Water Front Memories

Hello all my scrappy friends! This chilly damp weather has me looking forward to a spring break beach trip and the new Water Front stamp set in Stampin’ Up’s Occasions catalog was just the perfect pick me up. It brings back memories from living in South Texas as a child and requesting a camping trip to the beach every year for my birthday. Now as an adult with a family of my own I have children that love the beach as much as I do. Beach trips involve lots of close friends and family and I love the memories that we make together. There is nothing like sitting on the beach and digging your toes into the sand and chatting with your best friend or your sister. I’m also the crazy kite lady. I always have to pack a kite to take to the beach. The breeze is just right. So till March gets here I’m just going to have to pacify myself by making pretty beach scenes with this lovely stamp set. Warm wishes everyone! Let’s chat soon.

Last but not least here are a few of my favorite people to hangout with at the beach. My sister Dawn and best friend Missy and my daughter Victoria.

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Happy Birthday Everyone


Good morning everyone! This card is very similar to one I made the other day but still a CAS or clean and simple card. I have been working on some basic cards for some new stampers that I have. I want to introduce them to card making and stamping in a way that they will enjoy it and not be overwhelmed from the start. Remember those days when you were just starting out and had just a limited amount of supplies to work with? Now I think I’m one ink pad shy of a hoarders episode!

Once again the color palette was very simple using only Night of Navy, Whisper White and silver sequins. I used Night of Navy for the card base and the mat is Whisper White stamped in Night of Navy using the Dotty Angles stamp set. The sentiment is the Happy Birthday everyone which is one of my favorites out of the annual catalog. It is one of the hostess sets so be sure to host a workshop so you can snag this one at a great price. The silver sequins were stapled to the top left corner.

I received a workshop order from Stampin’ Up yesterday and I can’t wait to play with all my new goodies. My favorite from the Holiday catalog is the wonderland Stamp set. I plan to use this in a stamp a stack soon. I also tried out the new archival basic black ink and I love it so far. I use stazon a lot but like the fact that the basic black does not have that tackiness to it that stazon does. You know how sometimes you have to peel the paper away from the stamp?

Well I guess I need to get busy. There is work to be done especially if I want to craft later. But I’ll leave you with a glimpse of some the goodies I ordered.

Dotty Angles Birthday Card 


Good afternoon fellow paper crafters. I’m back today with a simple card from the Dotty Angles stamp set. The sentiment is one of the hostess sets called Happy Birthday Everyone. That has been my go to sentiment set since the release of the new Stampin Up catalog. It’s a favorite of the ladies in my card classes too. The color palette is simple using only Whisper White, Night of Navy and a few silver sequins. The sequins really dress this card up making it simply elegant in my opinion. Don’t forget to dress your envelope. No naked envelopes allowed! Flip that envelope over and stamp it with the dots also. I challenge you this week to send a card to someone who has been on your mind. Lift their spirits when they open the mailbox and have some happy mail! Anything is better than a bill right? I’d love to hear who you send a card to. Please feel free to comment and share your story.