Join Stampin’ Up! ~ best thing I ever did!

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It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!~ see more below………………..

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Make a Medallion Sale-a-bration Stamp Set

I can hardly believe this is the last day of February.  Already we are in the final month of  Sale-a-bration !

Last week  I shared a card using one of the new  exclusive Sale-a-bration items – the luscious glimmer papers, today I am sharing a video on one of the new stamp sets that was released on February 21st.

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Stacks and Splits ~ Fun Card Designs

Creating a card with a unique design or focal point isn’t always an easy task, but that’s where this tutorial comes to your rescue!  All six of the cards feature a simple layout, but they each have at least one impressive design element that’s either stacked or split.  Best of all . . . the cards are really easy to make!


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Card Challenge and new Sale-a-bration goodies!!


Earlier this  month I shared Craft Project Central’s ‘Creating Pretty Cards #68, where one of the designers for February (Monika Davis) designed a card sketch as an inspiration and  challenge for card crafters to create and share their creations (CDC offers prizes for winners 🙂 )

At the time I did not share mine as I was saving it for the launch of some new Sale-a-bration exclusive product, available until March 31st with a $50 product order.

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Cool Treats Explosion Scrapbook Box

Oh!  has Craft Project Central got a treat for you today!

Is it a gift box or a scrapbook?  It’s both because it’s an Explosion Scrapbook Box using the Cool Treats Suite from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

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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.

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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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