Tag Archives: Designer Series Paper

Rabbit Redux

By | October 1, 2016

Ok, just kidding – this has nothing to do with the John Updike novel, I just decided to bring back my “Rabbit, Rabbit” card from last fall because I revamped it to give to my sister-in-law Mindy of Burlington, Vermont for her October 1st birthday today!   Unfortunately, I won’t be able to direct you… Read More »

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

By | September 22, 2016

This is the last of the nine cards that Ann, Susan and I made to swap with each other last month to prepare samples for the Holiday catalog, and it’s one of my favorite! As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of Susan’s favorite materials is designer series paper, and a card can be… Read More »

It’s Birthday Time for a Sweet Girl!

By | September 12, 2016

Our baby grand-niece Piper will be celebrating her 1st birthday this week! And in case you were wondering what a red fox might want to say to a little girl on her birthday: (I computer-generated the inside sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock.) Piper and her mom, dad and big sister Cricket live in Vermont, and… Read More »

Now For the Halloween Swaps!

By | September 3, 2016

I’m glad I was swapping with Ann and Susan, because as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t have any Halloween stamps from the current catalogs! But while my friends designed their swap cards independently of one another and they used different stamp sets, they did use the same colors of cardstock and ink,… Read More »

What Does the Fox Say?

By | August 18, 2016

I’m still having fun, working with my Foxy Friends stamp set, and luckily, when you’re the card artist, you can make the Fox say anything you want him to! This time I decided to make a different kind a card, a type of Z-fold, and when it is opened you’ll see what I mean: It’s… Read More »

Have Llama, Will Travel!

By | July 21, 2016

Well that was a trip! I’ve been trying to move my wordpress.com blog to a new location on the web for a couple of months now, and then all of a sudden – zip! Here I am, at my new address, faced with a blank blog template to fill with words, pictures and colors, just… Read More »

Start With a Button…

By | July 14, 2016

In New England there is an expression that goes something like, “Start with a button and make a shirt,” meaning to begin with something small and make something larger out of it. Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Ann, and we worked on several different projects, each of us sharing a new stamp… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #3 – Going Places!

By | May 4, 2016

On pages 38-39 of the Spring Occasions catalog you can see the wonderful Going Places Suite of products, including the Going Global stamp set, all of which are retiring in a few short weeks. While all of the examples were done with a color palette that includes some of the retiring 2014-2016 In Colors, this… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #2 -Flip Over This Paper!

By | April 28, 2016

“Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun…” Well, actually I was sitting in my garden this morning, enjoying the California sun, but I thought using the retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper for our projects today would be great! This time I used the big, pink watercolor roses on the front of the… Read More »

Retiring Stamps – Idea #1!

By | April 27, 2016

Here’s a thought: use a greeting from the retiring Sassy Salutations set, add a flower from the retiring Beautiful Bunch stamp set, mix well with retiring Hello Honey card stock and finish off with a piece of the retiring Bohemian Designer Series Paper. What have you got? A pretty Thank You card made quick and… Read More »

Going, Going, Gone!

By | April 20, 2016

Every year at this time Stampin’ Up! releases the “Retirement List,” those stamps, tools and accessories from the Spring Occasions and regular Catalogs that will not be returning in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, coming June 1st. The good news is you still have until May 31st to get many  of the items you’d like… Read More »

Sweet Spring Treats

By | April 5, 2016

Before the Easter season has completely passed I wanted to show these beautiful treasures that my friend Kathy Sawyer shared with our friends in the Hostess Stamping group. She made these with the  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Decorative Label Punch (she used some paper that she had found in San Francisco’s Japantown.)… Read More »

Triple Dipping – in Cards & Cones!

By | March 20, 2016

When the Stamp Group met this weekend we made a card that we had seen on page 16 of the big Annual Catalog. The card in the catalog example was made with Mint Macaron ink and floral embellishment, but I had a container of Blossom Accents in all of the 2015-2017 In Colors so I… Read More »

Little Things Mean a Lot!

By | March 15, 2016

Me, Ann and Denise enjoying a break at Ikeda’s in Auburn, CA I recently met with a couple of members of my Stampin’ Up! business team to catch up and share ideas (and a slice of berry pie!) It’s fun to get together with like-minded friends and sharing little gifts with simple wrappings is a… Read More »