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Georgia Gifted Teacher of the Year

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My son, Jonathan, was named Georgia's Gifted Teacher of the Year!  We're so proud of him and such an occasion calls for a card.

Tree House Adventure Stampin' Up!

For years now, Jonathan refers to himself as Awesome at family events.  He signs his gifts from Awesome.  He signs his kid's gifts from Awesome's kids.  Today's Hooray! You ARE AWESOME Card keeps the family joke alive.


Treehouse Adventure Stampin' Up!

I don't know what it is about the Treehouse adventure stamp set, but I have a hard time keeping the house on the ground.  It does make a sweet Treehouse, but it's also fun to send it into the clouds.  I also know that the Treehouse Adventure stamp set was designed with children in mind, but honestly I have used this stamp set as much for adults as I have for children.


Treehouse Adventure Stampin' Up!

Treehouse Adventure Card Tips & Tricks

There are 3 stamps in this stamp set that are meant to be leaves for the tree, but with a little bit of imagination they also look like puffy clouds.

I sent the house soaring on an adventure with the balloons from the Hand Delivered stamp set.  I colored the balloons with a rainbow of colors using my Stampin' Blends.  Note: The Hand Delivered stamp set is a Hostess Rewards stamp set and is only available with orders over $150.

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy
 

 

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What Does Snow Day Mean to You?

 
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Funny how 2 little words can mean 2 completely different things depending on your perspective.  Take the words SNOW DAY, for instance.   Do those words spark the same delight as my grandson, Grady, expresses in his video?
 
Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up!
 
Or are your thoughts more in tune with this "just breathe" card?   Stamping supplies can be like that too.  This sunny "Just Breathe" card was made with the same supplies as ....
 
Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up!
 
this "Have a wonderful Adventure" card.   Using the same supplies and I made two totally different cards.  Which one do you relate to best? When you hear "Snow Day" announced on the radio or across your T.V. screen, what's your reaction?  Are you curious what today's card supplies were?
 
Card Making With Robin Feicht

 

Card Design Tips

Both cards were stamped using the Sea of Textures and the Colorful Seasons stamp sets along with their coordinating dies, Under the Sea and Seasonal Layers.  I limited myself to 3 inks: Tuxedo Black, Gray Granite and Balmy Blue.

My Paper choices were also limited.  I used Gingham Gala Designer Paper along with Balmy Blue, Gray Granite and Thick Whisper White card stock.

I used 3 additional supplies to make my cards.  Dimensionals gave my cards the extra pop that they needed.  Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed sequins and Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine brought in the party and the shine to my cards.

Extra Card Design Tip:  For the Snowy Adventure Card, I splattered Gray Granite ink across my card front to bring it to life.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy
 

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Be Mine Scrapbook Layout

Be Mine Scrapbook Layout

 

Hello Friends,

If you were here yesterday, you know that I made a card with the Be Mine Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! and that I was so impressed with the dies that I wanted to try a Scrapbook Layout.  You may also notice that today's You Make Me Smile Scrapbook Layout looks a lot like yesterday's card only expanded with a picture of my granddaughter, Sadie.


Be Mine Stampin' Up!

Scrapbook Design Tips

There are just so many beautiful dies in the Be Mine Framelits die set.  I simply cut a variety in mostly Whisper White with a touch of Flirty Flamingo and Vellum thrown in for good measure.  The white on white looks so classy with just a pop of color.

Are you one of those people that struggle with choosing which side of the designer paper to use?  Here's a thought.  I used both sides of my All My Love Designer Paper making my title bar.  I cut Sadie's name with my Large Letter Framelits Dies, then used the reverse side of my paper to make my band.


You Make Me Smile Scrapbook

Sadie's surprised look picture looks adorable all by itself, but to add just a little interest, I ran the picture through my Big Shot with my Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.

Here's 2 Tips for using vellum on your Scrapbook pages.  Because vellum is a nonporous surface, stamp with Jet Black Stazon ink.  I used a sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  The second tip involves ninja tricks for securing vellum without leaving telltale adhesive marks.  Tuck the vellum behind something that is solid like I did with my card stock.  Then place your adhesive on the vellum behind the card stock.


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Speaking of hearts, I want to thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for my Dad.  He is doing well after a 5 Bypass Surgery.

 

 

Have a fabulous day,

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Be Mine Scrapbook Layout

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