ICS iambringingbirthdayback

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This month we are celebrating birthdays! A few month’s ago, a Stampin’ Up! employee from the home office named Shannon West decided that she wanted to start sending hand stamped cards in the mail so she did a Facebook shout out for anyone and everyone who wanted to receive a card. As you can imagine, the response was overwhelming and a movement began. The #hashtag
#iambringingbirthdaysback went viral and many demonstrators around the globe have joined in!
I love sending cards in the mail so of course I jumped in as well!
This card was featured at a recent technique class that I host monthly. The technique is called the Spotlight Technique and I am sure you can see why. It is actually quite easy and can work with almost any line image. The possibilities are endless!
Now it’s is time to hop on over to my friend Darla’s blog and see what she has created for us! I am sure you are going to love it!
http://stampinwithdarla.blogspot.com/2016/04/ics-blog-hop-imbringingbirthdaysback.html
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Mystery Challenge at SSInk

Hey gang! It’s the weekend! Hope you have something fun planned for you or your family. We have a full schedule the next few days, celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and helping th teenager in the house get to her various activities. She’s a great kid and has a very full schedule!
I was able to get some crafting time in and played along with the monthly Mystery Challenge over at SSInk. With so many elements to choose from  it was a little hard to decide which direction I should go.
Here is what I came up with!
I used the wet wash watercolor technique on this card for the layer with the sentiment. It is so quick and easy, can be used for any color combo and gives such a soft look in this case. 
Underneath that layer I used three different embossing folders for the three different colors of paper. There are lots of textures going on here and I love they way they all worked together. 
The glimmer paper heart adds a little amount of bling and the sequins are from January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the look they bring!
I encourage you to try out any of the challenges I post here on my blog. They really help me get my into my stamp stash and use all of the wonderful products we sell at Stampin’ Up! 
If you need any help ordering or just need a current catalog please let me know! I am here for you!

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Inspired by Strawberries

Hello my crafting friends! It has been quite a few days since I have posted a card for you. Winter camp took me down for an extra day or two but I am back and happy to craft again.
Today I am playing along with the inspiration challenge over at SS Ink. The inspiration we were given was this:

And my card:

I absolutely {{LOVE}} how cute these hearts are! They are as on point as I could image to represent the strawberries and the hand cut sections of brown are great as chocolate!  This is going to be such a fun card to give away next month!

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SSINK Color Challenge

Hello crafters! Welcome to another fun month of color challenges over at SSInk. This month we have a fun winter palette to play with. 

I have to admit that I was a bit aprehensive about these but once I got started I loved them! Here is my card.
I love this new stamp set called Blooming Birthday. It is going to be a favorite for sure. I encourage you to go check out the challenge and play along!

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Happy 2016!!

It is finally here! A new year and a new catalog. My card today is celebrating both. I am participating in the TGIF Challenge this week and these colors are just perfect for the new year.

If this doesn’t scream New Year, I don’t know what will. Now – for my card:

These gorgeous numbers are using the BRAND NEW Number Framelits that can be found in the just released Occasions Catalog. These are so versatile and can be used for birthday’s, anniversaries, scrapbooking and memory keeping – the list will go on and on and on. They are also offered as part of a bundle that will help earn you free product with Sale-a-Bration! Who doesn’t love free!

If you need a copy of the new catalog just send me an email or leave me a comment here and I will deliver/mail one right out to you!

You can also view the new catalog and all of the new products at my website

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TGIF Challenge!

Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was so busy but I am happy to say that we did manage to get the Christmas decor down from the rafters and the tree is up. Great progress!!
Today I am participating in the TGIF Challenge. This week was a color challenge
And here is my design
The Sleigh Ride stamps and coordinating edgelits are my favorite product out of the soon-to-retire Holiday Catalog so I want to use the heck out of them!!
These coordinating products make crafting so quick and easy. A few cutouts using the big shot, a stamp or two and a little bling and you have a beautiful card. I especially love these colors together, don’t you?
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Fab Friday 78 Challenge

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! The last few days have been so busy, with something going on every night this week. It has been a bit of a challenge getting craft time in but I was happy to have a few free hours this afternoon.
The challenge this week from the fine folks at Fab Friday was this sketch
 I love the simplicity of this design. Here is my take on it
I realized this may be the first time I have actually used my brick wall embossing folder. I am doing to have to change that pronto!
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ICS Blog Hop – Perfectly Packaged

Welcome to the last Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop of 2015! We are so glad to have you here! You may have hopped here from Deb’s Blog, or this may be your starting point. Just follow the hop along and you will be sure to see many great projects tonight!

Our theme this month is Gift Packaging and that is one of my favorite things to create! I love crafting 3-D items and this is the perfect holiday to really show that off! This project is also wonderful for the Stampin Royalty Challenge of the week and I will be submitting it there as well!
My project was created for my annual gift packaging class held last weekend. I love to do something Santa related each year. 
This year I used the Berry Basket for a quick and super cute project. This could be stuffed with anything from candies, to small gifts or even gift cards. This project is great for a guy or a gal and who doesn’t love Santa!
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Now it is time to hop on over and see what Darla and her sisters have created!
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/12/ics-blog-hop-perfectly-packaged.html

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A Wintery Card

Happy Monday! I cannot believe it is the last day of November! This month went to fast!
Guess What!?! I was chosen as a Goddess Pick last week at Stampin’ Royalty! I am so honored and excited to be chosen! Thank you SR!
This week’s Stampin’ Royalty Challenge was to create a winter themed card.
The weather here in Idaho is sure feeling like winter and it made doing a winter themed card easy peasy for me.
This photo really does not do the card the justice it deserves. In person the colors blend so much better and the glitter on the trees is so so sparkly.  I took quite a few trying to capture it all, but alas it wasn’t happening for me today! 
At first this card was going to be a Christmas card but then I realized that the sentiment was really quite appropriate for the Season of Winter and that made me giggle! I am so goofy sometimes.
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Inspired by…..

Hello friends! Today I am playing along with the SSInk27 Challenge. I love design challenges and have decided this is a great way to stretch myself.
Fall is in full swing and soon it will be time to put these beautiful colors and textures away and focus on Christmas. I am happy to have a few more days to craft for fall. I wanted to make a coordinating card and gift item because I love giving away what I craft! I love this pillow box die and will miss it terribly when it retires next month!

 I did a little bit of rock and roll technique on the leaves. I wasn’t totally thrilled with them but the do look like they are turning from one color to another.
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