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Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Sympathy cards are always hard to make, especially when they are for your family.  This past week I had to make a card for my aunt and her family when my uncle passed away.  When I went into my stampin studio, I saw the Rooted In Nature stamp set sitting on my craft table and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card.  This is a great stamp set to use,  because whenever I think of  him, I think of trees and being out with nature. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Old Olive

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 

I stamped my images right on a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper.  For the trees I used my Old Olive and Early Espresso Stampin markers to color my stamp.  I then huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink before stamping.  When you use markers to color your stamp, you want to make sure that you always huff on them so the ink is still moist and not dried out.  If you don't do this step you won't always get a good image.  I stamped one of the trees and then stammped it again, without putting more ink on it (this is the middle tree).  I reinked my stamp with the Stampin markers and stamped the third tree.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

For the sentiment I used Soft Suede ink.  One trick I have taught my customers is when you are doing a solid image, such as this sentiment, you want to ink your stamp up a little different.  I tell them to tap, tap, tap your stamp on the ink pad, then twist, twist, twist, followed by tap, tap, tap.  This really does make a difference. 

I taught this to one of my customers who was having trouble with the Waterfront stamp set not getting a good image when stamped.  She text me and said that it made a world of difference in how her image was turning out.  Yay!  This is one of the many aspects of being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! that I just love.  Helping people and bringing smiles to their faces.  It just warms my heart.

I then wrapped 5/8" Burlap Ribbon around the bottom and added one of the Leaves Trinkets, in the copper finish.  Because the Burlap Ribbon is quite thick I adhered this layer to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals.  Whenever I put ribbon on my project I always put the layer with the ribbon on with Stampin Dimensionals.  Your paper will lay a lot nicer over ribbon this way.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I decorated the inside and the envelope with the trees the same way I did them on the front of the card. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set #146482, Leaves Trinkets #146343, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You could change the sentiment to Happy Birthday or Congratulations for more masculine cards.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it!  Have a great day!

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Embossing Paste meets Embossing Powder

  • Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Oh My Goodness!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this technique was to make and how beautiful it is.  I would have never thought of this idea.  Thank God, someone did and was kind enough to share with everyone.  I don't remember who I first saw this technique done with, so who ever you are, thank you, thank you, thank you.  

I don't know if you can see on the picture or not, but I put Copper Embossing Powder over the Embossing Paste and heat set it.  It is so fun to make and it is so impressive when it is done.  We made these in my technique class and the ladies were crazy about them.  

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To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Cardstock:

Night of Navy

  •  cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Whisper White

  • cut two at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Wild Wasabi

  • cut at 2" x 3 1/2"

Copper Foil Sheet

  • scrap for 1/2" circle

To make this card you have to work kinda fast.  You don't want to let the paste dry before you put the embossing powder on it.  The first thing I did was put on the Embossing Paste using the brick masks from the Patter Party Decorative Masks.  As soon as I had that finished added the copper embossing powder to all of the embossing paste. 

I had to put sprinkle the embossing powder over it a couple of times to make sure it adhered the way I wanted it to.  You then use your heat gun to warm up the embossing powder so it melts.  You will have to hold the heat gun a little bit longer than you do when you use the embossing powder with the VersaMark ink.  It is so fun to watch the embossing powder melt into the paste.   Such a neat effect!  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You will notice on the picture that I did not put the Embossing Paste all over my card, just part of it.  You can do whatever you would like to do with yours.  

I stamped my sentiment from Lovely Wishes and the flower is from the Delightful Daisy stamp set using the Night of Navy ink.  I punched out the daisy with the coordinating punch.  I used the Leaf punch that was carried over from the holiday catalog.  I sure hope they keep both of those in the new annual catalog which is coming out in June.

For a final touch I added a 1/2" circle from the Copper Foil Sheets and put it in the middle of the daisy.  I also stamped the daisy on the inside of my card and on the envelope.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I hope you will give this fun technique a try.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Heartfelt Blooms

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Did I tell you Stampin' Up! has created a new type of stamp?  The new Distinkive (patent pending) stamps lay down ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  Yes, I took the description for the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  You all know I don't talk like that.  LOL  It was the easiest way to explain how they work.  Another unique feature of this type of stamp is that it is totally flat.  At first look, you will think something is wrong with it.  

There is a little tip to using this stamp, you don't want too much ink on it.  If you do, the image will not come out crisp and clear.  If there isn't enough ink, the image will come out really light. 

