Sunday, August 19, 2012

Delightful Sizzix Cards by Debi Adams!


Hello there!
I'm quite excited to get the opportunity to share some lovely cards by Debi Adams!   Each card is made using a Sizzix die or embossing folder.  Dies and embossing folders are wonderful for a few reasons:
  • You can die-cut or emboss just about any paper - patterned, plain, or textured - and it will go with just about everything.  You can even die-cut or emboss vellum, some metals, cardboard, and felt!
  • Fussy cutting has its name for a reason...it makes you feel fussy!  It takes only a few seconds to make a sandwich and run the design and paper through a machine and, voila!  You can have a very intricate, detailed design that is perfect!  
  • Once embossed or die cut, your inking can reach new levels...literally!  Ink the embossing folder itself and run it or run it through the machine and ink on the paper! 
What a nice scene! When I look at this card I think "fresh."  The shapes and patterns, the textures added with the fringe, the neutral background that compliments the soft colors, and that little bit of metallic shine are just right!
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For more detailed instructions on this card, click here.

I never realized, until more recently, how much I really love yellow.  Not to sound cliche, but it's so cheery!  : )  This card is a real treat.  At first glance, I see yellow and white.  After a few seconds, my eye registers the exquisite detail put into this card!  Debi mixed and matched items like yellow ribbon & ink, white cardstock, and various shapes - flowers, swirls, & circles.

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 For more detailed instructions on how to make this card, click here.


One crafter, Debi Adams, has made all of these cards.   One of the things I love about crafting: you can't get bored!  The techniques, papers, designs, embellishments, layouts, etc. can all be different!  There truly are millions of options.

Some tools for the job:
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For more information on this card, click here.


Monochromatic color schemes are so neat - and they are fairly simple to create.  Just pick a color you like and find slight variations in shade!  Use white or black to help neutralize : ) I like that it's not boring - the butterflies pop off the page, the grosgrain ribbon and button help add texture, there is variation in ink color and the patterns, and the different layers of paper are great!

A few items you can use to make this card:

For instructions, click here.
The sentiment is just perfect for this card.  I look at the baby bird and think, "how sweet!"  I really like how Debi used the dots and gingham and the colorsButtons, ribbon, and stitching always polish the look too!

Some items you can use to create a similar card:


For detailed directions for how to make this card, click here.

Happy Crafting : )   
-Sarah 

SarahN@SimonSaysStamp.com 
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105 comments:

  1. every one of those cards is a delight! love the matching die wit the bike. sure wouldn't want to have to cut that one out by hand! ;) so many cute dies I would love to try.

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  2. I love the cards! Very pretty!
    This weekend ,I went to the hairdresser and I also made a lot of cards because the weather outside is too hot! :)

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  3. These cards are really great!! My favourite is the third one, but the others are awesome too! Hugs,
    Marianne MW

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  5. Great ideas for die cutting. Spent the weekend relaxing with family at the beach house. A good family time.

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  6. Wao !!! Such Beautiful Cards...Love the third card ...Such pretty colors..Thanks for Sharing :)

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  7. Such amazing cards! So inspired!

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  8. Great cards! I love all the different looks you can achieve. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  9. This weekend i haven't got the chance to scrap, but next week i plan to start making a new album! Thanx for the chance to win

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  10. Beautiful cards. Had a girls day with my girls to go shopping for school!

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  11. I moved into my new apartment!!!!! :D

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  12. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful cards, tons of inspiration to craft. Just got back from a weeks long vacation so this weekend is pretty much getting back to a routine but managed to get some shopping done which is always fun!!!

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  13. Wonderful creation!The yellow one is my favorite ;)

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  14. These are all so different, yet equally beautiful.

    I have been working on school work this weekend. I did manage to make a card last night. It felt good to take a break and create. :o)

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  15. This weekend I've got my own sewing machine. No more false stitching, only real thread and needle!

