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April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day!  Our group is featuring Autism colors of Blue, Red and Yellow.  I have a personal interest in Autism Month.  My 13 year old Great Grandson, Logan  is Autistic.  He is a wonderful child.  He is sweet, loving, thoughtful and loves helping.  I love his attitude and his approach to life in general.

Did you know that as early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior?   These characteristics and behaviors will follow this infant throughout his childhood into his adult years.

Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause (a link to the donation site is below).  Advances are being made every day in caring and educating these children.  The Autism Society supports parents and facilities with Autistic children by providing Education, Advocacy, Referrals for services and promote research in Autism among many other thing.  To learn more click on the link above.

This card was created to exemplify hope, courage and especially celebrate life!  Colorful, vibrant and  exciting!  Logan is a star in my world and I am so happy and very proud  to be his Great Grandmother.  Here is my card for Logan.

All materials used in this card are from Stampin’ Up!  A list of the materials used are at the very bottom of this blog.

 

Thank you for “Hopping with Us”,   look at what our other ‘Blog Hoppers’ have created!

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper-YOU ARE HERE!
  15. Sue Prather

Here are the materials used in the card above: Product List

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tags in cheerful Daffodil Delight Thank You Card.

Spring has sprung here in North Georgia.  Just a week ago I was busily covering my Hosta’s pushing up from the ground to prevent freezing damage-temp expected was 22!  The early, tender leaves were slightly bitten but too bad.  So I thought this pretty “Springy” looking card would be a nice Thank You Card while the weather is warming up (and the pollen is falling)!

The card base here is Daffodil Delight layered with Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper in different Shade of Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I rounded all the corners to give the card a bit more Pizzazz.  The Flower was first die cut using the Flower die in Timeless Tags Thinlits dies out of Daffodil Delight.  The using this as a blank frame I glued it to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   Using the same die again I die cut the center of the flower using Early Espresso Card Stock.  Carefully fitting the center into the frame I glued it using the Multipurpose Glue.

The inside of the flower was die cut from Crushed Curry card Stock and Wild Wasabi Card Stock.  These pieces were then matched to their puzzle and glued in place.  This layer was then adhered to a Daffodil Delight Layer and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensions.

The bow is Whisper White and made using the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, adhered to the front of the card using several Glue Dots.  The Sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. The Sentiment was then die cut from Layering Ovals Framelits.   It was framed by using the next large size and die cutting it from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  These two layers were adhered together using SNAIL Adhesive and all were adhered to the lower right front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here is a picture showing the dimensional designs of the front.

The inside of the card was layered with Whisper White Card Stock.  Before Layering I punched out the butterfly decoration from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies on the lower right hand side.  I carefully cut a small piece of DSP and layered it just under the die cuts and all were adhered tot he inside back by using SNAIL adhesive.

Here are the products I used in this card: Product List

Beautiful You Birthday Card in Mint Macaron and Soft Sky

I needed something quick, a soft, feminine, lovely looking card for a very sweet future granddaughter-in-law!  This is what I came up with.  When sitting at my desk,  my eyes fell upon the mask from my last post.  I already was pretty sure I wanted to use  Beautiful You Stamp so pulled it out,  and decided to go with Mint Macaron Card Stock layered with Whisper White Card Stock.    The background is the masking technique I described in another post recently.   used sponging with Mint Macaron and Soft Sky Inks.  I then stamped the girl in Basic Black Ink  with the Sentiment also in Basic Black Ink.  These are from the Beautiful  You stamp set.   I tried jewels (diamonds) but they didn’t look right so I added pearls and they were just right.

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The inside was finished by stamping the sentiment from the Stylized Birthday Stamp  in Soft Sky. Quick and easy.  She loved the card!  She says she keeps all my cards and someday will make a display of them.

Be sure to check my blog on Saturday March 4th.  I have a WOW! of a card to show you.  I liked it so much I almost didn’t sent it.

Here are the products I used in making this card.

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Real Red and Sweet Sugarplum Petite Valentine Boxes

These boxes are so cute!  so easy to make.  They will hold two pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate Candy or two pieces of ‘Fun Bar Size’-Candy Bars! These are done in Real Red and Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock.

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Here is the template showing the cuts and the scoring done.   The whole box is a piece of card stock 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″.  Scored on all sides at 1/2″ also scored at 3″ and 3 1/2″.  Fold, Clip, Glue corners, put together and you have a sweet little trinket box, it also holds gift cards perfectly.

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This is what the box looks like after folding, scoring and clipping.

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Here is the box with corners glued (or you can use Fast Fuse).

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Here are some ideas to decorate the outside:

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On this one above I added a belly band using a 1 1/2″ piece of Sending Love Designers Series Paper Stack.  Folded to fit around sides and glued together in the middle.  Next I wrapped twice a piece of Thick Whisper White Baker Twine and fastened in the middle (under the heart).  Basic layer under heart is the Whisper White Side of the Lace Doilies (Occasions Catalog).  The die cut real red heart used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets die.  I then glued the die cut Real Red Heart to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and ‘fussy cut’ around the heart.  The flowery heart is stamped in Real Red using the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set.  I then die cut again using the Sunshine Wishes Heart die and inserted the middle and glued into place!  The little Arrow was die cut using Love Notes Framelits Die Cuts and the sentiment was stamped in Real Rd on Whisper White from the Sealed with Love Stamp Set and tried down to fit on arrow.

