I recently heard someone say "the days are long, but the years are short" and that is so true. Time has this weird ability that the clock never seems to move when you're staring at it. But, you could swear that it was just Easter so how can we be most of the way through Fall already? A few weeks ago, I had a rare Saturday afternoon off from running around to soccer games so I pulled out my stamp set Lighthearted Leaves and my Vintage Leaves … [Read more...] about Fall is Rushing By
Tomorrow night is May's card class! We'll be making three Spring-themed cards all about kindness. Sharing kindness, giving kindness, and thanking others for their kindness. These are a great addition to your stash of cards for when you need something is a hurry to give thanks. … [Read more...] about May Card Class
Tonight is the last Monday of the month, which means it's Paper Pumpkin Night at my house. What is Paper Pumpkin night? Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription you can get from Stampin Up! For $19.95, a box of creativity is shipped to your house every month. Your kit includes several stamps, a mini ink pad, and everything you will need to make that month's project, except scissors and glue. Everything is already pre-cut for you. The kit can be … [Read more...] about Paper Pumpkin Night!
This Wednesday is the April Card Class! We're going to work in a few quick Easter projects before the weekend so you'll be all ready for this Sunday! The first is a Mini Garden Flag. The class fee does not include the flag holder, but I do have a couple extra on hand if you'd like to purchase one for $5.00. The second item is the adorable Easter basket. And don't worry, you won't go home with an empty basket. I have the grass, plastic egg, and … [Read more...] about April Card Class
I am reopening my classroom for locals starting next week. The first class will be Mini Garden Flags. In this class, you will make three different flags: Valentine’s, Spring, and Birthday. These are SO cute! They are the perfect size for a house plant or centerpiece. The cost of this class includes the flag holder (not the plant). Cost $30. Date: Wednesday 1/21 7-9 pm. Please RSVP by Monday 1/19. You can see my full class … [Read more...] about Local Classes Starting Next Week
Sometimes you've just gotta make a start and not wait for the perfect opportunity to arise. I can assure you that the *perfect* opportunity will never happen. Instead, carve out five minutes for yourself and just give it a shot. It has been so hectic around here this Fall that I really don't know where the time has gone. If you look at my earlier posts, the kids were still in Elementary School. We've now moved on to High School and Middle … [Read more...] about It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=] There is always so much anticipation around the new Stampin Up catalog. What did they keep? What's brand new? I decided to play with some new products - the new In Colors, a new stamp set, and washi tape. Washi tape is so much fun. It's so cute and comes in tons of colors and patterns and is fairly inexpensive. Such an easy add-on to your purchase. A number of people have asked me: what do you use it for? If … [Read more...] about New Catalog, New Toys!
Here's the finished card. The cardstock is Naturals White. I misted the entire background, and the two Newsprint flags. I die cut another piece of the Naturals white the Apothecary Accents die. Then stamped the sentiment "Life is a Daring Adventure" in Gumball Green. In real life, the diecut piece really stands out from the misted background. I also used the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons - whoa, these are thick. And the new In … [Read more...] about Ta-Da!