Love Embossing Folders!

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I hope you enjoyed the Royal Blog Tour. I know I got some great ideas. Thanks to all that left me comments! You made my day.
I really love my Big Shot and all the great things I can do with it. One of my most favorite things for it is the embossing folders. So quick and such awesome results! This one is the new Elegant Bouquet. I brayered the "flat" side of the folder with Rich Razzleberry and embossed a white card. My flowers stayed white while the rest is that yummy color. It was pretty like that, but I couldn't leave it alone. I got my pastels out and went over the stems. Then I just brushed the edges of the petals with a dauber in the ink. Then I added some glitter to the centers. It was just too much fun! The sentiment and some polka dot ribbon finish it.
I'll be going to the CK Convention in Valley Forge and hope to pick up some fun new ideas. Stay tuned!

Royal Blog Tour!

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Welcome!! Thanks for coming along on the Blog Tour! My featured stamp set is Dasher. It's on the last page of the catalog (208) and is only $8.95! All the stamps on this page are under $10, so don't miss it.

The first thing I thought of with Dasher is a wintery scene. I have him embossed in silver here with some snowflakes and a snow mound in Craft white on Night of Navy card stock. The embossed sentiment and snowflakes are from a new Hostess Set, Christmas Punch. I cut out the white oval and the large oval punch in Brushed Silver CS was the perfect layer for it, on top of the pretty organza ribbon.

If you look closely, you'll see my image is slightly different in this one. I inked him up on Vanilla CS with the Soft Suede marker so that I could omit 2 snowflakes that were in the antlers. This way, he doesn't look as wintery. I distressed the edges and sponged in the Soft Suede and layered on the Suede, then Always Artichoke. The Designer paper is from Autumn Traditions, with Soft Suede brayered over it. The white was too stark for me. Now it almost looks like camouflage, don't you think? The last element is the Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, only I used the solid side and manipulated the knot so the dots wouldn't show.

So, I hope you enjoyed my versions of Dasher. Be sure to check out all the other great ideas on this tour and come back to visit me for some blog candy soon! All comments are appreciated!

Very Thankful Peacock

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In case anyone was left wanting more from the Clean and Simple card, here's one I really like. The set is Very Thankful and can be found on the back cover of the catalog. It's this year's Ronald McDonald House set and $2 from every purchase of this set goes to them. I loved the peacock as soon as I saw it and knew I had to ink him up in blues and greens. I used Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, and Tempting Turquoise inks and cardstock. He also has a little glitter on those feathers but it's hard to see here. I notched out the corners on the white cs and added silver brads and the eyelet border was punched around BBlue. Do you see the embossed background? It the new Finial Press - love it! I rounded the top corner and sponged around the edges. Organza ribbon finishes it. I'm almost thinking of sending it in to SU! for their WOW file - after I perfect a few details ; ). What do you think?

Clean and Simple

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On Splitcoast Stampers they have a "Clean and Simple" section that I enjoy. I love all the layers and different techniques and embellishments that some people have the patience to do, but sometimes less is more and simple is good. Know what I mean? There's a place for it all I guess.
Anyway, I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone lately and use things I don't normally go for. I love SU's Designer papers but there's usually one side of something that I'm not overly thrilled with. Razzleberry Tart has wonderful colors and patterns in it, but the one with a light grid on the pink and orange & yellow flowers is my least favorite. Since I've already used pink I looked at the flower side and came up with this: something clean and simple! I discovered that those little flowers are the same as the trio flower punch. They are popped up with dimensionals with little white punched circles. Thanks is in Pumpkin Pie and the scallop bottom is in Crushed Curry.

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Next Stamp Camp:
Friday, July 24th 7-9 pm
Panera Bread, East Norriton

Razzle Dazzle Me!
Six cards - 3 designs, 2 of each. Featuring the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set, New In Colors and a Hinged Card technique.
$12 by 20th. *** All orders of $25 or more this month are entered to win this set!


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I hope you enjoyed the RemArkable Blog Tour and got some great new ideas. Here are the winners:
$50 Grand Prize Winner is – Sondra Branson
SCAVENGER HUNT Winner is - Anna Ziller
Stop back and visit me again soon!

Happy 4th!

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Happy Independence Day! I have a fun little project you can do to celebrate and decorate. The kids can do this one too. I've seen this a few places, but my inspiration came from Julia Betton Court. You simply cut 3 different colors of cardstock (or designer paper) about 4 1/2 X 2 and cut lines down, eaving about a half inch at the bottom. Place sticky strip around your pencil and the bottom of your strips and wrap around, each one a little lower. I tied a piece of 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon to finish it. Pull or curl the pieces as desired. Fun!

And here's another idea for the New Catalog Blog Tour:

I used Razzle Dazzle, that yummy polka dot ribbon in Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, and Melon Mambo & Razzleberry CS.
Flower image is stamped in Melon Mambo on white, but I kind of streaked some Crushed Curry across it to match the designer paper. The smaller flower is in also in Crushed Curry, punched out and backed with a mambo flower from the 3 flower punch and a pink rhinestone brad is in the center - all popped up with dimensionals.
Have a great weekend - and don't forget to fill out the forms in the last post for a chance to win prizes!! and to check out Brenda's blog HERE

RemARKable Blog Tour Stop #18

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Welcome!! I am so excited for the New Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! This tour should be giving you a taste of all the great things you can create with our products.

I have two samples for you today - but check back soon, because I have more in store for you!
I love this first card - it uses three of the new In Colors, new Polka Dot Ribbon, Big Shot Daisies Die and a new stamp set! The Base and smallest circle design is in Bermuda Bay. The largest circle design and ribbon is in Rich Razzleberry and the last circle is in Crushed Curry. This would be great for so many occassions. Did you notice how the tails of the ribbon are solid? You can use either side - or both. Nice and cheery, yet not overwhelming. The new set I used is called Circle Circus and has 10 stamps in it. Tons of possbilities.
Next is my first attempt at the Pop Up Three Tier Cake - what do you think? Thanks to Patty Bennet I was able to make this and it was so much fun! The die cuts are in white with three strips of the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper to decorate it. I colored my candle with the New In Color Markers in Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes in Rich Razzleberry and punched out with the New Modern Label Punch. I added two extra ends in Crushed Curry to help it stand out more. Even my husband said this looked cool!

Now for another exciting start of this tour - you could win $50 GC or new product! Click here and fill out the report and click here for a Scavenger Hunt.

Return your "report" to and the Scavenger Hunt to me no later than July 5th. Each tour guide will draw one winner for 21 winners. Good Luck!

Email me anytime with questions and have a great blog tour of new catalog card and project samples!

Thanks for visiting! Come back often - I'd love to hear from you. Your next stop - Brenda's Blog!