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  16. Lovely baby bird card!
    It was a shopping weekend for me=)

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  17. These cards are adorable. I went to Jazzercise and then BBQ'd with friends. Just got my Simon Says Stamp card kit yesterday so I will be playing with that today!

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  18. Loving Debi's cards. The kids are at grandma's for a week so my beloved and I have felt like we're on a quasi-honeymoon and have indulged in good food, adventures the kids would have complained about, staying up too late and sleeping in.

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  19. These cards are fabulous!! I celebrated my 35th birthday this weekend with my family:)

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  20. Last card is my favourite. Thou I like them all. Thanks for sharing! I have been lazy this weekend :)

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  21. Love the first card! Bicycles are so cute on cards! This weekend, I tried out some recipes I found on Pinterest. 2 of 3 was a hit! 2 more recipes to add to my food arsenal when school starts!!

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  22. It was tax free weekend here so I did a little shopping yesterday. Today is raining so I'm going to craft. Yay!

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  23. The usual for the weekend ~ A Red-tailed Hawk eats a (dead)quail on my gloved fist. I volunteer and have been doing this for almost 20 years at my local Forest Preserve. Never gets old!

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  24. Love all those cards.. so adorable. This weekend as most I do my thrift shopping and made the best finds this time. Love Simon Says and you guys are my daily inspiration.

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  25. These are all great cards. This weekend I went to a picnic, did a little shopping, harvested berries, beans, & potatoes, pulled some weeds, and did 4 loads of laundry.

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  26. Lovely cards! This weekend I enjoyed the rare sunshine! Ger x

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  27. Beautiful cards! Love the dies she showcased!

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  28. Super cute cards! Love that bicycle stamp and die on the first card. I agree - yellow is such a cheerful summery colour.

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  29. WOUW some really beautiful cards here, that´s for sure. I especially love the yellow one and the purple is absolutely stunning, and such awesome work in those two, and my clear favorites, to be honest, but they´re also just over the top gorgeous, and the rest is normally great cards, if you know what I mean? he he he.

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  30. Really nice cards. Love the bicycle card, lots of fun ideas!
    I'm taking care of my husband, he had both knees redone and
    is slowly getting around.

    Carla from Utah

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  31. Great inspirations here as usual, love them all. Well, I made some cards and played with my sweet niece on this weekend! :)

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  32. Wow, amazing that the cards are so different but by the same crafter! Great inspiration! We have had a busy weekend, my daughter had a friend sleep over and today we are shopping (my DH needs a suit for an upcoming wedding). Made a card, too!

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  33. It is nice to see the versatility of EF's. Great examples highlighted.

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  34. Wow!! Such beantiful cards! Love them all!
    We have had a fantastic weekend! We spent it at my grandmother's in the country, with barbecue, fresh vegetbles and a big cake!

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  35. Love the cards. I like the colors that were used. I went to a wedding reception for a friends daughter that got married. Then got to visit with a friend that is moving to a different town. So nice to see her.

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  36. Very inspiring cards Debi!!! They are all gorgeous!

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  37. Lovely cards; I especially love the card with the banners and bicycle!

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  38. First I have to say that I chuckled at the meaning behind "fussy cut"!!!! Yup! I always feel a little cranky after cutting. I keep wondering how those ladies get those edges so perfect that really do the fussy cutting. Mine is awful! So THANKFUL for my Sizzix but sadly I still have to fussy cut and I do get fussy! 2) I have been eyeing that stamp and die set for awhile now!!! 3) Gorgeous projects showcased today!!! And 4)I ran to another town yesterday to take back a band book we didn't need and buy ballet shoes we did need! It's been another busy weekend!

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  39. Love the yellow card. My weekend went so quickly. Picked up an unusual table bought on eBay. Being winter here in Australia, had all the family over for a roast to celebrate my partners birthday, my sons recent marriage, my grandsons birtthday and to say goodbye to my dear mum who was staying with me. Sadly yesterday (Sunday) took her to the airport. The rest of the weekend was spent crafting. Love your blog!!

