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 »

Nothing’s Better Than

When a demonstrator reaches a million dollars in sales one of the many perks they get is to work with Stampin’ Up’s artists to create a stamp set which is then posted in the catalog with the demonstrators name and with a special 1,000,000 emblem. Demonstrator Connie Stewart recently reached […] Read more »

This Little Piggy . . .

. . . wears a mask! I made a few of these cards last month to send to my grandkids. Watching the news and seeing the rise in numbers of people getting Covid is heartbreaking and scary. I try to stay safe and always wear a mask when I go […] Read more »