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Recently, a colleague asked if I would make a 60th wedding anniversary card for her to give to some special friends. Here’s what I came up with. I decided on this design after doing a little research about 60th wedding anniversary ideas and symbols. I learned that the tradition of celebrating a 60th anniversary came [...]

Gold Gilded Angel – A Thrift Store Transformation

by Joe Morgan November 26, 2012

I love going to flea markets, thrift stores and recycle centers. I’m always on the lookout for pieces that are past their prime or out of style that could be transformed (or repurposed) in to something wonderful with a little crafty magic. When I saw this 7 ½” tall angel figurine I immediately knew it [...]

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Want2Scrap Retro Bird Cards Using Graphic 45 Papers & ArtGlitter

by Joe Morgan July 27, 2012

  Want2Scrap is teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Want2Scrap,Graphic 45, and Art Glitter products!I used Joe Rotella’s Retro Birds from Want2Scrap to make the embellishments for my three cards. This set includes 5 birds, 2 branches, several nests (or moons) and eggs along with the sentiment Cloud 9. I painted the chipboard bird and incorporated a [...]

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Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap Inspiration Week!

by Joe Morgan June 29, 2012

Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products! Make sure you visit these fabulous designers for even more inspiration! - Terre Fry - Elise Durenberger And be sure to check the Want2Scrap blog every day this week for even more project inspiration! They have a fantastic Want2Scrap [...]

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Always Sparkle!
Viva Las Vegastamps! Mary Vogel Lozinak Link Up

by Joe Morgan May 26, 2012

Today is the Viva Las Vegastamps! Mary Vogel Lozinak link up and I’m happy to be participating! Be sure to go through the Linky and visit the blogs for lots of fun. And each Design Team member for VLVS! will have $10 to give away to one lucky commenter on their blog, as well as ANOTHER $25 [...]

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Everything, everything.

by Joe Morgan March 26, 2012

Hello again!  For today’s post, which is also my last post (for now), I wanted to use this great “Running Lady” stamp that reminds me of Marilyn Monroe.  I stamped her on white cardstock, and then colored her with Copic markers.  After that, I went over her with a Versamark pen, and then covered her [...]

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Dancing in the Moonlight

by Joe Morgan March 12, 2012

For this weeks post, I wanted to use this stamp of four Victorian looking cats dancing in a circle. As soon as I saw it in the Viva Las Vegastamps! online store, I thought of this idea right away. The stamp is called Cat Dance and can be found by clicking here. For the moon, [...]

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Happily Divorced!

by Joe Morgan February 27, 2012

Hello everyone! While travelling last year, I saw this funny sentiment on something at a souvenir shop. Since Viva Las Vegastamps! has hundreds of stamps featuring women’s faces and funny expressions, I really wanted to use it for one of my blog posts. I asked Wayne, the owner of Viva Las Vegastamps! to put these [...]

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You’re no longer the man I met on the internet!

by Joe Morgan February 13, 2012

  Hello again! Since Valentine’s Day is almost here, I thought I would make a fun card for all the people who are not looking forward to it.  I am sure that most people can relate or know someone in the situation where their dream date turned out to be a dud in person, or [...]

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Pug Birthday Card

by Joe Morgan January 23, 2012

One of my best friends loves Pugs. She has two of them and their names are Frankie & Piglet. She had a birthday recently, so I wanted to use this cute Pug In Party Hat stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! to make her birthday card. To start off, I stamped the image on white cardstock [...]

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What Was I Thinking?

by Joe Morgan January 9, 2012

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! I am sure that most of us, at least one time in our lives, could relate to this card. Some people will go buy a nice mushy card, but in the back of their mind they’ll be thinking “I need that card that Joe Morgan made!” Anyway, it’s just for [...]

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Another Year Down The Drain – Welcome to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog Hop!

by Joe Morgan January 1, 2012

  Happy New Year!! To kick off the year with a bang, Viva Las Vegastamps! is hosting a blog hop! If you’ve come here from Aimee Fleck’s Blog, then you’re in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, please go to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog. If you like blog candy, this hop is [...]

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It’s Fruitcake Time!

by Joe Morgan December 26, 2011

I hope everyone had  a Merry Christmas! For my last post of 2011, I wanted to make a card that I have had planned out in my head for quite a while. I know it’s the day after Christmas, but it’s funny, so here it is.  I am sure everyone will get a late card [...]

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My Favorite Fruitcake Recipe!

by Joe Morgan December 12, 2011

For my Viva Las Vegastamps! design team post this time, I wanted to use this funny fruitcake recipe stamp that I have admired for a while now. I used Spellbinders dies for the mat, recipe card, and cake platter that my fruitcake is on. I used a Sizzix embossing folder to add the dot texture to [...]

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I Like Cats Too!

by Joe Morgan November 28, 2011

  First of all, I have to say that no cats were harmed in the making of this card! Secondly, I love cats and would never eat them!  I was looking through all the stamps that I got in my pound of rubber from Viva Las Vegastamps! and spotted this sentiment about exchanging cat recipes. [...]

