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 »

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 »