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

Encouragement, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Retiring – Lemon Zest Stamp Set & Lemon Builder Punch

On June 4th Stampin’ Up!’s new 2019-2020 catalog will be out....but that means that the stamp sets that will be retiring will be gone forever.  So for the next  few weeks, I’m going to highlight my favorite retiring sets. I started this blog 1 year and 12 days ago....and the first stamp set that I… Continue reading Retiring – Lemon Zest Stamp Set & Lemon Builder Punch

Blank Card, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Happy Easter!

I don’t usually post over the week-end....or on Sunday’s, but evidently this is a crazy week because I posted on my blog yesterday....and now today because I want to send this: I visited my sister-in-law two weeks ago to help her after her knee replacement surgery.  I was making the bookmarks that I posted HERE while I… Continue reading Happy Easter!

Baby Shower, Stampin' Up!, Tags, Bags and More!

Stamping is not just for cards

Most everything I post is cards, cards and more cards with a few treat boxes & bags thrown in.  But every once in a while, I get asked to do “make something” for an event.  My niece is pregnant and of course there was a baby shower.  The theme of the shower was “Children’s Books”.… Continue reading Stamping is not just for cards

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, 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, Thank You

Playing with Scraps

When you’ve used up just about all of your Designer Series Paper...what do you do with the little pieces?  What about all those little pieces of leftover ribbon?  Or left over cardstock? Do you throw them away?  I keep them...all of them.....all sizes, all shapes, big pieces,  little pieces, skinny pieces.... Because if you save… Continue reading Playing with Scraps

General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

I have a little spot in my house....that is mine....all mine....and it’s set up to be my crafting spot.  I could call it a “Crafting Cave”....but it’s not in a basement, so it not dark and cave like.  In fact it’s actually quite bright (at least it is when it’s sunny outside and not raining!).… Continue reading This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

Birthday, Blank Card, Stampin' Up!

Spread some Birthday Cheer!

Let’s spread some fun birthday cheer!  What’s the best part of having a birthday?  Besides eating cake....it would be the presents!  Everyone likes to get presents. So it’s only fitting that presents are featured on my card today. I used the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP) again....I actually think I have some… Continue reading Spread some Birthday Cheer!