No worries…Easter comes EVERY YEAR!

 

 

Hello and I hope that you had a HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER!

 

I know this idea is late…

but read on and you can see how I will send you one…

plus a template for the future!

 

I know, I know….Easter is now over and I told you that I had a SUPER CUTE Easter project for you and even though the day is over….guess what – WE WILL HAVE EASTER NEXT YEAR!

Last week was a ZOOMER for us! We celebrated many HAPPY THINGS….the END of TAX SEASON…John’s BIRTHDAY and yep – EASTER! I had all of these pictures ready to share before Easter but that darn TIME THING with having to hen peck my way with the computer….got me!

I LOVE TO CREATE AND SHARE…but that typing up and editing always get to me….but the GREAT NEWS is…Easter will be here again next year and trust me, you want to make these as they are just a crowd please!

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, this one is a keep and I totally encourage you to make up one regardless if you have the sweet Reester Bunny….(they’ll be back as well next year). I made up SOOOOOO many of these gems and each and every person that received them just adored them!

I know that many of you do not care for 3D Projects but I say….pretty please with sugar on top…..give it a try!?!? I think as the saying goes….try it, you might like it! They are addictive to make and I cannot wait to shower you with pictures!

Where did the idea come from….SIMPLE – I cased and tweaked it from the one and only….PAPER PIXIE – Julie DiMatteo. If you are not familiar with Julie’s work…YOU NEED TO as she is not only super talented…but she is truly one of the most special young Mom’s I know. I can remember back when Julie became a SUD and how she was working so hard for table decorations for an event…..she was soooo tired but still had that wonderful smile on her face and that twinkle in her eye…she is just the best!

 

 

 

 

 

The GREAT NEWS is that I will be sharing with you the video that Julie made with the Reester Bunnies….but when I went to make them they were WEE BITTY ONES and I had already purchased these that I am showcasing!

Natural to Julie’s style…she helped me with the measurements to make it work for this guy! I honestly thought to myself….heck – those little ones are not even a full bite….let’s BEEF IT UP….so here you go……Julie’s Video and then after that I have all of the measurements for you to make it the size of mine!

PLEASE DO NOT LET this template sheet intimate you when you watch the video…it is not scary at all – TRUST ME and also I will share with you some tips and tricks that I used to make dozens of these little Bunny Men!

You better grab this Gingham Paper and the Punches….as YEP – they are on the WALK THE PLANK LIST….. (the links are at the end of the post) We do have some gingham coming out in the new catalog….but NOTHING LIKE THIS wonderful collection….this is a KEEPER!

 

 

 

 

 

Now for my tips and measurements for you! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions…they really are super easy to make and the end result is just adorable! I had shown them some of my stampin’ friends…and they liked them – but when they saw them in person – THEY LOVED THEM…..just too darn tootin’ cute!

 

  • Cardstock needed for Box – 7 1/8″ X 8 3/4″

Score on ALL 4 Sides at 1/2″, 1 1/8″. 1 5/8″ and 2 1/4″

On the Short Side (7 1/8″ side) score at 2 3/4″ & 4 3/8″ just to the 2nd scored line and then ROTATE it to the other 7 1/8″ side and do it again! When you watch Julie do it – it will make perfect sense and trust me….once you do a couple – this whole scoring thing is a breeze!

 

  • Cardstock needed for the Belly Band – 7 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

Score at 1 5/8″ & 2 1/4″ and then ROTATE it and do it again!

 

  • The Gingham is 2 1/2″ X 4″ and that will fit right between the score lines – adhere.

 

  • Using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch…Center it and punch out. It is AMAZING as this little guy fits perfectly and there is no guessing where exactly to punch the hole!!! I WAS DOING THE HAPPY DANCE WHEN I FIGURED THIS OUT!

 

  • As you can see in the photos…I took a coordinating cardstock color and popped out a ring to dress up the front a bit and that was super easy as I 1st used the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and then went over top that with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and PRESTO…..it works like a charm and SOOOOO FAST – this is where the punches are so much easier to use than the circle dies/big shot!

 

  • I also used a retired wee little flower to add some bling around the edges and used a white gel pen to make a quick accent. Using a simple glue dot did the trick and I am sure that you have something in  your stash that you could use if you do not have this punch!

