Thursday, March 15, 2018


I created this Urging-For-Sturgeon shanty, sled, truck & trailer for my friend, Gene, who lives for sturgeon fishing on Lake Winnebago each year. Inside the shanty is a hole with sturgeon jumping out.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Had to create bench cards for my female friends as well !


Enjoyed creating a Bench Card for each of my masculine friends.

Monday, March 5, 2018


Made this special card for a new friend, Kathy, that is involved with the Fond du Lac Community Theatre. She cried!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


I go to a local place for breakfast most mornings, since I'm retired and want to keep my kitchen clean! And, my niece - when she goes with me on weekends - takes her Chai Tea and adds hot water. The empty containers are great for treats or note holders, so for Christmas I made them into coffee gift sets. To celebrate Valentine's Day we made personalized Tip Totes for each of the 10 waitresses. It only takes a strip of 2-1/2" x 12" DSP to cover the container. Now we can start on making them into Easter baskets!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Who doesn't love pandas?

This Party Pandas stamp set can be selected FREE from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration when purchasing $50 worth of any Stampin' Up! product. So check out the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, the new 2018 Occasions Catalog, as well as the online Clearance!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Many people are GBPacker fans, so I combined our Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstocks to create a Post-it Note & Pen Holder as well as a Calendar with holder for our Dimensionals, Pearls, and Rhinestones (I'm always losing track of those on my crafting table). I love creating 3-D projects!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White cs with Silver foil to create these cards with new stamp set and coordinating dies from upcoming Occasions Catalog available January 2, 2018.

Friday, December 15, 2017


November's Paper Pumpkin kit offered 10 Christmas stockings, which I made into snowmen instead for table place settings for guests at my recent Christmas party. This alternative idea came from Rachel Tessman at StampYourArtOut. It's made with a mini coffee cup and I added the holly and berries to the hat and used the new black rhinestones for his smile. The carrot nose is from the daisy punch. Filled the cup with Hershey's Nuggets for weight and surprise. Everyone loved them!

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Made this stationery box to match the greeting card I had already done. Thanks to Dawn Griffith (card) and Maymay Helms (box) for videos.


Originally I made this 'box' card to include with my Healing Cards Class and used a stamp set called 'Beacon' from MaymayMadeIt. When Stampin' Up! released their Carols of Christmas holiday stamp set early, I wanted to showcase it at a recent class and I thought this card style would be perfect.

Friday, August 18, 2017


I found an idea for a Fold Flat Card online but the finished card was bigger than an A2 so I revamped it to fit a standard envelope and changed the technique for easier assembly. Using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Dies, I created several versions to showcase the 'frames.' I love that the flower/star frame can be used all year-round (here I just used a sticker). I included the Christmas card in this month's class and everyone loved it. It's difficult to stop making them, they're so easy! Leave a comment for free pictorial instructions.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


My niece drinks Maxwell House Chai Latte and I noticed the lid of the container had an embossed coffee cup, so I asked for the empty containers and created this sweet little host gift, door prize, or craft sale item. Just add handmade (I used vellum) envelopes, note cards, decorated pen, ribbon, and a tag! The container is wrapped with a 2.5" x 12" piece of DSP that meets exactly (and matches!). I accented with red to coordinate with the red lid.

Friday, July 21, 2017


How fun is this card using our new Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

To encourage guests to register early (and save me from having to create more card kits at the last minute), this free card/envelope was presented to each of the first six people that registered for my recent Stampin' Class. Several other guests had an 'ah-ha' moment!

Friday, June 23, 2017


I used the branch from Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set to create these dimensional cards.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I caught Kylie Bertucci's live chat this morning and she created a quick card using Washi Tape and Framelits Dies, which inspired me to create these two - one uses product from the Urban Underground Suite and the other uses Stylish Stems Framelits Dies. Adhere strips of Washi Tape to card front, die cut shapes and 'lift' using adhesive strips and/or Dimensionals, adhere a piece of coordinating cardstock to inside of card front, then adhere the diecuts. Stamp a greeting and add embellishments, if desired. So easy!

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Love the new Nailed It! Stamp Set and Framelits (available as a Bundle) as well as the Urban Underground Embellishments - now available from Occasions Catalog. This is a standard A2 card with 45 degree angle cuts made at fold line.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


SALE-A-BRATION starts tomorrow! Purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! product from Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, or Clearance and choose one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. If you don't have a copy of the current catalogs, let me know so I can get one to you. The Occasions has 14 new Bundles (stamp set with coordinating dies)!

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Found a wonderful holder on Pinterest from Ann's Happy Stampers and adapted instructions to use 8.5"x11" cardstock. Gave as door prizes at my Christmas Party, as Christmas gifts with A2 sized cards. Having a class next month to create more. So handy to hold our Dimensionals, or Rhinestones and Pearls, or doilies.