Lloyd’s Memorial Candles

My cousin Lloyd passed away last Sunday.  I made these memorial candles for his funeral, which was held on Friday.

Memorial Candle - Lloyd Trio

What a gorgeous photo of a beautiful man.  Lloyd’s wife and daughters love this photo, and loved the candles.  They were lit at the funeral service by his 3 grandsons.

Memorial Candle - Lloyd

Rest in peace Lloyd.  You are very sadly missed xx

Janine’s Card In A Box

Janine’s husband, Graeme, asked all of her stamping friends to make a card to present to her during the funeral.  I knew that I would make Janine a card in a box card, because she wanted to try one, but didn’t get the chance.

Janine Card In A Box - Front

I chose Blackberry Bliss because purple is Janine’s favourite colour.  The stars come from a long retired set that I don’t think I will ever part with, called Simply Stars.  I choose stars because I like to think that Janine is now a star shining down on us.  I’ve also added lots of Silver Glimmer Paper, because Janine is just like the rest of us and loved her bling!

Janine Card In A Box - Side

I know Janine would have loved this card!  I think it took me just as long to write my message to her on the back as it did to make the card.  I didn’t want to make it a sad card, so I made it a thank you card instead.  I thanked Janine for our special friendship, and all the little moments we got to share.  I also added this small piece I found online:

Goodbye’s are not forever.

Goodbye’s are not the end.

They simply mean I’ll miss you,

Until we meet again.

Sleep peacefully my beautiful friend, until we meet again.

Product List

Simply Stars Wood-mount Stamp Set

Simply Stars Wood-mount Stamp Set
$23.95
Simply Scored

$50.00
Big Shot

$169.00
Glue Dots

$9.00

Memorial Candles for Janine

My dear friend Janine passed away on Wednesday 1st of July after a very courageous battle with breast cancer.  Janine’s passing has been devastating, but I take comfort in knowing that she’s pain free and doesn’t have to struggle anymore.

I’m sharing photos of the candles I made for Janine’s funeral, which was held last Friday.

Candles Janine Trio

I’m so pleased with how they turned out.  Janine’s husband, Graeme, provided me with gorgeous photos to use.

Candle Janine-Graeme

Janine with her husband, Graeme.

Candle Janine-Ben

Janine with her son, Ben.

Candle Janine-Cara

Janine with her daughter, Cara.

Sleep peacefully my beautiful friend.  I know you will already have the angels stamping!

Thanks for stopping by.

Father’s Day Card In A Box

We made a Father’s Day card in a box at last week’s class, along with the wedding anniversary one I shared in my last post.

Dad Card In A Box - Front 1

My ladies came up with some great variations on this card too…and I know there’s one card that is waiting for a special little grandchild to be born!

Dad Card In A Box - Front 2

I saw the Onesie from the Something For Baby stamp set made into a shirt for Father’s Day last year…I love that Pinterest reminds us of all these great ideas when we are ready to use them!

Dad Card In A Box - Side

I now have one Father’s Day card in my stash for this year…only 2 more to go!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack

2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$37.95
Simply Scored

$50.00
Big Shot

$169.00
Glue Dots

$9.00

Wedding Anniversary Card In A Box

One of my lovely class ladies asked if we could make a card for a 25th wedding anniversary card at Friday night’s class.  I watched Tanya Bell’s video tutorial, and this is the card we made.

Congrats Card In A Box - Front 1

I love how this turned out!  Inspiration came from the million photos of Card In A Box cards that Stamp With Rachel has posted over on her Facebook page.

Congrats Card In A Box - Front 2

My ladies loved making this card, and came up with some great variations!  It was crazy busy with 9 people, but we all had a great time :)

Congrats Card In A Box - Side

This would make a great engagement card too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Memorable Moments Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Memorable Moments Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack

Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$37.95
Simply Scored

$50.00
Big Shot

$169.00
Glue Dots

$9.00

Age Awareness CASE

I finally added the Age Awareness stamp set to my stash, and this card from Born2Stamp sent me straight into my Stamp room to play :)

Age Awareness 001 - Front

Here’s the inside:

Age Awareness 001 - Inside

Love how quickly this card came together!  My class ladies loved making this one too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Adventure Bound

The Adventure Bound DSP has now retired, but I still wanted to share the card I made.

Adventure Bound 001 - Front

This DSP makes for a super easy but eye catching card!

Adventure Bound 001 - Inside

A little DSP on the inside along with the sentiment always looks great!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Big Shot

$169.00

Moon Lake

Today’s card is another masculine one…my stash of men’s cards is slowly starting to grow!

Moon Lake 001 - Front

It’s been such a long time since I did any watercolouring.  I love it…I could happily sit and colour in all day!

Moon Lake 001 - Inside

Super simple on the inside.

I will be making this card with my class ladies tomorrow night…hope they enjoy the colouring in as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.95
Versamark Pad

$12.95
Big Shot

$149.95
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$13.95
Heat Tool

Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder

Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder
$8.50
Aqua Painters

$19.95

Stippled Blossoms 3×3 Cards

I made a bunch of these 3×3 cards to pop in with last month’s orders.

Stippled Blossoms 004 - Front

I really do love this colour combination!

Stippled Blossoms 004 - Inside

Super simple on the inside or there’s just no room to write anything!

Stippled Blossoms 004

Stippled Blossoms and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets have now retired….just not from my stash!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Stippled Blossoms Wood Stamp Set

Stippled Blossoms Wood Stamp Set
$46.95
Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.95
Big Shot

$149.95

New Catalogue and a Guy Greetings Card

A new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is always very exciting and this year’s catalogue doesn’t disappoint!

2015 Catalogue

Check out the 2015-2016 catalogue online.  Today is also the last day to order from the 2014-2015 catalogue as well as the 2015 Occasions catalogue, so get in quick if there was something you were wanting for your stash :)

My stash of men’s birthday cards is always pretty much empty…I really struggle to make masculine cards.  My class ladies have asked for men’s cards, so here’s the first one I made using the Guy Greetings stamp set.

Guy Greetings 001 - Front

Seriously…it’s not that hard to make a man’s card!

I’m all set to fussy cut a bunch of these anchors this morning while I sit at the hair dresser, so my ladies will be pleased that they don’t have to cut them out themselves if they don’t want to!

Guy Greetings 001 - Inside

I kept the inside super simple, with a greeting from the retired Bring On The Cake stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Bring On The Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp

Bring On The Cake – Clear-Mount Stamp
$53.95