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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Decor Elements Tree

I love the Thoughts & Prayers Tree. I love it as a stamp and I love it even more as a Decor Element vinyl design! I have put up three of these trees so far — one at Applewild School Library, one at Paula’s house, and one at my parents’ house. But I’ve never had … Continue reading »

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Back to the Challenges!

January has been just a crazy busy month and I have gotten away from doing the weekly challenges that I enjoy so much. So I decided to jump back in with a splash and do not one, not two, but three challenges at the same time! I am combining Cindy’s Friday Funday Challenge (the theme … Continue reading »

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Three Years Ago Today

Three years ago today I became a Stampin’ Up demonstrator! I can’t believe that it has only been three years, it is such a big part of my life! I can’t imagine not knowing all of the fabulous friends that I have made through it, or not having the joy in my life that I … Continue reading »

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Embosslit Valentine

I saw this valentine made by Joan and I knew immediately that I had to make one of my own. It is spectacularly gorgeous! I am making it with my faculty card-making class after school today, and I can’t wait! It looks hard, but between the Big Shot and the punches, it comes together very … Continue reading »

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Not Necessarily a Valentine

This card could be used for Valentine’s Day but certainly has other uses as well, perhaps in supporting a loved one in a tough decision. It uses two of the Sale-a-Bration freebies — the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad and the Whimsical Words stamp set.  (Have I mentioned lately how much I love Sale-a-Bration? … Continue reading »

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We’ll take a little break from Valentines today. I want to show you one of the Decor Elements that my husband and I put up this week. We had this space above the stove, and were looking for something that would fit there. We decided on this saying, “Our attitude toward Life determines life’s attitude … Continue reading »

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Easel Valentine

Here’s another card made with the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.  (Remenber, Stampin’ Up will donate $2 to the American Red Cross’s Haiti Relief and Development Fund for each of these sets sold.) This one is an easel card. It is fabulous to look at, and fairly easy to make. You can find detailed instructions … Continue reading »

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More Hearts

It’s been Valentine central around here lately! I’ve been making Valentines with my after-school kids’ club and have a faculty card-making class coming up soon too. This card is easy to make and looks great! It uses the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, which I mentioned the other day. For every set of these purchased, … Continue reading »

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Quilting with the Big Shot

One of the highlights of the Leadership Convention that I attended earlier this month was a display of fabulous quilts by Jill Olson. She used the Big Shot to easily cut her fabric to make quilts and a variety of other projects with fabric.On the last day of Leadership, Jill was presented with the “Bright … Continue reading »

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Help Haiti with Stampin’ Up

If you are like me, you have been watching the news about the horrific earthquake in Haiti, and wondering what you could possibly do to help. I am happy to tell you that Stampin’ Up has come up with an easy way for all of us to help. In the past, when terrorists attacked the … Continue reading »

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