Friday, December 30, 2011

Let It Snow!

Here's an easy card that is cheerful and fun using the adorable snowman set "Let It Snow".  I love the Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Whisper White color scheme!  It's so clean and fresh looking.
The Whisper White layer was  embossed with the Northern Frost Embossing Folder then layered onto Blushing Bride then a card base of Baja Breeze.  The embossing was very lightly sponged with Baja Breeze just to accentuate the snowflakes.  The Designer Paper is Candy Cane Christmas from the 2010 Holiday Mini; love that paper.

This card can be used for several occasions: Christmas, thank you, winter birthday or thinking of you; I sent it as a birthday card.  A greeting could be added in the lower right; the Teeny Tiny Wishes set would work perfectly!

The new Occasions 2012 Mini will go into effect on January 5th!  It has some fabulous new products in it; can't wait for you to see them! 

I hope you had a good Christmas with family and friends!  Here's wishing you a Happy New Year!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry & Bright, CCMC179 and SQSC16

For this Christmas card I combined the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge (CCMC179)  this week and the Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge (SQSC 16) over at the Stampin' Queens blog.
Connie and Mary's Challenge of Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade and Basic Grey was a challenge... that's not a normal color scheme I would have come up with for a Christmas card, lol, but I ended up happy with the result.  I added in some Whisper White which helps give contrast to the dark-ish grey and the bright poppy and limeade. 
 The right side of the Basic Grey panel was textured with the Big Shot and the Finial Press Embossing Folder.  Barely visible in the pictures is a strip of Basic Grey cut with the Tasteful Trim Die which covers the seam between the plain and the embossed sections of the background.  The tag is Poppy Parade layered on Lucky Limeade.  At the top of the tag, a length of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon is tied with White Twine then three Mini Jingle Bells added with Mini Glue Dots.
I used the Stocking Accents Originals Die from the Holiday Mini to diecut the ornament shapes from Poppy Parade Designer Papers that were a Hostess Premium last year.  (Love that FREE stuff!)  I spread glue all over each one with my Two-Way Glue Pen then dipped them in the Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  They REALLY sparkle and shine!!  They were adhered with Dimensionals to give them height and prominence.  
The sentiment is from the Merry & Bright set.  It is stamped with Poppy Parade, cut down then a 7/8" square of Lucky Limeade was adhered behind the center.  This was attached to the card with Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will visit the two challenge sites and see what others did with this sketch and color combination!  Thanks for visiting me today!

Merry Christmas and happy stamping!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas "JOY" Wall Hanging

Hello!  Sorry to have been so long in posting!  I've been out of town and returned home coming down with "something" so haven't been stamping!  Hope the meds kick in soon because there's a lot to be done before Christmas!

I did manage to finish my JOY wall hanging that I had almost finished before I left town.  I enjoyed the FALL wall hanging (here) so much that I wanted to do one for the Christmas holiday season also, so here it is.
Of course, my photography and lighting don't do it justice; the snowflakes are die cut from the Silver Glimmer Paper Cardstock (just stunningly sparkley!!) with the Big Shot and the #120901 Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die.  The ribbon is the 1-1/4" Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon which was available previously on the Online Clearance Rack (I just checked and it's not there any longer... those are some great sale prices and some things sell out quickly!)  

I used the Scallop Square Clear Die to cut Riding Hood Red cardstock for each letter.  The background Designer Series Paper is Letters to Santa, which has a color scheme of Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Marina Mist; this is the Ornament Print.  This is a fun DSP, having mostly bold images on one side and lovely small plaids on the other!  Love it!  The letter "J" is die cut with the Serif Essentials Die set (#113464) from both Riding Hood Red and Early Espresso and layered to give depth; this is attached to a Scallop Circle of Old Olive embossed with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
For the "O", I made a rosette (also called a lolly) using my SU Simply Scored tool and the Riding Hood Red pattern from the package and centered it with a super-sparkley snowflake of Silver Glitter Cardstock.  This was adhered to a scallop circle of Marina Mist (cut with the Scallop Circle Die) that is edged with Champagne Mist Glass Glitter (beautiful stuff, it is!)  The large print background is in Early Espresso and again one of the DSP patterns.
The "Y" is much like the "J" square but I used the Snow Burst Embossing Folder (#124096) from the Holiday Mini Catalog to texturize the Scallop Circle base.  The "stamps" pattern paper from the DSP is used as the background on the Scallop Scquare  Each letter has one of the sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes on it and each square has a small Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon bow at the bottom.

