A SU Joining Special

If you’ve been toying with the idea of jointing SU then there’s no better time than this month, October.  Join my team now and you will receive a FREE pack of DSP each and every month for the next six months.  Our DSP this year is particularly gorgeous.  AND! have you seen the scrumptious stuff in the Seasonal Catalogue???  Call me now for your free copy.

(Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.)

Everyone loves SU DSP and now you can have your very own collection and for FREE!

But wait! There’s more………don’t forget to click this link every Wednesday for your Weekly Specials.


Until next time, happy stamping,



It seems so long ago……….

It seems so long ago because it was!!!  Finally getting around to scrapping the only pic in existence of my turning 50.  I’m not that big on birthday cakes etc. but at the time we had a Brazilian exchange student who used any occasion for cake.  So with limited english skills she sourced the worst sponge cake I’ve ever laid eyes on. (and it tasted equally bad as it looked)  Nevertheless the thought was their and she and Tony didn’t have any trouble disposing of it.


Lots of gorgeous products used on this one!

DSP – Flowerpot, Cardstock – Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Stamp Sets – What’s Up!, That’s the Ticket, Bordering Blooms.

Until next time,



Don’t forget that each/every Wednesday you can come to this link and find out what is on special at SU.  That’s correct each Wednesday there are different SU products put out on special that you can purchase at my online shop and have delivered to your door.  But remember!  They only last for one week!




A Very Special Scrapbook Album

Well our wee Jilly is consuming lots of my time.    Her cruciate ligament became infected and the whole operation had to be done again !!  The prothesis needed to be removed and the knee joint irrigated.

So what to share with you?  Well then I remembered that I had been on a bit of a secret mission. Our #2 son, Tony has had a best buddy since Kindergarten (and they are now 30!) Chris proposed to his lovely partner, Paola recently, and they are engaged to be married next year.  Pao and I had colluded that she would send me some photos of herself and Chris together and I would create a scrap album of their time spent falling in love.

This is just one of the pages I did for them.  On most of the pages I left lots of room for Pao and Chris to journal their thoughts and memories of the photo times etc.  Pao surprised Chris with the album and it was greatly appreciated, apparently.  We love our Chris like a third son so it was a labour of love to do this album for them.

(just click on the photo to enlarge)

These photos were so bright and happy looking I wanted to create a layout that screamed FUN!  I think I nailed it.  What do you think?

Until next time



Hi stamping buddies. Our dear little Tenterfield Terrier, Gillian, has ‘done’ her crutiate ligament and required surgery. That was performed yesterday and she came home today. Oh dear! I didn’t realize how much attention she was going to require (and demand!). The boys, Monty and Pickles are really put out that she is taking all the cuddles and hugs from them, but hey a girl in need is a girl in need.

I guess being inside on cold and wet days I hopefully will be able to play with some new goodies. So here’s a photo of our poor little girl. The vet took advantage of having her ‘under’ and also removed a nasty growth off her tummy. So she’s fairly uncomfortable at the moment, but she managed a photographic moment for me.IMG_0467

Until next time, stay happy!


When I was approached by a friend to help her compile a framed memento of several decades of her family, I jumped at the opportunity. I love working with old photos, especially wedding pics. However, my excitement was soon cooled somewhat when I realized that there were several generations to be featured and the photos didn’t really ‘go well together’. They were a mis-match of styles and colors and Shreikkkkk!

But Stampin’Up! products are so versatile and so user friendly it really came together quite well. I was pleased with the result and my friend was delighted. She can hang her family history in the Bolivia Hall now ver proudly and for all to see.


Lots of products were used here.

Stamps – Flowering Florishes, Postcard.
Punches – Pansy and Petite Petal
Cardstock – Crisp Cantalope, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake (of course!) Very Vanilla.

It really was like doing a very large scrap page. Now that it’s finished I just love it!



With my classes I just love showing my ladies how to turn everyday stamp sets in Christmas themed cards. As son as I saw the new SU catalogue this stamp set took my eye immediately. It’s called An Open Heart. Primarily it’s a stamp set for Sympathy and/or Thank You cards. I saw the potential to turn it into a Chrissy card and today I got to fiddle with it. I’ll probably tweak this a bit more but basically this is what I had in mind.

The branch really is an Olive branch, but if you stand on one foot and squint, tilt your head, it could really pass for a Mistletoe branch.

Until next time

Keep stampin’



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