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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A little Christmas present

I made a little wreath as a gift for a friend and co-worker.  I used the hard foam wreath from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.  I wrapped it with Cherry Cobbler ribbon and curled 1/2" x 6" All is Calm DSP.  I attached them to the foam with applique pins. 

the fun piece on this wreath is the little deer.  I stamped one in Cherry Cobbler and cut two.  The blank one was attached to the wreath with applique pins to keep it secure.  Then the stamped image is then  glued on top with liquid tombow adhesive.  I am quite pleased how this turned out, and my friend liked it as well.

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Happy Stampin' 


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Christmas Treats for co-workers

Every year I make holiday treats for my co-workers in my office.  This will usually be about 70 just for the office I am in.  I also make some extras for the employees at my local WaWa and a few of the customers that I see every day and talk to.

I filled test tube treat holders with red and green M&Ms and the holder was made to hold the accent piece of Santa going head first down the chimney.

I took a 6x6 piece of cherry cobbler card stock and used the brick embossing folder. I then cut the pieces down to fit the base. I also used my Stampin' Up! Blendies to colour in the Santa image.

these were well received by all who got them.  I love doing holiday treats for my co-workers

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happy stampin'

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pop up gift card holder

I always look for a *WOW* card every year for my manager since we tend to give her a gift card.  So after looking through pinterest, I saw this one and tweaked it a little.   Thanks for the idea Angie Leach at Too Cool Stamping. 

 I attended Onstage LIVE in Orlando at the beginning of the month.  Not only did they spoil us with LOTS of FREE gifts, I was able to order special bundles from the Pre-Order.  I loved this Hello Cupcake set which is actually FREE! (a sneak peek of some SAB 2019 items)  Since I am always making birthday cards, it was a MUST HAVE for me.
here's a look at the inside- where my coworkers can sign the card as well.

My manager's favourite colour is blue, so I used the new Balmy Blue card stock and gingham DSP (available in the 2019 Occasions catalog)

if you'd like to get your Occasions and SAB catalog, let me know

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Happy Stampin 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Something Spooky comes this way....

I love quick kits and Stampin' Up! delivers (literally).  Every month they offer a kit that is mailed to you home for $19.95 -shipping included!  And if you LOVE Halloween, this kit will be for you!

If you want to join and receive a SPOOKTACULAR kit, click this link (US subscribers only)

I've been getting these kits since they started, and they keep getting better and better!  I love the holiday theme ones!

any questions, just ask

You don't want to miss this!

thanks for stopping by....happy stampin'

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Christmas in July!

This morning as I read the weekly update from Stampin' Up! I was surprised (and pleased) to see what they are offering new demos that sign up between July 1-31.

As a new demonstrator during this promotion, you'll be able to choose 10 (yes TEN) classic ink pads of your choosing from one of the following colour collections.**Including the IN-COLOURS from 2017-2020!
The Starter Kit is $99 and includes your choice of any $125 of products (plus the ink pad assortment) with free shipping . You’ll be an active demonstrator until at least January 31st 2019, during which time you will receive access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! news, preview & early ordering for 2018 Holiday and 2019 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues, support via my Crazy Penguin Crafters team, plus you’ll get 20%+ discount on every order you place (or 20% commission on orders from customers)

 I can answer any questions you may have about being part of the Stampin' Up! family.  send me an email 

If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!  this is a great time to do it!

I'm ready to join

I look forward to hearing from you


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Retirement card for a co-worker

one of the ladies I work with will be retiring on Friday.  I've worked with her for 4 years now.  Funniest little old lady you could imagine!  It was always a joy to work with her.  When our little company got bought and moved to a new location, she started working from home- and would come in twice a month.  Those days I really looked forward to,  because she was just so funny and a pleasure to work with.  I will really miss her.

So  I had to make a better than 'usual' card for her. (she always loves the cards I make).  I cased this from the lovely Rachel Tessman.  It's called the Diagonal tuck explosion card. 

This is what it looks like opened.  Plenty of room for everyone to leave a nice personal message for her.  Friday will be bittersweet.  
thank you for looking.

Happy Stampin'  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stamp a Stack

Every month I send out birthday cards for a BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) on a board I've been on for what seems like-forever.  So I always do a stack of birthday cards for each month to send out.  This one was fun to make.  I used the now retired stamp set from Sale-A-Bration Eclectic Expressions.  It was the first time I took it out to play with.  I will definitely have to use it more.  There is also a "thank you" sentiment, so it's great for all kinds of cards.

this one was cased from Pinterest, with a couple changes.  The original was just stamped on a white card base, but I wanted to add an additional layer, and put it on a base of Night of Navy.  I used Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy ink.  I also did a stamp off on the front "splotches" to make sure the sentiment stood out.

I was easily able to make a stack of 18 of these rather quickly.

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Happy stampin' !