New Technique: Create Your Own Stencil

I tried an old technique with some new materials and after some experimenting, I ended up with a card I really love!  For this card I used my Big Shot (of course!) to create a stencil to sponge my colors onto the card.  I cut the maple leaf out of a piece of scrap paper using the Bigz… Read More »

It’s Time to Make Your Christmas List!

Have I told you that I LOVE my Big Shot?!  The variety of techniques and the WOW! factors that you can add to your cards really is amazing.  I feel like the embossing folders and framelits that I’ve purchased have been such wise purchases.  I keep using them over and over in many different ways.   When you buy… Read More »

Christmas is Here!

Okay, I know Christmas is a few weeks away, but it felt like Christmas today!  My Stampin’ Up! order arrived with my new Big Shot, my new trimmer and lots more goodies I can’t wait to start creating with!  I just loved finding those packages on the porch when I got home from work! The fact that some… Read More »

November Customer Thank You Card

Place an online order with me in November and receive a handmade card as a thank you from me!  This is my November Customer Thank You Card!  By now you’ve guessed that I love clean and simple cards.  I like the instant gratification of making a card in less than 15 minutes, including the cutting!  In fact, I… Read More »

Does it need to be perfect or do you need it by Tuesday?

I remember when I was first trying to make video lessons to use for my students, someone asked, “Does it need to be perfect, or do you need it by Tuesday?”  That was an important lesson for me to learn.  There are some things in life that need to be perfect, but stamping isn’t one of them.  (Neither… Read More »

Casing Cards

When I first joined Stampin’ Up!, I was a little worried about how I was going to come up with ideas for cards.  What I didn’t know at the time was that Stampin’ Up! has a wealth of resources available exclusively for demonstrators.  One of the fun things that came with my demonstrator kit was the August edition… Read More »

The New Trimmer is Here!!!

The new trimmer is finally here!  Stampin’ Up! took care to make sure that it is exactly right. Here are some features of the new trimmer: With the new trimmer, the base has been extended so you can make most of your common cuts and measurements without even extending the ruler! The precision tip on the cutting blade… Read More »

Ten Minute All Occasion Card

Don’t we all have someone in our lives who we know could use a little pick me up today?  Wouldn’t it be a thoughtful gesture to send them a hand stamped card?  In less than ten minutes you can make a beautiful card for someone special just to let them know that you are thinking of them. I… Read More »

Wonderful You!

If you are looking to make a very quick and simple card with very few materials, this is it!!  I just love the Floral District Designer Series Paper.  The most difficult part of making this card was deciding which two papers to use!  I simply used a strip of each of the two papers I selected, used snail… Read More »

Fall Inspired Betsy’s Blossom Card

I truly love Fall!  I love the holidays, I love the cooler, less humid weather (how ironic, since we’re about to get blasted by Hurricane Sandy!), but most of all, I LOVE the colors of the season.  The Regals color collection just calls to me!  Combine that with my favorite Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set and the wood grain embossing folder… Read More »

I Need It By Tomorrow!!

Since the day the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder arrived, I’ve been using it on every card I make!!  I just love the texture that it gives a card.  I think it lends a certain elegance as well.  Needless to say, when I needed a sympathy card for a colleague, I just had to use it.  Of course I… Read More »

Deals Galore! Digital Scrapbooking Week is October 29-November 5

Digital Scrapbooking Day: Free Downloads & 50% Off All Digital Kits   What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits! What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week! When: October… Read More »

Make Your List!!!! 15% off stamp sets for ONE DAY ONLY!

Mark the date on your calendar!  Monday, October 29, Stampin’ Up! is having their first ever stamp sale!!!!  For one day only, you get 15% off almost every stamp set that Stampin’ Up sells!!! Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012) Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we… Read More »

Hello crafters!

Coming soon!  I hope to launch my new stamping blog on December1!  Please check back.  You can expect to find clean and simple card ideas that can be completed in 15 minutes or less, scrapbooking page layout ideas, paper crafts, organizing tips and tricks, technique videos and more!  I will have daily blog updates as well as a… Read More »