Teach Me Tuesday: 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders

Happy Fourth of July, friends! I hope you’re spending the day doing something relaxing… beach? cookout? crafting?  We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather here on the Cape for the holiday. I did a little of the beach yesterday, a cookout tonight and some crafting today. So all in all, a great holiday. Although I must admit as much as I enjoyed getting a base tan for my vacation at the beach with my bestie, yesterday wasn’t the best of days. I got bit by a dog on my walk yesterday morning — no worries, he only caught my pants (he ripped a whole in them, though!). Thankfully, they were just my workout pants. And then last night I scraped the decorative wall in my sister’s driveway with my new car. I’m so bummed. Good news is that it shouldn’t cost too much to fix. Just an added thing “to do.” I’m a bit ridiculously sad about it, though. For those of you that know me, you know I get pretty attached to my cars. My last one I had for 212,000 miles. I literally cried when I traded her in last year. Me and Rosy were partners in crime (not

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Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration: Love is in the Air

Hey there friends! What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? For us here on the East coast (I’m on Cape Cod in Massachusetts), we’re expecting a snowy day. Nothing wrong with that… get to spend the day working on some projects for my weekend with the Cool Crops gals in Andover! But I know you didn’t come here today to talk about the weather… you came to see all the inspiration from the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration design team! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 11 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – (Faith. Grace. Stamp with Jen G). If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below. Today we are all sharing our “love.” Theme for this month’s blog hop is “Love is in the Air.” So I choose to do a card using the adorable little hedgehogs from the Love You Lots Hostess stamp set. These sets are only available when you host

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Vintage Vibe…

I’m loving the vintage trend that is popular in the papercrafting industry right now. The lace, the subtle colors and old school feel of the products are fabulous. I made this card using the new Greeting Card Kids stamp set from the 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalog. It’s the same set I used to make a Halloween card recently as well. For those of you on my e-newsletter list, you saw the Halloween card in the newsletter. On this card I used my blender pens and ink from my ink pad cover (squeeze the ink pad while it is closed and it will leave a little “puddle” of ink you can pick up with the blender pens). I love how it gave the card a softer look than using straight markers. I also love the new paper ribbon punch (the scallop edge under the torn piece of crumb cake cardstock). It is so fun — You can use it as a tiny scallop underneath another piece of cardstock or use it as a strip of “ribbon”…. so fun. Well that is all for now… I’ve got LOTS of stuff going on in the coming months so be sure

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