Apple Love for a Teacher

School Valentine
I created these cute little heart apples with the help of my heart-to-heart punch and the Tart & Tangy stamp set.


Heart to Heart Punch:  Item #119881, $16.95
Tart & Tangy Stamp Set:  Item #111514, $12.95

Heart-To-Heart Punch - by Stampin' Up!   Tart & Tangy Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!


This card and gift below are for Valentine's Day for my son's first grade teacher.

To keep the "teacher feel" of this card, I used colors that remind me of school.  I wanted to use the apple from Tart & Tangy, but had a lightbulb moment when I thought of turning them into hearts.  

I'm really happy with the way this gift set turned out.  Also included is small pail (not pictured) covered with tiny red apples and filled with valentine's candy.  

School Valentine 2


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Happy Birthday, Scott!

Manly Birthday

Today, I share with you a kwik and kool birthday card created for a special uncle.

Now – I first have to apologize to him because the card is still sitting here on my desk.  I know I sent a belated card last year, too – I need to get on the ball!

I had a fun time playing with the little squares and arranging them "just so".  Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.  

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I found some time to stamp today.  Hooray!

This card was made for the Pals Paper Arts challenge (PPA78).  

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Punch Bunch Stamp Brush Set   Five-piece stamp brush set.  
Notes Stamp Brush Set     Three-piece stamp brush set.  
Bliss Stamp Brush Set    Five-piece stamp brush set.   
So Happy For You Stamp Brush Set     Ten-piece stamp brush set.    
Sweet Summer Stamp Brush Set     Nine-piece stamp brush set.     
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Kit     Three digital ribbons, three digital buttons.  
Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Accents Kit     Six Designer Series Paper Patterns, nine borders, 20 elements, and 27 flowers. 



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124038  Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  Four Baja Breeze Patterns
Designer Series Paper 
124036  Certainly Celery Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  Four Certainly Celery Patterns
Designer Series Paper  
124039  Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  Four Bashful Blue Patterns
Designer Series Paper  
124040  Perfect Plum Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  Four Perfect Plum Patterns
Designer Series Paper   
124010  Notes and Details Stamp Brush Set    $3.95  Eight-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. 
124011  Thoughtful Overlays Stamp Brush Set   


Thirty-four-piece stamp brush set. Download includes a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Artwork is exclusive to My Digital Studio!
124023  Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads    $1.95  Six digital designer fabric brads. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite line.
124021  Pompom Trim    $0.95  Download includes three pompom trims in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango. Coordinates with the Oh Sew Suite product line. 
124487  Chocolate Bunny Stamp Brush    $1.95  One oversized chocolate bunny image. 
124489  Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper    $4.95   Twelve Designer Series Paper patterns. Coordinating colors are Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. This download is a recolor of our popular Island Oasis Designer Series Paper.
124494  Tropical Party Stamp Brush Set    $3.95  Five-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with Island Oasis II Designer Series Paper.
124493  Sweet Scoops Stamp Brush Set    $3.95   Eight-piece stamp brush set. 
124540  Chat Room Birthday Stamp Brush Set    $5.95  Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons. 
124495  Watercolor Trio Stamp Brush Set     $3.95  Seven-piece stamp brush set. Includes imagery from the now-retired Watercolor Trio Stamp Set that was featured in the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog
125160  Chat Room Thoughts of You Stamp Brush Set    $5.95   Ten-piece stamp brush set. Uses a section of sentiments from the retired Chat Room Rub-Ons.