Stampin’ Up!s Thanks So Much!

Stampin’ Up! has made it so easy to make quick thank you cards with their Oh, Hello! Stamp Set and their Print Poetry Paper Packs.  With the Sale-a-Bration sale going on, it’s hard to resist making a big stamping order to get all the freebies!  Over the weekend, I made some quick thank you cards.  Here are 3… Read More »

Playing With Stampin’ Up! Butterflies!

For my Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge this week, I decided to play with butterflies.  I have not used the new Swallowtail Butterfly background stamp in the Spring Mini Catalog.  I decided that this sketch would be perfect! Stampin’ Up! has so many butterfly choices that includes punches and stamp sets!! This challenge was not only a sketch… Read More »

Public Service Warning: Sale-a-Bration Begins January 22.

I’m just warning you now.  Sale-a-Bration begins on Tuesday.  This is Stampin’ Up!s most anticipated sale of the year.   They send us a brochure of never-before-seen and never-available-again stamping supplies.  Then they tell us that for every $50 we purchase (from the Annual Catalog or from the Spring Mini), we can choose one item from the brochure for… Read More »

3 Piece Desk Set and an Invitiation!

I love the paper in the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I decided that I find it so inspiring and happy,  I made myself a little desk set. I created two post-it note holders, a box, and a rainy day journal.  The box was created to hold my Color Coach, index cards and… Read More »

Keeping it Clean and Simple

There are days when I sit and create  really detailed cards and projects.  I fuss with the details and try different elements to see what I like best.  Today was not one of those days.  It was time to break down and clean the house today, so my creative time was limited!  I decided I better stick with… Read More »

The Case of the Totally Cased Card!

I find it very relaxing to search around the internet for clever ideas and little tidbits of information that you find along the way.  I love having a cup of coffee on a weekend morning and browsing through the ideas on Pinterest.  Isn’t it addicting?!   All of those types of sites are.  They inspire us.  We pin things… Read More »

Miracles Happen!

I don’t know what possessed me to make 3 cards today.  I received my new Stampin’ Up! order with lots of neutral papers and I was browsing things that I had pinned from Pinterest.  My cards today are Pinterest inspired.  I keep pinning stuff so I need to make some of it! This weekend, I will be working… Read More »

It’s Bloomin’ Marvelous!

So many new stamping toys to play with!  It’s hard to know what to start with!  I love everything in the Sale-a-Bration Flyer.  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year.  For every $50 product purchase, you get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Flyer.  If you spend $100, you get 2 items.  If you spend $150,… Read More »

A New Paper Craft Crew Challenge

This week’s challenge is not only a sketch challenge, it is also a color challenge.  I find the color challenges more difficult because I’m still building up my paper stash and don’t always have the colors.  I LOVE the sketch for this coming week.  Please play along!  Create a card and post it on the Paper Craft Crew… Read More »

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…in January?

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month! Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits! I’m Paper Pumpkin . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun. I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the… Read More »

3 New Quick Tips, 1 New Envelope Bag and a Birthday Card!!!!

I’ve been busy creating this weekend!  It is so relaxing to just spend time at my craft table.  You really need to claim some small space that you can have a table and a small amount of storage space (even if it is under the table), just so you can sit down at any moment when you have… Read More »

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 »

Making a Gift Bag From an Envelope!

I have been playing with envelopes!  Today, I discovered that I could make quite a nice little gift bag from a Stampin’ Up! card envelope.  You really could do this with any size envelope.  In my experimenting, I learned one rule…all score lines must be the same distance from the edge of the envelope!  That’s it.  So simple!… Read More »

Challenge Yourself in 2013: Try a Sketch Challenge!

I absolutely love trying the sketch challenges.  I find myself creating card layouts that I never would have thought of before.  The sketch challenges have really stretched my creativity to a new place!  It just gives you more ideas for making beautiful cards in your bag of tricks when you create a card from a sketch created by… Read More »