Tag Archives: Love

She Loves You

By | October 9, 2016

It’s John Lennon’s birthday, and although I’ve never done a “Happy Birthday” post for him or any of the Beatles before, Beatles’ lyrics often inspire my work. Usually it is personal artwork rather than business-oriented cards that tend to show up with the Beatles’ words on them, especially for my husband, so today I thought… 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 »

Chalkboard Cards – Take Ten Spring 2016

By | March 6, 2016

First my stamping colleague Suzanne Delaware messaged me with the news, then I got a call from my card-making partner and sister-in-law, Sherry Pakulski and the message was the same; two of my cards appear on page 125 in the Spring 2016 issue of Take Ten. I actually designed these cards for the layout challenge… Read More »

All You Need is Love

By | February 18, 2016

We received two hand stamped Valentine cards in the mail from Reggie’s sisters in Colchester, VT: Kathy used the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, an embossing folder for the background and heat embossing to embellish the larger hearts on her red and white card, finishing with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the flower petals.… Read More »

Paying Attention to Details

By | February 14, 2016

. My grandmother, Nana, always chose the best gifts, and one year she gave me the perfect dress for my birthday. This was in the mid-1960’s, so it was kind of a Jackie Kennedy-inspired style, except made for a little girl. The thing I loved most about it was the colors – chocolate brown and… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Treats

By | February 3, 2016

Our Stamping Hostess Group met again on Saturday and Valentine’s Day was in the air! We made this card and treat holder: The red heart card was made with the new Bloomin’ Love stamp set and coordinating Bloomin’ Heart thinlits dies. We made this project with the Fry Box Bigz L die and the new… Read More »

Glittery Bloomin’ Hearts

By | January 23, 2016

The whole point of a swap is to get different ideas of how to use the new stamps, die cutters and other accessories that are regularly released by Stampin’ Up! I showed you my “Black, White and Red” take on the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Die in my last post, and here are two more examples… Read More »

Color Equation: B & W + Red = Gr8!

By | January 19, 2016

When our sister-in-law Mindy’s thank you card arrived a few days ago, I thought immediately of how much I adore black, white and red together on a card. This is a simple layout, but with the glittery embossing and tiny red heart there’s a lot to love here. This inspired me to to use the… Read More »

The Stampers’ Sampler (Part 2)

By | January 6, 2016

As I mentioned in my Dec. 22nd post, Sherry Pakulski and I were happy to have our Heart Locket template cards published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler! (To see our first three cards, click here.) Here are the other two cards that appeared in this magazine: In “Key to Mother’s Heart”… Read More »

Swap Meet! First Cards to Share

By | January 5, 2016

As I mentioned before, our group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators met on Saturday to visit and swap cards. Here are the first couple to share: The first one is an extra card that I made in addition to the “What I Love” swap pictured in my last post. In New England this would be called… Read More »

New Year, New Stamps!

By | January 1, 2016

I love that at the beginning of the year we have new stamps and products to work with, for all of the Spring holidays and other occasions! Even though the Spring Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure begin on January 5th, I’ve already been playing with this three-step stamp set called “What I Love.” This is one… Read More »

Honoring Faces From the Past

By | November 22, 2015

You might know Waterbury, VT as the site of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, but another interesting, if lesser known, spot is the Waterbury Flea Market, which is held on weekends in a farmer’s field, adjacent to the large barn and silos. While you can find a little bit of everything there, new and… Read More »

Teenage Cat Lovers

By | November 15, 2015

When my husband and I first started teaching the 5- and 6-year-olds at church eight years ago, little did we know that we would start a relationship with a couple of twin sisters that would blossom into a great friendship that has endured as the girls have grown. Maybe it was because they found out… Read More »

Each Life That Touches Ours For Good – The Craftsman

By | October 17, 2015

When such a friend from us departs, we hold forever in our hearts a sweet and hallowed memory…. Hymn # 293 Ten years ago today Norman died of a brain tumor, at the age of 52. He was my husband for 25 years, and the father of my children. There are a lot of things… Read More »

As Sweet As Honey to the Bee

By | October 15, 2015

“Every saint has a bee in his halo.” – Elbert Hubbard One thing I love about making cards, as I’m sure all card makers do, is the ability to design something special to the occasion and for the recipient that could never be found on the rack in a store. For example, when my husband… Read More »