Thank You Cards

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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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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Thank you card using retired products

stampin up, Stampin' Up Tin of Cards #138946, Jar of Love #141587, In Color Designer Series Paper stacks #141408, Lace Doilies #142793, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Everyday Jars Framelits #141490, Banner Framelits #132173, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Have you ever participated in a swap?  Some of you may be wondering what is a swap?  A swap is where you make cards, or cardnfronts, for everyone that is participating.  So if there is 12 people  involved, you will make 12 cards of the same design.  In return you will get 12 cards, 11 different and one of your own.  This is a great way to get ideas for cards and to use either for classes, or to give to someone.  The above card was originally created by Connie Ingram, another demonstrator, from Colorado.  

I changed a color on the card, but overall the design is hers.  Isn't lovely.  I really like how it turned out and it showcases the Tin of Cards stamp set, Banner framelits, Lace Doilies and the 2016-2018 Designer Paper Stack, all which are retiring.  The silver bow is a retired product from a couple of years ago.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Dapper Denim Cardstock #141414

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • scraps for flower and leaves

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks #141408

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

I have found to make the white banner frame easiest,  put the two banner framelits on at the same time.  Center the smaller one inside of the larger framelit.  Run it through your big shot at the same time. See picture below.

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The flower and circle with sentiment on it are the only two things I used dimensionals on.  The rest of the layers were attached with snail adhesive.

When we went to Disney one time, we have gone multiple times - we love Disney, we decided to take pictures of all of our food.  I scrapbook vacations and we didn't want this one to be anything like all the others.  So, now we take pictures of our food all the time.  I know it's crazy.  

So, of course, when I was in Minneapolis, I took pictures.  I have to say, I had some of the best food ever there.  On Friday, we were starved by the time all of us got to the hotel.  So we had found on the internet a Mexican restaurant called Salsa a La Salsa not far from our hotel.  Oh My Goodness!!!!!  It was the best Mexican food I have ever had.  Here is a picture of my fajitas.

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I am dreaming of this food as I am typing up this blog post.  Yummy!

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On Friday night we were busy working on Carla's swaps, so we just ordered pizza.  We found a place that delivered, and had gluten free pizzas.  The one in the above picture is mashed potatoes, broccoli, bacon and tomatoes.  I am weird and I don't care for pizza with the red sauce.  I will eat it, but I am not crazy about it.

On Saturday night after the conference a bunch of us went to the Newsroom Restaurant for dinner.  Again, we had the best food.  I asked the server what their desserts were, so I knew what to order for dinner.  She said, "why not have dessert first?".  Sounded good to Carla and I, so that is exactly what we did.  I had the white chocolate creme burlee and again, Oh My Goodness!  I am going to have to do that more often, dessert first.  

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Doesn't that just look delicious!  I want to go back to Minneapolis and take Mark to all the wonderful places we went to eat.  I think he would love it.  Maybe it will be time for a road trip soon!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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OnStage Cool Treats Swap Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats stamp set #142982, Gorgeous Grunge #130517, Tasty Treats DSP #142770, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies #142756, Stitched Framelits #145372, Banner Triple Punch #138292, Wink of Stella #1418973/8" Ruched Peekaboo Peach Ribbon #141427, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stsampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my other swap card that I made.  This swap was a card front only with 2 layers and 2 embellishments.   I used Wink of Stella as one of my embellishments along with the Peekaboo Peach ribbon.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"  
  • scrap piece for the popsicle

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for the front
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside 
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Scrap pieces of Crumb Cake #120953 and Pool Party #122924 for the popsicles

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper #142770

  • cut 2 at 1 1/2" x 4"

Using the Banner Triple Punch, punch the designer series paper and the Watermelon Wonder paper.  

I used one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with the Peekaboo Peach ink.  I adhered the banners  with snail adhesive. The popsicles and Happiest Birthday were attached with Stampin Dimensionals.  I added the 3/8" Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon around the top of the whisper white paper.

I added Wink of Stella on the stamped images on the popsicles.  

Reminder:  tomorrow the retirement list comes out for the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  If you want any of the 2015-2017 In Colors (Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder) I would order them today.  When the list comes out, anything associated with the in colors will sell out sometimes within an hour.  

I will not be placing an order, so if you would like to order, please go to my website HERE.  Remember, if you use the hostess code CB637TDYR you will receive a gift from me.  If you are ordering $150 or over, DO NOT use the hostess code.  You will want to get the Stampin Rewards (which means FREE product) for your order.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Blooms & Bliss Collar Fold Card

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

Isn't this a fun creative fold card?  This fold is called Collar Fold or Peekaboo Pull Back Fold (I have found it called both names on Pinterest).  We made this card in my Creative Fold card class last month.   This card is actually quite easy to make.

You will need the following products:

Island Indigo Cardstock #122923

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

Mint Macaron Cardstock #138337

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043

  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card
  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for the front of the card

Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" 

To make the folds in the designer series paper you will line up the 5 1/4" side at the 2 5/8" mark on your trimmer.  Cut down to the 1 1/2" mark, then take the corner of where you just cut and fold it back.  

