General Cards, Hippest Hippo

Hippest Hippos – Splish Splash!

I am still playing this week with the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating  Hippo Dies.  Let me just say that it's been fun to see what I can do with these fun hippos.  Today's card is probably something that most everyone wants to do if they don't have access to a pool in these… Continue reading Hippest Hippos – Splish Splash!

Best Wishes, Butterfly Kisses, General Cards, Hippest Hippo

Hippest Hippos Hidden Gate Fold Card

Good Morning!  It's time for a fabulous week of stamping and making fun cards!  This week I am focusing on the the fun and "hip" Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the coordinating Hippo Dies that you can get for FREE!  Who loves FREE Stampin' Up products besides me?  First let me show the the fun… Continue reading Hippest Hippos Hidden Gate Fold Card

General Cards, Hippest Hippo

Hippest Hippo Card Challenge

When you are in a creative slump, the best thing to do is to get a little inspiration for designing your card.  And the first thing I turn to is looking for a card sketch.  Card sketches are general layouts of elements for a card.  In this case, I turned to Freshly Made Sketches. Each… Continue reading Hippest Hippo Card Challenge

Botanical Layers, General Cards

Botanical Layers – Nature Walk

When my daughters were in Preschool and probably early elementary school, they would go on "nature walks" and collect leaves, sticks, flowers, anything that looked interesting.  These items would get glued to a piece of paper (or several) and little notebooks would be made so they could look back at the treasures they found.  My… Continue reading Botanical Layers – Nature Walk

Botanical Layers

Botanical Layers Window Card

I'm back with another card using the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper, but I'm not using the stamp set that is a part of that Suite of products.  Today's card features theBotanical Layers Stamp Set. The plants in this stamp set. especially the spotted looking fern in the middle reminded me of plants in an… Continue reading Botanical Layers Window Card

Happiness Abounds, Seasonal - Spring, Seasonal - Summer

Hues of Happiness – It’s All About the Paper

If you have not gotten your hands on the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper, then I know you will want to get some by the time you finish reading this post. In fact that paper has been so popular that the Suite Collection was temporarily out of stock and the arrival of a new… Continue reading Hues of Happiness – It’s All About the Paper

General Cards, Seasonal - Spring, Seasonal - Summer, Sweet Songbirds

Sweet Songbirds – The Bluebird of Happiness

I don't know why, but whenever I look at this card, I always think of the expression "Bluebird of Happiness".  And since today is Wednesday, maybe this happy little bluebird will help you get over the Wednesday "hump" and put you on the downhill slide towards the week-end. This card features the Sweet Songbirds Bundle… Continue reading Sweet Songbirds – The Bluebird of Happiness

General Cards, Seasonal - Summer, Waves of Inspiration

Waves of Inspiration Father’s Day Card

Sometimes it can be hard to make cards for men as it seems like there aren’t enough stamp sets that have things that interest men like cars or fishing.  Sometimes you have to think outside the box to find your Inspiration.  I found mine by using the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set to make this… Continue reading Waves of Inspiration Father’s Day Card

General Cards, Paradise Palms, Seasonal - Summer

A Paradise Palms Sunset

am still on vacation and still looking for that beautiful sunset. We are staying on the east (Caribbean) side of Ambergris Caye, Belize, so to see the sunset necessitates a dinner trip to a restaurant on the ”lagoon” side. Although the days have been beautiful, it’s been cloudy and hazy at night, so the best… Continue reading A Paradise Palms Sunset

Cards for Men, Father’s Day, He’s All That, He’s the Man DSP, Stampin' Up!

Father’s Day Card with He’s The Man

It's June!  And in a few short weeks it will be Father's Day.  Time to celebrate the special men in your life.  And time to make a few masculine cards.  My husband is not a cook....at least not inside the house, but he does do a decent job cooking outside.  He's great with London Broil,… Continue reading Father’s Day Card with He’s The Man