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March 2014

Time with Friends

Hi Everyone! I've been busy visiting out-of-state friends this past week. Important to me to reconnect when the opportunity allows. I'm back home and have lots of new Easter ideas to try out. Hope to have a new one tomorrow! Take care ~ Dee

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Moody March Madness

NiclsuHi Everyone! Our family is knee deep in March Madness. My newphew Nic Moore plays for SMU under legendary coach Larry Brown. They are in the NIT tornament. It's so exciting to see him play on TV! Wishing the Ponies continued success in their NIT title search!

Next game is Wednesday night if you want to turn in to ESPN(2?) - one of the ESPN stations anyway.

Tuesday Weekly Deals were not posted just yet...so I'll be back later today with what's on sale this week!

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Easter Potted Garden - He Has Risen

IMG_1444Hi Everyone! Over the weekend, I traveled to see my BFF Joan and to hold a Stampin' UP! party with June. Sunday at their church, each family made this potted garden to represented Jesus' resurrection for Easter. The stone moved from the tomb. I'm going to make one for me too! Grass seed is used and one can watch the grass grow up until Easter morning.

Materials needed:

Potting soil
Clay liner and smaller clay potStones
Wooden sticks and yard to make crosses

I didn't want to show the children's picture's without their parent's permission so here's the part where the adults took over to make extras for their church tables.

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Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Card

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Hi Everyone! Sweetie Pie Photopolymer stamp set 136849 is a cutie pie!

SweetiepieHow cute are these?! It coordinates with Sweetie Pie Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set 137121 too.

SweetiepieframesI could wait to play with it! I have 2 sisters - so this card is for my mom.. a little spring hello that I think she'll like.

Grab your punches and take a bite out of a corner for a fun look. Tip! Take your bite out first so you can see your stampable area.

 

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Have fun coloring these adorable images with Stampin’ Write Markers—or use an Aqua Painter and our Classic Stampin’ Pads. Mix and match the faces, sentiments, and frames for endless possibilities.

Photopolymers work best with Classic Stampin Pads. No StazOn as I found out the hard way. StazOn almost acts as a glue with photopolymer.

Other Materials:

Stamps: Happy Day

Ink:Basic Black, Soft Suede, Retired Blush Bloom Stampin' Write marker (sub with Pink Pirouette), Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker for cheek highlights, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker for hair highlights.
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Safarri Sand, Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper.
Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

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Make Easy-Peasy Bows - Bow Cylinder Technique

Hi Everyone! I'm thinking "Really, I need to share my bow tips with my blog readers and YouTube followers!" Here's the 2nd bow making technique..grab a cylinder like the 2-Way Glue Pen (Perfect for ribbons 1/2" - 1" Wide) or a right-sized cylinder for your size of ribbon.

This is my GO TO BOW!

Here's how to make an easy-peasy lemon squeezy bow in no time flat!

 

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Designer Paper Dolls' March Team Swaps

DSCN4166Hi Everyone! Fun to see that so many of my Designer Paper Dolls (teammates) participated in this month's swap. And from all levels of our team!  And from coast to coast I may add! Hawaii to North Carolina :)

We'd love to have you join our next swap. If you've been thinking about joining, for the fun or to start a business, we'd love to have you on our team. (Reminder you'll get an extra $25 to spend with your Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration! $150 worth of goodies for only $99!) Click here for details :)

My swap is detailed  on yesterday's post along with our color inspiration. Here's the Dolls' swaps!

Davette's card is a work of art. It's what she's know for! Shading galore and she had to spend hours making her cards for us! Thanks for sharing your talents! Let the oooo and ahhs begin!

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Jackie's cards is just as sweet as can be with cirlces from the Sweet Sorbet designer paper (Sale-a-bration choice). A perfect layout for any occasion. I like how the circles cascade down the side and gives movement to the card.

DSCN4169Wendy's (Jackie's downline) card - another versital layout showing some of the fun uses for Petal Parade stamp set (Sale-a-bration choice). I like how she repeated the arrow image to creat one long strip. Awesome idea! And while it might be expected the circles would end at the bottom of the strip, she offset them for interest.

DSCN4168Rita's swap (Davette's downline) color combo really pops! and her stamp sets have coordinating punches. My fave! Stamp and Punch! The flower centers have Crystal Effect on them for a eye-catching shine. I think I'm seeing a pattern developing with Sale-a-bration goodies. Decorative Dots embossing folder used! Another card where the layers and details are subtle, but really adds to the look and feel of the card!

DSCN4165Sarah (Summer's downline) did something I've never seen before. She included a matching notecard in her swap too! A double bonus.:) Clever, clever and so cute!The top flower is all layers. Stamped, then 2 punched images with a silver glimmer brad.

DSCN4164Linda's card is so femine and uber soft. Details galore makes this card a stunner! Stamped, embossed, embellished. It's amazing what a few Basic Pearls can do to a card, and Linda uses them freely. Just a wow & the Sale-a-bration Decorative Dots folder ;)

DSCN4162Summer's card is true to the sentiment..it makes me happy! The flower bouquet is welcoming and I love that she discovered for us the Decorative Label Punch will work with the stamp set See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration Choice). Rhinestone jewels accent the flower's center and the silver glimmer ribbon 'ties' it all together!

DSCN4160I love ALL the swap cards girls. Thanks for sharing your individual take on the inspriation colors!

 

And as you can see {smile} we all made good use of the FREE Sale-a-bration items. Spend $50 choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item. Click here for Sale-a-bration details!

 

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