Have you tried the Retiform Technique?

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is off to a good start. Today’s card features the Retiform technique. I’m sure some of you are asking what exactly is Retiform – well according to my Webster dictionary Retiform is “composed of crossing lines and interstices”, that’s rather technical but does explain the lines used to separate the different sections. For my card, I used Post It Notes to block off a section,… Read More »

Clean & Simple Butterfly Basics Card

On Tuesday Stampin’ Up! opened registration for the November 2017 On Stage event in Salt Lake City, within 24 hours attendance was at capacity – wow, that was quick!  I was lucky enough to register and even have events planned for while I am there.  There’s dinner & a card swap Wednesday, massage before On Stage starts Thursday, a PJ’s & Card swap Thursday night and team dinner on Saturday. … Read More »

Preview of Painted Harvest for PCC255

Hope you had a nice weekend, it’s a short work week for me as I’m on vacation Thursday & Friday, nothing special planned, hope to get some pool and crafting time in, we might even go to the Rogers Flea Market Friday morning and have some fresh hot Amish donuts! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC255, the banner is below.  Thought I would use the… Read More »

August 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

Today I thought I would share with you the cards my Sunday Stampers will be making today. I’m featuring the Carols of Christmas Bundle (stamp set & matching dies), Daisy Delight Bundle (stamp set with matching daisy punch, which just happens to be the best selling punch in 5 years) and Glossy Paper with a ink refill/spritzing technique. Here is a close up of the Two Way Fun Fold card… Read More »

Watermelon for PCC254

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice relaxing weekend. Here is southwestern Pennsylvania it was more like a fall weekend than summer, highs only in the low 70’s. Saturday was filled with errands and I spent some time Sunday doing a little crafting, including making todays project. When I first saw the Paper Craft Crew Inspirational Challenge – Backyard BBQ, I was rather stumped on what to do. While laying… Read More »

Birthday card with Glossy handmade background

Today is my sister-in-law Debbie’s birthday and she is a fan of purple, so today’s card is for her! The background is made with drops of re-inker, rubbing alcohol in a spritzer and glossy white cardstock. There are so many techniques that you can use glossy white cardstock with, I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! is selling it again. To make the background I put a few drops of re-inker on… Read More »

Bright & Shiny Treat Bag

Today I thought I would feature a bright & shiny treat bag I put together using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. Perfect for a notecard, gift card or small treat. With Foil Frenzy – so many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Makes a statement with classic patterns combined with foil accents. * Bright color foil designs printed on heavyweight… Read More »

*** Carols of Christmas Special Pre-Release ***

Today marks the special Pre-Release of the Carols of Christmas Bundle, the top rated bundle from all the holiday research. While the new 2017 Holiday catalog starts September 1, this bundle is available for purchase today. The bundle includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp set (13 red rubber stamps in either clear or wood mount) and matching Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. While you can purchase the items separately, why… Read More »

Swap cards rec’d from Stampy Wackers

A couple days ago I shared with you the card I made for the June Stampy Wackers swap and today I’m sharing with you the cards I’ve received. Cards from (top left to bottom right): Akemi Geary, Lyn Lang, Susan Webster and Bev Mamayek Cards from (top left to bottom right): Jennie Thompson, Judy Phillips, Robin Greer and Cheryl Duncan. Cards from Natalie Gramley and Jacalyn Groves. Cards from Denise… Read More »

Split Closure Tri Fold Card for PCC253

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is off to a good start. After a few humid days, this morning was much cooler with a slight breeze, perfect for coffee on the sun porch while reading all my favorite blogs. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge – Choose any combination of 3 colors for PCC253. The banner is below, click for a link to their blog to see the… Read More »

June 2017 Stampy Wackers Swap Card

Today I thought I would share with you the card I made for the June Stampy Wackers swap. Stampy Wackers is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group I am part of. What’s nice about this swap is that you mail your card to everyone in the group and they mail you their card – this way each day you have some happy mail to look forward to and I’ve been receiving… Read More »

Same Design 3 ways and sneak peek

So how is your week going, I’m getting ready for a few more vacation days, we have some day trips planned, hopefully the weather cooperates and it’s not to hot & humid. Today I’m sharing some cards that were fun to make, they feature the same basic layout and using Stampin’ Up! Designer Series paper makes it easy. Pick the paper you like, I used Be Merry, Eastern  Palace Specialty… Read More »

Christmas in July for PCC252

Here is my first “Christmas in July” card and the timing is perfect, the week of Hallmark Christmas in July movies comes to an end Sunday night as I watch the movies and make my card. We just love Christmas, my husband and I start decorating mid November and enjoy having the house decorated by Thanksgiving.  For my first Christmas card I decided on Real Red and Emerald Envy, with… Read More »

Only 1 week left to join Stampin’ Up! and take advantage of the Starter Kit Deal!

July Starter Kit Deal! When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit this month (July 1 – 31), you will get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product and the kit ships for free). Plus you will receive the BONUS Essentials Gift Pack & Free Stamp Set including: Paper Snips ($10 value) – Great for all your fussy cutting. Snail Adhesive ($7 value)… Read More »

Next time I need to check better for updates :(

When Stampin’ Up has their On Stage events they ask for demonstrators to share samples of cards and projects on display boards, knowing this November, when Stampin’ Up! holds their gathering for demonstrators in Salt Lake City, Utah, which I plan on attending I’ve been waiting for them to ask for demonstrator to submit some of their personal best projects for consideration as a display board presenter. When I noticed… Read More »

Clean & Simple with Jar of Love

Today’s card is a clean and simple card using the  Jar of Love stamp set for the images and Sunshine Sayings for the greeting. While the Jar of Love stamp set has matching framelits and Sunshine Sayings has coordinating Thinlits, it’s nice to have a one layer card that packs a punch, for me this card does that. To get started I stamped all the flowers randomly on a base… Read More »

Daisy is new to me for PCC251

Happy Tuesday! The theme for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge fits me perfectly when it comes to the Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle (Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set and matching Daisy Punch).  You see, I was late to the party in ordering it (not until end of June) and late to use it (Monday night).  Most demonstrators preordered it and when the catalog went live June 1st, due to so… Read More »

July 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

In my last post I showed you the gift baskets I made using my cards for my Class Picnic this past Saturday, they were a hit, the winners really liked them. Here is a picture of the group, Class of 1976 from North Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA – we hope more will come when we do this again next year. I have a special idea planned for next!… Read More »

So what do I do with the cards I make?

So many times I’m asked what do I do with all the cards I make, today I will share one of those with you. I like to use them for gift baskets for events.  I’m a member of the North Hills High School class of 1976, each month a group gathers for dinner where you get to meet both new and old friends. Each month we take photo, the June… Read More »

Stamp Set with Stamps for Every Season

Happy Wednesday, we are half way through the week, closer to the weekend. It’s going to be another hot & humid day here with rain showers possible, sometime it feels like Groundhog Day – same thing, day after day. Perfect day to stay inside and doing some crafting. Today I am featuring products from the Color Theory Suite by Stampin’ Up.  The stamp set, Colorful Season a 24 count stamp… Read More »