Wetlands…reminds me of home.

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My sisters and I lived some of our childhood years in Florida where we spent many days at the beach and when we moved to Charleston, SC there were even more days at the beach. As children do, we would run after these little sandpipers and of course, they would scamper away from us. In and out of the water both the little birds and my sisters and I would run. Small things do bring back happy memories.

I wish I could remember the name of the artist that did this original layout. The way I used the drafting tape to color the background was by trial and error. I like the way the color are muddled together rather than in a straight line.

Here is what you will need to create these small still lifes. Click HERE

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Wetlands

Wetlands Clear Mount Stamp Set  126697

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Marina Mist Card Stock  119682

Pool Party Card Stock  122924

Ink Pads: Soft Suede 126978

 Daffodil Delight  126944

Pool Party  126982

Marina Mist  126962

Acrylic Block E

BUTTERFLYS

Fun surprise special from Stampin’ Up!  15% Butterfly Bundle when you order the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch together!  Sale runs thru September 30, 2013

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(artwork by Stampin’ Up!)

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Set of 7  Papillion Potpourri stamp set  page 90 and page 183 for punch

The Bitty butterfly punch fits the solid butterfly and the bottom right smaller butterfly.

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BUNDLE IT and save 15%!

Wood Mount is regularly 34.90 now $29.27   #135312  save 5.23!

Clear Mount  is regularly 30.90 now  $26.90  #135311  save 4.63!

To order Online go to emilyturner.stampinup.net and click on Shop Now or email me at emilystamps@me.com.

Below is the larger butterfly punch called the Elegant butterfly.  It’s not included in the bundle but it fits the larger butterflies so I’m mentioning it.

127526SYou may want to add the Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526 for $15.95 if you don’t have it already.  It coordinates with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set perfectly, too!

Punch, Punch, Punch!

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Here’s my Sudsol Convention Swap for this year. Hope you like it.

 Stamp Set: Banner Greetings Hostess Set

 Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer,

Real Red, Crushed Curry and Whisper White

Ink Pad:  Real Red

 Emblishments: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 Punches: 1 3/4 scallop, 1 3/8 circle, 1 1/4 scallop, boho blossom, 3/4 circle and star punch

To purchase what you need to make this card click HERE.

Some Like It Cool…Some Like It Hot

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Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

What a difference color makes both in card stock and lighting. Normally I would not photograph in such different lighting situations but I tore up the white card to make the “hot” card and couldn’t duplicate the lighting or the backgrounds. I did made a few changes on the second card…rounded the corners and added the pearl to the focal point. I like both…which is your favorite?

Remember, Stampin’ UP! has a special offer for Designer Series Paper…buy 3 pack and get 1 more for FREE. What a deal! See pages 150 – 154 in the Stampin’ Up Catalog to see all the beautiful papers. Click HERE to Shop Online.

Free Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper – Buy Three, Get One FREE

I love the Designer Series Paper in this year’s Annual Catalog. If you’ve been trying to figure out which papers you want to purchase – well, Stampin’ Up! is making it easier for you to narrow down the list.  Pick four – and pay for three.  Pick eight – and pay for six.  Do you see how this works?  Look on pages 151,153 and 154 of the Annual Catalog and start picking your papers!  *Specialty DSP and Paper Stacks are not included in this promotion.  This offer runs through July 31.  Don’t miss out! Click HERE to Order Online.

Let’s Hear It For Banners!

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I love banners! So when I saw this layout on another card, I knew I was going to have to use it. So with changes, I hope I have made a card that lives up to the sketch.

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party & Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Quatrafancy

Ink: Strawberry Slush Ink Pad & Strawberry Slush

Framelits & Embossing Folder: Apothecary Accents & Modern Mosaic

Punches: Modern Label

Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewel