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From Our House to Yours Happy Halloween Card

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Hey crafty people! Guess what today is.....My BIRTHDAY! That's right I turned the wonderful age of 49 today. My mind doesn't feel that old and my body feels like it's 79! Lol. This past year has been amazing too as last year on this day my younger son told me that I was going to be a grandma. And then 2 weeks later my older son told me the same thing! In April I got to witness the birth of my first grandchild, a grandson named Logan. Besides the birth of my own 2 boys this was the most special day of my life. Then in May grandson number 2 was born, and even though I couldn't be there (it was an emergency birth) the emotion that surrounds you is completely unbelievable. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything. Now that I'm crying, I think I better get on with my card.....

Over the Moon Cow Thinking of You Card

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Hello crafty people! Did you all have a good weekend? I spent most of it cleaning my craft room. I got a lot done too! I cleaned my desk top which as made crafting so much more efficient. I was always struggling with not having enough room, which is really funny as my desk is 38"x 7'! So some things got removed or changed around and definitely went through and cleaned everything out. One frustration is when you have these little things that you have no idea where to put them, but you need it. But it's finally all done and I am so happy. I will post pics later this week. Let's get to today's card.....

Beautiful Bouquet Fall/Autumn Friend Thank You Card - CASE the Catalog Friday

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Hey all you crafty people! Are you ready for the weekend? The weather here has been so wonderful, I haven't had the ac on in the house since last Saturday. I am so ready to start decorating for the upcoming holidays. This is when I am at my most happiest as Fall is my fave season of the year. Do you have a favorite season? In honor of the changing season I created a card today in Fall colors. Here it is.....

For The Win Floating Frame Soccer Sport Birthday Card

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Hey everyone! How is your week going so far? I am so happy that our weather has finally changed for the cooler. I can't wait to start putting out all my Halloween decorations! Halloween is my husband's and mine's fave holiday!!! I have a cute spooky tree that goes out in front of our home. Do you like Halloween? What is your favorite holiday? Let's get onto my card.....

Gather Together Fall/Autumn Season Card - Kylie's Training Blog Hop

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Hey all you crafty people! Did you have a good weekend? Our weather has finally decided to let Fall in. Last year I could feel Fall coming at about the last week of August. This year Summer was holding on for as long as it could, and I can't be happier as I'm tired of not being able to sleep because its too hot. Plus Fall is my fave season of them all!
     It's time for another fun blog hop, and sadly the last one with this group, with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe. What a great way to get some inspiration! With the new Holiday catalog just being released I thought I would share a card I made with the new Gather Together stamp set and dies. Here is my card.....

Gather Together Season of Thanks Card - CASE the Catalog Friday Holiday Edition

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Hi crafty people and welcome to CASE the Catalog Friday Holiday Edition! Three weeks ago I staid that starting the next week I was going to CASE the Holiday catalog every other Friday. Now I know that the last one I did out of the Holiday catalog was using this same stamp set but I trying to keep these seasonal with some Fall/Autumn ones then move into Halloween ones, then a little more Fall/Thanksgiving, then into the Christmas season, but with most of the catalog being more Christmas/Holiday centered there isn't a lot to CASE for the Fall ones. So you may see some stamp sets more then once. On to my card.....

Butterfly Gala Thank You Card

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Welcome crafty people! First off I want all the people involved with Hurricane Dorian to know we are thinking of you and hope you all stay safe. On to crafting.....do you know what went live today??? It's the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!!! That's right, you can now order all the amazing products you have been seeing me and other demos showing on our blogs, Facebook, YouTube, and such. I still want to make sure remember the amazing things in the Annual catalog so that is what I used to make today's card.....

Gather Together Card - Kylie's International Blog Highlights

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Hey everyone! It's that time again for Kylie's International Blog Highlights. You get to choose up to 5 of your favorite projects. Today I created my card using the Gather Together Bundle that it one of many beautiful bundles from the soon-to-be released Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Here is my card.....

Royal Peacock Congrats Card - CASE the Catalog Friday

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Hello crafty people! Can you believe that this weekend is the last weekend of Summer? Where did it all go? Where I live they have what is called the Sweet Corn Festival this weekend. There is usually a rodeo, and a lot of good food. Not sure yet if we will be going. Do you have an plans for the last weekend of Summer??? Here is today's card.....

Above the Clouds Watercolored Encouragement Card

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Hello everyone! Your week going good so far? I got to spend Monday with my grandson and daughter-in-law. I can't believe how big he is getting, he is now 4-1/2 months old and weights over 17 lbs!!! And with my back issues that weight takes it toll on me so whenever I hold him I make sure I'm sitting down. I have also been having fun making cupcakes for my family and friends. Yesterday I made some called Pink Lemonade...they are lemon cupcakes with strawberry buttercream. They were delicious! Do you like to bake? Let's get to my card.....

Rustic Retreat Manly Birthday Card

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Hello crafty people and welcome to a new week! Did you have a fun weekend? We seem to be having a heat wave right now so I have been avoiding going outside until it gets dark. It has been hard to sleep at night too. I absolutely can't sleep when it's hot. How about you? I am just so wanting for Fall to start as it is my fave season of the year. Here is my card.....

