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Hello hoppers! I am so glad to have you here! Thanks for hopping along with us at
Inspire, Create, Share.

 

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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TGIF Sketch Challenge

Hi crafters! I am excited to be participating in the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenge! This week, we were given his layout

 

and this is what I came up with
This card was inspired by a card that Dena Rekow did and when I saw it, I knew I had to try it!
The technique I used for this card was a watercolor wash and I will be teaching it at my monthly technique class on Jan. 23rd. You can RSVP via email or Facebook – I would love to have you. Each class features 2 techniques; One using ink and one using paper. Cost is only $15 and includes 4 cards, envelopes and a 6X6 take home instruction sheet so you can practice what you learn.
The stamp set is the brand new Botanicals for You that is available for FREE when you place a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. If you would like to place an order you can shop 24/7 at my online store.
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ICS Blog Hop – Let’s Sale-A-Brate

Hello Hoppers! Happy New Year! Welcome to the first ICS Blog hop of 2016. I am so glad that you are here. Today we are showing off our favorite products from the just released Occasions catalog or the wonderful products you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration!

My card for you today is using a set from the Occasions catalog. When I first saw it I knew immediatly I had to have it -The Rose Wonder bundle.

This image reminds me of the very popular Manhattan Flower we had a few years back. It is large and perfect to be the focal point of any project. For my card I embossed the flower using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder on our Shimmer White paper. I then water colored the image using reinkers and an aquapainter. It gives the flower a soft look and the shimmer of the gold along with the paper is a stunning elegance in real life. I wish that the photo could show you the true beauty here.

Now it’s time to hop over to Andrea’s Blog and see what she has in store for you.

http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2016/01/ics-blog-hoppers-lets-sale-brate.html

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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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ICS Blog Hop – Giving Thanks

It’s the first Wednesday in November and that means another ICS Blog Hop. This month we are giving thanks – and I have so much to be thankful for! I love thinking about gratitude, and how it makes me appreciate what I have in my life.
My card this month was featured at my technique class in October and I thought it was so fitting for this fall theme. I absolutly love the color blocking look and the frame looking out onto the fall scene is adorable!
I used the white shimmer paper for the scene and I wish that you could see it better. It almost looks like frost! This card may look difficult but it was so quick and easy once the block frame was created. I think this technique can be used for any card – I hope you will try it sometime.
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Darla and her sisters blog to see what wonderful projects they have for us this month.
Please let me know you were here by leaving me a comment and remember that you can subscribe to the blog and never miss another post.

http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/11/isc-blog-hop-giving-thanks.html

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October Events

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Oct 1st: Christmas Card Stamp a Stack 6:30pm
Oct 2nd: Christmas Card Stamp a Stack 11AM

5 cards each of 3 designs plus envelopes for $25

Oct 16th: Technique Class 6:30pm
Oct 17th: Technique Class 11:00AM

2 cards each of 2  techniques – 1 using paper and 1 using ink. 
$10 class fee or free with a $25 or more order placed the day of the event.

Oct 22nd: Paper Pumpkin Play Date 6:30pm

Free for all Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is? Come try it out for a small $5 fee and see if it is right for you.

Find more information and RSVP at my Events Page.

Technique Class is coming!~

Happy Friday Ya’ll! I hope that you have had a spectacular week. We are settling into our school routine and started our week at a new homeschool co-op. We all had a wonderful time and are really looking forward to the adventure ahead.
I wanted to share with you the cards that we will be making in next week’s technique class and encourage you to join me! Cost for the class is just $10. We will make a total of 4 cards and you will know 2 new techniques to use again and again.
Color your DSP for a soft, vintage look.

Kissing is so much fun!

More kissing – in honor of Autumn
As you can see we are going to make some amazing cards and I look forward each month to teaching you something new.
Technique Class
Friday, Sept. 25th 6:30PM
OR
Saturday, Sept. 26th 11AM
Class fee is just $10 for 4 cards. Please bring your favorite adhesive and a bone folder.
 If you would like to join me you can send me an email or RSVP to my Facebook Event Here.

ICS Blog Hop – Spring is in the Air

Another month, another blog hop!! Welcome to everyone who has hopped here from Darla and Nancy’s blog. Didn’t you just love their projects.
This time for the ICS Blog Hop spring is in the air.
Are you enjoying our spring items from the Occasions Catalog? I am having so much fun with the Irrisestably Yours DSP. I think this paper is so versatile and can be used on any card for just about any occasion.
My card for today Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black and Whisper White. I love the clean look of a black and white card with just one color. The background was sponged with ink and then wiped clean so that the embossed look comes through. The flower image and sentiment are from the set Painted Blooms and the butterfly was taken from Kinda Eclectic stamp set. A small piece of chevron ribbon and a few pearls finish the card off.  
Now, it’s time to hop over to Joni’s blog and see what she has in store for us. Thank you for Hopping by. Please leave me a little love in the comments and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss a post!
http://www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com/2015/03/ics-blog-hop-spring-is-in-air.html

Sunburst Birthday

Happy Tuesday! I have a card for you that I completed for a business builder challenge last week. I learned the sunburst technique and I {{LOVE}} it! I will be doing more of these very soon.

This was also a new color combination for me and I love the blending of fall color in Hello Honey with the brightness of summer Coastal Cabana. 

I will be sharing how to do this technique at my Technique Class this month and I would love to show you how! Just email me to reserve your space.

tams# 1065

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