Category Archives: Stamp Group

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sweet Sale-A-Bration Sets

By | March 5, 2017

We have until the end of March to acquire the free Sale-A-Bration products that we want before they are retired and unavailable. I received a lovely swap card from my friend Susan in the 24/7 Stampers group, using the Delicate Details photopolymer set ((143314) illustrated on page 9 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This free set… Read More »

2016-2018 In Color Swaps!

By | February 28, 2017

Every year, when the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out in June, we are excited to see what the five new colors will be for ink, cardstock and coordinating accessories. These are called the In Colors – a rotating collection that will be available for a two-year period, and then retired to make way… Read More »

Black & White & Red All Over Swaps!

By | February 5, 2017

About a month ago I participated in a swap with my larger Stampin’ Up! group of fellow demonstrators, the Stampy Wackers. Although I did not make these cards myself, I did make others that I gave in trade for these. I don’t know the names of the stampers who designed these; otherwise I would give… Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Spring Swaps – Dragonflies!

By | January 17, 2017

After showing you a couple of card examples using the bee in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and thinlits bundle, I promised there were some dragonflies coming up! In the recent Stampy Wacker group swap, I received two beautiful cards using one of the dragonfly dies: Card #1 was made by Denise Waddell, our “Grandma” and… 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 »