Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · DSP · fall · Posts

Thanks Vintage Leaves

Changing leaves, rain, football, chick flicks, stew, chili, fires, jammies, and blankets are just a few of my favorite things.  I love the deep fall colors – oranges, browns, yellows.  I participated in a card swap with my Fun and Crafty group.  We mail one full card to another member of our group.  My card was late going out – but she will soon get it.  I am so thankful for her.  She has given me the push I need to brand my business.  I am so grateful for to her for that. 

2016 Holiday Catalog · Christmas · Posts

Wonderful Year

Sometimes, you just need to simplify your life. Sometimes you just need to make something – even of it is super some and a CASE from the catalog.   Life has been crazy the last few months.  You know that saying, God isn’t going to give you more than you can handle?  Well, I’m about to chat with my Savior about sharing some of the storm with others.   So, I CASE’d this card right out of the Holiday catalog (page 28 to be exact).  I didn’t do the watercoloring or add the Baker’s twine.  I did however emboss the sentiment with the super fabulous Cooper Embossing powder.   Sometimes you just need to clear your mind, and recreate.  It’s really okay – it will open the creative mind back up.

Christmas · Embossing Folders · Framelits · Posts

Woodland Peace

Sometimes, you just don’t feel it.  Which is totally the case with this card.  Although, I do have a tip and trick to share with you, but that will come another day.  Now looking at it, I am thinking a bit of Wink of Stella or using a Stampin’ Write Maker may give it that little extra something I am looking for.   So for now, I’ll share the clean and simple version with you.

2016 Holiday Catalog · Designer Series Paper · DSP · Posts

Love and Affection

A few days ago I posted a card called Have some Spooky Fun where I punched circles out of the scrap Halloween Night DSP that I had collected.  As I was going through my DSP to work on my OnStage Local swaps, I found lots of bits and pieces of Affectionately Yours DSP left over from the shoe box swaps I made for a local demonstrator event back in August.  

What I love about this layout – clean, simple and quick to reproduce!  Grab a couple of circle punches and punch away.  It’s a great way to use up all those scraps you have laying around.   

2016 Holiday Catalog · Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Big Shot · Framelits · Posts

Flourishing Phrases

Fall is in the air.  Time to start baking treats to share with family, friends and co-workers.  It’s also a time I reflect on all the people who have given so much to me.  Well, now that I have typed that it seems aweful.  I am grateful year round, I promise.  I think we all get so busy during the spring and summer that we tend to not think about all the blessings people have brought into our lives.

Fun tip about this card:

  • When using a dark card base, add a piece of light colored coordinating card stock to the inside to write your personal note on.
  • Take it one step further, write your message on a sticky note and as your friend to pass on the card with a word of encouragement.


Have some Spooky Fun

Today I wanted to share a clean and simple card with you.   As I worked on various Halloween projects, I found myself with a basket full of scraps.  The front of the card was made entirely from scrap pieces of DSP.  I can’t wait to make this same layout with other DSP scraps that I have stored.   The possibilities are endless with this clean and simple layout.


World Card Making Day

October 1st was World Card Making Day.  Part of WCMD is to send hand made cards with a note of love or thanks.  Today, I received this card from my sweet friend Christine.  Christine and I are both in the Fun and Crafty Stampin’ Up! group.  We’ll be heading off to British Columbia in just a few weeks for OnStage Local.  Lord, help BC with the two of us coming to town.

Annual Catalog 2016 - 2017 · Posts

Bear Hugs Outdoor Adventure

Earlier I talked about a show box swap I participated in back in August at the Northwest Stamp and Share event.   To be honest, I was pretty limited on what holiday catalog products I had – which was zero.  So I needed to make a “WOW” card using product out of the annual catalog.  I knew most people were going to make Christmas cards or “girl” cards.  I wanted something different.  So I created this card with the help of my Ken.  You can thank him for the awesome Salmon 🙂


I submitted this card for a blog hop tutorial as well.  I’ve attached the blog instruction sheet as well.  What do you think?