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Happy Anniversary

November 27, 2014

My daughter Sarah and her husband Sean celebrated 14 years of marriage earlier this week.  It seems like only yesterday I watched them exchange their vows and yet they have achieved so much and made my husband and I very proud.

Anyway, I thought I would share the card that I made them to celebrate this milestone.  I was inspired by this gorgeous ensemble by Nicki Spencer which I found on Pinterest.  I encourage you to check out Nicki’s blog, she is truly a gifted papercrafter.

0134I embossed Whisper White card using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Whisper White card.  I stamped the “happy anniversary” from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set onto Whisper White card using Elegant Eggplant ink.  I cut a “v” and attached it to Elegant Eggplant card, trimmed to match, and then to the card front.

0144I cut a heart from Elegant Eggplant card using one of the Hearts Collection Framelit Dies and attached Gold Baker’s Twine behind it to create some interest.  The heart is attached to the left hand side of the card front using Dimensionals.  I cut a smaller heart, using the same dies,  from the Gold Glimmer Paper and attached it slightly over the Elegant Eggplant Heart.

0154To decorate the inside of the card I used the Edgelit Finishing Touches to cut one long edge of Elegant Eggplant card before attaching it behind the top edge of Whisper White card which has been embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  I attached another heart cut from Gold Glimmer Paper over the embossed card.

I love this card and so did Sarah and Sean – thank you Nicki for the inspiration.  Why don’t you leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Bye for now,


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Cash Back Offer

November 25, 2014


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I have a small group of downline but we are all very good friends and love getting together whenever we can.  We help each other out whenever possible and love to share our ideas.  We would love to have you become part of the team and part of our little “family”.  So, if you are interested in this offer, then contact me immediately to take advantage.   You order must be placed by the end of business on the 2nd December.

Hope this inspires those of you who may have been sitting on the fence, to take the plunge and join this fantastic company.

Bye for now,



Technostamper Challenge 341

November 23, 2014

Well, it seems that my life hasn’t settled down just yet to the point where I can share with you as much as I would like.  However, I did find time to play along with the sketch challenge at MaryJo’s Technostamper blog.  It is a really fun sketch and I am happy with the final result.

ScreenHunter_124 Oct. 31 22.21I embossed Very Vanilla card using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Garden Green card.  I added a piece of the Early Expresso paper from the Under the Tree Designer Series Paper to the centre of the Very Vanilla card.  I punched a narrow piece of Garden Green card using the Scallop Border Punch.  The punched strip is cut into two pieces and one is attached behind the top right hand edge and one behind the bottom left hand edge of Real Red card which is embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  This piece is attached across the centre of the card.


I stamped the image from the Festival of Trees stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Garden Green ink and cut it out using the 2nd smallest Oval Framelit Die.  I covered the whole oval with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled over a combination of Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds and heat set it.  Makes is oh so sparkly.  The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals and covers the ends of the punched card.


Inside I decorated Very Vanilla card with a strip of Garden Green card punched with the Scallop Border Punch which is attached behind the top edge of Real Red card embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  I stamped the tree image onto Very Vanilla card and punched it out using the Tree Punch before attaching it over the decorative border.


I am really loving the colour combination in this gorgeous Designer Series Paper.  Maybe it’s because they are so traditional.  What do you think?

Bye for now,


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Garden Green A4 cardstock








Real Red A4 cardstock

A Christmas Star

November 11, 2014

I thought I would share another project that we are going to be making at Beachmere tomorrow.  This star is made from the Kraft card stock in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue.  It is a great medium to use for making boxes because it is of a heavier weight than our other card.


I used the largest of the Stars Framelit Dies to cut two stars from the Kraft card stock.  The strips to join the stars together as a box were also cut from Kraft card.   You need to calculate the width of your box, add a strip each side to use to adhere to the box and add Sticky Strip.   I cut another star from Real Red card and embossed it using the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and attached it to the front of the box.  I punched Silver Glimmer Paper using the Tree Punch and cut the word “Joy” from Gold Glimmer Paper using the framelit from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  I love how cute this ornament turned out and I know that the ladies are going to love it when they make it tomorrow.   You could punch a couple of holes in the joining strip before you assemble the box to add some ribbon to hang this from the tree.   I am going to use mine as a standing ornament in my dining room this Christmas.

Confused about exactly how to go about this, well, Stampin’ Up! has this fantastic video which should answer all your questions.

I would love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,


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Framed Art

November 9, 2014

Framed-artOnce a year the ladies that come to my class at the Retirement Village ask me to do an all day event.  We usually have this event in November and create lots of different projects.  However, we always make a piece of framed art and this year is no exception.

This year’s framed art is made up of lots of different product, mostly from the Holiday Catalogue.  I’ve used different sized panels to accommodate the stamps used.

All of the panels are layered onto A4 Crumb Cake card.  The other colours of A4 card used are Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black.   Framed-Art-2The frame is designed to hold an A4 document.  This frame is particularly versatile because it is a shadow frame, so 3d pieces will easily fit behind the glass.

We are also going to create this piece at my Christmas Decoration Class on the 13th and 15th November.  Check out my Workshop and Classes page to get the details.  If you live near me and wish to attend, don’t delay in reserving your place, as space is limited.

I hope to be posting a little more regularly once I have the preparation for these classes completed.

Bye for now,


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Happy Birthday Jason

November 6, 2014

051Yesterday my son-in-law celebrated his birthday.  It’s always a dilemma to know what to buy and as usual I ended up opting for his favourite Bourbon.

I saw these cards on Pinterest by Ally at Laughadaisy and knew that I could make something very similar using Stampin’ Up! products.

I embossed Blackberry Bliss card using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, added a strip of Lost Lagoon card which is punched using the Scallop Border Punch and then attached it to Sahara Sand card.048  I stamped the greeting from the Sassy Salutations stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I wrapped Tangello Twist 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card.  049I used the Stars Framelits Dies to cut two small (one from Blackberry Bliss card and one from Lost Lagoon card) and one slightly larger star (from Sahara Sand card).  I embossed the Sahara Sand star using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, attached it to the card front using dimensionals and added the Blackberry Bliss star, again using dimensionals. 050 I punched a small star using the star punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack from Sahara Sand card, attached it to the Lost Lagoon star and then the card front.  I also added one small star punched from Blackberry Bliss card using the same punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

052To decorate the inside of the card, I wrapped Sahara Sand card with the Tangello Twist 1/2″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I attached a small Sahara Sand star to a slightly larger Blackberry Bliss star, which is attached over the ribbon.

I created a tag to hang from the bottle using all the same elements.  This time the greeting is from the Project Life Remember This Photopolymer stamp set.

I think these turned out really well and can’t thank Ally enough for the inspiration.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,


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MDS Monday 88

October 31, 2014

I have been very busy creating projects for my All Day Class at the Retirement Village and haven’t had a chance to play along with any challenges, but this morning I made time to use the sketch challenge at MDS Monday.

MDSMonday-007I created my page using photos from my granddaughters birthday party at the local bowling alley.  The challenge was to use the sketch and have fun being playful and colourful.


I  used the Everyday Adventure Digital Project Life Cards – Digital Download to fill in the photo boxes on my page.   I love how bright and cheerful the colours are in this collection.  I added a few photos and some journalling but not too many embellishments.  My background is a paper from the Back to School Ensemble – Digital Download.   I recoloured the paper to match the blue in the bottom right hand photo box and changed the opacity so that it wasn’t quite as bright.

I love this page.  I also love how quick and easy it is to create with My Digital Studio.

Bye for now,


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