There’s a New Gang in Town

Close to My Heart released a brand new stamp set for Operation Smile on August 1st…Punny Pals has already earned a permanent home on my desk for lots of card making fun.

This set of thirteen animals and their 23 punny sentiments are cute enough on their own, but Close to My Heart’s $7 donation to Operation Smile for the sale of every stamp set makes it sweeter.

There is an entire section on my webpage dedicated to Operation Smile where your purchase will include a donation to a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the World.

Punny Pals would make a terrific gift for anyone on your list – whether they are a card maker or just wanted to add a little smile to the outside of an envelope.  Pair Punny Pals with our Stamping Starter Kit and you have a great Back to School Gift for your child’s teacher.  When you place your order you can also “round up” with a donation to Operation Smile.  Won’t you join me in supporting this cause.

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Detention – Three Amigos Challenge

I stopped by the Three Amigo's Blog Hop Challenge where I learned I was a winner last month – I'm honored even though it's just a random draw!  This is a fun blog hop challenge and not too big so you should go check it out.  This month they are featuring the Jack papers you can find the link here.

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I was playing around with the August Stamp of the Month Back to School and the Jack papers and cute bear stamp were on my desk (actually there was a lot of stuff on my desk – so much that I barely had room to stamp) and thought I should make a teacher bear…then I thought I should give me stamping buddies detention!  It's all downhill from there.  I had to figure out how to make my Cricut do the printing – a challenge on it's own.

I'll be back tomorrow with more new things so make sure you get subscribed by clicking on the link on the side of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope I gave you a little chuckle.

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F is for Friend- Color Dare 254

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors from the Prickly Pear Paper Packet:  White Daisy, Tangerine, Poppy, Seaglass, Sapphire, Sorbet, Lemon, Blossom and Emerald – whew I think I got them all!

My card is straight from the Originals Card Confidence book…I love our pattern books and am so sad that they are retiring at the end of this month.  If you haven’t got yours yet – you really need to get them.

OK now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Thanks for taking a little time on Friday morning to stop by for a visit.

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Card Puzzle – Color Dare 253

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Slate, Glacier, Willow, Tangerine and Poppy with Gold.

I decided to play with the August Word Puzzle Stamp set.  It was retired a few years ago and brought back as part of the Stampaganza special during the month of July.  You can get the entire set of 12 months for just $143.60.  These stamps will bring your calendar making to the next level.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

What are your favorite stamps from the Stampaganza sale?

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Ouch! 

I just got home from the dentist and really don’t feel like doing anything so thought I’d sit down and enter a blog challenge over at the Three Amigo’s Blog.  The challenge this month is to use the Prickly Pear Paper Packet.  Not a big stretch from me since the Color My Heart Color Dare is also using this paper packet this month.

My card features the cute cactus papers and then a piece of Willow mounted at an angle under the main image.  I love the sentiments in this stamp set and since I can’t think of anyone that I’ve recently offended to send a “I’m sorry” card to I decided to use the Stuck on You sentiment.  I’m kind of stuck on my husband so I might use this card for our upcoming anniversary.  I hope he doesn’t read my blog…LOL!

So if you get a minute stop by and see Lisa, Sue and Donna on the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop and link up your Prickly Pear creations.  Thanks for stopping by…see you in the morning!

Enjoy the Little Things – Stampganza

Wow!  It’s Wednesday already…where does time go?

I’ve been having a blast showcasing the stamp sets that were brought back from retirement this month for Stampganza.  Enjoy the Little things with it’s cute flowers and little tag sentiment reminding us to enjoy the little things.

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My 3X3 card was random stamped with the flowers in Glacier, Thistle and Lemon – notice how my random stamping is done in a triangular pattern – it really makes it an organized random 🙂  stamping off the page is good too!  Most of the time I start with a larger piece of paper and then cut it down to the size I need for my card.

Have you picked out your favorite stamps for Stampganza?  You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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