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A quick share tonight- I’m pretty tired after traveling to the GrandLittle’s birthday!
Today’s technique is CASEd (copy and share everything) from www.stampwithtami.com
It’s a chalkboard effect Valentine’s Day card.

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What did I use? Well, here we go:

Stampin’ Up! (SU) cardstock, SU Cherry Cobbler heat embossing powder, SU Hearts A Flutter bundle, SU Tiny Tags clear mount stamps, SU Elements Cute Clips, SU Whisper White ink, Pen-Touch white paint pen.

That’s it! Easy peasy.
Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Kathy Bo

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My GrandLittle turns four today and is he ever the super hero fan! I’m pretty sure he is the “real” Spider-Man – among others, such as Batman, Captain America, etc.
So as we celebrate Asher today, I decided to make this card for him.

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Of course, there is a story to go with it… It seems that Bear is in training to be a super hero and, well, Spidey got the best of him! As a result, Bear is all tangled up in Spidey’s web.
The video version is right here!
Here’s what I used to make this super cute card:
Action Wobble Springs (I LOVE creating with these!), Stampin Up! (SU) cardstock, SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, SU Big Shot embossing machine, SU Cloudy Day embossing folder, SU Cherry Cobbler heat embossing powder, SU Tombow adhesive, SU Happiest Birthday Wishes clear mount stamps, SU Baker’s Twine, Cricut die cutting machine, Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and I upcycled an image of Spider-Man by cutting it from some packaging.

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I used VersaMark ink to stamp my sentiment and heat embossed the powder. You can see the raised, shiny effect that heat embossing provides. I love to use this method. It is fascinating to see it change from powder to finished image!

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I cut the sentiment by using Stampin’ Up’s Apothecary Accents Framelits, but I left one edge straight so I could hook it on the card by a tab.

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This is how I store my Framelits- there is a magnetic sheet that holds the metal dies in place.

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Here’s the Cricut cartridge I used

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Whew! That’s a lot of info! But what a fun card- my GrandLittle has an awesome sense of humor, so I know he will crack up when he sees this!
Y’all have a blessed day, and thanks for visiting!
God bless,
Kathy Bo

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription like none other! You get an awesome, super easy kit to assemble – delivered right to your doorstep. There are even more details, so send me a note if you’d like to learn more! Meanwhile, here is the trial kit- it can be ordered outside of the subscription. There are four super cute cards and envelopes!

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Subscription kit #1 will have TWO little notebooks to make!

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I love little pockets so I used this one (it came in the preview kit) to hold tiny goodies in my notebook. I’ll use those butterflies on random pages, just to add a personal touch.

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Check it out My Paper Pumpkin!
And please don’t forget to select Kathy Bohannon as your demonstrator!

Thanks for visiting! God bless,
Kathy Bo

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I made this little notepad with Stampin Up Designer Series Papers, cardstock, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and punches. Here’s how it turned out:

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The inside features a notepad and pen. The pen has a bit of Velcro to keep it in place.

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Here are the items I used to create this super cute and easy gift! International Bazaar Designer Series Paper

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Brights collection card stock

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Elegant Butterfly punch

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Scallop Circle punches

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A bit of vellum

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Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

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And this embossing folder

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I found the little spiral notepad at WalMart and used a heat knife to cut the plastic case

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And the case? It’s the same ones our clear mount stamps come in! I love these little cases!

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Almost forgot: the scallop edge border punch!

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Add a bit of TomBow Multi glue, snail adhesive, and some great music (Adele on Pandora is pretty much the standard in my studio) and you have fun while creating a great gift to share!

Thanks for visiting! God bless,
Kathy Bo

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Here it is: choose anything on this flyer for FREEBERS when you place a $50 order from me (that’s before taxes and shipping, of course). You might wanna hurry… time’s a wastin’ and it’s all over on Friday, March 22!

Want more? Check out this video featuring the party that is Sale A Bration!

Order now: My Stampin’ Up website!

Spend $99 and GET $156 worth of CREATIVITY!

Got questions? Send me an email!

Y’all have fun! I sure am!!

God bless and toodles!

Kathy Bo

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I have this thing about lace. I love it. While I prefer the exquisite (go figure!) I’m a sucker for pretty much most every lace I’ve come in contact with.  So there was this dress that someone gave me a while back, which was too small and also circa 1980’s.  I didn’t like the fashions of the 80’s, not even when I was wearing them, so the only saving grace for this dress was that – it was lacy – and would make a nice wall decoration in the bedroom.  And so it was.  I hung it, shoulder pads and all, from a large rack that is also the home for scarves and an assortment of hats.  The little vignette was girly and dainty, its centerpiece a dress I would enjoy but never, ever, wear.

