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

Happiness Blooms

There are lots of quotes about flowers and happiness, but I think this is my favorite — Happiness blooms where seeds of joy and love are planted.  In terms of real flowers bringing joy....I’d have to plant some seeds, but I am not a good gardener, so this pretty paper from Stampin’ Up! called Happiness Blooms is… Continue reading Happiness Blooms

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

Animal Outing Thank You

It’s been a long week and for some reason I’ve had trouble getting back into a schedule after my vacation last week...which is why you are reading this on a Saturday.  Finally got my act together and got my mind out of vacation mode.  But I did have fun earlier this week with a few… Continue reading Animal Outing Thank You

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, 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, General Cards, Love, Valentine’s Day

Fun Valentines

Today I am sharing another fun valentine.  I hope that this card will make the person who opens the envelope smile....because I had fun making it.  It “otter” make them smile don’t you think? That little otter is kind of cute.....looks like he’s dreaming about his valentine to me! This is the stamp set that… Continue reading Fun Valentines

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, Encouragement, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

You Can Do Anything!

I am celebrating today! And not only do I have one thing to celebrate....I have TWO things to celebrate. First -- One year ago today, I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I had no set plans to really do much except get my 20% discount for my new crafting hobby. But I… Continue reading You Can Do Anything!

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

Not Your Traditional Valentine

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what colors immediately come to mind?  Ruby Red?, Pale Pink? Bright Pink?  Powder Pink? Cranberry Red? Maybe a little white to go with all that red and pink?  How about green?  Green’s not on your Valentine radar?  It wasn’t on mine either, but Soft Sea Foam Green was one… Continue reading Not Your Traditional Valentine

Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello Cupcake

It was my oldest daughter’s birthday this past Wednesday....I can’t tell you how old she is because a Mom never tells her daughter’s age on any kind of social media...unless that Mom wants to see an exasperated look on her daughter’s face along with a rolling of the eyes.  So in honor of her birthday,… Continue reading Hello Cupcake