This coming Sunday will be Easter here in the US. Last year, we skipped Easter celebrations due to Covid. I miss family gatherings. Hopefully, with the vaccine now more plentiful, we'll be able to gather soon. I couldn't let Easter pass without making some adorable treats. These are the fabulous Love You Always Treat Boxes. The boxes are a nice size for some special Easter treats. Making treat boxes like this is very simple. All it takes … [Read more...] about Happy Easter!
I was reminded this last weekend that next Sunday is Easter. And tomorrow is April! Oh my goodness! How did that happen?!? The year is already racing by. The good news.. I had enough foresight to know I would need an Easter stamp. The bad news... I just used it for the first time yesterday. Ugh! Fortunately, the stamp set Springtime Joy is for more than just Easter. Sure the set has a cute bunny, an adorable chick, and this sweet little … [Read more...] about Springtime Joy
I've been trying to make a conscious effort to keep my studio less cluttered and to get things put away when I'm done with them. So, when I finish project, I get all the stamps put back in their box, all the dies and punches put away in their home as well. Occasionally, I end up with stamped leftover pieces or cut/punched paper. Sometimes I'm tempted to just toss them. It's just paper which is so inexpensive. Sometimes, I think, that's just … [Read more...] about Who Wants Leftovers?
I hate to say it, but we are quickly approaching the end of another Annual Catalog. Our current Annual Catalog is ending May 3rd and we'll be saying goodbye to lots of great products. As we prepare to move to a new Annual Catalog, Stampin Up just released their Last Chance List on what will be going away. There are so many good things retiring that I'm truly going to miss... All the 2019-21 In Color products: inks, refills, … [Read more...] about Last Chance Warning!
March's Paper Pumpkin kit is so cool, I could not wait to put it together. First, let's start with that amazing box. I love the sun and the trees on the box. And, that bright yellow is just so warm and sunny. The kit makes eight cards, four each of two designs. The cards are a beautiful outdoorsy theme. March is our Anniversary kit and included some cool extras. The kit included those four stencils you see above, plus the sponge for using … [Read more...] about March Paper Pumpkin
The first official day of Spring was this past Saturday. And with the recent Day Light Savings time change, I'm looking forward to longer sunny days. I love that feeling of the warmth on my skin as I sit outside on my patio in the evening. Today I'm sharing my Spring Sampler which is a mix of rain, birds chirping, and flowers growing. Our Spring in SoCal usually starts out rainy. I usually don't mind the rain too much. You've got to have a … [Read more...] about Spring Sampler
This little pup is all ready to party! He's hoping there will be cake and ice cream for everyone, specially him. Just look at his sweet smile. Today's card combines my two loves, pups and ice cream. The pup is from the new stamp set, Hot Dog. This set has three awesome pups to choose from and a variety of accessories and sayings perfect for just about any occasion. The pattern paper and confetti sprinkles are from the Ice Cream Corner Suite. … [Read more...] about Hot Dog!
Sometimes when I'm working on a card, I can't make a decision on how I want it to look. For this card, I really wanted to use the new gilded flakes product. To adhere the gilded flakes, I used my adhesive sheet on top of the card stock, then die cut out the word "just", peel up the adhesive backing, and add the gilded flakes. I used a sponge to brush off the excess flakes and this is how it looked. Then I thought, maybe the gold is too much. … [Read more...] about This or That?