Sale-a-Bration is finally over. I sure loved all the great deals Stampin' Up! offered! But they always come up with something new I can't resist!! My April Calendar uses a fun stamp set called Tape It! I love all the ways this set can be used!The sentiment is from another … [Read more...] about Tape It for April
March has snuck up on me... time for another calendar page! The image is from Blended Blooms and I colored it using lots of different colors of Blendabilities. There's no right or wrong way to color with them. I love the way this turned out! Be sure to go to Crystal … [Read more...] about March Blooms
February is here! I've survived 1 month of working FT and have surprised myself by actually enjoying it! The only drawback seems to be...not much stampin' time. Have to admit, I've been pretty spoiled! I decided to do some embossing using Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. The … [Read more...] about February Calendar Page
2015 will be a year of great changes for my family. My husband, Pat, had to give up his urology practice after suffering a stroke several months ago. That's been very difficult for us, but we're adjusting to it and focusing on the positive. I'll be starting a new job as the … [Read more...] about Welcome 2015!
Is your tree up yet?Lovely as a Tree! This is my "go-to" stamp for a quick and beautiful Christmas Card! To order this beautiful set, click here! The red sparkles are Dazzling Details- Cherry Cobbler. Be sure & take a look over at Crystal & Anne's blogs to … [Read more...] about Lovely As a Christmas Tree
I love embossing! Don't know why I don't do it more often...it's so simple, yet has a dramatic effect! For my November calendar page, I used this gorgeous image called Swallowtail. I embossed it in silver, then used sponge daubers to color it in. Simple & fun. Colors are … [Read more...] about Swallowtail for November
I was trying to come up with a "spooky" Edgar Allen Poe raven thing, but failed when I added "Boo to you"! I still like it, though! The background is made by using a "mask" cut from Labels Collection Framelits. I stamped it with Gorgeous Grunge in Sahara Sand ink. Leaves … [Read more...] about Not so Spooky Raven
Now, this is my kind of stampin'! Two-step stamping is where you have a solid image and a matching outline or detail image. It creates a beautiful image with very little effort. For my September Calendar Page, I've used Too Kind- a perfect set for 2 steppin'! #130450 See how … [Read more...] about 2 Step Stampin'
I'm going to enjoy this sparkly image made for the August calendar page! This stamp set is called Serene Silhouettes. I've used markers to color the stamp in Calypso Coral and Old Olive. The sentiment comes from Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. Can you see the glitter? It adds a … [Read more...] about Calendar page for August
I've been anxiously waiting for July to get here...Stampin' Up! Convention will be in Salt Lake City the middle of this month & I'LL BE THERE! Here's my very simple July page from the 2014 calendar. The swirls are from Everything Eleanor, stamped using Soft Suede and the … [Read more...] about July Calendar Page
This month I've done a little coloring on my calendar page. I used Life in the Forest and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets- masking technique. Here's another look: See the difference? The first one is colored using our markers and the 2nd I used the Aqua Painter. Which one do you … [Read more...] about June Calendar
May Day is "Lei Day" in Hawaii! I have fond memories of attending many Ho'olaulea's where I'd watch my girls dance hula & take tons of photos with the other parents. Speaking of proud moments... we spent last weekend in Honolulu where our daughter, Jenny, was inducted into … [Read more...] about Happy Lei Day!