“Big News” for a Sketch Challenge


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Stamp Set – Big News
Ink – Island Indigo
Cardstock – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP Paper Stack
Accessories – Basic Black Baker’s Twine

Do you have a hard time creating a masculine card? I LOVE the Adventure Bound Paper Stack!  It has wonderful prints that are perfect for masculine cards and outdoor enthusiasts.  Thes papers are great for Father’s Day and Graduation cards.

The top sheet in the photo below is almost a card in itself!  Notice the design that is grass? one that is birch bark?  There is a design that looks like a brick wall and one that is woodgrain.  The flip sides are just as wonderful.

Here is what the Stampin’ Up! catalog says about this paper stack.

 “No delicate flowers and soft colors here–these designs are bold and spirited, making them the right choice for Father’s Day, graduation, or masculine projects. Great for card fronts or backgrounds. 48 sheets in each padded stack: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. Coordinates with Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.”

 The Adventure Bound Paper Stack is only $6.95.  At this price, you might want to buy 2!   But they are only available for purchase from the Occasions Catalog until June 2nd, or while supplies last.  So don’t wait too long….

Below, you can see the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 253 which inspired my card.


PPA 253 sketch

Time is running out to stock up on all of your favorites from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog and the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Last day to order is Tuesday, June 2nd and until then, products are only available while supplies last.  For all of your stamping needs, shop on-line.  Don’t forget to check out my loyalty Rewards Program.

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Screen Card with Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

 Screen Card

Stamp Set – Butterfly Basics (available in Wood-mount, Clear- mount, and photopolymer)
Ink – Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock – Early Espresso, Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP
Accessories – Decorative Label Punch, Butterflies Thinlist Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

(Save 15% when you purchase the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits Dies as a bundle.)

One of my customers showed me a photo of a screen card and asked how to make it.  I had never made a screen card before but she inspired me to try my hand at one.  I found out that they are easy to make and a new way to use my Decorative Label Punch.  This card turned out so well,  that it will be featured at my card classes next month.  My customers are going to love it!

Did you know that you can sign up to attend one of my card classes on-line?  Check out the Events tab above and it will take you to my Calendar where you can see my upcoming classes and RSVP if you  are able to attend.

Stampin Up Retiring Products Pic Monkey

It’s Almost Time For Good-Byes!  Don’t wait to order your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.   Retiring products are good while supplies last.  Last day to order from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog and the 2015 Occasions Catalog is June 2nd.  Here is a List of Retiring Products.    Shop for both retiring and current products in my On-Line Store.

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Adventure Awaits for a Special Soldier



Stamp Set – Adventure Awaits
Ink – Real Red
Cardstock – Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP Paper Stack
Accessories – Circles Collection Framelits, Regals Candy Dots

I plan to send this card to recognize a WWII Veteran on his 100th birthday.   Seaman 1st Class James Ralph was born on 15 June, 1915. He served aboard the USS Swenning in 1945 in the Pacific Theater and after the war was on an LSD Boat out of NAB Little Creek, VA.  He was a Radioman and could Morse Code 28 words per minute.  This veteran’s neighbor/friend started a campaign soliciting cards hoping to make it the best birthday ever.

And while Memorial Day is a day to remember soldiers who lost their lives while defending our country, for me it seems a perfect day to remember a soldier who will soon be celebrating his 100th birthday!

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Please take time among the Holiday Festivities to remember the reason we celebrate Memorial Day.  For all of those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice – we have not forgotten.

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Happy Stamping!

(Please note that you can save 15% when you purchase the Adventure Awaits stamp set and Adventure Bound DSP Paper Stack as a bundle.)

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