Saturday, March 28, 2015

Card Express

I attended a Card Express (3 cards of each of 2 great designs) at my local Stampin' Up! Demo's home (Sandi Loves Stamping).

On the first card, we used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This is the coolest's white paper with a glossy white pattern (6 different patterns).  You can leave it white - or - you can sponge it with color and the glossy design stays white.  The only way to get this paper is through the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I earned 2 packs....yay!   I hope Stampin' Up! makes this a permanent item, but apparently it's rare for them to make a SAB item permanent.  Oh well.

The second card features the Hardwood background stamp, a paper doily, and the Petite Petals stamps and punch.  I love the colors!

And...I forgot to add the words on the pink card.  They were supposed to go on the bottom right corner of the top layer, but I popped on the layer on all of the cards before realizing it...and didn't want to take them off.  So....

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I recently attended a Stamp Camp at my local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's (Sandi Loves Stamping) home.  We made 5 cards of each of 3 great designs - one of which is the Etch-A-Sketch card.  The image is from the Stampin' Up! set From The Herd.  I heat embossed the assorted sentiments across the tops of the Etch-A-Sketches once I got home.

I love this card! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Christmas in February Shoe Box Swap

February 28, 2015, was the latest "Meade Girls" Shoe Box Swap.  I played the Hostess-with-the-Mostess at my new (to me) home in the country-ish.  The theme was Christmas (for the most part).

We also honored the memory of my good friend, and one of the Meade Girls, Kathy Winland, who passed away suddenly on New Year's Eve, by making a card she had designed beforehand - and by collecting hand-made cards to be donated to Operation Write Home and the Ronald McDonald House (she donated cards to both for many years).

Below are the terrific cards we made:

 Paula, Cindy, Tracie

 Gloria, Michelle, Rose

 Kathi, Kathy, Theresa

 Fran, Jane, Angie




 In Memory of Kathy Winland (on right)
4/17/62 - 12/31/14

I miss you so much, my friend.

Monday, February 16, 2015

In the Kitchen

Scrap & Stamp Arts
April 2015
Pages 53 & 54

Scrap & Stamp Arts put out a call for images related to cooking, baking, or a little of both.  I submitted the following 2 cards.

"Just for You" features an image from Magnolia Stamps.

"Cook With Wine" features an image from Rubbernecker Rubber Stamps.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wetlands by Stampin' Up!

Today, I decided to play with my Stampin' Up! Wetlands stamp set and see how many different coordinating cards I could come up with.  With a little inspirational help from an old shoe box swap card made by a friend, along with Pinterest, I managed to come up with six...and stopped there.

Now I'm thinking that these would make a nice gift if packaged up all together.  Hmmmm...maybe I should make another set or two.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me

One of the best things about being a card maker and being a part of a circle of card-making friends is the great cards you get on your birthday.

Thank you (from top to bottom, left to right): Gloria, Cindy, Paula, Sandi, Fran, Theresa, Kathi, Michelle, Amanda, Jane, and Pat.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stamp Camp

Today I was the hostess at Stamp Camp at my local Stampin' Up! Demo's home.  Sandi has a terrific set-up in her home and makes it easy for her customers to take turns being hostess with the benefit of using her studio and supplies.  And she always has something going on (Schedule of Events).  Sandi's blog is:  and her Facebook page is:

We made three terrific cards featuring products from the new Occasions Catalog (Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics, and Butterfly Thinlits Dies) and the current Sale-A-Bration Catalog (Lotus Blossom). 

These cards look sooooo much better in person...and I forgot to add the snow/glitter to the tree card.  Oh well :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shutter Christmas Card Display

I thought I would share with you my Christmas card display.  I used an old shutter I found at a salvage place.  I just have it leaning against unused wall space.  I supposed you could build a piece onto the back so that it is freestanding - or hang it on a wall, but this way is so easy!  Anyway, I took the old hinges off and was going to paint it, but never got around to it.  I kind of like it all old and crusty.  Now I wish I had bought 2 so I could space out the cards more so more of each actual card would show.  Nevertheless, I am happy with the way it turned out and will be carrying on this display tradition.  And I have all year to look for another shutter :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Published: Thanks a Bunch

Just Cards!
Winter 2105
Page 103

I submitted this card for their "Thank You" section.  The owl card on the cover is by my friend Amanda.  I'm still chasing that elusive cover...


Image from Best of Cluck by Stampin' Up!
Yellow fiber paper (DCWV stack)
Glitter/shimmer paper
Chicken Wire Frame die (Cheery Lynn)
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die
Black and Yellow inks

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Published: Enjoy The Moment

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Feb/Mar 2015
Page 43

I submitted this card for their "The Sands of Time" section that contains cards featuring the theme of "Time."

Image by TPC Studio, Memory Lane;
Sentiment by Daisy Bucket Design; 
Colors: Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo by Stampin' Up!;
Punches: 1" Square and Postage Stamp by Stampin' Up!;
Ribbon by Celebrate It