Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Simple Stamping

Stampin’ Up has been encouraging the concept of “simple stamping”....just using paper and ink to make a card.  No fancy cut outs, not along of layering, skip the bows, the fancy embellishments, etc.  That is kind of hard for me....because I really like adding all the extra’s.  But for first time stampers and for those… Continue reading Simple Stamping

Blank Card, Encouragement, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the Simple Moments

When life gets busy and you feel like your caught in a whirlwind....it’s time to just take a deep breath and sit back and relax and enjoy the simple moments.  For me that’s lunch with a friend or some quiet time stamping, a movie date with my husband,....just not planning and filling every waking moment.… Continue reading Enjoy the Simple Moments

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

One Design – Two Different Cards

Recently I was playing around experimenting with some water color backgrounds when I was making Valentine cards.  Some of my attempts were not good...so I just put them aside thinking maybe I could use them for something else.  Besides I hate to waste paper.   One of the instagram people I follow does beautiful watercoloring.… Continue reading One Design – Two Different Cards

Blank Card, Friendship, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Hey, Valentine!

This is the last of my fun cards....and just in time for Valentine’s Day too! The card I’m sharing today is also from the Hey, Love Stamp Set.....you can see it below: This is one of the cards that the crafters in my Card & Chat class made and there was some discussion about who… Continue reading Hey, Valentine!

Blank Card, Friendship, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

I’m Ape Over You

And I’m back!  Ready to share another fun Valentine.  Because this is a fun valentine, I decided to have a little fun with the color of the ape.  I’ve actually seen the ape image I used on this card is multiple colors....the traditional brown or gray, but also bright pink, blue and purple.  But I… Continue reading I’m Ape Over You

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Feels Like Spring!

Our weather last week was unusually warm....in the 70’s!  So I thought maybe Puxatawny Phil, the famous Groundhog in Pennsylvania is right and warm weather was on it’s way.  Until we got to this past Saturday....that 70 degree weather became 32 degree weather.  So in hopes of bringing back the warm weather, I thought it… Continue reading Feels Like Spring!

General Cards, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Valentines – Paper Pumpkin Style

If you are a casual crafter - someone who would like to make some projects, but doesn’t want to invest a lot of money, then Paper Pumpkin might be just the ticket for you!  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription paper crafting kit that brings fun right to your door!  And the contents of each… Continue reading Valentines – Paper Pumpkin Style

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

It’s Meant to Be!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “It just wasn’t meant to be”.  Usually that’s said in times when things didn’t work out as planned or something that you hoped would happen but just didn’t.  But there are some things that are just Meant to Be....a new relationship....falling in love....a marriage.  That happened to me 41 years… Continue reading It’s Meant to Be!

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Watercolor Valentine

Grab some watercolor paper, an Aqua Painter and an ink pad and you are ready to create something fabulous!  Well, OK, you will also need to have a few extra heart pieces that are leftover from making other cards. You have been making cards, right??  If you’ve been making Valentine cards for several days like… Continue reading Watercolor Valentine

Blank Card, General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Stinkin’ Sweet

I can’t remember the last time I made Valentines....probably when I was in elementary school which is......um....lots of years ago!  I’m sure I helped my two daughters make them when they were small...but that was also...not as quite as many years ago.  But I’ve been busy making them this year! I almost didn’t buy this… Continue reading Stinkin’ Sweet