And the Nailed It Blog Candy Winner Is. . . . . . . . . .

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The lucky winner of the Nailed It Stamp Set, item 143077 is. . . . . .

Roni Yaxley!

The random number generator came up with Roni Yaxley’s comment number. Congratulations Roni, please e-mail your shipping address to mzindorf@aim.com within 30 days to claim your free stamp set.

Thanks to all who played along.  Keep entering, you may be my next lucky winner!

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Wishing you the best day ever!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value).  Plus earn tokens towards a free stamp set with my customer loyalty program, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 using Hostess Code F7YUR4X2 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of April, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: F7YUR4X2  When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the 12  free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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The first two tutorials in the April, 2017 Tutorial Package.  Ten more to come!

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Dragonflies at Play – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

Sometimes I have so much fun with a stamp set that my mind starts whirling with new scenes to create with it.  Such as the case of the Touches of Texture stamp set that I used on my last project and was still on my desk this morning.  So, with a fresh scene inside of my head from Monday, I created today’s card.

Photos don’t do a project justice sometimes.  The dragonflies and the water have a super wonderful sparkle to them after I used the Clear Wink of Stella brush pen, #141897 over them and the camera just doesn’t pick it up well.  You will need to use your imagination, sorry.  But in real life it has a shimmery sparkly lovely look.  Well worth the two seconds it took to put it on the card.  Have you used it yet?
YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  
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Complete Supply List

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value).  Plus earn tokens towards a free stamp set with my customer loyalty program, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 using Hostess Code F7YUR4X2 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of April, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: F7YUR4X2 When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the 12  free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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The first two tutorials in the April, 2017 Tutorial Package.  Ten more to come!

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Wishing you a most inky day!

Huge Hugs,

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Life Has Been Buzzy!

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Like I don’t have enough hobbies and animals to take care of, I decided I must try to do my part and save the honey bee too.  :)  Due to pesticides and other things we are losing honey bee colonies at an alarming rate and without them, who will pollinate a great deal of our food?

I started on this crusade last Autumn.   Joined my community Beekeeper’s Association and then attended day long classes to learn more.  I also found a mentor at the Beekeeper’s meetings who has been a blessing, so much to learn.

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Students at the beekeeping class were encouraged to not wear gloves when working the bees.  :)  This takes nerves of steel at first but then you find it not so bad.  It slows you down witch helps the bees not to be nerves.

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No, this is not an alien, it’s me all geared up at class.  :)  Crazy Right?

I spent the Winter pouring over Beekeeping catalogs, yes there is such a thing, and I purchased my hives and other necessary tools and protective clothing.

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Well Spring finally arrived and it’s time to start new colonies.  These are my hives right after I installed a 3 pound package of bees in each one.  Just envision that.  Now, just how many bees do you think that is?   Well, it is around 9,000 bees per hive!  That’s just to start the colonies.

I was quite nervous, but pulled my big girl panties up and put all those bees in the hives by myself.    I’ve been asked if I filmed this process, HECK NO!  I had to put every bit of my brain power into what I was doing.  Remember this was my first time.

You might want to know why there are different colors on my hives, well, bees see color and it helps them distinguish  which hive is theirs.    They don’t see red, orange and purple as true colors they see them as black so I chose So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz (it’s a sickness to see all colors as Stampin’ Up! colors) to paint a couple of my hive boxes in.  You really don’t want your bees bouncing from one hive to another so they don’t spread viruses, mites, etc. from one colony to another.

I am happy to report the bees are doing well so far.  Hopefully we will see lots of bee babies soon as the colonies grow.

Wishing you a beautiful and productive day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value).  Plus earn tokens towards a free stamp set with my customer loyalty program, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 using Hostess Code F7YUR4X2 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of April, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: F7YUR4X2  When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the 12  free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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The first tutorial in the April, 2017 Tutorial Package.  Eleven more to come!

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Want to become one of my valued customers and get a copy of current catalogs like the  Occasions Catalog?  Please e-mail your request to me at mzindorf@aim.com along with your name and address.

