Mad for Plaid!

I’m a huge fan of plaid patterns, how about you? I love the way the colors combine and I really like how the criss-crossed lines make such pleasing geometric designs. Just throw me some plaid flannel jammies, plaid pillows, plaid sheets, plaid placemats…and I’m a happy girl!

So when I got my package of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper this fall I was in plaid paper heaven! In fact, I designed an entire card class around this paper rightfully titled, MAD FOR PLAID. Here are the cards I created.

Mad for Plaid Project Recipes – download here for pictures of the cards and card recipes


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Mass Quantity Card-making

I’ve been a card-making machine lately. With a wedding and bridal showers in the last six months I have made hundreds of cards in multiples. Have you ever needed lots of cards at one time?  For the holidays? For thank you notes after a celebration? For an event?

Mass producing multiples of the same card can be a daunting task, but with a few tips you can make the process as simple as possible.  I “whipped out” 28 thank you cards last week for my customers who placed Open House orders in August. By keeping the design somewhat simple and utilizing my favorite tools this process was fast and fun! In a matter of a couple hours the cards were done and ready for the mail!


I have three tips for you out of this card-making frenzy.

  1. Utilize the Stamparatus tool to make positioning the images easy and duplicatable.
  2. Try using sponge daubers as a simple way to color in detailed images.
  3. Use the punched out shapes by themselves, offset from the hole in the card front.




Turn on some music, watch your favorite show, and throw in a fun beverage and you’ve got some pretty amazing therapy for a couple hours “work”!  I hope the recipients of my cards enjoy them!  See the card recipe and links for products used below and watch my card-making process video!


Stamp Sets: The Right Triangle, Fancy Phrases.  Stampin’ Tools: 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers.  Paper & Ink: Petal Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White & Flirty Flamingo, Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz. Embellishments: Terracotta Tile ribbon, Pearl Jewels.

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Creating an Art Journal

What is an art journal?  It is a space to create in any way you want.  My vision for this project is to get out all my Stampin’ Up! supplies and use them mindfully in a journal.  During my creative time I will focus on being present while enjoying the art I create with my products. Does this sound like a good idea for you too?

The good news is that you probably already have all the supplies you need in your craft room to create this journal.  I’ve attached a pdf to download for step by step directions or you can watch the Youtube tutorial below (my first video tutorial).

So if you are like me and are needing some stamping therapy during these crazy pandemic months please join me in my playtime!

Stampin’ Pattern Art Journal – Download the step by step directions for making a journal.

First Journal Entry – What to do First?

Now that you have made an art journal, what do you create in it first?  I decided to create my first layout using one of my favorite simple stamping techniques which I am naming Simple Soothing Stamping. I absolutely love it when I can create a card with just stamps, ink and paper. The joy of putting ink onto paper with a beautiful image is a thrill that is just as exciting for me today as it was when I first did it 20+ years ago.  I know, I’m a weirdo, and so are you if you are reading this post, right? I promise you that if you try this technique your day will get better.  You don’t have to use a journal – just pull out some Whisper White cardstock and create away!




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Creating Framable Art for Earth Day!

“Earth Without Art is Just eh”

I love this saying, how about you? Sometimes when inspiration hits you need to just run with it and that’s what happened for me this past Earth Day.  I have always wanted to create some art for my craft space with this fun saying so I took the plunge and without overthinking things (for once) I whipped up this watercolor background and die cut letters ensemble.

Supplies I used for this project are listed below and you can watch a quick video of the creation process also.  Enjoy!

Supplies Used:

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Colors that Pop!

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If you think that you can only use red for poppies, think again.  I challenged myself to think outside of the box and use color combinations other than Poppy Parade for these cards.  It’s not too late to register for class! Sign up now!

This fun Mini Album is made with one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock and can be sent in the mail using a 4×6 envelope.

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Pretty Poppies Class Projects

Pretty Poppies Card Class

I have had so much fun preparing the card projects for the Pretty Poppies Card Class.  My goal was to create cards using color combinations and layouts that are different than usual “red” poppy.   Check out the cards and sign up for class!

February 18th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Open House style – Come anytime)

Class Fee is $15 or FREE when you purchase one of the poppy bundles below! (Or ANY bundle similarly priced around $52!!!!!!)

Mini Album ADD-ON Project is $5

Mini Album

Peaceful Poppies Product Share is $4


Poppies Product Share

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Pretty Poppies? Yes, please!

Join me in making cards that POP featuring the Peaceful Poppies suite of products.  There will be five cards to make each featuring a different color combination and layout. Don’t miss this opportunity to play with some of the most beautiful stamps and dies in the Spring Mini Catalog.

Pretty Poppies Card Class

February 18th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Open House style – Come anytime)

Class Fee is $15 or FREE when you purchase one of the poppy bundles below! (Or ANY bundle similarly priced around $52!!!!!!)

Mini Album ADD-ON Project is $5

Peaceful Poppies Product Share is $4

Contact me to register for this class or sign up here.

You have so many options with this class, AND you can get your cards for FREE by purchasing your favorite Stampin’ Up! bundle priced around $52 AND you will get a Sale-A-Bration item for FREE also!  What a deal! Take a look at the bundles in the Peaceful Poppies suite. Either one is $52 and both are so versatile to use in your stamping projects.

Painted Poppies (153325) and Peaceful Moments (153824)Painted Poppies Bundle Peaceful Moments bundle

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Creating Sunshine – Winter Card Buffet Projects

No matter what the weather brings tomorrow we will be creating sunshine for others with stamps, ink, and paper at my house!  Check out the projects we are making! It’s not too late to join us!

RSVP for Creating Sunshine – Winter Card Buffet




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Creating Sunshine with Handmade Cards

Creating Sunshine – Winter Card Buffet!

January 21st  10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Open House Style)

Come stamp and create some winter sunshine using stamps, ink, and paper!

You are invited to attend a card buffet featuring All Occasion and Valentine’s Day cards. Make as many cards as you need!   You choose which designs to make. Different greeting choices will allow you to make Birthday, Thank You, Sympathy, and Valentine cards.  Easy to make designs will allow you to stamp multiple cards easily.

All projects will feature new stamp sets and products from either the new 2020 Spring Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Come see what’s new and stamp away your winter blues!

Cards will be priced based on how many you make; the more you make the cheaper per card. ($2 per card up to 20 cards.  20+ cards $1.50 each)

Bring your own adhesive: double stick tape, dimensionals and glue dots or liquid glue.

You must register for this event. Sign up now! Or contact me to RSVP.

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

December Card Class – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Do You Want to Build A Snowman? Card Class

Come build some frosty, sparkly snowman projects while you enjoy a festive holiday afternoon/evening! Attend with a friend and treat yourself to some creative self-care. Class fee includes 5 cards, 4 gift tags, and a 4×6 frameable art piece plus take home supplies to continue creating on your own. Space is limited so reserve your place right away!

Date:  Tuesday, December 10th
Time:  1:00-7:00 PM Come anytime during class hours
Location: 178 Golf Rd
Class Fee: $20 (includes 10 projects and Let it Snow product take-home kit)
Add-On Option: $36 (includes Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman Builder punch)

Snowman Season Bundle

Sign Up for Class Now! Space is Limited!

Sign Up for Snowman Card Class Now! 

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