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August 2019

Scrapbooking Crop


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Looking for a weekend of fun, food, crafting and fellowship?  Come join me at the Preserving Memories crop.  There is still time to sign up!

Whether you scrapbook or make cards, all crafters are welcome.  Amy works hard to make this a great event.  

I will be there with a full display showing project samples from the New 2019 Holiday Catalog.  I will be offering a free Make-n-Take and copies of the Holiday catalog.  Weekend prizes and a crop special too for those that place a $50 product order with me.

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Keep watch for information on my upcoming crop which will be taking place November 8 & 9, 2019 in Walton Hills, Ohio.  Flier and full information will be released soon or you can email me at 

It's your time to shine... with Daisies

Hey!  Did you know that there is a New Daisy Punch?

Stampin' Up! is calling it the Medium Daisy and it is the perfect match or compliment to the larger Daisy Punch we carried over from the last catalog.  Now you can layer the two punches together like I did on my 'It's your time to shine' card.  The words are from the stamp set "Daisy Lane".  The stamp set coordinates with both punches and you can purchase the Daisy Lane Bundle at a 10% discount! 

Oh, and this is my Team Swap card... I will be sharing the others shortly. 


I used Petal Pink card stock for the base, a layer of Whisper White and the top background paper is the gorgeous Perennial Essence Design Series Paper! 

Paper Saving Tip:  stamp and punch your daisies from the Whisper White layer!!!

Stamp two large daisies and two smaller daisies in Petal Pink ink.  Attach each layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

My flower center is the metal embellishment called Designer Element found on page 178 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  You get one sheet of these in 3 finishes!  I used the Antique Copper finish.  These are my new favorite embellishment in the Annual catalog. 

Leaf Punch was used with Old Olive card stock.

Sprig Punch was used with Vellum card stock. 

See below for my entire list of products I used to make this card.... and let me know if you have questions.  You can email me at 

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Birds and Magnolias

Can you believe summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school already?  I went to Target this week and school supplies, backpacks, sales, and general buzz was all over the store.  My niece and nephew are heading back real soon and I don't know who is more relieved?  My brother and sister-in-law, the kids to be able to see their friends or Mammy (SIL's mom); who watches them along with my two other nieces that are are 3 and 20 months.  Mammy has her hands full!

Here is a lovely card using the Free As A Bird Bundle and Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper.  Combining products from different suites gives extra ideas.  So the Magnolia Lane paper can be used with more than the magnolia set.  Just coordinate the colors!


I hardly ever use our standard Whisper White card stock as a card base.  So when I do, I like to double layer the inside of the card to add some weight to it.  Do you do the same?  What do you do on the insides of your cards? 


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I love black and white cards.  And this one is so simple and elegant.  If you have not seen the Detailed Bands Dies yet, check them out by clicking on the link or look below in the list of products I used to make this card.  The Detailed Bands Dies is one of my most favorite die sets in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!

Images and words (minus the Happy Birthday) are from a lovely set called Very Versailles. This set is right up my alley... Now the branches of leaves may look like they are not inked well, but they are.  The image is one of Stampin' Up! DistINKtive stamps; stamps made a special way to give a realistic look.  I can't wait to try with other ink colors. 

The Happy Birthday is from the stamp set called Here's a Card.  If you are looking for a "word" stamp set, this may the one you should order


I have to laugh at myself with the inside of the card.  Can you see why? 

As I always say in my classes.... well, it IS handmade!

I do want to give credit as I CASED (copy and share everything) this project from a card swap I participated in.  Joanna Jones, fellow demonstrator from Oklahoma, made the below card. My sample, I changed the sentiment and added rhinestones and an inside.  Her card is so pretty so I had to share. 



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More Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks

Would you like to see some projects made with product coming with the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  There is so much to see in the new catalog coming up, I don't want to spoil all the fun.   So here are just a few fun sneak peeks I got to preview during the Greece incentive trip!

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There were hundreds of projects on display.  My brain was on overload and I was so excited to be able to see what we had to look forward to. I mentioned in one of my previous posts that there are 25 New Bundles!  So there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. 

If you have ordered with me over the last eight to ten months, you will be receiving your free holiday catalog in the mail.  Hoping for you to have at the end of August.  The catalog goes live September 4, 2019!  If you have not ordered with me, place an order with me in August, and I will make sure you receive a catalog. 

Want to order from the holiday catalog Now???

Join my team during August 2019 for $99 and receive $155.00 in product!  Plus a bonus $10.00 to spend the following month.  If you sign up today, tomorrow You can order from the holiday catalog!

Any questions... do not hesitate to ask me.