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The Give a way Winner and more cards…

AND… the winner is….

Lynn Gauthier!!!!

CLAP! CLAP! Congrats Lynn!!!  YAY for you!

I had Breanna pick a number between 1 and 63 and she picked 42!  Congrats Lynn!  Send me an email with your mailing information!

I tried to add names… for some reason you all didn’t put your names in for each thing, so I had to add a bunch.  Lesson learned…links must be too big a pain…stick with comments I guess!

THANK YOU Cindy from Starlitstudio!

I started posting the cards I designed and taught at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape a week ago… eek… time gets away so fast!  HERE’S the post with the Sunflower cards and HERE’S the post from a couple weeks ago telling about the weekend and about the process of getting ready for the classes.

Today I’m posting the other three cards…


‘fore you’ – layering up dies to create a scene.  Love making scenes!  Memory Box dies and stamps and poppystamps dies.

I had the ladies cut out the golf cart in white cardstock and color the pieces with markers. Easy and so cute!



more Memory Box and poppystamps dies…the Memory Box Chic Chevron makes an appearance on the panel.  Inked with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.  Some spatters and sequins add to the fun of the design!

Linking up this card to the Keep it Simple Challenge – Splatters


YAY!  My Pavilia Bloom card was in the favorites at SCS on Sunday!  Thank you ladies!




I had the ladies emboss the flower just like I did in this video HERE.  Then it was inked with Dusty Concord Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.



Another sweet Summer scene with Memory Box and poppystamps dies.  So fun to make!  I love step cards!

Linking my card to the Seize your Birthday Challenge – Summer Time

My card was a winner there too!  Thank you ladies!

STB Challenge Winner

Enjoy the Summer days!  We’re sure having some beautiful ones here in Iowa.  Love it when it’s not so hot and humid!   I hope to hop on my bike for a bit today!  : )

Thanks for visiting!  Love hearing from you and hope you enjoyed my cards today!

Dies, stamps and supplies I used to create these cards…

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Memory Box and Starlitstudio Butterfly Dies Giveaway!!!

Some days I get carried away…are three cards in a post too many?  well…fortunately I didn’t take a picture of the first card I sent off to Printworks and one other card I didn’t like well enough to post… so whew… it was almost five! lol

When the Piano Border die came out… it was a MUST HAVE it!  I grew up playing the piano and still like to play once in awhile.  I taught piano lessons for years and once in awhile I work with the grandkids. Fun.

So I’ll start with the Grand Piano card!


A 5 ½ inch square card, hand cut to resemble a Grand Piano. The Piano Border die, the Calozonia Frame die for the Music rack.  I cut and embossed the frame die in the Big Shot but extra embossed it with the stylus… a couple of my videos show how to do that.


I really did stamp the sentiment with a good black ink pad… not sure why the light hit it and lightened it for the pictures.  I do have double mounting squares under the centers of each side of the pages, so they’d curve a bit.  grrrr  I’m not taking the photos over,  I’m not!  lol

My Grand Piano card was in the Weekly Favorites over at Splitcoast Stampers!  Thank you so much ladies!


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I spritzed the new Floral Mesh stencil with a bit of glimmer mist on watercolor paper for the background…layered up card-stock and pattern paper with my Perfect Layers Tools, cut the Venita Flourish and butterfly body from silver glitter card-stock, added some loops with May Arts purple cord, added the the Oriel and Lunette Butterflies on top and stamped part of the sentiment with the stamp a ma jig!  It’s an A-2 size card.

*** Linking my Butterfly card to the following…

Keep It Simple Challenge blog – Things With Wings

ETA – Moxie Fab World – Styling with Stencils Challenge

and my card was in the Weekly Favorites Thread at SplitCoast Stampers!  Thank you ladies!


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NOW For the Giveaway…


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Cindy from Starlitstudio has given me a Lunette Butterfly die and an Oriel Butterfly die to give away!!! Hurrah!

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Link up at the blue frog  (USA mailing address only)  for a chance to win.

 email address in the first box…
you don’t have to have a blog…
Name in the third box…
that’s it!

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Size of die cut: 3.3 x 1.8 (wings); .7 x 1.8 (body) – sizes in inches.


Pretty awesome of  her!!!  THANK YOU CINDY!!!

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On to the last card.  The NEW Calm Countryside die… love it and love it CAS, clean and simple!

Happy Day!  This card was in the CAS Favorites for this week at Splitcoast Stampers!  Thank you so much ladies!



Dies and stamps I used will be linked below… holler if you have any questions!  So glad you stopped by to visit!  Always glad to share! Happy weekend!

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NEW Wings stamp set and die…

Isn’t it so much fun to have dies to match stamps?!!!  I’m lovin’ the fun things to create with dies and stamps! Today I used one of the butterflies from CC Designs new Wings Stamp set and the CC Designs Cutter Wings die.  I stamped the butterfly, used my clear die cut template I cut with the guide holes for marking where to place the die on the stamped butterfly before you cut,  then cut!  I love this butterfly with the dots… I used my Japanese screw punch to punch the holes and wrapped the center with wax linen.

So fun to get out some other stamp sets with a butterfly theme to use too… this is the Butterfly Postage Rubber Stamp set.  The dotted line on the postcard is from a Marianne Design border clear stamp set called Don and Daisy Decorations.

I cut the red doily out of the October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper… the pattern paper for this card is all from this 8×8 paper pad.


Happy Spring wishes winging your way!  ttul!

Stamps and Such…

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Tax Day Sale and Blog Candy Winner!!!

Tax Day Sale @ All That!!!  15% off the entire store,  use the coupon code “store” when you check-out!  Always lots of NEW stamp “stuff” to need or just want! Click HERE to go right to the New category… Penny Black, Echo Park, Crate Paper, MME Clear stamp sets and more!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a CC Designs Sweet November April Review card…. love Amy Y’s charming images!

Now for the Blog Candy stamps… 

The WINNER is… #8!  Congrats Linda C.!!!!

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New Printworks and Blog Candy!!!

Printworks is having a sale through the 15th and I have some PW stamps to give away…five wood mounted stamps and two unmounted (one says Happy Birthday and the other Art by me). Just add your link below and I’ll have inlinkz pick a winner in a few days… hope I don’t forget! lol  You can always remind me!

Here’s the info about the new images and free shipping w/$25 order!

Annette has designed some cute Easter and Spring stamps for you!

We are introducing them in both wood and cling.

The cling stamps will have the images indexed on the back of the cushion for ease of placement.

You can see the stamp images here…

Catalog Page B23

Catalog Page B24

Click the link below to download the order form with prices…

Retail Order Form

These stamps are not available on our Yahoo store yet (but we are working on it!)
Please email, call, or fax your order in.

FREE shipping with orders $25 or more.  Use 2011TAX in the coupon code
to receive your FREE shipping.  Offer good until 04/15/11.

If you have any questions, please email me: ~ Nicole @ PrintWorks