2020 Mini Catalog, Blank Card, Peaceful Poppies, Perennial Essence, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Mixed Up Monday – Poppies and Vellum

Mixed Up Monday is back!  And I have a little different take on flowers today for you..  I combined a die set from the 2020 Mini Catalog called Poppy Moments Dies with the Perennial Essence Vellum Paper from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. What you get are a little bit of “see-through” flower petals and leaves. … Continue reading Mixed Up Monday – Poppies and Vellum

2020 Mini Catalog, Love, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Heartfelt Love You Lots Valentine

Have you made your Valentines yet?  Notice I didn’t say -  have you gone to your local card store (which shall remain nameless) and shelled out $7-$8 for a card.  When I was much younger, we always made our own valentines to give to friends.  And I see no reason to change that now.  So,… Continue reading Heartfelt Love You Lots Valentine

2020 Mini Catalog, Blank Card, Fun Folds, Love, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You, Valentine’s Day

Heartfelt Valentine Fun Fold

It’s February, and that means that love is in the air.  All this week I’ll be sharing “Love” cards.  If you are a reader of my blog, you’ll know that in my last post Dressed to Impress Fun Fold I promised that I would be back to show you the same card design but with a… Continue reading Heartfelt Valentine Fun Fold

2020 Mini Catalog, Blank Card, Dressed to Impress, Friendship, Fun Folds, Love, Stampin' Up!

Dressed to Impress Fun Fold

Welcome to another Fun Fold Friday!  I’ve been wanting to play with the Dressed to Impress Stamp Set ever since I got it for FREE at Stampin’ Up’s Onstage in Atlanta way back in November...but somehow the holidays got in the way and here it is the last day of January already.  Time has flown by....but… Continue reading Dressed to Impress Fun Fold

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!

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!

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

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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