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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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Well, I’ve been super busy with my recent open house and a Stampin’ Up workshop where my hostess sold over $600 worth of beautiful and fun papercrafting supplies! Because of a great promo, she received an extra $25 in freebies, making her total of $125 in free items and TWO at half price! She’s a happy girl!

So I’ve been working on a few things and in the process, too busy to post directions! I’ll share the projects here (and you can see them on my Facebook page too! Just click HERE! please “Like” my page – it makes me so happy!

Here are some pix of my latest. Enjoy!

20131029-223837.jpg this one had inspiration from an HGTV magazine. I sent it to a friend in Australia.

20131029-224031.jpg some assorted Open House goodies: Christmas & Halloween.

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This is an adorable wreath for a teacher. It’s 12″ and a perfect gift he / she will use all year.

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Speaking of wreaths, there’s this cool Christmas one. Can’t you just feel the brisk winter? I sure can.

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This is a MUST have. All I can say is click on these links – but do it now because they may not be carried over in the next catalog! I ordered it all and will use the little bags and banners (yes, I’ll give a link to the banners!) all year!

Banners: click HERE!

Bags (you’ll need the banner stencil kit from link above) click HERE!

So that’s enough eye candy for tonight! If you would like product links or instruction for anything just let me know by commenting below!

And of course you can always reach me on Facebook (see link at top of my post).

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed, and remember that you CAN make it too!
Kathy Bo.

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Crafting typically brightens up the world of not only those who create sweet handmade items, but also those who receive such treasures.

But there comes a time when making something is the only thing you can do to offer support and comfort.

The situation is that I’m close enough to a neighbor family that I (along with many, many others) was devastated by the loss of their precious newborn child. But like many neighbors, not so close that I was “needed” for hands-on during their darkest hours.

It’s one of those times that privacy, rest and quiet are the greatest needs. Primal needs. The last thing they needed was to have a parade of folks in and out of their home asking what they could do. We did all we could; the ones who babysit kept the toddler. The ones who walk dogs walked their dogs. The rest of us joined those helpers by praying.

When I was asked to make a card to share on behalf of the neighborhood, I put my whole heart into it, because finally, FINALLY, I could “do” something “hands-on” for this precious young couple.

Powerless. That’s how we all felt- and still feel. There are no words. And so amidst the days of constant prayer and an unbelievable amount of tears, I went into my studio and sat down.

The young mommy loves bright colors, so I tried – really tried- but nothing came together. Likewise, a stoic sympathy card would not express what we as a community felt because just days before, we would have hoped to send cards of congratulations on the birth of this sweet little one.

No, it needed to be soft. Gentle. Not sympathy. It needed to offer support for this little family who desperately hung on to hope and their unwavering faith in God throughout every moment.

And so I made this.

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Psalm 42:8 is stamped on the front. It offers encouragement and said just what I felt it needed to say. “By day The Lord directs His love. At night His song is with me.”

The colors are soft and quiet. Respectful. Gentle.

I was finishing up the card when I received a text.

Do I have room at my house for family members who are flying in for the service?

Of course I do.

As I was making an envelope to go with the card I thought of the guest room, meals, comforts for weary travelers. Suddenly I have a lot to do.

Hug your kids.

God bless you and yours.

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Here’s another super cute notepad! Supplies came from my stash, and most is Stampin’ Up. Though some is discontinued, you can make it too! Just dig out some of your favorite papers, embellishments and maybe print some imagery from the web!

Here’s a link for the basic tutorial

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Check out my Stampin’ Up! page! $99 and you can join my team!

I enjoy making these and sharing with friends and family. What a neat, creative and useful gift!
Thanks for visiting! God bless!

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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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