Archive for July, 2008

Keeping romance in your marriage with kids in your house

My anniversary is this week. I think we’re planning to go out for dinner sometime without the kids. I’m looking forward to it. I also thought I’d share this article with you.
Romance for Parents: Tips to Keeping Your Marriage Strong
By Susanna Hickman Bartee
It’s the end of another long day, you’’ve [...]

We all scream for ice cream!

So, Andrea Walford does this challenge called Makeover Monday. What you do is take a card or project that someone else has created and re-create it using all Stampin’ Up!® products. I found this card by Debbie at Thinking Inking and I’ve re-made it using all SU! Here you go:

The background is [...]

Family Thank You

Here’s a card I put together Friday afternoon. It’s a thank you card for two women in my church. They called me in the middle of last week and said “Can we come by this afternoon and help you with your housework?”
After I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, I said [...]

Cruisin’ Topless

I saw this convertible idea several places and I didn’t really get into it until I noticed the little puppies with their ears waving in the breeze. And it’s been raining the last couple of days so it would be lots of fun to go for a ride in a convertible in the sunshine.
I [...]

26 Uses For Glossy Cardstock

I found this great article while I was looking up techniques and wanted to share it with you.
26 Uses For Glossy Cardstock
1. You can use it just like any other card stock for creating a card. Just be careful when stamping so it doesn’t smear. I like using glossy for just plain stamping once in [...]

Happy Birthday hedgehog

I have been waiting to post this card because yesterday was my hubby’s birthday. And, while he wouldn’t admit it out loud, I think he peeks in here on my blog. So, I had to wait to share this card with you.
This is a super simple card that uses a retired stamp set [...]

Don’t Rock the Boat Baby!

My Loads of Love challenge card #4 is here! This is a tilt card using the Boatloads of Love set.
For a detailed description of how to assemble a tilt card, go here for a tutorial. I’m going to do a condensed version.
The first thing you need to do is pick an [...]

10 Rubber Stamping Ideas for Children

Written by Kate Pullen,
Rubber stamping is a great way to introduce youngsters to a craft activity. Here are ten ideas to get children started with rubber stamping. As well as enjoying themselves, stamping also introduces some important skills.
Rubber Stamping Gift Paper
Rubber stamping gift paper is an ideal project for children. This not only introduces [...]

Loads of Love #3

I apologize for being gone all weekend, my grandfather had triple bypass on Friday morning. Thankfully he’s doing very well and will probably get to be home tonight. I did get to see my sister this weekend so that was nice – we spent a little time stamping and here is a card [...]

Loads of Love #2

All right, my second card in the Loads of Love Challenge. This time I used Boatloads of Love, but kept the same colors & same general layout as card #1.

Again, I stamped the background with the Sanded background stamp, but I’m not sure I like it. It seemed okay with the little truck, [...]