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Waters Edge – Stampin’ Up! Card

Waters Edge Card Created by Michelle Zindorf

Hi there,

Check out today’s card.  I think the light I created by layering colors really makes the scene.  Keeping the palette to Blues and Pinks keeps the scene from being to busy.  Those cool colors also make it a peaceful scene too.  What do you think?

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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May you have a creative day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR 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! 

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The first seven tutorials for the month of February.  There are five more to come!

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You’re a Good Egg – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Holy Cow!  That is some egg, lol.  Yep, I’m having a bit of fun with the free Sale-a-bration stamp set, Hey Chick.  You too can get this stamp set free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! merchandise order, rock right!

 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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On another note. . . .

I got in the mood to create a chicken card today after hanging out for a bit this morning with my girls (hens) and buddy (rooster).  DSC_0007_edited-33

Even when you give the girls a great set up with nesting boxes you will still find eggs here and there.  Just look at those 3 cute eggs in the coop corner.  I guess that was a comfy spot on a chilly morning.  Never fails, one girl will lay in a weird spot and there soon will be more hens standing in line ready to lay in the same place.

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A couple of the girls did as they were taught and left me eggs in the nesting boxes.

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This old girl always comes in the coop to inspect what I am doing in there.  She will just hang out on the door edge until I’m finished gathering eggs.  Kind looks at me like I look at a repairman that is in my house, with a bit of a watchful eye.

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This is Jo Jo.  It’s hard to see but she has a crippled up right foot.  She was born with it that way.  She actually walks on the top of her right foot instead of on the bottom the way it is turned up.  When she hatched it was apparent her foot was not right.  I tried to straighten it out with a little homemade boot but to no avail.  Some may have just did away with her but, we let her enjoy her life as if she were normal and she has reward us by being one of our best layers.  Jo Jo is super sweet too.  I believe we made the right decision.

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We only have one Rooster, Stewie Jr.  He is a mixed breed.  The only one to hatch out of a clutch of seven eggs.  Here he is in all of his glory, surrounded by his girls, there are 14 of them.  He is one lucky rooster.  One thing you have to respect about a rooster, they will sacrifice themselves to a predator in order to protect their hens.  I’m hoping Stewie Jr. never has to do that.  He makes quite the commotion when there is a hawk in the area so the girls will take cover and then he stands out in the open a bit just daring the hawk to swoop down.  With that said it makes perfect sense that roosters out weight the hens by quite a bit.  Stewie stands about 6 inches taller than the girls.  He is a big boy.  I can’t see any hawk being able to lift him off the ground.

And that is what is happening in our neck of the woods. . . . . .

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May you have a creative day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR 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! 

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The first five tutorials for the month of February.  There are seven more to come!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: FRPJR6PR  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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Celebrate Beautiful You – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

Today I am thinking outside the box.  I love to take a stamp set and do something a bit unexpected with it.  In this project I took the dancing lady image in the Beautiful You stamp set and made her fly.  Fun right!

I teamed the Beautiful You  set with the Celebrate Today stamp set for a wonderful Birthday card.

 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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May you have a creative day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR 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! 

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The first three tutorials for the month of February.  There are nine more to come!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: FRPJR6PR  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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From Morning Until Night – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

I have a colorful brayer project for you today.  Check it out you can tell someone with this card that you will be there for them from morning until night and the bright colors will surely lift their spirits.  :)

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.  *************************************************************Learn to brayer with my free videos CLICK HERE.

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Complete Supply List

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Also used a Speedball Brayer and post it notes in the making of this project.
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May you have a creative day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR 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! 

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The first two tutorials for the month of February.  There are ten more to come!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: FRPJR6PR  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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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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Why Did the Chicken – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Why did the chicken cross the road?  To go on an adventure, of course!

Well today I am playing with the cutest Sale-a-bration stamp set, Hey Chick.  You can get this stamp set, right now, FREE with a $50 merchandise order.  Hello! cute chickens and  free, what’s not to love about that.

You can check out the Sale-a-bration brochure at the end of this post.