Thank you for visiting me today!  I hope you enjoyed the project.  I always love to hear from you, so if you willl take the time to say hello and leave a comment, it means a lot!

Have a great day!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Designer Frames Oval Embossing Folder

Have you seen the Designer Frames set of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the main Idea Book and Catalog?  New this year, there are two different shapes in the package, oval and rectangle, which make such great focal points for your projects!

My card today features the Oval Frame Embossing Folder and the Extra Wide Oval Punch which is perfectly designed to fit right inside the embossed oval frame!  How cool is that!  The Blushing Bride cardstock piece was run through the Big Shot in the Oval Frame Embossing Folder; the greeting was stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White cardstock then punched out with the Extra Wide Oval Punch then adhered inside the frame for a custom look!  I love the look we get with this folder!
The card base is Blushing Bride layered with Early Espresso.  Old Olive underlays the oval frame layer, whose corners are treated with the Ticket Corner Punch for extra punch.
The lower portion of the card features a rectangle of Letters to Santa Designer Paper.  Although this Designer Paper features some large patterns, the reverse sides mostly feature small plaids and some wonderful stripes which are appropriate for a wide variety of projects!  I love this combo of Blushing Bride, Old Olive and a touch of Early Espresso brown!  The corners are treated with the Ticket Corner Punch and a swath of Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon completes the look. 
 Designer Frames Embossing Folders
Bring on the Cake stamp set

Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

Hello!  Today I have a card that was one of our Make and Takes (each attendees get to make two) from Lora's party Monday night!  With Christmas quickly heading our way, we can't have too many Christmas cards ready to give, can we?! 
This fun card uses the shorter snowman in the Snow Much Fun stamp set (main catalog, pg. 35) as well as one of the two sentiments in the set.  The base card is Marina Mist cardstock; the Whisper White layer was run through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder to give it the beautiful texture of snowflakes.  Doesn't that embossing add so much to a simple card!?
Here is a close-up of the outside sentiment which was stamped in Real Red on Whisper White cardstock, then punched with the Modern Label Punch.  Another Modern Label Punch of Marina Mist cardstock was cut in two horizontally and added to the backside of the white for a layered look.  Tiny Rhinestones add to the bling.  It is attached with Dimensionals for height. Speaking of, we used the wonderful Dazzling Details liquid glitter to add sparkle on various places on the embossed snowflakes and focal image of the card.

The shorter snowman was stamped on Whisper White cardstock, colored with Stampin' Write Markers and Blender Pens, then punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  Real Red card stock die cut with the Perfect Pennant BigzL Die and the Big Shot makes a lovely pierced scallop layer for the snowman image.  There are two different pierced circles on that die, and they both are scalloped and pierced-- so pretty!

Guests at my workshops/parties always get to do two Make and Takes!  And the hostess earns lots of free dollars to spend in the catalog any way she wishes!!   Wouldn't you like to host a party and earn free Stampin' Up! products yourself?  Just contact me!
SNOW MUCH FUN    Idea Book & Catalog pg. 35
Thanks for visiting today!  I'll post the other Make and Take soon!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shaker Card Week, Day 6: Ornament Shaker

Our thanks and appreciation for all the veterans and currently serving military personnel and for your families also.  Your commttment and sacrifice is appreciated and honored today and every day.

