Tag Archives: Hand Stamped Cards

What I Did on My Summer Vacation!

By | August 30, 2017

Oh, my goodness, Dear Readers, when my computer broke down in the middle of July I never thought it would take me six weeks to get back on here and post again! But a lot has happened, so let’s get right to it with a throwback to those old school essays that we used to… Read More »

My Personal Best!

By | July 7, 2017

In November, Stampin’ Up! will hold gatherings for demonstrators in locations all around the world; I’m going to attend in Salt Lake City, Utah! One thing we always do at these events is bring card swaps to trade with each other, giving us new ideas to share with our stamping friends. Also, some demonstrators are… Read More »

Post-It Notes Rock – in a Box!

By | March 28, 2017

My stamping friends came over this weekend to make some of our favorite spring cards: But it wasn’t all card stamping – Nancy S. brought me a  handcrafted “thank you” gift that I just love! She made this box with Watermelon Wonder cardstock and the coordinating Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper Pack. A couple of… 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 »

Happy New Year From Friends Near and Far

By | December 28, 2016

One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that I get to teach what I love. I’m already an elementary school teacher at my other job, but when I get together with friends and family for a stamp workshop, it’s more like recess – a time for fun and play! I… Read More »

Christmas Stalkings, er, Stockings!

By | December 19, 2016

When I was a kid, we didn’t have a fireplace in our home so my sister and I would hang our Christmas stockings on our bedroom doorknobs. Like all children, we would wake up early Christmas morning, while it was still dark, and before rushing out to the tree to see what Santa had brought,… Read More »

Upcycling Cards – Deja Vu All Over Again!

By | December 17, 2016

“It’s like deja vu all over again.”                                                                                        Yogi Berra I know, we’ve been here before, but it’s so much fun we’re coming back again! I showed you a couple of cards a few weeks ago that I had constructed from some of last year’s commercially produced Christmas cards that were sent to us. I… Read More »

Swaps and the Year-End Closeouts!

By | December 16, 2016

I got together with a couple of my friends a few days ago to visit, stamp and trade some Christmas cards that we had created: Nancy, Kathy and I are currently Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, or have been in the past, and swapping is a favorite activity, of course! Nancy’s card was made with the retired… Read More »

More Winter Birthday Cards

By | December 8, 2016

My daughter Anne received some more hand crafted birthday cards from her stamping aunts: I love both of these cards so much! Mindy used a cute set from last year’s holiday offerings and the addition of the punched out black cardstock circles, top and bottom, add additional polka dot whimsy to this winter scene. This… Read More »

Hand Stamped Autumn Birthday Cards!

By | November 18, 2016

My husband and I have birthdays just six days apart, so after the hand stamped Halloween cards arrive, our mailbox is filled again with birthday cards at the beginning of November. Then Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so autumn cards abound for a month or so! Reggie’s sisters made these beautiful cards for me,… Read More »

More Hand Stamped Birthday Cards!

By | November 14, 2016

My husband Reggie got a couple more hand stamped cards for his birthday, from his sister Kathy and sister-in-law Mindy: I also think these two look nice together, color-wise and because they both include some shiny elements. Kathy has enhanced her card liberally with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush plus a couple of… 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 »

Stamping on the East Coast

By | October 11, 2016

“The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other.” from Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say I’ve been on vacation, but I’m back in California now! Just like Allen Say’s grandfather, who grew up in Japan and immigrated to San Francisco as a young man, I feel like… Read More »