Tag Archives: stampin’ up

A Great Scrapbook Layout

Not only can you participate in weekly card sketch challenges at Paper Craft Crew, you can participate in monthly scrapbook page sketch challenges!!!  I love this.  I have not created many scrapbook pages since my kids started college!  I have all of the high school graduation pictures to get into albums along with those first days of college… Read More »

Send a Love Note!

I think that it’s always the right time to send a love note!  I felt like my card today just created itself.  I’m falling in love with the colors in the More Amore Designer Series Papers.  Tips: Keep the colors simple.  If you aren’t sure what works together, take your inspiration from the combinations put together in the… Read More »

More Amore For Valentine’s Day!

Everyone is crafting for Valentine’s Day!  It seems that we move from one holiday to another in the stamping and crafting world.  Holidays and events give us a purpose…or at least a very good excuse…to craft.  I’m not sure I need an excuse anymore.  Crafting has become such an outlet and such a source of relaxation for me… Read More »

2013 Trends: Hexagons!

The Hexagon is in!  I’m seeing cards and scrapbook page designs all over the place with hexagons everywhere!  I just couldn’t resist trying to figure out and easy way to cut nicely shaped hexagons without a punch!  Well, here it is! The new Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129379) makes this a fun trend.  The embossing folder gives you a… Read More »

Stamping Technique: Inked Dry Embossing

You can add some great dimension to your cards by using a technique called Inked Dry Embossing.  You use a brayer to ink up the front inside of your embossing folder and then emboss your paper.  It really gives a beautiful effect. Here is an up close view of two samples. One is gumball green on whisper white, the… Read More »

Stamping Technique: Sponging Snowbanks

Years ago, I took some stamping classes to learn all of the basics and some fun techniques that I still use in my card making and scrapbooking today!   Two techniques I learned in my first class included masking and sponging.  We learned how to make clouds and snowbanks. I still love making them! We are finally getting snow… Read More »

A Great Project for Clearance Bin Finds!

Have you checked out the clearance bin blitz yet?  If the answer is no, go there now by clicking here!  The deals are amazing!  I purchased, punches, buttons, ribbon and Simply Sent kits for amazing prices.  My project today is a stationery folder for one of the Simply Sent card kits. I know!  It’s so frilly and so… Read More »

Just Coasting Along!

I love creating coasters from tumbled marble tiles.  It’s a quick and easy project that makes a perfect hostess or housewarming gift.  I’ve had some that I made when my son was in 1st grade and he’s a sophomore in college now.  We use them daily!  I decided to make a pair for each of my kids.  Here… Read More »

Need a Quick Hostess Gift?

If you need a quick hostess gift, this is it!  I made a Gingerbread Loaf with Lemon Icing from the Better Homes and Gardens website.  I will put a link to the recipe at the bottom of this post.  This project was inspired by their post about a coffee filter cradle for quick bread.  I modified it by stamping… Read More »

2 Fun Projects For Quick Gift Giving!

I am so excited! My Daydream Medallion Ornament was featured on CraftGossip.com today!  How fun is that?!  I submitted my project hoping to be selected as a featured crafter and blogger!  I did my happy dance today…more than once! I have two fabulous projects to share with you today.  I couldn’t decide which one to share, so you’re… Read More »

The Story of the PCCC#20 and the Happy Birthday Card!

It’s time for the next Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  I decided to make something that wasn’t a Christmas project today.  It never hurts to build up your birthday card stash either!  I was definitely in a Midnight Muse mood! I think it’s a lot of fun to search magazines and websites for inspiration!  I have to say that… Read More »

2 Top Note Techniques Every Stamper Should Know!

I’ve been experimenting with my Bigz Dies and Framelits.  I found two new shapes that I can get using this tip with my Top Note Bigz Die.  I wanted to share them with you.  You need to know this!  I have 3 fun Top Note Project ideas for you today as well! These are the two cards that I… Read More »

Quick Tips to Make a Bunch of Cards Quickly!

It is December 16!  Do you still need to make your Christmas cards?  Let me show you how I made all of mine, assembly line style, in less than 2 hours!  Keep it simple! My inspiration card!  I used Whisper White and Real Red Card Stock and ink, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896), a Christmas… Read More »