Crafting with Family

What a fun holiday! My daughter, Jennifer & I created cards together. And on Sunday, Caitlin joined us in the craft room and she and I both created cards using the same image. We both used the new Gerda Steiner Mermaid Digital Stamp. Here is Caitlin’s card:Caitlin's Mermaid card

At 4 yr old she loves the creative process and even designs her own elements. She said she wanted a frame out of the printed vellum so we looked at all my dies to make one that was just right. then after she was done the finished masterpiece was lovingly attached to Grandpa & Grandma’s refrigerator so we could enjoy it every day.

I took the same Digital stamp and colored it and make this card for the July Challenge.

July Challenge card

Then on Monday, both Caitlin and her 6 yr old brother Nicholas enjoyed coloring in some Super hero images from Clearly Besotted. I cut them out for Caitlin and helped Nicholas with some of the intricate cuts on his. They then played make believe with their paper images. (almost like puppets but they didn’t attach them to anything just held the images) It was fun for all!

Monday Mojo challenge

My daughter and I had a fun time crafting this past weekend. We played with the new Pop of Pink Stamp set from Stampin’ Up and also looked at the Monday Mojo Challenge blog. Here is my card for the Monday Mojo Challenge for July 4, 2016.



It’s a New Year…

Have you ever notice how a season change starts you thinking and re-evaluating your life, your work, your stuff. One of the results of this is my resolve to start posting again.
As summer starts in the Northwest, Stampin’ Up starts a new catalog year and I pull all my retired stamp sets that I can bear to part with ( some retired stamps have found homes in my heart and will stay with me ). My daughter, Jennifer and I put on a Craft Sale with many of her customers and downline every year.

This past weekend found my husband and I in Bellevue at her home for the sale. The sale went well— we had stamps & craft supples from 12 people in the sale. just look at all this stuff we set out. I went south with a car full and came home with 3 boxes of stamps and 2 boxes of paper and other craft stuff but still made enough to pay for my airfare to the SU Convention next month in Salt lake City. Yay!!

Over the next few days I will be updating my retired stamps page to reflect what I currently have to sell.

’til then …
Happy Stamping!



Fun & Crafty July 2014 Blog Hop

10492572_10203243812188609_2365863282456137425_nDesigner Paper can be so much fun to use and every June we get a whole new palette of Designer Papers to chose from. This month the theme is Designer papers we love! I chose to work with 2 different sets, the Moonlight paper stack and the Park Lane set.

For my first card, I chose the brown chevron from Park Lane and the Kind Koala single stamp. Isn’t he adorable! and so much fun to color with our new Blendabilities, Alcohol markers with a point end and a brush end.


For my second card, I choose to color in the new Blended Bloom single stamp, cut it out and then layer it on this delightfully fun daffodil delight wave pattern from Moonlight with a bit of the Mossy Meadow Stitched Stain Ribbon wrapped under the flower. the sentiment from Really Good Greetings was the finishing touch.


For my final card for this post, I used the Designer paper to emulate a table cloth to hold a vase of flowers from Pictogram Punches, now there’s a stamp set that grows on you, and finished off with the saying from Kinda Eclectic. 

IMG_0656I used a lot of the new 2014-2016 In-colors in the cards. Do you have a favorite? I can’t decide between Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.

Hope you enjoyed my renditions and are ready to be wowed by the awesome creations of these Fun & Crafty Stampers.

Make sure you visit the links below and make sure to leave them some love by commenting and letting them know what you think of their interpretations!

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