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Brenda Dean
Fairport, NY United State
Paper crafter & cardmaker. Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Interests: paper crafting, cardmaking
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Do I ever have a treat for you today! This card is soooo cute! My friend, Catherine Pooler, made it. I LOVE IT! And I just had to share it with you. Not only am I sharing a very cute card with you but I get to share one of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
It is with much excitement that I announce that I'm retiring! My husband and I want to travel more and so I've decided to retire. It was a hard decision to make as I have so enjoyed being a demonstrator but know that it would be hard to do while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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We have a winner! Drum roll, please.... ...and the winning entry is... Lisa M! CONGRATULATIONS! Lisa created this beautiful card! I love it! So beautiful. Lisa won 3 free months of The How to WOW Paper Crafting Techniques Club! You can win too but only if you play the Clean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Today is the day for another Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge! And this time, it's not a sketch but Anything CAS with Flowers Pretty simple, right? I want to see Clean & Simple Cards that have at least one flower on them...somewhere...it can be part of patterned paper, a stamped... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Q: My rubber stamp is falling apart. Can it be fixed? A: It definitely can be fixed. All you need is a little bit of Crystal Effects. Do you have a question about stamping or cardmaking? I'd love to answer it for you. Leave it in the Comments section. Too... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Do you like the flexibility that digital scrapbooking gives a paper crafter? If so, you are going to love the latest digital images! 127570 WARM HOLIDAY WISHES PHOTOCARD TEMPLATE 127573 CLASSIC POINSETTIA PHOTOCARD TEMPLATE 127757 CELEBRATE ANY DAY GREETING CARD TEMPLATES 127579 MERRY & BRIGHT DAYS PHOTOCARD TEMPLATE 127777 HANDLE... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Registration for November is now OPEN The Paper Society Are you tired of not being able to take stamping classes because the rest of your life won't let you? The Paper Society is your answer! You’ll be able to enjoy the FULL BENEFITS of being a club member ON YOUR... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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A couple of weeks ago, a friend came over to stamp. I'd been in a creative slump and decided that I would just watercolor one of the images from the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. Today I finally was inspired to finish the card. It's difficult to see but the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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TGIF! It's been very busy week with little time to stamp, unfortunately. What have I been up to? I don't think I mentioned it but during the bathroom remodeling project, the installer chipped our brand-new cast iron tub. To make matters worse, they are denying that they did it. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Q: It seems as if my Craft Ink Pad is always needing to be reinked. Is my Craft Ink Pad defective? A: I totally understand as my craft ink pads also need frequent reinking. Craft Ink is pigment-based ink and very thick. As you know, you need a very light... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Halloween is a fun time of year for families but unfortunately, the photos taken often don't capture the true essence. Here are some tips for getting some fantastic photos this year. Backgrounds Make the background fit the costume. A fairy is going to look out of place in a modern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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WOW! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better! Photocard Templates!!!!! 127580 AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR PHOTOCARD TEMPLATE 127578 ORNAMENTAL HOLIDAYS PHOTOCARD TEMPLATE 127439 BRIGHT IDEA JOURNAL TEMPLATE 127585 A LITTLE OF THIS TAG TEMPLATES 127768 FOUR THE HOLIDAYS STAMP BRUSH SET 127769 25 & COUNTING STAMP BRUSH... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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I recently wasn't feeling very inspired and turned to the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog for inspiration. Every page is jam-packed with ideas such as layouts, color combinations, ways to use products that I would never think of. For this card, I used the Holiday Happiness stamp set and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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I'm thinking PINK today. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today's Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge is to use pink...in a clean & simple way, of course! It's difficult to see in the photo but the bottom butterfly is embossed with the Big Shot and a Textured Plate. They are also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Today is the day for another Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge! And this time, it's not a sketch but THINK PINK! as long as it is Clean & Simple! Yes, I want to see PINK Clean & Simple cards as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show us the PINK... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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I've been thinking about holiday gifts today and it occured to me that a 2012 calendar would be great for so many people and My Digital Studio will make it easily possible! I love the 2012 Daily Planner Photobook Template. Add birthdays and anniversaries to it and it will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I always tell myself that every year I'm going to start them early and every year I start in September...and finish up AFTER the holidays. Of course, I have to confess that I cannot make the same card over and over again.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Q: What is Simply Scored and How Do I Use It? A: Simply Scored is Stampin' Up!'s original scoring tool--designed exclusively by and for Stampin' Up! With etched grooves every 1/8", and the ability to score card stock up to 12" x 12", the Simply Scored scoring tool helps you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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My friend, Jeannette, came over on Monday and we had a great day stamping and visiting. This is one of the cards that I made. I know that I'm biased but I love it! Love the background paper? It's one of the many techniques (one every 14 days!) that The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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I'm struggling these days with lack of inspiration. I'm hoping that it will come back soon but this was the best I could come up with... Off to see if I can find something to inspire me...I think I'll browse through the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog... What do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Yup! I think we are almost there...Just a good deep cleaning and a few paint touch-ups and our bathroomS remodeling project should be done. Here are some photos.... Downstairs Half-Bath BEFORE.... After... Much different and much warmer... Upstairs Bath (and our ONLY Shower/tub!) And AFTER! The dark splotch on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids! The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake. Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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THE TWELVE WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS! Each week, subscribers will receive an e-mail containing a project idea for a holiday card, gift, tag or wrapping, along with the steps necessary to assemble it! This is ONLY for my mailing list subscribers. Are you a member of my mailing list? Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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On Wednesday, October 5 (yes, that's TOMORROW!) at 1 p.m. ET, I'll be sharing a special gift.... exclusive to all my mailing list subscribers. THE TWELVE WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS! Each week, subscribers will receive an e-mail containing a project idea for a holiday card, gift, tag or wrapping, along with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda
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We have a winner! Drum roll, please.... ...and the winning entry is... Kristy Lee! CONGRATULATIONS! Kristy created a beautiful card for the Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge #21 but unfortunately did not link directly to the card and so I cannot find it to post. Please link directly to your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Stamping with Brenda