Sneak Peek Blog Hop

The-Remarkable-Inkbig-Blog-HopHi Stampers.  Happy Mother’s Day and Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for May 2017. This month our theme is sneak peek.  We are showcasing items that are available in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog starting on June 1st.   That’s coming up quickly – hopefully you already have your hot little hands on one of these awesome new catalogs, but if you don’t (and don’t already have a demonstrator) I have one ready to mail to you! Just ask – they are FREE and full of ideas!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Queen B Creations or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsWhen I saw the new catalog I KNEW I had to have this fun new stamp set called Crafting Forever.  It’s adorable and I can see myself using it a lot to make cards for my crafty friends.  The card also features two new “in-colors” – Berry Burst and Powder Pink.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsThe card starts with a Berry Burst card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″), followed by a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of powder pink card stock and then a 4.75″ x 3.5″ layer of Whisper White. I stamped onto the Whisper White layer with Berry Burst ink and sponged it around the edges and sponged it on the bottom to form the surface these cute craft supplies are sitting on.  I cut two 1/2″ strips of card stock and used my triple banner punch to flag the ends and added a few rhinestone basic jewels for some bling and to fill in the blank space above.

Stampin’ Tip: The “stamp” in the front that says “made with love” was stamped first.  I then stamped it again onto a post it note and cut it out and put it over the stamp on my card. I then stamped the pot of brushes and removed the post it note.  This makes the stamp appear to be in the foreground.  It’s called the “masking technique”.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever in Berry Burst and Powder Pink (new in-colors) New Catalog Sneak Peek by Queen B CreationsI followed it up with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock on the inside and stamped with Berry Burst again.  (I know some people shy away from the outline stamps that appear to need to be colored in – but this quick and easy card shows you that they don’t really need to be colored in.)

I have included a list of supplies used below.  Again, these are available to purchase from me (or any Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) as of June 1st.  As the card says “Do something creative every day”.  I do and it’s great for my mental health!!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Queen B Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



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Stepped Up Pals Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hMope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

If you have followed me at all, you know that my version of “stepped up” usually means some sort of fancy fold.  I just love this baby dresser made with the soon to retire “Something for Baby” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!  I’ve done this card in the past with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo and also with Sky Blue and Marina Mist.  Someone asked me today for a baby card that was gender neutral.  So I made this card with Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi.

Stampin' Up! Something for Baby - Baby Dresser card by Queen B CreationsI have a YouTube video and a PDF tutorial of how to make this card on a prior post.  You can see that HERE.

Stampin' Up! Something for Baby - Baby Dresser card by Queen B CreationsOn the back of the card I attached a 2.5″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock so that you can write a note to the recipient of the card.  It will fold up and fit into a standard A2 envelope.

Stampin' Up! Something for Baby - Baby Dresser card by Queen B Creations

Here is another version of the baby dresser card using Pink Pirouette and Flirty Flamingo.  I encourage you to get out your Stamps, Paper and Ink and “step it up”!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <— you are here

 

 

 

 

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Sorry You’re Leaving Blog Hop

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop BadgeHi Stampers.  Today I am participating in a blog hop for Global Stamping Friends.  We are saying “Sorry you are leaving to our favorite items from the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I’m featuring two things I will miss in this post – the Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic hand stamped card for global stamping friends blog hop by Queen B Creations This card starts out with a Chocolate Chip card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″, followed by a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I matched this card with Crumb Cake medium envelope, onto which I stamped to make it match the card.Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic hand stamped card for global stamping friends blog hop by Queen B CreationsThe sunburst (my favorite image from this set – so versatile!!! ) is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink.  The leaves were stamped onto the card and onto the envelope in Wild Wasabi ink.  The dots were stamped in Peekaboo Peach ink and the sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.
Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic hand stamped card for global stamping friends blog hop by Queen B CreationsI stamped the butterfly in Peekaboo Peach ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out using the Elegant Butterfly punch and adhered it with two glue dots in the center of the body.  After adhering it to the card, I added a few basic rhinestone jewels and lifted the wings a bit to make it appear in flight.
Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic hand stamped card for global stamping friends blog hop by Queen B CreationsThe interior of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the leaves in the upper left and lower right corner in Wild Wasabi ink.  I then stamped the butterfly in Peekaboo Peach ink and used my Basic Black stampin’ write marker to create dots that appear to be a flight trail.

