Thailand Beginnings!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in 3D, Other

Yesterday was a very happy day for me!  I received my Travel Package for the Stampin’ Up Incentive Trip to Phuket, Thailand! The adorable little elephants are our luggage tags–so cute!  Plus an itinerary, a nice wallet and name tags!  Don’t you love the ribbon tied around the wallet?  It’s lovely–so soft and easy to work with! Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great week...

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Note Pad Gift Set

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in 3D, Punch Art

This lovely note pad gift set was created with the Daisy Suite form the new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up catalogue. Tranquil Tide, a new 2017-19 In Color is featured on this project and you can see I used the Daisy stamp set and Punch. Earlier this week I had a contest and asked two questions: how many daisies did I punch? And how many daisies could I punch out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock? There were only two parricipants in the contest so I will send them each a hand made Daisy card created with the Daisy Bundle, Susan Bondville and Welma Breiter. On my next post I will share the card the contest participants will receive.  Thank you for participating and for visiting my blog!  Happy crafting!...

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Helping Me Grow

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in 3D, Big Shot, Retiring

This lovely treat bag, stamped with Helping Me Grow, a stamp set on the current Retiring List, was a gift I received from my friend, Dee Beauchamp, this week.  The treat inside is as lovely as the treat bag made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547), a lovely note and a package of flower seeds, just in time for spring planting.  The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with a Rose Garden Thinlit (140619). I love the Mini Treat bags and am so happy they will be in the NEW 2017-18 Annual catalogue, however, the 2017 Retired List is out and a number of items are already sold out.  Stampin’ Up re-loaded the Clearance Rack today so I would like to invite you to take a look.  There are so many bargains, of which some are already sold out on the first day so take a look today by clicking on the Clearance Rack Button on the side bar of my blog. Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful...

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Mini Treat Bags!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in 3D, Big Shot

Last week end at OnStage in Calgary, my friend, Dee,  gifted me with the little treat bag on the left! I loved it so much, I asked her for directions to recreate the bag and so I did!   I used a different color of paper and I did the bee a little different but this is a perfect example of CASEing–Copy And Share Everything! What a great way to use Designer Series Paper!  All you need is a 6″ x 4 1/2″ piece of DSP!  On the long side, score at 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″, then turn and score it at 1″ and 3 1/2″!  Burnish the score lines and put your bag together!  Fill it with a little treat and tie it with a ribbon.  As for the embellishment on the front of the bag, you can do whatever you want–use the bumble bee from Dragonfly Dreams, use a flower, or simply add the sentiment of your choice.  Add a little bling with a couple rhinestone, Enamel shapes, a few pearls or whatever you like! You can make this little bag in a few minutes, so why not try it now!  Thanks for visiting...

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Bold Butterfly Creative Fold

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in 3D, Creative Folds

Today’s share is a Creative Fold featuring the Bold Butterfly thinlits and the Watercolor Wings.  This project was inspired by Linda Bauwin.  The colors used on this card are Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant. Would you like to make this card?  If so, then plan to attend my April Creative Folds class  on April 24.  You can check my calendar for more details. I’m embarrassed to admit this was the first time I used the Watercolor Wings stamp set–it was so much fun, I can’t believe I didn’t play with this set sooner!  This stamp set is photopolymer and each butterfly is stamped 3 times, each time with a different stamp.  I also played with some other colors so will share more samples another time. April is my Birthday Month so this is the month of my BIG Retirement sale scheduled for April 29.  Plan to attend as this will be my biggest and best sale ever!  Mark your calendar today. Thanks for visiting...

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Stamp ‘n Start Young!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in 3D, Other

My newest stamping partner and photographer!  Don’t you love it?  Teach ’em young!  That’s what I’m doing!  It seems like I’m not getting quite as many posts as I would prefer, but there’s a learning curve when you are teaching! I love every minute I spend with our sweet granddaughter, Arynn!  They grow up so quickly, so crafting is taking the back burner these days! I hope you got a chuckle with today’s post!  I expect I’ll have a little more to show you tomorrow!  Thanks for visiting today!  Happy...

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