A few different things to share today. But first, I want to start with something that I think is really important.
One of my favorite stampers, Heather Nichols, emailed me about a fundraiser she has coming up to support United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota. Her adorable daughter looks like an angel! Please go HERE and watch her story. Then, if you are able, please go HERE and donate. I would be so happy to see her raise more than she expected. What a great way to support a fellow stamper, huh? Thanks!
Next, I got an email from a sweet gal named Stephanie Herbert. She is doing a "Stampin' with Steph Cards for Heroes Fundraiser." Cards for Heroes is one of my favorite organizations! Of all the Stampin' Up! purchases made through her, she is donating 20% to Cards for Heroes. What a great idea – you get cool stamps and the troops get more cards. Love it! To shop with her, go HERE. Stampin' Up does have a new and very fabulous catalog, btw. Thanks, Stephanie!
Now it's time for some cards. These are simple ones I made awhile back using scraps. I had die cut lots of circles and rings for a project and had lots left over. So I whipped up these cards and added a text paper star to the center. I love how vintage text paper adds a homemade feel to cards. I just get old pages on ebay from my favorite seller. And since they are usually thin, I put adhesive on white cardstock and lay the text paper onto it. I then punch it or do whatever. This gives it some stability.
Quickutz circle/ring die cut
Stampin' Up green paper and star punch
Anna Griffin orange paper
Scenic Route green and teal paper
Heidi Swapp light blue paper
Hero Arts notecards
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing
String and vintage text paper
Does anyone else save little scraps like this (circles and such) for future projects? I have a drawer with little compartments to organize them. You?
I can't forget: The winner of the idea book is MaryD! I will email you.
OK… off to make some popcorn and try to catch up on email. (I am behind on it – sorry!) I am getting on a plane tomorrow to head to CHA. Will any of you be there? Stop by Hero and say hi!