PCC212 Color Challenge with Paisleys & Posies

Hope you all had a good Saturday, we went to our only concert of the ‘summer’ Jason Aldean and had a great time. Opening acts were One Thousand Horse and Thomas Rhett, they all put on great shows.  Since the weather was so nice yesterday we even went earlier and tailgated! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, a Color Challenge.  When I saw their post it was the same… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Acorny Thank You

Happy Saturday, welcome to the weekend. It’s Simple Saturday, where I use one stamp set to create my card.  Today’s card uses the Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Stamp set found in the Annual Catalog along with it’s matching punch. This is the perfect card to make for the first weekend of fall.  After 88 degrees yesterday it feels more that a fall morning at 62 degrees. To start my card,… Read More »

Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy birthday to my niece Maya. Today  I’m sharing with you the card and birthday banner I sent her. The card is a bendy when put together but mails flat. Maya is growing up to be such a beautiful young lady. Here is a picture of her with her brother Jake from when he started college this year. Bendy part of the card Birthday banner I created   Close up… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Birthday Blooms

Welcome to Simple Saturday were I use one stamp set to make one card. Today I’m featuring the Birthday Blooms Stamp set, which comes in wood or clear and the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. To make today’s card I’ve used a Whisper White card base with a piece of designer series paper matted on Melon Mambo. Next I stamped the sentiment and used one of the nesting… Read More »

Congratulations Ann

Today I thought I would share with you the card I sent to friend and fellow demonstrator Ann Clemmer who recently hit a sales milestone. It’s always nice to recognize people for their achievements and today’s card does that. My card features the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and Washi tape along with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies. Simple yet elegant, this card is easy to mass produce and… Read More »

Wonderful Years – part 2

Happy Tuesday, hope all is well with you. I’m here in Stamford CT this week for my day job in accounting and finance but wanted to make sure to share some projects with you. This Gate fold Peek-a- Boo card uses the other main sentiment from the Wonderful Year stamp set. This time I used White Stampin’ Emboss powder for the sentiment and sponge daubers along with Cherry Cobbler and Emerald… Read More »

Would you like to be part of the Stampin’ Up! Family?

One of the nice things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (besides meeting the nicest people) is that you can work it around your life and not the other way around.  Some demonstrators are full time, meaning it’s their main job but for me it’s different, I have a full time job in accounting and finance that keeps me rather busy Monday through Friday. But, I LOVE to create, stamp… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Wonderful Year

Welcome to Simple Saturday, one stamp set for one card. Today I am featuring the Wonderful Year stamp set, which comes in both wood and clear mount. I’ve not done much heat embossing lately and thought the new Copper Stampin Emboss powder along with the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper went together nicely which gave me the idea for todays card.  The card base is Emerald Envy with a piece… Read More »

Stamp Ink Paper #64

We sure have had a strange week of weather, the last few days mid afternoon while the sun was brightly shining the rain came pouring down for no more than about five minutes, with rainbows following. For some reasons rainbows always make me think of family and friends who have passed away and puts a smile on my face. It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any blog challenges, but… Read More »

Have you used your envelope punch board lately?

Say it isn’t so, you haven’t used your envelope punch board for awhile, or worse you don’t have one. Just look at these cute totes you can make using one. They are perfect for the holidays or just about any reason. Last week I received my email from SplitcoastStampers, a stampers community and when I saw these cute little totes Susan Campfield was sharing with us, I need I had… Read More »

Happy Birthday Jason!

Today’s card is the birthday card I sent my godson Jason this year. Even though he is 16 years younger than me, you are never to old for a spinner card, they are fun for all ages. So, how old am I, let’s just say I was in high school when he was born. The card features the Sliding Star Framelits Dies, Confetti Celebration and Balloon Celebration Stamp set. This card was… Read More »

Simple Saturday featuring Halloween Treats

Welcome to Simple Saturday, one stamp set for one card. Today I’m featuring the new “Halloween Treat” stamp from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. Today’s card features some of the new products from the Halloween Night Product Suite: Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper (includes 1 each of 2 single sided silver foil designs) Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape Halloween Night Baker’s Twine Making this card was rather easy, using Pumpkin… Read More »

2016 Holiday Catalog is here!

The 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live today! Click on the catalog below and go directly to the online catalog. There are so many beautiful stamp set, bundles and accessories in this catalog. Each Sunday, starting September 25th I will feature a Christmas project with instructions for the “12 weeks before Christmas”.     Here is the card I created with the new Star of Light Bundle, which features the… Read More »

Strawberry Spinner

Happy Wednesday, half way through the week and closer to the weekend. Plans have changed around here for the weekend. This past Sunday the skimmer on the pool filter broke so we closed the pool for the year.  With my work schedule. I’ll be out of town mid month, made no sense to have a new skimmer installed, refill pool with water (lost about one foot of water) then drain it in a… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Pop of Paradise

Since today is the last Saturday in August, I thought using the Pop of Paradise stamp set and bright colors was just perfect for my Simple Saturday card. They say the temperature will be about 90 degrees here today and humidity is on the rise, watch out pool here I come! For my card I used the stamps in the set to create my own background Designer Series Paper for… Read More »

Sitting Here with the boys for National Dog Day!

Today’s post is in honor of National Dog Day. Features photo’s of our boys Bandit and Nitro and a card made with the Photopolymer stamp set Sitting Here. The dog in the stamp set reminds me of how the boys like to lie around which meant the stamp set was a must have for me. Don’t you cat lovers worry, the stamp set also has a cat as well, so… Read More »

Post-it Tape = Cool looking card

Happy Wednesday, half way through the week. The weather here is beautiful this morning so I’m sitting in the sun porch listening to the cars of the interstate and birds, great white noise if you ask me. I can hear the dogs in the yard below walking around enjoying the cooler morning temperatures.  The kids in our school district go back today so I’m sure soon I will hear school… Read More »

Spinner, Shaker and Serene Scenery cards

Today I thought I would share with you the cards my ladies are making today as part of my Sunday Stampers group. We will be making a Shaker Card, featuring Jar of Love Bundle, which is also an easel and can be removed from the card base, a Spinner Card featuring the Shooting Star Bundle, with either a smiley or circle and last a card using paper from the Serene… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Fresh Fruit

Welcome to Simple Saturday, one stamp set for one card. For the longest time, I didn’t think I needed this stamp set or the matching Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, well was I wrong. Today I am featuring the stamp set only. In a future Simple Saturday I will combine the paper and stamp set. This is an extremely versatile set and I’m having tons of fun with it, it’s… Read More »

How did I do that?

Happy Friday. Earlier this week I told you I would explain how I made the easel portion of my shaker card, well today is the day.  I want to again thank fellow demonstrator Connie Stewart for this idea, it’s definitely a cute feature to add when making a shaker card. The shaker jar of fishes, can be removed from the front of the card and sit on your desk or anywhere you… Read More »