Butterfly Gala and Mango Melody Thanks

welcome back to my corner of the world.

My favorite card to make is a Thank You one.  I have shared on more than one occasion how important I think saying thank you is and having a handmade card to do that is even better!

Today I have paired up the pretty Butterfly Gala Stamp Set with Mango Melody, a very bright and happy color and kept it very simple with a couple of punched butterflies and Gold Metallic Pearls

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Peacock Tails with Floral Essence Birthday Card

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Today’s card is the result of clearing off my work bench before going away on holiday!  At the end of July I was part of a Scrapbook blog hop and had decided to use the Detailed Peacock dies along with the Noble Peacock Specialty Paper.  Rather than cut into my specialty paper straight away I had a little practice with some regular card – just to see what it would look like and if it would work on the page I was designing.  Glad to say that it did – click here to see the results!

So now I was left with two perfectly cut pieces of Shaded Spruce card that I just could not bring myself to throw away!

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Fond Farewell ~Bloom by Bloom Thank You

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set ~ along with the retiring 2017 – 2019 retiring In-Color Berry Burst with its coordinating 3/8 Mini Ruffled Ribbon.  This is a card I offered in a recent Card Buffet and over 50 were made!

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Fond Farewell ~ One for All and Share What You Love DSP

We are in the last couple of weeks for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

This card has a fun fold and featured in my November On-Line Class to Go so has a video to go along with it!  The All for One Stamp Set and Love What You DSP is about to retire at then end of May – so if this is on your wish list you will want to scroll down this post for the link to my on-line store!

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Fond Farewell – Stylish Christmas from Stampin UP!

We are in the last couple of weeks for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses 2 stamp sets, unusual for me I know, but they are both retiring and both deserve being showcased, Friendly Expressions and Stylish Christmas – but it is not a Christmas Card!

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Watercolored Country Floral Embossing Folder ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

So we have 7 more days before Sale-a-bration is over for another year 😦  If you have not yet placed your order and made your choices please go ahead and do so right now – before it is tooooo late!

Today’s card is  using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and I have paired it with the  lovely, fresh, spring like Pear Pizzazz card and pulled out my Aqua Painter for a little watercoloring

I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Thank You – swaps

Sale-a-bration  started on  Jan 4th, one of the first FREE stamp sets on my list was ‘So Very Much’………… cos it says thank  you – one of my most favorite phrases! plus I just love the script and the sheer size of the greeting!

Last weekend I went to Michigan to a training conference and the organiser asked all attendees to bring ‘swaps’ , as always this time of year, time is very tight so it had to be a simple project but with plenty of impact.

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