Bloomin’ Marvelous Flowers and Butterflies Card

Today I’m sharing a card that I created with the Bloomin’ Marvelous Sale-a-bration exclusive set from Stampin’ Up!  Make sure that you get your orders in soon, there are only 5 more Sale-a-bration days left to earn this set for free with your $50 Stampin’ Up! order.

My card was inspired by the colors for the Fab Friday 14 Color Challenge:  

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Sponged Pleasant Poppies in Vanilla

February Stamp With Amy K Stamp Set Giveaway Winner:

The winner of the Blue Ribbon stamp set from my February ordering give away is:  Aurora L!  Congratulations, I’ll be dropping your stamp set in the mail this afternoon.  See my note below to find out how you can be entered to win a free stamp set in March!


Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the Pleasant Poppies and Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!

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Summer Afternoon Watercolor Card

Today I’m sharing a card that I created with the Summer Afternoon stamp set which is a Hostess only set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You can earn this set with a $150 order from my online store.

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Springtime Everybunny and 100th Post Blog Candy!!

Wow, I talk a lot!!  Today is officially my 100th blog post.  To celebrate, I’m offering some blog candy!!  All that you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday morning (February 16) about what your favorite Valentine Treat is and you’ll be entered to win.  Your favorite treats can be as simple as the conversation hearts or something more extravagant like mine, a huge dessert.  Anyone is welcome to leave a comment!

I have a huge sweet tooth so it’s a little hard for me to limit my favorite treat to just one, but if I had to pick I’d have to say that Jake’s Famous Chocolate Bag would probably top my list.  There is a restaurant here in Portland called Jake’s Famous Crawfish and they have a signature dessert that is a dark chocolate bag (the entire bag is edible dark chocolate, yummy!!) that they fill with white chocolate mousse and top with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries…oh my, is that good!  If you’re ever in Portland, it’s definitely worth the drive downtown to check it out.

Okay, enough about my favorite treat.  Since this is an extra special post, I thought I’d put some extra special blog candy up for grabs:


The blog candy package includes:

  • Simply Soft Clear Mount Stamp Set 
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Certainly Celery 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Printed Designer Brads 2011-13 In Colors

Just leave a comment about your favorite Valentine Treat at the end of this post and you’ll be entered to win too!  I’ll draw a random winner from all of the comments left on this posting by Saturday morning.


And now for the card that I’m sharing today.  I made this card using the Everybunny and Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  The card was inspired by the Retro Sketches #50 Challenge.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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Bloomin’ Marvelous Sponged Butterfly Card

Today I’m sharing a card that I made with four of the items that you can earn for free from Stampin’ Up during Sale-a-bration.  I used the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set, the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack and the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.

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CAS Best of Birthdays and a Software Update for MDS 2

Today I’m sharing a quick clean and simple card that I made using the Best of Birthdays and Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp sets from Stampin’ Up.  This is a no additional postage required card so you can send it with a single stamp!

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Bright Colors Bloomin’ Marvelous

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and Vine Street Embossing Folder that are Sale-a-bration exclusive items available now through March 22 from Stampin’ Up.

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Hello, Hello With A Secret Garden Flower

Today I’m sharing a card that I made with the new Hello, Hello single stamp.  Stampin’ Up has released 10 new single stamps that will only be available until March 31, 2013 so if you haven’t checked them out yet, click on the button on the right side of your screen and go take a peek. I think that you’ll like what you see!

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