Mini Album Ideas

By | March 10, 2013

You may not have time for traditional scrapbooking, but you can probably find time for some mini album ideas.  Here’s a quick minibook that’s so easy to do.  Wouldn’t this make a cute Mothers Day gift? I started with some chipboard coasters, covering the fronts and backs with some bright and cheery designer paper patterns from the Storytime… Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards

By | March 7, 2013

While it might be fun to own stamps for every occasion, it’s not always practical or affordable.  How many times in a year do you need St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards, after all?  With a little creativity and thinking outside the box, you may find you can use supplies you already have. For this card I again used… Read More »

Creating Baby Shower Invitations

By | February 22, 2013

Creating baby shower invitations couldn’t be easier!  Ink up the “negative” space on an embossing folder to create an interesting design.  Here I used the Argyle Folder.  And they’ll delight in the feel of the texture of the embossing… they won’t be able to help themselves!  (click on the image for a closer view) The soft tone of… Read More »

Making My Son Birthday Cards

By | January 30, 2013

I’ve been making my dad and son birthday cards, trying to decide what I’d like to send.  It’s always good to have extra cards around that are suitable for a man, so the time certainly isn’t wasted. Here’s an easy card that doesn’t require a ton of supplies on hand to make.  You could even make it simpler… Read More »

Make a Vintage Birthday Card

By | December 8, 2012

To make a vintage birthday card it’s just a matter of mixing and matching a variety of designer paper patterns and maybe adding some buttons, ribbon, or other trinkets to complete the shabby chic look. This card begins with a Crumb Cake base, and then I selected four different patterns included in the Tea For Two Designer Paper… Read More »

Retired Rubber Stamps For Sale

By | November 24, 2012

This page is for my retired rubber stamps.  Check out my retired Big Shot Accessories HERE.  Check out my retired Ink Pads, Markers & Refills HERE.*  To purchase please Contact Me. Retired Rubber Stamps The following retired rubber stamps are for sale (as is).  U.S. only.  Shipping & Handling is $8 for one set, $12 for two sets,… Read More »

Thanksgiving Cards

By | November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Use some creative paper punch art to create cute and whimsical Thanksgiving Cards.  I used the Modern Label Punch to make the feathers, and a variety of circle punches to create the body and eyes.  The greeting is from Fabulous Phrases and punched out with the Word Window Punch.   I made this card to express… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Card

By | September 11, 2012

Today’s Stampin’ Up! Christmas card is full of sparkle and shimmer.  I cut the ornaments out of the exquisite Champagne Glimmer Paper using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and then a couple of other punches for the other embellishments.  The greeting is from Fabulous Phrases, and the background was stamped with the En Francais background stamp. Place an… Read More »

Happy Birthday Cards

By | August 18, 2012

The possibilities are endless for making happy birthday cards with the Bright Blossoms set.  And with the bold images they’ll be quick & easy, too! I again used the Polka Dot Parade designer paper.  Instead of covering the whole front of the card I cut pieces for the top and bottom strips to conserve and make the most… Read More »

Making Homemade Cards

By | July 25, 2012

Things don’t always go as planned when making homemade cards, even for me. I really like how this card came out, despite the fact that the stamped image is incomplete in the middle.  I considered putting another flower over it, but I decided to leave it as it is.  I may add a butterfly or something before I… Read More »

Heartfelt Handmade Thank You Card

By | July 12, 2012

Today’s heartfelt handmade thank you card uses baby wipes and Stampin’ Up! ink refills swiped across the card.  The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and So Saffron, though the So Saffron doesn’t show up much in the picture. The buttons look good enough to eat and are from the Brights Designer Buttons Collection.   And I’m… Read More »

Making Birthday Cards

By | July 6, 2012

When making birthday cards, sometimes less is more.  Now and again I like the look of a more simple, understated card. The colors I used on this simple handmade card are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.   The featured image is from the Make a Cake stamp set, stamped in Basic Black on Daffodil Delight card stock… Read More »

4th of July Cards: Mixed Bunch

By | June 27, 2012

NOTE:  Today’s the last day!  Enter my Blog Contest and win a free stamp set! The only things I have specific to the 4th of July are some digital stamps, so I looked through the sets I have available for something that might give me the “feel” of the holiday to make 4th of July cards.  Of course,… Read More »

Flower Birthday Cards

By | June 25, 2012

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of the new color Starfruit.  On its own it looks pretty awful in my opinion.  However, as you can see in the flower birthday cards I’ve been making, I’m finding when I combine it with other colors it’s surprising how pleasing it can be.   I wouldn’t exactly say… Read More »

Handmade Thank You Card: Butterfly Cards

By | June 24, 2012

This quick & easy handmade thank you card features the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (which can be found on my Retired Rubber Stamps page while it lasts).  The design on the butterfly wings reminded me of one of the designs in the International Bazaar designer paper, so I paired them up.  I think they work well together (click… Read More »