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

Do Something Awesome!

We all face challenges everyday....whether if it’s a project at work, or trying to juggle too many things during the day, or a relationship struggle, there are challenges around every corner.  But this card I’m sharing today is more about challenging you to step out of your box and Do Something Awesome....Every. Single. Day.  Get… Continue reading Do Something Awesome!

Birthday, Blank Card, Father’s Day, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You, Uncategorized

A Traveler’s Birthday Card

My husband’s birthday was earlier this week.  I would have shared his card with you earlier, but we took a little trip for his birthday.....he actually got to celebrate multiple days because we did all his favorite things — Went to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, ate BBQ at a Black Hog BBQ in… Continue reading A Traveler’s Birthday Card

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, 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, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Happiness Blooms

There are lots of quotes about flowers and happiness, but I think this is my favorite — Happiness blooms where seeds of joy and love are planted.  In terms of real flowers bringing joy....I’d have to plant some seeds, but I am not a good gardener, so this pretty paper from Stampin’ Up! called Happiness Blooms is… Continue reading Happiness Blooms

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

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

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

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, General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Watercolor Valentine

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

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

Stinkin’ Sweet

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

General Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Out of the Scraps….

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….