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For All Things

Good Friday morning everyone,

Hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving shared with those you love.  I know I did.  Not all of our six children could be with us but we did get to talk to three of them.  The card I'm sharing today was created by my downline, Dana, who just happens to be my daughter too.  Aren't I lucky to have so much talent in my group. 002

She used For All Things stamp set and Color Me Autumn DSP.  She stamped the leaves in Crisp Cantaloupe and sponged over with Crumb Cake.  She fussy cut the leaves and those tiny little acorns in the upper corners.  The acorns were stamped with two colors blended.  It always amazes me to see the color combinations Dana uses.  They turn out great but I would never think to put them together.  I'm glad I have another perspective.  Thanks Dana for letting me share this.

I have stamp camp tomorrow but I will share the projects over the week end.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs and happy stamping,   MB

Mosaic Madness Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone,

I finished watching the cardiac boys again aka the Green Bay Packers.  I'm glad they pulled off the victory and the Detroit Lions were gracious enough to let the Patriots win.  So while I watched the game I created a card I had CASE'd a year ago but never had time to complete.

I used Real Red CS for the base A2 size card.  The second layer is Garden Green CS.  On the left side of the card is a piece of CS from the Trim the Tree DSP stack.  The right side is Whisper White CS.  I stamped three different patterns from the Mosaic Madness stamp set for ten pieces with Garden Green ink.  I punched these out with the corresponding Mosaic punch.   I punched three flowers with a retired Itty Bitty flower punch. The greeting, Merry Christmas, is from the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  Some of the Mosaic images are embellished with rhinestones.  The trunk of the tree is Early Espresso CS punched with the Mosaic punch and then modified to fit.

I should explain the abbreviations CS is card stock and DSP is designer series paper.  Sometimes I forget that what is common verbage for me may not be for everyone.  As always if you have questions don't hesitate to contact me  via e-mail. 001

Thanks for looking.

Hugs and happy stamping,   MB




Not a Slacker

So I'm sorry I didn't get a post done yesterday but it wasn't because I didn't want to.  I have been burning the midnight oil getting ready for the craft show.  To be honest with you the reason I am doing the craft show at all is to generate an  interest in Stampin'Up!.  I love what I am doing and want to share that with more people.  Any way I can touch people's creativity makes me happy.  Trust me everyone is creative. Some of us just need direction.  I love teaching the classes and I hope the people participating are having as much fun as I am.

These are three of the tags we created at the tags class on Saturday. 002

These are all very easy to make, but think how special the person whose gift they are attached to would feel knowing you made it just for them.  For more information on future classes check my website or keep following the blog.  You can also always e-mail me for comments, suggestions or questions.

Till next time, hugs and happy stamping,   MB

Peppermint Patties

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday was a busy Monday so I didn't get a post to you.  I'll show you what I was doing in between usual everyday responsibilities. 001

These are one of the items I will be offering at Saturday's craft show.  I used various scraps of DSP and the 1 3/4 inch scalloped punch to create scalloped circles.  Between the two circles is a peppermint patty.  I stamped assorted images from the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Holiday Cheer stamp set on Whisper White CS.  I punched these images with the 1 1/4 inch scalloped punch and adhered it to the top of the larger circle.  Three patties fit in each 2 inch by 6 inch bag.  The header is punched with the Modern Label punch.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with more, but for right now I'm back to "work"!

Thanks for looking.  I welcome questions and comments.  Just drop me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you.

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hi Everyone,

October's Paper Pumpkin was a kit with eight pie shaped boxes.  There were many things that they could have been used for.  If all eight were joined they formed a pie.  Some demonstrators made wreaths and cards or added the pieces to memory keeping.  Since I am getting ready for the craft show I decided to turn mine into tree gift boxes. 001I cut a triangle of DSP from the Trim the Tree DSP stack. For the sides I used two pieces of left over DSP from another project.  I used the 3/4 inch circle punch to create ornaments from scraps I had left.  Wouldn't you like one of these boxes waiting for you at your desk filled with chocolate?

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on paperpumpkin.com.  It is a monthly kit that includes everything you need along with great instructions to complete.  It is well worth the $19.95.

Enjoy your day and thanks for looking.

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB