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You make someone happy

Dragonfly Dreams sure has been the go to set for me to use over the last few weeks.  I love the Clear Wink of Stella it’s such a fun accent to use.  I also used it on the Oval Stitched Framelit by “flicking” it on the Natural Ivory cardstock along with the Garden Green ink.  I also used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder on a piece of Pool Party cardstock.

I created this card for my friend and fellow Fun n’ Crafty team member Susan for our January card swap.  It’s such a fun swap.  At the beginning of the month anyone who wants to participate sends a quick note to our coordinator letting her know.  A few days later we get a private message with who we will be sending  our card to.  We send them out by the 20th of each month.  As we each receive our card we post the card and who we got it from to our team Facebook page.

If you would like to join the Inky Fingers Stamping and the Fun n’ Crafty Stampers, I’d love to share more information with you.  Now is the perfect time to join with the added Sale-A-Bration benefits – and there is absolutely NO COMMITMENT!

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Hey, Chick!

I worked on several projects on Sunday to share with you over the next week.  Actually, I was hiding upstairs in the studio while the Cowboys game was on.  My team the Seahawks had already lost the playoff game – there was no way I could stomach the Cowboys game.

I played around with two FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  First up was the Hey, Chick stamp set and Carried Away Designer Series Paper along with the all new Watercolor Pencils from the 2017 Occasions catalog.

I love the crazy feathers on this chick – it’s really how I feel.  It was fun to use the Watercolor Pencils to create even more craziness with this Chicks feathers.  As for the card I used Delightful Dijon, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla card stock.

Quick tip- don’t forget to use Archival Ink to stamp the image you are going to watercolor.

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A gift of thanks

My sister Tara is a team leader with Gold Canyon Candles.  I wanted to give her something special for Christmas that she could use in her business.  I created a set of 20 notecards for her to send to her customers or team members.  These cards were quick and easy by grabbing a package of notecards and envelops.  They are the perfect size to create quick and easy cards and to write a quick note.

Here’s a fun tip – the washi tape holds the swirly circle in place!   The only other adhesive is the dimensionals used to lift the banners.  I must admit, I am a washi tape hoarder.  Over the last few months I’ve learned to let go and use that washi tape!

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Fun n’ Crafty All About the Love

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So glad you came on over from my friend Kathy Thisted in our Fun n’ Crafty Team blog hop.  Our team was focusing on projects with a Valentine’s theme.  To be honest, I haven’t really been feeling the love if you know what I mean.  Life has been getting in the way.  We all go through the season from time to time.  So this is a card, I literally through together with scraps.  Yep, you heard me scraps off my desk.  And you know what, that was a challenge in itself.  We always have scraps laying around that just seem to pile up.  So why not start to use them up!

My man and I create rustic home furniture and well his ideas and sketch pad have been flowing.  So, I thought why not use the saw image from Nailed It over a heart stamped with Hardwood background stamp.   I also added the little touch of an imprint on “KN” on the saw blade.  It just happens to be our itials.  I used the sentiment stamp by inking the “KN” in the word “knew”.  I also hand cut the little screws out of a scrap of Silver Foil paper to add a touch of bling – without it being to girly.

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I’m going to send you off to our fearless team leader Jennifer Blomquist.  Thanks for hopping with us and for joining in our our inspiration.

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2017 Occasions · Blog Hop · Posts

I’ve gotta have – Earning Alaska Blog Hop

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I’d like to welcome you from the talented Nichole Loe and our Earning Alaska Blog Hop.  As you know, we ALL have our must have products from each of the catalogs that are released.  The 2017 Occasions catalog is no exception!

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle has really become my go to set the last few weeks.  The sentiments are fabulous to use on their own or with the images in the set.  Notice the dragonfly is shimmery?  That’s an amazingly easy effect by using Clear Wink of Stella.  The shimmer is just the right amount of sparkle.  The first set of cards I made, I played it safe by using Sweet Sugarplum  and Soft Sky.  I also used the 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

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I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use a color combination that is really outside of bubble.  I know you have your color comfort zone too!  Peakaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz come together amazingly well.  I can’t wait to play with this color combination more.  I love the pop of color that the Peakaboo Peach adds to this card.  Have you made the same card in several color combinations?

Now I’ll send you off to my amazingly talented friend, mentor and fellow Fun n’ Crafty team member Stacey Lane!  Thank for stopping by and see you again soon

– Nicole

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Our family Christmas Card

Okay, okay, I know this is a little late.  I took a bit of time off during the Christmas break to spend with my family.  Your support allowed me to take this much needed time off.  THANK YOU!

2017 is going to be a turning point for my business and family.   I’m excited to share the changes with you over the next few weeks and for you to take this amazing journey with me.  God has a plan for us, and we know that it is going to be ah-mazing!


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Sneak Peak: So In Love Bundle

Today’s sneak peek of the new Stampin Up 2017 Occasions Catalog is the new gorgeous bundle, the So In Love stamp set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies!

So In Love stamp set, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions catalogueIf you don’t already have them, you will want the Precision Plate and the Die Brush for your Big Shot to get perfect die cuts with these gorgeous detailed dies!So In Love stamp set, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions catalogue

Notice the new Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, Lace Doilies, Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  and Falling In Love Embellishments on these cards. So, so pretty!

Check out the video for more details on this new So In Love Bundle!

Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!

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Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!

2017 Occasions · Posts · Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak:Falling In Love

I love the  products I am about to show you, in fact, I think you will fall for them too! Today’s sneak peek is the Falling In Love Suite of products! This is such a pretty ensemble, you will love it all!Falling In Love Suite, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions Catalogue

The Falling In Love Suite of products also coordinate beautifully with the So In Love Bundle.

Falling for You stamp set, Stampin Up, 2017 Occasions CatalogueThe Falling For You stamp set features pretty script sentiments as well as some pretty flower images to color in.

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The Falling For You stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Falling In Love Designer Series Papers. So soft and pretty with hints of Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.

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Falling In Love Suite features the Falling In Love Designer Series Papers, Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Lace Doilies.

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Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, gorgeous Falling in Love Embellishments and Falling in Love 12×12″ Cardstock Pack in Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.

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Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!

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Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!

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Sneak Peak: Card Tin

I’ve got a Sale-A-Bration sneak peek…if you’ve been with Stampin’ Up a while, you may have noticed the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kits that include the highly coveted card tins- perfect for storing your handmade cards ready to go. If you’ve been stamping for some time now you may have seen the trend of decorating card tins with Designer Series Papers, die cuts, stickers, ribbons, etc.

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Guess what? The 2017 Sale-A-Bration offering has a card tin you can leave as is or decorate any way you want! For FREE with every $50 you spend before taxes and shipping starting January 4th!

Join me for an Open House to celebrate the NEW Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!

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Make & Take a card using the newest stamps!
►Take home your very own catalog to drool over
►Check out card samples made with the new products!
Retired products will also be on SALE!
►Enjoy treats and time with friends
►Door prizes! Earn extra entries for each friend you bring!
►Place an order during the open house to get FREE SHIPPING on your order, on top of the Sale-A-Bration FREEBIES (orders over $50 before tax and shipping qualify for a SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIE!)

This is a FREE event!

RSVP to let me know you are coming!