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Stamp Like a Firefighter 2 Day Sale

Now through 7:00 p.m. CST, Wed., April 30, 2008, I am exclusively offering 10%  off on all Stampin' Up! storage items shown on p.193 of  the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Collection 2008. Yes, I'm one of those guys who not only has a designated spice drawer, but each spice is organized alphabetically.  So when I stamp, …

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Stamp-a-ma-jig Tutorial

Love seeing where you are stamping?  Clear stamps certainly offer this advantage over rubber (I own and love many clear stamp sets).  However, Stampin' Up!'s Stamp-a-ma-jig (Spring/Summer Collection, p. 184) gives you a window to perfect stamping.  Additionally, it holds your stamping block steady, eliminating the risk of an unsteady hand, which can happen even …

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You Had Me at Hello

Colored Cuttles?  Sure.  With a few watercolor crayons and an embossed image, you can doll things up with color.  To kick things off, I used Tempting Turquoise card stock, scored on the side.  I added some paper piercing to the corners.  A layer of Green Galore, embossed with Swiss Dots kicks out a textured banner. …

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Background Check

Today's post tackles a couple of challenges.  This week's Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC163) requires the use of Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink.  I combined those colors with the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT163) Snip, Snip, posted yesterday.  It requires the use of scissors in decorative or unique ways. The card base …

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The Envelope, Please

I adore the look of a handcrafted card with a coordinating envelope (stay tuned for the matching card). TIP:  Using some Au Chocolate polka dot designer series paper (retired, but any polka dot pattern will do) and a Pretty in Pink Stampin' Up! marker to color in the ivory dots, I created a custom pink …

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Big Kid on the Block

Have you ever stamped a solid image and it looked a bit uneven or splotchy?  Often it's caused by new rubber.  Here's a simple TIP on how to get your solid images to stamp their best from the very start.  Gently scuff your stamp rubber with a sanding block.  I did a quick before and …

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Crazed Woman Destroys Computer

No, I haven’t disappeared into the witness protection program . . . I’m alive and well.  At least, significantly better than yesterday.  I have had the misfortune of about 48 hours of technology nightmares.  Ever been there?  However, I believe (hope, pray, beg) that I’m over the computer catastrophe hump. No, I didn’t really destroy …

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Give the Gift of Stamping

You're just a click away from choosing a beautiful gift for stamping friends or family.  Customers love the convenience of my on-line ordering option . . . and Stampin' Up! gift certificates are available on-line from Stampin' Pretty, too.  Simply complete the on-line order form and use the comments area to let me know the …

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