 

THAT’S the SCOOP on how I took Julie’s original design of the mini reester bunny and made it to fit this guy! It is just the sweetest and I cannot tell you the rave comments I received from the people I gave them to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see clearly that you can use any color scheme but to me, this gingham is just the sweetest and again….it IS BEING RETIRED so I would snag some! FYI….I ordered more of the Gingham this morning and it says that it is on backorder…..so I KEPT it on my order as I really wanted it….

The best part is…you can keep the container and re-use it next year (that is if you can get it back from the person) but would you like to have one yourself? I cannot give you the Bunny as I bet they are already sold out from Easter Candy Clearance….but I sure would love to send you the sweet 3D project and also a TEMPLATE for you to have.

If you are anything like me…then having a template will help you in the future! I sure hope that you have a notebook and take time to write down ideas that you like to refer back to. We always say – I’LL REMEMBER…and then YEP – we waste a bunch of time surfing around trying to find it!

 

How do you this FREEBIE from ME?

 

Well easy – …shop with me this week….if you shop with me from today thru Friday the 26th and spend $50.00 + I will gladly send you this decorated cutie PLUS the template already scored for you to have on hand for the future!

 

THE CLEARANCE RACK WAS UPDATED TODAY

 

and also you have the enormous amount of retired products that need to find a new home! Below you will see the specific items used for this project for you to check and see if you have…and then if not – I would get them….as they are all basics….and you know how I love my basics!

 

 

 

 

Remember, if your order is $75.00+ with me…I will also send you the incentive for the month which is yep, another BASIC – a roll of Tear N Tape…call me simple but then call me practical! I know the things we all use and need! Please add the hostess code of UCWS9WDP to you order. (you will always fin the hostess code and incentive on my side bar of my blog.

Let’s have a great week and I think that is is super fair to say…..SPRING is here! We have been BLESSED with some amazing weather….so much so – I am hitting the publish button to go outside to have a date with the weeds!

Thanks for popping in and if you have a chance – please leave me a comment….I would love to hear how you liked this little dude!!!! Julie is the BEST….she sure does make me smile!

p.s. – If you are wondering where that sweet sentiment came from…??? It is from a My Favorite Things Stamp but we all know that there are other options that Stampin’ Up! has that would work. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RETIRED LISTS are UP!

 

With this being the 1st night that I have my hubby home from tax season….tomorrow is a new day and hopefully we will have insight!

 

 

Hello and I hope that you all had a great weekend! I did and I planned to have a fun one for you today as on Saturday I shared with you that I would be back with another another cute Easter project!

Not only is it super easy to make…as it uses the basics but that if you are like me….you will be smiling from (EAR to EAR..ha-ha – no pun intended)

There are some staples (aka classics) in making this SUPER CUTE EASTER GOODIE…but I need to share something that is SUPER important to us crafters….and that is the RETIRED LIST!

 

 

 

It has officially gone up just minutes ago and you know what that means…. –  you better get your catalogs out and take a look….I always highlight mine so I can easily SPOT IT…. and I know that it is A LOT to take in but always remember…we go through this each and every year and in the end...ALL IS GOOD!

I did not attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! event over the weekend so I am just like YOU.…trying to take it all in so this is what we are going to do….I will share the cute project tomorrow with also some Blog Candy!

POP BACK TOMORROW for the cutest Easter post…and I am giving you HEADS UP.…that it does use (3) main products that are on the retired list….

I think one thing we can all agree on is Stampin’ Up! PUNCHES ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!

I did a super quick scan of the punches and wanted to give you a heads up on these…I know that there are many ways that we can cut out circles but a punch is a “reach and grap…press and go speed tool” – a total time saver and these circle punches are retiring.

There is one more circle punch retiring but I did not use that one in tomorrows post…..I say – CLASSIC and BASIC SHAPES like this are MUST HAVES for what we do!

 

 

 

(click image below for ANNUAL CATALOG…I would print it off)

 

 

 

 

(click image below for OCCASIONS CATALOG…I would print it off)

 

 

I am going to be like you and take it in and then I will also share with you once I mark up my Catalog the items that I truly believe would be a great purchase for your stash.

Trust me, I get it as we all have so much but remember….things go flying off the shelves and all I can say is if there is a certain product that you really have been wanting….I would HOP ON IT

I am always super upfront with things that make me roll in making clean and simple cards/projects…and these that I have highlighted below are definite keepers!

UNTIL TOMORROW!!!!

p.s. – It’s VOICE NIGHT and it’s also HAPPY DANCE NIGHT for John as Tax Season will be in the record books!

