Happy Halloween! It’s time for pumpkins, treats and hopefully no tricks! Since there are lots of real pumpkins decorating everyone’s front steps, lawns, windows, etc, I decided that I would tell you more about the orange box in the side bar of my blog that says Paper Pumpkin. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly papercrafting kit… Continue reading Fall is time for Pumpkins….Paper Pumpkins too!
I’ve got a list a mile long of things I need to do, cards I want to make, blog posts I need to write. Sometimes it seems like the more I cross off my list, the more things get added. Santa’s list is always long and he always seems to be able to deliver all… Continue reading My List is Long
I currently live in Virginia..,not in the mountains in the southwestern part of the state, but close to the coast...just a few miles from the beach, so we don't get much snow. I'm one of the few who actually WANT it to snow, but sadly it just doesn't happen much here. So I live out… Continue reading A Wish for Snow….
Make sure you read all the way to the bottom! Stampin’ Up! has a special present for you! Everybody loves presents! From the gift wrapping, to the bows, to the frantic tearing off of paper, to the finally opening of the box and the ooohhs and aahhh of discovering what is inside. Birthday or Christmas,… Continue reading A Pile of Presents
Yes, I still have Christmas carols on my mind....mainly because I have lots of Santa’s and Mrs. Claus and elves and North Pole signs and presents cluttering up my desk. I’ve been busy stamping and coloring and die cutting. It’s how I get my inspiration for the cards I’m going to make. I make a… Continue reading Santa Claus is Coming to Town
For many years I sang with a caroling group called The Joyful Tidings Caroling Company. We dressed in period costumes and sang Christmas songs for events and parties. It was a great time and I loved it because 1.) I love to sing and 2.) Christmas carols make everyone smile. One of my favorite Christmas… Continue reading It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly
One of my new favorite stamps is the wreath that is part of the Wishing You Well stamp set. Why do I like it? It makes me look like an artist when I stamp it! This stamp set is one of the “distinctive” stamps. What is a distinctive stamp you say? Well it’s a special… Continue reading Wreaths Belong on Doors
Earlier this week I posted about my simple wreath card and the Wishing You Well Stamp set. You can see that post HERE. But I still wasn’t done making cards with this stamp set. I was using it for a card class, so I was looking at all the different possibilities....read that “seasons” to use… Continue reading It’s a Seasonal Thing….Or Not
The big trend these days seems to be simplifying your lives. Getting rid of the excess and clutter in your home, office....wherever you may be. Card making can be the same way! I’ve never been a big fan of cards that have lots of “stuff” — like layers upon layers of foo-foo and lace and… Continue reading Simplicity At It’s Best
Birthdays happen everyday....and in my family (and friends) I’ve got a slew of them in November & December - 7 in November and 8 in December! But lately I’ve been playing with some of the stamp sets that came out in Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Holiday catalog. You know because it’s fun to play with new… Continue reading It’s Birthday Season All the Time!