Archive for ‘Retirement’

January 15, 2013

Everything Eleanor retirement wish…

I made a card for my friend, Jan, who retired just before Christmas

using the everything eleanor and layered labels stamp sets  …

Everything Eleanor retirement wish

The apothecary accent framelits were perfect for die cutting the stamped labels, and I handcut the flowers with my paper snips from Stampin’ Up!

Jan is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet.  She is so friendly and will help anyone.  She’s also really calm – I don’t think I’ve ever seen her panic – she remains cool, calm and collected at all times!

Jan is now enjoying her well earned retirement and hopefully having some time to pamper herself for a change.


Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white, pretty in pink; stamp sets: everything eleanor, layered labels; inks: pretty-in-pink, rose red, lucky limeade; dies: apothecary accents framelits: accessories: nursery nest dsp (retired), adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, rose red seam binding ribbon, mini glue dots, sponge daubers, paper snips.

Thanks for dropping by today


September 17, 2011

Sneak peek, tri-fold and a triple celebration…

I was recently invited to a party for a triple celebration – a 60th birthday, a retirement and a 40th wedding anniversary – all for the same couple! So I thought a tri-fold card would be perfect as I could put a different greeting on each face of the card.

I used early espresso cardstock as the card base and for inking, together with cherry cobbler – as it was a Ruby Wedding – and the third colour is a sneak peek of one of the new in-colours coming up in the new Stampin Up catalogue to be launched on 1st October.

I love this colour combination! The colours went so well together – I can see I’m going to use this again!

 The sentiments are from two hostess sets – one old and on the retiring list –
and one new ….so another sneak peek for you!


I used the scalloped heart of hearts embosslit and cherry cobbler cardstock, run through the big shot, to make the heart toppers, adding a teeny tiny whisper white bow with a mini glue dot.

And just a few rhinestones for a bit of added bling …

I stamped the flourish from the Strength & Hope stamp set from Stampin Up, available until the end of September.

We had a lovely evening with Jan and Mike – they have a lovely family and their son did them proud helping out with the speeches. And the hog roast was delicious!

Thanks for dropping by today




%d bloggers like this: