PCC236 Square Sketch with Confetti Celebrations

Hope you are having a good weekend, the weather was beautiful here on Saturday, high of 73 and mostly sunny. I decided it wa a good day to get the car washed and boy does it look nice, unfortunately with thunderstorms expected today I’m sure it will get dirty quickly. Now you would think with the weather this nice we would have cooked on the grill, not us, my husband… Read More »

Need a quick card? Have some designer paper ?

Happy Saturday, it’s a beautiful morning here in Cranberry Township, the sun is currently shining and I’m sitting out on the sun porch enjoying my morning coffee. Yesterday we had a high temperature of 72 degrees, sure hope the weekend is similar. Today I thought I would share a quick easy card with matching envelope, something I like to call a Simple Saturday card.  I know you have a stash… Read More »

Simple & Easy Shadow Box Card

Happy Thursday, one more day until the weekend!  Any special plans or just relaxing?  I’m hoping to craft after a busy last weekend. Today’s card features the Balloon Adventures Bundle which includes the Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set and matching Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits as well as the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Carried Away Designer Series Paper for a Shadow Box Card. This card looks simple at first, but when you open it… Read More »

Shari & Dave’s Wedding

Last weekend my cousin Shari married Dave, her partner of over 20 years. Today I thought I would share with you the wedding card I made for them as well as my gift to them, thank you cards. Shari & Dave’s daughter Kenzi, along with sisters Erika and Jessie were in the wedding along with their brother Josh and Shari’s brother Jerry. Fun time was had by everyone at this non-traditional wedding. The… Read More »

PCC235 Card sketch with Sale-A-Bration items

Happy Sunday, hope you are having a great weekend. The card and St. Patrick’s Day treat bags were really enjoyed by the kids at the party, I’m already thinking about next year! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235. Click on the image for a link to their blog to check out their design teams cards and play along if you like. To make my card… Read More »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, perfect way to start an early weekend (I’m on vacation today).  I’ll be making my famous Pistachio Bundt cake (which is green inside thanks to the pudding and green food coloring) to take to the party we are going to this evening.  The party has become a tradition since we meet the Gilliland’s. Each year I take a hand made card to the hosts and they… Read More »

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin including free gift

Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of the April Paper Pumpkin kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Embrace your inner artist and skip to the… Read More »

PCC234 – Card Sketch with Fresh Fruit

Hope you all had a great weekend. Did you remember to set your clocks ahead one hour?  I’ve spent mine doing some chores around the house and attending my cousin Shari’s wedding. Later this week I will share her card and thank you cards I made as a gift to the happy couple. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew PCC234 card sketch. Don’t forget to check out their… Read More »

Have you tried the masking technique lately?

Lately I’ve seen a lot of buzz online about “masking” and thought I would share with you a couple cards I’ve made using this technique.  It’s a rather simple technique, were you create a “mask” to hide a portion of the paper or image and stamp on the open area. For my cards, I die cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits and a piece of copier paper to create the… Read More »

Stampy Wackers Guy Swap

Happy Thursday, one day closer to the weekend! I’m part of a group called Stampy Wackers and about every other month there is a swap.  A swap is where you make cards and share one with each person the group. This is a pretty cool swap in that you make your cards and mail them to the others in the swap and in turn you received everyone’s card in the mail.… Read More »

Sweet Tuesday

I’m sure you have heard of Taco Tuesday or even Meatloaf Monday – were you have a specific food based on the day of the week, well I’ve switched it up to Sweet Tuesday – featuring the 2017 Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks and from the Annual Catalog the stamp set Bella & Friends. While I was working on this card over the weekend, my dogs Nitro and Diesel were resting… Read More »

Tic-Tac-Toe with PCC233

Hope you are having a great weekend, it’s cold here but the sun is shing. Before I get started with today’s card, I want to take time to thank the design team over at the Paper Craft Crew Blog for picking my cards as Top Picks for challenge 229 and 231, click on the numbers to see those cards.  I am truly honored to be picked! Today’s card is for… Read More »

Hey Chick, have a nice day!

Happy Friday, any special plans this weekend?  Around the holidays I purchased an extra turkey and this weekend we will be having our Spring version of Thanksgiving dinner – sure looking forward to roasted turkey, homemade stuffing and buttered carrots. Today’s card features the 2017 Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Hey Chick!, one of the most popular of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.  The images are just so much fun to color using… Read More »

New Sale-a-bration items

Welcome to March – National Craft Month, perfect month for all us stamper/crafters out there! Last week Stampin’ Up! introduced three new products to the free Sale-A-Bration item choices Reverse Words Stamp Set – #144316 (W) or #143319 (C) Make a Medallion Stamp Set – #143274 (photopolymer) 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum & Bermuda Bay) – #143831 Today I am featuring the Mint Macaron glimmer paper in… Read More »

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 »