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Mary Ellen Stites
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15 years ago Stampin' Up! was celebrating their 15 year anniversary and I decided to join this wonderful company as a demonstrator not knowing exactly what that meant. 15 years later I am celebrating my 15 year "Stampiversary" and Stampin'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Create With M.E.
Thank you Carol!
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I got back from a short trip to Florida last week and when I got back to Illinois it was cold and rainy and the river that usually sits 250 yards behind my house was now just 1 or 2... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at Create With M.E.
Penny, these are the notecards and envelopes, I am glad you enjoyed the project. I hope you find the time to make it for someone special! Enjoy! M.E.
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Yes it is Angel! Thank you I am happy that you love it! I love the watercolor pencils and blender pens I have so much wonderful control and options.
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I know I say this a lot but this really was one of my favorite stamps when I first saw it. I was enamored with it and knew I could do so much with this. I have seen many ideas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Create With M.E.
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Before I start on my card today I need to tell you something. Oh heck you have to see one of the two cards, I know you do. I would! Here you go... Now for the story. So I was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Create With M.E.
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Let's just be transparent for a minute. I LOVE what I do. I LOVE making cards. Do I LOVE mailing them? Not so much. It's not that I really don't love doing it I just don't do it. Okay! Not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Create With M.E.
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This morning we had a ton of fun at my annual Boo's & Brew's event. This is our bimonthly Coffee Class all dressed up for Halloween. It's something I really look forward to every halloween season. I make lots of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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My friend Teresa inspired me to create these beautiful flowers this week. She shared a beautiful handmade book/album she had made for her granddaughters first birthday. I fell in love with these tiny flowers she had on the book. They... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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I love getting fun homemade things from friends, don't you? Today's share is a fun bag of yumminess I received at a retreat I attended recently. This treat was from Aimee Slocum. So cute and Yummy to eat! Thanks Aimee!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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The Stampin' Up! Catalog is chock full of wonderful ideas. This is why it's called the IDEA BOOK! The card I am showcasing today is pulled right from this great IDEA BOOK without any changes. I love everything about it.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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What I really love about Stamping is how easy it allows me to watercolor and it looks so good. It's not because of me, it's because of the stamp! I know a lot of folks say "OH NO, I can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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Deer season has started in our other home business. My family and I own and run a deer processing business here in Central Illinois. River Bend Wild Game & Sausage Co. We have been in business for almost 25 years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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Monday was our first annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. I participated with this fun project. I was so inspired by so many of the blog hoppers. This one in particular stood out to me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Create With M.E.
The tags make it SO easy to give that special hostess gift. I love them!
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Thank You Sandy!
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Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – My name is Mary Ellen (M.E.) Stites and I am happy you stopped by! Today I am just one stop in a collection of amazing ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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I will preface this post with the fact that I was not the designer of this card, the minute I saw it I absolutely loved it. You see I am a big bird lover! Just look at my blog header... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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When I saw this card idea from my friend Susie Wood I totally fell in love with it! Such a clever idea on how it's assembled so I thought I would share with you the details on how it all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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You have to see this adorable little treat pouch that I created from our Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags. I received two alternative ideas in a swap I did recently. They were from Karen Selby Reed. So adorable. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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The minute I saw this card that The Pampered Stamper created for one of her classes I knew I had to recreate it and I knew others would want it too so that is when I decided that my biweekly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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Thoughtful Branches, not to be confused with Thoughtful Banners, is a new set/bundle from Stampin' Up! that was just released August 2nd and only available while supplies last or the end of August whichever comes first. Did you hear that?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Create With M.E.
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I can't say that I love change but when it comes to my iPhone case I do not like to be locked into just one design so I always get a clear case so I can design (or not design)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Create With M.E.