Lovely Friends – Feeling Blessed

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, and while it is not a holiday that we recognized before coming to live in this country, we have embraced the sentiment behind the day.  It is traditional to think about the things you are thankful for today and there is much to be thankful for – not least the friendships we have made since coming to the US and those I have made thru my lovely ladies who come to my classes and workshops.

Today’s card is not a typical Thanksgiving card but it does say exactly what I feel………….
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Ribbon of Courage ~ Hope

The Eclipse Technique is very popular at the moment and despite the WOW of the main message popping out of the front of the card, is surprising easy to do.   I made this card early in October , for obvious reasons with it being pink, but I do love pink and brown together – such a soothing combination. Continue reading

Autumn Wreath – Colorful Seasons meets Daisy Punch

I think I have said on other occasions how much I like autumn colors and the natural feel of burlap and wood and I am always drawn to anything in those colors!

I don’t spend a lot of time on Pinterest – I find that time just disappears when I start clicking around but a few weeks ago I was letting my fingers ‘do the walking’ and came across a wreath from a UK Stampin’ UP! demonstrator which  just called my name and I could not resist casing it.  As always I had to put my own little spin on it.
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Stampin’ UP!’s Stamparatus ~ Coming soon

One of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is our twice  annual get together where we get to see what new things are happening withing the Stampin’ UP world – I have just got back from Salt Lake City UT where I spent 3 days with 2500 other SU demonstrators and members of the Corporate Team.

As I said this is a chance for Stampin’ Up! to share new things and BOY did they have a great one for us this time…………………….. Continue reading

Jar of Love Shaker Card

Rather than just have Thanksgiving projects during November and Christmas during December I am going to mix things up a little and scatter them over the coming weeks.

Today I have a really cute Christmas themed shaker card – unusually for me I have used 3 stamp sets on this one but it gave me the effect I was looking for. Continue reading

Fairy Celebration Watercoloring

We have had some Christmas and Autumn themed projects recently so time for a little change, I trawled along my stamp shelf and picked out the Fairy Celebration Stamp set, which I have not used nearly enough.

The set has some lovely images just perfect for coloring so I broke out my Watercolor Pencils  to make a birthday card for Grand-daughter #3; as her birthday is the day before mine it is an easy one to remember! Continue reading

Painted Harvest ~ Sunflower and Acorns

Halloween is now behind us and Thanksgiving will be in a few weeks.  I have always loved autumn colors, the gentle mellowness of the lovely golden based tones.

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is filled with Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango.  Today I have two cards showcasing this paper and the coordinating Painted Harvest Stamp Set. Continue reading

Jar of Nuggets ~ video tutorial

I love to make 3D items, particularly ones that hold treats and even more particularly when those treats are chocolate.

In keeping with an autumnal theme I made these treats for the ladies who came to my one day Stampin’ Getaway in October, each lady found one on her work table when she returned from lunch.

While they look a little involved they really are very easy to make, to prove it I have made a video for you to follow 🙂 Continue reading

Alphabet Framelit Dies

Over the last few months I have been using the Alphabet Framelit Dies for a lot of projects for my classes and for my recent 1 day Stampin’  Getaway projects.  

This is a set with 37 pieces, 26 letters and 11 punctuation marks and symbols, perfect for making banners. pennants as well as the very popular Eclipse Technique – I shall be sharing some cards using this technique in later posts 🙂

It is such a useful set to have but at $99 plus shipping and tax it is a little on the expensive side for one hit……….. SO ……… I am excited to offer a SHARE………………..

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Happy Halloween ~ Peekabo Slider Card

Goodness – here we are, nearly at the end of October ~ tomorrow will be All Hallows Eve ~ another Halloween and another cute card to share using the Peekaboo Slider Card fold.

Once again I used one of Stampin’ UP!’s bundles ~ Spooky Cat ~ which will give you the Spooky Cat Stamp Set and Cat Punch I used for this card at a 10% discount! Continue reading