This is Day 6 and the last day of Shaker Card Week.  I hope you have enjoyed the projects!  They have been fun to create!!
Todays' card features the ornament and snowman "to-from" stamp from the Tags Til Christmas set, as well as the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper on a card base of Marina Mist and a layer of Riding Hood Red cardstock.
The ornament was stamped in Pear Pizzazz and then a 3/4" circle was punched out of the center.  This was adhered to the shaker frame  The snowman was stamped on a piece of Whisper White and a little color added with SU Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen; the Shaker Frame was adhered and some Chunky Essentials Clear Glitter (retired) was added to the frame before the Window Sheet punch-out was added.  The Pear ornament tops this to form the Shaker.
Across the lower portion of the card is a band of Riding Hood Red that has been punched with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped on Riding Hood Red and embossed with White Embossing Powder then punched out with the Word Window punch.  This was adhered to the Lace Border.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards and will try out the Shaker Frames soon!  They are fun and add a depth and interesting element to a card!

I'd love to hear your comments!  Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shaker Card Week, Day 5: "Tags til Christmas" Snow Girl

Day Five already!  Our card today uses the cute little girl in the snow stamp from the multi-purpose Tags til Christmas set for the shaker.  The Mica Flakes from the Holiday Mini are the perfect filler for this shaker card!

You might notice that there are two different Designer Series Papers used on this card.  They are actually from two different packages but they both use the same Marina Mist color so they play together nicely!  lol!  The back layer on the Whisper White card base is from the Beau Chateau pack whereas the plaid layered on Cherry Cobbler is from the Holiday Mini's Frostwood Lodge collection!
The shaker frame showcases the delightful little girl in the snow stamp; the Marina Mist top layer had the circle punched out and was textured with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and the Big Shot before attaching to the shaker.  Small Rhinestones were added to continue the "bling" factor!  : )

TIP:  Two Dimensionals, stacked, are approximately equal to the 1/8" height of the Shaker Frame, so when attaching a layer as I did on this card, you can maintain the height of your layer; I used a "stack" in each corner of the blue layer.
I'm sorry about the reflection on the shaker, but I wanted to use this picture which shows the elevation of the Marina Mist layer from the Shaker Frame and the stacked Dimensionals

I love the big Snowflakes #2 Originals Die (#113460, $15.95).  I bought it soon after I got my Big Shot and have used it a lot every year since!  I cut this one from Whisper White then covered it with glue with my Two Way Glue Pen and poured Dazzling Diamonds Glitter all over it!  It is some gorgeous bling!  The final touch was a knot of luscious Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon on the side!

The design for this card was inspired by a card made by Chiaki Haverstick.  Thank you, Chiaki!

Remember that Friday in the USA is Veterans Day, so we want to let all our veterans and active duty military know how appreciative we are of their service to our country.

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shaker Card Week, Day 4: Holly Berry Victorian Card

The festive color scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi with a touch of Chocolate Chip is from the lovely Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper found in the Holiday Mini Catalog and is the basis of today's shaker card. 
I was looking at the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP and noticed the sheet with all the scallop motifs surrounded with a background of Chocolate Chip and thought "Wow, these would make a great background for a Shaker Card!!"  So that's what you see in the shaker window of this card (and it was SO easy!!  lol!)
The versatile Perfect Pennants die and Big Shot were used to cut the Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi Scallop Circles  used for the base and topper for this shaker.  Before adding the Cherry Cobbler topper, I first added a narrow bead of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and covered it with the chunky Champagne Mist Glass Glitter.  (That glitter is beautiful!)  I used the same glitter inside the shaker but in this picture it doesn't show up much, although it does IRL.  : )
The Very Vanilla background was stamped with the greeting from the Bells and Boughs set in Sahara Sand.  A strip of Frostwood Lodge plaid DSP across the bottom is topped with a strip of Wild Wasabi punched with the Lace Ribbon Border PunchVictoria Crochet Trim is gathered across the top of that and accented with a bow of Cherry Cobbler 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks for visiting today!  I'll have shaker card #5 tomorrow so hope to see you then! Have you made a shaker card yet?

