Author Archives: ValoryDegree

Label Me Pretty in Powder Pink

By | June 5, 2017

The Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131) includes all five new 2017-2019 In Colors in an array of beautiful floral motifs: Fresh Florals in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I decided to use a couple of the Powder Pink floral designs paired with an image from the… Read More »

Surprise! Fun Boxes Full of Treats!

By | June 3, 2017

I have a new friend who recently discovered Stampin’ Up! and has been having so much fun with stamps, paper and ink! In fact she decided to sign up under me as an SU! hobby demonstrator so she can take advantage of special discounts and other incentives on her new favorite papercrafting supplies! Patricia was… Read More »

Make a Note: You’re the Best!

By | May 25, 2017

Who are the best people in your life? Your partner or your children? Your childhood friend? The neighbor who always mows your lawn when he does his own? Well, whoever it is, here’s a card that is sure to delight anyone and let them know that you appreciate their kindness: This is the third card… Read More »

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old…

By | May 23, 2017

To continue with the color and image theme from my last post, I’ve used a sentiment from the new Eastern Beauty photopolymer stamp set and framed it with a die cut from the coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlits set: Like last time, I’ve cut the medallion from Bermuda Bay cardstock and paired it with a piece… Read More »

Breathtaking Eastern Beauty!

By | May 21, 2017

Getting a copy of the new Annual Catalog at this time every year is always exciting, as is working with those first new stamps, dies and In Colors! This year, a special bundle of products is being offered to our clients ahead of the June 1st catalog roll out, and I can highly recommend these,… Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day!

By | May 14, 2017

My family and I had a happy visit with my parents yesterday, to celebrate Mom and let her know how much we love her. My sister Karla couldn’t be there as she is working out of state this week, but she sent Mom this beautiful vase of flowers! Speaking of flowers, my mother loves them… Read More »

More Swaps Before These Stamps are Gone!

By | May 5, 2017

As promised, here are a couple more swap cards that I found that haven’t yet been shared on the blog: Swaps made with Traveler stamp set and Little Cuties photopolymer stamp set. First, this simple masculine card is made with the Ocean Liner stamp from the Traveler set on page 116 of the Annual Catalog,… Read More »

I Hit the Swap Jackpot!

By | May 2, 2017

I was looking through some boxes at the bottom of a bookcase in my stamping corner, and lo! and behold, I just unearthed some long ago swaps that I had put away and forgotten. While a good number of them are made with stamps that are long retired, I did find some with current stamps… Read More »

Spring Cards From Vermont

By | April 30, 2017

Before the month of April is out, I wanted to be sure and share these two Easter cards that we received from Kathy and Sherry, my husband’s sisters who live just a hop, skip and a jump from each other in Colchester, VT. These cards are both such a cheerful expression of the holiday and… Read More »

Retiring Products Give These Cards a Lift!

By | April 28, 2017

Happily, we will continue to create beautiful cards with the Lift Me Up stamps and Up & Away Thinlits dies since they will be included in the June 1st Annual Catalog! However, on this card set, I’ve used embossing folders, sequin trim and Designer Series Paper that are all on the Retiring List and will… Read More »

Kinda Eclectic – Farewell to a Great Set!

By | April 24, 2017

A few years ago I attended a Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, and Kinda Eclectic was one of the new collage inspired sets that we worked with for a “Make & Take” project: We tried a technique on this card that I sometimes forget about – using the embossing folder as a “stamp”… Read More »

Happy Anniversary – Two Ways

By | April 22, 2017

Happy 17th anniversary to my friend Susan and her husband, Emil! I made a card for them using the retiring So In Love stamp set and the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper that is now sold out and unavailable: So In Love stamp set, Blushing Bride cardstock, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits… Read More »

New Cards in the Spring 2017 Issue of Take Ten!

By | April 21, 2017

Well, I have to admit, this isn’t really “new” news, since the spring 2017 issue of Take Ten came out on March 1st, but I wasn’t able to write about it on my blog until now. Somehow, my Artist’s Copy of the magazine got lost in the mail, and I didn’t get a replacement until… Read More »

Happy Easter, Happy Birthday!

By | April 16, 2017

My husband and I will be in church today, each teaching an Easter lesson to our respective classes, but it is also my dad’s 85th birthday! The family gathered yesterday to celebrate Dad, and one funny thing that happened is that everyone gave him the same thing – Taco Bell gift cards! You can’t mess… Read More »

Your Kindness Makes a Difference

By | April 13, 2017

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today from my stamping friend Nancy! This is definitely a fancy cut & fold card, and I was happy to see all of the beautiful Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and stamp/die cut images used to make it. A couple of items that she used are… Read More »