I actually gasped when I turned the page in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog and found these Gorgeous Easter Project Ideas for Cards and Packaging! The Easter Message stamp set is on page 19. Also used in this picture is Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (#142788), Gold Foil Sheets (#132622), Gold Stampin' Emboss powder (#109129), and Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin… Read More
It's time for me to get the studio packed, so I am keeping my favorites and selling all the rest. We want to raise some funds for the operation that saves our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels from the puppy mills, from owners who no longer have time, and from some even sadder cases. I have plenty of product that I… Read More
Here's what I was promising you earlier in January: where the intricately die cut belly bands come from … The So In Love Bundle! The bundle includes 14 rubber stamps, and the thinlits are in a set of 3 dies. The belly bands are cut from two different dies that have no creasing bar in them so you can wrap… Read More
We should have a foundation poured by this time next week, if not already, whoop whoop! We went out Tuesday night and found that they were all ready to wall off the end of the garage to pour that big slab, and it already looks like it's going to be better structure than this house. I've just spent the last… Read More
Just look at this picture with the Cupcakes & Carousels Stampin' Up! Birthday cards and even a little popcorn box. This whole suite is what I think about when I think of a birthday party for one of the grandkids. The "lollipop" decorations were made with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, a pad of 6"x6" sheets, 48… Read More
The colors and the embellishments included in the Falling In Love Suite are so beautiful! Several things came to mind for me. Feminine Birthdays, of course, and Valentine's Day. But I also thought of Weddings, Showers, Graduation, New Home (insert a groan* here), and Babies! See that glassine bag in the upper right corner? VERY PRETTY packaging idea there, and I'll… Read More
I was challenged yesterday to do a Facebook Live presentation with a little about me, why I'm with Stampin' Up!, a little about my family, and then a walk thru of my stamping studio, The Greenhouse. It was great fun and I have uploaded it to YouTube. In case you aren't on Facebook or YouTube, I wanted to leave this… Read More
Do you have 60 seconds for a quick little Happy Stampin' Up! Video? It's so cute, I just had to share!
The Occasions Catalog starts right at the beginning with great Birthday Card Ideas for the Kiddos, so let me dive right in. When I look at these two pages I can see everything from the invitations to the gift packaging and everything in between, can't you? Party favors, cute hats, and even that not pictured … cupcake toppers! You know… Read More
For several years now I have seen a favorite flower being made into rubber stamps and dies, a mum, so when I saw the upcoming Special Reason bundle with mums I was thrilled! The special surprise for me was that not only can you die cut a mum (seen on the left), but you can use the negative of that… Read More
Did you receive the new Occasions Catalog? If not, feel free to contact me to get yours!
Early in 2016 my friend, Robin Merriman, finally convinced me to start journaling scripture with her. We used the plan from Shannon at Sweet Blessings. I think it was probably 2 days into February when I felt complete peace about my future, and I was feeling much better after getting our HVAC system removed and replaced. I adopted Proverbs 16:3… Read More
Coming in the January 4, 2017 Occasions Catalog are some really beautiful products great for Valentines Day, but also for those Keepsakes of Kindness all about sending encouragement and appreciation. Watch this video on Stampin' Up! So In Love Stamp Set and Detailed Thinlits. Carrie, from the training team at Stampin' Up!, shares some beautiful project ideas and tips for… Read More
I love the look of this elegant Clean and Simple Christmas Card for an idea and card sketch! Using Touches of Texture stamp set with the largest splatter in the background, I stamped in Cucumber Crisp, one of the 2015-2017 InColor collection. Over the top, I used the deer die from Santa's Sleigh die thinlets. In between, I used the… Read More