Tag Archives: In Colors

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 »

The Clearance Rack Greatest Hits

By | September 14, 2016

Forgive me if you’ve seen some of these already, but sometimes you just have to bring back an oldie but a goodie! Our Clearance Rack has been rather modest for the past couple of months but yesterday morning Stampin’ Up! surprised us by stocking the shelves with over 100 sale items (113 to be exact,… 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 »

Remember Those Swaps?

By | July 30, 2016

I didn’t forget! A while back I mentioned the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ gathering that I attended with my friends and said that I would be sharing some more swaps from that event. Here are a couple of cards that we made with the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies. I’ve shown… 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 »

How to Get Inspiration From Swaps!

By | June 28, 2016

I attended a demonstrator’s gathering earlier this month where we swapped different card ideas, and this one was designed by Ann with the new Touches of Texture set, with a sentiment from the Perfectly Wrapped set. Her color scheme is Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy with a little Always Artichoke on the… 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 »

Helping Each Other Grow With Stampin’ Up!

By | June 6, 2016

As I mentioned in my last post, I got together with some other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Stampy Wackers and the 24/7 Stampers groups on Saturday to stamp and share ideas using some new products from our just released 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! This card, made with the Helping Me Grow set, was water colored… Read More »

New Catalog Means New Card Designs!

By | June 1, 2016

I’m excited that the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live today! This week I have been working on a card design with some new 2016-2018 In Color card stock and inks and the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies for a demonstrator’s swap that I will be participating in this weekend: The pink sponged centers… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Horse of a Different Color…

By | February 21, 2016

…or a card of a different shape – either way something unique is worth a second look! Reggie gave me a tri-folded Valentine card this year, so I decide to re-create that shape for an appreciation card with a seaside motif: I constructed this card from a 12 x 12 piece of Pool Party card… Read More »