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andrea m
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No card making here yet. I hope to do some later this evening. We have been doing work around the house.

I did make some mason jars into potion jars.


 
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i am love my cameo I am doing a lot of cards use it.


 
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I don't have an electronic cutting machine. Sometimes I wish I did.

Here's another Christmas card.
I See Santa By AmyWho


 
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In the last couple years I have barely touched my cricut machines. I find I love my cuttlebug and dies more.


 
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christmas card By Southern Lady


 
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halloween card By Southern Lady


 
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Andrea I barely used my Cuttlebug until this year and I've kind of gone crazy with it. There are so many great companies out their making dies now. I've made quite and investment in it and now I use it constantly. Seems I only use my Cricut for scrapbook page titles these days.


 
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I bought my lifestyle crafts die cutting machine about 6 months ago and haven't touched my cricut since. Have a lot invested into my cricut but love my metals dies sooooo much more!!


 
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Lisa I have had my cuttlebug for years and rarely used it. Now that i am making more and more cards it is used constantly.
I love spellbinders dies. I dont have that many sets yet but I am working on it. I have a bunch of the Th dies. I need to use my embossing folders more. I have a bunch and just forget to use them.


 
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Stephanie. I have a ton invested in my cricut too. I know with the explore you can get spellbinders images to cut. I just like having my dies though.


 
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well I have the sizzix machine I let my mom have for awhile. I use it a lot then after that I got the slice machine use that a lot but now they don't sell die cut dis any more.


 
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christmas card By Southern Lady


 
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Nice card danielle.

I got some new stamps in the mail today. I have been coloring for hours.


 
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thanks andrea


 
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I made my 30th Christmas card today. Only 20 more to go......


 
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good job lisa!! over halfway there and October just started!!


 
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Way to go, Lisa!


 
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Way to go, Lisa


I need to take a pic of all of us that way I can put it on my Christmas card.


 
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wow lisa you are on a roll. Good for you.


 
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well no card make for me today seen I have to go with my husband to the doctor for his ms.


 
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christmas By Southern Lady


 
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Great cards Danielle!

I made some at the weekend on World card-making day, and I posted a couple on my blog (link in my signature ). I might add some more later on.

This work stuff is for the birds. It's seriously eating into my crafting time. Pfft.


 
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I finally finished another Halloween card.


trick or treat By Andrea M


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
Great cards Danielle!

I made some at the weekend on World card-making day, and I posted a couple on my blog (link in my signature ). I might add some more later on.

This work stuff is for the birds. It's seriously eating into my crafting time. Pfft.




thanks


 
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Great cards, Squirrel. I like the swirling leaves on the first one. Great lighthouse scene, too.



 
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Thank you!


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
Great cards Danielle!

I made some at the weekend on World card-making day, and I posted a couple on my blog (link in my signature ). I might add some more later on.

This work stuff is for the birds. It's seriously eating into my crafting time. Pfft.



your cards are gorgeous!!!! hahaha work does tend to do that


 
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Everyone's been working so hard on cards and I am sitting here with no cards to show! I do have to get some birthday cards made though so hopefully they will pop up here one of these days.


 
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I finished another card today. I started on some tags for a Christmas swap.


 
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I bought a lot of cute Christmas paper now I have tons Christmas paper. I stop make card right now that way I can work on my layouts from my vacation. I love make Christmas tags,


 
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I am working on organizing my scrapping space. I have tried numerous ways to store my stamps but I haven't liked any of them. How do you store your stamps? If it's not too much trouble would any of you mind posting pics of your stamp storage. Thanks so much!


 
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What type of stamps do you use? I have some wood blocks but mostly clear. For my wood I use just a 12x12 paper holder box. However after much searching I found binders specially made to hold stamps from hobby lobby. Love them but had to buy 4 of them and extra pages to hold my growing collection.


 
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I had great intentions to make a dent in my Xmas cards this weekend lol...but my LSS had a special Xmas wood DIY decorations that I could wait to play with, I guess at least I finished a project.


 
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II used Jennifer McGuire's Avery Elle storage pocket idea for my clear stamps. They fit perfectly in this refrigerator bin. She has videos up on her blog explaining it with links to supplies. I am 100% happy with this really convenient way of storing and filing them.


For my wood stamps I use this little cabinet with glass doors so that I can see them all. I have some of my larger Stampin Up sets in the cabinet drawers beneath along with my inks, embossing and other supplies for stamping

I find that the ones I store out in the open are used a lot more than the ones that are hid away in the drawers. If I had my way I'd have them all in eye view but unfortunately I don't have enough wall space for that.


 
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I have bins for my stamps. I am outgrowing them and need to buy more.

storage for my Tim Holtz and oxford impressions stamps By Andrea M


 
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If you click on the picture above there are more pictures.