The name of the stamp set I used is Heartfelt Blooms in the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  You can get this stamp set for FREE when you spend $50 in products, before shipping and tax.  Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31st.  If there is a product that you really want, I highly suggest you get it soon.  You won't want to miss out on this awesome stamp set!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I want to thank Annie Dohrman for this wonderful design.  I received this swap card from Annie at the Leadership Conference in February.  I fell in love with it and knew I wanted to make it too.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Night of Navy 

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Whisper White 

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3" x 4"

One of the 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of white cardstock emboss with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  I wrapped the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon the two top layers and tied a knot.  I also popped up the layers with the ribbon on it.  When I wrap ribbon around any cardstock I always use dimensionals to pop up that layer.  Your paper will lay flat and not have a bump in it from the ribbon.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms #147202, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon #145597, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I apologize for this blog post coming out late this morning.  Once again life took more of my time than I thought it would.  Last night Emily came home from Texas for a week and we didn't get home until after 1:00am.  I am not moving very fast this morning, hence the delay in this post.  Do you ever have days where your plans are not at all the plans God had for you that day?  His plans are always better than mine.  Just, sometimes I wish He would let me know them before hand.  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a great weekend. 

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Watercoloring with Brusho Crystal Colours

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Brusho Crystal Colour #144101, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
I was really excited to see everyone who enjoyed my last project using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  I think it was one of the highest views on my blog and FaceBook.  If you missed the post click HERE to see it.  This is another project that I did using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  This time I used them a little different and it came out with a whole new look.  For some reason when I photographed the pictures, the leaves came out more brown.  In person, they are a green with a little bit of yellow added.  

The first thing I did on this project was to stamp the biggest rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Versa Mark ink and emboss it with White Embossing Powder.  I used the watercolor paper for this project.  Once I had the embossing done, I was ready to start the fun part of the card.  Watercoloring!

I sprinkled a little, and I mean a little, bit of crystals onto one of my clear blocks.  I used the letter "E" block so I had room to move it around a bit.  I then added water, using my Aqua Painter brushes, and mixed it up good.  I started with the blue for the flower first and then did the leaves.  I moved my color around on my block so that I had some areas that we lighter than others.  I could pick up the ink from what ever area I wanted.  Dark for the edges, light for the center.  I still did shading with brushes after I got all of it covered.  It is easier to do shading when you have it already a little darker in certain areas.

You don't have to worry about going over the lines in the inside for the flower or leaves as they are already embossed so the paint is not going to stick to it.  I was, however, careful around the outside edges.  You don't want it to bleed outside of your lines.  

For the leaves I started with the green crystals and then added a little bit of the yellow crystals.  I mixed them up good and spread them out on another block.  Same as with the flower, be careful on your outside edges.  

With using the White Embossing Powder it makes it look like the flower is almost floating on the paper.  

I didn't add anything else on the front of the card this time.  I thought it was so pretty just by itself.  You can put a sentiment on the inside, if you want or add one to the front.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Marina Mist

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Watercolor Paper

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

I haven't had time to play more with the Brusho Crystals but I will.  I really enjoyed creating these two projects for my Technique class.  They were a big hit with the ladies that took the class.

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Last weekend I went to a retreat given by Tina Rappe and Peggy Murwin, the Stampin Sisters.  Oh My Goodness!!!  They did a fantastic job!  All the little details they thought of, all the products we were given and the projects!  It was so much fun that I hope I will be able to go next year!  

One of the reasons, there were many, I wanted to go to it was because I want to try and do a retreat soon.  I wanted to see how they ran it, set it up, how they did the projects, door prizes, actually how they did all of it.  You sure can tell this was their 12th year doing it.  They put their heart and soul into the whole weekend.  

The theme this year was picnic.  Here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

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On the left is the basket that all of us had at our spot where we were sitting.  The top and bottom right I got because I paid in full when I registered.  

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The picture on the left was a gift for all the new people that attended this year.  After every break we had, when we went back into the room we had a new gift waiting for us.   The top right is the cookies we got on Sunday morning.  They were so kind and made special ones for the ladies that needed gluten free food.  The bottom right is one of the projects we made.  I have to say it is my favorite.  I really like how it came out. 

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The picture on the right is my friend from Iowa, Beth, that I went to the retreat with.  It was so nice to see her and spend time with her.  I wish we lived a lot closer.  The picture on the left is our table mates, Margie and Maxine.  I love, love, love these ladies.  We all clicked so well together and worked so good together.  We had a great time.  I am really hoping we all can make it next year and be table mates again.  I am excited that I will get to see all of them in April in Milwaukee!

