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I am an enthusiastic crafter and love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I live in Northern California with my husband, two kids, and our labradoodle. I am very fortunate to be able to love what I do and share what I love!

On Stage 2016 Make and Takes

One of my very favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting to attend fabulous live events. Stampin’ Up! knows how to throw a party! #OnStage2016 in Salt Lake City was like being at a three days long party … Continue reading

Watercolor Awesomeness!

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has recently introduced quite a few fabulous kits? I certainly have.  One of my favorites is the Watercolor Wishes card kit. I spent a couple of hours on Sunday putting together all 20 cards … Continue reading

Garden In Bloom

I fell in love with the Garden In Bloom stamp set after receiving a number of beautiful convention swaps using that set.  I finally ordered it last week and had a chance to play with it for the first time … Continue reading

Sheltering Tree for Jewish New Year

I try to use current Stampin’ Up! products only in my card making.  This can be challenging when it comes to cards for Jewish occasions but I have found that I actually enjoy a bit of a challenge sometimes.I created this clean … Continue reading

Autumn Banner – Paper Pumpkin September 2015 Stampin’ Up! kit

I was so inspired by the projects Debby created with the September 2015 paper pumpkin kit  that I decided to try creating my own variation of the banner.   Enjoy! 🙂 Miriam Product List Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad [126978] … Continue reading

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Projects!

My sister, Debby Hoffman, is one of the most creative people ever.  I am so lucky that she is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (and a member of my downline) and we get to have fun stamping together and attending each … Continue reading

Crisp Cantaloupe Butterflies

This is my fond farewell to two of the outgoing in-colors: crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding.  I do like how the soft colors pair with the images from the butterfly basics stamp set and framelits. Fortunately, we have other beautiful soft … Continue reading

PPA241 Stampin’ Up! Baby Card

I made this baby card for the latest PPA challenge sketch (shown below).  I used the wonderful irresistably yours sale-a-bration dsp, sponged with soft sky ink, for the two rectangular background images.  I am really loving this dsp! I was inspired … Continue reading

Bokeh Birthday Card

I used the bokeh technique to make this card.  If you follow trends in card making, you know that this is a very popular look right now.  There are several different ways to achieve this look.  I used the chalk … Continue reading