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Showing posts from April, 2013

Ways to Bloom

A sample of some ways to bloom in the Occasions 2013 mini catalog from Stampin' Up! The largest bloom was made using all the circles in the crepe paper pack. The smaller paper bloom was one rectangular sheet from the crepe paper pack folded long ways in half then into quarters and run thru the fun flowers Big shot die. With Stampin' Up! There are many ways to bloom!

Vintage Page

Inspired by what I was working on my daughter created her first non MDS scrapbook page the old fashioned way. She had to learn how to age and distress stuff and just where supplies were in my office. Love the handmade dots. Reminds me of splatter tools on MDS. She choose to draw her own picture rather than use a real picture. Well done daughter!

Salty or Bust

Stampin' Up! Convention registration check! Flight booked, check! Hotel booked, check! Swaps registered for, check! Now a three month wait. Hrumph!

MDS School Project Cover

Yet another use for My Digital Studio. Cover for my sons health class scrapbook. The controller is all digital punches. Cool, huh! I have added rough pictures of what some of the interior pages looked like. He done good work for his edu ma cation


I am renaming the season. "sprinter". Winter that lasts well into spring! Like?

Smash Again

Here is my first Smash page. I am sure it will improve as I loosen up with this free form process. What do you think?

Smash Book

I am about to start my Smash Book journey using Stampin' Up!s new This and That suite (book, washi tape, stickers, rotary stamp) available now at I have no plans but to play. Just have fun. I think that's the point. I will post as I progress. Sandy

For the Cause

March of Dimes Mothers' Day Out This Saturday at Maple Grove Community Center 9-3. Wonderful cause and event. Join us won't you!


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Ink it Up

This is what happens when you leave a Night of Navy ink pad open unsupervised with cats around. I was on a long phone call. NofN foot prints all overt desk. Fortunately she missed the project I was working on. Whew!


I live this every day! And you?


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