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Stamping is not just for cards

Most everything I post is cards, cards and more cards with a few treat boxes & bags thrown in.  But every once in a while, I get asked to do “make something” for an event.  My niece is pregnant and of course there was a baby shower.  The theme of the shower was “Children’s Books”.… Continue reading Stamping is not just for cards

Stampin' Up!

Out with the Old….In with the New

It’s April 15th and time to think about the next few months and all the exciting things that will be happening in my Stampin’ Up! world.  It’s going to be busy!!  Two of Stampin’ Up’s catalogs are nearing the end....This is sad because lots of stamp sets, embellishments, papers and ribbons will be retiring on… Continue reading Out with the Old….In with the New

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!

Still Blooming with Happiness

I saw this definition of Spring the other day....SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.  So while this definiation is more about flowers and plants blooming back to life after a long winter, it also applies to other parts of our lives.  Change can be good especially when it brings new and… Continue reading Still Blooming with Happiness

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

Happiness Blooms

There are lots of quotes about flowers and happiness, but I think this is my favorite — Happiness blooms where seeds of joy and love are planted.  In terms of real flowers bringing joy....I’d have to plant some seeds, but I am not a good gardener, so this pretty paper from Stampin’ Up! called Happiness Blooms is… Continue reading Happiness Blooms

General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

I have a little spot in my house....that is mine....all mine....and it’s set up to be my crafting spot.  I could call it a “Crafting Cave”....but it’s not in a basement, so it not dark and cave like.  In fact it’s actually quite bright (at least it is when it’s sunny outside and not raining!).… Continue reading This Little Piggy…..Says Thank You!

Baby Shower, Blank Card, General Cards, Stampin' Up!

Darling Baby Card

This card might look familiar if you read my previous blog post about presents last Friday.  Check out that post HERE.  I used the same layout, but just changed the colors and sentiment, ...and I have a different card....and for a different occasion too! The background paper is from the same bright and cheery How Sweet It… Continue reading Darling Baby Card

Birthday, Blank Card, Stampin' Up!

Spread some Birthday Cheer!

Let’s spread some fun birthday cheer!  What’s the best part of having a birthday?  Besides eating cake....it would be the presents!  Everyone likes to get presents. So it’s only fitting that presents are featured on my card today. I used the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper (DSP) again....I actually think I have some… Continue reading Spread some Birthday Cheer!

General Cards, Stampin' Up!

A Stampin’ Retreat

This past week-end I traveled south, leaving the comfort of my Virginia Beach home, where the temperatures were in the 60’s....only to arrive in Blowing Rock....in the mountains of North Carolina.....in time to experience a fierce wind that could have knocked you over and temperatures in the low 30’s.  Brrrr.....In fact there had been a… Continue reading A Stampin’ Retreat

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

A Trio of Butterflies

When I was getting ready for last Card & Chat class, I decided to break out the butterflies.   We did some watercoloring using Aqua Painters and ink pads to make this butterfly card that I blogged about last week.  But then I decided to show how to use the Aqua Painters in a different way.… Continue reading A Trio of Butterflies

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Valentine’s Day

Not Your Traditional Valentine

When you think of Valentine’s Day, what colors immediately come to mind?  Ruby Red?, Pale Pink? Bright Pink?  Powder Pink? Cranberry Red? Maybe a little white to go with all that red and pink?  How about green?  Green’s not on your Valentine radar?  It wasn’t on mine either, but Soft Sea Foam Green was one… Continue reading Not Your Traditional Valentine