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Hey it’s the last wednesday of September!! Where did the month go? Im busy working on some cards for my cousin’s son’s wedding. First time I have been commissioned to make cards for someone! I’m also working on swaps for many groups, and swaps for OnStage Local in Vancouver Nov 5th! I’m SUPER EXCITED!! I haven’t been to a Stampin’ Up! event for two years now  😥

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So this week Susan challenged us to use Project life. Not sure if Susan knows ….. heehee. I’m actually currently teaching a five week Project Life class  🙂 SO I actually had stuff made! And it’s a Leanna original! Check out what Susan has created, head on over her blog: http://www.susan-stampin-sue.blogspot.ca 

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When I was showing the class how EASY this was, and that if they wanted to change out the photo’s later they could! They were like “how come I haven’t done this before!”

Items Used:

Project Life collection: All Year Long

Album: Striped 12×12

Variety Pack 1

Project Life Journaling pen

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Hey Happy Fall! It really is fallish here in Prince George, BC. The leaves are turning, and falling. The days are getting shorter, and cooler. I think it was -1 overnight here last night! Crazy.

Anyways its…….

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This week, I challenged Susan…… my choice was Fall. I have to say Im so glad that I purchased the set that I did! Head over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca to see what she created. I cased this SUPER CUTE card from Libbystamps https://libbystamps.wordpress.com/ I had to change the greeting on it, as apparently I do not have any more current stamp sets that say Happy Halloween. I used Teeny Tiny Wishes (this is one of my older sets, its still wood-mounted and still current!)

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Isn’t it just STINKIN’ CUTE? Now I can see myself keeping both this and the Christmas stamp set for a lot of years for treats for school.

Items used:

Stamp set: Cookie-cutter Halloween

Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

DSP: Halloween Specialty

Extras: heat tool, embossing buddy, White Embossing powder, Snail, Dimensionals.

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Hey everyone, Happy September! Cooler days, kids back at school, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas just around the corner.

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This week I think we challenged each other! We decided to go with Holiday Mini. Head over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca  to see what wonderful Holiday Mini stamp set she used!

I found some inspiration from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. I cased from http://stampwithjennifer.blogspot.ca/ I think it was either from a swap or from a blog hop of somesort. I changed up a couple of things from her card.

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Items Used:

Stamp set: Cookie Cutter Christmas (has a punch too) I fussy cut my raindeer image

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake

DSP: Warmth and Cheer

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Extras: Snail, Dimensionals, Scissors, Glue Dots, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine

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Wow! I’m so at a loss. It’s now August 31. Where did the summer go? I know the kids don’t go back for another few days, and even the first day isn’t til the 7th of Septemeber, and my daughter is only there for like 1.5 hours!

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So this week Susan challenged me to use our Limited Edition stamp set Thoughtful Branches. This set was offered to us back in July as a pre-order, and our customers til August 31. Well, if you like what you see between Susan’s and my blogs, guess what?? Stampin’ Up! has NOT sold out of this set yet so it is still available!! Ask me how you can get your hands on this stamp set! Head on over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca  I ended up creating 2 cards. (I have to make more shhhh… they are for some very special people!) I made a birthday card for my very good friend Harmony. She helps me with my monthly newsletters. WHAT??!! you are not on my email newsletter list??? For shame 🙁 send me an email and I will make sure you get put on it! So the Thank you card I cased from Tami White @ http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2016/08/stampin-scoop-episode-15/ The birthday card I cased from http://prettypapercards.com/2016/08/19/flirty-birthday-leaves-gdp049/

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I had fun making both of these cards today! Thank you ladies for sharing!

Items used:

Birthday card:

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz

Cardstock: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo

Extras: Big Shot, Glue Dots, Aqua painter, Beautiful Branches Thinlits

Thank you Card:

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke

DSP: This Christmas

Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Extras: Dimensionals, Snail, Big shot, Flourish thinlits, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details

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Hey everyone! Can you believe it?? There is only one more week til September starts. With September, we have kids going back to school (yippee!!) Regular stamping classess (also yippee) Ask me about two classes I will be running through the West Bowl Community Association and Spruceland Elementary school! We have Thanksgiving and Halloween coming up too!

