Swirly Bird Fun & a bit more

There is nothing better than playing with new stamp sets and this week I’m going to share some projects that I stamped and received when I got together with some fellow demonstrators last week.

Today’s card was made using the Swirly Bird Bundle (142353).

Swirly Bird Stamp Divas June 2016

Just perfect for a summer birthday! And I’ve got to tell you while this wasn’t on my original wish list it is now!!!

The more I see and use this set the more I love it. It’s just so versatile and the options are endless! I’m so glad that Kathleen shared this project with me.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll share a card made with the Moroccan Nights stamp set that Teresa gave me.

On a personal note –

What do you do when you have the house to yourself for a whole weekend? Recently I was at loose ends for a whole uninterrupted weekend of me time. What does that mean? Well I can do things that I’ve been wanting to or as the spirit moves me. Either way that means no cooking and being on my own time table. LOL!

This particular weekend – I got the bug to sew. Of course, this was after seeing my patio furniture dry rotted when it was uncovered for a family cook out!

Sewing Machine Old chairs

After a couple of weeks shopping around and being shocked at the price of replacement cushions. I remembered my friend Cindy recently telling me about recovering hers. Well low and behold there was a fabric sale that came across my email – I was inspired. Armed with limited sewing ability and measurements I headed to town. Straight lines I can do! So I figured I could tackle this project after a bit of googling. LOL!

I fell in love with this fun, bright colorful stripe at the store. Couldn’t resist the Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron combo, there is even a little real red and  Cucumber Crush in there! After cleaning out the store of all they had, I came home thinking I could do all 4 chairs with what I had.

Sewing Machine (1)

I was a bit off – Totally didn’t get what the girl was saying. Now I know why she seemed confused, she must have thought I was a bit crazy. I bet she was shaking her head when I left. ( I didn’t account for the pattern I soon learned!) But that’s okay, I had enough to get me started! Here is my trial run chair.

Sewing Machine Revovered chairs (2)

Simply made a pillow case and whip stitched the back edge. (Since no one will look any ways – that is except my husband! Who checked it out first thing when he got home.)

I was on a roll and soon got the fabric in for the last two chairs – didn’t want to forget what I was doing!

Sewing Machine Revovered chairs (1)

Everyone has been so sweet with their comments – some even thought I’d bought a new set!

Well once the machine was set up in my classroom I couldn’t quit. So since I’ve been wanting to get to this project for ages I thought why not?

old purse

This was a favorite purse of mine. Since it is cloth it is light weight and perfect for travel in the summer. Unfortunately my liner had gotten shredded from all the use so I set it aside a couple of summers ago. (I’m sure you have projects like this too. Thinking you’ll get to it soon, but then time passes. I’ve REALLY got to be in the mood to sew and I was on a high from the patio set sucess!).

Any how. I just knew our retired  Stampin’ Up! fabric that I had would be perfect for this little purse. So here is the finished project. I lined it in the Rich Razzleberry pattern so it won’t show the dirt.

Floral District Fabric Purse

Cute? Not perfect, but all the same I’m going to enjoy using it. The Floral District Designer Series Paper was one of my favorites (not that I’m hording any….shhh don’t tell but it’s sitting right there with my Tea Party Designer Series Paper that I’m saving for a special project!)

Well the machine has been put away for now so the classroom is fully operational again!

What do you do when you have a weekend to yourself? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Set: Swirly Bird (141749) and Butterfly Basics (138813/138816/137154)

Inks: Pacific Point (126951), Tempting Turquoise (126952) and Delightful Dijon Classic Ink (138327)

Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Tempting Turquoise (102067) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies (141497) and  Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309)


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It’s Not Just Stamping …..

Today I thought I would share with you a project I did recently for my daughter, Kaitlin. In March, she attended her Key Club DCON (or district convention) event. It’s a special event at the end of their Key Club year that combines training, work, and celebration.  Along with the recognition of the individual High School Key Club achievements throughout the state, they also elect new Officers for the 15 Divisions in the State of Georgia. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with these young adults who are making a difference in their communities with the help of their parent club, the Kiwanis.

Here is a photo of my daughter with my husband from the Talent and Awards Banquet during DCON. It was a formal event where they had to dress in a special color that the District Board voted on. Well long story short – my daughter chose the same dress as another young lady from another Division. A crisis moment…..

DCON Larry & Kaitlin

Mom to the rescue! At this point I bet your wondering what this has to do with stamping, right. Well, did you notice the decoration on her hip? Yep, your right – it’s one of our fabric flowers you can make with our Jumbo Sticky Rounds (item 127852). However instead of using our ribbon or fabric, I made this one using the left over fabric from her dress’s hem. I also made a matching one for her hair, sorry to say she didn’t get that picture for me – I thought it looked very nice with her fancy up do.

DCON Fabric Flowers

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In effort to help our local Key Club I’ll be donating 10% of my sales for the next 21 days to the Habersham Central Key Club.

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Now through April 21st when you place an order with me, directly or through my Online Store, using the Hostess Code BFPVTTCH I will donate 10% of my sales to the Habersham Central Key Club.  

So now not only can you get the Stampin’ Up! products you love and want, you can also help the Habersham Central Key Club reach their goal.

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Spring Fabric Frenzy Starts Today!


Seamstress or not …you’re going to love using Stampin’ Up! high quality Designer Fabric. Especially at 50% off! Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, and other accessories and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Our Designer Fabric is available in extra-wide fat quarters (18 x 26). So go ahead and use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Here’s the details:

  • It starts today, Monday, March 25th and continues until Sunday, March 31st
  • There is no minimum purchase required to receive the discount.
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed one the limit is reach.
Page Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95 $14.98
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95 $4.98

*spring catalog

Want to see a recent project I made with our Designer Fabric? Why not check out this fun fabric Tote that I made recently for Leadership in January by clicking HERE.

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Exciting Offer on Designer Fabric Just 99 cents each!

While Stampin’ Up! does not typically allow Clearance Rack products to be placed on any type of order, for a limited time and only while supplies last, the following Retired Designer Fabrics from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog will be available at the low, low price of just 99 cents!





Deck the Halls Designer Fabric



Candy Cane Christmas Designer   Fabric



Springtime Vintage Designer   Fabric



Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric


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