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June's PAPER PUMPKIN KIT so darn cute!  Here is the wreath on my front door that I made on Saturday using the pinwheels from the kit!


And, today is the last day to take advantage of a really good deal being offered by Stampin' Up!  What would that be?  YOU can order $55 in product today for just $50 and you would also qualify to save 30% on Holiday product beginning August 1st!

By signing up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator today you get all the benefits of being a Demonstrator without obligation ~ no strings attached!  Seriously!  Stampin' Up! has zero requirements of anyone taking advantage of this offer.

Why hesitate?  Give it a try!  Join my team of Southern Stars and have some fun with us!  Give me a call, text me or just go to my Stampin' Up! website and hit the JOIN NOW button ~ easy peasy!

Cindy Black is back!

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Cindy used lots of DSP, designer series paper, scraps plus various embellishments from other projects when creating her cards.  We all have 'extras', don't we?  Card Kits are a really good way to use the products that are left over from other projects. You can find pictures of Stampin' Up!'s CARD KITS on pages 196 - 198 in the 2014-2015 Catalog.  And, in addition, there is a GIFT BOX KIT ~ check it out!

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Thanks so much for sharing, Cindy!


Guest Artist: Cindy Black

Cindy brought some cards to our last stamp club meeting and I have been meaning to show them to you.  She is a member of the WILD WASABI WOMEN STAMP CLUB and enjoys stamping in class and at home.  She purchased one of Stampin' Up!'s CARD KITS recently and then embellished the cards in the kit.  It is nice that you can use the kit exactly as it arrives or use it as your base and be as creative as you would like!  It is definitely QUICK AND EASY ~ all the supplies are ready for YOU!

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I'll show you a couple more of Cindy's creations tomorrow along with a little more information on the kits.  In the meantime, if you think a STAMP CLUB once a month would be a fun way to relax, email me.  The Wild Wasabi Women are looking for a few fun stampers to add to their group!

File Tab Edgelits Video

I thought you might like a break today from my series on the stamp set, Work of Art, so here is a Stampin' Up! video on another new product in the 2014-2015 catalog.  The product is the File Tabs Edgelit (#133729) on page 229.  Stampin' Up! has put together a video to show us how to use these Edgelits.  Take a look:




Do you think that our organizational skills will improve with the edgelits?  Let me know if you would use them and how.  One person will win a set of five handmade cards!  If you would like to add the Edgelits Die to your collection, visit my online store here.  Thanks for stopping by today!



Ptriotic Work of Art

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Work of Art flag & pinwheels


The pinwheel is from this month's PAPER PUMPKIN KIT that arrived in my mailbox last week.  It contained everything to make 24 PATRIOTIC PINWHEELS!  Did you know you can subscribe to PP for 1 month, 3, 6 or 12 months for just $19.95 including shipping?  Actually, if you subscribe for 6 months, it is $18.95 a month or, at the 12 month level, it is $17.95 a month.  The majority of my Paper Pumpkin Kits have contained everything to make cards but there are other projects ~ one never knows.  Want a surprise in your mailbox, let me know ~ I'll help you sign up!


Work of Art 7 Flowers

This was my work island yesterday when I was doing some creating using the stamp set Work of Art.  Isn't this a fun way to use the set?  My sister-in-law, Laura, is having a birthday today and Alan and I met them for dinner last night.  So, I needed a lavender flower card for her birthday package. 

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Get Big Shot Accessories With The New Weekly Deals

This week Stampin' Up! has some great Big Shot Accessories for your Weekly Deals.  You can also pick up some other pretty designer buttons to add to your special projects.  

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  So visit my online stamping store here and get the products you want today before they are gone because the offer is only good while supplies last. The discount appears when you check out so don't worry about that.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Somewhere over the.....

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I really didn't think that I would ever use the Alphabet Rotary Stamp that I received as a 'pillow gift' on our recent cruise.  But, I have used it several times and I really like it because you can say anything that YOU want to (as long as it has 13 letters ~ or you can stamp two lines each with 13!).  I really like all the possibilities that presents ~ all the personalization that is possible!  And, that little heart on the card above is a new punch ~ too cute!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wedding Invitations Video

If you have a wedding in your future (it doesn't have to be yours), then you will want to take a look at the video below and see how you can create personalized wedding invitations for the special event.  

What I love about Stampin' Up! is that they always have great ideas, templates and products to guide you in whatever you want to do.  Take a look: 


Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have when creating wedding invitations.