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This Bird Has Your Heart

Hello Stamping Friends,

With the holidays behind us it’s time to move forward with the next occasion.  I’ve been working on Valentine themed cards and projects and wanted to share this one with you today.  I love the stamp set Birds of a Feather.  This set covers all the occasions from Halloween to Christmas.  The images are all so sweet.  For today’s card I used the chicken with the heart.  I started with a base card of Flirty Flamingo followed by a layer of Real Red.  On a piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the image several times in different directions with Memento Black ink.  I colored them using So Saffron, Mango Melody and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  The greeting is from the Rare Blessings stamp set.  I made a similar card using snowmen for the holiday season.  There’s no wrong way when you stamp in different directions.  No worries about getting things straight.    I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet card.

Thank you for sharing some of your time with me.  It is greatly appreciated.


Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Lady Bug, Lady Bug Fly Away Home

Hello My Stamping Friends,

I grew up on our family farm that now is in its fifth generation.  I was a true tom boy.  I spent a lot of time outside and in the fields.  I now I am giving away my age but country kids did not attend kindergarten in those days.  My mom worked outside the home for financial reasons so I lived my early childhood in my dad’s back pocket.  He had all sorts of little sing song sayings and “lady bug, lady bug, fly away home” was one of them.  In the new mini catalog and Sale-a-bration promotion there is a darling stamp set called Little Ladybug. I chose to use this set for today’s card.

I started with a base card of Real Red followed by a layer of DSP from the From My Heart series.  On Whisper White CS I stamped the flower from the set with Memento Black ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image. I found a stamp from a past Paper Pumpkin kit with tiny hearts.  I used this to stamp a background. On a scrap of Whisper White CS I stamped one of the little lady bugs.  I colored this with the Stampin’ Blends also.  I fussy cut the little bug and added it to the card with dimensionals.  I used a die from an old set to cut out a heart from red foil paper and attached it to the center of the flower.  The greeting is also from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.

This is one of the hostess sets in the Sale-a-bration pamphlet.  It is available with a $300 order.  Remember if you get a few of your friends together and your order total is $300 you can have this set as your hostess gift.  If you need help with orders I am always here to help.  Just drop me an email.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.



Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Forever Blossoms

Happy New Year my stamping friends,

I’ve been playing with the new stamp sets from the mini-catalog.  I started with the base card of Blushing Bride CS.  I used the Scripty 3D embossing folder to emboss a piece of Petal Pink vellum from the Perennial Essence collection.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set  This set comes as a bundle so purchasing the set and the coordinating dies saves you 10%.I used the coordinating die to cut out the flower image.  I added the vellum to the base card with glue dots and the image is adhered with liquid glue.  I added a loop of the Petal Pink metallic edged ribbon as the only embellishment.  I did not add a greeting because this card could be used for several occasions depending on your needs.  I hope you enjoy today’s share.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments or if you would like to order this awesome, versatile set.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.




Hugs and happy stamping,  MB