Climbing Orchid Handmade Card

Climbing Orchid Handmade Card

We pulled out the new Climbing Orchid stamp set for the Step It Up class!  There are a bunch of stamps and dies to this set, but they come together to make lovely orchids.  I always think of buying an orchid, maybe some day.

When I earned a free trip to San Diego from Stampin’ Up!, we visited Balboa Park.  The gardens there are so lovely and the area with orchids is breathtaking!  Wouldn’t you know, right there at the orchids, that’s where my camera battery had to die.  I couldn’t believe it.  I hope I can go back there some day!

In the meantime, I get to create with the Climbing Orchid stamp set which will remind me of the beauty of God’s creation!Continue reading

Christmas Card Classes at the Library 2017

Christmas Card Classes at the Library 2017

We start Christmas card classes at the Mason Dixon Public Library this week!  I know it feels early, but trust me, if you get started now, you’ll appreciate it as the holiday gets closer and life gets busier!

Of course we’re going to be using new stamps and papers and inks while occasionally pulling out items that were carried over from last year as well.  Check out this card which we will be making in class this Thursday!Continue reading

Christmas Card Kick-Off Class

Christmas Card Kick-Off Class

I am so excited about all the new Christmas goodies in the Holiday Catalog.  I’m already having a great time creating!  Some years it’s taken a bit to get into the mode of making Christmas card, but I sat down the other morning and created 7 different cards in no time.  Getting new stamps and dies has been a great inspiration!

We’re having a great time creating with new Christmas items in the Christmas Card Kick-Off Class!  Check out this card which we are making in class!Continue reading

Daisy Delight Thank You Card

Daisy Delight Thank You Card

We had a great time with the Daisy Delight Stamp of the Month classes!  Despite the fact that a lot of us haven’t paid much attention to the stamps other than the big daisy, we did manage to use every single stamp in the set for our class.  Whew!  Now they’ve been used and we can go back to just enjoying that big daisy!

It was kind of a relief when I heard comments like, “oh, I didn’t realize there was a Thank You stamp in the set.”  Yep, others were stuck on the daisy just like me and paying no heed to the other stamps.  Yes, I’m being a little goofy, but really, it’s easy to overlook some of the stamps we have sometimes.

Here is one card we made.  I think this one is my favorite.Continue reading

Daisy Delight Stamp of the Month Class Tomorrow

Daisy Delight Stamp of the Month Class Tomorrow

The Daisy Delight stamp set is certainly a favorite in this new catalog.  We’ve been very excited about the Stamp of the Month class and it’s finally coming tomorrow!

Part of my goal in the stamp of the month class is to get you using most, if not all, of the stamps in the stamp set.  I must admit, I had to remind myself that there are more stamps in this set than just that big daisy that matches the punch.  That’s really the one stamp for which I purchased this set.  I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Here is a card we will be making with some of “the other” stamps.Continue reading

Step It Up with Graceful Garden

Step It Up with Graceful Garden

We have some great cards we’re making in the Step It Up class right now!  The cards are so pretty, but this particular card is probably my favorite from the all.  We’re using the Graceful Garden stamp set for it.Continue reading

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

I know most of us do not want to start thinking about Christmas cards yet . . . but this really is the time to start thinking.  When it comes to making your own Christmas cards, you don’t want to be rushed or run out of time.  If we start now, those cards have a better chance of getting done!

Stampin’ Up! is helping out by introducing the Carols of Christmas stamp set early!  This stamp set will be in the Holiday Catalog which comes out in September, but you can actually order it this month!Continue reading

Eastern Medallions Technique Card

Eastern Medallions Technique Card

I had a little fun with the Eastern Medallions dies when I was preparing for Technique Club last month.  This card is a little brighter than my normal style but it’s fun.Continue reading