Fresh Prints Valentine’s

Be My Valentine

A very clean and simple Valentine’s Day card that my son helped me put together.  I chose the real red card stock because that is his favorite color.  I wanted a little bit of dark pop and that’s why I chose the chevron ribbon.

What you don’t know is that today I had the stitches removed from the oral surgery I had last week.  It didn’t hurt much, it just felt like tiny pinches.  Even after the small discomfort I’m happy happy happy!

The braces are coming off in a few weeks and I couldn’t be happier! =)  My underbite will be fixed I will no longer break my two front teeth… LOL.  Then time for a new picture!  Yayyyy.

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Texture BotiqueYou just have to get a load of this cool…

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

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Please leave a message and tell me what you think of this cute little embosser that I will get next week!  I’m so excited I can hardly stand it.

Is it something you would get for yourself or as a gift?
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We Blend Well… Together

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As I sit to write about today’s card I taste cinnamon with a bold rich taste of love.  =)  Yes, it’s simple black ink, but the real red card stock for the card base literally jumps out at you.  Why do I think that?  Because the base of the card is like the foundation it is strong and will endure the test of time when it’s blended.

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This card is a unique 5-1/2″x5-1/2″ in size.  I made it this big because I’m going to demonstrate how to make your own envelope at a workshop using the Envelope Punch Board, which is one of my favorite tools Stampin’ Up! has made available to us.  You can see the how to use it video here.



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Products you’ll need to make this card:

Bee Mine

Valentine's DayI have seen many variations of this card, but the one is mine.  I have loved the nesting framelits we have and the hearts are my all time favorite.

The cut outs remind of the times when I was in grade school and I would hold a piece of paper in half and use my thumb as a guide to make a heart cut out.  Did you ever do that?

What a great memory… I’m just glad I can now use Stampin’ Up!’s heart framelits and get a perfect cut out each and every time! =)

Valentine's DayI performed just a wee bit of tape surgery on the bee to separate it from the word “mine.”  I do not own the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Marker, so I had to tape up the heart while stamping it with the ink pad.

The Real Red Stampin’ Marker was used to line in the heart.  Adding a rhinestone finished it off.  Quick and Easy card, yet classy and perfect for your perfect Valentine.

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I have already ordered My Paper Pumpkin for February and since I saw with my own eyes what the kit looks like I’m beyond excited to be getting it in the mail today.  I will put a least one card together and show it to you soon.

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You Light Up My Life!


With a restful Sunday comes a crazy Monday… LOL.  But funny thing is, I’m looking forward to Monday for the first time in a VERY long time!  I had a fun filled weekend of crafting with a couple of my hobby-sharing friends.

I stepped out of my comfort zone this weekend and made a hanging piece of art… LoL.  I love the way it turned out too, so I’m going to put together a craft night with my friends and use the idea with our products.  See pictures below.


I had so much fun… I can’t believe I haven’t offered something similiar myself!

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You are the first to experience my Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Suite and so far… a success!  When I began my hobby I purchased anything my eyes thought was cute.  Where did it leave me?  With a lots of the cutest product and unable to make full card sets.

If you’re a beginner and want to experience the therapy that comes with crafting, my Product Suites are for you!  Why?  Because you will have everything you need to start creating immediately.

No need to search for one product at a time trying to decide which items you need to create beautiful handmade cards.  You also get to view samples of what YOU can make on my blog.

You won’t need to run out and buy adhesives, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, the list goes on and on.  I am a one stop shop.  Guaranteed!  Mix and match… doesn’t matter, contact me ( and I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO GET MORE PRODUCT FOR SIGNIFICANTLY LESS!

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Products you’ll need to make this card:

Pucker Up Buttercup

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When card sketches inspire me, I find ways to think outside the box.  At my next workshop this card will be one of several showcase samples.

My goal is to always show workshop attendees various cards that can be used in a set.

The work shop’s main attraction was posted a couple of days ago, but you can see it again here.


Mojo Monday 329  helped me think outside the box and  I  love participating in sketches, so I’m going to challenge myself tis year and start drawing my own.

I look forward to sharing those sketches in the near future.

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I love love love reading your comments… so please leave me one below and tell me what you think of the lemon.

Did I tell you how much I love reading your comments?

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Time is running out and if you haven’t bought your kids their Valentine’s Day cards… you’re going to be stressing when they ask for them.  I LOVE these cute boy/girl monsters.  Click on picture above to view products.  Click here and order now for just $5.95 .

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Stampin’ Up! a Valentine Bee

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I CASE’d (copy & share everything) a card from a fellow Pal, Kindra Delaney (posted below).  I’m going to use it at a Valentine’s Day themed workshop.  I’m so excited I could barely contain myself.

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The 30 tiny hearts were glued down with tiny dots, but you can use any adhesive that you like most.  Just make sure to lift up the edges after they have all been glue down.  It helps give them a 3-D effect.

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This is the card Kindra gave us as her Pals Swap at Leadership.  I must say it is perfect for CASE’g and that is why I’m using the sketch for my card.


Dates: January 11-February 10, 2014

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February Pals Blog Hop: Stampin’ Up! Products We Love!


Thank you for joining us for the February Pals Blog Hop!  Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to the Stampin’ Up! products we LOVE. We hope you find new ideas for using the products you already have – or find new items to add to your wishlist.

 You should have just left stop number 20 on the Pals Hop – Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


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This Valentine card is dedicated to you, the Pretty Pals faithful blog hoppers who stop by every month and leave us lovely sweet comments on projects we create to inspire and share with you.

The supplies I used are my favorite for the month of February.  I have way too many favorite items, so many that I go by the month… LoL.  The heart was very simple to do using the largest heart from the Hearts Collection and it was just as easy to run Typeset Alphabet through the Big Shot.  I added two silver red hearts by punching them out from the Owl Punch.

I used the following products to make this sweet real red Valentine heart:

Big ShotBig SHot 113439F

Modern Label PunchModern Label Punch 119849

Basic RhinestonesBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Typeset AlphabetTypeset Alphabet 127553

Word Window PunchWord Window Punch 119857

Silver Glimmer PaperSilver Glimmer Paper124005

Owl PunchOwl Punch Heart 118074

Red Glimmer PaperRed Glimmer Paper 121790

Real Red Card StockReal Red Card Stock102482

The next stop is the beautifully talented Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty, stop number 2 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Sending Some Stampin’ Up! Love

Love is heard, seen, and felt. It is heard when kind words are spoken to complete strangers. A simple compliment or a hello will make a good day better.  Kind words of encouragement, a compliment, or a simple wave of the hand shows love for human kind.  It is seen with a hug, a blowing of a kiss, a pat on head, or a gesture of a thumbs up. Everyday we should strive to brighten someone’s day, even a stranger, your children, an aging parent, your spouse, or your co-workers.  It’s nice to hear the words, “Love You”, but a word said with love goes further than you think.  So, today and everyday, go ahead, give a stranger a thumbs up or a compliment (nice shoes, pretty dress, or your hair looks great!”).  Leave a comment and send some love my way… =)

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for supplies to make this cute LOVE card.

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Take It To Heart (W125520, C125522); Easy events (W116958, C123225)
Paper: Lap of Luxury (120436); Pretty in Pink (100459); Basic Gray (121044)
Ink: Basic Black (101179); Real Red (103133)

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