And then I cut it in half.

Last night.

Yeah, I did.

This was before:

Note the shoulder pads. Why we ever bought into that fashion accessory, I'll never know.

Note the shoulder pads. Why we ever bought into that fashion accessory, I’ll never know.

It’s a whole dress – as you can see. Until. This. Happened:

It was a crazy, radical thing to do. But wait... it gets better.

It was a crazy, radical thing to do. But wait… it gets better.

As you can also see, the top is now separate from the bottom as well as separated from its beloved shoulder pads, which we have already established is wrong, whatever generation one is from.

Once I cut it in half, I left it to ponder.  I don’t think the dress pondered a single thing, but I did.  I pondered how I would turn the skirt into a skirt.  Would I insert a zipper? (spoiler alert: NO!) Would I make a nice little V shaped thingie with a button on top? (Spoiler #2: NADA!) Would I perhaps make a waistband with elastic? Ohhhhh yes, I would.

I did not follow the Rules of Elastic Inserting - if there are such things. I figure once you cut a dress in half, you can do whatever you want.  And so I did.

I did not follow the Rules of Elastic Inserting – if there are such things. I figure once you cut a dress in half, you can do whatever you want. And so I did.

The elastic was nice and wide, so it would be stable as a waistband.  I blew past so many “rules” of sewing it’s not even funny.  Well, it really is… because A: I did not make a proper casing because I was a rule breaker after all.  B: I didn’t sew the edges of the elastic, allowing it to float in the casing (see the line about being a rule breaker) and C: Well, I don’t really have a C, but if I did, it would probably involve something wild and crazy like using white bobbin thread and ecru spool thread.  Ok, I did that too.

So here I have 1/2 of the dress on the sewing machine and the rule breaking elastic insert method happened to work out wonderfully.  One would almost think I’d done it before… which maybe I have… that’s a memory question and I only retain water.

Speaking of retaining stuff, I tried the dress on before cutting it up and having lost 50 lbs, it fit.  Though I have no idea of when / where I will wear it, I am also a bit of a rogue when it comes to “appropriate attire” and might just toss it on to go grocery shopping – if it’s a lacy kind of day.

And here it is:

I pulled a lot of lacy stuff to see how it all would work with the new skirt. The hat had to come along since it's been BFF's with the dress and they have hung out for ages now.

I pulled a lot of lacy stuff to see how it all would work with the new skirt. The hat had to come along since it’s been BFF’s with the dress and they have hung out for ages now.

Voila! The skirt that used to be a dress is upcycled to something I will totally enjoy! Now I just have to find a spring tea - or a shopping trip to pick up milk and bread - so I can wear it!

Voila! The skirt that used to be a dress is upcycled to something I will totally enjoy! Now I just have to wait for a spring tea – or a shopping trip to pick up milk and bread – so I can wear it!

Hope you enjoyed my upcycled / recycled skirt!  Know what’s next? Yep – the top.  I already have lots of plans for it… will share after I ponder it a bit more.

Thanks for reading and God bless!

Kathy Bo

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Do you ever make a list of things to do, then get all happy when you can check some things off that list? Well, that’s what happened today. I have been wanting to make some little 3X3 cards for my neighbor. She is a realtor and I figured she would enjoy having some handmade thank you notes and sweet greetings to share with clients. I wanted to do something nice for her, especially since she is just so giving of her knowledge and expertise! Though we have not yet listed our house, she is always so helpful by replying to my texts when I’m asking stuff like should we put hardwood floors in the kitchen!

So anyway, I’ve had it on my list for a few weeks and today I had time to design some cards for this nice lady. There are six, with envelopes. Here they are:

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The “Hey There” stamp is a single, and exclusive to the Paper Pumpkin! This is the new subscription I mentioned earlier. If you’d like to sign up, please add me as your demonstrator when it asks. click here for Paper Pumpkin!

The “Thanks so much” stamp is part of the new Oh Hello set found here!

It’s such a cute set- I love these cheery stamps!

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Papers used are whisper white cardstock and the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper. Look at all the super cute papers in this collection!

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There are more items such as the inks, ribbons and brads – all found here, in the Spring Catalog! Know what I love more than checking off a “to-do”? Adding sweet folks like you to my team! Just click here to find out how to get in on the fun! I love it, you will too!

Will I wake up in the morning with an email saying you’re on my team? I sure hope so!

That’s it for today!

God bless!
Kathy Bo

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