Thanks for Your Support

This card was sent to a very special person who made a difference in my life when I was in the process of completing my professional military education.  Her name is Jo and she will probably never know how much her assistance made a difference in my career.  Thank you Jo!

This is the very first time I have tried this spray technique… I don’t even know if this is what it’s called, but that’s what I’m going to call it.  If somebody knows what it’s officially called… please leave it in my comments.

I filled the Stampin’ Spritzer about 1/4 full with alcohol and just one droplet of Early Espresso ink refill into the Spritzer and in three short spritz sprayed the card stock.  The picture does it no justice because it looks so much more fabulous in person.  You just gotta try it!

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A Twitterpated Sale-A-Bration

How much more simple can this cute little simple layout get?  I cut out this very pretty and delicate Paper Doily Sizzlit (125592) when the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (DSP) was first announced and shown to us.  I just put it in my pile of “use it later” scraps and tonight I figured I should start using my scraps to make quick & easy cards.

The Old Olive button came from the Brights Designer Button (119747) and was added just to add a little simple dimension and depth to the lace.  I fell a few weeks behind on my birthday cards and decided I would show you how to quickly throw a simple card together that had little bits of bright colors.

I added a peak of the Pretty Petites Stamp Set (C129642/W129639) that you could earn for FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  If you buy $100 worth then you can get the complete bundle, which includes the Petite Curly Label Punch (129405).  It comes with a total of EIGHT mini stamps, which if you think about it, translates to an additional EIGHT different cards.

A close up of the Paper Doily shows off it’s intricate cuts and fascinating twirls.

Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by.  Be on the lookout for more Blog Candy this month.  I’m fixin’ to clean out my stash of Stampin’ Up! paper.

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Stampin’ Up! Another Birthday Cupcake

I made this quick & easy card during my lunch break the other day, just to show you that a very cute simple card can be made from someone who “thinks” they can’t make beautiful cards.  A simple piece of card stock and a stamp will bring a great ray of sunshine to someone on their birthday.

I took a leftover piece of Basic Gray card stock (121044) and cut out the center with my Apothecary Accents framelits (127003).  I’m saving the cutout piece to use later on a different card that my brain hasn’t thought of yet… LoL.

To add the silver icing I used Versa Mark clear ink (102282) and a blender pen (102845) on the swirl and added silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131) to give it a shine.

It still seemed a little plain to me, so I punched out a little basic black  flower (121045) with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309).  Tiny heart was punch out with Melon Mambo (115320) using the tiny heart in the Owl Punch (118074).

The cupcake image came from the Easy Events set (123225) and the sentiment was taken from the Patterned Occasions set (129624), that you will be able to earn for free from Sale-a-Bration (starting Jan 22nd) with a $50 purchase.


Paper Pumpkin Player’s here’s another chance to activate…. LoL.  I thought that was cute.  It reminded me of my childhood cartoon, The Wonder Twins.  If you haven’t taken advantage of become a Paper Pumpkin Player, you’re missing out on free monthly blog candy.  Here’s the question:  Does this card fit your style of clean and simple or are you thinking “too much white space?” =)

Last night, I had one of the best conversations with a new friend.  She basically confirmed that we as people are in control of how we let others make us feel.  It’s often hard to overcome, but it CAN be done!  After all, when others point something out about you there are always more of their own fingers pointing back at them.  Boo-ya!  Thank you so much for the wonderful conversation Ms. Margaret.

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