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My niece got married Sunday. Here’s the card I made for her using the Blissful Bride stamp set (retired), CASED from LyndaLee28 on splitcoast. Hers is pink and very pretty. I used Daffodil Delight (I seem to be using that color a lot these days) and Barely Banana (ret) embossed with Elegant Lines. The base is Confetti White and the images are stamped on Whisper White in Basic Black. I stamped on the Daffodil with Versamark, using the French Filigree background stamp, covered it with heat and stick powder, then Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I used markers to accent the images and a glue pen to adhere a little glitter there too. Inside is a check holder made from the Scalloped Envelope die and some retired DSP.

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To help WordPress bloggers with the post a day/week challenge, the creative people at WP offer suggestions for posts. Today they asked the question, what non-exercise activity do you wish would keep you fit? Duh! Stamping of course! There is a little bit of exercise involved, like when you have to stand up and crank your Big Shot, or get up to look for a stamp set because you haven’t taken the time to organize your stamp sets.

Here is my latest creation, rather pretty if I say so myself. I used Daffodil Delight for the outer petals, Barely Banana (ret) for the inner petals and Very Vanilla for the center, all sponged with More Mustard ink. The leaves and stems are Old Olive. The vase is made with Very Vanilla and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. A little Very Vanilla ribbon to tie it up and there you have it, yellow roses in a petal cone vase.

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My March workshop projects include one CASE and one original. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the lingo, CASE means I copied, which is the highest form of flattery. I liked Serenity_Stamper’s card on splitcoast so I copied it and added my own twist (don’t say it). I didn’t have any Rose Red ribbon, so I took a strip of Rose Red cardstock and stamped it in the same ink with the neat little stamp called Solid Stripes, which you can get for free with a $50 order this month. It’s on a base of Wild Wasabi, embossed with Perfect Polka Dots, layered on Rose Red and topped off with a Crumb Cake label. Not having ribbon makes me come up with creative solutions. I don’t usually use stripes, but I like them here.

The second card uses Take a Spin, stamped in Cherry Cobbler on the same color base, with a Night of Navy border punched with the Scallop Trim corner and border punches. I couldn’t resist using the Solid Stripes stamp again – so cute. The sentiments on both cards come from Sincere Salutations, a reliable never-goes-out-of-style set. To get the arrow to spin, you have to put a little shim between the brad and the arrow before flattening the back of the brad. The little bit of space lets the arrow move freely. That tip is courtesy of the always brilliant JanTink. Scroll down to the 1-17-11 post to see her card.

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Here’s one I made and forgot to post. Same colors as my other Blossom cards – I love Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz together. I used Blush Blossom too, the tulip embossing folder and the Perfect Petals background stamp. See how I cleverly placed the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes? This is a great set and I hope it makes it into the big catalog next time.

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More fun with owls – my daughter suggested putting them in a tree. I had fun with this! I made the base with the petal cone die. I stamped Chocolate Chip with the Wood Grain background stamp, then used a texture plate to give it a bark like appearance. The owls were made with lots of different colors and the leaves were made with the Little Leaves sizzlet.

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