Tag Archives: Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Fairfield CA

I Hit the Swap Jackpot!

By | May 2, 2017

I was looking through some boxes at the bottom of a bookcase in my stamping corner, and lo! and behold, I just unearthed some long ago swaps that I had put away and forgotten. While a good number of them are made with stamps that are long retired, I did find some with current stamps… 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 »

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 »

Romancing the Doilies!

By | March 14, 2017

Did you remember that we have two weeks left to earn free stamps and/or accessories with a minimum $50 purchase through Sale-A-Bration? Check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration catalog to see if you’ve gotten everything that you need before they retire! I have been working with the Avant Garden photopolymer set on page 5,… 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 »

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 »

We Both “Love You”

By | February 14, 2017

Ok, I have to admit, this was really fun… yesterday afternoon I made a Valentine card (the one on the right with the dragonflies) and about an hour later, I got a Valentine card in the mailbox (the one on the left) from SIL Sherry. It wasn’t until I had looked at both of these… Read More »

Love is in the Air

By | February 13, 2017

During the weekend my husband and I drove east on California Interstate 80 to visit my parents in Auburn. We have had so much rain during the past few weeks that we noticed places here and there on the way that were filled with water, like this floodplain on either side of the Causeway between… 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 »

Black & White & Red All Over Swaps!

By | February 5, 2017

About a month ago I participated in a swap with my larger Stampin’ Up! group of fellow demonstrators, the Stampy Wackers. Although I did not make these cards myself, I did make others that I gave in trade for these. I don’t know the names of the stampers who designed these; otherwise I would give… 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 »

Emerald Dragonfly Thank You Card

By | January 23, 2017

Between teaching elementary students at my day job (and catching a bad cold from said students) I am a little behind on my posts! However, the dragonfly theme is continuing since the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits offer many possibilities for creativity: This time I used the stamped image of the single dragonfly,… Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Spring Swaps – Dragonflies!

By | January 17, 2017

After showing you a couple of card examples using the bee in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and thinlits bundle, I promised there were some dragonflies coming up! In the recent Stampy Wacker group swap, I received two beautiful cards using one of the dragonfly dies: Card #1 was made by Denise Waddell, our “Grandma” and… Read More »

More “Thank You’s” Are In Order

By | January 15, 2017

Any day is a good day to receive a Thank You note, but it’s especially nice when you get two, and they are both handcrafted! This first card, made by Mindy, is so sweet that when I saw it, I wanted to make one just like it: There’s a lot to love here; hand-drawn hearts… Read More »