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Karen Fontinelle
Houston, TX
I love all the creativity, friendships and fun associated with being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and think everyone should try their hand at papercrafting, card-making and scrapbooking!
Interests: My family, my friends, Stampin' Up!, rubber stamping, papercrafting, digital papercrafting
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Spring seems to be the best season for remodeling and sprucing things up. We just had the outside of our house painted and next is some dirt to fill in the low spots in the yard. Then maybe some repairs to our wood floor in the kitchen...and maybe I'll get... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Don't forget! Stampin' Up! is having a My Digital Studio Sale! The Sale Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products. Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content. See it here. Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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We have some beautiful star jasmine blooming in our front yard. I only wish the blog had "smell-o-vision" so you could smell the beautiful fragrance from these flowers! I wish it bloomed all year! Sometimes we smell it the most heavily in the back of the driveway. What a treat!... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2013 My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up! is always a fun place to go to make a card quickly. So if you need a Mother's Day card at the last minute, digital might be the way to go! You can even download the free 30-day trial... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Do you need a pretty gift bag for your Mother's Day gift...or really any occasion? You can use this design and just change out the paper for whatever person or occasion you want a gift bag for. If it's for a man, maybe leave off the paper flower but add... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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I'm Paper Pumpkin . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun. I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Are you getting my stamping newsletters? I send out a main email newsletter at the beginning of every month and another mid-month just as a reminder of whatever Stampin' Up! special offers are available or expiring. The main newsletter has plenty of papercrafting projects you can try or be inspired... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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When is Mother's Day? Yes, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th! Here are some quotes about mothers that perhaps you can use in your cards or projects for your mother. A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love. – Anonymous A man’s work is from sun to sun, but... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Stampin' Up! Demonstrators receive a magazine from Stampin' Up! every other month packed with stamping and papercrafting ideas and Stampin' Up! news and offers. We all can't WAIT to receive our Stampin' Success Magazine when it comes out! In paging through some recent issues, I found this idea that jumped... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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If you're looking for an easy but elegant card to make, perhaps a card for Mother's Day, this is a good one. I used Regal Rose card stock, which is being discontinued with the Stampin' Up! Color Refresh. It's a pretty color, but I didn't really use it a lot.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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What can be easier to make for a little gift for Mother's Day or for your favorite teacher for Teacher Appreciation than decorating a little votive? Just wrap some Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966 around a clean glass votive holder (it's even repositionable which helps to get the ends lined... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Honestly, when I saw the greetings with this April Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kit from Stampin' Up!, I wasn't too enthused. Not my style. BUT when I made the cards, I loved the cards themselves and had fun making them! I think the first one on the bottom row on... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Did you know Stampin' Up! has a special Spanish-language supplement to the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? It's called Celebrando Creatividad! You can find many of the same stamp sets, but with the greetings in Spanish. There are even a few unique stamp sets in this catalog. After looking through the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Click to Enlarge In continuing to celebrate their 25th anniversary, Stampin' Up! has released this new collection of stamps for May 2013! One stamp in the set is a new image and the rest are favorites from the last 25 years! Although a new set is being released each month,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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It's funny how I don't always end up making what I thought I was going to make! Since I had fun with the Spring Sampler stamp set in yesterday's post, I decided to make another card with it. I was going to select an image for a baby card and... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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One of the many things that is on the Stampin' Up! Retirement List is the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, so when I found one already die-cut in my stash, I decided to make a spring card with it! I attached a 4" x 8" card base (folded in half)... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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With a sale going on for My Digital Studio content and printing products, now is the time to get MDS and start designing your projects! Try the 30-Day FREE MDS Trial or with the price lowered dramatically, I suggest just buying the software at $19.95 and jumping right in. You... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Image copyright Stampin Up! 2013 It's Tuesday so there are new downloads available for MDS (My Digital Studio)...and one is FREE! It's the Be Yourself May Wallpaper - Digital Download #133427. Just order it HERE from my Online Store as if you were purchasing any product, but the price will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
It's not quite May, but if April showers bring May flowers, the rain and flooding we had in Houston on Saturday have brought a nice flower surprise from Stampin' Up! a little early this morning! It's a new flower kit! The Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit #134542 $12.95 will be available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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You may be as surprised as I am to realize that April is soon coming to an end! What happens to these months?? And now with all the hoopla over the Stampin' Up! retirement lists, I thought we could use a reminder about some things ending on Tuesday, April 30.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2013 Stampin' Up! released the retiring stamps and accessories lists yesterday. It was an exciting day and as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, my head was spinning! I got up early to see the lists myself and without studying them much, got them posted to my blog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Images copyright Stampin' Up! 2013 If you like seeing the list of Stampin' Up! products that are retiring, then today is your day! The Stampin' Up! Retired List is here! In order for Stampin' Up! to make room for wonderful new products, some older ones have to go! And you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Stampin' Up! is giving away a free digital kit, Playful Polka Dots, and today is the last day to get it! Please take advantage of this FREE deal in case you ever do want it, even if you aren't actively using My Digital Studio....yet! You can use it in other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
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Today I found the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack on my desk underneath a bunch of stamping stuff, so I thought why not use this somehow? I realized I hadn't used it much, but gee, the paper inside is beautiful! This green print on the bottom of my card... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Stamping with Karen
My camera is broken at the moment so I thought I would just post some ideas I have seen or had for using the great new Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape. You can order this tape as a separate item #131269 from my Stampin' Up! store....but the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Stamping with Karen