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  40. every single one of these cards is just so charming. i love sizzix!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  41. Gorgeous projects ... thanks for the guides, off to check them out now! :)

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  42. What a whole lot of wonderful inspiration. Very, very nice! TFS

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  43. A little shopping, a little cleaning, a little relaxing, and a fun trail walk with the 3 dogs.

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  44. Spent some of the weekend making Christmas cards! Love the cards that Debi created. Lots of variety and inspiration there!

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  45. Such pretty cards. I like the monochromatic idea and need to do some like that. Great resources. Thanks!

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  46. Great cards. Um really loving and inspired by the butterfly card. It's mezmorizing....

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  47. Lovely cards. The yellow does look happy and bright.
    Linda

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  48. I just love the happy color of yellow also but that sweet little birdie just captured my heart....awesome cards!

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  49. Love these fun and cheery cards! They are all so beautiful!

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  50. Love the cards and love the giveaway stamp set too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Beautiful cards! Spent Saturday at a crop at my LSS--fun with friends!

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  52. What a fabulous collection of great cards! I too am partial to that gorgeous yellow creation!
    I didn't do anything crafty this weekend - we spent time with our sweet neighbor who lost her husband last Sunday.

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  53. Love the cards. I didn't do anything crafty this weekend. We spent Saturday at Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road concert which was fantastic! Today, just relaxing.

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  54. These are such bright beautiful cards :)
    This weekend was a quiet one just went for a few walks and enjoyed the sat but sun I had to work so other then that it was a nice weekend
    thanks for the chance

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  55. What sweet cards!!! Love that little bird. Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps.

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  56. I am actually working on Rosettes that my Mom has commissioned from me for her to give as Christmas. Putting magnets on the back of them for refrigerator magnets. So, obviously they are not super large. Love the cards that were featured today--especially that the baby bird die cut one.

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  57. I have been helping my hubby paint the house.....

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  58. I love seeing what your ladies have come up with.
    This weekend I have gone to a concert, and worked.

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  59. This weekend was filled with finishing my first Art Journal page in a 500 page vintage leather ledger and going out with my husband while my amazing mother of 81 babysat my daughter of 23 months. First night out in a looooonnnnnggggg time!! Thanks Mum! x

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  60. We had a nice long weekend in San Diego!

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  61. Love all the cards, Particularly love the first one in the pastel colours :) This weekend I looked after my sick toddler most of the time, when he did manage a nap I made some cards which was nice :)

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  62. I did some scrapping - yay! And I plan on using the new Hero Art Studio Calico lattice background stamp it has only taken me 5 months to track down and get in New Zealand! Thanks for a chance to win - much easier than finding that awesome lattice stamp I can tell you :)

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  63. Such cute cards! And such a cute stamp set - I really like those clocks.

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  64. This weekend I have clean my craft room a little bit and made some fun projects for my Sunday school class to put together.

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  65. Yesterday my husband and I went dancing and today we joined 199 other motorcyclists on a 1-1/2 hour ride to raise money for a children's hospital. :-)

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  66. Great cards! I spent the weekend getting my son ready to go back to college - on the other side of the country. :-(

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  67. Such a wonderful assortment of cards!

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  68. I spent my weekend working on some paper crafting...i had a very enjoyable time doing it. Thanks for sharing the great card ideas...They are really pretty and creative looking.

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  69. gorgeous cards. love their use of the dies.

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  70. Gorgeous cards - we spent the weekend in our Motorhome meeting up with a group of friends - great fun!

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  71. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the yellow one.

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  72. Gorgeous cards! Especially the red and aqua color combo is striking! Love Hero Arts!

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  73. What a sweet stamp set! I love that big ampersand. Thanks for a chance to win it.

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  74. Picked up my daughter and her boyfriend at SeaTac, here for a visit from Kentucky, then headed to Camano Island to pull our crab pots, and back home to Mount Vernon for a yummy crab feed. What a great stamp set - Hero Arts does it again. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. Beautiful cards. I have spent the weekend working 3 (12) hour shifts, almost over.