Also, this is the last day you can get all twelve of this month’s tutorials free with your $50 merchandise order as well, bonus upon bonus! See below!

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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On another note. . . .

I do a whole lot of canning and storing food away during the Summer when my garden is exploding with produce, but I also do some canning during every season. Here is one that is perfect for Winter.

This week I canned beans, beans, beans. . . .Pinto, Navy and Black Beans.  I didn’t grow them, I just picked up bags of dried beans when I caught them on sale.  If you are anything like me, when you see a recipe that calls for beans you pass on it if you have to wait to soak your beans so they are usable, or pay a very high price to purchase your beans already canned.   You can can beans yourself for about 25 cents a can and it is so easy.  This is what I do.

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Sterilize your jars, bands and lids.  Rinse your dried beans and pick out anything that shouldn’t be in them.  In a pint jar add 1/2 a cup of beans, 1/2 tsp canning or kosher Salt to your jar and fill the jar up with water, leaving 1″ head room (space at top).  That 1/2 cup of beans will fill the jar, they expand a lot!

Process your beans in a pressure canner for 90 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure, here in Ohio.  You must use a pressure canner.  You cannot use a water bath canner for this.

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I have an enormous pressure canner, because I can a lot!  My pressure canner holds 18 pint jars.  There are much smaller pressure canners out there.  They are a great investment and it will last you a life time.

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After 90 minutes, let the pressure in your canner drop to zero and then take your wonderful, ready to use canned beans out of the canner.  I canned 36 jars in a matter of an afternoon saving me loads of money, at least $36 dollars.  :)  The next day my beans were put on my top pantry shelf.  I have all the beans I need for a really long time to add to any recipe I find.

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the project tutorials for the month of January, 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! 

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All twelve projects in the January, 2017 tutorial package.  

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: FRPJR6PR  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).

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

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Day at the Beach Birthday – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

Here is another card idea using one of the cute images from the Stampin’ Up! Day at the Beach stamp set.  The dolphins look lovely in front of a bright sunset.

The sentiment used today is from the new Feather Together stamp set.  :)

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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Also used a ruler and Speedball Brayer in the making of this project.

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May you have an inky kind of day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2017 using Hostess Code FRPJR6PR and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the project tutorials for the month of January, 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! 

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First ten projects in the January, 2017 tutorial package.  Two more to come!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: FRPJR6PR  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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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG AND SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE.  THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR, YOU CAN EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS FOR EVERY $50 OF MERCHANDISE THAT YOU ORDER AND THE SALE-A-BRATION FREE ITEMS ARE SPECTACULAR THIS YEAR!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE & PROMOTION DETAILS.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG.

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

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Learn to brayer with my free videos CLICK HERE.

Cupcake Carousel – Stampin’ Up! Card

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Hello there,

This is a fun juvenile card to create.  Who wouldn’t want a cupcake carousel?  I will have to omit this made me hungry for something extremely sweet, lol.

I used the Carousel Birthday stamp set, and the Lift Me Up stamp set and making dies in today’s project.  The little cloud and basket in the Lift Me Up set fit perfectly over the cupcakes on the carousel.  The matching dies also make it a breeze to create all of those cupcakes.  Are they not stinking cute!

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

Click on item to view.

Also used a Speedball Brayer in the making of this project. *****************************************************

May you have an inky kind of day!

Huge Hugs,

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Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, free Sale-a-bration item and earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2017 using Hostess Code 2F76WZW6 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the project tutorials for the month of January, 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! 

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First seven projects in the January, 2017 tutorial package.  Five more to come!

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE: 2F76WZW6  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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TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

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BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG AND SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE.  THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR, YOU CAN EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS FOR EVERY $50 OF MERCHANDISE THAT YOU ORDER AND THE SALE-A-BRATION FREE ITEMS ARE SPECTACULAR THIS YEAR!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE & PROMOTION DETAILS.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 OCCASIONS CATALOG.

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

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Learn to brayer with my free videos CLICK HERE.

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