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Yoikes! It’s been a while!

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I’m sorry to see that it’s been so long since my last post!  yoikes!  Lots has happened in my time away from this blog but I promise to get myself back into gear with more updates and samples of what I’ve been up to!

In fact, I’m going to kick off this post with some creations I did at an “Early Christmas” workshop that a girlfriend of mine hosted.  It was a nice casual get together and we got to get into the Christmas Spirit while we were at it!


We did up 2 big cards and 3 smaller cards using some old and new product from the Holiday Occasions catalogue shortly after it was released.  I think the ladies had fun and there were a lot of ladies new to the world of paper-craft so it was great to see their faces as they realized with a little direction, how easy these things could be!

Here are a couple of other cards I did for various Birthdays!




I am hoping to post a few more in the coming days!  If you’re a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, stay tuned to a post with what I did with March’s kit!  Who says you have to follow the rules!!

Hope this finds you all well!




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I know, I know, I’m a little behind in the postings.  Life has been a little crazy!  I’ll be posting some card updates (i’ve got lots to share!) here over the next few days so be sure to check back!!

What I wanted to share with you today is that Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Sale is NOW ON!!!!  What you might recall as the “Online Extravaganza”, has now been re-born as a Holiday Sale.  Lots of deals to be had!  Up to 50% off select items!

Starting today and for today ONLY, there is a 24 hour door buster sale on some big ticket items so be sure to check that out!!

Happy Shopping everyone!!


The Holiday Catalogue is Up!

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It’s once again been longer than I had hoped in between postings!  oy!  I’m sure most of you know already that the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalogue is now up for your viewing pleasure!  There are some super cute stamps to be had this year!  Some great ideas too for decorating as you prepare to host what I’m sure are some great parties!

It’s a quick post tonight but have a look over to the right and you’ll find the link to the Holiday Catalogue there!  Happy Reading!


Thank You x 3

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Ahoy!  It’s been a while!  Unfortunately, once again, my “full time” routine has gotten the better of me!  Some day, I hope to be able to “play” more during the day!!  Some day.

At any rate, I thought I would post a couple of Thank You cards that I put together a little while back.  I was asked to create 3 Thank You cards.  Initially I thought, well, since they’re all going to different people I could do 3 of the same – but let’s be honest…..Why would I do that?!! ha ha!!  Especially when I can create 3 unique cards all equally special for those receiving them.

That said, here they are:


PAPER :  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade

STAMPS:  Blooming with Kindness

INK:  Calypso Coral

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Floral Frames Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (Retired), Scallop Edge Border Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Basic Pearls, Dimensionals


PAPER :  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

STAMPS:  Blooming with Kindess

INK:  Bashful Blue (Retired), Not Quite Navy (Retired)

TOOLS:  Decorative Label Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


PAPER :  Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White

STAMPS:  Blooming With Kindness

INK:  Crisp Cantaloupe

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Flower Burst Embosslit, Decorative Label Punch, Vine Street Embossing Folder (Retired)

ACCESSORIES:  Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


And there you have it!  More to come so check back soon!

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #47

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I decided tonight it was time to take on another challenge, so I did!  It was off to the Paper Craft Crew to see what we were instructed to create…..Here’s the layout challenge:

Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 9.55.32 PMAnd here’s what I came up with:

FeelBetterFunWhat do you think?  I love these colours – in fact, I tend to go for most things that are bright and fun!!!

Here’s what I used to make the above card:

PAPER :  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Floral District DSP (Retired), Sycamore Street DSP (Retired)

STAMPS:  Sassy Salutations

INK:  Calypso Coral

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Vine Street Embossing Folder (Retired), Floral Frames Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

ACCESSORIES:  Pool Party 1/4″ Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Candy Dots

Blast Off!

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Just a quick post tonight……

I have wanted to try using the shaker frames from SU!, so I found a piece of inspiration and did this card for my Nephew’s Birthday!!


And here’s a little bit of a closer view of the actual “window” frame that i created.

Birthday_BlastOff_CUThere was a lot of “fussy-cutting” involved here and I realized very quickly that I would never have made a great Dr.  In a couple of spots I think you can actually see the “shake” in my hand! ha!

In order to give the moon a bit of a feel of texture, I just used a piece of kleenex and some “crumb cake” ink to make splotches representing moon surface!  It was a fun card to make and definitely tested the patience!  😉

So here’s what I used to make the above:

PAPER :  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

STAMPS:  Blast Off

INK:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie

TOOLS:  Big Shot – Chevron Embossing Folder

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Shaker Frame, Window Sheet, Googly Eyes, Dazzling Details, Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle

More Birthdays!

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I hope everyone has managed to keep in good spirits given all of this rain and cool September-like weather!! sheesh!  Let’s bring on the sun and heat!!

Have you had an opportunity to check out the new Catalogue?  What do you think?  How do YOU like the new layout?

I thought I’d post a couple of Birthday cards tonight that I did a while back.  Both use elements of new product!


Here’s what I used to create the above:

PAPER :  Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

STAMPS:  Hearts a Flutter, Label Love, Blooming with Kindness

INK:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Craft Ink

TOOLS:  Artisan Label Punch, Big Shot – Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Corner Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Pearls, Turquoise Ribbon

Here’s the Second Card I did….


Here’s what I used to create the above:

PAPER :  Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla,  Calypso Coral,  DSP – Everyday Enchantment

STAMPS:  Label Love

INK:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe

TOOLS:  2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Artisan Label Punch

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Tangerine Tango Ribbon

I should also mention, I did the envelope you see there as well using the Simply Scored tool!!  Super handy!!