Make sure you have a point at the corners of your paper, this will make a crisp fold when you crease it.  Use your bone folder to make a crisp fold.  I taped down the flaps so they would lie down flat, but that is up to you.  I added Wink of Stella to the center of the Island Indigo flower.

Have a  wonderful Tuesday!

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So Very Much Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! So Very Much, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Gold embossing powder #109129, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

So Very Much is another great stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration 2017 brochure.  There is two things that I like about this stamp set. First, I really like the font and second, the size of the stamp.  You can make so many fast and easy cards with it.  This card took less than 10 minutes to make.  You could make it even faster if you only stamped the images and didn't emboss it.  I tried to take another picture for you so you could see the gold embossing powder I used on the stamped images.  

stampin up, Stampin' Up! So Very Much, 2017 Sale-A-Bration, Gold embossing powder #109129, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you will need the following products:

Watermelon Wonder Cardstock # 138334

  • cut at 5 /12" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

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

Falling In Love DSP #142788

  • cut at 4" x 3 1/2"

I used the Lace Doilies in the Occasions 2017 catalog to add to this card.  One thing great about these doilies is they are two sided, one side with Whisper White and the other with Very Vanilla.  I cut the doily in half, that way you can use it on another card.  

To get the placing on the doily in the center (my OCD was coming out here LOL), I took the card base and put it in the corner of my grid paper.  I then used one of the points and lined it up on the 2 1/8 line (that is the center of the card front).  

I stamped the image and the butterfly from the Grateful Bunch stamp set with VersaMark ink and used Gold Embossing Powder.  If you didn't want to emboss, you could use Early Espresso ink for your stamped images.  

Thank you Mary Ann Rossiter for your inspiration for this card.  

I hope you have a fabulous week!

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What To Do With Scraps card #2

stampin up, Stampin Up! Gorgeous Grunge 130517, Tin of Cards #138946, Layering Circle Framelits #141705, Stitched Shapes Framelits # 145372, Blooms and Bliss DSP #141654, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com

Do you have thin strips of paper left and don't know what to do with them?  They are too pretty to throw away and if your like me, you don't want to waste paper.  Do you need a fast thank you or birthday card?  I have the perfect card for you!  When I saw this card on Pinterest I knew it would be great to use all those thin strips of paper I had.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Sahara Sand Card Stock #121043

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

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock #115316

  • 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Blooms and Bliss Card stock #141654

  • cut 3 of 1/2" x 5 1/2"

I stamped the background with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Sahara Sand ink.  I also used the ink to sponge around the edges and around the white circle.  This gives the card a softer look.  

I made this card a thank you card, but you can use any of the sentiments from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  

To put my strips on starting with the right one at one inch from the right side of the card.  Then I adhered the other two strips right next to the first one.  Linen thread was used to wrap around the card twice (I used 23 inches).  I then made a double bow and adhered with a glue dot (I used 10 inches). 

The Layering Circle Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to cut out the circle.  I popped up the circles using the Stampin Dimensionals.  

Wasn't that an easy card to make? and a perfect way to use your scraps?

This is a short post today as I am busy working on projects for Stamp Camp tomorrow night and I have a workshop on Saturday.  Today my box of goodies come for the display I am doing at OnStage.  I can't wait!!  I wonder what is going to be in there?  

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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Sale-A-Bration Thank You Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Avant Garden #143272, So Very Much #143343, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more  cards, ideas, gifts, 3D projects and scrapbooking go to stampinscrapper.com

Did you get a chance to look at the new Sale-A-Bration mini-catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog?   Do you love it as much as I do?  I can't wait to create fun projects for you.  

As promised yesterday, here is an easy peasy card made with two stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration, the Avant Garden and So Very Much. You are not going to believe it, but it only took me 5 -10 minutes to make this card.  Love that!  If you changed the sentiment and colors you could create so many cards in such a short time.  I think I am going to have to try it.

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock #131197

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

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

I added a flower on the inside of the card on the bottom left corner and on the envelope. 

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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Fall Thankful Thoughts

Stampin up, Stampin! Up! Thankful Thoughts #141522, Stampin' Up! Perpetual Birthday Calendar #137167, Woodland Embossing folder #139673, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards and gift ideas go to stampinscrapper.com

I think this is my favorite fall card I have made so far.  It warms my heart and puts a smile on my face each time I look at it.  This was a fun card to make, especially with the Copper Foil leaves on it.  The Copper Foil Paper is absolutely gorgeous!!!!  If you don't have it yet, you are going to want to buy it!  This is one product I hope Stampin' Up!  puts in the new annual catalog in June.  I have to admit I do have a stash of it already.  :)

The first think I did when I made this card was stamp all the leaves in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon all over the Whisper White card stock and along the bottom edge of the paper that goes on the inside of the card.  I also put it along the side or you could do the bottom edge of my envelope.  So pretty!

Next you will run that piece through the Big Shot using the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I wanted the trees to have some depth to them so I took a Dauber with Crumb Cake ink and added it to the raised part of the paper.  It made a world of difference when I did that.  