 

I know that there are times when you print off the PDF that it is just too darn hard to read the small print…so here are some clickable categories that might help!

Remember, all Bundles will retire at the end cycle of a catalog but that does not necessarily mean that there are retiring from the  next catalog – it is just that they will not be at the bundled price

 

 

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click here

 

 

Accented Blooms

Animal Outing

Artisan Textures

Barn Door

Beautiful Day

Beautiful You

Bee Thankful

Birthday Backgrounds

Bokeh Dots

Botanical Bliss

Country Road

Crafting Forever

Dandelion Wishes

Dashing Deer

First Frost

Flourishing Phrases

Gallery Grunge

Healing Hugs

Heartland

Hold on to Hope

Itty Bitty Greetings

Kindness & Compassion

Label Me Pretty

Lilypad Lake

Little Elephant

Little Twinkle

Love You to Pieces

Magical Mermaid

Painted Glass

Peaceful Place

Perennial Birthday

Pop of Petals

Rooted in Nature

Sea of Textures

Sorry for Everything

Special Celebrations

Stitched All Around

This Little Piggy

Tropical Chic

Winter Woods

 

 

 

 

CUTENESS ALERT…and EASY!

 

 

 

 

Good Morning and I am sure that you are in the same camp with me….the camp of “People are so darn Creative”…. I am always amazed at the creativity and endless ideas people come up with and this project is no different!

This time….it was Twila’s Davis from Stamp a Little Longer (isn’t that a great blog name) turn and just look at this super sweet project!

Let’s face it…it is a smile maker and you can see that once again…the concept comes together with a great product that we all need to have on hand….Clear Tiny Boxes!

True, you could make up your own boxes but having these on hand truly is a lifesaver when that calendar rolls forward! I always have many little containers on hand…just in case!

The thing I love about them is that they are super sturdy and if you choose to add paper like Twila did….great – if not….the boxes are crystal clear and you can see right thru them!

Enjoy the pictures and then the BEST PART…..a FREE PDF is at the end of the post for you! When you see the step by step how easy it is to create this – you will say, “I could do this” and here is the BEST TIP I can give you…it you have a punch that is remotely around the same size….USE IT – please do not stress if you do not have the exact…use what you have!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you go….the SCOOP on this cutie is below! I will be back on Monday as I have EASTER THINGS that I have been working my Bunny Tail off in making and they are SUPER CUTE…..I know that the countdown is on for Easter but these are SUPER easy to mass produce!

They are small little somethings that make a BIG DIFFERENCE to someone….trust me, they are the BEST things in life….the little things!

 

CLICK ON THE BELOW IMAGE

 

 

 

 

 

What can I say but…”classic elegance”

 

 

 

Happy Friday to you and I know that you are as excited as I am as…WOOT-WOOT….we change the clocks this weekend and for me…that is simply MUSIC TO MY EARS!!!

As much as I always am looking for that 25th, 26th etc….hour in a day to do more things that bring me joy…I willGLADLY lose an hour to gain more sunshine!!! I am sooooooo ready for Spring!

I have a beauty for you today that I have just been itchin’ to share with you! I know that many of you enjoyed my last post of beautiful flowers and today I have another one but with a totally different feel! I made this several weeks ago and every time I see it…I smile so I decided to take some time this morning and type up a post.

As my subject line used the word “elegance” I googled the definition of it and below you will see what came up and YEP….I think that this card deserves this special word….as to me, it shines simple elegance!

 

el·e·gance

/ˈeləɡəns/

noun
  • the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style.
  • the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness.

 

 

The star of todays post is the Wonderful Romance Bundle! YEP, I am going to share with you the answers of the “why’s” that I had when I asked myself…..do I need to purchase this bundle!

 

 

 

 

I have been sharing with you the thought process of how I decide to hit the button as trust me, I GET IT as we cannot simply have everything and I am no different even if I get it at a 25% discount or at 50% off discount (like I did with this one)!

I know that the below thoughts take up a bunch of reading for you but I do hope that you find them helpful – it not….please share with me in the comments (the good and also the bad) as it does help me in hen-pecking on the computer! My goal is to be honest and upfront with you in helping you make a decision!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • IT IS A MUST BUNDLE….I say this because there are many times that I do not find it useful for my needs to get a bundle. There are times that I just feel the stamp would be all I need and/or vice versa with the dies…..but for this one – the BUNDLE is a must!

