2020 Mini Catalog, Blank Card, Peaceful Poppies, Perennial Essence, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Mixed Up Monday – Poppies and Vellum

Mixed Up Monday is back!  And I have a little different take on flowers today for you..  I combined a die set from the 2020 Mini Catalog called Poppy Moments Dies with the Perennial Essence Vellum Paper from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. What you get are a little bit of “see-through” flower petals and leaves. … Continue reading Mixed Up Monday – Poppies and Vellum

Birthday, Seaside Notions, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Down by the Seashore – Seaside Notions

How many of you can say this tongue twister? - She sells seashells down by the seashore - three times fast?  Not me....I had trouble typing it...kept trying to add an extra letter - sheshells.  I’m feeling “Beachy” this week, so you’re going to get a few posts using this stamp set: SEASIDE NOTIONS. It’s a… Continue reading Down by the Seashore – Seaside Notions

Birthday, Fun Folds, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Fun Fold Friday – Double Z’s!

Hooray!  You made it through the week!  Today is Friday and it’s time to share another Fun Fold card.  Today’s Fu Fold card is called a Double Z Fold.  There are two pieces and they each are folded like the letter “Z”, and put together on the same card.  Here it is all folded up....… Continue reading Fun Fold Friday – Double Z’s!

Congratulations, Sailing Home, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Patriotic Lighthouse

My husband loves lighthouses....and to tell the truth, so do I.  If we are traveling and there is a lighthouse nearby, chances are we will stop and visit, climb up to the top and survey the scenery.  Besides cardmaking, I also love to research my family’s genealogy.  I had a relative who was a Head… Continue reading Patriotic Lighthouse

Birthday, Congratulations, General Cards, Graduation, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Patriotic Daisies

As promised earlier, this first week of July is Red, White & Blue week!  It’s fitting since the Fourth of July is rapidly coming up, so what better time to have a few Patriotic looking cards?  I’m getting ready later this month for a special class featuring the New Daisy Lane Suite (details below), so… Continue reading Patriotic Daisies

Best Wishes, Blank Card, General Cards, Graduation, Seasonal - Summer

Sailing on Calm Seas

I’ve only been sailing a few times in my lifetime, but I did think it was a grand adventure.   A few months ago, I was in Key West, Florida for my daughter’s wedding.  After all the festivities were over, my family made a little mini vacation out of the rest of the week.  One… Continue reading Sailing on Calm Seas

Home Decor, Memories & More Card Pack, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Big Plans – Simple Sampler

If you’ve been reading my last few blog posts you know that I have been using the Memories & More Card packs to make cards....like in this post A Traveler’s Birthday Card where I made my husband a birthday card.  And sometimes LOTS of cards like in this post Quick Cards with Memories & More.  But today I… Continue reading Big Plans – Simple Sampler

Birthday, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Making Cards – Bloom by Bloom

I love Spring and Summer....and it’s not just because it’s warm but also because everything outside just seems to brighten up....flowers are blooming, lawns are green, trees are full of leaves.  It’s a happy time of year. So it’s no surprise that I’m sharing another card using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper - bright,… Continue reading Making Cards – Bloom by Bloom

Blank Card, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

The Beach is my Happy Place

I’m on a little vacation at the beach.  It’s my happy place.  I like to sit on the beach, watch the waves, read a good book and walk the shoreline looking for shells.  Lots of shells which I scatter around my house in glass jars and vases to remind me of the beach.  In other… Continue reading The Beach is my Happy Place

Blank Card, Friendship, Just A Note, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom

Last week I shared several cards using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper....and I finally got around to using the stamp set that coordinates with that paper.  It’s called Bloom by Bloom.  Lots of fun flowers all in one stamp set!  And these flowers are the same ones that are in the Happiness Blooms Designer Series… Continue reading More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom