Tag Archives: Rubber Stamping 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 »

Wish I Could Be… Under the Sea

By | June 15, 2017

We have several SU! colors with names and shades reminiscent of the ocean, Bermuda Bay and the new In Color Tranquil Tide being two of them. Using them together is a double delight because they evoke the peace and calm of a seaside scene, and another new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist,  is the perfect… Read More »

Stampin’ It Up With My Friends!

By | June 12, 2017

This weekend the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group got together for a Shoebox Swap. This is where we each design a card and then bring all the supplies for our friends to make their own copy of it! Valory Degree, Ann Clemmer and Susan Anderson from the 24/7 Stampers group. We do have a… Read More »

Surprise! Fun Boxes Full of Treats!

By | June 3, 2017

I have a new friend who recently discovered Stampin’ Up! and has been having so much fun with stamps, paper and ink! In fact she decided to sign up under me as an SU! hobby demonstrator so she can take advantage of special discounts and other incentives on her new favorite papercrafting supplies! Patricia was… Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day!

By | May 14, 2017

My family and I had a happy visit with my parents yesterday, to celebrate Mom and let her know how much we love her. My sister Karla couldn’t be there as she is working out of state this week, but she sent Mom this beautiful vase of flowers! Speaking of flowers, my mother loves them… Read More »

Kinda Eclectic – Farewell to a Great Set!

By | April 24, 2017

A few years ago I attended a Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, and Kinda Eclectic was one of the new collage inspired sets that we worked with for a “Make & Take” project: We tried a technique on this card that I sometimes forget about – using the embossing folder as a “stamp”… Read More »

Happy Easter, Happy Birthday!

By | April 16, 2017

My husband and I will be in church today, each teaching an Easter lesson to our respective classes, but it is also my dad’s 85th birthday! The family gathered yesterday to celebrate Dad, and one funny thing that happened is that everyone gave him the same thing – Taco Bell gift cards! You can’t mess… 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 »

Knitting is For the Birds!

By | March 20, 2017

So, I was reading PaperPuff’s recent blog post where she displayed a beautiful scarf she is knitting, and the very next day I saw an Associated Press story in the newspaper with the large headline, BARN YARN: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens: Synchronicity, I say! Our family in New England just weathered Winter Storm… Read More »

Mentoring New Young Stampers!

By | March 6, 2017

Kathy Degree has been inviting her young friend Sarai to come over and stamp whenever she is visiting her grandfather, Kathy’s neighbor. Sarai is about six years old, and she has been stamping with her mentor, Kathy, for a year or two. Recently, Sarai came over to stamp a birthday card for her grandfather –… Read More »

Sweet Sale-A-Bration Sets

By | March 5, 2017

We have until the end of March to acquire the free Sale-A-Bration products that we want before they are retired and unavailable. I received a lovely swap card from my friend Susan in the 24/7 Stampers group, using the Delicate Details photopolymer set ((143314) illustrated on page 9 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This free set… Read More »

You Soar Above the Rest!

By | February 10, 2017

Happy 27th birthday to our friend, Jamai – February 10th! I wanted to make a special card for my daughter’s boyfriend, so I chose to make another hot air balloon, this time with brighter colors and a couple of rubber stamped images of smaller balloons from the Lift Me Up stamp set, featured on page… Read More »

SU! Designer Series Paper – Four Great Reasons!

By | February 6, 2017

I can think of at least four ways that Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is great to work with on your projects: It is thick and durable; you can even make boxes out of it! It is color matched to our cardstock and inks, giving your project a coordinated look. There are two patterns on… Read More »

Put a Soldier on Cloud Nine!

By | February 1, 2017

I got a message in my Facebook feed yesterday from a friend requesting surprise birthday cards for her sweet husband who was just deployed with the US Air Force to the other side of the world for one year. Of course, I was happy to make and send card for him: This man has a… 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 »