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Look What I Got on My Blog!

What a lovely surprise! I received this "Kreativ Blogger Award" from Michele Roos. I tried to post the award on here but it's not working so here's a copy (not so clear, sorry) of it: Click here to view. Michele lives all the way in Listowel, Co - Kerry, Ireland! How exciting to have stamping friends from all over the world! Many thanks Michele for this recognition. Stampers you all must visit her blog. It will bless ya much ...especially the card she made with the kids in a reindeer costume...really cute! I too am passing this award on to these bloggers:

Look What I Got in the Mail!

Is that not a cute card? Can you believe how blessed I was to have gotten this beautiful card and look at the matching paperclips, large binder clip, notepad and clipboard below, are they not just as cute? (click on picture to see a larger image). Marcia Duncan is the talented stamper and crafter. We were both a part of a holiday secret swap with a Magnolia stamps group. (Side story here. I still don't have any Magnolia stamps because I got turned off with the company's "no-response" service. For two months I tried to get someone from there to return my emails, phone faxes... and so have not done anything with them.) But another friend of mine, Sue, let me stamp some of her Magnolia images so I could participate in this stamping swap I had already committed to doing. Thanks Sue!! Anyhow, got a little off course there, sorry haha! Marcia also sent me these goodies: Yep, I was totally blessed. Thanks so much again Marcia!! You've inspired me to take another look at Magnolia stamps only this time I will try Diana at Scor-Pal...she carries them now.


"Tis the Season"

Here are a few of my affordable "TIS THE SEASON" collection I've been working on for my online ETSY Shoppe. Come visit us!

Tutorial: Using #10 envelopes as decorative paper (or, "Vintage Fabric Meets the #10 Envelope")

What do these two pictures have in common...vintage fabric (that my wonderful friend Sandy gave me from her stash. Thanks so much Sandy!) and regular #10 bill envelopes? Well, believe it or not you can recycle and use the envelopes as decorative paper! What you say? Has she gone mad, using #10 envelopes as decorative paper? What is she talking about? Maybe sniffing that glue? haha! Well, let's take a look below and see what happens if you were to slice off the top of these envelopes. Here's what you would see inside...wonderful designs to use as decorative paper on your papercrafting projects!. Well at least that's how I was inspired! Here's a sample of the "Bookoo Blessings" card I designed using my recycled dp...I made a scallop circle and again at the bottom of the card I machine-stitched it as a border. I chose this envelope design because I thought it complemented the grey background design on the vintage fabric. I also used my scraps of "Genevieve" (my favorite TAC paper collection) on the left side of card:
I put together a tutorial SLIDE for you to show you the MANY things you can design OUT OF ONE ENVELOPE (and there was still paper left!). The best part is I didn't have to pay for the paper... I'm lovin' that! Hey, your turn to try it...post your results here so everyone can see. Thanks and happy everything!


When I count my blessings I count you twice

Snowflakes are God's Glitter

I keep coming back to this little stamp that reads "Snowflakes are God's Glitter." It's from our retired "It's Snow Time" set and I use it alot. I love the saying and how it reminds me just how much God blesses our lives with so many little things in life..like a tiny snowflake. Thought I'd show you samples of how I've used this rubber stamp:

Don't Forget to Look!

Hello Ladies just wanted to remind you of all the specials going on at TAC right now so that you can take advantage of them: - "Sydney Free for all" Wow! buy "Penelope" and get the "Sydney" circle album for free! What? Yep, it just went up online last week... go take a look for yourself!! - "Double Dips" has been extended to December 3rd!! How generous can you get, huh? - "The Perfect Palette" is a beautiful 12x12 collection you must bless yourself with...just saying "Bella Flor" blesses me. haha! - "Give Thanks, Get Vintage" is Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz's cute thanksgiving stamps sets. Go take a look see. Any questions, email me or visit online store. Thanks for your time!


Tutorial - "Slim Jane" gift box using Scor-Pal

Here's a gift box I made with my Scor-Pal. It's a tall and slender gift box that could be used to hold candles, pens, tall candy bars or whatever you wish to fill it up with. Hope you like it. The instructions are on my SLIDE below. Remember to slow down the slide just hold your mouse over the picture. Thanks for visiting!

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