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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coffee Cafe and Christmas!

I love the new Coffee Café stamp set. It is on my favorites list of stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has created! Since Stampin' Up! has been doing Christmas in July I thought how can I use this stamp set for the holiday's? So here is a few cards I made:)

This card also uses the Holly from Hang Your Stocking, the mini cup is stamped with Holly from the Oh, What Fun and the filigree, Merry Christmas is from the Holly Jolly Greetings (retired), and the snowflakes are from Flurry of Wishes.
This card I used Oh, What fun for the Tis the Season, the snowflakes I will have to find the stamp set. The calendar I took out of a calendar set (these can be found on amazon-2018 Calendar Tabs Insert Tabs White Mini Calender Tear Off Pads Month To View 50 pack) 

This card I used Oh, What Fun and Star of Light

For this card I also used Star of Light and Hang Your Stockings

And finally this card I used Hang Your Stocking
Cardstock used:
Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Lemon Lime Twist
Garden Green
Pear Pizzazz
Soft Sky
Night of Navy
Soft Sky
Real Red
Garden Green
Crumb Cake
Island Indigo
Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper:
Coffee Café
I have to what the striped one is from

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I asked myself that same question 2 years ago. I was not sure if I could do it. I liked the idea of getting discounts and learning techniques, so I thought I would at least try it for one year and see how it goes. Well it has now been 2 years and I love it! My Team Lead Michelle Zindorf is so inspiring and the challenges she gives us to be creative is superb!
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear for our Troops

My grandfather, George, fought in WWII in the Navy, my uncle Corvin had fought in Vietnam in the Army, Uncle Dean served in the Navy and my father-in-law, Harold, fought in Korea. Both sides of our families have a history of serving in wars and in the military. My son-in-law, Chris, is a civilian paramedic but he served our country in Afghanistan. Even though he was not in the military he worked on the base. He learned very quickly how to read the ranks of the military personal lol!! He was there for three years while my step-daughter stayed here. So to honor them and those who have fallen on foreign soils, died at home and those who are serving or will one-day serve… God Bless America!!
List of products used: Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 5 ½” x 8 ½” & scored at 4 ¼”, Whisper White cardstock 5 ¼” x 4”, Night of Navy 3 ¾” x 5” & Whisper White 4 ¾” x 3 ½” to stamp bear on. Baby Bear stamp set (#141859 12 photopolymer stamps & available in French, coordinates with Holly Berry Builder Punch.) Inks for the Bear: Baked Brown Sugar (retired) & Soft Suede, the bow is Cherry Cobbler with wink of stella for shimmer, thank you is Night of Navy, accessories:  toothpick and printable flag (http://shaneskillercupcakes.com/2013/06/4th-of-july-flag-cupcake-picks-free-printable/.)
To stamp the bear first take stamp 1 and ink it up with Baked Brown Sugar. Stamp off once and then stamp on cardstock. Ink up stamp 2 and line it with the holes in the bears arms and stamp, ink up stamp 3 with Soft Suede and line up again and stamp. Next stamp bow 1 in Cherry Cobbler, stamp off once and then ink up stamp 2 and line up bow and stamp. Stamp Thank You in Night of Navy. Pierce a hole in right side of bears arm to put flag. Use dimensionals for bow and stamped image.
Step 1

Step 2

 Step 3
Bow Step 1

 Bow Step 2
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Staying with Blogger and Fouth of July Spectacular!!

Well after searching and trying a few other blogs, I have decided to stay with blogger. I still have not heard from blogger as to why my other blog was shutdown. Oh well, life will still go on. Thanks for being patient with me. I am going to be having specials such as Tip Tuesday's and etc. as they come along. I hope to build up more followers and be posting more often.


chool is out, hot weather, swimming pools and ice cream is the signs of summer. This time of year we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July with parades, food, family and the finale of fireworks.

Today I am showcasing the  Jar of Love
Mason Jars are all the rage right now so I was excited to see Jar of Love from Stampin' Up! 
 Lately on Pinterest there have been a lot of ideas to use mason jars for your backyard barbeques. You can use them to hold your utensils, flowers for centerpieces, luminaries and so much more. My inspirations for these two cards came from Pinterest.  The first one to inspire me was created by Nancy Novak. I just love those jars & fireworks.

This next card was inspired by this t-shirt.
I used Microsoft word to create the "America is UH-Mason" in word art and printed it on copy paper. Supplies used:  Cardstock-Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Black and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter sheet

Stamp Sets: Jar of Love and Star of Light
Framelits: Jar of Love and Birthday Blast
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Embossing powders: Silver and Clear
Other: Microsoft word for jar front of "AMERICA IS UH-MASON"

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Legal and Copy Write Information: This is the personal blog of Donna Schnees, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. All rights to submit any of these projects for contests belong to Donna Schnees only. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Stampin' Up! does not endorse the use of or contents of the services, or non-Stampin' Up! products I may offer here. Images ©1990-2018 Stampin' Up!

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