Birthday, Blank Card, Father’s Day, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thank You, Uncategorized

A Traveler’s Birthday Card

My husband’s birthday was earlier this week.  I would have shared his card with you earlier, but we took a little trip for his birthday.....he actually got to celebrate multiple days because we did all his favorite things — Went to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, ate BBQ at a Black Hog BBQ in… Continue reading A Traveler’s Birthday Card

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

Monotone Monday – Petals & More

Hello....welcome to Monotone Monday!  Or maybe I should have named this post I’ve Got the Monday Blues.  Either way, the card I’m going to share today was a little happy accident...and it started with blue branches. I was actually making another one of these cards for a friend.  You can read about it in this… Continue reading Monotone Monday – Petals & More

Blank Card, Simple Stamping, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

There are so many good and fun stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd.  But just because they are retiring from the catalog, doesn’t mean that they can’t be used to make beautiful cards. Petal Palette is another one of my first purchases....and there is so much goodness in this stamp set that it comes… Continue reading Retiring Favorites – Petal Palette

Baby Shower, Stampin' Up!, Tags, Bags and More!

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!