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Red Cross Month

Red Cross Card

Hello Friends, 

Did you know that March is Red Cross Month?  Naturally, that made me think of a new card idea!  The chubby little animals from the Welcome Easter stamp set was calling out, "Pick me, pick me".  Plus, with the Coronavirus Pandemic in full swing, this "Thinking of you with all my heart" card would be a happy card to find in your mailbox.  

Welcome Easter Stampin' Up!

Red Cross Card Tips

Fashioning the Red Cross hat was simple.  First, I cut a small rectangle to fit the chick's head.  Next, I cut a partial 1" circle and tucked that behind the rectangle.  I cut my cross with a die from the Cross of Hope die set and trim it just a bit to fit my hat. Also, I thought that the hat front looked too rigid, so bent and crinkled the rectangle just a bit.

Next, I stamped "Thinking of you with all my heart" with a stamp from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and framed it with a pretty stitched scalloped rectangle (Stitched So Sweetly Dies). Then, I stamped the sweet bunny from the Welcome Easter Stamp set, colored and snipped his head from the rest of his body, so that I could position him to look like he is sitting behind our sentiment.  Note:  All the animals were fussy cut.

The paper is the From the Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  To ground my animals I backed them with two Heart Doilies.

Welcome Easter Stampin' Up!

Red Cross Month How You Can Help

American Red Cross Blood Supplies Are At Risk.   Abby Hornacek has launched a Social Media Campaign to address the severe shortage of blood donations during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  The #BringtheBlood Challenge was started following an urgent call to action from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams last week.

"Social distancing doesn't have to mean social disengagement," said Adams.  We can stay safe and stay six-feet apart from each other.  The Red Cross is sanitizing absolutely everything, taking temperatures before to make sure that we are healthy.

"Donating one bag of blood can save up to three lives," concluded Hornacek. "There are still people that need this blood to survive — that is why the #BloodTheBring challenge was started.  Hopefully, it will inspire people to give.



Have a fabulous day,


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Snow Front Pocket Card Tutorial

How to Make a Pocket Card

Hello Friends,

How would you like to learn how to make this fun Pocket Card complete with a snowy scene?  Today's card was stamped with the Snow Front stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  Watch the video below to learn how to make the Pocket Card above and as a bonus, also learn how to make a Peaceful Boughs Christmas Card.


Watch the video above to learn how to make a Winter Scene Pocket Card plus a Beautiful Boughs Christmas Card.

Snow Front Stampin' Up!

Stamping a winter scene is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the Snow Front Stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  Just look at the cute cabin and the pair of deer.  And there is so much more in the Snow Front stamp set including an adorable little snowman.  There's 17 different stamps to choose from for stamping beautiful winter scenes.

Snow Front Peaceful Boughs Stampin' Up!

Are you a frugal stamper?  Learn how to make the gorgeous Peaceful Boughs Card with the leftover die cut plaid panel.

Snow Front Pocket Card

My stack of inks includes Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Seaside Spray, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, and Early Espresso.

Snow Front Peaceful Boughs Stampin' Up!



World Card Making Day

Saturday, October 4, 2019

Handmade cards are gifts that come from the heart making them some of the best gifts of all.  Will you join me in making and sending cards this Saturday?

Free Whisper White Envelopes

For me, the hardest part about giving handmade cards is actually getting them in the mail.  So to encourage actually mailing the cards we make, I will be sending a FREE package of Whisper White envelopes to everyone who places a $75 or more order using the Hostess Code D9Y6X64A this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 3-5, 2019).  Note:  If your order is over $150 don't use the hostess code.  Choose your own Hostess Benefits and I'll send you envelopes too!



Have a fabulous day,



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No-Line Coloring Technique

No Line Coloring Technique

Hello Friends,

I've had a lot of questions lately about coloring so I thought that I would share with you today the soft and lovely No-Line Coloring Technique for cards.  It may surprise you to know that I used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for today's card.  By coloring the stamped images with darker colors the stamp set takes on a whole new look.  The flowers look more like old-fashioned roses rather than magnolias.  Let me show you how it's done.


No-Line Coloring Tips using Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!.

No Line Coloring with Alcohol Markers

Are you ready to give the No Line Coloring Technique a try?   It really is very beautiful!  Plus, one of the nice things about crafting with paper is that it's easy to start over if you are not satisfied with your results.

Good Morning Magnolia Stampin' Up!

Create a flower garden on your handmade cards with the No Line Coloring Technique.  See a list of supplies for making today's card at the bottom of this post.


Tax free weekend

Love Holidays?  Hate Taxes?

These 12 states will be having a Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies.  Definitions for school supplies will vary see Sales Taxes PDF for details.

Alabama  July 19–21

Arkansas  August 3–4

Florida  August 2–6

Massachusetts  August 10–11

Missouri  August 2–4

New Mexico  August 2–4

Ohio  August 2–4

South Carolina  August 2–4

Tennessee  July 26–28

Texas  August 9–11

Virginia  August 2–4

Wisconsin  July 31–August 4



Reminder:  If you earned Bonus Coupons in July, be sure to redeem them before August 31!


Have a fabulous day!


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