Tag Archives: Birds

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 »

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 »

Sisterly Love

By | November 13, 2015

Now that we’re back from our vacation, I’ve had a chance to take some pictures of the handcrafted cards that have come our way in the past week. These cards were made for Reggie by his sisters, Kathy and Sherry, and one of our sisters-in-law, Mindy, who all live in Vermont. Kathy’s card in bright… Read More »

Fright Night Extra!

By | October 31, 2015

Card on left by Kathy Degree. Card on right by Valory Degree. Extra, extra, read all about it! I’ve never put up two posts in one day, but tonight is an exception because the mail just came and I received another hand-stamped Halloween card, this time from my sister-in-law Kathy Degree. Kathy used black embossing… Read More »

SU! Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

By | August 30, 2015

24/7 Stampers Moana, Jo, Valory, Susan and Ann Yesterday I spent a fun afternoon with my Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ group where we did a “Shoebox Swap.” We each designed a card, and then put all the materials needed to make that card in a box so everyone at the gathering could make an example of… Read More »

Spooky!

By | August 24, 2015

Well, these past few days have been interesting… to say the least! And that is a very mild way to put it. First, I was minding my own business, teaching kindergarten, when a somewhat bewildered secretary, and then principal, had to let me know that out of the blue, the District Office had just sent… Read More »