Pocketful of Love


I made this card forever ago and have never posted it.  The paper is way old from a few sale a brations ago but the layout is a fresh and fun design,  For the pocket I used the Stampin Up Six Sided Sampler stamp set #130956 and the coordinating Hexagon punch #130919.  The hearts are from the now retired hearts punch and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners #126257 and the coordinating Bitty Banners #129267 framelits.

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Live Well

2014_08_18IMG_4921 I am a sucker for anything nautical and I must say I love the Maritime DSP #133696 in the annual Stampin Up catalog.  Today’s post combines the Maritime DSP with one of my new favorite stamp sets- Oh My Goodies #134090.  The Oh My Goodies stamp set coordinates with the Deco Labels Framelits Collection #130102. To complete the nautical look, I added 3 pieces of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine #135638.

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Weekly deals

CM1634BEvery week Stampin Up introduces items that are on sale for 1week only.  Check out the latest batch of Stampin Up deals.  Discounted items for this week end on August 25.  If you see something you want to order use the sign in or create a new account to place your online order.

If you don’t want to place the order online email me your order and contact information at cathymorgan@wideopenwest.com and I will place the order for you but will need to have a form payment before the order will be placed.  For the weekly deals, it would be best to have a credit or debit card available.

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Sand Dollar Days

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Today’s card is another beachy card that Cammie made using the By the Seashore #126532 and Gorgeous Grunge #130517 stamp sets currently available in the Stampin Up annual catalog.

Like many of Cammie’s designs, she likes to use the same layout but switching the orientation to give it a new look.

The sand and the sand dollar look real on these cards and I just keep getting amazed by Cammie’s nature card creations.


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An apple for a teacher


Well just when I thought I had overworked my Stampin Up Work of Art #134114 stampset I sprung it out again to create a Back to School card for my favorite teacher and “sister friend”, Lisa Offenbaker. I usually send her a happy school new year card to kick of her school year and this is what I came up with this year.  The entire apple was created using the Work of Art stamp set.

Lisa is a dedicated 1st grade teacher who puts her heart and soul into her job so here’s to a great year!

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Down By the Sea

2014_08_17Starfish Cammie got creative with the Stampin Up By the Seashore #132582 stamp set by combining it with the fabulous Gorgeous Grunge set #130517 and created a nice sea floor. She just stamped away using the Gorgeous Grunge and various shades of blue.  She stamped and cut out the starshaped seashells and then used the white gel pen #105021.  To make it pop she used a gray pen to outline the stars.  She added a piece of striped ribbon (no longer available) and a pin.  The crumbcake base layer is stamped with crumbcake ink using the Gorgeous Grunge set. 

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Work of Art Christmas Tree

2014_08_16IMG_4713 Who knew how much I would love a stamp set? I never knew how much I would love to create with the Work of Art #134111 stampset that Stampin Up gave us at the catalog premiere party in April.  I have used the heck out of this stamp set already and today’s post is my Christmas tree card that I made for one of the cards for my Christmas in July workshop.  For the Christmas in July workshop, I decided that since there were not any Christmas stamps offered in the current Stampin Up annual catalog and the holiday catalog was not yet available I decided to have a “Use as other wise intended” workshop.  All 5 of the cards I created for this class were non Christmas stamps that I used to create a Christmas card.  It was great because it stretched my creativity and utilized stamp sets for other purposes.

For this card, I just used the Work of Art stampset and old olive ink to create the tree.  The trunk was also created using the Work of Art set and soft suede ink.  I decorated the tree with Gorgeous Grunge #130517 and Real Red ink.  The star tree topper was stamped using the Be the Star #135734 and the coordinating Stars #133723 Framelits.

This was truly a fun creation and each tree turns out different which really adds to the fun at a workshop.

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