Shelly Godby shared a checkbook cover that got me thinking. I used Paisleys & Posies to stamp a cover for a calendar which slips into those checkbook covers. The calendar I made with regulars stamping group has their birthdays, my planned Paper Play dates, the dates for the Stampin’ Up! catalogs and OnStage events, the usual holidays, and also some fun dates like International Lefthander’s Day and National Go Barefoot Day. I’m giving calendars to my family with all their birthdays too. Here’s a link for the 2017 Pocket Calendar  insert  with no birthdays. You could certainly print one copy, write in your special days, and copy them for your friends and family.

Click here for the free directions.

Link to the clear checkbook covers on Amazon.

Link to a long arm Stapler on Amazon.

If you are viewing this as an email, the video should be at the bottom of the message. Click here to see the supplies and for more information.

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Don’t be left out in the cold! Come on in! Santa has been here, leaving a pile of presents under the tree.

Here are the detailed plans.


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20151111_113827_resizedStamping on the go again. I’m in San Diego waiting eagerly Saturday’s OnStage, a mini convention. I planned to record this video creating a baby card with my Getting Started supplies, but somehow I managed to leave both Sprinkles of Life and the stamps from the Watercolor Wishes kit at home! I did have the supplies for my Christmas cards with me. Somehow I think it works.

Click here for the pdf with directions.


My 2015-16 Getting Started Series Supplies

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20150804_122709Last week I posted a card created by my 8 year old grandson.  This week the guest designer is my 10 year old granddaughter. What with all the adventures and the kids and the dogs running around the house when we were home, I just knew I would not be able to find a quiet time for filming videos. So I decided to try videos with the kids creating cards. We all had so much fun! I hope you enjoy watching too.

We looked through my supplies with Evernote. If you want to know more about that, click here.


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Getting Started - Birthday 3I love the soft background on this card!  Old Olive is really lovely sponged lightly on the Whisper White card stock.   The “fussy cutting” really adds to the look.  If you have Stampin’ Dimensionals, use them to pop the flowers up for more pizzazz.


Click below for the free printable supply list and directions.

Getting Started Sample – Birthday 3




Secret Garden Thoughts & PrayersThis card was quick and easy.  I show how to use a 2-Way glue pen to make a mask, stamp and emboss, then sponge.


This card could be used for many different occasions.


Remember to allow the glue to dry fully before adhering to the card.  I gave it 20 minutes, but it really wasn’t enough.  You could also try painters’ tape or sticky notes for masking.  You might want to test before using.


Click below for free printable supply list and instructions.

Secret Garden Thoughts & Prayers