Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - May 21, 2016

This is the card the campers will be making at my table this weekend:

This is a fledgling stamp camp that we are hoping to be able to hold every other month in the Commerce City area of Denver.  The facility is great and the demonstrators are all very talented.  Here is the flyer for this camp:

If you are in the area (very easy to get to from nearly everywhere in the Denver/Boulder/Longmont metro areas) please think about coming and playing paper with us!  You can email me (address in the sidebar) or follow the instructions for registration in the flyer.  We would LOVE to have you join us!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 14 Stamp Camp North

This Saturday is Stamp Camp North in Westminster, Colorado.  Here is the project that we will be making at my table:



It is a joy fold card, so the center panel opens to the right and the left panel opens left to reveal the inside sentiment.  I couldn't get a good enough shot of the card open so I will leave it to your imagination - or better yet come to camp and make one for yourself!   You cannot see it in this picture, but the dragonfly and the small circle medallion are very shimmery - I used my favorite subtle accent - Wink of Stella.

Here are the details on the camp:
We always have a great time at this event and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me (address in the sidebar).  I have several upcoming events scheduled and I hope to feature those projects on here in the near future.  Stay tuned!

Here are the products featured on this card:
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Monday, May 9, 2016

I have the BEST family!

Yesterday was Mother's Day and it was a joyous occasion in our house.  We had kids, spouses and grandchildren galore and I loved it! Here is a picture of the gorgeous flowers I received from these very special people:


Aren't they all just glorious!  We had a grand time with good food and great company.  Thanks all of you who were there helping me celebrate - you're the BEST!

I am going to try to get back into blogging regularly.  Things have been so hectic since our return from our 3 month sailing adventure that routines have sorta gone out the window.  I have some very fun events coming up though and I really want to share those with you so stay tuned and wish me luck!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Life is a Blur

I have to tell you - life since coming back to Colorado has been a flurry of activity and exciting activities.  I am still trying to make sense of all the wonderful things I learned in Salt Lake City.  It's wonderful, but time consuming, at a time when free time to think and explore is at a premium.  Wouldn't change it for the world though!

This weekend a bunch of us went out to visit our friend Tina Smith at her stamp house.  I wish I had taken some pictures, but I was too busy having fun.  I do have pictures of the projects we created though:








I can't begin to tell you what a joy it was to spend time with such creative and inspiring gals.  We had a total blast and I only got lost twice on the way home!  Luckily, I had three co-pilots who helped to get us all home safe and sound.  These ladies were such fun to be with and I really think we were able to inspire each other to bigger and greater creative endeavors.  Thanks so much to our exceptional hostess Tina for allowing us all to gather and create.

I have much on my plate for the next few months and it should be an exciting and busy ride!  I will try and post some of the results of my creative activities and share with you some of the creative works of the wonderful, inspiring folks I am lucky enough to have in my life.

Thanks for visiting! 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hello - remember me?

Hi everyone!  I am back!  This year's sailing adventure is history now - three months living on the boat was fun and very educational.  We did not make it to the Bahamas this year, but we will try again next year.  We did make it down the east coast of Florida from Amelia Island (on the Georgia/Florida border) to the Florida Keys.  I was too busy to take a lot of photos (and those dolphins are so fast that by the time I got the camera out, they were gone).  The weather was not what we expected, but we still enjoyed the adventure!

We got home on April 2 and had a great visit with some of the grandchildren on the 3rd.  I managed to get in one stamp camp this month (Stamp Camp North on the 9th), but had to head out to Salt Lake City on the 13th.  I had a totally wonderful time at the OnStage 2016 events put on by Stampin' Up!  Got a first look at the new catalog and attended so many inspirational sessions!  I drove out on my own this year (a first for me in solo driving any distance) and really enjoyed it.  I had to spend one extra night there though as nasty storms hit Colorado while I was in Utah.  It wasn't much of a hardship for me though - fun, fun, fun!

I am currently trying to digest everything that has happened over the last 4 months and will be back with some insights and (hopefully) some new inspiration to share with you.  Right now I am just trying to recover from all the excitement!  I hope that you will join me on this next journey - we will be gardening this year for the first time in 7 years and I hope to spend a great deal of creative and quality time with my grandchildren this summer.  Lots to do and even more to look forward to!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Nice Cuppa from Mary Brown

Mary Brown featured a wonderful creation on her blog - StamperCamper's Corner:

Mary used a set from the 2016 Occasions mini catalog called A Nice Cuppa along with it's coordinating dies.

Here are some of the products Mary used to create this beauty:
Remember, if you want to order any of these fun products, simply click on the product and it will take you to that product on my Stampin' Up! website.

Thanks for visiting! 



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