Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Five For All

Hello Friends,

I had fun creating this Five for All card. I will have to save it for a special person. This set has some fun birthday sayings.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Daisy Delight

Have you seen the Daisy Delight stamp set and paper that is in the current Stampin' Up catalog? It is real popular. I have seen so many projects on Pinterest that use that set. My friend, Kim, used the set to create this card that she shared with me. 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Ornamental Pine

I liked this pine sprig when it came out. I thought I would use it a lot, but only managed to create a couple of cards with it.

I decided to try a different technique with the ornaments. I used foil paper and I embossed it with silver and gold embossing powders. I do like the results. I stamped the pine branch over and over to get the look of a full Christmas tree.

 I used both Ornamental Pine and Christmas Messages stamp sets to create this card.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #113 Better Together Christmas

Last month I forgot to do a Tuesday Tutorial Christmas card, so this month I had to make sure to do one.

This set is in the Annual Catalog, not even in the Christmas section. It has stamps for other occasions so that makes it a little more versatile.

The quilt paper makes it cozy and fun.

  download this tutorial now!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Fall Hearts

Jeannie sent me this cute card that has fall colored hearts falling from the tree. Isn't it cute?

Thanks for joining me for Friday Friend Share this week and thanks, Jeannie, for the interesting card.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Truly Grateful

I know a few people who make Thanksgiving cards and send them out, but it is too much work to do cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas (IMHO). But this set can be used for fall cards that say thank you to special people in your life. It is always good to be thankful and we need to incorporate it into our everyday lives, not just at Thanksgiving time.

I'm thankful for you...the people all around the world, who take time to look at my blog to see what I have crafted, who occasionally leave a comment of encouragement or commendation and who place orders through my Stampin' Up! store so that I can continue to create cards and post tutorials for you. Thanks!

This set is called, Truly Grateful.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #112 Basket of Wishes

I am having a hard time giving summer up and one of the things that I always love about summer is all the strawberries that I find at stands and supermarkets! 
This stamp set is quite versatile, it has fall stamps in the set, but I thought that I would go ahead and make one more strawberry card before I turn to all the fall and Holiday cards.

  download the tutorial now!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Snowmen

This Friday Friend Share card is from Cathy. It is interesting in that she used a mylar sheet for the front and embossed it with a snowflake pattern. Then she applied a snowman that was stamped on white paper and cut out.
The inside of the card is also stamped with the sentiment and snowmen. I've included photos of the outside layer, the inside of the card and the completed folded card.
Nice work Cathy. It's a unique one.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday- The Newborn King

I thought I would do something different with this card, so I made a tri-fold. The main image has a natural dividing line that made it easy to do. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the two parts, but it would have been easier to just cut the stamp at that point.

The folded card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/2". The flaps are both two and a half inches wide. It isn't real easy to tell from the photo that I heat embossed everything with silver embossing powder. It looks great on the Midnight Muse cardstock.

Tri-Fold Closed

Tri-Fold Open

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 111 Hug in a Mug

Anyone ready for a spot of tea? I used the new Hug in a Mug stamp set along with the sentiments from Balloon Celebration to create this card. I liked the delicate flowers on the Petal Garden Designer Series paper, so I thought I would pair it up with the tea cup. It would make a great invitation to a tea party. High Tea anyone?

  download this tutorial now!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scrapbook Sunday- Birthday Blossoms

Are you all done with weddings for the summer? Amazingly, I didn't have any to attend this year. I do have some from years past that I haven't scrapbooked.

This page could be used as a wedding page, it could also be used for a birthday or a new baby. I'm sure there is a celebration that you could use this page for.

Products I used on this page:

Birthday Blossoms stamp set
Leaf Punch
Pansy Punch
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' ink pad
Berry Burst In-Color Stampin' ink pad
12" x 12" Pink Pirouette cardstock
5 1/2" x 7 1/2" Vellum
Always Artichoke cardstock 2" x 11"
Mini Dimensionals
Letraset Graphic tape

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Floral Greeting

Today's Friday Friend Share comes from my friend Candace.

The card background has stenciled embossing paste for interest and is wrapped with a hand spun piece of yarn. Sweet.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Fifth Avenue Floral

I purchased this stamp set several years ago. I wanted to play with it and do some color blending and other watercolor techniques that I saw on You Tube. The set retired before I had a chance to play with it so it just sat neglected and unused on my shelf.

