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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 »

Fall Flower Basket Card

By | October 13, 2016

This Fall Flower Basket Card was the result of a one-on-one stamping session I had with my sister-in-law Kathy last week. I not only got to stamp with my entire group of card-making friends and family while I was on vacation, but sitting down with a couple of them individually for paper art crafting is something… Read More »

Another Family Birthday!

By | October 2, 2016

Yesterday my sister-in-law Mindy had a birthday; today our nephew Joe of Colchester, VT is celebrating his. October in Vermont is well-known for Leaf Peeping, so I decided to go with a foliage season theme on his card: You may remember seeing this maple leaf out of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Boho Chic embossed… Read More »

Finding the Sweet Spot

By | September 28, 2016

Art is subjective and there’s also something to be said for developing a personal style; when my sister-in-law Sherry and I submit cards for consideration to the magazines, even if I haven’t seen her cards ahead of time I can usually pick them out by sight when they are published because I know her signature… Read More »

A Tale of Two Cards

By | September 17, 2016

Every card has a story and these two are no exception: There are distinct similarities between these two cards, although Ann and I didn’t make them together. Her Harvest Moon card was part of the summer swap that we both worked on in August. My Blessed Maple Leaf card was just made today, the result… Read More »

Oh, Christmas Treat!

By | September 10, 2016

On swap day, our friend Susan showed Ann and I how to make a Christmas card that I really love! It’s simple but elegant with some shiny gold accents, and it would be a really easy card to reproduce when making multiples and time gets short: It was inspired of Susan to use the Woodland… Read More »

I Love the Flower Girl

By | September 8, 2016

Here is another one of the cards that I made for the card swap with Ann and Susan last month. It’s called “Boho Chic” nowadays, but when I saw the Paisleys & Posies stamp set in the Holiday Catalog I was transported right back to my childhood. In those days it was bell bottom blue… Read More »

Sweater Weather

By | September 6, 2016

When I was stamping swaps with Ann and Susan at Ann’s house in the middle of August, it was close to 100 degrees, no kidding! She lives over an hour north of me and it’s always a little hotter up there because I’m located where we do get some coastal breezes at times. So, we… Read More »

Beautiful Branches and Woodland Embossing Folder Together!

By | August 31, 2016

This is kind of a “good news/bad news” post. At the beginning of the month I told you about the limited edition Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies that can be purchased, separately or as a cost-saving bundle, while supplies last: The good news is, as we were told, these products would… Read More »

Thoughtful Branches Bundle Still Available!

By | August 22, 2016

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies are being offered on a limited basis this month only, while supplies last, separately or in a cost-saving bundle: While there are several different tree images in the stamp and die sets, one of the… Read More »

Stop Everything and Make a Card!

By | August 5, 2016

When it comes to a birthday, a graduation, a wedding, or even a baby, you know you’ve got some time to plan ahead and make a card, right? But often, that’s not the case with a Get Well card – sometimes you have to set everything else aside and get to work on that card,… 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 »

You Matter to Me – the Restful Blues

By | June 17, 2016

While I mentioned in my last post that combining blue with its complementary color, orange, will infuse energy into your project, a monochromatic theme, in the same color family, will be soothing and restful to the eye. This floral spray is from the new Touches of Texture set and I have used Soft Sky as… 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 »

Happy Mother’s Day!

By | May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers today! I’m happy to be John and Anne’s mother, and so happy that I’ve had my mother, Jean, for 81 years and counting! What makes you happy? This card is meant to bring those thoughts to mind with bright colors, playful shapes and textures, and fanciful lettering. I did… Read More »