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The Country Life

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There is something pleasant about hearing the clip clop of a horse and buggy. In my area several Amish families have moved in. There is something very beautiful and simplistic about their lives. I love to see them motoring by our farm every day. I recently found this stamp and knew it would be perfect to use on all occasion cards. I also tried my hand a paper piercing to give it more of a handmade look. Hopefully it stays true to the Amish heritage. It is my goal this week to appreciate the simple things in life. It is doubtful I will give up my SUV during this venture but I am sure I will find other ways to SIMPLIFY. Here's to a wonderful week! Card Recipe Cardstock - Bazzill Image - Gina K Pure Luxury White Cardstock Nestabilities - Labels Eleven Stamps - DRS Designs - Image Sentiment - PaperTrey Ink - Mixed Messages Markers - Copic Inks - Memento - Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky Ribbon - Stampin Up

I'm in love!

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Yes, it's true! But please don't tell my husband. I really don't think he has to fear. You see the object of my affection is a crafting product. I am sure he will love competing with an inanimate object! LOL Some of you out there in blogger land probably already have this stuff... Smooch Spritz. If you have not tried it rush out and buy some now. It is wonderful, addictive and ever so fun to use!
Card Recipe Cardstock - BazzillGina K Pure Luxury Cardstock - Ivory Pattern Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle - Lucky One - Plaid Stamps - Image - Inkadinkado 97148-PSentiment - Stampabilities - Palm of His Hand Ink - Memento - Rich CocoaPencil - (Eggs) - Crayola - TurquoiseJudikins Diamond Glaze - applied to eggsColor Me Crazy - Embossed DaisiesSmooch Spritz - Sea Kiss - applied to Embossed Daisies Petals - Gina Kay - Ivory Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Clear Punch - Martha Stewart Snowflake (flower vines)Ribbon - Offray - 7/8 in grosgrain - brown Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Label …

Those pesky sentiments....

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Do you ever have trouble figuring out what to do with one of your sentiment stamps? Sometimes you buy a set and only use one or two. This week I decided to pull out one I had never used and create a card with it. Once I pulled the stamp out and gave it some thought another stamp I had purchased recently came to mind. I paired them together with the above results! Now I have to figure out what to do with those other 30 stamps... LOL
Card Recipe Cardstock - Bazzill Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock - Ivory Stamps - Background - (Chicken Wire) Stampin' Up Sentiment - Autumn Leaves Image - Magnolia Rubber Stamps - Edwin - Is this Your Egg? Inks - Wire and aging - Close To My Heart - Barn Red Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa Image - Memento Tuxedo Black Floss - (hay bales) - Making Memories Die Cuts - (fence & hay bale ) Cricut - Old West Nestabilities - Labels Ten Jute - Gina K Designs Markers - Copic Pen - Uniball Signo - white (dots on cheeks and egg) Pop Dots
I achieved the aged look by first…

Animal Magnetism

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One of my friends is reaching the big 39! Ok, I have to pick on her since she is only a couple weeks older than me. She loves to shop so I thought this image fit her perfectly! My card was a take off on one I recently spotted in Papercrafts. Thanks for the idea! Recipe Cardstock - Bazzill Pattern Paper - Reminisce - Zebra Print Memento - Tuxedo Black - Image, Lady Bug - Sentiment Stamps - Image - Whiff of Joy - Shopping Willow Sentiment - Impression Obsession - Birthday Wishes Punch - 1 1/2 in circle - Creative Memories Scallop - Fiskars Markers - Copic Ribbon - Offray - Red 5/8 inch Satin Pop Dots