Don’t you just love a play on words? I spent this past week-end crafting for almost 16 hours a day.....at a Home for the Hoiidays Retreat in Northern Virginia with about 20 other crafters. I made 27 cards and 3 fancy box treat holders, all with a holiday theme. Four are Halloween Cards, twenty six… Continue reading A Card(inal) for Many Occasions
Had a little delay in getting this posted....so it’s now only 96 days until Christmas! Unless you’ve been perusing Stampin’ Up’s 2019 Holiday Catalog, you might not know that this post is going to contain a Christmas Card. I know it’s early for Christmas....Today marks the 100th day until Christmas! But I needed to make… Continue reading Pine Trees & Perfectly Plaid
I’m still not done with Christmas Cards.....but usually I’m only making one....that means that anyone who gets a Christmas card from me will get something different! This card requires very little stamping....only the sentiment is stamped because the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series paper does all the work. The little elves are cut directly from the… Continue reading Merry Little Elves
When I first saw the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series paper with the whimsical elves and Santa & Mrs. Claus....I wasn’t really enamored. I don’t have small children anymore...my two daughters are long past the wonder of Santa Claus, Mrs. Clause and his elves. But I purchased it anyway because it was the only “fun” looking… Continue reading Mrs. Claus Dreams of Snow!
I had the chance to travel to Orlando November 7-11 to attend Stampin’ Up’s OnStage Live celebrating their 30th Birthday. Part of the fun was being to be able to “swap” with other demonstrators. Swapping is when you make a card (or 40 cards in my case) and swap them to receive cards that other… Continue reading Swapping
One of the fun perks of being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and going to conventions is all the free swag that you come home with. When I registered, I got this box - It’s a beautiful box...but what was inside was even better! The box contained a reversable canvas bag (and we needed this each… Continue reading A Bag Full of Swag
I currently live in Virginia..,not in the mountains in the southwestern part of the state, but close to the coast...just a few miles from the beach, so we don't get much snow. I'm one of the few who actually WANT it to snow, but sadly it just doesn't happen much here. So I live out… Continue reading A Wish for Snow….
Make sure you read all the way to the bottom! Stampin’ Up! has a special present for you! Everybody loves presents! From the gift wrapping, to the bows, to the frantic tearing off of paper, to the finally opening of the box and the ooohhs and aahhh of discovering what is inside. Birthday or Christmas,… Continue reading A Pile of Presents
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
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