So I decided that Throwback Thursday would be a good time to do some playing and sharing! I like how this card turned out. I used the new watercolor pencils for the Daffodil Delight areas and then I used an Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo for the Pink areas. After I had the flowers colored, I sprayed them with water to help the colors blend. Then on one of the flowers I added a little more Melon Mambo to some of the petal edges.

I think this is a card that will go to my mom. She loves roses. She used to paint them too.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #110 Beachy Little Christmas

It still feels like summer, but the children have returned to school so we know that fall is very close. I'm going to enjoy these last hot days of summer and try to relax a bit before the bustle of fall and holidays arrives.

Speaking of holidays, the new Holiday Catalog went live last Friday.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link
 Have a blessed day,

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Birthday Card

Betty made this card for my birthday. She said she used a premade card base and added the flowers and sentiment.

Good job Betty. Good luck with some of the other wilder graphics in the set! I'm not sure it would be easy for me to put a card together with bold chevrons and stripes in the background either.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Sweet Herbs

I bought this set from my neighbor's garage sale last Friday. Thought I would create a card for Throwback Thursday. It's not like I needed to purchase another Stampin' Up! stamp set, it was just a good deal and a set that I didn't have. It has an herb border stamp too.

Products I used:
Sweet Herbs stamp set
Tuxedo Black Momento ink pad
Stampin' Blendabilities- Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Wisteria Wonder, Light Wild Wasabi, Medium Wild Wasabi
Washi Tape
Cajun Craze cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #109 Lovely Inside and Out

Hello Friends,
It's time for another Tuesday Tutorial!

Are you getting excited about the Holiday Catalog? It goes live in a few days

I've already been creating Christmas cards for my classes in July and August, but now I have a whole new inventory to create with! Love it

You can get the tutorial now by using this link.
Have a blessed day,  


Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Stampin' Up! has had quite a bit of "Coloring" paper lately. Paper that you can color with markers, ink pads, sponges, and spray bottles were the first to come out. Now there is paper that you can color with crayons and colored pencils in addition to the other techniques.

Here's a card that Kim made with the colorable Sale-A-Bration paper. Love it! Thanks for sharing. She filled in the background too!

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Ray of Sunshine

We have had so much sunshine, over 50 days without rain! But rain is now in the forecast and it may ruin the Total Eclipse.

No eclipse for this card. I have created other cards with this stamp set, but a baby card with it is a first.

Products I used:
Ray of Sunshine stamp set
Whisper White cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Marina Mist Dotted Scalloped ribbon
Metallic Foil Doilies
Bashful Blue Stampin' Up! ink pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink pad
2' Circle punch
Large Pearls
Basic Black Archival ink pad
Bashful Blue Stamp-n-Write marker

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #108 Weather Together

This stamp set is so fun! I have created several cards with it. This time I decided I wanted to try something different so I created a Wedding Shower card. It is hard to tell from the photo, but there is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the stamped banner. If you click on the photo you can probably see it better.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link.
Have a blessed day,  


Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Friend Share

This card is different than most of the cards I get from my friends. I usually get stamped cards, but this is one of those multi-layered 3D cards and it was created by my friend Betty, from Delaware, for my birthday.

Thanks Betty! This is a pretty card.

I have never created this type of card. Have you?

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Flower of the Month

The Flower of the Month set has a flower from each month and was sold by Stampin' Up! in 2001. 
I used the August flower stamp which is a Gladiola.

Other products I used:
Fresh Fruit stamp set (sentiment)
Mossy Meadows cardstock
Brights Designer Series paper stack - Daffodil Delight stripe
Calypso Coral cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Layering Ovals framelits
Stitched Shapes framelits
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' ink pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' ink pad
Basic Black Archival Stampin' ink pad
Peridot rhinestone

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #107

I like this Designer Series paper that Stampin' Up! has right now. It goes along with the Daisy Delight stamp set but it works well with other stamps set too. For instance, this Watercolor Wing butterfly stamp set.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

If you are my customer and haven't received your new catalog, please let me know. If you want to be my customer and make a purchase from my online store, I will send you a catalog. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Continuing with the ocean theme that I have going on my blog this week, I decided to post this Orca card by my friend Jeannie.

I haven't used the dies that create the medallion. They look interesting. I think I could figure out many ways to use them.

Thanks for the fun card, Jeannie.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Sketches

This is a Stampin' Up! stamp set from 2003 that is called Sketches. I noticed several are available on Ebay. This is my favorite from the set.

I also used, By the Seashore, which is also a retired stamp set.

