Saturday, November 28, 2020

Here is the Second Edition of Beautiful Handmade Birthday Cards, Fall Cards and Thanksgiving Cards!

 Hello, My Stamping Friends!

I hope you've all had a wonderful, though I'm sure pared down, Thanksgiving celebration.  I am so very thankful for my family, friends and the enrichment of my life that stamping has brought to me!  Thank you to everyone that has stopped by to take a peek!  I appreciate your taking the time!  Now!  On with the cards, made by my stamping friends and family.

At this late stage of my life, I have become a big fan of sunflowers!  The Sunflower stamp set is the best that I've worked with.  Below, Charlotte Rheinhard has created this beautiful Thanksgiving card, using the jar die cut too.  Sooooo pretty, Charlotte.

I could not get a good pic of the inside of this adorable card but it is a fold-out bird and as cute as can be!!!  This is another great creation by Claudia Robbins.  Thank you, Claudia, for the beautiful birthday wishes!!

I must apologize for my photography!  My phone will not save my edited photos and I have to send my photos to Word to crop them.  As you can see, I'm losing quality and pixels by doing it this way.  My apologies to Kathy Payne.  Her sweet birthday card deserves much better!  I love this sweet, girly birthday card.  Great coloring too!  Thank you so much, Kathy!!

Jaime Slomin found this great shaker card technique that I found at CentreStage a few weeks ago.  It is super simple and I'm going to show everyone how to create a shaker card with this technique on next week's blog.  Jamie, your card is so pretty (again, not done justice!) and I just love it!
Another fantastic card from Linda Williamson!  Can you find all of the wonderful techniques that she has included!  Such fun textures and so much going on but it is restful and not "busy" at all.  Thank you for the lovely birthday card, Linda.  It's GOJUS!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Card Making Fun! Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving Cards and Birthday Cards Part 1!

 Hello, My Wonderful Stamping Friends!

I hope you're enjoying the fall season and preparations for your Thanksgiving, even if, like us, you are scaled way back due to the Covid concerns. stampers have definitely not scaled back and are stamping at every turn.  This is a long post.  Be prepared to be totally inspired!!

I wanted to share the beautiful cards that I've received from them in the past couple of weeks.  They are definitely inspiring me and as I said,  I hope you'll find inspiration in them too!  Take a look!  I just love them all!  Many thanks to friends and family members for sharing your talents with me!!

This pretty Thanksgiving card is from Cindy Davis, my talented SIL who lives in Ohio.  Cindy holds classes at her church and is very successful!  It's plain to see why!

Don't you love this cute Thanksgiving/Fall Easel card created by Claudia Robbins?

Don't forget how cute and welcome these 3x3 cards are.  Thank YOU, Jaime Slomin and Mary Mazur!

You can always count on Jane for a fabulous card.  Thank you for the birthday wishes, Jane Baxter!  You never disappoint!!

This card is actually my version of the "Mystery Christmas Card" in the November card kit.  Please send me a copy of yours, especially if it's totally different!

This pretty Thanksgiving card was created by Linda Williamson, one of my South Carolina stamping friends. 

This Thank You card is from one of my long time, wonderful stampers, Mike Lueken.  Thank YOU, Mike!

Can you count how many cards used either this paper, these stamps or dies and still look completely different?  This beauty is from my friend, Nancy Noble, who moved (sniff, sniff) to South Carolina.  She is still making beautiful cards though, isn't she?  Thank you for the pretty birthday card, Nancy!

I love the color combo here!  Well done, my friend.  This lovely Thanksgiving card was created by Dyann Edds.

To be continued!  Part 2 is on its way!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Here's Our Hanukkah Card!

 Hello, My Stamping Friends!

Here is our Hanukkah card.  You may recognize the stamp from a few years ago.  I love the grace of this menorah and will probably keep this wooden stamp forever! The "'Tis the Season" Designer Series Paper, carried over from last year, came in handy for this card.  The copper elements go well with the Night of Navy for an elegant look.  This card can be either swapped for one of the Christmas cards in the November kit or it may be added for a nominal price.  Want more info?  Email me a

Monday, November 16, 2020

Back! Pandemic or Not!! We're Stamping Greeting Cards!

