Oh Hello, Sunshine! With Stampin’ Up!

After all the snow, rain and dreary weather of the last week, I’ve been craving sunshine.  I created a card that screams sunshine!  Stampin’ Up!s beautiful variety of Designer Series Paper is a fabulous starting point! This is a great way to use your paper scraps.  If you are anything like me, you save every strip you trim… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Sent With Love

Here is a picture of the exclusive Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper being offered in the Sent With Love special bundle. Stampin’ Up! creates bundles of products that they offer together to save you money.  You save 20% if you purchase the stamp set, baker’s twine and the papers at one time using the product number for the bundle: … Read More »

Every Stampin’ Up! Expert Was Once a Beginner!

Stamping 101 and a Plea for Help! Everyone has to start at the beginning when they are learning something new.  I’ve had a lot of requests from people for some beginning stamping videos and tutorials.  I’ve created a link in my menu bar for Stamping 101!  It is meant to be a series of tutorials and videos teaching… Read More »

You Are My Sunshine!

Stampin’ Up! has so many great stamps, papers, inks and embellishments that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  Today, it was easy.  I opened the box with my newest supplies and there in the bottom of the box was this stamp!  It is one of the single stamps you can purchase in Stampin’ Up!s single stamp… Read More »

Create a Beautiful Card with Stampin’ Up!s Stippled Blossoms!

With Valentine’s Day just a day off, I really should be making a fabulous card to celebrate.  Stampin’ Up! has so many fabulous stamp sets and so many great colors, I’m finding it difficult to limit myself to heart cards in red and white!  I just had to take this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge and create something… Read More »

Get Organized with My Digital Studio!

Stampin’ Up! releases new digital downloads each week.  This week they range in price from *FREE* to $14.95.  When you order the digital downloads from my online store, you don’t pay any shipping and handling!!!  You also get preferred pricing by ordering directly through my online store!!! SHOP ONLINE Past week downloads are also available.  They have been… Read More »

Are You Tired of Red Cards Yet?

I just needed a blue card today.  I couldn’t resist creating something that wasn’t red and white!  I also love the look of the 4 squares each with two sides rounded.  I think that is one of my favorite card layouts.  I pinned that layout design last winter and I’ve made at least 3 versions of that card… Read More »

Henry Says That We Can Create Easy Animal Backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with background stamping.  I’m trying things that are outside the stamp case!  Yesterday, I posted a video tutorial and card idea for clear block background stamping.  Today, I have a tutorial on making a Faux Animal Print background.  I just love the look that I got using cut up pieces of the left over rubber… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Two Minute Technique: Clear Block Stamping!!!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture of some journal pages on my Facebook page that I made using the clear block stamping technique.  I just love this technique, so I created a video tutorial about how to do this technique!  I also created a card…of course!!! Isn’t this pretty?  You can use your clear block… Read More »

Facebook Freebie Friday!

There is a free printable on my Facebook page!  Print it on card stock and use it as an inspirational page in a journal (that’s what I’m going to do!) or add some ribbon and embellishments and you have a quick 3×3″ card!  Add a mat and some embossing and you can have a 4-1/4 x5-1/2″ card! Enjoy!… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Stippled Blossoms Meets My 8 Card Challenge!

I’ve been hoarding my Stampin’ Up! Stippled Blossom Stamp Set.  Why?  Well, I keep seeing so many beautiful cards on Pinterest made with this amazing stamp set.  It was like idea overload!!  I decided to pull it off my shelf and get going! What am I waiting for?  I have all the inspiration and ideas I need. Keep… Read More »

2 Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Pages Made From 1 Sketch!

Yesterday I shared a scrapbook page I made using Stampin’ Up!s My Digital Studio software (MDS).  I am amazed at how quickly you can put together a page or card using MDS.  Today, I have a scrapbook page I made the good old fashioned way!  I used my papers, inks and tools!  It’s always going to be my… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Challenge with MDS

How fast can you put together a scrapbook page with Stampin’ Up!s My Digital Studio?  If you use one of their templates all you do is add photos and journaling and you’re done!  You can make changes to the templates if you want. Today, I started with a blank page just to see what I could come up… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Meets a Card Sketch Challenge!

I have really been enjoying working with card sketches.  I feel like I’m a very creative person and I really love to do my own thing.  I find it really challenging to take a sketch someone else came up with and create a card with it.  I feel that way about teaching too.  I can’t teach from a… Read More »