Daffodil Delight Penny Spinner Card

Yesterday was the birthday of our youngest grand-daughter, I wanted something that was a little bit of fun and entertaining for a 2 year old and decided on a penny spinner card.  These are really easy to do with Sliding Star Framelits and Big Shot.
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Decorated Candle ~ Stampin’ Up!

Oh! this was a day I promised myself during tax season ~ to simply play with some card and ribbon and have  a good ol’ footle. (an expression my dear Aunt used to do something without a particular purpose but simply to DO!)

During a visit to Lansing MI back in February I saw a fellow papercrafter had decorated a candle and I was so taken with it I wanted to have a go myself.
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Welcome to your New Home ~ Stampin’ Up!

My niece in the UK,  is about to move house again! Her husband is in the British military and this will be their 5th move in the nearly 7 years they have been married.

Moving  is an exhausting business ~ to pack up then unpack, not only physically but emotionally.  When we moved about 3 years ago I did the ‘grieving’ part of the move while I was removing all our personal items before putting the house on the market, by that time it was not longer our home but a house, when it came time to leave I was ready.  Knowing all of this  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her.
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Now which adhesive should I use?

Stampin’ Up! offer 8 different adhesives – which one should you use?  After all glue is glue is it not?

Well yes, but not all glues will work on all occasions – you need to use the right adhesive for the job you want it to do.  Some projects require a good strong adhesive such as assembling a box others require something a little more refined – like attaching a small embellishment.
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Thankful Life Birthday Card ~ Stampin’ Up!

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday – she, like the rest of our family live in the UK and I know she will have had a beautiful day surrounded by her Mum, Children and Grand-children (yep – its hard to think of your baby sister as a grandma!)
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Special Reason and Stylish Stems

Today’s post uses one of the bundles from the Occasions Catalog which will be retiring on May 31st – so there is still time to get it!

It was a really overcast and dull day and I had it was one of my rare days off from the tax office.  I needed some brightness and sparkle in my day so headed straight for the glimmer paper – you might need some sunglasses for these ones as they have a lot of sparkliness! (its a word…. honest!)

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New Babies –

Last October we got some new neighbors, a delightful young couple who told us they had just found out they were expecting TWINS! …….. and she seemed so calm and collected about it!  They arrived in mid-April ~ a little girl and a little boy.  My grandmother used to refer to this as a ‘pigeon pair’ I had no idea why – so I just looked it up……………… Twins of opposite sex, boy and girl: so called because pigeons lay two eggs which normally hatch a pair of birds, a male and a female……. absolutely fascinating that nature will take care that there are not more ‘hims’ than ‘hers’

I needed a card of course, but I am ashamed to say I don’t have much in the way of baby themed stamps – so had to improvise a little – here is what I came up with….. Continue reading

Love and Affection ~ sending a smile your way

May 31st marks then end of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog year.  Some old favorites will be retiring so I thought I would pull them out one more time and share a few more projects.

Love and Affection stamp set has lots of small images which allow you to build up a design as well a 3 lovely greetings in a beautiful cursive font – which I love! Continue reading

Sneak Peek of New 2017 Designer Series Papers.

 

OH – I am so excited to bring you this ~ a sneak peek from some of the new goodies in the  2017 – 2018 catalog.

I just love DSP…… I use it such a lot in all my projects, but I am a bit of a hoarder especially when the paper has ‘sparkly’ bits in it, I keep thinking that if I use it now I won’t have it when that really special project comes up! In truth, though, every project is a bit special so I take a deep breath and ‘get ‘er done! as they say in this part of the world!
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More Bunch of Blossoms ~ Stampin’ Up! products

Earlier this week I shared a couple of cards with the two-step stampin’ technique using the  ‘Bunch of Blossoms’ stamp set.  I have a couple of cards today that uses the same stamp set using  ‘filler’ stamps to give a more subtle ‘watercolor’ effect,  As the stamp set is a photopolymer it is very easy to line up each of the layers – in fact you could even do three layers!  The set also has 5 beautiful sentiments in such a pretty font.  Continue reading