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Entries from January 2009

First Blog Anniversary

January 31st, 2009 · 29 Comments

I almost missed my one year blog anniversary! I started this blog very quietly on January 31, 2008, and I am very happy I took the plunge back then. I’d like to thank you all for visiting me this past year by offering some blog candy: the Serene Spring hostess set from the Fall-Winter 2008 […]

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Tags: news

Cute Little Tags

January 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

I finished my January cards for the 2009 Christmas Card Challenge in the nick of time! This card was inspired by Dannie Graves’s To You and Yours Christmas Card in the SCS gallery. I had to change the color scheme, because I didn’t have enough red Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper left over to make […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Retro Style Polka Dot Punches

January 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Here’s my attempt to apply the Retro Style (as seen on pages 10-11 of the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog) to the Polka Dot Punches Sale-A-Bration set. I combined the Bashful Blue pattern from the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper with the following colors: Pacific Point, Only Orange, and Chocolate Chip. I started the […]

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Tags: simply delicious

Almost Time to Sale-A-Brate!

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

February 1, 2009 is the first day of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration. If you’re not familiar with this term, it means you can earn free rubber, paper, and/or ribbon (this year). Check out my SU! website on February 1st for all the details. I made this card with a couple of items from the SAB mini […]

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Tags: clean & simple

Featured Stamper: Vicky Gould

January 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Vicky is such a deserving Featured Stamper on SCS today! I found this gorgeous Friendship card in her gallery and couldn’t wait to pull out my old stamps and CASE it. The Designer Series Paper I used is retired, as is the stamp set, Botanicals. I stamped the image with Basic Brown ink and colored […]

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Tags: truly elegant