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Stampbusters Episode 2: Sharpening your punches with soda cans?


I tried this and it works great on most punches.  The more intricate punches did not do well and I noticed that the less expensive punches did not do well at all.  I tried it on most of my Stampin Up punches and it really worked great!

Originally posted on Where The Rubber Hits The Road:

I know I had told you I would test out Blender Pen refill recipes but had a terrific-ly busy week and didn’t make it to the store for glycerin.  I promise next Sunday I’ll post the video for that!

I LOVE my Stampin’ Up punches.  They add a little bit extra to projects, save time from cutting out stamped images AND they are easy to use.   Over time, they seem to get a bit dull.  I’ve tried the tin foil method, the wax paper to help them glide better but it doesn’t really sharpen as much as I would like.

My demonstrator buddy, Toni Ballesteros, shocked me when she said we could sharpen our punches using soda cans.  (maybe some of you already do this but news to me).

In Mythbusters style, I’m testing to see if it REALLY does sharpen my punches or does it ruin it forever?


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

2015-02-13 10.33.522015-02-13 10.34.07The other day I was asked by a sweet friend to create a Birthday-Valentine’s card and of course I had to give it a try.  I looked on Pinterest to get some ideas and found one but unfortunately I can’t find the person that made it.  The web sites that were mentioned were blocked because of a possible spam.  Anyway whoever made this card Thank you!

Getting back to my card, I decided to make it a regular A 2 size side fold card with a white base.  For the mat cut at 5 1/4 x 4, I used some light grey cardstock that I have had for a very long time so I am not even sure who makes it.  I used my linen background stamp from Stampin Up and Crumb Cake ink.

I loved the effect it gave and I had forgotten how much I loved this old stamp, gotta use it more often.  I rounded the top left and bottom right corners on both the mat and the card base.

I also used Stampin Up’s Heart to Heart punch for the hearts and for the string I used several Kreinik Metallics blending filament 093. I attached the hearts with mini glue dots and added dimensionals to lift it off the base a little.

To finish it off I used 3 pearls from the Stampin Up’s Basic pearls pack and colored them with Stampin Blendabilities medium Cherry Cobbler.  I finished it off with a couple of sprays of Tsukineko all purpose ink #74 Champagne mist to give it just the right amount of shine. I thought it turned out very pretty myself.

Thank you for taking a look and please come back soon.  I hope to start making more creations to put on my blog in the future.


NOTE: I am not a demonstrator for Stampin Up but I enjoy their products and I will link as many of the products that I used to my demonstrator Sally Hadley’s Stampin Up store.

Valentines Boxes oh my!

I just wanted to show the Valentine’s boxes I made for my grandchildren this week.  I thought they turned out so cute, but man I must be back in my old days when all we got was just cards!  Connor had his party yesterday and when he came home he had about 3 cards with candy in the box and a great big bag he made using 2 major large sheets of paper that was stapled on the sides brimming full of candy, lol I guess next year I will need much bigger boxes! Oh well they turned out cute anyway and grandma made them so that is what counts anyway Right!

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UR Beautiful!


I love this card!

Originally posted on Scrapper@heART:


Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 12.47.35 PMI am hostess this week at Just Us Girls and it’s the 5th Saturday of the month and that means it’s Wild Card Week.  In another words…I can select just about anything.  I wanted to make it relatively easy, so this week the challenge is to make your Sentiment the Focal point of your card and or project. Love this idea and when we were making our selections about a month ago, I hadn’t seen this type of challenge in blog land all that much, but now it’s everywhere. LOL  Oh well, that’s okay!  You all have had some practice then.

I used a mix of SU (flower) and Verve ( U/beautiful) stamps to make my sentiment pop!  The R was cut out with my new SU die cut letters! I think my Cricut is going to start collecting more dust now, using these dies and my Big Shot is…

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Paper Pumpkin Sale!


I love getting Paper Pumpkin, I can’t wait to start it up again.

Originally posted on Lynnzcrafters:

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For the first time ever, we’re lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (from NOW until March 31, 2015) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

Why did we choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you’ll love.

  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.

Why Purchase Paper Pumpkin during Sale-A-Bration?

If you:

  • are somewhat overwhelmed with all the choices in the catalog, a 3 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription is a fun and easy way to get started with papercrafting.
  • want to earn a Sale-A-Bration product, remember that for every $50 in products purchased from a demonstrator (that’s me) will earn you 1…

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My Quickest Classroom Valentine Ever!


This would be so fun to do for the grandkids school classroom gifts. Supper quick!

Originally posted on Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog:

Hi friends! Do you have kids in grade school? Valentines Day is just around the corner so it is the perfect time to whip up a batch of handmade Valentine treats! These come together so easily using a few supplies from our sponsor Papermart.


Now you have a good excuse to buy a box of large shipping tags or the beautiful washi tape you have been eyeing! Plus, if you have been following my blog, you know lots of other ways to put this versatile craft room staples to good use. Watch how quickly these favors come together:

I also used some 2 3/4″ wide organza ribbon to top it off. I hope you give this easy Valentines day craft a try. You can also save this idea and make it for other holidays by changing the colors and stamps (that big box of shipping tags just keeps looking better…

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Something New Coming to My Blog!

A brief get to know me, I am a grandmother of 7 with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren living with my husband and I so our house is pretty full considering we have a small house. lol anyway, I have some health problems as do most of us do but one that really stops me from doing what I love is vertigo.  Not minor but major vertigo where I can be in bed from 1 or 2 days to 4 to 5 months at a time.  It gets pretty bad at times and because of that my blog has been the reason it is so hit and miss at times.  For about 4 months I have been feeling great yea!

Anyway when I am down the only thing I can do is look at blogs and watch videos on my tablet because they are slow enough they don’t make me sick lol. So I decided that I wanted to make my blog a little bit more interesting.  I am going to try to post videos that I come across that I have learned from and enjoyed watching and I hope you do too.  I am not sure how to do this so we will see how it goes.

The first video that I wanted to share was from a wonderful artist and women that cares so much for so many people and is over the wonderful Operation Write Home program where anyone can donate cards they make to our service men and women so they can write to their loved ones.  Her name is Sandy Allnock and she is wonderful with Copic Markers but also with so many other mediums, wow can she teach! Anyway her Blog is Here and below is the Video I wanted you to see.  Enjoy and I will see you later.


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