Other products I used:
Birthday Bash Designer Series paper
Tempting Turquoise card stock
Bermuda Bay cardstock
Whisper White card stock
Washi Tape (Stampin' Up! retired and I don't remember the design name)
So Saffron Classic Stampin' ink pad
Stampin' Sponges
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' ink pad
Basic Black Archival ink pad
Real Red Stamp-n-Write marker
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' ink pad
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' ink pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink pad
Dimensionals and Snail tape
Aqua Painter
High Tide stamp set (for the water) 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #106 Seas the Day

Last week, when it was over 100* for 3 days in a row, the beach was a very popular place to be. It is still in the 80's there, but that is wonderful weather on the Oregon Coast.
I always enjoy going to the coast and would love to have been there last week. The traffic was very bad; bumper to bumper for most of the way between Beaverton and the beach. That's the main reason that I didn't go.

I just stayed home and created a beachy card instead.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Friend Share Holiday Homes

Welcome to another Friday Friend Share.

Today I am sharing a Christmas card from Candice. Isn't the snow scene cute? Thank you, Candice, for sharing a cute card.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Throwback Thursday Pocket of Fun

We are having a heat wave! I hope that your weather is great. On the other side of the country they are getting massive rain storms and flooding. Crazy!

This stamp set is called Pocket of Fun and is dated 2003. It is fun! And Stampin' Up! has another pocket stamp set out right now. It's called Pocketful of Sunshine.

I used:
Basic Black cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Whisper White cardstock 4" x 4"
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 1" x 3"
Lemon Lime Twist In-Color ink pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' ink pad
Basic Black Archival ink pad
Aqua Painter
Classic Label punch
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (not retired)
Pocket of Fun stamp set (retired)

Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle
 Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #105 Number of Years Birthday Card


It's another Tuesday and I have a new Tutorial for you. 
It's my sister's birthday in a few days so I had to hurry and create a card for her. A special card for a special sister's 60th birthday.

I used the Number of Years stamp set.

You can download this tutorial now!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Looking ahead to Fall. This card was created by Cathy. Beautiful Fall colors blended together.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt #258

Here's another journal prompt...

What was the best part of going to your grandparents' house when you were growing up?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

You've Got Style stamp set

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #104 Dog Love

With this post I have posted 2 years worth of Tuesday Tutorials! Wow!

This card uses the Bike Ride stamp set and the Layering Love stamp set. It is a quick and easy card to create.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link
 Have a blessed day,

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Friend Share

This card, by Jeannie, is a great card for this time of year. It embodies the carefree days of childhood. Sitting in a swing, enjoying the motion and the breeze in the middle of a long summer day.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Journal It! #257

Your next journal prompt is...

What was your most memorable birthday (good or bad)?; tell about it.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Birthday Delivery stamp set

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #103

Here's a very versatile stamp set and a quick and easy Christmas card to help you get started with your Christmas cards.

The stamp set is Colorful Seasons and includes stamps for each season of the year. The borders are from the Father Christmas stamp set.

Here's the link to download it now. 
 Have a blessed day,

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Here's a beautiful card by my friend Jeannie.
It is a simple-to-create Christmas card.
I thought since it is July, I would start posting occasional Christmas cards that my friends have sent. I am already getting Christmas theme Tuesday Tutorials ready to post and creating Christmas cards for my class attendees so they have ideas for their Christmas cards.

This cabin scene is so peaceful. It goes beautifully with the sentiment.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Journal It! #256


I'm back after skipping the week of the 4th. I attended a lovely family reunion at Silver Falls State Park.

Here's a new journal prompt for your journal-
What is the best gift you've ever been given?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Gift Bag Punch
project supply list

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #102

Hi again!

Did you miss me? I took a week off over the 4th of July. I was at a family reunion at Silver Falls State Park. We rented the New Ranch Lodge. We are looking forward to doing that again! It was so fun.

Here's the Tuesday Tutorial for this week-

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Jars of Love, Marble, Tuesday Tutorial, birthday, floral

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. 
 Have a blessed day,

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Friend Share

This patriotic 4th of July card is from my stamping friend, Tina. I am going to miss her, she is moving away from here.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt # 255

Have you thought of this journal prompt?

Who do you most look like in your family?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Thoughtful Banners stamp set

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Friend Share

The second patriotic card that I have to share is from my friend, Fumiko. 

This stamp set goes back a few years when there were many Americana and country style images sold by stamp companies.

Thanks for sharing Fumiko.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt #254

Here's another prompt for you to journal...

Who is the most creative person in your family? What do they create? Or, how are they creative?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Crafting Forever stamp set