Tag Archives: stamps

Star of Light Shines Tonight!

By | October 4, 2016

My past few posts have been scheduled ahead, and today is no exception, because I’ve been gallivanting around the country visiting my stamping peeps that live in the far-flung Northeast region. A year ago in September we stamped at Sherry’s house, and made these window cards: Sherry, Wanda, Mindy, Kathy and Karenlee – the Chittenden… Read More »

Finding the Sweet Spot

By | September 28, 2016

Art is subjective and there’s also something to be said for developing a personal style; when my sister-in-law Sherry and I submit cards for consideration to the magazines, even if I haven’t seen her cards ahead of time I can usually pick them out by sight when they are published because I know her signature… Read More »

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 »

It’s Birthday Time for a Sweet Girl!

By | September 12, 2016

Our baby grand-niece Piper will be celebrating her 1st birthday this week! And in case you were wondering what a red fox might want to say to a little girl on her birthday: (I computer-generated the inside sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock.) Piper and her mom, dad and big sister Cricket live in Vermont, and… Read More »

Now For the Halloween Swaps!

By | September 3, 2016

I’m glad I was swapping with Ann and Susan, because as I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t have any Halloween stamps from the current catalogs! But while my friends designed their swap cards independently of one another and they used different stamp sets, they did use the same colors of cardstock and ink,… Read More »

Jar of Love – You Light Up My Life!

By | August 29, 2016

You know that when summer starts to draw to a close that fall is approaching, but there is always that longing to hold on  for a bit – like the desire to capture the spark of a firefly in a jar to enjoy the light for just a little longer. The Jar of Love set… 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 »

California Dreamin’… On Such a Summer’s Day

By | July 8, 2016

Last spring Stampin’ Up! was generous enough to award me with the new Bunches of Blossoms bundle, this new photopolymer stamp set with 26 images and the coordinating Blossom Builder Punch! I decided to try something reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts era of design (1880-1910) so I chose a popular motif of that time… Read More »

You Matter to Me – the Restful Blues

By | June 17, 2016

While I mentioned in my last post that combining blue with its complementary color, orange, will infuse energy into your project, a monochromatic theme, in the same color family, will be soothing and restful to the eye. This floral spray is from the new Touches of Texture set and I have used Soft Sky as… Read More »

Swirly Bird Afloat

By | June 14, 2016

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”                                                                                    Vincent Van Gogh In my last couple of posts I’ve been showing some examples using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, but wait – there’s more! The new Swirly Bird stamps are a coordinating set and I am beginning to see that the possibilities are endless… Read More »

Helping Each Other Grow With Stampin’ Up!

By | June 6, 2016

As I mentioned in my last post, I got together with some other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Stampy Wackers and the 24/7 Stampers groups on Saturday to stamp and share ideas using some new products from our just released 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! This card, made with the Helping Me Grow set, was water colored… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #4 – Swallowtail in Plum

By | May 13, 2016

The large Swallowtail background stamp is retiring, and it is truly a beautiful piece of art. It is considered a background stamp because of the size, but it is usually used as the centerpiece of a card design as I did here. Although it’s a little hard to distinguish in these photos, I used the… Read More »

Retiring Stamps – Idea #1!

By | April 27, 2016

Here’s a thought: use a greeting from the retiring Sassy Salutations set, add a flower from the retiring Beautiful Bunch stamp set, mix well with retiring Hello Honey card stock and finish off with a piece of the retiring Bohemian Designer Series Paper. What have you got? A pretty Thank You card made quick and… 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 »