I hope my card inspires you to get out your stamps and ink and get creating!  If you are in the United States and are in need of a demonstrator to teach you techniques be sure to email me ASAP!  I’d love to be your constant supply of ideas and support in this wonderful hobby! (Note: all my customers are in progress of getting their hot little hands on our new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog and idea book.  Contact me to get yours!)  A list of supplies used with links to my online store have been provided for you below.  Enjoy our hop!

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Blog Hop line up:

1. Sarah McDermott papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Courtenay Heuston bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
3. Georgia Missy Gaydos livinlovinstampinwithgg.blogspot.com
4. Kimberley Anne Morris procrastistamper.blogspot.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Lisa Ann Bernard queenbcreations.net  <— YOU ARE HERE!
7. Rachel Macleod onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
8. Anita Wifladt letsgetstampin.wordpress.com
9. Erica Jones fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
10. Jenn Curtis Charles bffstampers.com
11. Ilse van Vliet ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger frauwolkenblau.de

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Bloomin’ Heart Wedding

Hi Stampers.  Happy May Day!  Today is May first, that means Spring has Sprung and that means wedding season is right around the corner!  I’ve started working on some wedding cards to add to my Etsy shop.  The Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die lends itself perfectly to weddings.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart White Wedding Card with Glimmer Paper by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Whisper White card base (using the Thick Whisper White – this is the new 80lb Whisper White – it’s great for card bases) 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next us is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Dazzling Diamonds card stock.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Blooming Heart Thinlit Die to cut the heart out of a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Shimmery Whisper White card stock (this has a really pretty shimmer to the card stock).  I used the big shot die brush to remove all the small pieces from the heart and inset it back into it’s frame and adhered the Shimmery White layer on top of the Dazzling Diamonds layer using stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart White Wedding Card with Glimmer Paper by Queen B Creations

Onto a 1″ x 3″ strip of Shimmery White card stock, I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Big News stamp set (retired) in Vesamark ink and used silver stampin’ emboss powder and heated it with my heat tool. I matted that with a 1.25″ x 3.25″ strip of Silver Foil card stock and adhered the two to the front of the card.  I then added Rhinestones to the middle of the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart White Wedding Card with Glimmer Paper by Queen B Creations

On the interior of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Smokey Slate ink.  It came out simple yet very elegant.  I love it!

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Hey, Chick

Hi Stampers.  Today is an exciting day in our home town.  It’s the Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade & Festival in Petaluma, California.  Petaluma, California used to be known as the “egg basket of the world” 100 years ago and they still celebrate it today.  This made me want to break out my recently retired “Hey Chick” stamp set from this years Sale A Bration.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale A Bration Hey Chick handmade card by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Tangerine Tango card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  I then stamped the Hardwood background stamp onto a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  I adhered a 1.25″ x 4″ strip of Designer Series Paper across the middle of this layer and then a .5″ x 3.5″ strip of Tangerine Tango card stock with a flag cut on the end with Paper Snips.  Onto this strip I stamped the Hey, Check sentiment in Memento Black ink.  I then stamped the chicken in Memento Black ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut them out with different size circles with the layering circles framelit dies.  I adhered the circles to the Crumb Cake layer before adhering it to the card base.  I did this so I could have them hang of the edge a bit and be able to trim off the excess with my paper snips from the back side.  I colored the chickens hair, beak and legs with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale A Bration Hey Chick handmade card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock with Crushed Curry ink sponged on the edges.  I stamped the egg and the sentiment in Memento Black ink in the middle of this layer.  Supplies used are listed below.

