Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Saturday, August 31, 2013


It's not too early to be thinking about Christmas.  In fact, now is the best time.  If you're anything like me, you really hate the last minute crowds to try and find the perfect gift.  It's for this very reason that I begin my shopping in September.  It's always my goal to be finished by the week of Thanksgiving so I can concentrate on wrapping, baking, decorating and ENJOYING my favorite holiday.  So, why not give some consideration to your gift list this year.  Let me help you!  I offer a wide range of classes and events that will teach you how to create your cards (not just Christmas), gift packaging and even home decor.  You can check my events calendar by CLICKING HERE

Tips:  I found a much easier way to color in this dove and the spring. Instead of markering it all in, I inked up the dove with Island Indigo then used my Blender Pen to remove the ink on the sprig portion only.  Work slowly and carefully to remove all the ink.  Then use your markers to color in just the details of the sprig.  Make sure you "huff" on your stamp (I call this the "Darth Vader technique") then stamp. 

  • Stamp Set: Calm Christmas #132736 wood, #132739 clear
  • Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Ink Pads: Island Indigo, VersaMark
  • Markers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper: Winter Frost #132341, Heat Tool #129053
  • Ribbon: Silver 1/8" #132137
  • Accessories: Blender Pen #102845, SNAIL Adhesive


  1. This card is GORGEOUS! Love the colors and the glittery silver. Someone is going to be thrilled to receive this card from you!!! I am so glad I found your blog. I used your direct to paper video for a card and have it scheduled on my blog for next Friday. (I put a link to your video.)

  2. Thank you, Vicki. I saw a card, very similar to this one, but I changed it up a bit. I'm very inspired by my sister stampers! So glad you can use it for yourself. Thanks for the link connection, too!