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April 2020

Virtual Party & Share Sunshine!

We may be in lockdown, and I know it's really hard for lots of people, to not get out, not see their friends and family, not go to places they regularly go to.

That's why I am really grateful for any initiatives to keep people actively staying in touch with each other - and as you would know, that means of lot of extra online stuff.

Some things that I am really excited about are two brand new initiatives by Stampin' Up! to keep us #sharingsunshine - sending cards and well wishes to our family, and even to strangers.

In the last 24 hours they released a #sharesunshine pdf of Covid19 appropriate sentiments to print out, cut out and put on your cards.  The pdf is not free, its $12US (around $18.50 Australian) for 15 pages of sentiments (WHOA!!) and get this, EVERY.SINGLE.CENT goes to global charities that are working to support communities through the pandemic. 100% of your purchase $$ go to the charities.

WIN WIN ! You get an awesome pdf that you can use over and over, and a global charity benefits 100% from your purchase.

You can buy the pdf by going to 

 How cute are these cards made with some of the sentiments?  (Oh and yes, the pdf is not just black and white, it contains colour images too!!).


I can't wait to print them out and start Sharing Sunshine with these great sentiments!


Another great initiative - a FREE one this time, is an invitation for you to attend a Facebook Live Virtual Party that Stampin' Up! are hosting for us. This is a first and I can't wait to participate and see what they are going to show us!

The virtual party is online, on a FB group set up specifically for the event. You can join the group now.

The party is 6.30pm tomorrow night (Thursday 30th April) and if you can't attend right away because it's right in the middle of dinner, the great thing about FB Live events is you can always come back and watch them in your own time later.


I will definitely be online during the event, watching from my laptop, and I invite you to join me in doing so, and I will have my ipad & phone nearby during the event so if you want to you can send me a message via text or messenger during or after the party.

I hope I see you tomorrow, and I hope you take a look at the gorgeous #sharesunshine pdf of sentiments for this time.



Social Stamping


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In these strange times of #stayingathome and #physical distancing, I did wonder what we would do and how we could follow our family traditions of ANZAC Day.

Standing at the end of the driveway with a candle rather than marching down to our local cenotaph seems a bit lame. But as far as sacrifices go, it's not even close to the sacrifice of running up the beaches at Gallipoli.

And the sacrifices that 2 generations of young men and women made, means that it is relatively safe for us to loiter in our driveways before dawn . . . . so not a hard decision for us to join those of our neighbours keeping apart physically but together in spirit.


I made this beautiful 12" x 24" double page layout earlier this year for a tutorial group I am involved with - yes I do have it for sale on my tutorial page. It is a celebration of my visit to the Shrine in Melbourne on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. My mum and friend Lisa and I truly enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous knitted and crotcheted poppies on display.

When I saw our January to June Mini Catalogue and the stunning Peaceful Poppies Product Suite, I knew I was going to do some pages to celebrate these memories.


I have loved using these poppy dies from Stampin' Up! and was inspired and motivated to dig them out again yesterday to whip up a quick remembrance wreathe for ANZAC Day today.

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No-one who lives in Melbourne can help being affected by the tragic death of 4 police officers earlier this week, so I just loved Jo Weedon's idea of adding 4 blue poppies to our ANZAC wreathe. 

While the wreathe looks like A LOT of work, I actually completed it in under 2 hours - and made a timelapse video of assembling it - what fun!

This ANZAC Day, I am also joined by my stamping sisters in another blog hop. This is my entry in the circle of blog posts about War & Peace. To see all the participants, visit Kelly's blog here.

To go to the next blog on our War & Peace Blog Hop, click the next button below :

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I hope you've had a good day and find time to stamp over this ANZAC weekend.

Keep #stayingathome and #stayingsafe,