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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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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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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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20131029-224334.jpg THIS is just STUNNING in person. It was a huge hit at the recent workshop! Check this and the Seasons of Style suites HERE!

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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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