Stampin’ Up! Quick, Clean and Easy Masculine Card!

My goal today was to make a very quick and easy masculine card.  I also wanted to practice paper-piercing!  Every time I see it on a card, I think it adds that little extra touch that takes a card to the next level.  I also think that it takes practice to get the lines straight, even using the… Read More »

Organizing Ideas For Your Stamping Supplies!!!

I am constantly looking for new and pretty ways to keep my stamping supplies organized.  My goal is convenience and function. I don’t often worry about what something looks like!  I recently discovered Thirty-One products when I was invited to a party and my cousin, Jessica, started selling them.  I had two goals:  organize papers, tools and embellishments… Read More »

My Digital Studio Scrapbook Layout

We spent our weekend visiting our daughter who is doing a research fellowship in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  I like to create my scrapbooks as soon as I can after a family vacation, or what usually is just a long weekend some place within driving distance.  It was a quick two days and we crammed a lot in! I… Read More »

Two Cards, One Sketch!

I started my day with a list of things to do and that included some stamping!  I decided that I wanted to send cards to my Upline (the demonstrator I signed up with when I joined Stampin’ Up!) and for my Downline (the demonstrators who have signed up with me when they joined Stampin’ Up!).  It’s also time… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s 5 Way Flower

As soon as I saw the Five Way Flower stamp in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, I knew I had to have it.  I began to imagine the possibilities of what I could make with all of the great scallop circle punches and this giant graphic flower.  Today, I just wanted to make a quick card that just used… Read More »

Celebrate Today With Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and the 25th convention is currently underway in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I thought I’m make a card to celebrate Stampin’ Up!s 25th anniversary.  Since it is the 25th anniversary, I made sure to use silver ink and silver glimmer paper in my very simple design! Card Details: Paper: … Read More »

5 Ways To Use The Blossom Punch!

By the end of this post, you will realize why you need the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punch!  I spent about an hour yesterday playing with just a few techniques for using the Blossom Punch in different ways.  I feel like I’m just showing you the tip of the iceberg here.  I haven’t played with… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Bright Blossoms!

I love Stampin’ Up!s Bright Blossoms stamp set.  It has been on my wish list forever and I finally got it! (For free, one of the perks of being a demonstrator is the free products that you can earn!)  I was in the mood for a bright and cheerful card today and it seems like a requirement to… Read More »

The CASEd Card!

I pinned a picture of this card twice, so I decided that it’s time to make my own version!!!  This is a very simply card that uses three colors:  Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip and uses the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  The original card that I CASEd (copy and share everything) this card from was created… Read More »

Simply Thinking of You!

If you need a very quick card, this is the card layout idea for you!!!  It requires only one sentiment stamp, card stock and some designer series paper.  You can make this in less than 5 minutes! Card details: Card stock:  Basic Gray cut 4-1/4 x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Whisper White card stock cut at… Read More »

Flower Shop Color Challenge With Stampin’ Up!

Instead of stamping and blogging over the weekend, I had an absolutely wonderful weekend with my son!  We went to check on his new apartment and do some furniture shopping.  I was very surprised at how choosy a 20 year old guy can be about furniture and lighting.  I had no idea that he had such strong opinions… Read More »

By the Seashore With Stampin’ Up!

I created a card a couple of days ago that I like so much, I want to create a scrapbook page similar to it!  This began as this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge.  I had stamped an image earlier in the week that I really liked but hadn’t used in a card yet.  I’ve really fallen in… Read More »

The Open Sea Through The Porthole!

Stampin’ Up! has given us some great stamp sets to make masculine cards.  The Open Sea is a fantastic set because it makes great cards and scrapbook pages!  Whether you are taking a vacation or cruise, visiting an aquarium or documenting a family history, this stamp set has the versatility to do that! I was participating in another… Read More »

It’s A Mixed Bunch Birthday With Stampin’ Up!

I have a fun and colorful card that uses two of my favorite stamp sets today, Mixed Bunch and Perfectly Penned.  Of course there is a coordinating blossom punch to go with the Mixed Bunch set just to make me love it even more!!!  The colors that I was challenged to use included Wisteria Wonder, Summer Starfruit, Gumball… Read More »

Finding Inspiration With Stampin’ Up!

The internet is an amazing source of inspiration and information.  I love how we can now share ideas with people from all over the world!  If you are looking for something, you can no doubt find it using the internet.  I find Youtube and Pinterest fascinating.  What a great way to share a how-to with other people.  You… Read More »