I hope you have something planned for the day – enjoy your weekend!

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Crazy About Mother’s Day

Hi Stampers. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, so I thought I’d dig through my stamp stash and come up with a few options to sell in my Etsy store.  I just love  how this one came out!  It features the Stampin’ Up! Crazy About You stamp set that is about to retire.  I love that set because it covers so many occasions all in one set.  It’s very useful!

Stampin' Up! Crazy About You mothers day card with doily by Queen B Creations

For the card base I used the soon to retire, Tip Top Taupe.  I’m gonna miss that color!  I cut the card base 8.5″ x 5.5″ and scored at 4.25″.  Next is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pink Pirouette, with a 4″ x 2.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and 1/2 of a doily.  I added the doily with a few strategically placed mini glue dots.  I then added a strip of the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.

Stampin’ Tip:  For the ribbon, I cut a piece 5″ long and wrapped it around the Pink Pirouette layer and adhered it with glue dots on the back side.  I then adhered the Pink Pirouette layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals so that the bulk from the ribbon wrapped around the back would not be noticeable.

Stampin' Up! Crazy About You mothers day card with doily by Queen B Creations

For the focal point I stamped the flower from the crazy about you stamp set twice onto scraps of Whisper White card stock.  Once in Sweet Sugarplum ink and once in Pink Pirouette ink.  For the flower stamped in Sweet Sugarplum, I punched it out with the Flower Medallion Punch.  For the flower stamped ink Pink Pirouette ink, I used my paper snips to fussy cut the outer most layer of petals off.  I adhered the Sweet Sugarplum flower to the card base with mini glue dots and then the Pink Pirouette flower on top of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished it off with a rhinestone in the middle.  The leaves are cut using the Flourish Thinlit Dies and Garden Green card stock.  I stamped the “Happy” and “Mother’s Day” stamps from the Crazy About You stamp set in the lower right corner of the white layer in Sweet Sugar Plum ink.

Stampin' Up! Crazy About You mothers day card with doily by Queen B Creations

The interior of the card is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White with a portion of the flower stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink in the upper left and lower right corner.

If you love this card as much as I do and want to make one of your own, I’ve included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store just for your use!  Would you like a FREE copy of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog?  Please contact me , I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!

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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy

Hi Stampers.  Today’s card is one that we hope we wouldn’t need, but sometimes do and when you can make it handmade it just means that much more.  A handmade sympathy card shows someone that you cared enough to make it yourself.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card by Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Wisteria Wonder card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. Next up is a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White with Wisteria Wonder ink sponged on the edges.  I stamped the flowers and the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink and colored in the flowers with a Wisteria Wonder and a Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Marker.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card by Queen B Creations

As accents, I added some basic pearl jewels to the circles on the flower stem.  I used the bitty butterfly punch to punch a butterfly from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and sponged it with Wisteria Wonder ink and adhered it to the card with mini glue dots.  I lined a Whisper White envelope with some retired Wisteria Wonder Designer Series Paper to go with it.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Sympathy Card by Queen B Creations

I lined the inside of the card with a 5.25″  x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped part of the flowers from the front of the card in the upper left and lower right corner and stamped the interior sentiment with Wisteria Wonder ink.  I am thankful to say I don’t have a need for this card right now, but if I do have a need for it I hope they know how much love went into making it.

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Seaside Shore Circles

Hi Stampers. For my first card after vacation I thought it appropriate to do a card using the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore stamp set.  This card reminds me of snorkeling in the Caribbean – which is FANTASTIC!  The water is soooo clear and the fish are so colorful!

Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore card and envelope by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).   Next I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock 5.25″ x 4″ and cut a circle out of the middle with the layering circles framelit dies and then ran it through my Big Shot with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the fish (in Cajun Craze and Basic Black & Crushed Curry ink) and bubbles (in Pool Party ink) onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut out two more smaller circles using the layering circles framelit dies and stamped the fish on one in Night of Navy ink and the starfish and sea shell in crumb cake onto the other.

