Copper and White~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

Have you had a chance to see the new Affectionatley Yours product suite by Stampin’ Up!? It’s on pages 44 and 45 in the new catalog, and it is so pretty!

For this project, I created a piece of wall art with the Floral Affection embossing folder, the Love and Affection stamp set and copper embossing powder. I just love how the copper catches the light.

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The stamp set matches the embossing folder perfectly, so you can stamp you embossed flowers, and the little sprigs of leaves add the perfect touch. I kept this piece very clean and simple by using only shimmery white cardstock and copper.

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As always, Stampin’ Up! suites are so much fun to create with. What is your favorite product in the new Floral Affection suite by Stampin’ Up!? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Now it’s time to go see what my talented friend Rachel has created for us. Click on the button below, and be sure to check out all 20 Artisan blogs for lots of beautiful project ideas with the Affectionately Yours suite.

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Easy Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Hurricane Candles

I love to decorate for Valentine’s Day. I suppose it comes from my 18 years as a teacher. Little boxes, decorated with hearts and all the red and pink just make me happy.

But what makes me even more happy is fast, easy, affordable decorating. I’m the kind of gal who drools over a Pottery Barn catalog and then goes and finds the same look for way less.

Today’s idea was incredibly inexpensive. I already had the hurricanes and candles, which I picked up last summer for a song at a discount store. I wanted to add red to my kitchen because I missed it after all the Christmas decor was gone, so I thought of this, red cherry heart candies! I love how bright it makes my kitchen, and best of all they were on sale!

Someone else around here has the Valentine’s Day bug, too:

I Love You Note

Can there be any sweeter message?



Happy stampin’ friends!