Would any of you be interested in a retreat if I put one on in Ohio?  

Thank you for stopping in today, I really appreciate it.  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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My first card using the Brusho Crystal Colours

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

In February I had a technique class, which was a lot of fun.  One of the projects we made used the new Brusho Crystal Colours.  We used them to create the background for the above card.  What do you think?  I really like how it came out.  Another thing I like about the Brusho, is you will never get the same card twice.  It doesn't matter how many times you use the Brusho, you are going to get a different look each time.  

On this card we used the Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Yellow colors.  There are so many different ways to create projects with this product, this is just one of them.

To begin with, make sure your surface is covered very well and that you have extra paper towels around.  This can get messy fast.  You can wear gloves while you do this if you don't like to get your hands dirty.  The ink will come off your hands when you do dishes or wash your hair.  Who knows why that is, but it works.  Yay! 

For this card I first sprinkled, a little bit of all three of the colors randomly around the Shimmery White Paper.  I then took my Spritzer and lightly sprayed my paper.  The more you spray, the more the colors will run together.  You can see in the pictures how the colors are all blended together in certain areas and how are just splattered in other areas. If you want you can move the water around on your paper and you will get a little bit of a different look.  I really like how this background turned out.  

I will say when I was making it and it was just sitting there drying by itself, I was not to keen on it.  But once I put the white flower on it, it turned out perfect!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
You are going to want to let this really dry before you start touching it.  Even then you have to be careful you don't get it all over your hands.  To finish off the card I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut out my embellishment.  One thing that I did to help me attach it to the paper is I used the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets.  They are awesome!!!  I use them any time I have a delicate cutout that I need to attach to another piece of paper.  

I wrapped the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon around the Shimmery White paper and tied a knot to finish off the card.  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I wanted the focal point to be the beautiful background.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Shimmery White Cardstock #101910

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5"

I hope you will get these incredible products and try them yourself.   I have another project to share with you next week using the Brusho in a different way.  You are going to love it!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Tomorrow morning I am off to Chicago to go to my first stamping retreat and I am so excited!  My good friend, Beth, from Iowa is going with me.  It will be so nice to spend the weekend with her.  We are both interested in seeing how to run a retreat as this is something we both would like to do someday.  Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Lovely Wishes Any Occasions Card (CT #136)

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Petal Passion designer series paper #145589, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, CASEing Tuesday, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Are you enjoying the CASEing Tuesday series?  I hope you are getting inspiration to create your own projects or make the one on here.  I haven't made a black and white card in a long time.  The Petal Passion designer series paper and the Lovely Wishes stamp set in the occasions catalog are perfect for this card.  It is a simple, but classic card.  

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I used a layout very similar to this one a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to use it again.  

 To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper #145589

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

I used the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder on the Whisper White cardstock and the ribbon is the Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon behind the circles.  The stamped image and black circle are cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Petal Passion designer series paper #145589, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, CASEing Tuesday, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Any time I use ribbon under another layer of cardstock, I always pop up the layers that go on top of the ribbon.  Otherwise, the top layer doesn't lay flat. There are bumps from the ribbon.  I added rhinestones to add a little bit of bling. 

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I stamped the same image that is on the front of the card inside the card and on the envelope. 

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I am so excited for my sister, Jean!  She was chosen as the teacher of the month!  For some reason I can't get the video to load onto my post, but I do have it on my FaceBook page.  I will have to tell you, they do not say our last name correct, which is nothing new.  LOL 

  Click HERE to watch the video.  

I will have to say, my sister is an awesome teacher!  I can remember when I was younger, 2nd grade, when she was my teacher for religion classes.  I couldn't understand why I had to call her Miss Maslowski and not Jean.  She was my sister, I wasn't going to call her anything but Jean.  Yes, I was very stubborn even way back then.  LOL  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have an awesome week!   

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Jar of Love Sympathy Workshop Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Jar of Love #141587, Rose Wonder #140697, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I had a workshop for one of customers and she wanted me to use the Jar of Love stamp set.  She also told me she needed a sympathy card so if I could combine the two she would love it.  So I created a card using the Jar of Love stamp set along with Rose Wonder.  She loved it!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 4 1/4"

The flowers were stamped with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink. When you stamp the water in the jar, I first stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped my card.  The sentiment was stamped with the Night of Navy ink also. 

