Fun New Stamp set!

This is the card I made with the set I purchased with the gift card I received from Clear & Simple Stamps LLC.  I had entered a Blog Hop at Coffee Lovin Card Makers on Facebook.  I received the set a few days ago and wanted to share it on here and Facebook.  Thank You Clear &Simple Stamps for being so generous and sponsoring the blog.

I received a gift card!

The coffee cups I posted last month received a $10.00 gift card from Clear & Simple Stamps LLC. I was pretty excited because it was the first blog hop I had entered other than the challenges on StampNation. I got the sets last week and wanted to share the card I made. And thank Clear & Simple Stamps so much. I love the set and the stamps stamp so nicely. The coffee cup die is great. I will certainly be shopping with them again.


Posting more cards!

I am entering another challenge this time in a Facebook group I belong to.  LiveLoveCards is the group that Darlene DeVries started.  The challenge for March is using colored cardstock.  I will leave her info for you.  Need to find it again.  After much searching I finally found the video.  It is on Jennifer McGuire’s Youtube is called “Striped die cutting” and here are the cards I made.  One card posted but I am having problems getting the second one posted.

To make this card I took three pieces of cs and cut strips you can vary the sizes or cut them evenly.  I then glued them on a piece of cs as evenly as possibly.  I then cut the pieces evenly at both edges.  I decided to use the SSS Birthday die and cut one from the striped paper and another from a piece of white cs.  Using the cut out pieces from each color I inlayed the pieces on the opposite cardstock cards.  Then attached them each to card bases and walla 2 cards ready to go.


Where has the time gone?

So sorry for my lack of posting in the past two months.  I wish I could say I have been on an exciting trip with a handsome new guy but that would not be true.  I have just been letting time slip away from me.  In other words not doing anything exciting or not.  So I am hoping to post a little more often maybe a couple of times a month more if I can manage it.

Our family was blessed on March 3rd with the arrival of Peyton Grace Joiner.  She joined her Mommy Ericka and Daddy Daniel and 2 big sisters Logan Amelia age 4 1/2 and Reece Lynn age 3.  So I now have 3 beautiful great granddaughters.


I am back!


I am sorry to have been MIA for a few days!  I needed to step back and get my mojo flowing again after the Holidays.  It was a tough time for myself and family even technically this was the second Christmas since my husband’s death we were in such a fog the first holiday.

I am a member of Catherine Poolers StampNation and loving what I am learning there.  If you are not and would like more information please go to. the for information to join.  You won’t regret it as it has been the best money I have ever spent!

This month StampNation is celebrating it’s 5th Birthday!  In celebration Catherine gave members a free class on Stencil Techniques.  The class will be available later on her blog later this winter.  Catherine and the Design Team have shown us awesome ways to use our stencils.  It has been a lot of fun, however I am way behind.  I have only gotten through day 3.  I believe today is day 11 so I have a long way to go.

Today is supposed to be near 60 degrees here in Northern Colorado.  Looking forward to some outside time.  I am in need of new prescription glasses and I am going to check out a few sales at my favorite clothing stores.  I need new jeans as well but I will wait a few weeks on those.  I joined Weight Watchers the beginning of the year and don’t want to buy them until I reach another size.  This past Tuesday I had lost 6.2 lbs in just one week.  I will continue to blog  about my successes and my unsuccessful weeks.

I hope to share some of my cards later this weekend that I have made since the New Year



Thank for all of the wonderful comments!  Also thank you to my new followers.  This week has flown by and I have not been in my Craft room to create.  I started to organize my IKEA Rascog cart but got stuck.  So back to the drawing boardd.  So today I will clear off my workspace and work on the class at StamNation.

We are celebrating StampNations 5th Birthday and members were given access to a new class for free.  What a nice gift!  Thank you Catherine Pooler and congratulation on 5 years of the best place on the net for ideas, inspiration and friendship.

I hope to post a few cards later today or tomorrow.  Right now I am off to get a much needed massage then back to my craftroom.  Wishing you all a wonderful day!