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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cards, Cards and more cards - Occasions Catalog & SAB 2014

I have been busy stampin', however not so much bloggin" , I am sorry about that too because I LOVE to share what I stamp, whether I design the card (rarely) or CASE it or completely copy it or attended a Stampin' Up! event.  SO I am sharing sharing sharing today.  

Today is a snowy day in Maryland, the temperatures are dropping and the wind is picking up!! Oh Joy!   Anyone who knows me, knows I HATE THE COLD!   Give me a 90 degree day anytime!
I was supposed to have a surgical procedure on my face from an awful dog bite I got for Christmas! and it was postponed til later in the week, SO today, I will be stamping, taking pictures and getting some blog posts done and scheduled, for at least every other day for a few days.

Sit back, enjoy a beverage and look over these creations.   I will give credits to the designer or where I made these cards if I don't know the designer.

This group of cards I made at a Stampin' Up! Demo Group Event.  The event had 20 cards designed and we were making card fronts of these cards.   Mine cards are full cards because I wanted to make these cards that I could use if I needed a card QUICK.   Also, my cards a probably different than the cards, I had to move things a little to "hide" my mess ups and a few cards, I didn't stamp everything needed to put the card together, so when I finished the cards at home, I had to use what I had.

I have read a few places that said yellow and gray are "IN" right now.   This first card uses smoky slate and calypso coral ink   The stamps used are Sassy salutations for the Happy Birthday, Label Love and coordinating punch and the new Petite Petals with coordinating punch that is in the new Occasions Catalog and you can purchase it as a Bundle and Save $15%.   Also used is the fancy fan embossing folder and calypso coral bakers twine, rhinestones and of course my staple "dimensionals"


 Here's the yellow and gray card.   Using smoky slate and daffodil delight - the striped DSP is from the Watercolor Wonder DSP that is in the Occasions Catalog. - OH MY, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper.   I used the same Petite Petals stamp set and punch like the above card and some pearls and stitched ribbon and dimensionals.

 This next few cards use the new set, Perfect Pennants and the Banners Framelits in the Occasions catalog, these are bundle priced too!    A framelit to cut those pennants!!! Oh, I'm in love.  Also used is the DSP from Fresh Prints paper stack, 48 sheets, all coordinated and beautiful!  Gold bakers twine, rhinestone and of course dimensionals!

 This next card uses the same items and in addition uses the Ampersand embossing folder that is in the Occasions catalog.   After embossing the ampersand, I used coastal cabana ink and sponged over it to make it stand out a bit.   Real red stitched ribbon, some more of the paper stack dsp and of course, dimensionals.

 Some Gorgeous Grunge stamp set paired with the Perfect Pennants stamp set, some Washi tape, pansy punch flower and the new Petite Petals flower punched out....and of course...a few dimensionals

 Notice the paper stack DSP again ( I love the colors!)  along with Perfect Pennant stamp set and framelit and notice the tag top???? That is a new PUNCH, you will love it! OH MY.  

 Another match of DSP, stamp set, and tag topper punch, along with a new Arrow embossing folder!
Do you have a copy of the new Occasions Catalog?   If you have not received yours, contact me to get your copy.   Want to order from the catalog?   You can do this in many ways, go to my website,, click on shop now and look for the Occasions catalog and order what you WANT!, send me a email with your order - I will be placing the order next Monday.  You can also txt me your order or the old fashioned way, give me a call, 410.382.4874.
SO, how many new items have I used from the new Occasions catalog?   Look these cards over, and leave a comment with how many new items are in these cards and I will send you some cool Gold bakers twine.   I will draw a winner from the correct guesses on the 26th.
ENJOY! and Keep warm and create something fun today.



    Jesus said you must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. What did He mean by that statement?

    John 3:1-3......3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly , I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."(NKJV)

    Jesus did not tell Nicodemus that he had to be born the first time in order to enter the kingdom of God. He said you must be born again!

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    Being born of water (amniotic fluid) by natural birth is being born the first time, it is not being born again.

    John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (NKJV)

    Jesus said you must born of water and the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God. Remember in John 3:3 Jesus said "You must be born again." Water can mean nothing but water baptism (immersion). Water and the Spirit are both qualifications in order to be born again.

    John 3:5 Jesus answered: I tell you for certain that before you can get into God's kingdom, you must be born not only by water, but by the Spirit. (Contemporary English Version)

    John 3:5 Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition)

    John 3:5 Jesus said, 'I tell you the truth. This new birth is by water and by the Spirit. No person can enter God's kingdom if he has not been born that way. (Worldwide English New Testament)




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