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Painted Petals Gift Set

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I decided I wanted to pamper my stamp clubs this month and have them make a gift set featuring the Painted Petals products in the Occasions Catalogue.  I fell in love with this set in January while I was attending the Leadership Conference and knew I was going to demonstrate it to all my stamping friends.  I am especially in love with the roses!!

I was inspired to create this gift set when I saw some wonderful sets that fellow demonstrator Chiaki Haverstick is making.  Her bags are much larger than mine, but mine still fits three cards and envelopes  beautifully.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Painted Petals

Ink & Paper – Painted Blooms DSP, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black

Accessories – Scallop Edge punch, Big Shot & Oval framelits, flower punch, pearl accents, white seam binding, antique brads, white chalk marker, dimensionals

There are some great Stampin’ Up! products for sale this week – 






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Some Paper Crafting – Just For Me

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Hello Life Project Kit

Holy cow – the project kits in the Occasions Catalogue rock!!

I have bought quite a few of the kits in this catalogue and I’m enjoying every crafty minute I get in putting them together!  After Christmas, when things had settled down around here, I took advantage of a quiet morning and put this Hello Life kit together.  The colors in my living room just happen to be Black, White, Hello Honey and Bermuda Bay so I added a splash of Bermuda Bay into my project as well.  I just love it!!  

Why did I love putting it together so much?  Well, I think the biggest benefit for me was that the project is an amazing home decor piece and I could never dream up all that gorgeousness myself AND I did not have to do any designing or cutting!!  That is HUGE!  It was just a wonderful morning where I got to do what I love making something that I love.

Have you given a look at some of the kits in the Occasions catalogue?


Did you know that right now you can get one of the kits in the Occasions catalogue FREE?

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Wrapped Chocolates Portfolio Case

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Baby Quilt

This week, I’ve had to move aside my adhesive, scissors and stamps to make room for fabric.  Why?

This grandma has grandson #2 arriving anyday now and I have to get his quilt finished before he makes his grand appearance!!  One more full day and it should be ready to wrap around his sweet little frame!!  I can’t wait to see him but I know my daughter is more ansy than I am!! LOL

BUT – I didn’t forget that I’ve promised many of you the instructions and cutting dimensions for this wrapped chocolate case that I took with me to the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference last month!

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Thanks for patiently waiting for these instructions -they are long overdue:

1.  Folder – cut cardstock at 6″ x 6 7/8″ (I used Pool Party).  Score the 6 7/8″ side at 3 1/4″ and 3 5/8″.

2.  Decorate the front panel as desired.

3.  Pockets – cut 3 pieces at 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.  Score three sides (1 long and both short sides) at 3/8″ and 3/4″.  Cut out unnecessary corner boxes created by scoring on each pocket as shown in photo below:

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4.  On all 3 pockets, fold on all score lines and fold up securing tabs with glue dots creating open-backed pockets.

5.  Wrap chocolates using strips of DSP cut at 7/8″ x 4 1/2″.  I used these chocolates found at Costco:


6.  Attach pockets to inside of folder and insert two chocolates into each pocket.  Adhere the chocolates in highest pocket with glue dots so they don’t slip out.

7.  Punch 1 hole in front panel and 1 hole in back panel and thread ribbon through holes and tie closed.

You’re all done – happy crafting!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Tea Shoppe, Apothecary Art

Ink & Paper – Sycamore Street DSP, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Accessories – Big Shot & Label Collection Framelits, Boho Blossoms punch, silver brads, Sycamore Street ribbon pack, 1/8?hole punch



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Birthday Celebration Class recap

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I finally held my big birthday celebration class a couple of weekends ago.  I celebrated 9 years with Stampin’Up! AND Stampin’Up!’s 10 years in Canada.

21 friends came to enjoy 5 birthday-themed projects and a whole lotta fun.

I featured the 5 projects a couple of weeks ago, but here are some photos of the actual event.  Please note the lighting in the rented room was terrible for photo-taking!

This photo shows the prizes for the evening.  A few were door prizes and then we had to have prizes for the games which were “Name that Stamp Set” and “What is the Stampin’Up! Color” – catalogues on the tables were a big help to some stampin’newbies!  lol

This mini cupcake box was filled with delicious chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting.  Instructions to make the box  can be found in my Homemade Goody Packages Tutorial.

A blossom box filled with kisses – and it fits a lot of those tasty little guys!  The blossom box die is on the retiring accessory list and won’t be around much longer!

This little cutie is also carrying a bunch of kisses.  You can find the instructions to this purse at  Inking Idaho and is in Becky’s Tres Chic Handbags tutorial.  My friend who won this bag was so thrilled!! 

I prepared quite a birthday spread for my friends too.  I used colors from the Sweet Shop designer series pack to decorate the table and the cupcakes!  We also had red velvet birthday cake, mini banana split bites, ice cream sundaes, strawberry shortcake kabobs and 3 different punches.  No one went home hungry!!

A very special thank-you to all my friends who came to celebrate my anniversary with Stampin’Up!  I had a great time visiting with you one-on-one!!




While previewing the new Summer Mini Catalogue last month, I was inspired by the new Designer Series Paper pack, Beyond the Garden, to create some beach themed items.  Beach bags immediately came to mind! 

I always seem to be collecting a new beach bag every year (mostly cause I can’t find the previous year’s one!)  and I love the fun bright colors they all have and of course, their capacity to hold lots of items for a day outdoors.  So, to stay true to the purpose of a real beach tote bag, I created these three replicas keeping space in mind.

All three totes are large and strong enough to be used as gift bags for that special summer or Hawaiian themed party:

*** Flower Rimmed Wild Wasabi tote  measures 8 1/2″ wide at the top, 7″tall excluding handle (11″with handle) and is 2″ deep

*** Daffodil Delight Nautical Striped tote measures 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and is 2″ deep

*** Round Clutch Handle tote measures 7 1/2″ long, is 6″high and 1 1/2″ deep

Beach Tote Ensemble Tutorial includes:

15 pages of written instructions and measurements to complete all three projects

40 step by step photos to assist you in recreating the projects

$3.99 CAD

The tutorial will be emailed to you as a PDF file following your purchase through PayPal.





Leadership Gifts

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What an amazing day at Leadership conference today!  We were exposed to non-stop fun and excitement, which lasted about 14 hours!  I’m happy to be sitting in my very quiet hotel room writing this very short post before I crash into my bed!  Incidentally, our hotel room has a king sized bed in it, with one of those “sleep number” mattresses. 

 You know the ones, you can decide how soft or hard you want each side of the mattress to be…

Well, I picked a number out of a hat last night as I was laying there…it felt like a good choice at the time…

…this morning, my lower back was screaming at me!!  I’ll choose a different number tonight and see how it goes…

…I’m just anxious to get back to my own bed with my memory foam top…

…moving on…

Here is a little something I made for Becky Roberts and Kim Sinclair, my leadership buddies this week (please excuse the bad hotel lighting for these photos):

I made them each a Trapezoid Purse and filled them with Coffee Crisp chocolate bars – they apparently don’t have these in the US.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Eat Chocolate

Paper and Ink – Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pawsitively Prints II DSP, Chocolate Chip

Accessories – Pear Pizzazz poly-stitched ribbon, 1 3/4″circle punch, Scallop Die #2 and Big Shot, 1/8″hole punch, dimensionals