Colorful Seasons Calendar ~ Part 4

I have a small, but precious team of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators and each Christmas I like to make them a gift .  This year I decided to make a ‘Flip-over’ calendar for each of them using the Tolsby picture frame from IKEA.  After I finished each of the months I realized that the design could equally be used as a card front, so each can do double duty!

Today I am sharing the last 3 months.  You can catch up with Jan thru March here, April thru June here and July thru September here.

After I completed the calendar many of my ladies admired it – so later this year we will be doing a class to make the calendar for 2019. Continue reading

Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 8

Here we are on Day 8 of the Advent calendar that my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed during her visit in October using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  Throughout December I will share one 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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Paisley’s and Posies ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

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We have a few more days for the on-line extravaganza – click the picture above and it will take right to the goodies that are on sale – get a start of your Christmas shopping!

When the holiday catalog came out at the beginning of September it was just full of products that I knew I could not do without!  I am always attracted to flowers and have to really control myself from choosing those over other designs.

The Petals and Paisleys suite of products is kind of flowery but they aren’t true flowers and I did resist them for a while but I gave in and  over the last few days I have shared a number of projects using these products and I have just one more to share.
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Petals and Paisleys Thanksgiving ~ Stampin’ Up! Products

Today is the eve of Thanksgiving here in the USA.  Until I came to the States just over 15 years ago it was not a holiday I was familiar with, but over the years I have learned the meaning of the day and what it represents.

Falling in the autumn also means using the lovely rich tones that I love so much.  Many years ago my mother and I had our colors ‘analysed’ she was deemed to be a ‘Green Autumn’ and I was a ‘Golden Autumn’  ~ so I have used golden autumn colors in my card today. Continue reading