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Tulips are a blooming
Timeless Tulips is a great set…order both for happy creating

I love this set, create beautiful cards, book marks and any paper crafter ‘s dream. I use it for get well soon cards, sympathy, birthday and just hello. The card shown is just 8-1/2 by 11 card stock, cut in half the long way, cut at 4-1/4 inches. This makes it 11 inches long by 4-1/4 inches wide. Score at 5-1/2 inches, fold in half. I next stamped the leaves on a piece of basic white…note, whisper white has a new name

I used cherry cobbler ink on whisper white and stamped Tulip heads, punched out with punch, Tulip Builder punch.

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Rooted in Nature..only till May 2,2021

After May 2, 2021 will be retired…not able to order

Yes, it is retiring, which means, no longer available…. Oh, how I will miss this lovely set. Great for guy cards, sympathy cards and just Thinking of You. The set and dies came in 2018, now they are retiring. Don’t miss out.

Love the springs and the leaves, can use with so many other sets….plus the leaves can be die cut using the dies. The wood slice was fussy cutted and edged with a darker color.

The mighty Oak, beautiful, simple….can you say Simple Stamping…. the thanks die cut is from a word set, that is now sold out, no longer can be ordered. This is why I say, if interested, order as soon as you can ASAP.

I just saw my all time favorite stamp set, Healing Hugs, is now sold out…. No longer being made, now a collectors item…

set that will never go out of style….only while supply lasts.
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Happy Thanksgiving

Rejoicing in thankfullness. Yes, even in these trying times. Our family has faced much, but our new life is pressing on. I pray this finds you fine and doing what you love.

I made a Thanksgiving card for special people in my life. I used old stamps, yep, real old, 1995 and 1996. Companies that are no longer in business.

I did use the Stampin’ Up! ink, love their colors and ink, it is easy to clean off with just water…water soluable. Safe, non-toxic.

Cinnamon Cider is the color I used, it its a limited ink color for 2020-2022, it is my favorite right now with intense brown but not dark. I did a water color wash on water color paper…simple but gives a nice look.

I am card making and sending but as for sales and Stampin’ Up! products, they are dead in the water. I no longer have my store to order on line, they charge $12.95 a month and I have had no sales in the passed 8 months. That would be $155.00 for a year, a waste of money cause no one orders and we have no income right now. I will continue on and if you are interested in ordering you need to contact my by email. My heart aches that life changes but it could be worse.

Hugs. Enjoy this special time, no matter what.

Betty

Tuesday is Here! Warm Hugs!

Love this set! The stamp set and all the fun. The first photo shows chocolate nuggets wrapped with the Designer series paper. The cups are mini…yes small. They are sold in the 2020 Mini catalog. The tray is too….simple but fun!

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HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

The big day is here! Hurray! We hope everyone has a great World Card Making Day!. And remember, once we finish creating our beautiful cards, let’s all be sure to send them off with a handwritten message to brighten someone’s day! In fact, Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 goal is to give away 60,000 cards worldwide, so if I and all demonstrators send at least two cards to someone who could use a little sunshine, we can easily reach and even exceed that goal.

To extend one more challenge, should you choose to accept it. That is—give one of your handmade cards to a professional to show appreciation for their hard work. That person could be a store clerk, an animal shelter worker, a nurse—or the UPS delivery person. Are you in? Let’s smash that 60,000 goal! #makeacardsendacard

Measurement suggestion for inch-users:

On Thank You card:

• Card base: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 • White layer: 4” x 5-1/4”

To note: Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer #152392 supports both imperial and metric measurements.

Betty Bickford, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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Where You Been?

I have not been here since May 4…Now June 29. I have been making masks and more masks plus card making. My husband has been home and life have changed greatly. No work, no money but lots of time. Yes, have to look at life differently. I have been blessed making masks, it it helps others and people are wanting them and they cover the cost of making them.

Ok, you may not like University of Michigan…I love them. They saved my life with surgery back in 2016. Yes, I love them too cause of my niece, she graduated from U of M in 2019. I never had the opportunity to go, now that I am in my 60’s, I treasure she had the opportunity. Her Mom, my twin, never had much help in going to college, the importance…..her Mom knew how important. My twin had a stroke and passed away in 2014, two weeks before her daughter was to graduate from High school. She graduated with honors and had many scholorships to go to U of M. She graduated May 5, 2019, five years to the date of her Mom’s passing. This made the date May 5, a happy memory vs. a sad day. Life goes on, never the same.

Now, the year 2020, a pandemic…..My niece is in New York, New York. I have been a nervous basket case. Now, things are looking better….My niece is looking for work, praying she gets what is good and a fit for her hard college work.

So life goes on. What have you been doing? Yes, card making but so much more….. lots of cooking, baking and washing dishes….and that is life. Staying home and being safe. Thanks for reading and if you would like to know more about my love of Stampin’ Up, come back…will try to inject more info and help and not be so laid back.