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Blog candy giveaway!

 

Hey everyone,
I have some more blog candy to give away! All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on my blog this week. Here is what is up for grabs……

This week I am giving away the hostess set God’s Beauty and a Love you Much gift set….4 cards with envelopes and a cute box to put them all in. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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DCBD challenge #125

 

Hey stampers…. it is Wednesday and time for another Diva Coffee Break design challenge…..

Here is our sketch for this week……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and here is what I came up with…..

 

For some reason, the picture came out a little dark. I stamped the sanded background onto Pacific point cardstock using pacific point ink. Then I stamped the pocket silhouette flowers in baja breeze onto whisper white cardstock. I layered that onto more pacific point and scalloped edge baja breeze. The sentiment is from our Say it with Scallops Ronald McDonald house charity set found on the back page of the catalog. Stampin’ UP donates $2 from the sale of every set to the Ronald McDonald house charity. This is a super quick and easy card you can make or demo as a make and take. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Also don’t forget to check out the other divas at http://divacoffeebreakdesigns.blogspot.com/

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My April stamp camp class tutorial is available now!

So many of you have asked for the tutorial to my April stamp camp, so one of my wonderful downline (Rebecca Weil) helped me type up a class planner (ok, she really did all of it). I am not a computer person. Thanks also to Sue Bjorgaard for coming up with the original idea too! My downline are sooooo AWESOME!!!! It would have taken me a year to type all of this out. It is 6 pages with all dimensions listed and color photos and diagrams to make the projects shown here….

 

 

 

 Cheep Talk class tutorial $9.95 or free with a $50 or more online order. I will email you the pdf file when I receive your payment or order.  Just click on the buy now button below or email me at stampgirl2@cox.net if you place an online order from my website. Thanks!!

 


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Cards to share

Here are a couple of card  ideas from  my upline Melissa Ellis…..

 

 

This one was made using the Crazy for Cupcakes set and the Raspberry Tart dsp along with the Top Note die and the Big shot. I really did not like this paper when I first saw it but now that I have made a bunch of stuff with it, I love it!

 

  

This was Melissa’s project for our shoebox swap. I love that Fifth Avenue Floral set. The words are actually rub ons instead of a stamp.

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My shoebox swap group celebrated another birthday…..

 

Hey everyone,

If you read my blog often, you have heard me talk about my group of friends that meets at my house every other Wednesday. It is all Stampin' Up demos in this area and we share ideas and we each bring projects to share ( that's called a shoebox swap). I started this group several years ago and it has saved me so much time because I get great ideas from these girls, plus the friendship and girl time is great also. We celebrated another birthday this week so I thought I would share some of the pics I took. It was Fairle's birthday and here are a couple of items she got.

 

 

This adorable gift was made by my good friend Colleen. She used our decor elements to decorate the jar and then filled it with candy and card stock shreds (in matching baja breeze) that were crimped first and then shredded . How cute is that? What a simple gift that can be reused too. That would be a great Teacher Appreciation gift! I am so going to copy that one!

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

These next 2 items were made by my good friend Lorrie. She always comes up with the cutest projects. She used the Heartfelt Thanks set and the Parisian Breeze dsp to make these cute notepads.

 

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Desktop scratch pad holder

 

I copied this adorable idea from Connie Stewart. You can see her original project here . It is pretty easy to make and is a great gift idea for anyone, especially teachers. With Teacher Appreciation week and Mother’s Day coming up soon, these would make awesome gifts. The main piece is baja breeze, then I have a strip of Walk in the Park dsp, and I stamped the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in basic gray on not quite navy cs and then cut out. The center is dotted with the white gel pen. I typed the name part on the computer and printed that out on cardstock.

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DCBD Challenge #124

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week’s challenge is a color one….we had to use white, vanilla, gray and black to make our card. The only problem I had was using the vanilla. I really like my card with just the white, gray and black but I did use the vanilla on the sentiment piece. I do think it would have looked better on the white though. I just love the new Manhattan flower embossing folder…..evidently everyone else does too since it is on backorder now. I sure hope Stampin Up comes up with  more of these embossing folders. I also used the Walk in the Park paper and the new oval scallop punch, Oval All set and the organza ribbon. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think . Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of the diva’s cards at http://divacoffeebreakdesigns.blogspot.com/ 

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Blog Candy Winner!

 

The winner of last week’s blog candy contest is Renee Caffee! Congrats Renee! Thanks to everyone who particpated and left comments.

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More Oval All and the new scallop oval punch

 

It is such a gorgeous day here in Chesapeake, VA. We have had the most awful spring weather this year  (cold and rainy) but today is a perfect 10 day (sunny and 77). I had a class this morning but then I went and sat by the pool (my 2nd favorite thing to do after stamping…LOL!) We are only a few minutes from Va Beach so I thought about going down there today too, but it was easier just to plop down in the backyard. I wish I had a convertible! I love days like this but I don’t get much stamping done, that’s for sure. So, I am going to share a couple more swap cards with you since I didn’t have time to make anything…..

Here are a couple more samples using the new Oval All set and the new Scallop oval punch….

 

 


This one was made by my friend Denise Johnson. I love that Daisy die cut also. How pretty.She also used the Friendly words wheel on pg. 81 in the main catalog and the Walk in the Park paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one was made by my fabulous downline Sue Bjorgaard who I know will be sitting on that boat with me next year on the Stampin Up cruise. SHe is sooooo close to earning it right now. I am keeping my fingers crossed! This card uses the stampin up Bella Bleu dsp and then she textured the bottom piece using the Big Shot. She also accented it with the eyelet border punch.

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Tutorial for brayered background using the Manhattan die….

 

I have had so many requests asking for directions to Melissa’s card that I posted a couple days ago so I decided to do a tutorial with pictures so it would be easier to understand. So, here you go…..

This is the original card I posted….created by my upline Melissa Ellis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and here are the directions…..

   

This is what you will need……a brayer, a classic ink pad, the Manhattan embossing folder, a Big Shot machine with the cutting pads and all purpose platform, and whisper white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: open the folder so that the flat side is on your right (you can see the arrow and sizzix symbol through the other side)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Ink up your brayer in the classic pad color of your choice and roll over the  plastic embossing folder making sure to cover the whole right side….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Place your quarter sheet of whisper white cardstock into the center of the folder and close.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Run this through your Big Shot machine like you usually would….as you can tell, my cutting pads are well used…..it is kind of hard to see through them anymore! LOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what it looks like when you pull it out…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Open the folder and remove your paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flower will stay white but everything else will turn the color that you brayered onto the folder.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another one I tried using Pacific Point ink.  The darker color really makes the flower pop.

  

  

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