Category Archives: Birds

Happy Father’s Day!

By | June 19, 2017

My sister and I are very lucky that we ended up with such a nice dad, and that he is still here with us so we can wish him a “Happy Father’s Day!” My dad, Vernon Krause, my Sister Karla, and her new puppy Riley. The card that I made for him this year was… 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 »

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 »

Knitting is For the Birds!

By | March 20, 2017

So, I was reading PaperPuff’s recent blog post where she displayed a beautiful scarf she is knitting, and the very next day I saw an Associated Press story in the newspaper with the large headline, BARN YARN: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens: Synchronicity, I say! Our family in New England just weathered Winter Storm… Read More »

Stamping With New Friends!

By | January 8, 2017

Some of our Stamp Group friends couldn’t make it to our first meeting of 2017, because here in Northern California it is pouring rain on our drought-stricken landscape! However, we did have a new friend join us yesterday, and we’re very happy that Idalia came to introduce herself and stamp with us using some of… Read More »

Recycling Last Year’s Christmas Cards!

By | November 26, 2016

If you’re like me, you’ve got a stack of Christmas cards saved up from past years because they are too nice to throw away – but what if you could recycle them and make some of this year’s new cards in the process? Seriously, I’m here to help – with our shared “pack rat” tendencies… Read More »

Swaps From the New Holiday Catalog!

By | September 1, 2016

It’s September 1st and today is the first day to order from the new Holiday Catalog! I got together with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from my group recently and we each had a few new products from this catalog to make some early samples with, along with holiday items from the regular catalog.… Read More »

Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Available Now!

By | August 3, 2016

“Thoughtful Trees” designed by Valory Degree One of the most beautiful photopolymer stamp sets and matching dies has just been released by Stampin’ Up! for a limited time offering, through August 31st or while supplies last. I emphasize that last part because, after having worked with this bundle, I know it’s a winner, and it… Read More »

Swirly Bird Afloat

By | June 14, 2016

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”                                                                                    Vincent Van Gogh In my last couple of posts I’ve been showing some examples using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, but wait – there’s more! The new Swirly Bird stamps are a coordinating set and I am beginning to see that the possibilities are endless… Read More »

Take Ten Summer 2016 Design ChallengeResults!

By | May 28, 2016

Reggie and I were on vacation last week, taking a cruise to Alaska to celebrate our anniversary in April. The cruise season to Alaska doesn’t start until May, though, so we put off our trip until we could book the tour that we wanted. My husband especially loves birds and was thrilled to see Bald… Read More »

Honeycomb Happiness for Easter

By | March 29, 2016

There’s nothing in the world cuter than a little baby, and that goes for the animal world too! So when sister Kathy’s card arrived, I was charmed by the fat little chick from the Honeycomb Happiness set (free with your $50 order, but only through March 31st!) She actually sent a photo of a variation… Read More »

The Stampers’ Sampler (Part 2)

By | January 6, 2016

As I mentioned in my Dec. 22nd post, Sherry Pakulski and I were happy to have our Heart Locket template cards published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler! (To see our first three cards, click here.) Here are the other two cards that appeared in this magazine: In “Key to Mother’s Heart”… Read More »

No Business Like Snow Business!

By | December 30, 2015

We received many beautiful handcrafted Christmas cards this year, but with the busy schedule of holiday events and preparations, I’ve gotten behind in my posts! Here are few snow-themed cards to share today: Snowflakes are the focus of this first card, made by Wanda Morin of Colchester, VT: Snowflake stamp images, shaped punch, sequins and… Read More »

Honoring Faces From the Past

By | November 22, 2015

You might know Waterbury, VT as the site of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, but another interesting, if lesser known, spot is the Waterbury Flea Market, which is held on weekends in a farmer’s field, adjacent to the large barn and silos. While you can find a little bit of everything there, new and… Read More »