Back on my feet again, almost…

trifold-frame-deedee-web.jpgAfter dealing with two weeks of immobility (more or less) due to a broken foot, I finally managed to hop down to my basement craft room and have some fun. Dan even joined me last night and played his guitar as I whiled away the hours stamping and paper crafting (until 2am!)

bandaid-tin-for-deedee-web.jpgOne of the things I made was this coaster triframe with faux hinges* and little matching band-aid tin (with tags inside, not shown) for a friend in one of my online stamp groups. I hope she likes them. The color scheme is a little “different,” I think. I used Junkitz papers mostly and the paper dictated the colors. I made some other goodies too, but those will have to wait for another blog day.


* Faux hinges are a fabulous in-a-pinch technique, courtesy of Lynn McAuley of SCS. Here’s the first faux hinge project I made, which was more or less CASEd (copy and share everything) from Lynn’s original directions.

I belong to several online groups. My favorite group for great ideas, of course, is splitcoaststampers (SCS), the absolute best stamping resource on the web, in my (not so) humble opinion. I have a gallery there with most of my recent projects. SCS has a huge following, and its members are some of the most creative people I’ve ever had the pleasure to CASE (tee hee)! SCS was originally set up by a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, so if you need ideas for a particular Stampin’ Up! stamp set, chances are that you’ll find it in the SCS gallery (although folks use all brands of stamps and paper crafting supplies). Membership is free to anyone for everything except the “fan club,” though that’s a small investment I’d highly recommend.

I also belong to two Yahoo “wish” groups for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators where we gift each other stamps and accessories. It’s a fabulous pay-it-forward concept. One group, TradesTreasuredFriendships (TTF), is private with a focus on building relationships and I’ve made several dear friends there. In fact, one of the special gals at TTF will be receiving these goodies. The other group, SUDemoOnly (SUDO), is open to any Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and has grown tremendously over the past couple of years.



  1. Great projects Shannon!! Love the coaster tri-frame!! Glad to see you back stamping!!

  2. Jeanine Said:

    Thank you for the wonderful note about SUTTF. I so love both groups SUTTF & SUDO. Your right though SCS is the No #1 sight for SU girls. I love all your stuff your a very talented artist and SU Demo.
    God Bless,

  3. Sandy Said:

    You are a very talented stamper and I’ve already subscribed to your blog. I enjoy the SUTTF group with you – we do have wonderful friends in this group!

  4. Kim K Said:

    Awesome Shannon. Love the whole set up here..
    That is a great picture of you.. so jealous Dan played the guitar for you while you created :}
    Happy you were able to hobble on down to the craft room. Keep sharing your talent and I’ll start casing you more often :{}hugs from Western MA k

  5. DeborahSue Said:

    You are a PAPER person and have motivated me to play with all the cool papers I have, but am leary to cut!
    Thanks for the INSPIRATION!

  6. stefanie Said:

    I just love your blog! I have been reading it post by post and it’s just amazing. My husband plays guitar also and he really likes to “serenade” me while I’m crafting. I’ll be adding your site to my faves for sure!

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