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Beautifully Baroque Sympathy

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I've been slow designing a sympathy card for a man in our church who recently lost his beloved wife to cancer. She was a very special lady, serving in church until the day she was bedridden. Even then, she penned notes of appreciation to people in her life. Although we rejoice in her Home-going where she is in the arms of her Savior, we will miss her very much.





This card is a very simple monochromatic design. I actually used the punch portion of the envelope punch board for rounding the corners. So easy!

Products Used:
Beautifully Baroque stamp, W 130895, $14.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 128748, $36.95; C 127802, $26.95
Naturals Ivory 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101849, $7.50
Baked Brown Sugar 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 131296, $6.95
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad, 131174, $5.95

My Granddaughter's Pick

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I sometimes wonder if life can get any busier. Just when I think things are slowing down, I'm inundated once again. The past few weeks have been like that. But I finished sewing for my granddaughter's birthday the same day as our get-together, attended all the special events (like a Keith and Kristyn Getty concert) and now I'm trying to catch up on all those necessary things, like cleaning, so I can spend some time in my stamp room. Sigh!

When Kyah, my granddaughter, saw this birthday card I had made for one of my classes, she said she wanted it. So, of course, I gave it to her. My little four-year-old has strong opinions on what she likes and dislikes!  Anyway, I used the Thinlits once again—the Label Card Thinlits for the card plus one of the elements from the Circle Card Thinlits. Below is a scan of the card closed:


 Here is a photo of it standing open:

Aren't the balloons adorable? They are simply made with the Small Oval punch and the foot from the owl (Owl B…

Everyday Stamps for Christmas

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Amazing what a change in colors will do for a given stamp set. Take the Daydream Medallions set, for example. It's a fun set to use for any occasion, but select one of our greens and add one of our reds, use the Floral Frames and Circles Collections (framelits) and you have a Christmas wreath. For this card, I used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler. I usually scan my cards, but decided to keep the dimensions by photographing this one. The bow was tied using the finger method shown in my previously posted video. The Merry Christmas is from the retired Come to Bethlehem stamp set.

Products Used:
Daydream Medallions (5), W 131976, $36.95; C 126467, $26.95
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.50
Cherry Cobbler 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 119685, $6.95
Season of Style 4½" x 6½" Designer Series Paper Stack (48), $6.95
Gumball Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 126840, $6.95
Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad, 126861, $5.95
Cherry Co…

Finger Bow

I found this video on Stampin' Connection, a site for Stampin' Up demonstrators. Such a simple way to make a perfect bow! Hope you like it too. [I shared it with my class attendees Monday and they loved it, too.]


Ink Pad Background

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I decided to try something different when designing this Thanksgiving card (it would make a great fall birthday card, too): I used the ink pads themselves to swipe color on my Very Vanilla piece of card stock. Then I randomly stamped the leaves from the Gently Falling stamp set with the Early Espresso ink. This card sports a retired Garden Green button, but the current collection includes Garden Green and they look just as good embellishing this card (class members used buttons from both my retired and new collections).

Products Used:
Gently Falling stamp set (12), W 128430, $39.95; C 123804, $28.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (24), W 128748, $36.95; C 127802, $26.95
Crushed Curry 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 131199, $6.95
Cajun Craze 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 119684, $6.95
Garden Green 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102584, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, 131173, $5.95
Cajun Craze C…

Angel Ornament

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Party More, Get More

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Hurry because this great benefit expires October 31. Let's see if we can book an in-home workshop before the month ends!