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Stampin' Up! Just Thinking & Zoo Review!

Good Morning! Hope you are having a good day! I had my right eye surgery yesterday, and frankly, if the right one had been done first I would have been much more nervous about having the other one done! The left one only felt like two little pokes on my eye, but today's stung like you had snapped my eye with a rubber band! Ouch! It also took five zaps with the laser to get the hole 100% open, so that was a bit nerve wracking, but I held firm and got through it. The doctor is confident my glaucoma problems should be taken care of, and now that the "goo" is pretty clear from my eye, all is going well.

Enough about me, you came to see something pretty, didn't you? I hope you are not disapointed by this:

Sharon house

Sharon House created this swap using the Just Thinking single stamp in the Occasions Catalog, free Sycamore Street Designer Paper, Window Frames Framelits, and a Basics Glimmer Brad!

My second sample to show you today was created by my dear friend, Ruth Bingle!

Ruth bingle

Ruth used Zoo Review, one of the few Annual Catalog stamp sets I actually DO NOT OWN! Are you shocked? Now, I must admit that I am a stamp-a-holic, but many of my stamps were free to me from sales and promotions that Stampin' Up! offers. Add to this the fact that I've been a demonstrator for 10+ years and that adds up to alot of stamps! The "Best Wishes" is from Petite Pairs.

I actually emailed Ruth to ask her how she created the "zebra effect" for the long panel of this card. She reported that she started with a base of Basic Black, then free-hand cut an identical-sized piece of Whisper White into the pieces to create the zebra stripes! After she adhered the white to the black she ran it all through the Big Shot inside the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder! Easy Peasy!

Before I leave you today, here's a picture my daughter, Jessica, took of my 14-month-old grandson, Jaxon, and I yesterday at Steak n Shake before I had my eye procedure:

Jaxon & I have fun when we are together! Someday when he's a big, grown up guy, we will have to show him this picture! I LOVE him! I'm so blessed to be able to spend fun times with my grandchildren!

That's all for today (at least as far as I know!) I'm planning to spend my day planning and creating for my March parties and classes, so it should be a fun day! If you have any questions about anything, just call me, text me, Facebook me (Carol Payne Stamps on Facebook) or email me!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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products used on these samples:


Just Thinking Wood-Mount Stamp #129940
Price: $11.95 Wood-Mount ONLY

Need a very special card or tag to go with that extra-thoughtful gift? This stamp will deliver what you need. Use it with our Window Frames Collection Dies for perfect coordination.

Set Quantity: 1




Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies #129021
Price: $26.95

Designed to frame around stamped images from the Friendship Preserves Stamp Set, so you can see where to cut the images! Cut single sheets of paper. Largest frame: 4-15/16" x 4-15/16". 6 dies. Use with Big Shot Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform



Basics Glimmer Brads #121003
Price: $4.95

What do you get when you combine the glitz of glitter with the versatility of brads? Quick and easy bling for your projects using our Glimmer Brads! Give your holiday projects an irresistible sparkle with minimal effort by adding lustrous details and accents using these captivating embellishments. Glimmer Brads come in four color assortments, so there’s sure to be the color you need.

■ Add sparkle to holiday projects with glimmer brads
■ Approximately 3/8”
■ Each set includes 40 brads, 8 each in 5 colors
■ Basics: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Champagne, Silver, Gold



Zoo Review - Clear-Mount Stamp #122199
Price: $16.95

Capture the magic of the wild with these beautifully drawn line-art images. Scrapbook your trip to the zoo or create animal book for a little one. Available in both wood- and clear-mount.

Set Quantity: 5



Petite Pairs - Clear-Mount Stamp #122497
Price: $20.95 Also available in Wood-Mount

The Petite Pairs set, also available in French, offers a sentiment for just about every occasion. Available in both wood- and clear-mount.

Set Quantity: 18



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Carol Carriveau

These are wonderful cards! Thanks for reminding me to pull out my Zoo animal set to make a giraffe card for my great niece who loves them! So happy that your second surgery is now behind you and so sorry it was so rough! Hopefully this is all you have to face and will again see everything clearly!

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