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Jan 31, 2015

Hi everyone!! I planned to post daily during leadership but the days swept me away !! More ..lots more when I get home. Which by the way is a day early. Bummer I know! But a snow storm is heading our way and I wanted to get home vs stuck in airport or added expense of additional hotel days. My roomie Ronnel will update me on all I missed :) talk to ya soon!!

Jan 31, 2015
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Painted Blooms Leadership Swap Card

DSCN5013Hi Everyone! Travel day today...starting out in 20 degree climate and going to a 64 degrees. Heat wave! I save space in my luggage for my winter coat and check it. (this way, I have the space for all my goodies on the return trip too!)

I am participating in 2 organized swaps. - The Card Candy swap (see yesterday's post) & an Occasions Card Swap. Above is my card swap. Painted Blooms Designter Paper 137784 is too pretty to cut into strips. I wanted the design to be front and center!

DSCN5012It's very similar to a card from last week, only this time I die cut the butterfly (Butterflies Thinlits Die) from the Painted Blooms layer. Then reinserted the butterfly shape with some added Rhinestone Basic Jewels that were colored with Melon Mamblo (medium) Blendabilities marker. Also added was a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter using the 2 Way Glue Pen. The Daffodil Delight Card Stock was embossed with the new Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder.

DSCN5014The inside was stamped using Painted Petals stamp set which coordinates with the Painted Blooms Designer Paper. (So dang gone excited for Leadership this week to see and stamp with so many Stampin' UP! enthusiasts!)

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Butterfly Basics Card Candy- My Leadership Swap #1

DSCN5011Hi Everyone! Busy getting ready for Leadership in Orlando Florida this week. Rooming with my demo friend Ronnel. She lives on the west coast, me in Indiana. We never would have met and become dear buddies if not for SU! Got some pillow gifts for her which I'll share throughout the week.

I'll be posting pictures on my Create! with Dee Facebook page - make sure to Like and click follow to see all the Leadership happenings!

I've never heard of Card Candy before signing up to be in this swap. Have you? You make little works of art that can be used on cards, scrapbooks etc.. Here they are in mass! Only thing left to do is put into cello bags.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set along with the color theme of Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzaz.

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Valentine's Gift Bag & Tag - Hearts Framelit and Sweetheart Punch

 

DSCN5005Hi Everyone! Valentine's Day is just around the corner :) Here's a gift bag with coordinating tag for you to try! The paper is from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. I have a video tutorial showing how to make the bag and tag. See below!

 

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Painted Blooms & Butterfly Basics

DSCN5000Hi Everyone! This was my team swap card for January. I might be hurrying spring just a tad but it helps brighten the hum-drum gray winter days! Also..I'm happy to share that I received my 5 year anniversay pin from Stampin' UP! along with a letter signed by Shelli (Garner, CEO)! I'll add it to my collection of convention and promotion pins!
My5yearpinGeneral Instructions:

Mat Painted Blooms Designer Paper and Wild Wasabi cardstock onto card base.

Die cut butterfly. Add Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Set aside to dry.

Stamp butterfly and die cut with coordinating image. Stamp sentiment and punch out with Word Window punch.

Stamp inside of card with coordinating images from Painted Petals stamp set.

Card Base: Whisper White 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Wild Wasabi: 4"x 5-1/4" Painted Blooms: 3-3/4" x 5"

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January Team Swaps..Anything Goes

 

DSCN4986Hi Everyone! Our January team swap theme was Anything Goes! And it's great to now have a variety of cards on hand. Speaking of swaps, I'm getting ready for Stampin' UP!'s Leadership next week. I'm in 2 organized swaps and working on them as we speak. Here's the Designer Paper Dolls' swap cards up close!

Linda's - Still plenty of winter left in Indiana so great winter card. I really like the 2 different types of embossing folders used.
DSCN4992Lori's - Lori made her quarterly team challenge cards all at once! And used one of her themes as her swap card! The challenge cards use a Mojo Monday sketch. Like the use of the flower and butterfly as sketch elements..Cute!
DSCN4987Summer's - how much are we all loving the Sale-a-bration stamp set Lotus Blossoms? I like the side stem to allow the sentiment underneath some room and the great details of dainty pearls.
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Davette's: Super cute baby card using several new products from the Occasions catalog. One Tag Fits All stamp set and the coordinating Note Tag Punch. Another card with lots of little details that make the card a wow!
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Lisa's: She uses what she calls "contriband" products, meaning non -SU. I'm more about sharing our creations than sticking strickly to SU only products in our team swaps. Here, Lisa found some pretty awesome dies to create this sunny card.
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I'll share my butterfly swap card more in detail tomorrow. Our team gets together monthly, and a video is posted on our team blog afterwards. {Heart} my team! All the stampers are great and I enjoy all of them!

You may have noticed my Christmas present from hubby Jeff. The ink pad combo unit! It's so nice having all the ink at a glance, knowing what refills I need, etc..room to grow with the next In-colors too, but just barely LOL

 

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Do More of What Makes You Happy--- Tips on Joining Stampin' UP!

DSCN4975Hi Everyone! Here's a card made with Hello Life 137136. It's a perfect sentiment for my subject today, joining Stampin' UP! if stamping makes you happy!

Most on my team have joined for the everyday discount of 20% and to join a community of stampers - people who 'get'  our hobby (dare I say obsession LOL) around stamps, paper, and ink! Others, like myself, earn extra income by sharing (demonstrating) how to use the products.

During Sale-a-bration, there's joining perks! Click here to see the perks and here's my Tips and thoughts on joining!

 

To make the card above:

 

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Butterfly Basics with Butterfly Die Card

  DSCN4953Hi Everyone! I'm loving this bundle from the Occasions Catalog! You can purchase separately but you'll save 15% on the bundle option. I love the earthy feel of this cards. I think a nature lover would really like this card!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, Old Olive 4" x 5-1/4" , Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"

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Using images from Butterfly Basics, stamp sentiment in Pacific Point ink and fern leaf in Old Olive. With Soft Suede ink and Stampin' Sponge ink along the out side bringing color inward towards center.

On scrap piece of crumb cake card stock big enough to die cut butterfly, randomly stamp fern image with old olive ink. Die cut butterfly.

Add Crystal Effects to butterfly and let dry. Add butterfly to card base using Mini Glue Dots.

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