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

Birthday, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Making Cards – Bloom by Bloom

I love Spring and Summer....and it’s not just because it’s warm but also because everything outside just seems to brighten up....flowers are blooming, lawns are green, trees are full of leaves.  It’s a happy time of year. So it’s no surprise that I’m sharing another card using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper - bright,… Continue reading Making Cards – Bloom by Bloom

Blank Card, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Adventure Awaits…with En Route

Earlier this week, I promised I’d be back to share some more “traveling” cards.  So today I am sharing two more cards....same basic design, a slight change in colors.   In a few weeks I’ll be off on an adventure.....my husband is going on a business trip to South Korea and I’m going too!  He’ll… Continue reading Adventure Awaits…with En Route

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, 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!

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

More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom

Last week I shared several cards using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper....and I finally got around to using the stamp set that coordinates with that paper.  It’s called Bloom by Bloom.  Lots of fun flowers all in one stamp set!  And these flowers are the same ones that are in the Happiness Blooms Designer Series… Continue reading More Flowers with Bloom by Bloom

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