Sneak Peak of Powder Pink

Thursday June 1st the new Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and with it our new In-colors.  Stampin’ Up has a palette of 40 colors and neutrals but every year we get 5 new colors which are with us for 2 years and then they are gone.  I am sad when one set retires but excited that we will have something new to play with.  As a demonstrator I get my hands on the new colors before they are launched and because I was able to go to the Demonstator event known as ‘On-Stage’ at the beginning of April I have had some of the new goodies in my hands for nearly 2 months ~ which has given me a chance to have a really good play with them and I shall be sharing more over the coming weeks.

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Farewell ~ Love and Affection from Stampin’ Up!

We are about 5 days away from say a fond farewell to the 2016 ~ 2017 catalog.  One of the set that is retiring is Love and Affection (which is still available as I write this 🙂 )

This is such a pretty set that I have used on a number of projects, with its little flower and leaf elements, you can build up a design and 3 lovely greetings in a lovely cursive font.  I have one more card to share which features heat embossing with the copper embossing powder. Continue reading

Paper Pumpkin ~ 25% off !!

Wondering how to live a more creative life? Do these questions come to mind?:

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

The answer ~ Join Paper Pumpkin! First-time subscribers get June, July, and August kits at 25% off.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! just celebrated its 3rd birthday and I have been a subscriber since DAY 1.  Why, you ask, would I subscribe to a monthly kit when I have stamp sets,  tools and supplies  to create my own?  ……………. read on…….
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Thank you ~ old card revamped!

I was tidying my work bench (it happens from time to time) and while putting something away came across a handmade card I had been sent a couple of years ago.  It was so bright and refreshing that I decide to recreate it with some stamps and embellishments that are about to retire. Continue reading

Daffodil Delight Penny Spinner Card

Yesterday was the birthday of our youngest grand-daughter, I wanted something that was a little bit of fun and entertaining for a 2 year old and decided on a penny spinner card.  These are really easy to do with Sliding Star Framelits and Big Shot.
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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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Welcome to your New Home ~ Stampin’ Up!

My niece in the UK,  is about to move house again! Her husband is in the British military and this will be their 5th move in the nearly 7 years they have been married.

Moving  is an exhausting business ~ to pack up then unpack, not only physically but emotionally.  When we moved about 3 years ago I did the ‘grieving’ part of the move while I was removing all our personal items before putting the house on the market, by that time it was not longer our home but a house, when it came time to leave I was ready.  Knowing all of this  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her.
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Now which adhesive should I use?

Stampin’ Up! offer 8 different adhesives – which one should you use?  After all glue is glue is it not?

Well yes, but not all glues will work on all occasions – you need to use the right adhesive for the job you want it to do.  Some projects require a good strong adhesive such as assembling a box others require something a little more refined – like attaching a small embellishment.
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Thankful Life Birthday Card ~ Stampin’ Up!

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday – she, like the rest of our family live in the UK and I know she will have had a beautiful day surrounded by her Mum, Children and Grand-children (yep – its hard to think of your baby sister as a grandma!)
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Special Reason and Stylish Stems

Today’s post uses one of the bundles from the Occasions Catalog which will be retiring on May 31st – so there is still time to get it!

It was a really overcast and dull day and I had it was one of my rare days off from the tax office.  I needed some brightness and sparkle in my day so headed straight for the glimmer paper – you might need some sunglasses for these ones as they have a lot of sparkliness! (its a word…. honest!)

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