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I love Facebook. Why? Well, first of all it helps me to know the prayer needs of others. Second to that, I get to know when neat things are happening with my kids – like the garden that my son The Boy and his wife Emily are planning.

The post showed them tilling the soil. I knew I had to do something to surprise and encourage them, so I whipped out my Cricut machine and made these:

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I will add plant stakes to them so they can stand the signs in their garden. I think my grandLittles will enjoy the fun colors and shapes too!
Here’s how they came together:

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First, I used Cricut Craft Room to select designs from the Cricut cartridge Freshly Picked . Once I selected the various components, I arranged them on the virtual mat, wrote down the sizes and began cutting.
It wasn’t too difficult to choose colors- earthy, garden colors worked out just fine.

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A bit of trimming came next.

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Some 2-way glue and a bit of placing elements together came next:

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Now it was time to laminate:

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I made sure to round the corners when I cut them apart since there will be some little hands in the garden!

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Once finished, I took them all outside to introduce them to their natural habitat! Here they are again:

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I have a few more to make but thought I’d share now just in case I forget to before I mail them.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Visit me on Facebook, “Like” my page and see what’s going on in my creative world! God bless. Kathy Bo

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Check it out! It’s time for Stampin’ Up Marker Club!

Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Write markers are awesome – and it’s a great time to start collecting them all. Why? Because very soon, Stampin’ Up will be introducing a whole new line of markers that are completely different and you’re going to need them all! Joining Marker Club will help you to do it a little at a time, which is much easier on the wallet. We’re all about making this craft addiction more dollar friendly, right?

Check out the details on the video below! My Marker Club is open to U.S. only, and I will ship directly to you.  All the contact info is on the video, so let’s get this going! And if you join Marker Club AND my team (only $99!) just tell me you saw this on my blog and I’ll pay the (U.S.) shipping on your markers for you!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Kathy Bo

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The Design Team at Scrap It Girl has a fun challenge: choose our favorite journal, calendar or notebook for the Favorite Things Friday Challenge.
Was this ever easy for me! I love this mixed media travel journal that I actually made a few years ago on a scrapbooking trip.

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It’s my favorite.
I have a lot of great memories creating this too. I met new friends and also learned new techniques.
My absolutely most favorite page is this one, where the kid leather glove (an estate sale find) holds tickets.

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Here are more pages:

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And a closeup of the cover. Super cool, techniques and elements, all thanks to a little scrapbooking trip.

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Want to get in on the fun? Enter your favorite journal, notebook or calendar in the Scrap It Girl Favorite Things Friday!
Thanks for stopping by! God bless.

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I’m giving away this awesome Blossom Petals punch! How to win: go to Facebook and see all the details in today’s post about Club! Please “Like” my page while you’re there, it’s makes me so happy to have new friends. CLICK HERE for my page! Imageampin

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My friend sent me a pin from Pinterest of a banner that said: “Happy Camper”. Well, I just happen to have been planning a trip with Ninja Man and since we were taking the RV, I figured what better time to create a banner for our little home away from home?

Disclaimer and spoiler alert: I do not like the blue flag and will change it when we return home where all my nifty supplies are. I brought only the necessities (ok, really, I brought enough materials to create two banners PLUS a bag of knitting, and wouldn’t you know I “need” more stuff!)

So here’s the finished banner with the pitiful and soon-to-be-changed blue flag:

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Here’s how it all came together:
I used this kit from Stampin’ Up and may I just say for $19.95, it’s so much fun!

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Love it? I understand. I do too. You can order it HERE
Ok, so while you’re in my store, search for “ink”. You’re gonna need it. Just in case you are curious, I used Island Indigo, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler.

Here’s how I made it:
I used painter’s tape to secure the stencil to the pennant panel. Unless you want to complicate this by using rulers and (gasp!) math, you will need to do some “eyeballing” here. Mine isn’t perfect- but I try to just put the stencil in the same position each time, looking at top, bottom and each side of the pennant.

Because I’m in the RV, the lid to the banner kit worked great. At home I’d put paper down on my studio desk.

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I use THESE sponges from Stampin’ Up. Three for $3.50 goes a long way. I cut them in several triangles and usually staple a little tab so I’ll know what color is on them.

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Since the pennants are canvas and kinda white in color, I decided to ink the backs as well. Note the little handmade tab stapled onto the sponge.

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Once the front and back is stenciled, I added the letter to the circle on front.
I LOVE this kit. Really, I made one of these with 7 letters in ONE HOUR! I’ll post that later, as it’s a gift and a BIG SECRET.
Anyway, there’s a stencil that covers all but the circle. All you have to do is make sure the stencil covers the circle evenly.
Tape it down.
Now for the letter: eyeball the stencil edges to center the letter. You want to have the same amount of stencil on the left as you do on the right and the same amount on top as you do on bottom.

