Regarding Dahlias

When I saw the Regarding Dahlias stamp set in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog I loved the flower but thought I don't need the sentiments.  So it was not included in my very large initial purchase of new items from the annual catalog.  Then I saw it used time and again by other stamping enthusiasts loving  the result and wondering why I did not buy it. I finally broke down and ordered it earlier…

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A Dozen Thoughts for PPA 171

This week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge brings us a beautiful color combination.  I could not wait to work with this color combination.  Again I wanted a clean crisp look.  Here is the result: I used the Lovely Romance stamp set for the medallion and the sentiment came from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.  This sentiment stamp set is one of those "go to" stamp sets, perfect for every occasion.  And all the fonts are…

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So Sorry…

We make and send cards for many occasions – to celebrate, to say thank you, to wish someone good luck and sometimes to say we are sorry.   Making a card to say I am sorry for your loss adds so much depth to the message for me.  With each stamp and embellishment I think of the loss that person is going through thus pouring more of my heartfelt sorrow for their loss in the…

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Celebrating my brother’s 50th Birthday

Last night I attended a 50th Birthday celebration for my brother.  It was a small intimate event at a local Italian restaurant in a Chicago suburb. The guest list was comprised of close friends, true A list friends to share this milestone birthday. It was a wonderful evening of story telling and many laughs. I wanted to create a card that would be funny and needle him a little.  A card I had previously seen…

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