This card practically makes itself with the Delightfully Detailed suite of products. You can see the whole suite on page 38-39 in the 2018-2019 catalog.  Pick a card, add a layer of the laser-cut specialty paper, a tag, and a couple of embellishments and it’s done!

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Ugh. I don’t think my computer is supposed to look like this! The top of my screen is literally popping open and we’re looking into the inside workings through the 1/2″ gap. I noticed it Tuesday evening and I think it’s grown since then. Yesterday I headed off to Staple’s Office Supplies and then Fry’s Electronics. I was told it’s not likely to explode right in my face, but to keep a fire extinguisher next me when/if I use it. The battery could burst into flames and then explode. So no more petite Surface computer for me any longer. I have a new laptop, a bit larger, and I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to get my email, make sure I have all the apps I rely on, and generally moving in to the new machine.

When I clicked on my link to get Movie Maker, the program I’ve used for editing my videos, I found “As of January 10, 2017, Windows Essentials 2012 is no longer supported on Windows 10, and is unavailable for download.” Oh no!

I try very hard to upload a new video every Thursday. I have a number of videos recorded, ready for editing. You do not want to see my videos without editing, believe me! So I will need to either quickly learn Adobe Premier Pro, a more powerful program, but lots to learn, or find a nice easy video editor similar to Movie Maker. That in itself is a daunting task. So no video today. I hope you understand!

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I’ve moved from my Craft Corner to a Craft Wall. I’ve started to call the room my Multi-Purpose Room. I love that the room can convert to a guest room by pulling down the Murphy Bed, comfortable for adults and my older grandkids. With my craft supplies safely locked up and the pack and store open, it converts to a baby room or my younger grandkids. But most of the time I’m in there with my computer and crafts.

My craft supplies are all along one wall, so I call it my Craft Wall. The counter is only 18″ deep to allow for the Murphy bed in this tiny room. But I have quite a bit more counter space than I had in my Craft Corner. My stamps are easier to find on my media shelf, my file drawers open all the way, and I have a better view. But I still make every effort to use ever nook and cranny.

Here are the links to the resources I mentioned:

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Our grandson is celebrating the end of his elementary school years. I love the sparkle and monochrome look with Blueberry Bushel, one of the new In Colors. I thought the greeting from Another Wonderful Year worked well too.

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I just love this card. I love the color combination. I love the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and coordinating dies. The clean and simple card on the left is very pretty. It does not require a Big Shot and is really pretty simple. You could step up the card by cutting out the stamped images. I guess you could do a simplified version with Paper Snips, but don’t they look beautiful with the detailed die cuts? And then cutting the Flirty Flamingo layer with the Window Box die and adding the detailed cross really makes a huge difference.

I designed, wrote the instructions, and demonstrated this card before the new catalog went live. You can still make this card with current products. The printable directions call for the 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, but the Flirty Flamingo marker is now part of the Brights Collections. And the ribbon I used has been discontinued, but I listed two others you could use instead.

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You can get your Bow Maker by sending $12 to Gidget through PayPal. This will include shipping. (US customers only.) paypal.me/GidgetBrogdon

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You can use my free downloadable catalog tabs to help you find just what you’re looking for in the new catalog. In the video, I share some of my favorite new features that will make paper crafting easier and some ideas to consider when making your shopping list.

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