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

Curvy Keepsake Easter Chick

I have a list a mile long of things to make with our Curvy Keepsake Die…here’s the first one I have ticked off that list!  I watched Sam’s video tutorial to make this super cute Easter chick.

Curvy Keepsake Easter Chick

Just a little bit cute!

Curvy Keepsake Easter Chick Duo

We are making these at my Easter classes this week too! I think I will also be adding these to Dylan’s teacher’s Easter presents…they are just too cute not to show off!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Big Shot

$149.95
Blossom Punch

$29.95

Digging Bunny

This digging bunny has been around for quite a while, but it’s only recently that he’s started digging in a Fry Box!  I fell in love with one posted on Stampin’ Connection, and had to make my own!

Fry Box Bunny Soft Sky

Isn’t he gorgeous!  We know he’s a boy…if he was a girl he’d be pink!

Fry Box Bunny Pink Pirouette

She’s a girl for sure!  I think they may even be brother and sister…

Fry Box Bunny Duo

I loved making these bunny Fry Boxes, and can’t wait to make them with my class ladies later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin’

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*The pads of the bunny feet are made with the retired small oval punch*

Big Shot

$149.95
Glue Dots

$8.95

A Berry Basket or two…

I’ve been busy working on projects for my Easter classes later this week.  I think I have made about a million Berry Baskets over the last week or so, and I’ve finally decided which ones we will be be making in class.

Berry Basket Pistachio Pudding

Super cute, right?  I love it!  The pastels in our 2013-2015 In Colour collection are perfect for this project!  My photos are a little dark, this basket is lined with Pistachio Pudding DSP.

Berry Basket Crisp Cantaloupe

It’s looking a bit orange in the photo, but this one is lined with Crisp Cantaloupe DSP.

Berry Basket Coastal Cabana

The Coastal Cabana one is my fave I think!

Berry Basket Strawberry Slush

Last, but not least, is Strawberry Slush!

You can fit quite a bit of chocolate in these baskets, which is pretty dangerous for me!  I haven’t filled all of mine yet…just in case they don’t last until Friday!

3 of these baskets will be leaving on Friday morning to go to Dylan’s teacher and aides.  They do such a fantastic job in the classroom each day, and I love being able to give them something cute to say thanks.  Hope they love them!

I will be back tomorrow with another Easter project 🙂

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Big Shot

$149.95
Glue Dots

$8.95

Gorgeous Gold Curvy Keepsake Box

I finally cracked open my Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die!  Love how super cute this is!

Curvy Keepsake Box 001

Brushed Gold cardstock + Gold Fancy Foil Vellum = Gorgeous!

I added some Whisper White behind the vellum to make the box a bit sturdier.

Do we need a matching card?  Yep…I think we do!

Gold Fancy Foil Vellum Notecard

No stamping at all on this one!

Curvy Keepsake Box and Card

Love them together!  I think this will make a great little “just because” gift 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

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Big Shot

$149.95
Sticky Strip

$11.95
Glue Dots

$8.95

Groovy Love

Before the Stampin’ Up! Party Time event I had been playing with my new Berry Basket Die and the Groovy Love stamp set.

Berry Basket 001 - Front

So cute!

Berry Basket 001 - Side

Love how easy it was to pop together!

Groovy Love 001

I needed something to match in with my basket and this 3″ x 3″ card is the perfect companion!  There was a full size card to match as well, but I popped it into the Ronald McDonald House Charity basket at the Party Time event, so you will have to wait til I remake that one!

I’m looking forward to making some cute easter baskets with the Berry Basket die!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Big Shot

$149.95