A new kit in Town


 Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up?  The everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips.  And best of all they’ll be hand made!  The kit contains everything you need (except scissors and adhesive) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasions, and it comes in a beautiful box to store your cards in.  And it’s a real deal at only $29.95 for the kit.  Order it today in my online store.  Use item #134797
The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit includes:
Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
Twine, buttons & clips
Precut embellishments
Mini Ink pads (Stampin Spots)
Sevens piece Occasions Stamp Set & Clear stamp block
A cool, storable, giftable box.


Family Scrapbook Page

Today I used the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit to make this 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page.  Everything you see on the page except the photograph of my family comes from the kit.  Notice the birch bark paper on the bottom of the page or how about the linen thread that holds the “family ” banner, or the leaves that embellish the page?  All of those come from the kit.  I’m tellin’ ya, there’s ton of good stuff in this kit.
Accessories:     Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit 133463
Ink:                 Whisper White Craft Ink Pad 101731
                       Feel Goods c-129684 w-131916

Fall Wreath

I am hosting a Midwest regional event for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Madison this weekend along with Peggy Murwin (my sister) and Lisa Pretto.  I will be showcasing the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit featured in the Holiday Catalog.  The kit is designed to make place settings for a Thanksgiving dinner, but I thought it would be fun to see what else could be made with items from the kit.  Here is one of the projects I made using the kit.
I used a Styrofoam wreath for the base and cut 1/2″ x 3″ strips of paper from the kit.  I wrapped these strips around a pencil to curl each one.  Next I secured each curly strip to the Styrofoam with a straight pin.  The leaves that adorn the wreath are some of the die cuts found in the kit.  The bow is made from more paper in the kit and uses the Gift Bow Die.  This project was a little time consuming, but easy to make.
Accessories:     Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit 133463
                       Big Shot 113439
                       Gift Bow Die 129977
                       Straight Pins