Friday, October 6, 2017

More Stamp Along cards

These two use a masking technique that makes them look a lot more layered than they are. 
Both are very quick and easy to make.

This one is also quick and easy.
This is the last chance for the fall cards. 
The fall colors don't seem to have peaked yet but by the next Stamp Along we won't be wanting the fall ones anymore, right? 

This is a "brighter" card.

This one, that will also have a Christmas version, is much more "labor intense" than the quick and easy ones above but there are die cuts for them so you don't have to fussy cut. 

Hope to see you on Monday at the Library. 

The hostess code from now until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What wonderful weather for Fall!

Hasn't the weather been beautiful?
I have been spending more time outside than usual just because the weather is so nice. 
I do have a few cards to show you that will be choices for you to make at the Stamp Along next Monday, October 9th. 
This is MY time of the year! 
I love the fall colors! 
This one is plain and simple but would certainly cheer someone receiving it. 

This is a flip card using a retired die but it still makes a cute card. 
Love that cat! 
Here it is punched from Designer Series Paper (DSP) 

This is the technique that is very popular right now. 
Hard to see on here but the letters that spell "FALL" are raised even though they are in the same pattern as the surrounding area.
Very easy to achieve. 

This chair card will be returning, so if you didn't make it last month, so you can choose it this time. 

The Christmas card on my last post will also be there on the 9th.
It is hard to think about Christmas when the weather is so nice!
There will be other Christmas and probably another Halloween one or two also.
Hope to see you next week.

The hostess code until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Another Quilt Card

This quilt card is made using the DSP pack that goes along with the Christmas Quilt Bundle.
This one is ready for the next Stamp Along already.

The hostess code from now until the October Stamp Along (Oct 9) is 
Thank you to all of my customers that order on line and use the code!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cat Punch

Love that Cat!
This card helped me use a lot of retired product! I hope you don't mind. 
I know that there are beautiful new papers in the Holiday catalog. 
I just can't keep buying it just because it is so cute/pretty. 
I have so much paper here that is also cute/pretty.
I found a small pack of the Wild Wasbi card stock and it went well on this card.
The cat, bat, and web use lots of the tiny scraps. 
The cat is only a partial cat. You don't have to have a whole cat that nobody can see!
Even the letters use scrap.
The background piece is very nice and there are new patterns in the catalog but you won't find this pattern available anymore. 
You can sponge this card stock to make it any color you choose. 
Even the pumpkin is a retired color. I don't even know what color it is! It was a pack of 12 X 12 that I had from a long time ago. 
I like that it makes the pumpkin fit in by not being so bright.

This plain and simple card could be a masculine one for birthday, retirement, or any special day. 
I am happy with the way it turned out and decided to quit while I was ahead.
There were a few other stamps that were headed for the card stock but I restrained myself! 
Do you think it needs something else?

There are still a few other ideas that want to turn into cards for the Sept Stamp Along. 
I think we need another Christmas one for sure. 
Thanks, in advance, for the comments!

The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 

Thank you!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Flowers are good anytime.

The set used on this card is a hostess set that can be purchased for only $10 of hostess dollars. 
You could get this set plus $5 of other product for a $150 order. 
You can do it in so many different colors for different looks.
The butterfly is optional. Yes, it is covering a oops! 

This one is definitely a fall card.
You can choose to do it in the gold or the copper.
That leaf is in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits die set. 
I think this is my favorite leaf ever! 
There is also a snowflake in that set that will be coming out much sooner than I want.
I am strongly hoping for a nice long Indian Summer yet! 

This little guy/gal is just so darn cute that I thought you would like another card.
I will have a Happy Birthday stamp along so that you can convert the 
Thinking of You cards to Happy Birthday ones quite easily. 

Still working on some more choices.

The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Halloween Cards for Stamp Along

The cat punch was a "had to have" for me, as I said in the last post.
Here are two of the cards that I have made for you to choose.
This one has a window for the pumpkin. You see the back side of it from the inside. 

This one can be a Halloween card but I made it with the Thinking of you theme for those of you that don't celebrate Halloween. 
It could also be a birthday card. 

Isn't that cat punch neat? 

Here is a card that has a really cool fold! 
Easy to make and quite impressive for your friend to receive! 
There are two using the same design. 
Make one or the other or make one of each! 
Come and see how they move!

