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

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, Encouragement, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

You Can Do Anything!

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!

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

Let’s Hop Right On It

I first saw a card made with these little froggies back in November when Lisa Hardie (www.sweetpaperstudios.com) demonstrated the stamp set So Hoppy Together at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Convention in Orlando, Florida.  And I’ve been wanting to make a similar card ever since I got the stamp set.  Here is my version of the card:  … Continue reading Let’s Hop Right On It

Blank Card, Friendship, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Pretty in Pink

It was a dreary overcast day when I was playing around  and practicing my watercoloring....and using my Aqua Painter, so I decided to make something bright and cheery.  So put your sunglasses on and gaze at my pink creation....shades of Lovely Lipstick and Mango Melody to be exact. This stamp set I used is called… Continue reading Pretty in Pink

Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Wreaths Belong on Doors

One of my new favorite stamps is the wreath that is part of the Wishing You Well stamp set.  Why do I like it?  It makes me look like an artist when I stamp it!  This stamp set is one of the “distinctive” stamps.  What is a distinctive stamp you say?  Well it’s a special… Continue reading Wreaths Belong on Doors

Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Simplicity At It’s Best

The big trend these days seems to be simplifying your lives.  Getting rid of the excess and clutter in your home, office....wherever you may be.  Card making can be the same way! I’ve never been a big fan of cards that have lots of “stuff” — like layers upon layers of foo-foo and lace and… Continue reading Simplicity At It’s Best