Grateful Bunch Birthday ~ Stampin’ Up! products

I  have really lovely customers who come to my classes and stamp camps and shop for their Stampin’ Up! products with me.  I like to celebrate their birthdays by sending a handmade card.

My recent cards have featured the 2016 – 2018 In-Colors as well as the Grateful Bunch Stamp set and Stylized Birthday Stamp. Continue reading

Lift Me Up Card Set

We have a new project to share from Craft Project Central.

If you’re ready for this winter to be over, then you’ll love this card set! The cards and bag have hot-air balloons all over them.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas, here is one that I send out for today.

I guess I am a little late posting this today 🙂  but a least it is still Valentine’s Day !

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From Trash to Treasures

We all know it’s good to recycle, but having a recycling bin in your house is just a reminder to take out the trash. However, those same items – empty bottles, cans, and packaging products – organized in a pretty basket labeled “Repurpose for Crafting”, are a springboard to creativity.

As Earth Day approaches, dig into that “repurpose” basket. Pull out an empty can, some old catalogs or magazines, and some brown paper and Styrofoam packaging to create a lovely floral bouquet and coordinating note card.  Need some inspiration? then try Buffy Cooper’s tutorial from Craft Project Central.

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Thank You – swaps

Sale-a-bration  started on  Jan 4th, one of the first FREE stamp sets on my list was ‘So Very Much’………… cos it says thank  you – one of my most favorite phrases! plus I just love the script and the sheer size of the greeting!

Last weekend I went to Michigan to a training conference and the organiser asked all attendees to bring ‘swaps’ , as always this time of year, time is very tight so it had to be a simple project but with plenty of impact.

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All Year Cheer – ~ Home Decor

We have a new project to share from Craft Project Central, designed by Julie Warnick  click the link below to see more information – and while you are there leave a comment for her,

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Creating Pretty Cards ~ Card Sketch # 68

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!
For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more, see other creations and submit your creation!!

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Sending Love ~ Valentine Love Sampler

WOW – I was invited to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central for February If you would like to see the project then just follow this link:

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2017 Occasions Catalog Product Share

20161007_occ17-cover_en-usHi Everyone – I have been asked if I am going to do a product share for the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the Occasions Catalog………………  YES  and here it is:

I am going to do 2 separate shares – one for the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and one for the ribbons and embellishments – you can choose to do either of them or BOTH!!


I  carefully pack and label all the items  before shipping so they arrive in perfect condition.

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Avant Garden ~ Sale-a-bration is GO………………..

Sale-a-bration started last Wednesday, Jan 4th, the first FREE stamp set on my list was Avant Garden………… cos it has flowers and I am a real softie for flowers!  The other thing that attracted me was it can be used for a couple of techniques – 2 step stampin’ and stamping off – which is the one I am sharing today…. with a video!

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