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

A Giraffe Parade

Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world...anywhere from 15-20 feet tall.  So of course if you were taking a close up pictures of their heads, you would’nt see any of their bodies....just like my card! And don’t those cute little giraffes look like they are in a photo?  That would be creative use of… Continue reading A Giraffe Parade

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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)

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A Beachy Thank You

Today I am sharing a Thank You card that I made for my daughter several months ago when she and her fiancé held an engagement party and house warming.....actually 40 Thank You cards!  I’m super proud of how they turned out.  They were married earlier this week on the beach in Key West, Florida.  So… Continue reading A Beachy Thank You

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

A Beach Rainbow

Palm trees come in all sizes and shapes....but I’m not sure that they come in rainbow colors like Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Grapefruit Grove....unless you are stamping them on a card that is. I think they look good!  What do you think?  The palm tree is actually part of the stamp… Continue reading A Beach Rainbow

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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

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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

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Enjoy the Simple Moments

When life gets busy and you feel like your caught in a whirlwind....it’s time to just take a deep breath and sit back and relax and enjoy the simple moments.  For me that’s lunch with a friend or some quiet time stamping, a movie date with my husband,....just not planning and filling every waking moment.… Continue reading Enjoy the Simple Moments

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One Design – Two Different Cards

Recently I was playing around experimenting with some water color backgrounds when I was making Valentine cards.  Some of my attempts were not good...so I just put them aside thinking maybe I could use them for something else.  Besides I hate to waste paper.   One of the instagram people I follow does beautiful watercoloring.… Continue reading One Design – Two Different Cards

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, 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