I love tropical flowers – a lot! – but in the spring, I miss the spring flowers I grew up with. You know the ones: daffodils, tulips, iris, paper whites…you might be able to grow them in some parts of the island where it gets cold at night, but the heat of the day forces them … More Spring flowers, mainland style
I remember the catalog when Gorgeous Grunge was released. I was at the Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City and if I’m not mistaken, the talented Pam Morgan introduced this stamp set and told us how much we were going to use it. At first glance, I wasn’t sure, but by the end of … More On the Gonna Miss List: Gorgeous Grunge
I’ve had a little time to look through the list of products retiring from 2016-2017, and I have a few things to share with you. Products are selling out VERY QUICKLY, so don’t delay. Here are a few things I consider noteworthy: Bundles are retiring – in some cases, stamps will continue. Many have already … More The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?
One of the most difficult cards to make is a sympathy card. It needs to express something that is truly beyond words, a message spoken from one heart to another. I often choose elements from nature for a sympathy card, partly because the images are soothing, but also because nature represents the full circle of our … More So hard to find the words
Growing up, my parents had a Schwinn Tandem. The Pedal Pushers stamp set from Sale-a-bration brought back very fond memories of that bike: Stamps: Pedal Pusher, Teeny Tiny WIshes, Gorgeous Grunge Color Palette: Whisper White, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Accessories: Botanical Gardens Designer Washi, Big Shot, Arrows … More A Bicycle Built for Two
Last weekend we made #ImBringingBirthdaysBack cards: Stamps: Amazing Birthday, Beautiful Ride, Gorgeous Grunge Color Palette: Hello Honey, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White Accessories: Party Punch Pack, Black Glimmer paper (Holiday 2015), Stampin’ Write markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals There were 10 cards and everyone could choose which card and how many to make. It was a … More Happy Amazing Birthday
If you’re lucky, you have a remarkable friend. She is generous, thoughtful, and knows just when to send you a really DUMB meme that will make you laugh until you…well, you know. I needed a card for a remarkable friend, and Stampin’ Up! heard me loud and clear: Stamps: Remarkable You, Gorgeous Grunge Color Palette: … More A remarkable friend
Last weekend I made a whirlwind trip to attend my high school reunion. I took goodie bags for the people who made it happen – and they worked very hard! Before I left, I made up some simple tags for the bags: Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge, Tin of Cards Color Palette: Whisper White, … More Quick and easy tags – and a Reunion Story
What’s happened to our summer?? It’s hard to believe we’ve arrived at August FIRST! Stamps: An Open Heart, Gorgeous Grunge Color Palette: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, So Saffron Accessories: Aquapainter, sticky-note mask I’m back to my birds…Stampin’ Up! just can’t make enough bird images in my opinion! I love the size and detail … More August Already??
Welcome to the May 2015 RemARKable Blog tour, where we explore all things GOODBYE. I’ve chosen to focus on the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 catalog retiring list, and I’ve based my projects around one of my favorite all-around stamp sets, For the Birds: This is a (sort of) Clean and Simple card. There’s just one image, … More It’s RemARKably hard to say GOODBYE