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This card started out with a totally different color scheme than what it turned out to be.  It’s funny how your ideas can change just by looking at the paper.

With this card I started using more of a tan color scheme and ended up with more of a Grey tone and before I knew it my card came together fairly fast.

I got the idea for this card from Kristina Werner that she made for her Friday focus pattern paper #2 post, I love her layout. I am sorry the lighting is off and I have been trying to find the best place to take good pictures, obviously I have not found it yet.

20140412_232539As far as the supplies I used…. I am down with vertigo again so I can’t get that info for you but I wanted to post anyway.

I think the stamp set is spring garden, basic Grey ink and cardstock and the friend stamp is from the paper pumpkin starter kit all from Stampin Up.  I hope you like it. 20140413_124629

Stampin’ Up! UK Double Oversized Tea Light Box Tutorial


It am amazed at how Sam can create the cutest boxes. She showed in this tutorial how to make the front so cute just by using a scallop boarder punch…I wish I could think of this like that.

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Stampin’ Up! UK Double Oversized Tea Light Box Tutorial

POOTLES Stampin' Up! UK Double Oversized Tea Light Box Tutorial

I love tea lights. They make a room feel that smidge more homely. But I really love oversized tea lights. I’m one of those people who’ll have 10 small ones burning in one room, and don’t even go there with how many I light each night at Christmas. Put it this way, I’m lucky if a bag of ikea tealights lasts 3 nights…. So oversized tea lights which last more than twice as long are fabulous inside coloured vases and jars. We have them all over the place.

But while I realise that in some places they’re not overly common place, check out your local supermarket and those funny shops that seem to sell everything and nothing!

POOTLES Stampin' Up! UK Double Oversized Tea Light Box Tutorial Detail

This tutorial shows you how to make a box to hold two, how to punch the holes in the top and how to get…

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My Girly Sympathy Card

The other day I made this card for a friend then realized that it was a little girly.  I am trying to play around with designer paper and I think I still need to work on it.  Last night I was watching some videos on card making and I came across one that Kristina Werner Designs and she happened to be talking about designer paper and she had several videos devoted to it.  I was so excited to be able to watch and learn from her. What is so funny is that I made this card last week and yet I got it right according to Kristina.  If you would like to watch Kristina’s videos on using designer paper please go Here I believe there are 4 of them.


Oh by the way it looks like one of my dogs hair got stuck on the leaf of my card…LOL

So the supplies I used:

Stampin Up Whisper white, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke card stock.

I also used Rose Rouge 1/2″ ribbon seam binding & the new Banner punch.

I used a die to cut the sayings with but I am not sure what company they came from because they were a gift when I purchased my die machine.

The sayings were typed on my computer but I cannot remember the font, sorry.

The Patterned paper is from Colorbok Designer paper Light Bright 6×6 paper pack.

The flowers and from Prima Got Flowers Medium Bright and some colored sequins and the leaves are punched from Martha Stewart leaf punch.



Deepest Sympathy

I am glad when I can send a nice card to someone I know when they are grieving but I wish they do not ever need to send one.  I have a friend that just lost their mother and mother in law and at first I made a card that was girlish but then I realized that it was more for a man who I needed to send and I wanted it to be simple.  This card came together pretty fast which is funny because I can spend all day trying to get it right.

Supplies I used:

Stampin Up Night of Navy Card stock, Night of Navy ink pad, whisper white card stock  and Stripes embossing folder.

Stamps from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings

Brown ribbon & brown twine metal brads from Michaels

Designer paper Colorbok Jewel Box



©Stampin’ Up! UK Polka Dot Pieces Thank You Cards


These cards are so cute and look just like spring.

Originally posted on Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles - SHOP ONLINE 24/7:

Stampin’ Up! UK Polka Dot Pieces Thank You Cards

POOTLES Stampin' Up! UK Polka Dot Pieces Thank You Cards

I love nothing more than to send cards. I used to be pretty bad at it, but the more I send, the more I love knowing that it’s a suprise card that has arrived in the post, and that hopefully I’ve brightened someone’s day.

But equally, I love to try and keep my designs simple yet stunning.

The cards here today grew out of an overflowing number of the largest Buttons in our Button Packs and very few tiny ones (those that I use more than any).

I sort of wanted to ‘use them up’ but not just for the sake of it.

So with button in hand, I stood by my stamp sets and pondered how I could use them and showcase them in the best possible way. And then the idea started to form.

I remembered the gorgeous spottiness…

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Video: Best prank ever? Student sets phone call trap for teacher


This will make you smile.

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With more than one million views on YouTube in just a day, this may be the best April Fools’ Day prank of all time.

A college professor who has a policy requiring students to answer ringing cellphones in class on speakerphone gets much, much more than he bargained for when a student takes a call. The look on his face at the big reveal is priceless.

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My Paper Pumpkin

I am back is still sore but getting there.  Good fun news from the Doctor and totally unexpected I lost 5 pounds yahoo!

Ok going back to my blog post.  I tried the Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kits for March along with the getting started kit and I can honestly I have been having fun.  I really love the anticipation of it coming to my mailbox and then when it does come you can’t wait to open it.  I am not sure how long I can continue doing it because we are on a tight budget since my hubby  retired.

I know I am going to be excited for my next kit because it will be my Birthday gift from me to me…lol

Anyway I went out on a limb and tried to put my own twist for the March kit and also using the stamps from the starter kit I got in February.  I am happy with the results and the hardest part was taking the pictures!

The supplies I used are:

The March Paper Pumpkin kit and I added a strip of Calypso Coral card stock on the first card.

On the second card I used white card stock, the Hey Friend, spots stamps along with Basic grey Stampin spot from the My Paper Pumpkin starter kit.

I also used the Stampin Up Petal Parade  stamp set, generic brown twine,  button & gum ball green from the free Stampin Up markers from my starter kit.



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