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Sale-a-bration ~ Petal Parade Stamp Set

I have been using one of the exclusive ‘Sale-a-bration’ stamp sets, that is free with a $50 purchase of products until March 31st.

Here are two  cards made using theSale-a-bration  exclusive products, Petal Parade Stamp set and the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, as well as some of the other products available in the ‘Celebrate the Everyday’ mini catalog. Continue reading

Sale -a-bration. ~ You’re Lovely stamp set

A card made for an acquaintance who was recently diagnosed.

imageThe base card is Stampin’ Up’s Blushing Bride card, dry embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder then topped with a Tea Time paper doily.

The ‘You’re Lovely stamp set was used for the center embellishment layered on to Sahara Sand card both of which were cut with the Deco Labels Framelits.  Basic Gray ink was used then Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink and a blender pen used to water color the flowers.

This was adhered using stampin dimensionals with a twist of 1\4 stitched Blushing Bride grosgrain ribbon and a gentle sprinkling of pearls to finish off. Hopefully it conveys encouragement for her upcoming treatment.

My Project 4-001Happy Stamping 🙂

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you.

New Events added to Calendar

calendarCheck out the Calendar Page…. I have added the February and March  events…….. lots of lovely things to choose from 🙂

Punch Art – Train

My great-nephew will be celebrating  his third birthday next week.  He lives in England so I don’t get to see him as much as I would like, but his mother sends me lots of photos of him (and his new baby sister)  Continue reading

New Buttons and Bows and DSP share


I have been a little behind in keeping up with my posts this last week.  Those of you who know me also know that I work as a tax preparer for H & R  Block and this time of year is very busy.  But I have been working on projects for my classes as well as projects for family and friends.

This week the goodies for the share arrived…… Packets of beautiful paper and vellum,  spools of scrummy ribbon and the cutest buttons and clothes pins!

I spent a lovely couple of hours cutting and sorting them all ready to go to their  new homes……… If you would like to join in the next share please contact me….. I will be delighted to welcome you to the club 🙂


Close-up of Leadership Swaps

This time last week I was in Houston, Texas on the eve of Stampin’ Up’s Leadership Conference.  I posted a quick picture of my swaps just before I left so I thought I would show a more detailed one and explain a little about how I made them. Continue reading

Swaps for Stampin’ Ups Leadership Conference

Stampin’ Up are holding their annual Leadership Conference on Thursday thru Saturday this week.  I have been fortunate enough to qualify to attend.  So tomorrow afternoon I am driving down to Houston, TX ready to check in promptly at 8am Thursday morning.  Continue reading

New Events added to calendar

calendarCheck out the Calendar Page…. I have added the January events…….. lots of lovely things to choose from 🙂

My Project 4-001

Blooming with Kindness card for retirement

A friend recently retired from a lifetime of nursing, you cannot let such an occasion pass by without a card being made and sent!

My December Card Class ladies will recognise this design which we made as a thank you card, however the design works for most any occasion.

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Blueberry Pie ~ party favors

I always think blue, silver and white as New Year colors ~ not exclusively though, as I also have a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments in those colors.

I wanted to make some party favours for New Year and decided to use an idea of Connie Stewart’s from Simply Simple Stamping to make them in the shape of a slice of pie,and since I was using different shades of blue I have dubbed it ‘blueberry pie’  Continue reading