Category Archives: 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Merriest Christmas Wishes

We are finally experiencing some late fall weather here, with high temps only in the mid-40s for the next week. Truthfully, we had the fireplace(s) going a few evenings ago; I love having the warmth in the studio when I … Continue reading

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Watercolor Christmas Project Kit Class

We’ve had Jingle Jumps in September and October to get you ready to send handmade cards for the holidays — did you miss out on these stamp-a-stack events? Here’s one more chance to make fast, easy, fabulous cards.  The Watercolor … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

Before the 2017 Holiday Catalog went live on September 1, Stampin’ Up! offered its customers the opportunity to purchase one of the HC sets and coordinating Thinlits dies.  I think Carols of Christmas and the Card Front Builder dies continue … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursdays #8

Did you know that October is Clergy Appreciation Month?  I’ve sent a card to the minister of our church, but this month it’s also worth acknowledging those people who help keep all kinds of religious and service organizations running. I’m … Continue reading

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Fall is a beautiful thing

Life, too!  We have finally had some significant rainfall here to green up the grass and freshen up the flower gardens.  Now it’s time to get the rakes out and start that process.  Luckily we have a little boy here … Continue reading

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Little Deer

Although I love the big sentiments in Carols of Christmas (you’ll see soon!), there’s something enchanting about the little deer image.  So I decided to put him on a little, snowy panel on a card suitable for any winter occasion: … Continue reading

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Hello wreath

I have used the large swirly circle from Swirly Scribble Thinlits Dies many times as a “grapevine” wreath.  This time I used it for a camp card last week and pre-cut all the wreaths.  If you’ve never used this die, … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursdays #4

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary.  That’s amazing to me.  They said it would never last (including someone who sent me an anonymous, hateful letter), but no one counted on his forgiveness and grace and my … Continue reading

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Little Trees

I had such a good time at the Jingle Jump this weekend, and I think the stampers did, too!  My goal is 10-minute cards, but I’m not sure I always succeed at that.  This one qualifies, though — especially since … Continue reading

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Make a note in your head

Yesterday I realized too late that I had not packed extra water for an afternoon excursion.  I told Peter I’d have to remember next time, and he said, “Make a note in your head, Gramma!”  I guess that’s a mental … Continue reading

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