Sale-a-Bration ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is the 2019 Sale-A-Bration  Catalog

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using products that are available for the next 5  or 6 weeks which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order, which here in the US is $50.

I have chosen to use the luscious and stunning Grapefriut Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets to create a cute pizza box and a video to show you how to make it!

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2018 Color Challenge ~ Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from   Deb Naylor’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is a Color Challenge!

Each of the projects you will see on this hop with be using the following colors, Berry Burst, So Saffron, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Night of Navy –  I have to admit I freaked out when I saw the range and number of colors, but I took a deep breath and dived in!

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Candy Gift Card Holder ~ video tutorial

Today is the Winter Soltice, the shortest day of the year –  as I write this I am listening to BBC Radio 2 (you can take the girl out of the UK but not the UK out of the girl!) playing The Christmas Song by Stevie Wonder and feeling really festive and to be honest, a little nostalgic as well.

I am sharing a gift card holder today with a little surprise, this was designed for me by my friend, Elly, when she was visiting in October – we had such a wonderful 3 weeks together.

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Mini Gift Bag

Christmas is just 14 days away and maybe you are looking for some gift wrapping ideas or maybe a little favor for your holiday table.

This little bag measures just 3 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 and it can hold  a bunch of goodies…….. 8 tealights or lots and lots of Hershey’s Nuggets or Kisses, or a couple of bottle of nail polish or a couple of small bottles of hand-sanitizer or possibly a lovely piece of jewelry!

I made one for each of the ladies who came to my November Monthly card class as a thank you for their support and shopping for their Stampin’ UP! supplies with me over the last year.

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Christmas Packaging ~Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop again, we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Sandra’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Christmas Packaging! 

They say the best things come in the littlest packages – so I have a cute little package to share! Continue reading

Anything but a Card ~Ink and Share Blog Hop


Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink & Share blog hop again.  You will have either arrived from Shirley Merker’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .    This month’s theme is Anything but a Card ~ I love to do 3D and Home Decor items and have been really looking forward to this one.

My project today is a decorated clipboard with a notepad and pen using the beautiful Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, ribbon, sequins and glimmer paper!

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Gift Wrapped Stickynote Page Flags ~ Video

I bet the title of this post threw you  a little, but it was hard to find something that was descriptive!  At the beginning of June I held my launch party for the 2018 – 2019 annual catalog.  I have new product for my dear customers to ooo and aahh over as well as some make and takes but I also like to make a little gift for each as a thank you for coming as well as shopping with me over the year!

This year I found some packets of sticky-note page flags which seemed to me to be absolutely perfect for marking up their new catalog with the goodies that caught their eye!

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Sweet Soiree Super Cute Gift Bag

This is the 4th project I have shared using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from the  2018 Occasions catalog.  It  is a packet of the cutest little embellishments ~ just perfect for quick and very pretty decorating of cards and other paper crafting items.  The packet included ribbon, tassels, mini clothes pins, washi tape, die-cuts on card and vellum, which include cakes, flowers, leaves and numbers.

I have been enchanted with them and have been sharing some cards over the last few weeks which have also featured the Sweet Soiree DSP and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, today I have a little bag to share which will easily hold 6 handmade cards and matching envelopes, making a really pretty gift. Continue reading

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