink Cancer Fundraiser – May […]