Tag Archives: Butterflies

The Clearance Rack Greatest Hits

By | September 14, 2016

Forgive me if you’ve seen some of these already, but sometimes you just have to bring back an oldie but a goodie! Our Clearance Rack has been rather modest for the past couple of months but yesterday morning Stampin’ Up! surprised us by stocking the shelves with over 100 sale items (113 to be exact,… Read More »

Be Creative – Use What You Have!

By | August 24, 2016

While making some Christmas cards the other day, I suddenly realized that there are another couple of holidays before Christmas that I need to prepare for, but alas! right now I have no Halloween stamps from the current catalogs to work with. The fall Holiday catalog was just delivered to my door a day ago,… Read More »

A Summer Grapevine Wreath

By | June 10, 2016

One of the beauties of the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies is that the various flowing shapes can be almost anything – flowers, leaves, sunshine, water, bird nests and so forth. In the case of this piece, I saw a grapevine wreath – one of those rustic rounds formed of dried vines in natural colors.… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #5 – “I Meant to Do That!”

By | May 25, 2016

In my last post I showed you an example of how to use this gorgeous retiring Swallowtail stamp with Aqua Painters on a card made of Shimmery White cardstock: Today I’ll explain how I took this a step further to make the Butterfly Bliss card shown above, and how this card came to be! The… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #4 – Swallowtail in Plum

By | May 13, 2016

The large Swallowtail background stamp is retiring, and it is truly a beautiful piece of art. It is considered a background stamp because of the size, but it is usually used as the centerpiece of a card design as I did here. Although it’s a little hard to distinguish in these photos, I used the… Read More »

Paying Attention to Details

By | February 14, 2016

. My grandmother, Nana, always chose the best gifts, and one year she gave me the perfect dress for my birthday. This was in the mid-1960’s, so it was kind of a Jackie Kennedy-inspired style, except made for a little girl. The thing I loved most about it was the colors – chocolate brown and… Read More »

Swap Meet! First Cards to Share

By | January 5, 2016

As I mentioned before, our group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators met on Saturday to visit and swap cards. Here are the first couple to share: The first one is an extra card that I made in addition to the “What I Love” swap pictured in my last post. In New England this would be called… Read More »

The Party Continues

By | November 19, 2015

In previous posts I showed the hand stamped birthday cards that my husband received this month; now we can admire the ones that I got this year: Renee Neal-Joslin, Kathy Degree, Mindy Degree My cousin Renee sent me a card that one of her 4th grade students made with her grandma, using Stampin’ Up! stamps,… Read More »

Cupcake Party for Two!

By | November 9, 2015

Reggie and I both have birthdays in November, so we’re in Pacific Grove today to celebrate. There are a lot of things we love about being here; the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the dog beach at Carmel-By-The-Sea, the deer that wander freely throughout town and the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. One new thing that we discovered a… Read More »

Two More Swaps to Share

By | September 6, 2015

While this swap wasn’t something from the new Holiday catalog, it’s very unique and the colors coordinate nicely with another fall card that we made at the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators’ get together: The butterfly die cut is sponged in Pool Party ink in the middle and Bermuda Bay on the outside edges. The accents are… Read More »

Weekly Deals – Tuesday, July 14th – Monday, July 20th, 2015

By | July 15, 2015

I was excited to see that our Weekly Deals include the Gift Box Punch Board for 30% off – that’s $14.00 through July 20th, while supplies last! I made an example to show you how fun and easy it is to use. I started by embossing my Elegant Eggplant card stock with the new Fluttering… Read More »