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Posted on September 16, 2020

Did You See My Card Share Yesterday?

Holidays / Special Days/ Papercrafting

I shared a card in yesterday's post that used some fall images but colors that are not traditional for the fall season. Today I have one to share that uses the same stamp set and layout, but with colors that we usually DO associate with fall.

I think one of the reasons I love stamping and Stampin' Up! is that, no matter what your personal style and color preferences, one stamp set can be used in so many ways.

Just like my two cards, use the same stamp set, change up the colors and you get a totally different “vibe”. Leave me a comment with what stamp set and color combos you are going to try.

Happy fall, y'all!

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Posted on September 9, 2020

How Papercrafting is Saving My Sanity During This Period of Social Isolation


Hey Stampers! You are not alone if you have been feeling isolated during this pandemic. My friends and I have found papercrafting to be our saving grace during this time of “unknowns” and questions.

When will there be a vaccine? Will I or someone I love end up in the hospital with Covid? Do others feel this way?

Honestly, just about everyone with whom I chat these days has anxious, fearful thoughts and probably asks themselves these questions.

I have good news to share! Papercrafting can save your sanity and help alleviate your fearful moments. How?

Clinical neuropsychologist Katie Levisay in Colorado has explained that crafting can help as it requires sustained concentration. We are usually totally focused on the project of the moment. I know when I'm stamping or doing some other type of papercrafting, I completely lose track of time and my awareness of what's going on around me diminishes. (I forget I have a husband who wants to eat)!

When we create something for ourselves or others we usually feel satisfied and it is a rewarding experience. These feelings actually release dopamine and endorphins in the brain giving us a feeling of well-being. Sharing our creations with others also makes us feel connected and a part of something greater.

If you're looking for new project ideas and maybe some video tutorials, I invite you to check out a few of my social sites. Just click on one of the buttons at the very top of this post.

Remember, you're not alone, so if you need a “crafting buddy” please reach out to me and let's start chatting! If you know someone who is a papercrafter or maybe needs an outlet to save their sanity, feel free to forward this post to them!

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Posted on September 3, 2020

New Beginnings #stampingdiversity

Papercrafting/ Samples

Happy Friday Eve Stampers! This upcoming weekend will be an extra long one for me since Monday is a holiday at my “other” job! In this time of uncertainty, I am surely blessed to have not one, but two full-time jobs that pay me well!

Speaking of jobs, and in the spirit of #stampingdiversity, I had asked my newsletter community to tell me what occasions and events for which they'd like to see samples. Bev mentioned “new job”.

Of course this could be used for any “new beginning” . The neutral colors would work for either man or woman.

Below you'll find the instructions, including measurements and supplies. If you find yourself wanting or needing to order any of these supplies, just click on a picture below to go shopping!

If you are not currently a part of my newsletter crafting community, you can join by giving me some brief info in the sidebar. If you'd like to see a sample for a particular event or occasion, please feel free to leave me a comment!


  • Stamp SetsBeautiful World (bundle, 154091)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Night of Navy,
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110)
  • Misc. – World of Good Designer Specialty Series Paper (DSP) (152491); In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) (152494); Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820); Stampin’ Seal (152813); Antiqued Corners & Slides (152471); Copper Foil Sheets (142020); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (154974); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (143653)


  • Whisper White:   8 ½” x 5 ½”                3 ¾” x 5”        3” square       3” x ½”
  • World of Good:   1 ¾” x 1 ½”               
  • In Good Taste:    1 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Night of Navy:     5” x 3 ¾”
  • Copper Foil:       3” x 3 ¾”                               


  1. Fold Whisper White card stock in half and crease to create card base.
  2. Adhere Night of Navy layer to card base using Stampin’ Seal.
  3. Die-cut large Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White card stock. Adhere to Night of Navy layer using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Ink world image using Night of Navy ink and stamp onto Whisper White square. Die-cut using circle die.
  5. Die-cut globe stand from Copper Foil.  
  6. Adhere World of Good and In Good Taste strips to Whisper White layer. Adhere globe stand and globe to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Adhere two Antiqued Corners to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  8. Ink phrase using Night of Navy ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer. Adhere to card front to complete card.

If you might be pondering a new job or perhaps a second job” to help with some expenses, you might be interested in my post from a couple of says ago. You can click here to check it out!

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