Baby Wipe Technique

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Have you even tried the Baby Wipe Technique?  I'm thinking this might be a great one to try out for Cards and Projects!  There are a couple ways to do this one:

Squeeze a few drops of ink from your re-inker on a baby wipe; the moistened material absorbs the colors and creates a one-of-a-kind ink pad.

Stamp your image.


Another fun thing to try- gently swipe the wipe over your card stock to create a multicolored background.

If you try this, I'd love to see it!  You can post your own creations in my gallery!

Happy stamping!

Itty Bitty Buds

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You probably know by now that I specialize in quick and easy cards!  This fits the bill for sure!  It uses some of my favorite colors, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Basic Grey.

You can get this set for free with a $300 workshop.  Let me know if you'd like to book one and I'll bring a fun night of stamping to you and your friends!

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Thank Ewe!

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My friend from Rochester, NY, Brenda sent me this most adorable card using Pun Fun!

I love how she colored in the wool with the Uniball White Gel Pen and colored in his face with the Versamarker.  Thank Ewe, Brenda!  I love it!

Best Ever Cards

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Last month, we used the Best Ever Simply Scrappin' Kit (162 of the main catalog) for my Scrappers' Express class.  The pages turned out super cute and I had tons of goodies left over to make some cards.

I promised the gals I would post them to my website, so here they are!

If you are interested in Scrappers' Express, my most popular class, you can participate month-to-month for $30 each class (you get a great coordinating kit and a minimum of 6, 12 x 12 layouts to copy)…if you sign up for 6 months, you get a discount and your cost is $25 per month!

You can sign up on the events page!  Hope to see you!

Oh, this class is also available TO GO!

Stampin’ Up Wins Readers’ Choice Award!

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For the 10th year in a row, Stampin' Up is proud to announce that the readers of Creating Keepsakes Magazine, voted Stampin' Up's Rubber Stamps THE BEST you can get!

Our Spring and Summer 2008 Idea Book and Catalog as well as our Write Me a Memory Font CD also won in their categories!  Other products that were recognized were our watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, Stampin' Write Markers and our wonderful punches.
Yay SU!!!

5th Ave

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5th Avenue Floral…another super simple card from my retreat using Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss.  The Eyelet Border Punch just gives it a bit of extra “oomph”!

Here is that crazy Bird on a Branch set again…I just crack up at that name.  This is another set that I wasn't crazy about in the catalog, but just look at this gorgeous card!  It usese Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turq., Certainly Celery, and that yummy Chocolate Chip Tafetta ribbon.

Kenly Cut

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Kenly got a haircut today!  I wanted to share a photo with you, because I can't believe how stinkin' CUTE he is!  Rotten, but cute!  I should have taken a photo of him before, but forgot…this is the last photo I have of him from back in March.

Before:

After:

Matchbox…to DIE for!

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It was love at first sight…the matchbox die!  As soon as I saw this little baby in the mini catalog, I knew I had to have it! This was a cutie little box that I made for my daughter to bring to a birthday party.  Psst!  There's a little wad of money under the piece that says Make a Wish! Another project from my scrapbooking weekend using the Rockabilly Designer Series Paper.  This is 3 matchboxes adhered to each other with some DSP wrapped around it tied with the Satin Ribbon (pg. 17 of the mini catalog). You can order any of these products 24/7 on my website.

 

If you would like to learn How to Rubber Stamp view some of my video tutorials!

Cheer to You! Class OR Class To Go!

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I had so much fun creating this class!  Rainbow Sherbet Designer Series Paper and the Cheers to You stamp set make for a super fun card kit that includes 5 Deluxe cards and a super fun box to put them in.  Note this class is offered exclusively through Catherine Pooler.  You won't find it anywhere else!

If you are in or around Raleigh, NC, I invite you to join me on May 27th at 9:45 am or 6:30 pm.  Visit the events page to register!

Out of town, or can't make that date?  I am offering this class TO GO!

You are going to LOVE this class!!!

Kit Only – $20.00 plus $3.95 priority shipping, Includes:

All your cardstock cut and embellishments ready to go to make 5 cards, the box and envelopes.

 

 Kit and Cheers to You Stamp Set – $32.00 plus $3.95 priority shipping.

Other supplies you might need:

  • Crop-o-dile
  • ink pads, markers or watercolor crayons (Tempting Turq., Green Galore, Real Red, Apricot Appeal)
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • Scallop Border Punch

Order any of these on my website and have them delivered to your door!

Kits will ship on or around May 28.

Scrapbookers and Scrapper-Wannabes!

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Do you love the idea of preserving your family memories for generations to come while creating works of art?

But you are overwhelmed…don't know where to start…don't have the “right” supplies, or enough, or too much…you don't feel creative?

I have the answer…it is my Scrappers' Express Club.  This is my newest club that is in it's 5th month.  The response has been overwhelming and I'm actually “losing” all my regular club members to it!

What is Scrappers' Express?  Each month I give you a kit with the cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments including die cuts from the Big Shot and ribbon, brads and more…I also give you 6 or more Deluxe layouts to copy with your kit!

Here is an example from May's Kit…you can choose the Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit or Hoppy Memories for May:

We meet monthly to assemble our pages, but never fear!  If you can't make it, or are out of town, I can prepare a To Go Kit for you!  (Shipping is $5).

If you participate on a month-to-month basis, your cost is $30.   Want a discount?  Sign up for 6 months and your cost is $25 per month.

Email me at [email protected] to get started today!  You don't want to miss May's kit…it's the BOMB!

PS…don't forget to sign up for my  newsletter while you're here!

wishing you!

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And Many Mower…This is one of the cards I made at the retreat last weekend.  I didn't like this set when it came out in the mini catalog, but once I started playing with it, I thought it was so cute!  It also uses Manchester Designer Series Paper and Library Clips.  How stinkin' cute is that library clip!

Scrapbooking Retreat

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28 scrapbook pages, done

6 cards, done

1 matchbox die project, done

Time with friends having fun and preserving family memories…priceless!

 

We had such a blast…so relaxing to not worry about anything but papercrafting and bonding with buds! 

If you are not in one of my clubs, especially Scrappers' Express, you must contact me to join now because I spent a lot of time planning the projects and if I do say so myself…they ROCK!  I'll share some in the next couple weeks.

Great Friend

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This is probably the most popular set in the Mini Catalog…Great Friend.  Here I paired it with the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper and used Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock, Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss ink, white organza ribbon.

Don't forget, if you spend $40 from the mini catalog by the last day of April, you get to choose one item from the under $10 page in the big catalog (pg. 208).

Order on my website 24/7.

If you love Stampin' Up products, or paper crafting in general, check out my clubs page for the best way to shop with me!

Rubons!

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Here is a card I made using Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kraft cardstock.

I made the tag with Lots of Tags die for the Big Shot and the image is a rub on from Hidden Garden.

Oh, and you can't forget the Eyelet Border Punch!   Love it!  This is such a simple, easy card that would brighten someone's day for sure.