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The Undies Project

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Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalog Paper Share

The new catalog will be debuting on January 4, 2017. I know there has been a ton of sneak peeks popping up all over the net. If you are like me you have been drooling!

I am offering a paper share… for ONLY 35.00!

*You will get 120 – 6×6 pieces of patterned paper – (2 each of 56 designs & 1 each of 4 specialty designs!)
*Party Animal DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Cupcakes & Carousels DSP – 24 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Sending Love DSP – 16 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Succulent Garden DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Tasty Treats DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Urban Underground DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper
*Falling in Love DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper
*FREE Inside the Lines DSP – 8 pieces of 6×6 paper
*FREE Carried Away DSP – 12 pieces of 6×6 paper

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(Price is actual retail plus tax & shipping with additional Priority Shipping to send back to you.)

To pre-order your paper share email me at

*You would pay over $90 if you ordered all of these packages of paper on your own!  My Paper Share is the best way to see if you really like the paper before you order the full pack!


**I will be placing my paper share order on January 4th and don’t expect to receive the paper package from Stampin’ Up! until Jan 11th or 12th.  Paper Share packages will go out in the mail by January 18th.**

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Can You Believe it?!?!?

I am sitting here at 11 at night and thinking about the upcoming week.  Christmas is just a few days away. This year it is going to be a bit tough with the kids all grown now and doing their own things. Hopefully next year all of them will be able to fill this house with the laughter and joy that having family near brings.

Ok enough about all that. Are you still trying to finish up your Christmas cards? I have a pretty simple one for you today.


My goal is to share as many as I can before I shift my card making to other holidays.

Easy but elegant Holiday Card

Cut crumb cake cardstock in half with the trimmer

score at the half way mark (your folded card should be 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches)

Using the trimmer, cut a piece of the white paper to 4 X 5 1/4 inches

crumple up the coffee filter and dab it onto the green ink pad.

Using the dabbing motion, dab the color onto a piece of white paper. This needs to be large enough for your thinlets to fit.

Continue this same process with the brown ink.. making sure to overlap the green ink.

Using the Big Shot and the dies, cut out 3 pine boughs from the paper you just colored.

From the stamp set, Stamp the word Noel in real red onto the lower right-hand corner of the whisper white cardstock you trimmed earlier.

After the ink has had a chance to dry, go over the letters with the wink of Stella.

Glue the pine boughs into the upper left corner. Any that is hanging off of the paper can be trimmed down.

Wrap gold twine around the card in a crisscross pattern.

Adhere the card front to the card base.

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How to Heat Emboss


There are three main things you will need to successfully do heat embossing: Heat Tool (129053), pigment ink (Versamark Pad – 102283 or Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad – 101731) and embossing powder (Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109130, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 141636, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109129, Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 142635, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109131 or White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109132). One other thing that is a good idea to have and will make your embossed image a lot neater is the Embossing Buddy (103083).

After cutting your cardstock and before stamping, you will want to rub the piece of cardstock you will be embossing with the Embossing Buddy. This has a powder in it and removes the static electricity from your piece of cardstock so you won’t have all those little stray pieces of embossing powder stick to it.

Once you have done that, stamp your image with pigment ink. I find that the easiest and cleanest way to use embossing powder is to store it in a container that is at least a little larger than a card front. You will want to carefully pick up the piece of cardstock you stamped and hold it over the container of embossing powder. I keep a plastic spoon in my container with the embossing powder. Use the spoon to pour embossing powder over the stamped image, then holding the cardstock sideways, tap the edge of it to get the excess embossing powder off. If some places are not covered as well as you would like with the embossing powder, spoon some more over the area that is in need. Tap, again.

Lay the cardstock on your table in a clear spot.If it is a small piece of cardstock, you may want to use your Paper Piercing tool to hold the edge of the cardstock in place, so it doesn’t blow away when you turn the heat tool on.

Hold the Heat Tool straight up and down, about two to three inches from the surface of your table. When you first turn it on, it will take a few seconds for it to heat up, so hold it in place until you see the embossing powder start to melt. Then slowly move over the image to melt the rest of the powder. Once it is all melted, give it a few seconds to cool off before touching it.

Once it has cooled off, you can then finish the rest of your card, whether it is coloring in the image you embossed or sponging over it. If you do sponge over it, make sure you wipe your image with a clean tissue when you are done, to remove the ink from the embossing. This helps it to pop out.

