Christmas, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly

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

General Cards, Just A Note, Thinking of You

It’s a Seasonal Thing….Or Not

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

Birthday, General Cards

It’s Birthday Season All the Time!

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!

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You, Uncategorized

Mix-It-Up Monday – Emboss Like a Boss

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

Birthday, Blank Card, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

Happy Birthday and Other Celebrations

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

Blank Card, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Mix-It-Up Monday – Flying Home

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

Friendship, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thank You, Thinking of You

It’s a Butterfly Kind of Day…..Again!

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!

General Cards, Uncategorized

It’s All About Color

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

Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized

Mixing The Old With The New

While I would love to just pretend I won the lottery so I could buy all the new stamps and papers and ribbons and markers and every new color of cardstock in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! catalog, let’s just come to grips with reality and say “it ain’t gonna happen”.  But...I did purchase a few… Continue reading Mixing The Old With The New