Have you noticed that shaker cards are really popular lately? There's just something totally cool about seeing all those little sparkly sequins moving around inside the card. There are two ways to make a shaker. You can add it to the front of the card so it's sitting on top. Or, you can add it to the side of the card. This card has the shaker on the inside and all the mechanics for the shaker are completely hidden. Even though this looks … [Read more...] about Shaker Cards
Long before I joined Stampin Up, I was an avid scrapbooker. I realize some cardmakers and papercrafters cringe when they hear the word “scrapbooking”. It sounds so intense. You picture piles of supplies and photos everywhere and how can you possibly get it all into a reasonable sized album. Believe me, I get it. I was one of those people surrounded by never ending piles of photos and supplies. This was exactly why I love cardmaking and … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Project Life
Today is the day! Yes, today is June 1st! There are so many good things happening in June. First up is that today begins the 2016/17 Annual Catalog and Idea Book! Just look at that cover, hinting at so many good things inside. The next good news you already know if you read my post from Monday. If you sign up to be a Demonstrator in June, you get to pick an additional two free stamp sets to go with your Starter Kit. Seriously, this is … [Read more...] about Hooray! Hooray!
Graduation Season has arrived. Although where you are it may have already come and gone. But here in Southern California, we start late and end late. We still have three more weeks of school, but it's not too early to start working on some ideas. This June our daughter graduates from 8th grade/Middle School. Next year, she'll be in High School. It's kinda funny, but her Middle School is the only school in our area that does not have a formal … [Read more...] about Graduation Season
I've made a lot of birthday cards in the last couple months. A lot. I'm trying to branch out from using so many cakes, candles, or balloons. As I was looking through my supplies, I knew just what to use! I bought the Sunburst die months ago because I know it would look great on a card. Sad reality here, I never got around to using it until today. Can you believe that? Please tell me I'm not the only one that buys craft supplies and hoards delays … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday – Birthday Style
Only 6 more days until the new Catalog starts and I am so excited! Stampin Up has come up with some seriously cute stuff in the new Catalog and I can't wait to get it. All of it! Ok, maybe not quite all of it, but I'm definitely ordering the cupcake stamp set that I showed on Monday and the new Foxy Friends with coordinating punch too. Who am I kidding? Every time I open the new catalog, I add something new to my wish list. Today's stamp set … [Read more...] about Moroccan Nights
At OnStage in April, Sara Douglass (our CEO) demonstrated an awesome technique to make a mixed media medium. It dries hard and creates an amazing texture. It really gives an incredible 3D look, specially with the stamp set that she used. Here is the sample she that she made to show us. Seriously SO cute! I love the dimension of the frosting. She knew we'd all want to recreate this technique and gave us her recipe: corn starch, white glue, … [Read more...] about Failure is not an option
Every month I get together with my Stampin Up Downlines and it is one of my absolute favorite evenings of the month. These ladies get it. They understand and share in my crafty desire to play with stamps, ink, and paper and make things. It’s such a blessing to have these ladies in my life. Even if we were not Stampin Up Demonstrators any longer, I can't imagine not having them in my life. Last night was our May Downline meeting and it was a … [Read more...] about Five Minute Friday