Moving on…..

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Ok so this week I challenged Susan to create a OSW. She was like?? Im like One Sheet Wonder. Basically you can take either a 12×12 piece of Designer series paper or a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock and stamp a design on it. Then you cut the paper so you’re able to get xx amount of cards or cards and a box out of the one sheet of designer series paper. So head over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca  to see what she created. I actually was working on this project for another group and just finished it, so now I’m sharing it. I used a tutorial from Chiaka Harverstick at www.stampingpro.com I did change up the stamp set and designer series paper that she used (as they are retired) The nice thing is about her tutorial is there was a cutting guide at the bottom of the page to follow as well.

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I LOVE how this turned out!

Items used:

Stamp set(s): Garden In Bloom, Endless Thanks

Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaroon

Designer Series Paper: Blooms & Bliss (one of my Favorites right now!)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon, Daffodil Delight, Momento Black, Blushing Bride

Ribbon: 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum

Extras: 1 3/4″ circle punch, snail, dimensionals, Big Shot, Cutie Pie Framelits

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Hey everyone!! I have just started to play with some of my new goodies, I have a video of my Stampin’ Up! delivery that arrived on Friday last week! I will try and post it to my blog soon!

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So this week I messaged Susan about what we should do this week. She said something new (Holiday catalog) and something old (Annual catalog). So head on over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca  and see what she created over there. I cased my card from: http://mamia-stampingsanity.blogspot.ca/2015/08/snow-place.html So I changed the designer series paper and the ribbon for some of our new pretty ribbon and dsp in the holiday mini. I used the same stamp set, which is a carry over from last years holiday mini, now in our annual catalog

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Items used:

Stamp set: Snow Place

Cardstock: Whisper White, Emerald Envy

Ink: Momento Black, Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie (marker)

Extras: Scissors, Snail, Dimensionals, 3/8″ Glimmer Ribbon

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Hey everyone! I cannot believe that its Aug 10th already! Summer is flying by us  😥

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Thanks for joining Susan and I on our two country blog hop! Head on over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca to see what she created this week! So we were thinking on what to do this week, I was thinking 3D or box set or ?? And oddly enough Susan was thinking the very same thing! Wow friend! My creation is cased from http://jackietopa.typepad.com/  She made these cute Faux Wooden crates (which are pictured in the Annual Catalog on pay 148.)

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Isn’t this the cutest?? Now its not all that big, but it could hold some yummy chocolates or a small set of 3×3 note cards.

Items used:

Stamp set: Hardwood

Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake

Extras: paper trimmer, tear and tape, sponge, word window punch (it is retired, and Im using what I have) there are a couple of newer punches you could use instead ie new Classic Label.

This was quick and easy to make!

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Hey Everyone! So as a demonstrator, I had an opportunity to see the new Holiday Mini catalog last week! I can’t believe its THAT time of year again!! In my stampin’ world it is the HAPPIEST TIME OF THE YEAR!  I love Christmas and I have to say that you would not be disappointed in the selection we have this year!

Moving on…..

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This week after much hummming and hawwing, Susan came up with the Theme for this weeks challenge. Fall. Yep thats it! Head on over to Susan’s blog: http://www.susan-stampinsue.blogspot.ca to see what she created over there. Now, I saw this sample and said I have to make this card! I cased this card from: https://amyoneillblog.com/2016/07/07/thoughtful-branches Amy Oneill is part of the Artisan team. Thank you for sharing this Amy! Oh ya I had mentioned that I wasnt going to purchase this set because of the cost, and the limited edition of it (SU! has said that it “may” come back in a future Catalog)

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Now I didn’t add all the elements that Amy used. I was going for the before picture than the glammed up one.

Items used:

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches bundle

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry

Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze

Extras: Snail, Tombow, Bigshot

Thanks for lookin’ and have a Stampin’ day!