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I know that you are going to be inundated with "sneek peaks" from the new Holiday Catalog (and trust me, it is great) but I feel like we still need to show the love to the Annual Catalog! This stamp set is one of my "go to's" and I am thrilled that Stampin' Up! carried it over.

If you do not have this set,Fabulous Four…you need to – trust me on this one as each of these sentiments are great and you can even "mask off" part of it of you wish. I use masking tape and make sure that it wraps around the mounting block so it doesn't wiggle and then peel it off after you ink it up!

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For todays card…you can see that I used 2 different colors .

Many people do different methods to do this but what I like to do is first stamp it on the stamp-a-ma-jig and then clean my stamp and then place masking tape over the area that I do not want to show…ink it all up and then peel off the masking tape and again, using the stamp-a-ma-jig…STAMP! Then I repeat this the opposite way for the other color.

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Using embossing folder always adds a great interest to your projects…try to mix it up and only use a part of a card. I think that we get so programed to use it for the whole front of a card, but you can see that this just breaks it up!

Also, I checked last night and the Texture Boutique Machine is still in the clearance Rack at 50% off….this is great for embossing only – there are times that it is really nice not to drag out the Big Shot as it is so heavy – this little dream machine is so little and light!

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Playing with another print from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper Pack on the same card is fun! Because everything matches so well…it's like "Peanut Butter and Jelly" – it works!

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I just cannot get enough of the Triple Banner Punch…it is the dream tool and I am amazed at how often I reach for it….when in doubt – pull it out! That's my motto for our punches….if I can use them – they are MINE!

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Clean, crisp, colorful and fun…this would be a great card for many occasions – just switch up the sentiment ad make someone smile! These colors are just fabulous and oh so rich!

I know that many of you are not fans of Delightful Dijon….but I am here to tell you…I bet I will change your mind. It is fabulous with many colors and I can clearly see in the Fall that it will be super-de-duper!

 

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 The envelope liner framelit was the "icing on the cake" – I can honestly say, I never send a card out with out either a liner like this or something fun on the outside of the envelope!

Remember….we have talked about "the little things in life" – to me, this is one of them…it just is "complete" in my opinion!

Below is a picture that will make your lower lip go down. Dear, precious Norman had to have surgery on his ear and this "cone" is really stressing him out! He stayed in my work area all day with me…I told him it would pass!

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Even though Norman doesn't look like he is having a good day…let's all have a great day and a super week! Today I get to go to the Surgeons in Baltimore for my ankle – I am hoping that I can sign up for dance lessons….ok – that is a bit much, but I hope that I can start therapy and get going forward!

Until tomorrow…..

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