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Merry Christmoose

by Joe Morgan November 14, 2011

For this week’s project, I wanted to make something with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. One of the things I really like about Crytstal Lacquer is that when it dries, it’s not just clear and glossy, it’s also flexible. So, unlike similar products, it won’t crack or break off of something if you bend it. I recently spent [...]

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Beware the Pumpkin Eater!

by Joe Morgan October 23, 2011

  Halloween, my favorite holiday, is almost here! For this weeks post, I made a cute card using three different pumpkin stamps. To start out, I stamped the three stamps on white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers. I cut out all three of them. One of them includes a graveyard scene in the [...]

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Ouija Board Halloween Card

by Joe Morgan October 10, 2011

Welcome! I’m happy to be posting the first project of my second term on the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team. This month, the folks at The Robin’s Nest provided us with a selection of their papers to use in our projects. As I flipped through the pile, I saw my favorite – Glitter Sepia Trees [...]

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Moon & Stars

by Joe Morgan September 26, 2011

For this week’s project I wanted to use a couple of stamps that I have had for a while. The sentiment that I used was one of the very first stamps I bought from Viva Las Vegastamps! It reads, “We already have the moon. Let’s not ask for the stars.” It has always made me [...]

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Trick or Treat! Gift Tag

by Joe Morgan September 12, 2011

October will be here soon! So, I decided to make something for Halloween this week since it is my favorite time of the year. For this week’s post, I made a tag that I can attach to a small gift bag of Halloween treats. I started out by stamping the Surprised Kitty stamp on white [...]

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Bah! Humbug! Christmas card season is coming! Like it, or not!

by Joe Morgan August 31, 2011

    While browsing though the Viva Las Vegastamps! store, I found this beautiful Angel stamp that I had to have. The card you see here isn’t what I had originally planned to do with this stamp, but once I found the “Grumpy Nightcap Man” stamp that makes me think of Scrooge, I decided to [...]

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The Off-Season!

by Joe Morgan August 22, 2011

  Hello again! For my post this time, I decided to mix weird and funny (again). While browsing through the Viva Las Vegastamps! online store, I found this sentiment that says “In the off-season, the sugarplums dance in seedy nightclubs.” I knew right away that I could make a funny card with this one, so [...]

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Don’t Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys!

by Joe Morgan August 8, 2011

  Don’t Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys! Hello again! For my Viva Las Vegastamps! blog post this week, I wanted to use a witch stamp that I got in my last order. So here is what I came up with. I ended up using three stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! in my project. First, [...]

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Stained Glass Crane

by Joe Morgan August 5, 2011

I was asked by another member of the Viva Las Vegastamps! design team if I could post today in her place because she is travelling for a fun filled weekend. So I agreed and this is what I made! I fell in love with the Stained Glass Crane (#5013) stamp as soon as I saw [...]

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The Curse!

by Joe Morgan July 24, 2011

Sometimes, two things collide and the result is a very interesting card. I eagerly opened the “pound of rubber” from Viva Las Vegastamps! as soon as the packaged arrived. Would it have cool stamps? How many would be ones that I would have picked out myself? Would there be any surprises that would really inspire [...]

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So who can relate to this card?

by Joe Morgan July 11, 2011

  While browsing in the Viva Las Vegastamps! store a few weeks ago, I noticed the unusually large selection of stamps of different women with unique facial expressions. Then I came across this sentiment (see card) and knew I could put it to use. The two stamps I used are: Lady With Dog  #7546 First [...]

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Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog Hop

by Joe Morgan June 29, 2011

Welcome to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog hop! If you are hopping in order, you should have come here from Rebecca Parsons’ blog. If this happens to be your first stop, be sure to visit all the blogs by following the links.  For blog candy, Viva Las Vegastamps! is giving away their “Pound O’ Rubber” [...]

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Hot in Vegas!

by Joe Morgan June 27, 2011

Hi! Today I posted my second project for the Viva Las Vegastamps! design team. As luck would have it,  I just happen to be posting from my room at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.  I am here with my partner who is here on business to speak at an HR conference (SHRM). Tomorrow, I [...]

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Gnomes Are Stealing My Sanity!

by Joe Morgan June 12, 2011

Hi! Thanks for checking out my first blog post as a Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team member. I have a strange sense of humor, as you will see in some of my postings. For this project I decided to make a card using three stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! To start out, I stamped the [...]

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Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team Submissions

by Joe Morgan March 15, 2011

Viva Las VegaStamps! Here are a couple of projects I did for the Viva Las VegaStamps! call for design team members. The first one was a butterfly card that I made using an Impression Obsession Cover A Card stamp on two layers, and then a PSX butterfly stamp colored with 3 different shades of blue [...]

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Today’s Scrapbook Yard Sale Haul

by Joe Morgan February 5, 2011

This month in our area (Columbus, OH) we’ve marked our calendar to check out four scrapbook garage sales. A scrapbook garage sale gives people the chance to sell tools and supplies they no longer want to others who love to paper craft. Let’s face it, scrapbookers who have been scrapbooking for awhile have more than likely accumulated [...]

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