Tag Archives: Family

Star of Light Shines Tonight!

By | October 4, 2016

My past few posts have been scheduled ahead, and today is no exception, because I’ve been gallivanting around the country visiting my stamping peeps that live in the far-flung Northeast region. A year ago in September we stamped at Sherry’s house, and made these window cards: Sherry, Wanda, Mindy, Kathy and Karenlee – the Chittenden… 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 »

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 »

Save the Date!

By | September 26, 2016

At the end of last year Stampin’ Up! came out with a Paper Pumpkin kit designed to make a revolving calendar page for every month of the year. However, we like to customize our kits, so some of us used it to make cards instead, and it’s been fun to pick a recipient for each… 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 »

Best Fishes on Your 60th!

By | July 5, 2016

I have two brothers-in-law named Bob, but the one who is turning 60 today is the one who is getting this card in the mail to celebrate! It looks like I am still following Van Gogh’s advice to add some orange to a blue art project, but I really think it works, don’t you? (I’ll… Read More »

Kitty Cats and Cards Don’t Mix!

By | July 1, 2016

Ok, I am finally ready to tell this story; it isn’t pretty, but Real Life is messy, as I’m sure anyone who has ever had a dog, a cat or a small child will understand! I mentioned at the beginning of June that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s event where we met together… Read More »

Take Ten Summer 2016 Design ChallengeResults!

By | May 28, 2016

Reggie and I were on vacation last week, taking a cruise to Alaska to celebrate our anniversary in April. The cruise season to Alaska doesn’t start until May, though, so we put off our trip until we could book the tour that we wanted. My husband especially loves birds and was thrilled to see Bald… 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 »

It’s A Milestone Anniversary!

By | April 19, 2016

Red and green are opposite each other on the Color Wheel, and whenever you use opposites together, it’s an attention-getter! Of course, a 10-year wedding anniversary is worthy of note, but later on in this post you’ll see why I put some green with the red & white, which we traditionally associate with love and… 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 »

Honeycomb Happiness for Easter

By | March 29, 2016

There’s nothing in the world cuter than a little baby, and that goes for the animal world too! So when sister Kathy’s card arrived, I was charmed by the fat little chick from the Honeycomb Happiness set (free with your $50 order, but only through March 31st!) She actually sent a photo of a variation… Read More »

Happy Easter – Hello Spring!

By | March 27, 2016

We got a beautiful watercolored hand-stamped Easter card in the mail yesterday from Sherry made with the Happy Home set from the Spring Occasions Catalog. Here are the colors that Sherry used on her Hello Spring! card. Click on any color swatch to see other coordinating products:   Pool Party Pear Pizzazz Melon Mambo Cucumber… Read More »

Inspiring Circus Postage Stamps

By | March 23, 2016

When The Stampers’ Sampler came out with their Envelope Template Challenge last summer I knew that I wanted to create something with it! I considered several ideas, but it wasn’t until we got a couple of cards in the mail from Reggie’s sister Kathy that I knew where I’d be going with this:   Kathy… Read More »