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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 16 – Eastern Beauty

There’s something about pink and black that I love. I think it’s the sharp contrast between a Bright and Neutral color. Eastern Beauty takes some of the smaller stamps and lets them shine in this Clean & Quick card.

This card could easily be stepped up by adding a stitched shape where the sentiment is and adding some thread or baker’s twine and of course adding some bling with rhinestone embellishments.

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Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

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Jar of Love Floral Card

Hello Kre8tors! Jar of Love is making yet another appearance in this beautiful floral card video! I absolutely LOVE Jar of Love and all of the amazing possibilities for this set! Rich Razzleberry is the star of this card, with Wild Wasabi complimenting it with the gorgeous greenery stamp.

This card was inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest from Lynn Dunn. I loved her idea so much, I had to recreate my own version using Jar of Love. To see some of my other projects using this stamp set, you can check out this link, or this one, or even this one here!

I’m so excited for the products in the brand new Occasions 2018 Catalog, especially this gorgeous Silver Baker’s Twine I’ve added behind the Stitched Shapes Circle. I can never get enough metallic bling on my cards! I hope you enjoy this beautiful card! I sure did have a blast making it!

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Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Stitched Circle: 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″

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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 15 – Coloring Card with Falling Flowers

I used to color ALL the time as a child. I loved coloring so much, I had every color of crayon, marker, colored pencil, paint… Then as time passed I stopped coloring as much. I think I thought I wasn’t good enough at it to keep going. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you’re good enough at something. If it inspires you, don’t stop.

I love this card because you can either color in the entire card, OR you can leave it black and white and give it to someone with a set of markers so they can do their own coloring in!

This card features the masking technique, as well as a few coloring tips that I have picked up from art classes I took WAY back when. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the video, and the coloring inspiration.

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Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

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If you would rather purchase the Stampin’ Write Markers in color family as opposed to the entire collection at one time, here are the options. Visit my online store and type the item number into the search bar on the right hand side of the page.

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Clean & Quick Cards SERIES 14 with Tranquil Tulips

Welcome to 2018 Kre8tors! I’m SOO excited to start this year off CRAFTY with a Clean & Quick Card! I hope your Holidays were amazing, and I’m so glad that you’re here with me to kick off this New Year! What are your crafting goals? Are you wanting to build up your stamp and supply stash? Are you looking to use up what you have? Are you wanting to kick into high gear and start your own crafty venture? Whatever your plans are, I want to be there with you when you start! Talk to me about becoming a hobbyist or business owner with Stampin’ Up!’s great products as an Independent Demonstrator and join my growing team of wonderful and supportive ladies (or gents!)

I’ve brought Tranquil Tulips in for another Clean & Quick Card for you today. Even though my previous card, Card #12, in this series used the same set, it has a totally different look! I love how much mileage one stamp set can get me when I get creative! One of my favorite things about this series of cards is most of them don’t require any adhesive and just ONE piece of cardstock! (With the exception of some stepped up versions, that is.)

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Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″

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2017 Rewind: A Look at This Year’s Top 10 Videos

Hello Kre8tors! Wow, 2017 has been an absolute whirlwind of activity! I wanted to take a moment to recollect some of mine and your favorite videos from 2017. Some of the products in these videos may be retired, but the techniques aren’t! Let me know what your favorite moment from this year was, and I’ll do a “replay” for it with current products!

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2017 started out with a road trip for me and my husband. We traveled to Virginia for 3 months while he attended school for his career in the Air National Guard. This was a fun mini-series to film of our road trip, which doesn’t have much to do with card making, but I thought it was important to note in this rewind. (I did haul all of my supplies with me however, and continued to film and create while we were in our hotel room!)

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The next video in this rewind includes my most popular video for January 2017, a Melissa’s Kre8tions Live video featuring a popular Sale-A-Bration set, Avant Garden. I absolutely love this card design and will definitely be making another one with some new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions products!

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Coming in at a close second for most popular video in January would be my Waterfall Card using Weather Together (which is still a current product in our annual catalog!) 

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February’s favorite video was the Corner-Pop-Up Card, also featuring some Occasions products from the 2017 collection. This card was fun and easy to make, and is a perfect vessel for handing out gift cards!

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At the beginning of March my husband and I were traveling home. Upon our return, I started a new job and wasn’t able to make as many videos. Over the summer I only made a few videos but one of the videos I did make was not only my most popular video all summer, it is still my most popular video at all time just now breaking over 13,000 views! I am so stunned by this and thankful to all that have viewed my Daisy Delight Double Z-Fold video.

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I left my job in October, which opened up more time to get back to what I loved, my videos and my viewers! October’s most popular video was my Merry Pattern’s Eclipse Card using an exclusive stamp set. This was a fun and festive card to make, and one of my favorites holiday cards of this season.

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November’s popular video was the first from my tag series this year, Snowflakes Sentiments Tag #1 – SERIES. It features a fun and different way to use the Pretty Label Punch along with the Snowflake Sentiments set. I enjoy doing a tag series each year, and used up just about all the tags I’ve made!

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December was a busy month for me and my videos! I posted a video almost every day, with the exception of maybe two weekends. I LOVED posting videos every day and being so creative! The 3rd most popular video for December was my Faux Eclipse Card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle. Such a fun and colorful card to make! 

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The #2 most watched video in December was my Swirly Bird Frame Card. It’s one of my most favorites from the whole year! I love the color combination, the splotches of gray in the background, and the swirls from the thinlits.

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And finally the number 1 video for December is my Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card. I really enjoyed making this fun fold card and it looks like most of you liked it as well!

And that wraps up our 2017 rewind! I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane! If you’d like to see the supplies used in these videos, just click on the links in the descriptions and you’ll be taken to the blog posts with the materials used.

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to read this through and supporting me through my Stampin’ Up! business as well as being my viewers and followers! I appreciate each of you! I wouldn’t be able to continue doing what I love if it wasn’t for your support and encouragement! So thank you! Let’s ring in 2018 with good thoughts and great times! #thinkpositivebepositive