Now that all the kids are back in school, it's fun to make school-themed treats. Who am I kidding??? Any excuse to make fun treats works for me!
I just love the new Come Sail Away suite. I'll have a class later this month that features this suite, and in addition to the projects we'll make, I want to have some other items on display. I always have a number of cards and at least one box or other packaging idea. But how… Continue reading True North
Yesterday I had an idea for a simple 3" x 3" card while I was at my day job, so I did a quick sketch and worked on it in the evening. I think this was the hardest simple card I've ever made! LOL! I thought you'd get a kick out of how it progressed… Continue reading Progression of a Card
My Paper Pumpkin kit for July arrived last Wednesday - earlier than I expected! I thought you might like to see what came in the box. I love that it's a complete kit and comes with everything you need to make the monthly projects. Even better, it's portable with enough extra room in the box… Continue reading Paper Pumpkin “On My Mind” Unboxing
Throwback to an old favorite, Blossoms Abound. This is a wood-mount two-step stamp set from 2006 - long before Stampin' Up! was making the photopolymer clear stamps. What a challenge to line the images up! I've been cleaning out retired things over the past months, and I had just earmarked my old Stamp-a-ma-jig to go.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Wisteria, My Friend
It's never too early to start making Christmas cards, but July just seems to be a great time to get going on them here in the US with the temperatures really starting to heat up. Normally, I tend to get a late start on my Christmas cards, but I can officially say I've got a… Continue reading Christmas in July: Painted Harvest Ornament Card
The Bird Ballad suite is my absolute favorite set of products in the new annual catalog. I held a class in June featuring it and these are all but one of the projects we made that day. All are CASED from other people and I am so grateful that they shared their creativity. The littlest… Continue reading Birch Bird Box
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I love those little mini pizza boxes from the Holiday mini catalog! I paired one with the Special Delivery stamp from the Merry Little Labels set, trees from the Card Front Builder thinlits dies, one of the sweet little Season of Glitz mini gift bows. The background paper is the deer pattern from Be Merry… Continue reading Special Delivery
This year I'm giving myself an attitude adjustment - I'm no longer having a tit-for-tat attitude. I'm no longer sending out Christmas cards based on who I received from the year before. It seems that the mantra "I'll be nice to you if you're nice to me first" is rampant today. But if we live by… Continue reading I’m Giving Myself an Attitude Adjustment