I may have finally crossed the line into Crafty Craziness. I was inspired by a card in a private demonstrator group, which was fine, but then I decided to make multiples. Me, my snips, and #Elfie – a match made in heaven. … More One Last #Elfie
Have you checked out the Stampin’ Addicts web site? It’s a wonderful FREE resource for anyone who likes stamping, especially Stampin’ Up! stamping! There are discussion forums, inspiration galleries, all sorts of weekly challenges, and a very positive attitude that will lift your spirits every time you log in. Check it out! They’re celebrating their … More Never enough birthday cards
I’m not sure that I have an identifiable style, but whatever it is I do, it is generally NOT clean and simple. Clean and simple (CAS) cards have few if any layers. They use limited embellishment and generally have a lot of white space. When Kellie came over last week, she brought a few photos … More Clean and Simple
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
I am happy as a Diva in Glitter. Hoo Baby! Stampin’ Up! has announced that Shimmer Paint will continue to be offered beyond the end of the Holiday Mini Catalog. Those of you who know me have heard me tell you to order up, because I was planning on stocking up and I WASN’T GOING … More Shimmer Paint! Shimmer Paint!
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??
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
It amazes me how quickly days pass by. It’s always been that way for me. I’m sure I thought Christmas or my birthday or whatever longed-for day in the future would never arrive when I was small, but I don’t remember that. I just know that every day I wake up thinking “How am I … More Shimmery pines
I wanted some paper with Almost Amethyst and Summer Sun accents for a birthday card for my Mom. I had some old Amethyst Designer Series Pattern paper, but it was much too understated for the look I wanted. I wanted stripes. I could visualize the stripes! I pulled out my Aquapainter and some Whisper White … More The Aquapainter, and Why You Need Ink Refills Part III
This is a quick and easy treatment for some simple Halloween goodies…the stamped image is 3″ square, the mat is 3 1/4″ square, and the packaging is 3 1/2″ wide x 8 1/2″ long. Punch holes in the center of everything and double punch some Only Orange cardstock to create a ring and you’re almost … More Super Simple Halloween Treats