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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 »

Pop of Paradise

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend. I was able to spend a few hours in the craft room preparing for this month’s Sunday Stampers class, as well as have a manicure & pedicure, oh how I love that! Having my nails polished makes me feel good and this time I tried a new Nail Dip Powder on my finger nails, it’s non-toxic, shiny, crack & chip resistant, environmentally… Read More »

Wood Textures Designer Paper = Quick & Easy Birthday card

Happy Saturday!  Today I thought I would share with you a quick & easy card featuring a piece of paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  Bring the look of the outdoors inside with these natural, rustic patterns. Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Fronts and backs are similar grains and colors for ideal use in die cutting. Paper… Read More »

Do you collect shells at the seashore, I did for PCC250

Don’t know about you, but a three day work week is great, Monday – Wednesday – Friday all in a row. Hope everyone had a good July 4th. I was able to get some pool time in and relax with friends. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #250, Tic-Tac-Toe, you get to choose any three items down, across or diagonally. Click on the Paper Craft Crew banner… Read More »

Happy July 4th !

Happy Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July, is a holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of… Read More »

July Bonus Days start now!

    Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days – July 1 – 31, 2017, Earn in July – Redeem in August Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon emailed to you direct from Stampin’ Up! that you can use August 1–31.   Earning July 1 – 31 – – – Important Details: Keep you codes! Save both… Read More »

Send a note to let them know you are thinking about them

Happy Thursday, we are one day closer to the weekend. Do you have any special July 4th plans, maybe a cookout or trip? I’m hoping for some pool time and ribs made in the smoker. Today’s card is simple to make and perfect to send someone to let them know you are thinking about them. The card is made with the stamp set – Just Add Text, you know how… Read More »

Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law Diane!

Yesterday was my sister-in-law Diane’s birthday, today I thought I would share with you the birthday card and box (with gift inside) I made for her. The card features the Naturally Eclectic Product Suite which includes: Oh So Eclectic Bundle Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Ribbon Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper For her card I used Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock. Leaves were stamped in… Read More »

June 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

Today I am sharing with you the projects that the ladies of my Sunday Stampers group will be making. The cards below feature the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste (which I colored Tranquil Tide and added Dazzling Diamond Glitter and mixed it up on the Silicone Craft Sheet) and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle. Embossing Paste – Texture has been made even easier, mix a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to… Read More »

Shades of Blue Eclectic for PCC249

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is starting off to a good start. After all the rain yesterday today is beautiful and sunny. I’ll be getting ready to host my Sunday Stampers at the house tomorrow and have a manicure & pedicure scheduled later in the day, a monthly treat to myself. What do you treat yourself to? Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCC249 challenge, the… Read More »

Polished Stone Technique

Today I’m sharing a technique I was reminded of now that Stampin’  Up! is selling Glossy Card stock again. Glossy card stock is 8.5″ x 11″, comes 10 in a pack and has a glossy finish on one side, matte finish on the other and not acid free. For this technique you need glossy card stock, re-inkers (2-3 colors), two cotton balls and rubbing alcohol.  Take one cotton ball, add some… Read More »

Sometime Simple is Best

Hope you are having a good week, today I thought I would share a card that was easy to make and packs a punch. I’m featuring the Just Add Text stamp set, which comes in both wood and clear-mount. You know how to create the card background, and these stamps will make it easy to get the right words in place every time. A mixture of fonts and styles will… Read More »

Be Inspired by PCC248

Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend. I was able to spend time in the pool both days until the thunderstorms rolled in Sunday afternoon, then it became chores and craft time. It’s always best to get pool time in when you can on the weekend, no guarantee the next weekend will be as nice. Todays card is for the FIRST Inspiration Challenge for Challenge #248 with the Paper Craft Crew.  The… Read More »

Wood Textures Suite = cute crate & note cards

Happy Saturday, it’s going to be a hot one here in Pittsburgh, the perfect pool day. I’ll be spending some time in the pool and going to a picnic, what about you, what are you doing today? Today I am featuring items from the Wood Textures Suite – the Wood Words Bundle & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The stamp and die in this bundle combine to create darling… Read More »

Lemon Lime Birthday

Hope you are having a good week. Today’s card features one of my new favorite 2017-2019 In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist which I used for the card base, stamping and the new ½” twist ribbon. I’ve used a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper for the mat, Layering Oval Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits for the focal image. For the stamped image I used the flower stamp from Wood Words… Read More »