Happy 2022

Another year is behind us and the end of last year was a busy one. I wasn’t sure I was going to do my annual Christmas card and CD calendar classes last year mainly due to the pandemic but I had so many people asking about them (and I make […] Read more »

Penguin Place – Earn DSP FREE

One of the new stamp sets in the July-December mini catalog is Penguin Place.    Besides the cute penguin images here’s what I love about it: There is a coordinating punch Can be used for Christmas or birthday cards (thank you Stampin’ Up!) The coordinating Designer Series Paper is FREE […] Read more »

Mini Catalog & SAB Live Plus a New Card

Ordering has begun for the holiday mini catalog. Round 2 of Sale-a-bration also kicked off which means you can earn FREE product with a qualifying order. If you haven’t gotten the new holiday mini catalog let me know. In the meantime you can view it and the new SAB Catalog by […] Read more »

Flowers of Friendship

Anyone who knows me knows I love a stamp set with a coordinating punch so this set was one I had to get.  I saw a similar card done by demonstrator Kristi Gray and decided I would use her basic template.      I used a retired DSP for my […] Read more »

Down on the Farm Birthday Card

  A friend of mine had a birthday last week. She loves pigs so I knew I wanted to do a card with a pig on it for her. This is the result after several starts and start-overs.  I used Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick stamp sets with the […] Read more »

Expressions in Ink

Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper just might be my all time favorite paper from Stampin’ Up. It is rich looking with gold running through it on one side. It’s so beautiful that it truly is the star of any card you make. The colors in this DSP are […] Read more »

Pierced Blooms

Today’s card is from my “I can’t buy it all” class. It uses the set of dies, Pierced Blooms, I bought but opted not to buy the coordinating stamp set, In Bloom, because I have so many flower stamp sets. Honestly I may have never noticed just how wonderful these […] Read more »

Plentiful Plants

I love plants but I don’t have a green thumb by any means and when a plant died, usually from overwatering it, I would just go buy another one. To my surprise I have a few indoor plants that have survived a few years now. When I saw the Plentiful […] Read more »

Beautiful Autumn Thanksgiving Card

Today’s card is my version of the scrappy strip technique . It is a fun way to use up bits and pieces of paper.  I love this Beautiful Autumn bundle because it includes the 3 little punches (see below). I embossed the Mint Macaron cardstock before cutting it into strips. […] Read more »

Love My Morning Coffee

I have developed quite a morning routine in the past few months and it starts with a big cup of coffee in one of my favorite mugs. Since I usually am not going anywhere I take my time with it along with the news, reading, and the internet. Today I […] Read more »