On Monday, I showed you a couple ideas using the Party Pop-Up Thinlet dies just as they are intended. I made a couple different pop-up cards and then I thought, what else can I do with these dies? I can’t make pop-ups for everyone because then they start to look too similar. I really like the idea of using the big Happy Birthday as a giant cake on the front of the card. All you need to do is trim the six little “arms” and you’ve got a giant … [Read more...] about Another Birthday Already ?
Next month, is a big month for birthdays in our family. We have three: my son’s, mine, and my mom’s. My son has a milestone birthday this year. He’s turning 16! Yeah, I can’t believe it either (how am I old enough to have a 16 year old kid!). Where does the time go? He wants a Lamborghini for his birthday. Hahahaha! We had a good laugh over that one. Since I’ve got so many birthdays coming up, I wanted to make sure I got a jump on getting my … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to You!
I love rainy days, reading by the fire, and long walks on the beach (sounds like a personals ad, doesn’t it?). Actually, my husband would correct me on that last one. He knows I actually loath long walks (or even short walks) on the beach because of the whole sand thing and the fact that sand gets into everything (I still have sand in a pair of shoes from my last trip to Hawaii - five years ago!). I don’t mind a long walk on the sidewalk next to … [Read more...] about l – o – v – e
Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s card that’s got more wow factor and uses the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit. Can I share a secret? Last year, I would have hoarded this little box of goodies and not shared it with anyone because it’s just so adorable. Look at those cute ribbon paperclips! And the gold foil hearts? I’m in love. This year, I’m using it up so I have a (real) reason to buy another box. Who am I kidding? I would have bought … [Read more...] about There’s Enough Love For Everybody
It’s coming soon…February 14th, Valentine’s Day. This is the date that people exchange candy, flowers, gifts all in the name of love. Some people call this a “Hallmark Holiday”, a holiday specifically created to promote the commercialism of giving cards and gifts. But, do you really know how Valentine’s Day got its start? Who was Valentine? And how did he get associated with love? One legend says that Valentine was a priest that married young … [Read more...] about Share the Love
I won’t be packing up my stamps to hit the road (read about that here). But that’s a good thing because then I don’t have to pick and choose what to take with me. I’m kind of bummed that I won’t be the jetsetter that I was hoping to be though. I’ll be at the back of the plane in coach with all the other people that didn’t win the lottery. In honor of the travel bug that I have, I’m sharing one of the new sets from the Occasions catalog, Going … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Away
Have you heard the news? The lottery is up to a crazy amount of money tonight. Something like $1,400,000,000. That’s a heck of a lot of zeros behind that $1,4. It’s so much money, it’s almost scary. My hubby and I are not gamblers and we are not regular lottery players. Nothing against those that are, but we’ve always felt spending our money on a sure thing (like paying for child care or food) was a better use for us. However, with the lottery … [Read more...] about If I win the lottery tonight, I will…
Last December, I released my very first Class in the Mail kit. You can read about the Class here. This is a picture of the gorgeous card from December's Class. This Class is still available and can be purchased anytime. My plan is to release a new Class in the Mail every other month, which means the next one will be released in February. February is just a couple weeks away and I have been a busy little bee working on ideas for the next … [Read more...] about Classes in the Mail