 Hello, My Intrepid Stampers!

No pandemic gonna hold us back!  I've been making up card kits and will continue to do so during the pandemic.  They are available at very reasonable prices.  All you need are scissors and glue.  I do all of the stamping, die-cuts, embossing etc. and include all of the embellishments.  Below you'll see this month's kit descriptions and pix of the cards. Tomorrow I'll add the Hanukkah card that can be swapped out or added to either of the kits.  Don't delay though.  Email me right away (before Thursday!) if you'd like either of the kits.  I need to order supplies. Email me at

Here they are!!

I love to make a "white on white" card every year.  This one is super simple.  The snowflake uses some of my leftover and sadly retired Gold Glimmer paper.  Gold foil would look great too.  The Snowflake Wishes Bundle (Fall/Winter Catalog pg. 38) certainly has every size and shape of snowflake that you would ever need.

My friend, Linda, my South Carolina Demo, designs the prettiest, neatest cards!  We visited in Hilton Head recently and made cards similar to this one.  Again, a simple design that is just so attractive!  That cute deer stamp comes from the F/W catalog and is called "Festive Post".

I found the inspiration for this card right in the catalog (F/W) right on page 36.  I added a little Highland Heather and Voila!  I love the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper.

Kudos to Linda once again.  I saw this card among her supplies and it was love at first sight!.  She certainly has a way with color and textures.  I love the Copper with the Coastal Cabana.  The Glimmer papers are from our stashes of retired  6x6 glimmer papers.  I didn't really use them after I ordered them but now I'm seeing all sorts of possibilities!  The bundle, "Arrange a Wreath" can be found in the Annual Catalog on page 127.  Stop back to see the Hanukkah card that will be available in our kit!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Pretty Pumps, Elegant Easter, Simple Koala Card and Rain or Shine DIY Greeting Cards

Hello, My Stamping Friends!

I hope this finds you well and happy AND finding time to enjoy some creativity!  Florida's weather took a turn for the worse a couple of days ago but at least we have our beautiful sunshine back, cold though it may be!!  Here are some of the projects we've made in our classes these past two weeks.  Thank you Oksana for your inspiration to break out these beautiful framelits!  Oksana holds wonderful classes in Port Orange, Florid and we get to make 5 wonderful projects and enjoy her wonderful hospitality. Enjoy more of Oksana's creativity at

For when you need a quick and cute card!

So girly and fun! Bring on the Blends!!!

Yes, rain or shine, this cute card is versatile and fun! I totally CASE'd this card from the creative hands of Stamping with Kristi.  Be first to email the words stamping with Kristi to me for a fun little something.

Have fun!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Card Making Fun With a Golf Birthday and a Fold-Out Valentine

Hello, Stamping Friends!

I hope this finds you well and finding some time to create.  Here are the cards my classes made last week, using Heartfelt stamps and the Clubhouse bundle.  Such fun.  Our valentine has a foldout valentine on the front and the supplies for the golf card are just amazing.  Check out the 3-D Absolutely Argyle embossing folder is beautiful and very high relief.   

Hope you love them as much as my stampers and I do!

Have a great week!!

Yes, I dragged out my old crimper for the inside heart.  :)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Meant To "Bee" and a Sale-a-bration Birthday Cake

Hello, My Stamping Friends!!

Don't you love the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catties??

Talk about inspiration!!  Here are this week's cards.  The first card is inspired by the SAB catty itself.  I want to make these cards in a dozen different colors!  So pretty and easy to do!
We used Stamp 'n Blend markers along with some scribbled ink in the top of our stamp pads.  We used Mary Mazur's "invention" :-) to keep our fingers neat when we sponged our pretty polka dot ribbon.  Thank you, Mary!
We then made our sweet little honey bee valentine using some of the Bee-Yoo-Tee-Ful papers that are FREE from the SAB catty.

The stamps!  The papers!  The framelits!  Too wonderful!!!

We are in Central Brevard County in sunny Florida!  Contact me to join one of our 3 a week classes!