Blind Embossing with your Paper Trimmer

This is another card of mine that was on the Stamper’s Showcase. I am into monochromatic cards in a big way, so I LOVE Stampin’ Up’s color coordination in terms of ink, cardstock and embelishments, and this card shows them off just perfectly. Click on the photo to enlarge and see the background–that’s what I …

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What’s in YOUR tool kit?

My upline Jessica gave a little talk on organizational tips at one of her meetings and one section really struck home. It was on having "zones" around yourself when you’re settled in your favorite stamping chair. In the closest zone, the area immediately in front of you, you should have the tools you use ALL …

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Cracked Glass Technique

I really love the look of this technique, but don’t use it very often, because that would require me getting up off my duff and walking to the kitchen to put my project in the freezer and I’m just that lazy…. and yes, you heard me right, I said FREEZER! And just when you thought …

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Ok, all you Mary Kay ladies out there…

  Isn’t this just the cutest idea? (Click on the photo to enlarge). I think that this is just perfect for any home-sales beauty-care consultant who likes to give out samples and wants a little bit of presentation pizzazz. We all know that getting your product into the hands (and on the faces) of your …

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Rescuing Ruined Cards

  Note: I am not sure how I managed it, but I apologize for the screwy font! Thought you might enjoy some tips and tricks I have compiled for rescuing projects you thought were toast… I am the queen of fixing mistakes because I am the queen of MAKING mistakes! Easiest way to fix a …

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Fantastically Simple Scallop Frame

 I just have to post one more card/idea today and then I really need to quit and go play with the kiddos. This, too, was inspired by a swap received at the Stampin' Up National Convention in 2008. Not sure if it was original to the swapper or not, but she had taken a 3.5 …

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