Normally, I like to complete my posts on Saturday or Sunday, but the end of las week and the weekend were a little crazy, so I had to put it off until today.  I guess for some things it is always better late than never.

This first card is a card I made using the stamp set Seriously from the second Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love it!  The stamp set, the card, the Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you aren’t signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet, you really should consider it.  Every month you will get everything you need to create four awesome cards.  No one knows what they are getting until the kit arrives in the mail.  It really is a bummer when someone gets it before you and starts posting pics on-line.  🙂  To top it all of, it is only $19.95 a month!  That includes shipping.  And, you can cancel and resume at any time, as many times as you want.

Seriously Paper Pumpkin Remake

Here’s what I used on this card.

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper   129311

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Very Vanilla Card Stock   101650

Calypso Coral Card Stock   122925

First Edition Specialty  Designer Series Paper  121878

Honey Comb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  129378

Washi Tape  (Not Yet Available)

Decorative Label Punch   120907

Scallop Edge Border Punch   119882

Early Espresso Classic Ink   126974

This next card is a birthday card.  It is sort of an odd shape.  It measures 3″ x 6″, so your card stock needs to be 12″ x 3″ before it is folded.

Happy Birthday Raining Flowers

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock

Very Vanilla Card Stock

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper

Early Espresso Classic Ink

Lucky Limeaide Card Stock   122926

Raining Flowers Stamp Set   122767 / clear or  122765 / wood

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons   127555

Linen Thread    104199

I didn’t list the item numbers for the ink and paper I used because they are the same as the ones listed for the first card I posted.  A note of interest, the stamp set Raining Flowers is on the current retired list and will no longer be available after June 3rd…so if you want it…:)  The same goes for anything Lucky Limeaide…retiring.   So order before it is gone.  I will also post a retiring list for your use.

Well, as always, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


A Few Things

Well, I’ve been a busy girl this week.  I managed to get a few projects done between working and grading papers.  The first card I’d like to share is a butterfly card I made.  I made it because it reminds me of spring.  Lord, it would be nice if we HAD a spring.  We had another blizzard warning this week, but again no snow thus no SNOW DAY.  Because we had no snow day, I participated in a little spiritual resistance on Thursday and wore jeans to work.  Yes, it was noticed by many since the staff is only allowed to wear jeans on Fridays.  But I promised everyone that mentioned it that I’d wear a dress on Friday.  Guess what?  I wore jeans again!  LOL!

Anyway, here’s the butterfly card I made.


Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock   120953

Calypso Coral Card Stock   122925

Island Indigo Card Stock   122923

So Saffron Card Stock   105118

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper   129311

Soft Sued Classic Ink   126978

En Francais Background Stamp   109521

Elegant Butterfly Punch   127526

Scallop Edge Border Punch   119882

Pearls Basic Jewels   119247

The next item I’d like to share is a Mother’s Day card that I made using only the artisan Embellishments kit found in the current Spring Catalog.  Here it is.

for my Wonderful Mother

Here’s what I used to make this card

Very Vanilla Card Stock   101650

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper   129311

Artisan Embellishments Kit   129328

Island Indigo Classic Ink   122923

Early Espresso Classic Ink   126974

Pearls Basic Jewels   119247

Oh, Hello Stamp Set   130730 (w) or 130733 (c)

Very Vintage Wheel   117693

Finally, as I’ve been preparing for my retirement from teaching and cleaning out my desk at work, I came across a folder of memorabilia consisting of little notes from students that I’ve had over the past 16 years.  I though a great way to preserve them would be to put them in Stampin’ Up!’s Epic Day This and That Book.  Here’s the photo of the cover I decorated and then following that are two photos of the current promotion for the Epic Day This and That Bundle that is available until April 30th.

This and That Cover

Here is what comes with the bundle.  Just click on the images to enlarge them.



If you are interested in ordering the Epic Day This and That Bundle, click on the shop on-line button on the right of this post.  It will take you directly to my online store.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Hey There Friend

Well, this past week was a little bit crazy, to say the least.  Even though it is April and spring time according to the calendar, here in Colorado it is still winter.  The school district in which I teach is known for never closing for a snow day, even when the rest of the city is shut down.  Well, this past Tuesday I had a pleasant surprise, and that was a phone call at 6:45 a.m. from a co-worker telling me we had a snow day.  To top it all off, we didn’t even have snow!  This was the second snow day for us this year in about 6 years, but everybody was closed even though there wasn’t snow.  The weather man was telling us we had blizzard warnings across the front range, with very, very strong winds and very little snow.  Even though I had the day off, I still couldn’t go back to bed.  The call for a snow day usually comes AFTER I’ve showered and had coffee, and that was the case on Tuesday.  So, I stayed up and got a little stamping done and started cleaning my stamp room.

