2019 Holiday Catalog, General Cards, Seasonal - Fall, Stampin' Up!

The Colors of Fall – Gather Together

Most people think of the palette of fall colors by looking at the trees and the beautiful colors of the leaves that indicates cooler weather is coming.....yellows, oranges, reds, greens.  I think of fall colors as the colors in the stadium of my favorite college football team....Virginia Tech Hokies.  Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange are… Continue reading The Colors of Fall – Gather Together

2019 Holiday Catalog, General Cards, Seasonal - Fall, Stampin' Up!

Gather Together

The new 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog debuted this week.  It’s chock full of holiday items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course my favorite time of year....Christmas!  As a demonstrator, I was able to see (and order) items from the catalog in advance and I’ve been busy (or at least trying to be busy.....) making… Continue reading Gather Together

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

Let the Paper Do the Work

It’s Monday.  My brain is fried from thinking too much over the week-end.  I wasn’t really  “crafty” all last week and it shows.  I feel stressed.  I need something easy to just slide gently into Monday and get my bearings for the week.  How about you?  Ready for something simple?  Here it is: I can… Continue reading Let the Paper Do the Work

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!

Best Wishes, Blank Card, Encouragement, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Upsy-Daisy!

Need a quick and easy card?  I’ve got one for you today that you can make super quick!  And it’s so versatile....just pick your favorite color ink and matching cardstock color and you’ll be done in a flash! This is a card that Stampin’ Up! might call a SIP card (Stamps, Ink, Paper)....that’s all you… Continue reading Upsy-Daisy!

Fun Folds, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Fun Fold Friday – Origami Shadowbox

Fridays are such a great day....it’s the end of the week and everyone is looking forward to the week-end.  I decided to make Fridays even better!  It’s now Fun Fold Friday! For the next few weeks I’m going to share a new way to either fold your card....or add a special element to your card!… Continue reading Fun Fold Friday – Origami Shadowbox

Congratulations, Sailing Home, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Patriotic Lighthouse

My husband loves lighthouses....and to tell the truth, so do I.  If we are traveling and there is a lighthouse nearby, chances are we will stop and visit, climb up to the top and survey the scenery.  Besides cardmaking, I also love to research my family’s genealogy.  I had a relative who was a Head… Continue reading Patriotic Lighthouse

Birthday, Congratulations, General Cards, Graduation, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Patriotic Daisies

As promised earlier, this first week of July is Red, White & Blue week!  It’s fitting since the Fourth of July is rapidly coming up, so what better time to have a few Patriotic looking cards?  I’m getting ready later this month for a special class featuring the New Daisy Lane Suite (details below), so… Continue reading Patriotic Daisies

Blank Card, Free as a Bird, Friendship, Stampin' Up!

Folding Fun With Free as a Bird

I was looking for something different to do with my limited stamp sets, so I decided that I needed to try and do some different types of folding my cards.  So instead of the traditional side or top fold, I branched out a little and tried something new. Laying down flat it just looks like… Continue reading Folding Fun With Free as a Bird