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Scor-Pal Card Box

I participated in a Scor-Pal challenge. For newbies, Scor-Pal is the wonderful "scoring" tool used to "score" lines on your cards, boxes, etc. You must visit their website for "filled to overflowing" free projects! Don't FORGET: you can get your Scor-Pal at half price with your $100 TAC funshop/order!! Quite a value, don't you think? Email me for more info on this. Okay, getting back to the challenge, this gift box holds four matching greeting cards. I used Tutti Fruitti paper collection. Notice how I cut out flowers from the paper to use as the center embellishments...I love this paper! I also used Audrey buttons from our button collection...you gotta click on buttons to see how cute the collections is! Since this is an "all occasion" gift card set, the Ordinary Greetings stamp set is PERFECT for this. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders for the blue bottom, the center banner and scallop circle on box. Here are the results of this challenge: Any questions or anything I can help you with? please email me. Thanks for dropping by and have a glorious day!!



Hello! I'm back! Just wanted to share some pictures of RAKS from some of my friends: Here are pictures where I finally used the Magnolia Tilda stamp images that Tonje so generously sent me during the holidays! Okay, okay I know it took me a while to use them but so glad I did. These are so cute and I'll be posting some other ones as I get to them. Thanks Tonje! Here are pictures of a beautifully monogrammed card gift set from my friend Sue. Isn't it just wonderful?...just like her! She is so talented and she's always blessing me with her artwork! Gracias, Sue! I received this Blogging Friends Forever award from Monica. Click here because part of the rules is to use the twinks bank icon and I didn't know how to do that...I'm also still trying to figure out what Twinks bank stands for...anyone know? At any rate, I was thankful for Monica for nominating my blog. Thank you so much again, Monica and hey, people, please visit Monica to see her blog and her wonderful artwork! Glad you're visiting. Thanks! Just so you understand my absence, I have been busy getting my son ready for college, boo-hoo...gonna miss him BIG TIME! Have an awesomeday!


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Tutorial: Faux Swiss Dotted Ribbon

This is a re-post. I wanted to organize all my TUTORIALS for you but realized that this one was, for some odd reason, not appearing so I thought I'd re-post it so I can add it to my TUTORIAL LIST which is now located on the right hand side... all the way down at the bottom. So scroll down and take a look at the free tutorials for you! Thanks for dropping by! I love using swiss dotted ribbon (or is it dotted swiss?) on my cards but I didn't have the color I needed! Goodness, what to do? Well, I guess I can try to make my own....what else, huh? Here's a quick tutorial on making your own swiss dotted ribbon and flowers using Stickles glitter glue. Supplies used: Stickles Glitter Glue F516, F522 Bitty Blossoms flowers D437 Dark pink ribbon "Mimi"B211 "Curls & Swirls" T2773 stamp set "Love Doodles" T2709 stamp set Can you tell I'm really having fun using the "Love Doodles" set??! I just noticed I've used it on the last few posts! The "red hearts" are GWP's (Did you know? GWP's are Gift With Purchse FREE stamps that you receive with your $30 order...I know, pretty neato of TAC to do that, huh?....please email me if you want more info on

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