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Hippity-Hoppity…it's Saturday and that means it's another week to show you a CAS (Clean And Simple) card that takes minutes to make and then pop back tomorrow to see the same card…just "stepped" up a bit!

Todays card is a Note Card Size on Crumb Cake – to me, these are a fabulous bang for your buck as you will receive 20 cards and matching envelopes for just $5.95. They also come in white this way and trust me, my shelf is never empty of these – they truly are my quick and easy go to!

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Do you remember that I could not go to Leadership? Well…Stampin' Up! was WONDERFUL to share the event Live Stream and you betcha that I was behind my computer the whole time being the biggest sponge I could be.

I was clicking away with my I Phone when I saw cards demonstrated that I knew were "keepers and just plain adorable" – this is one that flashed across the computer screen and I knew that I would be attempting to make it!

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Doesn't these little critters make you smile, appropriately called Cheerful Critters. I have had so much fun creating projects with them (I still have some more up my sleeve next week so please pop back) The thing that I like about them is the fact that they are not limited to Easter…remember, I used them at Valentines…I also did a "way to go" card….this is one great stamp set for both the "young" and "mature"!

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Do you remember what was before Blendabilities? Good old water-coloring! I did a card earlier this week with water-coloring and I had to laugh….there were comments all over the place with likes and dislikes of doing this method!

I personally find it to bring out an "Inner Picasso" that is in me as I am about the worst in Art. (I think that this is another reason that I love Stampin' Up!)

I can remember in school that I dreaded going to art class as my "people" always looked "stick people", my "buildings" were "boxes"…and "landscapes"…were "a line of green and a line of blue" = grass and sky!

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The must have tools for water-coloring are the watercolor paper and the Aqua Painters!

Next thing you need is patience and practice! I find that when I 1st started to water color that my brush was not "wet" enough and what happened was lines all over the place and I thought one of my sons pre-school students did it – then once I became brave and really, really had the tip of the brush wet…I liked the results! (I like to squeeze the ink pad to get a bit on the top)

I am still not the best but I am always happy with working with this method. I hope that you give it a try and also feel free to email me if you need help!

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Let's touch on this paper…this is something that I was not a fan of when the catalog came out but once I was making my paper swatches (and YES, I will do that again with the new catalog in June) I really, really liked it – actually I think it is a fantastic pack.

I think what POPPED out to my eyes when I saw it in the catalog was the papers that looks like pictures….that is just not my style but the flip sides are incredible papers! Lots of luscious plaids and handsome papers.

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Last but not least – a bot of simple bling….a sweet little heart with a bakers twine bow added a sweet touch to this gem of a card! A quick liner from the Subtles DSP Collection was the icing on the cake!

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OOPS….I forgot to mention about the sentiment! Silly Susan! It is from the fabulous set, And Many More and you know how I feel about sentiment sets…..they are always a KEEPER. I love them as they always "fit the bill" for a quick "filler" like I used it today!

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Speaking about KEEPERS, my Stamp of the Month Kit for March is a keeper…in my opinion, it is a FABULOUS Sentiment set and the cards that I came up with are right up my alley….clean, classic, duplicable and FUN! You will make 8 cards plus get the 4 samples from me! Please do not wait to sign up as it is almost full!

As the saying goes…that's all folks! Sorry for the long post, tomorrow's will not be as long as it will be the same but "stepped up" just a bit! (I think you will smile)Please feel free to email me if you need anything!

We only have about 3 weeks left for Sale-a-bration…now is the perfect time to stock up on basics, get some goodies from the Occasions Catalog…remember, for every $50,00 you spend…you can pick a FREEBIE! YIPPEE!

Thanks for your Saturday morning with me – hopefully you enjoyed this post and it will put you in the mood for Spring! Below you can see all of the goodies I used for this sweet card!

 

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