What a GREAT Weekend!!!


I just got home from a 3 Day stamping Retreat.  -The RemARKable Retreat!  All stamping-- all the time-- no responsibilities!  SO MUCH FUN!!! with my girlfriends!

Me and Deanna-- we made TONS of Fabulous Projects!  I cant wait to show you this week.  What fun we had laughing and giggling



Deanna, Lisa and Maria were FABULOUS table-mates!  we had sooooooo much fun together!

Here is our MESSY table- but we sure have GREAT projects

Here is Sharon, Deanna and I at Dinner:

Here is one of my cute ones.  A tooth fairy box for my niece.  took the picture before I added the glitter.  


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More Candles & a FREE Tutorial!

Can you believe I have NEVER stamped candles before?  OMGoodness I know- so deprived!  what was I waiting for?

Here are my Christmas versions from yesterdays post:

Below is the Tutorial on how to make these Cuties!

Go to the Dollar store and Purchase tea lights.  I went to Walmart and got scented ones (FUN) 
Cardstock, matching DSP and Classic ink
Stamps that are on the smaller side.
tissue paper
copy paper
1-3/8 circle punch, and the punch you use for small brads
scoring tool.

Fold a smaller piece of tissue paper into 4 layers, sandwich between 2 pieces of copy paper and Punch with your 1-3/8 circle punch.  Tissue paper is to soft to punch alone. 

Keep the "tissue and copy paper" sandwich, punch the hole in the center for the wick.

now stamp the tissue circles with the images of your choice in classic ink.

place them on your tea lights.  

Heat them with your Heat embossing tool until the wax melts over the tissue paper (its pretty quick)
Set aside to cool.  repeat with the remaining tea lights


4.5 x 4. 5 Square.  Score 3/4" on all 4 sides.  snip short score lines to form box.  adhere with sticky strip or mono multi liquid glue in the green bottle.  


3-1/8 x 9.   Score at 2, 2-3/4, 5-7/8 and 6-5/8.  Wrap around box and adhere to make a sleeve.  
Embellish as you wish!!

My Supplies:  
Stamps: Sparkly & Bright, Tags till Christmas
Paper:  Jolly Holiday, Old olive, very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Ink: to match
Accessories:  1-3/8 circle punch, tissue paper, lots of fun tags and ribbon for bows

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More Aviary

Some thank you notes for customers!  Love how cute this set is.

Did not quite finish my gift project - Hopefully tomorrow!

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With Sympathy

This was a sad weekend here in PA.  You may have heard on the news that a swimmer passed away in a tragic accident during a open water race this past weekend.  That swimmer was Fran Crippen.

Its a HUGE loss for the swimming community and for the Germantown Academy (GA) swimming extended family for which I am a part of.  I did not know Fran that well personally, but he was one of the age group swim coaches for my kids.  They knew him and thought he was great.  The saw him in the pool, on deck and in the locker room.  My swimming friends, my kids coaches and fellow swimmers, and the Crippen Family are really suffering a huge loss.    My heart breaks for all of them.  My kids despite the circumstances, are doing just fine.

For the family:

For 2 of the coaches :

Read the article about Fran HERE

With all tragic accidents there should be some positive outcomes.  I hope that they increase the safety as described by Maddy, Frans sister here on Good Morning America. I hope this never happens to anyone else.

Be back tomorrow with a cute gift idea!

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Petal Pizzaz

Simple!  this card came together with left overs from a class I did at the Library last month.

Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, fabulous phrases
Paper: white, crumb cake, pear pizzaz, poppy
ink: poppy and espresso
accessories: scallop circle punch, ribbon (retired), rhinestone

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No layers beautiful #1

Simple & Pretty!

Stamps: Day of Gratitude, fine flourish
Paper: naturals white
Ink: cajun craze, more mustard, espresso
Accessories: dimnesionals

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Season of Gratitude-FUN

One of my new favorite sets.  Makes just BEAUTIFUL cards.

sorry- its a bit blurry...

Some customer Thank You notes.

Stamps: Day of gratitude
Paper:Crumb cake, espresso, very vanilla, Autumn spice dsp
Ink:  More Mustard, cajun craze, espresso
Accessories:  large label punch

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Pinwheels Go Scrapbooking

My scrap club ladies Made this this month.  I just love these pages!  I added some pictures of my son's 12th birthday after I took this picture.  Makes it even better when there are pictures on it!

Pinwheels are made with Square pieces of dsp.  Mine are 3x3 and 2 x 2 

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Crumb cake, celebrations, pacific point prints dsp, real red and bashful blue card stock
Ink: none
Accessories:  Happy Birthday big shot die, Punches, brads

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Christmas collage- 3 ways

I'm finding this a bit harder to work with than I thought.  Very pretty though!

These are cased from a Bunch of cards.  Enjoy!

Stamps:  Christmas Collage, Woodgrain background, Sincere Salutations, Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake, artichoke, very vanilla
Ink:  Espresson, cobbler, versamark
Accessories:  crochet trim lace, antique brads, white embossing powder, buttons, ribbon and punches

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Stack em up!

But they won't topple over! 

Love playing with this set!

Enjoy.  I'm Baking this weekend!

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Stinking cute Aviary

this chubby Owl cracks me up!  I cased this layout from a teammate.  Just switched up a few things like the stamps. FUN!

Stamps: Aviary, fabulous phrases
Paper: espresso, pear pizzaz, poppy, crumb cake, whisper white
Ink: espresso, pear and poppy
Accessories: scallop trim punch, ribbon

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Simple can be Beautiful

Simple Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Stamps:  Because I care
Paper: Very Vanilla  Basic Black
Ink: black
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, oval punch

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For the Birds

these birds are VERY CUTE!

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Avairy, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: White, black, pacific point dsp
Ink: pacific point, old olive, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry, black
Accessories:  1/8" taffeta ribbon in Old olive

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