I don’t send a lot of Valentine’s, but I usually try to get a few cards out to some friends or family to let them know I’m thinking of them and appreciate them in my life. This year, with the wedding and honeymoon, I have been somewhat behind in my ‘general’ card making, so I haven’t had a chance to make many Valentine type cards. Here is one I did make.
I had so much fun preparing for our wedding. It was a very “paper-crafted” wedding, with lots of handmade decor that reflected the joy MSH (My Sweet Husband) and I felt as we shared our vows with family and friends. These were the table favours and name place cards I made for each of our guests.
Dragon Flies are beautiful insects and I love to see them at my cottage. When the dragon flies come out, we know the blackflies are gone, and they eat lots of mosquitos, so they are a wonderful sign of early summer. This card shares a pretty, shiny dragonfly and lets a friend know you are thinking of them.
We all find inspiration in many places. All sorts of people, places, events and activities can inspire and motivate each of us to try something new, work towards a goal, help others, and much more. I am greatful to everyone that inspires me in some way, and sometimes they don’t even know it.
I have many amazing friends within and beyond the crafting world. Each one is very special to me and makes my life better. I’m grateful to have them in my world. Today my card celebrates all my friends.
I mentioned in a recent post that I love the new Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration (SAB) with any $60 order. While I was making that card, I punched several butterflies from the paper, and this card uses some of them.
It’s here! Today is my wedding day. There has been lots of fun going on as we have prepared for this very special day, and I want to share some of it with you. As a crafter, and mostly a paper crafter, you know I was happy to have lots of opportunity to paper craft many things for my wedding.
I love to stamp, and I love that you can create beautiful handmade cards with some really simple stamping. This card was really easy to make, but packs a big punch (of love!) when you send it to someone special. I made a short video to show you how easy it is to create this card.
I love stamps that have detailed line art, they are so flexible. Normally I would look at this and think I should add colour to the image, but sometimes the simple beauty of line art can help you easily create a stunning card.
They may not be the type of cards we enjoy making most, but sympathy cards are necessary, and can make a big difference to someone who has lost a loved one. Hand made sympathy cards let your love and caring pour through the card, to the recipient.
The SUOC (Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge) has a great theme - Anything Winter! I decided to make a winter card without any snow, even though we have snow here. Instead, I decided to focus on a glorious sunny day that can make even the coldest temperatures seem a little warmer. The trees are bare, but the sunshine is wonderful.
What’s the Occasion you ask? Why a new catalogue of course! The new Occasions catalogue is now available and with it comes Sale-a-Bration (SAB). You can see all the fun new items in either catalogue here.
The January Girls Get Away Weekend (GGAW) has now come and gone, but what a fantastic time we had!! I was joined by a great group of ladies, and we spent the weekend doing what we love; stamping, scrapping, crafting, sharing and caring.
By the time you read this, I will be hosting a Girls Get Away Weekend (GGAW). This is a weekend to get away and take some time to pamper yourself, do what you enjoy, and spend time with a great bunch of ladies. Most of the group are avid scrap bookers, so I like to interject a little card making into the weekend, but for today I prepared a single page layout using the new Classic Garage Suite.
The day we have been waiting for! The new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration (SAB) are now live. Check out the new catalogue here. There are lots of great new items in both the Occasions and SAB catalogues.
Beginning January 3rd, we will have a new Occasions catalogue, and Sale-a-Bration (SAB) will begin. Many will say we have just celebrated the most wonderful time of the year, but if you are a stamper, a scrapbooker, memory keeper or papercrafter, the most wonderful time of the year starts in January. Stampin’ Up! has a fabulous sale starting and that means lots of amazing FREE product for you!
Three years ago I met a wonderful, sweet man. He rocked my world and made it so much better in countless ways. Today we are celebrating sharing our lives and our love for the past three years, and in less than one month we will be married!
Have you started your Christmas wrapping? Why not upcycle some bags you have around with some of the cute Designer Series Paper we have. There are lots of different ones to choose from, such as the Santa’s Workshop SDSP I used for my bag.