Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Congratulations, Friendship, General Cards, Get Well, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thank You, Thinking of You

Quick Cards with Memories & More

This is a Quick post to let you know about a Quick way to make a bunch of cards for multiple occasions to have in your stash so they will be ready and waiting.  Or if you are more like me....you need to make a card Quick and these will take you just a matter of minutes.....and you know what?… Continue reading Quick Cards with Memories & More

Blank Card, General Cards, Graduation, Stampin' Up!, Thank You, Uncategorized

En Route….to Retiring

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

Blank Card, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

The Beach is my Happy Place

I’m on a little vacation at the beach.  It’s my happy place.  I like to sit on the beach, watch the waves, read a good book and walk the shoreline looking for shells.  Lots of shells which I scatter around my house in glass jars and vases to remind me of the beach.  In other… Continue reading The Beach is my Happy Place

Blank Card, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

There are so many good and fun stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd.  But just because they are retiring from the catalog, doesn’t mean that they can’t be used to make beautiful cards. Petal Palette is another one of my first purchases....and there is so much goodness in this stamp set that it comes… Continue reading Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!

Still Blooming with Happiness

I saw this definition of Spring the other day....SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.  So while this definiation is more about flowers and plants blooming back to life after a long winter, it also applies to other parts of our lives.  Change can be good especially when it brings new and… Continue reading Still Blooming with Happiness

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

DistINKtive Stamps!

The definition of distinctive is possessing a characteristic of a thing that distinguishes it from another.  One of the unique things Stampin’ Up products is that they have a created their own patent pending DistINKtive Stamps.  What makes these stamps distinctive is their ability to lay down the ink in a unique way that gives you shading… Continue reading DistINKtive Stamps!

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

Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

My title is a really bad play on words....Gorillas in the Mist.....Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves).  I’m going to blame it on the fact that I was on vacation last week and was out in the sun a lot, might have baked my brains.  But it’s back to reality....no more 80 degree sunshiny days....back… Continue reading Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

Blank Card, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Beach Happy-ness

The beach is my happy place.  I can sit on the beach for hours just doing nothing but watching the waves, the people....the little sand crabs digging fast and furious.  And this week I am in my happy place....enjoying a little sun and rest and relaxation in Key West, Florida.   But not until after… Continue reading Beach Happy-ness

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

I’m Ape Over You

And I’m back!  Ready to share another fun Valentine.  Because this is a fun valentine, I decided to have a little fun with the color of the ape.  I’ve actually seen the ape image I used on this card is multiple colors....the traditional brown or gray, but also bright pink, blue and purple.  But I… Continue reading I’m Ape Over You

General Cards, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Valentines – Paper Pumpkin Style

If you are a casual crafter - someone who would like to make some projects, but doesn’t want to invest a lot of money, then Paper Pumpkin might be just the ticket for you!  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription paper crafting kit that brings fun right to your door!  And the contents of each… Continue reading Valentines – Paper Pumpkin Style