Trendy and Right In The Moment!

Trendy and Right In The Moment!

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A fun and creative birthday card for just about anyone in mind.  The printed paper from Urban Underground is both modern and trendy for just about anyone.

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Urban Underground Designer Series Paper

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Big On Birthdays

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138327GDelightful Dijon Ink

140931G Archival Basic Black Ink

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Stamping Is The Best Therapy!

Stamping Is The BEST Therapy!

It is hard to give myself permission to give myself time off! (Let me tell you, it IS hard!) Thank you for checking in to see how I am feeling. I am feeling a little bit better this afternoon, but I fatigue easily.

One of the things that I wanted to share is that I am overwhelmed by your outpouring of affection! Each and every card, flower arrangement, phone call, email, text or meal means so much to me. I guess you could say it is like one HUGE hug! I consider everyone an angel on my shoulders!

This sweet little hand carved angel has been watching over me.

IMG_2524 (1)One of the many things that I have come to learn is being better at receiving.  It is hard and I am getting lots of practice.

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mantelYour gifts and flowers have all brought me much encouragement and I have certainly never felt so loved during this difficult time.

flowersIt is sometimes so overwhelming that words cannot express how truly grateful I am that you have reached out to me!  I am not sure what tomorrow brings and I have lots of fears, but I know that I am very blessed to have so many wonderful and caring people behind me.

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Bridgeport Hospital and it’s staff have been wonderful.  The doctors and staff of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center have been caring and kind professionals and I thank them wholeheartedly.

But, last Thursday, Ed and I received news that deflated my positive balloon. The results of my pathology report came back that I had Stage 1 cancer and an appointment with an oncologist was scheduled for Jan 30th. The bright side of my mastectomy is that my lymph nodes are clear. I am not sure where my journey and recovery will take me, but you can be sure that I will stay in touch in the next week or so.

I am taking advantage of this afternoon to write to you and get some thank you notes finished.  I wanted to show you that you don’t need to send anything elaborate for your thank you notes.  I will be sharing a few ideas over the next few weeks.  (I have a lot of them to stamp and write.)  Like the post title says, “Stamping is the BEST therapy!”

I fell in love with the Swirly Bird Bundle a few months ago when the Annual Catalog came out.  I think it is versatile.  So much so, that I used it for some Christmas Cards this year.

To make your thank you cards even easier, add a set of Note Cards and Envelopes, either in Whisper White or Kraft.  They are cut and scored for you.

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      • JOIN & GET A BONUS . . . GET 2 FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE
              when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit – it’s the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle! During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose2 FREE stamp sets.from either catalog (ANY PRICE) as a bonus to add to your starter kit.   Join for the discounts, ideas & fun!
      • For $99 you choose:  $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product!
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Another Totally Trees!

Totally Trees!

When I get a NEW stamp set, one of the things on my agenda is to see how many ways I can use it.  Otherwise it wouldn’t be versatile.  I know that word is thrown around alot these days.  Everyone wants to get their money’s worth.  I am no different.

thinking-of-youAs you know, I love a clean and simple look to my cards.  Putting just two colors together, really makes this wonderful little set incredible.  Basic Gray and Bermuda Bay.  Thinking Of You cards are perfect to send for just because, get well and even your sympathies.

This gorgeous card makes quite a statement and it takes no time at all to complete.

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Totally Trees!

Totally Trees

One of my favorite NEW stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog is Totally Trees.  This versatile set features a tree from the tropics right along side something you might want to use for your Christmas cards.

The best part is this set is perfect for year ’round stamping.

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Here I stayed with just Early Espresso ink and made a quick background paper.   The sentiment is from You’re So Sweet and cut out with the banner framelit from the Mini Treat Bag.  One of my favorite things to do is…you guessed it-popping up with Dimensionals!  I use them whenever I can.

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Vintage Leaves Autumn Birthday Card

Vintage Leaves Autumn Birthday Card

Fall Leaves

Christine’s Tips:

  • To provide a shadow underneath the Blackberry Bliss leaf that is popped out, die cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhere to the backside of the leaf.
  • Adding a few ink splotches from Gorgeous Grunge really provides some textural interest and depth to the leaves.
  • Be sure to stamp your envelope.
  • I used a mask of a 1″ strip of copy paper across the front of the card and then stamped the leaves in various colors, overlapping them.

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Layered Letters Alphabet

Layered Letters Alphabet

Black and Kraft

Everyone needs a GREAT alphabet set to work with!  The Layered Letters Alphabet set is not too big or small that it can’t fit on an A2 (5.5 x 4.25) size card.

Christine’s Tips:

  • Sometimes you just need to use your computer to add a sentiment that Stampin’ Up! doesn’t make.  In this case, I just typed on the computer printed it on cardstock and punched it out using the Washi Label Punch.
  • The little red heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Trio
  • I tied a knot with the Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine!  It is perfect and adds a little weight to your project.

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Just Because Banner and Hearts

Banners and Hearts Just Because Card

il_570xN.820443910_l9wbCrumb Cake and Watermelon Wonder are the perfect color combination for fall.  The two colors together create a fun and fresh combo that is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

Christine’s Tips:

  • I used the Hearts Border Punch and the heart from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Trio.  These hearts work well together.
  • Sending a “Just Because” card is perfect for anyone, anyday or any reason.  I love the font on this sentiment and it can be found in A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set.
  • Layer your hearts and offset each one for some added interest.
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Watermelon Card Idea!

Watermelon Card Idea!  Summer’s here so why not keep cool with this super cute fun idea with a watermelon theme!

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Two NEW stamp sets that were must-haves on my list were Brushstrokes and Fabulous Four!  As you can see, Brushstrokes makes the perfect background when you need something simple and easy.

Christine’s Tips:

  • Don’t worry about getting even coverage on the Brushstrokes stamp.  It’s supposed to have a slightly distressed look and feel.
  • Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush-two NEW In Colors make an amazing summer color combination.  Can you tell that I have a crush on it?
  • Pair it with black ink for your sentiment.  It combines well with the black seeds.
  • Don’t forget the inside of your card!
  • Notice the inside of the flower?  You are probably wondering what I used for that?!  The Tree Builder punch provided a little something extra!  WOW!

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Butterfly Basics-Stampin’ Up! Color Combination

Color Combination Inspiration!

I happen to LOVE this color combination and thought you might like it as well.  Today’s card idea uses the Typset Specialty Designer Series Paper that moved over to the NEW Annual Catalog!

GOOD LORD!  The background absolutely looks like Baked Brown Sugar that went away a few days ago, but rest assured it is Crumb Cake! So much for my photo editing skills!!!!

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christine pyrch copyChristine’s Tips:

  • Tear the Designer Series Paper and sponge ink for dimension along the torn edges.
  • Be sure to POP up your butterfly.  This gorgeous set has matching framelits.  Whoo Hooo!
  • I inked up my ferns in Mossy Meadow and without reinking, stamped alongside for added shading of the ferns.  Same color, but lighter.
  • I needed to add the Honeycomb.  Perfect for the nature look I was going for.

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Big News! Baby Card Idea!

Big News! Baby Boy Card!
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One of my favorite papers in the 2015 Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper on page 39.

Pairing it with the Something for Baby Stamp Set and Big News Stamp Set are great for making easy cards.

Christine’s Tips:

    • Flip over the Designer Series Paper for the girl version.
    • I love the rubber ducky from Something For Baby.  It even has a Framelit to match.
    • The colors are Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, and Sahara Sand.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that combination.

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