Blank Card, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

My title is a really bad play on words....Gorillas in the Mist.....Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves).  I’m going to blame it on the fact that I was on vacation last week and was out in the sun a lot, might have baked my brains.  But it’s back to reality....no more 80 degree sunshiny days....back… Continue reading Giraffes in the Midst (of Leaves)

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

Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello Cupcake

It was my oldest daughter’s birthday this past Wednesday....I can’t tell you how old she is because a Mom never tells her daughter’s age on any kind of social media...unless that Mom wants to see an exasperated look on her daughter’s face along with a rolling of the eyes.  So in honor of her birthday,… Continue reading Hello Cupcake

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

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

All the Glitters….

Christmas is over and it is almost January...just one more day and it will be time to say hello to winter.....unless you live on the east coast of Virginia.  We are having what I consider to be unusually warm weather for this time of year....the temperature has been alternating between the 50’s and the 60’s… Continue reading All the Glitters….

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

…And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

We are now officially in the Twelve Days of Christmas which begins December 25th, Christmas Day and ends on January 6th - Three Kings Day.  so I’m a little late with my Partridge in a Pear Tree.   But I thought this would be the perfect time for a Thank You card.  After all if… Continue reading …And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

Christmas, Gift Card Holders, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Merry Little Elves

I’m still not done with Christmas Cards.....but usually I’m only making one....that means that anyone who gets a Christmas card from me will get something different!  This card requires very little stamping....only the sentiment is stamped because the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series paper does all the work. The little elves are cut directly from the… Continue reading Merry Little Elves

Christmas, Gift Bags, Seasonal - Winter

Teeny Tiny Gift Bags

Gift bags are great for those who don’t know how to wrap presents.  I am NOT one of those people....I can wrap presents like a pro and it takes a professional “un-wrapper” to get them open.  Ask my daughters.  They can always tell when I’ve wrapped something or if their Dad has had his turn.… Continue reading Teeny Tiny Gift Bags

Christmas, Gift Card Holders, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

Two in One – Card & Gift Card Holder

Isn’t it fun when you can do two things at once?  Not the old “pat your head and rub your tummy” at the same time.  I haven’t tried it lately, but I used to be able to do it.  Now I’m more into multitasking with the cards I am making.   December is the time… Continue reading Two in One – Card & Gift Card Holder

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

Mrs. Claus Dreams of Snow!

When I first saw the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series paper with the whimsical elves and Santa & Mrs. Claus....I wasn’t really enamored.  I don’t have small children anymore...my two daughters are long past the wonder of Santa Claus, Mrs. Clause and his elves.  But I purchased it anyway because it was the only “fun” looking… Continue reading Mrs. Claus Dreams of Snow!