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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pennant Birthday

I saw these cute, fun, summery colors over at the Create with Connie and Mary blog, and I knew I had to give them a whirl! I had the idea for this card in my head for a while, but I hadn’t been able to decide what colors I wanted to use or how to … Continue reading »

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Apples & Honey!

Oh yes, it’s getting close to that time of year! Not just the new school year, but Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. When I saw today’s Pals Paper Arts sketch, I knew it was time to make the first Rosh Hashanah card of the season. I really love this sketch. It is so clean … Continue reading »

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Polished Stone Tutorial

The polished stone technique is another one that I waited a really long time to try, thinking it would be harder than it was. I’m happy to report that is another fun and easy way to add the Wow factor to your paper crafting! Supplies needed: Cotton balls Rubbing alcohol Classic reinkers (2 or 3) … Continue reading »

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Fun Fall Downloads

Great new downloads from Stampin’ Up today! Cute letter punches (love these since you can fill them with patterned paper!) and some great fall stamp sets. These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG and JPG files. You’ll be smitten with this digital-exclusive 26-piece alphabet punch; fill … Continue reading »

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Pink, pink, and pink

This week’s Paper Players challenge is a monochromatic challenge, featuring three great shades of pink! I was working on an entirely different card, for a Holiday Wow! swap over at Stampin’ Addicts, and using the the Polished Stone technique. This was the first time I had tried it, and I was amazed at how fun … Continue reading »

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Way to Go, Melissa!

Clean& Simple Stamping teamed up with CAS-ual Fridays this week for a great sketch! One of my downline, Melissa, promoted to Senior Associate at the end of July, and I’ve been meaning to make her a congratulatory card. After a quick text to find out her favorite colors, I decided that this sketch would work … Continue reading »

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Yummy Lollipop

Since I had a few free hours this afternoon, I decided to do a few card challenges. This one combines Paula’s sketch challenge with Rhonda’s accessory challenge over at Stampin’ Addicts this week. Here’s the sketch: I think it also qualifies for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge, which is to use one sentiment, one … Continue reading »

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Back to School Bus!

I had totally forgotten about the adorable school bus in the Every Little Bit stamp set until I saw this fantastic ensemble over at Inking Idaho. It inspired me to make my own creation with the bus. I liked it so much I had to make two cards — one regular size (5 1/2″ x … Continue reading »

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Birthday Digital Downloads

Raise your hand if you have birthday pictures to put in the scrapbooks. Yep, just what I thought!  Me, too. Luckily, Stampin’ Up has some great new digital downloads this week to help you out. These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG and JPG files. … Continue reading »

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Back to School Purses

Now that summer is winding down, thoughts are turning back to school. I thought it would be fun to use the A+ stamp from the It’s A Wrap Occasions stamp set and make some cute chocolate purses to give Eve’s teachers on the first day back to school! This also fits right in with the … Continue reading »

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