Succulent Garden Easter Card

Hope you are having a good weekend. Friday we had snow and today’s high temperature is supposed to be around 70. I’m enjoying a lot of time on my sun porch, grilling some steaks and getting some crafting done. Tomorrow (April 10th) is a big day with Stampin Up!, the retired list will be available at 1 p.m. Mountain time. Any guesses as to what stamp sets will be retiring… Read More »

Cool Watercolor Background

Happy Friday, today I thought I would share with you a card with a really cool watercolor background using watercolor paper, aqua painters and re-inkers. To create the background I put a few drops ink on a disposable plate and added a few drops of water. Next, I spritzed water over the watercolor paper and using my aqua painter swooshed color light to dark across the paper. Once the paper… Read More »

Important Dates Reminder !

Hi there, Now that Sale-a-Bration is over, I’m sure you are wondering about the upcoming new 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! catalog, the retiring products from the current catalogs, and basically, “What happens next? Here are the important dates to watch for: April 8, 2017:  Demonstrators attending a Stampin’ Up! On Stage event will see the new 2017-2018 catalog! April 10, 2017 – 1pm MT: Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks… Read More »

PCC237 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice weekend. Saturday it was cold and rainy then Sunday was sunny and much warmer. We spent sometime Sunday working on the “mud bowl”, better known as the back yard. With all the rain we’ve had the last couple months and the dogs running around we needed to put down some grass seed and cover it with hay, with any luck new grass will… Read More »

600 Blog Posts!

Happy Saturday, today we are celebrating my 600th blog post, woo hoo ! ! ! I want to take time to thank everyone who stops by to visit my blog, I really appreciate the time you take from your   Thank you for stopping by, have a great day – Craft On! Click on any of the images below for more product information or to order directly from my on-line… Read More »

Last day of Sale-a-bration 2017!

Happy Friday, today March 31st is the last day of Sale-a-bration 2017. Today I am featuring  cards I’ve made with the Sale-a-bration stamp sets. Click on any of the images to see the original post with all supplies used listed. First up: Avant Garden, a photopolymer stamp set. Next is Tasty Trucks, a photopolymer stamp set. Dog is from Bella & Friends. Next – Any Occasions a photopolymer stamp set (the… Read More »

3 days remain to Sale-A-Bration

Just 3 days left  ofSale-a-Bration, were you earn free Stampin’ Up! product for every $50 (before shipping & tax) of merchandise. Below are some new items that have been added.  Nice time to stock up on some of the new designer series papers from the 2017 Occasions catalog. Make sure to use the catalog numbers below for Sale-a-bration merchandise. Item Number Description 147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock 147365… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration & 2015-2017 In-Colors

In a couple of weeks, these In-Colors will be retiring. Now during the remaining 5 days of Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite 2015-2017 In-Color Items . Now, that’s not a big thing unless you think about it. The retiring list will be coming out April 10th These In-Colors will be on that list. People will be looking to get their favorite 2015-2017 In-Color supplies… Read More »

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 »