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I visited my favorite quilting shop this past weekend and spent over an hour choosing, changing, hunting, and drooling over fabric. I have a very special project ahead of me for a hero in our family. Our dear cousin, Ty Buchanan is serving in the Marines, and is currently stationed overseas. We want to send some love his way, so I am going to attempt yet another larger size quilt. 

I have all the pieces cut out, only made one boo-boo! So now get my sew on! I will keep you posted as this project progresses.

Blushing Bride

Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, and shades of pinks make up this really nice "Love" scrapbook page.
I used the stamps from January's My Paper Pumpkin Kit to create a page that would work for weddings, anniversary celebrations or just anyone you might love.
Here is a little close up of some of the simple details added to give the page a bit of sparkle, a title, and personality. You don't have to spend hours and hours on one layout, just a few little punches, a bit of bling and lay the elements in a pleasing arrangement works simply to give your photos center stage.

Snowed In

 I love living in the country. But when we get buried in 7" of snow that topped the already 4" it is dreadfully yucky. But thank goodness for these two great guys who got us dug out! It still took going anywhere in the 4x4 because the back roads were still pretty bad.
 Poor little hobbit house, guess he needs some tractor work too!

For Peeps Sake

Easter is just around the corner and I am sure you want to make a few greetings for the kids. Anyway I do. This is the sweetest stamp set to do that with too.

I used white card stock and stamped the row of eggs in versa mark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. Once the powder was cooled, I used a dauber and rubbed ink on blending the colors. Then I took a paper towel and rubbed off the excess ink from the white embossed areas. Wa-la! Cool background.

If you are interested in trying out this technique you can join me at The Stamp Pad on March 5th or 26th at 6pm for Card Club and make this card. RSVP ASAP so you have a seat saved.

For Peeps' Sake Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! For Peeps' Sake Wood Stamp Set

Price: $24.95
clear stamp set $17.95

The Man

The dreaded "Man Card".  Card for guys can be hard for some. They are for me. Theirs this thing, no bows, no ribbons, no bling, no no no. There what is there left to design with?

Most of my guy cards end up with a tree on it. Well it is high time to change it up. So what do I use... wood grain designer series paper! ha how ironic!

This is the super easiest, super fastest guy card ever. But I had some help. Stampin Up has created a new Paper Stack called Adventure Bound and it is simply amazing for all guy cards.
Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up! Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack

Price: $6.95 
Tell you what if you have lots of guys in your family that you send cards too, this is the paper stack to get. AND get a few of them to have on hand for years to come. There are trees, wood, sweater pattern, grass, rocks, bricks, water and more. It is awesome! 

It makes for great guy cards in just using the paper and a greeting as in my card above. The strip across the front is just the paper flipped and glued. Two sided all guy all great paper.

Now lets take embellishments. I know I said no ribbon, no bows.... but how about twine or linen thread? Our Bakers Twine comes in lots of colors, and the linen thread goes with with guys card. We also carry burlap ribbon too. So this "guy" looking trim will work great, just don't tie it in a bow! ha

Linen Thread Linen Thread
Price: $4.50 
Twine Baker's Early Espresso Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Price: $2.95
1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
Price: $7.95
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This is the cutest card ever. The stamp set is cute, the paper is cute, the color are cute. Yep we got the cute on today! I shared this cute card in the February card club classes, and everyone just loved it.

We used a new stamp set from the occasions catalog. - Love it! With having 4 grandchildren I can make some uber cute cards and packaging designs for them.
Cheerful Critters Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Cheerful Critters Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price: $14.95
I stamped the images in Memento black ink, and colored them in using the new blendabilities markers. The more I used them the more I love them. 
The frame if from the On Film Framelits set. The little camera die is so stinkin cute! 

On Film Framelits Die On Film Framelits Die
Price: $29.95