 
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I had hoped to get stuff done yesterday but i had a bad headache.

I am going to try and get a lot done this week for the scrapbook.com $100. give away this month.

Does any one know of a stamp trade group? I buy a stamp use it a bunch and then it just sits in a bin. It would be fun to trade some I dont use anymore.


 
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Thanks you guys for the pictures. I really like the idea of the cabinet with the glass doors. I also like my stamps out where I can see them. I used to have them in a container but I found that it was too troublesome so I moved them to the top of my desk but that is getting to be too small for my collection. I have the wood stamps. I think I will see what I can do about the glass cabinets.


 
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  • andrea m Said:
I had hoped to get stuff done yesterday but i had a bad headache.

I am going to try and get a lot done this week for the scrapbook.com $100. give away this month.

Does any one know of a stamp trade group? I buy a stamp use it a bunch and then it just sits in a bin. It would be fun to trade some I dont use anymore.



yea I got tons of stamps I don't use a lot either


 
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christmas card By Southern Lady


 
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Finished one card today but I'm too lazy to take a picture right now. I think I'll wait until I have at least one more done.

Yesterday, I got another cd shelf unit. I'm running out of room for my stamps and dies, and the 6x6 pads will fit perfectly on these shelves too. The shelf I have them on now is bowing a bit from the weight. I'll be doing some rearranging soon. Yay. Not my favorite thing to do lol.

Kayla, I have my clear stamps in cd cases. I've heard many people don't like it, maybe it even ruins some stamps, but it works for me. I haven't had problems with them yet (the oldest are probably about 6 years old), crossing my fingers. Wish I knew about potential problems when I started but I have too many and dread the thought of switching to a different system. It'd drive me nuts to change now and have 2 different looking methods. So, I guess it is what it is.

My wood stamps are in plastic, stackable/interlocking bins, organized by theme or whatever.


 
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I switched Amy. For some reason I had a hard time keeping my stamps straight using the cds. I barely ever used them because the system didn't work well for me. And some of them did get stuck in the cases. Took a lot to get them out but maybe that was because I never used them. I switched mainly because I wanted to create more of a file system for them so I could find them easier and compact them a little more so they didn't take up so much room. I also wanted to hold on to some of the original packaging so I could keep better track of their makers. A lot of people really like the cd system though. It just wasn't for me I guess.


 
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I know what you mean about wanting to keep better track of their makers. I was really bad about for a while when I started, just figured I'd never care. Wrong! Your system does look so nice and tidy!

Here are a couple of cards
Winter Scene By AmyWho

This one's not my fave but hey, I was finally happy with the MS punch.
Hello By AmyWho


 
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christmas car By Southern Lady


 
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another halloween card.

happy halloween By Andrea M


Edited by andrea m on 10-15-14 01:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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cupcake christmas By Southern Lady


 
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We're officially finished with fall cleaning so hopefully I will get back to making cards. I have a special friend who has a birthday next Saturday so I really have to get his card made.


 
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Dontcha just hate those little breaks we have to take? My spare time the next few days will be working on a birthday cake for my little niece. Doing a Frozen cake though, that should be fun!


 
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Mailman brought a few new stamp sets and dies today. Can't wait to dig in but this weekend will be devoted to making a Frozen themed birthday cake for my 8 year old niece Rylee. Hoping to get a few minutes to play tomorrow after the party.


 
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Fun! I hope you show us your cake when it's done.


 
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If it turns out great I will.


 
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I hope it turns out. I would love to see it.

I got six new stamps yesterday. I cant wait till the new Christmas magnolia stamp come out. I have been seeing peaks online.



 
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I hope it turns out. I would love to see it.


 
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Good morning, ladies.


Gimmie Hugs! By AmyWho


 
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good morning

that a nice card


 
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Thank you, Danielle.



 
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OK, here's my latest project a few of you asked to see. All my creative juices this weekend went to make my niece Rylee a birthday cake. Cake decorating is my third love, backseat to card making and scrapbooking.
Frozen cake By Olleharr


 
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Card for special him By Kaylann


 
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Lisa i love the cake. Do you have a cricut cake or did you cut all the little dress details by hand? My friend who got me into scrapbooking is also a cake maker. she loves her cricut cake.


 
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I have been busy doing some los and making tags for a swap.

I bought a sketch book this weekend to make a stamp book. I stamped all my stamp that i color in it. I still need to decorate the front. I will be able to flip through it and pick stamps i want to use for cards a little easier. It will also help me remember what i have.


 
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I did the same thing, although not as cute as yours sounds. I just stamped on paper and put them in page projectors in a 3 ring binder. It does help me use them more often and combine images I probably otherwise wouldn't have thought to. I like looking through it when I'm just watching tv or something.


