Hello Happy Stampers, Times are changing. I've been blogging my Stampin' Up! and Silhouette Cameo projects for 8 years. It has been a labor of love. Something I've done because I like to share my love of stamping and paper crafting. I also find ...


Sad Goodbyes and more...

Sad Goodbyes

Hello Happy Stampers,

Times are changing.  I've been blogging my Stampin' Up! and Silhouette Cameo projects for 8 years.  It has been a labor of love.  Something I've done because I like to share my love of stamping and paper crafting.  I also find gratification in sharing.  

However, I have never found one new customer on line, never had someone start ordering from me because they found me, received very few comments or replies.  Of course that's probably because I don't have tons of followers and I didn't go all out and create this super professional on line presence.  You get out of something only what you put into it right?

I'm not complaining, just facing the reality that I am not good at this whole on line thing or at being a sales person.  That combined with my very small customer base and the fact that I am moving into the "fixed income" time of my life has brought me to a decision to discontinue my blog.

Looking at the costs of domain name registration, feedblitz mailing program, typepad blog platform it just isn't wise use of my resources to continue. I'd rather spend my money on stamps and my time making things than writing blog posts. 😊

Thank you to all of you have followed me.  I am keeping my page at These Are My Stamps as it is only $3.00 a month to post pictures, instructions and supplies lists there.  So if you like what I do you can find me there.  

Goodbye to you all and happy stamping!




Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper

Hello, I am in the midst of creating valentines for my next workshop in January and what goes better with valentines than lace?  Right!  And Stampin' Up! has filled that need with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper located on page 39 of the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.


Isn't this just beautiful?  I have to confess when I first saw this I was immediately intrigued and bought a package with my pre-order and then promptly put it away and there it has sat for 7 months.  But, as I was cleaning out the retired items from the Holiday catalog I came across this and decided it was time to pull it out and do something with it.

Delightfully Detialed Laser Cut Paper 5
Delightfully Detialed Laser Cut Paper 5
Delightfully Detialed Laser Cut Paper 5
Delightfully Detialed Laser Cut Paper 5
Delightfully Detialed Laser Cut Paper 5

Just the beginning of what can be made using this versatile paper.  

Thanks for stopping by.




Forever Lovely

Another Forever Lovely card.  I don't usually buy designer series papers.  In the past I have purchased them and then don't use them or use them very little and then they get discontinued and as a demonstrator I can't use them and anyway, they seem to go to waste for me.  

That being said this suite does have some lovely designer papers but again, I did not buy them.  So then I wanted a background for the front of the card so I made my own using the stamps from the Forever Lovely stamp set.

Forever Lovely Background Design

I think it looks beautiful.  The sentiment is stamped with regular ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  This can be done though it needs to be done quickly as the ink dries so fast.  

You can see more on my These Are My Stamps blog.  Check it out.



Forever Lovely Note Card

When I host a workshop I like to feature a particular stamp set or bundle and make a variety of samples made using that set so that my customers can see the versatility of the set.  The past few posts have featured the Forever Lovely stamp set with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits.  This is another one of the series.  For this card I made a note card instead of the standard A2 card.  I don't think to do this very often but it is a nice size card and it still mails with standard postage.  You can find the notecards and envelopes in the main catalog on page 194 as you can see in the supplies list that is on my These Are My Stamps site.

Forever Lovely Note Card

This card is truly lovely and really not that hard to make.  Several of these could be made and given as a set for a gift.

Check out the details and supplies list at TAMS.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make note if you choose to order the host code has been posted to the right for on line ordering.



Happy Valentine's Day

Looking forward to New Years, Valentine's Day, Easter and the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration!  Today, even though it is the day after Christmas when I am writing this, my mind is on Valentines.

Using the Forever Lovely bundle in the Occassions catalog that is out now and goes live in January I hope you like this one.

Forever Lovely Meant To Be

This card uses a new die set called Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  If you look closely at the center cut out around the sentiment you can see the window was cut out using one of the dies from this set.  Now, there is something that really tickled me about this set.  When you use one of the dies to cut out the "window" there is stitching around the window AND the piece that is cut out also has stitching around it so you end up with another piece that can be used.  Makes this set even more versatile that it already is.  

To find out more about how this card was made and get a supplies list check out the post on  my These Are My Stamps site.  I have been working on getting the blog page there to look good and to get it working so you can subscribe directly to it.  Once I accomplish that this blog will be going away so stay tuned as I will set you up with a link to subscribe when it's ready.

I hope and pray you all had a very Merry Christmas!