Tag Archives: Ribbon

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 »

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 »

Once is Never Enough, With a Stamp Like You

By | August 25, 2016

If you’re experiencing a little Deja Vu, I can explain: I have a small pile of cardstock pieces on my worktable, pieces that I’ve cut into but they’re still useful for another project, or sometimes they are the start of an idea that I’ve put aside for some reason. I refer to it lovingly as… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Recycling Rubber Stamped Cards

By | March 8, 2016

One day recently I showed my co-worker Lindita a birthday card that I’d made for my son and she told me about the card ministry that she is a part of in her church. The ladies in the group all write upbeat personal cards or notes to someone in their congregation who needs cheering up… 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 »

CASEing Saves the Day

By | March 4, 2016

February was a rough month, folks, with a 5-week teaching assignment, a lingering case of bronchitis and an injury at work that left me with a sprained ligament in my knee. As I hobbled around with my cane, I knew that somehow I would need to get my act together for my Hostess Stamping Group… 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 »

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 »

Here Today, Gone to Maui!

By | February 6, 2016

Sometimes y0u want to make a masculine card, but hunting and fishing images just won’t do! Every guy likes leisure time, so here’s a cute idea you can try with decorative paper and this origami pattern. I constructed the shirt with the new Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper from the new Spring Occasions catalog. When… Read More »