Stampin’ Tip:  I was able to use two ink colors on the Angel fish by using Stampin’ Up! markers and coloring directly onto the rubber with the brush tip with the Basic Black and Crushed Curry markers instead of using an ink pad. Just color onto the rubber, breathe onto the stamp (to re-wet the ink with the moisture in your breathe) and then stamp onto the paper.

I placed the Whisper White paper with the two fish behind the circle I cut out of the Pool Party layer and then adhered that to the card base with snail adhesive.  The I attached the two smaller circles to the front of the card below and to the right of the larger circle.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Shore card and envelope by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the seaweed in Wild Wasabi ink and the sentiment “Hoping your day goes swimmingly” with Night of Navy ink and adhered it to the interior of the card base with snail adhesive.  I used Crumb Cake and Night of Navy ink to stamp various stamps from the set onto the flap of the envelope to make it a matched set. I hope this card inspires you to get out your stamps and ink and play.

If  you would like to purchase any of the items used in the making of this card, I have included a list of products used with links to my online store that is open 24/7 just for you!  While you are there be sure to check out the items that are retiring.

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Back From Vacation

Hi Stampers. I’m back!  My husband and I just returned from a 9 night cruise in the South Caribbean.  We visited Labadee, Haiti and the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao) via the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas.  It was FABULOUS!!

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Getting some “vitamin sea” in Labadee, Haiti

It was a wonderful vacation.  It was a much needed break for my hubby and I and we met up with some friends we met on our last cruise (for our 25th wedding anniversary in September of 2015). My husband is a very talented Cabinet Maker, but he doesn’t dress up much.  Doesn’t he clean up nice?!?!

Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations with Hubby Marc

While in Aruba, we did an underwater helmet dive. I couldn’t help but feel a bit like Sandy from Spongebob as we wandered around walking underwater and breathing normally.  It was a very cool experience!

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Underwater helmet dive on De Palm Island in Aruba

Vacations are amazing and while it’s hard to come back to reality, I am happy that my reality includes Stampin’ Up!  Exciting things are happening as we say goodbye to items that are retiring (much of what is currently on sale) and anxiously await the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that will go live on June 1st.  This morning they added items to our clearance rack!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack update

Thank you for supporting me in a business that I love.  It makes coming back from paradise so much easier!

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Families First Pals Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For today’s project I’m using another soon to be retired stamp set.  Stampin’ Up! Urban District.  I loved this whole suite!  I’m gonna be sad to see it go.

Fathers Day card handmade with Stampin Up! urban district stamp set by Queen B Creations for the Pals Blog Hop

The card base is Basic Black and measures 8.5″ x 5.25″, scored at 4.25″.  I used the .Collection DSP paper stack for the striped layer (another item retiring that I’m gonna miss).  The DSP was cut at 5.5″ x 2.75″.

Stampin’ Tip: I actually cut it at approx 5.75″ x 2.75″ and adhered it to the card base and then turned it over and trimmed off the excess from the back side.  This ensures that it goes all the way across and isn’t a tad short.

I then used a 5.5″ x 2.25″ strip of Crushed Curry (again, it was cut a little long and trimmed from the back).  The letters from the Stampin’ Up! Urban District stamp set were stamped in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White card stock and cut out using the paper snips.  They are adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fathers Day card handmade with Stampin Up! urban district stamp set by Queen B Creations for the Pals Blog Hop

The inside of the card has a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I added the .5″ strip of DSP to the bottom to make it match the exterior of the card.  The rivits in the upper left and right corner and the sentiment are stamped in Memento Black ink.  This is a quick and easy card that I think is super cute.  I’m really gonna miss this stampin’ suite, I think this one and yesterdays Nailed It bundle are staying in my collection!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

 

 

 

 

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