Thanks for stopping by. 
Please let me know your thoughts on the selection of cards. 
It is still early enough to give me a suggestion if there is a card/set/color that you would like me to make to have as a selection. 
Remember that you get free shipping if you order as part of the Stamp Along. 
If you choose to order on line please use the hostess code.
The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 
Thank you!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Christmas Quilt and Quilt Builder Framelits

I find that some stampers are also quilters. Are you?
This Christmas Quilt stamp set caught my eye right away and was the first one on my list.
I have really enjoyed playing with it! 
This is the first one I made with it.
It is for my swap. 
Tomorrow, the return swap will be in the mail! I am excited to see the ideas from the Holiday catalog that I receive in return for this card. 
This one is labor intense as all of those different patterns was inserted after cutting the die from several different pieces of DSP. 

This is a much easier version that will be at the Stamp Along for you to choose. 
It also uses some of my retired DSP!
You can choose either of the two shown here. 
The one on the left is black and the one on the right is brown. 
I love the saying that comes with the set! 
When life gives you scraps, make a quilt!
The embossing folder that matches for the quilting effect is also in the Holiday Catalog.
If you still need a catalog, you can pick one up at the Stamp Along next Monday. (11th)

Here are a few other quilt cards I made.
When I cut the black frame for my swap card, all of the scrap pieces would be waste.
You know how I hate waste, right?
I carefully put glue on the back while they were still in the frame lit and mounted them on white.
Much easier than piecing them back into the spaces.
I only did a few of these as they, too, are time consuming and I had those swaps to get finished and in the mail. I did one in green and one in red. Which one do you like the best?

I also had the frame as scrap from cutting all of the DSP for the inserts.
They are coming to the Stamp Along and you can choose to make a card like this.
There are frames of all of the patterns you see above on my swap card.
Plain and simple but less is more sometimes!
The font for the Peace is so pretty.

I had a portion of the two pieces of DSP left, uncut, when I was finished with the swap cards so I made a card with each of them.
The DSP pack that coordinates is really pretty.
The folder really adds to the "finishing" of the card/quilt also!

I do have another one made with the matching DSP but I am saving that one for next time!

There will be Halloween cards!
Two already.
I will put those in the next post.
They both have the cat on them. That cat punch was the second thing on my wish list!
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think about the quilt cards.

The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 
Thank you for using the code and for the orders!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Technique Class

Do you like to do different techniques?
This one uses embossing powder and different colors of card stock. 
The one with the butterfly also has a fancy fold involved.
The class will be at Schroeder's on Thursday afternoon at 2:15. 
It is only $5 and you will make two cards very similar to these two. 
My photography doesn't do them justice at all. 
This is Tempting Turquoise! And the embossing is stunning with the silver and gold on the butterfly. 

This one still needs some work. It will definitely get a bright colored layer added. 
This one used the new Christmas Quilt set from the Holiday Catalog. 
I am loving working with this set! 
I used it for one of my swap cards and have two or three that you can do at the Stamp Along on the 11th of September. 

What do you think of the Postive/Negative look? 
Let me know if you would like to come and join us for the class. 
There are a limited number of spaces.

The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is 
Thank you to all of you that use the hostess code when ordering!
If you don't have a Holiday Catalog you can pick one up at the Stamp Along
or give me a call and we can arrange to get one to you. 
It is on line but there is just something about paging back and forth in your own copy!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

You Move Me Butterflies

This card is made with the dies from the Move Me Thinlits. These butterflies don't move as the ones that I recently did in a technique class but they still have a neat look to them. 
They will be available for you at the Stamp Along on Monday. 

These are the ones that I did at the class. 
They are not going to be at the Stamp Along but I would do them for you in a private class. 
If you are interested in that, please contact me. 
These flutter as you gently move the part with the arrow.

While summer is still here, you can do this beach scene at the Stamp Along. 
This is from the same set as the adirondak chair one last month.
That one will be back also but in a limited amount. 

This one is another one of those whimsical ones that I wonder if I should get or not. 
Sometimes I like the puns and other times I just don't want to deal with them. 
Do you like puns? 
The one on the right has the saying on the inside and it says, 
"I Think You are Brilliant!"

Great  news! The Holiday catalogs have arrived so I will have them for you at the Stamp Along! 

The hostess code until Monday is


Thank you to all that place orders with me.
I appreciate you so much!

If you have never tried the Paper Pumpkin,
a surprise project that arrives in the mail each month,
and would like to do so, it is half price if you subscribe before September 10.
Check it out at
Please choose me for your demonstrator if you decide to give it a try.
We get together on the last Saturday of the month to work on them together.
 If you would like to join us, you are welcome to come even if you don't do the Paper Pumpkin.
You can bring your own project to work on and have a work space to spread out your work.
Contact me for more info if you are interested in joining us.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Eclectic Layers Christmas and more for the Stamp Along

With a little switching around I changed the card from last month into a Christmas one.

The Piggies are back! 
They just want to come and visit you every time I take projects out of the house! 
So Cute! 

