When I’m planting flowers in the spring, I always look for the perennials....those flowers that will come back year after year. I feel like I am getting more for my money if I don’t have to continually buy all new flowers every year. But because I have such a black thumb, it’s always a guess… Continue reading Perennial Isn’t Just For Flowers
It’s now November and we’ve got lots of leaves in our yard. We have several River Birch trees and they shed leaves like there is no tomorrow. The leaves don’t change the beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange.....they just start turning brown and dropping like flies. No matter how much you rake them up… Continue reading It’s Fall!
It’s another Mix-It-Up Monday. Don’t know what that is? It’s when I take an OLD (retired) Stampin’ Up Product and mix it up with a NEW (in the current catalog) product. Let’s face it - we spend money on buying things we love so why should we put them away when they aren’t current anymore?… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – Emboss Like a Boss
I’ve had a lot of fun the past two weeks....I’ve been making cards like a crazy woman. Every time I get a new stamp set and new Designer Series Paper, I just want to sit down and see how many combinations of stamps and paper I can come up with to make a different card.… Continue reading Pretty as a…Rusted Pitcher?
After posting a few weeks ago about butterflies, you were probably glad that I moved on to something else. And I did....I moved on to Teacups, then Birds, and Pandas eating leaves among other things. But I'm back again with a combination of both butterflies and teacups! But did you look closely at… Continue reading A Cup of Tea with a Side of Butterflies
Welcome to another Mix-It-Up Monday! Today I am mixing up the NEW Country Home Stamp Set with the the OLD Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper. I'm not sure that this paper is technically OLD because it's still available but only in the Clearance Rack on the Stampin’ Up website, so it’s only available while… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – Buffalo Checks Anyone?
I enjoyed playing with the Flying Home Stamp Set earlier this week and now I'm back again with more birds. The bird's nest with the Momma and her baby birds just seem to make the best note cards....instead of tweeting on a phone or other electronic devices, I think these birds make a cute way… Continue reading Birds of a Feather Flock Together
So I did some research lately....read that as "googled it"....about greeting cards. What's the most popular card? For what occasion do we buy the most cards? How many cards are being sent? Do people even still mail cards and who is buying the cards? Well the answers are all here in a few fun facts:… Continue reading Happy Birthday and Other Celebrations
It's Monday again....and time for another Mix-it-Up....combining something OLD (retired item) with something NEW (in current catalog). The very first time I saw a Stampin' Up! catalog, I saw the Flying Home stamp set (OLD) and wanted to get it. But I hemmed and hawed and kept putting it off...until May when it was going… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – Flying Home
Last week-end I spent a lot of time making cards using the Time for Tea Stamp Set. I’m a little bit of a neat freak when it comes to stamping....mainly because my desk is small and I don’t work well in a mess, so I’m always cleaning my stamps, putting things away right after I… Continue reading Lots of Leaves