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Happy Stampin'!

Birthday Fiesta-Nacho Color Challenge #176

We have another week remaining for our Nacho Average Color Challenge #176!


Be sure to join us by uploading your creation using the Linky Tool found on the Nacho site.

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This card was actually not created by me.  I received it in the mail from one of my customers, Betty Stone.  Betty recently purchased the Birthday Fiesta Bundle (Birthday Fiesta stamp set and Fiesta Time Framelit dies), Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

We have out of town company, and all my stamping stuff is put away (I know, right?), so I thought I'd share Betty's card.  Since I knew that Tammy, our fearless leader, had used the colors found in the Festive Birthday DSP as the inspiration for this challenge, I thought this card would be perfect to share.

This card just makes me smile!  

That llama (or is it an alpaca??) is too stinkin' cute!

Thanks Betty for sending it to me!


Happy Stampin'!

Jar of Love Jar of Fishes with Video Tutorial

The new stamp set Jar of Love and coordinating Everyday Jars framelits dies just makes me smile!  The possibilities are endless to make fun, cute cards.

Here's one I created recently featuring watercoloring, heat embossing and embossing folder swish techniques.


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To view my video tutorial for making this card, please visit here.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Jar of Love

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, watercolor, Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot,Everyday Jars Framelits Dies,Woodgrain Embossing Folder, heat tool, clear embossing powder, Aqua Painter, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Glue Dot


Happy Stampin'!

Quick and Easy Affectionately Yours

Recently, I challenged my downline to a sketch challenge:

Blue Moon Sketch Challenge 1Here's my contribution:

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A super quick and easy card. I let the designer paper Affectionately Yours do all the work! 


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper

Accessories: none!


Happy Stampin'!

In the Meadow Clear Block Watercolor-Nacho Average Color Challenge #176

We have a color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge Site.

We hope you'll play along! 


Here's my contribution:

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The inspiration for this card comes from the vivid sunsets that we are seeing due to the Hayden Pass Fire near the small community of Coaldale, CO.  Although this fire is a good 40 miles from us, the smoke blowing our way over the last few days has provided us with some beautiful sunsets.  Beautiful, but sad.  The fire has burned 15,000+ acres, but containment is increasing.  Good news for sure.   Mandatory evacuations have been in place for several days.  Unfortunately, the evacuees are being told they will not be able to return home for at least another 7-10 days.  I can't even imagine how they are coping.  This is the worst nightmare for all of us who live in and near the mountains.

I do know that residents of the surrounding areas have been very generous with their food, clothing and other goods.  There has also been a lot of time and support donated to the effort of evacuating pets and livestock. 

Our hearts go out to our neighbors.

Stampin' Technique: clear block watercolor background

Stamp Sets: In the Meadow, Sunburst Sayings

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Accessories: Clear-block "D", Stampin' Spritzer filled with water, Wink of Stella

Happy Stampin'!

Playful Pals Critter Collection

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I've had so much fun creating these cute critters for recent classes!

I used the stamp set Playful Pals and coordinating Pyramid Pals framelits dies to create fun, one of a kind critters!

The possibilities are endless!

It was so hard to choose my favorite, but I really like the zebra!

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Oh, but the bee makes me smile!

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Oh, who am I kidding?  They are all too stinkn' cute!



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Playful Pals Refrigerator Magnets

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I am having so much fun playing with the Playful Pals stamp set and coordinating Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies! 

The possibilities are endless to make cute critters!

Here are the refrigerator magnets I made to give to guests at a recent Playful Pals critters class.

Too stinkin' cute!

Which one is your favorite?


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Friend to Friend Playful Pals Bee-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #175

There's still time to play along with the Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #175!

There's a Linky Tool, so be sure to upload your creation!


I played along again too!

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For this card, I used my new favorite stamp set, Playful Pals!  This is such a fun set, and it comes with coordinating Pyramid Pals Thinlits dies.

The possibilities are endless to create fun critters.

And, they are so addictive!

I'll be sharing some of my critter creations over the next few days so pleasecheck back.




Product List

Big Shot
Subtles Candy Dots
Subtles Candy Dots
Glue Dots

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Happy Birthday Star Shaker Card-Nacho Average Sketch Challenge #175

The Nachos are back with bi weekly sketch, color and theme inspired challenges!

We hope you'll play along.

Our first challenge back is a sketch challenge:


Here's my contribution:

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I love making shaker cards, and this sketch lends itself perfectly to that.

For a video tutorial on how to make shaker cards, please click HERE.


Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Build a Birthday, Perfect Pairings

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Star Framelits, window sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, metallic sequins, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!