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

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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