Scrapbooking for the weather

Good morning everyone!

We are into our second snow day this week and the dogs are happy to see a foot of snow rather than a sheet of ice.  It brought to mind my December Scrapbook Class, so I thought I would share.  My crazy bunch of beagles have always loved a good snowfall.  They are now 10-1/2 years old and they still bound around like these pictures from when they were only 6 months old… maybe not for quite as long though 😉

At this point the Spirited Snowmen and the Snowflake Trinket are retired products but the fun remains! I used various Blends colours to dress my snowmen for the cold.

Have a great day whatever your weather!

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Hey Love for the Paper Craft Crew PCC325

This week’s Paper Craft Crew PCC325 came across my Facebook page at just the right moment this morning.  I was heading to my craft room on this very icy day to work on my cards for the ENSS Lunch Break Card Class.  As you may know I try to give this group one card to make (because it’s a high school lunch break) but show them different things they can do with one set of paper.  I immediately saw that this sketch would offer that opportunity.


The class is a Valentine’s Day theme and the Hey Love stamp set is just the right amount of cute for the group!  I am also very happy to say that over the four cards I used every stamp in the set!  That hardly ever happens….

Here is my card for the sketch:Watermarked3(2019-02-06-1527)

And here are the alternates:

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Happy St. Mother’s Day

My mother is a saint!  Well, at least I think so! Plus, she’s married to an Irish man.  And I think she should be recognized more often than just one day a year!

When I saw this sentiment in the new Well Said stamp set and dies, I knew that this was the card for her.  Perfect for Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day or Mother’s Day.  Maybe I should make 3… heehee.

I’m not usually one to get the heart sets but since I didn’t have any, this one made it into my craft room.  The very first thing I was trying to do is find a use for them other than the obvious.  This cute little shamrock made with hearts was what came to mind.

Now I’d better get to work on my other heartfelt creations!  Have an inky day 🙂

For instructions on how to make this card please visit: tams# 29420

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Season’s Greetings Gift Card Holder

I don’t know about you, but I find that many older children still love Christmas but want the ability to choose their own gift.  But, “Merry Christmas… here’s a piece of  plastic” doesn’t seem very festive!
In steps the different ways to present a gift certificate to your loved ones!  
The design of this gift card holder is quick and easy!  How you dress it up can be up to you…keep it simple or dress it up fancy and everywhere in between!  This card falls into the in between catagory for sure.  It’s relatively simple with some stepped up elements that aren’t hard to do! Plus you get to see both sides of the Designer Series Paper! Find out how to make this card here! Please let me know how I can help your crafting journey! Happy Stampin’ Product List
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Festive Farmhouse – From our home to yours

Everyone loves the classic Christmas scene.  A decorated home, pristine white snow and a Christmas tree.  The Festive Farmhouse suite provides all of these things with a set designed for Christmas but adaptable to all year.  This one will stay on my shelf for all time but is only available until the end of December! With some of the elements of the suite gone already (none on this card) I would not hesitate if you love this set!

Class attendees really enjoyed putting this scene together.  Colouring is so much fun and the Blends just glide on so nicely to create smooth even colour.


fullsizeoutput_c05f.jpegThis is a great card for adding your own special touches.  Colour the house of the truck to match your own if you like 🙂 The pop out circle looks very fancy but is not hard to create with proper placement of the Big Shot cutting plates.  Click here for instructions.

Happy Stampin’ from my house to yours!

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Wishing You Well – Season’s Greetings

The Christmas season can get so busy and who doesn’t get towards the end of November without a little panic about sending out your annual Christmas cards?  Quick and easy to the rescue!

The Wishing You Well set in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue is simply gorgeous.  The distinktive stamps help the images to just jump off the page.  There are some tricks to using them which can be found in my instructions.

I have used the Country Lane DSP for my woodgrain background.  You could also use our Wood Textures DSP,  Nature’s Poem DSP, or even create your own with either the Hardwood background stamp or the Pinewood Planks Textured Embossing Folder!  So many options 😀


Happy Stampin’ !!

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Thoughts and Prayers – Wishing You Well

After so many cards being on the internet, I finally had to break down and bring this beautiful ribbon home.  Stampin’ Up!’s distinktive stamps do create wonderful images that just pop out of the page.

We created this card in a recent class because the holidays are coming and whether we like it or not, quite often you find yourself needing a card like this but don’t have the time to make it.  Sympathy and get well cards should always have a place in your stash.


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