I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.

Stamp Set Birthday Sale: Tue., Oct. 23rd!

Stampin’ Up! is turning 30, and they’re throwing a 24-hour stamp sale to celebrate the occasion. For ONE DAY ONLY, you’ll be able to save 15% on select stamp sets! Choose your favorite stamp sets from the list below—and let’s get this party started!

If you purchase is more than $50 (before tax & shipping), I will gift you a laser engraved bone folder.  After your purchase fill out the form at the bottom of this post to claim your bone folder.  Have the Order Number handy as it will be used to verify your order. 


Pals Blog Hop: Wicked Folds

Welcome to the Pals October, 2018 Blog Hop. It’s a spooky time of year so watch out for “Wicked Folds” while you hop from blog to blog. We promise not to be too scary.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The creation of a fold should not be difficult, should not be laborious and shouldn’t take too much time (LOL). That’s my story and I’m sticking to it with my fold today.  I promise you my card is super easy peasy!  It literally has only four folds with stamping directly on the base of the card, which measures 12″ x 5-1/2″.  It is scored at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.  You will see in the images below how it’s folded.


Easy right?  To create the heart-shaped cut out I used the heart from the Puzzle Pieces thinlits in the middle of each folder at the 2″ & 8″ folds.  To stamp the image directly in the center of the heart, I used the Stamparatus to line up the stamp and the open hearts created with the thinlits.  I did use our 12″ x 12″ cardstock and cut it at 5-1/2″,  but you can also use a 8-12″ x 11″ sheet by cutting two sheets at  5-1/2″ x 8″ and score them both at 2″ and 4″.  Then you simply glue together the 4″ sides on top of the other (overlapping it).

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. November is time for “Anything But a Card” where the Pals will feature creations suitable for holiday gifting. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  7. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio
  9. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Maggie at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’

Timeless Tidings Project Kit for Christmas Cards

Right now is the perfect time to start your own handmade Christmas cards.  This kit makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs and they measure 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

When you buy this kit with the Clear Mount Stamp Set (it costs much less than wood), I will send you the acrylic blocks needed for FREE!  Everything you need to buy to get started is in the link below:

If you want to purchase additional adhesive refills, it’s always an option: