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A week from today, my daughter will be taking college finals for her first semester at LMU (Loyola Marymount University.)  She seems to be taking it all in stride so far, but I thought it would be really fun to surprise her with a box of goodies to raise her spirits.  So, of course I HAD to make a card to send in the box! I looked at my stash… Read More »

November Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful day spent with loved ones:) It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  This month’s kit is called Wonderful Winterland and it came it a special edition blue holiday box.  It includes supplies to make 8 4-1/4″ x 3″ cards.  The kit includes two Stampin’ Spot ink pads in Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz, a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, 8 Dapper Denim envelopes, 8 Whisper… Read More »

Greetings From Santa

Want a quick and easy idea for a Christmas card?  Then, I’ve got the perfect card to share today. My card features the Greetings From Santa stamp set.  This stamp set is made to coordinate with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die, but you can also use it by itself.  It’s super cute with lots of great greetings, as well as background stamps, and this darling little reindeer. To create my card,… Read More »

Candy Cane Christmas

I love Christmas so much!  I especially love making handmade cards for all my friends and family.  I start really early so I don’t get stressed.  I make a few here and a few there, and usually by the time December rolls around, I have most of them made.  Then, I pick my favorites, make some duplicates and voila, done! That means I’m already starting to design Christmas cards for my… Read More »

Christmas Pines Color Challenge

Happy Labor Day, and Happy Birthday to me!  Yes, it’s my birthday today and so you guessed it, I’m spending the day doing what I love, stamping!!! I’m so lucky because I signed up to be a demonstrator under Kimberly Van Diepen.  She has a huge group of demonstrators, and she’s great at encouraging all of us to share ideas and inspire each other.  I’ve always thought that I’m more… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Today, I have another nephew Christmas card to share.  This time a used a new Sale-A-Bration product that will be available to earn for FREE starting January 5, 2016.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with Sale-A-Bration, it’s totally awesome!  From January 5 to March 31, 2016, each time you spend $50 at a workshop, club or online, you can pick a product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free. … Read More »

Watercolored Woodland

On Tuesday, I said that I was going to try a new technique using the Woodland Textured Impression Embossing Folder (TIEF.)  Well, I tried … but unfortunately it didn’t work out.  In fact, it was such a disaster that I’m embarrassed to show it!!!  I was trying a technique that I saw on the Stampin’ Up! Home Page (see screen print below) where you emboss resist the trees so you… Read More »

Weekly News

The Year End clearance sale at Stampin’ Up! continues through January 4, 2016.  There are some really amazing deals here with select items up to 60% off.  Be sure to check it out at my online store.  If you click on “Year End Sale” on the left hand side, you can see all the clearance items.  They include both current items from the Annual and Holiday Catalogs as well as… Read More »

Christmas Picture Letter

When I send out my Christmas cards each year, I like to include a “picture” letter highlighting our past year.  It’s a fun way to share some key pictures, add a little humor, and bring friends up-to-date without getting too wordy. This year, I created my letter with My Memories Suite, and it was surprisingly quick to pull together.  I keep all my photos on my computer sorted by date,… Read More »

Stamped Embossing Folder!

I have a fun card and technique to share today that I know you’ll love.  My sister brought it to my attention, and it’s all over the internet, so it’s definitely not an idea or technique that I came up with.  However, I did give it my own twist when I embellished and completed the card. This card was created with the Woodland Textured Impression Embossing Folder (TIEF.)  I LOVE… Read More »

Watercolor Block Background

I saw a card on Lisa Young’s Blog that inspired me to create one of my own.  This card uses a wonderful technique to create a watercolor background using an acrylic block and markers. To create my background, I used an E sized acrylic block.  Make sure your acrylic block is nice and clean.  I used StazOn Cleaner on mine.  The solvent in that cleaner is great for removing tape… Read More »

White Christmas Watercoloring

I have a fun, whimsical Christmas card to share today made with the White Christmas stamp set.  I was in the mood to watercolor, and this stamp set fit the bill perfectly.  I could use the various stamps to build a little winter scene using Basic Gray Archival ink.  Then, it was just a matter of breaking out my Aqua Painters to watercolor to my heart’s content. I have a… Read More »

Weekly News

It’s Online Extravaganza Week!  You don’t want to miss this.  There are some truly amazing deals.  Specified items are up to 50% off.  For a PDF listing of all the sales items, click HERE.  However, sales items are available only while supplies last, so order early!!! In addition, there are new Weekly Deals starting today.  I love the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack.  The gold images are silver on the… Read More »

More Paper Pumpkin!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!  I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by!!!  It’s almost Thanksgiving!!! I’m off to stand in line this morning to buy tickets to my daughter’s last Christmas Dance Show.  She started her dance career 12 years ago at this very show!!!  It’s hard to believe so much time has passed.  I remember that first show like it was yesterday.  She was in… Read More »

November Paper Pumpkin

I got my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail earlier this week!  It brings a smile to my face, because it’s always a surprise, and I LOVE surprises!!!  I had just spent the whole day cleaning the house and doing laundry, and when I saw that box, it was like getting a little present as a reward. This month’s Paper Pumpkin includes supplies to make 10 Holiday cards!  How amazing… Read More »

Weekly News

I have all sorts of things to share today including the retiring list for the Holiday Catalog, new Weekly Deals, and another Christmas card from me using the Antique Tags hostess stamp set.  So, with all that, let’s get down to business. Christmas isn’t even here yet, but Stampin’ Up! is already starting to look forward to the new Occasions Catalog coming out January 5, 2016.  (I’ve already ordered copies… Read More »

Winter Ski Watercolor

I went a little crazy designing my card today.  It uses two different stamp sets (Winter Wishes and Wonderland), as well as a background stamp (Watercolor Wash).  It was one of those cards where I just kept grabbing different things.  But, sometimes that’s the way things work out. When I first saw the Winter Wishes stamp set, I visualized this card.  Those skis just called out to me.  I totally… Read More »

Silent Night in Silver

For Technique Thursday this week, I have such a fun card to share using the Wonderland stamp set.  I realize that I’ve been using this stamp set a lot lately, buy I’m just in love with it!!!  The more I use it, the more ideas I get.  I got inspiration for this card while talking to my friend during Stamp Club last week.  She mentioned that she had seen a… Read More »

Weekly News

Today, I have another Christmas card to share with you.  This card uses the Reason For the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch.  (You can purchase these two items in a bundle for 15% off!)  I recently featured these two products in my November classes.  They are so versatile!  In my classes, we made a card using two-step stamping to stamp and color the poinsettia flower image;… Read More »

Easy Watercoloring

Do you have days where you start making a card and everything just works right?  It feels so good!!!  I just had one of those days.  I absolutely love the card I’m sharing today! You’ll be surprised to learn how easy this card was to make.  I know, it doesn’t look easy, but I’m serious when I say it was a piece of cake!  The part that looks the hardest… Read More »