S.I.P. No, it does not stand for Still In Pajamas. It stands for Stamps, Ink, Paper. Nothing else on your card....no ribbon, no bling, no embossing, just pure and simple stamping. If you want to make cards in a hurry, S.I.P. is the way to go. But that doesn’t mean that your cards have to… Continue reading Simple Stamping with Thoughtful Blooms (Almost)
Easy Peasy - Quick and Easy. That’s my motto this week as I get projects ready for a one day retreat on Saturday. I spent 3 hours cutting pieces for 16 cards....with each card having 22 pieces....oh my! But it will be a ‘Masterpiece”. That’s a hint for the theme of the card which I’ll… Continue reading Easy Peasy – Painted Poppies
Welcome to another Mixed Up Monday. Today I am sharing some alternative ideas for using your January 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit called I’ll Bee Yours. If you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is you can check out this post from a year ago....Valentines – Paper Pumpkin Style. So it’s a year later and I’ve got another… Continue reading Mixed Up Monday – with Paper Pumpkin!
Happy New Year! It’s a fresh beginning to a new year full of new adventures and possibilities! I can’t wait for all the fun to begin! Let’s start it off with this card: This is the first time I’ve had a chance to use this stamp set called: Sip Sip Hooray and the corresponding die set… Continue reading Sip, Sip, Hooray! Happy New Year!
I was feeling so “Beachy” last week that I wrote my blog posts and then forgot to schedule them....guess my mind was on vacation.....maybe dreaming of being at the beach.... Good things come in small packages right? Then you need small cards to go with them! The stamp set I used Seaside Notions is perfect for… Continue reading Little Beach Cards
Not every card you make has to be the same size. Because lets face it, there are times when you need a card smaller than the average card....like enclosure cards. You know those small little cards that get tucked inside a gift bag. They are really quick and easy to make and need minimal supplies.… Continue reading A Small Thank You
In my earlier post this week, Ride With The Windows Open! I mentioned that I should have made my 3-D red truck the same color as the truck on my card....which was blue. And I thought about doing that....but then I decided to make another card instead, so I broke out the Real Red Stampin’ Blends… Continue reading Ride with Me – Little Red Truck
My husband’s birthday was earlier this week. I would have shared his card with you earlier, but we took a little trip for his birthday.....he actually got to celebrate multiple days because we did all his favorite things — Went to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, ate BBQ at a Black Hog BBQ in… Continue reading A Traveler’s Birthday Card
When I stay in one place too long....I get the urge to move. Maybe it’s because when I was growing up I moved a lot....by the time I was 14 I had lived in 4 different states Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut. and 6 different cities or towns - Joliet, Philadelphia, Lynchburg, Mystic, Downers Grove… Continue reading En Route….to Retiring
Almost a year ago I became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and when I first started, I was just having fun making cards....but Stampin’ Up is so much more than that....you can DO so much more than just making cards. Basically just about anything you can make with paper, you can do with Stampin’ Up products....treat… Continue reading Seasonal Sampler – Winter