On Wednesday, when we went back to school, the kids had a 2 1/2 hour late start which had been planned all year so we teachers could meet in our PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities).  That’s a fancy name for getting together with the teachers you work with in your content area to discuss whatever it is the principal wants you to discuss.  This time we discussed vertical curriculum alignment.  In other words, we talked about what the teachers in the grades below us teach, and what the teachers in the grades above us expect the kids to know when they get to them.  I must say, it was a very enlightening experience, and it was good to know that I am doing things right in my classroom.  But in spite of the 2 1/2 hour late start for the students, we also had an afternoon assembly which meant I got to see each of my classes for 40 minutes max.  I usually have my students for 90 minute classes each day.  The kids were wild, to say the least, and I was ready to get out of there by the end of the day.

Thursday was a little better because we had a regular schedule,but Friday was another one of those days when I wonder if teaching is really for me, even though I’ve been doing it for the past 16 years. LOL!

My students have been working on a research presentation on a Great American Hero for the past two weeks. They were each assigned a person from American History, both past and modern-day, and were told to research and prove the person was/is an American Hero. My advanced students had to present their research in a movie, and the others in Powerpoint format. Other than the standard “I’m not ready” and “I still need to print my works cited” responses and the one advanced student that did a power point presentation instead of the required movie, some of the presentations were very enlightening. For example, one sweet  young lady, we’ll call her Melody, told me that “FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) is an American hero because during The Great Depression, he made people feel better about themselves because everyone was sort of depressed all the time. That’s why people liked him!”  And another young gentleman, Bernie for these purposes, told me “Andrew Jackson studied law at the bar.”  I didn’t go into a history lesson with anyone on Friday, but I will when I get back this week.  I love these children; I love all of my students.  They are what keep me going everyday.  LOL!

On to the card…  I used the stamp set from the first Paper Pumpkin kit.  I wanted you to see that it can be used over and over and over again.  It’s sort of neat that each month you get a new stamp set and ink with the Paper Pumpkin kits.  If you are interested in joining My Paper Pumpkin, click on the link that says “Stamps in the Mail” on the right, and it will take you to the website where you can sign up.  Remember to put my name in as your demonstrator when you do.

Hey There Friend

Here’s what I used on this card:

Island Indigo Card Stock  122923

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper  129311

Oh, Hello Stamp Set  130730-wood or 130733-clear

Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set  129249-wood or 129252-clear

Island Indigo Classic Ink  126986

Early Espresso Classic Ink  126974

Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies  130159

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies  129381

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies  127003

5/8″ Crochet Trim (Victoria)  118481

Antique Brads  117273

To save money, you can bundle the Oh, Hello stamp set with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies: 131102 for wood, or 131101 for clear.

Sorry I was so long-winded today.  It doesn’t usually happen.  But, until next time

Happy Stamping!


Vellum Treat Boxes–CASED

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a class that two of my fellow demonstrators (Cathy Casey & Lisa Myers) conducted using the Artisan Embellishments kit that is in the current Spring Catalog.  We made a lot of beautiful things during the class and ended up using the entire kit.  This is one of the things we made with some of the kit, but what I am posting isn’t the exact item.  When I got home I made a few of these little treat boxes for some of the secretaries at work since I didn’t do anything for them at Christmas or Easter this year.  I filled them with Hershey’s Kisses before I handed them out because we all need a little chocolate break during the day on occasion.  🙂  I know I do!  LOL.

Vellum Treat Boxes

Vellum Treat Box-Top

Here’s what I used to make these boxes.

Stamp Set:  Ciao, Baby  129645 wood/ 129648 Clear

Very Vintage Wheel 117693

Pool Party Card Stock   122924

White Vellum  101856

Pearl Basic Jewels  119247

Artisan Embellishments Kit  129328

5/8″ Flower Trim 126869

Early Espresso Classic Ink  126974

Curly Label Punch  129405

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies  129021

Sticky Strip  104294

Here’s how I made this box.

  1. Cut a piece of vellum 2 3/4″ wide x 8″ long.
  2. Using the Very Vintage Wheel and Early Espresso Ink, wheel the image onto the vellum.  Set it aside to dry.
  3. To make the top and bottom of the box, use the fourth from the smallest window frame framelit and cut out two pieces from Pool Party card stock.  I’ve included a picture at the bottom of this post to show you what to do with these two pieces. In the photo below, the dotted lines are score lines.  Once each frame is scored, you will cut out the shaded areas.   For the box bottom , run a strip of sticky strip on the inside of each rounded flap.  This will hold your box bottom to the vellum sides when you are ready to assemble.  For the box top, you will also run sticky strip on 3 of the rounded flaps, but these pieces of sticky strip will go to the outside of the box to help hold your ribbon in place. The ribbon is what holds your box top together.
  4. Back to the vellum piece ,  set down your vellum so the long edge of the vellum is at the top.  Starting from the left edge, score the vellum at 1 7/8″, 3 1/2″, 5 5/8″, and 7 1/2″.  Use sticky strip to adhere the box together.  It will go on the 1/2″ flap that you have left hanging at the end of the vellum piece.
  5. Once your box is together, you can decorate it with whatever you want.  🙂

Window Frame Box Top & Bottom0001Until next time…

Happy Stamping!