I actually stamped!


In the last week I have stamped twice!! Not so long ago, that wouldn't have been a big deal, but these days it is a miracle.  We are finally moved into our new house and renos are mostly complete.  There is more to do, but I think it will be that way for a while. We are settling into routines and enjoying our home.  So this week, my niece and my son both have birthdays and I actually made room to stamp.  It was SO NICE!!!  I do have a little room for my stamping – it is only small but I am so happy to have it.  It is still a complete mess and I need more shelving and another table, but I am thrilled to bits to have it.  I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it all organized for me, but I guess that is just a tad unrealistic.  In the meantime, if you have any tips for organizing, please leave them in the blog comments. I'm really wondering what to do with my punches.

The card above is for my son who has been soaking up every possible musical instrument he can put his hands on.  The word window punch is so versatile!  The card below is also for my son and was made by his sister.  He is going to be starting Upright Bass lessons next week – I love her drawing on the card – fun.


I have updated my personal blog with a post about my son's birthday.  Check it out over there if you feel like having a look. 

In the middle of all the moving crazy, I had forgotten how nice it is to stamp.  LOVE it! 

Posted on : Oct 17 2013
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I couldn’t resist

Since we are moving in July I have forbidden myself from buying anything right now since I will just have to pack it. But I just couldn’t resist these few items anyway… Did you know you can now order a magnetic plate for your Big Shot? It keeps your framelits in place!! So cool!! And you know I love coffee!

If you want to follow along on our family journey as we get ready to move out east- check out my personal site: www.thehomingbeacon.com

If you want to attend a weekend retreat in the fall, my friends Amanda and Melissa are taking over the Creative Escape Weekend Retreat- check out their info at this link!


Happy Stamping!


Posted on : Jun 11 2013
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Rain or Shine

My friend's daughter is getting married in the fall and my friend is planning the shower!  She is looking for simple invitations so I offered to make them for her.  I love the new stamp set Rain or Shine in the Spring Catalogue and I am also using the Cloudy Day Embossing folder.  To give a simple pop of colour I am using the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper from the main catalogue -I LOVE that paper!!  So these are my first drafts to show her tomorrow – I hope she likes them. 

Posted on : Mar 10 2013
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Birthday Stamp-A-Stack

This is one of the birthday cards we will be making at the Stamp-a-Stack tonight, Tuesday Feb 18.  I have 2 spaces left if you want to join us!  Email me at marlayne@sparkledaisy.com to confirm your spot.  We are making 12 cards – 3 each of 4 designs.  The class is FREE with a $45 order or a $30 fee.  Hope to see you there!

Posted on : Feb 19 2013
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My Paper Pumpkin

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!


I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!


Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10! Check it out!

Posted on : Feb 13 2013
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Do you need a weekend away from it all?

Everyone needs some time for themselves to spend doing the things you love to do and disengaging from the craziness of life.  If that sounds appealing to you, join us for the Creative Escape Weekend Retreat April 5-7, 2013 in Rockland!  You can find out more details by clicking HERE or feel free to call me with any questions you might have.  You get a fabulous goodie bag and fun make & takes, Many people bring their own projects to work on and there are optional classes you can take if you choose!  What could be better than an entire weekend of papercrafting and hanging with fun ladies!  Check out the photos below (it is in a video format) to see our last retreat!

Posted on : Jan 29 2013
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