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Simple Gifts with Labels to Love

Hello there! I'm back today with a few simple gifts using the Labels to Love Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch. For the fall and spring holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine's), I chose to use the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper along with the colors Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide in inks and cardstocks. For each greeting, I stamped and punched the label image, either the plain label or a more elaborate label image. Some of the smaller greetings I punched with a small circle, and layered on the label. Others I stamped a second time in another color, and cut out part of the image to layer.

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TGIFC188 - Anything But a Card

Hello and welcome back! I'm here with this week's TGIF Challenge, #188 featuring anything but a card! Earlier this month, most of the team was able to meet up in Orlando, Florida for the Stampin' Up On Stage event. At that event, we swapped several 3D projects with each other, and many of those will be featured today. You're in for a real treat!

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Fancy Friday - My Christmas Cards

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). Can you believe that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is only weeks away? This month we are featuring our Christmas cards! 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 Susan's blog. I just love her beautiful style!

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I used the Alpine Adventure bundle of stamps and dies. I love the detail in these products. There are some terrific images of sleds, skis, snow shoes and little accents of holly, a wreath and jingle bells and bows to go with them. There are even three fun greetings! This bundle has everything you need for your Christmas cards.

Christmas Cards featuring the Alpine Adventure bundle from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for Fancy Friday

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Fancy Friday - Christmas-y Challenge

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 featuring anything Christmas-y! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away in the US, and Christmas is right around the corner? 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 Jenn's Blog. Did you see her great project?! I love her style.

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So, today I have a set of Christmas tags. I used the Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Bundle of stamps and dies to create these. I stamped the main images in Black Memento Ink, and colored them with our Stampin' Blends markers. We have so many wonderful colors now, including the ones in the holiday catalog.

Fancy Friday Blog Hop featuring the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Christmas Prep - Round 1

Hello and welcome! I'm back today to share some holiday projects with you. I decided this year to start my prep early. My plan is to use a mix of holiday sets from the main catalog and newer sets from the holiday catalog to create cards, tags and other holiday items for this season. I usually make about 80 of one style of card, but after the designing is done it's less fun to finish them up assembly line style. So, this year, I'm going to make 9-10 different designs and make about 10 cards of each one! I always include a letter in them as well, so they will all be the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size to hold the letter.

Christmas card and tags featuring the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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More Color Inspiration

Hello everyone! I'm back with another fall themed project, just in time as we just had some early snow this week! I'm not quite ready for that, are you?

I decided to make another card with the beautiful color combo from the last Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I started by painting a watercolor panel with some watered down Pacific Point ink, and then splattering the piece with some darker mix of the same color. Next, I cut a stitched circle from one of the Wood Textures papers and then stamped the greeting on Whisper White, cutting it into another stitched circle.

Encouragement card featuring the Colorful Seasons bundle from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn

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Fancy Friday - Color Challenge

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 featuring a color challenge! Check out our inspiration photo below, with the colors of Mango Melody, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Cindy's Blog. Did you see her fun project?! Love her style.

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Here is the inspiration photo. Isn't it a lovely one? I'll be honest...I was afraid of this color combo at first, but I like what I came up with.

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Fancy Friday - Lined Alphabet Bundle

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 challenge we are featuring new and returning bundles from the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up Catalog! We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Mindy's Blog. Did you see her fun project?! She has great style.

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Fancy Friday - Color Refresh

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 challenge we are featuring new and returning colors in the fresh 2018-2019 Stampin' Up Catalog! We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Paula's Blog. Did you see her colorful project?! I love her creations.

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Here is the color combo that I chose. I'm so glad that both Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana are back, and Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green are terrific coordinating happy colors.

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