Anniversary, Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Embossing Folders, Friendship, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Fun with Vellum and Alcohol!

This card is for everyone who loves the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper. This paper is simply beautiful.  Vibrant colors and designs.  It is hard to describe, so let me just show you: Did you know that you can make that same ink splotched design and it’s as simple as having a few supplies:… Continue reading Fun with Vellum and Alcohol!

Blank Card, Embossing Folders, Friendship, Fun Folds, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, What’s Cookin’

What’s Cookin’? – Dutch Door Fun Fold

My Mom came for an extended visit in May and after two weeks with us, she decided that she was ready to make the move from Arizona to Virginia and live with my husband and me.  I think it was the homecooked food that persuaded her!  She is always asking either "What's for dinner? or… Continue reading What’s Cookin’? – Dutch Door Fun Fold

Birthday, Blank Card, Cards for Men, Stampin' Up!, Turtle Friends

Turtle Friends…..

So.....if you have been reading my blog you might have noticed that my posts lately have been rather sporadic....or just plain missing.   There is a major change in my life....a good one....but it’s meant that I’ve had a little....sometimes a lot....less time to get things done.  Important things to me that help keep my… Continue reading Turtle Friends…..

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Pretty Perennial Triangle Pocket Fun Fold Card

I have finally gotten back to playing with paper...which for me is making cards.  I saw this front triangle pocket card design and thought I’d give it a try.  It was much easier than I thought and I love that it makes the card look like an envelope.  And I think the design is a… Continue reading Pretty Perennial Triangle Pocket Fun Fold Card

Blank Card, Just A Note, Pansy Patch, Seasonal - Spring, Seasonal - Summer, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Pansy Patch Quick and Easy Card

I love pansies....the vibrant colors, soft petals...they are beautiful to use in landscaping....unless you have rogue bunnies in your yard!  A few years ago I bought about 80 pansy plants at a local high school fundraiser to fill a rather large flower bed in front of my house.  I planted them one afternoon.  They looked… Continue reading Pansy Patch Quick and Easy Card

Best Wishes, Embossing Folders, Playing with Patterns, Seasonal - Spring, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Let’s Be Insprired by……Inspiring Iris

It’s easy to overlook stamp sets in the Annual Catalog....especially when a smaller Mini Catalog come out a month of two after the Annual Catalog launch with even more fun stamp sets to play with and if it's a set that carried over from a previous year, sometimes they don't get a second look. Today… Continue reading Let’s Be Insprired by……Inspiring Iris

Birthday, Friendship, General Cards, Party Puffins, Stampin' Up!

Party Puffins Sneak Peak

I'm so excited to share a sneak peak of one of the new stamp sets that is in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be released on May 4th.  Right now I can only show you the cover...but there are lots of goodies inside....new stamp sets along with returning favorites, new ribbons, embellishments, die… Continue reading Party Puffins Sneak Peak

Gift Bags, Seasonal - Easter, Seasonal - Spring, Stampin' Up!, Tags, Bags and More!, Treat Holders, Welcome Easter

Quick Easter Treats

As you might know the Last Chance Retiring List for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now out and those items that are retiring are only available until supplies last.   So you might be asking yourself....why should I buy items that are retiring?  The number one reason is that although Stampin' Up! is retiring those items,… Continue reading Quick Easter Treats

Birthday, Butterfly Brilliance, Fun Folds, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Pop Up Card with Butterfly Brilliance

So many computer problems last week that I didn't get this out (big sigh).  .BUT.....Today is the start of a brand new week, so hoping it will be better!   Today I have a fun card to share with you....a Pop-Up Card using the new Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and coordinating Brilliant Wings Dies.  Not only do… Continue reading Pop Up Card with Butterfly Brilliance

Blank Card, Friends Are Like Seashells, Friendship, Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog, Just A Note, Seasonal - Summer, Stampin' Up!

Seashells by the Seashore…..

Who remembers the tongue twister...She sells seashells by the seashore?  Can you say it three times fast?  Me neither.  Who likes to collect seashells?  Me!  My happy place is the beach.  I love to sit and watch the waves and I also love to walk the beach and look for shells.  I have a very… Continue reading Seashells by the Seashore…..