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  76. Beautiful cards. I have spent the weekend working 3 (12) hour shifts, almost over.

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  77. great inspiration from Debi. What great cards. Love them all

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  78. This weekend I have been catching up on a lot of cleaning.

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  79. Love all those cards. This weekend was really fun and happy. I spent all in a house at the north of Madrid with my boyfriend and some other friends having sun-bath and playing in the swimming pool. It was great!

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  80. All really great cards! I really love the hero arts bike but did not know that it came with a die cut. And love the yellow embossed card. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  81. Love all of the BEAUTIFUL cards! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp set! Have a great day! :)

    Suzanne Watanabe
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  82. Fabulous cards TFS. I started the weekend going to dinner with friends, and taking my 16year old to a formal dance - no parents :( Saturday I went to two netball games - even though it was very cold in Melbourne and I spent Sunday shopping with my eldest daughter. I also spent a good part of the weekend in the laundry - the joy of being mum to 4 children! I did get to play in my craft room for a bit too - Yah! and do a blog hop Yah!

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  83. I just caught up on housework (fun) and started on a couple of school projects with my kids. It was a good weekend overall.

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  84. These are some beautiful cards! :) This weekend, we had landscaping put in and battled some mice in my garden.

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  85. DELIGHTFUL cards today!
    We played disc golf this weekend:)

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  86. What fabulous cards! I always love seeing different ways to use products. As for what I did this weekend, on Saturday I got to go cruising in our hot rod at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. It was so fun to cruise around and see all the other great cars. Then on Sunday I went to the Detroit zoo with my family. What a fun weekend! Thanks for a chance to win some great stamps. :D

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  87. Love these cards!! I had a great weekend! I worked on some scrappy stuff i needed to get done and cleaned up my scrap space a bit! Sometimes its just nice to be in there!

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  88. Such a pretty variety of cards! I work as a floral designer all weekend, but it was a good one -- I had a customer spot me making my first ever deco mesh wreath -- I was only halfway through with it -- and say that she wanted to buy it as soon as it was finished. Talk about a nice confidence boost! Really LOVE that stamp set!

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  89. Our church had a twentieth anniversary celebration for our pastor. I was busy helping cook, setting up and guest speaking during the service. It was a wonderful day and they were very blessed not to mention totally surprised! Love the stamp set and all the cards.
    Lori

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  90. I love these sweet cards. The bicycle and banners really captures me!

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  91. One night we played tourist in our own town and went on a local ghost tour. By day I've been making cards for a craft fair to raise funds for orphans in Africa. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

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  92. cute projects!
    this weekend i did some crafting & went to the beach. :)
    lauren

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  93. I made a card for a woman in my church who has terminal cancer. Her name is Mary Ellen and she hands out our program at one of the entrances. Always wears a beautiful hat and has a hug for everyone. Please pray for her. Thanks everyone!

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  94. On Saturday, went to a rubber stamp show in Collinsville, Illinois and that evening went to a potluck dinner and watched a movie with friends. Church on Sunday and afterwards lunch with friends; then a trip to the grand opening of a new Michael's store in our ares. Iris

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  95. These cards are all so unique and awesome!

    This set is fantastic and versatile ad I appreciate the chance to win it. This weekend we set up my son's new bunk bed and worked on unpacking (we just moved) and then got ready for his first day of kindergarten today!

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  96. Cute cards!

    My husband and I had a total guys weekend, filled with seeing "The Expendables 2" and "Total Recall," grilling, and sport games!

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  97. Fab card! We celebrated all our family "summer" birthdays (eight of them) with a big party. Fun, fun, fun!

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  98. visited family - a new baby has arrived!

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  99. This was the last free weekend before Back to School for the kids...so we packed up and headed to the beach!

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  100. This weekend I hit up all of my local scrapbook supply stores. I got some embossing powders and a few stamps to perfect my cards for SSS challenges!

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