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

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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Merry Christmas Sampler Frame

Frame Art, Samplers…. call them what you will – I just love to design and create these little vignettes out of card, ink and  embellishments.  This is the fifth in a series I have designed and offered as classes to my lovely ladies.

As this is Christmas I thought I would share this one with you…………………….

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Holiday Catalog is now live!!!

Sharable2_HolidayPreOrder_demo_Aug_NAToday is the second day of September – we are on the threshold of Autumn…. already!!!  The nights will start to draw in and the days get shorter and cooler and we turn our thoughts to the holidays – what better to do with the longer evenings than to plan and prepare for the holidays.

Stampin’ Up! released its new holiday catalog yesterday……. as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I got to take a sneak peak and and pre-order some of the new products at the beginning of August and I have been bursting to share them with you………….. now I can!!!

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Happy July 4th……..

Today the USA celebrates its independence  from Great Britain, a time for family, friends, food (mainly BBQ’d) and the odd foaming peevo!  Normally it would be a hot sunny July day here in North Texas, however we were woken up by huge thunderstorms and rain at about 5:30 this morning.  It is  a little after 10am now, although the rain has stopped it is still very overcast and most ‘unlovely’…… Typical bank holiday weather in my native UK in fact!

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