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Inspiration Delivered to Your Door by Debbie McNeill
18 April, 2014

Friday Free Font: Peterbuilt

TODAY'S FREE FONT FIND: Peterbuilt by Kevin Richey | California Fonts ==> http://bit.ly/1n1eGfl

16 April, 2014

New Product Line Announcement - Project Life

I am thrilled to let you know Stampin' Up! partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs.

If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, I will fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

There’s now a whole division of their product offering that will be Project Life by Stampin’ Up! The products will be available to order a selection of products starting May 1. Stay tuned because I know that they will go fast. The full product line will be available in our next catalog. Be sure to be on my newsletter list to receive a free catalog when it's available (early just for you!)

Watch Becky introduce Project Life in this video along with a special message from Shelli, co-founder of Stampin' Up! Share this link with your friends.

14 April, 2014

No-Calorie Easter Basket Card

This is my Easter card this year. I had something else planned but I waited until the last minute and my supplies were loaned out. But necessity always brings creativity so I went for my trusty e-Cutter instead. If you are not familiar with the e-Cutter equipment let me know and I'll go in to more details.

It started out looking like this:

Easter Basket Card

I use My Digital Studio Digital Downloads in my e-Cutter. You'll be surprised to know that this project was super easy in the e-Cutter. I started out with our Wide Oval Digital Punch and enlarged it to be a standard card size. I cut off the bottom layer to be flat so the card could stand up. I duplicated the graphic and welded it together to be a true card. Used the same graphic size, but smaller to punch out the basket frame. From there it is easy to resize the element for the white paper inside the card.

I ran the front of the card thru an embossing folder and applied ink to paper technique to darken parts of the cardstock.

I adhered the bunny and eggs with glue dots and hid the bottoms behind the ruffle on both sides of the front of the card.

The bunny was fun to create. I first simply cut the bunny out using the eCutter. But it looked flat. So I applied several layers of Early Espresso embossing powder. And that was much better.

On this version of the bunny, I added Crystal Effects on the top of the embossing powder to give it more of that uneven shine that chocolate has. It looked so good I was almost ready to eat it. Don't you agree?

The Easter Basket was something I always looked forward to as a kid. Here is a no-calorie option with the same nostalgia.

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11 April, 2014

Friday Free Font: Subway Graph

FRIDAY FONT FINDS: Subway Graph | California Fonts ==> http://bit.ly/1n1e2OW

07 April, 2014

The Golden Heart

Have you noticed all the shiny metallic accents in fashion, decor, and crafting? It’s all the rage! I just sent out this project tutorial to my newsletter subscribers. Are you a member? Sign-up here so you don't miss the next release!

You can easily and affordably add the beauty of silver and gold metallic with our high-quality Foil Sheets from Stampin’ Up! These 12" x 12" sheets are thick to make them sturdy enough for you to use them for a variety of techniques without worrying about them tearing. One of my favorite things to do with the Foil Sheets is to dry emboss them with the Big Shot and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. You’ll love how rich and amazing just a simple strip of embossed foil looks!

See the sparkle here?

I can't wait to share this project with the attendees of our MyWay stamping event this month on April 19th. It looks so rich in person. I know you may not be able to make it so leave me a comment below and I'll send you the tutorial and a free subscription to my newsletter.

Here is another version of the same card made for a birthday!

05 April, 2014

Saturday Swap Shares: February BZB Swap CArd

Our team does a monthly card swap share in the mail. This was a card I received from another demo, Tamara Braddock-Keiper, in February. I like the color and how clean the lines are. This is a quick card you could make quickly and those who would receive it would feel the same way I did - grateful.

My favorite sutles aspects of this card is the use of the brads and the paper piercing. Have you done any paper piercing? It seems time consuming but actually it's very relaxing...especially after a hard day. (insert evil laughter here).

Coordinating colors: Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla.

BZB Card Swap February 2014

04 April, 2014

Friday Free Font: Vailsnick

FRIDAY FONT FINDS: Vailsnick by M Fairuzulhaq | dafont ==> http://bit.ly/1es2LyJ

31 March, 2014

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill: Share Success

This book is only $.99 on kindle so I downloaded it and rereading it again. Here's what I learned so far: Get along with other people. Success is not finite. Another person's success does not compromise your potential, so take interest in others' achievements. These same people will be more willing to help you along, as well.

29 March, 2014

SU sponsoring CK pre-gifts

Creating Keepsakes just received thousands of Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits to give to their pre-registered attendees!

Shout out to Stampin’ Up! for sponsoring the pre-registration gifts at all of the 2014 Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions. Are you attending? Find your city here ==> http://bit.ly/1fazgls

You can get your own complete kit in the mail every month for only $19.95! Take a look at past kits.

** photos courtesy of CK website

29 March, 2014

Saturday Swap Shares: March BZB Swaps

Our team does a monthly card swap share in the mail. It's oh so much fun. You make a card and mail it for someone and them make a card for you. Getting cards in the mail is something everyone should experience often. It just lightens the day. These are the cards I received and send out for the month of March.