Stamp-peding My Way Through Life

Sending Lots of Love!

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Valentine's Day is almost here, I hope you have all your cards ready to send or give! If not here's a fun card to make using products from Poppystamps latest release!

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The Petite Stitched Hearts were placed on to a postage stamp image I created using Open Studios Postage Square Layers and craft foam!

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I created a pretty sentiment strip using a Stitched Heart Borders die,  added a dimensional Sending Script die cut and a stamped Lots of Love!

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Here's a video showing you how to make a simple stamped image from craft foam and almost any die you may have!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Poppystamps Spring Release!!!

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Poppystamps Blog Blitz...Happily Ever After!

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Blitz featuring the Spring Release from Poppystamps! You can see the entire Spring Release here.  Plus, you could win a die from each Blog Blitz post you leave a comment on!! The die you could win, if you leave a comment on this post, is the Woven Circle Ring die!  More information on the Spring Release Blog Blitz at the end of my post. 

My card features the Woven Circle Ring and Delightful Daisy dies, both from the Spring Release!

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I don't do watercolors often, but I was so pleased with how this daisy turned out I may do a few more! The Woven Circle Ring was the perfect backdrop for my watercolor.

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A simple pop of black sets off the whole card!

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The following video will show you just how easy my Delightful Daisy was to color!

Here is all the important information about Poppystamps Blog Blitz!  The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018; Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every Blog Blitz post during this time.  You must leave a comment on ONLY the posts you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the Blog Blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. Poppystamps uses a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post you want to enter. Winners will be announced on the Poppystamps blog on February 3. Good Luck and LEAVE a comment...please!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Poppystamps Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag

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Sadly Thanksgiving is a memory and we are on to the Christmas crunch!! I know I'm already behind so making a few cards here and there will hopefully help me out! Poppystamps has a new mini holiday release of 13 dies!  You can see them here in the Poppystamps store under the 2017 Winter Release title.  PLUS Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz for this release!!  You could win BOTH the Gingerbread Boy and Girl die sets by commenting on my post today!!  More information about the Blog Blitz below!!

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My project for today is a tag card. I used Poppystamps Merry Christmas Tag as my main feature and added Gingerbread Boys and a Gingerbread Girl plus a pine bough with a festive red bow.  The Gingerbread kids have the cutest clothes and the Holiday Hats fit them perfectly!  To add their happy faces I used a white gel pen.

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My video will show you how I created the snowfall background using Memory Box Tiny Dots Stencil and modeling paste! I added a silver dot to the center of the bow after I made the video; I thought it needed a little somethin' somethin' to finish the card!

 If you would like to win the Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl die sets, here is what you need to do! 

Poppystamps blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every BLOG BLITZ post during this time.  To win you must leave a comment on each post you wish to enter.  To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on December 5. Please leave a's the only way to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Poppystamps Fall Thank You

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I am so ready for Fall! I know it is officially Fall, according to the calendar, but it is in the 90's here and it's only 5:00 AM. OK, not Fall in my world, lol. However, with the holidays almost upon us I find I never have enough Thank You cards and this sheet of wood veneer has been calling to me for a while; so I have been making a few Thank You cards to have on hand.

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I used Poppystamps Oak Leaf Oval Collage and Thank You Streamer dies to cut the wood veneer sheet. The dies cut through the wood like butter, seriously! Best part, the wood veneer I used is adhesive backed, woo hoo!

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I you don't have wood veneer I think this card would look great using a brown cardstock! I finished my card with sequins from Poppystamps called Not So Heavy Metal; this pack of sequins and glitter is perfect for a Fall shaker card!

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The following video shows how easy it is to make this card using wood veneer sheets! The oatmeal cardstock is from Wplus9 not Gina K.

I hope this post will inspire you to try using different materials on your projects! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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Other supplies:

Oatmeal Cardstock Wplus9

Wood Veneer Sheets



Poppystamps Blog Hop with Buttons Galore and More!

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“Are you hopping with us today?  If you are, you should have reached me from  Kelli Stradling's blog.  If you’d like to start at the beginning and get all the details you can find them at the Poppystamps Blog or at Buttons Galore and More blog.  Both companies are having a SPECIAL sale during this hop! Use the Promo Code: BUTTONS for your discount!

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My Blog Hop card features buttons, from Buttons Galore and More, and Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio die set.

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Buttons make a cute and simple embellishment to any card or project! If the button has a shank you can easily remove it with your wire snips; then the button will lie flat!

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I used Memory Box Slider Grooves, to create my flower stems, and Poppystamps Believe stamp and die set for my sentiment!

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I think the little bee button was the perfect embellishment to finish my card! There were so many buttons to choose from it was hard to make up my mind!

Remember, BOTH companies are offering a 20% discount and Free Shipping (USA only); don't miss this opportunity to save before the holidays!


Ready to see more designs made with products from both of these amazing companies?  The next stop on this shop is Rebecca Keppel, BUT before you go please leave a comment on my blog!  There’s some BLOG CANDY up for grabs and you need to leave a comment for a chance to win! Poppystamps is: giving two $20 gift certificates to the store!   Winners will be selected randomly from comments on blogs from this hop. You have until 11:00 PM  US EST on October 1 to leave a comment and be entered to win.  WInners will be announced on the Poppystamps Blog on October 2.

Michele K. Henderson

May Flaum  

Jeanne Jachna  

Lorrie McCullers

Marybeth Lopez  

Anaya Whye

Nancy Penir

Connie Mercer

Jennifer Svare

Kelli Stradling

Robin Tharaldson (That's me!)

Rebecca Keppel

I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop, get lots of inspiration and remember, for a chance to win you need to leave a comment! To increase your chances, visit EACH blog and leave a comment! Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by

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Poppystamps Fall Thank You

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Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my Poppystamps Thank You card with you. This card uses the Stitched Oak Trio and Stitched Maple Trio die sets from Poppystamps 2017 Holiday release!

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Another card using my growing pile of "can't throw out, will be useful for another project" cardstock scraps! I will never us them all and one of these days I will just fill my trash can and start over! The detail in the Fall leaves add interest and texture, plus I love almost anything stitched.

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The Thank You Streamer die was cut three times and layered using spray adhesive. I flicked a warm gold metallic watercolor onto the wreath and card front. 

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To keep my wreath round I used one of the Pointed Circle Frame dies and attached my leaves. I added glue to the base of the leaves ONLY; it made it much easier to tuck the leaves in and add where needed.

Thanks for stopping by,

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