Now you can finish your card however you choose to.

Happy Stampin’

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New Years Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Stamp It Team Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of it and I am just as excited that you are here!


This card was so much fun to create. It is a top lifting 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch card. The base of the card is pool party.
I used the amazing set, Mixed Drinks for the glasses and also I used the bubbles from the set to stamp the sweet sugar plum paper in the coordinating color ink.

If you are wondering how I was able to achieve the color blending on the numbers.. well I used the aqua painters and blended the colors. The supplies I used are listed below. But don’t stop there…keep scrolling to get to the giveaway and the next blogs to visit!

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Now onto more fun! Who loves a chance to win something? I know I do.
To enter to win the Designer Tin of Tags kit and Stamp Set all you need to do is comment right here using #stampitcontest !!!!
***One Entry per person, Per blog in the hop. So to clear this up.. comment on each blog you visit during this hop using #stampitcontest and you can get several chances to win… WHAT ?!?!!? ***


1. Tami White
2. Gianna Melone-Sardella
3. Rachael Rife
4. Linda Cullen
5. Julie DeGuia
6. Pam Nichols
7. Liz Miller
8. Kathi Desmarais
9. Lori Mueller
10. Sheri Meyer
11. CarolAnn Williams (you are here)

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Sketch Saturday

I have become quite addicted to online challenges as of lately. I am not sure what it is about the challenges but I find them to be super fun. I am not limiting myself to only one or two different challenges, but; when I come across another one I take a go at it (may I suggest you do the same)

So today I am showing you a project that I created for a challenge over at Sketch Saturday.
I took the sketch below for sketch/challenge #442 and ….


created a cover for a mini composition book. I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree – Where everything is a Dollar!


isn’t it cute? So that is the before pic and this is the after


I think these are such a cute idea and super easy to create. These would make great stocking stuffers, gifts for classmates and teachers, or even for yourself!

Happy Stampin’

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Snowflakes and Glitter

I came across a challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays and just from the title I knew I was in! How can a girl pass up a challenge called snowflakes and glitter?!?!? As soon as I read it I knew which set I wanted to use. Here in the South, we have pretty mellow weather and I am feeling pretty confident that Mother Nature will not allow any snow to fall on us anytime soon (if at all, lol). This challenge was just what this girl needed.


I knew I wanted to use the In-Color, Dapper Denim – it just seems to be my go-to winter color. It is a wonderful color and it screams cold to me. I also needed to add in the glimmer paper for that added frost effect!


I added wink of Stella to each of the snowflakes and also as a splatter over the whole card.


Thank you for checking out my card and I would love it for your feedback.

Happy Stampin’

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Holiday Poem and Wishlist

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Copy this and add your name so you can give this to the special one doing the shopping for your gifts. Link for a wishlist is below


My Christmas Wish

Christmas is coming and I’ve been a good girl. But I don’t want a blender, a diamond, or pearl.

What I long for is stamps and not those for mail.

But the rubber and ink kind that keep me from jail.

Yes, stamping’s my therapy. It’s what keeps me sane. It keeps me so happy, come snow or come rain.

So, do me a favor for Christmas this year. Give [ENTER YOUR NAME] the work, enjoy Christmas cheer!

She’ll order it, wrap it, Even make a great card. She’ll do all the things that make shopping hard.

I’ve included my wish list on the back of this letter.

It’s made it so easy. Now what could be better?

So go ahead, take a look Then send it her way.

I’ll be so elated come Christmas day!



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Thank you – Leaf


Fall colored thank you card.

Here is how to create it 🙂

Cut card base (8 X 5 1/2″ )
Score base at 4 1/4″ and fold

cut darker color for top of card (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ )

using a sponge dauber apply color to a scrap piece of paper large enough for the framelit die to fit in. Cut out the leaf and ink the edges.

Using wink of stella draw in the veins of the leaf and apply glitter to the edge of the leaf.

Using tear and tape adhesive attach burlap ribbon to card

create a messy circle with the gold trim and attach it to the front of the card using the tear and tape adhesive.

Place leaf over top and adhere it with Stampin’ dimensionals.

punch out label and stamp sentiment

Attach it to the top of the burlap ribbon using stampin dimensional’s.


Card is entered into Cards in Envy challenge – Thank You Card

Happy Stampin’


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