Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday Friend Share

It's the last Friday of the year! I appreciate all of you who are followers of my blog. It has been a challenging year for me. I am hoping that the new year will have fewer bumps in the road!

Today I am sharing a card from my friend, Cherylin. I thought it was perfect for this last Friday before New Year's Day. 

Stampin' Up!, Endless Birthday Wishes, Friday Friend Share. celebrate

She created the card with a shaker window full of confetti. The sentiment is from the Endless Birthday Wishes set, and I'm not sure what the circle stamp is from. If anyone knows and can help me out, please leave the info in a comment. 

Very fun card, thank you Cherilyn. 

It looks like fireworks, perfect for New Year's Eve. Have a great one!

Happy New Year,
Trude

Four more days to get in on these specials!



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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Journal It! # 229

Journal It! 229

The next journal prompt...

What is your favorite way to paper yourself? Do you get to do it often?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

You're So Sweet Stamp set
Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day!
Trude 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial 75

This is the last Tuesday of the month! Hard to believe. I hope you are enjoying my weekly tutorials. If you are, I would really like to hear your comments and appreciate your shares and 'likes'.

I used the Wild about Flowers stamp set for this card. This card is a simple, single layer card. There aren't any fancy techniques. The Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp pulls it all together to create a unified piece. That's my tip for the day...use a stamp, such as the stamps that are in the Gorgeous Grunge set, that can be stamped over 'white' area in a piece to add interest and pull the entire piece together. 

The Wild about Flowers stamp set has a couple of sentiments that are specifically for retirement cards. I have had several teacher friends retire recently and have a couple more coming up, so I thought that the Writing Note stamp, stamped as the background, would be perfect for the occasion. The Writing Note stamp can be omitted and just the splatter stamp used and it will still be a nice retirement card.

Tuesday Tutorial 75, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude, Wild about Flowers, retirement card

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a Happy New Year!
Trude 



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Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday Friend Share

Here's a floral card from my friend Betty. She used the Stampin Up Flower shop stamp set. The leaves are from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.

It may be winter, but the days are getting longer and it won't be long before we will see flowers blooming again. Until then, we can start stamping some floral cards.

Friday Friend Share, Betty, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Flower shop, Kinda Eclectic

Thanks for sharing, Betty. If you would like to share your artwork with others, you can mail me a card, or even attach a photo of your card to an email.

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Journal It! # 228

Journal It! 228

The next prompt for you-

What are your best character traits?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle


Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day!
Trude 

Link to Year End Closeout Sale
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial # 74

Have you been enjoying the Paisleys & Posies stamp set? It is a fun one and you can create your own retro cards with it.

Today I used the beautiful Designer Series paper that coordinates with the stamp set and also the Paisley Framelits dies, but I used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set. 

Heartfelt Sympathy, sympathy card, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude, Tuesday Tutorial 74


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day!
Trude 


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Friend Share

Yea, another Friday!

This card is from my friend Kim. I like the way she two-step stamped the flowers really close to fill in the background. I think this might be a retired Stampin' Up! set. Thanks for sharing, Kim.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Trude

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Merry Christmas Cookie Cutter Banner

It's been a long time since I created a banner so when I got the cookie cutter stamp set and punch I decided to create one.

This is a simple one because all of the banners use the same pieces. 

I used the Banner Triple punch to punch the bottom of each 2" x 6 1/2" piece of either Real Red or Cucumber Crush cardstock.

Then I stamped a bunch of gingerbread cookies on Whisper white cardstock, punched them out, added little punched hearts and attached them to the bottom of each banner.

I die cut large glittery letters and attached them to the top of the banners.

The paper at the top is from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper pack. I cut strips so that they would match all the way across. 



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Journal It! # 227

Journal It! 227

The next Journal It! prompt is...

Tell about any gift that you have that you could use to make the world a better place.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Places You'll Go stamp set


Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day,
Trude


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Friend Share

It's Friday again and I have another friend's card to share with you.

This one is one that I should have posted before Thanksgiving, but was too busy to reschedule the post that I had already created for that Friday Friend Share! 

Jeannie created this spectacular card. Thank you Jeannie for sharing it with me.


Thanks for stopping by!

Trude


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Journal It! # 226

Journal It! 226

Here's a journal prompt for you!

What are the five most important qualities you look for in a friend?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

In This World stamp set


Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial # 73

It's time for another Tuesday Tutorial.

My sister lives in Nome, Alaska and I went to visit her a year ago. Such an interesting place. I got to walk on tundra and pick wild blueberries and see musk ox herds, reindeer and a grizzly bear.

When I saw this cookie cutter set I knew I had to have it because of the Alaskan cutie!

cookie cutter Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude, Tuesday Tutorial, Christmas Card

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day!
Trude 

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Some really fantastic deals you won't want to miss!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Friend Share

Another Friday, another card from a friend to share.

This festive little hedgehog card was created by my friend Cathy. Isn't he cute?



I'm not sure if this was a Stampin' Up! stamp or not. I know that Stampin' Up! had hedgehogs in the past, but I think other companies carried them too.

Maybe we should ask Stampin' Up! to bring the hedgies back, they are just too cute!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Check out the End of Year Closeout Sale at Stampin' Up!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Monthly Card Club

The Monthly Card Club information has been updated. Check it out here!

Also, check out the end of year clearance. Great deals! I was shocked at some items in the sale as they are in the annual catalog for another 6 months. Supplies are limited, so go grab some deals!

Journal It! # 225

Journal It! 225

Have you written about this?

Are there any famous world festivals that you would like to attend? Write about it.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Tuscan Vineyard stamp set