Gather Together Well Wishes Card - CASE The Catalog Friday Holiday Edition

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Hey crafty people! It's Friday!!! Let the weekend begin! Any fun plans? I'm going to work on my craft room. I had a dresser in my room that my parents bought when I was born and I decided to give it to my grandson Logan. So now I have a ton of crafty things that were housed in the dresser now all over my floor. I need to go through it all and find somewhere for it to go and then move a table into the dresser's old spot. The table was given to me by my mom and was in the house she grew up in. It's called a "Gathering Table" and was used to put the food on that was just picked from the garden. I love it. It kind of goes with my card today. Here it is.....

Daisy Lane Simple Smile Card

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Hi everyone! Only one more day to the weekend! I had some extra back pain yesterday in my mid-back section. There is a compression fracture in that area so sometimes it hurts more depending on my sleep position the night before. And when it hurts the pain wraps around my ribs and all my muscles feel like they are stretched beyond their limits. Not fun. My husband got me some new pain cream that I'm loving so it definitely helped then. How are you doing? Today I have a fun, simple card for you.....

Free As A Bird Friendship Card

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Hello crafty people! Did you have a good weekend? I spent most of Saturday with my daughter-in-law and my grandson while they were here to do some laundry. I can't believe how big he is getting...he is 4-1/2 months old and weights almost 17 lbs!!! He is growing so fast! I can remember when his daddy was that little, and I miss it. Time truly does go by in a blink of the eye. On to my card.....

Painted Harvest Thanks Card - CASE the Catalog Friday

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Hey crafty people! The weekend is almost here...any fun plans??? My younger son is coming over tomorrow with his wife and my grandson to do some laundry. It takes me back to when I would do the same thing at my parents house once a week before we could afford a washer and dryer. Of all the appliances those seem to be the ones you can do without, but kind of necessary when you have a baby. So I rather they do it here and save the money from a laundry mat to put towards buying their own.....plus I get to see my grandson! On to today's card.....

Delightful Day Bundle Bright All Occasions Card

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Hey everyone! How has your week been going so far? Mine has felt nonstop since we got home from our vacation to California. Everyday we have been doing errands or appts. Do you ever need a vacation from your vacation too??? I also can't believe that Summer is almost over, though in some places they are having heat waves right now, usually by the end of August we are starting to cool some and you can tell that Fall is not too far behind.....and I can't wait for it as it is my most fave season of the year! Do you have a fave one? Lets get on to today's card.....

Rustic Retreat Christmas Holiday Card - Kylie's Training Blog Hop

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Hello crafty people and welcome to my blog! My husband and I just got home from our vacation in California yesterday. We usually go twice a year to visit family and friends. It always seems to go by so fast and it was so hard to say our goodbyes. We both grew up there, but moved to Arizona back in 2006.
     Today I have a special treat as it is that time again for Kylie's Demo Training Blog Hop!!! These are so much fun to do and you get to see projects made by Stampin' Up! demos from around the world. With the Holiday catalog coming out in Sept I wanted to show you that if your crafting budget is a little tight you can still make fabulous Christmas cards for family and friends without much cost and time. Here is my card.....

Varied Vases Friend Card - CASE the Catalog Friday

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Hi everyone! How are you all doing? It's Friday and you know what that means.....I'm CASE'ing the catalog again! I am having a lot of fun each week looking through the catalogs and deciding which project I want to try next. When I saw this card I knew it would give me a little challenge so I had to try it. Here is my card.....

Grandma's House New Grandma Baby Girl or Boy Card

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Hello crafty people! I'm still on vacation in California and having a wonderful time with family. My niece left yesterday heading to Europe for a month for one of her college classes. They landed in Rome late last night. I'm so jealous, but very excited she gets this chance to travel. Next year she is going to China! On to today's card. I told you that last month I presented some examples to my team leader's Facebook page as part of her design team using the stamp set Grandma's House. Here is another one of those examples.....

Wildly Happy Elephants Baby Girl Card - Kylie's International Blog Highlights

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog post! Today I have a special treat as once again it's Kylie's International Blog Highlights where you get to vote for your 5 fave projects and I hope one of them is mine! Here is my card.....

Butterfly Gala Birthday Card - CASE the Catalog Friday (Sunday)

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Hello crafty people! How is your weekend going so far??? Mine has been really busy...actually the past several days have been really busy! That is the main reason why this post is going up today instead of last Friday. I had the card finished and edited, but I never had a chance to sit down and type this out. I'm really glad it is finally posted as this was a card I made for my sister-in-laws birthday last week. Here is my card.....

Grandma's House Thank Goodness Card

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Hello crafty people! Each month I get to present a stamp set on my team leader's page as part of her design team, and this month it was Grandma's House. I really love this stamp set as I just very recently became a grandma myself. I really wished my grandmother was still alive so I could send her all the cards I made. I will be showing all the designs I made over the next couple weeks. So let's get on with today's card.....

