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
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
Grab some watercolor paper, an Aqua Painter and an ink pad and you are ready to create something fabulous! Well, OK, you will also need to have a few extra heart pieces that are leftover from making other cards. You have been making cards, right?? If you’ve been making Valentine cards for several days like… Continue reading Watercolor Valentine
I can’t remember the last time I made Valentines....probably when I was in elementary school which is......um....lots of years ago! I’m sure I helped my two daughters make them when they were small...but that was also...not as quite as many years ago. But I’ve been busy making them this year! I almost didn’t buy this… Continue reading Stinkin’ Sweet
So....last week I was prepping for a class I did to make this Winter Sampler. I was cutting squares and more squares, getting scrap pieces for stamping and then die cutting...and doing lots of counting to make sure I had the correct amount. I decided to be nice and cut the little leafy branch that… Continue reading Out of the Scraps….
When I was getting ready for last Card & Chat class, I decided to break out the butterflies. We did some watercoloring using Aqua Painters and ink pads to make this butterfly card that I blogged about last week. But then I decided to show how to use the Aqua Painters in a different way.… Continue reading A Trio of Butterflies
I am celebrating today! And not only do I have one thing to celebrate....I have TWO things to celebrate. First -- One year ago today, I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I had no set plans to really do much except get my 20% discount for my new crafting hobby. But I… Continue reading You Can Do Anything!
It was my oldest daughter’s birthday this past Wednesday....I can’t tell you how old she is because a Mom never tells her daughter’s age on any kind of social media...unless that Mom wants to see an exasperated look on her daughter’s face along with a rolling of the eyes. So in honor of her birthday,… Continue reading Hello Cupcake
Just a little play on words in my title. One of the new stamp sets and bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog is this fun set of stamps which is called Butterfly Gala. So of course the butterflies just flew off the stamps and onto my card: If you noticed, there are 4 sets… Continue reading Butterflies Gala – lore!
The Holidays are over, a new year has started and if you’ve been in a store lately.....any type of store....grocery, craft store, clothing store, they are busy stocking the shelve’s with anything that has to do with Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and even Easter....which is still 3 months away. I was given a challenge… Continue reading Looking “Love”-ly