The best part is when I added the Copper Foil Paper leaves.  Aren't they just gorgeous!  I took a close up picture, below, so you could see better how pretty they truly are.  I have been using the Copper sheets on almost everything,  LOL  I made a triple loop bow with our Linen Thread to finish the card off.  

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The picture doesn't truly show you how beautiful and classy the Copper Foil Sheets are.  Trust me, you are going to love them!

You will need the following measurements for this card:

Cajun Craze Card Stock #119684

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

Delightful Dijon Card Stock #138338

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4" - I put one on the front and inside of the card
  • cut at 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut 2 at 3 3/4" x 5" - one for the front of the card and one for the inside 
  • scrap for the "A Note of Thanks"

I hope everyone has a blessed and relaxing Sunday!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

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Help Me Grow

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Help Me Grow #140764, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Rose Garden Framelits "140619, White Embossing powder #109132, 1/8" Ribbon-Silver #132137, Metallic Foil Dollies#138392, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, made by Stampin Scrapper, For more cards and gift ideas go to stampinscrapper.com

My friend, Theresa, had a workshop with me last weekend and it was so fun!  I always ask my hostess what stamp set would they like me to demonstrate and is there any special technique that would like me to share.  Theresa loved this card from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog made with the Help Me Grow stamp set.  I was excited because I have looked at this card many times and wanted to make it, but I just haven't gotten around to doing it.  So this was perfect!

This card has 4 different techniques on it: resist embossing, splatter, embossing with our regular ink and dry embossing.  Here is a short explanation on all of them:

  • Resist Embossing - You emboss your image with white embossing powder and then you color over it, using markers, sponges or daubers,  You then take a tissue or paper towel and wipe it off the ink off your stamped image.  The white embossing sections just pop!  It is so beautiful and the pictures do not do it any justice.
  • Splatter - I took my Aqua Painters and put ink from my ink pad on the tip and then tapped the Aqua Painter on my finger. This splattered the ink all over my project.  It is very subtle but adds so much to the project.
  • Embossing with regular ink - have you ever wanted to embossing in one of our colors, but you don't have that color in an embossing powder.  Now you can emboss any color you want!  You have to work fast when you do this technique because our ink dries so fast.  You are going to stamp your image in any color you would like and then put Clear Embossing Powder on it and use the heating tool.  It is so pretty and now you can match any color in your project.
  • Dry Embossing is using an Embossing Folder on a piece of card stock.  

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These are two close up pictures so you can see the white and clear embossing and splattering.  This is such a pretty card.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock #140272

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock #138337

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Card stock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

I used Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron ink with Daubers to color in the background.  The silver dollie and ribbon add just the right amount of bling to it,  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

 

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Happy Fall!!!!!

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Today is the first day of fall!!!!  I am so excited!  I absolutely love this time of year and can't wait to put out my fall decorations this weekend.  Does anyone else decorate this early for fall/Halloween? I don't really have Halloween decorations, mine are fall themed that way I can leave them up for Thanksgiving too.  

I was searching for ideas for the limited time stamp set Thoughtful Branches (this set is still available while supplies last) and found this beautiful card created by Kay Kalthoff.  The trees are Tamarack trees that grow in the northwoods of MN and WI.  They are like pine trees, except they change a beautiful yellow color in the fall and drop their needles.  I had no idea there was a Tamarack tree until I read Kay's blog post.  I love learning new things!  Did you know about these trees?

To make this card you will need the following materials:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock #13199

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650

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

You first begin with stamping your sentiment Thank You or whatever one you would to use.  That way I could tell exactly where I wanted the tree trunks. I used the Early Espresso ink for the tree trunks and the lines for under the trees. The stamp with the lines has a cut out in the middle for you to line up your tree trunk so you aren't stamping over your tree.

Here is a little tip that helped me with these trees.  For some reason it was easier for me if I turned my Very Vanilla piece on its side (so the 5 1/2" side was on the bottom) and I stamped my trees as though they were laying down.  I did it that way for the yellow needles too and even my classes thought it was easier.  Who knew?! 

For the trees I used the Crushed Curry ink and you will stamp each tree three times.  You are going to want to move your stamp, just a tiny bit so that you aren't stamping directly on top of your previous stamped image.  You will notice when you stamp it the first time that it not very full of needles.  By stamping it three times you will get a beautiful, full Tamarack tree.

I used Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip ink with sponges to get the coloring on the bottom.  It is really up to you how much of each color you want to put on it.  This was my first card I made and I used a little more brown than my next card.  I also used the brown to do my edges on the bottom and up on the sides just to where the sky would begin.  For the top of the card I used Soft Sky ink to give my sky some color.  Again, you can use as much or as little as you would like.  If you even wanted a darker sky you could use a darker shade of blue, such as Marina Mist.  

To decorate the inside of my card and my envelope I stamped one tree on the left hand side.  I did not put the lines on these trees though.

I just love this stamp set and I know you will too!  If you want this stamp set order ASAP and all you have to do is click on the picture below and it will take you right to my store.  

I hope you enjoy the first day of this new season!  I know I am excited even though it is suppose to be 88 degrees today.  Luckily it is suppose to cool down next week.  I am so ready for cooler temps so I can open my windows and let the fresh air in!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

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