Abstract Impressions Thank you

This card proved to be a big hit at a recent card buffet I had – I started with cutting 20 kits and must have made up an additional 20 so everyone had a chance to make at least 1!

Saying thank you is so very important,  it was one of the first things my dear Mum taught me – I know because I watched her do the same for my younger brother and sister and when it came to her being a grandmother she always reinforced it with the ‘littlies’ as they came into our lives!

The Abstract Impressions Stamp set has a lovely ‘Thank You’ as well as stamps that allow you to build up beautiful floral displays using single or two step stampin’.

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Thank you Gift Set using Butterfly Basics

Those of you who know me or follow my blog, know that I work for H & R Block.  We are busy people from Jan 1st thru April 15th and we rely a lot on the fantastic ladies who run our front desk, answering phones, greeting clients, taking payment, confirming appointments etc (often times one or more of these at the same time!)
I take a little time before ‘tax day’ to make a little thank you gift for them, I know they make my life a lot easier for all they do for me.

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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.

Gift Card Set ~ using Stampin Up’s Afternoon Picnic DSP

Inspired by the set I made by dear friend last week (which she loved!)  I decided to make a second one as a hostess gift for the upcoming holidays.

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This one uses the same two stamp sets as the one I made last week, Best of Shelli’ and ‘Petite Pairs’ but I used the ‘Afternoon Picnic’ DSP with Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and inks.  Pretty pleased with the result!

petite pairs

Petite Pairs is a very versatile stamp set – with sentiments covering most occasions, one for the outside of your card and a complementary sentiment for the inside….. it is one of my ‘go-to’ sets when designing my cards.

Like the recipe for this card set? Simply ‘follow’ my blog, ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on this post and I will be happy to send it to you 🙂

In the meantime,  Happy 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!

September’s Stamp Camp Trio

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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 🙂