Category Archives: Hand Stamped Cards

September Sunflowers

By | September 1, 2017

Happy first day of September (rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, Mindy!) My cousin Renee is also celebrating her birthday today, and if I counted correctly, it’s the big  6-0 for her! Sunflowers are such a common flower, seen from east to west planted in fields, volunteering by the roadsides and in many gardens. They could be called… Read More »

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 »

My Personal Best!

By | July 7, 2017

In November, Stampin’ Up! will hold gatherings for demonstrators in locations all around the world; I’m going to attend in Salt Lake City, Utah! One thing we always do at these events is bring card swaps to trade with each other, giving us new ideas to share with our stamping friends. Also, some demonstrators are… Read More »

Garden Gazing through the Window

By | June 27, 2017

The Jar of Love photopolymer stamp set has an amazing 37 stamps to mix and match! When it came out in last year’s catalog I remarked that this set could keep you creating for a long time with all of those images to pick from. So, now that we have some new In Colors to… Read More »

Easy Layout for June Celebrations

By | June 21, 2017

I posted the card that I made for my dad for Father’s Day last time; today I want to show you the simple layout that I used for Reggie’s Father’s Day card: Guy Greetings and Suite Sentiments (retired) stamp sets, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The thing my husband loves best is baseball – “America’s… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »