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Today is weekly deal day!  Check out the new Stampin Up weekly deals  for some cool deals. Quantities are limited so be sure to order early.  Deals are good thru October 12th or until quantities are gone (which ever is sooner).

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Simple Best Thoughts

2015_10_06MG_9087Today’s post is a simple design using the Stampin Up Hostess set called Best Thoughts #139234.  The flower image was stamped on the main panel and then stamped again, colored with Copic markers and then popped and layered  onto the base image.  I added a coordinating bow and the sentiment to finish the card.

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Purr-fect Giggle Greetings


I will admit I have never been fond of the Stampin Up Giggles Greetings stampset until now.  This set is “Purr-fect” for animal lovers alike. Cammie made this card for her recent workshop and then I saw it in real life and it was super cute and whimsical.  She made the card 2 ways by changing the orientation and the sentiment.  She created the background using her must have and go to stampset- Gorgeous Grunge #130514. She also grunged up the white strips and wove them creating an interesting corner design. 2015_10_05IMG_0027  The focal piece was brayered and then cut using the ovals framelits #129381 and matted it on a larger oval mat.

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Fall into the Woods


The Stampin Up holiday catalog is full of great new products and today’s post features 2 of my favorite things : The fabulous Into the Woods DSP #139586 and the Festive Flower Builder punch #139682.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up For All Things stamp set #135155.

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Yummy apples


Nothing says hello fall like a Honey Crisp apple dipped in caramels so I went for the paper kind using adorable paper straws and the Stampin Up Curvy Keepsakes box framelit  #135853. The flag with the sentiment from the  For All Things #135155 was added to the caramel apple stick.  The apple tag was  cut from the Curvy keepsake die and then snipped to resemble an apple.  I filled the boxes with none other than the Kraft caramel apples.

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Happy Retirement

2015_10_02IMG_8786After 24 years active duty in the US Naval nurse corp our sister CDR Blair Miles is officially retired and ready to start a new career outside the military.  I used the now retired Maritime DSP and the Guy Greetings #137178 stamp set from Stampin Up.

The best part of retirement is the surprise party at her local microbrewery and all her friends, coworkers and subordinates turned out in force to pay tribute to a hard working officer and surgical nurse. I have included the crafty handiwork for her parting gifts and cake. All beer themed of course and very creative.

2015_10_02_bottletreecake2015_10_02beercakeFair winds and following seas baby sister!

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Happy Birthday Bro

2015_10_01IMG_8687Happy Birthday to our brother Chris!  When I got the Stampin Up Adventure Bound DSP paper stack (Now retired) I knew I what I was going to do with the rock paper.  I love a play on words so here is a fun and masculine birthday card.  The background DSP is also from the Adventure Bound paper stack and then I added a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon #132140. For the sentiment I cut the “You” from the Stampin Up Hello You #137363 thinlits and added a Gold metal button #133763 as a sweet accent for the “O”.  For the rock I rummaged through my word stamps and found the word rock and inked and hand cut a little tag tucked under the burlap ribbon. 2015_10_01IMG_8686

This card just makes me smile and it was easy to cut the you now that Stampin Up has introduced the Precision Base Plate #139684.Detailed dies are great, but sometimes it’s hard to make all of the fine cuts crisp and sharp. Problem solved! The Precision Base Plate adds a little more oomph to your die sandwich, making working with detailed dies a dream.  Yay! 

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