 

  • The images of the stamps are just beautiful. Today I used the blends to color it in and that was total “easy peasy” as I was with some of my stampin’ friends and knew I wanted to work on something that I could do 2 things at once…..TALK & GET SOMETHING DONE = mission accomplished!

 

  • The sentiments are fab-o and the font speaks to me as I adore when there are 2 styles of fonts together on one sentiment.

 

  • I ADORE the (2) secret weapon stamps in this set that I bet most of you overlooked…..(1) is the little scattered dots and (2) is that wee little flowerWHY DO I LIKE THESE???…. easy = they are great little “something-somethings” to add to a card quickly when you look at something and say….it needs just something else…trust , having simple images like this will do the trick!

 

  • FRAMELITS – not much to say here as they are AMAZING! When I saw the card sample on page 10 in the Occasions Catalog (image below) with the Soft Sea Foam card….I caved, as that did it for me…..just look at the detail! To me, this vertical die is just a show stopper and again, timeless and classic!….2 elements that are always important to me!!

 

 

 

 

  • Remember what I said about the wee little flower? Well….you can see that there are (4) dies to cut out that little guy (THANK YOU Stampin’ Up! – that is soooo appreciated and also so smart!)

 

  • Lastly about the framelits….this beauty below – a total keeper! I know you can easily visualize a sentiment with this gem….or even it tucked behind another element as a layering piece! You know me….I love my paper!!!

 

 

 

 

Ok – there you go…..let’s get to some pictures of this beauty! I hope that the camera does justice in your crafty eyes as I just adore this clean and simple card! Hopefully Ramsey will chime in on the comments as she was sitting with me when I made this and when I finished it said to her….well….what are your thoughts about this?

 

I loved her answer….”Did you just make this?”….I laugh and said, YEP!

 

 

 

 

 

As I said above, I used the Stampin’ Blends to color this…you can see below the colors that I used. I am often asked….what blends do you recommend to have?….and I am so sorry as you are not going to like the answer but here you go…..you need to have all of them!

YEP….all of them and the reason is…how in the world can you make a decision as to what color you are going to work with on a given day? I know that there are many of you that might be taken back by this comment and I get it….but again, I am being honest.

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! was super smart to come out with the Blends. An alcohol based marker are dream machines and I have shared many times that I love and have an obscene amount of Copic Markers personally and I LOVE THEM…..but I also have all of the Blends as well so I can showcase them for you with Stampin’ Up! projects!

Again, being able to get the Blends at a 25% off discount is a no-brainer for me and as I simply cannot say enough, well over 90% of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are hobbists and Stampin’ Up! make is ridiculously easy to become a Hobbiest Demo with no penalties to drop ever….even if you are getting a starter kit and filling it with all blends!!!!

Trust me…I love a deal and I think that I am a pretty savvy shopper….and I am probably just like you and shop from MANY different Stamp Companies and guess what….that is OK – there will not be someone knocking on your door arresting you that you have other companies goodies – if that was the case….I would have a LIFE TIME SENTENCE WITH NO POSSIBLE CHANCE OF GETTING OUT!!!!

I just HAVE TO point out some things below and I have them watermarked on the picture for you…..DO NOT OVERLOOK simplicity and layers when you create! I just ADORE the sprigs when I use both vellum and paper together…..and GO OUT OF THAT BOX that we get stuck in….look and use what you have – little bits here and there make a project!

 

 

 

 

WHEW…..well, do you agree…???? is it a “keeper card”

 

I am sorry that my posts are always so long….I just can’t seem to help it as… I am what I am. For me, it is way more important for you to understand and get a feel of where I am coming from…I love to craft, I love to create…and I love to share…I never started this”gig” to pay a mortgage or tuition….I do this for ME and I do this for MY CRAFTING HABIT!

Feel free to email me if you want any more details or have specific questions – this IS the best time of the year to make that decision as during Sale-A-Bration…..you will be able to get soooooo much more for your starter kit……you can pick $175.00 worth of ANYTHING and just pay $99.00 and it SHIPS FREE!!! (shipping fees REALLY make me grumpy) and this is another $17.50 discount

Remember, you only have until March 31st to take advantage….of getting this extra $50.00 of free goodies for the starter kit – I say – click here and get going!

