Background Stamping Technique with Stampin’ Up!

I have been experimenting with background techniques for my rubber stamping projects.  For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying out  a technique using rubber bands on my clear blocks.  This gives you a really fun and fabulous background image for your card! Isn’t this card an eye-popper?!  I think it’s that Melon Mambo!  Every time… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Blooming with Kindness!

I finally got the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!!  It’s been on my wish list forever!  You know how it is.  That catalog comes out in June and then every time you sit down for at least a week, that catalog is in your hands and you’re paging through it.  I’ve looked through my Spring… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Bitty Stuff!

Today was bitty day for me!  I used Stampin’ Up!s Bitty Butterfly Punch, the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and then the Bitty Banners Framelits to make my card today!  I have to say, it was more than a bitty fun! This is another fun card layout from my Design Team friends at Paper Craft Crew!  I loved… Read More »

There Are No Mistakes In Stamping!

Seriously!  Almost anything can be fixed!  I’m not a perfectionist at all, but I do want my cards to look nice.  I want to be proud of the things that I’m making and giving to people.  I am not going to stress about it though!  I stamp to relax.  It’s supposed to be fun, not perfect! I made… Read More »

Organizing Your Craft Space!

Several customers have said that they would like to know how I organize my craft space.  I recently moved my stamping space from my basement to a very small room off my living room.  I had a good portion of the basement set up as a craft haven.  It was all organized and when I wasn’t at work,… Read More »

The Perfectly Simple Virtual Stamp Club

Do you like to Stamp? Do you have a long wish list from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog? Would you like to learn a different technique each month? Are you a crafter who is short on time and working with a budget? Have you ever thought about joining a Virtual Club?   The Perfectly Simple Virtual Stamp Club is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Casing a Card By the Tide!!!

Stampin’ Up! provides such great resources for demonstrators.  One of the resources we get is a bi-monthly magazine filled with great ideas and business tips.    This month’s magazine was totally inspirational!!!  I found a card I loved and CASED it!  (CASE=Copy And Share Everything!) I did not have the sentiment set that they used in the magazine,… Read More »

3 Swallowtail Cards with 2 techniques!

I have 3 more Swallowtail cards to share with you today!  Stampin’ Up! really created a great stamp with this one!  I can’t believe the number of techniques I’ve done with this one stamp in the last several days.  If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you check it out!  I shared 3 completely different cards, using different… Read More »

6 Stamping Techniques Using 1 Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail!

Stampin’ Up!s new Swallowtail stamp make the perfect image to practice all of our stamping techniques!  I created 6 different cards using a different technique on each card using only the Swallowtail image stamp and a few sentiments. I’m having trouble deciding on which card is my favorite, but I think this one is it.  It was so… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Weekly Digital Downloads Are Available!

With four templates in one download the Think Back Photobook will help you preserve your family’s legacy. Sit down with your mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa and ask them the big questions about life, like: What makes you feel young? What is the first thing you learned how to cook? What personality quirk will you indulge when you’re… Read More »

Create a Card With Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection!

Create a card with Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection and a really great card sketch!  I LOVE the card sketch that I started with on the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge today.  WOW!!!!  Would you look at this!!! Tell me that is not a beautiful layout!  I would never have thought of this layout without a little help from… Read More »

6 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Embellishment Clips

I’ve been working my way through Stampin’ Up!s Artisan Embellishment kit.  I’ve been looking at the great resin flowers and buttons that were included in the kit, knowing that they would make spectacular clip toppers. How great are these?  They are going to be fabulous book marks for my myriad of idea notebooks and sketchbooks!  I love my… Read More »

Stamping 101: Basic Supply List Suggestions

Stamping 101: Basic Supply List     These are my recommendations for different price points when you are getting started stamping. My Basic Recommendations Include 5 Items: Inks:  Choose a neutral stamp pad and a set of markers. Paper: Get White paper and one package of colors to match your markers. Adhesive Paper Snips Stamp Set Sample Supply List #1: … Read More »

The Time is Right to Join Stampin’ Up!

If you’ve ever been to a Stampin’ Up! workshop or looked at someone’s blog and thought, “I could do that!”, you can! If you have been waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!, this is it.  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.  That’s 25 years of SUCCESS!  It’s a year of celebration for… Read More »

Two Minute Technique: Embossing Buttons

I decided to try adding something besides a bow or a pearl to my buttons.  I tried embossing them!  It’s a really fun effect and fairly simple to do. I generally don’t like plain buttons,  I always feel like they need to have a bow, a knot or some bling like a rhinestone or a pearl.  This time… Read More »