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In addition to the cards that Barb created with the BY THE BAY SUITE COLLECTION (page 22, Mini Catalog) she created this framed piece as a gift to me.  To say that I am thrilled is to minimize my response.  I love it!!!!  It is hanging in the Cat/Art Studio with another, similar use of the DSP, that I created.

IMG_9490Thank you so much Barb!


The Petal Park Stamp Set and Petal Park Punch are part of the Regency Park Suite Collection starting on page 30 in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog.  It is an extensive suite with two bundles,  an embossing folder, ribbon, embellishments and paper!  I particularly like the Textured 12" x 12" Shimmer Paper in three colors!  This stamp set has leaves and flowers and coordinates with the Petal Park Punch which will cut out the three main flowers.

Petal Park Bundle

Sudsol picture 1

Petal Park Thinking of You Card

Petal Park Pic 2

For this card, I used a Balmy Blue card base, and attached a 1" strip of Country Gingham DSP to the right edge. I cut a white panel and used a die from the Basic Borders set to cut a decorative edge along the right side.

The leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron. The outline stamp is full strength, and the solid stamp was stamped off once on scrap paper for a lighter hue. I did the same with the flowers in Balmy Blue on a Basic White scrap and punched them with the Petal Park Punch. I stamped the greeting from Go To Greetings in Balmy Blue.

The white panel is adhered to the front of the card over the DSP strip and the flowers are attached with Dimensionals. Finally, the card is embellished with Pastel Pearls.

Go To Greetings

Petal Park Pic 3

Go To Greetings is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Annual Catalog, you can find it on page 26. It has FOUR different greetings in THREE sizes, plus a small Hello. It definitely is my Go-To sentiment set when I’m cardmaking, as there’s a greeting for almost everything ~ in a variety of sizes!!!  You'll love it!

Tips Time ~


I spent most of yesterday unpacking five orders that UPS had delivered this past week.  As you can imagine, that is a lot of Stampin' Up! products!  So, I just wanted you to know that as hard as I try there are occasions when I miss something and your order might not be correct.  So, Tips Time ~ be sure to follow up and make sure that Susan Elise did get your order correct!

When you purchase anything from Stampin' Up! always check your order to make sure everything is ok.

  • Make sure that all of the Stamps stamp a good image
  • Are ink pads nice and juicy?
  • All Markers are juicy and not dry?
  • Paper is not bent?

Stampin’ Up! Has a wonderful return policy but we need to contact them within 90 days

One exception to that is the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines have a 3-YEAR WARRANTY!

You can contact me with any issues and I can help you.  If I don't have an answer or can't make the correction to your satisfaction I will be happy to call Stampin' Up! for you.


Card Class to support CHKD

Thursday's ALL OCCASION CARDS class was in support of Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.  The fees from the class are donated to the East Beach Circle.  Thank you for being so generous ~ Cyndi Fisher, Barbara Crapps, Diane Gibson, Lynne Galewski, Judy Wood and Lynne Henderson!  The cards we made are below.  I have Project Sheets for each of the cards and if you would like a copy of one (or all four) let me know.  I will ask for a small donation to include with the donations that I have.  Thanks!





757 Creative ReUse Center


Accepting Donations Starting 

Friday 03/24

Welcome to our new location at MacArthur Center! Here’s the answers to some FAQs and instructions for how to bring us your material donations! 

What’s your address? 

We’re located on the second floor of MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Unit 206, Norfolk, VA 23510.  

What are you near in the mall? 

We are right next to the Governor’s School Gallery, and near the LUSH store. See us on the Directory Map


Where should I park?  

There are two parking decks at MacArthur Center, the North Deck and the South Deck. The closest entrance to our store is from the South Deck, level two. Park near Aisle H, enter through the sliding glass doors and you’ll see us almost immediately, slightly to your left. However, if you will need assistance unloading donations you’ll want to park in the North Deck. See below for further instructions. 

What kinds of things can I donate? 

In general, you can donate anything you’d find at a traditional, big-box arts and crafts store. Scrapbooking, papercrafts and stamping supplies, yarn and fiber arts notions, fabric and sewing notions, jewelry making supplies, tools and displays, painting and drawing supplies, frames, shells, clay and tools, photography supplies, kids crafts, wood crafts, faux floral, sewing machines, looms, easels, craft books AND MORE! Refer to our list of Acceptable donations for more information and as always, call with any questions. 

What can’t I donate? 

We will not accept donations that have a strong odor (pets, smoke, perfume, etc). We do not accept clothing, bedsheets, furniture (aside from craft specific furniture, like sewing tables or drafting tables), household goods, like lamps or general knick knacks. We also do not accept used plastic or cardboard food containers or empty glass pasta jars. Similarly we do not want your empty paper towels or toilet paper rolls. We also cannot accept household paints or other hazardous materials. If you are donating an item that uses batteries, please check to see if the batteries have been corroded. Refer to our list of Unacceptable donations for complete information. 


How do I bring donations? 

If you have a small amount of donations (3 or 4 bags or boxes), just bring them right in with you when you come to shop. We’re now accepting donations anytime we’re open.  

If you have more than three or four bags/boxes, or if you need help unloading your vehicle, please call us to schedule an appointment, so we’ll be ready to assist. 757-937-3821. Drive into the North Deck, entrance on Market Street. Go up the ramp and turn left onto level two. Our service entrance is the double doors near the handicapped spots just to the left of the mall entrance. Park near the service entrance, give us a call, and we’ll come out to meet you.  

When are you accepting donations? 

You can bring donations anytime we’re open, Tuesday through Saturday 10-6. 


Grand ReOpening April 1st! 

Mark your calendar for our Grand ReOpening Celebration on April 1st from 12-4! Make plans to join us!


757 Creative Reuse Center
1904 Granby Street, NORFOLK, VA, 23517

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