Another one that is permanently going with me lately is the daisy punch bundle. 
It is available at the present time. 

This one uses a technique that we did way back when I started stamping!
I called it smoothing. 
When you set the stamp down on the card stock, you give it a quarter turn so you get the image and a little color in-between. 
This one would be good for several different occasions depending on the greeting you add.

The hostess code for on line orders is 
Thank you to all of you that place on line orders and use the code!

Don't forget to comment so I know that there are people out there that are reading this!
Thank you!

Tell me which cards you like the best, your favorite color combos, what you would like to see on my blog, or which kind of cards you would like to see at the Stamp Alongs. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You've Got Style!

This set is so cute! 
It may be for a select group of friends though.
Do you have a friend that would appreciate it? 
Come and make it at the August Stamp Along! 

This is the  front. I have colored her coat with the silver marker that is now retired.
I used tiny circles so the color wasn't so solid and that made it look a little more like fur.
It doesn't show up on the photo but there is Wink of Stella in her bubbles, on her fingers, and even on her glasses! 
The layer is Elegant Eggplant to give it the Regal effect!

It is a Z fold card and this is the inside. 
I love the cat! You can include it or not. 

Don't forget to leave a comment. You can't win if you don't enter! 
The hostess code until the Aug Stamp Along is
"Thank you!" to all that place orders with me!
I appreciate your business!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

More Stamp Along Cards

 I almost forgot to do a Christmas Card for 
Christmas in July 
as I have been doing for the last several years!
There will be one there. 
Here are some of the other choices that you will have. 
This one uses the Eclectic Layers thinlits. 
This one is my favorite but there are a few more in there that I am going to be using soon. 
You all know that the more we use them; the more we like them!
I have paired it with the Vertical Greetings that I don't use as often as I thought I would. 

I just got the new folders and this card shows off several of them. 
I even packed one or two that I didn't use on the samples but you may choose to use them instead of the one that I used. 
This ribbon is pretty special, also. It starts out very narrow. 
You can gently pull it to fan out as I did with the ends on this "bow."

Here is the "other" daisy card that I mentioned in the last post. 
There is a leeway for creativity on this one, as you can see in the picture. 

The Light House card uses that special Shimmery White card stock.
It really gives a card a special look. 
Not sure why I don't use it oftener as it is easy to work with
 and gives such a nice look to the finished card. 

I found a pack of precut cards from awhile ago and thought you might like to 
help me use them up! 
It isn't Stampin' Up! but the stamps are! 

There you are!
The Christmas one will have to be a surprise. 
I will do that one tomorrow (Sunday) and if I post it after it is finished, we will be at the Stamp Along when it comes out!
See you at the Stamp Along on Monday, I hope.
Thank you!
Hostess code is 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cards for the Stamp Along

Here are a few of the cards that are ready to go to the Stamp Along on Monday. 
Now that the weather is warm enough, it is nice to sit out and relax...between rainfalls. 

These flowers look like they have been stamped twice but that is the effect you get just from a single stamping. Quick and easy! 

Here is that darn cute little piggy again. 
She is carrying a giant daisy. 
So glad that the daisy punch is back in inventory! 
There is another card using the daisy punch also but didn't get its picture taken yet. 
Maybe tomorrow. 

This one is a note card. Or you could slip in a "Happy Birthday" 
instead of the "Just a Note" depending on the kind of card you need the most. 

What do you think? 
Which one is your favorite? Which ones will you be making? 
If you leave a comment and don't include your name, I won't know who won if your comment is selected as the winner. 
The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is:
Thank you!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lady in her Gown and Comment Winner

Remember the Gorgeous You lady in the gown from the last Stamp Along?  
She is coming back with a different look to her gown. 
What do you think? Do you like this one better? 
Really, you could make either one in your favorite color. 
There are a few of the Fresh Fig color left so that would be a choice for you, also. 

This is another card that is coming back so if you didn't get to make it in June, you can in July! 

This Happy Birthday one is coming back with the folder this time! Sorry, that the folder didn't make it to the Stamp Along. I already have several of them packed so you can chose which one you would like to use for your background. 
There are also several color choices from which you can choose. 
If you mention this post at the Stamp Along on the 10th of July you can make an extra one of these cards (Happy Birthday) pictured here as a bonus! 

Every once in awhile I put all the names from the comments in a container and pick one. 
If you have left a comment on my blog in the last three months, you had a chance to win. 
Since Shirley leaves the most comments, it didn't surprise me that she is the winner. 
Thanks to all that comment. It is much appreciated! 
Shirley, I will have some things from which you can pick at the Stamp Along. 

The hostess code for on line orders until July 10th is
Thank you for using the code and for your orders!