Category Archives: Friends

What I Did on My Summer Vacation!

By | August 30, 2017

Oh, my goodness, Dear Readers, when my computer broke down in the middle of July I never thought it would take me six weeks to get back on here and post again! But a lot has happened, so let’s get right to it with a throwback to those old school essays that we used to… Read More »

Wish I Could Be… Under the Sea

By | June 15, 2017

We have several SU! colors with names and shades reminiscent of the ocean, Bermuda Bay and the new In Color Tranquil Tide being two of them. Using them together is a double delight because they evoke the peace and calm of a seaside scene, and another new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist,  is the perfect… Read More »

Stampin’ It Up With My Friends!

By | June 12, 2017

This weekend the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group got together for a Shoebox Swap. This is where we each design a card and then bring all the supplies for our friends to make their own copy of it! Valory Degree, Ann Clemmer and Susan Anderson from the 24/7 Stampers group. We do have a… Read More »

Little Boxes Take a Cross Country Trip!

By | June 7, 2017

As  I mentioned in a previous post, I recently finished making a set of fifteen Post-It Note boxes for a friend who lives on the East Coast. She has now given them to her colleagues and team members at work. The original idea for the boxes came from my friend Nancy, who gave me one… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Post-It Notes Rock – in a Box!

By | March 28, 2017

My stamping friends came over this weekend to make some of our favorite spring cards: But it wasn’t all card stamping – Nancy S. brought me a  handcrafted “thank you” gift that I just love! She made this box with Watermelon Wonder cardstock and the coordinating Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper Pack. A couple of… Read More »

Live With Passion!

By | March 18, 2017

I got this card from my friend Ann, and there is a lot to love here!   Ann and I have been friends for many years; she and I met at a Stampin ‘Up! convention when we were both relatively new demonstrators. Like me, she is a stickler for details and exacting work. We both… Read More »

So In Love With Flowers

By | March 8, 2017

One of the new Stampin’ Up! spring Occasions catalog offerings is So in Love, shown on page 52, a set that includes an outlined flower image that looks like a marigold, or a dahlia, or maybe a carnation. This set includes several sentiments that are appropriate for weddings and anniversaries, but by combining the flower… Read More »

Mentoring New Young Stampers!

By | March 6, 2017

Kathy Degree has been inviting her young friend Sarai to come over and stamp whenever she is visiting her grandfather, Kathy’s neighbor. Sarai is about six years old, and she has been stamping with her mentor, Kathy, for a year or two. Recently, Sarai came over to stamp a birthday card for her grandfather –… Read More »

You Soar Above the Rest!

By | February 10, 2017

Happy 27th birthday to our friend, Jamai – February 10th! I wanted to make a special card for my daughter’s boyfriend, so I chose to make another hot air balloon, this time with brighter colors and a couple of rubber stamped images of smaller balloons from the Lift Me Up stamp set, featured on page… Read More »

SU! Designer Series Paper – Four Great Reasons!

By | February 6, 2017

I can think of at least four ways that Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is great to work with on your projects: It is thick and durable; you can even make boxes out of it! It is color matched to our cardstock and inks, giving your project a coordinated look. There are two patterns on… Read More »

Put a Soldier on Cloud Nine!

By | February 1, 2017

I got a message in my Facebook feed yesterday from a friend requesting surprise birthday cards for her sweet husband who was just deployed with the US Air Force to the other side of the world for one year. Of course, I was happy to make and send card for him: This man has a… Read More »