Delicate Dalias – DistINKtive Stamps

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Just 11 more days for you to take part in Stampin UP!’s Sale-a-bration – an opportunity to earn free products when you place an order before September 30th! I have been sharing projects I have made with the free products to give you some inspiration, today I have 3 cards to share using the oh so pretty Delicate Dalias Stamp Set, showing 3 different effects of using this lovely DistINKtive 2 step Stampin set.

There are several easy and effective techniques on these cards, masking, 2-step stampin’, and sponging using daubers – see if you can find them 🙂

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Flip over calendar ~ April Showers

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In the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another later in this new year! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, April which you can see has April Showers as its theme, check out those cute wellies (wellington boots) with matching umbrella!

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Just Saying Hello with Tasteful Touches

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I love to design my cards but there are times when I kinda draw a blank, either nothing comes to mind or too much comes to mind and I feel a bit overwhelmed. The Stampin’ UP! catalogs show us all the wonderful products available but did you know it is also a book of ideas? In fact when I first came across Stampin’ UP! in 2006 it was called an ‘Idea Book’ (and I still have that catalog in my stash!)

All that being said – I found today’s card tucked into those pages, I changed it a tiny bit (of course) but it is very close 🙂

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ 2020 Mini Catalog

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  Sue’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is to use products from the 2020 Mini Catalog.  So I have chosen Layered with Kindness Stamp Set with the co-ordinating  Label Me Lovely Punch

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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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