Celebrate Beautiful You !

Todays card features the new stamp set Beautiful You. If you are a fan of Pinterest, and who isn’t, I’m sure you have seen a variety of cards made with this stamp set. The images are perfect for coloring with one of the stamped images included, coloring with watercolor pencils, ink and your Aqua Painter or even paper piecing. My card, featuring Watermelon Wonder and Emerald Envy uses of the… Read More »

Lighthouse of Hope

Today’s card features the new High Tide stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. This is a photopolymer stamp set and includes 16 stamps. When I first saw this set, I knew I needed to get it, I love the beach and the sentiments just made me feel good inside. The card is rather simple, with all black stamped images on a piece of paper from the Serene Scenery Designer Series… Read More »

Let’s doing some coloring and dragonflying

Earlier this month I featured four cards made with items from the new Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalog, this week I feature the cards in more detail on how they were made. First up are cards using Dragonfly Dreams and Inside the Lines Designer Series paper. I just love this cluster of Dragonflies Thinlit, there are so many possibilities with this die. It teams perfectly with any greeting – from the coordinating… Read More »

24/7 Swap both near and far

Happy Saturday. Today my up-line manager Ann is hosting a live swapping event for the “24/7 Stampers” (her demonstrator group) and since many of us are not local we have the option to participate by mail While others will be making each others cards together, my mail I send in already completed cards and will receive a group of card via mail in a few days. Thought I would share with you the card I’m swapping… Read More »

Happy Celebrations!

Today I am featuring a unique stamp set, Happy Celebrations, that pairs with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. These embossing folders create a “Debossed” Impression, allowing you to stamp over the embossed image. My choice for today was to use the Happy folder, the other folder is Celebrate. Card base is Tip Top Taupe with a mat of Watermelon Wonder Designer Series Paper. The Whisper White layer was… Read More »

Fancy and Elegant Thank you card

Today I’m featuring a fun card made with the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle which includes the Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies. The card starts with a card base of Sweet Sugarplum and a mat of Basic Black. The Whisper White mat was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum with the dots image from the set and greeting stamped in Memento Black. To finish the card a Basic Black solid Dragonfly and Sweet Sugarplum Detailed… Read More »

Are you hungry? look for a food truck

Today I am featuring one of the stamp sets from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog, Tasty Trucks #143300, if you are a fan of food trucks, this is the stamp set for you. To start the card I stamped images from the set in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral card stock. When planning on doing this type of stamping I always make sure the ink pad is well inked for… Read More »

Isn’t he cute?

The first time I looked through the new Occasions catalog, the one stamp set that jumped out to me was the Yummy in the Tummy set. I just love these cute little monsters! Today I thought I would show you two cards made with this set – one watercolored using an Aqua Painter and another using the new Watercolor Pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors! This example uses the Bermuda Bay reinker… Read More »

2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live today!

Happy Wednesday, today is a big day in stamping land – the new Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions catalog goes live and Sale-A-Bration starts! For those of you newer to Stampin’ Up!, Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest events of the year, here’s why: SHOP – During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) JOIN Stampin’… Read More »

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 to all you crafters out there! May the new year bring you good health and happiness. So who’s having pork and sauerkraut today for luck throughout the new year? We are, along with my famous baked beans and mashed potatoes. What is more appropriate than for me to make my favorite type of card, a shaker, to welcome in the New Year! Today’s card combines two great stamp sets (Thoughtful Banners &… Read More »

Simple Saturday with Baby Bear

Welcome to Simple Saturday, using one stamp set to create your card. Today I am featuring the photopolymer stamp set Baby Bear. Remember how a childhood teddy bear holds many great memories, for my brother it was a bear named Pinky. Why not start a baby’s life out with the right teddy bear and the good memories will follow.  Baby Bear is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the… Read More »

Going . . . going . . . gone

Just about a week left of the Stampin’ Up! Year End Closeouts, thought I would share the listing of available products, remember quantities are while supply lasts. Here are the Closeout Bundles: Here are the Close Out Holiday Stamp Sets: Here are the Close Out Paper items: and finally the Close Out Everything else: Reminder, the new 2017 Occasions Catalog along with Sale-a-Bration starts January 4th. Thank you for stopping… Read More »

If you need packaging for a card and gift, look no further

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends. We had a nice time on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day with family. On Christmas Eve we do a Gift Grab Bag, this year I did a handmade card sampler as my gift.  As a special treat I made each person Hershey Nugget gift bag (individually wrap five nuggets with a 1″x 3″ piece of… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, hope you are enjoying this time with family and friends making memories! The perfect backdrop for today’s card was sitting in our Christmas tree, hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful day, Craft On!

Christmas card tour

Hi there, are you ready for the holiday? Thought I would take time to share with you some of the handmade Christmas cards I received  this year. First is a card from Valory, one of the 24/7 Stampers (the demonstrator group I’m in with Stampin’ Up!). I’ve met Valory at a few Stampin’ Up! functions, she lives in California.  The greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set  and the… Read More »

Thinking of You . . .

Sometime you just want to send a card to let someone know you are thinking of them, they could be sick, going through a rough patch or just to let them know you care, today’s card is perfect for that. I’m using the Paisley & Posies Photopolymer Stamp set for the images and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting, with this stamp set you can even change up the greeting for… Read More »

12th Sunday of Christmas – recap & easy project

Welcome to the 12th Sunday of Christmas, the 12 Sundays before Christmas, each with a different stamp set and projects. Today is a recap of the prior 11 weeks and a quick and easy project for week 12. 1st Sunday featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle: Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch 2nd Sunday featuring the Reason for the Season Stamp Set 3rd Sunday featuring… Read More »

Simple Saturday – featuring simple card design

Welcome to Simple Saturday, today I am featuring cards make using a simple card design started from looking at some of the scraps I had laying around the crafting table. There were some 4″ x 4″ pieces of designer series paper and I thought why not layering them to create a card. The basics for the card: Card base – 4¼” x 11″ scored at 5½” for either top or side… Read More »

Sunshine Happiness

Don’t know about you but the last few weeks have been extremely busy with work and holiday events that I’ve not had much time for crafting. Cards are made & out, cookies baked and presents wrapped. Over the remaining weeks of December I have some vacation time and plan on spending a portion of it crafting, need to spend time checking out my pre-ordered 2017 Occasions & Sale-a-Bration products, can’t wait to share… Read More »

11th Sunday of Christmas – Gift Ideas

Welcome to the 11th Sunday of Christmas, where I share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. This week I am featuring items you can make for easy last minute gifts and the final week will be a summary of all the prior weeks. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects.… Read More »