Embossed Gilded Leafing Card and Video

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When the Stampin’ UP! Jan – June 2021 Mini Catalog came out in December there was a new product – Gilded Leafing Embellishment, a beautiful pot containing delicate and wispy pieces of a gold colored foil – which was bright and sparkly and I just love bright and sparkly!

I am working on a series of posts and videos sharing various designs and techniques for using this wonderful product – today shows a piece of gilded card which has been dry embossed …… stunning!

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Foil Edged Cards ~ Stampin’ UP!

Christmas Day is tomorrow and toward the end of next week we will be welcoming the New Year and welcoming the 2019 Occasions Catalog…………….. but at the same time we shall be saying goodbye to the 2018 Holiday Catalog 😦 – however there are a number of products in the holiday catalog that will be carrrying over to the New Year and I am featuring a few of them today.

Now if you want the ones that are retiring you will need to place your order in the next few days – you can do that on-line – see the links below, or contact me and I will place an order for you.

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Truly Tailored – Birthday or Father’s Day Card

Today it’s time for another ‘Guy’ card – I think I have shared on a number of occasions how difficult I find it to make for the fella’s in my life but the Truly Tailored Stamp set makes it a lot easier – along with the Tailored Tag Punch.  ~ available as a bundle until May 31st 2018 which would give you a 10% discount.

I think this card would be perfect for a birthday or indeed Father’s Day on June 17th, 2018.
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Ice Storm in North Texas = Stamping Christmas Cards!!!

On Wednesday, December 4th we were basking in 80 degree temperatures, this morning (Friday 6th) we wake up to an ice storm which left about 3 inches of ice and sleet on all the roadways.


This is the state of our mail box…… it is frozen solid, sure hope the mail man has nothing important to deliver today!

As we  cannot we cannot go anywhere, and to be perfectly truthful, don’t need to go anywhere, today I decided to get stuck into making my Christmas cards.  So I have about 60 in 4 different designs, some to go to friends and family, some for my wonderful and very supportive customers and then the cute little snowmen are for the grand-babies. Here are the fruits of my labours………


Now to sit down to write and address them ready to post when the ice melts and it is safe to go out again.

September’s Stamp Camp Trio

September’s Stamp Camp had three new designs.  The first in traditional colours with a contemporary design (thank you Connie Stewart for the inspiration!)  The second card featured a glitter encrusted tree in delicious Midnight Muse and Soft Sky card and finally the mellow greens of Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz with a silver embossed ornament just popping off the card.

October’s Camp brings three more designs, two are complete – the third is still on the drawing board.  October’s camp is on the 18th and 19th ~ you choose the  date that works for you – call me for more details and to reserve your place.

Not able to come to my classes?   ~  contact me about a kit.  Not into card-crafting but love my designs? ~ contact me about buying some completed cards 🙂

August Christmas/Holiday Card Stamp Camp

These were the cards we made in the August Camp.  Each person  made 3 of each card, including decorating the envelopes.  The left hand card features both heat and dry embossing in classic vanilla and gold.  The centre card has the traditional Christmas colours of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and silver.  I just loved the contemporary colors of Crisp Cantalope and Cake Crumb cardstock in the right hand card.

There is one more Holiday card camp for 2013 on October 18th and 19th.


July’s Card Crafting Class


We shall be making these two projects on Monday (29th @ 7pm) or Tuesday (30th @ 10am or 2pm).  The cards feature heat embossing and braiding.

Contact me asap to reserve you place – you won’t be sorry you decided to join this class.

Class fee: $6 (or $15 Stampin Up product order)

Venue: My home in Allen