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Flourishing Phrases

Fall is in the air.  Time to start baking treats to share with family, friends and co-workers.  It’s also a time I reflect on all the people who have given so much to me.  Well, now that I have typed that it seems aweful.  I am grateful year round, I promise.  I think we all get so busy during the spring and summer that we tend to not think about all the blessings people have brought into our lives.

Fun tip about this card:

  • When using a dark card base, add a piece of light colored coordinating card stock to the inside to write your personal note on.
  • Take it one step further, write your message on a sticky note and as your friend to pass on the card with a word of encouragement.

Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Posts

Bear Hugs Outdoor Adventure

Earlier I talked about a show box swap I participated in back in August at the Northwest Stamp and Share event.   To be honest, I was pretty limited on what holiday catalog products I had – which was zero.  So I needed to make a “WOW” card using product out of the annual catalog.  I knew most people were going to make Christmas cards or “girl” cards.  I wanted something different.  So I created this card with the help of my Ken.  You can thank him for the awesome Salmon 🙂

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I submitted this card for a blog hop tutorial as well.  I’ve attached the blog instruction sheet as well.  What do you think?

 

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Vintage Leaves

Back in August, I participated in a Shoe Box swap at our Northwest Stamp and Share event.  A shoe box swap is a super fun event where you will make several different cards from different designers.  I’ll share at a later date more details on a shoe box swap.  My dear friend Tanya created this card for us to make.   I love the fun fold, the monochromatic colors, just the idea where you can take this card design.

I was happy to share this card with my gals at our Cards and Coffee meetups.  They loved it just as much as me.  Thank you Tanya for this great card and allowing me to share with my gals!

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Peaceful Pines

To be perfectly honest with you, I struggle to use any card base that is not Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  I am not sure why.  I just love this card.  Seems so clean and simple – yet makes a bold impact.  

Fun tips for this card:

  • Stamp sentiment in lower right corner before embossing
  • Use mini glue dots to attach bow to tree
  • Stamp tree image and a piece of scrap before using the die to cut it out
  • Use deminsionals to raise each layer of the card

Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Posts

Christmas Glamping

Back in August, I attend a Northwest Stamp and Share event for Demonstrators.  It was a great weekend networking with my fellow demonstrators, making new friends, creating fun new projects, laughing away, Ken going to lunch with the girls, swapping cards, and learning fun new techniques and business tips.

On Friday night we had a Winter Wonderland Pre-Party where we held a showbox swap and shared a Christmas card and/or anything but a card.  For the last few months, I’ve really been tossing the idea around of getting a travel trailer.  I want to hit the open road to see the sites but most of all see my 9.5 grandkids – the .5 will be here in December!

I think that if I had a travel trailer I’d be one of those who would hand Edison lights off the canopy or from the trailer to a tree.  I would just want something fun to sit out under to watch the stars, laugh with my grandkids and to make incredible family memories.

I created this cute little vintage travel trailer with Christmas lights for my anything but a card entry.  I keep it out on my desk – it just makes me happy.  Looking at it reminds me of why I work my business so hard and why I am so thankful for all of you who have put your faith into me as your demonstrator.

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