On Stage Atlanta Swap Card

Every 6 months Stampin' Up! has an On Stage event.  These events take the place of the yearly convention that they used to have.  The main event rotates among the US, Europe, and the Pacific and they have "local" events in the areas where the main event is not.  This year the main event is in Australia (oh, how I wish I could go there!).  Last year our local event was in Tampa and this year it is in Atlanta!  It's actually just down the road from where I grew up and where one of my sons currently lives.  I can go visit grandkids while getting to do some Stampin' Up! stuff!  At this event we will get to see the new Occasions catalog that will be coming out in January!  YAY!  So excited to see new product!

At these events swapping of cards and 3-D projects is the norm.  I thought and thought about what I wanted to make.  Unless a holiday card is specified, I prefer to make cards that can be used year-round.  And this is what I created


You can find all the details and instructions on how to make this card here

This stamp set (Vertical Greetings) really is versatile with various sentiments (Happy Birthday, For You, Congrats, Thank You, I Love You, and Just Because).  I often need something that doesn't take up a lot of space on a card and these vertical sentiments easily fit on cards.


I now need to make about 100 of these cards!  Although if I get tired and bored doing that many, I'll just create another card so I'll have two (or maybe 3) cards to swap!


Happy Stamping!


Embellished Ornaments Christmas Cards

I fondly remember the delicate Christmas ornaments of assorted colors we placed on our Christmas tree.  As a child we were admonished to be extremely careful of these delicate ornaments because they broke so easily.  

I loved creating these cards that brought back such fond memories!  I can easily picture myself with my siblings and my parents decorating our Christmas tree every year.  Oh, how I miss those days!  My mom passed away several years ago and I can so vividly picture her laughing and singing along to Christmas carols as we decorated.




You can make these using any color ornaments.  What colors do you remember?  Here are the instructions for this card.


I also made a simpler card just using sequins.



I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I did and that they bring happy memories to mind!


Happy Stamping!


Grandson's Soccer Birthday Card

My grandson just turned 7 and loves soccer.  He plays on a travelling team and is really quite skilled (if I do say so myself!).  I wanted to do a card that fit his interests.  Unfortunately I had to resort to retired stamp sets to make this card.




I like to do fun and interactive cards for kids so a slider/spinnner card was ideal!  You can see (and print out) the instructions and supplies for this card here.


I hope he enjoys his card!  It was made with love by his Nana!


Happy Stamping!




Embellished Ornaments Christmas Card


These cards remind me of my childhood and the delicate ornaments we had on our Christmas tree!

Grandson's Soccer Slider Birthday Card


My grandson just turned 7 and loves soccer! He plays on a travelling team and I wanted to do a card that fit his interests. Unfortunately I had to use retired product stamps to create this. Still, you can make something similar using whatever you have on hand.

Inside the Lines Celebrate card

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the FREE Inside the Lines 12 x 12 paper available in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.


Stampin' Up! has a video showing how to use this paper


And here is another video showing how to use the Watercolor Pencils.  And of course you can color this paper with whatever medium you choose.


Remember this paper is FREE with a $50 purchase from Stampin' Up!

Product List


Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Pencils
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Thick Baker’S Twine
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush