More Eclipse Technique cards

Hope you are having a good week, ready for the weekend? This week I’ve been working on cards for swaps I’ll be participating in while at the Stampin’ Up On Stage event in Salt Lake City this November and well as cards to start my Sunday of Christmas project, this Sunday, September 24th is the first of the 12 Sunday’s of Christmas. Thought I would share a couple other eclipse… Read More »

Happy Birthday to my favorite niece!

Today is my niece Maya’s birthday and I thought I would share the birthday card I made and sent her with you, an eclipse card – where the image is stamped, then a word die cut and when the letters are added back, they are backed with foam adhesive strips for added depth. It’s hard to believe Maya is a teenager now, seems like just yesterday she was a little… Read More »

Simple Easy Crafting Forever

Hope you had a nice weekend. Today’s card is clean, simple and perfect for any crafter in your life, featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set. Both card’s use “soft” colors,  Soft Sky and Soft Suede. Perfect for letting your favorite crafter know that you are thinking about them. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, hope you are inspired to try making cards. Have a great day –… Read More »

Sending Love with PCC259

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend, hope you have some fun plans. I’m hoping to get a bunch of crafting done and enjoy the beautiful weather. Stampin’ Up! is having there OnStage event in Salt Lake City in November and I have about 100 cards I need to make for various swaps (trading cards with other demonstrators) and I’d like to make sure they are all completed by the… Read More »

Sassy meets Big on Birthdays!

How’s your week going? I just haven’t felt like myself lately and took a few days off to just relax and get my crafting mojo back in gear. At a recent dinner with friends I was asked about making some birthday cards for a friend that are a little sassy and right away I thought of the stamp set – Big on Birthdays and that “special stamp” – you know… Read More »

Get Well Wishes for PCC258

Happy Sunday night, hope you’ve had a good weekend and to those in the path of Irma, praying that you all are safe. We closed the pool Saturday as the weather has been rather cool, night temperatures in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s/low 70’s – not exactly pool weather. The water was really cold! I did enjoy the mornings, cuddled under a blanket on the porch having coffee… Read More »

Reverse Eclipse Card for a Special Birthday

This week my godson Jason’s celebrated his birthday, today I thought I would share his card with you. Each year I look forward to making him a card with a new technique.  A hot new technique right now is an eclipse card, where the paper is stamped, letters are die cut and the letter backed with Stampin’ Dimensional’s and raised up on the card front, for mine I raised the… Read More »

Painted Harvest – part 2

Thought today I would share a couple addition cards I’ve made using the new Painted Harvest Photopolymer stamp set. While this is a sunflower-themed set, the flower can be stamped in any color combination and even stamped and cut out for added depth to the card. Tip: When using a photopolymer stamp set it’s good to have a surface with a little give under your paper, try the Stampin’ Pierce… Read More »

So Many Shells – So Many Ways

Happy Labor Day! hope you are able to spend some time relaxing, both Nitro and Diesel are relaxing themselves with me on the porch today. I was hoping for some final pool time, but the pool is like an ice cube – just way to cold, guess next weekend we’ll be closing it up for the season. I thought, since it’s the last official day of summer, that I would… Read More »

Painted Harvest

Yesterday, September 1st the 2017 Stampin’ Up Holiday went live. Today I am featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the catalog, Painted Harvest. With the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle you can send someone the beauty of autumn with this sunflower-themed set! * Quantity: 13 photopolymer stamps * Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d Leaf Punch * Punched image: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm) *… Read More »

It’s here! the 2017 Holiday Catalog

Today September 1, the new 2017 Catalog goes live at 3am MT which means it live now.  Woohoo! Since is live now a link to the new catalog is below along with Stampin’ Up! video’s for your viewing pleasure to see some of the new products.  Tomorrow I will feature one of my favorite bundles from the new catalog, Painted Harvest.   Here are video’s highlighting some of the new… Read More »

Whole Lot of Lovely

Today I thought I would create a post for all the folks impacted by Harvey this weekend.  I cannot image the feeling of having to leave my house, not sure if it will be there when I return, the rain, wind and aftermath you will have to deal with.  I have both friends and work colleagues in the path of Harvey.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with… Read More »

A B C’s for PCC257

Happy Saturday, hope your weekend is starting off good. The weather here is beautiful, just wish it was a little warmer so I could get some pool time in. Temperatures are in the low 70’s, more like the beginning of fall. I was a little stumped when I first saw this week’s challenge over at Paper Craft Crew – Back to School.  We don’t have kids so for me Back… Read More »

Beach Themed Shaker Card

Well now, we are half way through the week, I’m not sure about you but the weekend will not be here soon enough for me. Lucky for me tomorrow (Thursday) is my Friday, as I have the real Friday as vacation day, yeah! Do you hear the beach calling your name? It sounds a lot like what you hear when these stamps are calling to you. Answer all the calls!… Read More »

Oh So Eclectic meets PCC256

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, mine was four days and now back to work Monday morning. Lucky for me, it’s a four day week this week and next, with another four day weekend! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge, PCC256.  Banner for sketch below, click on it for a link to their blog to check out their design team projects as well as play along.… Read More »

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 »