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You've Got This Anniversary Card

This Anniversary Card was a Group Effort!

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This beautiful anniversary card was a group effort! I shared my basic card and asked my Facebook community for suggestions on how to spruce it up. There were SO MANY great ideas! In the end, I picked a few of my favorite ideas and added them to the card. Amazing how just a few details took my card from nice to WOW! Watch this episode of Ink It Up! with Jessica TV to see how this card was made from start to finish. You’ll learn how to watercolor with a blender pen, plus other quick techniques that will take your cards to the next level….

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Caught Stamp Edges

Tips for Stamping a Clean Image

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Michelle sent me this photo and asked “How do I avoid the “extra” images from the ink on this?” Great question! This can be a problem for seasoned stampers as well as beginners. There are a few ways that you can make sure you are stamping a clean image. First, make sure you are lightly tapping the stamp on the ink pad, instead of smooshing it down hard into the ink. Second, I always flip my stamp over and check for extra ink before I stamp and wipe off any excess around the edges with a kleenex. If you are…

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You've Got This stamp set Card

You’ve Got This!

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I will freely admit that the only reason I wanted the You’ve Got This stamp set is because I wanted that cross-hatch background stamp. Oh the possibilities! It’s kind of a pricey set for just wanting that one stamp, but I got to pick a free stamp set so that’s the one I picked! (Okay really I got to pick 17 free stamp sets and that was one of them. Yes SEVENTEEN FREE STAMP SETS!!! There really are some great perks to being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.) But I digress. Once I got the stamp set and started playing around…

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Paper Pumpkin

Birthday Giveaway!!!

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****WINNERS**** Betty Squires Sarah Biswabic Donna Jennings Tracy Wiseman Thank you all for sharing your birthday stories! ********************************************* It’s my birthday today and it’s kind of a big one. (40!) My husband took me to Galena, IL last weekend to celebrate and today my daughters and sisters are taking me on an adventure. These are the kinds of gifts that I like, experiences! Making memories! This was my husband & I trying to take a picture of ourselves & the sign of the restaurant we ate at. We are not selfie people, so this was an adventure in itself!! We…

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Pretty Petals Cards Envelopes

Pretty Cards with Matching Envelopes!

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Aren’t these cute! One card layout, so many different things you can do with it. You could make a single card like this or make a whole stack of them to give as a gift! These card ideas came straight out of the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, but it’s so much more than just a catalog! It’s FULL of fun ideas for your paper crafting. Flip through it for color combo ideas, card layout ideas and technique tips. (If you don’t have a copy yet, you can request one here.) What’s even better about this card set is…

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