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Wednesday's Ways To...Rock n Roll

Another foot of snow? Really!  This has been the longest winter... maybe it is because our Stampin' Up! incentive trip that usually takes us away from the cold and snow to someplace tropical won't happen until the end of May on Celebrity Cruise Line to Alaska.  While Alaska is not tropical, and the thought of standing on snow again is not a highlight, it truly is Beautiful! 

The Latenight Stampers Color Challenge 113 along with Techno Stampers Monday Lunchtime Sketch 159 (TSSC 159) has taken me out of my winter slump to springtime and flowers.  I thought I would share with you the Rock n Roll technique.


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All Supplies Stampin' Up!  Vintage Vogue & Perfect Punches Stamp Set; So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso colors; 1/2" circle punch, oval extra large punch and 1/8" taffeta Certainly Celery ribbon, Tulip Frame & Square Lattice textured embossing folder, Hostess Exclusive Designer Series Paper Pac In-Colors.

Step 1



Ink stamp in lighter color (here I used Stampin' Up! Classic Blushing Bride)




Step 2 1



Press edges of stamp in a rolling motion on darker ink pad (here I used Stampin' Up! Classic Early Espresso), being careful not to ink the center of the stamp.


Step 3



Stamp Image





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April Card Class

 4-2011 Card Class
Thursday April 7, 1 PM or 7 PM

Join me to make these 5 great cards using the Nature Walk stamp set and the Botanical Gazette designer series paper.

    * Cost $15.00 or
    * Free with a $25.00 order the day of class.

Space is Limited - to RSVP email meRSVP Deadline - 4/4

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Elmo Birthday Card


This week is our youngest Granddaughters 2nd Birthday.  She was born the day we returned from the 2009 Stampin' Up! Hawaii incentive trip.  I had a hard time leaving for the tip since she was due the day we left, but being the amazing girl she is she waited to be born until we were on our way home.  We went straight from the airport to the hospital.  For those that know me I rarely if ever have my cell phone on me and often times if I do it isn't on or the ringer is off.  The entire time we were on vacation I had it with me, charged and on.  Often times checking it several times a day to make sure it was working.

A couple weeks ago her Mom and I made the invitations to her Birthday party and we can hardly wait to celebrate! 

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Fridays Stamping Creation


Sometimes when your creative inspiration is lacking it is always fun to check out some weekly challenges.  This card is a combination of several challenges.  Layout is SC324 (Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 324) and ColorLab Color Challenge #33 and StampinUpLNStampers Challenge 112 Spring or Easter.

All Supplies are Stampin' Up!:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Cardstock: Whisper White,  Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Framed Tulips & Final Press Texture Embossing Folder, Blossom Party Bigz Die, Decorative Label Punch, Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads.

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Stylish Blogger Award

How fun to get an email saying someone has given me the Stylish Blogger Award!   I am to list 8 things about myself and also 8 people I would like to pass the award to and a very big Thank You to Lori Schuch for giving me this award.

8 things about me...

  1. My BFF is my hubby of 35 years Tom.
  2. I have 2 awesome grown Children and 2 of the most amazing Granddaughters!
  3. I have been a Stampin' Up! demo since 1998.
  4. Both Tom and I LOVE Diet we don't have to drink alone.
  5. We have built 2 beautiful homes (and when I say built I mean literally) I take off my Stampin' Up Apron and put on my construction apron.
  6. I love to travel (and Stampin' Up! has given me lots of that!)
  7. I have the most awesome team of Demonstrators "Definitely Diva Stampers".
  8. I believe all things are possible.

Here are the 8 people's blogs I love to visit and that I would like to pass The Stylish Blogger Award too!


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Wednesday's Ways To...Masking Magic

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Supplies all Stampin' Up!: Tart & Tangy Stamp Set; So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Real Red Cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers Real Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, Early Espresso; Tasteful Trim & Scallop Squares Duo Big Shot Dies; Play Date Series Designer Series Paper; 1/4 Taffeta Real Red Ribbon.




Stamp image you want in front first.  In this sample it is the Real Red Apple first.  Stamp on  Post It note and cut out.






 Place "mask" cut out image on top of stamped image.






Stamp other images (in this case a So Saffron and Old Olive apple) over the sides of the Real Red apple.



I love to participate, when I can, in some stamping online stamping challenges.  One of my favorite is Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 165 and this layout was inspired by this challenge.



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Stampin' Up! Nature Walk Butterfly

This week I have been dreaming of Spring and maybe if you have been following each day you might be saying enough already.  Nature Walk is an amazing stamp set and it makes creating so easy and one feels so successful when the card is complete.  Here is the ruffled seam binding that I showed last week on Wednesday's Way To... if you miss how to ruffle the ribbon you can check it out here for details.


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Stampin' Up! Nature Walk

Counting the days until Spring, however just a day on the calendar does not mean Spring has come to Minnesota.  While family and friends send pictures of tulips peaking through the ground it will be months before that occurs here.  So for now I can only stamp and dream about it and Nature Walk is the perfect stamps set to warm me up.


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Wednesday's Ways To... markers and stamping off

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All Supplies Stampin' Up: Nature Walk Stamp Set; Stampin' Write Markers Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke; Paper Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake and Naturals Ivory; Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Big Designer Series Button Springtime Vintage.


Use a Stampin' Write marker to apply color to the stamp, ink each area with the color you desire.

Stamp the image.

Re-stamp the image two more times, without re-inking it.


This technique is a great way to get several shades of color from a single stamp.




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Big Shot on Your Wish List?


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Has the Big Shot been on your wish list?  If so, Sale-a-brations is the best time to purchase your Big Shot!  Imagine card making and scrapbooking so much easier and having it look even more amazing!  Email me today to take advantage of this amazing offer...
or if you prefer you can even place your order on my online store 24/7.

This offer good through Patsy Waggoner, Independent Stampin' Up! demo until 3/31/2011

Let me share a couple of great options...

Option A - Cost $126.84* (Total value $196.70)

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*Includes S&H and tax.

To view the Free Sale-a-brations products to choose from click here!

Tulip Folder Here is a card using the Tulip Texture Embossing Folder

Big Shot Top Note
Here is a card made with the Big Shot Top Note:

Latice - Beautiful butterflies

The butterflies are made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit



Card sample made using the Floral Fusion & Little Leaves Sizzlits

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