Hi, There, Stampers! If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will already have received a tutorial for making this fun fold Halloween Card. If not, sign up by Monday, October 16th, and I'll send you a copy of my last newsletter. The Stampin' Is So Much Fun! While I've made this fold design before, I've never had so much fun as I did with this Halloween version. I just loved stamping all those … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold for Halloween!
Designer Series Paper
Hi, There, Stampers! I have been having a week of playing with paper-piecing designs for my greeting cards. I'll be sharing some of them with you over the next week or two. For today's card, I wanted to use some Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper to make a quilt block pattern that celebrated the 4th of July. I just could not find anything with a bright red in my paper stacks. But then I saw the … [Read more...] about Happy 4th of July!
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!
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! I apologize for not being around much lately. I'm having some health issues and just haven't had as much time to devote to my crafting as I usually have. Crossing fingers that this is something that is easily fixed and I can get on with life! But I am still doing some crafting and wanted to share this special project with you. Sending a Card With a Gift Quilt Our … [Read more...] about A Quick Quilt Card Request
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! My final post about Sale-a-bration will be on Monday, and Sale-a-bration 2023 ends on Tuesday. So sad to see some of these products no longer available. The good news is that I won't run out of my favorite stamp set of this year's promotion, Beautifully Happy. The Colors! Even now as I look at this card, I wonder how I came up with this color combination. Then I remember … [Read more...] about Sale-a-bration Is Almost Over!
Hi, There, Stampers! As you know if you read my articles last week, this past Friday was my birthday. But it wasn't just my birthday. My husband's Aunt Margrit also celebrates here birthday on the same day! As you might imagine, we're a few years apart in age. Not going there until I reach my next birthday with a zero. Nonetheless, I celebrate every single turn around the sun for me and those I … [Read more...] about Another Birthday to Celebrate!
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!