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Another Cupcake Cutie Card

So, what do you think of the new blog banner and design?  Pretty cool, huh?  I'm really loving it, and you'll have to check out all my other sites---Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.  They all coordinate!  Be sure to "like", follow, or subscribe while you are there.  I'll be updating all of the sites soon and you don't want to miss what is coming!

Today I'm sharing one more card from the Cupcake Cuties Stamp-a-Stack class. 

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STAMP SET:  Create-a-Cupcake

INK:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip

PAPER:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Red Glimmer Paper, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack

ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, 3" Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Build-a-Cupcake punch, Modern Label punch, Dimensionals

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Exciting Changes!

Good things come to those who wait....about a year ago, I decided that I wanted to do a complete overhaul of my "web presence".....not just my blog, but all of my other sites, too.  I did a lot of research before I selected a designer and I am so happy that I chose Veronica at VK Design Company.  Over the next few days, you will see some of the design changes to this blog.  Let me know what you think.

As if it hasn't been busy enough "behind the scenes", I'm also preparing for a full weekend of stamping and romance.  Friday night will be the Cupcake Cuties stamp-a-stack.  We'll be making 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs, featuring the Create-a-Cupcake stamp set and the Build-a-Cupcake punch in the Occasions mini catalog.  Here is one of the cards my class attendess will make:

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STAMP SET:  Something to Celebrate (Level 2 Hostess Set)

INK:  Chocolate Chip

PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Neutrals DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Love Patterns DSP (Item #124156  $9.95---only available until February 14)

ACCESSORIES:  Build-a-Cupcake punch, Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon

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I'll share the rest of the cards soon.  On Saturday, I've teamed up with several other local demonstrators to host a downline meeting.  It has been a while since we've had a meeting, and I suspect we'll have a great time.  I've got to finish up some swaps and it looks like the card above might end up being my swap card, too. 

My hubby has promised me a romantic evening on Saturday night for Valentine's Day.  He isn't telling me much about his plans, but he has arranged for the kids to go to grandma's....it better be good!  :0)

I will have more exciting changes to share with you over the next few weeks.  I've been listening to your emails and comments to develop some products and services that I believe you'll truly enjoy.  Be sure to subscribe to this blog so that you don't miss out!

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In Color Punch Bunch

Punchbunch1Last weekend, Tiffany and I held our annual Sale-a-Bration Kick-Off party.  The weather has been pretty nasty and I think that kept alot of regulars from attending.  We did have a few brave souls show up and they were treated to a room full of new displays and two make & take projects.  This was my simple project using the new Punch Bunch Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

Punch bunchRemember, you can select this item for FREE with any $50 purchase through March 31st.  Here are the items used on the card:

Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch

Ink:  Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, and So Saffron Stampin' Write markers

Paper:  Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Whisper White, and In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories:  Scallop Border punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, White satin ribbon

 

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My Digital Studio Desktop Calendar

I recieved my calendar made with the 2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Digital Download a few weeks ago, and finally took some pictures to share.  I can't believe how cute it turned out!

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One side features the scrapbooking layout and the other side features the calendar. 

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Here is a side view:

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The easel is very sturdy black cardboard and has a nice, elegant look.

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My favorite layouts---February & July---but really, I like them all!
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So, it honestly took me 30 minutes to complete this calendar and order it through Stampin' Up!  The templates are great and all I had to do was select my favorite photos.  I'll definitely be making some of these as gifts for Christmas this year!  And now is a great time to start.....you can complete a page each month and have it ready to print at the beginning of December.  You can print as many copies as you like and be done with your gift-giving in a matter of minutes.

If you don't own My Digital Studio, then now is the perfect time to order it.  You'll receive a FREE sale-a-bration item with your order, and I'll continue to share more projects throughout the year to inspire you.

You can also use the individual downloads with most photo-editing programs that you already have on your computer.  If you are interested in this particular download, you can purchase it here.

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2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Digital Download

Item #125148    Price  $14.95

Chock-full of digital goodies, this new kit includes a complete 25-page 5-1/2" x 6-1/2" Calendar Template, 13 never-before-seen Designer Series Papers, a 19-piece stamp brush set, and 15 embellishment pieces. What an AMAZING value! Download includes everything you need to make any size calendar--and it's great for year-in-review photo books or cards! Coordinating colors for a happy new year are: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron.

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