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Goody Bag for Your Guy (or gal!)

Friday, is normally my Tool Box series, but because there are 5 Fridays in March, this is a by-week. April 7, Tool Box will return to talk about inks. --------------------------------------------- Who doesn't love getting nicely packaged goodie bags, anytime! This goodie bag is actually filled with chocolates, always a nice gift to give. It is super simple to throw together. I stamped on the bag, and then ran it through the Big Shot and embossed it. Yes, I embossed the bag, and I love the effect!!! I cut out a 2" wide banner in Pacific Point and punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch, then used the new candle punch. I stamped the banner also. And I cut out another banner out of designer paper. The entire decoration, banners, bows and all, are stapled on the bag, stapling the bag closed. Trust me when I say, this was a super quick project. Honestly, I just used scraps, all of it, paper and ribbon, to put this together. It is a great way to decorate something

Project Life Pocket Scrapbooking Overview

Fast * Affordable * Done! copyright Sandy McManus That is how easy the scrapbooking system is with Project Life with Becky Higgins and Stampin' Up! Not familiar with Project Life? Have you been living under a rock the last five years? Just kidding!!! Becky Higgins has been a lifelong documenter and worked for many years with scrapbooking industry magazines. She started her own company and her own methodology of scrapbooking about 7  years ago. She wanted to simplify the process to just what it needs to be, pictures and a little journaling. All the albums are D ring style. No need to fight with adding on posts or straps. Just pop open the D rings to add or rearrange your pages, any time you like. The sizes available are 12x12, 6x8, occasionally there is 8x8 but people have found that to be hard to work with at times because pictures are naturally printed 4x6. With Project Life you purchase a card collection, actually, you don't even have to use a card collection. Ins

Classes Added for May

Stamp A Stack of 15 Cards in May Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Birthday, Graduation, Wedding, Retirement and more! 3 of each of the cards posted for a total of 15 includes envelopes Many different greeting options (many!) $35 Registration due by April 30th  3 locations May 2, 5-8 Glen Lake Minnetonka Caribou Coffee May 6, 10-1, My Hillside Retreat, 23430 Variolite Street NW, Elk River May 9, 6-9, Gateway & Hansen Blvd Caribou Coffee Contact me to register today. 

I'm All Grown Up - Diva Swaps

If you are a frequenter of my website you know that my local downline group meets frequently and we always swap something. We changed this year to 3x4 inch swaps. Today I took the time to make my mini cards into grown up full sized cards.   See the minis here. i thought the originals were pretty darn cute alone and didn't need a lot of fuss to turn them into standard  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch cards. For the Hooray card, I added an embossed layer in Melon Mambo to a white card base. I used a scrap of the Pop of Pink paper I had and turned it into a belly band and attached my 3x4 swap to it using dimentionals. Made for a pretty darn quick and pretty darn cute card. For the Fiesta card, I used the solid print of the backside of the Fiesta designer paper and added just a small strip of another of the Fiesta paper to really, it anchors the 3x4 swap to the card base and keeps it from looking like it was floating. I then fussy cut (boy I have been doing a lot of fussy cut

I Got Nothing

After 3 months of continuous posting this year, I got nothing! Well, actually I got lots to share. I have just had too many back to back events in a row and didn't have time to post something good. I promise later today to do something. Reminder though that Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st. Thats Friday. Last chance to place orders and get FREE stuff with $50 orders. Join for $99 and get a ton of goodies. Host or place an order over $250 and get a lot of goodies. Thats all I got folks.  Stop back later today!

And on last Saturday

Last Saturday, March 25th, I spent the day at Ladies Day Out, a benefit for Multiple Sclerosis. This was my 8th time attending, I believe. It was my third time as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I did three years as Miche Bags and 2 years just attending and hanging out with friends.  I am not sure what my future with this event will be. I will have to see. I have really enjoyed myself over the years and hanging out with friends and meeting new people has been so much fun. But my knees just aren't digging the all day thing anymore. If I can get the knee fixed somehow, I may continue to participate. Again, I have a year to figure things out. I just know I was in a phenomenal amount of pain Saturday night after the event and spent most of Sunday recovering and miserable. Not the way one should feel after such a wonderful event. I held 4 classes during the day. I am offering them up to all of you now. I will post more in another post but here goes what I know so far:

Over the Moon Baptism

My friend Jeny has been making a lot of cards for a church quilt group she participates in and makes quilts for baptisms. They have been commissioning her to make handmade cards to go with the quilts that they give the newly baptized, children and adults. She made some recently , but they also needed them oriented landscape or horizontal to better fit an inserted message. And quite frankly, she has been looking for an excuse to get her hands on my Moon Baby stamp set. lol Stamps : Moon Baby 143082 w $28 US 143085 c $20 US, Trust God (retired) Inks :Archival Black Papers : So Saffron 105118 $8 and Mint Macaron (not pictured) 138337 $8, White 100730 $9, Smoky Slate 131202 $8 Accessories : Sparkle emboss folder 141468 $7.50, Stitched Shapes framelits $35.00, Layering Ovals framelits $35.00 Thanks for stopping by today! ~Sandy


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