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
For many years I sang with a caroling group called The Joyful Tidings Caroling Company. We dressed in period costumes and sang Christmas songs for events and parties. It was a great time and I loved it because 1.) I love to sing and 2.) Christmas carols make everyone smile. One of my favorite Christmas… Continue reading It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly
Earlier this week I posted about my simple wreath card and the Wishing You Well Stamp set. You can see that post HERE. But I still wasn’t done making cards with this stamp set. I was using it for a card class, so I was looking at all the different possibilities....read that “seasons” to use… Continue reading It’s a Seasonal Thing….Or Not
Birthdays happen everyday....and in my family (and friends) I’ve got a slew of them in November & December - 7 in November and 8 in December! But lately I’ve been playing with some of the stamp sets that came out in Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Holiday catalog. You know because it’s fun to play with new… Continue reading It’s Birthday Season All the Time!
It’s another Mix-It-Up Monday. Don’t know what that is? It’s when I take an OLD (retired) Stampin’ Up Product and mix it up with a NEW (in the current catalog) product. Let’s face it - we spend money on buying things we love so why should we put them away when they aren’t current anymore?… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – Emboss Like a Boss
So I did some research lately....read that as "googled it"....about greeting cards. What's the most popular card? For what occasion do we buy the most cards? How many cards are being sent? Do people even still mail cards and who is buying the cards? Well the answers are all here in a few fun facts:… Continue reading Happy Birthday and Other Celebrations
It's Monday again....and time for another Mix-it-Up....combining something OLD (retired item) with something NEW (in current catalog). The very first time I saw a Stampin' Up! catalog, I saw the Flying Home stamp set (OLD) and wanted to get it. But I hemmed and hawed and kept putting it off...until May when it was going… Continue reading Mix-It-Up Monday – Flying Home
If you’ve been following me this week, you might have noticed that I am still stuck on making cards with butterflies....could be because I got just a tiny bit obsessed when I was cutting them out.....all the paper looked so pretty and every time I picked up another piece my brain was saying....oooohhh wonder what… Continue reading It’s a Butterfly Kind of Day…..Again!
Last week I said I was going to try and post a Mix It Up card — using old or retired products with new or current products, and I actually did it! I have made it to week #2! Woo-hoo! For this week’s Mix It Up Monday, I decided to use a stamp set… Continue reading Mix It Up Monday #2
Earlier this year, Stampin’ Up! released Stampin’ Blends...alcohol based duel tip markers that are great for coloring and shading. The duel tips include a fine tip and a brush tip and each color comes in a light and dark color version. Coloring and layering the light and dark makes it easy for all of us… Continue reading It’s All About Color