Hi, There, Stampers! Valentine's Day 2023 is less than 2 weeks away! If you're looking for something really simple to do, why not try this card layout! No Dies, Punches or Embossing Folders I made today's card just by stamping images from 1 stamp set (Country Bouquet) with 2 inks 3 times: Once with the Petal Pink in the large heart; once with Mint Macaron to fill in the heart; and once more … [Read more...] about Stamps, Ink, Paper – And A Little Bit of Twine!
Hi, Everyone! I'm so glad to be back writing about what I've been making! And I have been making a lot of cards lately for several events. What with still moving into our home and all that entails, sitting at the computer and writing these articles has been impossible. But things have slowed down for a few days. So I'm taking advantage of the time to share with you some of what I've been … [Read more...] about Simple Stamping With Waves of the Ocean – With a Sketch!
Hi, Everyone! I cannot believe how many of my friends and family members have birthdays in the first quarter of the year! Between now and the end of March there are almost 20 birthdays that I'd like to celebrate with a hand-made card. You might wonder if that isn't a bit much given all the moving-in work that I've been doing. Not a bit when I get to use the gorgeous Artfully Composed Designer … [Read more...] about Lots of Birthdays!
Aloha, all! If you are anything like me, when I opened the new Sale-a-bration brochure and saw the Penguin Playmates paper set, my first reaction was, "I'm not ready for Christmas yet - it's not even winter!" Sure, penguins are fun all year long. But this paper has polar bears and Christmas trees and snowmen and wool scarves and hats! It's still summer, guys!!! But then I looked at … [Read more...] about A Sale-a-bration Surprise!
Aloha, all! I have a friend who has been going through a rough patch of life the past couple of weeks. It's nothing super serious, it's just gotten her down a bit and she hasn't had any get-up-and-go when it comes to her crafting. In the crafting vernacular, she's "lost her mojo." Actually, I think it's more that she's lost her space to craft. I don't live near her, but I definitely wanted to … [Read more...] about A Bit of Encouragement!
Aloha, all! Today is another birthday of a friend that I'm celebrating this week. That makes me happy not just because a friend is celebrating her big day, but because I LOVE making birthday cards! Plus, I love using new stamp sets to see what I can do with them. Today I lucked into all three! If you follow many Stampin' Up! demonstrators on their blogs or Instagram or Facebook, you may … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Cindy!
Aloha, all! What a busy week this is! I usually spread my blog posts out so that they're at least a couple of days apart. But, after I wrote Tuesday's post, I had a blog hop on Wednesday and I just could NOT miss saying Happy Birthday to the late Mildred Hill, who original composed the music which we now use to sing, Happy Birthday to You! So thank you for stopping by three days in a row to see … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to the Composer of the Happy Birthday Song!
Aloha, all! After I made yesterday's card, I absolutely fell in love with the Butterflies in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper set from this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Brochure! I'd originally looked at the paper and wondered if it was something I'd like. Now that I find that I can use my brand new Butterfly Duet Punch to punch images from the paper, I'm sold, sold, … [Read more...] about More Butterflies!
Aloha, all! One of Stampin' Up!'s current priorities is to show those who are new to paper crafting that card-making can be easy - and fun! So I wanted my first card of the New Year to be one that was easy - and fun! A quick aside. Did you know that a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators got together in the fall and showered me with an amazing quantity of Stampin' Up! products? Yes, they did, … [Read more...] about 2019: Beginning a Simpler Life