2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, General Cards, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

More Cardinals – Toile Christmas

Good Morning!  I’m back again with another cardinal card!  You can see the first one HERE. This time it’s very monochromatic and easy to make!  Here is is: Classic Christmas colors of Red & White (or in this case Very Vanilla) make this card an easy winner in the simple category.  The Toile Tidings Designer… Continue reading More Cardinals – Toile Christmas

2019 Holiday Catalog, General Cards, Seasonal - Fall, Stampin' Up!

The Colors of Fall – Gather Together

Most people think of the palette of fall colors by looking at the trees and the beautiful colors of the leaves that indicates cooler weather is coming.....yellows, oranges, reds, greens.  I think of fall colors as the colors in the stadium of my favorite college football team....Virginia Tech Hokies.  Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange are… Continue reading The Colors of Fall – Gather Together

2019 Holiday Catalog, Blank Card, Friendship, Get Well, Seasonal - Fall, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Playing with Leaves – Gathered Leaves

Ever have one of those days when there just aren’t enough hours in the day?  Or even a week when you have so much to do that you have a hard time just deciding what is most important and what can wait until the craziness that is your life stops swirling out of control?  Kind… Continue reading Playing with Leaves – Gathered Leaves

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Let’s Stay Up Late & Craft!

Let’s Stay Up Late and Craft.....this is my mantra just about every night.  I am definitely a “night person” and when everything is quiet and it’s late at night....that is when my creativity kicks in.  So I start stamping....and cutting....and trying new ideas.....and pretty soon it is the wee hours of the morning.  My desk… Continue reading Let’s Stay Up Late & Craft!

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Perennial Essence, Stampin' Up!

When is a Daisy, not a Daisy?

Do you have an answer to my question?  When is a Daisy, not a Daisy?  The answer is pretty simple....when it’s made with Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock!  let me just show you. The flower on this card is made using the Large and the Medium Daisy punch.  But I don’t think it looks like a… Continue reading When is a Daisy, not a Daisy?

Blank Card, Friendship, Stampin' Up!

New In-Colors

Every year when Stampin’ Up releases a new catalog, they also release FIVE new In-Colors.  These colors stay around for two years and then they are retired.  This year the five new 2019-2021 In-Colors are:  Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy. Rococo Rose Terracotta Tile Pretty Peacock Seaside Spray Purple… Continue reading New In-Colors

Birthday, Blank Card, Father’s Day, Friendship, Stampin' Up!

Ride With The Windows Open!

Ride with the windows open.....this is I rarely do!  I like my air conditioning especially in the summer heat, but there are plenty of people who do all the time....So I guess this card is for them. The new RIDE WITH ME STAMP SET is a little bit of fun and perfect for a birthday card for… Continue reading Ride With The Windows Open!

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Pretty Papers

I’m still in Korea....and I’ve been doing a little shopping.  It’s not clothes, trinkets or souvenirs that draw my eye into the tiny little shops....it’s the card’s and the paper!  I can pass by all the trendy clothes, the teas, the soaps, the ceramics (well, except for the cute little cow I showed you in… Continue reading Pretty Papers

Anniversary, Blank Card, Friendship, Love, Stampin' Up!

Show Me Some Cow Love

I’m currently visiting my daughter in South Korea and brought limited supplies with me.  I brought this CRAFT AND CARRY STAMPERATUS Bag on the plane....and put more in my suitcase.  It’s only about 9” x 9” square, but I did manage to fit several stamp sets, ink pads, paper, ribbon, a few embellishments and....hmmm that might… Continue reading Show Me Some Cow Love

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Sing a Song – Free as a Bird

I love to sing.  I’ve been singing in some kind of musical group most of my life, from elementary school to high school choruses, church choirs, community choirs and even a Christmas Caroling group where I dressed in Victorian costume.  I think I got my musical gifts from my mother.  She’s been a Sweet Adeline… Continue reading Sing a Song – Free as a Bird