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January 2017

Happy 8th Stampaversary to me!!

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Eight years ago today, I made an exciting decision to join Stampin' Up! to save some money on my paper crafting hobby!! But such an amazing thing happened, that I could have NEVER imagined back on that day! There was absolutely no way I could have ever dreamed that Stampin' Up! and the hundreds of new friends I have made would have  such an impact on my life!! I have had the pleasure of getting to know the nicest people by sharing what I love! I am truly blessed!!

8th Anniversary -- Ideas and Symbols. Bronze and pottery are the traditional 8th-anniversary gifts with linens and lace being the more modern gifts.

Because I am celebrating this week, I want to share with all of you!! ALL online orders placed this week (2/21-2/28), using the Host Code TXYTX4DT  will receive a special treat from me by mail....a roll of Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and a variety of handmade cards!

141672G Be sure and use the host code to qualify! :)

The other exciting news that happened today is that Stampin' Up! has released 3 NEW Sale-A-Bration products!! These products, along with the original release January 4th will be available through March 31, 2017, and are FREE with each $50.00 purchased! Download the new releases HERE. Check my blog sidebar for the original release brochure!

Thinking of meeting great friends and getting your own discount on Stampin' Up! products? Check out the perks HERE! I know you won't be sorry!! Also, during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose ANY 2 additional Stamp Sets for FREE!! Joining Stampin' Up! is no different than joining Costco...you get amazing discounts and when you want to stop, you just stop buying :) But really, is that ever going to happen, lol?!? I would love for you to join me on this awesome journey!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Hugs,

Carol

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COOL TREATS ICE CREAM -- YOU'RE SWEET SHADOWBOX FRAMED ART TUTORIAL!!

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Have you had a chance to make one of these framed art pieces? They're easier than I realized! I made them for Pillow Gifts a few weeks ago, for those that attended my Crafty Chicks Day! Did you notice how glossy the chocolate and cherry look? I used my Fine Tip Glue and covered the Chocolate Glaze and Cherry with the Glue. It comes out so smooth and stays right where you want it! It dries clear and glossy and really makes the chocolate pop!

To make the frame, I started with a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock 8 1/2" x 8 1/2 and scored on all 4 sides at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, and 2.

Next, on the top and bottom sides (only), I scored 1" down at 2 1/2 and 6. Trim all 4 corners as picture below shows.

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Add Tear & Tape to all 4 sides, right up next to the first score line as shown. Fold on ALL score lines and burnish with Bone Folder. Starting with a straight edge, remove Tear & Tape and fold over into a square as shown.

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Fold opposite straight edge and glue down. Next fold and adhere both curved sides.

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Now you have your shadowbox frame and it's ready to decorate! I used a 3 x 3 piece of Tasty Treats Designer Paper. Feel free to decorate just like mine, using the Cool Treats Bundle, or come up with your own design! Either way, I'd love to see what you make!! Feel free to post in my Facebook group and share your creation!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Hugs,

Carol

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!

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It's Valentine's Day! I hope you have the chance to hang out or speak with your loved ones today!! I received a short video of my grand daughters this morning that totally made my day!! I am SO blessed!!

We made this card in class a few weeks ago and I love it because it is so versatile! It can be used for Valentine's Day, an Anniversary, a Thinking of You, aor even a 'Just Because' card! The basic design of the card can also be used for any occasion...just change up the LOVE with a stamp or die cut word of your choosing!! Happy crafting and I hope you enjoy today's design!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Hugs,

Carol

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LOVE NOTES Valentine's with Rolo Candies!

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You know that little rounded envelope die in the LOVE NOTES Framelits? Well if you put 2 together, they make a little box! Just big enough for a Rolo Candy! I made these cute little 3d treats to pass out tomorrow for Valentine's Day at my Bible Study...I can't wait to surprise everyone! They are so simple, I know you could whip some up too...you may already have all the supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Hugs,

Carol

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