Best Fishes – Jar of Love

My oldest nephew celebrated his 30th birthday on the first of September – I still remember the day he was born and his early years when he had a fascination for snails, his mother dreaded emptying his pockets at the end of the day as he would tuck them in his pockets as he found them on his adventures each day – I recall making him a birthday cake with snails on it – his 3rd birthday I think!

He has a wicked and very dry sense of humor, also the knack of keeping a very straight face and it takes a few moments to dawn on you what he just said!  For the first time in 17 years I was able to spend the day with him this year and this is the card I gave him. Continue reading

Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 14

Only 11 more ‘sleeps’ until Christmas Day – is how we used measure our excitement as children.  My friend, Elly, from the UK and I had such fun designing the Advent Calendar calendar using a 24 cup mini muffin pan and throughout December I have been sharing one  of the squares each day with a brief description of each.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

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Everything Eleanor Birthday ~ video tutorial

It was my dear Mum’s birthday at the beginning of August, her favorite colors have always been Navy Blue and Cream, so this was the starting point for the card I made for her.  As she lives in the UK I needed to ensure that the card would be light enough to mail, without to much bulk from pearls or rhinestones.  Those of you who know me also know I love bling on my my cards, this is where glimmer paper comes in very handy!!!


Early bird special registration finishes on Sept 3rd!

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