Late to the party . . .

When I first saw the 2017 Sale-a-Bration catalog the Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp set did not stand out to me, and was not part of my wish list. After weeks of seeing all the card ideas out there I knew on the next order I placed I needed to have that set. Todays card features an image from the set I don’t seem to see as many cards made with. Since… Read More »

Just saying Hello !

While I’m out of town on business for my day job, I thought I would share with you a card made with the Jar of Love Bundle. This card uses Mint Macaron for the card base and a mat made from matching 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper. The flowers where stamped in Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Tempting Turquoise. The flowers are two step stamping, all where inked… Read More »

That strange stamp . . .

Do you like the “Big on Birthdays” Photopolymer stamp set, just not sure what to do with the image below? Well I have the solution for you!   If you are not sure how someone will take that sentiment I have a solution  – cover it !  (thanks to some idea’s I saw on Pinterest mashed together) You can use almost anything the size of the lettering to cover it, I used… Read More »

February Sunday Stamper Cards

Today I’ll be meeting with my Sunday Stampers for our monthly stamping and thought I would share with you the cards we will be making. For two of the cards – Beautiful You & Hey Chick, we are coloring with Watercolor Pencils and using either Blender Pens or Aqua painter’s to move the color around.  Both the Hey Chick stamp stamp set and Gray dotted paper (from the Carried Away… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew 231

Happy Saturday, hope the weather is nice were you are – it’s going to be in the upper 50/low 60’s this weekend, really looking forward to that! Today I thought I would post a card I completed for the Paper Craft Crew weekly challenge. Below is the banner for this sketch challenge, after some thought the past couple days, I finally came up with the card I would like to… Read More »

Need a wedding or anniversary card?

Happy Friday, hope you have some exciting weekend plans. I’ll be having by Sunday Stampers class this weekend, working on thank you cards as a wedding gift and getting ready to go out of town on Monday for my day job. Speaking of weddings, today’s card is perfect for either a wedding or anniversary.  This card features the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and new Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing… Read More »

Layering with Fun Foam

Happy Wednesday, don’t know about you but I sure am ready for the sun and beach, today’s card – Fun in the Sun features just that. I came across this trick for adding dimension to your card using fun foam (purchased at your local craft store) from fellow demonstrator Dena Rekow. To get started I first used Watercolor Paper and the Large Letter Framelits to die cut the word FUN. Using… Read More »

Share Love with PCC230

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve, are you prepared with something sweet for your sweetie? What do you prefer? Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge . . . LOVE . . . Love is so much more than Valentines Day… It is a reflection of individuals we love or events that represent LOVE in out lives!  There are many different ways you express love for someone in your life, today’s card is… Read More »

Make your own embellishment today

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend.  Hopefully the weather is fine where you are, we had about 3″ of snow earlier this week and now it may rain today and be around 50 degrees, sure is a weird weather winter. Today I thought I would share with you a card I made using the new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. This paper has a variety of patterns perfect… Read More »

Have you seen the new Dynamic embossing folder?

Don’t know about you, but I just love me an embossing folder, especially the new  Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folders.  These folders make extra deep, super crisp impressions—great for card fronts and accents. In the 2017 Occasions catalog on page 47 is a new one, the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Size: 4-1/2″ x 6-3/16″ (11.4 x 15.7 cm) and is used with the Big Shot.  Lightly spritz your… Read More »

Card inspired by candy hearts . . .

While doing a little internet surfing I came across the SUO Challenges blog (SUO = Stampin’ Up! Only) and thought I would join the fun. It’s February,  which means it’s time for Valentines! Cards, gifts or treats and treats helped me come up with the idea for my card. How many of you like the little candy hearts with the words on them, I know you are raising your hand right… Read More »

Perfect Plum anyone ?

Last week I shared a card I made using the Photopolymer Stamp Set High Tide, stamping using multiple colors. Today I thought I would share a card using the same design but only Perfect Plum Ink. Love how the card turned out. For the lighthouse, when stamping the first image I stamped off the image then used full strength ink on the outside image. Layering Circle Framelits used for the circles, which are also… Read More »

Hey Chick! Stop and see PCC229 challenge

I’ve officially jumped on the “Hey Chick” bandwagon!  I’ve sIf een so many cards made with this stamp set I just had to place a qualifying order to get one, as it’s a Sale-a-Bration item, free with a $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! While I am doing more traveling for work than I have in the past, I’ve decided that when I’m in town I will try to participate in 1… Read More »

Little about the Light . . .

Over this past weekend I was thinking what a difference a week makes. The weekend of the 21st-22nd it was in the 60’s and we wore shorts and t-shirts and this past weekend, not above 32 and snow flurries! Thought I would use the Photopolymer stamp set High Tide and make a card reminding me warmer days to come and the beach. The main stamp of the set – a… Read More »

Happy Birthday Baby Brother!

Happy Birthday to my baby brother, I just love saying that!  Thought I would share with you the card I made and sent to him. I used the new Balloon Adventures Bundle to create a pop-up card. This bundle is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog on page 5, along with the new Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape. It’s such a cute stamp set and pop-up.  Here is… Read More »

Birthday card share

Thought I would take time today to thank Laura B. for the beautiful birthday card. Laura is a new member of my demonstrator group of 24/7 Stampers and she is learning the ‘ropes’ of stamping. I thought she did a great job on my card – not to mention it’s my favorite type of card – a shaker! She used the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with the stamp set Confetti… Read More »

PCC228 – a Color Challenge – Love You!

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you have a fun filled weekend planned. Last weekend we brought home our new puppy Diesel, thought you might like to see a picture of  him, he is a 8 week old German Shepard. Here he is with my nephew Jake who was in town visiting his girlfriend and stopped by to drop off some birthday cookies for me and meet the new little guy, aren’t… Read More »

Bella and Friend . . .

Today’s cards feature the stamp set Bella & Friends both colored with the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. I just love coloring with the new pencils, using watercolor paper and an aqua painter give you a completely different look than using Whisper White cardstock and blender pens. Not only do I think this is a super cute stamp set that is available in both wood or clear mount, but if… Read More »

Happy Birthday Kenzi!

Happy Birthday Kenzi! Today is my goddaughters birthday and I thought I would share her birthday card with you. She is a freshman at Wittenberg University, following in her sisters footsteps. The card is a Front Dutch Fold card with flaps on the front that are held together with the cascade of flowers down the front, there is even a pocket on the back that holds a tag with a second… Read More »

Stitched Squares Patchwork Card

Today’s card features the new Stitched Shapes Framelits,  cut thoughtfully stitched circles, squares, and ovals in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot.   Framelits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. There are 12 dies in the set: *Circle: 4 dies, largest image 2-7/8″ *Square: 4 dies, largest image 2-5/8”… Read More »