2020 Mini Catalog, Best Dressed, Blank Card, Dressed to Impress, One Sheet Wonder, Stampin' Up!

One Sheet Wonder – 6” x 6”

With the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog coming up - one that is filled with some beautiful new papers....I’m trying to use up some of current Designer Series Papers before they retire.  One fun way is to make cards using a One Sheet Wonder technique.  That means you take one sheet of paper....cut it into multiple… Continue reading One Sheet Wonder – 6” x 6”

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Sale-A-Bration 2020, Uncategorized

Simple Stamping with Thoughtful Blooms (Almost)

S.I.P.  No, it does not stand for Still In Pajamas.  It stands for Stamps, Ink, Paper.  Nothing else on your card....no ribbon, no bling, no embossing, just pure and simple stamping.  If you want to make cards in a hurry, S.I.P. is the way to go.  But that doesn’t mean that your cards have to… Continue reading Simple Stamping with Thoughtful Blooms (Almost)

2020 Mini Catalog, Congratulations, Love, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy, Thank You, Thinking of You, Valentine’s Day

Valentine Watercolor – Meant to Be

Last week, I was playing around with trying something new and accidentally stumbled onto something really fun...and that had a beautiful result.  This was the card I gave my husband yesterday for your 42nd Wedding Anniversary. The stamp I used is part of the Meant to Be Stamp Set.  You can see it in the lower… Continue reading Valentine Watercolor – Meant to Be

Home Decor, Memories & More Card Pack, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Big Plans – Simple Sampler

If you’ve been reading my last few blog posts you know that I have been using the Memories & More Card packs to make cards....like in this post A Traveler’s Birthday Card where I made my husband a birthday card.  And sometimes LOTS of cards like in this post Quick Cards with Memories & More.  But today I… Continue reading Big Plans – Simple Sampler

Blank Card, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

There are so many good and fun stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd.  But just because they are retiring from the catalog, doesn’t mean that they can’t be used to make beautiful cards. Petal Palette is another one of my first purchases....and there is so much goodness in this stamp set that it comes… Continue reading Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

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

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)

Blank Card, General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Beach Happy-ness

The beach is my happy place.  I can sit on the beach for hours just doing nothing but watching the waves, the people....the little sand crabs digging fast and furious.  And this week I am in my happy place....enjoying a little sun and rest and relaxation in Key West, Florida.   But not until after… Continue reading Beach Happy-ness

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, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the Simple Moments

When life gets busy and you feel like your caught in a whirlwind....it’s time to just take a deep breath and sit back and relax and enjoy the simple moments.  For me that’s lunch with a friend or some quiet time stamping, a movie date with my husband,....just not planning and filling every waking moment.… Continue reading Enjoy the Simple Moments