Clean, Simple and Quick Handmade Card with Stampin’ Up!

I know what you’re thinking!  More Not Quite Navy?!  I can’t help myself.  I love this color and it is retiring in a few weeks.  That means I have to put it away and play with new colors!  Today I decided to feature the Round Array Bundle.  I love this little set!  Sometimes it’s hard to use the… Read More »

Keeping it Simple with the Best of Butterflies!

As soon as I got the mail today, I knew which stamp set I was playing with today!  The Best of Butterflies has arrived! I decided to keep this card simple.  I used Whisper White Card Stock ( #100730) cut at 5-1/2 x 11, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  I then scored around the edges using my Simply… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Released Another Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! released their Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set!  This is their second completely clear stamp set.  I tried the first one and got nice clear images.  I liked that they were flexible and that I could shape them.  My only complaints about the first set were the size and the smell!  The letter stamps are… Read More »

New Wood Mount Stamp Cases Coming Soon!

Now here is an annoncement that I’m really excited about!  The new wood mount stamp cases will be along the lines of the clear cases.  Why am I so excited since I use clear mount stamps?  The possibilities for gift ideas and organizing projects for these boxes looks amazing!!! Hooray!!! That’s what I have to say! Here is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! with Summer Solstice!

The Summer Solstice stamp set from Stampin’ Up! really allows you to make beautiful handmade cards.  It’s one of those great sets with images and inspirational sayings.  While the name of the set makes it feel like you would be creating cards that evoke summer, a simple change of colors will make it feel like a whole different… Read More »

Having Fun with the Secret Garden!

Stampin’ Up! really hit the jackpot with the Secret Garden Stamp set.  I played with it quite a bit yesterday and there it was sitting on my desk waiting to play some more today!  Who can resist? I promised myself that I would play with 3 tools more this month.  I want to use my paper piecing tools,… Read More »

One Layer Cards with Stampin’ Up!

One of my absolute favorite stamp sets is the Secret Garden Set.  I can’t believe how versatile this set is!!!  For today, I wanted to share a very simple one layer card with no embellishments.  I have many customers who are just beginning to stamp and purchase supplies.  When you only have a handful of paper, inks and… Read More »

For the Record With Stampin’ Up!

I started out my adult crafting life as a scrapbooker.  I have made no less than 40 scrapbooks in the last 20 years!  I don’t ordinarily like scrapbook kits and I usually don’t buy them.  I like to cut, punch and create paper art.  I decided to try the two scrapbooking kits in the Spring Mini Catalog just… Read More »

It’s An Epic Day with Stampin’ Up!

Take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING being offered by Stampin’ Up! on all orders placed in my online store between April 6 through April 8!!!  SHOP NOW! My new favorite purchase from Stampin’ Up! is the Epic Day This and That Bundle!!!  For $32.08 (and FREE SHIPPING!), you get a journal filled with beautiful pages, 4 pages of… Read More »

Free Printable Just For You!

Buying stamps and using them to make pretty cards and scrapbook pages really does make me happy!  Today, I will be placing my order to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING offer from Stampin’ Up!  Personally, my list includes the Best of Butterflies stamp set, the heat gun and another This and That Bundle to give my daughter… Read More »

Huge News from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is at it again!!!  They are offering FREE SHIPPING!!!!  I’m  excited to let you know that they are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That’s right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify. Did I mention that the free shipping is on everything?  You can order from the… Read More »

The Secret to Life with Stampin’ Up!

I recall many years ago looking through a scrapbook that my grandmother had made.  Her sense of humor came shining through every single page of that scrapbook.  One of the stories that I found most interesting was a newspaper article in the local paper about my grandfather.  He was the “Featured Farmer of the Week” or something like… Read More »

More With The Best of Flowers From Stampin’ Up!

I really enjoyed stamping the day away on Sunday!  I created several cards and scrapbook pages.  What a relaxing way to spend the day! I really love creating a card from a great sketch.  I find it such a challenge to start with a layout and then selecting the papers, inks and stamps that you will make that… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Best of Flowers!

It still doesn’t feel like Spring on Long Island! I decided that my cards needed to feel like Spring, so I am stamping today with Stampin’ Up!s Best of Flowers stamp set! How pretty is this color combination?  It’s so perfect for this time of year.  I was so excited when I saw the stamp selections that Stampin’… Read More »