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!
Stampin' Up! Tools and Tool Tips
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! You probably know that this website is not the only place where I chat about what I do with my card-making and other paper crafting projects. I also send out occasional e-mails to let my subscribers know what's up with Stampin' Up! as well as what I've been up to. I put projects, including tutorials, in my newsletters that you don't see here. But every once in a while I'll … [Read more...] about Another Oldie But Goodie!
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! I'm back with yet another card that I've made with the Amazing Year Stamp Set. Remember that my first impression was that this was a stamp set that was pretty much just for making birthday cards. But here's another card that isn't necessarily a birthday card, though it certainly could be one. And besides focusing on the way I used the stamp set, I'd like to show you how I … [Read more...] about Amazing Year In a Slimline Card
Hi, there, Papercrafters! I had so much fun doing all that CASEing (Copy And Share with Everyone) of the Stampin' Up! 2022-23 Annual Catalog last week that I had to try it out again. This time, I chose the new Bottled Happiness Stamp Set as my creative base. I put the Stamp Set and my new Catalog on my work table and proceeded to try to match up the two. This week I'll share the … [Read more...] about Bottled Happiness – CASEing the Catalog Again!
Hi, there, everyone! I don't know if you've missed me. But I've definitely missed you. I've also missed my Stampin' Up! products and my paper crafting. But I'm definitely in my own craft room space and have been able to order a few new Stampin' Up! products to share with you over the next week. Thank You for Staying In Touch! First of all, I'm so happy that so many of you stayed in touch … [Read more...] about Robin’s Craft Room Is Back!
Aloha, all! Last month I had two special birthday cards to make. Today I'd like to share the card that I made for my now 13-year old grandson. I think that teenage boys are just the hardest group of people in the world for whom to figure out a card design. But this young man lives in a household that has had many chickens over the years. I'll share one of the stories I remember from many years … [Read more...] about Hey Birthday Chick!
Aloha, all! I tend not to buy stamp sets that exude "cuteness." I'd rather have a set that's versatile enough so that I can use it to be just as artistic as I want to be. A bit of a change of sentiment here, different color combinations there, added embellishments, can make a stamped image as sentimental or cute as I might want it to be. Not so with the Squirrels in the Nuts About You Stamp … [Read more...] about Some Cute Squirrels for My Customers