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Amazing Paper Grace » Video Tutorial – Tie a Simple Bow with Doublesided Ribbon January 31, 2010

Filed under: Bow Tutorial — alwayswithme @ 8:37 pm

I was thinking about the teachers Valentine gift I’m going to make but it occurred to me that I have NO idea how to tie a large bow, well really any size bow.  I also wondered how much ribbon a bow like that takes.  So I looked for some tutorials and found this!


Stampin Up and Copic January 30, 2010

Filed under: Copic Markers,Making Cards,Stampin Up,Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 8:22 pm
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two of my new favorite things.  I’ve been looking for examples of this stamp image and Barbara Anders has one.   Go check it out.  She has the  copic markers she used listed and other photos of her card.

So Simply Beautiful

Filed under: Making Cards — alwayswithme @ 12:51 pm
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I found this card via a link from No Time To Stamp.  I love the black outline, the rounded corners and the simplicity of it.


This Stamper Has Such Cute, Creative Ideas

you have to visit her at No Time To Stamp and just look at how talented she is and then who all she links to.  Definite eye candy material.  The photo below is what I am thinking I will make for DS Fifth Grade Teacher and as my treat to DS.  What do you think?



iEmbellish: Miraculous Possiblities

Filed under: Making Cards,Stampin Up — alwayswithme @ 2:49 am

This blogger is a stamper.  In looking over her blog, at least two things stood out to me.  First is she decorates the insides of her cards as well as the outside of her cards.  The look really nice as seen in this photo of the Miraculous Possibilities post linked below.

iEmbellish: Miraculous Possiblities.

and this one

isn’t that just adorable?  Just like a purchased greeting card only better because it’s handmade.

and this one!

Secondly,  she too rounds corners of some of her cards.  The look is, what more polished, more professional or a bit more unique?

Jessica has a really nice blog with a lot of different cards, techniques and links to many other card making bloggers.  I suggest you wander over to her blog and spend some time.


Valentine Card January 29, 2010

Filed under: Stampin Up — alwayswithme @ 12:25 am

This is very similar to one of the cards I made on Monday.  Looks lovely.

Stampin’Up! Demonstrator Stamping Videos Stamp Workshop Classes Scissor Charms Paper Crafts: Valentine.


Flippery Cards – Storybook Woods January 28, 2010

Filed under: Making Cards — alwayswithme @ 11:26 pm

Cute card but what I really loved are the rounded corners.   Flippery Cards – Storybook Woods.


48 Ink Pad Organizer January 26, 2010

Filed under: Organization,Stampin Up — alwayswithme @ 8:42 pm

48 Ink Pad Organizer

 This works for Stampin Up stamps!  I like this better than the portable thing Stampin Up sells and I think the price is similar.