Peace To You

Peace To you is a lovely stamp set on page 41 in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I have a project sheet for you and I tried, again, to upload the picture of the card but wasn't able to.  So, I will add the project sheet and, when you click on the link you will see the card and be able to print off the directions.  (No peace to me ~ I am so frustrated with this problem and the fact that it has been going on so long!)

However, I also wanted you to know that my last 2022 Christmas Card Class is scheduled for Monday afternoon, November 14, at 2 PM in the Cat/Art Studio.  I will have three or four designs and you can make six or eight cards/your choice.  This will be one of the cards ~


Download Peace to You Cards

Melissa & the Little Creek Church ladies group

Melissa has contributed her creative endeavors many times to my blog and she continues today with a recent event at her church.  I thought you would be interested.  She lives one of Stampin' Up's Goals ~ We will make a difference in the lives of others by sharing creativity and opportunities to enhance lives.  Thank you Melissa!

MnT sample

The DSP was called “Share What You Love” so I did!  Our Little Creek Church ladies group meets (almost) monthly for some activity.   For our October gathering we choose a craft day – some painting and some bracelet making; I came up with an easy Make n Take.  I even put out a bunch of Susan Elise’s business cards!


  • I cut up loads of Share What You Love DSP 3.875 x 5.125
  • I cut up loads of Basic Black CS 4 x 5.25 ( I wanted a very thin Basic Black and color backing)
  • I cut up loads of matching CS in several colors 4.125 x 5.375
  • I provided several pre-stamped sentiments, all in coordinating colors
  • I provided several styles of doilies, all in coordinating colors
  • I precut DSP banners, and provided lots of scrap DSP and CS from the trimmings above

MnT set-up

With a Basic White card, take one from each bowl and assemble.  Everything matched everything, so no one had to worry about style.  Some folks veered from the sample, by putting the banner in different directions (north/south) or making a starburst effect with several CS rays.  They went crazy, and had loads of fun.

MnT in action

2023 GIFTING..........

My 2023 CALENDAR CLASSES are coming soon and, if you have come to class in the past, or not, you many want to join us.  Why?  My calendar-making-friends create for themselves and/or to give to others for holiday gifts or, just 'love you enough to make this for you' gifts.  Classes are $25 of one calendar, $20 for the second & third one, the fourth & fifth are FREE.  Here are pictures of the calendars we made for 2019 ~

2023 CALENDAR 1 2023 CALENDAR 2 2023 CALENDAR 3 2023 CALENDAR 4CALENDAR CLASSES:  Saturday, October 22, 10 AM; Monday, October 24, 2 PM and Saturday, November 5, 10 AM. EMAIL ME NOW TO SIGN UP!






Christmas Card Class

I wanted to share the cards that we made in Katy's Christmas Card class on Wednesday morning.  She is a talented lady who loves to create with Stampin' Up! products and she loves to knit.  So, she invited her knitting friends to the Cat/Art Studio to enjoy a morning of card making.  Some stampers and some never-have-stamped-before ladies who choose Christmas cards and enjoyed the results.  Here are some friend pictures ~

Katy and Sue die cutting...


Michaela and Rose (a brand new stamper)


Sharon and Jupiter


Katy and Sharon brought treats ~ Jupiter approved


306283679_10223157574915956_2350021775198216663_n (2)They made six cards.  This one uses the Boughs of Holly DSP on page 25 in the mini catalog.  I will post the rest of the cards tomorrow for you...........

Christmas Cards???

Septchristmasclass1Are you ready for some holiday card making fun?  I know, the weather is beautiful and you want to go to the beach!  However, it is time to start on those holiday cards (and avoid the December one more reason to stress out ~ making those last minute cards!)   Let me introduce you to the Sweet Candy Canes bundle (page 9, mini catalog) and other new sets.  Join me in the Cat/Art Studio for a.....

Christmas Card Class
Saturday, September 24, at 10 AM 
make 6 holiday cards (3 designs)
$30 or free with a $40 order.

Sweetest Christmas & FREE class

You can find the Sweetest Christmas Suite on page 8 - 11 in the July-December Mini Catalog and you can join me on Tuesday, August 23, to use this suite in my first Christmas Class of the Season ~ it's free!  Additionally you have a choice to join the class in the morning at ten or Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Cat/Art Studio ~ 2758 Murray Avenue, Norfolk.




Tea Party Class & Melissa's Cookies

Wednesday night's class used the products from the TEA BOUTIQUE on pages 12 & 13 in the annual catalog.  Melissa brought delicious LEMON CAKE MIX COOKIES (recipe to follow) and we all had Beach Bellini Tea by TEAVANA.  And, we used the CUP OF TEA BUNDLE, the 6" x 6" designer series paper and the fabulous Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes in the new In Colors!

IMG_8276This was our first card ~ easy peasy with the basic card (& envelope) in the card pack, the DSP and a little doily to hold the cup.

IMG_8271The second card was a Double Gate Fold Card using the designer series paper from the Hues of Happiness suite and the new In Color Glimmer Paper.  I'll post two more projects tomorrow.  But, now Melissa's recipe ~ thank you for sharing Lovely Lady!

IMG_8293 Download Lemon Cake Mix Cookies