Happy Valentine cards, Thinking Of You

Background Stamps And Distress Inks

After a long day with a teething baby and dreary rain outside, my husband gave me the night off and told me to go to my craft room. I quickly obliged. I’ve been away for a couple of days, but my brain has been active. I watched a couple videos this last weekend of the… Continue reading Background Stamps And Distress Inks

Thinking Of You

January Card Swap

A few months ago I joined a local rubber stamp club. We meet once a month at a local library, socialize, learn about local crafting events, do a group project, and have a card swap. I have tons of cardstock scraps left over from making Christmas cards, so I decided to make cards using mostly… Continue reading January Card Swap

Happy Valentine cards

Monthly Kit Club Valentine Cards

I was super excited to get my box from Simon Says Stamp this month. I watched several YouTube videos that made me drool. I think I was most excited to see the paper. I’ve been stamping so much lately, I almost forgot how much I love pattern paper. The kit came with a lot of… Continue reading Monthly Kit Club Valentine Cards

Happy Valentine cards

Playing with Glitter and Ink

It feels good being back in my craft room. I took nearly a month off. After helping my dad heal from surgery, I now have some free time again. But only a little free time... I now have a teething 8 month old daughter who is at the peak of her pain. Poor thing. So… Continue reading Playing with Glitter and Ink

Christmas Cards, Thank You, Uncategorized

Christmas Thank You Cards

What a long month! So much happened for my family in December: my dad had a lifesaving heart surgery, which I brought him home to start his recovery, my 2 older sons traveled across the states, and my 7 month old daughter had her first Christmas. Now that my dad is more independent, the holidays… Continue reading Christmas Thank You Cards

Christmas Cards

Gingerbread Recipe Card

Simon Says Stamp December card kit is adorable! Doodlebug Design’s Milk and Cookies paperline is the theme, and matching stamps and embellishments are included. I immediately thought about... Cookies! There’s a cute little gingerbread man stamp that inspired this card. I pulled out some coordinating cardstock and got busy.  I started with a top folding… Continue reading Gingerbread Recipe Card

Autumn/Thanksgiving

Autumn Leaves

A dear friend invited me to join a local rubber stamp group last month. At my first meeting, I met a group full of loving women who share the same love as me- paper and stamping. Our next meeting is this next week, and the November theme is leaves. How fitting it is that my… Continue reading Autumn Leaves

Christmas Cards

A Joyous Wreath

Simon Says Stamp came out with an beautiful selection of Christmas dies this season. After looking at each one, I treated myself to one die- this one. Pine Needle Wreath. It’s so fun and versatile. I decided I would stick to traditional colors for this card. I picked red cardstock for the cardfront, and two… Continue reading A Joyous Wreath

Winter

Friends and Paper Love

I made a donation to Simon Says Stamp Crafters For A Cause Hurricane Relief in September. As a thank you, I received a box of goodies a few weeks later, which included this adorable Cozy Up stamp and die set from Concord and 9th. I wanted to wait for winter season to get here so… Continue reading Friends and Paper Love

Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas card #4

  I have been thinking for a few days how I wanted to work with this die. I finally pulled it out and went to work. I chose 3 colors of paper to use: black sheen, gold sparkle, and dark red. I also used a white card base. I began die-cutting red bows, black ornaments,… Continue reading Merry Christmas card #4