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Tea for Two

Beverly at tea
This lovely lady, Beverly Kelly, is the lady who helped me become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator thirteen years ago in May of this year.  She was a Demonstrator at the time, sideline to me, and she was the one who taught me everything I needed to know when I first started.  She came to TEA on Sunday afternoon and we had a lovely time on a rainy dreary day stamping, eating and catching up.

Tea ~ bunny Tea ~ blueberries

Here's my little bunny tea pot ~ especially for Spring teas.  And, look at the yummy cupcakes that Rosie made for my Tea Party! 

Summer Smooches

Purse die


APRIL 1 - 30

Summer Smooches refers to Stampin' Up!'s special promotion for April, 2012 ~ a suite of products that will be introduced NOW and will be part of the NEW catalog on June 1st!

My favorite without a doubt is the NEW PETITE PURSE BIGZ L DIE! 

Purse die 2

A Cup of Thanks

A Cup of Thanks

A Cup of Thanks

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe, page 19, OMC

Ink:  Poppy Parade, page 176 IB&C

Card Stock:  Poppy Parade and Pool Party, page 176 IB&C; Very Vanilla 12 x 12, page 180 IB&C

Designer Series Paper:  Everyday Enchantment DSP, page 7, Sale-A-Bration

Tools/Accessories:  Pool Party Seam Binding, page 23 OMC; Scallop Edge Border Punch, page 211; Extra Large Oval Punch, page 212

1.  Cut Pool Party card stock 3 ¾” x 7” and score at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”

2.  Cut Designer Series Paper 2 ½” x 3 ½”.

3.  Cut 16” Pool Party seam binding.

4.  Cut one piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2 ½” x 3 ½”.

5.  Cut one piece of Poppy Parade or Designer Series Paper1/2” x 3 ¾”, punch with Scallop Edge Border Punch.

A Cup of Thanks inside


Everyday Enchantment DSP

Shelli's box

Yesterday I mentioned how much I was going to miss this Designer Series Paper and here is another reason to miss it!  I found this lovely  Kraft Gift Box (#124106, 4 for $2.95) on Shelli's website as she posted her last projects for Sale-a-bration.  She used the Paper Doily Die, #125592, and the stamp set, Loving Thoughts, #125845, both from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

If you need anything from the Sale-a-bration catalog, this week is your last chance.  If you have a couple of things to order please feel free to order online on my Stampin' Up! website.  If your order is $150 or more, please email me your order so that I can put it in for you.  That way you will be sure to receive the special tote bag Stampin' Up! is giving away until the end of the month!  Check it out below!


Sprinkled Expressions and butterflies ~

Butterfly album page

This is the scrapbook page that I have been making for my Hostesses for the past week.  I have been using the pretty (I am going to soooo miss this) DSP, Everyday Enchantment, in the Sale-a-bration catalog. 

Butterfly construction

The butterflies are cut out using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, #114507, from Stampin' Up!'s Idea Book & Catalog.  The picture above shows how they are layered using three different sizes and two colors of card stock ~ Pool Party and Poppy Parade.  The little organdy ribbon is also from the Sale-a-bration catalog, the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, #127279, on page 7. 

Butterfly card

And, this is one of the Make & Take projects that everyone at the party made using all the same products that I used for the scrapbook page.  I think everyone had a good time!  If you'd like me to teach a class for you and your friends and earn some Stampin' Up! hostess dollars to add to your collection, give me a call.  I would love to spend several hours with you at your home or mine!

Welcome Home, Miles

Miles Baker ~ card

Two weeks ago tonight, Alan and I attended a party for Major Miles Baker.  The party was in Portsmouth, given by his family, to welcome him home after his third tour in Afghanistan.  It was a lovely get-together.  My sisters and brother and their families attended and we wanted to give him a thank you gift certificate so I made the card above for him.

Stamp set:  Courage (w), set of 8, #115330, page 50 IB&C

Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Real Red

Ink:  Night of Navy classic stamp pad

Accessories:  Big Shot; Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, #115951; Stars #2 die, #113461

Miles ~ Thank you so much for your service and for everything you do to keep us safe. 


Shelli Fresh Vintage 3

This card is one from Shelli's blog ~ a vintage Happy Birthday for a very special friend.  Countdown ~ 10 days until Stampin' Up!'s promotion, Sale-a-bration, ends and this stamp set is no longer available. 

Join me Sunday for a cup of tea ~ TEA PARTY OPEN HOUSE begins at 2!


Speckled Milk Chocolate Eggs

Bunny w eggs

m & m's come in wonderful Spring colors and these eggs are just the right size for Stampin' Up!'s 1" x 8" Cellophane Bags (#124134).  Our punches make the little bunny topper easy and fast.  If you need more information, email me for the punches I used.  This is an easy Easter treat!

Bunny Topper

Southern Stars meeting tonight...

My team, Southern Stars, members will be meeting tonight for our monthly meeting in the Cat/Art Studio at 6:30 PM.  If you would like to join us, we would love to have you.

Swap card for SS meeting

One of the activities that we have at our meetings is a card contest and a card swap.  This is my card for this evening's meeting ~

Stamp set:  Up in the Air, Hostess set, Occasions Mini Catalog, page 5

Card stock:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Baja Breeze

Ink:  Soft Suede w Old Olive and Baja Breeze markers

Accessories:  Baja Breeze Pleated Stain Ribbon, #125571; Linen Thread, #104199; Mini Library Clips, #109857