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Fancy Friday - For Family Theme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). This month we are focusing on families, and making cards to celebrate them and their special days and accomplishments. You'll love what you see tonight on our fancy blog hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from my beautiful friend Susan's blog. She's as much fun as her beautiful creations!

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I decided to focus today on the furry members of our families. I made a feline card that could be used to welcome a new cat to the family, and I made a sympathy card for the loss of a canine family member. Pets are such an important part of families, and I think it's great to both welcome them and to mark their passing.

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Needlepoint Nook Suite

Hello and welcome back! I recently made a birthday card using the Needlepoint Nook Suite, including the stamps, dies and patterned papers. This card was for my Mom, and I love the color palette and how the whole thing turned out! I started with my favorite pattern from the Needlepoint Nook papers, and I used both the multi-color embroidered pattern and the light purple stitched pattern. Next I stamped flowers and leaves in Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Old Olive. I also die cut some pieces from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, as it looked nice with the brighter patterns in the paper also.

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Fancy Friday - Case the Catalog

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). This month we are CASEing (copy and share everything) a favorite sample from one of the current catalogs. You'll love what you see tonight on our fancy blog hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Dani's blog. I just love her fun style, which matches her personality!

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Cake Soiree Cards!

Hello and welcome back! I'm sharing three cards that I made with the Cake Soiree Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies. These are in the main catalog this year, and I wanted to give them some love. I picked a nice, bright color combo to work with. If you've been to my blog before, you won't be surprised by that! The colors I used were Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Soft Sea Foam, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Call Me Clover.

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TGIFC204 - Blends Spotlight

Hello and welcome back! I'm here with this week's TGIF Challenge, and our focus is on Stampin' Blends markers.

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I made a simple card, and focused on the beautiful colors you can get from the Stampin' Blends markers. Plus, I love a rainbow, don't you? I used both the dark and the light markers in Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the letters overlapping from the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set in Black Memento Ink. I wanted to get an ombre look (light to dark) from top to bottom, and also highlight what the colors look like when blended with their neighboring color.

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Bloom by Bloom Card

Hello and welcome back! I have a congratulations card today featuring the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set and stamping on Crumb Cake cardstock. I thought it would be fun to stamp some bright and white inks onto Crumb Cake, and adhered the results to a Thick Whisper White card base. I used Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Balmy Blue and Craft Whisper White inks to stamp the flowers, leaves and dots with. I used the Banners for You Stamp Set and the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies for the greeting in Pacific Point and Crumb Cake inks.

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Ghosts of This Christmas Past

Hello and welcome back! Since I've been sharing a lot of Christmas preparations for 2019, I thought I would also go back and share my cards that I sent for 2018, thus the ghosts of Christmas past title. Man of the products I used are in the 2018-2019 Main Catalog, so you can copy the ideas if you choose. I used the pink constellation patterned paper from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper. My favorite thing about this card is that I die cut the star from a scrap piece of paper, and then sponged some of the shimmer paint through it. Plus twine and sequins finish any card right?

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