School Days Scrapbook

My daughter Shannon is graduating from High School this year.  It’s such an exciting time of her life.  It’s also a time for me to reflect on her childhood, which has gone by WAY too fast. When my kids were in pre-school, I started (and vowed to finish) school scrapbooks for each of them.  Each grade follows the following format:  A title page with their official school picture, filler pages… Read More »

Botanical Easter Basket

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  I should have made a St. Patrick’s Day project!!!  Oh well, missed the boat there.  I have to admit that I don’t do that much celebrating for St. Patty’s Day.  I mostly just dress up in green and hide a few chocolate shamrocks and gold coins for the kids.  Now that one kid is away at college and the other one is so busy I hardly… Read More »

Weekly Deals

This week, Stampin’ Up! has some great new Weekly Deals for 25% off.  They include the awesome Festive Flower Builder Punch that you can use to create beautiful decorative flowers.  This punch coordinates with the Friends & Flowers stamp set that is on page 46 of the Occasions Catalog.  I also love the Fringe Scissors.  Use them to add a fun, unique 3-D element to your handmade cards.  Finally, Gold… Read More »

Butterfly Silhouettes

Do you ever just peruse Pinterest for inspiration and ideas?  I seem to be doing it a lot lately.  It’s a little addictive.  It fascinates me to see the clever ideas that others come up with. The other day, I pinned a gorgeous butterfly card that I wanted to try my hand at recreating (and of course give my own little touch.)  My mom happened to be visiting, so we… Read More »

Beautiful Ride Tie Dye

I feel like I’ve stepped back into the 60s!!!  Think tie die shirts, Beatles (the band and the car), peace and groovy love … man. Seriously, I was looking at Pinterest the other day and saw a card with a tie die background that totally inspired me.  It’s such a perfect background to go with the Beautiful Ride stamp set!  I just had to play around and figure out how… Read More »

Flowering Fields Custom Box

Have you ever wanted to make a custom gift box?  I’ve got some simple instructions to share today that only require a Stampin’ Trimmer (or Scoring Board) and a 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper.  After you’ve created your custom box, you can decorate to your heart’s content. I made this little gift box out of a sheet of Kraft Cardstock.  I wanted to wrap a door prize for my… Read More »

Weekly News

It’s a new week and I have lots of fun things to share with you today.  First off, I have a sneak peak of the amazing tutorials that I sent off to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers last week.  This month’s document included 11 individual tutorials for alternative projects to make with the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the projects did not require any additional supplies.  The exclusive projects… Read More »

Senior Dedication Page

My baby girl is graduating from high school this year!!!  Oh my goodness, it’s hard to believe how quickly the time has gone by.  It seems like yesterday that I was taking her to her first day of Kindergarten. The yearbook staff at her school is hard at work.  One of the things they include each year are senior dedications.  This is a section of the yearbook where parents write… Read More »

Glitter Tape!!!

Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration Glitter Tape?  It’s AWESOME!!!! You can select this tape for free when you place an order for $50 before March 31, 2016.  The Glitter Tape comes with three separate rolls — gold, silver and clear.  But the best thing is that you can color the clear tape, and it comes out GORGEOUS!!!!  Can you tell that I’m excited?  I got this tape at least… Read More »