Cards for a Cause to benefit Breast Cancer Recovery

You’ve got Cancer are words that I never expected to hear. But I heard it with a capital C. It was a lifer changer for sure. It was definitely a weight loss plan! I was diagnosed with breast cancer November 2010. Western medicine treatment of surgery, chemo and radiation took over 2011. I doubled up with naturopath treaments too.

When I was ready to start putting my life back together, Breast Cancer Recovery Infinite Boundaries Retreats helped me take the next step. So I host a fundraising event to benefit BCR once a year since the non-profit organization is funded by donations.

If you would like to join us for an evening of stamping fun, please contact me at my phone number listed in the flyer. I would love to see your shining face enjoying creating your own greeting cards!

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I’ll share more about my cancer journey as I move through it. For now, it has been reduced to a lower case c. Let’s hope it stays that way!

Hope to stamp with you on June 9th!

Fun Fridays

It has been a tough few weeks so I have not been in my stampin’ studio for design sessions. As I was looking through my photos to see if I had missed sharing a design, I found this photo. It makes us hookers laugh! Rug hookers that is. Mom and I are moral support for this hobby as well. We are only on our 2nd project and have been hooking for several years. Another hobby to keep us out of the bars! Haha!

When I found this photo, I thought this would make an excellent Fun Fridays posts. Something to make us giggle, put a smile on our faces and send us off into the weekend with good vibes.

These are sheep cupcakes because we need wool to hook rug creations. What a fun  refreshment if we host a hook in at Mom’s house! You know I’ll design a paper crafting wooly party favor for the guests as well!


This also reminds me of Shaun the Sheep of Wallace and Gromit fame. I love those movies!

Thanks for giggling with me today!


Clip Use Suggestions

Stampin’ Up! revamped their demonstrator compensation plan last fall. One change was offering a necklace, pen, watch or money clip for achieving leadership titles. Those at the title of Silver and above can redeem this incentive. Since I am a Silver Elite, I earned either this necklace…

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or the money clip…

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I don’t wear jewelry so I opted for the money clip thinking I could use it to corral business checks. It works for this use!

Do you have any other uses I could repurpose the money clip for? Add a comment if you do. You might see your suggestion in a future blog post…

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Happy 80th Birthday Harriet!

A special stamping friend is celebrating her 80th birthday so I thought I would gift her our favorite color of cardstock…Blackberry Bliss!

I made the packaging easy by covering up the label with designer series paper, adding a tag (in blackberry bliss of course!) and clipping on snippets of ribbons all in the purple family.

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That’s me in the cello packaging reflection. I really do have a head! You also get a peek at one of my Youtube video filming booms. High tech…a large rubber band straps my iPhone to my Ott light!

Here are the current products I used to decorate the paper packaging plus blackberry bliss cardstock to Big Shot the “80”:

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The rest of the products are retired so check your stash. You may be surprised to find them there!

All things blackberry bliss are retiring at the end of May so you might want to scoot on over to my online store and stock up!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Floral Wings meets Pretty Petals

My post title sounds like a unicorn date to me! But the only white in sight is a single white perfect accent and a whisper white inside liner. And no rainbows either. Just Pretty Petals designer series paper custom folded over to reveal the back side of the dsp.

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Pretty and pretty quick! I will be using this design until I run out of Pretty Petals dsp. So about 60 cards later, I’ll move on to a new design! Here is the how to Youtube video:

Thanks for stamping with me today!