Tag Archives: Rubber Stamping Classes in Fairfield CA

Happy Father’s Day!

By | June 19, 2017

My sister and I are very lucky that we ended up with such a nice dad, and that he is still here with us so we can wish him a “Happy Father’s Day!” My dad, Vernon Krause, my Sister Karla, and her new puppy Riley. The card that I made for him this year was… Read More »

Label Me Pretty in Powder Pink

By | June 5, 2017

The Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (144131) includes all five new 2017-2019 In Colors in an array of beautiful floral motifs: Fresh Florals in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. I decided to use a couple of the Powder Pink floral designs paired with an image from the… Read More »

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old…

By | May 23, 2017

To continue with the color and image theme from my last post, I’ve used a sentiment from the new Eastern Beauty photopolymer stamp set and framed it with a die cut from the coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlits set: Like last time, I’ve cut the medallion from Bermuda Bay cardstock and paired it with a piece… Read More »

More Swaps Before These Stamps are Gone!

By | May 5, 2017

As promised, here are a couple more swap cards that I found that haven’t yet been shared on the blog: Swaps made with Traveler stamp set and Little Cuties photopolymer stamp set. First, this simple masculine card is made with the Ocean Liner stamp from the Traveler set on page 116 of the Annual Catalog,… Read More »

Spring Cards From Vermont

By | April 30, 2017

Before the month of April is out, I wanted to be sure and share these two Easter cards that we received from Kathy and Sherry, my husband’s sisters who live just a hop, skip and a jump from each other in Colchester, VT. These cards are both such a cheerful expression of the holiday and… Read More »

The Problem With Perfection

By | April 9, 2017

First of all, I want to wish our nephew Sam a very Happy Birthday today! I’ve been thinking about Sam’s card for weeks now, mulling over how to make the perfect card for him. The problem of perfection is that if you go down that rabbit hole, chances are you won’t get the card made… Read More »

Same Card, Two Ways

By | April 8, 2017

Last fall, some of my stamping friends and I acquired a Photopolymer stamp set called Basket of Wishes (142200.) While it was definitely appropriate for Thanksgiving, with three different baskets, four images to fill them with and several all occasion greetings, this is really an all purpose set. I decided to pair it with an… Read More »

Here’s Looking At You, Kid!

By | April 4, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler has arrived, and I am happy to share my four sunglasses template cards that were included on the Challenge pages. My mother loved this one best, for obvious reasons: Here’s the original before I sent it in for consideration: I actually made these four cards about a… Read More »

Name That Song!

By | April 2, 2017

Twice a year on Saturday and Sunday, our church holds a big conference that is broadcast on TV, hence the nickname “pajama church.” As I told my husband, while in the comfort of one’s own home instead of in the pews, it is possible to listen to conference and rubber stamp at the same time!… Read More »

Live With Passion!

By | March 18, 2017

I got this card from my friend Ann, and there is a lot to love here!   Ann and I have been friends for many years; she and I met at a Stampin ‘Up! convention when we were both relatively new demonstrators. Like me, she is a stickler for details and exacting work. We both… Read More »

Simply Sympathy

By | February 24, 2017

A friend of mine asked me if I would be willing to make a set of sympathy cards for her ladies’ auxiliary church group. I do occasionally accept commission work, so I have been working on set of 10 cards for her. I had already made five of the cards and realized that I was… Read More »

Companion Cards – Making a Matched Set!

By | January 30, 2017

Last time I posted a card made with the stamped image of the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams set (left.) But there’s so much more that we can do with Dragonfly Dreams and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits dies (on page 26 of the spring Occasions catalog) so I used the same color scheme, ribbon and… Read More »