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shaker Card Week, Day 3 "From Santa" Shaker

Wow, right in the middle of heavy rains, tornados and tornado warnings, flash flooding and hail, we had a 4.6 earthquake here in central Oklahoma!  Never dull here!!

Todays shaker card features the A la Carte stamp "From Santa" (#120859, $8.95).  Found in the "big catalog" and the minis also, these single image stamps are trendy, attractive, inexpensive and sometimes seasonal.  They are also quite popular!

The card base is Real Red, a layer of Wild Wasabie then a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock which has been dry embossed with the Big Shot and a swirly Texturz Plate from the Background 1 set of plates. Over this is a strip of Real Red cardstock which has been treated at the bottom with the Scallop Border Punch, then a strip of the Holly Berry Designer Series Paper tied with Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

I used the largest Shaker Frame in the package (you get six of each size [6 sizes] in the package) and it fit perfectly around the stamped image!  Stampin' Up!'s new Mica Flakes in the Holiday Mini are just perfect for Santa's filler and add a delightful iridescence!  I added a punched circle from a Window Sheet after adding the filler then topped the frame with a Real Red Scallop Punch-out.
This was actually the first card I made using the new Shaker Frames and I was happy to learn that it turned out to be simple to make a shaker!  I hope that if you have bought these Shaker Frames but haven't used them yet, you will do so soon!  The shakers are truly easy to make, they add an interactive feature to your card and you can be creative with the "filling"!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Christmas shaker card, this time using DSP for my image!  Hope to see you then!

Happy Stampin'!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Shaker Card Week, Day 2: Warmest of Wishes CCMC174

Good morning! I'm still trying to get used to the time change here!  How about you?

 Today's Shaker Card using those convenient Shaker Frames is done with the wonderful Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and the Warmest of Wishes stamp set (all from Stampin' Up's wonderful Holiday Mini Catalog)!  I love the unexpected use of the light blue-green Pool Party color with the golds and browns!  Such a great combo!  The sketch  is CCMC 174 from the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge.
For the shaker, I used the wreath stamp from the Holiday Mini Hostess set Warmest of Wishes.  ALL five of the stamps in this set have coordinating punches!! I am a sucker for that!!  lol!  I colored the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers, stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock then colored in some of the outlined leaves.  Fun, fun to make it your own combo of colors!
I used the coordinating 1-1/4" Circle Punch to punch out the center and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch for the outside.  The underneath of the shaker is also a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punched from Pool Party cardstock then stamped with a leaf from the Falling Leaves set (which I was happy to find because it mirrors the shape of the leaves on the frame just perfectly!).  I wanted the colors of the DSP in the frame so with my 1/4" Hole Punch punched Pool Party, More Mustard and Soft Suede then added some Champagne Mist Glass Glitter to the mix for some sparkle!  It's fun to come up with so many different fillers to customize the look of your card!!
Using the Bigz L Perfect Pennants die, I cut a More Mustard scallop to adhere under the shaker; there are two different-sized scallops on that die that are pierced and I use them a lot!!   The card base is Pool Party embellished with three strips of Designer Paper from the Spice Cake DSP package.  For the horizontal band, I cut a piece of Soft Suede and embossed it with the Stripes Embossing Folder. TIP:  I cut the "fishtail" end with a Square Punch to get even sides on it.  The final embellishment is a Bitty Button (retired) adhered to a matching punch-out using our Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack then tied with Linen Thread.

Hope you have enjoyed the second Shaker card this week!  I'd love to hear your comments.  Thanks!!
Happy Stampin'!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shaker Card Week: Morning Cup TSSC 198

Yes, I've been missing for a couple of BUSY weeks but I'm so glad to be back....!!  This week I am going to feature a new-in-the-Holiday-Mini-Catalog-product:  SHAKER FRAMES!!  If you've ever made (or tried to make) a shaker card in the past and have found it tedious to piece together a frame of adhesive foam or worse yet, found that it leaked the filler after completion, you'll be so happy to know "Problem Solved"!  Stampin' Up! has come out with pre-cut, self-adhesive foam rings to enable you to make shaker cards quickly and easily!  Yes, Virginia, the fun has returned to shakers!! : )

