Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly

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

Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Wreaths Belong on Doors

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

General Cards, Just A Note, Thinking of You

It’s a Seasonal Thing….Or Not

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

Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Simplicity At It’s Best

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

Birthday, General Cards

It’s Birthday Season All the Time!

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!

Birthday, Congratulations, General Cards, Just A Note, Thank You

Let’s Make Cards!!

Did you know that World Card Making Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in October?  So this year, the actual celebration day is Saturday, October 6th.  I didn’t know there was such a thing, but I shouldn’t be surprised because it seems like everything and everybody has a “special day” now.  And some days have… Continue reading Let’s Make Cards!!

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

Every Card is Different

HInt: Make sure you read all the way to the bottom for a special event & offer! Last week I posted about Channeling My Christmas Spirit.  I did that with a few friends who came to my first Countdown to Christmas event last Friday.  I was a bit nervous because I’ve never had a group make… Continue reading Every Card is Different

Christmas, Seasonal - Winter

Channeling my Christmas Spirit

I didn’t have my usual Wednesday post yesterday because I’ve been busy preparing for my first Countdown to Christmas stamping event on Friday Night.  Because one of the products that I wanted to use (the Timeless Tidings Card kit) was out of stock, I  needed to plan something different. I was actually in the process… Continue reading Channeling my Christmas Spirit

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You, Uncategorized

Mix-It-Up Monday – Emboss Like a Boss

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