Tag Archives: Butterfly Basics

Fall Colors

The Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack makes gorgeous backgrounds for cards!!!  This paper makes it easy to slap together a card in no time.  (Although, it may LOOK like you spent lots.)  The stack includes 12 double sides designs (4 each) and measures 6″ by 6″ which is perfect for card making. I used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating framelits for this card.  I just found out… Read More »

How To Sponge a Scene

A dear friend of ours recently lost his life partner.  He worked with me for many years in the Internal Audit Department of Washington Mutual Bank and then later became a client of my husbands.  Since then, he moved to Texas, but we’ve kept in touch over the years, and my husband still does his taxes every year.  We were so sad to learn that his partner had passed away.… 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 »

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 »

Weekly News

Paper Pumpkin: Just as a reminder, you only have a couple days left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in order to receive 50% off on your first two months!  This promotion is for first time subscribers only.  To qualify, enter the code HALFOFF when you subscribe HERE.  Also, if you’d like to re-activate your subscription so you can receive the September kit, you need to do it before the cutoff… Read More »

Watercolor Thank You

I used up a lot of my stash of thank you cards last weekend, so I’m working on creating new ones.  Today, I’m combining the Butterfly Basics and Another Thank You stamp sets for a pretty watercolored card using several of the new 2015-2017 In Colors. Most of the work on this card centers on the background layer cut from Shimmery White paper.  This paper works great for watercoloring!  I… Read More »

New 2015-2017 In-Colors!!!

One of my favorite things about a new annual catalog is the unveiling of the new In-Colors.  Each year, Stampin’ Up! releases five new In-Colors, which are only available for two years, to keep its color palette fresh and current.  Personally, I think Stampin’ Up! does an amazing job.  More than once, I’ve noticed that I can find just the right color to coordinate with clothes in photos (for scrapbooking),… Read More »

MDS Monday – Everybody Cut Footloose

Happy Monday!  Before I get to MDS Monday for this week, remember that starting today Stampin’ Up! has FREE SHIPPING on everything.  This promotion goes through Friday April 10th.  Be sure to take advantage of this great offer. My Digital Studio Back Up Information: I also wanted to mention that I’ve added three videos to the MDS Monday blog under the “MDS Videos / How Tos” tab on backing up… Read More »

Weekly News / Sale-A-Bration

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!  It’s Tuesday, and that means new Weekly Deals, Stampin’ Up! news, and Sale-A-Bration inspiration.  Weekly Deals: Here are the new weekly deals, including some great textured impression folders. My Digital Studio News Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that it is discontinuing My Digital Studio (MDS). This just breaks my heart!  Last year it announced it would not be putting much effort into the program.  This was… Read More »

New March Desktop Calendar

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far! I have a new installment to my MDS Online Class.  You can view all the monthly lessons by selecting the MDS Online Class tab on my blog, as well as access links to the written instructions and videos.  Each month, I design a desktop calendar for the following year, so the new class includes a March 2016 calendar page featuring the Butterfly Basics… Read More »

Thinlit Embossing

I have a fun technique to show you today — embossing with a thinlit die!  Did you happen to notice the beautiful card on the top of page 27 of the Occasions Catalog?  When I first got the catalog, I looked and looked at that card, wondering how they did that.  I didn’t know you could emboss with a thinlit die!  Well, I recently read how to do it, so… Read More »