Secret Garden – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

I had so much fun creating this little secret garden scene for today’s project.  I tried to give just a hint of what you will see beyond the mossy looking embossed Brick wall to add just a bit of mystery.  I hope it inspires you to get inky today!

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  

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Complete Supply List

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value).  Plus earn tokens towards a free stamp set with my customer loyalty program, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 using Hostess Code F7YUR4X2 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of April, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: F7YUR4X2  When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the 12  free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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The first tutorial in the April, 2017 Tutorial Package.  Eleven more to come!

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Want to become one of my valued customers and get a copy of current catalogs like the  Occasions Catalog?  Please e-mail your request to me at mzindorf@aim.com along with your name and address.

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Wishing you a most inky day!

Huge Hugs,

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Nailed It Stamp Set Blog Candy – ENTER NOW!

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Hello there,

I have a great Stampin’ Up! stamp set to give away as blog candy.  It is the Nailed It set that is so useful for those hard to make masculine projects.

YOU CAN ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS STAMP SET SIMPLY BY ADDING A COMMENT AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST TELLING ME TO ENTER YOU, EASY PEASY, RIGHT?  IF  YOU ARE GETTING THIS BLOG UPDATE VIA YOUR E-MAIL, PLEASE DON’T HIT THAT REPLY BUTTON TO COMMENT.  YOU WILL NEED TO CLICK HERE AND THEN LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE ACTUAL BLOG POST.  :)

I WILL SELECT THE WINNER ON THURSDAY,  April 6, 2017 USING A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR.  

GOOD LUCK TO YOU, MY FRIEND!

WISHING YOU THE MOST WONDERFUL day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value).  Plus earn tokens towards a free stamp set with my customer loyalty program, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 using Hostess Code WKCFVBNQ and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of April, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me with my customer loyalty program.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  WKCFVBNQ  When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the 12  free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Want to become one of my valued customers and get a copy of current catalogs like the  Occasions Catalog?  Please e-mail your request to me at mzindorf@aim.com along with your name and address.

Flourishing Window Panes – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

Wow!  it’s the last day of March already and the hours are ticking by until your chance to get those Sale-a-bration items for free comes to an end tonight.  So be sure to get your last minute orders in ASAP.  Also, this is the last chance to get this month’s tutorial package free with your $50 order.  Get the details below.

Now about today’s project. . . .. .

Adding window panes to your scenes adds lots of interest.  Adding highlights in the right areas really makes your images pop.  I used both of these techniques in today’s project and they are really nice techniques to add to your arsenal.

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  
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WARNING!  WARNING!  Only hours left!

Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value)!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between March 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 using Hostess Code WKCFVBNQ  and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of February, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me, plus a free Sale-a-bration item for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: WKCFVBNQ   When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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All twelve of this month’s tutorial package.  Hurray, don’t miss it!

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Wishing you a most inky day!

Huge Hugs,

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Lovely At Night – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

I’m playing around with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set this evening.  One thing I love to do with this stamp set is to use the tree tops as bushes in the background to add some depth to the scene.  Add the big pine image in front to create some layering of images and that also adds depth.  I kept the layout simple to be more masculine. :)

YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW TODAY’S PROJECT WAS CREATED IN TODAY’S STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.  SEE HOW TO GET IT AND 11 OTHER TUTORIALS FROM THIS MONTH FREE BELOW.  LEARN TECHNIQUES YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR OTHER STAMPING PROJECTS AS WELL.  
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Complete Supply List

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WARNING!  WARNING!  TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all ($21.99 value)!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set, HOLY COW!

Place a $50 merchandise order between March 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 using Hostess Code WKCFVBNQ  and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all 12 of the project tutorials for the month of February, as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me, plus a free Sale-a-bration item for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value from me.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: WKCFVBNQ   When placing your order.   (PLEASE DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150 so you receive the hostess benefits plus the free tutorials for the month).

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my Stampin’ Up! customers and Stampin’ Up Team. 

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First eleven tutorials for the month of March.  Only one more to come in this month’s tutorial package.

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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Wishing you a most inky day!

Huge Hugs,

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