Tag Archives: Cardmaking in Fairfield CA

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 »

Spring Cards From Vermont

By | April 30, 2017

Before the month of April is out, I wanted to be sure and share these two Easter cards that we received from Kathy and Sherry, my husband’s sisters who live just a hop, skip and a jump from each other in Colchester, VT. These cards are both such a cheerful expression of the holiday and… Read More »

Retiring Products Give These Cards a Lift!

By | April 28, 2017

Happily, we will continue to create beautiful cards with the Lift Me Up stamps and Up & Away Thinlits dies since they will be included in the June 1st Annual Catalog! However, on this card set, I’ve used embossing folders, sequin trim and Designer Series Paper that are all on the Retiring List and will… 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 »

Use That Pretty Paper Up!

By | March 11, 2017

As card crafters, I know that we share one thing in common, even if I don’t know you personally! I’m referring to the “paper stash,” all of the pretty patterned paper that we save and refuse to cut up, in fear of using that last favorite piece! At Stampin’ Up! we call it DSP, or… Read More »

Love is in the Air

By | February 13, 2017

During the weekend my husband and I drove east on California Interstate 80 to visit my parents in Auburn. We have had so much rain during the past few weeks that we noticed places here and there on the way that were filled with water, like this floodplain on either side of the Causeway between… 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 »

More “Thank You’s” Are In Order

By | January 15, 2017

Any day is a good day to receive a Thank You note, but it’s especially nice when you get two, and they are both handcrafted! This first card, made by Mindy, is so sweet that when I saw it, I wanted to make one just like it: There’s a lot to love here; hand-drawn hearts… Read More »

A Round of Thanks

By | January 7, 2017

After all of the giving at Christmastime, including hand stamped holiday cards, the next round of cards to go out are, of course, the Thank You notes! This year we sent Sherry and her family a box of pears, so it brought a smile to my face when I opened this handstamped thank you card… Read More »

Spring Occasions & Sale-A-Bration – New Stamps to Love Now!

By | January 5, 2017

Today is the day to fall in love with a new collection of stamps for all spring occasions (and to be rewarded with free products through Sale-A-Bration!) Click here to see the entire spring Occasions catalog .pdf, and check here to see all of the free Sale-A-Bration choices for each order of $50 that you… Read More »

We’re Really on the Same Page!

By | December 31, 2016

Sister-in-law Sherry Pakulski and I have been submitting our card artwork to The Stampers’ Sampler and Take Ten art stamping magazines for about three years now. We have set some goals for ourselves regarding our submissions, but one thing we really, really hoped to achieve was to one day have our cards printed in the… Read More »

The Spirit of Christmas Continues

By | December 27, 2016

The gifts have been exchanged, the visitors have come and gone, but the Christmas tree remains, and we can still enjoy that spirit that comes but once a year. Here are a couple more beautiful handmade cards that we received this year that I haven’t had a chance to share with you yet! On the… Read More »