I'll be posting a shaker card each day this week so remember come back every day!  The first one is using Mary Jo's sketch over at Technostamper's Weekly Sketch Challenge, #198.  Great sketch!  I'm happy to pull out my Top Note die again which I haven't used for awhile although it's a huge fave and a workhorse die for the Big Shot!
I used the fun little Morning Cup set which was "like at first sight" in the glad to finally have it.  I thought it would work with this sketch challenge and highlight the coffee (or tea) mug in the shaker. Colors used are Early Espresso (fitting, right?), Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Real Red. 
Can you guess what the "filling" is in the shaker frame?  I had a brainstorm to use ground coffee!  Also, I remembered SU has Chocolate Chip Glitter in the Fine Supernova Glitter assortment so had to add some to get a little sparkle in the shaker!  : )  You can barely see it in the close-up above but IRL it shows up.  Another plus is that the aroma of the fresh coffee is beginning to permeate the card!  lol!
 I like the lines of this clean and simple sketch and thought this set worked well with it.  Accessories are the 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Shaker Frames, Window Sheet, Blender Pens for coloring, XLarge Scallop Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die and the Polka Dot Embossing Folder (used on the Red Scallop).

Here is Mary Jo's Sketch for this past week, TSSC198:

Shaker Frames, Holiday Mini Catalog, p. 38, Pkg. of 36, $4.95 There are clear and simple directions on the back of the package which are very easy to follow.

If you don't already have a demonstrator from whom you order, I'd be happy for you to purchase any of these products or others from my official secure Stampin' Up! website and store HERE.  Thank you so much!

Come back tomorrow for another Shaker Card!  Hope to see you then!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Delicate Doilies

Doily designs are currently huge in the stamping, scrapbooking and design world!  How cool is this set, Delicate Doilies, that came out in Stampin' Up!'s new Idea Book and Catalog in August?!  They are so versatile and you can stamp them in any color you own and they look good!
This is one of the Make and Takes from a recent Stampin' Up! workshop.  It is quick, colorful and simple, plus being simply delightful!  The colors are Pear Pizzazz (one of my faves), Pretty in Pink, and Wisteria Wonder
The lovely words are from the Perfectly Penned (set of 4) which have a wonderful vintage look which compliments the doily designs just, well, um, perfectly!  : )  They were stamped in Elegant Eggplant then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and mounted over a folded strip of beautiful Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder.  Underneath the lower edge of the white layer is a ribbon strip of Wisteria Wonder cardstock punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

I hope you enjoy the card today!  Thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"FALL" Home Decor Wall Hanging

Today's share is a wall hanging celebrating Fall made almost entirely with the Big Shot and die cuts.  I love all the colors in these papers, and especially the not-so-common use of blue in the designer paper for a fall project! (I'm a lifelong fan of blues of any shade!)   : )

As you can see, almost everything on here was die cut with the Big Shot and the leaves were all texturized with the Big Shot and Embossing Folders.  Only the buttons and four small flowers were not die cut; however the flowers were punched out, so.... no hand cutting here!  That sure speeds up the construction!
Here is a close-up of the first square; this is die cut with the large Scallop Square Die that is about 4 3/8" square.  Designer Paper is the wonderful Well-Worn Designer Series Paper.  Every leaf was run through one of Stampin' Up!'s Embossing Folders to give it interesting texture.  The entire hanging is about 26" long from top to tip.  I'm enjoying it in my breakfast room this season!

Thanks for looking and visiting today!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Sounding Joy (x 2)

Hi!  Hope you are having a good weekend!  We're having beautiful weather here in Oklahoma today, a little chill in the air and bright sun!  So enjoyable after all the heat of summer!