 
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Lisa i love the cake


 
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  • andrea m Said:
Lisa i love the cake. Do you have a cricut cake or did you cut all the little dress details by hand? My friend who got me into scrapbooking is also a cake maker. she loves her cricut cake.



Thank you all. I have a Cricut Cake but to be honest I've only used it a few times. It's not an easy machine to use and it's just easier for me to cut the fondant by hand or with cookie cutters. I did the flowers by hand.


 
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Amy it is fun to just look through. I think i will use my stamps better by being able to see the stamps image.

Lisa you do an awesome job cutting free hand.



 
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working on some Christmas cards


 
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Looking forward to seeing them.


 
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Here is a card i made for a swap.

the perfect tree. By Andrea M


 
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that a nice card


 
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Blue Christmas By Kaylann


 
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that a nice card


 
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I bought a large set of stampers big brush pens from faber castell. I am excited to try them.


 
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It is always exciting to try new supplies that we buy! I don't get to buy supplies that much so I have to make do with the few that I have. But my supplies are slowly adding up.

I hope to get another set of Christmas cards made today.


 
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It has taken me many years to stock up on my supplies. I am choosy what i buy. I would rather spend a little extra on something i can use over and over than buy a bunch of stuff on sale that i will not use.


 
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Wow Lisa, that cake is amazing! Love your easel card too, Amy, and Kayla's bells. And I can't pass up a card with a squirrel on it Andrea!

I've made a few lately, and have posted a couple on my blog if anyone is interested.


 
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don't get to buy supplies that much . I usually have to use what I have right now


 
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Very cute cards, Squirrel. I have looked at that stamp set so many times but haven't given in yet.



 
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Get it! Get it!


 
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LOL. I didn't think anybody here would try to talk me out of it.


 
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Hi I would like to join the card group for ideas and support.

Michele


 
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hi michele welcome to our group.

Rosey i love that little hedge hog stamp and your card is adorable with it.


 
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michele welcome to our group


 
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Hi Michele.


 
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Hi Michele, welcome!


 
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Just curious how many of my fellow cardmakers are managing a blog out there? I had a couple going a few years ago. One for my papercrafting and one for my cakes but I just didn't have time to manage them well at the time. I decided this week to give it another try. This time with only one blog to combine all of my crafty hobbies. I would love to stop by and take a look at yours if you post a link here. Mine is:

http://lisaembellishmywor ld.blogspot.com/


 
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i dont have a blog.


 
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Neither do I.


 
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Lisa, I don't have one either but yours is nice.


 
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i dont have a blog.


 
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Christmas Joy By Kaylann

Another Christmas card


 
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Michele!

Yes I have a blog (in my signature). It doesn't get updated as much these days, only every few weeks or when I have something to share, but I do use it.

Danielle, your signature is still showing your blog. Just sayin'.


 
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Kaylann that a nice card

well I don't have one someone made one but I just never got into that I thought I took it off


 
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Thank you Danielle.

Christmas bells By Kaylann

Another Christmas Card. Since it's Sunday I am taking care of these things in my free time, tomorrow it's back to tutoring.


 
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your welcome


 
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Hi, ladies. Here are a couple that I've done lately.
Not Deaf By AmyWho

Young At Heart By AmyWho


 
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those are nice cards amy


 
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Thank you Danielle. Are you making anything today?


 
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You make such awesome, funny cards Amy. I love the humor.

I'm having a hard time the last few days. It's taking me hours to do one card. I think I tore apart and redid the same card 3 times today. So frustrated because I really wanted to post for the big $100 a day contest this month. Totally lost my my mojo with scrapbooking too. grrrrrr!


 
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Thank you, Lisa. I need to do some different types again. I need some more in my stash that are more pretty/less cutesy. I started doing that company's challenges in order to make myself make something. But, by the time I get those done, I really don't feel like making anything else.

Hugs, your mojo will come back soon. I love your card style, btw. If it makes you feel any better, even the simplest card takes me hours. I looked through my stamps the other night and couldn't come up with a single thing to do. Plus, if I'm not really in the mood or bothered by something, nothing goes right. I'll repeatedly measure wrong, mess up the stamping, smudge something, hate the paper I chose or can't find a match, spill stuff. On and on lol.



 
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Oh yes sounds just like me Amy. I've really wanted to try the detailed coloring stamps like you do but I know it would take me forever to finish a card. Do you use copics or colored pencils or what? I can't tell. everything you do has such lovely coloring and shading.


 
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Thanks. I use watercolor pencils. It can take a long time if I use more than 1 image, partly because my hand gets tired and I have to take breaks a lot. Usually, I work on coloring one day and finish the rest another.


 
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