Beauty Abounds Watercolor Thank You Card

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Welcome everyone! Did you have a good weekend??? Since I am on vacation my family (there are 17 of us!) all went up the Palm Springs Tram on Saturday. I haven't been on it since I was 10 so it was fun to experience it again. At the top most of us walked the trails and then had a wonderful family picnic. Sunday...I WAS SORE!!! It took forever for me to get out of bed as everything hurt, especially my calves. I'm getting cramps in them every time I walk. I'm taking it nice and slow for a couple of days! On to today's card.....

Love You To Pieces Love Card - CASE the Catalog Friday on Saturday

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Hello crafty people! Ever have one of those days where you think it is one day and it turns out to be a different day??? I know we left on vacation Thursday, but for some reason it didn't dawn on me that this post was meant for yesterday (Friday) until it was Friday afternoon so I decided just to have it go up today. Oh well.....as long as I still get it on my blog it can be a day later then usual. Here is my card for my CASE the Catalog Friday on Saturday.....

Bloom & Grow Simply Wonderful Stampin' Blends Card

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Hello crafty people! I have been working up a storm getting ready to leave for Cali this week. I can't wait to see my nieces and nephew again along with all my other family members. I usually don't pack until the day before we leave after I do laundry. Do you have any fun plans for what is left of Summer? I hope you are finding some time to craft too. Here is today's card.....

Beauty Abounds Butterfly Friend Card

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Welcome back to my blog crafty people! Did you have a good weekend? I was happy as I got a lot done that I wanted to get done before we leave on vacation. Now comes the fun part.....packing. I usually don't take a lot of clothes as we stay at my parents house so I have access to a washer and dryer, but I am taking some craft stuff with me to get ahead on projects. Do you take anything special with you when you go on a vacation? Let's get on to today's card.....

Love You to Pieces Missing Piece Love Card

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Hi everyone! This post was supposed to go up last Thursday, but for some strange reason it didn't so I thought I would just post it today for you. Believe it or not, but this is the first time I have used this stamp set and dies and I have had it since June of last year. I just never had a chance and I could never come up with a design that I liked with it. Do you have craft supplies like this too??? Well, I am going to challenge you to get it out and do something with it like I did with this stamp and die set. Here is my card.....

Good Morning Magnolia Friend Card - CASE the Catalog Friday

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Hello crafty people! Are you ready for the weekend? I'm spending it working on projects to post here on my blog for you while I'm on vacation so you can still be inspired while I'm not in my craft room. Talking about inspiring you, I am starting something new on Fridays and it is called CASE the Catalog Friday. Each and every Friday I am going to pick a project in one of the current catalogs and put my twist on it so it can inspire you to look at the catalogs as not only a book with amazing items to purchase, but also as an idea book as well. Today for you I have my first project and here it is.....


Here is pg 156 from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog      Above is the item I CASE'd. A lot people don't know what CASE means and in fact it has several interpretations, but the one I am using is Copy And Slightly Edit. The pic from the catalog is of the Acetate Boxes with a belly band around it with cards inside, but I wanted to make a card using the same design.

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Bloom & Grow Thank You Card with Stampin' Blends

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Welcome back crafty people! Where I live we are experiencing a little heat wave right now and at night when we would normally dip down into the low 60's right now we are barely getting out of the 70's so it is making it hard to sleep at night. My husband and I both like it cold to sleep and the last thing I want to do while sleeping is sweat. I hope this passes by fast but I think there is just another high pressure on it's way. Oh well. Lets get onto today's card.....

Parcels & Petals Watercolor All Occasions Card

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Hello crafty people! Did you have a good weekend??? Besides getting some necessary cleaning done, mine was pretty quiet. We are going on vacation soon so I have been working extra to get projects done so that I have something going up on my blog while we are gone. Plus while we are gone the new Holiday catalog will be released to demos who will get to preorder in August! I can't wait. On to today's card.....

Royal Peacock Congratulations Card

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Hello everyone! How is your day going so far? For the last couple of days I have been cleaning my house as much as I am able. I just feel better when I can walk into a room and and not be stressed by the way it looks. I normally do a little better in the summer with my pain, but my neck has been hurting more. It's a constant struggle in my life. On to today's project.....

Little Elephant Thank You Kindness Card

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Hey crafty people! Sorry I did not post yesterday, but Sunday night I just didn't get any sleep. I just kept waking up every half hour for some reason, so I was extremely tired on Monday and couldn't get my brain to work on making anything. Don't you hate days like this? Well, I got a little better sleep Monday night so I could get my card done for you today. Here is my card.....

     Do you ever start a project with an idea in your head and by the time you are done it looks nothing like what you had planned??? That was definitely this card! I wanted to make a vertical card, but discovered it looked so much better as a horizontal one. Then I picked the stamp set and the three ink pads I wanted to use.....fun fact these aren't the original three I had chosen! I think the only thing on this card that was part of the original idea is the two elephants facing each other.
     I used my Stamparatus tool to stamp the background alternating between the three colors. That t…