Thursday, December 18, 2014

Get Your Santa On!

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The panel in the center opens for the greeting just to add some interest.
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These were the two ways I used this Santa-themed stamp set this season.  The 2nd card was one we made at my Card Buffet.  He’s cute and easy to color with the Blendabilities. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Storage Solution for your Blendabilities

If you’re like me and have a bunch of Blendabilities, but no good way to store them, I have a solution for you today.  I bought this from Amazon.com and I love it.

If you’re interested here’s the link to the product:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2VC4S2/ref=gb1h_img_c-2_6282_2d86ecce?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=1RF441HRDM9XAZYY78FQ&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1980506282
And, I’m not suggesting this because I earn money.  I will not earn a cent if you click the link and buy the item.  I’m just recommending it because I love it and thought you might too!
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I still have one tray to add when I get more Blendabilities. 
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I love how they are tiered so I can easily grab the marker I want to use!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Festival of Trees

I’m happy to announce that I finished my Christmas cards today!  They are ready to mail and I feel so much better.  I was so stressed about being behind this year.  I even cried yesterday because I thought I’d never get them done.  (Stress + hormones = tears!) 
I’d like the share the cards I made with the Festival of Trees stamp set.  I love this set because it is easy to line up the images since the stamps are photopolymer, plus it has a coordinating punch which simplifies crafting.  A couple of these I had already signed to mail before I realized I needed a photo first!  Oops!  Sorry about that!
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More holiday cards later!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Special Cards for a Dear Friend

I am still working on my Christmas cards, but I interrupted that task long enough to make some other cards.  I have a friend who is turning 80 next week and I wanted to send her something really special.  Since she’s not a crafter, I thought she would enjoy having a set of greeting cards that she could send to others. 
I used a combination of current and retired products.  (After all, she won’t mind that the DSP is retired!)  I kept the cards fairly simple, but I lined the envelopes to match because I think it just adds so much to the gift.  Here is how they turned out:
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I hope Elizabeth loves her homemade and heartfelt birthday gift. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

It was a Dark & Stormy Night…

While it wasn’t snowing, it was dark and rainy, yet folks still gathered together to make some Christmas cards at my annual Card Buffet.  I hope a good time was had by all!

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Brianna & Karen had a fun night stamping and getting ready for Christmas.

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Kathy & Phyllis showed us that card crafting is serious business!

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Cinda & Pam showing off the photopolymer stamp that “accidently” got colored with Blendabilities.  Smile with tongue out

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Karen & Margo were focused on getting their cards made.  It paid off because Margo was the first one done! 

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Margaret just realized she stamped the inside of her card in the wrong direction.  Oops!  We’ve all done it!  That’s just a card you send to someone really special.  hehe

Thanks to all who attended and braved the dark & stormy night.  Hope to see you again next year!