Now can you see…..that is a GREAT DEAL – even if your heart just wants the blends…..look at it this way – you can get 19 SETS OF BLENDS COMBOS ($9.00 each) as your starter kit and just pay $99.00 – (***I only recommend that you purchased the combo packs as lets face it….you are getting 2 different colors even if you never care to “blend”)

We all look at things in different ways and that’s what makes us all tick! I just love to share with you what I create and share how you too can get things at a discount. It honestly makes no difference to me….as with or without you as a SUD….this gal is gonna craft until I simply can’t hold my scissors!

Now go and have a GREAT DAY and don’t forget to change your clocks!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER and LAST DSP Paper Share!

Happy HUMP Day and I hope that we all are going to have a GREAT day!

I have been kickin’ my heels with gratitude that these past 2 days have been BEE-utiful but we all know, it will not last but heck – I will take it when I can!

My animals are so happy….blankets are off the horses and I think now there is no mud in the fields as it is all over them! The work never ends but they feel great!

In reading the comments on the Birthday Post using the Paper Pumpkin Kit…..there are a BUNCH of you that are like me….I love to make multiple cards of the same ….Here is a tip of what works for me!

I am odd that I seem to like to make even #’s of cards and I usually do 4 cards…

I do like to keep on of them for reference in case I want to make it again, but what I do is use a pencil and write on the back of that card that I keep….who I sent it to – this way if I want to send that last one…..I know whom I have sent it to….simply erase the names and in the mail it goes!

One thing that I think we all seem to do is…..

 

CREATE…and then have a STACK OF UN-SENT CARDS!

 

I know personally I am totally guilty of that and last Fall I did a HUGE PURGE of donating them to a variety of places so they will get used!

 

For me, I simply have to do this as I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with myself.

 

If they are GONE….I not only feel better but I know that they will get used and bring a smile to someone that is in need of a PICK ME UP! (I get that, we all need that!)

I just checked and that Paper Pumpkin Full Kit is still available and remember, IF you want it….you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and what I would do is just get a 1 month subscription as I do think that the kit this month will be a good one (fingers crossed) as the sneak peek video was great….and then you can simply turn around and unsubscribe – it is as simple as that!

OK….HERE IS THE WINNER!!!! Way to go Alyece and please send me your address so I know where to send the cards and Birthday Bags to! WOOT-WOOT….get up and DO THAT DANCE!!!! SHAKE IT!!!!

One thing that I did forget to blog about is……what I do is CIRCLE the day of the month that the Birthday recipients special day is on or you could also use a small heart stamp and stamp over the date so it will POP out!

 

 

I did order another kit as this was so easy and fun to do! I will do another blog post about the other examples that I did as I have had emails about other DSP combinations!

Many thanks to all that left comments as I know that it is super fun to read what others do…as a I a FIRM BELIEVER….by sharing and getting other ideas and inputs is how we learn, grow and let’s face it – stick our heads out and give it a try!

 

 

 

 

Let’s move on…. the LAST DSP PRODUCT SHARE for the Occasions Catalog! Please EMAIL ME ASAP if you want to snag one of these as I will not be offering them again. They will be mailed out on Friday so be the early bird and get that share!

I have had several emails of people wanting more Occasion Catalog Product Shares! Well….this IS your last chance and I only have (2 to offer to you.)

Are you asking – “WHY JUST 2 ????” well…..truth be told that Stampin’ Up! has several of the ribbons on backorder and there is just no use in trying to offer them when it will be up in the air as to when they come in (and actually fill back orders first) so……with that said – this is what I have for you!

 

Share #1 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00 ( I ONLY HAVE 3 of these available)

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″

 

 

Product Share #2  – Embellishments – $18.00 (please disregard the #4 on the picture below….that image was from when I did my 1st offerings for a Product Share.)  ( I ONLY HAVE 4 of these available)

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets – 24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers – 10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total

 

 

 

 

Have a FAB-O HUMP day and I have a super sweet gingham card that will make you smile…the next time I blog! I was super happy with the end result that I went ahead and did that (4) thing that I shared that I do….and made it in different color combos!

 

 

 

 

WOW…Card Swap reveal!!!

 

Good Saturday to you! I have some BEAUTIES that will make you go ooh and ahh and I just could not be more proud of these cards….as they are all made by team members from all over!

I threw it out there if anyone wanted to do a Card Swap and just look at these super-de-duper cards that they designed! I have made up a quarterly calendar for us in 2019 to do this again so come back and see when we do another Top Dog Card Swap! The next one will be in March and the theme is Birthday Cards!