Below is a picture of the inside of the card.  I also stamped the flowers on the envelope to match.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Jar of Love #141587, Rose Wonder #140697, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

It is Saturday!!!  Do you have any special plans this weekend?  I am going to play in my craft room and work on designing my Christmas Cards for my first class on August 4th.  In August, September, October and November I have a Christmas Card Class where we make 12 cards (3 of 4 designs) for a total of 48 cards.  My customers love to do a little bit each month and then they are ready to mail their cards out when the time comes.  

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases #141534, Floral Boutique DSP #141663, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I was just noticing in this picture that the colors almost look black.   I used Night of Navy ink and paper and Whisper White paper.  I am going to have to figure out why that did that.  Hmmm  

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but when you do you want them to be pretty.  This card gives you that and it is easy, which is an added bonus.  

The designer series paper I used on this is the Floral Boutique, which I absolutely love.  This is my favorite DSP (designer series paper) in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.   I must not be the only one, because Stampin' Up! has put it in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  It will be available in a pack with all the new in colors.  This paper pack is going to be a big hit, just like it was in the current catalog.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 4"
  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper #141663

  • cut at 3" x 5 1/2"

For the sentiment on the inside, I stamped it right onto my card base.  

Wasn't that easy?  You could change the sentiment and with the new colors available on June 1st, there will be so many possibilities.  

Last night I had my Paper Pumpkin Class.  We had a lot of fun creating and watercoloring.  It is exciting to see how many different ways people can take the same products and put a whole new card, just by adding dragonfly.  They all turned out beautiful.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!

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My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! My Top Ten Stamp Sets 2017, designed by Stampin Scrapper,  for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I am going to really miss some of our retiring stamp sets.  I have used some of them for a very long time, others a short while, but I loved them all.  Here are my 10 top stamp sets:

The Wetlands 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Wetlands #126697, High Tide #143006, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

 

Sponged Wetlands Card

Cottage Greetings 

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings #139962, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, Petal Burst Embossing Folder #141493, Flourish Thinlits #141478, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

What To Do With Scraps #4

This card has 2 of my favorites, Gorgeous Grunge and Tin of Cards

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What To Do With Scraps #2

In The Meadow

stampin up, Stampin" Up! In the Meadow #140754, Aqua Painters #103954, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Watercolor In The Meadow

Something for Baby

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Something for Baby #134030, Succulent Garden DSP #142778, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3 D projects go to stpmpinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Baby Card using Succulent Garden DSP

Time of Year

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Time of Year #141790, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, esigned by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Time of Year with Blooms and Bliss DSP
 

Grateful Bunch

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, First Sight, Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Large Oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Grateful Bunch Punch #140612, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas for cards, gifts, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Grateful Bunch Sympathy Card

Botanical Blooms and Tin of Cards

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards stamp set #138946, Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, Botanical Builder Framelits #140625, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Blooms and Bliss Collar Fold Card

Peaceful Pines and Reason for the Season

stampin up, Stampin" Up Peaceful Pines #139728, Reason for the Season #139730, Perfect Pines Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D Projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Peaceful Pines Christmas

There are many more that I have loved and will miss.  It was fun going back through my blog looking at all the different cards I have made over the last year or so.  All information regarding the retirement list is further down on this post.

Yesterday I had a workshop with 8 wonderful ladies that I met for the first time.  Thank you Roselin for sharing your friends with me and picking me to have your workshop.  It was so much fun!  

I hope everyone has a marvelous Monday and week!

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 Click HERE for the retiring list of products.  

Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

after that it will be while supplies last.

All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Garden in Bloom Sympathy Card

stampin up, Stampin" Up! Garden in Bloom #139433, Flourishing Phrases #141534, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder #13373,  3/8" Ruched Ribbon #141424, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more ideas, cards, gifts, scrapbooking, 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards, but I find making masculine ones even harder.  You could make this more feminine just by changing the colors.  Lately I have been drawn to the blues and grays together.  In this card I used the colors of Dapper Denim, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Gray Card Stock #121044

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Dapper Denim Card Stock "141414

  • cut at 2 1/8" x 5 1/2"

Basic Black Card Stock #121045

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 3" x 4 1/4"

I used the Lovely Lace embossing folder to give the Dapper Denim some texture.  I used the dimensionals to pop up the black and white layer.  The ribbon is wrapped around the white layer only.  

I used the same flowers to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope in Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate ink.  

I was suppose to have my open house yesterday for Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions catalog, but had to cancel due to weather. We had ice yesterday, thankfully not as much as they said there was going to be.  I have rescheduled it for next Sunday, which turns out to be better.  More people are able to attend, including some new people.  I can't wait to meet them!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a marvelous Monday and a great week.

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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