When I first saw the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog, "The Sounding Joy" set caught my fancy right away.  I love the swirly scripty (is that a word?  lol!) large words and the star shape made up of the words to the song many of us have sung every Christmas since we can remember!  This set has great possibilities of making simple but elegant cards that could be mass-produced for my Christmas cards.... so I bought it first thing!
Two weeks ago I designed this card for our October INK Demonstrators meeting Stamp-a-Stack.  I die cut the Whisper White circles with the new 3" Circle Die (love useful!) and the Cherry Cobbler with the Scalloped Circles #2 die.  (Isn't it great how these two layer so perfectly?!)  The white circle was stamped with the star-shaped words in Pool Party for the background;  I then stamped "JOY" with VersaMark and heat embossed it with luscious Cherry Cobby Embossing Powder which gives it a raised and shiny finish!

The white layer was textured with the Northern Frost Embossing Folder and then wrapped with that gorgeous quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon (Holiday Mini).  All this is layered on a Cherry Cobbler card.

Today I decided to do a little different twist on this same design by adding more Pool Party color to the white textured background.
The focal image is the same as the first card; I just brayered the same Pool Party color ink as is on the white circle onto the Northern Frost Embossing Folder before running the white cardstock through the Big Shot.  That really made a difference, don't you think?  I love that technique; it is really simple and gives a big pop to these snowflakes!
I also changed the ribbon and rhinestone placement on this card, as well as stamping the other large word stamp (Let Earth Receive Her King) in Cherry Cobbler ink on the Cherry Cobbler card base to give it more depth.

I wish I had better photography results but I had lighting issues today. : (  (or maybe I wore out my camera on my trip? lol!)  In person there is more distinction between the Cherry Scallop Circle and the background because the circle is raised up with Dimensionals on both cards.

I like both these cards but which one do you like better?   It was fun to "case" myself and change the first card up a little bit.  : )

Have a good weekend wherever you are!  Hope you get to stamp a little (or a lot!) too!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Friend -- again!

Hello!  I'm back from my travels to NYC, Albany, Vermont and Buffalo!  A good trip but it's always wonderful to return home!  Besides, I was having stamp withdrawals, lol!!

One of the first new stamp sets I bought from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog was the "My Friend" set!  It is a part of the "Pocketful of Posies" Product Suite found on pg. 138-139 and includes the Designer Paper of the same name.  I love how these Product Suites display products that coordinate and/or compliment each other; it makes for an easy time selecting colors, accessories, ribbons and even digital downloads for digital card and scrapbooking designs!
Today's card uses three of this year's new In Colors:  Lucky Limeade (card base), Island Indigo (underneath layer) and Pool Party (front).  Don't they go well together?!   I inked the leaves stamp with Lucky Limeade and then Island Indigo using sponges and daubers and stamped it.  Then the "raindrops" stamp was inked with Island Indigo and stamped several times across the top of the card front.
I stamped the large and decorate "hello" stamp with my Not Quite Navy Craft Spot (a 1" square Craft ink pad with cover) then using Clear Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool embossed it.  I love how it really gives visual and tactile interest to the card!
The final steps were to add Crystal Effects to the raindrops and then a touch of Dazzling Details to each also.  This gives a little more depth and some glitz to the card.  I also added a touch of the Dazzling Details to the ends of the swirls on the "hello" greeting.  It adds a lovely little glitter that catches the light.

My Friend, set of 5 stamps:  #122585  $27.95 (wood);  #122587  $19.95 (clear)
Island Indigo cardstock   #122923  $6.95  p. 176
Pool Party cardstock  #122924  $6.95
Lucky Limeade cardstock 
#122926  $6.95
Regals CRAFT Stamping Spots, set of 10,  #119717  $21.95
Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad   #103008   $5.95  p. 179
Clear Embossing Powder  #109130  pg. 201
Dazzling Details  #124117  $2.50    Holiday Mini pg. 41
Crystal Effects 
#101055  $6.25  p. 206
Sponge Daubers (12)  #102892  $10.95  p. 203
Stampin' Sponges (3)  
#101610  $3.50  p. 203

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Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you have a terrific Thursday (or whenever you read this!)

"A handmade card is a hug with a fold in the middle!"  -- unknown author, but so true!!
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