January 19, 2021
October 14, 2020
I am so excited about welcoming stampers back to my table! We're keeping the the groups to three plus me to allow space between us. I've missed catching up with everyone!
We're creating with the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.
September 21, 2020
August 4, 2020
When you go to my online store to shop, you'll notice the site has been redesigned!
Here are some key features of our new online store:
- Designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones
- New and improved store navigation
- Larger imagery
- New sorting and filtering options allowing you to find things more easily
- Inventory status information so you can make an informed purchase decision
- Create and share up to 10 personalized wish lists
- New ‘Quick Shop’ feature makes it easy to add items to your cart
- Simplified checkout process
Ready to check out the new online store and shop? Click the button below to shop with me!
PLEASE NOTE: If you created a customer profile in the old site, your account information and password still work with the new site! If you rely on your browser to remember your login information, it won’t recognize the new site, so you’ll need to type in your password. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can click the “Forgot Password” link on the new online store’s sign-in page and follow the steps to reset your password. The reset password email will come from email@example.com. If you still have trouble accessing your account, please call Stampin’ Up! at 800-STAMP-UP (800-782-6787).
I hope you enjoy the new Mini Catalog and Online Store!
July 23, 2020
When I learned the party theme, I made a quick trip to Pinterest - really, it was quick! There are lots of creative donut lovers out there!
This is my final project:
Need a catalog? Let me know. I'll pop one in the mail to you.
July 21, 2020
This time I remembered to take a few photos to show you the process.
I cut a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base, one 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and one 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of card stock and a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of whisper white for the inside.
I had 6 x 6 scraps and cut them at a slant - no measuring, just cut away!
June 25, 2020
June 9, 2020
I LOVE folds. I am always amazed at what designers create out of paper, adhesive, stamps and ink. I came across this Double Concertina fold on mixedupcraft.com. It did take a good part of my afternoon to create this, but the outcome was well worth my time.
June 3, 2020
You are now able to order from the new SU! catalog. I've provided a link to the catty in the event you don't yet have one. I'm happy to send a copy to you if you don't have one yet. Send me a quick note and I'll send it off to you.
Read on for some great June specials and FREE products!
ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF CELEBRATION
PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION
If you don't have a catalog, contact me and I'll send one your way.
June 1, 2020
May 12, 2020
April 28, 2020
It took about 15 minutes to get everyone in the Zoom Room and then the camera that was showing my hands conked out. 😕 But other than that, we had a great time and everyone completed their cards! Woo Hoo!!!!
For those of you who've not heard of mystery cards, here's how it works. After deciding on a card, and for this session I cased a fabulous Z-fold card from Susan Campfield, I sent a list of needed materials to each participant. I provided the cardstock/dsp sizes for them to cut, the size of stamp they'd need and any tools, adhesives and embellishments required to complete the project.
Once we were all in one place, we worked our way through 5 clues to complete the project. The most fun was seeing 6 different cards using the same layout. We had a great time!
I've got some work to do on finessing to do on my technical skills, but I'll definitely do it again. Next time, I'll ask everyone to send a photo of their card so you can see the variety.
Let me know if you'd be interested in a Mystery Stamping session. I'd love to have you join the fun!
April 7, 2020
I'm working from home and have become calendar challenged. What day is it?? Yeesh!
I thought I'd share a win-win project with you today. I pulled out another pack of retired dsp and went to work creating. Here is a sample of some of the cards I made.
March 25, 2020
I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. What a whirlwind this has been. In the work world, I am a human resources professional. I've spend the past days talking with employees about work reductions, communicating benefits information and settling into my home office, aka my dining room. This is crazy stuff!
As the name of my blog suggests, I get my rest and relaxation from stamping. I have a quick share today of a CASE of a Mary Fish card. These were sent, and unfortunately I need to make more, to employees who were laid off from work. I figured they could use a bright spot in their day.
March 17, 2020
I hope this finds you and yours well. This certainly is a crazy time for our world. My son is coming home tonight for I don't know how long. He is a senior at UW Madison and his fridge is empty😋 I feel so bad for all that he is missing in the coming weeks. His time for "adulting" arrived a bit prematurely!
On Sunday, I was talking with Beth, my friend and fellow stamper. We each agreed that being confined to home and our "happy places", alias the craft space, wouldn't be such an awful way to spend time. We then got into a conversation about DSP. You know the one, hate to cut into it, have too much of it (is that possible?), just like to look at it. After we hung up, I was inspired to pull out a package of retired Happiness Blooms DSP odds and ends, the coordinating Bloom by Bloom stamp set and get to work.
I had one full sheet of dsp, so started with a purse.
I perused Pinterest for card ideas and layouts.
When working with smaller scraps, a great place for inspiration is One Sheet Wonders. There are lots of ideas on how to cut up one sheet of paper to use on multiple cards. You will use your dsp down to the last scrap!
I still have a way to go!
I'll share my filled purse and the rest of my cards when they're completed.
I challenge you to get creative with your dsp - even the last scrap!
Have fun stamping and stay well!
March 10, 2020
I always ask my class participants for requests or ideas for projects they'd like to make. For class this week, Deb requested a project using Pigment Sprinkles or Brusho (the watercolor crystal product from the last annual catalog)
I found some wonderful ideas using the Friend Like You stamp set and coordinating Friendly Silhouettes Dies. I wanted the watercolor art to be the focal point and this set is perfect!
With any watercolor project, no two items will be the same. Because I was creating for a class, I needed to create a background that others could mimic.
March 4, 2020
When looking for a simple WOW card, I often look for ways to use Stampin' Up designer series paper. The papers are so beautiful, they can easily take center stage. I also tend to be a bit of a dsp hoarder, so like to find layouts that use dsp and encourage me to take a trimmer to my paper!
I found a card by Jeanne Ciolli that I absolutely love! At first glance, I thought it would be a great card to create at one of my classes - NOT! I am not a carpenter nor a mathemetician; it sometimes is trial and error until I get all the cuts correct. This one was a bit of a challenge for me, but well worth the effort.
Is that gorgeous or what!!
I started with a 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of Perrenial Essence dsp. On the 4 1/2" side cut at 3 3/4", 3", 1 3/4", 3/4".
Lay the pieces in order. I didn't trim the middle piece. Based on your dsp, trim a bit off the top and bottom of each of the pieces to create panels. The coordinating mats were cut 1/8" larger than the dsp.
I heat embossed the sentiment, first inking the stamp with Versamark, then Blackberry Bliss. A few pearl accents completed the project and off it went to my bestie!
Pull out your dsp and give a go!
Base: Petal Pink 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", 5 1/2" x 4" - this piece I embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder
Mat: Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set: Peaceful Moments
February 25, 2020
Yipes! It's been a while since I've posted anything. That sure doesn't mean I've not been crafting.
As a hobby demo, I get lost in my world of paper, glue and ink. I've been having lots of fun with the Peaceful Poppies Suite. I'm drawn to floral designs and this one had me hook, line and sinker from the time I saw it.
I stamp to relax (RnR - is what it's about!). At the end of a work day, I often don't have the energy to create something new, so I often CASE other people's projects. My project today came from SuzyStamps.
Stamps/Dies: Painted Poppies Bundle and Peaceful Moments Bundle
Accessories: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
September 4, 2019
If you or someone you know would like to join one of my stamping groups, contact me for more information. We make 3 projects per class using a variety of products and techniques and have lots of RnR while creating.
Come join us!