This elegant tag and band will dress up any bottle. You might decorate your party tables. Or perhaps you could add this tag to a gift of wine, olive oil, or wine vinegar, or really anything that comes in a bottle. You can fill a wide mouth bottle with small gifts. It would make a lovely hostess gift. And you can change the colors to match the holiday or event theme.

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Baby Bear Wedding

I won this stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! Convention OnStage Live event this last April. I was so very thrilled to win it! It was my favorite of all the new stamp sets.

I used traditional browns, but there was a display board at OnStage with Baby Bear in lots of colors.


The stamp is “2-Step” which means it’s designed to stamp on stamp over another stamped image. This is actually a 3-step stamp set and the result looks nearly photographic. The clear photopolymer stamps allow you to see right where you want to stamp… at least if you don’t have a camera right where your head needs to be. But in the video (below on my website), my second layer is quite far off and it still looks great. You could also use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to position each layer perfectly.

If you were surprised by the timing of this post, I admit… I was too. I try to post a video each Thursday. Sometimes I work ahead, posting videos on YouTube, but making them “private” until I’m ready for my weekly post. I realized I’d neglected to make this one private. Oops! I was editing while Bud, our new 8 week old puppy we’re raising for Guide Dogs of America, was playing at my feet and nibbling my toes. It can get difficult to concentrate!


He looks very grown up in this photo. Here is is next to our “keeper” dog, Newman.


Newman, with his mini-me, laying side-by-side under my crafting chair, just as they are this minute, as I type. If you ever hear snoring on a video, you know Newman is nearby. I reserve the right to blame Bud for all other errors caused by distraction. 🙂

So anyway, I realized people may be searching for the promised “more info.” So I’m posting it now instead of August 4th. But that’s OK. I have some news I want to share next week.

Here is the promised “more info.”

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0620161521_resizedI absolutely fell in love with this Detailed Floral Thinlits as soon as I saw it. In fact, I fell in love with the whole suite on pages 76 and 77 of the 2016-2017 catalog. Use 1/2 sheet of any of the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, a few punches and scoring down the track with the Gift Bag Punch Board, add a bit of card stock cut with the Detailed Floral Thinlit, and present a gift with pride.

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Beautiful RideA shiny red V Dub with your best friend in the back. Could life get any better? This card could work for many occasions. The set includes greetings for weddings, love, friendship, or for moving to a new home. It’s a great card for guys.

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Bloomin LoveLove is in the air! I just love this whole suite of products!!!!

The Framelits are exquisite. The Bloomin’ Love stamp set is lovely. The Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper is perfect. The Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack is wonderful with girly sweet prints as well as patterns in Crumb Cake that can be used for masculine cards. Many of the patterns can be used beyond Valentine’s Day.  And they all coordinate for quick and easy cards for Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, and just any time you want to say I love you.

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Golden Double Striped ScallopWhen I was making an upcoming video with the Striped Scallop Thinlit, I tried stacking two pieces together.  Then I tried rotating one piece around 180 degrees.  Love, love, love!


This card is the result.  It goes together so quick.  It’s made with gold foil card stock on a brushed gold card base.

I was so excited I just had to show it off.


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Here are the detailed instructions