Blank Card, Friends Are Like Seashells, Friendship, General Cards, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Seasonal - Spring, Seasonal - Summer, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Simply Sand Dollars

Not much can be simpler than Stamps, Ink and Paper to make a card.  To be more specific - One stamp, one color ink and one basic color of cardstock. The stamp set I used is called Friends Are Like Seashells.  This stamp set and the coordinating Seaside Seashells Dies are in the January-June 2021… Continue reading Simply Sand Dollars

Birthday, Cards for Men, Fun Folds, General Cards, Snailed It, Stampin' Up!

Snail Mail Fun Fold

Want to double your fun when making cards?  Use a Fun Fold Design and choose a fun set of  Designer Series Papers.  Like this card: Sometimes it can be hard to come up with some more “man-ly” type cards.  But when I saw the snail with the mustache and little bow tie, I knew he… Continue reading Snail Mail Fun Fold

2020 Mini Catalog, Blank Card, Encouragement, Friendship, Nothing’s Better Than, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Nothing’s Better Than……???

How would you fill in this blank?  Nothing’s Better Than _______________.  Chocolate?  Cookies?  Coffee? Cocktails?   If you answered yes to any of those, I have the perfect stamp set for you.....and it is called.... Nothing’s Better Than.  Because it’s Friday and time to relax and kick back after a long week, I think this… Continue reading Nothing’s Better Than……???

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)