A Quilting Bee

I was inspired by a recent post of Mary Fish, StampinPretty.com, where she used 1″ square pieces of Designer Series paper to create a beautiful card front.  You can see her original post here. I thought that would be a great way to use some older already retired paper, or…

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Wedding Wishes

My youngest daughter, Kelsey, called me the other day and asked if I would make a card for her and her husband to give to a bride and groom with their gift.  Sure, I said, I can do that, no problem.  Do you know what at the wedding colors are…

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Retired rememberances

If you are a Stampin Up fan, unless you have been under a rock the last 24 hours, you know that Stampin Up released the 2014 retired items list.  It is all over the stamping blogs. Click US_Retiring_Stamps to access the list of retiring stamps Click US_Retiring_Accessories to access the list of retiring…

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Wonderful Friends

Today’s card is a heartfelt thank you for the father, Martin,  of my best friend, Chris.  Chris volunteered her dad to do some much needed repair and reinforcement on our kitchen chairs.  Our table and chairs are very old, vintage if not antique. The table is an oak round with…

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A peak in the Owlery

Today it is my turn to share pictures of my stampin space.  Nothing really fancy but I call it home. My stamping space is in a corner of my kitchen. I’m blessed with a very large kitchen and have plenty of room to carve off a corner for my stamping…

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A Happy Mother’s Day

So, for whatever reason, my well worn, well loved annual catalog always seems to fall open to page 176.  I know you are dying to go look so, go, look, I’ll wait….. Ok, now you have seen page 176.  Ever since I first saw the card on page 176 I’ve…

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An Easter Water Color

Before we get to my card, a big shout out goes to the great people at Freshly Made Sketches, especially Cindy L. who selected the card I made for my wood working brother as a Princess selection. It was my first time in the winner circle and I’m just thrilled.…

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