I know I repeat myself…certain persons in my household have accused me of it on multiple occasions just to be sure I’m aware of that flaw. Guilty as charged. There are some sets on the Stampin’ Up! Dormant List that will retire in January which I will be very sorry to see leave. One of … More Looking back, looking ahead
Kim Bolzenthal did the kindest thing you can imagine – she sent me her stash of Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon. I am so touched by her generosity that I’m still floating around the house a couple of hours after bringing in the mail. I’m overwhelmed and delighted! And look at her beautiful card… … More Best Mail Call Ever!
I saw a card posted the other day that made me stop and think. The creator of the card said she didn’t think it looked like a birthday card, but since it didn’t seem to suit any other occasion, she chose a birthday sentiment. I’m sure there are exceptions, but in my opinion just about … More Trendy Little Birthday Trees
How quickly one set of images is forgotten on the shelf! When Eastern Blooms appeared in the Fall 2008 catalog, it sat on top of my craft table and saw regular use. It was a bold companion for Embrace Life – one with bold images, one with line images – and it suited our Asian … More Forgotten favorites
Every day is Thanksgiving Day…sometimes we just forget to say thanks. I’m grateful for so many things, large and small, significant and insignificant. I hope your day will be filled with things that make you feel thankful. Autumn Days, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Inspired by Nature and Woodgrain stamp sets Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, … More Happy Thanksgiving
Yesterday I had a big ol’ lightbulb go on. I was playing with Cheep Talk and thinking about some submissions I’d seen in response to this week’s Color Challenge at SplitCoastStampers. One card in particular kept coming to mind – I liked the geometry and the color balance. Suddenly, it got really, really bright inside … More Who’s that in my Pear Tree??
Many years ago, my husband and I went to a James Taylor concert…kind of a blast from the past for us, as we were part of his fan club back in the early days. I remember walking through the amphitheater during a break and overhearing a couple of “kids” talking. One asked the other “Isn’t … More You’ve Got a Friend – MOJO114
I’m a huge fan of the Clean and Simple (CAS) look…I just can’t seem to pull it off myself. I come from the “More is More” school of card design, finding it hard to hold back from adding just one more ribbon, brad, or texture. Today’s card is more of a CAS style than anything … More Sometimes simple is best
If you’re like me, you’re suddenly looking at the calendar and saying “DANG! I need to get my Christmas cards made!” (I am the Queen of the Last Minute. But that’s a story for another time.) Just flip open the back of your catalog and check out Mr. Dasher on page 208. Well, it could … More Another dashing reindeer
This is not an original design, and I am thrilled to be able to remember that THIS card is the source of my inspiration. I’m embarrassed by the number of times I’ve used someone else’s work as a starting point, but can’t remember the crafter, website, or anything else that would allow me to give … More A Christmas Topiary