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Here’s a close up of the sponging. Want more? Sponge more. Want less? Sponge less. Make it as dark or light as you want.

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In no time at all, you have a GREAT banner panel suitable for PINNING ON PINTEREST FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

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String them all together (easy since the grommets are already there!) and you have a banner! I used Krylon UV Clear spray (3 coats, front and back) because it’s going to be used outdoors.

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It was raining when I finished, so I had to hang my banner inside to see if I loved it. Well, I do- except for that blue panel- but it will be fine for now.

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And it is purely coincidence that it matches our RV exterior! Really serendipity.

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Thanks for visiting my blog!
God bless.

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I saw this fun wreath online and had to make one to display at my upcoming Christmas Open House! If you are local, it’s Saturday Oct 19!

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This wreath is made of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper and ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and floral pins.

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I LOVE this paper! Not only is it durable enough to cut into strips and curl, it is fun and right on trend for the holidays. Cool thing though, it can really be used all year long for cards or scrapbooking!
Love it too? You can find it HERE

The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. It’s 1″ stitched edge Cherry Cobbler grosgrain and I use it for cards but I think it’s perfect for hanging the wreath. Besides, the red in the wreath matches perfectly! You’ll find it right here!

The wreath came from Hobby Lobby. The label says it’s a 12″ white “extruded” wreath and cost $4.47. The pins, also Hobby Lobby, $4.99 for a pound. (I put the wreath sticker on the pin bag).

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Ok, here’s how to make one:
Order your paper and ribbon from my site here(thank you very much!).

Cut paper into 1 1/8 X 6 1/2 strips. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer

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Curl the ends of the paper strips. Tighten or loosen the curls as desired.

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Place the paper curl on the wreath and pin it down. It works much better if you just position it, hold it in place, then pin.

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I put the ribbon on like this so it would hang flat, then tied a bow at the top.

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Now all you have to do is cut, curl and pin to your heart’s content! It won’t take long to create this beautiful wreath to share as a sweet gift or to make your home even more special this Christmas! I love it so much I’ll be making a fall one next!
Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless you!

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Y’all have been asking, so here’s more of what Stamping Up announced in Leadership last week! (Put on your I-can-get-WHAT-for-free?! seat belts…it’s gonna be a ride!)

TWO new sets of single stamps! Among the stinkin’ adorable stamps in this set are some super cute bunnies and oh… have you seen the fox?! Okay, I’ll just share it now:

Need that fox. In order to live a normal life.

Need that fox. In order to live a normal life.

But wait. There’s more.

Set #4, oh yeah.

Ok, y'all know we need all of these!

Ok, y’all know we need all of these!

And yet, there’s MORE! Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, which means cool stuff for all of us! A new set will be released every month, each set containing the MOST POPULAR STAMPS in the history of Stampin’ Up! along with a never-before-seen brand new stamparoo!

 Each set includes one never-before-released stamp! Woot!!

Each set includes one never-before-released stamp! Woot!!

As if that’s not enough, they are even giving away stamps.  What could be more fun than getting free stamps?

Here’s the dealeo: Each 25th anniversary stamp set will include a sticker to place on this card

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When you fill a line of stickers, you receive a set (up to $14.95 value) for free! Seriously?  Yes, seriously.  Stampin’ Up! not only makes the highest quality stamps, but ALL of the products I have ever used have been awesome.  That’s one reason I’m a demonstrator; I enjoy the discount.  While you can’t discount “free”, it sure is nice to know that anything and everything I use along with that free stamp will be at a super cool discount!

I know, I know. That was a lot… BUT there is even more.

True story. I can’t believe it either… but… apparently the Stampin Up! gurus gathered around the Big Table, looked at one another and said, “Hey, we haven’t done enough. Let’s add Sale-a-bration to this list, offer a LOT of free stuff and THEN HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOX OF SURPRISES TO UNVEIL AT CONVENTION IN JULY!” Then they all stood, cheered and danced Gangnam Style. (Speaking of true stories, Scott danced a little bit of this at Leadership. Later I told him it was worth the price of admission just to see him do it. Who is Scott? Scroll down, see his pix with Stalkie McStalker. You can thank me later.)

Anyway, here’s the deal on Sale-a-bration: Beginning Jan. 22, you will receive a free item from the Sale-a-bration flyer with every $50 order (before taxes and shipping charges). I’m not allowed to show you the flyer yet but dang skippy, I can share this much:

Got a $50 order? Get free stuff. OH YEAH!

Got a $50 order? Get free stuff. OH YEAH!

How do I get to see it first? Oh, it’s not a birthright… no special talents necessary.  How, you ask? HOW??  I thought you’d never ask…just go to my website: http://www.kathybo.stampinup.net and join for only $99. Paper, stampin’ and creative bliss. All for you. ‘Nuff talkin’, I’m heading to my studio!

God bless!
Kathy Bo

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