Hi, There, Stampers! In yesterday's article, I promised you something quick and easy for some last minute Valentine Cards. Do you remember last week when I encouraged you to look for a sketch when you're in need of something quick? Well, that's what I did with this card. I keep my digital sketches in a folder on my computer and I did a quick search and quickly found the sketch that I used for … [Read more...] about A Quick Last-Minute Valentine!
Hi, There, Stampers! Last week as I was trying to get the last of my Valentine Cards done, I stumbled onto a really old pattern. I can't remember the specific date, but it was sometime in 2010. At that point I'd only be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 2 years, and I was trying all kinds of things. One thing I should have tried was to write tutorials back then. While I may have a small error (or … [Read more...] about A Very Old Pattern
Hi, There, Stampers! Last week I had a house guest who happens to be a long-time Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend. I've known Pam for just about all of the 10 years that she's been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I hadn't seen her in 5 or 6 years, so it was great to have a day or so to spend with her. Of course we did some card-making and of course they were Valentine's cards. By the time … [Read more...] about CASEing a Friend’s Valentine
Hi, There, Stampers! You might remember that a bit over a week ago I showed you a card I'd made with one of the cute kitties from the Love Cats Stamp Set. Today I have a quick share with how I used another of the little critters. Fussy Cutting vs. a Cutting Machine I have been the owner of an electronic cutting machine for several years. I mostly use it for projects that have nothing to do with … [Read more...] about Another Fun Love Cats Card
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! 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, There, Stampers! Welcome to February! I love February because it brings Valentine's Day, my Birthday (yay!), and knowing that Spring is right around the corner in March. It's a wonderful month! And even more wonderful this February is that, right as the second month of Stampin' Up!'s 2023 Sale-a-bration begins, there is a flyer with new products that we can earn FOR FREE with Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about New FREE Sale-a-bration Products!
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!
Hi, There, Stampers! For today's projects, I'm headed over to the Stampin' Up! January - April 2023 Mini Catalog. I'm sure I'll get back to some Sale-a-bration projects. But I'm going to play with the Mini Catalog for a bit. Sometimes I just love to play with graphic designs when I’m making cards – or even constructing scrapbook pages. So you can imagine that the graphic designs in the Desert … [Read more...] about Desert Details Suite – Great Graphics!
Hi, There, Stampers! I'm sure you've noticed that creating cards using stamps and ink often means creatively coloring objects from nature. It also means stretching the truth about what season we're in. Think "Christmas in July," with cards made in the summer being covered in pictures with snow. Today's card isn't colored that badly when it comes to natural colors. But don't believe it when it … [Read more...] about Making Believe Spring is Coming with FREE Products!
Hi, There, Stampers! No, I didn't misspell "distinctive." Because that's not the word for this Stampin' Up! design technique that we can find in many of their stamp sets. The word is DistINKtive. That word, "ink," in the middle tells us that, just by stamping an image, it will end up with the color of the image having more than one shade. And then there's the "Two-Step Stamping" that's another … [Read more...] about Two-Step and DistINKtive Stamping Makes Stamping So Easy!