Happy Celebrations

Sunday tradition includes a special Sunday dinner.  With everyone’s schedule being so crazy, we really try to share a nice home cooked meal on Sunday.  Today it was just Dan and I, but I had some freshly picked rhubarb and made a rhubarb custard pie for a yummy treat. 

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that the Celebrations embossing set (that debosses) had a Celebration folder.  Today’s card uses this second folder.  I have reversed the inking on this one, using the new Tranquil Tide ink on the folder before running through the Big Shot.  The paper on yesterday’s card is the reverse side of the paper on today’s card- part of the new Eastern Palace suite.  The die cuts peeking out from under the celebration panel are also part of the Suite.

The Suite is available to order as of tomorrow – a month before the catalogue.  I’ll add a link to the full Suite tomorrow.    Have a wonderful week!



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Spring is Here!

Gosh it has been beautiful this week. This is my amazing view as I am writing this!Apple Tree

And look what my granddaughter’s softball team found in their dugout last night! They tried very hard not to disturb it, but we didn’t see any mama around during the game (they won 9 to 3 – way to pitch Jade!)IMG_0370






On June 1 Stampin’ Up introduces their new catalogue and their 5 new colors for 2016-2018. This year we were able to order a sneak peek package that includes 3 of the new colors. I’ve used them in this card: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig. The other two colors are equally as stunning and I’ll be sharing them as soon as I can. House Beautiful for March featured their color of spring on the cover in a beautiful kitchen and it was Lemon Lime Twist. You will be seeing a lot of this from me this spring and summer. Happy CelebrationsHappy Celebrations Inside

The card is made using a set of embossing folders called Celebrations that deboss the HAPPY featured here and a script Celebration. I will post a card using that tomorrow. The debossing adds a ton of ways to finish the card and there is a stamp set called Happy Celebrations that is designed to maximize the embossed words. The sentiment stamps that go with this set cover a ton of occasions and I’m loving it. 142760

Happy Celebrations



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April Birthdays!

Today was card making day! This card was made with the Builder Birdcage and Awesomely Artistic sets. Finished four birthday cards and modified a little bit for two anniversary cards. I missed taking the best picture…my coffee cup handle covered with black ink! My two favorite things….coffee and stamping! Have a great week.Builider BirdcageBuilder Birdcage Inside

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New Year Birthdays

Happy 2017 everyone! Doesn’t seem possible that the holidays are over and it is time to head back to work. I’d certainly rather be home doing projects around home and crafting.

Took advantage of time today to get a birthday card ready for my college roommate. This card is made using the Detailed Floral Framelits on a base of Sparkling White paper, a second layer of Old Olive and then the flowers pieced in Melon Mambo and Pirouette Pink from two additional die cuts. I found this card on Pinterest and it is totally CASE’d from Belinda Hennessey’s Facebook page.


I made a second card from the leftover die cuts which is also very cute, but did not photograph well. Gets dark so early these days.

It is Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up – free products for each $50 spent. If anyone is interested is a catalog, please leave me a note. Also, I am doing a card class in January on Friday, January 20 from 1-3ish. We will be making two cards – one based on products in the current annual catalog and one with products from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products. Email me at [email protected] to RSVP for either date. Hope you can come play with me!

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Enabler Alert – Stampin’ Up’s Weekly Specials for Holiday Shopping

Visit my Stampin’ Up site by clicking on the link in the upper righthand corner. There are some amazing specials you won’t want to miss. Email me or leave a message on this post if you want to place an order!

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Not Ready to Give Up on Summer Yet

Spent the day watching our granddaughter, Jade, play softball. She pitched a really great game, and grandma and grandpa had a wonderful time too! But it was HOT sitting out there in the sun, and I’m not quite ready to give up on summer!

This card is made from a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a Peek-a-Boo card. As you open the card, the image in the box you see on the front changes to a hidden message or image. I love it and I will be using this technique for lots of cards this year, so I thought I would share it with you. I used the Seaside Shore stamp set and added some Prima mini stones for the sand.


I am going to try and get caught up a little this week trying to cleaning in the house and canning peaches, tomatoes and applesauce. We’ll see how that goes! LOL

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Holiday Occasions Catalogue

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalogue is here! I invite you to take a look at some amazingly fun holiday inspiration!

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You can view the catalogue by clicking on the link to my store in the upper, righthand corner.

I have product ordered and can’t wait for it to arrive next week – will be doing postings using some of these stamps and dies and embellishments! If you would like a catalogue, please leave a comment below.

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Seaside Shore

I love the water. A place on the ocean is my ideal place to spend summertime. So it’s not surprising that I love all the water scenes, lighthouses, boats, fish, seashells, etc. on cards. This birthday card uses the Seaside Shore set from Stampin’ Up. The rope on the inside of the card is actually two stamps. I think it took me as long to line it up as making all the fish!! Be sure and leave a comment if you have any questions about colors or products used.

Seaside ShoreSeaside Shore Inside

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Wherever You Go

I have trouble with sympathy cards and needed one recently for a family member. Cards for the passing of men are a particular challenge, but I liked the serenity of this card…maybe it is the color combination…or the simple bird. This is the first time I’ve used a split brayering technique, but it won’t be the last with my love of “water” cards.

Wherever You Go

The stamp set is called Wherever You Go (141951) and I used Soft Sky, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks for brayering with Memento Black for the stamped images.

Wherever You Go Stamps

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Flourish Birthday Card

For those who follow me on facebook, you know yesterday was not my best day! I managed to make a nest of yellow jackets very unhappy! Eight stings later, I managed to get away from them. Swelling is going down, but I haven’t ventured into the garden today!

Made this card today from one I liked on pinterest for my sister-in-law. The flowers are made with the Flourish die set that has a matching stamp set. I used just the dies and an embossing folder today, but look for more cards using the stamps and dies. Really love this set!

Flourish Birthday

Flourish Birthday

This is going to be a busy summer, but if anyone wants to get together and make cards, contact me. Trying to meet once a month to get some cards done and share some creative time!

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