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My Word for the Year … ENOUGH

For about the past five years I have participated in the “One Little Word” concept that Alie Edwards has promoted with thousands of scrapbookers. This year I am embracing the word “Enough.” As a craft artisan I know I am not alone when I say that my work space is completely out of control. I […]

Witching Decor Project Kit … workshop coming in September

  This is a new kit that Stampin’UP! will be offering in the Holiday Catalog (available on September 1st) and it is the cutest and easiest thing to make! Don’t you just love it? The perfect decor item for your Halloween celebrations. This hat would be perfect as a centerpiece on your dining table or […]

Birthday with Lovely As A Tree

I am sharing another card that will be part of the Birthday Card Class that will be held on August 14th.   This card is perfect for the men on your card list. The neutral colors paired with the Old Olive and the use of the single tree make it the perfect masculine card. This […]

Happy Birthday with Papillion Potpourri

    Returning from the Stampin’UP! Convention, I brought home with me over 200 card swaps. In preparation for a Birthday Card Class that I will be teaching this month I decided to take my inspiration from the swaps I received. Today features the card that I created based from a swap that I received […]

My Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

I love the My Paper Pumpkin kits that I subscribe to. Yes, I did say kits as in more than one! I actually have 6 kits arrive at my doorstep each month. 4 are meant for my daughters allowing us some girl time together and the remaining 2 kits are for me to play with. When […]

The newest My Paper Pumpkin

It has been an extremely long time since I have posted … let’s just say, way too long! I received the newest My Paper Pumpkin kit the other day and decided to work on it. Fortunately I receive more than one kit so I have extra materials to experiment and play with! I purchase a […]

Tutorial for making paper rosettes

It seems like forever since I have posted on this blog and can also see that I need to do some major cleaning here! But before I get to doing housework I wanted to share with you. The other day I posted this Patriotic Garland on my Face Book page and was asked, “How do […]

Today is Trivia Day … Here’s Your Question!

In honor of Trivia Day I have a question for you. I bought my very first Stampin’UP! stamp set in 2006 to make Christmas cards that specifically reflected the life of this household. What stamp set did I purchase? Email your answer to me at justbusystampin@comcast.net. Then leave me a comment below letting me know […]

Brr Baby It’s Cold Outside!

I am fortunate to not live in the part of the country that is frozen and covered in snow. Here in sunny California we have been enjoying the mid 60’s! Still a banner reading “Brr” is perfect to help decorate for the last of the winter season.      I have decided that this year […]

Betsy’s Blossoms

I wanted to share another grouping of cards that feature the stamp set Betsy’s Blossoms. This stamp set if one of the 25 sets that are on sale at 25% off through October 28th. Anyone ordering this set during this sale will receive the instructions for these  cards as a thank you from me. Though […]

Who wouldn’t love to have this card?

One of the stamp sets that Stampin’UP! has on sale for 25% off is Gently Falling. This is one of my favorite sets. It is perfect for the autumn plus it makes wonderful masculine cards, and you know how difficult or seldom it is to come up with ideas for the men. Here are a […]

Stampin’UP! Timeless Talk, such a fun stamp set!

I pulled out a new stamp set and decided to play some with it. I love this set. It is going to be perfect for those masculine cards that are needed but today I gave it the feminine flair. I saw a card sample similar to this and apologize because I can’t remember where or […]