 

When I threw it out there I clearly said…I could care less what you make….I could care less if it was an original design….all I care about it that you get inky…NO JUDGING WHAT SO EVER!

Before you take a gander I want you to think about this…..I mean REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS and hopefully let it settle in and each and every time you are hard on yourself….you remember….IT’S OK – what matters is that YOU TRIED… what matters is that you are GETTING INKY!

 

I want you to think about card-making the same as a recipe!

 

Are you thinking to yourself…what the heck is she talking about.YEP, I MEAN IT! Now I ask you….if you went to a friends house dinner and absolutely loved a dish that she made…would you feel terrible in asking if she would share the recipe? NOPE– you wouldn’t! My guess is that you would make it over and over again and each and every time you made it you thought of that 1st experience of having it with your friend!

I want you to think of your card making the same way! Please be gentle to yourself…I feel that we are all so hard on ourselves and I am guilty of that as well! There is NOTHING WRONG IN CASING A CARD…I ask you  – isn’t that one of the reasons that you are here!?!?!?!?

I once heard something that hit me like a big DING-DING-DING…..when someone puts something out there on the internet, they are putting it out there for the whole darn world to see….and YEP…..so true!

 

That does not mean that you take full credit for the design etc…(and I am not going to get into that as we are all adults) what I mean is….it is OK….it actually is very flattering, rewarding etc….when someone does that…JUST LIKE A RECIPE as YOU did something that made someone HAPPY and ins’t it all about being HAPPY!

I follow this rule…if I totally cased a card from someone…I always share where the inspiration came from. Please stampers, PLEASE DO NOT get all hung up on this…as I stated before, we are all adults and know the golden rules! The reality is…I want people to get inky, create,feel good about themselves and have ME TIME….not be hung up on the “stuff” that can clog our head from creating!

 

 

I was just over the moon thrilled that so many did this swap! I know that I was the one that fell short in the timing of it all but I can only do what I can do and family first! I mailed out all of the cards on Thursday so the surprise of what card they get will be in their mailbox soon!

I could go ON and ON with what I love about each and every card….but I am choosing not to as I would be typing for HOURS!!!! (I’m a hen-pecker) but then again I am sure you can tell that with all of my typos….

ENJOY my sweet cyber friends and if you have a wee bit of time…..please leave a comment to give these “top dogs” some love.…and PLEASE ASK ANY ?’s that you might have about a card design….I am sure that they will be happy to answer them!

 

What card did I receive???……well…..I asked one of my peeps to help me do the swapping as I always get so confused with who gets what etc… and I received receive the BEAUTY from Rosanne Mulhern! She is so darn tootin’ talented and I am blessed that she lives relatively close to me and we get to play with paper together…..I was tickled to death!

I just always beam with huge smiles when I see anyones work as I GET IT…they made that with THEIR HANDS….and I do not know about you but…that is a gift within itself!

If you are wondering why I have (2) pictures for a couple of cards….well…..it is as simple as I thought that they needed to have additional angles to see the details! I wish that I could have held Beth’s card open to take a 2nd picture as it is just stunning how it opens…..but I couldn’t hold it open and take a picture at the same time!

 

 

ENJOY AND SHARE THE LOVE FOR THEM….I am SOOOOO PROUD OF THEIR TALENT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Tammy shared with me that her inspiration for this card came from The Pink Buckaroo***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Jill shared with me that her inspiration for this card came from Jan Brown***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok – I just have to sneak this below picture in as I beamed with joy! Sweet Hilda sent this to me and I melted! I just LOVE stamps…and I have never seen these before! What a great gift to tuck in to someones card or heck – even collect!

Hilda shared with me that she bought them online at the USPS and I went and could not find them. If anyone finds them….please leave a link in a comment as I would love to see if that have other stamps….as card-makers, we all use stamps and this would be a great little “something-something” to add to a card when you send one!

 

YEAH….I found the direct link for this adorable santa below and remember…..Hilda is right – stamp prices are going up but the forever stamps will alway guarantee you the current going rate for postage!

 

 

 

THAT’S ALL FOLKS for today…I hope that you are smiling and I hope that you are inspired!

Please do not forget about the Product Share that I will be doing for the new Occasions Catalog. If you missed the post with the offerings you can CLICK HERE to see it and I will be starting to send email confirmations out on Sunday!

Enjoy this last Saturday of the year…make someone smile and always remember, being kind is ALWAYS in fashion!

 

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