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Snow Day – Stash Day

Today was a snow day, so in between work emails, I went upstairs and played with my stash. I have a huge stash of stuff. Card stock, patterned paper, and more. I am sure I have told you about my obsession with die cuts, Stampin’ Up, and Project Life cards. I love them all. I buy new and used Stampin’ Up, much to my husband’s consternation. I must have a couple of hundred stamp sets. Many of which I haven’t used yet.

So thinking about how to best use what I have, I got an idea. I could use my Project Life cards on the front greeting card. A while back I ordered a grab bag of envelopes from LCI paper (a great deal of 1000 assorted envelopes, for $40, you don’t know what you’ll get so it’s a surprise). Unfortunately, they sent a grab bag of card stock instead. When I called to let them know of the issue, they told me to keep the paper and sent me the envelopes. Yay for good customer service. So I found some A1 sized pieces in a moss green and looked through my gazillion Project Life cards and found a few I though would coordinate and got started. I used a Sizzix label die cut, pulled out a few random Stampin’ Up stamps and got to town:

I am pretty sure when my mini dachshund barks, she is saying “I hate the mailman!”

I used watercolor pencils for the car. I loved the little puff of smoke with this stamp set. It reminded me of my first car.

These little love birds are precious!

Now I need to find a few stamps and send them off to family and friends. Happy Tuesday to all!

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Happy Birdday!

Portland has been snowed in for days.  We usually don’t get all that much snow here, but this last storm was a doozy!  I have been using my time off well.  I have read three books and took the bus to the movie theater and saw Hidden Figures (really good) and spent a lot of time crafting.  My rug is about 4″ bigger and I have a bunch of new cards.  

For Christmas my friend gave me a gift card to Joanne’s (she is a great friend, indeed). I promptly spent it 😜. I got a cool bird punch.  Now, what to do with little birds?  Birdday cards.  I used cute paper to make the birds and used a heart punch to make wings.  It was a co-worker’s birthday and we needed a card, so I made her a Birdday birthday card.  Turned out so cute I made some more!


The stamping was a bit tricky as I used stamps with longer sayings to get my happy and my day.  I used a Stampin Up! marker to ink up just the words I wanted. Worked like a charm.