Sunday, October 30, 2016

Giving Thanks - NC October Blog Hop

Giving Thanks & Stampin' Bingo

Each month I try to participate in the NC Stampin' UP! Demo Blog hop.  Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don't make the deadline.  So for October I do have something I want to share with you especially since the theme this month is Giving Thanks.  (Being Grateful for what we have) I am thankful for this little Stampin' UP! business that has brought so much joy to me as well as great  friends over the 17 years I have been a demonstrator.

I am working on class projects for upcoming events. I will offer cute packaging for bags, tags, boxes and framed projects, gifts etc.  I will post again later when I finish everything so you can check out all the fun things you can make.  Check back again for more project ideas and to register for my class coming soon.

Sometimes we think about cute packaging for Christmas but I think a small hostess gift for taking to Thanksgiving dinner would be fun.  I always like the packaging to be fabulous.  I got the basis idea from Erica Cerwin she was using leaves on a smaller package.  I just changed it up a bit with the patterned paper and the used on a gift bag etc. Check back later to see what else I have come up with.

Stampin' Bingo-
Do you like to play bingo?  Who doesn't right.  I used to play it as a child and still do.   Join me on Facebook each Tuesday night at 8pm Eastern Standard Time to play occasionally or every week. Contact me and I will add you to the group.  Each Tuesday night at 8pm you will post to the group 5 numbers from 1-50.  I start calling numbers at 8:10 and the first person to get all of their 5 numbers called, post bingo.  Each week I make something for the prize cards, tags etc.   I will send the winner the prize during that week.  Last week I made tags using various stamp sets and the October Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  Contact me to be added.  I also send out the specials and upcoming events.  Congratulations Donna Devers, our winner last week. This Stampin Bingo is for USA participants only.

See you on Tuesday at 8pm - Contact me

Don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop.

Jo Anne Hewins -

Michelle Irinyl -

Melissa Kerman -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Laurie Meier - 

Lisa Tedder -

Frances Wagner - you are here


  1. Frances, I am so thankful to count you as a friend! Great projects as always! Can't wait to see the finished projects!

  2. The Vintage Leaves set and framelits are some of my favorites! I used them myself. I especially love them cut from designer paper. I forget to do that! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a cute bag topper! It just adds that little "something" to say, "I was thinking of you today".

  4. Thank you for sharing your idea for the gift bag! I really like the accent of the leaf cut from DSP. Very pretty!

  5. Very fun gift packaging and tags! Thanks for sharing!