New Technique?

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We may have come up with a new technique at my last Stamp Camp! We used the Kind Thoughts small stencil from the Decor Elements line. Since we used Not Quite Navy ink on the blue stencil, it was a little hard to tell which side had ink on it. Well, if you intentionally ink up one side (with sponge or dauber), then turn it over and traditionally stencil, you end up with a cool shadow like this: Isn't that cool looking? Thanks, Karen! This card is just one layer, sponged around the edges. Quick and easy! Think I'll call it Shadow Stenciling - what do you think? Let me know if you try it - I'd love to see what you come up with.

Build a Bear party invite

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Here's a simple invitation I made for my daughter's birthday party. I used Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Build A Bear stamp set Beary Best Friends and colored it in with ink & a blender pen. Behind this cutie is some Pretty in Pink designer paper from a previous hostess selection. On the base is the balloon from the set and "you're invited" from Hugs & Wishes. Done! We're planning on some Build A Bear crafts for the party so I'll share them with you when we're done.

Winner!

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The winner of the tabletop organizer from AllModern.com is stampnsing! Please email me with your full name and address. If I don't hear from you by Friday, I'll pick another number.

Thanks to everyone who visited the company and left me comments!

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A Flower for all Seasons & A Giveaway!

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I have been wanting to use this little cardinal for a long time now. It's from the set A Flower for All Seasons and has a 3 other cute images. It goes perfectly with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder in the Holiday Mini. I colored it in with Real Red, Close to Cocoa, and Glorious Green markers and punched it out with the larger tag punch. I layered it on green and just cut the corners and punched a hole for the yummy 3/4" Polka Dot Ribbon. Sentiment is from Christmas Greetings.
Now, for the Giveaway!
All Modern.com is hosting a giveaway through my blog. You could win a Skip Hop Bin-Go Tabletop Organizer that would be great to organize crafting needs at home or on the go! All Modern has a bunch of stores and lots of great items including Contemporary Furniture that you can check out. Just leave me a comment with what you'll be stamping for the holidays. I love to hear new ideas!

Contest will be open until the 11th. They can only ship to US residents. Here's the organizer - you can even pick the color! Good luck!

World Card Making Day!

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Happy World Card Making Day! I made my card a little early seeing as it's my anniversary as well and we happen to have company from out of state coming. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze some stamping time in, we'll see. Anyway, this is from my new favorite stamp, Medallion. Versamark on Kraft CS and clear embossed. Center is Soft Suede and Versamark clear embossed on Vanilla with a Kraft Corduroy Brad. Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon "bow" at bottom. It is so much prettier in real life! Think hubby will like it? Enjoy this creative day!