Hi, There, Stampers! Have I mentioned that I had a challenge with myself to use all my new Stampin' Up! products at least once during the month of May? Well, I made it! I know today is June (June 1st!). But I made this card, as well as the one I'll show you in a bit, during May. I have to tell you that, when I first skimmed through the 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, the very first … [Read more...] about Fun With the Earthen Elegance Suite!
Die-cutting and Embossing
Hi, There, Stampers! I love it when I find something hidden in Stampin' Up!'s catalogs! And with the newest catalog, I've found a few. What I mean by that is that there's something in the catalog that's not actually called out as a featured part in any of the designs, but it's still there. Do you ever see the tiny notes that appears on many of the pages of photos? What they'll sometimes tell you … [Read more...] about Fun Ideas for Using Patchwork Pieces Dies!
Hi, There, Stampers! When I first started looking throug the new 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, I stopped immediately when I saw all the beautiful blues in the Countryside Inn Suite of Products. It took me a while to focus on the stamp set, dies, and embossing folder that are part of the suite. But I eventually decided that I needed to buy the whole suite just to see how many ways I could … [Read more...] about Countryside Inn – Love Those Blues!
Hi, There, Stampers! While catching up with life, I've been catching up with lots of new products from Stampin' Up! I know that quite a few of you by now have ordered lots of those new products from the 2023-2024 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. If today's products are already in your stash, I hope you'll enjoy seeing my take on using them. If not, I hope my project tempts you to go to my Stampin' … [Read more...] about CASEing With a Fun Stamp Set!
Hi, There, Stampers! If you've followed me for any time at all, you know that the style of my card-making/stamping is to layer things up and arrange items carefully on my card fronts. But earlier this week I decided to break free from what I usually do and try something totally different. I think I succeeded at least partially. What is "Shabby Chic"? I belong to a group of Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about A Bit of a Different Style
Hi, There, Stampers! Welcome to March 2023 - and a New Stampin' Up! Product Line! Today is the first day of the first of Stampin’ Up!’s new “Online Exclusive” product releases. These are going to happen several times during the year between the dates of catalog (mini and annual) releases. As I write this I am aware of only part of the March 1st product release. Once I see the whole line of … [Read more...] about Hello, Irresistible! New Online Only Products
Hi, There, Stampers! If you are like me, you have a hard time getting Multipurpose Liquid Glue on tiny parts of die-cuts. I invariably use too much glue and it gets all over my fingers and my project I hate that! But…Adhesive Sheets to the rescue! How Do Adhesive Sheets Work? These sheets are 6” x 12“of adhesive between two sheets of paper. You peel off the paper backing and apply it to the … [Read more...] about Adhesive Sheets to the Rescue!
Hi, There, Stampers! I am so excited to be celebrating my birthday today! Even more exciting is that I've been the happy recipient of some handmade birthday cards from some of my sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators. As you read this, I'm already on my way to enjoy a short birthday vacation with my husband. We've got tickets for a concert tonight. And the next few days we're going to be exploring … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Me!
Hi, There, Stampers! I'm sure you don't have time to read any long articles today. So I'll just say a quick, "Happy Valentine's Day," and share a couple of cards I made with some products that will be on the market at the beginning of next month. I love new stuff, and Stampin' Up! is going to be showing us new stuff more often from now on. I can hardly wait to see all that they'll be sharing in … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day! Sneak Peek at New Products!
Hi, There, Stampers! Sometimes I sit down at my work station and have no idea what I'm going to make. But I end up making something that I really like. My "secret"? Reach for a sketch. When you’re having a moment for lack of cardmaking ideas, reach for a sketch. Sketches are great for inspirational ideas. Get your supplies together and see what you come up with! Where Did I Find the Sketch for … [Read more...] about Creative Block? Reach for a Sketch (And Make a Valentine Card!)
Hi, There, Stampers! Quick article today. And this card is pretty quick, too. Plus it does make me smile, so that's lot of fun! And even better, you can make it as simple as cutting layers with your paper cutter or using Stampin' Up! dies that you may have on hand. First the Really Quick and Easy Card! The card at the top of this article is the Quick and Easy. All you need to make this card, … [Read more...] about A Quick and Fun Valentine Card – With Alternatives!