I'm back – I'm finally back!!  

I can barely remember my 'pre-computer' life, but I'm sure it wasn't as painful as the past 2 weeks I have spent without my computer!!   Oh. My. Goodness.  Seriously, the way we come to depend on these big electronic boxes to share information, get in touch with people, find out information, even entertain ourselves with silly games (Solitaire, I've missed you! LOL) it's unreal. I mean; how am I to blog about not having access to my computer – if I don't have my computer?!  How do I tell you 'don't worry – I'll be back'!!?  

So to you, my faithful Stampin' Friend have repeatedly returned, only to find no updated posts in the last 2 weeks – I heartily apologize!  And to make it up to you, I'd like to offer some BLOG CANDY to the FIRST 3 PEOPLE TO COMMENT on this post (please – you must be within Canada).  It will be a surprise, but I promise it'll be a good surprise! 🙂  It's my way to say THANK YOU for hanging in here with me, and coming back to read my posts!

I have so much posting to catch up on!!  My goodness, I was trying to figure out where to start – so I figured I'd start from current, and go backwards until I'm all caught up.  Of course, I'll share with you any specials that are announced during this time of 'recap'.

Just this past Friday my Technique Junquies had our second meeting – more ink, more fun! 🙂  This time we did the Emboss Resist, and Embossing Folder Stamping techniques.

Here's the final product, combining both techniques – what do you think?

I don't know about you, but I'm in Love with this card!!  And the Club members loved theirs, too!  In my card here, I used Lost Lagoon and  Mossy Meadow for the background with the Hexagon embossing folder, and  Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist on the flowers and butterfly.  I embossed using SU! Silver embossing powder, to coordinate with the SU! Silver Baker's Twine.  The sentiment is from the new set "Choose Happiness", and I inked the words with Lost Lagoon marker and 'flair' in Hello Honey.

Before putting the card together, everyone first tried out different embossing folders for the technique, so we could see some different looks.

Which one do you like the best?

Here are some of the ladies, having fun gettin' inky with the Embossing Folder Stamping Technique!

Lynn (back) and Debbie (front) perfecting their technique 🙂

Amanda is finished inking and spritzing – now to tamping it down!

Are you ready to see the finished cards?  They're gorgeous!!  Everyone put their personal touch on their own cards, and they did an amazing job 🙂

Amanda chose the Mosaic embossing folder, and added Strawberry Slush ink!  Yummy!


Lynn chose the beautiful Lacy Brocade embossing folder (so sad it's retired!), and also added some Strawberry Slush to her Blackberry Bliss (hungry yet?!)

Debbie used the Hexagon embossing folder, and used both the ink daubers and markers on her emboss resist.  Beautiful!

Susan is over-the-moon with her card; and I agree!  Love the addition of the extra Flower Shop large flower.


That was our fun-filled Friday evening – after enjoying some refreshing beverages and snacks, of course!  I always look forward to getting together with this group of lovely ladies – such fun, and we all get along so well!  Thanks again, Lynn, Susan, Amanda and Debbie!   See you again at our next Technique Junquies meeting on July 18th!

Oh – before I go (yup, I'm just going to be non-stop until I get caught up!) I want to mention to you MY BONUS OFFER – if you subscribe to a 3, or 6 or 12 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription with me, I'll send you 2 large Wood Mount cases for you to use to store you Paper Pumpkin stamps and extra Paper Pumpkin products (inks, stickes, etc.) for FREE!  Just click HERE to go directly to check it out, and sign up!  You can even purchase subscriptions as gifts for friends and family!  

Again, I'd like to express my SINCERE THANKS to all of you, Stamping Friends, for sticking with me during my *painful* computer repairs!!  You mean the world to me, and I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and get some creative inspiration from them.

Until next time – Happy Stamping!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “I’m Back!!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Marlene – and Congratulations on being the 1st Blog Candy Winner for this post!! 🙂   I’m so glad that you like the cards & techniques; I don’t have a tutorial up yet, but it’s on my list of ‘things to catch up on’!  I will send you an email regarding your Blog Candy prize – congrats again! 🙂

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