Punch Art

Patriotic Holiday Card & Card Giving Days

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014

Patriotic Holiday Card & Card Giving Days

Do you have a loved one serving overseas? Here’s a Christmas card with patriotic colors that might not make them quite as homesick as a Christmas card with standard Christmas colors.

Ann used to live in England with my favorite huMAN way before my grandmother was born. She knows what it’s like to live away from family. In fact, we live away from family now.

It’s so nice to get something from home, but it can be kind of bittersweet because it reminds you how much you miss someone. (Make sure you mail early!)

We chose patriotic colors for this card because it has

Read More

Christmas Tree Peek

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

Christmas Tree Peek

Have you ever gone to make a card and then made one that was totally different?

It’s kind of like going into a room to look for something and forgetting what you went in there for. (Yeah! THAT’S never happened to you! Right?)

So Ann was heading in to make a birthday card for LaVerne who is celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend. And she came out with a Christmas card!

What was she thinking? (I’m sure she’ll make an appropriate 100th birthday card for LaVerne later today or tomorrow.

Here’s what she came up with a little punch art using the Stampin’ Up! Tree Punch

Read More

Holiday Stamping Fun Starts Now!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014

Holiday Stamping Fun Starts Now!

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? In our email to our subscribers today, Ann’s talking about how our survey came out that we asked a week ago. (You can join our mailing list here.)

But I digress. Have you got something special planned? Are you traveling?

Thanksgiving is a different time at our house because it’s a very busy time of year for my favorite huMAN. So that’s why we’re planning something special.

Do you like Advent Calendars? They’re okay, but many of them are not able to be reused!

So we’ve got an even better idea! Let’s get together and make our own! You can make it like the one pictured below or you can make the upgraded version that she’ll be sharing at the online event.

And it’s all going to be free to those who

Read More

Simply Thank You for Your Service

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Simply Thank You for Your Service

Have you made your favorite veteran a thank you card for today?  We made one for my favorite huMAN and he loved it. Ann’s mom was in the service back around World War II, but many of our vets are men so let’s talk about those masculine cards. This is a simply simple masculine card, but it would be grrreat for ALL veterans – or anyone that likes a vintage American look. You could spruce this up with an embossed background with the big shot.  That’s what we would normally do, but every now and then, simply simple does the trick.  You can check out more thank you cards...

Read More

How to Make a Starry Christmas Card Video

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014

How to Make a Starry Christmas Card Video

So you want to know how to make a starry Christmas card?

First, you have to design a card you like. I did that.

We showed this card yesterday. Just scroll down and we’ll share the video too.

Read More

I Love This Card!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

I Love This Card!

Today’s card is what I’m going to call Urban Country – if there is such a thing. It’s got a more finished look than country, but it definitely doesn’t have an urban feel. What do you think?

Read More

Santa Pencils & Candy Canes Video

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014

Santa Pencils & Candy Canes Video

Isn’t it nice to get something in your email inbox or your snail mail mailbox?

We like to get it too! Ann reads them to me and they’re part of what makes me keep doing what I do for you humans.

Some of you send cards. Linda and Kay like to send presents. But this time we got a special shout out yesterday from Jacqui in Australia.

She saw this video and then shared what she did for SIXTY children! and she blamed it all on me! So I’m playing it again so that

Read More

Step Up, Procrastinators

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Step Up, Procrastinators

Are you a procrastinator? I must tell you a secret – Ann has shown those traits too.

Her creative genius usually shows at the 9 o’clock hour. She’s been thinking about something, but she doesn’t actually DO it until a day or two before. It just seems that she works a lot like me. Two speeds: Slow (much like asleep) & full speed ahead.

So today is our day dedicated to our procrastinators because it’s the last day for a few things.

And before I re-share those sale items, how about if I reveal a little secret?

Read More

Punch Drunk

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014

Punch Drunk

Today’s post includes a fast and fabulous punch art Halloween card. Just click on the title above and come see it.

Read More

Some Things You Might Not Know About Ann

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

Some Things You Might Not Know About Ann

It looks like Ann may have escaped!

The first hint was that she got a mani-pedi. But here’s something you may not know -that is unless you pay real close attention to our videos.

Read More