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This little beauty was finished by a belly band of Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock, topped by a piece of the lovely Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  I turned the doily over and used the Very Vanilla Side of the Lace Doily out.  Using Sweet Sugarplum  Ink I stamped the heart from the Bloomin Love Stamp Set on Very Vanilla Card Stock, smudged the edge using a Sponge Dauber and Sweet Sugarplum Ink Pad.  The Arrow is die cut from the Love Notes Framelits Set, the sentiment stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a scrap of Blushing Bride Card Stock, die cut using the little scalloped note die from the Love Notes Framelits Set.

Here are the different uses for this little box.

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Here are the  Stampin’ Up! Products that I used:

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick Just a Note cute card

Oh, this stamp set is sooo cute!  And best of all it is FREE!  If you order $50 or more between now and March 31, 2017,  you may choose a free item from the SALE-A-Bration catalog!  So many to choose from, and this surely must be the cutest in this little catalog.

This little chicken just screams bright colors.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock layered with Basic Black Card Stock card base.  The bright yellow of course is Daffodil Delight  Ink and Card Stock. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp set.   I stamped the little hen using Black Stazon Ink on Whisper White Card Stock.  Using the new Water Color Pencils I used Daffodil Delight, rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay.  Then using an Aquapainter I blended all the colors to get this colorful Hen!  The Bermuda Bay background was first dry embossed using the Seaside Embossing Folder.

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Here is the same hen,  using Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crumb Cake for the background colors.  There are so many combinations that you would use to play with this stamp set.

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The inside of the Bermuda Bay Colorwise, Adorable little greeting chick!

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The inside of the Melon Mambo Colorwise.

The products that I have used in these cards are listed at the end of this blog.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used in these cards:
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Stampin’ Up! Peekaboo Peach Lift Me Up Thank You Card

So it’s Saturday in the North Georgia Mountains!  Last Saturday it was 7 degrees and 3″ of new snow on the ground.  Today it will reach 70 (or a bit higher) and the sun is shining!  We still had snow on the ground as late as last Wednesday.  During the snow storm I pictured this happy card and began to pull supplies to put it together.  I have to admit that I used the Mojo Design Challenge for my basic card design.

Peekaboo Peach is one of those colors that just say “happy”!  The new Occasions Catalog has this really cute Stamp Set : Lift Me Up with a matching Up and Away Thinlits Die Set.

For this card base I used Stampin’ Up! Peekaboo Peach Card stock with the lower half of the front is Designer Series Paper ” Carried Away” from the Sale-A-Bration  Catalog. Free!! Yes I said free, for each $50 that you spend between now and March 31 you may choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Free is always Fun!img_5809_edited-1

Watermelon Wonder Card Stock was then cut in a short piece, corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder and stamped using Watermelon Wonder Ink and the smaller air balloon stamp.  This was adhered to the left 1/3 of the front.

The round design is made by die cutting a large circle out of Peekaboo Peach Card Stock,  then next smaller die cut circle from the Carried Away DSP.  The circles are from the Layering Circles Framelits Set.

The Square design was completed by die cutting a larger scalloped square from Watermelon Wonder Card Stock.  The next size smaller scalloped square die was used to cut Whisper White Card Stock after the Sentiment was stamped in Watermelon Wonder.  The scalloped dies are from the Layered Squares Framelits set.

The little Watermelon Wonder Dots that embellish the Thank You sign are from the 2016-2018  Color Enamel Shapes.

The little clouds floating in air are Whisper White, cloud is stamped in Smoky Slate and die cut. The clouds were adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.img_5812_edited-1

The inside was completed by layering Watermelon Wonder with Whisper White Card Stock. The balloons were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder Ink.  The clouds are stamped in Smoky Slate.

All layers were adhered by using SNAIL adhesive.

Scroll down to the end to see a list of the products used in making this card.

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January 1 – 15 Host Code: 25514140

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017 Occasions Catalog or the 2016-17 Annual Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is here!!!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version. It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun! Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack! There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it. There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!

 

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Here are the products I used:

Product List

Sneak Peek!!! Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake

Love, love, love this stamp set!  It will be available for purchase on January 4, 2017!  My daughter in law immediately came to mind when I saw the stamp set, her birthday was the end of November and this is her card.  She is a ballet instructor and past Ballerina with the prestigious Washington Ballet.  My favorite soft colors together are Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and they just fit with this stamp set.  Watercolor technique was used on her hat and dress.

Here is how I did it.  Base card is Blushing Bride Card Stock layered with Crumb Cake Card Stock.  All corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Rounder.  Another layer of Blushing Bride and then the top layer is Very Vanilla (for a softer look)!  I stamped the lovely lady using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  When dry using an aqua blender I picked up just a bit of Blushing Bride Ink and filled in the areas of her dress and hat.  I made a mask for her by stamping her twice and fussy cutting her out and holding in place while I stamped the water spatter and puddle.

The water spatter was stamped in Pool Party Ink using the Touches of Texture Stamp set. Then with the Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink I colored in the pool at her feet.

3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was adhered just below the picture with glue dots.  Then a short piece of the ribbon was tied in one knot to the left.

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The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and die cut using an oval die from the Stitched Framelits set.  The next size oval was die cut from Blushing Bride Card Stock from the Layering Ovals Framelits.

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The inside sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla Card Stock  using the sentiment form Better Together Stamp Set.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are as excited about our new Occassions Catalog as I am.  AND for each order of $50 or more you also get to choose something from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and there are some really neat things for FREE!

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