2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Snowman Season, Stampin' Up!

Let it Snow!

There were rumors last week that an arctic blast of weather was coming through and that it would snow tomorrow.  It’s highly unusual in Virginia Beach where I live, but I’m always hopeful as there is nothing quite so beautiful as new fallen snow.  So here is my tribute.... The stamp set Snowman Season is just… Continue reading Let it Snow!

Anniversary, Blank Card, Fun Folds, Love, Perennial Essence, Stampin' Up!

Fun Fold Friday – The Fake Fold!

It’s another Fun Fold Friday.....or is it???   Today’s card looks like it has a fun fold....but it’s actually just a Fake Fold (or also called by it’s real name - The Front Pocket Card).  There is no special fold, just a playing tricks with your eyes kind of fake fold.  Here it is: Doesn’t… Continue reading Fun Fold Friday – The Fake Fold!

Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Tropical Chic

Tropical Chic – Floating Frame

Press and Seal - Everyone should have this in their kitchen.  Take a look at the box.  It lists several great qualities - Leak proof, Airtight and Multisurface. Why am I talking about Press ‘n Seal on a “card” blog?  It’s because of that last quality....multisurface!  Multisurface includes paper!  Did you know that you can… Continue reading Tropical Chic – Floating Frame

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

Let’s Stay Up Late & Craft!

Let’s Stay Up Late and Craft.....this is my mantra just about every night.  I am definitely a “night person” and when everything is quiet and it’s late at night....that is when my creativity kicks in.  So I start stamping....and cutting....and trying new ideas.....and pretty soon it is the wee hours of the morning.  My desk… Continue reading Let’s Stay Up Late & Craft!

Birthday, Congratulations, Graduation, Stampin' Up!

Out of the Scraps – Daisy

A few weeks ago, I made posted about my Patriotic Daisies card. I don’t like to waste my paper, so I did a little playing around with the scrap of Real Red Cardstock that I used to punch out the daisy.   This is the card that I made from that scrap of paper. I added… Continue reading Out of the Scraps – Daisy

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

Good Morning Magnolia!

My mother-in-law, who passed away in 2015 from Alzheimer’s Disease, loved flowers.  She could make anything grow, even flowers and plants that she would give to me and I would seemingly kill, she would bring them back to life.  She had a beautiful yard full of flowers...that included a HUGE magnolia tree.   June 6th… Continue reading Good Morning Magnolia!

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Sweet Little Birdies

It’s Springtime....beginning of summer.  And at my house (at least before I left on my trip), there were birds singing in the trees.  Right now I am writing this from Seoul, South Korea and I’m in them middle of the city....so although there are trees lining the streets, I haven’t seen or heard any birds… Continue reading Sweet Little Birdies

Blank Card, Father’s Day, General Cards, Graduation, Stampin' Up!

Sailing Home!

It has happened!  The new 2019-2020 catalog is now available and that means that I can now introduce you to the new stamp sets and suites, new punches, dies, ribbons, embellishments,...all kinds of goodness is wrapped up in those pages!  Even the cover has hints of what’s inside: If you don’t have a catalog, you… Continue reading Sailing Home!

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

Happiness Blooms – You are the Happy to My Day!

Time is running out to purchase this bright, bold and fun Bloom by Bloom stamp set and Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper as it retires on June 3rd....or sooner as it’s only available while supplies last! .....so I’m posting one last card.....(maybe)..... I’m not necessarily a big flower person....might have something to do with allergies....but… Continue reading Happiness Blooms – You are the Happy to My Day!

Home Decor, Memories & More Card Pack, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Big Plans – Simple Sampler

If you’ve been reading my last few blog posts you know that I have been using the Memories & More Card packs to make cards....like in this post A Traveler’s Birthday Card where I made my husband a birthday card.  And sometimes LOTS of cards like in this post Quick Cards with Memories & More.  But today I… Continue reading Big Plans – Simple Sampler