End of a Chapter.....

I have ended a chapter in my life that started in 2006.  I signed up to be a Close To My Heart consultant then.  Over time, I realized my creativity switched from scrapbooking to cards, and resigned at CTMH to sign up as a Demo with Stampin' Up!

During my time with CTMH, I was honored to be on the Design Team of Molly Stamps.  Molly Stamps is where I met my friend and mentor Susanna Boyd.  She asked me to be a member of her new site, Paper Craft Planet.  I was so thrilled to be part of an exciting adventure and talented team.

Last year, my life changed where I could not give the time and effort Susanna deserved, so I resigned from Paper Craft Planet.  Now, I have resigned my Demo at Stampin' Up!  I have been creating photo books online and see my creativity going in that direction.

I wanted to thank all of you for spending your time with me on my blog.  I have appreciated all your comments, suggestions and encouragement over the years.

I will not be shutting down my blog.  I will leave it up as a resource for stamping projects for both Close To My Heart and Stampin' Up!.  Every project I have made is tagged and listed in the sidebar by stamp set.  Just look under Stamping Creations on the sidebar to find all the projects.  I hope you are inspired to create.

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Happy Everything!

This is our Christmas card this year.  I wanted to wish all of you Happy Everything!  May the holiday you celebrate be joyous and filled with love.

The back of our Christmas card reads.....  Jesus in the reason for the season!

Hoping you have a safe and happy holiday season!
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Susanna's Birthday Party

Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating Susanna's Boyd's birthday with a week-long challenge event that every member on the Planet can participate in!  The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday gift for Susanna's birthday.  In honor of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to post a birthday project or card for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Yes, there are several chances to win some awesome paper crafting goodies just by posting a birthday themed project!  Further details can be found by clicking on The Planet Blog.  Check out where the party is and join us for a week of celebrations!

I created a three-page layout to celebrate Susanna's birthday.  I hope she likes it!

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Halloween Bookmark

I made this cute Halloween Bookmark at my friend, Kim's house.  Oh, this would be so cute to have in one of my scary books.  In fact, it would be cute to have in any of my books.  What am I thinking?  I will have to give it to the boys, since I got a Kindle.  Oh, I could put it in the Halloween gift for one of the teachers at Westgate.  Now, I am thinking!

I stamped the image from Festive & Fun stamp set (Holiday Mini) in black Staz On and used ink and a water brush to watercolor it.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with an Impressions Folder.  To make the raised dots show better, I brushed an ink pad lightly over them.  Oh, so cute!

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Beautiful Thank You

I made this beautiful card at my friend, Kim's a couple of weeks ago.  She had everything cut and ready to go for us at her workshop.  I love this technique with the Impressions Folder.

You put ink on the folder and then put your paper into the folder and run it through the Big Shot.  The ink does not go into the impression, so it leaves it the color of the paper while turning the paper the color of the ink you use.  Soft and pretty!

I have to confess that her card had a beautiful bow on it and my bow looked terrible, so I put a flower on mine when I got home.  Hee hee!  I do not tie pretty bows, so I had to improvise.

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bird house

Look at this cute little bird house my friend, Kim made me.  Love it!

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Simply Sent

I love the Simply Sent sets in the Stampin' Up! catalog starting on page 192.  When you need a card, but don't have the time to make one these are the best.  This one is from the Great Day set.  All I added was a dimensional to the pink flower, the button with white bakers twine and the ribbon.  The stamping was done from me.  These sets even come with envelopes.

You can stamp a sentiment on the front.  I decided to leave mine card blank, so I can use it for any occasion.

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Birthday Envelope

Isn't this soooo cool!?  I love this card that sits inside an envelope.  I made this at my friend, Kim's house.  For the envelope, I closed it and punch out the top with a circle punch.  You only use about 2/3 to 1/2 of the circle.  Cute, cute, cute!

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Scrappy Sunday September: Week 1

Wow!  I can't believe it is September already.  Where I live it is starting to get colder, so the blankets are coming out at night to cuddle.  This reminded me of the pictures I have of the family snuggling on the couch or bean bag together, so I decided to scrap this event.  I created a sketch for you to play along this week at Paper Craft Planet.

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