Colorful Seasons Calendar ~ Part 4

I have a small, but precious team of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators and each Christmas I like to make them a gift .  This year I decided to make a ‘Flip-over’ calendar for each of them using the Tolsby picture frame from IKEA.  After I finished each of the months I realized that the design could equally be used as a card front, so each can do double duty!

Today I am sharing the last 3 months.  You can catch up with Jan thru March here, April thru June here and July thru September here.

After I completed the calendar many of my ladies admired it – so later this year we will be doing a class to make the calendar for 2019. Continue reading

MERRY Christmas ~ Pennants

At the beginning of December I shared the PEACE Pennants project I designed for Craft Project Central, I really enjoyed creating this 3D piece of home decor and decided to create a slightly more specific one for Christmas.

MERRY means ‘Cheerful and Lively’ and perfect for the 5 wood blocks I had and for my Christmas Day post.

I would like to wish everyone who has followed me, liked and shared my posts and shopped for their Stampin’ UP! goodies with me during 2017.  I hope you will continue to support me in my small business in 2018 and if there is anything you would like me to feature please leave a comment below 🙂 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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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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….and…… I’m Back!!!!!!

Those of you who know me or have followed my blog over the last few years know I work for one of the largest retail tax preparation firms in the country (if not the world)  It is an intense 108 days which starts at a slow pace then goes to a ballistic speed very quickly and does not let up until tax day which this year was April 18th.   Continue reading